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Christchurch needs 8000 more construction workers

Christchurch needs 8000 more construction workers

Monday, 22 December 2014 2:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury will need to find 8000 more construction workers for the peak of the rebuild in December 2016, a government report says.

Major report on how organisations coped with the earthquakes

Major report on how organisations coped with the earthquakes

Monday, 22 December 2014 11:53 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

A major University of Canterbury report has found a high level of innovation and adaptability shown by hundreds of organisations in Canterbury following the earthquakes.

$10m development fund almost spent

$10m development fund almost spent

Saturday, 20 December 2014 9:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $10 million incentive fund encouraging developers to build residential units within Christchurch's four avenues is almost all gone.

Organ music heard again at Knox Church

Organ music heard again at Knox Church

Friday, 19 December 2014 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

The sound of organ music has rung out from the Knox Presbyterian Church for the first time in more than four years.

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 9:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Pamela Wilkinson will pen a letter to Prime Minister John Key before admitting "there's no hope left".

Be a history maker with Arrow International

Be a history maker with Arrow International

Sunday, 14 December 2014 12:20 p.m. by ArrowInternational Popular

The scale of this project is unlike anything else. This is one of the largest construction projects in New Zealand's history. Arrow International is proud to be the delivery partner for Southern Response, a significant contributor in the rebuild of Canterbury, New Zealand 

McKenzie and Willis façade in Christchurch to be preserved

McKenzie and Willis façade in Christchurch to be preserved

Friday, 12 December 2014 12:25 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The historic McKenzie and Willis building façade in Christchurch, which sits in the Innovation Precinct, will be saved in a deal brokered with local property investor Richard Peebles.

Wynyard Group announces new Christchurch building

Wynyard Group announces new Christchurch building

Friday, 12 December 2014 12:21 p.m. by PRNews

Wynyard Group announces new Christchurch building in Innovation Precinct

$50m complex at McKenzie and Willis site

$50m complex at McKenzie and Willis site

Thursday, 11 December 2014 12:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $50m complex of five buildings around courtyards and Melbourne-style laneways will be erected behind the historic McKenzie and Willis facade.

State Services boss apologises over Roger Sutton press conference

State Services boss apologises over Roger Sutton press conference

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 3:46 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

State Services boss Iain Rennie has apologised to public servants for holding a joint press conference with Roger Sutton to announce the disgraced former Canterbury Earthquake Recovery chief executive's resignation.Mr Rennie's presence...

Commissioner Rennie apologises for Sutton press conference

Commissioner Rennie apologises for Sutton press conference

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 3:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Iain Rennie, the embattled State Services Commissioner has finally apologised for his handling of the Roger Sutton resignation press conference, but insists he has no plans to resign.

Iconic Christchurch restaurant tram back on the tracks

Iconic Christchurch restaurant tram back on the tracks

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 2:37 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Iconic Christchurch restaurant tram back on the tracks

Church taking time to reflect

Church 'taking time to reflect'

Monday, 8 December 2014 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Majestic Church is going back to the drawing board with its plans for the CranmerCourts site.

EQC slated after asbestos inquiry

EQC slated after asbestos inquiry

Monday, 8 December 2014 8:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) failed to manage asbestos risks in earthquake home repairs, a report says.

Top brass tight-lipped over Sutton concerns

Top brass tight-lipped over Sutton concerns

Saturday, 6 December 2014 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

The State Services Commission is refusing to say what action if any was taken in response to concerns raised by senior Cera staff about former chief executive Roger Sutton's behaviour more than a week before an official complaint...

Christchurch stadium build pushed back to 2025

Christchurch stadium build pushed back to 2025

Saturday, 6 December 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch City councillors want construction of the city's new rugby stadium pushed out to 2025.

High-end apartments ready to take shape

High-end apartments ready to take shape

Friday, 5 December 2014 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A planned apartment complex overlooking Hagley Park will be one of Christchurch's most exclusive residential projects, its developer says.

Forsyth Barr building to become Crowne Plaza Hotel

Forsyth Barr building to become Crowne Plaza Hotel

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 2:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's old Forsyth Barr building is to become the new Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Construction in Christchurch at record levels

Construction in Christchurch at record levels

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 2:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild may be slow but it should come as no surprise that construction in Christchurch is at record levels.

Home building dips in September quarter

Home building dips in September quarter

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 11:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

House building has continued its slow patch, with the volume of homes down 0.7 per cent in the September quarter, in the run up to the general election.

Sensitive meeting off limits to public

Sensitive meeting off limits to public

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 11:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

The public and media will be locked out of a crucial Christchurch City Council meeting that will consider how a potential $900-million funding shortfall will be plugged.

Artwork transforms city wall

Artwork transforms city wall

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 9:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Another drab Christchurch building facade has been transformed into a colourful artwork.

Lyttelton Port reclamation reaches over 7.5 hectares

Lyttelton Port reclamation reaches over 7.5 hectares

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 1:29 p.m. by LytteltonPort Popular

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) has now reclaimed over 7.5 hectares of harbour at Te Awaparahi Bay, east of its container operations. In May 2011, LPC was granted consent to reclaim ten hectares of the harbour bed to utilise and dispose of ‘clean’ rubble from Christchurch city’s earthquake damaged buildings.

Residents: We want to go home

Residents: We want to go home

Monday, 1 December 2014 10:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anna Christophorou and her two children just want to go home.

Who will build $284m convention centre?

Who will build $284m convention centre?

Friday, 28 November 2014 3:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A call has been made for contractors keen to help build Christchurch's new convention centre.

Green frame plans still in Cera hands

Green frame plans still in Cera hands

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Authorities will not choose an apartment developer for Christchurch's green frame until at least March - more than a year after calling for expressions of interest.

Williams & Co liquidation sought

Williams & Co liquidation sought

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 3:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

An application to liquidate troubled Christchurch building company Williams & Co has been filed in the High Court by a disgruntled former customer.

Orion rebuild on track for completion by 2019

Orion rebuild on track for completion by 2019

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 3:20 p.m. by OrionNZ

Orion has met another milestone in restoring resilience and reliability to Christchurch's electricity network with construction recently starting on a high voltage underground cable loop around the north of Christchurch. This is another big step in Orion's overall plan to restore pre-earthquake levels of reliability to the network by 2019.

Enjoy an evening at The Tannery - celebrating 57 shops

Enjoy an evening at The Tannery - celebrating 57 shops

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 1:44 p.m. by TheTannery Popular

Release: The Tannery

Carlton Butchery building for sale

Carlton Butchery building for sale

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 11:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of central Christchurch's first earthquake rebuilds is for sale.

Labour costs fuel rising construction bills

Labour costs fuel rising construction bills

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 11:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has the fastest rising construction costs in New Zealand.

Tower Insurance protest to be staged

Tower Insurance protest to be staged

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

Yellow-clad supporters of an 83-year-old pensioner who is battling Tower Insurance will stage a silent protest outside the company's offices this morning.

Innovation Partnership to discuss Chchs digital future

Innovation Partnership to discuss Chch's digital future

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:24 a.m. by PRNews Popular

The Innovation Partnership is meeting in Christchurch tomorrow to discuss how Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) will help the rebuilt city succeed in the future.

Prime retail opportunity in Bus Interchange

Prime retail opportunity in Bus Interchange

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:07 a.m. by GovtCCDU

Retail spaces are being offered for lease in Christchurch’s new $53 million Bus Interchange as construction of the facility pushes ahead.

Christchurch council struggling with rebuild

Christchurch council struggling with rebuild

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council admits it is struggling to cope with its rebuild work and wants to hand over responsibility for major development projects to a new commercial entity.

Poor repairs to haunt buyers

Poor repairs to haunt buyers

Sunday, 23 November 2014 10:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

The reselling of Christchurch homes with shoddy earthquake repairs has been likened to the leaky homes scandal.

Opportunity knocks for rapid rebuilder

Opportunity knocks for rapid rebuilder

Saturday, 22 November 2014 11:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

The inside story is never exactly what you expect. By rights, with the massive risks he is racking up, developer Richard Diver should be a bag of nerves. But there he sits with a constant grin on his face.

Long wait for repairs to house pushes couple to limit

Long wait for repairs to house pushes couple to limit

Friday, 21 November 2014 11:18 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Susan Walton is fed up with waiting.

Rebuild spend $250m short  of target

Rebuild spend $250m short of target

Friday, 21 November 2014 10:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council is already expecting to under-deliver on its earthquake rebuild programme by more than $250 million this financial year.

Arts crucial for the rebuild

Arts crucial for the rebuild

Friday, 21 November 2014 10:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

Replica of The Press building planned

Replica of The Press building planned

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's historic The Press building could be rebuilt on its Cathedral Square site - as a hotel.

Cera rarely sought input on projects

Cera rarely sought input on projects

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 9:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has consulted the wider public on just two of Christchurch's 12 central city anchor projects.

Isaac Theatre Royal prepares for opening night

Isaac Theatre Royal prepares for opening night

Monday, 17 November 2014 4:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

DIY madness has taken over the foyer of the Isaac Theatre Royal as contractors, cleaners and bar staff complete last-minute work in the run-up to tonight's grand opening.

Businesses need to plan better to recover faster from disasters

Businesses need to plan better to recover faster from disasters

Monday, 17 November 2014 10:10 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

New Zealand businesses and organisations need to accurately plan better to recover faster from any major disaster, University of Canterbury resilience researcher Dr John Vargo says.

Green MP: Locals need voice in rebuild

Green MP: Locals need voice in rebuild

Sunday, 16 November 2014 11:48 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government should be giving more voice to locals, not "rebuild bureaucrats" in Wellington, a Green Party MP says.

Cera study urging swift transition

Cera study urging swift transition

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is urging further collaboration between central and local government despite recent improvements in the once-frosty relationship.

Elderly homeowners dying before houses are repaired

Elderly homeowners dying before houses are repaired

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 2:32 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Elderly people are dying before their houses are rebuilt or repaired, an older persons advocate says.

Collaborate Canterbury - the next stage

Collaborate Canterbury - the next stage

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 10:11 p.m. by collaboratecanty

 

The dangers from dust

The dangers from dust

Monday, 10 November 2014 11:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

Flood plan will increase cost of rebuild

Flood plan 'will increase cost of rebuild'

Monday, 10 November 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Proposed changes to Christchurch's planning rules will create significant delays and add costs to earthquake rebuild programmes, insurers say.

Canty creates half NZs new jobs

Canty creates half NZ's new jobs

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 11:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury is leading national employment growth, with 34,400 jobs created in the past 12 months.

Could the east side be a new Eden?

Could the east side be a new Eden?

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 10:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

Rough roads, red-zone land reverting back to nature, a fractured community: It seems incredible to imagine that the earthquake-devastated east side of Christchurch could become an ecological treasure, a local food source and even an international tourist attraction.

Many rebuild firms breach law

Many rebuild firms breach law

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch rebuild companies are breaching employment rules by short-changing migrants and failing to keep full records, an investigation has found.

Theatre reigns over cultural centre

Theatre reigns over cultural centre

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The newly-restored Isaac Theatre Royal will be at the heart of one of the new city's more interesting neighbourhoods when it opens on November 17.

It’s all about people

It’s all about people

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 9:49 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

The longer I work as a Project Manager in the construction industry, the more I realise that it’s all about people. 

Riccarton market site in line for housing

Riccarton market site in line for housing

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 6:43 a.m. by MediaThePress

The site of the South Island's largest outdoor market could be carved up for housing.

Repairing cathedral a tough prospect

Repairing cathedral a tough prospect

Monday, 3 November 2014 10:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

They are two sites divided by a common architectural language.

Market site in line for housing

Market site in line for housing

Monday, 3 November 2014 10:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

The site of the South Island's largest outdoor market could be carved-up for housing.

Compensation no fix for flooding woes

Compensation no fix for flooding woes

Friday, 31 October 2014 10:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Compensating flood-risk homeowners for the loss of value to their properties does not fix Christchurch's post-quake flooding woes, the Christchurch High Court has heard.

Court ruling could delay rebuild

Court ruling could delay rebuild

Friday, 31 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An insurance company warns that any court ruling passing liability for increased flood risk to insurers would cause major delays in the Christchurch rebuild.