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Convention centre weighing down Christchurchs CBD recovery - Treasury

Convention centre weighing down Christchurch's CBD recovery - Treasury

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 5:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's convention centre has been further delayed and is unlikely to be up and running before April 2019, a Treasury report shows.

EQC liabilities drag on because of land claim delays

EQC liabilities drag on because of land claim delays

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The value of Canterbury's outstanding Earthquake Commission (EQC) claims is far greater than the Government previously budgeted for.

Otakaro Orchard shows a community-led city is possible

Otakaro Orchard shows a community-led city is possible

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 12:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: This year I've had the privilege and challenge of working at the heart of what I consider to be one of the most exciting projects happening in the Christchurch city centre. The – Christchurch's first edible park and urban food hub – is a fundamentally different development to most happening in the city.

Tannery developer seeks ratepayer support for $400k Heathcote bridge and wharf

Tannery developer seeks ratepayer support for $400k Heathcote bridge and wharf

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 8:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developer Alasdair​ Cassels plans to spend $400,000 on a new bridge and wharf on the Heathcote River and hopes the council will provide $50,000 in support.

Slope Stability Drop In Session

Slope Stability Drop In Session

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 1:01 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

A NEW SCHOOL IS COMING, MAKE IT YOURS

A NEW SCHOOL IS COMING, MAKE IT YOURS

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 12:35 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

    “We’ll know we’ve succeeded if we can create a school which physically expresses the values and dreams of our families.”   – Richard Edmundson Principal, Linwood College   […]

New concept Farmers store for central Christchurch

New concept Farmers store for central Christchurch

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 12:16 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Farmers department store will open a specialist homewares outlet on Moorhouse Ave at the edge of central Christchurch.

Calls to extend Christchurch tram past Dux on Poplar Lane

Calls to extend Christchurch tram past Dux on Poplar Lane

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 11:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

Residents, developers and a tourism group want Christchurch's trams to run down Poplar Lane.

BUCHAN UNVEILS NEW CHRISTCHURCH OFFICE AT 144 KILMORE

BUCHAN UNVEILS NEW CHRISTCHURCH OFFICE AT 144 KILMORE

Monday, 30 May 2016 4:17 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Global architectural, interior and graphic design firm The Buchan Group has relocated its new Christchurch office to 144 Kilmore Street, a building it also designed.

Southern Response & Missing DRA’s

Southern Response & Missing DRA’s

Monday, 30 May 2016 1:48 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

People that settled with Southern Response based on an Arrow Detailed Repair/Rebuild Analysis (“DRA”) may have claims against Southern Response under the Fair Trading Act where the settlement sum was based on a DRA, but Southern Response did not disclose that it had other DRA’s with a greater sum that included extra components/allowances that were part of a rebuild cost.  Concerned insureds need to act quickly by reason of limitation issues.  Check whether the DRA settled on ha ...

New St Albans community centre design out for public to have a say

New St Albans community centre design out for public to have a say

Monday, 30 May 2016 12:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The plan for the new St Albans Community Centre in Colombo St north is open for public comment before the final design gets the nod.

Changes to the constitution to Otakaro Ltd

Changes to the constitution to Otakaro Ltd

Monday, 30 May 2016 10:05 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Of concern in the past week is that Ministers English and Brownlee have just changed the purpose of Otakaro Limited which has been developed post CERA to do the governments work. The change in the purpose effectively gives Otakaro Limited the power to act against the Regenerate Christchurch regeneration plans if the financial return to the government isn't good enough. 

First look at the new QEII

First look at the new QEII

Monday, 30 May 2016 9:26 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Hearings panel recommends partial sale of QEII Park land

Hearings panel recommends partial sale of QEII Park land

Monday, 30 May 2016 9:19 a.m. by GovtCCC

Hearings panel recommends partial sale of QEII Park land to Ministry of Education

Historic telescope will return stargazing to city

Historic telescope will return stargazing to city

Monday, 30 May 2016 9:16 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury (UC) Foundation charity aims to bring back a piece of Christchurch’s astronomical heritage by restoring the Townsend Teece Telescope to the city centre.

2000 Waimakariri properties at high risk of flood in natural hazards maps

2000 Waimakariri properties at 'high risk' of flood in natural hazards maps

Monday, 30 May 2016 8:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than 2000 North Canterbury properties have been classed as being at "high risk" of flooding in a new .

2700 Waimakariri properties at high risk of flood in natural hazards maps

2700 Waimakariri properties at 'high risk' of flood in natural hazards maps

Monday, 30 May 2016 8:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

About 2700 North Canterbury properties have been classed as being at "high risk" of flooding in a new .

Superette among new stores for ANZ Centre in Christchurch retail precinct

Superette among new stores for ANZ Centre in Christchurch retail precinct

Monday, 30 May 2016 7:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

Three new tenants including Kiwi fashion store Superette will open stores in the new ANZ Centre in Christchurch's retail precinct.

February new date for The Terrace

February new date for The Terrace

Friday, 27 May 2016 8:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

The first building in Christchurch's stop-start riverfront development The Terrace should be finished by next February.

Spend on convention centre hits $16 million

Spend on convention centre hits $16 million

Friday, 27 May 2016 5:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has spent about $16 million trying to get Christchurch's convention centre off the ground, Budget documents show.

Canterburys best buildings: Regional architecture award winners announced

Canterbury's best buildings: Regional architecture award winners announced

Friday, 27 May 2016 3:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

An architectural judge says conservative Christchurch needs to be bolder to create an exceptional city.

Southern Response class action hopes to return to High Court

Southern Response class action hopes to return to High Court

Friday, 27 May 2016 3:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

A group of about 50 Canterbury homeowners hope to return to the High Court to state their case again insurer Southern Response.

Concept design of new $36.5m QEII rec centre released

Concept design of new $36.5m QEII rec centre released

Friday, 27 May 2016 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction of Christchurch's new $36.5 million QEII recreation and sport centre will start  in October.

Helen Dawson, 86, waiting for second-time foundation fix for Christchurch home

Helen Dawson, 86, waiting for second-time foundation fix for Christchurch home

Friday, 27 May 2016 1:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

When a truck drives past, Helen Dawson's home shudders.

Christchurch council panel recommends sale of QEII Park land to Ministry of Education

Christchurch council panel recommends sale of QEII Park land to Ministry of Education

Friday, 27 May 2016 11:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch City Council hearings panel has recommended the sale of QEII Park land to the Ministry of Education.

Christchurch bowling hall destroyed by earthquake and fire gets council loan

Christchurch bowling hall destroyed by earthquake and fire gets council loan

Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

After an "unfortunate series of events", a Christchurch bowling hall will finally reopen its doors.

Art for Arts (Centres) sake

Art for Arts (Centre's) sake

Thursday, 26 May 2016 9:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

An artistic donation has given a boost to the quest to rebuild a long-lost architectural piece of Christchurch's Arts Centre.

New $35m Sebel hotel and offices for Christchurchs Victoria St

New $35m Sebel hotel and offices for Christchurch's Victoria St

Thursday, 26 May 2016 6:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is to get a new luxury apartment hotel, and it is already for sale.

EQC on Fair Go

EQC on Fair Go

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 6:46 p.m. by GovtEQC

New $35m hotel and offices for central Christchurch

New $35m hotel and offices for central Christchurch

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 6:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is to get a new luxury apartment hotel, and it is already for sale.

Arts Centre announces tenant for former Le Cafe site

Arts Centre announces tenant for former Le Cafe site

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 1:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

The new tenant for the former Le Cafe space at the Christchurch Arts Centre will open its restaurant in September.

Earthquake measuring 4.2 hits Hawkes Bay

Earthquake measuring 4.2 hits Hawke's Bay

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 8:53 a.m. by GovtEQC

Temporary projects, permanent impact

Temporary projects, permanent impact

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 3:15 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

Christchurch City Councils $100m funding to smooth bumpy roads

Christchurch City Council's $100m funding to 'smooth bumpy roads'

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 5:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council is vowing to fix Christchurch's bumpy roads after shortcomings in the infrastructure repair programme.

Residential Rebuild Slows As Insurers Continue To Delay

Residential Rebuild Slows As Insurers Continue To Delay

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:46 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Featured Popular

Residential Rebuild Slows As Insurers Continue To Delay Settlements

Appeal to Attorney-General to extend limitation period

Appeal to Attorney-General to extend limitation period

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:43 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Law academic and community groups appeal for Government action

Aranui celebrates the opening of new community centre

Aranui celebrates the opening of new community centre

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:38 p.m. by GovtCCC

Crowds gathered to celebrate the opening of the new Aranui Wainoni Community Centre, which will provide a place for the local community to once again gather for cultural, recreational and educational activities and events.

Terms of Reference to be agreed for second peer review of Coastal Hazards Report

Terms of Reference to be agreed for second peer review of Coastal Hazards Report

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:20 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council will be asked to agree to Terms of Reference for the second peer review of the Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor Ltd 2015) at its Council meeting next Thursday.

Name wanted for the Sumner Library, Community Centre and Museum

Name wanted for the Sumner Library, Community Centre and Museum

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is encouraging people with creative ideas to suggest a name for the new Sumner Library, Community Centre and Museum.

kidsFEST coming in July!

kidsFEST coming in July!

Monday, 23 May 2016 4:44 p.m. by GapFiller

To celebrate KidsFEST we are hosting a couple of awesome events!   A kids disco at the Dance O Mat “Wild Thing” and a Gap Filler style “Amazing Race”. Check back here next week to get a direct link to kidsFEST and our event pages on facebook.  

Gap Cache is having a holiday until July’s KidsFEST

Gap Cache is having a holiday until July’s KidsFEST

Monday, 23 May 2016 2:17 p.m. by GapFiller

We are currently giving Gap Cache a make-over for KidsFEST.  Check back here in July for updates.     Take your kids on a treasure hunt in the inner city. A cross between the outdoor hobby of Geocaching and its retro-equivalent Letter Boxing, Gap Cache is a treasure hunt that involves visiting six inspiring gaps in […]

EQC & Southern Response ordered to pay costs

EQC & Southern Response ordered to pay costs

Monday, 23 May 2016 1:04 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In Driessen v EQC & Southern Response [2016] NZHC 1048 the High Court (Davidson J) on 19 May 2016 has ordered EQC and Southern Response to pay costs and disbursements to a homeowner where EQC and Southern Response settled the claims after being sued for amounts greater than they had offered to pay prior to being sued.  Prior to being sued in November 2013 EQC assessed the damage at $58,504.  Southern Response assessed its liability at $20,000 for DFPP.  Ultimately EQC paid $153,422 in Novemb ...

Lytteltons Porthole bar celebrates the end of era

Lyttelton's Porthole bar celebrates the end of era

Monday, 23 May 2016 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

It's the end of an era for one of Lyttelton's most popular bars... or is it?

The Porthole container bar closed its doors for the last time in the early hours of Sunday morning, shutting up shop after . Several hundred people packed out the premises for one last hurrah.

The bar after Christchurch's February 2011 earthquake.

Alpine fault rupture research

Alpine fault rupture research

Monday, 23 May 2016 8:36 a.m. by GovtEQC

Lyttleton bar celebrates end of era

Lyttleton bar celebrates end of era

Sunday, 22 May 2016 7:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

It's the end of an era for one of Lyttelton's most popular bars . . . or is it?

The Porthole container bar closed its doors for the last time in the early hours of Sunday morning, shutting up shop after . Several hundred people packed out the premises for one last hurrah.

The bar after the February 2011 earthquake.

"It was a really, really lovely night," bar owner Mike Dunlay said. The dance floor was full of bubbly patrons and plastic cups had to be used to cope with ...

Ministry negotiating new site for Christchurch merger school

Ministry negotiating new site for Christchurch merger school

Sunday, 22 May 2016 1:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is working on finding a new site for a Christchurch merger school but won't say if it will stay in the central city.

Rangioras main street reopens to two lanes for first time since earthquakes

Rangiora's main street reopens to two lanes for first time since earthquakes

Saturday, 21 May 2016 11:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

Rangiora's main street has opened to two-way traffic for the first time since Canterbury's earthquakes.

Rangioras Red Lion pubs last roar?

Rangiora's Red Lion pub's last roar?

Saturday, 21 May 2016 11:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Rangiora's iconic Red Lion may have roared for the last time.

Residents oppose large rest care development in Cashmere Hills

Residents oppose large rest care development in Cashmere Hills

Friday, 20 May 2016 6:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Residents opposing a $30 million rest home development on Christchurch's Cashmere Hills say the complex is "overly aggressive".

Peter Townsend: Air Force Museum plays vital role in protecting our cultural heritage

Peter Townsend: Air Force Museum plays vital role in protecting our cultural heritage

Friday, 20 May 2016 12:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

One of the unsung groups of heroes post earthquake has been the team out at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand who have been playing a vital role in protecting Canterbury's cultural collections.

Christchurch rebuild creates new courtyards in city centre

Christchurch rebuild creates new courtyards in city centre

Friday, 20 May 2016 8:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first of at least 10 new courtyards to be created in central Christchurch has been described as being like the lining of a well-made suit.

12,000 claims for Valentines Day quake

12,000 claims for Valentines Day quake

Thursday, 19 May 2016 6:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Almost 10,000 Canterbury homes were damaged in the Valentines Day earthquake.