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Christchurch pips Auckland as NZ crane capital

Christchurch pips Auckland as NZ crane capital

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Major centres are sprouting a growing crane population, with 76 cranes now on big sites.

Stranges building wins supreme award

Stranges building wins supreme award

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new office building capturing elements of its historic predecessor has won the supreme award in this year's Christchurch Civic Trust Awards.

Slowdown urged on Halswell

Slowdown urged on Halswell

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Halswell is at risk of "major infrastructure failures" if developed too quickly, a local community board member says.

Corner building blending past and present wins top Civic Trust award

Corner building blending past and present wins top Civic Trust award

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new office building capturing elements of its historic predecessor has won the supreme award in this year's Christchurch Civic Trust Awards.

Work gets underway at The Terraces

Work gets underway at The Terraces

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 11:29 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

Construction has begun this week on The Terraces, a key attraction of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct being project managed by Coffey. As part of the first phase of The Terraces, Fletcher Construction has been awarded the contract for construction of a new section of promenade pavement and a terrace structure on the eastern side […]

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD

Sunday, 12 October 2014 11:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Do we still own our building???? Now 796 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – Designation to be in place until 2022. ( ie They can take the building any time between now and 2022) High Street Building amendment …

Broken city doing more than catching up

Broken city doing more than catching up

Saturday, 11 October 2014 9:07 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Rebuild company repays EQC

Rebuild company repays EQC

Saturday, 11 October 2014 12:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

A rebuild firm has paid back money to the Earthquake Commission (EQC) after a disputes tribunal heard allegations it charged for earthquake repairs it never completed.

Investors slash prices of proposed central city village

Investors slash prices of proposed central city village

Saturday, 11 October 2014 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Developers of a new urban village have drastically cut the cost of its most expensive homes after admitting people are unlikely to spend close to $1 million to live there.

River promenade work hopes to rejuvenate Avon

River promenade work hopes to rejuvenate Avon

Saturday, 11 October 2014 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work on a key part of Christchurch's new Avon River Precinct will begin next week.

Developers fight over land

Developers fight over land

Friday, 10 October 2014 11:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Rival developers are fighting over a hotly-contested block of Halswell land that could become a large commercial centre for the growing Christchurch community.

Work set to kick off on The Terraces

Work set to kick off on The Terraces

Friday, 10 October 2014 1:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work on a key part of Christchurch's new Avon River Precinct will begin next week.

Cardboard foundations used in repairs

Cardboard foundations used in repairs

Thursday, 9 October 2014 8:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new cardboard foundation system resembling an egg carton is being hailed as a world first.

Forced land sales breach fundamental rights

Forced land sales 'breach fundamental rights'

Thursday, 9 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Forced Government land-takes in central Christchurch have resulted in major breaches to "fundamental property ownership rights", a Wellington lawyer says.

Spike in injuries to migrant workers

Spike in injuries to migrant workers

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

WorkSafe New Zealand is investigating an accident involving a migrant rebuild worker who spent four weeks in hospital after a four-metre fall on a Christchurch construction site.

Rebuild delays irk nearby residents

Rebuild delays irk nearby residents

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

South Brighton residents are running out of patience as the rebuild of the busy Bridge St bridge drags on and the cost of the project balloons to nearly $17 million.

Construction underway on Residential Rebuilds

Construction underway on Residential Rebuilds

Monday, 6 October 2014 3:16 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Corbel Construction

EQC warns insurance threatens recovery

EQC warns insurance threatens recovery

Sunday, 5 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Changes to the way homes are insured since the Christchurch earthquakes are threatening the ability of communities to recover after future natural disasters.

Developer aims to add life to river

Developer aims to add life to river

Thursday, 2 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developer Alasdair Cassels will invest $400,000 to revitalise part of the Heathcote River.

Alisdair Cassels to beautify Heathcote River

Alisdair Cassels to beautify Heathcote River

Thursday, 2 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developer Alasdair Cassels will invest $400,000 to revitalise part of the Heathcote River.

Alasdair Cassels to beautify Heathcote River

Alasdair Cassels to beautify Heathcote River

Thursday, 2 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developer Alasdair Cassels will invest $400,000 to revitalise part of the Heathcote River.

Lawyer: Insurers trying to weasel out

Lawyer: Insurers trying to weasel out

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch couple claim the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and Southern Response have tried to "weasel out" of a full rebuild of their 100-year-old Burwood house.

Orion continues to progress earthquake rebuild work

Orion continues to progress earthquake rebuild work

Monday, 29 September 2014 1:06 p.m. by OrionNZ Featured Popular

Release: Orion New Zealand Limited

$650m revamp starts for hospitals

$650m revamp starts for hospitals

Friday, 26 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first stage of Christchurch Hospital's multimillion-dollar redevelopment will begin on Monday.

$2m stadium loan will buy the council time

$2m stadium loan will 'buy the council time'

Thursday, 25 September 2014 12:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

How long the temporary rugby stadium at Addington remains in play rests on the outcome of negotiations between the Government and the city council, says Christchurch Stadium Trust chairman Jim Anderton.

Owner disputes quality of repairs

Owner disputes quality of repairs

Thursday, 25 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A rebuild firm is locked in a dispute with a property owner who is refusing to pay for earthquake repairs.\

Modular apartments waiting for site

Modular apartments waiting for site

Thursday, 25 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of prefabricated apartments destined for Christchurch are without a home.

Rebuild creating a treasure in CBD

Rebuild creating a treasure in CBD

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 4:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is on track to have the most valuable city centre in New Zealand.

A vote of confidence in the rebuild

A vote of confidence in the rebuild

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 10:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

It has taken a long time and there is still a very long way to go, but at last there are signs of real progress. I could not have written that a year ago or even early this year, at least not with the same degree of certainty.

Bus Interchange Raft Foundation Pour

Bus Interchange Raft Foundation Pour

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 10:09 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

Widely reported as the largest concrete pour of the rebuild to date, from the early hours of Tuesday Morning, through to around 11.30am approximately 1460m3 of concrete was placed to form the raft foundation for the Lichfield street building.

Music Centre lines up first for arts precinct

Music Centre lines up first for arts precinct

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 9:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first new development in the performing arts precinct could soon be under way.

Claim espionage behind odd wall theft from Christchurch eco-house

Claim espionage behind odd wall theft from Christchurch eco-house

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 8:08 a.m. by MediaHerald

An eco-house builder had an entire wall stolen from a partly-built new home in a suspected case of industrial espionage. Burglars forced entry into the True Green Homes property outside Christchurch overnight Monday and sliced precise...

Councillors back artistic hoarding idea

Councillors back artistic hoarding idea

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 7:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

City councillors are backing and flair to their site fencing.

Foundations laid for bus interchange

Foundations laid for bus interchange

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 9:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

It is expected to take 12 hours and 234 truckloads before Christchurch's biggest continuous concrete pour since the quakes is completed.

Clever hoardings may pay off

Clever hoardings may pay off

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Central city developers who add a creative touch to their construction site hoardings could get rewarded financially.

Solar subdivision still on track, but delayed

Solar subdivision 'still on track, but delayed'

Monday, 22 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Progress on north Christchurch's 2200-home Highfield Park solar subdivision has stalled as its developers seek funds offshore.

Rebuild network welcomes result

Rebuild network welcomes result

Monday, 22 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

National's resounding win is a big tick for the Government's handling of post-earthquake Canterbury, rebuild leaders say.

Southern employers say welcome back to Nats

Southern employers say welcome back to Nats

Sunday, 21 September 2014 10:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

The hidden story of citys rebuild

The hidden story of city's rebuild

Sunday, 21 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Even six months ago, the rebuild of central Christchurch was on the cusp.

Editorial: Remember Christchurch, new Govt

Editorial: Remember Christchurch, new Govt

Friday, 19 September 2014 7:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Developing a business or living a life that is sustainable, ethical, socially responsible and profitable is a challenging undertaking at any time. For the last four years or so, in Canterbury, it has been more challenging than anywhere else in the country.

Arthouse cinema at performing arts precinct?

Arthouse cinema at performing arts precinct?

Friday, 19 September 2014 6:14 a.m. by MediaThePress

An arthouse cinema could be part of a proposed performing arts precinct in central Christchurch.

Christchurch firms warned over migrant fees

Christchurch firms warned over migrant fees

Thursday, 18 September 2014 4:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch businesses are raising concerns about the enormous fees paid by their Filipino migrant employees.

Locals rally for school pool

Locals rally for school pool

Thursday, 18 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch community is on a mission to raise $115,000 to replace earthquake-damaged school pool facilities not covered by insurance.

Restaurant to replace Clocktower building

Restaurant to replace Clocktower building

Thursday, 18 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The landmark Clocktower building in Hornby is being replaced by a national restaurant chain.

Gerry’s “Old Dungas”…. and Still snagged at Building consents….

Gerry’s “Old Dungas”…. and Still snagged at Building consents….

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 9:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

I have spent the last few days, (between trying to deal with Insurance issues) reading the first critique of the Disaster in Christchurch.  And I refer to the man-made disaster, not the 14000+ earthquakes. “Once in a Lifetime: City-building after …

Church set to reopen for Christmas

Church set to reopen for Christmas

Monday, 15 September 2014 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuilt Knox Church will be open in time for Christmas services this year.

The rebuilds Aussie angle

The rebuild's Aussie angle

Saturday, 13 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Australians, our closest neighbours, are arriving in larger numbers wanting to "avago" in the Christchurch rebuild.

Interest sought for Town Hall rebuild

Interest sought for Town Hall rebuild

Friday, 12 September 2014 11:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council hopes to have a better idea of the cost of conserving the quake-damaged Town Hall by early next year.

How rebuilt cathedral could look

How rebuilt cathedral could look

Friday, 12 September 2014 11:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Beautiful, light, open and original

Beautiful, light, open and original

Friday, 12 September 2014 11:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

$3k scheme lures 350-plus workers to city

'$3k' scheme lures 350-plus workers to city

Friday, 12 September 2014 6:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

A scheme dangling a $3000 carrot for jobless to relocate to Canterbury for work has had a five-fold surge in takers in the past two months.

Concrete has proud history in Canterbury

Concrete has proud history in Canterbury

Thursday, 11 September 2014 3:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Why cant parties work together?

Why can't parties work together?

Thursday, 11 September 2014 9:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

 How is Christchurch faring? Four years after the first major earthquake shook us awake in the early hours and with another general election looming, it's time to look at the big picture again.

New Christchurch lodge to include 300 beds

New Christchurch lodge to include 300 beds

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 10:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new multimillion-dollar 300-bed backpackers in Bealey Avenue will help replace accommodation lost in the earthquakes, a developer says.

Developers insurance appeal dismissed

Developers' insurance appeal dismissed

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 2:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by developers Islington Park against a High Court judgment on its insurance claims for damaged buildings at the old Islington freezing works site in Christchurch.

New life for stricken bach

New life for stricken bach

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A former family bach in the red-zoned Port Hills will find a new life as sheep shearers' living quarters on far-flung Pitt Island.

Developers asked to include art

Developers asked to include art

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 9:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Developers could be offered incentives to include art works in new developments as part of a scheme to generate work for Christchurch artists.

Gough keen to join advisory group

Gough keen to join advisory group

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 9:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch developer hopes the advisory group overseeing the Government's transition out of Christchurch's recovery will include "more than just politicians".

Subcontractors get greater security

Subcontractors get greater security

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 12:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Law changes will give subcontractors greater security that they will get paid for work done, Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith says.

Stories to tell young women

Stories to tell young women

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Chrissy Irivine is telling it like it is.