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Contractor axed after $75 million budget blowout on Christchurch Metro Sports Centre

Contractor axed after $75 million budget blowout on Christchurch Metro Sports Centre

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 3:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $75 million budget blowout over Christchurch's delayed $300m Metro Sports Centre has seen the new Government axe a deal with a preferred contractor.

Restaurant and suit makers to move in as old Caffe Roma becomes Midland Building

Restaurant and suit makers to move in as old Caffe Roma becomes Midland Building

Monday, 20 November 2017 4:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The new owners of Christchurch's old Caffe Roma building said last year they needed two things to save it – a council grant and the right tenants.

New regeneration minister wants more clarity and momentum during Christchurch rebuild

New regeneration minister wants more clarity and momentum during Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 17 November 2017 8:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new regeneration minister wants greater transparency from rebuild agencies.

City developer tipped for Christ Church Cathedral restoration committee

City developer tipped for Christ Church Cathedral restoration committee

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central city landowner and property investor Peter Guthrey is being considered to lead the $104 million restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral.

Christchurchs Sign of the Takahe remains closed as lease surrendered

Christchurch's Sign of the Takahe remains closed as lease surrendered

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 5:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

After almost seven years and a $2.8 million repair, the historic Sign of Takahe is still closed to the public and will remain that way throughout the summer.

Nearly 2000 responses for Christchurch red zone plans, but most important stage to come

Nearly 2000 responses for Christchurch red zone plans, but 'most important stage' to come

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 3:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ecological restoration, water facilities and eco-sanctuaries are proving the most popular ideas for Christchurch's residential red zone.

Awards for sophisticated, painstaking work on Christchurch Arts Centre

Awards for 'sophisticated, painstaking' work on Christchurch Arts Centre

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 10:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

The $290 million restoration of the Christchurch Arts Centre has won two major heritage awards.

Christchurchs new Russley Rd bridge and arches open to public

Christchurch's new Russley Rd bridge and arches open to public

Saturday, 11 November 2017 2:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new Russley Rd arches got an overwhelmingly positive response from the public during an open day on Saturday.

Christchurch company Grace Developments owes creditors more than $700,000

Christchurch company Grace Developments owes creditors more than $700,000

Friday, 10 November 2017 6:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

A contractor dumped from the construction of Christchurch Hospital's acute services building owes creditors more than $700,000.

Tiny house community in red zone could show way forward on housing problems

Tiny house community in red zone could show way forward on housing problems

Thursday, 9 November 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

EDITORIAL: A community of tiny houses in the red zone is just the kind of out-of-the-box idea that Regenerate Christchurch should be supporting for the red zone.

Zero fatalities in rebuild hailed as safety achievement

Zero fatalities in rebuild hailed as safety achievement

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 7:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A rebuild safety programme likely prevented at least one death and dozens of workplace injuries in Canterbury, multiple reports have concluded.

Three-quarters of November earthquake settlements likely by year end

Three-quarters of November earthquake settlements likely by year end

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 7:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance companies say most November earthquake claims will be settled this year, strengthening their case to manage all Earthquake Commission (EQC) claims in future.

Mike Yardley: Costs and delays mounting on Christchurch Town Hall restoration

Mike Yardley: Costs and delays mounting on Christchurch Town Hall restoration

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 6:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has repeatedly relished lobbing rockets at the government over the construction and completion delays to a host of Crown-led anchor projects.

Christchurch rebuild projects geared towards reducing emissions

Christchurch rebuild projects geared towards reducing emissions

Monday, 6 November 2017 6:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council is switching from fossil fuel heating and cooling systems in its rebuild projects as part of an effort to reach new carbon neutral goals.

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD… St Asaph Street debacle..

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD… St Asaph Street debacle..

Sunday, 5 November 2017 9:14 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What is New in High Street? I see that Barry Watson has finally decided to put his frontage on the market for sale.  Personally I have serious reservations about the efficacy of “facadism”.  My experience is that the cost of …

Christchurch Art Galley campaign for new Mueck sculpture hits target

Christchurch Art Galley campaign for new Mueck sculpture hits target

Sunday, 5 November 2017 7:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch Art Gallery campaign to raise $207,000 for a new sculpture by Australian artist Ron Mueck has been successful.

Christchurchs new convention centre becomes real with first concrete pour

Christchurch's new convention centre 'becomes real' with first concrete pour

Saturday, 4 November 2017 1:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

A "tsunami" of interest in hosting conferences in Christchurch is expected as work to build the city's new convention centre takes a major step forward.

Authorities believe Christchurchs controversial central city transport plan is still right for the city

Authorities believe Christchurch's controversial central city transport plan is still right for the city

Saturday, 4 November 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's been a tough year for those managing Christchurch's central city transport strategy.

Big concrete pour starts foundation for Christchurchs new convention centre

Big concrete pour starts foundation for Christchurch's new convention centre

Friday, 3 November 2017 8:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

About 100 concrete trucks will begin the physical construction of Christchurch's new convention centre on Saturday morning.

Christchurch anchor project firms to sign accessibility charter as legislation remains outdated

Christchurch anchor project firms to sign accessibility charter as legislation remains 'outdated'

Friday, 3 November 2017 3:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

A charter to ensure the Christchurch rebuild meets a higher standard for accessibility will lead the way as New Zealand's legislation remains "outdated".

Time to have your say on options for the Christchurch residential red zone

Time to have your say on options for the Christchurch residential red zone

Friday, 3 November 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: From amphitheatres to zorbing, more than 5000 ideas have shaped Regenerate Christchurch's 10 possible combinations of uses for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Area.

Christchurch City councillors savage former Government over infrastructure repairs

Christchurch City councillors savage former Government over infrastructure repairs

Thursday, 2 November 2017 8:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

City councillors have lashed out over being "short-changed" by the former Government during the rebuild of Christchurch's pipes and roads, with one saying ratepayers will have to keep paying for the next 10 to 30 years.

Nicky Wagner loses Christchurch rebuild role in National portfolio reshuffle

Nicky Wagner loses Christchurch rebuild role in National portfolio reshuffle

Thursday, 2 November 2017 4:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Nicky Wagner has lost the Christchurch rebuild portfolio as National organises its first shadow cabinet.

Red zone lake could improve Avon River quality

Red zone lake could improve Avon River quality

Thursday, 2 November 2017 3:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Building the East Lake flat water facility in Christchurch's red zone could improve the water quality of the Avon River, proponents say.

Popular green spine vision for Christchurchs red zone missing from options

Popular 'green spine' vision for Christchurch's red zone 'missing' from options

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

A popular vision of significantly restoring the ecology of the Christchurch red-zone alongside visitor attractions and recreation is "inexplicably missing" from the options put to the public, a community group says.

Empty spot in Christchurchs New Regent St to become new building

Empty spot in Christchurch's New Regent St to become new building

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 5:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new building about to go up in New Regent St will fill the last vacant space in Christchurch's most beautiful street.

New footage of Sumner Rd repair shows extent of remaining work

New footage of Sumner Rd repair shows extent of remaining work

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 3:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

New footage has shown the extent of the earthquake repair work under way on a key link between Sumner and Lyttelton in Christchurch.

Can we have our cake in the red zone and eat it too?

Can we have our cake in the red zone and eat it too?

Monday, 30 October 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Regenerate Christchurch recently issued 10 possible configurations for the Otakaro-Avon River Corridor for consultation, in theory containing the feedback of over 5000 ideas, but what do these options offer the people of Christchurch?

Christchurch City councillor David East: Well die in a ditch over Rawhiti Domain land swap

Christchurch City councillor David East: 'We'll die in a ditch' over Rawhiti Domain land swap

Sunday, 29 October 2017 7:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch City councillors says residents will "die in a ditch" fighting to keep Rawhiti Domain.

Youth fashion stores follow major brands into Christchurchs retail precinct

Youth fashion stores follow major brands into Christchurch's retail precinct

Sunday, 29 October 2017 5:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Boutique-type stores aimed at younger shoppers are following the big fashion brands into Christchurch's new retail precinct.

The Christchurch rebuild king is dead. Long live the king

The Christchurch rebuild king is dead. Long live the king

Friday, 27 October 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: You may not have noticed but I've been somewhat critical of the Christchurch rebuild – or lack thereof.

Frustration over delays to Opawa Library repair

Frustration over delays to Opawa Library repair

Thursday, 26 October 2017 9:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

For six-and-a-half years the Opawa Public Library committee has waited patiently for their building to be repaired.

Christchurch heritage facade for sale – without the building

Christchurch heritage facade for sale – without the building

Thursday, 26 October 2017 9:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

It's long on history, but thin on volume.

Revised total rebuild cost for Christchurch Town Hall and orchestra building not yet known

Revised total rebuild cost for Christchurch Town Hall and orchestra building not yet known

Thursday, 26 October 2017 8:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

The delayed Christchurch Town Hall project will cost more than the publicised figure of $133.1 million, but the city council cannot say how much.

New Christchurch rebuild minister Megan Woods absolutely wants EQC royal commission

New Christchurch rebuild minister Megan Woods 'absolutely' wants EQC royal commission

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 1:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

The new Christchurch rebuild minister is determined to see a royal commission of inquiry into defective Earthquake Commission repairs.

University of Canterburys science centre to open nine months later than planned

University of Canterbury's science centre to open nine months later than planned

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 12:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $216 million science centre at the University of Canterbury (UC) will open next month â€“ nine months behind schedule.

Hot drinks among security concerns at Christchurchs new justice precinct

Hot drinks among security concerns at Christchurch's new justice precinct

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 6:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Public Service Association has raised concerns about security issues at Christchurch's new $300 million justice and emergency services precinct.

Canterbury University researchers: Red zone potentially dangerous for food production

Canterbury University researchers: Red zone potentially dangerous for food production

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 5:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury University researchers are warning against using the residential red zone for food production.

Council needs to find $2.1 million to complete Ngā Puna Wai project stage

Council needs to find $2.1 million to complete Ngā Puna Wai project stage

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than $2 million is needed to finish stage one of Christchurch's multimillion-dollar Ngā Puna Wai sports hub.

Cow fodder highest and best use of cleared suburban Christchurch land

Cow fodder 'highest and best' use of cleared suburban Christchurch land

Monday, 23 October 2017 7:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Parts of Christchurch's red zone could be used to graze dairy cows.

Research into controversial street layout divisive

Research into controversial street layout divisive

Monday, 23 October 2017 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Conflict over a controversial Christchurch road layout continues after separate pieces of research into what the public want came back with polar opposite results.

Apartments downsized on Crown-Fletcher Christchurch housing project

Apartments downsized on Crown-Fletcher Christchurch housing project

Sunday, 22 October 2017 10:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Apartment sizes have been cut back and more homes fitted into a Crown-led private housing development in Christchurch.

What does a new Government mean for the Canterbury rebuild?

What does a new Government mean for the Canterbury rebuild?

Friday, 20 October 2017 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Change is coming to Christchurch. The rub will be in how much.

Dont forget Christchurch, business groups and investors say

Don't forget Christchurch, business groups and investors say

Friday, 20 October 2017 5:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

The new Government has been urged not to forget the Christchurch rebuild as it juggles its parties' election promises.

New technology and education hub for east frame ex-Inland Revenue building

New technology and education hub for east frame ex-Inland Revenue building

Friday, 20 October 2017 2:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

An education, research and technology transfer hub is to be established in an old office building in Christchurch's east frame.

Developer for 224 Cashel Street confirmed

Developer for 224 Cashel Street confirmed

Friday, 20 October 2017 11:47 a.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

Ōtākaro Limited has selected Studio D4, led by Patrick Fontein, as the preferred developer for the building at 224 Cashel St (former IRD building) and the Cashel Chambers and carpark.

To build or not to build, that is the red zone question

To build or not to build, that is the red zone question

Friday, 20 October 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Should we be building new homes in the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor – the residential red zone?

Sumner-Lyttelton road rebuild delayed due to complexity of work

Sumner-Lyttelton road rebuild delayed due to 'complexity' of work

Thursday, 19 October 2017 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

The reopening of a key Christchurch road has been pushed back by at least a year due to the complexity of the work.

Central Christchurch loos to stay for four years after Hire King lot gets resource consent

Central Christchurch loos to stay for four years after Hire King lot gets resource consent

Thursday, 19 October 2017 4:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

The central Christchurch portaloo lot that drew the ire of neighbours has been granted resource consent, but all parties are satisfied with the outcome.

Workshops challenge Cathedral Square revamp plans

Workshops challenge Cathedral Square revamp plans

Thursday, 19 October 2017 1:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Regenerate Christchurch has been challenged on some of its Cathedral Square ideas in a series of workshops held with interested groups.

Christchurch familys rebuild botched, cant sell land tied up in cross lease

Christchurch family's rebuild botched, can't sell land tied up in cross lease

Thursday, 19 October 2017 8:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

Michelle and David McLean say an earthquake-damaged cross lease has ruined their life in Christchurch.

Work to memorialise Christchurchs CTV site begins next week

Work to memorialise Christchurch's CTV site begins next week

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 6:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

The site where 115 people were killed in the February 2011 earthquake will be turned into a "peaceful place to sit and reflect".

Christchurchs familys rebuild botched, cant sell land tied up in cross lease

Christchurch's family's rebuild botched, can't sell land tied up in cross lease

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 4:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Michelle and David McLean say an earthquake-damaged cross lease has ruined their life in Christchurch.

Work to turn Christchurchs CTV site into peaceful place to sit and reflect begins next week

Work to turn Christchurch's CTV site into 'peaceful place to sit and reflect' begins next week

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 2:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Landscaping work on Christchurch's CTV building site is due to start next week and should be finished early next year.

Saving heritage buildings can be a win for owners and the public alike

Saving heritage buildings can be a win for owners and the public alike

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The imperative for the rescue of a historic building is reliant on one significant aspect – a willing owner.

Christchurch central city shuttle decision pushed back to wider public transport review

Christchurch central city shuttle decision pushed back to wider public transport review

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 6:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

A decision on bringing back a free Christchurch central city shuttle has been delayed over funding issues, despite authorities backing the idea in principle.

Christ Church Cathedral restoration call sparks donation surge

Christ Church Cathedral restoration call sparks donation surge

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 5:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

The decision to restore Christ Church Cathedral has sparked a rise in donations, with one gift of more than $10,000 coming from the United States.

Cone of silence over rents for swanky new justice precinct digs

Cone of silence over rents for swanky new justice precinct digs

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 3:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Government agencies moving into Christchurch's swanky new justice and emergency services precinct are tight lipped about rents in the new $300 million building.