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Multi-million dollar Margaret Mahy playground open for fun in Christchurch

Multi-million dollar Margaret Mahy playground open for fun in Christchurch

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 12:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The fences are down and the multi-million dollar Margaret Mahy playground is open.

Big kids trial about-to-open Margaret Mahy playground in Christchurch

Big kids trial about-to-open Margaret Mahy playground in Christchurch

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

The multi-million dollar Margaret Mahy playground survived a big kids test run before its official opening.

Design team chosen for Christchurch Metro Sports Facility

Design team chosen for Christchurch Metro Sports Facility

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 8:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Metro Sports Facility is inching closer to reality with the Government announcing the team that will design the central city anchor project.

Security tight on Christ Church Cathedral announcement

Security tight on Christ Church Cathedral announcement

Monday, 21 December 2015 8:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Key players in the saga of the Christ Church Cathedral are bound by confidentiality agreements ahead of an announcement this week on the future of the quake-damaged building.

Heritage National Bank building to be restored by new owners

Heritage National Bank building to be restored by new owners

Monday, 21 December 2015 3:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Developers who created the Dux Central hospitality precinct in central Christchurch will restore the historic National Bank building on Victoria Square.

Contractors put final touches on Christchurchs Margaret Mahy playground

Contractors put final touches on Christchurch's Margaret Mahy playground

Monday, 21 December 2015 1:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Contractors are putting the finishing touches on the Margaret Mahy playground in central Christchurch ahead of Tuesday's grand opening.

Christchurch heritage house on Heberden Ave Sumner, built in 1852, demolished

Christchurch heritage house on Heberden Ave Sumner, built in 1852, demolished

Sunday, 20 December 2015 4:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

One of the oldest homes in Christchurch has been demolished.

Christchurch heritage house on Heberden Ave Sumner, built in 1852, demolished

Christchurch heritage house on Heberden Ave Sumner, built in 1852, demolished

Sunday, 20 December 2015 4:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

One of the oldest homes in Christchurch has been demolished.

Christchurch heritage house, built in 1852, demolished due to quake risk

Christchurch heritage house, built in 1852, demolished due to quake risk

Sunday, 20 December 2015 11:26 a.m. by MediaStuff

One of the oldest homes in Christchurch has been demolished.

Christchurch heritage house, built in 1852, demolished due to quake risk

Christchurch heritage house, built in 1852, demolished due to quake risk

Sunday, 20 December 2015 11:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of the oldest homes in Christchurch has been demolished.

Christchurch Justice Precinct will be safe, light and welcoming

Christchurch Justice Precinct will be safe, light and welcoming

Friday, 18 December 2015 6:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new justice and emergency services precinct will be one of the safest places in the city in any future natural disaster.

Creating a compact, exciting, beautiful city

Creating a compact, exciting, beautiful city

Friday, 18 December 2015 4:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Justice precinct will be safe, light and welcoming

Justice precinct will be safe, light and welcoming

Friday, 18 December 2015 4:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new justice and emergency services precinct will be one of the safest places in the city in any future natural disaster.

EQC and insurers reassure homeowners about their rights to sue

EQC and insurers reassure homeowners about their rights to sue

Friday, 18 December 2015 11:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury homeowners will be able to launch legal action against the Earthquake Commission (EQC) up to six years after their claim is settled.

IAG New Zealands licence cancellation a technicality

IAG New Zealand's licence cancellation a technicality

Thursday, 17 December 2015 1:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance giant IAG New Zealand is reassuring customers about the cancellation of two of its insurance licences.

Red zoning anomaly frustrates long-term New Brighton landowner

Red zoning 'anomaly' frustrates long-term New Brighton landowner

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 5:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anthony Wills does not understand how a number and a couple of metres can make such a difference.

Bridge of Remembrance will be ready for Anzac Day

Bridge of Remembrance will be ready for Anzac Day

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 4:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's Bridge of Remembrance will be fixed in time for Anzac Day.

These people need justice says lawyer for Southern Response customers.

'These people need justice' says lawyer for Southern Response customers.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 4:33 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Southern Response is warning homeowners could be worse off if they sue the company as a group using international backers.

Homeowners seek group action against Southern Response

Homeowners seek group action against Southern Response

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 10:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response has failed to meet its obligations as an insurer, leaving thousands of people in broken homes for years, the High Court has heard.

Business Leader of the Year nominee: Jacki Johnson

Business Leader of the Year nominee: Jacki Johnson

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

IAG New Zealand chief executive Jacki Johnson arrived in New Zealand from Australia in 2010 right after the first Christchurch earthquake. It has, without a doubt, been one of the most intense periods for local insurers and has presented...

Semiko Tallott-Stuart first woman to be awarded major apprenticeship

Semiko Tallott-Stuart first woman to be awarded major apprenticeship

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 12:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Semiko Tallott-Stuart's late father inspired her to take up carpentry.

Time ticking on earthquake insurance claims court action

Time ticking on earthquake insurance claims court action

Monday, 14 December 2015 12:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury homeowners with unresolved earthquake claims risk losing their rights to pursue legal action in less than nine months.

Developers back Gough call for bigger private rebuild role

Developers back Gough call for bigger private rebuild role

Friday, 11 December 2015 8:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Private property owners have joined a call for them to take a bigger role in Christchurch's recovery.

Panel must reconsider cliff collapse properties decision court says

Panel must reconsider cliff collapse properties decision court says

Friday, 11 December 2015 11:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

The High Court in Christchurch has allowed an appeal taken by a landowner affected by natural hazard zones in the Port Hills.

Calls for locally-led Regeneration phase of Christchurchs quake rebuild

Calls for locally-led Regeneration phase of Christchurch's quake rebuild

Friday, 11 December 2015 10:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians are calling for a locally-led recovery and a scaling back of central Government powers under proposed legislation to govern the next phase of the earthquake recovery.

Regenerate Christchurch submissions under way

Regenerate Christchurch submissions under way

Friday, 11 December 2015 9:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians are having their say on proposed legislation to govern the next phase of the region's earthquake recovery.

Terrace project construction slowdown expected in Christchurch

Terrace project construction slowdown expected in Christchurch

Thursday, 10 December 2015 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

A slowdown in construction of a major Christchurch rebuild project is expected after a key tenant changed its requirements.

New FreshChoice supermarket for Christchurch city centre

New FreshChoice supermarket for Christchurch city centre

Thursday, 10 December 2015 5:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central business district is to get its first full-service supermarket.

Final deadline for red zone offers

Final deadline for red zone offers

Thursday, 10 December 2015 3:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 100 people have not accepted the buyout offer on their red-zoned property, just a day out from the final deadline.

Released PwC report finds Canterbury District Health Boards finances stable

Released PwC report finds Canterbury District Health Board's finances stable

Thursday, 10 December 2015 2:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's health system was operating at a "historic" $50 million surplus before having to take its earthquake rebuild into account, an external review has found.

Ben Gough: Let the private sector crack on

Ben Gough: Let the private sector 'crack on'

Thursday, 10 December 2015 10:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Dithering and delays by the Government in committing to Christchurch's anchor projects means that many prospective CBD investors are sitting on their hands. It's been a long wait.

Final deadline for flat-land red zone offers

Final deadline for flat-land red zone offers

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 5:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 100 people have not accepted the buyout offer on their red-zoned property, just a day out from the final deadline.

Food farm for Christchurchs north frame

Food farm for Christchurch's north frame

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 12:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's north frame will soon be an edible destination in the central city.

Leadership deficiencies in Christchurch Hospital and Central Library projects - report

Leadership deficiencies in Christchurch Hospital and Central Library projects - report

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 6:25 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two major Christchurch rebuild projects had serious flaws in their leadership, creating tense and unpleasant working conditions in one and risking total failure in the other, a report says.

Council to pay $75 million extra for fixing Christchurchs roads and pipes

Council to pay $75 million extra for fixing Christchurch's roads and pipes

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 7:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council faces having to find an extra $75 million for fixing Christchurch's broken roads and underground pipes.

Tense relations on Christchurch hospital and Central Library projects

Tense relations on Christchurch hospital and Central Library projects

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 7:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two major Christchurch rebuild projects had serious flaws in their leadership, creating tense and unpleasant working conditions in one and risking total failure in the other, a report says.

Christchurch hospital project conditions neither productive nor pleasant

Christchurch hospital project conditions 'neither productive nor pleasant'

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 3:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

A poor leadership structure has led to an unproductive and unpleasant working environment in Christchurch's multimillion-dollar hospital redevelopment, a report says.

Bill for Christchurchs road, pipe repairs less than expected

Bill for Christchurch's road, pipe repairs less than expected

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 2:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The bill for fixing Christchurch's quake damaged roads and underground pipes has come in less than expected.

Tension as car parks make way for cycleways in central Christchurch

Tension as car parks make way for cycleways in central Christchurch

Monday, 7 December 2015 3:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

A plan to scrap about 100 kerbside car parks on a busy inner-city street for a cycleway has reignited debate about road-sharing.

Lytteltons heritage Timeball Station was under-insured by $3.6m

Lyttelton's heritage Timeball Station was under-insured by $3.6m

Sunday, 6 December 2015 6:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

The nation's leading heritage agency under-insured its best Canterbury building – Lyttelton's 1876 Timeball Station – by almost $3.6 million.

Lytteltons heritage Timeball Station was under-insured by $3.6m

Lyttelton's heritage Timeball Station was under-insured by $3.6m

Sunday, 6 December 2015 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The nation's leading heritage agency under-insured its best Canterbury building – Lyttelton's 1876 Timeball Station – by almost $3.6 million.

Christchurchs new building skins

Christchurch's new building skins

Friday, 4 December 2015 7:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

The west wall of the former Strawberry Fare building on Peterborough St has got a new skin — a sheath of micro-thin copper that transforms the red brick building in an eye-catching way.

Regenerate Christchurch leader faces tough job

Regenerate Christchurch leader faces tough job

Friday, 4 December 2015 4:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

EDITORIAL: The appointment of one of the city's humble and quiet achievers as chairman of Regenerate Christchurch will be received with a mixture of relief and anticipation.

Quake-city agent to face charge

Quake-city agent to face charge

Friday, 4 December 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

A Christchurch property manager is under police investigation and facing a misconduct charge before the industry watchdog after a man's death in the February 2011 quake.The licensed real estate agent is accused of serious negligence...

Breathe a lost opportunity

Breathe a 'lost opportunity'

Thursday, 3 December 2015 3:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

A runner-up in a project intended to showcase residential development in central Christchurch has criticised the Government's handling of the design competition.

For a locally led recovery, change the bill

For a locally led recovery, change the bill

Thursday, 3 December 2015 3:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The Government is currently seeking feedback on what will replace Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) and the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) next April 2016.

City risks becoming vacuous money pit: Johnny Moore

City risks becoming 'vacuous money pit': Johnny Moore

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Treasury this week issued a report suggesting the .

Central Christchurch risks becoming vacuous money pit - Johnny Moore

Central Christchurch risks becoming 'vacuous money pit' - Johnny Moore

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Treasury this week issued a report suggesting the .

Christchurch construction workers blamed for meth use increase, survey says.

Christchurch construction workers blamed for meth use increase, survey says.

Thursday, 3 December 2015 7:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch construction company boss disputes survey findings that blame construction workers for an increase in methamphetamine addiction in the city.

Public split on new Christchurch stadium

Public split on new Christchurch stadium

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 5:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch seems split on the idea of a new stadium in the city.

More input from businesses can speed disaster recovery

More input from businesses can 'speed disaster recovery'

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 4:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

More collaboration between businesses, and government and community organisations would improve New Zealand's ability to recover from natural disasters, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Cosmetics flagship store to open in central Christchurch

Cosmetics flagship store to open in central Christchurch

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 4:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

In more good news for central Christchurch's new retail precinct, an Australian cosmetics chain has decided to open its first New Zealand store in the city.

World-first research into insurance industrys quake response

World-first research into insurance industry's quake response

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 3:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

A world-first research project into the insurance industry's response to the Canterbury earthquakes will be a "global resource" for years to come, the man behind it says.

EQC: Auditor-General report shows good progress made

EQC: Auditor-General report shows good progress made

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 3:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission says it is happy with a report outlining improvements it has made on its complaints process - but is aware more work is needed to help dissatisfied customers still waiting for repairs.

Listen to the book-keepers: Johnny Moore

Listen to the 'book-keepers': Johnny Moore

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Treasury this week issued a report suggesting the .

Are you happy with the Christchurch rebuild so far?

Are you happy with the Christchurch rebuild so far?

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 1:02 p.m. by MediaHerald

A Treasury report has found the Christchurch anchor project programme - which includes a sports facility, convention centre and a stadium - has already missed key milestones. The report gave the programme a red rating, and said it...

Christchurch construction workers blamed for meth use increase

Christchurch construction workers blamed for meth use increase

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 11:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new survey blames Christchurch construction workers an increase in methamphetamine addiction in the city.

EQC still lacking on customer service – report

EQC still lacking on customer service – report

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 6:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) still needs to improve how it deals with customers and their complaints, a report says.

Bill English brushes off Treasury report into anchor project viability

Bill English brushes off Treasury report into anchor project viability

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 1:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Finance Minister Bill English has criticised his own department's analysis of Christchurch's central city anchor projects, saying the language used in the damning reports is "probably a bit strong".