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New life to be injected into vacant Christchurch red zone block

New life to be injected into vacant Christchurch red zone block

Sunday, 10 September 2017 4:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

What would you use a vacant plot of land the size of 12 rugby pitches for?

Cathedral decision will kick-start millions of dollars in donations - campaigner

Cathedral decision will kick-start millions of dollars in donations - campaigner

Saturday, 9 September 2017 6:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

The decision to restore the Christ Church Cathedral will kick-start donations to bridge the $14 million funding gap, a heritage campaigner says.

New threads available in Christchurch as H&M store opens on Cashel St

New threads available in Christchurch as H&M store opens on Cashel St

Saturday, 9 September 2017 3:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The latest fashion will soon be spotted on the streets of the Garden City after the opening of a large new retail space.

Work could start on restoring Christ Church Cathedral before Christmas

Work could start on restoring Christ Church Cathedral before Christmas

Saturday, 9 September 2017 2:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Restoration work on Christ Church Cathedral could start before Christmas after Anglicans voted today to save the building.

Work could start on restoring Christ Church Cathedral before Christmas - Wagner

Work could start on restoring Christ Church Cathedral before Christmas - Wagner

Saturday, 9 September 2017 2:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Restoration work on Christ Church Cathedral could start before Christmas after Anglicans voted today to save the building.

Christ Church Cathedral is to be restored

Christ Church Cathedral is to be restored

Saturday, 9 September 2017 1:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anglicans have voted to restore the Christ Church Cathedral.

The Synod, the 220-member governing body for Canterbury Anglicans, voted on the future of the earthquake-damaged cathedral on Saturday at St Christopher's Church in Avonhead.
The cathedral has been sitting derelict in Christchurch city centre for six years.

Anglicans about to start voting on cathedral

Anglicans about to start voting on cathedral

Saturday, 9 September 2017 12:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anglicans are about to start voting on the fate of the Anglican cathedral.

Synod prepares to vote on cathedral

Synod prepares to vote on cathedral

Saturday, 9 September 2017 9:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

Anglicans will vote today on the fate of the Christ Church Cathedral.

Christ Church Cathedral vote: history will be made today

Christ Church Cathedral vote: history will be made today

Saturday, 9 September 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A small group of people have an important decision to make today.

No winners in bidding war for All Blacks test matches: Christchurch mayor

No winners in 'bidding war' for All Blacks test matches: Christchurch mayor

Friday, 8 September 2017 8:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealand Rugby pits cities against each other in a bidding war for All Blacks games with no winners, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Central Christchurch business owners at loggerheads over portaloo storage site

Central Christchurch business owners at loggerheads over portaloo storage site

Friday, 8 September 2017 7:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch land owners are at loggerheads over portaloos, without speaking to each other.

Restored Christ Church Cathedral could anchor a bustling European style market square

Restored Christ Church Cathedral could anchor a bustling European style market square

Friday, 8 September 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Bland and uninteresting cities with nondescript architecture are not high on the list of desirable destinations. Conversely cities which feature heritage character, particularly those with a cathedral as a central focus, attract high visitor numbers.

Cycling features at St Albans Residents AGM

Cycling features at St Albans Residents AGM

Thursday, 7 September 2017 9:27 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

SARA’s AGM on September 10 will feature Robert Fleming, a member of SPOKES who will talk about cycleways (Papanui Parallel in particular), recreational cycling v cycling for transport and the work that SPOKES does to promote cycling. AGM starts at …

Anglicans will write history on Christ Church Cathedrals fate: Bishop

Anglicans will 'write history' on Christ Church Cathedral's fate: Bishop

Thursday, 7 September 2017 8:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anglicans will be "writing history" when they decide the fate of Christ Church Cathedral this week, Bishop Victoria Matthews says.

Christchurch youngsters want more fun, less glum, at New Brighton

Christchurch youngsters want more fun, less glum, at New Brighton

Thursday, 7 September 2017 3:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Teenagers and children living in and around New Brighton want more fun things to do and are unhappy with the area's negative image and derelict mall.

Insurance industry boss says Quake Outcasts settlement unfair to insured people

Insurance industry boss says Quake Outcasts settlement 'unfair' to insured people

Thursday, 7 September 2017 2:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The boss of the Insurance Council says a settlement given to uninsured Christchurch red zone property owners could cause others to reconsider having insurance.

Justice precinct to cost Fletcher Building $100m extra, says Nicky Wagner

Justice precinct to cost Fletcher Building $100m extra, says Nicky Wagner

Thursday, 7 September 2017 6:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Nicky Wagner says the Christchurch justice and emergency services precinct will cost Fletcher Building an extra $100 million.

Justice precinct to cost Fletcher $100m extra, says Nicky Wagner

Justice precinct to cost Fletcher $100m extra, says Nicky Wagner

Thursday, 7 September 2017 2:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

Nicky Wagner says the Christchurch justice and emergency services precinct will cost Fletcher Building $100 million.

Christchurch City Council to run asbestos pilot scheme, but some Sandilands residents unhappy

Christchurch City Council to run asbestos pilot scheme, but some Sandilands residents unhappy

Wednesday, 6 September 2017 7:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

A pilot project has been announced to decide the future of more than 20 asbestos-ridden Christchurch council homes â€“ nearly a year after the contamination was discovered.

Changes to Christchurchs Botanic Gardens supported by city council

Changes to Christchurch's Botanic Gardens supported by city council

Wednesday, 6 September 2017 6:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council has endorsed development plans for Christchurch's Botanic Gardens.

The Crossing opens this week to Christchurch shoppers

The Crossing opens this week to Christchurch shoppers

Tuesday, 5 September 2017 7:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch's biggest retail precinct development yet â€“ The Crossing – opens this week.

Crown settles with Quake Outcasts after court rules against it

Crown settles with Quake Outcasts after court rules against it

Tuesday, 5 September 2017 3:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown will settle with Christchurch's Quake Outcasts after spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a lengthy legal battle with the uninsured red zoners.

Press release 4 September 2017

Press release 4 September 2017

Tuesday, 5 September 2017 3:13 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

  WeCan (Canterbury based human rights’ watchdog) challenges Government lack of transparency,  preventing citizens’ human rights’ abuse claims being heard, and calls for an immediate overhauling of New Zealand’s only ‘business and human rights’ redress mechanism, the OECD Guidelines for …

IAG waiting on final reports in seven year Christchurch insurance battle

IAG waiting on final reports in seven year Christchurch insurance battle

Monday, 4 September 2017 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurer IAG says it empathises with a client who has spent seven years and nearly $100,000 trying to settle her unresolved earthquake claim.

Central Christchurchs Victoria St upgrades still on hold

Central Christchurch's Victoria St upgrades still on hold

Monday, 4 September 2017 3:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Controversial changes to Christchurch's Victoria St are still on hold as the city council works through the concerns of local businesses.

Canterbury earthquakes protest legacy lingers seven years on

Canterbury earthquake's protest legacy lingers seven years on

Monday, 4 September 2017 7:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

Seven years to the day after it began, Jo Petrie's personal earthquake recovery will take one more symbolic step.

Synod members may be leaning toward Cathedral restoration, sources say

Synod members may be leaning toward Cathedral restoration, sources say

Monday, 4 September 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Synod members may be leaning towards restoration of the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral, sources say.

Christchurch earthquakes protest legacy lingers seven years on

Christchurch earthquake's protest legacy lingers seven years on

Sunday, 3 September 2017 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Seven years to the day after it began, Jo Petrie's personal earthquake recovery will take one more symbolic step.

Aftershock: The debacle of shoddy Christchurch earthquake repairs

Aftershock: The debacle of shoddy Christchurch earthquake repairs

Sunday, 3 September 2017 1:48 p.m. by EQCFix

By Kurt Bayer, NZ Herald 

Aftershock: The debacle of shoddy Christchurch earthquake repairs

Aftershock: The debacle of shoddy Christchurch earthquake repairs

Sunday, 3 September 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Tomorrow marks seven years since the first earthquake hit Canterbury. Since then, thousands of homes have been razed and tens of thousands more repaired. Or have they? Lawyers and experts believe Christchurch is sitting on a multi-billion...

Christchurch homeowners legal challenge over earthquake repairs

Christchurch homeowners' legal challenge over earthquake repairs

Sunday, 3 September 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

More than 50 Christchurch homeowners have lodged legal proceedings against the Earthquake Commission and insurance companies over fears they'll be left to pay for botched earthquake repairs.Tomorrow makes the seventh anniversary...

Why Christchurch property developer Richard Peebles is a rebel with a cause

Why Christchurch property developer Richard Peebles is a rebel with a cause

Saturday, 2 September 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Richard Peebles considers himself a bit of a rebel.

Justice and emergency services precinct delayed again

Justice and emergency services precinct delayed again

Friday, 1 September 2017 7:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Further delays have struck Christchurch's overdue justice and emergency services precinct, but the cause remains a mystery.

Fat Eddies, plus new restaurant and cocktail bar, about to open on Christchurchs old Strip

Fat Eddie's, plus new restaurant and cocktail bar, about to open on Christchurch's old Strip

Friday, 1 September 2017 6:19 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Seven years after the Canterbury earthquakes, the first hospitality businesses on what was The Strip in central Christchurch are about to open.

Limitation Act date – varies by claim

Limitation Act date – varies by claim

Friday, 1 September 2017 10:29 a.m. by GovtEQC

EQC’s position on Limitations Act

EQC’s position on Limitations Act

Friday, 1 September 2017 9:15 a.m. by GovtEQC

Vero Insurance – seven years after the event

Vero Insurance – seven years after the event

Friday, 1 September 2017 7:47 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Almost seven years after the Christchurch earthquakes thousands of policyholders are still trying to settle their claims with insurers ( See http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/89149897/Too-stressed-to-settle-3000-insurance-claims-still-waiting-after-Canterbury-quakes). Jerry Larason and his wife Rebecca are two such individuals. They have an unresolved claim with Vero Insurance …

Johnny Moore: Stinking rich, ratepayer-subsidised rugby only winner from new Christchurch stadium

Johnny Moore: Stinking rich, ratepayer-subsidised rugby only winner from new Christchurch stadium

Friday, 1 September 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Bravo on whether Christchurch needs a new stadium at all.

Moore: Rich, ratepayer-subsidised rugby only winner from new Christchurch stadium

Moore: Rich, ratepayer-subsidised rugby only winner from new Christchurch stadium

Friday, 1 September 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Bravo on whether Christchurch needs a new stadium at all.

Building consents continue to trend downward in Canterbury

Building consents continue to trend downward in Canterbury

Thursday, 31 August 2017 7:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

New consent trends show the extent of the residential building drop-off in Canterbury.

Eleventh hour change by IAG over Christchurch quake deadline

Eleventh hour change by IAG over Christchurch quake deadline

Thursday, 31 August 2017 6:20 p.m. by EQCFix

Hundreds of Christchurch residents with quake damaged homes could be caught out after IAG revealed it is going to apply a statute of limitations defence against future claims, starting from tomorrow. 

Editorial: Unleashing excitement in the red zone will make it Christchurchs field of dreams

Editorial: Unleashing excitement in the red zone will make it Christchurch's field of dreams

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 3:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Among a recent flurry of announcements of funding promises for a new stadium in Christchurch, Government support for restoration of Christ Church Cathedral and a new builder for the convention centre, you may have missed the news that the Government has written down the book value of the red zone to just $21 million.

OVTRK Update August 2017

OVTRK Update August 2017

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 2:43 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

To keep you in the loop at this (nearly) Spring, busy time in the lead up to the election the OVTRK Organising Group has been following up from the: Report from 2017 FORUM on June 29 Celebrating Matariki and the Voices of the Third Sector and making connections for us and our children after us We have updated the

New playground on New Brighton foreshore set to open in summer

New playground on New Brighton foreshore set to open in summer

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 11:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work has started on Christchurch's new beachfront playground and pool.

Is funding Christchurchs stadium a political forward pass?

Is funding Christchurch's stadium a political forward pass?

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Is funding Christchurch's stadium a political forward pass?

$160 million Christchurch red-zone rowing lake could pay its own way, study says

$160 million Christchurch red-zone rowing lake could pay its own way, study says

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 8:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

The organisation behind a proposed sporting lake in Christchurch's red zone say it will cost $160 million to build, but will pay itself off in health and employment benefits.

Mike Yardley: Christchurchs quest for a multi-use stadium becomes a political football

Mike Yardley: Christchurch's quest for a multi-use stadium becomes a political football

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It was probably inevitable, but the city's quest for a multi-purpose arena has fast become a political football and orchestrated vote-catcher.

Good video – seven years on – outrageous

Good video – seven years on – outrageous

Monday, 28 August 2017 11:30 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

  https://vimeo.com/230934913?ref=fb-share&1 Christchurch's Earthquake Nightmare continues… (KSL Audit Limited) Filed under: insurance

Important date looms for home owners with outstanding Christchurch earthquake claims

Important date looms for home owners with outstanding Christchurch earthquake claims

Monday, 28 August 2017 10:23 p.m. by EQCFix


Saturday August 21, 2017

What to do with 40,000 keys from demolished Canterbury homes?

What to do with 40,000 keys from demolished Canterbury homes?

Monday, 28 August 2017 9:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

Regenerate Christchurch is asking for ideas on what to do with about 40,000 keys from demolished homes.

Govt spent $1.5b acquiring Christchurch red zone land thats now worth just $21m

Govt spent $1.5b acquiring Christchurch red zone land that's now worth just $21m

Monday, 28 August 2017 9:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

The value of Christchurch's residential red zone has shrunk to just $21 million after the Government spent $1.5 billion acquiring the land.

Govt spent $1.5 billion acquiring Christchurch red zone land thats now worth just $21m

Govt spent $1.5 billion acquiring Christchurch red zone land that's now worth just $21m

Monday, 28 August 2017 8:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

The value of Christchurch's residential red zone has shrunk to just $21 million after the Government spent $1.5 billion acquiring the land.

New ideas for Christchurchs Cathedral Square prove popular with public

New ideas for Christchurch's Cathedral Square prove popular with public

Monday, 28 August 2017 8:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Proposed changes to Christchurch's Cathedral Square have drawn a largely positive response from the public, with more greenery and less traffic proving popular ideas.

Insurance industry boss slams Labours earthquake claims tribunal proposal

Insurance industry boss slams Labour's earthquake claims tribunal proposal

Monday, 28 August 2017 7:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Labour's proposed earthquake claims tribunal would "run roughshod over natural justice", an insurance boss says.

Christchurch Dilemmas: Seeing post-quake Christchurch through a lens

Christchurch Dilemmas: Seeing post-quake Christchurch through a lens

Monday, 28 August 2017 6:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Each day, photographer Doc Ross leaves his Sydenham studio and walks into the city centre. He has his camera with him, just a small one. Doc says he likes to remain invisible to his subjects, the people of Christchurch.

Bringing the beat back to the heart of Christchurch

Bringing the beat back to the heart of Christchurch

Monday, 28 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The visit to Christchurch last week by visiting Israeli entrepreneur, "city builder" and the CEO of the Tel Aviv Foundation, Hila Oren, has drawn our attention afresh to the fact that great cities are about lifestyle.

Cathedral means more to Christchurch than to Anglican church, mayor says

Cathedral means more to Christchurch than to Anglican church, mayor says

Sunday, 27 August 2017 4:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christ Church Cathedral means more to the city than it does to the Anglican church, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Labour announces $300m for Christchurch rebuild

Labour announces $300m for Christchurch rebuild

Sunday, 27 August 2017 1:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has pledged a $300 million capital fund for Christchurch if her party gets into government.

Architect designs alternative stadium in Lyttelton Harbour with light rail transport

Architect designs alternative stadium in Lyttelton Harbour with light rail transport

Saturday, 26 August 2017 4:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Forget central Christchurch. An architect has come up with an "optimistic" alternative stadium location: Lyttelton Port.