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Gerry’s “Old Dungas”…. and Still snagged at Building consents….

Gerry’s “Old Dungas”…. and Still snagged at Building consents….

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 9:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

I have spent the last few days, (between trying to deal with Insurance issues) reading the first critique of the Disaster in Christchurch.  And I refer to the man-made disaster, not the 14000+ earthquakes. “Once in a Lifetime: City-building after …

Church set to reopen for Christmas

Church set to reopen for Christmas

Monday, 15 September 2014 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuilt Knox Church will be open in time for Christmas services this year.

The rebuilds Aussie angle

The rebuild's Aussie angle

Saturday, 13 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Australians, our closest neighbours, are arriving in larger numbers wanting to "avago" in the Christchurch rebuild.

Interest sought for Town Hall rebuild

Interest sought for Town Hall rebuild

Friday, 12 September 2014 11:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council hopes to have a better idea of the cost of conserving the quake-damaged Town Hall by early next year.

How rebuilt cathedral could look

How rebuilt cathedral could look

Friday, 12 September 2014 11:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Beautiful, light, open and original

Beautiful, light, open and original

Friday, 12 September 2014 11:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

$3k scheme lures 350-plus workers to city

'$3k' scheme lures 350-plus workers to city

Friday, 12 September 2014 6:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

A scheme dangling a $3000 carrot for jobless to relocate to Canterbury for work has had a five-fold surge in takers in the past two months.

Concrete has proud history in Canterbury

Concrete has proud history in Canterbury

Thursday, 11 September 2014 3:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Why cant parties work together?

Why can't parties work together?

Thursday, 11 September 2014 9:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

 How is Christchurch faring? Four years after the first major earthquake shook us awake in the early hours and with another general election looming, it's time to look at the big picture again.

New Christchurch lodge to include 300 beds

New Christchurch lodge to include 300 beds

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 10:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new multimillion-dollar 300-bed backpackers in Bealey Avenue will help replace accommodation lost in the earthquakes, a developer says.

Developers insurance appeal dismissed

Developers' insurance appeal dismissed

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 2:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by developers Islington Park against a High Court judgment on its insurance claims for damaged buildings at the old Islington freezing works site in Christchurch.

New life for stricken bach

New life for stricken bach

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A former family bach in the red-zoned Port Hills will find a new life as sheep shearers' living quarters on far-flung Pitt Island.

Developers asked to include art

Developers asked to include art

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 9:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Developers could be offered incentives to include art works in new developments as part of a scheme to generate work for Christchurch artists.

Gough keen to join advisory group

Gough keen to join advisory group

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 9:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch developer hopes the advisory group overseeing the Government's transition out of Christchurch's recovery will include "more than just politicians".

Subcontractors get greater security

Subcontractors get greater security

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 12:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Law changes will give subcontractors greater security that they will get paid for work done, Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith says.

Stories to tell young women

Stories to tell young women

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Chrissy Irivine is telling it like it is.

Ferrymeads $35m bridge on track

Ferrymead's $35m bridge on track

Monday, 8 September 2014 12:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ferrymead's new $35 million bridge is on schedule to be opened to traffic in April next year.

Cera using bully tactics to get land

Cera 'using bully tactics' to get land

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

A central-city property owner says he is being bullied out of his commercial building by a heavy-handed Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera).

Council approves $45m for communities

Council approves $45m for communities

Thursday, 4 September 2014 1:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Community libraries and pools will be repaired or rebuilt first as part of a $40 million spending programme announced by the city council.

Hornby site for Bunnings trade centre

Hornby site for Bunnings trade centre

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 11:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hardware and building supplies retailer Bunnings has started work on its new Christchurch trade centre.

Ditch the concrete, embrace the view

Ditch the concrete, embrace the view

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 10:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

From the sixth floor of Press House in Gloucester St, there is a brilliant view of our evolving city.

Knox Churchs rise offers vision of hope

Knox Church's rise offers 'vision of hope'

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The repair of Christchurch's Knox Presbyterian Church is a "vision of hope for the city", parishioners say.

Proposed Cera changes an admission of defeat - Labour

Proposed Cera changes an admission of defeat - Labour

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 3:47 p.m. by MediaHerald

National has today reaffirmed its commitment to the rebuild of Christchurch, but its proposed changes have been dismissed by Labour as an admission of defeat.Prime Minister John Key announced this afternoon that the Canterbury Earthquake...

SOL Square returns

SOL Square returns

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

SOL Square will finally be redeveloped, bringing more office and hospitality space to the eastern edge of Christchurch's city centre.

SOL Square set to return

SOL Square set to return

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

SOL Square will finally be redeveloped, bringing more office and hospitality space to the eastern edge of Christchurch's city centre.

Business tourism on the up

Business tourism on the up

Sunday, 31 August 2014 8:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch convention organisers are upbeat that business tourism for the city will remain on the front foot in the leadup to the planned opening of a $500 million convention centre and precinct in 2017.

Essays reflect on rebuild

Essays reflect on rebuild

Sunday, 31 August 2014 2:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Those who spend a lot of time in central Christchurch will know about its strangeness but it can be hard to identify just what makes it strange.

Cheap fixes devaluing thousands of homes

Cheap fixes devaluing thousands of homes

Sunday, 31 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Is the consent process for the fixing of homes following the Canterbury earthquakes all back to front? Or no, is that in fact how in New Zealand things are meant to work?

Bars shift from SOL to Terrace

Bars shift from SOL to Terrace

Saturday, 30 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two businessmen will build new bars next to The Terrace hospitality strip in central Christchurch after abandoning plans to revive Sol Square.

Town Hall rebuild bids sought

Town Hall rebuild bids sought

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council is pushing ahead with plans to seek expressions of interest from companies keen to be involved in the rebuild of the Town Hall.

Land key to housing crisis

Land key to housing crisis

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 7:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

Lack of affordable housing, congested roads, and uncertainty over where and what to build are challenges that dominate the Christchurch rebuild and will continue to do so for some time.

Food hub for central city site

'Food hub' for central city site

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A bare site in Victoria St in central Christchurch is to become a container food hub - perhaps with a weekend farmers market alongside.

Council making money out of thin air

Council making money out of thin air

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council is turning thin air into cash. It is is leasing air space over roads and footpaths to developers keen to maximise the size of their buildings.

Council trying to lighten load for city ratepayers

Council trying to lighten load for city ratepayers

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council does not want ratepayers bearing the ownership costs of all the central city's major new facilities and is talking to the Government about alternative options.

Tourism seeks support to regrow Chch visitors

Tourism seeks support to regrow Chch visitors

Monday, 25 August 2014 10:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tourism supports a higher proportion of jobs in the Waimakariri District than anywhere else in New Zealand, new figures show.

Transitional projects colour vacant spaces

Transitional projects colour vacant spaces

Monday, 25 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cheap and cheerful "transitional projects" are helping transform Christchurch's vacant spaces.

Christchurch restaurants, bars and cafes nearing pre-earthquake levels

Christchurch restaurants, bars and cafes nearing pre-earthquake levels

Friday, 22 August 2014 10:07 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Christchurch nightlife including restaurants, bars and cafes are nearing pre-earthquake levels as the rebuild and path to recovery continues to gain momentum, University of Canterbury business researcher Associate Professor Sussie Morrish says.

New Christchurch Head Office for Kathmandu in CBD Innovation Precinct

New Christchurch Head Office for Kathmandu in CBD Innovation Precinct

Friday, 22 August 2014 9:02 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Kathmandu

Kathmandu joins innovation precinct

Kathmandu joins innovation precinct

Thursday, 21 August 2014 4:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Kiwi retail giant Kathmandu has announced a $20 million new headquarters in the inner-city innovation precinct.

A city treasury of visual culture

A city treasury of visual culture

Thursday, 21 August 2014 12:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Final piece of historic clock tower restored

Final piece of historic clock tower restored

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 5:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The final piece of Christchurch's historic Victoria Clock Tower has been restored three-and-a-half years after it was damaged in the February 2011 earthquake.

Belfast business park groundwork under way

Belfast business park groundwork under way

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 9:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

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Lawyer critical of Judith Collins

Lawyer critical of Judith Collins

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 8:13 a.m. by MediaThePress

Justice Minister Judith Collins has been criticised for naming a lane outside Christchurch's new justice precinct after a friend.

Rebuilding stronger, safer, smarter

Rebuilding stronger, safer, smarter

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 7:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has a first-class opportunity to lead the world in earthquake-resistant design - by building back stronger, safer and smarter.

Law Society furious with Judith Collins

Law Society furious with Judith Collins

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Justice Minister Judith Collins has been criticised for naming a lane outside Christchurch's new justice precinct after a friend.

Lynched Monday 18 August - Antony Gough

Lynched Monday 18 August - Antony Gough

Monday, 18 August 2014 8:57 p.m. by ChrisLynch

Rebuild offers a self-reinvention

Rebuild offers a self-reinvention

Monday, 18 August 2014 8:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hoteliers look at investment options

Hoteliers look at investment options

Sunday, 17 August 2014 1:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hoteliers are circling Christchurch and its planned new convention centre, some making decisions as to the best time to invest tens of millions in new accommodation.

The families Filipino workers leave behind

The families Filipino workers leave behind

Sunday, 17 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Manuelito Lavador drags a chair next to mine in the Christchurch construction company office.

Disneyfield river precinct underwhelms

'Disneyfield' river precinct underwhelms

Saturday, 16 August 2014 1:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

It must be galling to be giving away $100 million of public money and finding folk so apparently underwhelmed.

Hotel, lodge targets budget market

Hotel, lodge targets budget market

Saturday, 16 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A multimillion-dollar 52-room hotel and 96-bed backpacker lodge is planned for central Christchurch.

Chinese investors poised to help rebuild our city

Chinese investors poised to help rebuild our city

Saturday, 16 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A large wave of Chinese investment is headed for Christchurch, as billion-dollar entities do deals with locals to be part of the rebuild.

City needs visitor strategy

City needs 'visitor strategy'

Saturday, 16 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch lacks a visitor strategy and things for tourists to do, the city's port and airport chiefs say.

Antony Gough reveals sneaky quake tactics

Antony Gough reveals sneaky quake tactics

Friday, 15 August 2014 12:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Antony Gough caused a fair amount of trouble for authorities after the February 2011 earthquake.

CCC Building Consents….

CCC Building Consents….

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 3:34 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What an unhelpful meeting with Building consents that was.  

Building places to soothe the spirit

Building places to soothe the spirit

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 9:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than three years after the big quakes, people are still not keen to go back into town. Some have never returned.

Serious Fraud Office probing rebuild fraud

Serious Fraud Office probing rebuild fraud

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed it is investigating three separate cases of alleged rebuild-related fraud in Christchurch.

Govt creatively accounting for rebuild

Govt 'creatively accounting' for rebuild

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

NZ First leader Winston Peters has accused the Government of deceit on the cost of the Christchurch rebuild and on foreign land ownership.

Builders face a litany of complaints

Builders face a litany of complaints

Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Poor workmanship, broken promises, constantly changing staff, unpaid bills and lack of progress on new builds.