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Strengthening begins on Christchurchs McKenzie and Willis facade

Strengthening begins on Christchurch's McKenzie and Willis facade

Friday, 15 May 2015 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Scaffolding went up this week on the McKenzie and Willis facade on Tuam St ahead of demolition of the remnants of the building behind.

Christchurch retail precinct good as done

Christchurch retail precinct 'good as done'

Friday, 15 May 2015 1:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

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Cecile Meier: Memorial design cant please everyone

Cecile Meier: Memorial design can't please everyone

Friday, 15 May 2015 7:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

The quake memorial design announcement this week had me thinking about monuments, grief, and loss.

Earthquake insurers unlikely to meet own settlement deadlines

Earthquake insurers unlikely to meet own settlement deadlines

Friday, 15 May 2015 7:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Insurers scrambling to complete Canterbury earthquake rebuilds and settlements are unlikely to meet self imposed completion targets, the Reserve Bank says.

Memorial design cant please everyone

Memorial design can't please everyone

Thursday, 14 May 2015 3:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

The quake memorial design announcement this week had me thinking about monuments, grief, and loss.

Marble earthquake memorial an ironic choice, says surivor

Marble earthquake memorial an ironic choice, says surivor

Thursday, 14 May 2015 8:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

A marble wall etched with the names of earthquake victim will be a feature of the official Christchurch earthquake memorial.

Business park underway on old tyre factory site

Business park underway on old tyre factory site

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 3:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Several decades after Christchurch-based construction company Luneys built a tyre factory in the city, they are back working on the same site. But this time it is as property developers.

Winning design for Christchurch earthquake memorial revealed

Winning design for Christchurch earthquake memorial revealed

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 2:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

A memorial wall with a bridge over the Avon River and a contemplative space for victims' families has been chosen as Christchurch's earthquake memorial.

Winning design for quake memorial delayed to 2017

Winning design for quake memorial delayed to 2017

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 2:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

A memorial wall with a bridge over the Avon River and a contemplative space for victims' families has been chosen as Christchurch's earthquake memorial.

Migrants still needed for Canterbury rebuild peak

Migrants still needed for Canterbury rebuild peak

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 10:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

New rules should make life easier for extra migrants needed for the peak period of the Canterbury rebuild.

Government relaxes immigration rules to help Christchurch rebuilders

Government relaxes immigration rules to help Christchurch rebuilders

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 4:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has relaxed some immigration rules to allow workers assisting with the Christchurch rebuild to stay longer and move between employers easier.

Lead found on Margaret Mahy playground site

Lead found on Margaret Mahy playground site

Monday, 11 May 2015 8:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hazardous material including lead have been found on the site of a planned multi-million-dollar family playground.

Hawkins Infrastructure ramps up SI business

Hawkins Infrastructure ramps up SI business

Monday, 11 May 2015 10:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hawkins Infrastructure is making inroads into increasing the size of new projects on its books.

Earthquake-prone building assessments fall short, survivor says

Earthquake-prone building assessments fall short, survivor says

Sunday, 10 May 2015 11:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

Changes to the way earthquake-prone structures are assessed do not go far enough to protect people from the most dangerous parts of buildings, earthquake survivor Ann Brower says.

Red tape still boosting home build costs

Red tape still boosting home build costs

Sunday, 10 May 2015 10:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Increased red tape and demand for labour means house construction in Christchurch will get dearer still, industry sources say.

Eastern pool development delayed by indecision

Eastern pool development delayed by indecision

Sunday, 10 May 2015 10:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Development of the $39 million pool facility for Christchurch's eastern suburbs is being delayed because the community cannot agree on the size of the pool.

Christchurch anchor projects delays causes frustration

Christchurch anchor projects delays causes frustration

Friday, 8 May 2015 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury sports enthusiasts and businesses are "hugely disappointed" and frustrated two of Christchurch's major anchor projects will be delayed.

Insurers have lost confidence in "poor" EQC data

Insurers have lost confidence in "poor" EQC data

Friday, 8 May 2015 6:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurers have lost confidence in Earthquake Commission (EQC) data and predictions, an industry source says.

Fletchers to build 191 inner-city homes for Christchurch

Fletchers to build 191 inner-city homes for Christchurch

Friday, 8 May 2015 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Nearly 200 new homes will be built by Fletchers in central Christchurch.

Saving Christchurch Cathedral Square

Saving Christchurch Cathedral Square

Friday, 8 May 2015 1:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ditch Christchurch convention centre, stadium & golf course

Ditch Christchurch convention centre, stadium & golf course

Friday, 8 May 2015 12:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Recently I have been having moments of absolute clarity. Even more than usual. I suppose many public intellectuals have these before they make a huge mistake but bear with me on this.

Talent pool shrinking in Christchurch

Talent pool shrinking in Christchurch

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 11:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Crown still in negotiation with EQC to recover $330m for residential red zone land

Crown still in negotiation with EQC to recover $330m for residential red zone land

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 2:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown is still waiting on an estimated $330 million of insurance recoveries forred zone properties it acquired after the Christchurch earthquakes.

Crown negotiates with EQC to recover $330m for red zone

Crown negotiates with EQC to recover $330m for red zone

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 2:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown is still waiting on an estimated $330 million of insurance recoveries forred zone properties it acquired after the Christchurch earthquakes.

Landlord charges Filipino workers per-bed rent

Landlord charges Filipino workers per-bed rent

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 1:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

A landlord is charging Filipino workers up to $145 a week for a single bed in a seven-bedroom house.

Fletcher Building flags $650m to $690m earnings

Fletcher Building flags $650m to $690m earnings

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Canterbury rebuild's imminent conclusion and business sales will push New Zealand's biggest listed business to make operating earnings of between $650 million to $690 million - the lower end of guidance.

Red zoning destroys Christchurch couples house building dream

Red zoning destroys Christchurch couple's house building dream

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 10:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Aaron Duncan and Sarah Chisnall's dream to build a house on Christchurch's Port Hills was destroyed when their land was red zoned in 2012 and they remain in limbo nearly three years on.

IRD in cashies crackdown

IRD in 'cashies' crackdown

Monday, 4 May 2015 11:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Inland Revenue Department has tagged four parts of Auckland for a 'cashies' tax crackdown that could turn into a national campaign.

Christchurch Bus Interchange reaches new milestone

Christchurch Bus Interchange reaches new milestone

Sunday, 3 May 2015 2:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new bus interchange is one step closer to opening.

Small FY net loss predicted for Tower

Small FY net loss predicted for Tower

Friday, 1 May 2015 2:49 p.m. by MediaHerald

Tower may record a small net loss for the first half after flagging an increase in provisions for Canterbury earthquake claim costs, while saying underlying earnings from its general insurer business grew strongly.

Caution urged over vibrant CBD

Caution urged over 'vibrant' CBD

Friday, 1 May 2015 2:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs to consider its culture when designing its new central business district.

Rebuild must consider culture - researcher

Rebuild must consider culture - researcher

Friday, 1 May 2015 2:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs to consider its culture when designing its new central business district.

Christchurch residents in EQC limbo

Christchurch residents in EQC limbo

Friday, 1 May 2015 1:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Facer family have watched their neighbourhood's houses being demolished and rebuilt over the past four years, patiently waiting for their turn.

Council establishes Development Christchurch

Council establishes Development Christchurch

Thursday, 30 April 2015 6:26 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council today unanimously resolved to establish a development authority funded and operated under Christchurch City Holdings Limited.

Tower shares halted as it reviews Chch provisions

Tower shares halted as it reviews Chch provisions

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:21 a.m. by MediaHerald

Shares of Tower have been halted on the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges, as it reviews its Canterbury provisions and flags a "material impact" ahead of reporting its first-half earnings next month.In its request...

Southern Response class action no win, no fee

Southern Response class action 'no win, no fee'

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 11:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch lawyer is urging disgruntled customers of a major earthquake claims-holder to join "no win, no fee"class action lawsuit.

Live Central a dead duck public campaign

'Live Central' a dead duck public campaign

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 9:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

Contrary to the impression you might get from the television news, plenty seems to be happening in Christchurch's central city.

Rebuild pace extremely disappointing

Rebuild pace 'extremely disappointing'

Friday, 24 April 2015 7:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's slow rebuild is "extremely disappointing" and the city council should bear much of the blame, a prominent business leader says.

Stage one of Christchurch bus interchange due to open next month

Stage one of Christchurch bus interchange due to open next month

Friday, 24 April 2015 5:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

The company building the Christchurch Bus Interchange is boosting its workforce as the deadline to complete stage one looms.

Tower Insurance rebuild programme at full capacity

Tower Insurance rebuild programme 'at full capacity'

Friday, 24 April 2015 1:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tower Insurance appears to be cash-settling remaining earthquake claims customers after its rebuild programme has reached "full capacity".

Contractor numbers cut as EQC home repair programme downsizes

Contractor numbers cut as EQC home repair programme downsizes

Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Major downsizing of the Fletcher-managed earthquake home repair programme staff will not slow progress in its final phase, the company says.

Contractors cut as Fletcher downsizes repair programme

Contractors cut as Fletcher downsizes repair programme

Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Major downsizing of the Fletcher earthquake home repair programme will not slow progress in its final phase, the company says.

Contractors cut as Fletcher repair programme downsizes

Contractors cut as Fletcher repair programme downsizes

Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Major downsizing of Fletcher earthquake home repair programme staff will not slow progress in its final phase, the company says.

Re:Start mall in Christchurch may stay another 10 years

Re:Start mall in Christchurch may stay another 10 years

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 9:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's pop-up container mall could become a long-term fixture in the central city.

Ludicrous red tape delaying Christchurch rebuild

'Ludicrous' red tape delaying Christchurch rebuild

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developers say "ludicrous" rules are delaying the city's rebuild.

Rent-a-desk shared offices to open in Christchurch art deco building

Rent-a-desk shared offices to open in Christchurch art deco building

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 3:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

A restored heritage building will play host to an office collective.

Convention centre location a mistake

Convention centre location a 'mistake'

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 4:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Putting a convention centre in the middle of Christchurch's city centre is a mistake,  says.

Christchurch Convention Centre location a mistake

Christchurch Convention Centre location a 'mistake'

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 4:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Putting a convention centre in the middle of Christchurch's city centre is a mistake, says.

Is investor confidence waning in Christchurch?

Is investor confidence waning in Christchurch?

Monday, 20 April 2015 5:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cracks are showing in the development of Christchurch's CBD, with key projects stalled or abandoned, investor confidence hitting dramatic lows, and completed buildings struggling to find tenants.

Will $50 million fix Lancaster Park?

Will $50 million fix Lancaster Park?

Saturday, 18 April 2015 9:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

Ernst and Young to anchor Ngai Tahu development.

Ernst and Young to anchor Ngai Tahu development.

Saturday, 18 April 2015 8:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

Ernst and Young is moving back to the central city as an anchor tenant in Ngai Tahu's latest CBD development.

Will $50 million fix it?

Will $50 million fix it?

Friday, 17 April 2015 10:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Family have a home after four winters in garage

Family have a home after four winters in garage

Thursday, 16 April 2015 9:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch family finally have a home afters pending four winters in a garage because ofinsurance delays.

CTV News Story - Ngai Tahu Plans

CTV News Story - Ngai Tahu Plans

Thursday, 16 April 2015 6:57 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

John Key opens Tait Communications building

John Key opens Tait Communications building

Thursday, 16 April 2015 5:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prime Minister John Key says Christchurch is facing  "two steps forward, one step back," in its slow journey toward recovery.

Government continues to back central city

Government continues to back central city

Thursday, 16 April 2015 3:23 p.m. by GovtBeehive

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$150m-plus development for Christchurch river front

$150m-plus development for Christchurch river front

Thursday, 16 April 2015 11:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $150 million-plus office and apartment complex around a central square will be built to replace Christchurch's old police headquarters and King Edward barracks.