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Chch no boom town for workers

Chch 'no boom town' for workers

Saturday, 19 April 2014 2:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Marta Steeman asks how high demand for rebuild workers really is?

Slow rebuild impacts SI growth

Slow rebuild impacts SI growth

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

South Island growth may not soar quite as high in the future, because of a slower than expected Canterbury rebuild.

Are assessors scratching the surface?

Are assessors scratching the surface?

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

It is the question many are asking: whether EQC is living up to its responsibilities with its Canterbury home repairs programme? Those with foundation damage are not so sure, as JOHN McCRONE reports.

Big project on pause

Big project on 'pause'

Friday, 18 April 2014 1:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

The stalling of the multi-million dollar Terrace project reflects the reality of creating commercial developments in post-earthquake Christchurch, developers say.

Public to have a say on red zones future

Public to have a say on red zones' future

Friday, 18 April 2014 1:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

The public will play a part in deciding what the residential red zones will look like in the future, Prime Minister John Key says.

The Terrace development had paused before

The Terrace development had 'paused' before

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

The multi-million dollar Terrace project has been ''paused'' several times during its development and the latest is no different, says its backer Antony Gough.

New plans for Hotel Grand Chancellor site

New plans for Hotel Grand Chancellor site

Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hotel Grand Chancellor will not be rebuilt in its old spot.

The Terrace city development stalls

The Terrace city development stalls

Thursday, 17 April 2014 2:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

The celebrated $150 million Terrace project in the central city has stalled.

Council tags $50m to stimulate housing

Council tags $50m to stimulate housing

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

The $50 million the city council has tagged for tackling Christchurch's housing problems could be the catalyst for thousands of affordable new homes, says deputy mayor Vicki Buck.

Original designs sorely needed in Christchurch

Original designs sorely needed in Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 1:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

I haven't seen Friedensreich Hundertwasser's celebrated public toilets in Kawakawa, but I have seen the Hundertwasser house in Vienna.

Original designs sorely needed in Chch

Original designs sorely needed in Chch

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 1:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

I haven't seen Friedensreich Hundertwasser's celebrated public toilets in Kawakawa, but I have seen the Hundertwasser house in Vienna.

Council may help foot bill for strengthening

Council may help foot bill for strengthening

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council may contribute $800,000 towards the cost of strengthening a landmark art deco apartment building in the central city.

Exchange Christchurch (XCHC) Opens

Exchange Christchurch (XCHC) Opens

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 7:58 p.m. by PRNews

We are excited to announce a wider call for tenants for the Exchange Christchurch (XCHC):

Rabobank opens afresh in central Christchurch

Rabobank opens afresh in central Christchurch

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 7:24 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Rabobank

Canterbury research aims to develop safer steel structures

Canterbury research aims to develop safer steel structures

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 7:22 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

University of Canterbury postgraduate civil and natural resources engineering researchers are developing new methods to improve the performance of steel structures in earthquakes.

Government to sign CBD office contracts

Government to sign CBD office contracts

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Public servants could be back in central Christchurch by next spring, with the Government on the verge of signing deals for four new buildings.

Retaining look of cathedral favoured

Retaining look of cathedral favoured

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 50 per cent of Cantabrians want a restored Christ Church Cathedral to retain the same look, a new poll shows.

Group aims to revive Brighton

Group aims to revive Brighton

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A New Brighton group wanting to "give power back to the people" will look to community funding to revitalise the seaside suburb.

High St paralysed by Cera indecision

High St 'paralysed' by Cera indecision

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Nicky Arts owns a shop in the historic Duncan Buildings in High St and is trying to repair it so she can reopen, but she is hitting obstacles at every turn.

Officials ignore local investors

'Officials ignore local investors'

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) denies those claims and says it works closely with local developers to encourage central city development.

Group aims to revive New Brighton

Group aims to revive New Brighton

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A New Brighton group wanting to "give power back to the people" will look to community funding to revitalise the seaside suburb.

Ferrymead Countdown Reopens

Ferrymead Countdown Reopens

Monday, 14 April 2014 7:54 p.m. by MediaCTV

Migrant rebuild workers face housing crisis

Migrant rebuild workers face housing crisis

Monday, 14 April 2014 11:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch businesses which are reliant on migrant workers are sounding the alarm about a shortage of accommodation for new recruits.

Japanese kindy inspires new school design

Japanese kindy inspires new school design

Monday, 14 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cathedral Grammar School has unveiled a master plan for a new school that draws on an award-winning kindergarten in Japan.

Campaign finds 50 houses to fix

Campaign finds 50 houses to fix

Monday, 14 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A community-led Christchurch door-knocking campaign to find cold, unsafe and unsanitary homes before winter has identified more than 50 in need of repair.

Council drops action over undervalued assets

Council drops action over undervalued assets

Monday, 14 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council staff and councillors are at odds over claims crucial council assets were undervalued before the earthquakes.

Quakes lessons not in new law

Quake's lessons 'not in new law'

Saturday, 12 April 2014 1:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Lessons learnt from Christchurch's deadly 2011 earthquake are not reflected in new legislation aimed at reducing the number of quake-prone buildings, the city council says.

Quake legislation not enough, says Council

Quake legislation not enough, says Council

Saturday, 12 April 2014 1:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Lessons learnt from Christchurch's deadly 2011 earthquake are not reflected in new legislation aimed at reducing the number of quake-prone buildings, the city council says.

Christchurch’s sizzle-seller to be receive honorary doctorate at Canterbury

Christchurch’s sizzle-seller to be receive honorary doctorate at Canterbury

Friday, 11 April 2014 3:04 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

One of Christchurch’s most passionate business people leading the city’s rebuild will receive an honorary doctorate at next week University of Canterbury graduation ceremonies.

No timeframe for Ngai Tahu cultural centre

No timeframe for Ngai Tahu cultural centre

Friday, 11 April 2014 12:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

The South Island's largest iwi will not rush a proposed cultural precinct in central Christchurch, a Maori culture expert says. 

Abbott Group in growth mode post quakes

Abbott Group in growth mode post quakes

Thursday, 10 April 2014 2:10 p.m. by PRNews

Canterbury insurance brokerage, Abbott Group, has sold a 25% shareholding to SBS Bank subsidiary Southsure Assurance Limited to fund growth.

Countdown Ferrymead reopens

Countdown Ferrymead reopens

Thursday, 10 April 2014 1:41 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Release: Countdown Supermarket

Ferrymead Countdown opens despite carpark row

Ferrymead Countdown opens despite carpark row

Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:31 a.m. by MediaThePress

Ferrymead Countdown has opened amidst a row over its carpark, ripped up by a contractor in protest for not being paid.

Billboards could attract business back to CBD

Billboards could attract business back to CBD

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

Central Christchurch could soon be lit up like New York City's Times Square.

Billboards to attract business to CBD

Billboards to attract business to CBD

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

Central Christchurch could soon be lit up like New York City's Times Square.

Canterbury rebuild boosted by water investment

Canterbury rebuild boosted by water investment

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 7:35 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Irrigation NZ

Is convention centre really needed?

Is convention centre really needed?

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 10:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

Do you like conferences? If they are done right, they can be stimulating, productive and rewarding. Otherwise they can be just talk. Mostly they are a lot of hard work.

$100m plans for City Mall unveiled

$100m plans for City Mall unveiled

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 8:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

The developer behind the $100 million Cashel Square office and retail precinct under way in Christchurch's City Mall has released new images of how it will look.

Uncertainty on infrastructure rebuilds cost delays audit

Uncertainty on infrastructure rebuild's cost delays audit

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Difficulties in putting a price on how much it will cost to rebuild Christchurch's quake-damaged roads and pipes are holding up an independent audit into the city council's finances.

Ferrymead Countdown opens Thursday

Ferrymead Countdown opens Thursday

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Ferrymead residents face a shorter grocery run with a shiny new supermarket opening its doors.

Future Chch likely a letdown

Future Chch likely 'a letdown'

Monday, 7 April 2014 9:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Strict city rules halt development process

Strict city rules halt development process

Monday, 7 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch investor struggling to get his City Mall plans under way is calling for the strict development process for the retail precinct to be dropped.

Prefab is not a dirty word

Prefab is not a dirty word

Saturday, 5 April 2014 7:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

Prefabricated buildings have been largely shunned by Kiwi homeowners, but innovators in the construction industry believe their time has come. ALAN WOOD reports.

Southern Response turns 2

Southern Response turns 2

Saturday, 5 April 2014 6:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

Birthday celebrations are expected to be low key as Crown-owned Southern Response Earthquake Services turns 2 years old. CHARLES ANDERSON reports.

Insolvency no bar to holiday

Insolvency no bar to holiday

Saturday, 5 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

His company is in liquidation with debts of $2 million. And he says he is struggling to feed his children.

Canterbury DHB & Council land swap receives approval

Canterbury DHB & Council land swap receives approval

Friday, 4 April 2014 2:33 p.m. by GovtDHB

Release: Canterbury District Health Board

Pera te Amo: Countdown Carpark

Pera te Amo: Countdown Carpark

Friday, 4 April 2014 11:44 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Contractor Pera te Amo talks to Newstalk ZB's Richard Green about why he ripped up the Ferrymead Countdown carpark.

$75m apartment complex planned

$75m apartment complex planned

Friday, 4 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Featured

A $75 million development near Cranmer Square could become central Christchurch's biggest apartment complex since the earthquakes.

Helicopter used for Port Hills home repair

Helicopter used for Port Hills home repair

Thursday, 3 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

It appears the sky is the limit for settling Port Hills insurance claims.

Suburban life - peaceful or boring?

Suburban life - peaceful or boring?

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 10:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

So what is wrong with suburbia? Is it faceless, sterile, bland and boring; vibrant and appealing; or relaxing and peaceful? How can we make it better?

Quake insurance payouts top $11 billion

Quake insurance payouts top $11 billion

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 6:16 a.m. by Media3News

Canterbury earthquake victims have now collected more than $11 billion in insurance claims.

Gap Filler’s Inconvenience Store Week 4 (25-30 March)

Gap Filler’s Inconvenience Store Week 4 (25-30 March)

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 3:07 p.m. by GapFiller

This version of the Inconvenience Store traces the provenance of a range of products with Homewares to Cosmetics departments amongst others. Ryan shows us what goes into a range of convenient items. 

Govt cash urged for housing

Govt cash urged for housing

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government should be intervening in Christchurch's housing market by making low-interest loans available to developers so the cost of building homes is reduced.

Victoria Street Building Momentum

Victoria Street Building Momentum

Monday, 31 March 2014 2:10 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Victoria Street is one part of the city really coming along in the early stages of the rebuild.In recent times each time I’ve driven down the street it has been different. There recently have been a number of new builds open which is fabulous for the city. 

Crown told to consult on rebuild

Crown told to consult on rebuild

Monday, 31 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government needs to take a leaf out of the Christchurch City Council's book and consult widely on its anchor projects before residents feel they are not part of the city, a local MP has warned.

Smith wants curbs on developer tax

Smith wants curbs on developer tax

Friday, 28 March 2014 11:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Councils are crippling housing growth because of a "fourfold" increase in development contributions, Housing Minister Nick Smith says.

Regions direction the hot question

Region's direction the hot question

Friday, 28 March 2014 11:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's leaders hold differing views on the recovery but appear to asking the same question – where is the region headed?

SFO clears rebuild firms

SFO clears rebuild firms

Friday, 28 March 2014 11:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

A major Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into post-quake fraud in Christchurch relied on an informant whose business dealings are now the subject of a police complaint.