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Businesses open in restored section of Christchurchs historic High St

Businesses open in restored section of Christchurch's historic High St

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Trading has resumed in a row of century-old Christchurch buildings quake-damaged, but now faithfully restored.

Owner can sue broker and insurer after house was under-insured, court says

Owner can sue broker and insurer after house was under-insured, court says

Monday, 22 April 2019 5:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

Owner says she didn't know her quake-hit home was under-insured, but insurer and broker say her lawsuit is too late.

Canterbury earthquake rebuild workers village Workotel for sale

Canterbury earthquake rebuild workers' village Workotel for sale

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 7:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Opened to house construction workers after the Canterbury earthquakes, the owners want their money out of Workatel.

Going halves: Negotiating Christchurchs EQ recovery exit package

Going halves: Negotiating Christchurch's EQ recovery exit package

Friday, 12 April 2019 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Could council refuse to take the new convention centre off the government's hands? Depends on the final, global settlement.

Biennial Grants Programme 2020

Biennial Grants Programme 2020

Thursday, 11 April 2019 3:01 p.m. by GovtEQC

Celebrate: Corporate multinational fast food returns to central Christchurch

Celebrate: Corporate multinational fast food returns to central Christchurch

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

OPINION: It feels like the news KFC is moving back to Christchurch's CBD came and went without anyone realising what a milestone it represents for the rebuild.

Earthquake Commission inquiry calling for public submissions

Earthquake Commission inquiry calling for public submissions

Tuesday, 9 April 2019 11:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Public input is "critical" to a high-level review of EQC's Canterbury quake response.

Indecision and intrigue stalking Christchurch

Indecision and intrigue stalking Christchurch

Monday, 8 April 2019 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

OPINION: A prevailing current of uncertainty is swirling across much of Christchurch's cultural and spiritual landscape right now.

Christchurch earthquake repairs tipped to cost $1 billion

Christchurch earthquake repairs tipped to cost $1 billion

Saturday, 6 April 2019 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Fixing poorly done earthquake repairs is likely to cost $1 billion, says a structural engineer involved in more than 100 cases. John Scarry said he is yet to see a competent repair in 140 Christchurch jobs he has assessed.Scarry,...

Earth dam researcher wins 2019 Ivan Skinner Award

Earth dam researcher wins 2019 Ivan Skinner Award

Thursday, 4 April 2019 12:45 p.m. by GovtEQC

Rebuild Christ Church Cathedral as an interfaith hub

Rebuild Christ Church Cathedral as an interfaith hub

Wednesday, 3 April 2019 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Now is the time to create a globally significant contemplative site of substance that reveals the best of us to the world.

New Catholic cathedral rumoured for prime Christchurch city centre site

New Catholic cathedral rumoured for prime Christchurch city centre site

Monday, 1 April 2019 10:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

A rebuilt Catholic Cathedral could go on a prime site by the Avon River, a mini-documentary suggests.

Regenerate Christchurchs two-year sea-level rise project still has no options

Regenerate Christchurch's two-year sea-level rise project still has no options

Monday, 1 April 2019 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Agency has spent two years and nearly $500k working out how Christchurch's eastern suburbs will adapt to sea-level rise, but is yet to come up with any options.

Christchurch must find new ideas to fund both repairs and progress, city council told

Christchurch must find new ideas to fund both repairs and progress, city council told

Monday, 1 April 2019 6:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs to be bold to afford the investment needed to create a 21st century city, business leaders say.

KFC to return to central Christchurch

KFC to return to central Christchurch

Friday, 29 March 2019 4:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first of the big fast food chains is rolling back into the central city after the quakes forced them out.

EQC advice to homeowners affected by heavy rain

EQC advice to homeowners affected by heavy rain

Thursday, 28 March 2019 11:58 a.m. by GovtEQC

Contractor confirmed for Christchurchs $301 million Metro Sports Facility build

Contractor confirmed for Christchurch's $301 million Metro Sports Facility build

Thursday, 28 March 2019 12:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

An Aussie firm will manage the project, but 80 per cent of the sub contracts are expected to go to Kiwis.

Can the traffic plan and add more buses (April/May St Albans News)

Can the traffic plan and add more buses (April/May St Albans News)

Monday, 25 March 2019 9:59 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Why should cars dominate this city? Traffic planner Axel Wilke thinks we should be investing in more public transport. Can the plan (DEMP) gains traction and we take a trip into the past at St Albans Park as it reopens …

Can the traffic plan and add more buses

Can the traffic plan and add more buses

Monday, 25 March 2019 9:59 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Why should cars dominate this city? Traffic planner Axel Wilke thinks we should be investing in more public transport. Can the plan (DEMP) gains traction and we take a trip into the past at St Albans Park as it reopens …

Insurer Tower told it cant make Christchurch mansion owner pay $400k interest

Insurer Tower told it can't make Christchurch mansion owner pay $400k interest

Sunday, 24 March 2019 6:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch mansion owner doesn't owe Tower interest on quake payments, High Court says.

Pauline Cotter comments on downstream effects

Pauline Cotter comments on downstream effects

Saturday, 23 March 2019 7:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

By Cr Pauline Cotter, Innes Ward By now you should have seen the information booklet on options, stages and priorities for the Northern Corrider downstream effects, providing you with the 4 drop in sessions to be held in St Albans …

Councillors interrogate the DEMP

Councillors interrogate the DEMP

Saturday, 23 March 2019 1:36 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

At the February 14 Christchurch City Council Meeting councillors had the opportunity to ask questions about the downstream effects management plan (DEMP)  dealing with traffic coming off the motorway in 2020. This transcript with timestamps was prepared by Mark Wilson …

Outside opinion: Christchurch central library

Outside opinion: Christchurch central library

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Since its European establishment in 1850, Christchurch has produced two internationally significant architectural movements: the Gothic Revival of the second half of the 19th century and the post-war modernism of the Christchurch School. Sadly, the enormous opportunity created by the demolition of hundreds of buildings after the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 has not, so far, led to a third significant architectural movement for the city.

Parts of Christchurchs Cathedral Square to get multimillion-dollar upgrade

Parts of Christchurch's Cathedral Square to get multimillion-dollar upgrade

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 3:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $3.6 million spruce up for two corners of Christchurch's Cathedral Square is likely to go ahead within months.

Why Canterburys health system is doubling down on its drive for change

Why Canterbury's health system is doubling down on its drive for change

Friday, 8 March 2019 3:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Does Canterbury have a world-beating health system? The DHB likes to think so.

Upgrade to south of Christchurchs Cathedral Square to start in July

Upgrade to south of Christchurch's Cathedral Square to start in July

Friday, 8 March 2019 5:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

The southern edge of the square will get a facelift, but grand plans for Christchurch's heart are still a long way off.

Christchurch red zone plan to go to Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister within a week

Christchurch red zone plan to go to Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister within a week

Thursday, 7 March 2019 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

It's been more than two years in the making, but it's almost ready to go.

LINZ and NZTA close to signing lease to test driverless cars in Christchurchs red zone

LINZ and NZTA close to signing lease to test driverless cars in Christchurch's red zone

Thursday, 7 March 2019 3:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

Driverless cars are a step closer to zipping around Christchurch's empty river red zone area.

Deluge to fight Lyttelton Tunnel fires

Deluge to fight Lyttelton Tunnel fires

Sunday, 3 March 2019 1:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Ten litres of water per minute per square metre from 2460 nozzles.

Christchurch Town Hall: Music and the memories

Christchurch Town Hall: Music and the memories

Friday, 1 March 2019 8:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

For eight years, silence has reigned at the Christchurch Town Hall. Now music is back in the spotlight.

Arrow International voluntary administration

Arrow International voluntary administration

Thursday, 28 February 2019 2:57 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Southern Response wishes to reassure all of our customers that their claim will not be affected by the news that Arrow International has filed for voluntary administration.

Spat between the East Lake Trust and Regenerate Christchurch continues

Spat between the East Lake Trust and Regenerate Christchurch continues

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 3:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Feedback on plans for the red zone favoured a rowing lake for the area – but most of the submissions were identical.

Long derelict brutalist office block to get new life in central Christchurch

Long derelict brutalist office block to get new life in central Christchurch

Monday, 25 February 2019 6:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's been derelict for eight years and is full of graffiti, but is now being restored in central Chch.

Christchurch stadium concept plans revealed

Christchurch stadium concept plans revealed

Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

Sports groups, businesses and neighbours are having their say on concept plans for Christchurch's new stadium. Now you can take a look.

Christchurch earthquake: Then and now in pictures

Christchurch earthquake: Then and now in pictures

Friday, 22 February 2019 7:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's city centre has undergone dramatic chance since the February 2011 quake. Take a look.

‘Plunder’: How the bill for the Canterbury earthquakes was passed on

‘Plunder’: How the bill for the Canterbury earthquakes was passed on

Friday, 22 February 2019 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Despite a $6 billion disaster fund, the response to the Canterbury earthquakes fell short of money within months. Here's how it happened.

EQC advice ahead of Cyclone Oma

EQC advice ahead of Cyclone Oma

Friday, 22 February 2019 1:58 p.m. by GovtEQC

New footage shows catastrophic damage caused by Canterbury earthquakes

New footage shows catastrophic damage caused by Canterbury earthquakes

Friday, 22 February 2019 1:50 p.m. by MediaHerald

WARNING: This article contains graphic content. Eight years after the Christchurch earthquakes, new footage has been released of the catastrophic damage caused.The footage, released by engineering consultants Tonkin & Taylor on...

High Street closed for 8 years and still counting….

High Street closed for 8 years and still counting….

Friday, 22 February 2019 9:11 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Who would have thought it?  Eight years on from the 22nd February 2011 quake and lower High Street is still closed. Today is a funny day in Christchurch, everyone is very thoughtful as we consider our changed lives, altered personalities …

Crawling to safety with a broken back: I could see light through the dust

Crawling to safety with a broken back: 'I could see light through the dust'

Thursday, 21 February 2019 7:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

Bonnie Singh crawled through rubble to safety after the earthquake. Eight years on, she's still recovering.

Central Christchurch Adventure School stalled over lease

Central Christchurch 'Adventure School' stalled over lease

Thursday, 21 February 2019 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hopes for an innovative school for at-risk Christchurch teens is frustrated by a five-year limit on red zone leases.

Tiny homes, cycle paths, an urban farm - what has happened to ideas for Christchurchs red zone?

Tiny homes, cycle paths, an urban farm - what has happened to ideas for Christchurch's red zone?

Thursday, 21 February 2019 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Where are the red zone's tiny homes, cycle paths, urban farm? Is red tape blocking good ideas?

Thx 4 the Memories red zone exhibition may lay ghosts to rest

Thx 4 the Memories red zone exhibition may lay ghosts to rest

Thursday, 21 February 2019 3:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Stark images of life in a Christchurch suburb which no longer exists will go on display in the red zone on Friday.

Global venues giant to run Christchurch convention centre

Global venues giant to run Christchurch convention centre

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 5:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

A multi-national company has the contract, and an Australian will be the boss.

OVTRK 2019 Forum

OVTRK 2019 Forum

Monday, 18 February 2019 3:55 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

For us and our children after us     Mō tātou ā mō kā uri ā muri ake nei    Ngāi Tahu whakataukī   Decision-making for the Wellbeing Budget Monday 1 April 7 – 9pm at Environment Canterbury (car park access off St Asaph St) We will gather at 7pm for light refreshments provided by koha from CCC The Forum will start promptly at 7.30pm New Zealand is about to implement its first

Quake Outcasts finally paid for uninsured red zoned homes

'Quake Outcasts' finally paid for uninsured red zoned homes

Monday, 18 February 2019 6:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's a promise honoured, but money is no closure for Annette Wilkes. All she wants is to return to her her land.

Treasure hunters fall foul of plundering law

Treasure hunters fall foul of plundering law

Saturday, 16 February 2019 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Kaikōura earthquake left historic artefacts exposed. It didn't take long for the plunder to start.

Commemorating Avonside on Feb 22

Commemorating Avonside on Feb 22

Saturday, 16 February 2019 11:51 a.m. by avonsidechch

The Avon-Otakaro Network have organised a commemoration of Avonside at Retreat Park with a memorial and exhibition this coming Friday starting at 11.00 am. Retreat Park is on the corner of Retreat Road and Patton Street. All are welcome. The programme is: 11am                   Mihi whakatau and karakia: Te-Kaharoa Manihera 11:05am            Mayor speaks and then officially

Rod Carrs hard yards

Rod Carr's hard yards

Friday, 15 February 2019 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Dr Rod Carr reflects on leading the University of Canterbury for 10 years.

Private insurers join Christchurch earthquake claim resolution service

Private insurers join Christchurch earthquake claim resolution service

Friday, 15 February 2019 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Big insurance firms are now backing a government scheme to settle complex quake claims.

Update on EQC’s response to Dunedin landslip

Update on EQC’s response to Dunedin landslip

Friday, 15 February 2019 3:54 p.m. by GovtEQC

EQC welcomes Act changes and gets ready to respond

EQC welcomes Act changes and gets ready to respond

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 9:31 a.m. by GovtEQC

Preferred contractor chosen for Christchurchs long-delayed metro sports facility

Preferred contractor chosen for Christchurch's long-delayed metro sports facility

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 7:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

The preferred contractor for the long-delayed $300m metro sports facility in Christchurch is an Australian company.