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Has the Canterbury boom begun?

Has the Canterbury boom begun?

Monday, 24 March 2014 11:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild has sparked a growth spurt in retail spending with big sales of building supplies, garden supplies and hardware.

Lincoln hub crucial driver of economic success

Lincoln hub crucial driver of economic success

Monday, 24 March 2014 9:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Who pays to fix bridges, walls on council land?

Who pays to fix bridges, walls on council land?

Monday, 24 March 2014 9:12 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Riccarton House repairs nearly complete

Riccarton House repairs nearly complete

Monday, 24 March 2014 9:05 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's Riccarton House will soon be open to the public once more, after nearly three years of repair work.

Central City traffic impacts this week

Central City traffic impacts this week

Monday, 24 March 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users can expect delays as work on major routes into the city occur particularly in peak times so please allow extra time. New to note this week: Colombo Street – restricted to southbound traffic only between Lichfield and St …

Suburban development killing CBD

Suburban development killing CBD

Monday, 24 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council wants to stem the haemorrhage of business from the central city by clamping down on commercial growth in the suburbs.

Couple annoyed at quality of repairs

Couple annoyed at quality of repairs

Monday, 24 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Dawn Spencer was happy to wait. She knew her Southshore property was not among the most badly damaged by the February earthquake.

Fundraising concert to keep organ trade alive

Fundraising concert to keep organ trade alive

Sunday, 23 March 2014 5:59 p.m. by Media3News

The pipe organ industry is fighting back to recover from the damage and loss of life caused by the Christchurch earthquakes.

Dunedin hot/cold at rebuild openings

Dunedin hot/cold at rebuild openings

Saturday, 22 March 2014 10:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

Some Dunedin construction firms are eyeing up opportunities in the Christchurch rebuild, but others "don't want a bar of it".

Rebuild ripoffs nail migrants

Rebuild ripoffs nail migrants

Saturday, 22 March 2014 10:11 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's labour inspectors are facing complaints regarding migrant exploitation and are gearing up to take a stronger role monitoring firms involved in the rebuild. But is the inspectorate up to the task? CECILE MEIER reports.

Quake repairs: Can we trust insurers?

Quake repairs: Can we trust insurers?

Saturday, 22 March 2014 10:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Featured Popular

What is going on when the insurers start talking about jacking and packing your foundations? Are Cantabrians getting a fair deal? JOHN McCRONE investigates.

Cook Strait earthquake sequence discussed

Cook Strait earthquake sequence discussed

Saturday, 22 March 2014 6:44 a.m. by Media3News

The sequence started on July 19, 2013 and included a magnitude 6.5 quake on July 21.

Expensive apartments selling fast

Expensive apartments selling fast

Saturday, 22 March 2014 1:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

New apartments costing more than $1 million are being snapped up on the western side of Christchurch's central city but more affordable developments are yet to hit the market.

Alarm as builder folds

Alarm as builder folds

Saturday, 22 March 2014 1:08 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Police have been asked to investigate a company run by a smooth-talking young Aucklander that has gone bust leaving customers and contractors in the Christchurch rebuild in the lurch.

Keeping Christchurch Moving March 21st 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving March 21st 2014

Friday, 21 March 2014 10:09 p.m. by MediaCTV

Seed Industry Opens New Office in Templeton, Christchurch

Seed Industry Opens New Office in Templeton, Christchurch

Friday, 21 March 2014 7:52 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Seed Industry Office

CTV News   Friday 21 March YouTubeSD

CTV News Friday 21 March YouTubeSD

Friday, 21 March 2014 7:51 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Friday 21 March

CTV News Friday 21 March

Friday, 21 March 2014 7:51 p.m. by MediaCTV

Software models flooding

Software models flooding

Friday, 21 March 2014 4:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Flooding damage to houses in the Flockton Basin area in early March would probably have been avoided if floor levels were nearly half a metre higher. 

Damage state exceedance probabilities from aftershocks

Damage state exceedance probabilities from aftershocks

Friday, 21 March 2014 4:29 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

 

Dumping in Residential Red Zone under investigation

Dumping in Residential Red Zone under investigation

Friday, 21 March 2014 2:08 p.m. by GovtCera

While the dumping of commercial and domestic waste in the Residential Red Zone has been an issue for some time, a joint investigation by CERA, ECan and the Christchurch City Council in to illegal industrial waste dumping by a contractor is now underway.

Hidden Talent Show returns!!

Hidden Talent Show returns!!

Friday, 21 March 2014 1:48 p.m. by GapFiller

Got a special talent to share with the world? 

$2.5m boost to restore Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings

$2.5m boost to restore Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings

Friday, 21 March 2014 1:34 p.m. by EarthquakeAppeal Popular

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage today announced they will jointly provide funding of $2.5 million for the Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings, to be used towards restoration and reconstruction of its Armagh and Durham street stone towers. When completed, this work is intended to enable the adjacent wooden buildings to re-open for public use as soon as possible.

Help design your dream library

Help design your dream library

Friday, 21 March 2014 12:55 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Christchurch City Council is urging residents to make the most of a once in a lifetime chance to help design their New Central Library.

Gerry Brownlee: Canterbury Recovery

Gerry Brownlee: Canterbury Recovery

Friday, 21 March 2014 12:15 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the latest on Christchurch

Masha’s Impossible Products – Inconvenience Store Week 1 (4-9 March)

Masha’s Impossible Products – Inconvenience Store Week 1 (4-9 March)

Friday, 21 March 2014 12:08 p.m. by GapFiller

It all started extremely inconveniently. 

Mar 4-9, 2014: Masha’s Impossible Products – Inconvenience Store Week 1.

Mar 4-9, 2014: Masha’s Impossible Products – Inconvenience Store Week 1.

Friday, 21 March 2014 12:08 p.m. by GapFiller

Masha’s Impossible Products was the first Inconvenience Store, and sold a range of things that couldn’t possibly be made or sold. In Masha’s words: It all started extremely inconveniently. Ryan emailed me a week before the Inconvenience store was about to open its doors to excited shoppers, asking me if I would like to be the first […]

Preview – Central City traffic impacts for the week coming

Preview – Central City traffic impacts for the week coming

Friday, 21 March 2014 11:32 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users can expect delays as work on major routes into the city occur particulary in peak times due to the work on them so please allow extra time.

New $85 million library inches closer

New $85 million library inches closer

Friday, 21 March 2014 11:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council is seeking ideas and input from the public for the new $85 million central library.

Brougham Street – Major weekend work ahead

Brougham Street – Major weekend work ahead

Friday, 21 March 2014 10:44 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that weekend work at the Brougham and Colombo Street intersection will commence at 6pm Friday 21st March until 6am Monday 23rd March. We expect traffic to be slow through this area because of the work so …

Canterbury Provincial Buildings gets $2.5m

Canterbury Provincial Buildings gets $2.5m

Friday, 21 March 2014 10:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

One of Christchurch's most prominent buildings has received a $2.5 million funding boost to help repair and reopen it to the public.

How safe can we afford to be?

How safe can we afford to be?

Friday, 21 March 2014 9:43 a.m. by MediaStuff

OPINION: What is acceptable risk and what are tolerable impacts of future natural hazard events like earthquakes and flooding? DR KELVIN BERRYMAN of GNS Science examines these questions.

Gothic building thrown $2.5M quake lifeline

Gothic building thrown $2.5M quake lifeline

Friday, 21 March 2014 9:21 a.m. by Media3News

One of the last few gothic buildings still standing in Christchurch has been thrown a $2.5 million lifeline.

Post-quake roadworks take heavy toll on buses

Post-quake roadworks take heavy toll on buses

Friday, 21 March 2014 8:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Buses detouring around post-earthquake roadworks will cost ratepayers $300,000.

Dedicated youth space opening soon

Dedicated youth space opening soon

Thursday, 20 March 2014 10:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Mairehau News February edition

Mairehau News February edition

Thursday, 20 March 2014 10:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Bus Interchange

Bus Interchange

Thursday, 20 March 2014 7:26 p.m. by MediaCTV

Council Cosents

Council Cosents

Thursday, 20 March 2014 7:26 p.m. by MediaCTV

CERA Well Being Survey

CERA Well Being Survey

Thursday, 20 March 2014 7:25 p.m. by MediaCTV

Curtain Bank

Curtain Bank

Thursday, 20 March 2014 7:25 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News   Thursday 20 March

CTV News Thursday 20 March

Thursday, 20 March 2014 6:53 p.m. by MediaCTV

Tower Insurance loses in Court of Appeal

Tower Insurance loses in Court of Appeal

Thursday, 20 March 2014 5:18 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

The Court of Appeal in  [2014] NZCA 76 on 20 March 2014 allowed an appeal by Skyward against a decision of David Gendall J in the High Court that had wrongly said that Tower Insurance had the choice as to how it would settle the claim and could foist upon the insured a replacement house that in Tower Insurance’s view was comparable to the original.

Almost Universal Home Underinsurance Under Guidelines

Almost Universal Home Underinsurance Under Guidelines

Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:25 p.m. by PRNews Popular

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Disillusionment And Stress in Canterbury

Disillusionment And Stress in Canterbury

Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:18 p.m. by Allright Popular

The CERA Wellbeing Survey highlights the stresses caused by living in a post-disaster environment.

Babbage Consultants: Christchurch Progress

Babbage Consultants: Christchurch Progress

Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:15 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Babbage Consultants John O'Loughlin and Rhys Smith talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how Christchurch is evolving.

Christchurch heritage protesters march to save theatre

Christchurch heritage protesters march to save theatre

Thursday, 20 March 2014 7:50 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch heritage advocates will be out in force again today in an effort to save the Majestic Theatre.

Alpine Fault not so well behaved

Alpine Fault not so 'well behaved'

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 11:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Alpine Fault may have generated more large earthquakes than previously thought, making it increasingly dangerous in future, new research says.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 19th March 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 19th March 2014

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 7:49 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News   Wednesday 19 March

CTV News Wednesday 19 March

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 7:45 p.m. by MediaCTV

Smaller Commercial Rebuilds Are Happening

Smaller Commercial Rebuilds Are Happening

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 3:12 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

There is plenty happening in the Rebuild of Christchurch.

Chris Cantabs: Lorraine

Chris' Cantabs: Lorraine

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 1:52 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Chris' Cantab for this week is Lorraine who works at the Public Hospital and is loved by so many.  Chris finds out more about this wonderful lady.

UC simulating more than 100 earthquakes in its lab to design safer buildings

UC simulating more than 100 earthquakes in its lab to design safer buildings

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:47 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury (UC) is simulating more than 100 earthquakes on a building prototype to make post-quake buildings safer.

Manchester Street – closed north of Bealey Avenue

Manchester Street – closed north of Bealey Avenue

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 9:59 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised Manchester Street north of Bealey Avenue will be closed between Bealey Avenue and 433 Manchester Street (south of Purchas Street) to through traffic from tomorrow for approximately two weeks.

Lots of plans, not enough progress

Lots of plans, not enough progress

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 9:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Fail to plan, said the ever-quotable Ben Franklin, and you plan to fail.

City2Surf – Sunday 23 March – Road closures in place

City2Surf – Sunday 23 March – Road closures in place

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 8:53 a.m. by Transport4chch

The City2Surf event takes place on Sunday 23 March 2014. Road closures and restrictions will be in place on a number of roads leading up to and during the event.