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Backlog of defective buildings and shoddy workmanship sparks calls for building warranties

Backlog of defective buildings and shoddy workmanship sparks calls for building warranties

Friday, 21 October 2016 7:47 p.m. by MediaStuff

You too can be a builder in post-earthquake Canterbury.

Backlog of defective buildings and shoddy workmanship sparks calls for building warranties

Backlog of defective buildings and shoddy workmanship sparks calls for building warranties

Friday, 21 October 2016 7:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

You too can be a builder in post-earthquake Canterbury.

Sumner shipping containers should be cleared in summer

Sumner shipping containers should be cleared in summer

Friday, 21 October 2016 6:31 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The majority of work at Christchurch's Deans Head will be completed by Christmas, with more shipping containers protecting the road in the area to be removed in early 2017.

Extra $104m for Crown-owned Southern Response in very extreme case

Extra $104m for Crown-owned Southern Response in 'very extreme' case

Friday, 21 October 2016 6:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response (SR) would need an extra $104 million if the "worst case" scenario while settling claims in Canterbury became a reality.

$2 million plea to save Christchurchs historic McLeans Mansion

$2 million plea to save Christchurch's historic McLean's Mansion

Friday, 21 October 2016 6:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

An urgent cash injection is needed to save one of the world's largest wooden houses and turn it into a major Christchurch tourist attraction.

Earthquake builder Phil Cooper facing charges in Philippines

Earthquake builder Phil Cooper facing charges in Philippines

Friday, 21 October 2016 5:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Charges of illegally recruiting Filipino tradespeople have been filed against Buildtech founder Phil Cooper in the Philippines.

Sol Square building going to auction

Sol Square building going to auction

Friday, 21 October 2016 1:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sol's Square's main block will go under the hammer at a mortgagee auction next month.

EQC releases Annual Report 2015-2016

EQC releases Annual Report 2015-2016

Friday, 21 October 2016 1:19 p.m. by GovtEQC

Kids Can Up-Cycle

Kids Can Up-Cycle

Friday, 21 October 2016 7:02 a.m. by GapFiller

Earthworks begin on Christchurch convention centre site

Earthworks begin on Christchurch convention centre site

Thursday, 20 October 2016 7:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

A solitary digger sits idle in the rain, flagged by fencing and murky puddles.

New fast food outlets, including Pedros, to join Funky Pumpkin in new complex

New fast food outlets, including Pedro's, to join Funky Pumpkin in new complex

Thursday, 20 October 2016 4:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

South Christchurch residents will be licking their lips at the prospect of new food options on Colombo St, including the popular Pedro's House of Lamb.

Johnny Moore: Getting stuck in on High St

Johnny Moore: Getting stuck in on High St

Thursday, 20 October 2016 11:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: I run a business on High Street in the central city.

Earthworks underway on Convention Centre Site

Earthworks underway on Convention Centre Site

Thursday, 20 October 2016 8:55 a.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

Substantial earthworks are now underway on the Christchurch Convention Centre site.

Shining the Light on the Third Sector - OVTRK October 2016 update

Shining the Light on the Third Sector - OVTRK October 2016 update

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 9:35 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

As part of our work in valuing Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) we'd love to have 5 minutes of your time.   Please follow this link to fill out the form and answer six simple questions that tell us about your mahi.   We'll be publishing the results on our blog as part of a series where you get to be the star!  Collecting these stories was one of the ideas that emerged from the Sector Forum

Christchurch developer Philip Carter snaps up key city site

Christchurch developer Philip Carter snaps up key city site

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 7:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property investor and developer Philip Carter has snapped up a key site in central Christchurch's new retail precinct.

Southern Response had plan to under-deliver, claimants say

Southern Response had plan to under-deliver, claimants say

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Government agency Southern Response deliberately set out to short-change Christchurch householders, a group wanting to take a class action has claimed.

Word From the President

Word From the President

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 3:37 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Hi everyone, What a wonderful occasion last Friday was! To finally see the community centre full of people enjoying themselves made all the effort worthwhile. Unfortunately in all the excitement, I forgot to thank some of the people who made the event possible. Firstly, Moveable Feasts, who provided all that delicious food and the staff...

Scirt could be re-formed without central government - Townsend

Scirt could be re-formed without central government - Townsend

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 9:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch business leader says the Christchurch City Council will delay more essential projects after it disbands the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (Scirt).

A resilient city is a resourceful city and waste is its opposite

A resilient city is a resourceful city and waste is its opposite

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 8:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Resilience is the buzzword of our times. And it is especially beloved by local governments, with towns around New Zealand all pledging to become more resilient.

Preparation starts on Christchurchs metro sports site

Preparation starts on Christchurch's metro sports site

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 1:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

After a long wait, work will start this week preparing the site of Christchurch's new metro sports facility.

Early works begin for Metro Sports Facility

Early works begin for Metro Sports Facility

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 11:40 a.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

 

Reduce, Reuse & Rhythm

Reduce, Reuse & Rhythm

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 11:06 a.m. by GapFiller

Subscribing to the future of work

Subscribing to the future of work

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 1:42 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

Class action against Southern Response in court again

Class action against Southern Response in court again

Monday, 17 October 2016 9:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

A group action against Government agency Southern Response returns to court this week with a new claim.

Industry leader: Theres plenty of contractors in Christchurch

Industry leader: There's plenty of contractors in Christchurch

Monday, 17 October 2016 6:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

An industry leader says there are plenty of contractors available to work on the Christchurch City Council's delayed projects.

New entity to help Christchurch become an edgy 21st century city

New entity to help Christchurch become an 'edgy 21st century city'

Monday, 17 October 2016 6:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new tourism, events and economic development entity will help Christchurch regain its pre-earthquake slice of the tourism market.

Judicial modernisation

Judicial modernisation

Monday, 17 October 2016 11:47 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

beehive.govt.nz – Bill updates 108-year courts legislation Amy Adams 11 October, 2016 Bill updates 108-year courts legislation Parliament has passed legislation tonight that updates and modernises the century-old law underpinning New Zealand courts. Twenty-three Bills divided from the Bill formerly known as the Judicature Modernisation Bill were passed into law with widespread support. “At more than 1000 pages, the legislation was one of the biggest law-making tasks ever undertaken by Parl ...

Lack of contractors delays $300m of Christchurch City Council projects

Lack of contractors delays $300m of Christchurch City Council projects

Monday, 17 October 2016 11:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has delayed more than $300 million of projects, including the Nga Puna Wai sports hub and the new central library.

MCDEM and EQC join forces to educate Kiwi kids

MCDEM and EQC join forces to educate Kiwi kids

Monday, 17 October 2016 8:51 a.m. by GovtEQC

Lack of contractors delays millions worth of Christchurch City Council projects

Lack of contractors delays millions worth of Christchurch City Council projects

Sunday, 16 October 2016 6:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has delayed more than $300 million of projects, including the Nga Puna Wai sports hub and the new central library.

Southern Response Announces Construction Deadline

Southern Response Announces Construction Deadline

Friday, 14 October 2016 4:59 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Southern Response Announces Construction Deadline for Final Stages

Community input wanted on Brighton pools plan

Community input wanted on Brighton pools plan

Friday, 14 October 2016 4:56 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Development Christchurch Limited (DCL), working alongside Christchurch City Council, has listened to the community and come up with ideas for upgrading the existing whale pool playground and developing a hot salt water pool facility.

First gathering space in Innovation Precinct complete

First gathering space in Innovation Precinct complete

Friday, 14 October 2016 4:16 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

The first public spaces in the Innovation Precinct and wider South Frame are now ready for use with Ōtākaro Limited having completed Vanguard Square, Nurseryman Lane, Poplar Street and Ash Street.

Gap Filler’s FREE kids workshops during FESTA

Gap Filler’s FREE kids workshops during FESTA

Friday, 14 October 2016 12:00 p.m. by GapFiller

As part of FESTA 

One week til FESTA!!

One week til FESTA!!

Friday, 14 October 2016 11:42 a.m. by GapFiller

The Festival of Transitional Architecture is a vibrant weekend celebration of urban creativity and it’s happening in Christchurch this Labour Weekend (21-24 October)! The theme for this year’s festival is “We Have the Means, which focuses on citizen-initiated urban regeneration and sustainability through the reuse of waste materials in design. Enjoy spectacular large-scale architectural installations, […]

House value sites cant handle quake rebuilds

House value sites can't handle quake rebuilds

Thursday, 13 October 2016 5:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Websites offering free property valuations have admitted they can't cope with the Christchurch rebuild.

Overkill central Christchurch intersection has 19 lights

'Overkill' central Christchurch intersection has 19 lights

Thursday, 13 October 2016 2:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

A central Christchurch intersection will soon be controlled by 19 traffic light poles, with one local business owner reminded of the busy streets of Tokyo.

Johnny Moore: East Frame stall another broken promise

Johnny Moore: East Frame stall another broken promise

Thursday, 13 October 2016 11:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: This week's news that another large for an undefined period is no good.

Mount Pleasant Centre – Opening October 2016

Mount Pleasant Centre – Opening October 2016

Thursday, 13 October 2016 9:55 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

The Mount Pleasant Centre will be opening in October 2016.

Inside Englefield: Owner dreams of restoring ruined Christchurch lodge

Inside Englefield: Owner dreams of restoring ruined Christchurch lodge

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 10:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Shaune​ Wylie is clinging to his vision for Englefield Lodge.

Inside Englefield: Owner dreams of restoring decimated Christchurch lodge

Inside Englefield: Owner dreams of restoring decimated Christchurch lodge

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 9:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Shaune​ Wylie is clinging to his vision for Englefield Lodge.

Overkill central Christchurch intersection has 18 lights

'Overkill' central Christchurch intersection has 18 lights

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 8:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

A central Christchurch intersection will soon be controlled by 18 traffic light poles, with one local business owner reminded of the busy streets of Tokyo.

Bealey Ave resealing next stage in roading programme

Bealey Ave resealing next stage in roading programme

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 4:19 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The 10-year road resealing programme is part of a wider Council strategy of ongoing repairs and maintenance to roads, underground pipes and footpaths after the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) winds down at the end of the year.

Central Christchurchs east frame residential development delayed

Central Christchurch's east frame residential development delayed

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 8:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction of homes in Christchurch's east frame has been delayed just days after the mayor declared it her priority to increase the central city's population to 20,000.

Work starts on $22m public space in frame

Work starts on $22m public space in frame

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work is about to begin building the public spaces in central Christchurch's east frame.

Creative Christchurch tech company returns to CBD

Creative Christchurch tech company returns to CBD

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 3:31 p.m. by PRNews

Christchurch technology company Global Office is back in the central city for the first time since the February 2011 earthquake.

Work starting on East Frame public space

Work starting on East Frame public space

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 2:25 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

This week Ōtākaro Limited begins work on what will be the third largest park in central Christchurch – the East Frame public space.

Regenerate Christchurch Appointment Announcements

Regenerate Christchurch Appointment Announcements

Monday, 10 October 2016 11:04 p.m. by Regenerate Popular

Regenerate Christchurch is pleased to announce that we have appointed three of the five members of the Regenerate Christchurch Executive Leadership Team.

Ailing Bertelle Smyth not alone as fellow Sumner unit owners fork out

Ailing Bertelle Smyth not alone as fellow Sumner unit owners fork out

Monday, 10 October 2016 9:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

About 30 Sumner unit owners are stuck paying thousands of dollars in rates for land they cannot live on, as they remain in a standoff with IAG over an insurance payout.

Earthquake Commission call backs hit 10,000, but figure not publicised

Earthquake Commission call backs hit 10,000, but figure not publicised

Monday, 10 October 2016 8:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Calls for the Earthquake Commission (EQC) to investigate supposed defective repairs surpassed 10,000 by the end of the financial year.

EQC defective repairs surpass 10,000, but figure not publicised

EQC defective repairs surpass 10,000, but figure not publicised

Monday, 10 October 2016 12:48 p.m. by EQCFix

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October 10 2016

EQC Winner of Continuous Improvement Award

EQC Winner of Continuous Improvement Award

Monday, 10 October 2016 8:36 a.m. by GovtEQC

Bars produce research to fight disruption claims

Bars produce research to fight disruption claims

Sunday, 9 October 2016 7:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Most central city residents have not experienced raucous behaviour stemming from Victoria St businesses, according to just-released research commissioned by bars and restaurants trading in the area.

New Southern Response customers will have to complete own repairs from June 2017

New Southern Response customers will have to complete own repairs from June 2017

Friday, 7 October 2016 7:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response will not manage repairs and rebuilds for customers who enter its construction programme after June next year, and will offer cash settlements instead.

Christchurch faces a battle of the bars

Christchurch faces a battle of the bars

Friday, 7 October 2016 6:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fears Christchurch will soon reach hospitality overload

Fears Christchurch will soon reach hospitality overload

Friday, 7 October 2016 5:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hospitality outlets in Christchurch are close to or have already surpassed pre-quake levels, and old industry hands predict some will have to fight for survival as competition hots up.

Lowering of donut marks sweet moment in restoration of Christchurch Town Hall

Lowering of donut marks sweet moment in restoration of Christchurch Town Hall

Friday, 7 October 2016 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

A 2.6-tonne donut has been gently lowered from its home high above the Christchurch Town Hall auditorium in a landmark moment for the restoration of the historic performance venue.

New video - Lyttelton

New video - Lyttelton

Friday, 7 October 2016 12:22 a.m. by SouthernResponse

This video documents the settlement process so far for some of our Lyttelton-based customers, as the community recovers from the earthquakes.