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Homeowners come out firing following landmark EQC court settlement

Homeowners come out firing following 'landmark' EQC court settlement

Thursday, 28 April 2016 7:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

Homeowners have come out firing after a landmark settlement confirmed the Earthquake Commission's legal obligation to repair damaged homes to a "when new" condition.

Ruling EQC must repair to when new standard has implications for thousands

Ruling EQC must repair to 'when new' standard has implications for thousands

Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

A settlement between the Earthquake Commission and the EQC Action Group is far-reaching and will affect thousands of Canterbury homeowners, the group's lawyer says.

Community board uneasy over Lyttelton Port of Christchurchs Dampier Bay proposal

Community board 'uneasy' over Lyttelton Port of Christchurch's Dampier Bay proposal

Thursday, 28 April 2016 11:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

A plan for commercial development in Christchurch's Dampier Bay is being met with scepticism from the local community board.

EQC must repair to when new standard

EQC must repair to 'when new' standard

Thursday, 28 April 2016 9:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has confirmed its legal obligation to repair damaged homes to a 'when new' condition, not a pre-earthquake condition.

Receivers sue insurers of fraudster Ken Andersons former LWR buildings

Receivers sue insurers of fraudster Ken Anderson's former LWR buildings

Thursday, 28 April 2016 9:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

A lengthy, multi million-dollar High Court dispute continues to wage over part of fraudster Ken Anderson's former Lane Walker Rudkin site in central Christchurch.

Property leaders call Christchurchs South Frame flawed and wasteful

Property leaders call Christchurch's South Frame 'flawed and wasteful'

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 8:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

Senior property figures in Christchurch are expressing concern about the viability of the city's proposed south frame.

Ngai Tahu shelves plans for cultural centre in Christchurchs Victoria Square

Ngai Tahu shelves plans for cultural centre in Christchurch's Victoria Square

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 6:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Ngai Tahu has abandoned plans for a cultural centre in Victoria Square, one of the anchor projects in the Christchurch blueprint.

EQC to re-repair home following apology to Christchurch family

EQC to re-repair home following apology to Christchurch family

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 6:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will redo the outside of a house bought by a couple who thought the property was repaired, but later found cracks had been painted over by tradesmen.

No fireworks for Christchurchs New Brighton Pier

No fireworks for Christchurch's New Brighton Pier

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 6:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city's annual Guy Fawkes display is unlikely to be hosted at the New Brighton Pier for the next two years.

Ngai Tahu shelves plans for cultural centre in Victoria Square

Ngai Tahu shelves plans for cultural centre in Victoria Square

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ngai Tahu has abandoned plans for a cultural centre in Victoria Square, one of the anchor projects in the Christchurch blueprint.

800 new car parking spaces for central Christchurch

800 new car parking spaces for central Christchurch

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 3:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

The long-awaited rebuild of an earthquake-damaged car parking building in central Christchurch will start soon.

Property leaders question Christchurch frame plan

Property leaders question Christchurch frame plan

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 2:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Senior property figures in Christchurch are expressing concern about the viability of the city's proposed south frame.

Change of heart over Regenerate Christchurch board members fees

Change of heart over Regenerate Christchurch board members' fees

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 9:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has released information about how much the board members of Christchurch's new recovery agency will be paid.

Crowd watches as Christchurchs Bridge of Remembrance reopens

Crowd watches as Christchurch's Bridge of Remembrance reopens

Monday, 25 April 2016 5:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Old and young, tourists and locals, cyclists and families gathered to witness the reopening of the Bridge of Remembrance.

Eden Project plan to go before Regenerate Christchurch for consideration

Eden Project plan to go before Regenerate Christchurch for consideration

Monday, 25 April 2016 2:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Te Papa on steroids.

More apprentices needed fast as shortage hits NZ construction industry

More apprentices needed fast as shortage hits NZ construction industry

Sunday, 24 April 2016 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

A drastic shortage of apprentices is putting strain on New Zealand's construction industry as work ramps up throughout the country.

Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club officially opened

Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club officially opened

Saturday, 23 April 2016 5:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Under threat of rain from a cloudy Christchurch sky, 200 people gathered at Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club to officially open the new coastal landmark.

Red zoning decision separate to EQCs settlement offers

Red zoning decision 'separate' to EQC's settlement offers

Friday, 22 April 2016 9:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) says there is no correlation between the Government's decision to red zone a property and the land damage settlement offers it makes to clients.

No red zone decisions made on citys red zone - Regenerate Christchurch

No red zone decisions made on city's red zone - Regenerate Christchurch

Thursday, 21 April 2016 5:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new recovery agency says it will consider all proposals for the city's red zone, despite a rowing lake being singled out by local and central Government.

Video: What Christchurchs anchor project sites look like now

Video: What Christchurch's anchor project sites look like now

Thursday, 21 April 2016 4:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

With the , CHARLIE GATESvisited the sites of the flash anchor projects the rebuild organisation announced for Christchurch in 2012.

Shilton & Brown creditors scramble to recover from losses

Shilton & Brown creditors scramble to recover from losses

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 8:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

An employer has slashed his wages and asked staff to work 70-hour weeks as businesses linked to a collapsed demolition firm scramble to cover their losses.

$50 million tower to replace lost apartments in central Christchurch

$50 million tower to replace lost apartments in central Christchurch

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 6:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

The $50 million rebuild of a central Christchurch apartment tower has been approved.

Historic McKenzie and Willis facade revealed - but not for long

Historic McKenzie and Willis facade revealed - but not for long

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 5:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is getting a glimpse of the partly-restored historic facade of the McKenzie and Willis redevelopment, but it will only be a quick one.

Editorial: Will the plan to rename part of central Christchurch West End take off?

Editorial: Will the plan to rename part of central Christchurch West End take off?

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 5:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

What's in a name? A lot, whether we realise it or not.

Christchurchs earthquake rubble dump extended for another three years

Christchurch's earthquake rubble dump extended for another three years

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 4:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's earthquake rubble dump is set to get bigger and will remain open until 2020 â€“ three years later than planned.

Govt tight-lipped on fees for Regenerate board members

Govt tight-lipped on fees for Regenerate board members

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 1:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government won't say how much the board members of Christchurch's new recovery agency will be paid.

EQCs $1115 land settlement for red zoners doesnt add up

EQC's $1115 land settlement for red zoners 'doesn't add up'

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 12:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

A couple living in Kaiapoi's red zone is considering legal action against the Earthquake Commission after receiving just $1115 for their land settlement.

Landlords and businesses rebrand inner Christchurch neighbourhood West End

Landlords and businesses rebrand inner Christchurch neighbourhood 'West End'

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 6:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

Landlords and businesses in a loop of Christchurch's Avon River are joining forces to try and stamp their neighbourhood with a new identity.

Owners brand central Christchurch neighbourhood West End

Owners brand central Christchurch neighbourhood West End

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 6:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

Landlords and businesses in a loop of Christchurch's Avon River are joining forces to try and stamp their neighbourhood with a new identity.

Christchurch couple seek judgement against State Insurance

Christchurch couple seek judgement against State Insurance

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 5:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch couple taking legal action against State Insurance have sought a summary judgement against the IAG-owned company.

Christchurchs Bridge of Remembrance ceremony all set to reopen on Anzac Day

Christchurch's Bridge of Remembrance ceremony 'all set' to reopen on Anzac Day

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 3:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Veterans will be able to gather on the Bridge of Remembrance on Anzac Day for the first time since Canterbury's earthquakes.

Christchurchs New Brighton Pier to close for up to 18 months

Christchurch's New Brighton Pier to close for up to 18 months

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 1:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's New Brighton Pier will close for up to 18 months for repairs, while the library will be closed for six months.

Anchor project boss to pocket $500,000 salary

Anchor project boss to pocket $500,000 salary

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 12:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

The man in charge of ensuring Christchurch's anchor projects are built will be paid $500,000 a year.

Environment Canterbury boosts inner city workforce

Environment Canterbury boosts inner city workforce

Monday, 18 April 2016 5:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Environment Canterbury (ECan) has all of its 450 staff under one roof for the first time in five years.

Environment Canterbury boosts inner city workforce in new $51 million building

Environment Canterbury boosts inner city workforce in new $51 million building

Monday, 18 April 2016 5:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Environment Canterbury (ECan) has all of its 450 staff under one roof for the first time in five years.

Regenerate Christchurch to investigate red zone water course

Regenerate Christchurch to investigate red zone water course

Sunday, 17 April 2016 9:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Regenerate Christchurch has been told to investigate building an international open water course in the city's red zone.

More than 100 Cera staff get new rebuild jobs

More than 100 Cera staff get new rebuild jobs

Sunday, 17 April 2016 2:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 100 Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) staff will have jobs with new rebuild organisations when the authority winds up on Monday.

Long  road ahead for Christchurch transport

Long road ahead for Christchurch transport

Friday, 15 April 2016 9:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Manchester St to become tree-lined boulevard under $26m CBD contract

Manchester St to become tree-lined boulevard under $26m CBD contract

Friday, 15 April 2016 5:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Roading improvements for central Christchurch including converting Manchester St into a tree-lined boulevard will be finished by the end of next year.

Manchester St widening part of $26m contract

Manchester St widening part of $26m contract

Friday, 15 April 2016 4:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Roading improvements for central Christchurch including converting Manchester St into a tree-lined boulevard will be finished by the end of next year.

Five years of Cera: Success or failure?

Five years of Cera: Success or failure?

Friday, 15 April 2016 1:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

After five years taking the lead in post-disaster Christchurch the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is closing shop,  reports on its legacy.

Gerry Brownlees former singing partner among Regenerate Christchurch members

Gerry Brownlee's former singing partner among Regenerate Christchurch members

Friday, 15 April 2016 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee's former schoolmate and singing partner has been announced as one of Christchurch's new recovery figureheads.

Hotel deals a big boost for central Christchurch

Hotel deals a big boost for central Christchurch

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two major hotel firms have bought into central Christchurch, in a multimillion-dollar sign of confidence in the Cathedral Square area.

Former Christchurch mayor Garry Moore on new rebuild entities: You cant get worse than Cera

Former Christchurch mayor Garry Moore on new rebuild entities: 'You can't get worse than Cera'

Friday, 15 April 2016 9:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's former mayor Garry Moore says there could not have been a worse entity than Cera to run the rebuild, but Minister Gerry Brownlee says he is "out of date".

John Key praises, but wont endorse, Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel

John Key praises, but won't endorse, Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel

Thursday, 14 April 2016 6:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prime Minister John Key says Lianne Dalziel has put her "heart and soul" into leading Christchurch, but has stopped short of endorsing the current mayor for re-election.

Ceras new map shows no clear plans for one-fifth of central Christchurch

Cera's new map shows no clear plans for one-fifth of central Christchurch

Thursday, 14 April 2016 5:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Five and a half years since the start of the earthquakes, up to a fifth of central Christchurch remains in limbo.

Christchurchs new recovery leaders to be announced

Christchurch's new recovery leaders to be announced

Thursday, 14 April 2016 1:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

A major announcement on the next phase of Christchurch's earthquake recovery is expected on Friday.

New Regent St buildings owner Helen Thacker claims other units on street unsafe

New Regent St buildings owner Helen Thacker claims other units on street unsafe

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Under-fire Christchurch property owner Helen Thacker has broken her silence on delayed New Regent St building repairs, claiming other properties on the street may be putting lives at risk.

Convention centre announcement very close - John Key

Convention centre announcement 'very close' - John Key

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 2:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

An announcement on the future of Christchurch's stalled convention centre is only weeks away, Prime Minister John Key says.

Rachel Smalley: Too soon for Christchurch regeneration

Rachel Smalley: Too soon for Christchurch regeneration

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 9:24 a.m. by MediaHerald

In the space of a day, Christchurch has moved from the post-earthquake recovery phase, to one of 'regeneration'.Cera - the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is no more, and now the city has what's called the Greater Christchurch...

Christ Church Cathedral announcement expected in weeks

Christ Church Cathedral announcement expected in weeks

Monday, 11 April 2016 6:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Greater detail on how the Government plans to break deadlock over the Christ Church Cathedral is expected to be announced within weeks.

Gerry Brownlee gets new earthquake job title

Gerry Brownlee gets new earthquake job title

Monday, 11 April 2016 6:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery portfolio is undergoing a name change but Gerry Brownlee will stay on as minister.

Two contractors to ensure competition in metro sports facility tender process

Two contractors to ensure 'competition' in metro sports facility tender process

Monday, 11 April 2016 12:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has appointed two contractors to help plan the construction of Christchurch's metro sports facility to "keep some competition" in the process.

EQC apologises to Christchurch family who bought poorly repaired home

EQC apologises to Christchurch family who bought poorly repaired home

Sunday, 10 April 2016 6:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has apologised to a Christchurch family who bought a house they thought was repaired, only to discover they had fallen victim to shoddy building work.

Heritage facade on old Excelsior Hotel in Christchurch demolished

Heritage facade on old Excelsior Hotel in Christchurch demolished

Sunday, 10 April 2016 2:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

The last remains of Christchurch's old Excelsior Hotel have been demolished.

Why the next Volunteer Army should involve tourists

Why the next Volunteer Army should involve tourists

Saturday, 9 April 2016 4:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: What would happen to New Zealand's story if our visitors not only explored our country but were able to actively contribute to making it better while they were here? What story would they then share with friends and family around the world? What emotional bond to our country would they create?

Owners hope to keep central mall building

Owners hope to keep central mall building

Saturday, 9 April 2016 3:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

While cranes swing on big construction sites around it, work has quietly started on the old Pagoda Court restaurant building in Christchurch's new retail precinct.

Cathedral Towers apartment buildings, with rooftop restaurant, planned for Cathedral Square

'Cathedral Towers' apartment buildings, with rooftop restaurant, planned for Cathedral Square

Friday, 8 April 2016 8:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

New plans for a $25 million apartment tower complex, with a rooftop restaurant, could prove a breakthrough for Cathedral Square.

Opposition to Christchurch Airport building $80m Novotel hotel on city outskirts

Opposition to Christchurch Airport building $80m Novotel hotel on city outskirts

Friday, 8 April 2016 7:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plans to build a 200-room hotel at Christchurch airport have upset some city developers and business people who say the location will damage inner city regeneration.