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Rolleston or Rangiora: Which is Christchurchs premier satellite town?

Rolleston or Rangiora: Which is Christchurch's premier satellite town?

Friday, 6 January 2017 9:28 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Rivalry is set to heat up between the booming satellite towns of Rolleston and Rangiora as new shops, schools and subdivisions open.

Canterbury earthquake memorial to open for February 22, 2017 anniversary

Canterbury earthquake memorial to open for February 22, 2017 anniversary

Friday, 6 January 2017 12:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial is on-schedule to open on the sixth anniversary of the February 22, 2011 earthquake.

Christchurch market stallholders to be homeless again after tough times

Christchurch market stallholders to be homeless again after tough times

Thursday, 5 January 2017 10:12 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Market stalls in central Christchurch are packing up again and their owners say they desperately need a good home.

Drone flyover shows big job ahead for repairers of Christchurchs Sumner Rd

Drone flyover shows big job ahead for repairers of Christchurch's Sumner Rd

Thursday, 5 January 2017 8:19 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Sporadic blasts in the Port Hills herald progress on Sumner Rd, but a drone flyover shows the extent of the work still to be done.

St Germain among new eateries gearing up to open in central Christchurch

St Germain among new eateries gearing up to open in central Christchurch

Wednesday, 4 January 2017 8:14 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New eateries are preparing to open their doors in central Christchurch's newly completed developments.

Treasured heritage buildings to reopen in 2017

Treasured heritage buildings to reopen in 2017

Monday, 2 January 2017 4:50 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Many of Christchurch's most treasured heritage buildings will reopen in 2017 after being off limits since the 2011 earthquakes.

Christchurch businessman Roger Bridge made ONZM in New Year Honours

Christchurch businessman Roger Bridge made ONZM in New Year Honours

Saturday, 31 December 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Christchurch businessman Roger Bridge has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to business and philanthropy. Bridge's background rests in property investment and management. He has been involved...

Staff abused, wipers ripped off cars at Canterbury EQC offices as tensions erupt

Staff abused, wipers ripped off cars at Canterbury EQC offices as tensions erupt

Friday, 30 December 2016 8:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Wrecked company cars and threats against staff members continue to plague the Earthquake Commission (EQC) as it tries to settle thousands of unresolved insurance claims in Canterbury.

2017: When Christchurch finally goes from recovery to rebuild

2017: When Christchurch finally goes from recovery to rebuild

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 9:08 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

2017 is looming as the year Christchurch may finally break out of earthquake-recovery mode as major roadworks near completion and key rebuild projects get under way.

Antigua boat shed owners mark 30 years despite rough waters

Antigua boat shed owners mark 30 years despite rough waters

Monday, 26 December 2016 7:15 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The owners of Antigua Boat Sheds cafe and boat hire business have notched up 30 years, but it has not all been easy paddling

Till ring long and loud in Christchurch in 2016

Till ring long and loud in Christchurch in 2016

Sunday, 25 December 2016 6:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular


Christchurch retailers expect this week's Boxing Day sales will cap off a bumper 2016.

We’re taking SOUP to the ‘burbs

We’re taking SOUP to the ‘burbs

Saturday, 24 December 2016 9:39 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Christchurchs East Frame gets $1m bonus for transitional activities

Christchurch's East Frame gets $1m bonus for transitional activities

Saturday, 24 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Fletcher Living is spending $1 million on public "temporary use" projects so its central Christchurch East Frame housing development does not sit an idle wasteland for years.

Council pushing ahead with Cranford Basin housing development

Council pushing ahead with Cranford Basin housing development

Friday, 23 December 2016 6:18 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The city council will push ahead with a plan to build houses on rural-zoned land near Northlands mall after getting the green light from the Government.

Johnny Moore: Playgrounds for young and old show Christchurch rebuild at its best

Johnny Moore: Playgrounds for young and old show Christchurch rebuild at its best

Thursday, 22 December 2016 1:28 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

2016 is almost over and while many will say "good riddance" to a year that dished up its fair share of surprises, it has been a year of progress in Christchurch city.

Car Insurance in New Zealand

Car Insurance in New Zealand

Thursday, 22 December 2016 11:56 a.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Car Insurance in New Zealand If you are looking into getting car insurance in New Zealand, you will want to consider all of the facts before making your decision. For instance, you don’t actually have to purchase car insurance in …

Johnny Moore: Playgrounds for young and old show Chch rebuild at its best

Johnny Moore: Playgrounds for young and old show Chch rebuild at its best

Thursday, 22 December 2016 11:42 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: 2016 is almost over and while many will say "good riddance" to a year that dished up its fair share of surprises, it has been a year of progress in Christchurch City.

Southern Response Group Action

Southern Response Group Action

Thursday, 22 December 2016 10:44 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

On 16 December 2016 Gendall J in the judgment in The Southern Response Unresolved Claims Group v Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd [2016] NZHC 3105 gave approval to the proceedings against Southern Response being brought as a representative action.  The Group currently comprises 41 members who allege that Southern Response engaged in a strategy to improperly minimise its overall financial exposure to Canterbury earthquake claims.  The strategy is detailed in the judgment.  Gendall J also ...

Multi-million dollar playground brought the heartbeat back to the city

Multi-million dollar playground brought the heartbeat back to the city

Thursday, 22 December 2016 9:52 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

One year ago, a multi-million dollar playground opened in Christchurch's CBD, bringing hundreds of thousands more through the recovering city centre.

Editorial: Patchwork CBD recovery is holding us all back

Editorial: Patchwork CBD recovery is holding us all back

Thursday, 22 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

In a for , Mike Yardley took aim at the crumbling eyesores that dot Christchurch's CBD.

Editorial: Patchwork CDB recovery is holding us all back

Editorial: Patchwork CDB recovery is holding us all back

Thursday, 22 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

In a for , Mike Yardley took aim at the crumbling eyesores that dot Christchurch's CBD.

Flooding and liquefaction EQC claims forwarded through insurance companies

Flooding and liquefaction EQC claims forwarded through insurance companies

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 9:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance companies could be holding on to Earthquake Commission (EQC) settlements they are not entitled to, a claimant warns.

William Rolleston statue returned to where he is meant to be

William Rolleston statue returned to 'where he is meant to be'

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 1:52 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

"It is kind of reassuring to have him back in a way. It is where he is meant to be."

Students design 130 metre mural for East Frame

Students design 130 metre mural for East Frame

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 1:05 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

Students aged between four and 15 from two Christchurch schools have designed a 130 metre mural to help bring to life the East Frame while construction of the public space is carried out.

Worcester East Terrace and Worcester Bridge punt stop complete.

Worcester East Terrace and Worcester Bridge punt stop complete.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 12:59 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

Ōtākaro Limited has now completed work on the Worcester East Terrace and Worcester Bridge punt stop.

Quake Outcasts appeal to Supreme Court

Quake Outcasts appeal to Supreme Court

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 12:41 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

In Quake Outcasts v Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery [2016] NZSC 166 the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by QO to appeal directly to the Supreme Court from a High Court decision dismissing their judicial review application of the revised compensation offers.  The court decided there were no reasons to allow the QO to skip the Court of Appeal.

Christchurch engineering firm says it could fix Lancaster Park ground for below $30m

Christchurch engineering firm says it could fix Lancaster Park ground for below $30m

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 12:41 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The ground engineering firm responsible for re-levelling the Christchurch Art Gallery says it could do the same at Lancaster Park for less than $30 million.

Lawyer liable for no earthquake insurance

Lawyer liable for no earthquake insurance

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 11:46 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

The High Court has decided in Witty v Rout [2016] NZHC 3016 that a lawyer is liable for failing to insure a house for earthquake damage as part of administering an estate.  Ms Hampson died on 15 September 2010 and probate was granted to Messrs Witty and Rout on 4 October 2010.  The insurance over the property came to an end in November 2010 as the premiums were not paid, so the property was uninsured when it was damaged in the 2011 earthquakes.  Mr Rout was sued in his capacity as executor and a ...

EQC supports Auckland students to attend world earthquake conference

EQC supports Auckland students to attend world earthquake conference

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 10:17 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Work on East Frame Residential Development to begin early 2017

Work on East Frame Residential Development to begin early 2017

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 8:56 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

Construction of the first apartments in the East Frame Residential Development will begin in late March/early April 2017.

Dates announced for construction of east frame homes

Dates announced for construction of east frame homes

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 4:17 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Construction of homes in Christchurch's east frame will start before Easter.

Lost Christchurch

Lost Christchurch

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 1:29 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Welcome to Lost Christchurch!

Quake Prone Buildings….again or is that still….

Quake Prone Buildings….again or is that still….

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 10:27 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

There has been a flurry of articles recently, about quake prone buildings.  I do not expect any action to be taken as a result of these articles.   I think that this issue is way too hard for the powers that …

Mike Yardley: Christchurch CBD revival makes the laggards look even worse

Mike Yardley: Christchurch CBD revival makes the laggards look even worse

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: There is an undeniable spring in the step of central city shoppers.

Earthworks to begin on Metro Sports Facility site

Earthworks to begin on Metro Sports Facility site

Monday, 19 December 2016 5:42 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Recommended Featured Popular

Christchurch Judge takes aim at claimants and advisers after misconceived claim

Christchurch Judge takes aim at claimants and advisers after 'misconceived' claim

Monday, 19 December 2016 5:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

The High Court has taken a swipe at Christchurch's most in demand earthquake litigation firm, saying it may have to bear responsibility for its clients' "misconceived" court action.

Earthworks imminent at site of Christchurchs new metro sports facility

Earthworks imminent at site of Christchurch's new metro sports facility

Monday, 19 December 2016 4:53 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The start of earthworks at Christchurch's new metro sports facility is imminent, Crown rebuild agency Otakaro Ltd says.

Plan released for Waimakariri red zones

Plan released for Waimakariri red zones

Monday, 19 December 2016 2:49 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Gerry Brownlee

Green light for New Brighton projects

Green light for New Brighton projects

Monday, 19 December 2016 2:44 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Work on the first stages of the New Brighton community playground and Hot Salt Water Pools development has been given the green light.

Giant arcade game for the streets of Christchurch!

Giant arcade game for the streets of Christchurch!

Monday, 19 December 2016 2:34 p.m. by GapFiller Featured Popular

This summer, visitors to the central city of Christchurch will be able to play a giant outdoor arcade game, the first of its kind in the world in Gap Filler’s latest project - Super Street Arcade. The giant joystick, standing over a metre tall with buttons the size of dinner plates, needs to be pulled, pushed, twisted and jumped on by several players at once, all communicating and combining movements to achieve success in the game. And because the details matter, there is even a high score ...

CTV investigation – December 2016 media update

CTV investigation – December 2016 media update

Monday, 19 December 2016 2:20 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: New Zealand Police

Driving on Breezes Rd anything but a breeze as roadworks continue to frustrate

Driving on Breezes Rd anything but a breeze as roadworks continue to frustrate

Saturday, 17 December 2016 7:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Roadworks delays in Aranui have left many residents fed up with the ongoing road repairs.

Welcome to A-town: A connected community in Christchurchs second poorest suburb

Welcome to A-town: A connected community in Christchurch's second poorest suburb

Saturday, 17 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

It's two days before Aranui's biggest event of the year and Rachael Fonotia's office on Hampshire Street is bustling with activity.

Regenerate Christchurch lays out process, not progress, on redeveloping the red zone

Regenerate Christchurch lays out process, not progress, on redeveloping the red zone

Friday, 16 December 2016 10:31 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

More than six years after earthquakes began wrecking Christchurch's eastern Avon riverside suburbs, a plan for the red-zoned land has been released.

Class action against earthquake insurer Southern Response gets the green light

Class action against earthquake insurer Southern Response gets the green light

Friday, 16 December 2016 8:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A class action against Southern Response has been given the green light to continue proceedings against the Canterbury earthquake insurer.

Police complete report into CTV collapse, no decision on prosecutions

Police complete report into CTV collapse, no decision on prosecutions

Friday, 16 December 2016 4:16 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Police have completed a report into the collapse of Christchurch's CTV building, which killed 115 people, but are yet to decide whether to prosecute.

Proposed process for regeneration planning announced

Proposed process for regeneration planning announced

Friday, 16 December 2016 3:34 p.m. by Regenerate Featured Popular

The proposed approach for developing a Regeneration Plan for the entire residential red zone along the Ōtākaro/Avon River corridor from Barbadoes Street to Bexley has been published today by Regenerate Christchurch.

Class action announcement

Class action announcement

Friday, 16 December 2016 5:55 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

You may see some media coverage over the next few days regarding the class action and the High Court decision released today.  Please see our statement below.

Class action announcement, December 2016

Class action announcement, December 2016

Friday, 16 December 2016 5:55 a.m. by SouthernResponse

You may see some media coverage over the next few days regarding the class action and the High Court decision released today. 

End of an era as Christchurchs Aranui High School closes

End of an era as Christchurch's Aranui High School closes

Thursday, 15 December 2016 8:21 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The thought of Aranui High School being wiped "off the face of the planet" hurts for Bert Knops.

Five trees to be removed from central Christchurch street to allow for building repairs

Five trees to be removed from central Christchurch street to allow for building repairs

Thursday, 15 December 2016 7:36 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch resident Lindsay Carswell wants the council to hold off pulling out the trees on High St in the central city.

Lancaster Parks wrecking-ball fate all but sealed

Lancaster Park's wrecking-ball fate all but sealed

Thursday, 15 December 2016 6:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council will prepare options for demolishing Lancaster Park, dismissing claims it could be repaired.

EQC warns of scam callers around Kaikoura and Marlborough areas

EQC warns of scam callers around Kaikoura and Marlborough areas

Thursday, 15 December 2016 5:16 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Government to reinstate Kaikoura coastal route

Government to reinstate Kaikoura coastal route

Thursday, 15 December 2016 10:19 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Cabinet has agreed to reinstate the coastal route to Kaikoura and will provide additional funding to speed up the process, Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced.

Life in the Christchurch CBD Red Zone….

Life in the Christchurch CBD Red Zone….

Thursday, 15 December 2016 9:08 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Due to the fact that the Christchurch City Council does not do any maintenance in parts of our street (ie cleaning, removing rubbish, fixing water leaks etc) in the red Zone fenced off area,  we have taken to doing our own rudimentary “street sweeping”.   It is a dirty,  wet, smelly and unhygienic mess.  We got tired of the mess being walked into our factory area!

Holiday hours December 2016

Holiday hours December 2016

Thursday, 15 December 2016 3:32 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Below, you'll find the contact details for Southern Response over the upcoming holiday period.

December 2016 Customer Update

December 2016 Customer Update

Thursday, 15 December 2016 3:27 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Please to view our latest e-newsletter.

Tower to cough up $1.6 million after withholding report from Christchurch architect

Tower to cough up $1.6 million after withholding report from Christchurch architect

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Tower Insurance withheld information from a Christchurch client who has successfully sued the firm after it proposed winching his home back into place to repair it.