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Christchurch rebuild: From recovery to regeneration

Christchurch rebuild: From recovery to 'regeneration'

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 11:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

Last week Prime Minister John Key announced .

Mike Yardley: City Council-led rebuild would be cataclysmic

Mike Yardley: City Council-led rebuild would be 'cataclysmic'

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 7:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: I'm somewhat staggered that so many people were hoping the Prime Minister's big reveal last Thursday would be to hand back full control of Christchurch to the city council.

Major changes to EQC Act proposed

Major changes to EQC Act proposed

Monday, 6 July 2015 4:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurers are backing a proposal for major changes to the Earthquake Commission (EQC) Act.

Tim Smit dreams of an Eden in Christchurch

Tim Smit dreams of an Eden in Christchurch

Friday, 3 July 2015 11:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

On Thursday night at the Canterbury Club, among the worthies and the men in suits, Sir Tim Smit was the scruffiest man in the room in his blue shirt and faded jeans. But he was also the person everyone else had come to hear.

Council claws back rebuild power

Council claws back rebuild power

Friday, 3 July 2015 5:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council clawed back some power from the Government just days before a new plan for Canterbury's earthquake rebuild was released.

Council claws back rebuild power

Council claws back rebuild power

Friday, 3 July 2015 5:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

The city council clawed back some power from the Government just days before a new plan for Canterbury's earthquake rebuild was released.

Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee slates Breathe Urban Village

Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee slates Breathe Urban Village

Friday, 3 July 2015 12:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $30 million urban village planned for central Christchurch "should never have started in the first place", Gerry Brownlee says.

Tales of success and disaster help inspire the rebuild of the Court Theatre

Tales of success and disaster help inspire the rebuild of the Court Theatre

Friday, 3 July 2015 10:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

On a sunny winter's afternoon in central Christchurch, music echoes across an empty place of gravel.

Christchurchs convention centre could be scaled down

Christchurch's convention centre could be scaled down

Thursday, 2 July 2015 11:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new convention centre could be downsized, Prime Minister John Key says.

Fletcher Residential wins $800m Christchurch housing project

Fletcher Residential wins $800m Christchurch housing project

Thursday, 2 July 2015 1:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fletcher Residential will buy land from the Government to develop nearly 1000 townhouses in central Christchurch, Prime Minister John Key has announced.

New legislation to replace Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act

New legislation to replace Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act

Thursday, 2 July 2015 1:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new entity named Regenerate Christchurch will help take over the management of the city's rebuild from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera), Prime Minister John Key has revealed.

Major Christchurch recovery announcements expected

Major Christchurch recovery announcements expected

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 10:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

New power structures for Canterbury's recovery are expected to be revealed on Thursday.

Photos: Christchurch residential red zone

Photos: Christchurch residential red zone

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 2:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

Empty, overgrown sections, broken roads and houses, desolation – welcome to the residential red zones of Christchurch.

Christchurch east frame renaming a waste of resources

Christchurch east frame renaming 'a waste of resources'

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 9:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

An plan to rename a major residential development in central Christchurch has been labelled "disappointing" and "a waste of resources".

East frame renaming disappointing and a waste of resources

East frame renaming 'disappointing' and 'a waste of resources'

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 7:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

An plan to rename a major residential development in central Christchurch has been labelled "disappointing" and "a waste of resources".

East frame renaming disappointing and a waste of resources

East frame renaming 'disappointing' and 'a waste of resources'

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 7:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

An plan to rename a major residential development in central Christchurch has been labelled "disappointing" and "a waste of resources".

Government misses red zone clearance target

Government misses red zone clearance target

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 5:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has missed another deadline for clearing Canterbury's flat land red zones.

Government misses red zone clearance target

Government misses red zone clearance target

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 5:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has missed another deadline for clearing Canterbury's flat land red zones.

Christ Church Cathedral a symbol of negativity

Christ Church Cathedral a 'symbol of negativity'

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

The earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral has become a symbol of everything Christchurch's rebuild should not be about, city councillor Jamie Gough says.

Christ Church Cathedral a symbol of negativity, councillor

Christ Church Cathedral a symbol of 'negativity', councillor

Monday, 29 June 2015 10:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

The earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral has become a symbol of everything Christchurch's rebuild should not be about, city councillor Jamie Gough says.

Government set to reveal new rebuild hierarchy in Christchurch

Government set to reveal new rebuild hierarchy in Christchurch

Monday, 29 June 2015 12:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch should know on Thursday who will be in charge for the remainder of its earthquake rebuild.

New Christchurch rebuild bosses to be revealed

New Christchurch rebuild bosses to be revealed

Monday, 29 June 2015 12:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch should know on Thursday who will be in charge for the remainder of its earthquake rebuild.

New Christchurch rebuild bosses to be revealed

New Christchurch rebuild bosses to be revealed

Monday, 29 June 2015 12:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch should know on Thursday who will be in charge for the remainder of its earthquake rebuild.

Rollerblader captures Christchurch on film prior to ruinous earthquakes

Rollerblader captures Christchurch on film prior to ruinous earthquakes

Sunday, 28 June 2015 11:55 a.m. by MediaStuff

A rollerblader who shot footage of pre-quake Christchurch has posted a video of the city in its unbroken state.

Shands Emporium touches down on Manchester St, Christchurch

Shand's Emporium touches down on Manchester St, Christchurch

Saturday, 27 June 2015 1:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's oldest wooden commercial building was spotted dangling above the central city on Saturday.

Lets talk about the Christchurch rebuild

Let's talk about the Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 26 June 2015 3:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

New home for Perpetual Guardian

New home for Perpetual Guardian

Thursday, 25 June 2015 7:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

Red zoners set for more compo

Red zoners set for more compo

Thursday, 25 June 2015 4:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch red-zoners is set to be fully compensated for their earthquake-damaged properties following a rethink by the Government.

Red zoners get more compo, uninsured miss out

Red zoners get more compo, uninsured miss out

Thursday, 25 June 2015 2:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch red-zoners is set to be fully compensated for their earthquake-damaged properties following a rethink by the Government.

New home for Perpetual Guardian staff after February earthquake destroyed offices and killed work mates

New home for Perpetual Guardian staff after February earthquake destroyed offices and killed work mates

Thursday, 25 June 2015 1:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The staff of trustee company Perpetual Trust have moved to a new office in the city, four and a half years after the February earthquake toppled the Pyne Gould Corporation (PGC) building they were working in and killed work mates.

Quake Outcasts win full compensation, uninsured miss out

Quake Outcasts win full compensation, uninsured miss out

Thursday, 25 June 2015 12:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch red-zoners is set to be fully compensated for their earthquake-damaged properties following a rethink by the Government.

Crown should pay Christchurch Convention Centre cost rise, says developer

Crown should pay Christchurch Convention Centre cost rise, says developer

Thursday, 25 June 2015 9:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government should pick up the tab for any potential convention centre cost increases caused by delays, a developer says.

Christchurchs official earthquake memorial a polarising close second

Christchurch's official earthquake memorial a 'polarising close second'

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 10:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's earthquake memorial design was a "polarising close second" option in public feedback, a report shows.

Development levy in Christchurchs city centre axed

Development levy in Christchurch's city centre axed

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 3:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council will stop collecting development contributions in the central city in a bid to encourage developers to rebuild.

Gerry Brownlee: Southern Response is part ambulance chaser

Gerry Brownlee: Southern Response is part 'ambulance chaser'

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 4:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says a lawsuit against Southern Response over insurance settlement delays is part "ambulance chaser".

Gerry Brownlee: Southern Response lawsuit opportunistic

Gerry Brownlee: Southern Response lawsuit 'opportunistic'

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 4:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says a lawsuit against Southern Response over insurance settlement delays is part "ambulance chaser".

Gerry Brownlee: ambulance chaser element to lawsuit

Gerry Brownlee: 'ambulance chaser' element to lawsuit

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 4:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says a lawsuit against Southern Response over insurance settlement delays is part "ambulance chaser".

City council wants Sydenham church rubble pile cleaned up

City council wants Sydenham church rubble pile cleaned up

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 2:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Frustration over the length of time it is taking to clean up the historic Sydenham Church site could lead the Christchurch City Council to step in.

Insurer offers free legal advice in class action

Insurer offers free legal advice in class action

Monday, 22 June 2015 7:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Southern Response is offering customers free legal advice about a law suit being brought against it over settlement delays.

Eye surgery easy on the eye

Eye surgery easy on the eye

Monday, 22 June 2015 3:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new eye surgery in Christchurch has won a major building award.

Mayor proposes special levy to cover Christchurch earthquake road repairs

Mayor proposes special levy to cover Christchurch earthquake road repairs

Friday, 19 June 2015 8:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ratepayers may have to pay more of the cost of fixing Christchurch's broken roads and pipes as the city council concedes it is unlikely to get more Government funding.

Christchurch netballers angry at metro sport snub

Christchurch netballers angry at metro sport snub

Friday, 19 June 2015 7:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sports organisations have reacted angrily to suggestions the metro sport facility might not need indoor netball courts.

Beck Eleven: Listen to your little inner doctor

Beck Eleven: Listen to your little inner doctor

Friday, 19 June 2015 2:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Be careful. Our winter air contains more than just germs and greeblies. You could also catch happiness.

Car yards suffering from roadworks on Moorhouse Avenue

Car yards suffering from roadworks on Moorhouse Avenue

Friday, 19 June 2015 2:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Car yards on a stretch of Moorhouse Ave are frustrated with hundreds of road cones keeping buyers at bay, hurting sales and threatening jobs.

Christchurchs convention centre highly unlikely to be built by 2018

Christchurch's convention centre 'highly unlikely' to be built by 2018

Thursday, 18 June 2015 6:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's convention centre is "highly unlikely" to be built by 2018 and the metro sports facility site has asbestos issues.

CTV building: Civil engineer cleared

CTV building: Civil engineer cleared

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 11:17 a.m. by MediaHerald

The civil engineer behind the Canterbury Television building which collapsed in the killer 2011 Christchurch earthquake has been cleared of misleading New Zealand's professional engineering body.The Institution of Professional Engineers...

CTV building engineer cleared

CTV building engineer cleared

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 11:17 a.m. by MediaHerald

The civil engineer behind the Canterbury Television building which collapsed in the killer 2011 Christchurch earthquake has been cleared of misleading New Zealand's professional engineering body.The Institution of Professional Engineers...

Alan Reay cleared of CTV building deception claims

Alan Reay cleared of CTV building deception claims

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 10:42 a.m. by MediaStuff

Engineer Alan Reay has escaped sanction after being found not to have mislead an industry body over his links to the Canterbury Television (CTV) building.

Christchurchs Breathe Urban Village delayed

Christchurch's Breathe Urban Village delayed

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction of a major central Christchurch residential development was due to start two months ago, but the developers have not yet applied for building consents.

Cops seize papers in CTV building probe

Cops seize papers in CTV building probe

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Police investigating the 2011 collapse of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building which killed more than 100 people have executed four search warrants.Documents and items of interest were seized, Detective Superintendent Peter...

Cops seize papers in CTV building probe

Cops seize papers in CTV building probe

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Police investigating the 2011 collapse of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building which killed more than 100 people have executed four search warrants.Documents and items of interest were seized, Detective Superintendent Peter...

Westende House in Christchurch to be demolished

Westende House in Christchurch to be demolished

Monday, 15 June 2015 4:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Westende House will be demolished in two weeks.

CTV building: Police seize documents

CTV building: Police seize documents

Monday, 15 June 2015 4:10 p.m. by MediaHerald

Documents and items of interest have been seized by police as part of an investigation into the collapse of the CTV building.Four search warrants, which Detective Superintendent Peter Read says form part of the ongoing investigation,...

Canterbury earthquake repair survey a whitewash

Canterbury earthquake repair survey a 'whitewash'

Monday, 15 June 2015 10:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

A review into the quality of Canterbury's earthquake repairs has been called a "whitewash" after the Government allowed insurers to choose which homes could be looked at.

Property Council award cherry on top for Isaac Theatre Royal restoration

Property Council award 'cherry on top' for Isaac Theatre Royal restoration

Sunday, 14 June 2015 4:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal and three buildings in the Rangi Ruru Girls' School redevelopment have won top prizes in the 2015 Property Council New Zealand and Rider Levett Bucknall Awards.

Demolition of Cathedral Squares Camelot Hotel captured in timelapse

Demolition of Cathedral Square's Camelot Hotel captured in timelapse

Sunday, 14 June 2015 1:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Another icon from Christchurch city's past is almost gone, with the demolition of the Camelot Hotel in Cathedral Square due to finish this week.