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Developer Antony Gough criticises new 30kmh speed limit, lack of car parks and cycle lanes in CBD

Developer Antony Gough criticises new 30kmh speed limit, lack of car parks and cycle lanes in CBD

Friday, 18 March 2016 2:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

A prominent developer says Christchurch is becoming the "inaccessible" city.

Parties commend work on Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill

Parties commend work on Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill

Thursday, 17 March 2016 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The changes to the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill will not be seen for another two weeks.

Tram track closure disastrous for retailers, say Christchurch landowners

Tram track closure 'disastrous' for retailers, say Christchurch landowners

Thursday, 17 March 2016 6:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch landowners and retailers say the closure of a tram route for road upgrades will be disastrous for business.

Building firm admits creating false earthquake repair documents

Building firm admits creating false earthquake repair documents

Thursday, 17 March 2016 4:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch building firm and its owner have been fined $2500 each for falsifying documents relating to earthquake repairs.

Architect of the Christchurch rebuild defends the emerging glass and steel city

Architect of the Christchurch rebuild defends the emerging glass and steel city

Thursday, 17 March 2016 11:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

Architects come in flavours. There's the black turtleneck and beard brigade, folks who chose their wardrobe and accessories with the same attention they bring to buildings (clients willing). There's the hippies, such as Hundertwasser, best known in New Zealand for his Kawakawa toilets. Their designs sometimes lack straight lines. There's the sole practitioners, working from a converted garage, say, and often building houses for the flush.

Changes to Christchurch quake recovery bill to more closely prescribe ministers powers

Changes to Christchurch quake recovery bill to 'more closely prescribe' minister's powers

Thursday, 17 March 2016 6:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council is backing changes to new legislation that will govern the next phase of Christchurch's recovery.

Happy St Patricks Day from the Irish who call New Zealand home

Happy St Patrick's Day from the Irish who call New Zealand home

Thursday, 17 March 2016 1:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

Sometimes the grass is just greener on the other side - even if you come from the Emerald Isle.

Council backs changes to Christchurch quake recovery bill

Council backs changes to Christchurch quake recovery bill

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 9:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council is backing changes to new legislation that will govern the next phase of Christchurch's recovery.

Southern Response CEO top bonus earner with about $500,000

Southern Response CEO top bonus earner with about $500,000

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 7:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response (SR) chief executive Peter Rose has pocketed nearly half a million dollars in bonuses since 2012, figures show.

Design contest for new Avon footbridge

Design contest for new Avon footbridge

Tuesday, 15 March 2016 6:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

An "iconic and spectacular" footbridge over the Avon River is being earmarked for the city centre.

Free-for-all on cheap plumbing products sparks complaints

'Free-for-all' on cheap plumbing products sparks complaints

Monday, 14 March 2016 5:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Weak plumbing industry regulations have lead to a spike in Cantabrians complaining about shoddy products, plumbers say.

New Christchurch library contractor announced

New Christchurch library contractor announced

Monday, 14 March 2016 12:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southbase Construction has been awarded the contract to build Christchurch's new central library.

Southern Response staff get $3.3m in bonuses

Southern Response staff get $3.3m in bonuses

Friday, 11 March 2016 11:33 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Crown-owned Southern Response (SR) has paid staff $3.29 million in bonuses for settling earthquake claims quickly.

Laneways revival projects get under way

Laneways revival projects get under way

Friday, 11 March 2016 7:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Property developers are launching a revival of Christchurch's Poplar Lane hospitality area, spurred on by big new office buildings going up nearby.

Johnny Moore: Suburban malls vibrancy highlights a languishing centre city

Johnny Moore: Suburban mall's 'vibrancy' highlights a languishing centre city

Thursday, 10 March 2016 10:39 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: I'm one of those suckers who still hopes the central city will become the bustling metropolitan centre of the South Island.

Central Christchurch car park building delayed

Central Christchurch car park building delayed

Thursday, 10 March 2016 8:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new multi-storey car park in Christchurch's central city will not be open in time for this year's busy Christmas shopping period.

Central Christchurch car park delayed

Central Christchurch car park delayed

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 4:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new multi-storey car park in Christchurch's central city will not be open in time for this year's busy Christmas shopping period.

Council confident of raising $10 million for new library

Council confident of raising $10 million for new library

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 5:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council is confident it will raise the $10 million needed from philanthropic donations to complete the city's new central library.

EQC to redo thousands of drain inspections after variable quality first time around

EQC to redo thousands of drain inspections after 'variable quality' first time around

Monday, 7 March 2016 7:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will reassess 2500 claims for earthquake damage to sewer and stormwater pipes, despite carrying out assessments in 2010 and 2011.

Canterbury construction hits record levels, peak may be still to come

Canterbury construction hits record levels, peak may be still to come

Sunday, 6 March 2016 6:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury has had its busiest year ever for construction – and the peak may be still to come.

Caffe Roma building rescue a punt, but new owners are giving it a go

Caffe Roma building rescue a punt, but new owners are giving it a go

Sunday, 6 March 2016 3:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Trying to save Christchurch's old Caffe Roma building is a punt, its new owners say.

Firefighters frustrated by slow progress on Christchurchs $50m stations rebuild

Firefighters 'frustrated' by slow progress on Christchurch's $50m stations rebuild

Saturday, 5 March 2016 12:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction of seven new fire stations in Christchurch is yet to begin five years after the earthquakes, with "frustrated" firefighters still working from temporary facilities.

Christchurchs army of the forgotten

Christchurch's army of the forgotten

Friday, 4 March 2016 4:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Down-to-earth demo boss rides earthquake wave

Down-to-earth demo boss rides earthquake wave

Friday, 4 March 2016 9:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Gerald Daldry jokes that if any of his workers turned up in a tie, he'd probably strangle them with it.

Quake claimant to fellow IAG customers: Clog the system

Quake claimant to fellow IAG customers: 'Clog the system'

Friday, 4 March 2016 7:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

A battle-weary Canterbury insurance claimant wants IAG policyholders bulk-file court claims to "clog the system".

New buyer for Christchurchs historic Addington mill

New buyer for Christchurch's historic Addington mill

Friday, 4 March 2016 6:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Another buyer has been found for an historic earthquake-damaged flour mill in Christchurch.

New buyer for historic Addington mill

New buyer for historic Addington mill

Friday, 4 March 2016 6:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Another buyer has been found for an historic earthquake-damaged flour mill in Christchurch.

Science Alive! needs tenants to share new Victoria Quarter

Science Alive! needs tenants to share new Victoria Quarter

Thursday, 3 March 2016 7:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Science Alive! trust is looking for tenants to make its $50 million property development a reality.

Jamie Gough: Christchurch convention centre inaction dragging city down

Jamie Gough: Christchurch convention centre inaction 'dragging city down'

Thursday, 3 March 2016 5:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government's lack of action over a convention centre in Christchurch is a "slap in the face" for the city, a city councillor says.

Repaired Sign of the Kiwi to reopen as cafe by Christmas

Repaired Sign of the Kiwi to reopen as cafe by Christmas

Thursday, 3 March 2016 11:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's historic Sign of the Kiwi will be fixed and reopen as a cafe by Christmas.

Lower speed limit to make Christchurch safer, but at what cost?

Lower speed limit to make Christchurch safer, but at what cost?

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 7:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Slowing down traffic in central Christchurch may make the city safer, but at what cost?

Editorial: City slowdown a welcome move

Editorial: City slowdown a welcome move

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 4:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Next week, Christchurch motorists will be asked to slow down like never before. It is a welcome move, if a little ironic: for the city's accelerating rebuild to flourish, we all must hit the brakes.

More than $800,000 for Gormley sculptures

More than $800,000 for Gormley sculptures

Sunday, 28 February 2016 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch ratepayers and taxpayers forked out more than $800,000 for two sculptures by world-renowned British sculptor Sir Antony Gormley​.

Top architect calls for Christchurch rebuild rethink

Top architect calls for Christchurch rebuild rethink

Friday, 26 February 2016 6:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

A top architect has called for a rethink of the blueprint — the document and process that guides the rebuild of central Christchurch.

New Regent St building owner agrees to engineering inspection

New Regent St building owner agrees to engineering inspection

Friday, 26 February 2016 6:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

The owner of five "dangerous" unoccupied buildings in Christchurch's historic New Regent St has agreed to contract engineers to assess earthquake damage, signalling a potential end of the five-year impasse.

Heritage rebuild plan in doubt over Square inaction

Heritage rebuild plan in doubt over Square inaction

Friday, 26 February 2016 3:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild of an iconic Christchurch hotel is on hold because of a lack of action in the "waste land" of Cathedral Square.

Cera spends $100,000 on Melbourne Business School training

Cera spends $100,000 on Melbourne Business School training

Friday, 26 February 2016 12:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has spent about $100,000 on leadership and management programmes at the Melbourne Business School since 2011.

EQC battler: I want some quality of life in my old years

EQC battler: 'I want some quality of life in my old years'

Friday, 26 February 2016 12:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

Pauline O'Connor​ was trapped in her home for two days following the Valentines Day earthquake, after the sinkhole in her driveway flooded.

A city of two halves – new quake reignites old battles

'A city of two halves' – new quake reignites old battles

Friday, 26 February 2016 11:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

Pauline O'Connor​ was trapped in her home for two days following the Valentines Day earthquake, after the sinkhole in her driveway flooded.

New Regent St impasse hurting Christchurch reputation, tourism boss says

New Regent St impasse 'hurting Christchurch reputation', tourism boss says

Friday, 26 February 2016 10:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's tourism boss says urgent action must be taken to break the New Regent St impasse because it is damaging the city's reputation.

No support for Christchurch rebuild bill from Opposition

No support for Christchurch rebuild bill from Opposition

Friday, 26 February 2016 8:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

Opposition parties are withdrawing their support for legislation that sets up a partnership between government and council, replacing the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.

Anger builds after New Regent St buildings classed dangerous after Valentines Day earthquake

Anger builds after New Regent St buildings classed 'dangerous' after Valentines Day earthquake

Friday, 26 February 2016 7:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

The owner of five "dangerous" New Regent St buildings has been put on notice to make them safe.

Make safe notice issued to owner of dangerous New Regent St buildings

Make safe notice issued to owner of 'dangerous' New Regent St buildings

Friday, 26 February 2016 7:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

The owner of five "dangerous" New Regent St buildings has been put on notice to make them safe.

Southern Response group action thrown out

Southern Response group action thrown out

Thursday, 25 February 2016 4:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch High Court has rejected a group action bid by almost 50 Canterbury homeowners wanting to sue their earthquake insurer together.

New Regent St buildings classed dangerous after Valentines Day earthquake

New Regent St buildings classed 'dangerous' after Valentines Day earthquake

Thursday, 25 February 2016 10:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's tourist tramway is being stopped from going along New Regent St because of concerns about the safety of five privately-owned buildings.

Two arrested for scaling central Christchurch crane at night

Two arrested for scaling central Christchurch crane at night

Thursday, 25 February 2016 9:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

Late-night crane climbers are putting their lives at risk, often to take selfies, on central Christchurch construction sites.

Canterbury tourism back to pre-earthquake levels, but city skipped

Canterbury tourism back to pre-earthquake levels, but city skipped

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 6:29 a.m. by MediaThePress

Tourism in Canterbury has bounced back to pre-earthquake levels, but damaged parts of the region are still missing the crest of the tourist wave.

Canterbury tourism back to pre-quake levels

Canterbury tourism back to pre-quake levels

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 6:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tourism in Canterbury has bounced back to pre-earthquake levels but damaged parts of the region are still missing the crest of the tourist wave.

Christchurch marae hosts new temporary workers village

Christchurch marae hosts new temporary workers' village

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 1:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Accommodation for up to 51 rebuild workers will be built behind a Christchurch marae.

From earthquake write-off to award winning home for Christchurch couple

From earthquake write-off to award winning home for Christchurch couple

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 11:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

With fancy renovations completed just weeks earlier, Daryl and Tara Hewitt were readying their beautifully reworked house for a home and garden tour.

Chris Lynch: Enormity of disaster evident at earthquake memorial

Chris Lynch: Enormity of disaster evident at earthquake memorial

Monday, 22 February 2016 2:37 p.m. by MediaHerald

Chris Lynch is a journalist and host of Newstalk ZB's Christchurch morning programme, which you can hear 8.30am weekday mornings. Cloudy skies managed to block the bright Canterbury sun this aft

John Key talks insurance claims and convention centre on quake anniversary

John Key talks insurance claims and convention centre on quake anniversary

Monday, 22 February 2016 1:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prime Minister John Key says he has sympathy for the thousands of Canterbury homeowners still struggling with insurance issues five years on from the February 2011 earthquake.

Cantabrians less fearful of another big quake - study

Cantabrians less fearful of another big quake - study

Sunday, 21 February 2016 6:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians are less worried about another big earthquake hitting the region now than they were in 2012, a new study shows.

Hundreds protest outstanding EQC and insurance claims in Cathedral Square

Hundreds protest outstanding EQC and insurance claims in Cathedral Square

Sunday, 21 February 2016 3:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the 2011 earthquake, more than 1000 homeowners gathered in Christchurch's Cathedral Square in a show of solidarity.

Christchurch rental car firms to cluster in new $10m hub

Christchurch rental car firms to cluster in new $10m hub

Saturday, 20 February 2016 2:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Five of Christchurch's biggest car rental brands are joining forces to return to the central city.

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD Part 173

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD Part 173

Saturday, 20 February 2016 8:22 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Well here we are, 5 years on since the February 2011 earthquake that decimated Christchurch.  On Monday there will be tears shed, politicians will say soothing words and the verbosity will flow.  (I notice this morning that we have lots …

Hundreds of government workers return to Christchurch CBD

Hundreds of government workers return to Christchurch CBD

Friday, 19 February 2016 5:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of public servants have led the charge back into central Christchurch, giving the central city a major boost.