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Insurance wrangles delay progress on Christchurchs dirty 30 list of derelict properties

Insurance wrangles delay progress on Christchurch's 'dirty 30' list of derelict properties

Thursday, 25 May 2017 7:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance wrangles are delaying progress on a quarter of Christchurch City Council's "dirty 30" list of derelict properties.

Johnny Moore: Earthquakes made for a boom in Canterbury architecture

Johnny Moore: Earthquakes made for a boom in Canterbury architecture

Thursday, 25 May 2017 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: My wife says I've got too many hobbies: motorbikes, vintage cars, the 1992 Cricket World Cup, architecture… and that's an abridged list.

Canterbury earthquake recovery services budget cut by more than half

Canterbury earthquake recovery services' budget cut by more than half

Thursday, 25 May 2017 3:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury residents waiting for their earthquake-damaged homes to be rebuilt or repaired may find government services decreasing over the next year.

Dirty 30’s Heritage saga continues

Dirty 30’s Heritage saga continues

Thursday, 25 May 2017 8:32 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Oh dear, such emotive wording…  Link Here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/92863275/council-goes-after-central-christchurchs-dirty-30-building-owners-who-are-kicking-the-city-in-the-face The irony is, as my readers know so well, is that we have been trying for years to get the CCC et al to address these issues.  Sadly, when the CCC finally …

Christchurch Adventure Park wins architecture gong after fire

Christchurch Adventure Park wins architecture gong after fire

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fire tore though Christchurch Adventure Park's forest, ruining trails and structures, but the surviving buildings are considered some of Canterbury's best-designed.

Council goes after central Christchurchs dirty 30 building owners who are kicking the city in the face

Council goes after central Christchurch's 'dirty 30' building owners who are 'kicking the city in the face'

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 5:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council is going after the owners of the "dirty 30" derelict properties holding up the central city rebuild, says a councillor behind a new clean-up campaign.

Three more months to wait for Cathedral decision not excessive, says Bishop

Three more months to wait for Cathedral decision not excessive, says Bishop

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 4:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: On Sunday it was announced to the Diocese of Christchurch and beyond that I, the Bishop of Christchurch, had decided to send the decision about the future of the Christ Church Cathedral to the diocesan Synod, which next meets in September 2017.

Bishop Victoria Matthews: Three more months to wait for Cathedral decision not excessive

Bishop Victoria Matthews: Three more months to wait for Cathedral decision not excessive

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 4:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: On Sunday it was announced to the Diocese of Christchurch and beyond that I, the Bishop of Christchurch, had decided to send the decision about the future of the Christ Church Cathedral to the diocesan Synod, which next meets in September 2017.

Labour, Greens and National unite to solve cathedral deadlock

Labour, Greens and National unite to solve cathedral deadlock

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 3:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Labour, Greens and National have united to break the deadlock over the Christ Church Cathedral.

Christchurch City Council could reinstate car parks after controversial changes to St Asaph St

Christchurch City Council could reinstate car parks after controversial changes to St Asaph St

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 8:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Car parks could be reinstated on St Asaph St after Christchurch business leaders threatened legal action if the Accessible City project was not stopped.

Cathedral Square site sale first in almost a century after rebuild plans founder

Cathedral Square site sale first in almost a century after rebuild plans founder

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 6:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch family will sell their prominent Cathedral Square property for the first time in nearly a century after abandoning attempts to rebuild on it.

Christchurch dilemmas: Is the tide about to turn for New Brighton?

Christchurch dilemmas: Is the tide about to turn for New Brighton?

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 6:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Is the tide about to turn for New Brighton?

Editorial: Time for decisive action on Cathedral to end Christchurchs pain

Editorial: Time for decisive action on Cathedral to end Christchurch's pain

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

There is surely no greater symbol of despair than the crestfallen ruin of a cathedral seated in what was once the heart of our city.

Christ Church Cathedral pro-restoration trust launches ad campaign as PR battle warms up

Christ Church Cathedral pro-restoration trust launches ad campaign as PR battle warms up

Monday, 22 May 2017 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

A trust lobbying for the restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral is bankrolling a pricey advertising campaign depicting central city workers, business owners and developers echoing its stance.

Christ Church Cathedral holding up citys regeneration as government intervention calls grow

Christ Church Cathedral 'holding up city's regeneration' as government intervention calls grow

Monday, 22 May 2017 8:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The neglected Christ Church Cathedral is one of about 30 sites being targeted by council for holding up the city's regeneration.

Christchurch gymnastics school wants $1.1m from council to help rebuild at QEII

Christchurch gymnastics school wants $1.1m from council to help rebuild at QEII

Monday, 22 May 2017 7:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch School of Gymnastics wants $1.1 million of ratepayer funds to help it build a new $8.1m base at Queen Elizabeth II Park.

EQC cocked up with Christchurch familys burnt and quake-hit home, lawyer says

EQC 'cocked up' with Christchurch family's burnt and quake-hit home, lawyer says

Monday, 22 May 2017 6:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Both the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and insurer IAG are in the wrong over a Christchurch home wrecked by fire and earthquakes, an insurance lawyer says.

Rebuild minister deeply disappointed by Christ Church Cathedral decision delay until September

Rebuild minister 'deeply disappointed' by Christ Church Cathedral decision delay until September

Sunday, 21 May 2017 7:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

A four-month delay in deciding the fate of the derelict Christ Church Cathedral, the "symbol of the city", has "deeply disappointed" the city's new recovery minister.

Christchurch City Council could acquire Redcliffs School site for free

Christchurch City Council could acquire Redcliffs School site for free

Sunday, 21 May 2017 2:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

A deal with the Ministry of Education could see the city council receive market value for land it owns at Redcliffs Park while receiving free land in return.

Christ Church Cathedral decision wont be made until September, as decision-making power transferred

Christ Church Cathedral decision won't be made until September, as decision-making power transferred

Sunday, 21 May 2017 1:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

A decision on the future of the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral will not be made until at least September and will be made by a committee of diocese parishioners and priests.

CCC Regeneration letter…

CCC Regeneration letter…

Friday, 19 May 2017 10:12 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

News Flash – Hot off the Press: I have just opened my mail. When I finished choking on my very nice Sauvignon blanc,  I see that the CCC has sent out a letter telling me, and 30 other building owners, …

Duncan’s Buildings Demolitions…

Duncan’s Buildings Demolitions…

Friday, 19 May 2017 9:32 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What is New in Lower High Street? On Monday 22nd May 2017,  two of the Duncan’s units will be completely demolished. These are the last 2 units at the north end.  The demolition has been authorised by LINZ (Land Information …

Dying man Ricky Bligh to get day in court for earthquake case

Dying man Ricky Bligh to get day in court for earthquake case

Friday, 19 May 2017 9:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

The morning his earthquake insurance trial was to begin, dying man Derek Ricky Bligh's lawyers pulled out.

Fire on day family moved into Christchurch home ignites year-long insurance nightmare

Fire on day family moved into Christchurch home ignites year-long insurance nightmare

Friday, 19 May 2017 9:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

When their newly-bought house Christchurch caught fire just hours after they moved in, Georgia Scott and Mike Rodgers snatched their children from their beds and ran.

80 per cent of Christchurch residential red zone could become native forest for $2.5m, Greening the Red Zone says

80 per cent of Christchurch residential red zone could become native forest for $2.5m, Greening the Red Zone says

Friday, 19 May 2017 7:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's residential red zone could be turned into native forest for $2.5 million, a group in favour of the idea says.

Repair nightmares: Brownlee says remedial repairs not a systemic issue

Repair nightmares: Brownlee says remedial repairs 'not a systemic issue'

Friday, 19 May 2017 4:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government maintains that there is no systemic issue with Canterbury earthquake repairs, but the Opposition and local experts believe there is.

Repair nightmares: Brownlee says it would have been chaos without home repair programme

Repair nightmares: Brownlee says it would have been chaos without home repair programme

Friday, 19 May 2017 4:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government maintains that there is no systemic issue with Canterbury earthquake repairs, but the Opposition and local experts disagree.

How an imperfect suburban plan drew me back to Christchurch

How an imperfect suburban plan drew me back to Christchurch

Friday, 19 May 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Colleagues said to us "OMG you're not going back to Christchurch are you?" Their faces reflected astonishment and disbelief. The city is stuffed, they said.

Seventy road and infrastructure jobs to be redone, hundreds of substandard jobs remedied

Seventy road and infrastructure jobs to be redone, hundreds of substandard jobs remedied

Thursday, 18 May 2017 8:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild agency tasked with the $2.2 billion project of fixing Christchurch's earthquake-battered infrastructure has just over a month to re-do 70 substandard jobs.

Canterbury rugby will not pay to help build a stadium in Christchurch

Canterbury rugby will not pay to help build a stadium in Christchurch

Thursday, 18 May 2017 6:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury rugby has ruled out helping to pay for a multi-use arena in Christchurch.

Christchurchs container mall gets more food tenants and an extra summer

Christchurch's container mall gets more food tenants and an extra summer

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 4:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

It's the mall no-one wants to close.

Three ex-Cera staff cleared by DPMC inquiry

Three ex-Cera staff cleared by DPMC inquiry

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 2:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Three former Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) employees have been cleared of accusations they had conflicts of interest.

New Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister says its time for a new style of rebuild management

New Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister says it's time for a new style of rebuild management

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 5:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new rebuild boss says she believes the city centre is already better than it was before Canterbury's earthquakes.

$300m Riccarton Racecourse housing development gets Government green light

$300m Riccarton Racecourse housing development gets Government green light

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 12:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has approved a $300 million, 600-home development at a Christchurch racecourse.

$18 million overspend as city council tries to limit Christchurch cycleways disruption

$18 million 'overspend' as city council tries to limit Christchurch cycleways disruption

Sunday, 14 May 2017 6:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

An extra $18 million will be spent on Christchurch's new cycleways this year as the city council tries to limit their impact on businesses and motorists.

Regenerate Christchurch releases red zone vision statement

Regenerate Christchurch releases red zone vision statement

Friday, 12 May 2017 6:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

"Our vision is for the river to connect us together with each other, with nature and with new possibilities."

Anglicans lobbied council for streamlined Christ Church Cathedral demolition planning rules

Anglicans lobbied council for streamlined Christ Church Cathedral demolition planning rules

Friday, 12 May 2017 7:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

Anglican leaders lobbied council to change city planning rules so the Christ Church Cathedral could be demolished more easily.

Christchurch City Council wont start Victoria St revamp until people on board

Christchurch City Council won't start Victoria St revamp until people 'on board'

Thursday, 11 May 2017 8:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council will not start any more central city transport projects until businesses and residents are happy with the plans.

Realigned section of State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura opens May 22

Realigned section of State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura opens May 22

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 7:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

A section of State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura will soon reopen to traffic.

Christchurchs historic Sign of the Takahe ready for occupation

Christchurch's historic Sign of the Takahe ready for occupation

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 6:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

After more than two years, almost $3 million and a series of delays, work on the historic Sign of the Takahe is now complete.

Convicted thief Katrina Leigh Leoni must declare assets before sentencing

Convicted thief Katrina Leigh Leoni must declare assets before sentencing

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 1:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

A woman has five days to declare all her assets – including any she may have disposed of – before she is sentenced for stealing $133,000 from a Christchurch rebuild firm.

Christchurch Hospital faces 2000-strong car park shortage, parking building could cost $23m

Christchurch Hospital faces 2000-strong car park shortage, parking building could cost $23m

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 6:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's health precinct could be up to 2000 car parks short in the long term. A parking building to alleviate the problem could cost more than $20 million.

Will small businesses ever return to Christchurchs rebuilt city centre?

Will small businesses ever return to Christchurch's rebuilt city centre?

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 6:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Between them, Pedro Carazo, Debbie Lawson and Deric Blacker, lost three businesses, two homes, a son, and a close friend, on February 22, 2011.

Group behind flat water course proposal for Christchurch red zone says it could bring city millions

Group behind flat water course proposal for Christchurch red zone says it could bring city 'millions'

Monday, 8 May 2017 9:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A group behind plans for an international open water course in Christchurch's residential red zone claims it could make the city $30-$50 million a year.

Government applies to buy Redcliffs Park for new Redcliffs School

Government applies to buy Redcliffs Park for new Redcliffs School

Friday, 5 May 2017 4:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new Redcliffs School site is a step closer – the Government has applied to buy Redcliffs Park.

Government makes formal offer to buy part of Redcliffs Park for new Redcliffs School

Government makes formal offer to buy part of Redcliffs Park for new Redcliffs School

Friday, 5 May 2017 9:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new Redcliffs School site is a step closer – the Government has applied to buy part of Redcliffs Park.

Inaccessible city- St Asaph Street- another grumpy meeting…

Inaccessible city- St Asaph Street- another grumpy meeting…

Friday, 5 May 2017 8:39 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Well that was interesting. 

Officials left apologising after Gerry Brownlee cans Christchurch earthquake symposium

Officials left apologising after Gerry Brownlee cans Christchurch earthquake symposium

Thursday, 4 May 2017 9:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a major earthquake conference that was eventually abandoned by former Canterbury rebuild minister Gerry Brownlee.

Christchurch City Council and RSA meet to discuss process to move citys cenotaph

Christchurch City Council and RSA meet to discuss process to move city's cenotaph

Thursday, 4 May 2017 6:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council and local RSA have met to discuss what can be done to move the city's cenotaph from the overgrown grounds of the derelict Christ Church Cathedral.

Regenerate Christchurch reveals planning targets for Cathedral Square, red zone

Regenerate Christchurch reveals planning targets for Cathedral Square, red zone

Thursday, 4 May 2017 4:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plans to revitalise Cathedral Square and the residential red zone should be a step closer to reality by the end of June.