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Dream for a builder now a nightmare

Dream for a builder now a nightmare

Saturday, 25 October 2014 10:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

Broken dreams and unpaid bills pave the road to Motunau Beach, where Joseph Van Roij's Fraemohs cabin sits opposite his grand unfinished home overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Convention centre might be white elephant

Convention centre might be white elephant

Saturday, 25 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Doubts over the location and economic viability of Christchurch's convention centre could result in the project being a "huge disaster", a designer says.

Students to bring life back into Arts centre

Students to bring life back into Arts centre

Friday, 24 October 2014 10:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of music students could soon bring new life to the Christchurch Arts Centre, and about half of the historic complex set to reopen by the middle of next year.

Centre might be white elephant

Centre might be white elephant

Friday, 24 October 2014 10:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Doubts over the location and economic viability of Christchurch's convention centre could result in the project being a "huge disaster", a designer says.

Victoria Square revamp to cost $7m

Victoria Square revamp to cost $7m

Friday, 24 October 2014 2:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $7 million revamp of Victoria Square will make the well-known landmark more event-friendly and reflect Christchurch's history, the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) says.

Ambitious 135k Christchurch trail from the air

Ambitious 135k Christchurch trail from the air

Friday, 24 October 2014 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

The plan is a 135km trail. It encircles Christchurch and is split up into eight distinct stages. The details are still to be settled and the project is subject to route approval and access permission.

Grandstand built for watching demolitions

Grandstand built for watching demolitions

Thursday, 23 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A mini and relocatable grandstand has been designed so people can observe "crowd-worthy" demolitions in comfort.

Watch a demolition from the grandstand

Watch a demolition from the grandstand

Thursday, 23 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A mini and relocatable grandstand has been designed so people can among other things observe "crowd-worthy" demolitions in comfort.

WorkSafe asbestos investigation meaningless

WorkSafe asbestos investigation 'meaningless'

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Homeowners and contractors are angry over the results of an investigation into asbestos management in Christchurch's residential rebuild.

Rebuild boom expected to slow after two years

Rebuild boom expected to slow after two years

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It seems an odd thought, but Christchurch's rebuild boom is nearly over.

WorkSafe: Asbestos management flawed

WorkSafe: Asbestos management flawed

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 1:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

A WorkSafe New Zealand investigation has found deficiencies in the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and Fletcher EQR's management of asbestos but will not lay any charges.

Peter Townsend: Central City Progress

Peter Townsend: Central City Progress

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 11:48 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Peter Townsend talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the report that is saying the rebuild is in full swing.

CDC expects city rebuild to peak soon

CDC expects city rebuild to peak soon

Monday, 20 October 2014 9:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's rebuild is soon to peak.

Waltham Pool set to reopen this summer

Waltham Pool set to reopen this summer

Monday, 20 October 2014 2:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Waltham Pool will reopen this summer.

Huge project to put Malthouse back on track

Huge project to put Malthouse back on track

Monday, 20 October 2014 11:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Remedial work on one of the city's last remaining industrial stone buildings will begin today.

Victoria Square revamp startles

Victoria Square revamp startles

Friday, 17 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of Christchurch's few remaining central-city landmarks is to be revamped.

Focus on cycling not stadium, expert says

Focus on cycling not stadium, expert says

Thursday, 16 October 2014 8:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's city planners need to put less emphasis on a convention centre and stadium and focus more on encouraging residents to walk and cycle, an international expert says.

Dont crane your neck; we are the skyline king

Don't crane your neck; we are the skyline king

Thursday, 16 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It is hardly a surprise but it is now official - Christchurch is the crane capital of New Zealand.

Theatre tests its colours

Theatre tests its colours

Thursday, 16 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The facade of the historic Isaac Theatre Royal was lit up for the first time this week as restoration work continues.

Rebuild puts end to brain drain

Rebuild puts end to 'brain drain'

Thursday, 16 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Smart Cantabrians staying home for work and expats returning from overseas are snapping up rebuild jobs and plugging the "brain drain".

Theatre Royal tests its colours

Theatre Royal tests its colours

Thursday, 16 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The facade of the historic Isaac Theatre Royal was lit up for the first time this week as restoration work continues.

Christchurch pips Auckland as NZ crane capital

Christchurch pips Auckland as NZ crane capital

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Major centres are sprouting a growing crane population, with 76 cranes now on big sites.

Stranges building wins supreme award

Stranges building wins supreme award

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new office building capturing elements of its historic predecessor has won the supreme award in this year's Christchurch Civic Trust Awards.

Slowdown urged on Halswell

Slowdown urged on Halswell

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Halswell is at risk of "major infrastructure failures" if developed too quickly, a local community board member says.

Corner building blending past and present wins top Civic Trust award

Corner building blending past and present wins top Civic Trust award

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new office building capturing elements of its historic predecessor has won the supreme award in this year's Christchurch Civic Trust Awards.

Work gets underway at The Terraces

Work gets underway at The Terraces

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 11:29 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

Construction has begun this week on The Terraces, a key attraction of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct being project managed by Coffey. As part of the first phase of The Terraces, Fletcher Construction has been awarded the contract for construction of a new section of promenade pavement and a terrace structure on the eastern side […]

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD

Sunday, 12 October 2014 11:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Do we still own our building???? Now 796 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – Designation to be in place until 2022. ( ie They can take the building any time between now and 2022) High Street Building amendment …

Broken city doing more than catching up

Broken city doing more than catching up

Saturday, 11 October 2014 9:07 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Rebuild company repays EQC

Rebuild company repays EQC

Saturday, 11 October 2014 12:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

A rebuild firm has paid back money to the Earthquake Commission (EQC) after a disputes tribunal heard allegations it charged for earthquake repairs it never completed.

Investors slash prices of proposed central city village

Investors slash prices of proposed central city village

Saturday, 11 October 2014 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Developers of a new urban village have drastically cut the cost of its most expensive homes after admitting people are unlikely to spend close to $1 million to live there.

River promenade work hopes to rejuvenate Avon

River promenade work hopes to rejuvenate Avon

Saturday, 11 October 2014 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work on a key part of Christchurch's new Avon River Precinct will begin next week.

Developers fight over land

Developers fight over land

Friday, 10 October 2014 11:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Rival developers are fighting over a hotly-contested block of Halswell land that could become a large commercial centre for the growing Christchurch community.

Work set to kick off on The Terraces

Work set to kick off on The Terraces

Friday, 10 October 2014 1:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work on a key part of Christchurch's new Avon River Precinct will begin next week.

Cardboard foundations used in repairs

Cardboard foundations used in repairs

Thursday, 9 October 2014 8:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new cardboard foundation system resembling an egg carton is being hailed as a world first.

Forced land sales breach fundamental rights

Forced land sales 'breach fundamental rights'

Thursday, 9 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Forced Government land-takes in central Christchurch have resulted in major breaches to "fundamental property ownership rights", a Wellington lawyer says.

Spike in injuries to migrant workers

Spike in injuries to migrant workers

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

WorkSafe New Zealand is investigating an accident involving a migrant rebuild worker who spent four weeks in hospital after a four-metre fall on a Christchurch construction site.

Rebuild delays irk nearby residents

Rebuild delays irk nearby residents

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

South Brighton residents are running out of patience as the rebuild of the busy Bridge St bridge drags on and the cost of the project balloons to nearly $17 million.

Construction underway on Residential Rebuilds

Construction underway on Residential Rebuilds

Monday, 6 October 2014 3:16 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Corbel Construction

EQC warns insurance threatens recovery

EQC warns insurance threatens recovery

Sunday, 5 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Changes to the way homes are insured since the Christchurch earthquakes are threatening the ability of communities to recover after future natural disasters.

Developer aims to add life to river

Developer aims to add life to river

Thursday, 2 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developer Alasdair Cassels will invest $400,000 to revitalise part of the Heathcote River.

Alisdair Cassels to beautify Heathcote River

Alisdair Cassels to beautify Heathcote River

Thursday, 2 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developer Alasdair Cassels will invest $400,000 to revitalise part of the Heathcote River.

Alasdair Cassels to beautify Heathcote River

Alasdair Cassels to beautify Heathcote River

Thursday, 2 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developer Alasdair Cassels will invest $400,000 to revitalise part of the Heathcote River.

Lawyer: Insurers trying to weasel out

Lawyer: Insurers trying to weasel out

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch couple claim the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and Southern Response have tried to "weasel out" of a full rebuild of their 100-year-old Burwood house.

Orion continues to progress earthquake rebuild work

Orion continues to progress earthquake rebuild work

Monday, 29 September 2014 1:06 p.m. by OrionNZ Featured Popular

Release: Orion New Zealand Limited

$650m revamp starts for hospitals

$650m revamp starts for hospitals

Friday, 26 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first stage of Christchurch Hospital's multimillion-dollar redevelopment will begin on Monday.

$2m stadium loan will buy the council time

$2m stadium loan will 'buy the council time'

Thursday, 25 September 2014 12:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

How long the temporary rugby stadium at Addington remains in play rests on the outcome of negotiations between the Government and the city council, says Christchurch Stadium Trust chairman Jim Anderton.

Owner disputes quality of repairs

Owner disputes quality of repairs

Thursday, 25 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A rebuild firm is locked in a dispute with a property owner who is refusing to pay for earthquake repairs.\

Modular apartments waiting for site

Modular apartments waiting for site

Thursday, 25 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of prefabricated apartments destined for Christchurch are without a home.

Rebuild creating a treasure in CBD

Rebuild creating a treasure in CBD

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 4:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is on track to have the most valuable city centre in New Zealand.

A vote of confidence in the rebuild

A vote of confidence in the rebuild

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 10:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

It has taken a long time and there is still a very long way to go, but at last there are signs of real progress. I could not have written that a year ago or even early this year, at least not with the same degree of certainty.

Bus Interchange Raft Foundation Pour

Bus Interchange Raft Foundation Pour

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 10:09 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

Widely reported as the largest concrete pour of the rebuild to date, from the early hours of Tuesday Morning, through to around 11.30am approximately 1460m3 of concrete was placed to form the raft foundation for the Lichfield street building.

Music Centre lines up first for arts precinct

Music Centre lines up first for arts precinct

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 9:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first new development in the performing arts precinct could soon be under way.

Claim espionage behind odd wall theft from Christchurch eco-house

Claim espionage behind odd wall theft from Christchurch eco-house

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 8:08 a.m. by MediaHerald

An eco-house builder had an entire wall stolen from a partly-built new home in a suspected case of industrial espionage. Burglars forced entry into the True Green Homes property outside Christchurch overnight Monday and sliced precise...

Councillors back artistic hoarding idea

Councillors back artistic hoarding idea

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 7:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

City councillors are backing and flair to their site fencing.

Foundations laid for bus interchange

Foundations laid for bus interchange

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 9:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

It is expected to take 12 hours and 234 truckloads before Christchurch's biggest continuous concrete pour since the quakes is completed.

Clever hoardings may pay off

Clever hoardings may pay off

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Central city developers who add a creative touch to their construction site hoardings could get rewarded financially.

Solar subdivision still on track, but delayed

Solar subdivision 'still on track, but delayed'

Monday, 22 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Progress on north Christchurch's 2200-home Highfield Park solar subdivision has stalled as its developers seek funds offshore.

Rebuild network welcomes result

Rebuild network welcomes result

Monday, 22 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

National's resounding win is a big tick for the Government's handling of post-earthquake Canterbury, rebuild leaders say.

Southern employers say welcome back to Nats

Southern employers say welcome back to Nats

Sunday, 21 September 2014 10:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

The hidden story of citys rebuild

The hidden story of city's rebuild

Sunday, 21 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Even six months ago, the rebuild of central Christchurch was on the cusp.