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Christchurch City Councils $28m car parking deal

Christchurch City Council's $28m car parking deal

Friday, 8 July 2016 6:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Details are emerging of a car parking deal with one of Christchurch's high-profile developers, as the battle for control of the central city heats up.

Gap Filler wins International Award

Gap Filler wins International Award

Friday, 8 July 2016 1:05 p.m. by GapFiller Featured Popular

Tom Hooper: We need to be fighting for the city, not fighting over it

Tom Hooper: We need to be fighting for the city, not fighting over it

Friday, 8 July 2016 10:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

It is really sad to see the very public battle playing out over development within the Innovation Precinct. It looks and feels like a confrontational approach and has quickly escalated into pending legal action that would be better avoided.

Christchurchs Blueprint legacy four years on: It is people, it is people, it is people

Christchurch's Blueprint legacy four years on: It is people, it is people, it is people

Friday, 8 July 2016 9:29 a.m. by MediaThePress

In the four years since the Blueprint for Christchurch was revealed, promising that Christchurch would again have a central city, there have been countless words written analysing its progress and process.

Two interested buyers for historic, earthquake-damaged McLeans Mansion after demolition ban

Two interested buyers for historic, earthquake-damaged McLean's Mansion after demolition ban

Thursday, 7 July 2016 5:08 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The owners of historic Christchurch homestead McLean's Mansion are talking to two potential buyers for the earthquake-damaged building after a court barred them from demolishing it.

Five years after quake damage, Govt announces working party for cathedral

Five years after quake damage, Govt announces 'working party' for cathedral

Thursday, 7 July 2016 4:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

After five years of dereliction, legal spats and uncertainty, the Government has appointed a working party to consider options for the Christ Church Cathedral.

Bolder building solutions research

Bolder building solutions research

Thursday, 7 July 2016 3:56 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Building solutions that challenge conventional construction wisdom are being researched, modelled and tested by University of Canterbury academic Dr Geoffrey Rodgers as he re-examines what defines a ‘strong’ building.

Mayor’s statement regarding Redcliffs School announcement

Mayor’s statement regarding Redcliffs School announcement

Thursday, 7 July 2016 3:31 p.m. by LianneDalziel

Mayor Lianne Dalziel welcomes this morning’s announcement by Education Minister Hekia Parata that they’re looking at options for relocating Redcliffs School.

Alternative site sought for Redcliffs School

Alternative site sought for Redcliffs School

Thursday, 7 July 2016 3:29 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

Release: New Zealand Government

Working Group progressing reinstatement options

Working Group progressing reinstatement options

Thursday, 7 July 2016 3:13 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

A Working Group is considering options for the reinstatement of the Christ Church Cathedral and will, once a consensus has been reached, recommend the best way forward, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee says.

Developer Alasdair Cassels on working party to decide Christ Church Cathedral fate

Developer Alasdair Cassels on 'working party' to decide Christ Church Cathedral fate

Thursday, 7 July 2016 1:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

High-profile Christchurch developer Alasdair Cassels will help decide the fate of Christ Church Cathedral.

What does Nimby-ism say about Cantabrians?

What does Nimby-ism say about Cantabrians?

Thursday, 7 July 2016 9:28 a.m. by MakingChristchurch Popular

Cashmere High School unveils $21.8 million rebuild proposal

Cashmere High School unveils $21.8 million rebuild proposal

Thursday, 7 July 2016 8:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Cashmere High School is preparing to embark on a major $21.8 million dollar upgrade.

Victoria Park visitor centre reopens

Victoria Park visitor centre reopens

Wednesday, 6 July 2016 10:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The building opened its doors at the weekend after completing months of post-earthquake strengthening and external and internal repair work.

Christchurch City Council to negotiate improved insurance cover for pipes

Christchurch City Council to negotiate improved insurance cover for pipes

Wednesday, 6 July 2016 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council is attempting to negotiate more insurance cover for its $6.3 billion worth of underground assets after just 1.6 per cent of those assets are insured.

High St master plan fuels dispute between Christchurch developers

High St master plan fuels dispute between Christchurch developers

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 7:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

A circulating master plan is fuelling debate over the innovation precinct's disputed $50 million McKenzie and Willis redevelopment.

Rapaki residents hope concrete wall will protect against falling rocks

Rapaki residents hope concrete wall will protect against falling rocks

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 6:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

On a ridge above Henry Couch's home sits a row of 17 square concrete blocks, each weighing 2.25 tonnes.

They look heavy, like nothing would move them.

"They've got to be," Couch said.

His property is one of 11 in the marae-based community of Rapaki, in Lyttelton Harbour, red-zoned because of the risk of rock fall. In the February 2011 earthquake, boulders rained down from the hill above the settlement. One, the size of a car, left a gaping hole in his nephew's house. T ...

Residents reject housing intensification plan for parts of Christchurch

Residents reject housing intensification plan for parts of Christchurch

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 5:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch residents want a Government-backed proposal to increase housing density scrapped, saying their property values and quality of life will be jeopardised.

Some facts about the 181 High Street McKenzie & Willis building development

Some facts about the 181 High Street McKenzie & Willis building development

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 4:49 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Good stuff is happening at the top end of High Street area.

Construction contract awarded for $72 million facility

Construction contract awarded for $72 million facility

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 10:34 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Press Release: New Zealand Government

Christchurch officials should experiment more - expert

Christchurch officials should experiment more - expert

Monday, 4 July 2016 5:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch officials should experiment more, a visiting expert on urbanism says.

Strong earthquake strikes in Marlborough

Strong earthquake strikes in Marlborough

Monday, 4 July 2016 1:59 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Rapaki sites now reservation, but families hope to return

Rapaki sites now reservation, but families hope to return

Monday, 4 July 2016 7:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

Red-zoned residents from the Lyttelton harbourside settlement of Rapaki hope to one day re-occupy their land.

Housing New Zealand ticks off Christchurch milestone

Housing New Zealand ticks off Christchurch milestone

Sunday, 3 July 2016 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

It was one of the biggest social housing challenges ever attempted – to repair 5000 quake damaged homes and to build 700 new ones – in less than three years, at a time when Christchurch and Canterbury were still reeling from the worst sequence of earthquakes ever to hit New Zealand.

Little movement on hundreds of EQC claims five years after Canterbury quakes

Little movement on hundreds of EQC claims five years after Canterbury quakes

Sunday, 3 July 2016 1:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of earthquake-hit Canterbury homeowners remain in the Earthquake Commission's clutches more than five years after the earthquakes, as their insurance claims remain unresolved.

$1 billion housing pitch unveiled by Prime Minister John Key

$1 billion housing pitch unveiled by Prime Minister John Key

Sunday, 3 July 2016 12:59 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Prime Minister John Key has revealed a $1 billion infrastructure spend-up to speed up the construction of tens of thousands of new homes.

New Updated Gap Map!

New Updated Gap Map!

Sunday, 3 July 2016 3:41 a.m. by GapFiller

The Gap Map is designed to help you explore the temporary creative projects in the city. The map suggests three routes; a transitional garden walk, a Gap Filler project walk and a city art walk. Copies of our pocket map are available from The Commons or you can download a PDF Gap Map July 2016. […]

Christchurch rebuild business boom still beckons for South Canterbury firms

Christchurch rebuild business boom still beckons for South Canterbury firms

Friday, 1 July 2016 5:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Timaru construction firm set up a special team and bought two houses to make the most of rebuild opportunities in Christchurch, a director says.

Name the Cranes Competition

Name the Cranes Competition

Friday, 1 July 2016 3:59 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

The Canterbury District Health Board and CPB Contractors are excited to announce a NAME THE CRANES competition.

Construction on Christchurch Hospitals outpatient facility weeks away from start

Construction on Christchurch Hospital's outpatient facility weeks away from start

Friday, 1 July 2016 2:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction on Christchurch Hospital's $72 million new outpatient building is weeks away from starting, with the Government awarding the contract to Canterbury-based Leigh's Construction.

How NOT to rebuild Christchurch

How NOT to rebuild Christchurch

Friday, 1 July 2016 10:19 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Jeepers, oh what fun…  

Johnny Moore: High St stoush is closed-shop behaviour

Johnny Moore: High St stoush is 'closed-shop behaviour'

Thursday, 30 June 2016 6:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Selling booze in the Innovation Precinct allows me to benefit from all the construction going on. Those hard working tradies need a cold beer at the end of the day don't they?

Surge of new hotels expected on back of Christchurch Convention Centre plan

Surge of new hotels expected on back of Christchurch Convention Centre plan

Thursday, 30 June 2016 6:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

News of firm plans for Christchurch's new Convention Centre is expected to stimulate construction from Cathedral Square north.

Christchurch City Council to spend $2.5m buying seven flood-prone Flockton homes

Christchurch City Council to spend $2.5m buying seven flood-prone Flockton homes

Thursday, 30 June 2016 4:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ratepayers will spend about $2.5 million buying seven Flockton Basin properties because they cannot be protected from flooding.

Christchurch Convention Centre to boost NZ on world stage

Christchurch Convention Centre to boost NZ on world stage

Thursday, 30 June 2016 10:51 a.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Research to aid volcanic warning for Auckland

Research to aid volcanic warning for Auckland

Thursday, 30 June 2016 9:08 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Plenty to celebrate as works starts on big indoor sports centre in east Christchurch

Plenty to celebrate as works starts on big indoor sports centre in east Christchurch

Thursday, 30 June 2016 6:13 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Work is about to begin on a $5 million indoor sports centre featuring New Zealand's first 200-metre full circumference running track.

Fellow Christchurch developer goes into bat for $50m McKenzie and Willis development

Fellow Christchurch developer goes into bat for $50m McKenzie and Willis development

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 8:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A "knee-jerk" High Court stoush over the $50 million McKenzie and Willis redevelopment is not in the city's interest, a Christchurch developer says.

Crown goes it alone on Christchurch Convention Centre after breakdown

Crown goes it alone on Christchurch Convention Centre after breakdown

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 7:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch will get a scaled-back taxpayer-funded convention centre complex after the breakdown of a two-year public-private partnership.

Work to begin soon on Convention Centre site

Work to begin soon on Convention Centre site

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 4:15 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

With early design and master planning stages successfully completed, Ōtākaro Limited is looking forward to taking the lead in an exciting new phase for Christchurch’s Convention Centre Precinct project.

Christchurchs oldest farm buildings to be restored

Christchurch's oldest farm buildings to be restored

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 8:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

Funds are being sought for the restoration of a significant piece of Canterbury heritage.

Mt Pleasant News 28 June 2016

Mt Pleasant News 28 June 2016

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 5:25 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Sponsor A Square Foot update A lot of people are congratulating us on the news they read in the paper last week of the Council granting the Association $428,000 to “complete the […]

Expert stonemason works on historic Peel Forest church

Expert stonemason works on historic Peel Forest church

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 3:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

A third-generation stonemason, originally from Northern Ireland, is visiting South Canterbury to help keep tradition alive here.

Expert stonemason works on historic Peel Forest church

Expert stonemason works on historic Peel Forest church

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 3:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

A third-generation stonemason, originally from Northern Ireland, is visiting South Canterbury to help keep tradition alive here.

Christchurchs very special historic Hamish Hay Bridge repaired

Christchurch's 'very special' historic Hamish Hay Bridge repaired

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 2:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

The family of Christchurch's longest-serving mayor have celebrated the completion of repairs to a bridge named in his honour.

City Blueprint in tatters

City Blueprint in tatters

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 2:43 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Lincoln University

Kindness to the fore in Canterbury

Kindness to the fore in Canterbury

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 2:02 p.m. by Allright Popular

All Right? media release

Slow-slip East Coast earthquake to roll on for weeks

Slow-slip East Coast earthquake to roll on for weeks

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 8:35 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

June e-newsletter

June e-newsletter

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 3:57 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Click to read our latest customer e-newsletter, published on 28 June 2016.

McKenzie and Willis developer Richard Peebles questions timing of legal action

McKenzie and Willis developer Richard Peebles questions timing of legal action

Monday, 27 June 2016 8:27 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The man behind Christchurch's $50 million McKenzie and Willis redevelopment says recent legal action against the project has come out of the blue.

Back and brighter than ever – Wharenui Recreation Centre Stadium

Back and brighter than ever – Wharenui Recreation Centre Stadium

Monday, 27 June 2016 5:03 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Stronger, shinier and definitely more colourful than before, the Wharenui Recreation Centre Stadium is reopening on Friday 1 July.

The Christchurch City Council facility was closed in February 2011 after sustaining earthquake damage. It has now been repaired and strengthened and is reopening at 100 per cent of the New Building Standard (NBS).

“It’s historically been a popular facility with the community, and in particular the Wharenui Swimming Club and ...

Red zone forest could help solve Christchurch’s winter air pollution

Red zone forest could help solve Christchurch’s winter air pollution

Monday, 27 June 2016 4:58 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

ECan and Regenerate Christchurch should seriously investigate how a red zone forest could help to solve Christchurch’s winter air pollution problem, says community group Greening the Red Zone.

Editorial: Chch developers are doing the right thing by challenging retail project

Editorial: Chch developers are doing the right thing by challenging retail project

Monday, 27 June 2016 6:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

At first glance the project certainly appears at odds with Christchurch's grand plan. In fact, some say the $50 million redevelopment of the old McKenzie and Willis building goes as far as threatening the integrity of the city's rebuild blueprint.

Editorial: Public scrutiny of blueprint projects fair

Editorial: Public scrutiny of blueprint projects fair

Monday, 27 June 2016 6:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Details of an inner-city stoush over the number of shops being included in the Richard Peebles-led project have been revealed by .

Skinning, crazy people and underwear racing at Queenstown Winter Festival

Skinning, 'crazy people' and underwear racing at Queenstown Winter Festival

Sunday, 26 June 2016 3:34 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Dozens of "skinners" greeted the dawn from the top of the Remarkables on Saturday as part of the Queenstown Winter Festival.

Developers legal challenge symptom of available city space, expert says

Developers' legal challenge 'symptom' of available city space, expert says

Friday, 24 June 2016 6:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central city blueprint is "in tatters", a property expert says, as a legal dispute between powerful developers and businessmen erupts.

Are Otakaro Limited seemingly acting less than transparent?

Are Otakaro Limited seemingly acting less than transparent?

Friday, 24 June 2016 5:30 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

A few weeks ago Otakaro Limited changed their and we raised this as a concern which was published here. After publishing this the CEO of Otakaro asked to meet, which we did. This was a good meeting where the reasoning of the change in constitution was well explained as a positive.