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Knox Churchs rise offers vision of hope

Knox Church's rise offers 'vision of hope'

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The repair of Christchurch's Knox Presbyterian Church is a "vision of hope for the city", parishioners say.

Churchs rise warms inner-city hearts

Church's rise warms inner-city hearts

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 10:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

The repair of Christchurch's Knox Presbyterian Church is a "vision of hope for the city", parishioners say.

Proposed Cera changes an admission of defeat - Labour

Proposed Cera changes an admission of defeat - Labour

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 3:47 p.m. by MediaHerald

National has today reaffirmed its commitment to the rebuild of Christchurch, but its proposed changes have been dismissed by Labour as an admission of defeat.Prime Minister John Key announced this afternoon that the Canterbury Earthquake...

SOL Square returns

SOL Square returns

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

SOL Square will finally be redeveloped, bringing more office and hospitality space to the eastern edge of Christchurch's city centre.

SOL Square set to return

SOL Square set to return

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

SOL Square will finally be redeveloped, bringing more office and hospitality space to the eastern edge of Christchurch's city centre.

Business tourism on the up

Business tourism on the up

Sunday, 31 August 2014 8:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch convention organisers are upbeat that business tourism for the city will remain on the front foot in the leadup to the planned opening of a $500 million convention centre and precinct in 2017.

Essays reflect on rebuild

Essays reflect on rebuild

Sunday, 31 August 2014 2:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Those who spend a lot of time in central Christchurch will know about its strangeness but it can be hard to identify just what makes it strange.

Cheap fixes devaluing thousands of homes

Cheap fixes devaluing thousands of homes

Sunday, 31 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Is the consent process for the fixing of homes following the Canterbury earthquakes all back to front? Or no, is that in fact how in New Zealand things are meant to work?

Bars shift from SOL to Terrace

Bars shift from SOL to Terrace

Saturday, 30 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two businessmen will build new bars next to The Terrace hospitality strip in central Christchurch after abandoning plans to revive Sol Square.

Town Hall rebuild bids sought

Town Hall rebuild bids sought

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council is pushing ahead with plans to seek expressions of interest from companies keen to be involved in the rebuild of the Town Hall.

Land key to housing crisis

Land key to housing crisis

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 7:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

Lack of affordable housing, congested roads, and uncertainty over where and what to build are challenges that dominate the Christchurch rebuild and will continue to do so for some time.

Food hub for central city site

'Food hub' for central city site

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A bare site in Victoria St in central Christchurch is to become a container food hub - perhaps with a weekend farmers market alongside.

Council making money out of thin air

Council making money out of thin air

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council is turning thin air into cash. It is is leasing air space over roads and footpaths to developers keen to maximise the size of their buildings.

Council trying to lighten load for city ratepayers

Council trying to lighten load for city ratepayers

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council does not want ratepayers bearing the ownership costs of all the central city's major new facilities and is talking to the Government about alternative options.

Tourism seeks support to regrow Chch visitors

Tourism seeks support to regrow Chch visitors

Monday, 25 August 2014 10:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tourism supports a higher proportion of jobs in the Waimakariri District than anywhere else in New Zealand, new figures show.

Transitional projects colour vacant spaces

Transitional projects colour vacant spaces

Monday, 25 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cheap and cheerful "transitional projects" are helping transform Christchurch's vacant spaces.

Christchurch restaurants, bars and cafes nearing pre-earthquake levels

Christchurch restaurants, bars and cafes nearing pre-earthquake levels

Friday, 22 August 2014 10:07 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Christchurch nightlife including restaurants, bars and cafes are nearing pre-earthquake levels as the rebuild and path to recovery continues to gain momentum, University of Canterbury business researcher Associate Professor Sussie Morrish says.

New Christchurch Head Office for Kathmandu in CBD Innovation Precinct

New Christchurch Head Office for Kathmandu in CBD Innovation Precinct

Friday, 22 August 2014 9:02 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Kathmandu

Kathmandu joins innovation precinct

Kathmandu joins innovation precinct

Thursday, 21 August 2014 4:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Kiwi retail giant Kathmandu has announced a $20 million new headquarters in the inner-city innovation precinct.

A city treasury of visual culture

A city treasury of visual culture

Thursday, 21 August 2014 12:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Final piece of historic clock tower restored

Final piece of historic clock tower restored

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 5:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The final piece of Christchurch's historic Victoria Clock Tower has been restored three-and-a-half years after it was damaged in the February 2011 earthquake.

Belfast business park groundwork under way

Belfast business park groundwork under way

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 9:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

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Lawyer critical of Judith Collins

Lawyer critical of Judith Collins

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 8:13 a.m. by MediaThePress

Justice Minister Judith Collins has been criticised for naming a lane outside Christchurch's new justice precinct after a friend.

Rebuilding stronger, safer, smarter

Rebuilding stronger, safer, smarter

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 7:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has a first-class opportunity to lead the world in earthquake-resistant design - by building back stronger, safer and smarter.

Law Society furious with Judith Collins

Law Society furious with Judith Collins

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Justice Minister Judith Collins has been criticised for naming a lane outside Christchurch's new justice precinct after a friend.

Lynched Monday 18 August - Antony Gough

Lynched Monday 18 August - Antony Gough

Monday, 18 August 2014 8:57 p.m. by ChrisLynch

Rebuild offers a self-reinvention

Rebuild offers a self-reinvention

Monday, 18 August 2014 8:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hoteliers look at investment options

Hoteliers look at investment options

Sunday, 17 August 2014 1:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hoteliers are circling Christchurch and its planned new convention centre, some making decisions as to the best time to invest tens of millions in new accommodation.

The families Filipino workers leave behind

The families Filipino workers leave behind

Sunday, 17 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Manuelito Lavador drags a chair next to mine in the Christchurch construction company office.

Disneyfield river precinct underwhelms

'Disneyfield' river precinct underwhelms

Saturday, 16 August 2014 1:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

It must be galling to be giving away $100 million of public money and finding folk so apparently underwhelmed.

Hotel, lodge targets budget market

Hotel, lodge targets budget market

Saturday, 16 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A multimillion-dollar 52-room hotel and 96-bed backpacker lodge is planned for central Christchurch.

Chinese investors poised to help rebuild our city

Chinese investors poised to help rebuild our city

Saturday, 16 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A large wave of Chinese investment is headed for Christchurch, as billion-dollar entities do deals with locals to be part of the rebuild.

City needs visitor strategy

City needs 'visitor strategy'

Saturday, 16 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch lacks a visitor strategy and things for tourists to do, the city's port and airport chiefs say.

Antony Gough reveals sneaky quake tactics

Antony Gough reveals sneaky quake tactics

Friday, 15 August 2014 12:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Antony Gough caused a fair amount of trouble for authorities after the February 2011 earthquake.

CCC Building Consents….

CCC Building Consents….

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 3:34 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What an unhelpful meeting with Building consents that was.  

Building places to soothe the spirit

Building places to soothe the spirit

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 9:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than three years after the big quakes, people are still not keen to go back into town. Some have never returned.

Serious Fraud Office probing rebuild fraud

Serious Fraud Office probing rebuild fraud

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed it is investigating three separate cases of alleged rebuild-related fraud in Christchurch.

Govt creatively accounting for rebuild

Govt 'creatively accounting' for rebuild

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

NZ First leader Winston Peters has accused the Government of deceit on the cost of the Christchurch rebuild and on foreign land ownership.

Builders face a litany of complaints

Builders face a litany of complaints

Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Poor workmanship, broken promises, constantly changing staff, unpaid bills and lack of progress on new builds.

Centre precincts $500m price tag queried

Centre precinct's $500m price tag queried

Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government will fund and own Christchurch's new convention centre, with private partners taking care of the surrounding precinct.

Stranges Lane opens in central city

Stranges Lane opens in central city

Friday, 8 August 2014 3:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Stranges Lane and its three new restaurants opened early this morning without a hitch - despite hail on the tables.�

Air Force Museum venue recognised in Canterbury Awards finals

Air Force Museum venue recognised in Canterbury Awards finals

Friday, 8 August 2014 11:04 a.m. by PRNews

Air Force Museum, together with its partner Vbase, has been recognised as a Tourism/Hospitality Finalist in the 2014 Champion Canterbury Business Awards.

Convention centre will cost $500 million

Convention centre will cost $500 million

Friday, 8 August 2014 10:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

Taxpayers will contribute $284 million to the Christchurch Convention Centre due to open in 2017.

Tired of waiting - Paulettes plea to the PM

'Tired of waiting' - Paulette's plea to the PM

Friday, 8 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Paulette Barr could see no end to wearing coats and beanies inside her cold, quake-damaged home, so she took her case to Prime Minister John Key.

Convention centre plans unveiled

Convention centre plans unveiled

Thursday, 7 August 2014 2:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plenary Conventions, Ngai Tahu Property and Christchurch's Carter Group will design and build the convention centre, the Government has announced today.�

Forsyth Barr to become a hotel

Forsyth Barr to become a hotel

Thursday, 7 August 2014 10:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's tallest office tower has been sold and will become a major hotel.

An even longer wait: Rebuilds until 2017?

An even longer wait: Rebuilds until 2017?

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch homeowners could now be waiting until 2017 before their earthquake-damaged homes are rebuilt.

The real price to pay in the rebuild

The real price to pay in the rebuild

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

At first glance, the news that the Christchurch City Council has found another $400 million hole in its finances as it confronts the post-quake rebuild might not seem such a blow.

Quake damage upsets architect

Quake damage upsets architect

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Architect Patrick Sloan says to see Christchurch as a broken city after returning from China to join architecture practice Warren and Mahoney has been distressing.

Quake damage upsets architect

Quake damage upsets architect

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Architect Patrick Sloan says to see Christchurch as a broken city after returning from China to join architecture practice Warren and Mahoney has been distressing.

Mystery over Brownlees CCC audit review

Mystery over Brownlee's CCC audit review

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 2:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is dodging questions about a report it commissioned to review an audit of the Christchurch City Council's financial position.

Rebuild drives national jobs growth

Rebuild drives national jobs growth

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 1:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild keeps fuelling the labour market, with the Canterbury unemployment rate plummeting to 2.8 per cent in the June quarter.

Base isolation technology rare in Christchurch

Base isolation technology rare in Christchurch

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 10:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developers are shying away from using base isolation technology, which protects buildings against earthquake damage, as they seek to reduce costs.

Hotspots spark fails to reignite

Hotspot's spark fails to reignite

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Sol Square is becoming a black hole in Christchurch's recovering central city.

Filipino carpenters rely on charity to get by

Filipino carpenters rely on charity to get by

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A group of Filipino carpenters recruited to work in Christchurch's rebuild had no work when they arrived and had to rely on charity to get by.

Council to give asbestos DIY advice

Council to give asbestos DIY advice

Monday, 4 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Do-it-yourself homeowners will be targeted by a new campaign aimed at encouraging the safe removal of building materials containing asbestos.

Not about looks for Hottest Tradie

'Not about looks' for Hottest Tradie

Friday, 1 August 2014 1:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Stacy Rush was unsure about being entered in an online competition but the 25-year-old ''really got into it'' after a while.