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Plea to use CBD buildings

Plea to use CBD buildings

Monday, 10 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Demolishing accommodation buildings in the East Frame only to replace them with new apartment buildings is madness, a Christchurch activist says.

Council and IAG providing skips to flood-hit areas

Council and IAG providing skips to flood-hit areas

Saturday, 8 March 2014 8:21 a.m. by IAGinsurance Recommended Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council and IAG Insurance are providing skips for resident use throughout the most affected areas of the city, following this week’s flood event.

Christchurch rebuild: A city stalled

Christchurch rebuild: A city stalled

Saturday, 8 March 2014 7:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government's Blueprint plan to rebuild central Christchurch looks to be stalling. So how did we get to where we are and what might have been the critical mistakes? JOHN McCRONE investigates.

Is the sun setting on the rebuild?

Is the sun setting on the rebuild?

Friday, 7 March 2014 11:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

For many, the rebuild of Christchurch is progressing at a painfully slow rate. So what is holding things up? 

Shocked city still so battered and broken

Shocked city still so battered and broken

Friday, 7 March 2014 10:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

 I was staying in the Christchurch CBD, visiting from Dunedin, the weekend before the February 2011 earthquake. I had been there off and on following September 2010 and had the experience of a few high-level shakes, including one towards the top of the Grand Chancellor.

Brownlee taken to task

Brownlee taken to task

Friday, 7 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Labour MPs are outraged that the Earthquake Commission accessed emails they sent on behalf of constituents so its minister could use the information to take political potshots.

Factory-built homes on way

Factory-built homes on way

Friday, 7 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two of Christchurch's large building companies have joined forces to produce factory-built homes in big numbers, branding it "a game changer for New Zealand housing market".

$53m anchor project on its way

$53m anchor project on its way

Friday, 7 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's $53 million state of the art Bus Interchange is only a year away.

Popular Container Mall on the move

Popular Container Mall on the move

Thursday, 6 March 2014 3:21 p.m. by GovtCera

A partnership between the Crown and the private sector will ensure Christchurch's iconic Re:START Mall continues operating with the use of another central city location, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

New venture a big boost for future construction

New venture a big boost for future construction

Thursday, 6 March 2014 11:02 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

BNZ gives popular Canterbury Future Hub a physical presence

BNZ gives popular Canterbury Future Hub a physical presence

Thursday, 6 March 2014 10:20 a.m. by BNZbank

From today Cantabrians will have a full onsite specialist team assisting them through each facet of the earthquake recovery process. The BNZ Future Hub, on the corner of Cashel Street and Fitzgerald Avenue, brings together BNZ residential banking specialists, CERA’s Residential Advisory Service, insurance experts from IAG, Aon and the EQC, independent legal professionals, chartered accountants and a property firm.

Agreement elusive on Town Hall insurance

Agreement elusive on Town Hall insurance

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 12:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has still to reach agreement with its insurer over the extent of the damage to the Town Hall.

Anglicans left out of cathedral briefing

Anglicans left out of cathedral briefing

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 12:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Anglican church says a British multimillionaire's suggestion that it hand over Christ Church Cathedral for restoration is "completely bizarre".

Council proposes fewer car parks

Council proposes fewer car parks

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

New homes and businesses in Christchurch could be required to provide fewer car parks under a planning rule change being considered by the city council.

The Inconvenience Store

The Inconvenience Store

Monday, 3 March 2014 9:45 p.m. by GapFiller

4 March – ?? 2014 

New bars, cafes in ultra-strong building

New bars, cafes in ultra-strong building

Monday, 3 March 2014 11:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The site determines the shape of the new triangular building nearing completion at the intersection of Lichfield, Manchester and High streets, the former location of the 1899-1900 Strange's Building.

Orion wins highest Civil Defence award

Orion wins highest Civil Defence award

Monday, 3 March 2014 10:56 a.m. by OrionNZ

Christchurch-based electricity network company Orion has been awarded the prestigious Civil Defence Emergency Management Gold Award. In winning the Gold award, the highest award presented by the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, Orion was recognised for setting the benchmark for resilience for all lifeline utilities in New Zealand. Orion is the first utility operator to ever win the award.

Reinforced core solves building issues

Reinforced core solves building issues

Monday, 3 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The site determines the shape of the new triangular building nearing completion at the intersection of Lichfield, Manchester and High streets, the former location of the 1899-1900 Strange's Building.

Vision accomplished for architect

Vision accomplished for architect

Monday, 3 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It is true to his vision, but it is not yet complete.

Brownlee fires salvo

Brownlee fires salvo

Saturday, 1 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Featured

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has fired a fresh salvo at the Christchurch City Council, suggesting it is in no state to lead the region's rebuild. 

Brownlee: Debunking myths and nonsense

Brownlee: 'Debunking myths and nonsense'

Saturday, 1 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Recommended

OPINION: Gerry Brownlee

Convention centre plans could be downsized

Convention centre plans could be downsized

Friday, 28 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government's key anchor project - a Christchurch convention centre - could be downsized after "market sounding" suggested a 2000-seat venue was too ambitious, official papers released to the Green Party reveal.

Engineers work investigated

Engineers' work investigated

Friday, 28 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Five engineers are being investigated for "potential issues" with their work on four Christchurch properties approved after the September 2010 earthquake.

Construction company investigated

Construction company investigated

Thursday, 27 February 2014 1:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

An official investigation has been launched into a Christchurch construction company which allegedly underpaid two migrants, and into the licensed immigration adviser who helped them obtain a visa.

Heritage will not be demolished

Heritage will not be demolished

Thursday, 27 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The heritage-listed Public Trust Office in central Christchurch will not be demolished under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act.

How Not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 139

How Not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 139

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 7:49 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1100 days 

Young couple want house back

Young couple want house back

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

When Justine Cooke began setting up a room for her new baby it did not feel permanent.

Canterbury forging trade links

Canterbury forging trade links

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Growing a strong trade partnership with China is essential for Christchurch to develop a thriving post-rebuild economy, representatives at a Canton Trade Fair meeting in Christchurch said yesterday.

Time to revive forgotten theatre

Time to revive forgotten theatre

Monday, 24 February 2014 1:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

From slush to plush again

From slush to plush again

Saturday, 22 February 2014 9:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury earthquakes cut deep into Christchurch's hotel industry. ALAN WOOD reports on the repair process at one of the more established properties.

Hostile EQC clients huddle for lawsuit

Hostile EQC clients huddle for lawsuit

Friday, 21 February 2014 10:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Close to 100 Canterbury homeowners have signed up for a group action challenging the Earthquake Commission's (EQC) handling of the rebuild.

Pledges by 27,000 presented to council

Pledges by 27,000 presented to council

Friday, 21 February 2014 10:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The signatures of 27,000 Cantabrians who pledged their support for Christchurch have been digitised and passed into the care of the Christchurch City Council.

Westward move may give Re:Start mall another year

Westward move may give Re:Start mall another year

Friday, 21 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Re:Start looks safe for another year, with plans afoot to shift the colourful container mall just down the road.

Re:Start Mall safe for another year

Re:Start Mall safe for another year

Friday, 21 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Re:Start looks safe for another year, with plans afoot to shift the colourful container mall just down the road.

Largest concrete pour in the Christchurch CBD since the earthquakes

Largest concrete pour in the Christchurch CBD since the earthquakes

Thursday, 20 February 2014 5:06 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The largest concrete pour in the Christchurch CBD since the earthquakes gets under way at 2.30am on Saturday at Antony Gough’s $140 million The Terrace.

Stuck in a malaise three years on

Stuck in a malaise three years on

Thursday, 20 February 2014 12:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Chch needs an extraordinary recovery

Chch needs an 'extraordinary recovery'

Thursday, 20 February 2014 12:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

CBD parking matter urgent

CBD parking matter 'urgent'

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 12:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel is pushing for urgent action to address the parking problems in the central city.

Substantial Land on the south-western border of Christchurch for sale

Substantial Land on the south-western border of Christchurch for sale

Monday, 17 February 2014 4:38 p.m. by PRNews Popular

A substantial section of land offering rural and residential opportunities, strategically located on the expanding south-western border of Christchurch City, has been placed on the market for sale.

Laneways - the good, the bad, the ugly

Laneways - the good, the bad, the ugly

Monday, 17 February 2014 11:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

Companies advised to embrace innovation districts

Companies advised to embrace innovation districts

Monday, 17 February 2014 10:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

Millennium staying shut in Christchurch

Millennium staying shut in Christchurch

Saturday, 15 February 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Listed hotels company Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand says its Millennium Hotel Christchurch in Cathedral Square remains closed for the "foreseeable future".

Students radically rethink arts precinct

Students radically rethink arts precinct

Saturday, 15 February 2014 11:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

When a rebuild interests the IRD

When a rebuild interests the IRD

Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

Filipinos say boss welshed on pay

Filipinos say boss welshed on pay

Friday, 14 February 2014 11:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Migrant workers claim they have been left out of pocket after being underpaid for their work in the Christchurch rebuild.

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…

Friday, 14 February 2014 10:09 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Well, what an interesting few weeks we have had. 

Research launched to help homes better withstand earthquakes

Research launched to help homes better withstand earthquakes

Thursday, 13 February 2014 3:07 p.m. by PRNews

A key research project, to help improve the resilience of the types of homes that performed poorly in the Christchurch earthquakes, has been launched.

Antony Gough: City Progress

Antony Gough: City Progress

Thursday, 13 February 2014 12:08 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Developer Antony Gough talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how the Central City has had negativity towards the pace of the rebuild.

Silence on heritage buildings fate

Silence on heritage building's fate

Thursday, 13 February 2014 11:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch heritage advocate has condemned the owners of the Public Trust Building for their silence saying it feels like ''deals are being done behind closed doors''.

Up to 500 prefab homes for Chch

Up to 500 prefab homes for Chch

Thursday, 13 February 2014 5:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch will be used as a testing ground for the construction of hundreds of "affordable" prefabricated homes.

Delays spark anonymous $10m offer

Delays spark anonymous $10m offer

Thursday, 13 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An anonymous investor is willing to cough up $10 million to fast-track the reopening of a central Christchurch parking building.

St Albans hails workers village

St Albans hails workers' village

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 11:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

A temporary workers' village is set to be operating in St Albans by the end of this year.

Christchurch Mayor encouraging potential investors

Christchurch Mayor encouraging potential investors

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 6:40 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Mayor of Christchurch is encouraging potential investors wanting to invest in New Zealand to see Christchurch in the context of the whole region, where the Canterbury economy has remained very strong.

Christchurch can be model for innovation, sustainable growth

Christchurch can be model for innovation, sustainable growth

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 6:38 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Speech: The Treasury

Bleak outlook for Christchurch CBD

Bleak outlook for Christchurch CBD

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 12:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Stop worrying about Christchurch's CBD. Instead, embrace what the whole of Christchurch already has - space - and improve how we use it. Then export that knowledge to Asia.

Lawyers snub new justice precinct

Lawyers snub new justice precinct

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 8:27 a.m. by MediaThePress

Many of the top law firms relocating within Christchurch have chosen sites outside the planned justice and emergency services precinct.

The Terrace precinct growing

The Terrace precinct growing

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 7:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developer Antony Gough's $140m Oxford Tce project is underway, adding new elements to the CBD's much-reduced city skyline.

CERA CCDU National Roadshow

CERA CCDU National Roadshow

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 2:14 p.m. by GovtCera

Christchurch is entering a significant period of construction and infrastructure development and we want to ensure that our stakeholders have the best possible information about the rebuild.