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The politics of Christchurchs glass box rebuild

The politics of Christchurch's glass box rebuild

Monday, 5 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The architecture of the rebuild shouldn't be dismissed as merely a passing style. Instead its materials and spaces speak of a particular politics. I think most people intuitively understand this and I suspect it's why the city's new glass boxes receive ongoing criticism.

Goughs sell building to Dotcom lawyer

Goughs sell building to Dotcom lawyer

Friday, 2 December 2016 7:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Kim Dotcom's lawyer has bought a heritage building in central Christchurch from the Gough family at a discounted price.

Calls for faster action on 900 quake-prone buildings in Christchurch

Calls for faster action on 900 quake-prone buildings in Christchurch

Friday, 2 December 2016 5:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

The North Canterbury earthquake has triggered renewed calls for faster action on earthquake-prone buildings, despite new laws designed to speed up the process.

Tensions run high as anger over central Christchurch roading nears boiling point

Tensions run high as anger over central Christchurch roading nears boiling point

Thursday, 1 December 2016 8:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

An "emotional" road works meeting of 100 Christchurch business owners grew fiery this week, amid claims constant alterations are driving away customers and hurting turnover.

Calls for faster action on quake-prone buildings

Calls for faster action on quake-prone buildings

Thursday, 1 December 2016 6:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

The North Canterbury earthquake has triggered renewed calls for faster action on earthquake-prone buildings, despite new laws designed to speed up the process.

Freedom Furniture to open new Christchurch store

Freedom Furniture to open new Christchurch store

Thursday, 1 December 2016 10:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

Freedom Furniture is to reopen in Moorhouse Avenue, the street where it was based before the Christchurch earthquakes.

Christchurch rebuilding- St Asaph Street Roadworks…

Christchurch rebuilding- St Asaph Street Roadworks…

Thursday, 1 December 2016 8:59 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

I have been watching the new road works proceeding in St Asaph Street with some horror.  Not only is the new High Street entry from Madras Street damn dangerous (you have a constant stream of one way traffic behind you …

Mass road works drive away Christchurch businesses customers

Mass road works drive away Christchurch businesses' customers

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 8:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch business owners have taken a swipe at constant large-scale road works, blaming the projects for driving away customers and stunting their growth.

New shops and bankers move into Christchurchs Cashel St

New shops and bankers move into Christchurch's Cashel St

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 7:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Retailers are battling paperwork and earthquakes as they work to open their doors in central Christchurch's BNZ Centre.

New Brighton wants its old whale and new hot pools

New Brighton wants its old whale and new hot pools

Monday, 28 November 2016 8:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Brighton residents love their old concrete whale, but want new hot pools and playground equipment.

Grand scheme to heat Christchurch city a total failure

Grand scheme to heat Christchurch city a 'total failure'

Monday, 28 November 2016 5:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Delays in building Christchurch's anchor projects have been cited as a reason why Christchurch will no longer get a district energy scheme.

Historic Mona Vale homestead reopens after $3.2m repair and restoration

Historic Mona Vale homestead reopens after $3.2m repair and restoration

Monday, 28 November 2016 2:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

A much-loved and important part of Christchurch's heritage has reopened following a painstaking two-year, $3.2 million restoration and repair.

Business waits years for quake damage to neighbours to be fixed…

Business waits years for quake damage to neighbours to be fixed…

Monday, 28 November 2016 8:05 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Oh dear, my infamy continues. A well-balanced report by Rachel Graham  A Christchurch Reporter, discussing the issue of abandoned and unrepaired buildings.  It is rather topical at the moment due to the “slow train wreck” that is the Wellington CBD.  …

Making sense of the Avon red zone

Making sense of the Avon red zone

Sunday, 27 November 2016 12:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

It could be a third, a third and a third, he says. The 430 hectare Avon residential red-zone could be a third public green space, a third flood management projects, and a third the flashy housing developments which would help pay for the rest.

$85 MILLION HOTEL AND CARPARK DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCED

$85 MILLION HOTEL AND CARPARK DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCED

Saturday, 26 November 2016 12:07 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Featured Popular

More good news for the central city of Christchurch and the tourism industry with confirmation of plans for a new $85million dollar hotel and carpark development in Peterborough Street.

Guidance on non-structural building elements

Guidance on non-structural building elements

Friday, 25 November 2016 11:26 p.m. by GovtBeehive

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Safety Potentially Compromised in Wellington Buildings

Safety Potentially Compromised in Wellington Buildings

Friday, 25 November 2016 11:08 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Marlborough residents face lengthy spell in damaged homes

Marlborough residents face lengthy spell in damaged homes

Thursday, 24 November 2016 12:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Homeowners in southern Marlborough could face up to two years before they are back living in repaired or rebuilt homes after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake last Monday.

Henderson interests buy Sol Square

Henderson interests buy Sol Square

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 8:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Buyers linked to bankrupt property developer David Henderson have bought Sol Square in central Christchurch.

No disabled access to new store

No disabled access to new store

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 6:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Shoppers in wheelchairs or pushing prams will have to wait until next year for upstairs access to Christchurch's new ANZ Centre shops.

Wellington edition of Shaky Town Blues,  a guide to abandoned and derelict buildings. Part 191

Wellington edition of Shaky Town Blues, a guide to abandoned and derelict buildings. Part 191

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 3:24 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

How to survive being surrounded by derelict Buildings and Fencing in the Christchurch CBD especially written for Wellington Retailers,  How to cope with Derelict and Abandoned buildings, red stickering etc and what to expect! This is a survival guide for …

CHRISTMAS AT RE:START MALL

CHRISTMAS AT RE:START MALL

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 7:45 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Popular

Release: RE::START

Call for action on Christchurchs derelict sites

Call for action on Christchurch's derelict sites

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 6:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch businesspeople have renewed calls to make landowners tidy wasteland sites to keep the city recovering.

First tenants move into Arts Centres old Boys High building

First tenants move into Arts Centre's old Boys High building

Monday, 21 November 2016 5:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Arts Centre will reach another milestone on Monday when the first tenants open their doors in the former Boys High building.

Earthquake Pains continue…part 190

Earthquake Pains continue…part 190

Sunday, 20 November 2016 9:36 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Ah, and so it begins again…  The “powers that be” begin to repeat the same mistakes that they made here in Christchurch.   It starts with a lack of consultation and a lack of communication… I feel the pain of …

Bill English says spending pressures were mounting before the earthquake

Bill English says spending pressures were mounting before the earthquake

Saturday, 19 November 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Finance Minister Bill English is moving to lower expectations of a windfall in the Government's books ahead of new forecasts, saying spending pressures even before this week's earthquake have been building up."There will be significant...

Fashionistas line up for opening of new Christchurch stores

Fashionistas line up for opening of new Christchurch stores

Thursday, 17 November 2016 8:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

People are lining up ahead of the opening of several new fashion and beauty stores in central Christchurch.

Availability of new insurance for house purchases post 14 November earthquake

Availability of new insurance for house purchases post 14 November earthquake

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 4:02 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Featured Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand advised today that insures are working hard to minimise any disruption to the availability of insurance for people putting offers in on houses.

Thursday opening for central Christchurch fashion and beauty stores

Thursday opening for central Christchurch fashion and beauty stores

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 4:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fashionistas will get their first taste of central city shopping when new stores open in the retail precinct this week.

Johnny Moore: Opportunity and chaos for post-earthquake business recovery

Johnny Moore: Opportunity and chaos for post-earthquake business recovery

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 3:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Kaikoura, Hanmer, Waiau, Mt Lyford, we feel your pain.

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD..  Have another big shake!

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD.. Have another big shake!

Monday, 14 November 2016 8:13 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Wa hoo, that was a roller coaster ride.  It went on for ever…  well maybe 60 seconds.  It is the first one in 6 years that had me under the doorway. Quick up date:  I checked High Street very early …

EQC admits botching repairs to ill Christchurch couples home

EQC admits botching repairs to ill Christchurch couple's home

Sunday, 13 November 2016 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has admitted overseeing botched repair work at the home of a Christchurch couple battling serious health issues.

Cash and rent-free offers fail to lure tenants as Christchurch housing shortage u-turns

Cash and rent-free offers fail to lure tenants as Christchurch housing shortage u-turns

Sunday, 13 November 2016 6:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch landlords are using cash incentives and free rent to lure tenants as intensive housing development contributes to a surplus of rental units.

Meridian Energy returns to central Christchurch

Meridian Energy returns to central Christchurch

Saturday, 12 November 2016 6:01 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Press Release: Meridian Energy

PwC moves into new Christchurch CBD offices

PwC moves into new Christchurch CBD offices

Saturday, 12 November 2016 5:20 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

PwC staff will move into new state-of-the art offices in the PwC Centre in Christchurch on Monday, 14 November 2016. Located on Cashel Street, the PwC Centre has been built in the heart of Christchurch’s business district.

Anglican Bishop Victoria Matthews returns to New Zealand to consider cathedral plans, sources say

Anglican Bishop Victoria Matthews returns to New Zealand to consider cathedral plans, sources say

Friday, 11 November 2016 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Bishop Victoria Matthews has returned to New Zealand to consider plans for the future of the Christ Church Cathedral, according to sources close to the process.

Cathedral Square progress promised, businessmen call action significantly important

Cathedral Square progress promised, businessmen call action 'significantly important'

Friday, 11 November 2016 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Regenerate Christchurch is promising to start planning the new Cathedral Square early next year, as central city owners with land and buildings neighbouring the site grow eager for progress.

Owners delighted with heritage replica of Christchurchs Mayfair building

Owners delighted with heritage replica of Christchurch's Mayfair building

Friday, 11 November 2016 3:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Workers have removed scaffolding to reveal the replicated facade of the rebuilt Mayfair building in central Christchurch.

Johnny Moore: Central Christchurch businesses need your support

Johnny Moore: Central Christchurch businesses need your support

Thursday, 10 November 2016 3:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Doing business is tough at the best of times.

$67m Awly building opening ends long process for family

$67m Awly building opening ends long process for family

Thursday, 10 November 2016 2:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

One of Christchurch's biggest new buildings, the Awly building on Durham St North, has been officially opened.

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 188

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 188

Thursday, 10 November 2016 10:08 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Humm…..  I wonder… James Lunday.   Urban Designer and Economic Development Entrepreneur. http://www.la3.com.au/our-network-our-people/australia-office/2-uncategorised/138-australia-james-lunday.html “Jim also had starring performance on Gerard Smyth’s recent series. Link Here: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201811229/gerard-smyth-christchurch-dilemmas   Jim was a welder in the Glasgow Shipyards. He was sent to Strathclyde University …

More Central City parking for Christmas

More Central City parking for Christmas

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 7:53 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

People heading into the City Centre to shop and celebrate over the festive season will have a range of parking options to choose from.

Repairs to Christchurchs Robert McDougall Art Gallery work under way

Repairs to Christchurch's Robert McDougall Art Gallery work under way

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 1:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Robert McDougall Art Gallery is being repaired and strengthened for a possible re-opening.

Christchurch landowner takes Crown seeking $5m court over Moorhouse Ave payout

Christchurch landowner takes Crown seeking $5m court over Moorhouse Ave payout

Tuesday, 8 November 2016 7:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

The last man standing on Christchurch's metro sports facility site is fighting the Crown for $5 million in compensation.

New shops for Christchurch retail precinct ready within weeks

New shops for Christchurch retail precinct ready within weeks

Tuesday, 8 November 2016 7:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians will be Christmas shopping in new Cashel St stores within weeks.

New Stonewood Homes owners extend building deadline for second time

New Stonewood Homes owners extend building deadline for second time

Tuesday, 8 November 2016 6:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Stonewood Homes' new owners have again pushed out the completion date for the half built homes they took on when the old company went belly up earlier this year.

$3 million facelift for old government offices

$3 million facelift for old government offices

Monday, 7 November 2016 4:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Papanui's only multi-storey building will be refurbished when its public servant tenants move into new central city offices.

Peebles Group looking for new tenants over uncertainty with Wynyard Groups future

Peebles Group looking for new tenants over uncertainty with Wynyard Group's future

Friday, 4 November 2016 7:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Owners of the new McKenzie and Willis complex say they have potential tenants if they need to replace the troubled Wynyard Group.

New Redcliffs School site a silty little bay

New Redcliffs School site a 'silty little bay'

Thursday, 3 November 2016 6:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

The proposed site for the new Redcliffs School is a "silty little bay" not fit for building, a former city council expert says.

Red zoning shows New Zealand needs to do more to protect property rights

Red zoning shows New Zealand needs to do more to protect property rights

Thursday, 3 November 2016 8:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

There is not one single person, community or organisation who could say they were prepared for the blow the Canterbury earthquakes would deliver.

Governments third power move on Christchurch red-zoning impinged human rights, report says

Government's 'third power' move on Christchurch red-zoning impinged human rights, report says

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government's use of a "third source of power" in the earthquake red-zoning process eroded property rights and affected the mental wellbeing of those who chose to stay, a report says.

Government agencies turned back on insurance guide days before release

Government agencies turned back on insurance guide days before release

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 5:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Two rebuild agencies pulled their support of a guide to help Canterbury homeowners with cash settlements, despite the Government's own legal advice saying there was no risk in publishing.

Christchurch City Council announces Scirt replacement

Christchurch City Council announces Scirt replacement

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 4:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new organisation will replace the multi-agency team repairing Christchurch's quake-damaged streets and sewers.

Insurers settle $19 billion Canterbury claims

Insurers settle $19 billion Canterbury claims

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 3:50 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Featured Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have paid out nearly $19 billion to settle commercial and residential claims since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, of which nearly $9 billion was for domestic claims.

Multiple unit buildings pose risk to Southern Responses liability

Multiple unit buildings pose risk to Southern Response's liability

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 2:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Multiple-unit buildings present the highest risk of a liability blowout costing Southern Response millions of dollars, documents show.

New $10 million Quest hotel for old Cokers site in central Christchurch

New $10 million Quest hotel for old Coker's site in central Christchurch

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 11:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

Plans to establish a $10 million hotel on a central Christchurch corner would revive the site's long history of guest accommodation.

Switched On first to open in Belfast Business Park

Switched On first to open in Belfast Business Park

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 10:12 a.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Christchurch Filipino worker slapped with $24,000 bill for appendix removal

Christchurch Filipino worker slapped with $24,000 bill for appendix removal

Monday, 31 October 2016 4:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Filipino worker in Christchurch slapped with a $24,000 medical bill says he wasn't advised to get medical insurance.