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Residents share safety concerns over 18-month Christchurch roadworks project

Residents share safety concerns over 18-month Christchurch roadworks project

Friday, 19 January 2018 6:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Eighteen months of roadworks has begun on one of Christchurch's major arterial roads, leaving residents concerned about the safety of children and pedestrians.

Taxpayer grant gets repairs started at Canterburys quake-damaged Hurunui Hotel

Taxpayer grant gets repairs started at Canterbury's quake-damaged Hurunui Hotel

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 6:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

The owners of North Canterbury's quake-damaged Hurunui Hotel say they will start repairs "first thing Monday" after receiving a $132,500 taxpayer heritage grant.

Temporary post-quake housing for sale in Christchurch

Temporary post-quake housing for sale in Christchurch

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 5:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is selling off about $12 million of temporary earthquake housing in Christchurch.

Repairs confirmed for historic former Post Office building in Christchurch

Repairs confirmed for historic former Post Office building in Christchurch

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 2:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cathedral Square's oldest building, Christchurch's old chief post office, could become a hospitality hub.

Queenstown fans grasp new techniques at ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

Queenstown fans grasp new techniques at ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

Monday, 15 January 2018 4:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

Queenstown cricket players are learning new tricks from the sport's young elite as they watch the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup game.

Owner of Cathedral Squares Old Post Office building fires up at council road blocks

Owner of Cathedral Square's Old Post Office building fires up at council 'road blocks'

Friday, 12 January 2018 6:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The owner of Cathedral Square's historic Old Post Office has hit out at city council redevelopment "road blocks".

Future Outlook: Purpose-built canopy for Rāwhiti Domain sports courts

Future Outlook: Purpose-built canopy for Rāwhiti Domain sports courts

Tuesday, 9 January 2018 8:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plans are under way for an all-weather outdoor sports facility in east Christchurch's Rāwhiti Domain.

Q&A: What it was like to report on a NZ disaster

Q&A: What it was like to report on a NZ disaster

Tuesday, 9 January 2018 11:26 a.m. by MediaHerald

Veteran science journalist Paul Gorman, now assistant editor at the Otago Daily Times , has recounted his experiences reporting on the Canterbury earthquakes in a new book. Portacom City: Reporting on the Christchurch and Kaikoura...

Mike Yardley: Challenges still ahead for Christchurchs post-earthquake rebuild

Mike Yardley: Challenges still ahead for Christchurch's post-earthquake rebuild

Tuesday, 9 January 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

As the central city's incremental reconstruction prepares to enter its 8th post-quake year, the with some highly anticipated milestones.

Empty central Christchurch sites cover land three times the size of Botanic Gardens

Empty central Christchurch sites cover land three times the size of Botanic Gardens

Monday, 8 January 2018 9:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Empty sites in central Christchurch cover land about three times the size of the Botanic Gardens.

New technology updates Lytteltons rare 19th century timeball

New technology updates Lyttelton's rare 19th century timeball

Monday, 8 January 2018 8:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Twenty-first century technology will operate the rebuilt 19th century Lyttelton timeball tower when it is back in action in April.

Nelson couple rebuild home with materials salvaged from red-zoned cottage

Nelson couple rebuild home with materials salvaged from red-zoned cottage

Sunday, 7 January 2018 8:21 p.m. by MediaStuff

Four years after dismantling their red-zoned cottage in Christchurch, Alison Locke and Mike Moss have rebuilt their home at the base of the Grampians.

Multi-million dollar big ticket developments to open in Christchurch in 2018

Multi-million dollar big ticket developments to open in Christchurch in 2018

Monday, 1 January 2018 9:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch residents and visitors will be able to enjoy new riverside bars, central city cinemas, a farmers' market, a new swimming pool complex, and a new library in 2018.

Roadworks mayhem: Christchurch publicans angry about being marooned by roadworks

Roadworks mayhem: Christchurch publicans angry about being marooned by roadworks

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 4:47 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The operator of Christchurch's historic Pegasus Arms pub is worried plans to virtually fence it off during roadworks will kill business.

Property owners frustrated at shuttered shops on Christchurchs New Regent St

Property owners frustrated at shuttered shops on Christchurch's New Regent St

Tuesday, 26 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Boarded up shops on Christchurch's New Regent St are a "disgrace" and slowing business in the area, local owners say.

Canterbury schools take on nearly 1900 more students in 2017

Canterbury schools take on nearly 1900 more students in 2017

Tuesday, 26 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury schools have enrolled nearly 1900 more students this year than in 2016, outstripping growth elsewhere in New Zealand.

Canterbury schools take on nearly 1900 more students in 2017

Canterbury schools take on nearly 1900 more students in 2017

Tuesday, 26 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury schools have enrolled nearly 1900 more students this year than in 2016, outstripping growth elsewhere in New Zealand.

Rebuilt QEII Recreation and Sport Centre six months away

Rebuilt QEII Recreation and Sport Centre six months away

Monday, 25 December 2017 6:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new multimillion-dollar QEII Recreation and Sport Centre will produce chlorine for the city's pools on site.

Christchurchs Victoria square to reopen in March

Christchurch's Victoria square to reopen in March

Monday, 25 December 2017 3:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Crews revamping Christchurch's Victoria Square are working through the Christmas break to meet a March deadline.

More Christchurch venues hungry for a slice of the hospitality pie

More Christchurch venues hungry for a slice of the hospitality pie

Friday, 22 December 2017 6:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Increasing appetites for eating and drinking out has fuelled a cafe, bar and restaurant boom in Christchurch.

Rebuilt central Christchurch church open just in time for Christmas Day

Rebuilt central Christchurch church open just in time for Christmas Day

Friday, 22 December 2017 6:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

For the first time since the earthquakes, the congregation of the Oxford Terrace Baptist Church will celebrate Christmas under their own roof.

New Christ Church Cathedral restoration trust appointed

New Christ Church Cathedral restoration trust appointed

Friday, 22 December 2017 5:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

The trustees that will oversee restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral have been appointed by Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods.

Public to have say on EQC inquiry into Christchurch earthquake response

Public to have say on EQC inquiry into Christchurch earthquake response

Friday, 22 December 2017 3:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians are being called on to provide direction for an inquiry into the Earthquake Commission (EQC), as the Government works urgently on new mechanisms to settle outstanding claims.

Just under $900,000 spent on Cathedral Square, but building owner very disappointed with progress

Just under $900,000 spent on Cathedral Square, but building owner 'very disappointed' with progress

Thursday, 21 December 2017 7:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Regenerate Christchurch's Cathedral Square spending is closing in on $1 million, but the rebuild agency cannot say when redevelopment work will start.

The battle of Christchurchs proposed red zone lakes

The battle of Christchurch's proposed red zone lakes

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Algal blooms could prove troublesome for proposed flatwater lakes in the Christchurch red zone, but advocates are adamant they can be managed.

Christ Church Cathedral restoration bill passes in Parliament

Christ Church Cathedral restoration bill passes in Parliament

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 6:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

A bill designed to fast-track restoration of the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral has passed into law.

More cash sought to improve Christchurchs weak major events portfolio

More cash sought to improve Christchurch's 'weak' major events portfolio

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 7:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has a "weak" major events portfolio, which will not change with existing funding levels, ChristchurchNZ says.

Mid-century Christchurch office building gets $900,000 heritage grant from city council

Mid-century Christchurch office building gets $900,000 heritage grant from city council

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 7:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

A late 1950s office building in central Christchurch will be restored and turned into a hotel with the help of a ratepayer grant.

Future Outlook: A socially-conscious car park opens in central Christchurch

Future Outlook: A socially-conscious car park opens in central Christchurch

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 3:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sick of chaotic, choka-block city car parks? A social initiative is attempting to change the way people park in town.

Feedback on Christchurch red zone supports ecological restoration

Feedback on Christchurch red zone supports ecological restoration

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 3:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Feedback on the future of Christchurch's red zone shows clear support for turning much of the area back to nature, but mixed support for re-establishing houses on the earthquake-damaged land.

Two steps forward, one step back for Christchurch in annual review

Two steps forward, one step back for Christchurch in annual review

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 7:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

The home-straight charge into Christmas has become my personal marker on the city centre's incremental post-quake renaissance.

Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods calls for timeline on outstanding insurance claims

Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods calls for timeline on outstanding insurance claims

Monday, 18 December 2017 8:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The MP in charge of Christchurch's earthquake recovery has put the pressure on to get outstanding insurance claims settled.

CTV families demand law changes to stop people "getting away with murder"

CTV families demand law changes to stop people "getting away with murder"

Sunday, 17 December 2017 8:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

Families fighting for justice for the victims of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse have demanded changes in the law to close up "cracks" they say have allowed people to "get away with murder".

Christchurch woman stuck with massive unstable hillside

Christchurch woman stuck with 'massive unstable hillside'

Sunday, 17 December 2017 7:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch woman cried after a contractor she trusted dug up her hillside section, allegedly leaving it unstable and requiring more than $100,000 in works to remediate.

Fences to come down on public park in central Christchurch east frame

Fences to come down on public park in central Christchurch east frame

Sunday, 17 December 2017 1:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Housing in Christchurch's east frame may still be a way off, but the $30 million public space inside it is about to open.

EQC pays motel bill for pensioner with bungled repair

EQC pays motel bill for pensioner with bungled repair

Thursday, 14 December 2017 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Elderly Christchurch homeowner Ivy Solomon has been saved the ordeal of sleeping in her car after the Earthquake Commission (EQC) paid her temporary accommodation bill.

New Brighton Pier gets a difficult fix

New Brighton Pier gets a difficult fix

Thursday, 14 December 2017 5:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Imagine a job that requires working at heights, in a tiny space, under the sea, where you can only escape by being reeled out by someone else.

EQC bungles could force elderly Christchurch woman to sleep in car

EQC bungles could force elderly Christchurch woman to sleep in car

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 7:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

An elderly Christchurch homeowner is facing living in her car because the Earthquake Commission (EQC) keeps losing her information and has not paid her temporary accommodation bill.

Does Airbnb have potential to change social fabric of Christchurch rebuild?

Does Airbnb have potential to change social fabric of Christchurch rebuild?

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 10:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

Concern has been raised that the Christchurch inner-city rebuild could see a repeat of an Airbnb problem seen in Queenstown and many major tourist cities overseas, including Barcelona.

More delays mean The Terrace will open in 2018

More delays mean The Terrace will open in 2018

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 7:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Bars and restaurants on Christchurch's new The Terrace hospitality strip will open next year, dashing hopes of a pre-Christmas launch.

New video reveals the ravaged interior of the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral

New video reveals the ravaged interior of the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 5:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The eerie world inside one of Christchurch's most famous earthquake-ravaged buildings is showcased in new video footage from the Christ Church Cathedral.

Council should ignore consultation results and give Cathedral restoration $10 million

Council should ignore consultation results and give Cathedral restoration $10 million

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Just when we dared hope that the future of Christ Church Cathedral had been settled, we find that might not be the case. A thousand submissions to the Christchurch City Council has suggested that most people don't want ratepayer funds to go towards the restoration project.

Taliban more trustworthy than Southern Response, Kiwi Afghanistan veteran claims

Taliban more trustworthy than Southern Response, Kiwi Afghanistan veteran claims

Sunday, 10 December 2017 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response is less trustworthy than the Afghan Taliban, says a former United Nations worker who negotiated with the militant regime and is now locked in an insurance battle in Christchurch.

Emotional protest over CTV decision in Christchurch

Emotional protest over CTV decision in Christchurch

Sunday, 10 December 2017 4:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

Family and friends of Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse victims say they owe it to their lost loved ones to keep asking for justice and accountability over the tragedy.

Afghan refugee rebuilding Christchurch the luckiest man

Afghan refugee rebuilding Christchurch the 'luckiest man'

Saturday, 9 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

To Afghan refugee Ali Mohammad Haidari, New Zealand is the lucky country which opened its doors to him and his family during their darkest hour. Now he considers himself to be the "luckiest" man.

Christchurch red zone riverside plan not due for another year

Christchurch red zone riverside plan not due for another year

Thursday, 7 December 2017 6:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

It will be almost another year before plans for Christchurch's riverside red-zoned land are ready for approval.

New Brighton Pier earthquake repairs nearing completion

New Brighton Pier earthquake repairs nearing completion

Thursday, 7 December 2017 6:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake repairs to New Brighton Pier are nearing completion.

Crown may need to bail out EQC as funds exhausted by November 2016 earthquake

Crown may need to bail out EQC as funds exhausted by November 2016 earthquake

Thursday, 7 December 2017 4:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) may need a Crown bailout as its funds have been exhausted by the November 2016 earthquake.

Submissions open for Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Bill

Submissions open for Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Bill

Thursday, 7 December 2017 2:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

The public have three days to have their say on a piece of urgent legislation designed to fast-track the rebuild of the Christ Church Cathedral in Christchurch.

Helping the Christchurch rebuild lifts the whole South Island

Helping the Christchurch rebuild lifts the whole South Island

Thursday, 7 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The new government is right to be worried about regional development. And new ChristchurchNZ chief executive Joanna Norris is right to be of Christchurch.

Government support essential to complete Christchurchs rebuild at pace

Government support essential to complete Christchurch's rebuild at pace

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government's signalled commitment to faster, concrete progress for the ongoing rebuild is good news for Christchurch and its residents.

ChristchurchNZ boss sounds alarm on anchor projects pace

ChristchurchNZ boss sounds alarm on anchor projects pace

Tuesday, 5 December 2017 8:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has been warned – finish Christchurch's anchor projects "with pace" or the city will suffer.

Urgent Christchurch Cathedral legislation to be introduced to Parliament

Urgent Christchurch Cathedral legislation to be introduced to Parliament

Monday, 4 December 2017 6:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Urgent legislation to get the Christ Church Cathedral rebuild under way will be introduced to Parliament this week, the Government has confirmed.