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The long road towards a new New Brighton

The long road towards a new New Brighton

Saturday, 3 February 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch container mall tenants scatter as six-year-old temporary community ends

Christchurch container mall tenants scatter as six-year-old 'temporary' community ends

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 7:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Retailers and stallholders are hoping to restart elsewhere after Christchurch's famous container mall closed on Wednesday.

Report on Christchurchs Metro Sports Facility imminent

Report on Christchurch's Metro Sports Facility imminent

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 6:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The report looking at options for Christchurch's beleaguered metro sports facility is due "imminently".

20 staff to lose jobs as Tower Insurance closes its Christchurch office

20 staff to lose jobs as Tower Insurance closes its Christchurch office

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 6:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tower Insurance plans to close its Christchurch office after its outstanding local earthquake claims are settled.

Work on Christchurch Southern Motorway to start yielding results this year

Work on Christchurch Southern Motorway to start yielding results this year

Monday, 29 January 2018 1:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

A crucial piece of a new highway linking Christchurch and Rolleston is taking shape, with work progressing on the Shands Rd interchange.

Consent sought to spend $1m on strengthening former hospitality site in Sol Square

Consent sought to spend $1m on strengthening former hospitality site in Sol Square

Friday, 26 January 2018 7:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The first steps have been taken to revive the Sol Square hospitality hub in central Christchurch.

First new Catholic church in Christchurch since quake is a jewel in the crown for sisters

First new Catholic church in Christchurch since quake is a 'jewel in the crown' for sisters

Friday, 26 January 2018 6:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's first new Catholic church since the earthquakes – the rebuilt Nazareth House chapel – has been opened.

Road works to block Christchurch Hospital access

Road works to block Christchurch Hospital access

Thursday, 25 January 2018 7:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Road works will block access to the main entrance of Christchurch Hospital and a new outpatients building for at least two months, but alternative routes still haven't been finalised.

Christchurchs heavy vehicle bans impractical to enforce

Christchurch's heavy vehicle bans impractical to enforce

Thursday, 25 January 2018 7:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

Dozens of Christchurch streets have heavy vehicle bans that cannot practically be enforced.

Christchurch election promises - where do they stand now?

Christchurch election promises - where do they stand now?

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 5:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Children's mental health will likely be the first area to benefit from the Government's election promises to Christchurch.

Christchurch building cleared for public use now deemed earthquake prone and closed

Christchurch building cleared for public use now deemed earthquake prone and closed

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 3:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

A 99-year-old Christchurch building cleared for public use has now been deemed earthquake prone nearly seven years following the Canterbury 2011 earthquakes.

Residents share safety concerns over 18-month Christchurch roadworks project

Residents share safety concerns over 18-month Christchurch roadworks project

Friday, 19 January 2018 6:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Eighteen months of roadworks has begun on one of Christchurch's major arterial roads, leaving residents concerned about the safety of children and pedestrians.

Taxpayer grant gets repairs started at Canterburys quake-damaged Hurunui Hotel

Taxpayer grant gets repairs started at Canterbury's quake-damaged Hurunui Hotel

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 6:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

The owners of North Canterbury's quake-damaged Hurunui Hotel say they will start repairs "first thing Monday" after receiving a $132,500 taxpayer heritage grant.

Temporary post-quake housing for sale in Christchurch

Temporary post-quake housing for sale in Christchurch

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 5:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is selling off about $12 million of temporary earthquake housing in Christchurch.

Repairs confirmed for historic former Post Office building in Christchurch

Repairs confirmed for historic former Post Office building in Christchurch

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 2:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cathedral Square's oldest building, Christchurch's old chief post office, could become a hospitality hub.

Owner of Cathedral Squares Old Post Office building fires up at council road blocks

Owner of Cathedral Square's Old Post Office building fires up at council 'road blocks'

Friday, 12 January 2018 6:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The owner of Cathedral Square's historic Old Post Office has hit out at city council redevelopment "road blocks".

Future Outlook: Purpose-built canopy for Rāwhiti Domain sports courts

Future Outlook: Purpose-built canopy for Rāwhiti Domain sports courts

Tuesday, 9 January 2018 8:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plans are under way for an all-weather outdoor sports facility in east Christchurch's Rāwhiti Domain.

Mike Yardley: Challenges still ahead for Christchurchs post-earthquake rebuild

Mike Yardley: Challenges still ahead for Christchurch's post-earthquake rebuild

Tuesday, 9 January 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

As the central city's incremental reconstruction prepares to enter its 8th post-quake year, the with some highly anticipated milestones.

Empty central Christchurch sites cover land three times the size of Botanic Gardens

Empty central Christchurch sites cover land three times the size of Botanic Gardens

Monday, 8 January 2018 9:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Empty sites in central Christchurch cover land about three times the size of the Botanic Gardens.

New technology updates Lytteltons rare 19th century timeball

New technology updates Lyttelton's rare 19th century timeball

Monday, 8 January 2018 8:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Twenty-first century technology will operate the rebuilt 19th century Lyttelton timeball tower when it is back in action in April.

Multi-million dollar big ticket developments to open in Christchurch in 2018

Multi-million dollar big ticket developments to open in Christchurch in 2018

Monday, 1 January 2018 9:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch residents and visitors will be able to enjoy new riverside bars, central city cinemas, a farmers' market, a new swimming pool complex, and a new library in 2018.

Roadworks mayhem: Christchurch publicans angry about being marooned by roadworks

Roadworks mayhem: Christchurch publicans angry about being marooned by roadworks

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 4:47 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The operator of Christchurch's historic Pegasus Arms pub is worried plans to virtually fence it off during roadworks will kill business.

Property owners frustrated at shuttered shops on Christchurchs New Regent St

Property owners frustrated at shuttered shops on Christchurch's New Regent St

Tuesday, 26 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Boarded up shops on Christchurch's New Regent St are a "disgrace" and slowing business in the area, local owners say.

Canterbury schools take on nearly 1900 more students in 2017

Canterbury schools take on nearly 1900 more students in 2017

Tuesday, 26 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury schools have enrolled nearly 1900 more students this year than in 2016, outstripping growth elsewhere in New Zealand.

Rebuilt QEII Recreation and Sport Centre six months away

Rebuilt QEII Recreation and Sport Centre six months away

Monday, 25 December 2017 6:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new multimillion-dollar QEII Recreation and Sport Centre will produce chlorine for the city's pools on site.

Christchurchs Victoria square to reopen in March

Christchurch's Victoria square to reopen in March

Monday, 25 December 2017 3:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Crews revamping Christchurch's Victoria Square are working through the Christmas break to meet a March deadline.

More Christchurch venues hungry for a slice of the hospitality pie

More Christchurch venues hungry for a slice of the hospitality pie

Friday, 22 December 2017 6:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Increasing appetites for eating and drinking out has fuelled a cafe, bar and restaurant boom in Christchurch.

Rebuilt central Christchurch church open just in time for Christmas Day

Rebuilt central Christchurch church open just in time for Christmas Day

Friday, 22 December 2017 6:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

For the first time since the earthquakes, the congregation of the Oxford Terrace Baptist Church will celebrate Christmas under their own roof.

New Christ Church Cathedral restoration trust appointed

New Christ Church Cathedral restoration trust appointed

Friday, 22 December 2017 5:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

The trustees that will oversee restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral have been appointed by Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods.

Public to have say on EQC inquiry into Christchurch earthquake response

Public to have say on EQC inquiry into Christchurch earthquake response

Friday, 22 December 2017 3:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians are being called on to provide direction for an inquiry into the Earthquake Commission (EQC), as the Government works urgently on new mechanisms to settle outstanding claims.

High Street issues drag on for 7 years…

High Street issues drag on for 7 years…

Friday, 22 December 2017 10:14 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What is new in High Street?… High Street has been closed for nearly 7 years. The last street in the city to get any attention.  (Have you considered that this is longer than World War 11 lasted).       As you know …

Just under $900,000 spent on Cathedral Square, but building owner very disappointed with progress

Just under $900,000 spent on Cathedral Square, but building owner 'very disappointed' with progress

Thursday, 21 December 2017 7:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Regenerate Christchurch's Cathedral Square spending is closing in on $1 million, but the rebuild agency cannot say when redevelopment work will start.

The battle of Christchurchs proposed red zone lakes

The battle of Christchurch's proposed red zone lakes

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Algal blooms could prove troublesome for proposed flatwater lakes in the Christchurch red zone, but advocates are adamant they can be managed.

Christ Church Cathedral restoration bill passes in Parliament

Christ Church Cathedral restoration bill passes in Parliament

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 6:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

A bill designed to fast-track restoration of the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral has passed into law.

More cash sought to improve Christchurchs weak major events portfolio

More cash sought to improve Christchurch's 'weak' major events portfolio

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 7:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has a "weak" major events portfolio, which will not change with existing funding levels, ChristchurchNZ says.

Mid-century Christchurch office building gets $900,000 heritage grant from city council

Mid-century Christchurch office building gets $900,000 heritage grant from city council

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 7:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

A late 1950s office building in central Christchurch will be restored and turned into a hotel with the help of a ratepayer grant.

Future Outlook: A socially-conscious car park opens in central Christchurch

Future Outlook: A socially-conscious car park opens in central Christchurch

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 3:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sick of chaotic, choka-block city car parks? A social initiative is attempting to change the way people park in town.

Feedback on Christchurch red zone supports ecological restoration

Feedback on Christchurch red zone supports ecological restoration

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 3:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Feedback on the future of Christchurch's red zone shows clear support for turning much of the area back to nature, but mixed support for re-establishing houses on the earthquake-damaged land.

Two steps forward, one step back for Christchurch in annual review

Two steps forward, one step back for Christchurch in annual review

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 7:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

The home-straight charge into Christmas has become my personal marker on the city centre's incremental post-quake renaissance.

Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods calls for timeline on outstanding insurance claims

Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods calls for timeline on outstanding insurance claims

Monday, 18 December 2017 8:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The MP in charge of Christchurch's earthquake recovery has put the pressure on to get outstanding insurance claims settled.

Christchurch woman stuck with massive unstable hillside

Christchurch woman stuck with 'massive unstable hillside'

Sunday, 17 December 2017 7:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch woman cried after a contractor she trusted dug up her hillside section, allegedly leaving it unstable and requiring more than $100,000 in works to remediate.

Fences to come down on public park in central Christchurch east frame

Fences to come down on public park in central Christchurch east frame

Sunday, 17 December 2017 1:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Housing in Christchurch's east frame may still be a way off, but the $30 million public space inside it is about to open.

EQC pays motel bill for pensioner with bungled repair

EQC pays motel bill for pensioner with bungled repair

Thursday, 14 December 2017 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Elderly Christchurch homeowner Ivy Solomon has been saved the ordeal of sleeping in her car after the Earthquake Commission (EQC) paid her temporary accommodation bill.

New Brighton Pier gets a difficult fix

New Brighton Pier gets a difficult fix

Thursday, 14 December 2017 5:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Imagine a job that requires working at heights, in a tiny space, under the sea, where you can only escape by being reeled out by someone else.

EQC bungles could force elderly Christchurch woman to sleep in car

EQC bungles could force elderly Christchurch woman to sleep in car

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 7:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

An elderly Christchurch homeowner is facing living in her car because the Earthquake Commission (EQC) keeps losing her information and has not paid her temporary accommodation bill.

Does Airbnb have potential to change social fabric of Christchurch rebuild?

Does Airbnb have potential to change social fabric of Christchurch rebuild?

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 10:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

Concern has been raised that the Christchurch inner-city rebuild could see a repeat of an Airbnb problem seen in Queenstown and many major tourist cities overseas, including Barcelona.

More delays mean The Terrace will open in 2018

More delays mean The Terrace will open in 2018

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 7:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Bars and restaurants on Christchurch's new The Terrace hospitality strip will open next year, dashing hopes of a pre-Christmas launch.

New video reveals the ravaged interior of the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral

New video reveals the ravaged interior of the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 5:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The eerie world inside one of Christchurch's most famous earthquake-ravaged buildings is showcased in new video footage from the Christ Church Cathedral.

Council should ignore consultation results and give Cathedral restoration $10 million

Council should ignore consultation results and give Cathedral restoration $10 million

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Just when we dared hope that the future of Christ Church Cathedral had been settled, we find that might not be the case. A thousand submissions to the Christchurch City Council has suggested that most people don't want ratepayer funds to go towards the restoration project.

Taliban more trustworthy than Southern Response, Kiwi Afghanistan veteran claims

Taliban more trustworthy than Southern Response, Kiwi Afghanistan veteran claims

Sunday, 10 December 2017 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response is less trustworthy than the Afghan Taliban, says a former United Nations worker who negotiated with the militant regime and is now locked in an insurance battle in Christchurch.

Afghan refugee rebuilding Christchurch the luckiest man

Afghan refugee rebuilding Christchurch the 'luckiest man'

Saturday, 9 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

To Afghan refugee Ali Mohammad Haidari, New Zealand is the lucky country which opened its doors to him and his family during their darkest hour. Now he considers himself to be the "luckiest" man.

Christchurch red zone riverside plan not due for another year

Christchurch red zone riverside plan not due for another year

Thursday, 7 December 2017 6:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

It will be almost another year before plans for Christchurch's riverside red-zoned land are ready for approval.

New Brighton Pier earthquake repairs nearing completion

New Brighton Pier earthquake repairs nearing completion

Thursday, 7 December 2017 6:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake repairs to New Brighton Pier are nearing completion.