How refreshing to be writing about an exciting new architectural design for the heart of the city. There have been precious few of them, apart from the transitional "cardboard" cathedral.
The British High Commission is offering to take officials from Christchurch on a "study tour" of infrastructure projects in Britain.
Repairs on Christchurch's crippled state housing stock are failing to keep pace as deadlines loom for the work.
Adding 3000 affordable new homes into Christchurch's housing market will require an investment of more than $1 billion.
The performing arts precinct might have to be rethought after the Government revealed it has stopped buying land for the central-city anchor project.
Locked out of undamaged factory for 1157 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building???? Now 630 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 1197 days to go before we get told if we are …
Land originally earmarked for the performing arts precinct in Christchurch city centre will no longer be purchased by the Government, says Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.
A new entity driving the provision of affordable housing in Christchurch could lead to a financial boon for the city council and cheaper rent for social housing tenants.
The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra has developed plans for a suburban concert hall, in a move that could cast doubt on the central city performing arts precinct.
The Christchurch Central Development Unit appears to be reviewing its strict approach to the recovery blueprint as it realises more flexibility is needed to rebuild the central city, a local developer says.
The news that more flexibility is creeping into relations between the Christchurch Central Development Unit and property owners over plans for some important features of the central city is a heartening development.
Glass facades have become a $100 million-a-year industry in the Christchurch rebuild, but most of those dollars are now going offshore.
Marta Steeman asks how high demand for rebuild workers really is?
South Island growth may not soar quite as high in the future, because of a slower than expected Canterbury rebuild.
It is the question many are asking: whether EQC is living up to its responsibilities with its Canterbury home repairs programme? Those with foundation damage are not so sure, as JOHN McCRONE reports.
The stalling of the multi-million dollar Terrace project reflects the reality of creating commercial developments in post-earthquake Christchurch, developers say.
The public will play a part in deciding what the residential red zones will look like in the future, Prime Minister John Key says.
The multi-million dollar Terrace project has been ''paused'' several times during its development and the latest is no different, says its backer Antony Gough.
Hotel Grand Chancellor will not be rebuilt in its old spot.
The celebrated $150 million Terrace project in the central city has stalled.
The $50 million the city council has tagged for tackling Christchurch's housing problems could be the catalyst for thousands of affordable new homes, says deputy mayor Vicki Buck.
I haven't seen Friedensreich Hundertwasser's celebrated public toilets in Kawakawa, but I have seen the Hundertwasser house in Vienna.
The Christchurch City Council may contribute $800,000 towards the cost of strengthening a landmark art deco apartment building in the central city.
We are excited to announce a wider call for tenants for the Exchange Christchurch (XCHC):
University of Canterbury postgraduate civil and natural resources engineering researchers are developing new methods to improve the performance of steel structures in earthquakes.
Public servants could be back in central Christchurch by next spring, with the Government on the verge of signing deals for four new buildings.
More than 50 per cent of Cantabrians want a restored Christ Church Cathedral to retain the same look, a new poll shows.
A New Brighton group wanting to "give power back to the people" will look to community funding to revitalise the seaside suburb.
Nicky Arts owns a shop in the historic Duncan Buildings in High St and is trying to repair it so she can reopen, but she is hitting obstacles at every turn.
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) denies those claims and says it works closely with local developers to encourage central city development.
Christchurch businesses which are reliant on migrant workers are sounding the alarm about a shortage of accommodation for new recruits.
Cathedral Grammar School has unveiled a master plan for a new school that draws on an award-winning kindergarten in Japan.
A community-led Christchurch door-knocking campaign to find cold, unsafe and unsanitary homes before winter has identified more than 50 in need of repair.
Christchurch City Council staff and councillors are at odds over claims crucial council assets were undervalued before the earthquakes.
Lessons learnt from Christchurch's deadly 2011 earthquake are not reflected in new legislation aimed at reducing the number of quake-prone buildings, the city council says.
One of Christchurch’s most passionate business people leading the city’s rebuild will receive an honorary doctorate at next week University of Canterbury graduation ceremonies.
The South Island's largest iwi will not rush a proposed cultural precinct in central Christchurch, a Maori culture expert says.
Canterbury insurance brokerage, Abbott Group, has sold a 25% shareholding to SBS Bank subsidiary Southsure Assurance Limited to fund growth.
April 10, 2014
Release: Countdown Supermarket
Ferrymead Countdown has opened amidst a row over its carpark, ripped up by a contractor in protest for not being paid.
Central Christchurch could soon be lit up like New York City's Times Square.
Release: Irrigation NZ
Do you like conferences? If they are done right, they can be stimulating, productive and rewarding. Otherwise they can be just talk. Mostly they are a lot of hard work.
The developer behind the $100 million Cashel Square office and retail precinct under way in Christchurch's City Mall has released new images of how it will look.
Difficulties in putting a price on how much it will cost to rebuild Christchurch's quake-damaged roads and pipes are holding up an independent audit into the city council's finances.
Ferrymead residents face a shorter grocery run with a shiny new supermarket opening its doors.
A Christchurch investor struggling to get his City Mall plans under way is calling for the strict development process for the retail precinct to be dropped.
Prefabricated buildings have been largely shunned by Kiwi homeowners, but innovators in the construction industry believe their time has come. ALAN WOOD reports.
Birthday celebrations are expected to be low key as Crown-owned Southern Response Earthquake Services turns 2 years old. CHARLES ANDERSON reports.
His company is in liquidation with debts of $2 million. And he says he is struggling to feed his children.
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