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Port Lyttelton - Now and the Plan

Port Lyttelton - Now and the Plan

Monday, 7 July 2014 9:46 a.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

This weekend we were lucky enough to be able to take a walk around the port to talk about the damage and the plans that are underway to rebuild.

Family funds aid Gough project

Family funds aid Gough project

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property developer Antony Gough has raided his big brother's piggy bank to help fund The Terrace development in central Christchurch.

Implosion likely for police station

Implosion likely for police station

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's former police station may be brought down with explosives.

Mixed use tipped for old Press site

Mixed use tipped for old Press site

Friday, 4 July 2014 11:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

A mix of apartments, offices, shops and hospitality looks the most likely use for the old Press building site in Christchurch's Cathedral Square.

Insurers must stay the course on house repairs

Insurers must stay the course on house repairs

Friday, 4 July 2014 12:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Housing shortage may worsen

Housing shortage 'may worsen'

Friday, 4 July 2014 12:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's housing crisis may get worse before it gets better, Treasury officials have told the Government.

Labour stirs Christchurch heritage debate

Labour stirs Christchurch heritage debate

Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

It's time to remove the "extreme wartime powers" that allow the demolition of Christchurch Cathedral and other heritage buildings without public consultation, Labour says.

Avon River plans altered to avoid flooding

Avon River plans altered to avoid flooding

Thursday, 3 July 2014 10:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

Some elements of the design plans for the new Avon River precinct have been altered amid concerns they could exacerbate flooding problems in the city.

Tallest tower earmarked for hotel

Tallest tower earmarked for hotel

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Forsyth Barr House, Christchurch's tallest office tower, is under offer to a developer who wants to convert it to a hotel.

Victoria St up, High St struggling

Victoria St up, High St struggling

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

I've been in the process of setting up a new restaurant, which has moved my attention from Victoria to High St.

Migrant layoffs examined

Migrant layoffs examined

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has confirmed it is investigating Buildtech's redundancies of migrant staff.

Tallest tower earmarked for hotel

Tallest tower earmarked for hotel

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Forsyth Barr House, Christchurch's tallest office tower, is under offer to a developer who wants to convert it to a hotel.

New hospital building due in four years

New hospital building due in four years

Thursday, 3 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Hospital will have a new 400-bed building by 2018 to meet an expected spike in demand, thanks to special legislation.

Cant take the city out of UniMed

Can't take the city out of UniMed

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 1:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Before the earthquakes, health insurer UniMed had its head office in a two-storey building on Gloucester St in central Christchurch.

Kiwi designers need to think differently

Kiwi designers need to think differently

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 11:14 a.m. by MediaThePress

To create a sustainable future, Christchurch needs to create sustainable businesses. Like the wider New Zealand economy, it needs to depend on more than a temporary construction boom, the dairy industry, tourism and retail.

Govt to move staff back into Christchurch

Govt to move staff back into Christchurch

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government will on Friday unveil plans to move 18 government departments and agencies into four new buildings in Cashel and Hereford Sts in Christchurch.

Migrant staff upset about redundancies

Migrant staff upset about redundancies

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 8:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

Seven migrant workers are upset after large building company Buildtech made them redundant less than half-way through their three-year contract to work in the rebuild.

Paint problem delays bars opening

Paint problem delays bars' opening

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 10:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians will have to wait four to six more weeks to get three new restaurant bars following delays in the completion of the Strange's building.

Family live in fear of asbestos exposure

Family live in fear of asbestos exposure

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 11:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch family are distressed and fear for their health after their earthquake repairs may have exposed them to asbestos.

Whos Canterburys greatest tradie?

Who's Canterbury's greatest tradie?

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 7:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Press is on the hunt to find Canterbury's Hottest Tradie from the thousands of men and women now working in the region's construction, demolition and associated industries.

Steve Hicks sorry for stress and disappointment

Steve Hicks sorry for 'stress and disappointment'

Monday, 30 June 2014 11:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

The man behind a Christchurch building firm which went bust, owing hundreds of thousands of dollars, has apologised to homeowners and other creditors left out of pocket.

Chch YMCAs $6m rebuild plan

Chch YMCA's $6m rebuild plan

Monday, 30 June 2014 7:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's YMCA is planning to build a $6 million swimming pool and squash facility, a theatre and an art venue on its Hereford St site.

Steve Hicks linked to other business

Steve Hicks linked to other business

Monday, 30 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The man behind a company that left a Canterbury homeowner hundreds of thousands of dollars out of pocket started another firm.

Rebuild on a roll - survey

Rebuild on a roll - survey

Sunday, 29 June 2014 9:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury economic activity is at its highest level, with construction starting to roll, a bank survey says.

Forsyth Barr building eyed for new hotel

Forsyth Barr building eyed for new hotel

Sunday, 29 June 2014 10:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

International and local interests are considering turning Christchurch's badly damaged former Forsyth Barr building into a hotel, as the city gears up for next year's Cricket World Cup.

Labour pledges to fix Chch housing crisis

Labour pledges to fix Chch housing crisis

Friday, 27 June 2014 12:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Labour government would build 100 ''high-quality, modular'' houses in Christchurch in its first four months, and have a further 300 Kiwibuild homes ready within six months.

Builders warn of looming skills shortage

Builders warn of looming skills shortage

Friday, 27 June 2014 9:42 a.m. by Media3News

Hundreds of builders are in Hamilton for the Certified Builders Conference and Expo.

Central Christchurch building owner fights insurer

Central Christchurch building owner fights insurer

Thursday, 26 June 2014 11:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

Nigel Ross wants his building back.

Tradie wages not matching living costs

Tradie wages not matching living costs

Thursday, 26 June 2014 4:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild has attracted many tradies, but wages are not keeping up with high living costs.

Bars, restaurants and a bank coming to CBD

Bars, restaurants and a bank coming to CBD

Thursday, 26 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Plans for a gleaming glass building returning hundreds of workers to central Christchurch have been hailed as a major boost for the city.

Hundreds of ANZ staff heading back to CBD

Hundreds of ANZ staff heading back to CBD

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 8:07 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Release: ANZ Bank

New complex confirmed for Triangle site

New complex confirmed for Triangle site

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 1:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Christchurch has come a big step closer.

Are we fixated with a quarter-acre dream?

Are we fixated with a quarter-acre dream?

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 9:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

 It's great to meet positive people; their energy and enthusiasm rubs off. That is especially the case in Christchurch, a city where it is far too easy to get weighed down by seemingly intractable problems, of which there are many.

Architect warns of doughnut city risk

Architect warns of 'doughnut city' risk

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch risks becoming a "doughnut city" with an empty hole in the middle if more is not done to encourage businesses and residents back into the city centre, a visiting housing consultant says.

Bus interchange on verge of construction

Bus interchange on verge of construction

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 2:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction on Christchurch's new $53 million bus interchange is a step closer after contractors took control of the site today. 

Building Consent Despair Christchurch… Still…

Building Consent Despair Christchurch… Still…

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 10:08 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

We are Still trapped between our Engineer and the Christchurch City Council Building Consents Department. (Note that this is Gerry Brownlee’s restructured Building consent department).  An unenviable situation, one is hopelessly overworked and the other hopelessly rigid and rule bound …

Council confident it will regain accreditation

Council confident it will regain accreditation

Monday, 23 June 2014 11:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Officials gearing up for International Accreditation New Zealand's (Ianz) audit of the Christchurch City Council's building control unit are confident they are on track to regain accreditation.

Bus overhaul urgently needed

Bus overhaul urgently needed

Monday, 23 June 2014 9:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

Excitement at CBD return

Excitement at CBD return

Monday, 23 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Dean Palmer remembers the building shaking. The noise of breaking glass was deafening.

CCC adds elevation changes and current elevation to the floor level maps

CCC adds elevation changes and current elevation to the floor level maps

Friday, 20 June 2014 2:19 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council and CERA have by request added two new layers to the floor levels map.

Recovery Plan to streamline Lyttelton Port progress

Recovery Plan to streamline Lyttelton Port progress

Friday, 20 June 2014 9:33 a.m. by GovtCera

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he is using the powers of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 to allow for timelier redevelopment of the badly damaged Lyttelton Port.

Chch rebuild helping drive national growth

Chch rebuild helping drive national growth

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch rebuild is clearly playing a large part in driving the country's economic growth, the latest economic data shows.

Chch rebuild helping drive national growth

Chch rebuild helping drive national growth

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild is clearly playing a large part in driving the country's economic growth, the latest economic data shows.

Campaign to attract anchor project investment

Campaign to attract anchor project investment

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than $50 million in private-sector investment is being sought for major anchor projects in Christchurch’s city centre.

ChCh rebuild helping to drive national growth

ChCh rebuild helping to drive national growth

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch rebuild is clearly playing a large part in driving the country's economic growth, the latest economic data shows.

Campaign to attract anchor project investment

Campaign to attract anchor project investment

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than $50 million in private-sector investment is being sought for major anchor projects in Christchurch’s city centre.

Pool protesters make a fashion statement

Pool protesters make a fashion statement

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Swimsuits have been hung on the fence around the Centennial Pool by campaigners against the complex's demolition.

ChCh rebuild helping to drive national growth

ChCh rebuild helping to drive national growth

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild is clearly playing a large part in driving the country's economic growth, the latest economic data shows.

Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Thursday, 19 June 2014 2:09 p.m. by GovtCera

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has directed Environment Canterbury and Lyttelton Port Company Limited to prepare a Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan. This was gazetted on the 19 June 2014. The plan will look at the recovery of the Port to ensure safe, efficient and effective operations, the impact on the coastal marine area and the community, any implications on transport and the needs of users of both the port and its surrounding areas. Under the direction, Lyttelton Port Com ...

Lyttelton Port recovery to be fast-tracked

Lyttelton Port recovery to be fast-tracked

Thursday, 19 June 2014 1:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee will use his extraordinary earthquake powers to fast-track the redevelopment of the badly damaged Lyttelton Port.

Messy Gap Filler site should go

'Messy' Gap Filler site should go

Thursday, 19 June 2014 11:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

Gap Filler is a "backward" organisation that should be forced off the former Crowne Plaza Hotel site, Christchurch City Council has been told.

Firm refuses refund after false asbestos result

Firm refuses refund after false asbestos result

Thursday, 19 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch company is refusing to refund a homeowner after providing a false negative asbestos test result.

Design management: breaking down the silos

Design management: breaking down the silos

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 4:02 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

A fundamental change has taken place in the way projects are being delivered. 

Skellerup commits to $30 million Christchurch investment

Skellerup commits to $30 million Christchurch investment

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:05 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Skellerup Industries

EQC secures reinsurance cover

EQC secures reinsurance cover

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission has secured reinsurance cover worth $4.5 billion, up from $3.25b last year, chief executive Ian Simpson says.

Office buildings dominate city construction

Office buildings dominate city construction

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 9:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

As the earthquake rebuild pushes on, a surge of new Christchurch office buildings is becoming a dominant feature in the city's construction landscape.

CERA Flip-flops Again……

CERA Flip-flops Again……

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 8:51 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1214 days

More good news on the way for central city

More good news on the way for central city

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch looks to be in for another spate of good-news announcements after recent hints by recovery leaders.

Family dismayed at pools demise

Family dismayed at pool's demise

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The daughter of New Zealand children's author Margaret Mahy is "disappointed" that Centennial Pool is being demolished to make way for an inner-city playground named after her late mother.