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Businesses open in restored section of Christchurchs historic High St

Businesses open in restored section of Christchurch's historic High St

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Trading has resumed in a row of century-old Christchurch buildings quake-damaged, but now faithfully restored.

Owner can sue broker and insurer after house was under-insured, court says

Owner can sue broker and insurer after house was under-insured, court says

Monday, 22 April 2019 5:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

Owner says she didn't know her quake-hit home was under-insured, but insurer and broker say her lawsuit is too late.

Canterbury earthquake rebuild workers village Workotel for sale

Canterbury earthquake rebuild workers' village Workotel for sale

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 7:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Opened to house construction workers after the Canterbury earthquakes, the owners want their money out of Workatel.

Going halves: Negotiating Christchurchs EQ recovery exit package

Going halves: Negotiating Christchurch's EQ recovery exit package

Friday, 12 April 2019 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Could council refuse to take the new convention centre off the government's hands? Depends on the final, global settlement.

Earthquake Commission inquiry calling for public submissions

Earthquake Commission inquiry calling for public submissions

Tuesday, 9 April 2019 11:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Public input is "critical" to a high-level review of EQC's Canterbury quake response.

New Catholic cathedral rumoured for prime Christchurch city centre site

New Catholic cathedral rumoured for prime Christchurch city centre site

Monday, 1 April 2019 10:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

A rebuilt Catholic Cathedral could go on a prime site by the Avon River, a mini-documentary suggests.

Regenerate Christchurchs two-year sea-level rise project still has no options

Regenerate Christchurch's two-year sea-level rise project still has no options

Monday, 1 April 2019 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Agency has spent two years and nearly $500k working out how Christchurch's eastern suburbs will adapt to sea-level rise, but is yet to come up with any options.

Christchurch must find new ideas to fund both repairs and progress, city council told

Christchurch must find new ideas to fund both repairs and progress, city council told

Monday, 1 April 2019 6:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs to be bold to afford the investment needed to create a 21st century city, business leaders say.

KFC to return to central Christchurch

KFC to return to central Christchurch

Friday, 29 March 2019 4:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first of the big fast food chains is rolling back into the central city after the quakes forced them out.

Contractor confirmed for Christchurchs $301 million Metro Sports Facility build

Contractor confirmed for Christchurch's $301 million Metro Sports Facility build

Thursday, 28 March 2019 12:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

An Aussie firm will manage the project, but 80 per cent of the sub contracts are expected to go to Kiwis.

Insurer Tower told it cant make Christchurch mansion owner pay $400k interest

Insurer Tower told it can't make Christchurch mansion owner pay $400k interest

Sunday, 24 March 2019 6:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch mansion owner doesn't owe Tower interest on quake payments, High Court says.

Parts of Christchurchs Cathedral Square to get multimillion-dollar upgrade

Parts of Christchurch's Cathedral Square to get multimillion-dollar upgrade

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 3:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $3.6 million spruce up for two corners of Christchurch's Cathedral Square is likely to go ahead within months.

Why Canterburys health system is doubling down on its drive for change

Why Canterbury's health system is doubling down on its drive for change

Friday, 8 March 2019 3:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Does Canterbury have a world-beating health system? The DHB likes to think so.

Upgrade to south of Christchurchs Cathedral Square to start in July

Upgrade to south of Christchurch's Cathedral Square to start in July

Friday, 8 March 2019 5:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

The southern edge of the square will get a facelift, but grand plans for Christchurch's heart are still a long way off.

Christchurch red zone plan to go to Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister within a week

Christchurch red zone plan to go to Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister within a week

Thursday, 7 March 2019 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

It's been more than two years in the making, but it's almost ready to go.

LINZ and NZTA close to signing lease to test driverless cars in Christchurchs red zone

LINZ and NZTA close to signing lease to test driverless cars in Christchurch's red zone

Thursday, 7 March 2019 3:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

Driverless cars are a step closer to zipping around Christchurch's empty river red zone area.

Spat between the East Lake Trust and Regenerate Christchurch continues

Spat between the East Lake Trust and Regenerate Christchurch continues

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 3:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Feedback on plans for the red zone favoured a rowing lake for the area – but most of the submissions were identical.

Long derelict brutalist office block to get new life in central Christchurch

Long derelict brutalist office block to get new life in central Christchurch

Monday, 25 February 2019 6:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's been derelict for eight years and is full of graffiti, but is now being restored in central Chch.

Christchurch stadium concept plans revealed

Christchurch stadium concept plans revealed

Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

Sports groups, businesses and neighbours are having their say on concept plans for Christchurch's new stadium. Now you can take a look.

Christchurch earthquake: Then and now in pictures

Christchurch earthquake: Then and now in pictures

Friday, 22 February 2019 7:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's city centre has undergone dramatic chance since the February 2011 quake. Take a look.

‘Plunder’: How the bill for the Canterbury earthquakes was passed on

‘Plunder’: How the bill for the Canterbury earthquakes was passed on

Friday, 22 February 2019 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Despite a $6 billion disaster fund, the response to the Canterbury earthquakes fell short of money within months. Here's how it happened.

High Street closed for 8 years and still counting….

High Street closed for 8 years and still counting….

Friday, 22 February 2019 9:11 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Who would have thought it?  Eight years on from the 22nd February 2011 quake and lower High Street is still closed. Today is a funny day in Christchurch, everyone is very thoughtful as we consider our changed lives, altered personalities …

Central Christchurch Adventure School stalled over lease

Central Christchurch 'Adventure School' stalled over lease

Thursday, 21 February 2019 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hopes for an innovative school for at-risk Christchurch teens is frustrated by a five-year limit on red zone leases.

Tiny homes, cycle paths, an urban farm - what has happened to ideas for Christchurchs red zone?

Tiny homes, cycle paths, an urban farm - what has happened to ideas for Christchurch's red zone?

Thursday, 21 February 2019 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Where are the red zone's tiny homes, cycle paths, urban farm? Is red tape blocking good ideas?

Global venues giant to run Christchurch convention centre

Global venues giant to run Christchurch convention centre

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 5:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

A multi-national company has the contract, and an Australian will be the boss.

Quake Outcasts finally paid for uninsured red zoned homes

'Quake Outcasts' finally paid for uninsured red zoned homes

Monday, 18 February 2019 6:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's a promise honoured, but money is no closure for Annette Wilkes. All she wants is to return to her her land.

Treasure hunters fall foul of plundering law

Treasure hunters fall foul of plundering law

Saturday, 16 February 2019 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Kaikōura earthquake left historic artefacts exposed. It didn't take long for the plunder to start.

Rod Carrs hard yards

Rod Carr's hard yards

Friday, 15 February 2019 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Dr Rod Carr reflects on leading the University of Canterbury for 10 years.

Private insurers join Christchurch earthquake claim resolution service

Private insurers join Christchurch earthquake claim resolution service

Friday, 15 February 2019 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Big insurance firms are now backing a government scheme to settle complex quake claims.

Preferred contractor chosen for Christchurchs long-delayed metro sports facility

Preferred contractor chosen for Christchurch's long-delayed metro sports facility

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 7:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

The preferred contractor for the long-delayed $300m metro sports facility in Christchurch is an Australian company.

Brand loyalty: Finding the right word to describe the new Christchurch

Brand loyalty: Finding the right word to describe the new Christchurch

Saturday, 9 February 2019 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The promo clip's portentous voice-over starts. "Ōtautahi … Christchurch … our city … is founded on the spirit of exploration … it is embedded in our city's DNA."

More than 700 homeowners drop EQC legal disputes in favour of negotiations

More than 700 homeowners drop EQC legal disputes in favour of negotiations

Friday, 8 February 2019 4:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of homeowners have dropped legal disputes with the Earthquake Commission (EQC), opting instead to restart direct negotiations.

Insurers must pay owners of award-winning house after disappointing repairs

Insurers must pay owners of award-winning house after disappointing repairs

Friday, 8 February 2019 2:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurer IAG must pay a couple damages for stress and mental anguish after inadequately repairing their quake-damaged award-winning home.

Theatres precious props and costumes rescued from quake-hit Arts Centre

Theatre's precious props and costumes rescued from quake-hit Arts Centre

Thursday, 7 February 2019 6:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Trapped for eight years since the Canterbury earthquakes and in uncertain condition, the Court Theatre's historic costume and prop collection may see the footlights again.

Countdown supermarket owner Progressive Enterprises wants to build a subdivision in Christchurch

Countdown supermarket owner Progressive Enterprises wants to build a subdivision in Christchurch

Thursday, 7 February 2019 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A supermarket chain is behind a plan to build a major Christchurch subdivision with 272 new homes, a supermarket, shopping area, parks, pre-school, eateries and a covered swimming pool.

Countdown supermarket owner plans major new subdivision for Christchurch

Countdown supermarket owner plans major new subdivision for Christchurch

Thursday, 7 February 2019 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A supermarket chain is behind a plan to build a major Christchurch subdivision with 272 new homes, a supermarket, shopping area, parks, pre-school, eateries and a covered swimming pool.

Heritage Duncans Lane project on lower High St heading for mid-year finish

Heritage Duncan's Lane project on lower High St heading for mid-year finish

Sunday, 3 February 2019 8:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Developers behind the $10 million Duncan's Lane project in central Christchurch have had their heritage grant extended for a year but say the project will be finished this winter.

Restored Christchurch Town Hall auditorium to open for first time in eight years

Restored Christchurch Town Hall auditorium to open for first time in eight years

Sunday, 3 February 2019 12:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

The restored auditorium in the Christchurch Town Hall will open to the public for the first time in eight years on February 23.

Gough starts work on $15m Terrace parking building

Gough starts work on $15m Terrace parking building

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 5:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work has started on a $15 million new central Christchurch parking and retail building which will form part of The Terrace development.

Arts Centre of Christchurch restoration is $40m under budget but still faces shortfall

Arts Centre of Christchurch restoration is $40m under budget but still faces shortfall

Monday, 28 January 2019 7:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Restoring the Arts Centre of Christchurch will cost $40 million less than first thought, going against the city's rebuild norm of blown budgets.

Lighthouse project would be a jobs machine, developer says

Lighthouse project would be a 'jobs machine', developer says

Monday, 28 January 2019 3:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

A developer's ambitious plan to establish a major post-graduate study hub in central Christchurch is stalling his purchase of a $30 million site from taxpayers.

Troubled restaurateur Tony Astles new Christchurch bar open

Troubled restaurateur Tony Astle's new Christchurch bar open

Friday, 25 January 2019 8:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch hospitality strip The Terrace has a new addition with the opening of Chiwahwah after nearly a year of delays.

Christchurchs controversial 30kmh central city speed zone expanding

Christchurch's controversial 30kmh central city speed zone expanding

Thursday, 24 January 2019 3:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central city 30kmh zone is expanding.

Million-dollar Christchurch apartment plans scrapped

Million-dollar Christchurch apartment plans scrapped

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Plans for two new Christchurch apartment towers promising million-dollar homes have been dropped, with a slow market getting the blame.

Fast-tracked business case for the Christchurch stadium wont go to Government until mid-2019

'Fast-tracked' business case for the Christchurch stadium won't go to Government until mid-2019

Sunday, 20 January 2019 8:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

"Fast-tracked" planning for Christchurch's long-awaited multi-use stadium is not expected to go before the Government until the middle of the year.

Fancy plans for Cathedral Square wont take shape for at least a decade

Fancy plans for Cathedral Square won't take shape for at least a decade

Saturday, 19 January 2019 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Bold new designs for Cathedral Square might not become reality for at least a decade.

Regenerate Christchurch restructures, shifts focus to new opportunities

Regenerate Christchurch restructures, shifts focus to new 'opportunities'

Thursday, 17 January 2019 4:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Regenerate Christchurch has axed 13 positions, replacing them with new roles.

Steel frame coming off Christ Church Cathedral

Steel frame coming off Christ Church Cathedral

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 4:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The steel frame that has become a fixture in front of Christ Church Cathedral is coming down.

Security firm Thompson & Clark bill for official answer legitimate

Security firm Thompson & Clark bill for official answer legitimate

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 4:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response (SR) says a $2070 payment to security firm Thompson and Clark Investigations (TCIL) for its input into an official release was legitimate.

Work under way to rescue heritage facade of wrecked building

Work under way to rescue heritage facade of wrecked building

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 9:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

After nearly eight years of earthquake and weather damage, demolition is under way as part of the rescue of a building named as one of Christchurch's .

Waterfront apartment owners at war over splitting insurance payout

Waterfront apartment owners at war over splitting insurance payout

Saturday, 12 January 2019 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Apartment owners who fought a long insurance battle over their wrecked beachfront homes may be headed to court to resolve a stalemate on splitting the cash.

Call for public event space next to Christchurch convention centre

Call for public event space next to Christchurch convention centre

Friday, 11 January 2019 6:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch convention centre land may used for events while the cathedral rebuild takes over sections of the square.

Court rules insurer can fill quake-damaged floor instead of replace

Court rules insurer can 'fill' quake-damaged floor instead of replace

Thursday, 10 January 2019 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake-damaged foundations of a home with a "when new" insurance policy can be "jacked and packed" instead of being replaced, a court has ruled.

Court rules insurer can fill quake-damaged foundations instead of replace

Court rules insurer can 'fill' quake-damaged foundations instead of replace

Thursday, 10 January 2019 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake-damaged foundations of a home with a "when new" insurance policy can be "jacked and packed" instead of being replaced, a court has ruled.

To 2019 go the spoils: What is opening this year?

To 2019 go the spoils: What is opening this year?

Saturday, 5 January 2019 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The gaps between developments continue to be filled around Christchurch, slowly bringing a sense of completeness to the rebuild of the earthquake-ravaged CBD.

Govt rejects Christchurch Convention Centre build offer

Govt rejects Christchurch Convention Centre build offer

Friday, 4 January 2019 7:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

A private company's unsolicited proposal to finance construction of Christchurch's new convention centre, in exchange for a 25-year operating lease, was turned down by the Government.