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New Plymouth construction firm reaches 100 year milestone

New Plymouth construction firm reaches 100 year milestone

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 4:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

The company that built a number of New Plymouth icons such as the Len Lye centre and Puke Ariki has turned 100.

Insurers settle $18 billion Canterbury claims

Insurers settle $18 billion Canterbury claims

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 1:13 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have paid out over $18 billion to settle commercial and residential claims since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, of which over $8.6 billion was for domestic claims.

The changing shape of EQC

The changing shape of EQC

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 12:30 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

 

House building costs jump 20 per cent

House building costs jump 20 per cent

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

The cost of building a home in New Zealand's main cities has risen by 20 per cent since the Canterbury earthquakes.

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD, High Street Saga gets ugly…

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD, High Street Saga gets ugly…

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 6:43 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

My Gosh the saga continues, now the truth starts to come out. It is ugly. I had prepared a blog weeks ago regarding this issue, which I have just had to trash as this latest Press article is a beauty.  …

High-profile Christchurch developers spoke out against sale of Crowns High St property to rival

High-profile Christchurch developers spoke out against sale of Crown's High St property to rival

Tuesday, 9 August 2016 7:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Powerful city developers launched a behind-the-scenes letter-writing campaign in a bid to stop the sale of a group of historic Christchurch buildings to a rival developer.

Christchurch City Council prompted to redesign Mona Vale rose wall

Christchurch City Council prompted to redesign Mona Vale rose wall

Tuesday, 9 August 2016 6:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

A replacement brick rose wall at Christchurch's Mona Vale is being redesigned after it was discovered roses would not survive growing next to it.

Deon Swiggs, Campaign Launch Speech

Deon Swiggs, Campaign Launch Speech

Tuesday, 9 August 2016 1:39 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Multimillion-dollar dispute in Christchurch over Sumner apartments ongoing

Multimillion-dollar dispute in Christchurch over Sumner apartments ongoing

Monday, 8 August 2016 9:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

A decision on whether a dispute over Sumner's Cave Rock Apartments will be resolved in the courtroom is expected by the end of the month.

Multimillion-dollar dispute over Sumner apartments ongoing

Multimillion-dollar dispute over Sumner apartments ongoing

Monday, 8 August 2016 7:16 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A decision on whether a dispute over Sumner's Cave Rock Apartments will be resolved in the courtroom is expected by the end of the month.

No minimum qualification required for EQC assessors, despite criticism of work

No minimum qualification required for EQC assessors, despite criticism of work

Monday, 8 August 2016 5:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

No minimum qualification is required to become an Earthquake Commission (EQC) assessor, despite heavy criticism of the work completed by the insurer since the Canterbury earthquakes.

Work begins on Lichfield Street parking building

Work begins on Lichfield Street parking building

Friday, 5 August 2016 1:43 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Another milestone for the Central City rebuild took place this morning with a ceremony to mark the start of work on the new Lichfield Street parking building.

Celebrated filmmaker Gerard Smyth directs interactive series on Christchurchs future

Celebrated filmmaker Gerard Smyth directs interactive series on Christchurch's future

Friday, 5 August 2016 12:42 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A major new series on Christchurch by celebrated filmmaker Gerard Smyth will give the public a chance to debate the city's future.

Restored McKenzie and Willis facade has been unveiled in central Christchurch

Restored McKenzie and Willis facade has been unveiled in central Christchurch

Friday, 5 August 2016 10:08 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The scaffolding is down the McKenzie and Willis facade is back on the central Christchurch landscape.

Restored McKenzie and Willis facade unveiled in central Christchurch

Restored McKenzie and Willis facade unveiled in central Christchurch

Friday, 5 August 2016 10:08 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The scaffolding is down and the McKenzie and Willis facade is back on the central Christchurch landscape.

Noel Leeming open new South Island flagship store in Christchurch

Noel Leeming open new South Island flagship store in Christchurch

Thursday, 4 August 2016 5:53 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Town Hall miracle: Christchurchs iconic building will breathe again

Town Hall miracle: Christchurch's iconic building will breathe again

Thursday, 4 August 2016 1:49 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Within the heart of the Town Hall - the auditorium - there is a "performance of a different kind" underway.A symphony of noise emanates from workers and machines painstakingly putting back together one of the great symbols of the...

Ceres New Zealand takes IAG insurance to court over Peterborough Apartments

Ceres New Zealand takes IAG insurance to court over Peterborough Apartments

Thursday, 4 August 2016 12:24 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A rebuild firm that is trying to repair and restore the historic Peterborough Apartments has taken its insurance company to court.Ceres New Zealand bought the category two heritage building in December 2012 to save it from demolition,...

Rent free office space being offered in Christchurch

Rent free office space being offered in Christchurch

Thursday, 4 August 2016 11:42 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Commercial leasing agencies are seeing more incentives creeping into the market to bring tenants back into the central city.Landlords are willing to offer office space to the right tenants rent-free for a period, or contribute to...

Crime climbing during Canterbury rebuild

Crime climbing during Canterbury rebuild

Wednesday, 3 August 2016 9:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

An "underbelly" of rebuild-related crime has helped drive a major increase in robberies and other offences in Canterbury over the past year, the region's top cop says.

EQC clarifies its position on Limitations Act

EQC clarifies its position on Limitations Act

Wednesday, 3 August 2016 12:19 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Four weeks to comment on Waimakariri land

Four weeks to comment on Waimakariri land

Wednesday, 3 August 2016 10:36 a.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee is encouraging people to have a say on a draft plan for the future use of the residential red zones in Canterbury’s Waimakariri District.

Green and cost effective plan for Waimakariri red zone

Green and cost effective plan for Waimakariri red zone

Wednesday, 3 August 2016 9:49 a.m. by MediaThePress

Edible gardens, a BMX track and a dog park are among the ideas laid out for large areas of earthquake-damaged land in the Waimakariri district.

EQC Limitation Video

EQC Limitation Video

Wednesday, 3 August 2016 9:38 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Here is a link to a video of me produced by EQC fix it about EQC and the impending limitation period expiry.

Noel Leeming joins Brother in return to central Christchurch

Noel Leeming joins Brother in return to central Christchurch

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 7:50 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Noel Leeming and Brother International are the latest retailers to reopen central Christchurch flagship stores.

EQC hires engineering students help re-inspect Christchurch homes

EQC hires engineering students help re-inspect Christchurch homes

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 2:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) hired engineering students over summer to help clear its backlog of re-inspections.

What an amazing race!

What an amazing race!

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 2:40 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

We celebrated some of the sweet free things to do in our city with an Amazing Race style event for kids and families in the school holidays.   If you missed out and/or would like to do your own Amazing Race here is the map and clues for you to download.  User beware exhibitions may […]

Botanic Gardens illuminated into a winter wonderland

Botanic Gardens illuminated into a winter wonderland

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 2:23 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Turn on the lights and switch on your imaginations as the spectacle of illuminated artworks and innovative light installations return to the Botanic Gardens tomorrow night.

Wild Thing (Kids) Disco

Wild Thing (Kids) Disco

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 1:42 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

During KidsFest we held a disco at the Dance-O-Mat.  It was an awesome evening and a great opportunity to dress up in onesies.  Gap Filler and other folk have previously run discos at the Dance-O-Mat but none specifically for kids.   Special thanks to our volunteers who helped out on the night and to Freiya […]

Crowdfunding teams up with schools and community to plant over 2000 native trees

Crowdfunding teams up with schools and community to plant over 2000 native trees

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 11:47 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

Avon-Ōtākaro Network (AvON) has been crowdfunding over the last month partnering with Million Metres and Sustainable Coastlines’ “Love Your Water” programme to plant a wide area of stream that connects Travis Wetland with the Ōtākaro-Avon River.  This is part of the natural restoration Mahinga Kai Exemplar Project in Anzac Drive Reserve, a collaboration led by AvON and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. 

Insurers unable to say when liability from Canterbury earthquakes will be known

Insurers unable to say when liability from Canterbury earthquakes will be known

Monday, 1 August 2016 8:11 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Private insurers have no idea when their total liability from the Canterbury earthquakes will be known, the Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) says.

Council will retain ownership of City Care Limited

Council will retain ownership of City Care Limited

Monday, 1 August 2016 4:32 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council will retain City Care Limited after a rigorous sale process showed it makes commercial sense to keep the maintenance and construction company.

Update on CTV building investigation – July 2016

Update on CTV building investigation – July 2016

Monday, 1 August 2016 2:56 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 Release: New Zealand Police

Husband of woman killed in CTV building collapse wants closure

Husband of woman killed in CTV building collapse wants closure

Monday, 1 August 2016 1:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

A man whose wife was killed in the CTV building collapse hopes an investigation into the site's foundations will finally bring justice to those responsible.

Engineers and soil specialists begin examination of CTV site

Engineers and soil specialists begin examination of CTV site

Monday, 1 August 2016 12:56 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Engineers and soil specialists have begun examining the foundations of the building that killed 115 people during Christchurch's February 2011 earthquake.

Bravery medal for doctor who risked his life

Bravery medal for doctor who risked his life

Monday, 1 August 2016 11:33 a.m. by MediaStuff

A doctor who crawled through a smoke-filled tunnel to help those trapped in Christchurch's CTV building never met his fellow rescuers again, despite forming an intense bond on the day.

Latest St Albans News available here

Latest St Albans News available here

Monday, 1 August 2016 10:25 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Latest St Albans News now available

Latest St Albans News now available

Monday, 1 August 2016 10:13 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurchs South Library will cost more to fix than it did to build

Christchurch's South Library will cost more to fix than it did to build

Sunday, 31 July 2016 4:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Repairing Christchurch's earthquake-damaged South Library will cost at least 43 per cent more than its original build price.

Bravery medal for doctor who risked his life at the CTV building

Bravery medal for doctor who risked his life at the CTV building

Sunday, 31 July 2016 1:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

A doctor who crawled through a smoke-filled tunnel to help those trapped in Christchurch's CTV building never met his fellow rescuers again, despite forming an intense bond on the day.

Christchurch CTV heroes honoured with bravery medals

Christchurch CTV heroes honoured with bravery medals

Sunday, 31 July 2016 1:20 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A Canterbury doctor remembers hoping his wife did not find out where he was while he was crawling through a tunnel towards a group trapped in Christchurch's collapsed CTV building.

We were in overdrive, says one of Christchurch CTV heroes honoured with bravery medals

We were in overdrive, says one of Christchurch CTV heroes honoured with bravery medals

Sunday, 31 July 2016 1:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Canterbury doctor remembers hoping his wife did not find out where he was while he was crawling through a tunnel towards a group trapped in Christchurch's collapsed CTV building.

Retail precinct on track for Christmas shoppers

Retail precinct on track for Christmas shoppers

Friday, 29 July 2016 6:12 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch residents should be Christmas shopping in Cashel Street's new buildings.

Earthquake Commission to review damage to Christchurch home after claimants five year fight

Earthquake Commission to review damage to Christchurch home after claimant's five year fight

Friday, 29 July 2016 5:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Bridget Biss' earthquake story is a tale of woe.

Repairs start on historic Fendalton fernery

Repairs start on historic Fendalton fernery

Friday, 29 July 2016 5:37 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

An historic Fendalton fernery damaged in the earthquakes is being repaired and strengthened.

Foundations of CTV building to be examined

Foundations of CTV building to be examined

Friday, 29 July 2016 2:37 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Police investigating the deadly collapse of the Canterbury Television building in the February 2011 earthquake will next week excavate the disaster site to examine the soil and foundations.The South wall foundation and parts of...

Police to dig up soil, test foundations at Canterbury Television building site

Police to dig up soil, test foundations at Canterbury Television building site

Friday, 29 July 2016 2:31 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Police investigating the fatal Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse in the 2011 earthquake will dig trenches to examine the site's soil and foundations.

Gloucester St section to permanently close for convention centre

Gloucester St section to permanently close for convention centre

Friday, 29 July 2016 11:32 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A section of a central Christchurch street will permanently close next week to make way for the convention centre.

Council decides on leading regeneration plans

Council decides on leading regeneration plans

Thursday, 28 July 2016 4:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

City Council today made decisions on three important direction-setting strategies and plans, which together provide a roadmap for the region's regeneration.

Christchurch Botanic Gardens to honour earthquake deaths with cherry blossoms

Christchurch Botanic Gardens to honour earthquake deaths with cherry blossoms

Thursday, 28 July 2016 2:21 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Twenty eight young Japanese language students lost their lives when the CTV building collapsed during the February 22, 2011, quake.Now eight cherry blossom trees will be planted in the Botanic Gardens to honour their memory.The...

Sumner Cabaret tickets now on sale!

Sumner Cabaret tickets now on sale!

Thursday, 28 July 2016 1:01 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Sumner Cabaret tickets now on sale! If you have never been to a Sumner Cabaret evening before then you are in for a treat. Always a sell out show and tickets hard to come by. We have been allocated a night so if you want to be part of the fun please email Linda for your...

Notification to Christchurch Council - flood mapping

Notification to Christchurch Council - flood mapping

Thursday, 28 July 2016 9:16 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Empowered Christchurch Inc.

Christchurch Hospitals carpark building set for complex demolition

Christchurch Hospital's carpark building set for complex demolition

Thursday, 28 July 2016 7:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Important vials and breakable objects in the next-door laboratories means the demolition of Christchurch Hospital's carpark building will be a complex process.

Prime Minister John Key opens architectural buildings in Christchurch

Prime Minister John Key opens architectural buildings in Christchurch

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 7:20 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Prime Minister John Key said developers should be commended for two architectural projects he opened in Christchurch on Wednesday.

EQC botches repair, ignores application to cover accommodation costs

EQC botches repair, ignores application to cover accommodation costs

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 3:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Nikki Ross used to love her tidy family home.

Discharged Christchurch bankrupt takes aim at insurer

Discharged Christchurch bankrupt takes aim at insurer

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 3:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

A discharged Christchurch bankrupt is in a bitter standoff with his insurer, which says it cannot pay him out for his severely damaged home.

Release of Crossing car park documents delayed

Release of Crossing car park documents delayed

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 11:32 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The release of commercially-sensitive information about a multimillion-dollar parking deal between the Christchurch City Council and a high-profile developer has stalled.