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How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD-  4 years on…

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD- 4 years on…

Saturday, 28 March 2015 8:25 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

This is great…. a story on High street. Written by Will Harvie, Christchurch Press. Interesting! “The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority spent $1.82 million buying heritage properties on High St it no longer needs.” The funny bit is that never actually …

New Brighton neglect is moral injustice

New Brighton 'neglect' is 'moral injustice'

Saturday, 28 March 2015 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

An east Christchurch business leader has criticised local and central government, saying neglect of New Brighton is a "moral and social injustice".

New Brighton neglect is moral injustice - Paul Zaanen

New Brighton 'neglect' is 'moral injustice' - Paul Zaanen

Saturday, 28 March 2015 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

An east Christchurch business leader has criticised local and central government, saying neglect of New Brighton is a "moral and social injustice".

Gloomy outlook for solar housing in Christchurch

Gloomy outlook for solar housing in Christchurch

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Is the vision of Highfield Park over?

Odeon Theatre relics may get new life

Odeon Theatre relics may get new life

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Parts of the historical Odeon Theatre may be saved when the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority demolishes it.

Cera spent $1.8m on extra land

Cera spent $1.8m on extra land

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority spent $1.82 million buying heritage properties on High St it no longer needs.

Christchurch recovers its property mojo

Christchurch recovers its property mojo

Friday, 27 March 2015 4:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch continues to grow at an amazing rate, with a string of commercial property projects suddenly jumping off the drawing board.

Dangerous phase looms for rebuild

'Dangerous phase looms for rebuild'

Friday, 27 March 2015 3:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Serious Fraud Office (SFO) boss Julie Read has signalled that the Christchurch rebuild is entering a dangerous phase where white collar criminals may siphon money from major building projects that are coming on stream.

How we identified the rebuild "black hole"

How we identified the rebuild "black hole"

Friday, 27 March 2015 2:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Curletts Rd overbridge to open in September 2016

Curletts Rd overbridge to open in September 2016

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work has begun on a new bridge over Curletts Rd linking Wigram Rd to Brimingham Dr via Magdala Pl.

2015 will be year of momentum for Christchurch

2015 will be 'year of momentum' for Christchurch

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

This year will be a year of momentum for Christchurch's recovery, says Canterbury's earthquake recovery leader.

EQC billing for excess payments

EQC billing for excess payments

Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Quake-hit Canterbury homeowners will soon start receiving a bill for excess payments on their Earthquake Commission (EQC) repairs.

Riccarton Racecourse 600-home development a step closer

Riccarton Racecourse 600-home development a step closer

Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council will support plans to release land around Christchurch's Riccarton Racecourse for a major housing development.

Construction site look reflects rebirth - Vicki Buck

'Construction site' look reflects rebirth - Vicki Buck

Thursday, 26 March 2015 7:43 a.m. by MediaThePress

Deputy mayor Vicki Buck has rejected claims Christchurch looks like a "war zone", saying more recovery work is being done than people realise.

Rebuild man Victor Cattermole to quit NZ

Rebuild man Victor Cattermole to quit NZ

Thursday, 26 March 2015 7:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

Prominent Christchurch rebuild figure Victor Cattermole says he is leaving the city and the country because of continued challenges to his credibility.

Construction site look reflects rebirth, says Buck

'Construction site' look reflects rebirth, says Buck

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck has rejected claims Christchurch looks like a "war zone", saying more recovery work is being done than people realise.

A Walk Through the new Terrace with Antony Gough

A Walk Through the new Terrace with Antony Gough

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 3:44 p.m. by NickyWagner

Recently I took the opportunity for a walk through the new development The Terrace -  It’s going to be a wonderful (and a little quirky – which I like!) asset to the city.   Can’t wait for it to open!

Afternoon sun shines down on the location for a future outdoor restaurant at The Terrace – who will be the lucky tenant?

The Terrace ...

Fletchers to build Canterbury Universitys new science block

Fletchers to build Canterbury University's new science block

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:29 a.m. by MediaThePress

Fletcher Construction has won a multimillion-dollar project at the University of Canterbury, adding to its rebuild construction wins.

A Word of Warning From Christchurch Quantity Surveyor

A Word of Warning From Christchurch Quantity Surveyor

Monday, 23 March 2015 4:04 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

 

Pop up container village puts spotlight on worker accommodation shortage

Pop up container village puts spotlight on worker accommodation shortage

Monday, 23 March 2015 3:45 p.m. by RoyalWolf Popular

Shipping container specialists Royal Wolf are constructing a pop up container village in the heart of Christchurch to highlight the urgent need for worker accommodation during the rebuild. 

A stunning post-quake rebuild

A stunning post-quake rebuild

Monday, 23 March 2015 11:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

Daryl and Tara Hewitt's ultimate house is perched high on the hillside in Christchurch's seaside suburb of Redcliffs. The location, like the house, is spectacular. "They say you have to build four houses before you get it right," says Daryl, surveying House Number 4 with a satisfied gaze.

Roadworks big problem for small business

Roadworks big problem for small business

Saturday, 21 March 2015 9:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch sole trader Neil Hodgson says he has spent far too much of the last four years fighting the powers that be, trying to improve access to his retail frontages.

Pandey Hotel Corporation abandoned another hotel

Pandey Hotel Corporation 'abandoned another hotel'

Saturday, 21 March 2015 7:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Auckland company behind a derelict Christchurch hotel frequented by transients and prostitutes is known in Rotorua for abandoning another hotel property.

Christchurch housing struggle gets worse

Christchurch housing struggle gets worse

Friday, 20 March 2015 10:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has almost as many homes as before the earthquakes but many residents are still struggling to afford housing.

Database snapshot of Christchurch tree coverage

Database snapshot of Christchurch tree coverage

Friday, 20 March 2015 10:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ten of thousands of red-zone trees have been tagged and logged in a Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) database as it nears the end of its land-clearance project.

Sothebys moves back to central Chch

Sotheby's moves back to central Chch

Friday, 20 March 2015 3:01 p.m. by PRNews

Leading real estate agency New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty (NZSIR) has returned to central Christchurch after a three-year hiatus following the Canterbury earthquakes.

Building inspection failures delay consents

Building inspection failures delay consents

Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Consenting delays in Christchurch are being made worse by a nearly 50 per cent fail rate on building inspections, the city council says.

Chinese quake city could inspire Christchurch rebuild

Chinese quake city could inspire Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

An earthquake-hit Chinese region wants to host Christchurch rebuild leaders and show them how it recovered from the disaster.

Yingxius cube of love heals quake wounds

Yingxiu's 'cube of love' heals quake wounds

Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

The town of Yingxiu in southwest China has a 10-metre high "cube of love". Inside is a sculpture of a tree with giant breasts protruding from its trunk and babies crawling up to suckle on them.

Student theatre may not be rebuilt

Student theatre may not be rebuilt

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Students are being asked what they want to replace the earthquake-damaged University of Canterbury Students' Association (UCSA) building.

Rebuilding Christ Church Cathedral is not a compromise says Jim Anderton

Rebuilding Christ Church Cathedral is 'not a compromise' says Jim Anderton

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 1:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

A plan to rebuild the Christ Church Cathedral in wood means demolishing it first, says Jim Anderton.

Is Cera past its use-by date?

Is Cera past its use-by date?

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Dust swirls in the nor'wester. Weeds flourish. They are all that does.

Is Cera past its used-by date?

Is Cera past its used-by date?

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Dust swirls in the nor'wester. Weeds flourish. They are all that does.

Building costs expected to climb further

Building costs expected to climb further

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 9:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's construction costs, already the highest in the country, are expected to climb 6 per cent annually until at least the end of 2016.

Sir Miles Warren design may break four-year Christ Church Cathedral deadlock

Sir Miles Warren design may break four-year Christ Church Cathedral deadlock

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 7:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anglican leaders are considering restoration options for the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral to break the legal deadlock over the historic building.

Christchurch schools to get $138m for earthquake repairs

Christchurch schools to get $138m for earthquake repairs

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 11:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has approved $138 million funding for the next round of repairs of Christchurch schools.

Helping bring the Ōtākaro back to life

Helping bring the Ōtākaro back to life

Monday, 16 March 2015 10:34 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

River restoration work as part of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct project is nearing completion – ahead of programme. Project managed by Coffey, contractor City Care has removed more than 5,000 tonnes of liquefaction sediment between the bridges of Colombo and Barbadoes streets, with gravel cleaning and preparation of areas to accommodate planting. Aquatic scientists […]

Slum landlord turns to legal accommodation

Slum landlord turns to legal accommodation

Friday, 13 March 2015 10:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch slum landlord Craig Skilling intends to go straight with a new accommodation business catering for mental health patients.

Vision for the Crossing Unveiled

Vision for the Crossing Unveiled

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 7:47 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Carter Group

Gough family saved The Terrace

Gough family 'saved' The Terrace

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 7:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Family support has saved Antony Gough's The Terrace development in central Christchurch.

The Crossing: New $140m development in Christchurch

The Crossing: New $140m development in Christchurch

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 4:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Described as new heart for central Christchurch, a glossy $140 million precinct called The Crossing is the latest big development announced for the city.

Video: The Crossing $140m development in Christchurch

Video: The Crossing $140m development in Christchurch

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 4:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Described as new heart for central Christchurch, a glossy $140 million precinct called The Crossing is the latest big development announced for the city.

Work progresses on Margaret Mahy Family Playground

Work progresses on Margaret Mahy Family Playground

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 2:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is one step closer to getting an all-ages playground in the city centre.

Rangiora Regent cinema back in business

Rangiora Regent cinema back in business

Saturday, 7 March 2015 2:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

After more than three years without a cinema, North Canterbury residents will finally be able to take a trip to the pictures again.

Dux Central weeks from opening

Dux Central weeks from opening

Saturday, 7 March 2015 10:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

Dux Central is weeks away from opening as Christchurch's innovation precinct takes shape.

Public has input on revamp of Victoria Sq

Public has input on revamp of Victoria Sq

Saturday, 7 March 2015 10:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

Public submissions on the future of Victoria Square are open.

Sydenham Methodist church rubble clearance held up

Sydenham Methodist church rubble clearance held up

Saturday, 7 March 2015 7:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

A historical church in Sydenham was controversially demolished more than four years ago. PHILIP MATTHEWS asks, when will someone tidy it up?

Richard Sinkes Dux empire expands into Innovation Precinct

Richard Sinke's Dux empire expands into Innovation Precinct

Friday, 6 March 2015 12:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Dux Central is weeks away from opening as Christchurch's innovation precinct takes shape.

Businessman Who Ripped Off Christchurch Rebuild Sentenced

Businessman Who Ripped Off Christchurch Rebuild Sentenced

Friday, 6 March 2015 10:58 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Inland Revenue Department

$17m pool in plan for the east

$17m pool in plan for the east

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 10:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

A third new pool complex is being proposed for Christchurch's eastern suburbs.

Canterbury building reached a record in 2014

Canterbury building reached a record in 2014

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 10:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction in Canterbury is at record levels with the peak yet to come.

Christchurchs rebuild begins with massive $4 billion construction spend

Christchurch's rebuild begins with massive $4 billion construction spend

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 3:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction in Canterbury is at record levels, with almost $4 billion worth of construction work done last year.

Rebuild tools stolen, repainted, resold

Rebuild tools stolen, repainted, resold

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 11:31 a.m. by MediaThePress

Thieves are stealing thousands of dollars worth of tools from building sites, disguising them with a fresh coat of paint and then selling them back into the rebuild.

John Key says shoddy quake repairs should be fixed

John Key says shoddy quake repairs should be fixed

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 1:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prime Minister John Key says shoddy repair work on quake-damaged Canterbury homes is "worrying" and any repairs not up to par should be fixed.

High paid EQC staff fail their customers

High paid EQC staff 'fail' their customers

Monday, 2 March 2015 11:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

One in five Earthquake Commission (EQC) staff are paid more than $100,000 a year.

Sheds rescued for art project

Sheds rescued for art project

Monday, 2 March 2015 11:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

It is a race against time as Billy Wilson tries to save tool and garden sheds in the residential red zone from demolition.

It’s not too late for lawn bowls…

It’s not too late for lawn bowls…

Monday, 2 March 2015 4:22 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

There are still a few places left for teams or individuals to join our lawn bowls tournament on 13th March at the Burnside Lawn Bowls Club. Don’t miss out on the chance to join the coveted ranks of Coffey lawn bowls champions. Please RSVP to Tess Martin as soon as possible if you are interested in taking […]