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$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 […]

Sir John Hansen is a man with a plan

Sir John Hansen is a man with a plan

Saturday, 28 February 2015 4:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

How not to begin an interview. Suggest to a distinguished ex-High Court judge - and current chair of the Press Council - that he might be Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee's political puppet.

New Canterbury homes failing building surveys

New Canterbury homes failing building surveys

Saturday, 28 February 2015 7:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Prominent Canterbury home builders failed more than a third of their final building code inspections in the last six months of 2014.

Christchurch faces 30 more years of rough roads

Christchurch faces 30 more years of rough roads

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch residents will have to put up with rough roads and footpaths for the next three decades.

Dyers Pass Rd partially one-way for up to six months

Dyers Pass Rd partially one-way for up to six months

Thursday, 26 February 2015 8:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

Motorists travelling between Christchurch and Banks Peninsula via Dyers Pass Rd will experience delays for up to six months as a new infrastructure repair project gets under way.

Dyers Pass Rd repairs a six-month project

Dyers Pass Rd repairs a six-month project

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 5:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

Motorists travelling between Christchurch and Banks Peninsula via Dyers Pass Rd will experience delays for up to six months as a new infrastructure repair project gets under way.

The future of housing is here

The future of housing is here

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 1:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

"Fantastic."

Investors lose confidence in Christchurch

Investors lose confidence in Christchurch

Sunday, 22 February 2015 9:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Investor confidence in Christchurch has dropped sharply, puzzling analysts and bucking the national trend.

How not to repair a Heritage Dunger in Christchurch…. 4 years on.

How not to repair a Heritage Dunger in Christchurch…. 4 years on.

Sunday, 22 February 2015 9:36 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Today, like so many Christchurch people, I have been reflecting on the last four years. 

PM understands challenges: Dalziel

PM understands challenges: Dalziel

Friday, 20 February 2015 11:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Prime Minister's willingness to let the city council decide when the new sports stadium gets built shows he understands its financial challenges, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Threat of liquidation hangs over Highfield Park project

Threat of liquidation hangs over Highfield Park project

Friday, 20 February 2015 11:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

The future of Christchurch's giant 2200-home Highfield Park subdivision has been thrown into doubt by the threat of liquidation.

Highfield Park faces liquidation threat

Highfield Park faces liquidation threat

Friday, 20 February 2015 11:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

The future of Christchurch's giant 2200-home Highfield Park subdivision has been thrown into doubt by the threat of liquidation.

The year insurers took a hit

The year insurers took a hit

Friday, 20 February 2015 9:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Four years on from the devastation of the February 22, 2011, earthquake the Christchurch insurance scene is much altered but intact.

Steep parking fines anger Christchurch rebuild workers

Steep parking fines anger Christchurch rebuild workers

Friday, 20 February 2015 3:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tradies working in Christchurch's city centre are talking of downing tools and walking off the job after being hit with steep parking fines by the city council.

Fallout from Japan disaster continues

Fallout from Japan disaster continues

Friday, 20 February 2015 9:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Smiley faces here. Smiley faces there.

Research: Quake claims result in health problems

Research: Quake claims result in health problems

Friday, 20 February 2015 6:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians with unsettled quake claims are more likely to argue with their partner, have health issues and experience financial problems, new research shows.

Large Christchurch repair projects delayed

Large Christchurch repair projects delayed

Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Almost half a billion dollars of earthquake repairs scheduled for this year have been delayed.

EQC holdups delay work

EQC holdups delay work

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 9:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance Australia Group (IAG) has indicated it can't settle Canterbury's over-cap earthquake claims any faster unless the Earthquake Commission gets quicker first.

Public say on $9.2m Cathedral Square revamp

Public say on $9.2m Cathedral Square revamp

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 9:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council and the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) say they will engage with the public before embarking on a multimillion-dollar redesign of Cathedral Square.

Christchurch Hospitals emergency department ailing from extra visitors

Christchurch Hospital's emergency department ailing from extra visitors

Monday, 16 February 2015 10:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

A surge in rebuild workers visiting Christchurch Hospital's emergency department (ED) may be straining a health system already stretched to its limits.

EQC backs Vero on quake claim model review

EQC backs Vero on quake claim model review

Monday, 16 February 2015 1:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

EQC says it has been talking to insurers about sharing the load in dealing with claims, after one of insurer Vero's top executives has pointed to delays resulting from New Zealand's dual-managed system.

Private Insurers Pay Out $14 Billion Settling Canterbury Earthquake Claims

Private Insurers Pay Out $14 Billion Settling Canterbury Earthquake Claims

Monday, 16 February 2015 12:01 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Private insurers have paid out almost $14 billion in settling Canterbury earthquake claims, with more than 80% of all Canterbury earthquake commercial and out of scope claims completely settled.

YMCA gets $1m for urban culture space

YMCA gets $1m for urban culture space

Monday, 16 February 2015 8:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $1 million redevelopment of the YMCA base in Christchurch will provide a new central city hang-out and creative space for the city's young people.

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Saturday, 14 February 2015 2:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

You can tell the tears are not far away. Mine are close too, the first pinpricks of salt water stinging my eyes.

End of home-repair programme shock to staff

End of home-repair programme shock to staff

Friday, 13 February 2015 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Concerns have been raised about a sudden end to a Fletcher earthquake home-repair programme for contracted staff at the end of April.

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 13 February 2015 4:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

An offshore trust set up by expats is set to close after funelling over $6 million into the Christchurch rebuild.

Coffey’s fourth annual lawn bowls tournament

Coffey’s fourth annual lawn bowls tournament

Friday, 13 February 2015 2:04 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

It’s that time again and here in the Christchurch office we are busy preparing for our annual afternoon of bowling and socialising at the Burnside Lawn Bowls Club. Like previous years, we will play a knock–out tournament with teams of four and prizes for winners, losers, and the best–dressed. Please RSVP to Tess Martin as soon as […]

Revitalised New Brighton envisaged

Revitalised New Brighton envisaged

Thursday, 12 February 2015 7:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

New restaurants, bars, a cinema and even a new road could be part of a revitalised New Brighton.

Christchurch Convention Centre costs may escalate, says John Key

Christchurch Convention Centre costs may escalate, says John Key

Thursday, 12 February 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

The cost of the planned Christchurch convention centre could escalate, says Prime Minister John Key.

EQC suboptimal and substandard - report

EQC 'suboptimal' and 'substandard' - report

Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

An independent report has found major failings in the way the Earthquake Commission handles its customers.

Christchurch risks becoming a provincial backwater

Christchurch risks becoming a provincial backwater

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 4:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs to offer an exciting vision to retain young people and to attract the best and brightest. If the city sticks with the same old boring "business as usual" approach, it risks becoming a provincial backwater. It will lose its finest young people, and they won't be back.

Community of the Sacred Name convent may be saved

Community of the Sacred Name convent may be saved

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 9:19 a.m. by MediaThePress

City councillors favour giving the owners of a heritage-listed former convent in central Christchurch a $950,000 grant to help save it.

Groups to fight Victoria Square revamp

Groups to fight Victoria Square revamp

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 7:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

Heritage campaigners opposed to a plan to redesign Victoria Square in Christchurch are launching a No Need for Change campaign aimed at getting the multimillion-dollar redevelopment scrapped.

New Brighton to get $20m complex

New Brighton to get $20m complex

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 7:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

Auckland developers have announced plans to build a $20 million apartment and retail complex on New Brighton's waterfront.

$20m plan boost for suburb

$20m plan boost for suburb

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 11:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Auckland developers have announced plans to build a $20 million apartment and retail complex on New Brighton's waterfront.

Groups to fight square revamp

Groups to fight square revamp

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 8:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Heritage campaigners opposed to a plan to redesign Victoria Square in Christchurch are launching a No Need for Change campaign aimed at getting the multimillion-dollar redevelopment scrapped.

Rebuild chief Warwick Isaacs quits

Rebuild chief Warwick Isaacs quits

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 4:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The man in charge of Christchurch's city centre rebuild is quitting.

Skill shortage hampers rebuild

Skill shortage hampers rebuild

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 12:53 p.m. by PRNews

Skill shortage hampers rebuild

Future of quake-hit Inland Revenue Building uncertain

Future of quake-hit Inland Revenue Building uncertain

Monday, 9 February 2015 12:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

A former Inland Revenue Department building in the central city would best be converted into commercial or office space, the developer Simon Henry says.

Collaborate Canterbury February Update

Collaborate Canterbury February Update

Monday, 9 February 2015 10:36 a.m. by collaboratecanty

New Christchurch development rules will lead to slums

New Christchurch development rules 'will lead to slums'

Sunday, 8 February 2015 10:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Major changes to development rules in central Christchurch favour investors and could create slums, critics say.

EQC changes expected to be minor: Brownlee

EQC changes expected to be 'minor': Brownlee

Wednesday, 4 February 2015 1:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

The EQC looks set to survive a review triggered by the devastating Christchurch earthquakes, which drained its natural disaster fund (NDF).

Hands off our square says Christchurch

'Hands off our square' says Christchurch

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 10:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

In a city littered with empty, forlorn sites and missing landmarks, Victoria Square stands out.

Breathe Urban Village to get the green light

Breathe Urban Village 'to get the green light'

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 9:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

After months of silence, the developer behind an ambitious residential development in central Christchurch is confident the project will go ahead.

Get a grand view of citys rebuild

Get a grand view of city's rebuild

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 11:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's construction workers took centre-stage as part of a project allowing an insight into the city's rebuild.

City urged to push on with new sports hub

City urged to push on with new sports hub

Monday, 2 February 2015 10:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

A hearings panel is recommending the Christchurch City Council push ahead with an ambitious plan to build a multimillion-dollar sports hub.

Cera starts to scale back

Cera starts to scale back

Monday, 2 February 2015 11:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

The scaling back of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is officially underway.

New chapter for city library

New chapter for city library

Sunday, 1 February 2015 10:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new chapter in the ongoing story of Christchurch's rebuild will get under way this month when the council is formally presented with concept plans for the city's new library.

Turners Auctions gains from rebuild

Turners Auctions gains from rebuild

Saturday, 31 January 2015 2:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

The boom and bust of the Christchurch rebuild is boosting trade for Turners Auctions, which is selling off millions of dollars of equipment from liquidating companies.

Fletchers front-runner for Christchurchs east frame

Fletchers front-runner for Christchurch's east frame

Saturday, 31 January 2015 1:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

The building firm managing Canterbury's home earthquake repairs looks set to land itself a major residential development contract in central Christchurch.

Development authority needs private sector expertise

Development authority needs private sector expertise

Friday, 30 January 2015 4:19 p.m. by PRNews

2014 Canterburys busiest year for house construction

2014 Canterbury's busiest year for house construction

Friday, 30 January 2015 12:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

New homes were approved at the rate of 20 a day in Canterbury last year, making 2014 the region's busiest year on record for house construction.

Microhouse hopes to offer home to start-ups

Microhouse hopes to offer home to start-ups

Thursday, 29 January 2015 3:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

A regeneration group hopes to retain Christchurch entrepreneurs and artists with its central-city microhouse.