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Skinning, crazy people and underwear racing at Queenstown Winter Festival

Skinning, 'crazy people' and underwear racing at Queenstown Winter Festival

Sunday, 26 June 2016 3:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

Dozens of "skinners" greeted the dawn from the top of the Remarkables on Saturday as part of the Queenstown Winter Festival.

Developers legal challenge symptom of available city space, expert says

Developers' legal challenge 'symptom' of available city space, expert says

Friday, 24 June 2016 6:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central city blueprint is "in tatters", a property expert says, as a legal dispute between powerful developers and businessmen erupts.

Countdown harnessing the skills of older workers

Countdown harnessing the skills of older workers

Friday, 24 June 2016 11:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealand ranks among the top OECD countries in supporting older workers like supermarket manager Maria Blair.

Christchurch development figures start new company, launch High Court proceedings

Christchurch development figures start new company, launch High Court proceedings

Thursday, 23 June 2016 8:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A group of Christchurch's most powerful development figures have joined forces to mount a legal challenge against the city council and the company behind the $50 million McKenzie and Willis redevelopment.

Riverbank terraces officially opened in central Christchurch

Riverbank terraces officially opened in central Christchurch

Thursday, 23 June 2016 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Kapiti Coast-based poet Apirana Taylor got a thrill seeing the public lunching on the Avon riverbank in Christchurch.

Christchurch rebuild in fight for resources against booming North Island centres

Christchurch rebuild in fight for resources against booming North Island centres

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 10:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Delays in the Christchurch rebuild mean the city is now fighting for investment and resources against booming North Island cities, particularly Auckland, a new report says.

Canterbury Insurance Assistance Service forced to put operations on hold

Canterbury Insurance Assistance Service forced to put operations on hold

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 7:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

An insurance advocacy service for Christchurch's earthquake-hit homeowners can no longer afford to pay staff wages and has been forced to put its operations on hold.

Everyone stays mum on future of quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral

Everyone stays mum on future of quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 1:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Government ministers, campaigners and Anglican leaders are staying silent on the future of the Christ Church Cathedral, months after an announcement on the quake-damaged building was expected.

Earthquake legislation used to fast track development in Southshore and Papanui

Earthquake legislation used to fast track development in Southshore and Papanui

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 6:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

New earthquake legislation will be used to fast track development in two parts of Christchurch.

Sculpture unearthed after five years under rubble donated to Canterbury Museum

Sculpture unearthed after five years under rubble donated to Canterbury Museum

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 4:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

A sculpture that fell off a cliff in the June 2011 Christchurch earthquakes and lay under rubble for five years has been donated to the Canterbury Museum.

Strong demand for earthquake insurance service continues

'Strong demand' for earthquake insurance service continues

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 1:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

An insurance service for Christchurch earthquake claimants has asked for more money as "strong demand" from homeowners continues.

Christchurch homeowner jumping through hoops to sell written-off house

Christchurch homeowner jumping through 'hoops' to sell written-off house

Monday, 20 June 2016 4:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Trevor Lyttle just wants to sell his "broken" Christchurch home and get on with his life.

Christchurch landmarks and history inspire new laneway names

Christchurch landmarks and history inspire new laneway names

Monday, 20 June 2016 3:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians could soon be taking a stroll down Memory Lane.

Stunning restoration of Arts Centres Great Hall on display

'Stunning' restoration of Arts Centre's Great Hall on display

Saturday, 18 June 2016 5:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Great Hall at Christchurch's Arts Centre has opened its doors to reveal an "absolutely stunning" restoration.

SOL Square court battle continues as former Christchurch hotspot rots away

SOL Square court battle continues as former Christchurch hotspot rots away

Saturday, 18 June 2016 4:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

The owner of SOL Square remains locked in a multimillion-dollar court battle as the once bustling complex rots, despite interest from potential developers.

Story of a street: A snapshot of the earthquake recovery in Christchurch

Story of a street: A snapshot of the earthquake recovery in Christchurch

Friday, 17 June 2016 9:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Getting there is a mission in itself. John Patterson, the energetic 80-year-old organiser of Parklands' Older Generation Forum, apologises.

East frame community will be a NZ first

East frame community will be a NZ first

Friday, 17 June 2016 7:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's east frame housing development will be a green rated community â€“ a New Zealand first.

Civic Assurances director fee hike voted down for second time in three years

Civic Assurance's director fee hike voted down for second time in three years

Friday, 17 June 2016 4:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tony Marryatt should offer his resignation over Civic Assurance's failed bid to hike its directors fees, an elected councillor says.

Councils vote down Civic Assurance push for 15 per cent director fee hike

Councils vote down Civic Assurance push for 15 per cent director fee hike

Friday, 17 June 2016 12:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

A cash-strapped council insurer's bid to increase its directors fees has been rejected by councils across New Zealand.

New Regenerate Christchurch chief promises red zone action - but not until September

New Regenerate Christchurch chief promises red zone action - but not until September

Thursday, 16 June 2016 6:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Public debate on the future of Christchurch's red zone is not set to start until September – a full six years after the earthquakes began.

Gerry Brownlee hints at rising EQC premiums while promoting insurance cover to Australia

Gerry Brownlee hints at rising EQC premiums while promoting insurance cover to Australia

Thursday, 16 June 2016 1:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee has signalled rising Earthquake Commission (EQC) premiums during an interview with Australian media.

Former Cera manager chosen as chief executive of Regenerate Christchurch

Former Cera manager chosen as chief executive of Regenerate Christchurch

Thursday, 16 June 2016 10:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

A former manager at the now-defunct Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) will head the city's new recovery agency.

New gadgets light up Christchurchs Bridge of Remembrance

New gadgets light up Christchurch's Bridge of Remembrance

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

New multi-coloured lights were tested for the first time at Christchurch's restored Bridge of Remembrance on Tuesday night.

Church Bay residents unite to restore jetty

Church Bay residents unite to restore jetty

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 4:46 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Manpower and determination will be the saviours of Church Bay jetty, with restoration work on the historic structure in Lyttelton Harbour continuing into the cold of winter.

Tables turned on suburban office landlords

Tables turned on suburban office landlords

Monday, 13 June 2016 7:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's suburban office landlords are slashing rents by up to a quarter as tenants return to the central city.

Work on Christchurch sports facility site to start in a matter of months

Work on Christchurch sports facility site to start in a matter of months

Monday, 13 June 2016 6:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The start of work on Christchurch's $300 million metro sports facility is in sight with initial work at the giant section to start around October, Otakaro Limited confirmed on Monday.

Frozen squatters shelter in Christchurchs derelict buildings

Frozen squatters shelter in Christchurch's derelict buildings

Monday, 13 June 2016 6:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

Squatters are heading into Christchurch's empty buildings for the winter, costing property owners big bucks in security.

Christchurch earthquake victim in court

Christchurch earthquake victim in court

Monday, 13 June 2016 4:41 p.m. by MediaHerald

A man who lost his five-week-old daughter and partner in the Christchurch earthquake has been sentenced for indecent assault and a charge under the new cyberbullying law.Glenn William Prattley, 32, last week appeared in the Ashburton...

Mike Yardley: Complaints about lowered Christchurch CBD speed limit tiresome

Mike Yardley: Complaints about lowered Christchurch CBD speed limit tiresome

Monday, 13 June 2016 7:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Worcester Boulevard is about to become a reinvigorated civic beacon, and a historic statement of achievement in post-quake Christchurch.

Probe fails to establish source of asbestos on familys $800k Christchurch property

Probe fails to establish source of asbestos on family's $800k Christchurch property

Sunday, 12 June 2016 6:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

How an upmarket $800,000 Christchurch section became riddled with asbestos remains a mystery after a multi-agency probe failed to establish the contamination's source.

Christchurchs award-winning copper buildings deadly to river life

Christchurch's award-winning copper buildings deadly to river life

Friday, 10 June 2016 7:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Pretty but poisonous – the shiny metal facades so admired in the Christchurch rebuild have been reclassified as an environmental pest.

Niagara Falls hits couples home after botched quake repair

'Niagara Falls' hits couple's home after botched quake repair

Friday, 10 June 2016 4:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Bob Free could not believe his eyes as water streamed through the rangehood, HRV system, chimney and light fittings of his supposedly repaired Christchurch home.

Architects as ethical developers

Architects as ethical developers

Friday, 10 June 2016 9:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurchs historic McLeans Mansion faces new threat

Christchurch's historic McLean's Mansion faces new threat

Thursday, 9 June 2016 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's historic McLean's Mansion is again facing the prospect of demolition, despite hopes a new owner could restore it.

Council staff burnt out by District Plan review - Lianne Dalziel

Council staff 'burnt out' by District Plan review - Lianne Dalziel

Thursday, 9 June 2016 4:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has taken aim at the Government for forcing a review of the city's planning rules.

Remedial home repairs could cost EQC up to $70m

Remedial home repairs could cost EQC up to $70m

Thursday, 9 June 2016 3:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Second-time repairs to Canterbury homes damaged by the earthquakes could cost up to $70 million.

Christchurch Arts Centres Great Hall rises again

Christchurch Arts Centre's Great Hall rises again

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 9:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Heritage lovers of Christchurch have had a sneak peek inside the Arts Centre of Christchurch's newly restored Great Hall.

Saving for a house takes 5 years in Christchurch, 8.5 years in Auckland

Saving for a house takes 5 years in Christchurch, 8.5 years in Auckland

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 8:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Saving enough for a deposit on a lower-priced Christchurch house is getting easier.

Quake-hit Christchurch homeowners face wait for justice

Quake-hit Christchurch homeowners face wait for justice

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 8:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Homeowners looking to sue their insurers in the High Court over earthquake disputes face nine-month wait before a hearing fixture is set.

Deon Swiggs on Future of Rebuild Christchurch and Standing for Council

Deon Swiggs on Future of Rebuild Christchurch and Standing for Council

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 2:37 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Five years on from the earthquakes Christchurch is emerging as a new city and with that we have a fantastic opportunity to be a destination that people from all over the world want to visit, work, invest or live. While this opportunity is great we also must look after the best asset the city has, the people already living here.

Christchurchs $16.8m music venue The Piano ready for August opening

Christchurch's $16.8m music venue The Piano ready for August opening

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 9:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's newest performing arts venue, The Piano, is looking for more tenants as it nears completion.

Historic telescope to be repaired

Historic telescope to be repaired

Tuesday, 7 June 2016 6:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

When Graeme Kershaw looked through the Townsend telescope at Canterbury College more than 60 years ago, he saw more than just stars and planets â€“ he saw his future.

Christchurch City Council wants more good-looking fences and billboards

Christchurch City Council wants more good-looking fences and billboards

Sunday, 5 June 2016 8:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

A scheme to brighten up Christchurch's construction sites will likely be extended, despite poor uptake of a city council rebate programme.

Once pristine Christchurch property severely flooded after 90 tonnes of silt removed

Once pristine Christchurch property severely flooded after 90 tonnes of silt removed

Sunday, 5 June 2016 7:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Three days before the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, Nick Allen finished building his kids a new playground in their lush green backyard.

Christchurch educator Jacqueline Duncan receives special honour

Christchurch educator Jacqueline Duncan receives special honour

Sunday, 5 June 2016 12:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Jacqueline Duncan knew exactly what to do when the earth started moving under her feet.

Big plans to rescue Christchurchs lower High St

Big plans to rescue Christchurch's lower High St

Friday, 3 June 2016 8:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Experienced property developers are stepping in to help rescue lower High St, the last block of central Christchurch still closed since the earthquakes.

Christchurch sculpture that fell off cliff unearthed after five years under rubble

Christchurch sculpture that fell off cliff unearthed after five years under rubble

Thursday, 2 June 2016 7:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

A sculpture that fell off a cliff in the June 2011 Christchurch earthquakes has been unearthed after five years under rubble.

Gerry Brownlee says change to Otakaros purpose no big deal, calls Labour deluded

Gerry Brownlee says change to Otakaro's purpose no big deal, calls Labour 'deluded'

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 7:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee has labelled the opposition "deluded" for questioning changes that alter the purpose of the Crown-owned company charged with delivering anchor projects in Christchurch.

Gerry Brownlee says change to Otakaros purpose no big deal, calls Labour deluded

Gerry Brownlee says change to Otakaro's purpose no big deal, calls Labour 'deluded'

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 7:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

Gerry Brownlee has labelled the opposition "deluded" for questioning changes that alter the purpose of the Crown-owned company charged with delivering anchor projects in Christchurch.

Radical $3 million transformation for damaged Christchurch cliff Deans Head

Radical $3 million transformation for damaged Christchurch cliff Deans Head

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 6:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Deans Head is about to undergo a radical transformation to make the earthquake-damaged cliff safe.

Convention centre weighing down Christchurchs CBD recovery - Treasury

Convention centre weighing down Christchurch's CBD recovery - Treasury

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 5:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's convention centre has been further delayed and is unlikely to be up and running before April 2019, a Treasury report shows.

EQC liabilities drag on because of land claim delays

EQC liabilities drag on because of land claim delays

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The value of Canterbury's outstanding Earthquake Commission (EQC) claims is far greater than the Government previously budgeted for.

Otakaro Orchard shows a community-led city is possible

Otakaro Orchard shows a community-led city is possible

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 12:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: This year I've had the privilege and challenge of working at the heart of what I consider to be one of the most exciting projects happening in the Christchurch city centre. The – Christchurch's first edible park and urban food hub – is a fundamentally different development to most happening in the city.