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Christchurch architect Alun Wilkie dies aged 68

Christchurch architect Alun Wilkie dies aged 68

Monday, 19 June 2017 5:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch architect who designed well-known buildings including the Knox Church rebuild and The Piano performing arts centre has died.

Rebuild the Christ Church Cathedral with modern materials to make it sound sweeter

Rebuild the Christ Church Cathedral with modern materials to make it sound sweeter

Monday, 19 June 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: From my perspective, the cathedral was often a frustrating building to work in.

Quake memorial artist Peter Majendie to ask Christchurch City Council for new site

Quake memorial artist Peter Majendie to ask Christchurch City Council for new site

Sunday, 18 June 2017 3:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

The man behind Christchurch's installation is lobbying the city council to find a permanent home for the earthquake memorial.

Little Lyford booms after the North Canterbury quake

Little Lyford booms after the North Canterbury quake

Saturday, 17 June 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress



We should know this by now but Mt Lyford village and ski field in North Canterbury remind us that earthquakes and their consequences are random. Some people are devastated, others not. Neighbouring towns wind up treated differently. There are winners and losers.

Almost every one of the 60 or so baches and homes in tiny Lyford were damaged – certainly their contents were smashed – in last November's magnitude 7.8 earthquake – the  in New Zealand.

But luck, geogra ...

Our rebuilt house made daughter sick: Christchurch couple

Our rebuilt house made daughter sick: Christchurch couple

Friday, 16 June 2017 6:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Carl and Ginnine Roberts get compliments from friends on their new Christchurch house, but the tidy aesthetics hide a grim story.

MATARIKI RISES AGAIN IN THE RED ZONE

MATARIKI RISES AGAIN IN THE RED ZONE

Friday, 16 June 2017 12:02 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

Matariki, the constellation of stars that signals the Maori new year, rises over the red zone again this month and will be marked by the return of Matariki in the Zone on 25 June.

Speech: Peters - Christ Church Cathedral

Speech: Peters - Christ Church Cathedral

Friday, 16 June 2017 11:58 a.m. by PRNews Popular


Cathedral Square,
Christchurch
1.30pm, Sunday, 28th May, 2017



There has been so much said. So much written.
But this building, Christ Church Cathedral, sits in the heart of this wonderful city.
The city on the edge of the Canterbury Plains.
The city that’s known for its Gothic-style Cathedral, right in the centre.
Yes, right here is a church.
But it is so much more.
Many here in Christchurch will say it ...

Canterbury wellbeing data shows positive trends

Canterbury wellbeing data shows positive trends

Friday, 16 June 2017 11:52 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration

Cholmondeley CEO on the Move

Cholmondeley CEO on the Move

Friday, 16 June 2017 11:51 a.m. by PRNews Recommended Popular

After nearly eight years at the helm, and having guided Cholmondeley Children’s Centre through the Christchurch earthquakes and subsequent rebuild programme, Chief Executive Shane Murdoch is moving on.

First train arrives in Kaikoura after November quake

First train arrives in Kaikoura after November quake

Friday, 16 June 2017 11:48 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

First train arrives in Kaikoura after November quake

Recovery team recognise the good Samaritans of Kaikoura who helped after the earthquake

Recovery team recognise the good Samaritans of Kaikoura who helped after the earthquake

Thursday, 15 June 2017 7:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Kaikoura earthquake recovery team are organising a big thank you on Wednesday, as the recovery effort winds down seven months after the 7.9 magnitude earthquake in November .

Police decide against charges over Southern Ink and Riccarton Rd earthquake deaths

Police decide against charges over Southern Ink and Riccarton Rd earthquake deaths

Thursday, 15 June 2017 6:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police will not lay charges in connection with one of four sites under investigation over Christchurch earthquake deaths.

Tenants seek out good locations as rents drop further in Christchurch

Tenants seek out good locations as rents drop further in Christchurch

Thursday, 15 June 2017 6:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tenants are making the best of falling rents in Christchurch, with rents now back where they were nearly five years ago.

Why the deafening silence over Christchurchs performing arts precinct?

Why the deafening silence over Christchurch's performing arts precinct?

Thursday, 15 June 2017 5:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

A veil of silence shrouds a major rebuild project in Christchurch's city centre.

Former rebuild minister Gerry Brownlee questioned need to audit Cera before damning report

Former rebuild minister Gerry Brownlee questioned need to audit Cera before damning report

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 8:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Former rebuild minister Gerry Brownlee queried the need to audit the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's (Cera) performance, saying he was not sure why the work was necessary.

Barry Soper: ChristChurch Cathedral rebuild decision long overdue

Barry Soper: ChristChurch Cathedral rebuild decision long overdue

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 1:44 p.m. by MediaHerald

This country has far too few architectural examples of our young history and they're worth preserving.The Auckland Town Hall's one example, the Dunedin Railway Station's another and the masterpiece is the old Parliament Buildings...

EQC & Insurance News – Newsletter #15

EQC & Insurance News – Newsletter #15

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 12:20 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

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Anglicans should not decide Christ Church Cathedral future - poll

Anglicans should not decide Christ Church Cathedral future - poll

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 9:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

A majority of city residents polled by  the Anglican church believe the future of the Christ Church Cathedral is "too important" to be "left to the Anglicans alone to decide".

Richard Peebles new Cashel St shopping complex will link Farmers Market to Ballantynes

Richard Peebles' new Cashel St shopping complex will link Farmers Market to Ballantynes

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 4:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch investor behind the  is buying more of the Re:Start mall site for a new shopping complex.

Duncan’s Buildings again…..

Duncan’s Buildings again…..

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 3:28 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

When I finished choking on my coffee this morning, I laughed.  

Anglican dioceses Christ Church Cathedral poll finds 58 per cent want it restored

Anglican diocese's Christ Church Cathedral poll finds 58 per cent want it restored

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 12:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Most city residents want Christ Church Cathedral restored, according to a new survey commissioned by Anglican diocese leaders.

Momentum on dirty 30: Lower High St heritage block reopening in months

Momentum on 'dirty 30': Lower High St heritage block reopening in months

Monday, 12 June 2017 4:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Lower High St property owners say they are making big progress on their damaged heritage buildings, despite featuring on the city council's "dirty 30" list.

Breaking deadlocks in Christchurch

Breaking deadlocks in Christchurch

Monday, 12 June 2017 7:37 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

Designs for $75m apartment complex on Cramner Courts site unveiled

Designs for $75m apartment complex on Cramner Courts site unveiled

Sunday, 11 June 2017 7:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

A luxury apartment complex to be built in central Christchurch with Chinese investment will offer homes ranging from $965,000 to $3.75 million.

Designs for $75m apartment complex on Cranmer Courts site unveiled

Designs for $75m apartment complex on Cranmer Courts site unveiled

Sunday, 11 June 2017 7:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

A luxury apartment complex to be built in central Christchurch with Chinese investment will offer homes ranging from $965,000 to $3.75 million.

Construction begins on more terraces for the Avon riverbank

Construction begins on more terraces for the Avon riverbank

Sunday, 11 June 2017 3:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

The banks of central Christchurch's Avon River is set to get more public seating and planting this week.

Man to create near-perfect replica of Christchurch heritage house

Man to create near-perfect replica of Christchurch heritage house

Saturday, 10 June 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Martin Holland has just begun a counter-intuitive rebuild of his Christchurch home, but then he's a slightly counter-intuitive guy.

Man to create near-perfect replica of Christchurch heritage house

Man to create near-perfect replica of Christchurch heritage house

Saturday, 10 June 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Martin Holland has just begun a counter-intuitive rebuild of his Christchurch home, but then he's a slightly counter-intuitive guy.

Near-perfect replica of Christchurch heritage house a triumph of perseverance

Near-perfect replica of Christchurch heritage house a triumph of perseverance

Saturday, 10 June 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Martin Holland has just begun a counter-intuitive rebuild of his Christchurch home but then he's a slightly counter-intuitive guy.

Near-perfect replica of Christchurch heritage house a triumph of perseverance

Near-perfect replica of Christchurch heritage house a triumph of perseverance

Saturday, 10 June 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Martin Holland has just begun a counter-intuitive rebuild of his Christchurch home but then he's a slightly counter-intuitive guy.

Payment rate for Canterbury earthquake claims continues to slow

Payment rate for Canterbury earthquake claims continues to slow

Friday, 9 June 2017 8:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury earthquake insurance claims are racking up as fast as insurers are paying them out.

Scirt to be replaced by 3 Waters Capital Programme Directorate

Scirt to be replaced by '3 Waters Capital Programme Directorate'

Friday, 9 June 2017 5:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council is putting the finishing touches on the organisation to replace Scirt.

Christchurch needs a sacred space, no matter what its form

Christchurch needs a 'sacred space', no matter what its form

Friday, 9 June 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: When Bishop Victoria Matthews, the spiritual leader of the Anglican Church in Canterbury, announced we would have to wait until a meeting of the church's synod in September for a final decision on the fate of Christchurch Cathedral, there was both condemnation and exasperation.

Nearly half of EQC managed repair owners concerned about repair quality

Nearly half of EQC managed repair owners concerned about repair quality

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 7:58 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Nearly half of Canterbury homeowners who had the Earthquake Commission (EQC) manage their repairs were concerned about quality, a survey says.

Rugby bosses would accept covered Christchurch arena smaller than Lancaster Park - Riach

Rugby bosses would accept covered Christchurch arena smaller than Lancaster Park - Riach

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 6:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury rugby bosses can stomach a smaller stadium than its earthquake-damaged predecessor if it comes with a roof.

Rachel Smalley: Christchurchs eyesores a painful reminder of earthquake tragedy

Rachel Smalley: Christchurch's eyesores a painful reminder of earthquake tragedy

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 8:08 a.m. by MediaHerald

I ran the Christchurch marathon at the weekend. It winds you around pretty Hagley Park, through the CBD and then into some of the red zone suburbs.The red zone is always confronting. You can see where houses once stood because although...

Call for parking action in central Christchurch

Call for parking action in central Christchurch

Friday, 2 June 2017 7:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Central Christchurch businesses want action to ensure high parking charges do not deter shoppers.

Homeowners, are your foundations earthquake-ready?

Homeowners, are your foundations earthquake-ready?

Friday, 2 June 2017 2:46 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

EQC has acknowledged it got the repairs wrong, but wont help fix it

EQC has acknowledged it got the repairs wrong, but won't help fix it

Thursday, 1 June 2017 10:09 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Press, June 1 2017

Debate over development of three parcels of Christchurch land, including old convention centre site

Debate over development of three parcels of Christchurch land, including old convention centre site

Thursday, 1 June 2017 7:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council's development company has been reduced to an unpaid property manager, a councillor suggests.

Christchurch businesses fear for future if planned cycleway through Linwood Village not changed

Christchurch businesses fear for future if planned cycleway through Linwood Village not changed

Thursday, 1 June 2017 7:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Paterson Bros Tyre Services has been a fixture of Christchurch's Worcester St for 40 years, but owner Scott Paterson fears that legacy will end if a planned cycleway blocks access to his business.

OPEN CITY – COMING SOON!

OPEN CITY – COMING SOON!

Thursday, 1 June 2017 1:35 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

OPEN CITY – now live!

OPEN CITY – now live!

Thursday, 1 June 2017 1:35 p.m. by GapFiller

EQC bullying Heathcote Valley family after repair botch, then fire, laywer says

EQC bullying Heathcote Valley family after repair botch, then fire, laywer says

Thursday, 1 June 2017 12:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is bullying a Christchurch family after botching their home's earthquake repair, their lawyer says.

St Albans News – now available to read

St Albans News – now available to read

Thursday, 1 June 2017 10:12 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The transitional community centre is soon to transition to a park in Shirley but what will happen to community groups using the community centre in the meantime while the new centre is being built. The residents association (SARA) and the …

St Albans News June/July edition – now available to read

St Albans News June/July edition – now available to read

Thursday, 1 June 2017 10:12 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The transitional community centre is soon to transition to a park in Shirley but what will happen to community groups using the community centre in the meantime while the new centre is being built. The residents association (SARA) and the …

Watch: drone footage shows Western Belfast Bypass progress

Watch: drone footage shows Western Belfast Bypass progress

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 9:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

A section of highway to reduce congestion for traffic headed north out of Christchurch is nearing completion, new drone footage shows.

Christchurch Dilemmas: Is this the year for Cathedral Square?

Christchurch Dilemmas: Is this the year for Cathedral Square?

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 9:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

Is this the year for Cathedral Square?

Christchurch mans anti-insurance red car gets huge amount of support

Christchurch man's anti-insurance red car gets 'huge amount of support'

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Peter Glasson says his portable anti-insurance company billboard has proved a hit with Cantabrians.

Former Rebuild Minister Gerry Brownlee suspended Christchurchs Accessible City funding amid widespread outrage

Former Rebuild Minister Gerry Brownlee suspended Christchurch's Accessible City funding amid widespread outrage

Monday, 29 May 2017 8:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's former rebuild minister used his powers to suspend Accessible City funding for more than a month, amid widespread discontent over the controversial street works.

Government suspended Christchurchs Accessible City funding amid widespread outrage

Government suspended Christchurch's Accessible City funding amid widespread outrage

Monday, 29 May 2017 8:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's former rebuild minister used his powers to suspend Accessible City funding for more than a month, amid widespread discontent over the controversial street works.

Duncan’s Building Rebuild

Duncan’s Building Rebuild

Monday, 29 May 2017 2:40 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

News Update:  I have just been sent this link. This is what is planned for the back of the Duncan’s Buildings.  The 8 Units owned by the Peeble’s group. It is so far off the original design that I find …

Avon-Ōtākaro river trail taking shape

Avon-Ōtākaro river trail taking shape

Monday, 29 May 2017 1:42 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

Why Christchurch needs a multi-purpose arena downtown

Why Christchurch needs a multi-purpose arena downtown

Monday, 29 May 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Rugby? Yeah nah. It's our national game and missing out on World Cup games in 2011 was a blow, but Christchurch people had other things on their mind. When you were faced with losing your home or battling to repair it because of the most devastating earthquake to hit the country in 80 years, well, rugby suddenly didn't seem to be the number one priority.

Government tops up Southern Response funding to $1.5b

Government tops up Southern Response funding to $1.5b

Friday, 26 May 2017 8:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has pledged a further $250 million to Southern Response, bringing the total funding for the Crown company to $1.5 billion.