I have spent the last few days, (between trying to deal with Insurance issues) reading the first critique of the Disaster in Christchurch. And I refer to the man-made disaster, not the 14000+ earthquakes. “Once in a Lifetime: City-building after …
The rebuilt Knox Church will be open in time for Christmas services this year.
Australians, our closest neighbours, are arriving in larger numbers wanting to "avago" in the Christchurch rebuild.
The Christchurch City Council hopes to have a better idea of the cost of conserving the quake-damaged Town Hall by early next year.
A scheme dangling a $3000 carrot for jobless to relocate to Canterbury for work has had a five-fold surge in takers in the past two months.
How is Christchurch faring? Four years after the first major earthquake shook us awake in the early hours and with another general election looming, it's time to look at the big picture again.
A new multimillion-dollar 300-bed backpackers in Bealey Avenue will help replace accommodation lost in the earthquakes, a developer says.
The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by developers Islington Park against a High Court judgment on its insurance claims for damaged buildings at the old Islington freezing works site in Christchurch.
A former family bach in the red-zoned Port Hills will find a new life as sheep shearers' living quarters on far-flung Pitt Island.
Developers could be offered incentives to include art works in new developments as part of a scheme to generate work for Christchurch artists.
A Christchurch developer hopes the advisory group overseeing the Government's transition out of Christchurch's recovery will include "more than just politicians".
Law changes will give subcontractors greater security that they will get paid for work done, Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith says.
Chrissy Irivine is telling it like it is.
Ferrymead's new $35 million bridge is on schedule to be opened to traffic in April next year.
A central-city property owner says he is being bullied out of his commercial building by a heavy-handed Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera).
Community libraries and pools will be repaired or rebuilt first as part of a $40 million spending programme announced by the city council.
Hardware and building supplies retailer Bunnings has started work on its new Christchurch trade centre.
From the sixth floor of Press House in Gloucester St, there is a brilliant view of our evolving city.
The repair of Christchurch's Knox Presbyterian Church is a "vision of hope for the city", parishioners say.
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 will finally be redeveloped, bringing more office and hospitality space to the eastern edge of Christchurch's city centre.
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.
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.
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?
Two businessmen will build new bars next to The Terrace hospitality strip in central Christchurch after abandoning plans to revive Sol Square.
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.
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.
A bare site in Victoria St in central Christchurch is to become a container food hub - perhaps with a weekend farmers market alongside.
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.
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 supports a higher proportion of jobs in the Waimakariri District than anywhere else in New Zealand, new figures show.
Cheap and cheerful "transitional projects" are helping transform Christchurch's vacant spaces.
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.
Kiwi retail giant Kathmandu has announced a $20 million new headquarters in the inner-city innovation precinct.
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.
Justice Minister Judith Collins has been criticised for naming a lane outside Christchurch's new justice precinct after a friend.
Christchurch has a first-class opportunity to lead the world in earthquake-resistant design - by building back stronger, safer and smarter.
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.
Manuelito Lavador drags a chair next to mine in the Christchurch construction company office.
It must be galling to be giving away $100 million of public money and finding folk so apparently underwhelmed.
A multimillion-dollar 52-room hotel and 96-bed backpacker lodge is planned for central Christchurch.
A large wave of Chinese investment is headed for Christchurch, as billion-dollar entities do deals with locals to be part of the rebuild.
Christchurch lacks a visitor strategy and things for tourists to do, the city's port and airport chiefs say.
Antony Gough caused a fair amount of trouble for authorities after the February 2011 earthquake.
What an unhelpful meeting with Building consents that was.
More than three years after the big quakes, people are still not keen to go back into town. Some have never returned.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed it is investigating three separate cases of alleged rebuild-related fraud in Christchurch.
NZ First leader Winston Peters has accused the Government of deceit on the cost of the Christchurch rebuild and on foreign land ownership.
Poor workmanship, broken promises, constantly changing staff, unpaid bills and lack of progress on new builds.
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