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Canterbury rebuild homes draw praise

Canterbury rebuild homes draw praise

Friday, 28 October 2016 5:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new home for a red-zoned family and an earthquake rebuild are among four Canterbury buildings to have won national architectural recognition.

$60 million Cathedral Towers gets go ahead

$60 million Cathedral Towers gets go ahead

Thursday, 27 October 2016 5:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch's $60 million Cathedral Tower Apartments development has been given the go-ahead.

Final announcement for Redcliffs School days away

Final announcement for Redcliffs School days away

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 4:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

A decision on whether Redcliffs School will be able to return to its original site is expected early next week.

New Christchurch Central Librarys first foundations poured

New Christchurch Central Library's first foundations poured

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 10:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

Contractors poured the first concrete foundations for Christchurch's new central library.

Expert bewildered by Crowns pursuit of Christchurchs south frame

Expert bewildered by Crown's pursuit of Christchurch's south frame

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 7:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Private negotiations between the Crown and central city businesses appear to be holding up plans to acquire the last plots of land sought for Christchurch's south frame anchor project.

Excavation nears end at Christchurch Central Library

Excavation nears end at Christchurch Central Library

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 4:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new central library is due for completion in mid-2018.

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in The Christchurch CBD…part 187

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in The Christchurch CBD…part 187

Monday, 24 October 2016 6:19 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Marketing the CBD. I note with considerable surprise that there is No Marketing Plan to encourage businesses and customers back to the Christchurch CBD.  I consider that creating a functioning CBD is one of the most important issues that the …

Festa artworks map lost Christchurch

Festa artworks map lost Christchurch

Monday, 24 October 2016 3:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

A fresh analysis of lost Christchurch heritage architecture made its points in beautiful ways.

Court action on shonky steel mesh creates pressure for government inquiry

Court action on 'shonky' steel mesh creates pressure for government inquiry

Saturday, 22 October 2016 11:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 100 home-owners have joined a class action against steel building mesh suppliers, as a Stuff investigation reveals widespread concern about builders' cost-cutting.

Opportunist builders, dodgy steel and shonky standards create new building crisis worse than leaky homes

Opportunist builders, dodgy steel and shonky standards create new building crisis 'worse than leaky homes'

Saturday, 22 October 2016 1:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Take a building inspector through the soon-to-be city of Flat Bush in Auckland's south-east, and watch his hackles rise.

Backlog of defective buildings and shoddy workmanship sparks calls for building warranties

Backlog of defective buildings and shoddy workmanship sparks calls for building warranties

Friday, 21 October 2016 7:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

You too can be a builder in post-earthquake Canterbury.

Sumner shipping containers should be cleared in summer

Sumner shipping containers should be cleared in summer

Friday, 21 October 2016 6:31 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The majority of work at Christchurch's Deans Head will be completed by Christmas, with more shipping containers protecting the road in the area to be removed in early 2017.

Extra $104m for Crown-owned Southern Response in very extreme case

Extra $104m for Crown-owned Southern Response in 'very extreme' case

Friday, 21 October 2016 6:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response (SR) would need an extra $104 million if the "worst case" scenario while settling claims in Canterbury became a reality.

$2 million plea to save Christchurchs historic McLeans Mansion

$2 million plea to save Christchurch's historic McLean's Mansion

Friday, 21 October 2016 6:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

An urgent cash injection is needed to save one of the world's largest wooden houses and turn it into a major Christchurch tourist attraction.

Earthquake builder Phil Cooper facing charges in Philippines

Earthquake builder Phil Cooper facing charges in Philippines

Friday, 21 October 2016 5:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Charges of illegally recruiting Filipino tradespeople have been filed against Buildtech founder Phil Cooper in the Philippines.

Sol Square building going to auction

Sol Square building going to auction

Friday, 21 October 2016 1:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sol's Square's main block will go under the hammer at a mortgagee auction next month.

Earthworks begin on Christchurch convention centre site

Earthworks begin on Christchurch convention centre site

Thursday, 20 October 2016 7:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

A solitary digger sits idle in the rain, flagged by fencing and murky puddles.

New fast food outlets, including Pedros, to join Funky Pumpkin in new complex

New fast food outlets, including Pedro's, to join Funky Pumpkin in new complex

Thursday, 20 October 2016 4:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

South Christchurch residents will be licking their lips at the prospect of new food options on Colombo St, including the popular Pedro's House of Lamb.

Johnny Moore: Getting stuck in on High St

Johnny Moore: Getting stuck in on High St

Thursday, 20 October 2016 11:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: I run a business on High Street in the central city.

Christchurch developer Philip Carter snaps up key city site

Christchurch developer Philip Carter snaps up key city site

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 7:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property investor and developer Philip Carter has snapped up a key site in central Christchurch's new retail precinct.

Southern Response had plan to under-deliver, claimants say

Southern Response had plan to under-deliver, claimants say

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Government agency Southern Response deliberately set out to short-change Christchurch householders, a group wanting to take a class action has claimed.

Scirt could be re-formed without central government - Townsend

Scirt could be re-formed without central government - Townsend

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 9:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch business leader says the Christchurch City Council will delay more essential projects after it disbands the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (Scirt).

A resilient city is a resourceful city and waste is its opposite

A resilient city is a resourceful city and waste is its opposite

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 8:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Resilience is the buzzword of our times. And it is especially beloved by local governments, with towns around New Zealand all pledging to become more resilient.

Preparation starts on Christchurchs metro sports site

Preparation starts on Christchurch's metro sports site

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 1:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

After a long wait, work will start this week preparing the site of Christchurch's new metro sports facility.

Class action against Southern Response in court again

Class action against Southern Response in court again

Monday, 17 October 2016 9:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

A group action against Government agency Southern Response returns to court this week with a new claim.

Industry leader: Theres plenty of contractors in Christchurch

Industry leader: There's plenty of contractors in Christchurch

Monday, 17 October 2016 6:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

An industry leader says there are plenty of contractors available to work on the Christchurch City Council's delayed projects.

New entity to help Christchurch become an edgy 21st century city

New entity to help Christchurch become an 'edgy 21st century city'

Monday, 17 October 2016 6:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new tourism, events and economic development entity will help Christchurch regain its pre-earthquake slice of the tourism market.

Lack of contractors delays $300m of Christchurch City Council projects

Lack of contractors delays $300m of Christchurch City Council projects

Monday, 17 October 2016 11:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has delayed more than $300 million of projects, including the Nga Puna Wai sports hub and the new central library.

Lack of contractors delays millions worth of Christchurch City Council projects

Lack of contractors delays millions worth of Christchurch City Council projects

Sunday, 16 October 2016 6:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has delayed more than $300 million of projects, including the Nga Puna Wai sports hub and the new central library.

House value sites cant handle quake rebuilds

House value sites can't handle quake rebuilds

Thursday, 13 October 2016 5:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Websites offering free property valuations have admitted they can't cope with the Christchurch rebuild.

Johnny Moore: East Frame stall another broken promise

Johnny Moore: East Frame stall another broken promise

Thursday, 13 October 2016 11:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: This week's news that another large for an undefined period is no good.

Inside Englefield: Owner dreams of restoring ruined Christchurch lodge

Inside Englefield: Owner dreams of restoring ruined Christchurch lodge

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 10:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Shaune​ Wylie is clinging to his vision for Englefield Lodge.

Inside Englefield: Owner dreams of restoring decimated Christchurch lodge

Inside Englefield: Owner dreams of restoring decimated Christchurch lodge

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 9:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Shaune​ Wylie is clinging to his vision for Englefield Lodge.

Central Christchurchs east frame residential development delayed

Central Christchurch's east frame residential development delayed

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 8:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction of homes in Christchurch's east frame has been delayed just days after the mayor declared it her priority to increase the central city's population to 20,000.

Work starts on $22m public space in frame

Work starts on $22m public space in frame

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work is about to begin building the public spaces in central Christchurch's east frame.

Creative Christchurch tech company returns to CBD

Creative Christchurch tech company returns to CBD

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 3:31 p.m. by PRNews

Christchurch technology company Global Office is back in the central city for the first time since the February 2011 earthquake.

Ailing Bertelle Smyth not alone as fellow Sumner unit owners fork out

Ailing Bertelle Smyth not alone as fellow Sumner unit owners fork out

Monday, 10 October 2016 9:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

About 30 Sumner unit owners are stuck paying thousands of dollars in rates for land they cannot live on, as they remain in a standoff with IAG over an insurance payout.

Earthquake Commission call backs hit 10,000, but figure not publicised

Earthquake Commission call backs hit 10,000, but figure not publicised

Monday, 10 October 2016 8:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Calls for the Earthquake Commission (EQC) to investigate supposed defective repairs surpassed 10,000 by the end of the financial year.

Bars produce research to fight disruption claims

Bars produce research to fight disruption claims

Sunday, 9 October 2016 7:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Most central city residents have not experienced raucous behaviour stemming from Victoria St businesses, according to just-released research commissioned by bars and restaurants trading in the area.

New Southern Response customers will have to complete own repairs from June 2017

New Southern Response customers will have to complete own repairs from June 2017

Friday, 7 October 2016 7:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response will not manage repairs and rebuilds for customers who enter its construction programme after June next year, and will offer cash settlements instead.

Christchurch faces a battle of the bars

Christchurch faces a battle of the bars

Friday, 7 October 2016 6:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fears Christchurch will soon reach hospitality overload

Fears Christchurch will soon reach hospitality overload

Friday, 7 October 2016 5:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hospitality outlets in Christchurch are close to or have already surpassed pre-quake levels, and old industry hands predict some will have to fight for survival as competition hots up.

Lowering of donut marks sweet moment in restoration of Christchurch Town Hall

Lowering of donut marks sweet moment in restoration of Christchurch Town Hall

Friday, 7 October 2016 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

A 2.6-tonne donut has been gently lowered from its home high above the Christchurch Town Hall auditorium in a landmark moment for the restoration of the historic performance venue.

Sir Bob Parker and Chinese investors back $70m building in Christchurch health precinct

Sir Bob Parker and Chinese investors back $70m building in Christchurch health precinct

Thursday, 6 October 2016 7:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sir Bob Parker and Chinese investors are behind a new health research facility in Christchurch.

Risk Otakaro will not reach deal to sell Christchurch convention centre

Risk Otakaro will not reach deal to sell Christchurch convention centre

Thursday, 6 October 2016 6:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown is concerned it will have to buy Christchurch's convention centre back off Otakaro if the company fails to find a buyer.

Architecture: Christchurchs new plywood palace

Architecture: Christchurch's new plywood palace

Thursday, 6 October 2016 5:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealands first pod hotel could halt sleepovers at Christchurch Airport

New Zealand's first pod hotel could halt sleepovers at Christchurch Airport

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch Airport hopes New Zealand's first pod-style hotel will help solve the problem of passengers bunking down in its terminal.

Ailing owner living on the breadline as rates for demolished Sumner units pile up

Ailing owner 'living on the breadline' as rates for demolished Sumner units pile up

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 8:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

An ailing, elderly woman has been financially stripped by mounting council rates and penalties for land she cannot live on.

New Brighton Pier repair to start in February

New Brighton Pier repair to start in February

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 6:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has awarded the job of repairing the New Brighton Pier to Fulton Hogan.

$20m New Brighton apartment plan in doubt

$20m New Brighton apartment plan in doubt

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 7:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Brighton's planned $20 million waterfront apartment development is struggling for cash, throwing the future of the project into doubt.

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains mirky

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains mirky

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 6:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The group lobbying for an international water course in Christchurch's east wants to have a proposal in front of Regenerate Christchurch in the first half of 2017.

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains murky

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains murky

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 6:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The group lobbying for an international water course in Christchurch's east wants to have a proposal in front of Regenerate Christchurch in the first half of 2017.

New Christchurch hotels on track to deliver almost 400 guest rooms

New Christchurch hotels on track to deliver almost 400 guest rooms

Monday, 3 October 2016 5:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Two new hotels which will open a combined total of nearly 400 rooms in central Christchurch have passed milestones.

Christchurch convention centre deal: How it went pear-shaped

Christchurch convention centre deal: How it went pear-shaped

Monday, 3 October 2016 10:36 a.m. by MediaHerald

Official documents have revealed for the first time what contributed to the soured convention centre deal between the Government and Plenary Conventions New Zealand.Treasury documents released under the Official Information Act...

Christchurch City Council to sell key Riccarton site

Christchurch City Council to sell key Riccarton site

Thursday, 29 September 2016 4:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council is selling the Riccarton site which was the subject of a failed land swap plan by mall giant Westfield.

First steps for Christchurch red zones announced, concrete plans yet to be made

First steps for Christchurch red zones announced, concrete plans yet to be made

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

New details about the future use of Christchurch's red zone are being hailed as progress, despite no completion date or funds for the project.

Concerns raised about Christchurch convention centre deal months before partnership broke down

Concerns raised about Christchurch convention centre deal months before partnership broke down

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Exits plans were under way months before the Government split from its Christchurch convention centre partner.