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Tim Smit dreams of an Eden in Christchurch

Tim Smit dreams of an Eden in Christchurch

Friday, 3 July 2015 11:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

On Thursday night at the Canterbury Club, among the worthies and the men in suits, Sir Tim Smit was the scruffiest man in the room in his blue shirt and faded jeans. But he was also the person everyone else had come to hear.

Council claws back rebuild power

Council claws back rebuild power

Friday, 3 July 2015 5:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council clawed back some power from the Government just days before a new plan for Canterbury's earthquake rebuild was released.

Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee slates Breathe Urban Village

Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee slates Breathe Urban Village

Friday, 3 July 2015 12:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $30 million urban village planned for central Christchurch "should never have started in the first place", Gerry Brownlee says.

Tales of success and disaster help inspire the rebuild of the Court Theatre

Tales of success and disaster help inspire the rebuild of the Court Theatre

Friday, 3 July 2015 10:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

On a sunny winter's afternoon in central Christchurch, music echoes across an empty place of gravel.

Christchurchs convention centre could be scaled down

Christchurch's convention centre could be scaled down

Thursday, 2 July 2015 11:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new convention centre could be downsized, Prime Minister John Key says.

Fletcher Residential wins $800m Christchurch housing project

Fletcher Residential wins $800m Christchurch housing project

Thursday, 2 July 2015 1:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fletcher Residential will buy land from the Government to develop nearly 1000 townhouses in central Christchurch, Prime Minister John Key has announced.

Developer chosen for inner city neighbourhoods

Developer chosen for inner city neighbourhoods

Thursday, 2 July 2015 1:29 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

The new inner Christchurch frame residential living. 

John Key Speech: Plans for earthquake recovery laws

John Key Speech: Plans for earthquake recovery laws

Thursday, 2 July 2015 1:24 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured

New legislation to replace Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act

New legislation to replace Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act

Thursday, 2 July 2015 1:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new entity named Regenerate Christchurch will help take over the management of the city's rebuild from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera), Prime Minister John Key has revealed.

Major Christchurch recovery announcements expected

Major Christchurch recovery announcements expected

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 10:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

New power structures for Canterbury's recovery are expected to be revealed on Thursday.

East frame renaming disappointing and a waste of resources

East frame renaming 'disappointing' and 'a waste of resources'

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 7:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

An plan to rename a major residential development in central Christchurch has been labelled "disappointing" and "a waste of resources".

Government misses red zone clearance target

Government misses red zone clearance target

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 5:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has missed another deadline for clearing Canterbury's flat land red zones.

Christchurch Printer Rises From the Ruins

Christchurch Printer Rises From the Ruins

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 11:55 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Pride In Print

New Christchurch rebuild bosses to be revealed

New Christchurch rebuild bosses to be revealed

Monday, 29 June 2015 12:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch should know on Thursday who will be in charge for the remainder of its earthquake rebuild.

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD …. part 160

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD …. part 160

Sunday, 28 June 2015 8:36 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Well, here we are nearly 4.5 years down the track from the February 2011 earthquake and still waiting.  The city is in the depths of winter and despair. The building owners are fed up and walking away,  CERA is pulling …

Shands Emporium touches down on Manchester St, Christchurch

Shand's Emporium touches down on Manchester St, Christchurch

Saturday, 27 June 2015 1:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's oldest wooden commercial building was spotted dangling above the central city on Saturday.

Lets talk about the Christchurch rebuild

Let's talk about the Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 26 June 2015 3:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

New home for Perpetual Guardian

New home for Perpetual Guardian

Thursday, 25 June 2015 7:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

New home for Perpetual Guardian staff after February earthquake destroyed offices and killed work mates

New home for Perpetual Guardian staff after February earthquake destroyed offices and killed work mates

Thursday, 25 June 2015 1:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The staff of trustee company Perpetual Trust have moved to a new office in the city, four and a half years after the February earthquake toppled the Pyne Gould Corporation (PGC) building they were working in and killed work mates.

Crown should pay Christchurch Convention Centre cost rise, says developer

Crown should pay Christchurch Convention Centre cost rise, says developer

Thursday, 25 June 2015 9:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government should pick up the tab for any potential convention centre cost increases caused by delays, a developer says.

Christchurchs official earthquake memorial a polarising close second

Christchurch's official earthquake memorial a 'polarising close second'

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 10:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's earthquake memorial design was a "polarising close second" option in public feedback, a report shows.

Development levy in Christchurchs city centre axed

Development levy in Christchurch's city centre axed

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 3:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council will stop collecting development contributions in the central city in a bid to encourage developers to rebuild.

City council wants Sydenham church rubble pile cleaned up

City council wants Sydenham church rubble pile cleaned up

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 2:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Frustration over the length of time it is taking to clean up the historic Sydenham Church site could lead the Christchurch City Council to step in.

Eye surgery easy on the eye

Eye surgery easy on the eye

Monday, 22 June 2015 3:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new eye surgery in Christchurch has won a major building award.

Mayor proposes special levy to cover Christchurch earthquake road repairs

Mayor proposes special levy to cover Christchurch earthquake road repairs

Friday, 19 June 2015 8:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ratepayers may have to pay more of the cost of fixing Christchurch's broken roads and pipes as the city council concedes it is unlikely to get more Government funding.

Christchurch netballers angry at metro sport snub

Christchurch netballers angry at metro sport snub

Friday, 19 June 2015 7:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sports organisations have reacted angrily to suggestions the metro sport facility might not need indoor netball courts.

Beck Eleven: Listen to your little inner doctor

Beck Eleven: Listen to your little inner doctor

Friday, 19 June 2015 2:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Be careful. Our winter air contains more than just germs and greeblies. You could also catch happiness.

Car yards suffering from roadworks on Moorhouse Avenue

Car yards suffering from roadworks on Moorhouse Avenue

Friday, 19 June 2015 2:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Car yards on a stretch of Moorhouse Ave are frustrated with hundreds of road cones keeping buyers at bay, hurting sales and threatening jobs.

Christchurchs convention centre highly unlikely to be built by 2018

Christchurch's convention centre 'highly unlikely' to be built by 2018

Thursday, 18 June 2015 6:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's convention centre is "highly unlikely" to be built by 2018 and the metro sports facility site has asbestos issues.

Christchurchs Breathe Urban Village delayed

Christchurch's Breathe Urban Village delayed

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction of a major central Christchurch residential development was due to start two months ago, but the developers have not yet applied for building consents.

Has your Port Hills property been zoned correctly?

Has your Port Hills property been zoned correctly?

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 9:21 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

Many home owners missed their opportunity to submit an appeal against the Christchurch City Council (CCC) District Plan and challenge their property's zoning.

Cops seize papers in CTV building probe

Cops seize papers in CTV building probe

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Police investigating the 2011 collapse of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building which killed more than 100 people have executed four search warrants.Documents and items of interest were seized, Detective Superintendent Peter...

Westende House in Christchurch to be demolished

Westende House in Christchurch to be demolished

Monday, 15 June 2015 4:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Westende House will be demolished in two weeks.

Property Council award cherry on top for Isaac Theatre Royal restoration

Property Council award 'cherry on top' for Isaac Theatre Royal restoration

Sunday, 14 June 2015 4:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal and three buildings in the Rangi Ruru Girls' School redevelopment have won top prizes in the 2015 Property Council New Zealand and Rider Levett Bucknall Awards.

Monolithic concrete building ruins Christchurch central city living

'Monolithic' concrete building ruins Christchurch central city living

Friday, 12 June 2015 6:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central city tenants Alex Nicholls and Victoria Wilby loved living in their sunny cottage.

Christchurch Town Hall: Im a convert

Christchurch Town Hall: I'm a convert

Friday, 12 June 2015 7:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

Well there I was, feeling like a funeral gatecrasher, parked up in front of the city council's live stream, pondering what fate would befall Kilmore Street's grey and grizzled behemoth.

Start-up hub opens in Chch Innovation Precinct

Start-up hub opens in Chch Innovation Precinct

Thursday, 11 June 2015 10:45 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Christchurch homeowner to lead IAG class action

Christchurch homeowner to lead IAG class action

Thursday, 11 June 2015 9:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

After years of delays and heartache with her earthquake insurance claim, Christchurch homeowner Pip Coory has decided to take a stand.

Govt cash injection fails to stop Christchurch convention centre delay

Govt cash injection fails to stop Christchurch convention centre delay

Thursday, 11 June 2015 2:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's convention centre was delayed despite the Government releasing money to make it happen faster, official documents show.

John Ombler: No black hole at Cera

John Ombler: No 'black hole' at Cera

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 9:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

Acting chief executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority John Ombler has rejected assertions that Cera is facing because of staff departures.

Christchurch garage couple Steve and Sasha Bell get temporary respite

Christchurch garage couple Steve and Sasha Bell get temporary respite

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 11:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

After , earthquake-hit Christchurch couple Steve and Sasha Bell are getting a temporary respite.

Cera staff leaving in droves

Cera staff leaving in droves

Monday, 8 June 2015 1:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is losing dozens of staff members, prompting fears of a leadership "black hole".

Work could start soon on restoring the Christchurch Town Hall

Work could start soon on restoring the Christchurch Town Hall

Sunday, 7 June 2015 11:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work to fully restore Christchurch's Town Hall could begin this month after an independent business case backed a $127.5 million repair.

Rebuild Christchurch for people not cars

Rebuild Christchurch for people not cars

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 11:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

It is Saturday afternoon and the city is packed. Throngs of people of all ages saunter through the streets. Some go shopping; some sprawl out in the sunshine around fountains or in the squares; some savour an ice cream; many relax around cafe tables to eat, drink, and chat. Both young children and older adults pack the beer gardens; nobody is drunk or quarrelsome.

Fixing New Brighton after years of neglect

Fixing New Brighton after years of neglect

Friday, 29 May 2015 10:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch barristers return to the CBD

Christchurch barristers return to the CBD

Friday, 29 May 2015 10:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

A group of lawyers are returning to the Christchurch city centre after several years in the suburbs.

Wrong visa lands rebuild workers firm in hot water

Wrong visa lands rebuild worker's firm in hot water

Thursday, 28 May 2015 3:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The scramble for qualified tradespeople for the Christchurch rebuild has led to an appearance in court by a firm that employed a tiler with the wrong immigration visa.

Christchurch red zone compensation plan delayed

Christchurch red zone compensation plan delayed

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Owners of vacant, commercial and uninsured properties in Christchurch's residential red zones will have to wait another two months to get a revised buyout offer.

True Green Homes collapses, couple loses $100k

True Green Homes collapses, couple loses $100k

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 1:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

When their builder went bust, a Christchurch couple thought they could at least pick up the pieces and start again.

Public Trust Office Building demolition rejected again

Public Trust Office Building demolition rejected again

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 1:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has rejected a second request for demolition of the heritage-listed Public Trust Office Building in central Christchurch.

Tower shares up on dividend hike, share buyback

Tower shares up on dividend hike, share buyback

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 9:40 a.m. by MediaHerald

Tower shares rose today to a month-high after the general insurer hiked its interim dividend and confirmed an on-market share buyback after lifting first-half earnings 36 percent on rising premiums and fewer claims.The stock jumped...