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Stranges Lane opens in central city

Stranges Lane opens in central city

Friday, 8 August 2014 3:16 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Stranges Lane and its three new restaurants opened early this morning without a hitch - despite hail on the tables.�

Air Force Museum venue recognised in Canterbury Awards finals

Air Force Museum venue recognised in Canterbury Awards finals

Friday, 8 August 2014 11:04 a.m. by PRNews

Air Force Museum, together with its partner Vbase, has been recognised as a Tourism/Hospitality Finalist in the 2014 Champion Canterbury Business Awards.

Convention centre will cost $500 million

Convention centre will cost $500 million

Friday, 8 August 2014 10:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

Taxpayers will contribute $284 million to the Christchurch Convention Centre due to open in 2017.

Tired of waiting - Paulettes plea to the PM

'Tired of waiting' - Paulette's plea to the PM

Friday, 8 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Paulette Barr could see no end to wearing coats and beanies inside her cold, quake-damaged home, so she took her case to Prime Minister John Key.

Convention centre plans unveiled

Convention centre plans unveiled

Thursday, 7 August 2014 2:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plenary Conventions, Ngai Tahu Property and Christchurch's Carter Group will design and build the convention centre, the Government has announced today.�

Forsyth Barr to become a hotel

Forsyth Barr to become a hotel

Thursday, 7 August 2014 10:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's tallest office tower has been sold and will become a major hotel.

An even longer wait: Rebuilds until 2017?

An even longer wait: Rebuilds until 2017?

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch homeowners could now be waiting until 2017 before their earthquake-damaged homes are rebuilt.

The real price to pay in the rebuild

The real price to pay in the rebuild

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

At first glance, the news that the Christchurch City Council has found another $400 million hole in its finances as it confronts the post-quake rebuild might not seem such a blow.

Quake damage upsets architect

Quake damage upsets architect

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Architect Patrick Sloan says to see Christchurch as a broken city after returning from China to join architecture practice Warren and Mahoney has been distressing.

Quake damage upsets architect

Quake damage upsets architect

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Architect Patrick Sloan says to see Christchurch as a broken city after returning from China to join architecture practice Warren and Mahoney has been distressing.

Mystery over Brownlees CCC audit review

Mystery over Brownlee's CCC audit review

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 2:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is dodging questions about a report it commissioned to review an audit of the Christchurch City Council's financial position.

Rebuild drives national jobs growth

Rebuild drives national jobs growth

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 1:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild keeps fuelling the labour market, with the Canterbury unemployment rate plummeting to 2.8 per cent in the June quarter.

Base isolation technology rare in Christchurch

Base isolation technology rare in Christchurch

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 10:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developers are shying away from using base isolation technology, which protects buildings against earthquake damage, as they seek to reduce costs.

Hotspots spark fails to reignite

Hotspot's spark fails to reignite

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Sol Square is becoming a black hole in Christchurch's recovering central city.

Filipino carpenters rely on charity to get by

Filipino carpenters rely on charity to get by

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A group of Filipino carpenters recruited to work in Christchurch's rebuild had no work when they arrived and had to rely on charity to get by.

Council to give asbestos DIY advice

Council to give asbestos DIY advice

Monday, 4 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Do-it-yourself homeowners will be targeted by a new campaign aimed at encouraging the safe removal of building materials containing asbestos.

Not about looks for Hottest Tradie

'Not about looks' for Hottest Tradie

Friday, 1 August 2014 1:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Stacy Rush was unsure about being entered in an online competition but the 25-year-old ''really got into it'' after a while.

Up to 3000 EQC claims to wait until next year

Up to 3000 EQC claims to wait until next year

Friday, 1 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A few thousand building claims will not be settled until next year, but complex land claims remain the biggest test for the Earthquake Commission (EQC), chief executive Ian Simpson says.

Christchurch Building Consents.. sigh..

Christchurch Building Consents.. sigh..

Thursday, 31 July 2014 6:15 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

So…. whats new in High Street.   

House builders warned of shoddy work

House builders warned of shoddy work

Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

House builders have been warned against risking shoddy workmanship as Canterbury becomes the construction capital of New Zealand.

Wards go up at new campus

Wards go up at new campus

Thursday, 31 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first structure of the multi-million dollar Burwood Health Campus redevelopment has appeared on site.

Wards go up at new Burwood campus

Wards go up at new Burwood campus

Thursday, 31 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first structure of the multi-million dollar Burwood Health Campus redevelopment has appeared on site.

Building work worth $1.3b consented

Building work worth $1.3b consented

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Home building consents perked up in June, rising 3.5 per cent from May, on a seasonally adjusted basis.

New product launches at trade-only event

New product launches at trade-only event

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

The three-day show, Canterbury buildnz designex, is being hosted in the Horncastle Arena, formerly CBS Arena, in Addington, Christchurch.

Inspiration from around the world

Inspiration from around the world

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:29 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Christchurch is not the only city rebuilding. Economic and social change, and environmental pressure, are forcing architects and planners around the world to re-imagine cities in bold and exciting ways.

Opinions divided on blueprint success

Opinions divided on blueprint success

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

On July 30, 2012, city leaders, politicians and entrepreneurs gathered at the city's civic offices as brochures of the new-look Christchurch were handed out and colourful images were displayed on a large screen.

New four-star hotel for Christchurch

New four-star hotel for Christchurch

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 1:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new $12.5 million hotel in central Christchurch will add 44 apartments to the city's post-earthquake accommodation mix.

Chch may become edible Garden City

Chch may become edible Garden City

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch could become the best edible Garden City in the world, the Food Resilience Network says.

Rebuild behind schedule - Labour MPs

Rebuild behind schedule - Labour MPs

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 8:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

The residential rebuild has been "painfully slow" in the hands of Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee, two Labour MPs say.

Rebuild falling behind schedule - Labour MPs

Rebuild falling behind schedule - Labour MPs

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The residential rebuild has been "painfully slow" in the hands of Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee, two Labour MPs say.

Hottest Tradie voting closes Thursday

Hottest Tradie voting closes Thursday

Monday, 28 July 2014 1:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hearts are fluttering and the votes are flowing in as competition heats up for Canterbury's hottest tradie.

Canterburys building crisis as widespread as leaky home issue

Canterbury's building crisis as widespread as leaky home issue

Monday, 28 July 2014 11:37 a.m. by MediaHerald

A building crisis in Canterbury could be as widespread as the leaky home issue, lawyers say.More evidence of shoddy repair jobs is making its way into court, with home owners suing insurers and building companies over earthquake.

Tree-garden plan in flood fight

Tree-garden plan in flood fight

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch residents can expect to see more rain gardens as the rebuild progresses.

A rebuild that makes sense

A rebuild that makes sense

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Blair Anderson, dog lover and trainer, selects Under the New Red Verandah cafe in Linwood because it is "tolerant of dogs".

Gym back on its feet at Arts Centre

Gym back on its feet at Arts Centre

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The second building in the Christchurch Arts Centre to be fully restored has celebrated its reopening.

Council urged to require better provision for residential parking

Council urged to require better provision for residential parking

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A lack of car parking requirements for residential developments in the CBD makes no sense when two-thirds of Christchurch's workforce do not work in the city, a city councillor says.

Christchurch needs dog-friendly trails

Christchurch needs dog-friendly trails

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Blair Anderson, dog lover and trainer, selects Under the New Red Verandah cafe in Linwood because it is "tolerant of dogs".

Accountant claims surplus result of clever accounting

Accountant claims surplus result of 'clever accounting'

Sunday, 27 July 2014 3:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has promised the country a wafer-thin $372 million surplus this year, but quake-affected Christchurch accountant Cameron Preston doubts there would be one without clever accounting for the costs of the Canterbury rebuild.

Chch businesses hitting their straps

Chch businesses hitting their straps

Sunday, 27 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild of Christchurch has hit its straps and is now unsentimentally sorting the construction industry wheat from the chaff. Press business editor talks with companies establishing strong positions.

Second chances on chain gang

Second chances on chain gang

Sunday, 27 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Wanted: Enthusiastic, hard worker. On-the job training provided. Criminal record essential.

Construction site injuries spike

Construction site injuries spike

Saturday, 26 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Crushed feet, thumbs amputated by saws and limbs caught in machinery are contributing to a spike in serious workplace injuries in Canterbury's post-earthquake rebuild.

Interest strong in sports lake plan

Interest strong in sports lake plan

Friday, 25 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Proposals for a flat-water sports lake in Christchurch's residential red zone are proving popular.

Thermosash opens new production facility in Christchurch

Thermosash opens new production facility in Christchurch

Thursday, 24 July 2014 5:13 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Mission on for rebuild companies

Mission on for rebuild companies

Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new initiative has been launched to grow involvement by Nelson businesses on the post-earthquake Canterbury rebuild.

Peters claims quake workers werent paid

Peters claims quake workers weren't paid

Thursday, 24 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Services owner Bryan Staples told his staff not to file GST returns or pay PAYE tax, says New Zealand First MP Winston Peters

AWF: No growth in Wellington, regions

AWF: 'No growth' in Wellington, regions

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 2:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

A lack of growth in the regions has hurt the performance of listed employment agency Allied Work Force, its chief executive says.

Taits targets techie tenants for Chch HQ

Taits targets techie tenants for Chch HQ

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

More roof gardens wanted - ecologist

More roof gardens wanted - ecologist

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild provides a unique opportunity for a rooftop sea of greenery and exotic plant life, ecologist Colin Muerk says.

Aussies find cold start in rebuild tough

Aussies find 'cold' start in rebuild tough

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hitting the rebuild ‘‘cold’’ is the biggest barrier to Australian firms setting up in post-earthquake Christchurch, the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce says.

Rebuild proving to be a noisy business

Rebuild proving to be a noisy business

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Party noise complaints nearly tripled from 2010 to 2011, but have since dropped off and been replaced by complaints about noise from new bars and rebuild construction.

Council struggling to supply trained inspectors for rebuild

Council struggling to supply trained inspectors for rebuild

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It employs 37 building inspectors but with about 250 requests a day coming in for site inspections, it is not enough to meet demand.

Still waiting for decision after 15 weeks

Still waiting for decision after 15 weeks

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Elizabeth Moore is starting to give up hope her building consent will ever get approved.

Aussies lobby Govt over rebuild

Aussies lobby Govt over rebuild

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Australian businesses are lobbying their government over concerns they are being shut out of Christchurch rebuild opportunities by "Canterbury parochialism’’.

Building consents still a worry

Building consents still a worry

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The building industry is questioning the Christchurch City Council's claims it has lifted its game and is on track to regain building consent accreditation.

City pedantic on building consents

City 'pedantic' on building consents

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The building industry is questioning the Christchurch City Council's claims it has lifted its game and is on track to regain building consent accreditation.

Aussies offer rebuild help

Aussies offer rebuild help

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's sports stadium is giving off a "temporary" vibe about the city to international audiences, a visiting Australian politician says.

The bells are ringing for recovery

The bells are ringing for recovery

Monday, 21 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christ Church Cathedral bell ringers have welcomed home 13 bells that were damaged in the February 2011 earthquake and then repaired in England.

Housing standards worry advocates

Housing standards worry advocates

Friday, 18 July 2014 10:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Several Filipino workers opened their doors to The Press this week.