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Former theatre and pub site sells for $3 million

Former theatre and pub site sells for $3 million

Sunday, 12 March 2017 3:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch property investor and businessman Ben Gough has sold another of his properties – a site just off Cathedral Square which fetched $3 million.

Packe St park planning for the future

Packe St park planning for the future

Friday, 10 March 2017 9:39 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Packe St Park and Community Garden will be doing a bit of strategic planning at the AGM, so if you are interested in the future of the 21 year old community garden, attend the meeting which is being held …

Friends of Abberley Park meeting

Friends of Abberley Park meeting

Friday, 10 March 2017 9:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Friends of Abberley Park group has been set up to make sure St Albans residents and other users of the park's interests are taken into account in any planning moves and changes by the park's owner, the Christchurch City …

Biggest and priciest apartments yet for central Christchurch

Biggest and priciest apartments yet for central Christchurch

Friday, 10 March 2017 8:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's priciest apartment yet will have travertine floors, nearly 700 square metres of space, a giant roof terrace, and a $5.7 million pricetag.

The Great Wall of Christchurch is dividing east from west

'The Great Wall of Christchurch' is dividing east from west

Friday, 10 March 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Dropping into central Christchurch after a few years was like being dropped into a peculiar sort of war zone.

First stage of Durham Street back to two lanes

First stage of Durham Street back to two lanes

Thursday, 9 March 2017 3:37 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

Durham Street between Kilmore Street and Worcester Boulevard has today returned to two lanes with the bulk of the road works on this portion of the An Accessible Project now complete.

Editorial: The Cathedral Square deadlock is broken, time for investors to ditch the excuses

Editorial: The Cathedral Square deadlock is broken, time for investors to ditch the excuses

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 4:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cathedral Square has an unlikely saviour.

Paraplegic farmer keeps chasing agriculture

Paraplegic farmer keeps chasing agriculture

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 2:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Council and businesses need to come together to kick-start New Brighton, expert says

Council and businesses need to come together to kick-start New Brighton, expert says

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

Private businesses and Christchurch City Council both need to buy in to New Brighton's recovery to make it work, a former city councillor says.

Progress at last for Christchurchs lower High St as developers launch heritage rescue

Progress at last for Christchurch's lower High St as developers launch heritage rescue

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 7:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Plans to rescue historic buildings in Christchurch's lower High St should reopen the only block still closed since the 2011 earthquakes.

Crowdfunding campaign launched to raise $60,000 for Christchurchs edible park

Crowdfunding campaign launched to raise $60,000 for Christchurch's 'edible park'

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 6:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The developer of Christchurch's "edible park" has re-launched a  after the original was put off by the Port Hills fires.

Cathedral Square to get first new office building since earthquakes

Cathedral Square to get first new office building since earthquakes

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 2:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's old BNZ House – six years under demolition – will be replaced by new offices for telecommunications company Spark.

Spark to establish a new office in Christchurch CBD

Spark to establish a new office in Christchurch CBD

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 1:36 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Release: Spark NZ

Re:Start landlord makes purchase bid for containers

Re:Start landlord makes purchase bid for containers

Monday, 6 March 2017 8:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Re:Start's landlord wants to buy the central Christchurch container mall when the trust running it winds up next month.

Our North Island road trip

Our North Island road trip

Monday, 6 March 2017 5:47 p.m. by GapFiller

Next portion of riverside promenade construction starting mid-March

Next portion of riverside promenade construction starting mid-March

Monday, 6 March 2017 11:25 a.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

Work on the next stage of the central city riverside promenade will get underway mid-March between Antigua and Durham Streets as part of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct.

Who makes a city? Council planners or citizens?

Who makes a city? Council planners or citizens?

Monday, 6 March 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: At some point in the history of city making a shift has taken place where the power, creativity, ideas and connectedness of citizens has been ceded to a group of people who make up local government, and further up the chain the regional or national governments.

Red zone opens to Christchurch children

Red zone opens to Christchurch children

Sunday, 5 March 2017 8:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Thousands of families filled part of the long-neglected Christchurch  to celebrate the city's children on a sun-drenched Sunday.

Christchurchs new justice and emergency precinct delayed

Christchurch's new justice and emergency precinct delayed

Sunday, 5 March 2017 1:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Completion of Christchurch's $300 million Justice and Emergency Services precinct has been delayed for months, with the centre now not expected to open for business until late this year.

Too much space and too little time

Too much space and too little time

Saturday, 4 March 2017 9:36 a.m. by MakingChristchurch Popular

This article was 

Christchurch has made a bit of a mess of its consultation and planning processes post-quake, but the discussions over Cathedral Square and the residential red zone offer a chance to address this problem and produce some better results.

Both are complex projects that mix publicly owned land with ...

Hundreds more office workers join march back to central Christchurch

Hundreds more office workers join march back to central Christchurch

Friday, 3 March 2017 7:54 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Several hundred office workers are shifting back into central Christchurch over the next few weeks as the reoccupation of the city continues.

$60,000 a steep climb for Christchurch ratepayers?

$60,000 a steep climb for Christchurch ratepayers?

Friday, 3 March 2017 6:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

The coloured rockfaces may not be the only steep part of these two artificial boulders.

Christchurch Public Trust Office heritage building to be restored

Christchurch Public Trust Office heritage building to be restored

Friday, 3 March 2017 12:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch heritage building has been given a new lease on life.

Office worker steals $133k from Christchurch rebuild firm

Office worker steals $133k from Christchurch rebuild firm

Friday, 3 March 2017 12:37 p.m. by MediaHerald

An office worker has today admitted stealing $133,000 from a Christchurch company involved in the city's rebuild.The administrator and receptionist, who has interim name suppression, handled large amounts of cash at the firm.But...

Kaikoura Land Tests

Kaikoura Land Tests

Friday, 3 March 2017 12:35 p.m. by GovtEQC

Christchurch Public Trust Office to be restored

Christchurch Public Trust Office to be restored

Friday, 3 March 2017 12:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch heritage building has been given a new lease on life.

Staffer stole $133,000 from Christchurch rebuild firm

Staffer stole $133,000 from Christchurch rebuild firm

Friday, 3 March 2017 11:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

A woman has admitted stealing $133,000 from the Christchurch rebuild firm where she worked.

Staff member stole $133,000 from Christchurch rebuild firm

Staff member stole $133,000 from Christchurch rebuild firm

Friday, 3 March 2017 11:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

A woman has admitted stealing $133,000 from the Christchurch rebuild firm where she worked.

District Court Limit now $350,000

District Court Limit now $350,000

Friday, 3 March 2017 10:41 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

As of 1 March 2017 the District Courts Act 2016 is in effect so that the District Court can now accept claims up to $350,000 rather than the previous $200,000.  This will enable many earthquake insurance/eqc claims to be filed in the District Court with its cheaper filing fee ($200 vs $1350).  The District Court also operates a quick track for earthquake claims shortening time frames for events.

Reflecting on glass

Reflecting on glass

Thursday, 2 March 2017 5:44 a.m. by MakingChristchurch Popular

Canterbury children, families suffering during quake recovery, police report says

Canterbury children, families suffering during quake recovery, police report says

Wednesday, 1 March 2017 9:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The prolonged post-earthquake rebuild is affecting Cantabrians' health and lives, according to a police report.

Spare Christchurch bus interchange land could yield cash for Crown

Spare Christchurch bus interchange land could yield cash for Crown

Wednesday, 1 March 2017 7:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Valuable surplus land at Christchurch's bus interchange could be carved off and developed, but there appears to be no clear plan for its use.

Inaccessible City- The CHCH CBD

Inaccessible City- The CHCH CBD

Wednesday, 1 March 2017 9:25 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

As a follow on from my last post in January. I note that I have not had a response from the Building Minister, Nick Smith, regarding the implementation of stronger legislation in Christchurch or even attempt to force recalcitrant building …

Editorial: Lets get excited about a red-zone rowing lake when it gets a tick

Editorial: Let's get excited about a red-zone rowing lake when it gets a tick

Wednesday, 1 March 2017 3:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

Editorial: The plan to build a lake in Christchurch's residential red zone is in the "home straight" according to its proponents.

Government, city council pledge $6 million to grow resilience in Canterbury

Government, city council pledge $6 million to grow 'resilience' in Canterbury

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 8:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $6 million fund to help communities in and around Christchurch recover from the earthquakes has been launched.

$6 million community resilience fund launched

$6 million community resilience fund launched

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 5:08 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel today launched a $6 million fund to help greater Christchurch communities in their earthquake recovery.

Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub is out of the starting blocks

Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub is out of the starting blocks

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 4:46 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurchs Victoria Square closed for a year for earthquake restoration

Christchurch's Victoria Square closed for a year for earthquake restoration

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 9:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Victoria Square in central Christchurch has closed for a year for a restoration project.

Fences erected on Monday completely block access to the square, including along the Avon River and from the former Crowne Plaza hotel site at Durham and Kilmore streets. 

Work is scheduled to finish in the "first quarter of 2018", a sign states.

For "safety reasons", it will "not be possible to walk through or use the square while work is happening".

New plans submitted for red-zone water facility

New plans submitted for red-zone water facility

Monday, 27 February 2017 8:32 p.m. by MediaStuff

The group behind a proposal to build a new lake in Christchurch's residential red zone has released an indicative design of the flat water facility aimed to transform the city's east.

No urgency from Christchurch City Council to refresh controversial agreement, councillor says tweaks needed

No urgency from Christchurch City Council to refresh controversial agreement, councillor says tweaks needed

Monday, 27 February 2017 7:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council says there is "no urgency" to refresh its controversial cost sharing agreement, despite the arrangement drawing heavy criticism from the mayor.

Mike Yardley: Christchurch street changes making city inaccessible, not accessible

Mike Yardley: Christchurch street changes making city inaccessible, not accessible

Monday, 27 February 2017 8:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Otakaro's "An Accessible City" project is so painfully slow-going, that a passing glacier could out-pace it.

Christchurchs terraced homes struggling to sell as housing market levels

Christchurch's terraced homes struggling to sell as housing market levels

Sunday, 26 February 2017 9:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

A flat housing market is threatening plans for high-density living in parts of Christchurch.

Churchs $320m empire cant be used for Christ Church Cathedral restoration

Church's $320m empire can't be used for Christ Church Cathedral restoration

Saturday, 25 February 2017 8:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Anglican diocese has a $320 million empire of cash and properties, but it cannot be used to fund the $100m Christ Church Cathedral restoration.

Eyesore sites still blot Christchurch CBD landscape, six years after the earthquake

Eyesore sites still blot Christchurch CBD landscape, six years after the earthquake

Friday, 24 February 2017 10:28 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The past six years have seen most central Christchurch buildings repaired, rebuilt, replaced, or at the very leased, tidily demolished.

Is charity the key to a completely rebuilt Christchurch?

Is charity the key to a completely rebuilt Christchurch?

Friday, 24 February 2017 9:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

It is the kind of plan where everybody seems to win.

Southern Response may need millions of dollars more of taxpayer funds

Southern Response may need millions of dollars more of taxpayer funds

Friday, 24 February 2017 8:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response may need millions of dollars more in Government funding after the company updated its budget.

End to Christchurch earthquake rates discounts would cost owners hundreds

End to Christchurch earthquake rates discounts would cost owners hundreds

Friday, 24 February 2017 7:10 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A likely end to Christchurch's post-earthquake rates-discount scheme this year would see some homeowners' rates rises jump by more than 50 per cent.

Christchurch’s pockets of awesome captured in new resource

Christchurch’s pockets of awesome captured in new resource

Friday, 24 February 2017 4:25 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

Christchurch’s pockets of awesome captured in new online resource

Call for people to share their Residential Red Zone knowledge and experiences

Call for people to share their Residential Red Zone knowledge and experiences

Friday, 24 February 2017 4:21 p.m. by Regenerate Featured Popular

Western end of St Asaph and Tuam Streets to be upgraded

Western end of St Asaph and Tuam Streets to be upgraded

Friday, 24 February 2017 4:16 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

 

Developer Antony Gough promises October opening for The Terrace

Developer Antony Gough promises October opening for The Terrace

Thursday, 23 February 2017 7:36 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Construction of Christchurch's The Terrace development is at full tilt again, and owner Antony Gough says this time there will be no stopping him.

Christchurch earthquake: The brother we will never get to know

Christchurch earthquake: 'The brother we will never get to know'

Thursday, 23 February 2017 4:51 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Tessa and Anahera Lancaster will grow up wondering what their big brother would have been like.They never met Baxtor.He was just five months old when he was killed after falling masonry fell on him in his cot during the February...

Barry Soper: Kiwis remember Christchurch earthquake six years on

Barry Soper: Kiwis remember Christchurch earthquake six years on

Thursday, 23 February 2017 1:13 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Americans do memorials better than most, probably because as the world's policemen they have more to remember.The expansive Arlington Cemetery, just across the Potomac River from Washington DC, is the most hallowed ground in...

Tremor of the heart for the lost

'Tremor of the heart' for the lost

Thursday, 23 February 2017 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

A marble memorial wall etched with the names of the 185 people killed in the Christchurch earthquake has been unveiled in front of their families and loved ones on the sixth anniversary of their deaths.The 112-metre-long wall made...

Manslaughter charges the only option in CTV building earthquake case

Manslaughter charges the only option in CTV building earthquake case

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 8:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police will only consider manslaughter charges in their investigation of the CTV building collapse.

Note on quake memorial wall: My Daddy. Im 13

Note on quake memorial wall: 'My Daddy. I'm 13'

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 1:21 p.m. by MediaHerald

"My Daddy. I'm 13."That message is written on one of three rocks that sit next to a flax weaving at the foot of the new Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial. The wall has been uncovered so family and friends of those lost...