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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.

IAG wears rising costs of rebuild

IAG wears rising costs of rebuild

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 8:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealand's largest insurer, IAG, has raised its Canterbury earthquakes bill by up to $1 billion, as it receives more over $100,000 cap claims passed from the Earthquake Commission.

$1 billion added to Canterbury quakes bill

$1 billion added to Canterbury quakes bill

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 2:58 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New Zealand's largest insurer has raised its Canterbury earthquakes bill by up to $1 billion, as it receives more $100,000-plus cap claims passed from the Earthquake Commission.

Christchurch homeowner feels justified by courts decision

Christchurch homeowner feels justified by court's decision

Monday, 22 December 2014 11:32 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Supreme Court ruling has vindicated a Christchurch man's decision to hold out for a better deal from his insurer.

Surge of rebuild workers predicted

Surge of rebuild workers predicted

Monday, 22 December 2014 10:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

An additional 8000 construction workers will be needed for the Canterbury rebuild in the next three years, a report says.

Christchurch needs 8000 more construction workers

Christchurch needs 8000 more construction workers

Monday, 22 December 2014 2:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury will need to find 8000 more construction workers for the peak of the rebuild in December 2016, a government report says.

Major report on how organisations coped with the earthquakes

Major report on how organisations coped with the earthquakes

Monday, 22 December 2014 11:53 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A major University of Canterbury report has found a high level of innovation and adaptability shown by hundreds of organisations in Canterbury following the earthquakes.

$10m development fund almost spent

$10m development fund almost spent

Saturday, 20 December 2014 9:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $10 million incentive fund encouraging developers to build residential units within Christchurch's four avenues is almost all gone.

Organ music heard again at Knox Church

Organ music heard again at Knox Church

Friday, 19 December 2014 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The sound of organ music has rung out from the Knox Presbyterian Church for the first time in more than four years.

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 9:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Pamela Wilkinson will pen a letter to Prime Minister John Key before admitting "there's no hope left".

Be a history maker with Arrow International

Be a history maker with Arrow International

Sunday, 14 December 2014 12:20 p.m. by ArrowInternational Popular

The scale of this project is unlike anything else. This is one of the largest construction projects in New Zealand's history. Arrow International is proud to be the delivery partner for Southern Response, a significant contributor in the rebuild of Canterbury, New Zealand 

McKenzie and Willis façade in Christchurch to be preserved

McKenzie and Willis façade in Christchurch to be preserved

Friday, 12 December 2014 12:25 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The historic McKenzie and Willis building façade in Christchurch, which sits in the Innovation Precinct, will be saved in a deal brokered with local property investor Richard Peebles.

Wynyard Group announces new Christchurch building

Wynyard Group announces new Christchurch building

Friday, 12 December 2014 12:21 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Wynyard Group announces new Christchurch building in Innovation Precinct

$50m complex at McKenzie and Willis site

$50m complex at McKenzie and Willis site

Thursday, 11 December 2014 12:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $50m complex of five buildings around courtyards and Melbourne-style laneways will be erected behind the historic McKenzie and Willis facade.

State Services boss apologises over Roger Sutton press conference

State Services boss apologises over Roger Sutton press conference

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 3:46 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

State Services boss Iain Rennie has apologised to public servants for holding a joint press conference with Roger Sutton to announce the disgraced former Canterbury Earthquake Recovery chief executive's resignation.Mr Rennie's presence...

Commissioner Rennie apologises for Sutton press conference

Commissioner Rennie apologises for Sutton press conference

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 3:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Iain Rennie, the embattled State Services Commissioner has finally apologised for his handling of the Roger Sutton resignation press conference, but insists he has no plans to resign.

Iconic Christchurch restaurant tram back on the tracks

Iconic Christchurch restaurant tram back on the tracks

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 2:37 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Iconic Christchurch restaurant tram back on the tracks

Church taking time to reflect

Church 'taking time to reflect'

Monday, 8 December 2014 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Majestic Church is going back to the drawing board with its plans for the CranmerCourts site.

EQC slated after asbestos inquiry

EQC slated after asbestos inquiry

Monday, 8 December 2014 8:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) failed to manage asbestos risks in earthquake home repairs, a report says.

Top brass tight-lipped over Sutton concerns

Top brass tight-lipped over Sutton concerns

Saturday, 6 December 2014 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

The State Services Commission is refusing to say what action if any was taken in response to concerns raised by senior Cera staff about former chief executive Roger Sutton's behaviour more than a week before an official complaint...

Christchurch stadium build pushed back to 2025

Christchurch stadium build pushed back to 2025

Saturday, 6 December 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch City councillors want construction of the city's new rugby stadium pushed out to 2025.

High-end apartments ready to take shape

High-end apartments ready to take shape

Friday, 5 December 2014 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A planned apartment complex overlooking Hagley Park will be one of Christchurch's most exclusive residential projects, its developer says.

Forsyth Barr building to become Crowne Plaza Hotel

Forsyth Barr building to become Crowne Plaza Hotel

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 2:13 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's old Forsyth Barr building is to become the new Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Construction in Christchurch at record levels

Construction in Christchurch at record levels

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 2:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild may be slow but it should come as no surprise that construction in Christchurch is at record levels.

Home building dips in September quarter

Home building dips in September quarter

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 11:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

House building has continued its slow patch, with the volume of homes down 0.7 per cent in the September quarter, in the run up to the general election.

Sensitive meeting off limits to public

Sensitive meeting off limits to public

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 11:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

The public and media will be locked out of a crucial Christchurch City Council meeting that will consider how a potential $900-million funding shortfall will be plugged.

Artwork transforms city wall

Artwork transforms city wall

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 9:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Another drab Christchurch building facade has been transformed into a colourful artwork.

Lyttelton Port reclamation reaches over 7.5 hectares

Lyttelton Port reclamation reaches over 7.5 hectares

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 1:29 p.m. by LytteltonPort Popular

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) has now reclaimed over 7.5 hectares of harbour at Te Awaparahi Bay, east of its container operations. In May 2011, LPC was granted consent to reclaim ten hectares of the harbour bed to utilise and dispose of ‘clean’ rubble from Christchurch city’s earthquake damaged buildings.

Residents: We want to go home

Residents: We want to go home

Monday, 1 December 2014 10:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anna Christophorou and her two children just want to go home.