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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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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.

Centre precincts $500m price tag queried

Centre precinct's $500m price tag queried

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

The Government will fund and own Christchurch's new convention centre, with private partners taking care of the surrounding precinct.

Stranges Lane opens in central city

Stranges Lane opens in central city

Friday, 8 August 2014 3:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Stranges Lane and its three new restaurants opened early this morning without a hitch - despite hail on the tables.�

Air Force Museum venue recognised in Canterbury Awards finals

Air Force Museum venue recognised in Canterbury Awards finals

Friday, 8 August 2014 11:04 a.m. by PRNews

Air Force Museum, together with its partner Vbase, has been recognised as a Tourism/Hospitality Finalist in the 2014 Champion Canterbury Business Awards.

Convention centre will cost $500 million

Convention centre will cost $500 million

Friday, 8 August 2014 10:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

Taxpayers will contribute $284 million to the Christchurch Convention Centre due to open in 2017.

Tired of waiting - Paulettes plea to the PM

'Tired of waiting' - Paulette's plea to the PM

Friday, 8 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Paulette Barr could see no end to wearing coats and beanies inside her cold, quake-damaged home, so she took her case to Prime Minister John Key.

Convention centre plans unveiled

Convention centre plans unveiled

Thursday, 7 August 2014 2:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plenary Conventions, Ngai Tahu Property and Christchurch's Carter Group will design and build the convention centre, the Government has announced today.�

Forsyth Barr to become a hotel

Forsyth Barr to become a hotel

Thursday, 7 August 2014 10:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's tallest office tower has been sold and will become a major hotel.

An even longer wait: Rebuilds until 2017?

An even longer wait: Rebuilds until 2017?

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch homeowners could now be waiting until 2017 before their earthquake-damaged homes are rebuilt.

The real price to pay in the rebuild

The real price to pay in the rebuild

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

At first glance, the news that the Christchurch City Council has found another $400 million hole in its finances as it confronts the post-quake rebuild might not seem such a blow.

Quake damage upsets architect

Quake damage upsets architect

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Architect Patrick Sloan says to see Christchurch as a broken city after returning from China to join architecture practice Warren and Mahoney has been distressing.

Quake damage upsets architect

Quake damage upsets architect

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Architect Patrick Sloan says to see Christchurch as a broken city after returning from China to join architecture practice Warren and Mahoney has been distressing.

Mystery over Brownlees CCC audit review

Mystery over Brownlee's CCC audit review

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 2:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is dodging questions about a report it commissioned to review an audit of the Christchurch City Council's financial position.

Rebuild drives national jobs growth

Rebuild drives national jobs growth

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 1:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild keeps fuelling the labour market, with the Canterbury unemployment rate plummeting to 2.8 per cent in the June quarter.

Base isolation technology rare in Christchurch

Base isolation technology rare in Christchurch

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 10:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developers are shying away from using base isolation technology, which protects buildings against earthquake damage, as they seek to reduce costs.

Hotspots spark fails to reignite

Hotspot's spark fails to reignite

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

Sol Square is becoming a black hole in Christchurch's recovering central city.

Filipino carpenters rely on charity to get by

Filipino carpenters rely on charity to get by

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

A group of Filipino carpenters recruited to work in Christchurch's rebuild had no work when they arrived and had to rely on charity to get by.

Council to give asbestos DIY advice

Council to give asbestos DIY advice

Monday, 4 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Do-it-yourself homeowners will be targeted by a new campaign aimed at encouraging the safe removal of building materials containing asbestos.

Not about looks for Hottest Tradie

'Not about looks' for Hottest Tradie

Friday, 1 August 2014 1:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Stacy Rush was unsure about being entered in an online competition but the 25-year-old ''really got into it'' after a while.

Up to 3000 EQC claims to wait until next year

Up to 3000 EQC claims to wait until next year

Friday, 1 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A few thousand building claims will not be settled until next year, but complex land claims remain the biggest test for the Earthquake Commission (EQC), chief executive Ian Simpson says.

Christchurch Building Consents.. sigh..

Christchurch Building Consents.. sigh..

Thursday, 31 July 2014 6:15 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

So…. whats new in High Street.   

House builders warned of shoddy work

House builders warned of shoddy work

Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

House builders have been warned against risking shoddy workmanship as Canterbury becomes the construction capital of New Zealand.

Wards go up at new campus

Wards go up at new campus

Thursday, 31 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first structure of the multi-million dollar Burwood Health Campus redevelopment has appeared on site.

Wards go up at new Burwood campus

Wards go up at new Burwood campus

Thursday, 31 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first structure of the multi-million dollar Burwood Health Campus redevelopment has appeared on site.

Building work worth $1.3b consented

Building work worth $1.3b consented

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Home building consents perked up in June, rising 3.5 per cent from May, on a seasonally adjusted basis.

New product launches at trade-only event

New product launches at trade-only event

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

The three-day show, Canterbury buildnz designex, is being hosted in the Horncastle Arena, formerly CBS Arena, in Addington, Christchurch.

Inspiration from around the world

Inspiration from around the world

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:29 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Christchurch is not the only city rebuilding. Economic and social change, and environmental pressure, are forcing architects and planners around the world to re-imagine cities in bold and exciting ways.

Opinions divided on blueprint success

Opinions divided on blueprint success

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

On July 30, 2012, city leaders, politicians and entrepreneurs gathered at the city's civic offices as brochures of the new-look Christchurch were handed out and colourful images were displayed on a large screen.

New four-star hotel for Christchurch

New four-star hotel for Christchurch

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 1:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new $12.5 million hotel in central Christchurch will add 44 apartments to the city's post-earthquake accommodation mix.

Chch may become edible Garden City

Chch may become edible Garden City

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch could become the best edible Garden City in the world, the Food Resilience Network says.

Rebuild behind schedule - Labour MPs

Rebuild behind schedule - Labour MPs

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 8:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

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

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.