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.
The Government will fund and own Christchurch's new convention centre, with private partners taking care of the surrounding precinct.
Stranges Lane and its three new restaurants opened early this morning without a hitch - despite hail on the tables.�
Air Force Museum, together with its partner Vbase, has been recognised as a Tourism/Hospitality Finalist in the 2014 Champion Canterbury Business Awards.
Taxpayers will contribute $284 million to the Christchurch Convention Centre due to open in 2017.
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.
Plenary Conventions, Ngai Tahu Property and Christchurch's Carter Group will design and build the convention centre, the Government has announced today.�
Christchurch's tallest office tower has been sold and will become a major hotel.
Christchurch homeowners could now be waiting until 2017 before their earthquake-damaged homes are rebuilt.
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.
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.
The Government is dodging questions about a report it commissioned to review an audit of the Christchurch City Council's financial position.
The Christchurch rebuild keeps fuelling the labour market, with the Canterbury unemployment rate plummeting to 2.8 per cent in the June quarter.
Christchurch developers are shying away from using base isolation technology, which protects buildings against earthquake damage, as they seek to reduce costs.
Sol Square is becoming a black hole in Christchurch's recovering central city.
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.
Do-it-yourself homeowners will be targeted by a new campaign aimed at encouraging the safe removal of building materials containing asbestos.
Stacy Rush was unsure about being entered in an online competition but the 25-year-old ''really got into it'' after a while.
A few thousand building claims will not be settled until next year, but complex land claims remain the biggest test for the Earthquake Commission (EQC), chief executive Ian Simpson says.
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House builders have been warned against risking shoddy workmanship as Canterbury becomes the construction capital of New Zealand.
The first structure of the multi-million dollar Burwood Health Campus redevelopment has appeared on site.
Home building consents perked up in June, rising 3.5 per cent from May, on a seasonally adjusted basis.
The three-day show, Canterbury buildnz designex, is being hosted in the Horncastle Arena, formerly CBS Arena, in Addington, Christchurch.
Christchurch is not the only city rebuilding. Economic and social change, and environmental pressure, are forcing architects and planners around the world to re-imagine cities in bold and exciting ways.
On July 30, 2012, city leaders, politicians and entrepreneurs gathered at the city's civic offices as brochures of the new-look Christchurch were handed out and colourful images were displayed on a large screen.
A new $12.5 million hotel in central Christchurch will add 44 apartments to the city's post-earthquake accommodation mix.
Christchurch could become the best edible Garden City in the world, the Food Resilience Network says.
The residential rebuild has been "painfully slow" in the hands of Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee, two Labour MPs say.
Hearts are fluttering and the votes are flowing in as competition heats up for Canterbury's hottest tradie.
A building crisis in Canterbury could be as widespread as the leaky home issue, lawyers say.More evidence of shoddy repair jobs is making its way into court, with home owners suing insurers and building companies over earthquake.
Christchurch residents can expect to see more rain gardens as the rebuild progresses.
Blair Anderson, dog lover and trainer, selects Under the New Red Verandah cafe in Linwood because it is "tolerant of dogs".
The second building in the Christchurch Arts Centre to be fully restored has celebrated its reopening.
A lack of car parking requirements for residential developments in the CBD makes no sense when two-thirds of Christchurch's workforce do not work in the city, a city councillor says.
The Government has promised the country a wafer-thin $372 million surplus this year, but quake-affected Christchurch accountant Cameron Preston doubts there would be one without clever accounting for the costs of the Canterbury rebuild.
The rebuild of Christchurch has hit its straps and is now unsentimentally sorting the construction industry wheat from the chaff. Press business editor talks with companies establishing strong positions.
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Crushed feet, thumbs amputated by saws and limbs caught in machinery are contributing to a spike in serious workplace injuries in Canterbury's post-earthquake rebuild.
Proposals for a flat-water sports lake in Christchurch's residential red zone are proving popular.
A new initiative has been launched to grow involvement by Nelson businesses on the post-earthquake Canterbury rebuild.
Earthquake Services owner Bryan Staples told his staff not to file GST returns or pay PAYE tax, says New Zealand First MP Winston Peters
A lack of growth in the regions has hurt the performance of listed employment agency Allied Work Force, its chief executive says.
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