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Council drops action over undervalued assets

Council drops action over undervalued assets

Monday, 14 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council staff and councillors are at odds over claims crucial council assets were undervalued before the earthquakes.

From community space to (de)construction site

From community space to (de)construction site

Saturday, 12 April 2014 8:46 p.m. by GapFiller

The week has passed quickly amidst the virtually non-stop drizzle. It’s just so very autumnal here on site at present. Last April, we still had events on most evenings and the days were mostly fine, cold nights though. It’s kind of fitting that the weather is like it is as we take apart this most wonderful of projects. We’ve had a small crew of volunteers on site each day, ranging from 3 – 7 people mostly. It’s a good amount.

Saving a sense of history

Saving a sense of history

Saturday, 12 April 2014 1:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

A white plastic burial shroud encases the demolition-ready Majestic theatre.

Two days into the Pavilion Deconstruction…

Two days into the Pavilion Deconstruction…

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 5:16 p.m. by GapFiller

Well, we’ve started. There’s no going back now. 

Christchurchs Pallet Pavilion comes down

Christchurch's Pallet Pavilion comes down

Sunday, 6 April 2014 4:06 p.m. by Media3News

A temporary performance space built from pallets by volunteers after the Christchurch earthquakes is being taken apart.

Archbishop of York backs demolishing Christchurch Cathedral

Archbishop of York backs demolishing Christchurch Cathedral

Thursday, 27 March 2014 4:51 p.m. by Media3News

The second most powerful Anglican in the world has swung in behind the local church's bid to demolish the Christchurch Cathedral.

Protest against demolition of Majestic Theatre

Protest against demolition of Majestic Theatre

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:16 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch heritage protesters march to save theatre

Christchurch heritage protesters march to save theatre

Thursday, 20 March 2014 7:50 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch heritage advocates will be out in force again today in an effort to save the Majestic Theatre.

Demolition rate to ramp up next month

Demolition rate to ramp up next month

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Demolition of the residential red zone needs to accelerate so all homes on the flat land can be cleared by the end-of-year target.

Only half of red-zone homes demolished

Only half of red-zone homes demolished

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition of the residential red zone needs to accelerate so all homes on the flat land can be cleared by the end-of-year target.

Anglicans tell Peters to butt out

Anglicans tell Peters to butt out

Sunday, 16 March 2014 2:46 p.m. by Media3News

The Anglican Church is reminding Winston Peters that ChristChurch Cathedral is its property and should not be part of talks to form a government.

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.

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.

Time to revive forgotten theatre

Time to revive forgotten theatre

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

Quake demolition costs examined

Quake demolition costs examined

Monday, 24 February 2014 7:37 a.m. by Media3News

 

Feasible to repair and strengthen heritage buildings says UC architectural historian

Feasible to repair and strengthen heritage buildings says UC architectural historian

Sunday, 23 February 2014 9:57 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

There could have been a different outcome for heritage and for Christchurch if there had been a recognition early on that it was feasible to repair and strengthen many heritage buildings than has been the case, a University of Canterbury (UC) architectural historian says.  

Dorothy Haywood: Sydenham Building

Dorothy Haywood: Sydenham Building

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 12:14 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Sydenham Heritage Trust Chairperson, Dorothy Haywood talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the site of the rubble on the corner of Brougham and Colombo Streets.

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".

Firms pack up as $90m boom ends

Firms pack up as $90m boom ends

Monday, 10 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

At its peak, an estimated 150 demolition companies vied for business in the city but as demolition is slowly replaced by construction, many are leaving or diversifying to pursue other projects.

Hope for honest compromise over cathedral

Hope for honest compromise over cathedral

Friday, 7 February 2014 11:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Trust southern general manager Rob Hall said groups in favour of the cathedral's restoration had signalled they were prepared to talk about a "compromise solution".

Rethinking the demolition of a house

Rethinking the demolition of a house

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

Creatives were summoned last week to transform all of the materials from a demolished red-zoned house in Christchurch into ''beautiful objects of use''.

Recovery milestone reached today with final flat land red zone settlements

Recovery milestone reached today with final flat land red zone settlements

Friday, 31 January 2014 7:58 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

As the final settlement day is reached for flat land residential red zone property owners, a significant milestone can be marked in the recovery, says the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton.

Dust a post-earthquake hazard

Dust a post-earthquake hazard

Monday, 27 January 2014 10:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Heritage holdups frustrate

Heritage holdups frustrate

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Council hands tied over Centennial Pool site

Council hands tied over Centennial Pool site

Saturday, 18 January 2014 12:18 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council considered a report on the sale of the Centennial Pool site to the Crown at its final meeting last year.

Three weeks until final settlement day for properties in Red Zones flat land

Three weeks until final settlement day for properties in Red Zone's flat land

Thursday, 9 January 2014 3:41 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

With the final settlement date for properties in the Residential Red Zone flat land area now just three weeks away, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is continuing to assist homeowners with their move out of the earthquake damaged areas.

Majestic Theatre to be demolished

Majestic Theatre to be demolished

Sunday, 8 December 2013 3:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

About 100 buildings are left to be demolished in Christchurch's central city.

Workers warned on asbestos

Workers warned on asbestos

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of rebuild workers have been given a grim wake-up call in a bid to avoid a legacy of danger and asbestos-related deaths.

Hopes remain on Cathedral

Hopes remain on Cathedral

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Bishop Victoria Matthews is relieved the Supreme Court has rejected an appeal to preserve the Christchurch Cathedral.

Haunting sculpture emerges from rubble

Haunting sculpture emerges from rubble

Saturday, 30 November 2013 9:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

Shilton and Brown Demolition did not aim for a haunting sculpture when demolishing the former Telecom building between Hereford and Worcester streets.

Curtain call for the Ministry Night Club in Lichfield Street…..

Curtain call for the Ministry Night Club in Lichfield Street…..

Thursday, 28 November 2013 4:04 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

 

Joint approach to increase Residential Red Zone clearances

Joint approach to increase Residential Red Zone clearances

Thursday, 28 November 2013 9:05 a.m. by GovtCera

A new co-ordinated approach between private insurers, the Earthquake Commission and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority will ensure Crown-owned properties in the residential red zoned flat land are cleared by the end of next year.

EPMU calls for tighter rules on asbestos

EPMU calls for tighter rules on asbestos

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 5:03 p.m. by PRNews

Christchurch rebuild workers and their families should not be put at risk of serious illness due to exposure to asbestos, says EPMU Construction, the union for construction workers.

Denials over hospital asbestos exposure

Denials over hospital asbestos exposure

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 1:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

he Canterbury District Health Board and Christchurch firm Goleman Ltd entered not guilty pleasto two asbestos-related charges in the Christchurch District Court today

CHRISTCHURCH CENTRAL DEVELOPMENT UNIT Market Update 22 November 2013

CHRISTCHURCH CENTRAL DEVELOPMENT UNIT Market Update 22 November 2013

Sunday, 24 November 2013 11:42 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are being sought from experienced developers wanting to take advantage of the huge commercial opportunities available with Christchurch’s new Bus Interchange and wider Precinct.

Central Library Tuam Closes

Central Library Tuam Closes

Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:29 a.m. by GovtCCC

Central Library Tuam will issue its last book on Friday 1 November when it closes to make way for the new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.

Urgent demolition of collapsed building ordered

Urgent demolition of collapsed building ordered

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 1:30 p.m. by Media3News

An urgent demolition order has been issued to the owners of the collapsed Copthorne Hotel in Christchurch.

 

The 10-storey hotel on Victoria Square suddenly pancaked during demolition on Saturday and just two sides of the building remain standing.

 

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) today issued the hotel's owners with a section ...

Work stops after Chch hotel collapses

Work stops after Chch hotel collapses

Sunday, 29 September 2013 1:44 p.m. by Media3News

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is investigating after Christchurch's Copthorne Hotel partially collapsed during demolition work.
 


 

224 quake-prone buildings closed at short notice

224 quake-prone buildings closed at short notice

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 1:58 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Chch demolitions nearing end

Chch demolitions nearing end

Sunday, 8 September 2013 11:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is 108 buildings away from the end of the demolition phase in the city.

Architect welcomes council decision to save Christchurch Town Hall

Architect welcomes council decision to save Christchurch Town Hall

Thursday, 29 August 2013 7:06 p.m. by MediaOneNews

The architect of Christchurch Town Hall says he is thrilled at the decision to save the quake damaged building.

Christchurch Town Hall update August 2013

Christchurch Town Hall update August 2013

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 6:52 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Council debates saving Chch Town Hall

Council debates saving Chch Town Hall

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 5:06 p.m. by Media3News

Council considering Town Hall restoration options

Council considering Town Hall restoration options

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 11:08 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Council considers Town Hall restoration options

Council considers Town Hall restoration options

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 11:08 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Demolition waste dumping not tolerated, record penalty imposed

Demolition waste dumping not tolerated, record penalty imposed

Monday, 15 July 2013 5:42 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Environment Canterbury today welcomed penalties of more than $150,000 in a Christchurch demolition waste dumping case following the February 2011 earthquake.

Victoria Apartments to be bowled

Victoria Apartments to be bowled

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 11:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

One of Christchurch's few remaining high-rise apartment blocks will be demolished this year, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has confirmed.

Town Hall should go - Gerry Brownlee

Town Hall should go - Gerry Brownlee

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has declared his hand over the fate of the town hall, saying the damaged complex is outdated indicating it should go.

More funding for red zone hazardous waste disposal

More funding for red zone hazardous waste disposal

Friday, 7 June 2013 11:30 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Amy Adams | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Cathedral decision on hold

Cathedral decision on hold

Friday, 7 June 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Anglican Church's property trustees have decided to delay any further decision on the future of the Christ Church Cathedral.

Millennium Hotel repairable, says hotelier

Millennium Hotel repairable, says hotelier

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 8:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels NZ's potential multimillion-dollar project to repair the Millennium Hotel Christchurch in Cathedral Square remains on hold.

Christchurch asbestos hazard worries CTU

Christchurch asbestos hazard worries CTU

Monday, 27 May 2013 2:03 p.m. by Media3News

 

New Views on New Regent St

New Views on New Regent St

Monday, 27 May 2013 11:27 a.m. by MediaThePress

Visitors to a popular central city precinct now have an unobstructed view of the Avon River.

Work continues on dangerous Chch house

Work continues on dangerous Chch house

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:41 a.m. by Media3News

 

Chch house teeters on edge of cliff

Chch house teeters on edge of cliff

Monday, 20 May 2013 3:24 p.m. by Media3News

Officials have blocked off a Christchurch road amid fears a quake-damaged house will fall over a cliff onto motorists.

BNZ destruction resumes

BNZ destruction resumes

Monday, 20 May 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Cantabs get their city back next month

Cantabs get their city back next month

Friday, 17 May 2013 6:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Mark the date: Friday, June 28, at 3pm.

Christchurchs ever-changing cityscape

Christchurch's ever-changing cityscape

Friday, 17 May 2013 5:03 p.m. by Media3News

 

Residential red zone demolition full steam ahead

Residential red zone demolition full steam ahead

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:39 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Hundreds watch as bank building bowled

Hundreds watch as bank building bowled

Sunday, 28 April 2013 1:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

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