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February new date for The Terrace

February new date for The Terrace

Friday, 27 May 2016 8:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

The first building in Christchurch's stop-start riverfront development The Terrace should be finished by next February.

Spend on convention centre hits $16 million

Spend on convention centre hits $16 million

Friday, 27 May 2016 5:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has spent about $16 million trying to get Christchurch's convention centre off the ground, Budget documents show.

Canterburys best buildings: Regional architecture award winners announced

Canterbury's best buildings: Regional architecture award winners announced

Friday, 27 May 2016 3:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

An architectural judge says conservative Christchurch needs to be bolder to create an exceptional city.

Southern Response class action hopes to return to High Court

Southern Response class action hopes to return to High Court

Friday, 27 May 2016 3:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

A group of about 50 Canterbury homeowners hope to return to the High Court to state their case again insurer Southern Response.

Concept design of new $36.5m QEII rec centre released

Concept design of new $36.5m QEII rec centre released

Friday, 27 May 2016 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction of Christchurch's new $36.5 million QEII recreation and sport centre will start  in October.

Helen Dawson, 86, waiting for second-time foundation fix for Christchurch home

Helen Dawson, 86, waiting for second-time foundation fix for Christchurch home

Friday, 27 May 2016 1:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

When a truck drives past, Helen Dawson's home shudders.

Christchurch council panel recommends sale of QEII Park land to Ministry of Education

Christchurch council panel recommends sale of QEII Park land to Ministry of Education

Friday, 27 May 2016 11:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch City Council hearings panel has recommended the sale of QEII Park land to the Ministry of Education.

Christchurch bowling hall destroyed by earthquake and fire gets council loan

Christchurch bowling hall destroyed by earthquake and fire gets council loan

Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

After an "unfortunate series of events", a Christchurch bowling hall will finally reopen its doors.

Art for Arts (Centres) sake

Art for Arts (Centre's) sake

Thursday, 26 May 2016 9:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

An artistic donation has given a boost to the quest to rebuild a long-lost architectural piece of Christchurch's Arts Centre.

New $35m Sebel hotel and offices for Christchurchs Victoria St

New $35m Sebel hotel and offices for Christchurch's Victoria St

Thursday, 26 May 2016 6:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is to get a new luxury apartment hotel, and it is already for sale.

EQC on Fair Go

EQC on Fair Go

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 6:46 p.m. by GovtEQC

New $35m hotel and offices for central Christchurch

New $35m hotel and offices for central Christchurch

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 6:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is to get a new luxury apartment hotel, and it is already for sale.

Arts Centre announces tenant for former Le Cafe site

Arts Centre announces tenant for former Le Cafe site

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 1:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

The new tenant for the former Le Cafe space at the Christchurch Arts Centre will open its restaurant in September.

Earthquake measuring 4.2 hits Hawkes Bay

Earthquake measuring 4.2 hits Hawke's Bay

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 8:53 a.m. by GovtEQC

Temporary projects, permanent impact

Temporary projects, permanent impact

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 3:15 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

Christchurch City Councils $100m funding to smooth bumpy roads

Christchurch City Council's $100m funding to 'smooth bumpy roads'

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 5:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council is vowing to fix Christchurch's bumpy roads after shortcomings in the infrastructure repair programme.

Residential Rebuild Slows As Insurers Continue To Delay

Residential Rebuild Slows As Insurers Continue To Delay

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:46 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Featured Popular

Residential Rebuild Slows As Insurers Continue To Delay Settlements

Appeal to Attorney-General to extend limitation period

Appeal to Attorney-General to extend limitation period

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:43 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Law academic and community groups appeal for Government action

Aranui celebrates the opening of new community centre

Aranui celebrates the opening of new community centre

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:38 p.m. by GovtCCC

Crowds gathered to celebrate the opening of the new Aranui Wainoni Community Centre, which will provide a place for the local community to once again gather for cultural, recreational and educational activities and events.

Terms of Reference to be agreed for second peer review of Coastal Hazards Report

Terms of Reference to be agreed for second peer review of Coastal Hazards Report

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:20 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council will be asked to agree to Terms of Reference for the second peer review of the Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor Ltd 2015) at its Council meeting next Thursday.

Name wanted for the Sumner Library, Community Centre and Museum

Name wanted for the Sumner Library, Community Centre and Museum

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is encouraging people with creative ideas to suggest a name for the new Sumner Library, Community Centre and Museum.

kidsFEST coming in July!

kidsFEST coming in July!

Monday, 23 May 2016 4:44 p.m. by GapFiller

To celebrate KidsFEST we are hosting a couple of awesome events!   A kids disco at the Dance O Mat “Wild Thing” and a Gap Filler style “Amazing Race”. Check back here next week to get a direct link to kidsFEST and our event pages on facebook.  

Gap Cache is having a holiday until July’s KidsFEST

Gap Cache is having a holiday until July’s KidsFEST

Monday, 23 May 2016 2:17 p.m. by GapFiller

We are currently giving Gap Cache a make-over for KidsFEST.  Check back here in July for updates.     Take your kids on a treasure hunt in the inner city. A cross between the outdoor hobby of Geocaching and its retro-equivalent Letter Boxing, Gap Cache is a treasure hunt that involves visiting six inspiring gaps in […]

EQC & Southern Response ordered to pay costs

EQC & Southern Response ordered to pay costs

Monday, 23 May 2016 1:04 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In Driessen v EQC & Southern Response [2016] NZHC 1048 the High Court (Davidson J) on 19 May 2016 has ordered EQC and Southern Response to pay costs and disbursements to a homeowner where EQC and Southern Response settled the claims after being sued for amounts greater than they had offered to pay prior to being sued.  Prior to being sued in November 2013 EQC assessed the damage at $58,504.  Southern Response assessed its liability at $20,000 for DFPP.  Ultimately EQC paid $153,422 in Novemb ...

Lytteltons Porthole bar celebrates the end of era

Lyttelton's Porthole bar celebrates the end of era

Monday, 23 May 2016 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

It's the end of an era for one of Lyttelton's most popular bars... or is it?

The Porthole container bar closed its doors for the last time in the early hours of Sunday morning, shutting up shop after . Several hundred people packed out the premises for one last hurrah.

The bar after Christchurch's February 2011 earthquake.

Alpine fault rupture research

Alpine fault rupture research

Monday, 23 May 2016 8:36 a.m. by GovtEQC

Lyttleton bar celebrates end of era

Lyttleton bar celebrates end of era

Sunday, 22 May 2016 7:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

It's the end of an era for one of Lyttelton's most popular bars . . . or is it?

The Porthole container bar closed its doors for the last time in the early hours of Sunday morning, shutting up shop after . Several hundred people packed out the premises for one last hurrah.

The bar after the February 2011 earthquake.

"It was a really, really lovely night," bar owner Mike Dunlay said. The dance floor was full of bubbly patrons and plastic cups had to be used to cope with ...

Ministry negotiating new site for Christchurch merger school

Ministry negotiating new site for Christchurch merger school

Sunday, 22 May 2016 1:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is working on finding a new site for a Christchurch merger school but won't say if it will stay in the central city.

Rangioras main street reopens to two lanes for first time since earthquakes

Rangiora's main street reopens to two lanes for first time since earthquakes

Saturday, 21 May 2016 11:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

Rangiora's main street has opened to two-way traffic for the first time since Canterbury's earthquakes.

Rangioras Red Lion pubs last roar?

Rangiora's Red Lion pub's last roar?

Saturday, 21 May 2016 11:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Rangiora's iconic Red Lion may have roared for the last time.

Residents oppose large rest care development in Cashmere Hills

Residents oppose large rest care development in Cashmere Hills

Friday, 20 May 2016 6:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Residents opposing a $30 million rest home development on Christchurch's Cashmere Hills say the complex is "overly aggressive".

Peter Townsend: Air Force Museum plays vital role in protecting our cultural heritage

Peter Townsend: Air Force Museum plays vital role in protecting our cultural heritage

Friday, 20 May 2016 12:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

One of the unsung groups of heroes post earthquake has been the team out at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand who have been playing a vital role in protecting Canterbury's cultural collections.

Christchurch rebuild creates new courtyards in city centre

Christchurch rebuild creates new courtyards in city centre

Friday, 20 May 2016 8:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first of at least 10 new courtyards to be created in central Christchurch has been described as being like the lining of a well-made suit.

12,000 claims for Valentines Day quake

12,000 claims for Valentines Day quake

Thursday, 19 May 2016 6:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Almost 10,000 Canterbury homes were damaged in the Valentines Day earthquake.

Council committee waives development fee for Catholic church

Council committee waives development fee for Catholic church

Thursday, 19 May 2016 4:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch city councillors have for a new Catholic school, despite contrary staff advice and warnings of a precedent risk.

Council committee backs waiving development fee for Catholic church

Council committee backs waiving development fee for Catholic church

Thursday, 19 May 2016 4:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch city councillors have given initial backing to  for a new Catholic school, despite contrary staff advice and warnings of a precedent risk.

Council waives development fee for Catholic church

Council waives development fee for Catholic church

Thursday, 19 May 2016 3:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch city councillors have for a new Catholic school, despite contrary staff advice and warnings of a precedent risk.

Moorhouse Ave overbridge repairs complete

Moorhouse Ave overbridge repairs complete

Thursday, 19 May 2016 1:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

All four lanes of Christchurch's busy Moorhouse Ave overbridge are open for the first time in more than a year.

Christchurchs historic Helmores Lane bridge tipped for spring reopening

Christchurch's historic Helmores Lane bridge tipped for spring reopening

Thursday, 19 May 2016 8:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's 150-year-old Helmores Lane bridge could reopen in October following major repairs.

34 tonnes of liquefaction silt removed from rotting, quake-damaged house

34 tonnes of liquefaction silt removed from rotting, quake-damaged house

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 6:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Thirty four tonnes of silt has been removed from underneath a Woolston home, five years after liquefaction occurred at the property during the Canterbury earthquakes.

34 tonnes of liquefaction silt removed from rotting, quake-damaged house

34 tonnes of liquefaction silt removed from rotting, quake-damaged house

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 6:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Thirty four tonnes of silt has been removed from underneath a Woolston home, five years after liquefaction occurred at the property during the Canterbury earthquakes.

Tonnes of liquefaction silt removed from rotting, quake-damaged house

Tonnes of liquefaction silt removed from rotting, quake-damaged house

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 6:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tonnes of silt has been removed from underneath a Woolston home, five years after liquefaction occurred at the property during the Canterbury earthquakes.

Tonnes of liquefaction silt removed from rotting, quake-damaged house

Tonnes of liquefaction silt removed from rotting, quake-damaged house

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 6:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tonnes of silt has been removed from underneath a Woolston home, five years after liquefaction occurred at the property during the Canterbury earthquakes.

Christchurch workers have bounced back after the citys earthquakes

Christchurch workers have bounced back after the city's earthquakes

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 5:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch workers are bouncing back after the earthquakes, just like New Orleans did after its disaster a decade ago, according to research firm Motu.

Some red zone residents can expect low land damage payments - EQC

Some red zone residents can expect low land damage payments - EQC

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 2:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

Some red-zone stayers can expect payments of about $1000 to settle land damage claims, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) says.

Rupture

Rupture

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:23 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

Govt will not be bullied into convention centre deal - John Key

Govt will not be 'bullied into convention centre deal' - John Key

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 7:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Government ministers are waiting on a new proposal for Christchurch's convention centre, after the initial design proved too expensive.

Construction starts on $10 million building for Christchurchs retail precinct

Construction starts on $10 million building for Christchurch's retail precinct

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 6:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work has begun on the first new building in the south-west block of Christchurch's new retail precinct.

Mayors raise convention centre concerns with prime minister

Mayors raise convention centre concerns with prime minister

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 2:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Commercial negotiations over Christchurch's convention have been a "very slow and painful process", Prime Minister John Key says.

Christchurch $20m apartment hotel approved

Christchurch $20m apartment hotel approved

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 1:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $20 million hotel, apartment and retail complex planned for a central Christchurch site has resource consent.

Catholic diocese wants $150,000 bill waived

Catholic diocese wants $150,000 bill waived

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 10:43 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Catholic diocese wants a $150,000 development fee waived because its post-earthquake circumstances are unique.

Trees felled to make way for Christchurchs earthquake memorial

Trees felled to make way for Christchurch's earthquake memorial

Monday, 16 May 2016 8:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's $11 million earthquake memorial is on track to be finished by the sixth anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake.

$8,455,690 rebuild claim as Christchurch homeowners sue IAG

$8,455,690 rebuild claim as Christchurch homeowners sue IAG

Monday, 16 May 2016 8:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Owners of a luxury Christchurch home claim it will cost nearly $8.5 million to rebuild – the same as the New Brighton Pier.

$8,455,690 rebuild claim as Christchurch homeowners sue IAG

$8,455,690 rebuild claim as Christchurch homeowners sue IAG

Monday, 16 May 2016 8:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

Owners of a luxury Christchurch home claim it will cost nearly $8.5 million to rebuild – the same as the New Brighton Pier.

Town Hall restaurant rebuild to fix flooding, accessibility problems

Town Hall restaurant rebuild to fix flooding, accessibility problems

Monday, 16 May 2016 6:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Town Hall's restaurant and function room will be built back better to fix problems with the original space.

St Albans Swimming Club  prizegiving

St Albans Swimming Club prizegiving

Monday, 16 May 2016 3:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Swim Club finished a very successful season of Learn to Swim lessons at Shirley Intermediate school recently, with a Tryathlon for three different age levels. The Tryathlon was held in the school grounds, beginning with a cycle …

Transforming Manchester Street

Transforming Manchester Street

Monday, 16 May 2016 12:20 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

Work gets underway this week on the Manchester Street transport project, which is part of An Accessible City – the transport Chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan.