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Regenerate Christchurch releases red zone vision statement

Regenerate Christchurch releases red zone vision statement

Friday, 12 May 2017 6:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

"Our vision is for the river to connect us together with each other, with nature and with new possibilities."

Vision for former red zone

Vision for former red zone

Friday, 12 May 2017 2:50 p.m. by Regenerate Featured Popular

A vision for the Ōtākaro Avon River Regeneration Area being released today has been shaped by thousands of ideas from Christchurch people about how the area can be transformed into an attractive and exciting legacy for our community.

Anglicans lobbied council for streamlined Christ Church Cathedral demolition planning rules

Anglicans lobbied council for streamlined Christ Church Cathedral demolition planning rules

Friday, 12 May 2017 7:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

Anglican leaders lobbied council to change city planning rules so the Christ Church Cathedral could be demolished more easily.

Christchurch City Council wont start Victoria St revamp until people on board

Christchurch City Council won't start Victoria St revamp until people 'on board'

Thursday, 11 May 2017 8:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council will not start any more central city transport projects until businesses and residents are happy with the plans.

Open City

Open City

Thursday, 11 May 2017 10:04 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Realigned section of State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura opens May 22

Realigned section of State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura opens May 22

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 7:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

A section of State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura will soon reopen to traffic.

Christchurchs historic Sign of the Takahe ready for occupation

Christchurch's historic Sign of the Takahe ready for occupation

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 6:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

After more than two years, almost $3 million and a series of delays, work on the historic Sign of the Takahe is now complete.

Convicted thief Katrina Leigh Leoni must declare assets before sentencing

Convicted thief Katrina Leigh Leoni must declare assets before sentencing

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 1:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

A woman has five days to declare all her assets – including any she may have disposed of – before she is sentenced for stealing $133,000 from a Christchurch rebuild firm.

Christchurch Hospital faces 2000-strong car park shortage, parking building could cost $23m

Christchurch Hospital faces 2000-strong car park shortage, parking building could cost $23m

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 6:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's health precinct could be up to 2000 car parks short in the long term. A parking building to alleviate the problem could cost more than $20 million.

Will small businesses ever return to Christchurchs rebuilt city centre?

Will small businesses ever return to Christchurch's rebuilt city centre?

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 6:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Between them, Pedro Carazo, Debbie Lawson and Deric Blacker, lost three businesses, two homes, a son, and a close friend, on February 22, 2011.

Group behind flat water course proposal for Christchurch red zone says it could bring city millions

Group behind flat water course proposal for Christchurch red zone says it could bring city 'millions'

Monday, 8 May 2017 9:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A group behind plans for an international open water course in Christchurch's residential red zone claims it could make the city $30-$50 million a year.

Government applies to buy Redcliffs Park for new Redcliffs School

Government applies to buy Redcliffs Park for new Redcliffs School

Friday, 5 May 2017 4:20 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A new Redcliffs School site is a step closer – the Government has applied to buy Redcliffs Park.

Government makes formal offer to buy part of Redcliffs Park for new Redcliffs School

Government makes formal offer to buy part of Redcliffs Park for new Redcliffs School

Friday, 5 May 2017 9:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new Redcliffs School site is a step closer – the Government has applied to buy part of Redcliffs Park.

Inaccessible city- St Asaph Street- another grumpy meeting…

Inaccessible city- St Asaph Street- another grumpy meeting…

Friday, 5 May 2017 8:39 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Well that was interesting. 

Officials left apologising after Gerry Brownlee cans Christchurch earthquake symposium

Officials left apologising after Gerry Brownlee cans Christchurch earthquake symposium

Thursday, 4 May 2017 9:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a major earthquake conference that was eventually abandoned by former Canterbury rebuild minister Gerry Brownlee.

University building a timber-technology first for NZ

University building a timber-technology first for NZ

Thursday, 4 May 2017 8:00 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury has signed a contract with Dominion Constructors for a state-of-the-art building in the University’s new Science precinct that will push the boundaries of multi-storey timber-framed construction in New Zealand.

Announcement on pre-feasibility study hailed

Announcement on pre-feasibility study hailed

Thursday, 4 May 2017 7:49 p.m. by PRNews Popular

MEDIA RELEASE: Multi-Purpose Arena Trust

Christchurch City Council and RSA meet to discuss process to move citys cenotaph

Christchurch City Council and RSA meet to discuss process to move city's cenotaph

Thursday, 4 May 2017 6:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council and local RSA have met to discuss what can be done to move the city's cenotaph from the overgrown grounds of the derelict Christ Church Cathedral.

Regenerate Christchurch reveals planning targets for Cathedral Square, red zone

Regenerate Christchurch reveals planning targets for Cathedral Square, red zone

Thursday, 4 May 2017 4:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plans to revitalise Cathedral Square and the residential red zone should be a step closer to reality by the end of June.

Shortland Street quake show should have carried a warning, say traumatised viewers

Shortland Street quake show should have carried a warning, say traumatised viewers

Thursday, 4 May 2017 1:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

Viewers are saying TVNZ should have screened a warning before Wednesday night's Shortland Street which showed a large scale earthquake.

Christchurch Mayor says Garden City needs to clean up if it wants to keep reputation

Christchurch Mayor says Garden City needs to clean up if it wants to keep reputation

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 7:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch must "look a lot better" than it does currently if it wants to keep its Garden City label, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Christchurchs $1.5 million heritage Edmonds Band Rotunda rebuild delayed until 2018

Christchurch's $1.5 million heritage Edmonds Band Rotunda rebuild delayed until 2018

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Edmonds Band Rotunda on the Avon riverbank will now not be rebuilt until at least the second half of next year.

Auckland has its very own Dance-O-Mat!

Auckland has its very own Dance-O-Mat!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 3:51 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Extension for developers interested in old Inland Revenue building

Extension for developers interested in old Inland Revenue building

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 6:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown has given would-be buyers until Friday to consider options for Christchurch's former Inland Revenue building.

Editorial: Pre-feasibility report on Christchurch stadium could speed citys revivial

Editorial: 'Pre-feasibility' report on Christchurch stadium could speed city's revivial

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Gerry Brownlee may be set to jet around the world as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs but in his last act as Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister, he pulled a final surprise from his rebuild goodie bag when he commissioned a "pre-feasibility" study on a new "multi-use arena".

New Christchurch stadium could be built sooner than expected

New Christchurch stadium could be built sooner than expected

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 6:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council is considering building a new events stadium earlier than planned.

Another new hotel for central Christchurch

Another new hotel for central Christchurch

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 1:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Another new hotel has been announced for central Christchurch.

Research Grants Slider

Research Grants Slider

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 10:35 a.m. by GovtEQC

Biennial research grants open for application

Biennial research grants open for application

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 10:35 a.m. by GovtEQC

Government pays for new Christchurch stadium pre-viability study

Government pays for new Christchurch stadium 'pre-viability study'

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 10:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

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Insurance companies say people could get paid twice for same claim

Insurance companies say people could get paid twice for same claim

Monday, 1 May 2017 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Some insurance claimants with properties damaged by liquefaction could receive two pay-outs for one claim, insurers say.

Akaroa says cruise ships will keep coming despite Lyttelton berth development

Akaroa says cruise ships will keep coming despite Lyttelton berth development

Monday, 1 May 2017 5:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Akaroa has no intention of giving up its cruise business when Lyttelton builds its $56 million new berth.

Christchurch quake rescuer Bill Toomey wins fight for ACC cover for post-traumatic stress

Christchurch quake rescuer Bill Toomey wins fight for ACC cover for post-traumatic stress

Monday, 1 May 2017 11:12 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch builder Bill Toomey has won a landmark case against ACC to cover the post-traumatic stress disorder he suffered after pulling people from a collapsed building after the February 2011 earthquake.

Work starts on rescue of historic Christchurch convent and chapel

Work starts on rescue of historic Christchurch convent and chapel

Sunday, 30 April 2017 5:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

After over two years of planning and fundraising, new owners are about to start rescue work on a threatened 120-year-old Christchurch convent and chapel.

Christchurch City Council buys Linwood temporary housing village off government

Christchurch City Council buys Linwood temporary housing village off government

Sunday, 30 April 2017 3:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ratepayers have bought the Linwood temporary housing village from the Government, but the price is being kept secret.

Christchurch labour hire company One World Resourcing made Filipino employees sign illegal bond forms

Christchurch labour hire company One World Resourcing made Filipino employees sign illegal bond forms

Sunday, 30 April 2017 2:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch company specialising in foreign labour made employees sign an illegal "bond document" requiring them to pay the firm nearly $5000 if they quit.

Neighbourhood neglect lacks respect for earthquake victims, says family

Neighbourhood neglect lacks respect for earthquake victims, says family

Friday, 28 April 2017 6:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Bright wildflowers and a loving sign used to mark the site where Natasha Hadfield died.

Christchurch Spagalimis moving from Victoria St to Harlequin Public House after four-year insurance nightmare

Christchurch Spagalimis moving from Victoria St to Harlequin Public House after four-year insurance 'nightmare'

Friday, 28 April 2017 12:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Despite a continuing four-year insurance "nightmare" over their central Christchurch restaurant, pizzeria Spagalimis is moving to new premises nearby.

Christchurch Spagalimis moving from old Victoria St site to Harlequin Public House after insurance nightmare

Christchurch Spagalimis moving from old Victoria St site to Harlequin Public House after insurance 'nightmare'

Friday, 28 April 2017 12:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Despite a continuing four-year insurance "nightmare" over their central Christchurch restaurant, pizzeria Spagalimis is moving to new premises nearby.

Linwood Village Update April 2017

Linwood Village Update April 2017

Thursday, 27 April 2017 6:10 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Linwood Village - A place of opportunity

Rebuilding in the CBD.. Duncan’s Buildings..

Rebuilding in the CBD.. Duncan’s Buildings..

Thursday, 27 April 2017 5:33 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

What is new in High Street today? This is worth seeing!  The council planted “Pin Oaks,” if my memory is correct, in 1995-96???  They have become huge – over 15 meters high, they obscure the frontages, are messy, untrimmed and …

$18m more for Christchurch’s Acute Services Building

$18m more for Christchurch’s Acute Services Building

Thursday, 27 April 2017 2:53 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular


OVTRK Update April/May 2017

OVTRK Update April/May 2017

Thursday, 27 April 2017 11:08 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Who is who on the Organising Group (April 2017) 

Settlement agreement valid

Settlement agreement valid

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 4:38 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

In Annex Devleopments Ltd v IAG New Zealand Ltd & anor [2017] NZHC 706 a property owner, Annex, asked the Court to set aside a settlement agreement it entered into in February 2012 for settlement of a commercial building claim on the ground that it and IAG had made a mistake about the extent of the insurance cover.  Annex settled the claim(s) for $9,430,000.  IAG had previously made progress payments for emergency repairs and lost rent of $229,746.35.  Annex said that it ought to have receiv ...

Rebuilding in the Christchurch CBD- Duncan’s Building.

Rebuilding in the Christchurch CBD- Duncan’s Building.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 10:09 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

What is new in High Street? 

Rents and road works play havoc with some Christchurch hospitality businesses

Rents and road works play havoc with some Christchurch hospitality businesses

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

High rents, road works, more competition and a lack of patrons are adding up to a heap of financial trouble for a growing number of Christchurch hospitality outlets.

Dynamic geometry: Chapel Street Centre

Dynamic geometry: Chapel Street Centre

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

One of the challenges for architects – working within the constrained budgets that post-quake Christchurch frequently presents – is to create safe, functional buildings that also include some architecture. Where do you prioritise modest finances to achieve an enlightened architectural solution?

Central Christchurch business group battles budget cut

Central Christchurch business group battles budget cut

Monday, 24 April 2017 5:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch businesses and non-profit groups want to hang onto a funding lifeline from ratepayers until the city centre gets back on its feet.

TEAM BATTLE for the GOLDEN CONE

TEAM BATTLE for the GOLDEN CONE

Monday, 24 April 2017 4:08 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Visible signs of issues in Linwood Village, residents want to see redevelopment

'Visible signs' of issues in Linwood Village, residents want to see redevelopment

Monday, 24 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Residents eager to see the declining Linwood Village redeveloped detest "visible signs" of homelessness and substance abuse around the former shopping area.

International hotel group buys Cathedral Square site for new hotel

International hotel group buys Cathedral Square site for new hotel

Friday, 21 April 2017 5:59 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A major Japanese hotel and tourism group has bought land in Cathedral Square for just over $7 million to build a big hotel.

EQC calls for applicants for the 2018 Biennial grants programme

EQC calls for applicants for the 2018 Biennial grants programme

Friday, 21 April 2017 11:42 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular