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February new date for The Terrace

February new date for The Terrace

Friday, 27 May 2016 8:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

The first building in Christchurch's stop-start riverfront development The Terrace should be finished by next February.

Spend on convention centre hits $16 million

Spend on convention centre hits $16 million

Friday, 27 May 2016 5:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has spent about $16 million trying to get Christchurch's convention centre off the ground, Budget documents show.

Canterburys best buildings: Regional architecture award winners announced

Canterbury's best buildings: Regional architecture award winners announced

Friday, 27 May 2016 3:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

An architectural judge says conservative Christchurch needs to be bolder to create an exceptional city.

Southern Response class action hopes to return to High Court

Southern Response class action hopes to return to High Court

Friday, 27 May 2016 3:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

A group of about 50 Canterbury homeowners hope to return to the High Court to state their case again insurer Southern Response.

Concept design of new $36.5m QEII rec centre released

Concept design of new $36.5m QEII rec centre released

Friday, 27 May 2016 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction of Christchurch's new $36.5 million QEII recreation and sport centre will start  in October.

Helen Dawson, 86, waiting for second-time foundation fix for Christchurch home

Helen Dawson, 86, waiting for second-time foundation fix for Christchurch home

Friday, 27 May 2016 1:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

When a truck drives past, Helen Dawson's home shudders.

Christchurch council panel recommends sale of QEII Park land to Ministry of Education

Christchurch council panel recommends sale of QEII Park land to Ministry of Education

Friday, 27 May 2016 11:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch City Council hearings panel has recommended the sale of QEII Park land to the Ministry of Education.

Christchurch bowling hall destroyed by earthquake and fire gets council loan

Christchurch bowling hall destroyed by earthquake and fire gets council loan

Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

After an "unfortunate series of events", a Christchurch bowling hall will finally reopen its doors.

Art for Arts (Centres) sake

Art for Arts (Centre's) sake

Thursday, 26 May 2016 9:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

An artistic donation has given a boost to the quest to rebuild a long-lost architectural piece of Christchurch's Arts Centre.

New $35m Sebel hotel and offices for Christchurchs Victoria St

New $35m Sebel hotel and offices for Christchurch's Victoria St

Thursday, 26 May 2016 6:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is to get a new luxury apartment hotel, and it is already for sale.

New $35m hotel and offices for central Christchurch

New $35m hotel and offices for central Christchurch

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 6:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is to get a new luxury apartment hotel, and it is already for sale.

Arts Centre announces tenant for former Le Cafe site

Arts Centre announces tenant for former Le Cafe site

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 1:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

The new tenant for the former Le Cafe space at the Christchurch Arts Centre will open its restaurant in September.

Christchurch City Councils $100m funding to smooth bumpy roads

Christchurch City Council's $100m funding to 'smooth bumpy roads'

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 5:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council is vowing to fix Christchurch's bumpy roads after shortcomings in the infrastructure repair programme.

Lytteltons Porthole bar celebrates the end of era

Lyttelton's Porthole bar celebrates the end of era

Monday, 23 May 2016 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

It's the end of an era for one of Lyttelton's most popular bars... or is it?

The Porthole container bar closed its doors for the last time in the early hours of Sunday morning, shutting up shop after . Several hundred people packed out the premises for one last hurrah.

The bar after Christchurch's February 2011 earthquake.

Lyttleton bar celebrates end of era

Lyttleton bar celebrates end of era

Sunday, 22 May 2016 7:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

It's the end of an era for one of Lyttelton's most popular bars . . . or is it?

The Porthole container bar closed its doors for the last time in the early hours of Sunday morning, shutting up shop after . Several hundred people packed out the premises for one last hurrah.

The bar after the February 2011 earthquake.

"It was a really, really lovely night," bar owner Mike Dunlay said. The dance floor was full of bubbly patrons and plastic cups had to be used to cope with ...

Ministry negotiating new site for Christchurch merger school

Ministry negotiating new site for Christchurch merger school

Sunday, 22 May 2016 1:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is working on finding a new site for a Christchurch merger school but won't say if it will stay in the central city.

Rangioras main street reopens to two lanes for first time since earthquakes

Rangiora's main street reopens to two lanes for first time since earthquakes

Saturday, 21 May 2016 11:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

Rangiora's main street has opened to two-way traffic for the first time since Canterbury's earthquakes.

Rangioras Red Lion pubs last roar?

Rangiora's Red Lion pub's last roar?

Saturday, 21 May 2016 11:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Rangiora's iconic Red Lion may have roared for the last time.

Residents oppose large rest care development in Cashmere Hills

Residents oppose large rest care development in Cashmere Hills

Friday, 20 May 2016 6:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Residents opposing a $30 million rest home development on Christchurch's Cashmere Hills say the complex is "overly aggressive".

Peter Townsend: Air Force Museum plays vital role in protecting our cultural heritage

Peter Townsend: Air Force Museum plays vital role in protecting our cultural heritage

Friday, 20 May 2016 12:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

One of the unsung groups of heroes post earthquake has been the team out at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand who have been playing a vital role in protecting Canterbury's cultural collections.

Christchurch rebuild creates new courtyards in city centre

Christchurch rebuild creates new courtyards in city centre

Friday, 20 May 2016 8:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first of at least 10 new courtyards to be created in central Christchurch has been described as being like the lining of a well-made suit.

12,000 claims for Valentines Day quake

12,000 claims for Valentines Day quake

Thursday, 19 May 2016 6:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Almost 10,000 Canterbury homes were damaged in the Valentines Day earthquake.

Council committee backs waiving development fee for Catholic church

Council committee backs waiving development fee for Catholic church

Thursday, 19 May 2016 4:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch city councillors have given initial backing to  for a new Catholic school, despite contrary staff advice and warnings of a precedent risk.

Council committee waives development fee for Catholic church

Council committee waives development fee for Catholic church

Thursday, 19 May 2016 4:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch city councillors have for a new Catholic school, despite contrary staff advice and warnings of a precedent risk.

Council waives development fee for Catholic church

Council waives development fee for Catholic church

Thursday, 19 May 2016 3:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch city councillors have for a new Catholic school, despite contrary staff advice and warnings of a precedent risk.

Moorhouse Ave overbridge repairs complete

Moorhouse Ave overbridge repairs complete

Thursday, 19 May 2016 1:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

All four lanes of Christchurch's busy Moorhouse Ave overbridge are open for the first time in more than a year.

Christchurchs historic Helmores Lane bridge tipped for spring reopening

Christchurch's historic Helmores Lane bridge tipped for spring reopening

Thursday, 19 May 2016 8:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's 150-year-old Helmores Lane bridge could reopen in October following major repairs.

34 tonnes of liquefaction silt removed from rotting, quake-damaged house

34 tonnes of liquefaction silt removed from rotting, quake-damaged house

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 6:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Thirty four tonnes of silt has been removed from underneath a Woolston home, five years after liquefaction occurred at the property during the Canterbury earthquakes.

Tonnes of liquefaction silt removed from rotting, quake-damaged house

Tonnes of liquefaction silt removed from rotting, quake-damaged house

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 6:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tonnes of silt has been removed from underneath a Woolston home, five years after liquefaction occurred at the property during the Canterbury earthquakes.

Christchurch workers have bounced back after the citys earthquakes

Christchurch workers have bounced back after the city's earthquakes

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 5:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch workers are bouncing back after the earthquakes, just like New Orleans did after its disaster a decade ago, according to research firm Motu.

Some red zone residents can expect low land damage payments - EQC

Some red zone residents can expect low land damage payments - EQC

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 2:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

Some red-zone stayers can expect payments of about $1000 to settle land damage claims, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) says.

Govt will not be bullied into convention centre deal - John Key

Govt will not be 'bullied into convention centre deal' - John Key

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 7:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Government ministers are waiting on a new proposal for Christchurch's convention centre, after the initial design proved too expensive.

Construction starts on $10 million building for Christchurchs retail precinct

Construction starts on $10 million building for Christchurch's retail precinct

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 6:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work has begun on the first new building in the south-west block of Christchurch's new retail precinct.

Mayors raise convention centre concerns with prime minister

Mayors raise convention centre concerns with prime minister

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 2:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Commercial negotiations over Christchurch's convention have been a "very slow and painful process", Prime Minister John Key says.

Christchurch $20m apartment hotel approved

Christchurch $20m apartment hotel approved

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 1:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $20 million hotel, apartment and retail complex planned for a central Christchurch site has resource consent.

Catholic diocese wants $150,000 bill waived

Catholic diocese wants $150,000 bill waived

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 10:43 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Catholic diocese wants a $150,000 development fee waived because its post-earthquake circumstances are unique.

Trees felled to make way for Christchurchs earthquake memorial

Trees felled to make way for Christchurch's earthquake memorial

Monday, 16 May 2016 8:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's $11 million earthquake memorial is on track to be finished by the sixth anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake.

$8,455,690 rebuild claim as Christchurch homeowners sue IAG

$8,455,690 rebuild claim as Christchurch homeowners sue IAG

Monday, 16 May 2016 8:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Owners of a luxury Christchurch home claim it will cost nearly $8.5 million to rebuild – the same as the New Brighton Pier.

Town Hall restaurant rebuild to fix flooding, accessibility problems

Town Hall restaurant rebuild to fix flooding, accessibility problems

Monday, 16 May 2016 6:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Town Hall's restaurant and function room will be built back better to fix problems with the original space.

Next phase of transport plan work under way in Christchurchs Manchester St

Next phase of transport plan work under way in Christchurch's Manchester St

Monday, 16 May 2016 10:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work to transform Manchester St into a "tree-lined boulevard" gets under way on Monday.

Bid to sweeten deal over QEII Park land

Bid to sweeten deal over QEII Park land

Friday, 13 May 2016 2:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Diverting proceeds from the sale of QEII Park land back into the community would be a "sweetener" for eastern suburb residents, a city councillor says.

Homeowners urged to seek EQC review

Homeowners urged to seek EQC review

Thursday, 12 May 2016 8:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Thousands of Cantabrians have been "short-changed" by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and need to start holding the organisation to account, homeowners have been told.

Scrap over Christchurchs infrastructure repair bill causes delays and uncertainty

Scrap over Christchurch's infrastructure repair bill causes delays and uncertainty

Thursday, 12 May 2016 7:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

A funding scrap over the rebuild of Christchurch's damaged pipes and roads caused delays to about 30 projects over eight months.

Another Arts Centre block ready for leasing

Another Arts Centre block ready for leasing

Thursday, 12 May 2016 6:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Another major block in Christchurch's Arts Centre is ready for tenants as its repair nears completion.

Still hopes of repayments from Alligator Drainage work, court told

Still hopes of repayments from Alligator Drainage work, court told

Thursday, 12 May 2016 5:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Canterbury drainlayer is continuing efforts to get money back for his customers, even as he begins a 10-month home detention term for fraud.

IAG ordered to pay Christchurch couple more than $700,000

IAG ordered to pay Christchurch couple more than $700,000

Thursday, 12 May 2016 4:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Barbara and Francis Gidden have taken on one of New Zealand's biggest insurance companies â€“ and won.

Forest park vision for Christchurch red zone

Forest park vision for Christchurch red zone

Thursday, 12 May 2016 4:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

A "low cost, high benefit" plan could transform Christchurch's red zone into a city-to-sea forest park.

Earthquake victim Ann Brower delighted with new safety building law

Earthquake victim Ann Brower 'delighted' with new safety building law

Thursday, 12 May 2016 3:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake survivor Ann Brower says she is "delighted" the Government will force earthquake-prone buildings to become safer sooner.

Crown and Christchurch council concerned about slippage in Scirt programme

Crown and Christchurch council concerned about 'slippage' in Scirt programme

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 7:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild of Christchurch's earthquake-damaged pipes and roads is falling behind schedule, with December's completion target looking unlikely.

Will $7m Victoria St plan mean fewer customers, more leaves?

Will $7m Victoria St plan mean fewer customers, more leaves?

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 6:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Victoria St business owners are skeptical about a $7 million overhaul of the street designed to create an inner-city "destination area".

Christchurch couple say EQC stopping them from getting on with their lives

Christchurch couple say EQC stopping them from getting on with their lives

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 6:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch couple say the Earthquake Commission (EQC) is "ruining" their lives, as they continue to wait for adequate repairs so they can finish their partly-renovated home.

Christchurch City Council engineers inspect New Regent St parapets

Christchurch City Council engineers inspect New Regent St parapets

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 5:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

City council engineers are inspecting parapets on Christchurch's New Regent St to see if they need strengthening or repairs.

Christchurch City Councils $6 million plan for Victoria St could ruin business

Christchurch City Council's $6 million plan for Victoria St could 'ruin business'

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 7:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch City Council proposal to close part of a major inner-city route to traffic will make the future of some Victoria St businesses "quite hopeless", a long-standing tenant says.

Lawyer wants apology from Gerry Brownlee after ambulance chaser comment

Lawyer wants apology from Gerry Brownlee after 'ambulance chaser' comment

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 6:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

The lawyer behind wants a personal apology from Gerry Brownlee after he described lawyers representing Canterbury homeowners as "ambulance chasers".

Christchurch lawyer wants apology from Gerry Brownlee after bus chaser comment

Christchurch lawyer wants apology from Gerry Brownlee after 'bus chaser' comment

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 6:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

The lawyer behind wants a personal apology from Gerry Brownlee after he described lawyers representing Canterbury homeowners as "ambulance chasers".

EQC to confirm final quake claim classifications by end of June

EQC to confirm final quake claim classifications by end of June

Monday, 9 May 2016 10:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has given itself six weeks to classify a final "bucket" of Canterbury earthquake claims, the Insurance Council says.

EQC less than one third through botched repair jobs, as requests pile up

EQC less than one third through botched repair jobs, as requests pile up

Monday, 9 May 2016 8:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has revisited less than a third of the thousands of botched repairs on its books, as the number of remedial jobs continues to increase.

Christchurchs new library threatened after Crown cans philanthropic funding

Christchurch's new library threatened after Crown cans philanthropic funding

Sunday, 8 May 2016 5:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown has pulled the pin on its long-awaited plans to raise money for Christchurch's anchor projects, threatening to leave the city's new central library in the lurch.