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Rebuild falling behind schedule - Labour MPs

Rebuild falling behind schedule - Labour MPs

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The residential rebuild has been "painfully slow" in the hands of Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee, two Labour MPs say.

Hottest Tradie voting closes Thursday

Hottest Tradie voting closes Thursday

Monday, 28 July 2014 1:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hearts are fluttering and the votes are flowing in as competition heats up for Canterbury's hottest tradie.

Canterburys building crisis as widespread as leaky home issue

Canterbury's building crisis as widespread as leaky home issue

Monday, 28 July 2014 11:37 a.m. by MediaHerald

A building crisis in Canterbury could be as widespread as the leaky home issue, lawyers say.More evidence of shoddy repair jobs is making its way into court, with home owners suing insurers and building companies over earthquake.

Tree-garden plan in flood fight

Tree-garden plan in flood fight

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch residents can expect to see more rain gardens as the rebuild progresses.

A rebuild that makes sense

A rebuild that makes sense

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Blair Anderson, dog lover and trainer, selects Under the New Red Verandah cafe in Linwood because it is "tolerant of dogs".

Gym back on its feet at Arts Centre

Gym back on its feet at Arts Centre

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The second building in the Christchurch Arts Centre to be fully restored has celebrated its reopening.

Council urged to require better provision for residential parking

Council urged to require better provision for residential parking

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A lack of car parking requirements for residential developments in the CBD makes no sense when two-thirds of Christchurch's workforce do not work in the city, a city councillor says.

Christchurch needs dog-friendly trails

Christchurch needs dog-friendly trails

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Blair Anderson, dog lover and trainer, selects Under the New Red Verandah cafe in Linwood because it is "tolerant of dogs".

Accountant claims surplus result of clever accounting

Accountant claims surplus result of 'clever accounting'

Sunday, 27 July 2014 3:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has promised the country a wafer-thin $372 million surplus this year, but quake-affected Christchurch accountant Cameron Preston doubts there would be one without clever accounting for the costs of the Canterbury rebuild.

Chch businesses hitting their straps

Chch businesses hitting their straps

Sunday, 27 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild of Christchurch has hit its straps and is now unsentimentally sorting the construction industry wheat from the chaff. Press business editor talks with companies establishing strong positions.

Second chances on chain gang

Second chances on chain gang

Sunday, 27 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Wanted: Enthusiastic, hard worker. On-the job training provided. Criminal record essential.

Construction site injuries spike

Construction site injuries spike

Saturday, 26 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Crushed feet, thumbs amputated by saws and limbs caught in machinery are contributing to a spike in serious workplace injuries in Canterbury's post-earthquake rebuild.

Interest strong in sports lake plan

Interest strong in sports lake plan

Friday, 25 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Proposals for a flat-water sports lake in Christchurch's residential red zone are proving popular.

Thermosash opens new production facility in Christchurch

Thermosash opens new production facility in Christchurch

Thursday, 24 July 2014 5:13 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Mission on for rebuild companies

Mission on for rebuild companies

Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new initiative has been launched to grow involvement by Nelson businesses on the post-earthquake Canterbury rebuild.

Peters claims quake workers werent paid

Peters claims quake workers weren't paid

Thursday, 24 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Services owner Bryan Staples told his staff not to file GST returns or pay PAYE tax, says New Zealand First MP Winston Peters

AWF: No growth in Wellington, regions

AWF: 'No growth' in Wellington, regions

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 2:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

A lack of growth in the regions has hurt the performance of listed employment agency Allied Work Force, its chief executive says.

Taits targets techie tenants for Chch HQ

Taits targets techie tenants for Chch HQ

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

Aussies find cold start in rebuild tough

Aussies find 'cold' start in rebuild tough

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hitting the rebuild ‘‘cold’’ is the biggest barrier to Australian firms setting up in post-earthquake Christchurch, the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce says.

More roof gardens wanted - ecologist

More roof gardens wanted - ecologist

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild provides a unique opportunity for a rooftop sea of greenery and exotic plant life, ecologist Colin Muerk says.

Rebuild proving to be a noisy business

Rebuild proving to be a noisy business

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Party noise complaints nearly tripled from 2010 to 2011, but have since dropped off and been replaced by complaints about noise from new bars and rebuild construction.

Council struggling to supply trained inspectors for rebuild

Council struggling to supply trained inspectors for rebuild

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It employs 37 building inspectors but with about 250 requests a day coming in for site inspections, it is not enough to meet demand.

Still waiting for decision after 15 weeks

Still waiting for decision after 15 weeks

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Elizabeth Moore is starting to give up hope her building consent will ever get approved.

Aussies lobby Govt over rebuild

Aussies lobby Govt over rebuild

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Australian businesses are lobbying their government over concerns they are being shut out of Christchurch rebuild opportunities by "Canterbury parochialism’’.

Building consents still a worry

Building consents still a worry

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The building industry is questioning the Christchurch City Council's claims it has lifted its game and is on track to regain building consent accreditation.

City pedantic on building consents

City 'pedantic' on building consents

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The building industry is questioning the Christchurch City Council's claims it has lifted its game and is on track to regain building consent accreditation.

Aussies offer rebuild help

Aussies offer rebuild help

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's sports stadium is giving off a "temporary" vibe about the city to international audiences, a visiting Australian politician says.

The bells are ringing for recovery

The bells are ringing for recovery

Monday, 21 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christ Church Cathedral bell ringers have welcomed home 13 bells that were damaged in the February 2011 earthquake and then repaired in England.

Housing standards worry advocates

Housing standards worry advocates

Friday, 18 July 2014 10:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Several Filipino workers opened their doors to The Press this week.

Building standards declining - experts

Building standards declining - experts

Friday, 18 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A skilled labour shortage, under-resourced building firms and rebuild deadline pressures are contributing to a decline in Christchurch building standards, industry experts warn.

Building standards declining - experts

Building standards declining - experts

Friday, 18 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A skilled labour shortage, under-resourced building firms and rebuild deadline pressures are contributing to a decline in Christchurch building standards, industry experts warn.

Brighton saltwater pool may cost $20m

Brighton saltwater pool may cost $20m

Thursday, 17 July 2014 11:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council is going to seek out private sector companies who may be willing to work with it on developing a hot saltwater pool complex in New Brighton.

Breakfast seminar: design management

Breakfast seminar: design management

Thursday, 17 July 2014 9:59 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

We are delighted to announce our ‘Design management: Breaking down the silos’ breakfast seminar will now be held on Wednesday 6 August from 8.30am at Chateau on the Park, 189 Deans Avenue. The seminar will include a forum to present and discuss how the emerging role of the independent design manager is challenging traditional perspectives. There […]

Fewer rules to streamline projects

Fewer rules to streamline projects

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fewer rules and a streamlined approach to residential development will make building and living in Christchurch's central city more appealing, the Government says.

Cera forks out $672k for info campaigns

Cera forks out $672k for 'info' campaigns

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has spent more than $317,000 on flashy videos promoting the central city rebuild in the last two years.

Is Christchurch a doughnut or a fruitcake?

Is Christchurch a doughnut or a fruitcake?

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

Concern that Christchurch is becoming a doughnut city - growth ringing an empty centre - misses the point.

Avoid the kneejerk rebuild

'Avoid the kneejerk rebuild'

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An outspoken architectural critic with first-hand experience of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans hopes Christchurch will avoid the "rear-view mirror" effect as it gets back on its feet.

Town hall not top priority - Dalziel

Town hall not top priority - Dalziel

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The $127.5 million restoration of the Christchurch Town Hall is not a top priority for the city council because of its limited finances, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

UK input seen as vital for citys rebuild

UK input seen as vital for city's rebuild

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

The $30 billion rebuild of post-earthquake Christchurch will race ahead if local firms team up with British firms experienced in major construction projects such as the London 2012 Olympics and Heathrow Airport redevelopment, says a UK government minister.

Making a spectacle of Christchurch demos

Making a spectacle of Christchurch demos

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 11:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

What would you fix first in Christchurch?

What would you fix first in Christchurch?

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 8:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Frequent flooding, never-ending road works and constant demolition - post-quake Christchurch can be a frustrating city to live in. 

Church has big vision for site

Church has big vision for site

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Majestic Church wants to build a chapel, auditorium, art studios, cafe, apartments and a multi-storey parking building on the former Cranmer Court site.

Building Consent troubles in Christchurch….. still…..

Building Consent troubles in Christchurch….. still…..

Sunday, 13 July 2014 12:25 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

So what is new in the life of the beleaguered High Street building owners? 

CERA misues section 38′s… Again…. or is that Still….

CERA misues section 38′s… Again…. or is that Still….

Friday, 11 July 2014 8:25 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

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Labour: Quake rebuild costs could shift on to taxpayer

Labour: Quake rebuild costs could shift on to taxpayer

Thursday, 10 July 2014 3:26 p.m. by MediaHerald

In the latest of series of policy announcements for the quake-hit region which is shaping up as a key election battleground, Labour Leader David Cunliffe said a Government he led would be "committed to working alongside Christchurch's mayor and councillors to come up with a fair and sustainable solution to the city's ballooning debt, largely a consequence of a government imposed cost-sharing arrangement".

New building laws to corral cowboys

New building laws to corral cowboys

Thursday, 10 July 2014 3:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

New measures aimed at clamping down on shoddy builders will be imposed from next year.

Labour would axe earthquake authority

Labour would axe earthquake authority

Thursday, 10 July 2014 1:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority would be axed in 2016 if Labour is elected, party leader David Cunliffe says.

Supporting promising High Street

Supporting promising High Street

Thursday, 10 July 2014 12:23 p.m. by PriorityComms

 

Christchurch $3000 job incentive nets 50

Christchurch $3000 job incentive nets 50

Thursday, 10 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Jobless in Wellington and with a $3000 carrot dangling, the lure of the south proved too tempting for Sam O'Carroll.

Demolition of Lichfield Street Carpark supports retail sector

Demolition of Lichfield Street Carpark supports retail sector

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 4:48 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has agreed to demolish the Lichfield Street Carpark building, ensuring the empty site can be turned into a temporary carpark in time for the pre-Christmas retail rush.

Harcourts International to ‘Disaster Proof’ Online Systems

Harcourts International to ‘Disaster Proof’ Online Systems

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 10:42 a.m. by PRNews

Release: Harcourts

Town hall restoration on hold

Town hall restoration on hold

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 11:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council's uncertain financial position has led it to put the brakes on its multimillion-dollar project to restore the Christchurch's Town Hall.

Lost opportunities obvious

Lost opportunities obvious

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 10:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Speaking to a business audience yesterday, Christy, Waller, the managing director of Ebos, a large supplier of pharmaceutical and medical supplies, was talking about the lessons learned from 20 years running Ebos where he led 19 purchases of other businesses.

Government office cluster for city

Government office cluster for city

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 7:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Property developers are eyeing more deals to turn Christchurch's inner city "donut" into a golden triangle backed by Crown leases for office space, the Government says.

Over $6m to fix South library

Over $6m to fix South library

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 6:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

Repairing the quake-damaged South Christchurch library and service centre will cost more than the original build, figures obtained by The Press show.

Costly fix for modern library

Costly fix for modern library

Monday, 7 July 2014 11:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Repairing the quake-damaged South Christchurch library and service centre will cost more than the original build, figures obtained by The Press show.

1100 civil servants to move into CBD

1100 civil servants to move into CBD

Monday, 7 July 2014 12:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

More than 1000 government staff will work in central Christchurch by 2016, dispelling the notion of a ''doughnut effect'' in the city, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.

CBD gaps filling fast as Crown returns

CBD gaps filling fast as Crown returns

Monday, 7 July 2014 11:52 a.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Release: New Zealand Government

Port Lyttelton - Now and the Plan

Port Lyttelton - Now and the Plan

Monday, 7 July 2014 9:46 a.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

This weekend we were lucky enough to be able to take a walk around the port to talk about the damage and the plans that are underway to rebuild.

Family funds aid Gough project

Family funds aid Gough project

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property developer Antony Gough has raided his big brother's piggy bank to help fund The Terrace development in central Christchurch.