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Green frame plans still in Cera hands

Green frame plans still in Cera hands

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Authorities will not choose an apartment developer for Christchurch's green frame until at least March - more than a year after calling for expressions of interest.

Williams & Co liquidation sought

Williams & Co liquidation sought

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 3:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

An application to liquidate troubled Christchurch building company Williams & Co has been filed in the High Court by a disgruntled former customer.

Orion rebuild on track for completion by 2019

Orion rebuild on track for completion by 2019

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 3:20 p.m. by OrionNZ

Orion has met another milestone in restoring resilience and reliability to Christchurch's electricity network with construction recently starting on a high voltage underground cable loop around the north of Christchurch. This is another big step in Orion's overall plan to restore pre-earthquake levels of reliability to the network by 2019.

Enjoy an evening at The Tannery - celebrating 57 shops

Enjoy an evening at The Tannery - celebrating 57 shops

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 1:44 p.m. by TheTannery Popular

Release: The Tannery

Carlton Butchery building for sale

Carlton Butchery building for sale

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 11:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of central Christchurch's first earthquake rebuilds is for sale.

Labour costs fuel rising construction bills

Labour costs fuel rising construction bills

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 11:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has the fastest rising construction costs in New Zealand.

Tower Insurance protest to be staged

Tower Insurance protest to be staged

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

Yellow-clad supporters of an 83-year-old pensioner who is battling Tower Insurance will stage a silent protest outside the company's offices this morning.

Innovation Partnership to discuss Chchs digital future

Innovation Partnership to discuss Chch's digital future

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:24 a.m. by PRNews

The Innovation Partnership is meeting in Christchurch tomorrow to discuss how Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) will help the rebuilt city succeed in the future.

Prime retail opportunity in Bus Interchange

Prime retail opportunity in Bus Interchange

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:07 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Retail spaces are being offered for lease in Christchurch’s new $53 million Bus Interchange as construction of the facility pushes ahead.

Christchurch council struggling with rebuild

Christchurch council struggling with rebuild

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council admits it is struggling to cope with its rebuild work and wants to hand over responsibility for major development projects to a new commercial entity.

Poor repairs to haunt buyers

Poor repairs to haunt buyers

Sunday, 23 November 2014 10:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

The reselling of Christchurch homes with shoddy earthquake repairs has been likened to the leaky homes scandal.

Opportunity knocks for rapid rebuilder

Opportunity knocks for rapid rebuilder

Saturday, 22 November 2014 11:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

The inside story is never exactly what you expect. By rights, with the massive risks he is racking up, developer Richard Diver should be a bag of nerves. But there he sits with a constant grin on his face.

Long wait for repairs to house pushes couple to limit

Long wait for repairs to house pushes couple to limit

Friday, 21 November 2014 11:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Susan Walton is fed up with waiting.

Rebuild spend $250m short  of target

Rebuild spend $250m short of target

Friday, 21 November 2014 10:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council is already expecting to under-deliver on its earthquake rebuild programme by more than $250 million this financial year.

Arts crucial for the rebuild

Arts crucial for the rebuild

Friday, 21 November 2014 10:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

Replica of The Press building planned

Replica of The Press building planned

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's historic The Press building could be rebuilt on its Cathedral Square site - as a hotel.

Cera rarely sought input on projects

Cera rarely sought input on projects

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 9:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has consulted the wider public on just two of Christchurch's 12 central city anchor projects.

Isaac Theatre Royal prepares for opening night

Isaac Theatre Royal prepares for opening night

Monday, 17 November 2014 4:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

DIY madness has taken over the foyer of the Isaac Theatre Royal as contractors, cleaners and bar staff complete last-minute work in the run-up to tonight's grand opening.

Businesses need to plan better to recover faster from disasters

Businesses need to plan better to recover faster from disasters

Monday, 17 November 2014 10:10 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

New Zealand businesses and organisations need to accurately plan better to recover faster from any major disaster, University of Canterbury resilience researcher Dr John Vargo says.

Green MP: Locals need voice in rebuild

Green MP: Locals need voice in rebuild

Sunday, 16 November 2014 11:48 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government should be giving more voice to locals, not "rebuild bureaucrats" in Wellington, a Green Party MP says.

Cera study urging swift transition

Cera study urging swift transition

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is urging further collaboration between central and local government despite recent improvements in the once-frosty relationship.

Elderly homeowners dying before houses are repaired

Elderly homeowners dying before houses are repaired

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 2:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Elderly people are dying before their houses are rebuilt or repaired, an older persons advocate says.

Collaborate Canterbury - the next stage

Collaborate Canterbury - the next stage

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 10:11 p.m. by collaboratecanty

 

The dangers from dust

The dangers from dust

Monday, 10 November 2014 11:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

Flood plan will increase cost of rebuild

Flood plan 'will increase cost of rebuild'

Monday, 10 November 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Proposed changes to Christchurch's planning rules will create significant delays and add costs to earthquake rebuild programmes, insurers say.

Canty creates half NZs new jobs

Canty creates half NZ's new jobs

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 11:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury is leading national employment growth, with 34,400 jobs created in the past 12 months.

Could the east side be a new Eden?

Could the east side be a new Eden?

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 10:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

Rough roads, red-zone land reverting back to nature, a fractured community: It seems incredible to imagine that the earthquake-devastated east side of Christchurch could become an ecological treasure, a local food source and even an international tourist attraction.

Many rebuild firms breach law

Many rebuild firms breach law

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch rebuild companies are breaching employment rules by short-changing migrants and failing to keep full records, an investigation has found.

Theatre reigns over cultural centre

Theatre reigns over cultural centre

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The newly-restored Isaac Theatre Royal will be at the heart of one of the new city's more interesting neighbourhoods when it opens on November 17.

It’s all about people

It’s all about people

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 9:49 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

The longer I work as a Project Manager in the construction industry, the more I realise that it’s all about people. 

Riccarton market site in line for housing

Riccarton market site in line for housing

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 6:43 a.m. by MediaThePress

The site of the South Island's largest outdoor market could be carved up for housing.

Repairing cathedral a tough prospect

Repairing cathedral a tough prospect

Monday, 3 November 2014 10:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

They are two sites divided by a common architectural language.

Market site in line for housing

Market site in line for housing

Monday, 3 November 2014 10:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

The site of the South Island's largest outdoor market could be carved-up for housing.

Compensation no fix for flooding woes

Compensation no fix for flooding woes

Friday, 31 October 2014 10:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Compensating flood-risk homeowners for the loss of value to their properties does not fix Christchurch's post-quake flooding woes, the Christchurch High Court has heard.

Court ruling could delay rebuild

Court ruling could delay rebuild

Friday, 31 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An insurance company warns that any court ruling passing liability for increased flood risk to insurers would cause major delays in the Christchurch rebuild.

Start-up hub adds to Chch Innovation Precinct

Start-up hub adds to Chch Innovation Precinct

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 3:16 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Heritage awards acknowledge superb restoration

Heritage awards acknowledge superb restoration

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 8:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

Demolition has been the fate of so many of Christchurch's heritage buildings, it is understandable that a deep sense of loss continues to hang over the city - but it is not the whole story. Here's why the picture may be brighter than some people think.

The Tannery seals up

The Tannery seals up

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 11:06 a.m. by TheTannery Popular

The Tannery is pleased to announce completion of Stage 1 of the car park project that will see 230 car parks onsite and adjacent by June 2015. The paving and rationalisation of the customer vehicle area includes incorporating 5 bicycle stands and taxi and coach parking.

First Place of Tranquility opens

First 'Place of Tranquility' opens

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Greening the Rubble has opened its largest garden so far.

Artists gloomy over city plans

Artists gloomy over city plans

Monday, 27 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild will fail without more help for the arts, a survey of artists and art leaders in the city says.

Family feel to new central-city hotel

Family feel to new central-city hotel

Sunday, 26 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Couple with new baby still waiting for new home

Couple with new baby still waiting for new home

Sunday, 26 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Lance Morrison has a new baby but something is missing.

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 Popular

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.

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.