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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 Popular

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.

Residential city development rules for Christchurch finalised

Residential city development rules for Christchurch finalised

Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Central Development Unit has released the finalised rules for residential development within the city's four avenues.

In memory of four years of our lives lost to Insurance and building issues in Christchurch.

In memory of four years of our lives lost to Insurance and building issues in Christchurch.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 9:50 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

A CBD Building Owners guide to surviving 15,787 earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Christchurch construction company penalised for labour law breaches

Christchurch construction company penalised for labour law breaches

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 3:55 p.m. by GovtDBH

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered wage arrears be paid to workers and imposed a penalty on a Christchurch construction company for failing to provide the minimum wage and keep accurate employment records.

Christchurch rebuild workers on less than minimum wage

Christchurch rebuild workers on less than minimum wage

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch construction company has been punished for paying its workers less than the minimum wage and not providing basic standards of employment.

Hallenstein Glasson signs for flagship store in central Christchurch

Hallenstein Glasson signs for flagship store in central Christchurch

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 3:14 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Glassons

Land for anchor projects reduced

Land for anchor projects reduced

Monday, 26 January 2015 11:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The bold plan for Christchurch's rebuild has been slowly altered since its release, with more than a fifth of the land earmarked for Crown acquisition back in private landowners' hands.

Historic buildings threatened by demolition

Historic buildings threatened by demolition

Monday, 26 January 2015 9:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is on the verge of losing two of the last remaining buildings designed by renowned early 20th century architect Cecil Wood, heritage advocates fear.

Library a symbol of Kaiapois recovery

Library a symbol of Kaiapoi's recovery

Saturday, 24 January 2015 10:19 a.m. by MediaThePress

The opening of a bold new library is a symbol of Kaiapoi's recovery, writes PHILIP MATTHEWS .

Breakfree Hotel: Refurbished city hotel almost ready for business

Breakfree Hotel: Refurbished city hotel almost ready for business

Friday, 23 January 2015 10:50 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch will get its biggest hotel yet when an office-building-turned-hotel reopens in April.

Christchurch faces glut of office space

Christchurch faces glut of office space

Friday, 23 January 2015 8:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Mantra Group Joins the Revitalisation of Christchurch

Mantra Group Joins the Revitalisation of Christchurch

Friday, 23 January 2015 5:22 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Mantra Group

Christchurch quake rebuild boosts adverts for skilled job vacancies

Christchurch quake rebuild boosts adverts for skilled job vacancies

Thursday, 22 January 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

The number of skilled vacancies advertised online in New Zealand rose 1.1 per cent last month to its highest level in nearly six years as the Canterbury rebuild increased demand for skilled construction workers and engineers, according...

SOL Square squabble stalls redevelopment of entertainment hotspot

SOL Square squabble stalls redevelopment of entertainment hotspot

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

A long-standing insurance battle is blocking the redevelopment of one of Christchurch's pre-quake entertainment hotspots.

New Returned and Services Association base only weeks away

New Returned and Services Association base only weeks away

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 8:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

After spending close to four years without a permanent base, the Christchurch RSA is just weeks away from moving into its new premises.

Convention centre lands international conferences

Convention centre lands international conferences

Monday, 19 January 2015 12:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The first international conference is scheduled for Christchurch's new convention centre, putting on the pressure for the complex to be finished by its 2017 target.

Big crowd queues for Waltham Pool reopening

Big crowd queues for Waltham Pool reopening

Sunday, 18 January 2015 10:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

People queued for up to 40 minutes at Waltham Pool for a chance to swim at the reopened complex.

Land prices shrink frame

Land prices shrink frame

Thursday, 15 January 2015 10:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Increasing land prices have forced the Government to scale back its plan for a green belt in Christchurch's city centre, leaving landowners in an "appalling" situation.

Land prices shrink Christchurchs south frame

Land prices shrink Christchurch's south frame

Thursday, 15 January 2015 10:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Increasing land prices have forced the Government to scale back its plan for a green belt in Christchurch's city centre, leaving landowners in an "appalling" situation.

Christchurch precincts short of critical car parks

Christchurch precincts short of 'critical' car parks

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 6:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has lashed out at the Crown behind-the-scenes for its failure to provide visitor car parking at a major anchor project.

Parking crucial in Christchurch redevelopment

Parking crucial in Christchurch redevelopment

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

It is unfortunate an issue as mundane as car parking has become the focus of one of the most exciting parts of Christchurch's redevelopment.

Engineers look for more efficiency

Engineers look for more efficiency

Sunday, 11 January 2015 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Structural engineers wanting to fix the devastated Christchurch commercial centre do not like the idea of waste.

Christchurch rebuild will be legacy to engineer

Christchurch rebuild will be legacy to engineer

Saturday, 10 January 2015 1:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

A rebuilt Christchurch will be Nigel Priestley's memorial.

Intolerable stresses spill over into threats for earthquake victims

Intolerable stresses spill over into threats for earthquake victims

Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:15 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Earthquake Commission (EQC) staff have called the police 90 times in the past 2 1/2 years in response to threatening or distressed customers.

Delayed Avon River Precinct revamp threatens tourism

Delayed Avon River Precinct revamp threatens tourism

Friday, 9 January 2015 10:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

A flagship Christchurch anchor project has stalled, sparking fears rebuild delays could threaten the city's international appeal.

Major changes to inner city Christchurch roads

Major changes to inner city Christchurch roads

Thursday, 8 January 2015 2:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Transformation of three major central city streets will begin in Christchurch on Monday.

Restrictons lifted for several central city sites

Restrictons lifted for several central city sites

Thursday, 8 January 2015 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The land designation on several central city sites has been removed by the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU).

New builds reshape Christchurch

New builds reshape Christchurch

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Last year began with the official opening of Forte Health, in January. The "glass-encased fortress" on Kilmore St is the Oxford Clinic's offspring, and targets short-stay, less complex procedures from ear, nose and throat, urology, orthopaedic and gynaecology specialties. All of Christchurch's urologists, almost all of its ear, nose and throat surgeons and at least half of its orthopaedic surgeons are understood to be shareholders in the multimillion-dollar venture.

Offices, shops for Christchurch CBD by November

Offices, shops for Christchurch CBD by November

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Hundreds of civil servants will be back in central city by November as a massive new office and retail block takes shape.

Smiles return as red zone memories recede

Smiles return as red zone memories recede

Friday, 2 January 2015 9:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

After two years living with the cold, the damp, the potholes, no flushing toilet, the paltry payout for their red-zoned home, the pressure to leave and the land title that never went through, Jade and Stephen Church are happy.

Futures brightest in Christchurchs eastern frame

Future's brightest in Christchurch's eastern frame

Friday, 2 January 2015 9:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

"Get in early, get in early."

Urban explorers photograph earthquake-damaged Peterborough building

Urban explorers photograph earthquake-damaged Peterborough building

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 12:30 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Urban explorers have snuck into another Christchurch heritage building to reveal an eerie world of decay and abandon.

Cost of EQCs court battles with Cantabrians exceeds $5m

Cost of EQC's court battles with Cantabrians exceeds $5m

Monday, 29 December 2014 11:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission has spent more than $5 million fighting court battles with Cantabrians over the last four years.

The best rebuild ideas in 2014

The best rebuild ideas in 2014

Monday, 29 December 2014 6:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

Red tape stymies CBD farm and celebrity eatery

Red tape stymies CBD farm and celebrity eatery

Friday, 26 December 2014 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Government bureaucracy scuppered plans for a celebrity restaurant and a farm in the city centre, a regeneration group says.

Jenny Shipley: Canterbury must keep momentum

Jenny Shipley: Canterbury must 'keep momentum'

Friday, 26 December 2014 8:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Dame Jenny Shipley wants a power handover plan for Canterbury drawn up within five months.