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Rebuild but not a recovery

Rebuild but not a recovery

Monday, 28 July 2014 7:07 p.m. by SamFisher

I'm impressed with the rebuild work underway.  I don't like some of it, and I am confused as to why we are rebuilding a city centre that was failing before September 2010.  In fact arguably the city centre moved to Riccarton in the 1980s as retail rental costs in Riccarton were three times that of Colombo Street in the late 90s.

New Zealanders’ film trophies arrive

New Zealanders’ film trophies arrive

Monday, 28 July 2014 6:36 p.m. by SamFisher

July 2014

Hottest Tradie voting closes Thursday

Hottest Tradie voting closes Thursday

Monday, 28 July 2014 1:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hearts are fluttering and the votes are flowing in as competition heats up for Canterbury's hottest tradie.

When you disagree with quake repair assessment

When you disagree with quake repair assessment

Monday, 28 July 2014 1:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

A: Many homeowners are concerned, like you, about the standard or extent of the proposed repairs. What is a proper repair depends on two things - first, what is good building practice, and second, whether the repair proposal complies with your rights under the policy.

Insurance battle grinds couple down

Insurance battle grinds couple down

Monday, 28 July 2014 11:42 a.m. by MediaStuff

The owners of hair salon Ginger Meggs are exhausted and heartbroken after a three-year battle over their insurance.

Canterburys building crisis as widespread as leaky home issue

Canterbury's building crisis as widespread as leaky home issue

Monday, 28 July 2014 11:37 a.m. by MediaHerald

A building crisis in Canterbury could be as widespread as the leaky home issue, lawyers say.More evidence of shoddy repair jobs is making its way into court, with home owners suing insurers and building companies over earthquake.

Heading to Lyttelton this week in the evenings? Allow a little extra time

Heading to Lyttelton this week in the evenings? Allow a little extra time

Monday, 28 July 2014 10:28 a.m. by Transport4chch

Lyttelton residents and visitors may wish to allow more time for their journey if heading home to or visiting the port town this week.

CERA flights a waste of money - Labour

CERA flights a 'waste of money' - Labour

Monday, 28 July 2014 8:55 a.m. by Media3News

Earthquake recovery officials spent almost $2 million on flights over the last three years.

Christchurch needs dog-friendly trails

Christchurch needs dog-friendly trails

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Blair Anderson, dog lover and trainer, selects Under the New Red Verandah cafe in Linwood because it is "tolerant of dogs".

Tree-garden plan in flood fight

Tree-garden plan in flood fight

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch residents can expect to see more rain gardens as the rebuild progresses.

A rebuild that makes sense

A rebuild that makes sense

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Blair Anderson, dog lover and trainer, selects Under the New Red Verandah cafe in Linwood because it is "tolerant of dogs".

Broken windows mystery solved

Broken windows mystery solved

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The mystery of the shattering glass at Christchurch's Civic Offices has been solved.

Flight bill soars for Canty quake bureaucrats

Flight bill soars for Canty quake bureaucrats

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) staff have flown between Christchurch and Wellington more than 7200 times since 2011, spending more than $1.8 million on flights.

Gym back on its feet at Arts Centre

Gym back on its feet at Arts Centre

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The second building in the Christchurch Arts Centre to be fully restored has celebrated its reopening.

Council urged to require better provision for residential parking

Council urged to require better provision for residential parking

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A lack of car parking requirements for residential developments in the CBD makes no sense when two-thirds of Christchurch's workforce do not work in the city, a city councillor says.

Accountant claims surplus result of clever accounting

Accountant claims surplus result of 'clever accounting'

Sunday, 27 July 2014 3:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has promised the country a wafer-thin $372 million surplus this year, but quake-affected Christchurch accountant Cameron Preston doubts there would be one without clever accounting for the costs of the Canterbury rebuild.

Chch businesses hitting their straps

Chch businesses hitting their straps

Sunday, 27 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild of Christchurch has hit its straps and is now unsentimentally sorting the construction industry wheat from the chaff. Press business editor talks with companies establishing strong positions.

Second chances on chain gang

Second chances on chain gang

Sunday, 27 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Wanted: Enthusiastic, hard worker. On-the job training provided. Criminal record essential.

Future of former red-zoned land up for discussion

Future of former red-zoned land up for discussion

Saturday, 26 July 2014 8:12 p.m. by MediaOneNews

As the demolition of red zoned houses in Christchurch continues, talk is now turning to future use of the bare land.

Construction site injuries spike

Construction site injuries spike

Saturday, 26 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Crushed feet, thumbs amputated by saws and limbs caught in machinery are contributing to a spike in serious workplace injuries in Canterbury's post-earthquake rebuild.

CTV News Friday 25 July

CTV News Friday 25 July

Friday, 25 July 2014 9:09 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV NEWS WEEK IN REVIEW - Saturday 26th July

CTV NEWS WEEK IN REVIEW - Saturday 26th July

Friday, 25 July 2014 6:02 p.m. by MediaCTV

Good news for Redcliffs commuters

Good news for Redcliffs commuters

Friday, 25 July 2014 2:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

Redcliffs commuters rushing home to kick off the weekend will be met with a welcome surprise this afternoon when the three-week closure of Main Rd is lifted.

Trust grants $1.4 million to help Canterbrians cope with an increase in mental health issues and support health and wellbeing

Trust grants $1.4 million to help Canterbrians cope with an increase in mental health issues and support health and wellbeing

Friday, 25 July 2014 2:41 p.m. by Commtrust Popular

The Canterbury Community Trust has announced over $1.4 million in donations for its Health and Wellbeing sector.

Central City – from Monday 28th July

Central City – from Monday 28th July

Friday, 25 July 2014 11:04 a.m. by Transport4chch

  Antigua Street one way northbound only between Moorhouse Ave and Halkett Street. Armagh Street westbound only between Barbadoes Street and Madras Street. Madras Street down to one lane from St Asaph to Lichfield Street. Peterborough Street between Madras Street and Manchester Street …

CBD – Available Routes Map 26th July – 1st August

CBD – Available Routes Map 26th July – 1st August

Friday, 25 July 2014 11:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Copies of this map can be found in the Wednesday edition of the Christchurch Star which is free from most service stations and supermarkets. Please …

First rebuilt homes completed by offenders

First rebuilt homes completed by offenders

Friday, 25 July 2014 10:23 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Canterbury DHB Closes Allan Bean Centre Due to Further Quake Damage

Canterbury DHB Closes Allan Bean Centre Due to Further Quake Damage

Friday, 25 July 2014 10:21 a.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Canterbury District Health Board received a verbal report from its engineers on Tuesday, resulting in the closure of the Allan Bean Centre on the Burwood Health Campus because of quake damage.

Roydvale/Memorial intersection crash now clear

Roydvale/Memorial intersection crash now clear

Friday, 25 July 2014 9:10 a.m. by Transport4chch

The crash at  Roydvale/Memorial intersection has been cleared. Thank you for your patience.

Loss of QE II Stadium has affected the performance of Canterbury athletes

Loss of QE II Stadium has affected the performance of Canterbury athletes

Friday, 25 July 2014 9:08 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Two University of Canterbury economics experts believe the loss of Queen Elizabeth II Stadium because of the earthquakes has affected the performance of Canterbury athletes.

Interest strong in sports lake plan

Interest strong in sports lake plan

Friday, 25 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Proposals for a flat-water sports lake in Christchurch's residential red zone are proving popular.

Quake-inspired work earns art student top prize

Quake-inspired work earns art student top prize

Thursday, 24 July 2014 8:55 p.m. by MediaOneNews

The 2011 Christchurch earthquake has inspired a South Island art student to produce a painting which will be on display in Wellington this weekend.

Keeping Chch Moving 24th July 2014

Keeping Chch Moving 24th July 2014

Thursday, 24 July 2014 8:05 p.m. by MediaCTV

Thermosash opens new production facility in Christchurch

Thermosash opens new production facility in Christchurch

Thursday, 24 July 2014 5:13 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Kids need reassurance over news reports

Kids need reassurance over news reports

Thursday, 24 July 2014 4:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

Television images of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash and slain Palestinian children should come with a parental advisory.

Chris Lynch speaks to Deon Swiggs from Rebuild Christchurch

Chris Lynch speaks to Deon Swiggs from Rebuild Christchurch

Thursday, 24 July 2014 3:09 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch speaks to Deon Swiggs for an update on the Christchurch rebuild

Crusaders V Sharks – AMI Stadium Sat 26 July – travel advisory

Crusaders V Sharks – AMI Stadium Sat 26 July – travel advisory

Thursday, 24 July 2014 2:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

Temporary traffic management will be in place on Saturday 26 July for the Crusaders v Sharks semi-final game at AMI Stadium. Jack Hinton Drive will be closed from Twigger Street to Whiteleigh Avenue from 5.30pm to 10pm. Entry into Whiteleigh Avenue will be closed to vehicles …

Mission on for rebuild companies

Mission on for rebuild companies

Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new initiative has been launched to grow involvement by Nelson businesses on the post-earthquake Canterbury rebuild.

Quake-prone centre unsafe to occupy

Quake-prone centre 'unsafe to occupy'

Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

Staff and users of the Allan Bean Centre at Burwood Hospital were forced to leave the building on Tuesday after it was declared unsafe to occupy.

The MAD POETS SOCIETY

The MAD POETS SOCIETY

Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:01 p.m. by AnxietySupport

An evening of Poetry and Beats celebrating voices of Mental Health Thursday 24th July 7pm Ray K’s Cafe 102 Sawyers Arms Rd Poetry & Open Mic A chance to listen & share our experiences through poetry Awareness Canterbury Action on Mental Health and Addictions

Stormwater management and earthquake recovery key focus for water management meeting

Stormwater management and earthquake recovery key focus for water management meeting

Thursday, 24 July 2014 9:03 a.m. by GovtECAN Popular

The Christchurch-West Melton Zone Committee will hold its monthly water management public meeting on Thursday 24 July (starting at 5pm). 

Peters claims quake workers werent paid

Peters claims quake workers weren't paid

Thursday, 24 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Services owner Bryan Staples told his staff not to file GST returns or pay PAYE tax, says New Zealand First MP Winston Peters

Peters claims quake workers werent paid

Peters claims quake workers weren't paid

Thursday, 24 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Services owner Bryan Staples told his staff not to file GST returns or pay PAYE tax, says New Zealand First MP Winston Peters.

Nazareth House

Nazareth House

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:44 p.m. by MediaCTV

Flood Families Ineligible

Flood Families Ineligible

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

Noisy Rebuild

Noisy Rebuild

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:32 p.m. by MediaCTV

Progress Report

Progress Report

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:30 p.m. by MediaCTV

Peters accuses EQC whistleblower of fraud

Peters accuses EQC whistleblower of fraud

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 4:28 p.m. by Media3News

The NZ First leader has previously made allegations of widespread fraud in post-quake Christchurch, but naming someone is a serious step.

AWF: No growth in Wellington, regions

AWF: 'No growth' in Wellington, regions

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 2:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

A lack of growth in the regions has hurt the performance of listed employment agency Allied Work Force, its chief executive says.

Migrant Workers - In response to Press article

Migrant Workers - In response to Press article

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 1:10 p.m. by PRNews

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Chris Lynch speaks to Raf Manji about Orion CEO pay increase

Chris Lynch speaks to Raf Manji about Orion CEO pay increase

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 1:04 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch speaks to Raf Manji - Chair of Finance Committee/Councillor for Fendalton-Waimairi, about the Orion CEO's pay increase.

Port Hills & Banks Peninsula roads updated 11.30am

Port Hills & Banks Peninsula roads updated 11.30am

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

The below is the latest information supplied by contractors for road conditions for Port Hills and Banks Peninsula roads: Dyers Pass Rd is open to all traffic and is still being monitored Western Valley Road – Little River to Port Levy …

Taits targets techie tenants for Chch HQ

Taits targets techie tenants for Chch HQ

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

International rowing lake proving increasingly popular

International rowing lake proving increasingly popular

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 9:55 a.m. by EasternVision Featured Popular

Proposals for a 2.25km flat water sports lake in the Avon River red zone are proving increasingly popular with over 80% of respondents now agreeing or strongly agreeing with the idea.

Quake refugees career takes off

Quake refugee's career takes off

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 8:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

The dream is slowly coming true for a former Christchurch singer who was among the earthquake refugees seeking a haven in Nelson in 2011.

Building in the digital age

Building in the digital age

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

More roof gardens wanted - ecologist

More roof gardens wanted - ecologist

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild provides a unique opportunity for a rooftop sea of greenery and exotic plant life, ecologist Colin Muerk says.