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Backlog of defective buildings and shoddy workmanship sparks calls for building warranties

Backlog of defective buildings and shoddy workmanship sparks calls for building warranties

Friday, 21 October 2016 7:47 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

You too can be a builder in post-earthquake Canterbury.

Sumner shipping containers should be cleared in summer

Sumner shipping containers should be cleared in summer

Friday, 21 October 2016 6:31 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The majority of work at Christchurch's Deans Head will be completed by Christmas, with more shipping containers protecting the road in the area to be removed in early 2017.

Extra $104m for Crown-owned Southern Response in very extreme case

Extra $104m for Crown-owned Southern Response in 'very extreme' case

Friday, 21 October 2016 6:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response (SR) would need an extra $104 million if the "worst case" scenario while settling claims in Canterbury became a reality.

$2 million plea to save Christchurchs historic McLeans Mansion

$2 million plea to save Christchurch's historic McLean's Mansion

Friday, 21 October 2016 6:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

An urgent cash injection is needed to save one of the world's largest wooden houses and turn it into a major Christchurch tourist attraction.

Earthquake builder Phil Cooper facing charges in Philippines

Earthquake builder Phil Cooper facing charges in Philippines

Friday, 21 October 2016 5:18 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Charges of illegally recruiting Filipino tradespeople have been filed against Buildtech founder Phil Cooper in the Philippines.

Sol Square building going to auction

Sol Square building going to auction

Friday, 21 October 2016 1:27 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Sol's Square's main block will go under the hammer at a mortgagee auction next month.

Earthworks begin on Christchurch convention centre site

Earthworks begin on Christchurch convention centre site

Thursday, 20 October 2016 7:39 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A solitary digger sits idle in the rain, flagged by fencing and murky puddles.

New fast food outlets, including Pedros, to join Funky Pumpkin in new complex

New fast food outlets, including Pedro's, to join Funky Pumpkin in new complex

Thursday, 20 October 2016 4:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

South Christchurch residents will be licking their lips at the prospect of new food options on Colombo St, including the popular Pedro's House of Lamb.

Johnny Moore: Getting stuck in on High St

Johnny Moore: Getting stuck in on High St

Thursday, 20 October 2016 11:52 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: I run a business on High Street in the central city.

Christchurch developer Philip Carter snaps up key city site

Christchurch developer Philip Carter snaps up key city site

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 7:17 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Property investor and developer Philip Carter has snapped up a key site in central Christchurch's new retail precinct.

Southern Response had plan to under-deliver, claimants say

Southern Response had plan to under-deliver, claimants say

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Government agency Southern Response deliberately set out to short-change Christchurch householders, a group wanting to take a class action has claimed.

Scirt could be re-formed without central government - Townsend

Scirt could be re-formed without central government - Townsend

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 9:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch business leader says the Christchurch City Council will delay more essential projects after it disbands the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (Scirt).

A resilient city is a resourceful city and waste is its opposite

A resilient city is a resourceful city and waste is its opposite

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 8:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Resilience is the buzzword of our times. And it is especially beloved by local governments, with towns around New Zealand all pledging to become more resilient.

Preparation starts on Christchurchs metro sports site

Preparation starts on Christchurch's metro sports site

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 1:55 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

After a long wait, work will start this week preparing the site of Christchurch's new metro sports facility.

Class action against Southern Response in court again

Class action against Southern Response in court again

Monday, 17 October 2016 9:33 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A group action against Government agency Southern Response returns to court this week with a new claim.

Industry leader: Theres plenty of contractors in Christchurch

Industry leader: There's plenty of contractors in Christchurch

Monday, 17 October 2016 6:49 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An industry leader says there are plenty of contractors available to work on the Christchurch City Council's delayed projects.

New entity to help Christchurch become an edgy 21st century city

New entity to help Christchurch become an 'edgy 21st century city'

Monday, 17 October 2016 6:13 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A new tourism, events and economic development entity will help Christchurch regain its pre-earthquake slice of the tourism market.

Lack of contractors delays $300m of Christchurch City Council projects

Lack of contractors delays $300m of Christchurch City Council projects

Monday, 17 October 2016 11:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has delayed more than $300 million of projects, including the Nga Puna Wai sports hub and the new central library.

Lack of contractors delays millions worth of Christchurch City Council projects

Lack of contractors delays millions worth of Christchurch City Council projects

Sunday, 16 October 2016 6:14 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Christchurch City Council has delayed more than $300 million of projects, including the Nga Puna Wai sports hub and the new central library.

Festa: Christchurchs transitional street party returns

Festa: Christchurch's transitional street party returns

Friday, 14 October 2016 11:55 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

House value sites cant handle quake rebuilds

House value sites can't handle quake rebuilds

Thursday, 13 October 2016 5:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Websites offering free property valuations have admitted they can't cope with the Christchurch rebuild.

Overkill central Christchurch intersection has 19 lights

'Overkill' central Christchurch intersection has 19 lights

Thursday, 13 October 2016 2:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

A central Christchurch intersection will soon be controlled by 19 traffic light poles, with one local business owner reminded of the busy streets of Tokyo.

Johnny Moore: East Frame stall another broken promise

Johnny Moore: East Frame stall another broken promise

Thursday, 13 October 2016 11:36 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: This week's news that another large for an undefined period is no good.

Inside Englefield: Owner dreams of restoring ruined Christchurch lodge

Inside Englefield: Owner dreams of restoring ruined Christchurch lodge

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 10:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Shaune​ Wylie is clinging to his vision for Englefield Lodge.

Inside Englefield: Owner dreams of restoring decimated Christchurch lodge

Inside Englefield: Owner dreams of restoring decimated Christchurch lodge

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 9:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Shaune​ Wylie is clinging to his vision for Englefield Lodge.

Overkill central Christchurch intersection has 18 lights

'Overkill' central Christchurch intersection has 18 lights

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 8:56 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A central Christchurch intersection will soon be controlled by 18 traffic light poles, with one local business owner reminded of the busy streets of Tokyo.

Central Christchurchs east frame residential development delayed

Central Christchurch's east frame residential development delayed

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 8:52 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Construction of homes in Christchurch's east frame has been delayed just days after the mayor declared it her priority to increase the central city's population to 20,000.

Work starts on $22m public space in frame

Work starts on $22m public space in frame

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work is about to begin building the public spaces in central Christchurch's east frame.

Ailing Bertelle Smyth not alone as fellow Sumner unit owners fork out

Ailing Bertelle Smyth not alone as fellow Sumner unit owners fork out

Monday, 10 October 2016 9:03 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

About 30 Sumner unit owners are stuck paying thousands of dollars in rates for land they cannot live on, as they remain in a standoff with IAG over an insurance payout.

Earthquake Commission call backs hit 10,000, but figure not publicised

Earthquake Commission call backs hit 10,000, but figure not publicised

Monday, 10 October 2016 8:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Calls for the Earthquake Commission (EQC) to investigate supposed defective repairs surpassed 10,000 by the end of the financial year.

Bars produce research to fight disruption claims

Bars produce research to fight disruption claims

Sunday, 9 October 2016 7:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Most central city residents have not experienced raucous behaviour stemming from Victoria St businesses, according to just-released research commissioned by bars and restaurants trading in the area.

New Southern Response customers will have to complete own repairs from June 2017

New Southern Response customers will have to complete own repairs from June 2017

Friday, 7 October 2016 7:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response will not manage repairs and rebuilds for customers who enter its construction programme after June next year, and will offer cash settlements instead.

Christchurch faces a battle of the bars

Christchurch faces a battle of the bars

Friday, 7 October 2016 6:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fears Christchurch will soon reach hospitality overload

Fears Christchurch will soon reach hospitality overload

Friday, 7 October 2016 5:50 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Hospitality outlets in Christchurch are close to or have already surpassed pre-quake levels, and old industry hands predict some will have to fight for survival as competition hots up.

Lowering of donut marks sweet moment in restoration of Christchurch Town Hall

Lowering of donut marks sweet moment in restoration of Christchurch Town Hall

Friday, 7 October 2016 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A 2.6-tonne donut has been gently lowered from its home high above the Christchurch Town Hall auditorium in a landmark moment for the restoration of the historic performance venue.

Sir Bob Parker and Chinese investors back $70m building in Christchurch health precinct

Sir Bob Parker and Chinese investors back $70m building in Christchurch health precinct

Thursday, 6 October 2016 7:26 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Sir Bob Parker and Chinese investors are behind a new health research facility in Christchurch.

Risk Otakaro will not reach deal to sell Christchurch convention centre

Risk Otakaro will not reach deal to sell Christchurch convention centre

Thursday, 6 October 2016 6:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown is concerned it will have to buy Christchurch's convention centre back off Otakaro if the company fails to find a buyer.

Architecture: Christchurchs new plywood palace

Architecture: Christchurch's new plywood palace

Thursday, 6 October 2016 5:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealands first pod hotel could halt sleepovers at Christchurch Airport

New Zealand's first pod hotel could halt sleepovers at Christchurch Airport

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch Airport hopes New Zealand's first pod-style hotel will help solve the problem of passengers bunking down in its terminal.

Ailing owner living on the breadline as rates for demolished Sumner units pile up

Ailing owner 'living on the breadline' as rates for demolished Sumner units pile up

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 8:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

An ailing, elderly woman has been financially stripped by mounting council rates and penalties for land she cannot live on.

New Brighton Pier repair to start in February

New Brighton Pier repair to start in February

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 6:58 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Christchurch City Council has awarded the job of repairing the New Brighton Pier to Fulton Hogan.

$20m New Brighton apartment plan in doubt

$20m New Brighton apartment plan in doubt

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 7:24 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New Brighton's planned $20 million waterfront apartment development is struggling for cash, throwing the future of the project into doubt.

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains mirky

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains mirky

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 6:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The group lobbying for an international water course in Christchurch's east wants to have a proposal in front of Regenerate Christchurch in the first half of 2017.

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains murky

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains murky

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 6:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The group lobbying for an international water course in Christchurch's east wants to have a proposal in front of Regenerate Christchurch in the first half of 2017.

New Christchurch hotels on track to deliver almost 400 guest rooms

New Christchurch hotels on track to deliver almost 400 guest rooms

Monday, 3 October 2016 5:43 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Two new hotels which will open a combined total of nearly 400 rooms in central Christchurch have passed milestones.

Christchurch convention centre deal: How it went pear-shaped

Christchurch convention centre deal: How it went pear-shaped

Monday, 3 October 2016 10:36 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Official documents have revealed for the first time what contributed to the soured convention centre deal between the Government and Plenary Conventions New Zealand.Treasury documents released under the Official Information Act...

Nun reveals: What Christ Church Cathedral means to me

Nun reveals: What Christ Church Cathedral means to me

Friday, 30 September 2016 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch City Council to sell key Riccarton site

Christchurch City Council to sell key Riccarton site

Thursday, 29 September 2016 4:38 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch City Council is selling the Riccarton site which was the subject of a failed land swap plan by mall giant Westfield.

Garry Moore: The battle with EQC still rages

Garry Moore: The battle with EQC still rages

Thursday, 29 September 2016 3:53 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

People in the North Island, quite sincerely, often ask me how we are getting on now that the earthquakes have stopped.

First steps for Christchurch red zones announced, concrete plans yet to be made

First steps for Christchurch red zones announced, concrete plans yet to be made

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New details about the future use of Christchurch's red zone are being hailed as progress, despite no completion date or funds for the project.

Concerns raised about Christchurch convention centre deal months before partnership broke down

Concerns raised about Christchurch convention centre deal months before partnership broke down

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Exits plans were under way months before the Government split from its Christchurch convention centre partner.

Editorial: Tone deaf exit of EQC boss Ian Simpson hits the wrong note

Editorial: Tone deaf exit of EQC boss Ian Simpson hits the wrong note

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 5:49 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

In the news that Earthquake Commission (EQC) chief executive Ian Simpson would be leaving his job at the end of the year, one word shone like a beacon.

EQC boss Ian Simpson quits

EQC boss Ian Simpson quits

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Commission boss Ian Simpson has quit the organisation.

Shopology offers mix of designers at Christchurchs Re:Start mall

Shopology offers mix of designers at Christchurch's Re:Start mall

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 8:53 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A new retailer called Shopology​ has moved into Christchurch's Re:Start mall in Cashel St until the end of December.

Gough family forced to cut rent on Christchurch heritage building

Gough family forced to cut rent on Christchurch heritage building

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 7:34 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Gough family have slashed the asking rent of the central Christchurch heritage building they bought a year ago in a bid to attract tenants.

New Christchurch stadium on hold, Crown waiting on council to reiterate support

New Christchurch stadium 'on hold', Crown waiting on council to reiterate support

Monday, 26 September 2016 9:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's new stadium is "on hold" until the city council clearly commits to funding it, Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Concern as Christchurch Hospital parking shortage worsens

Concern as Christchurch Hospital parking shortage worsens

Monday, 26 September 2016 8:18 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The battle to find a car park near Christchurch Hospital is about to worsen as the hospital rebuild intensifies and surrounding parking dwindles.

Key managers leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Key managers leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Monday, 26 September 2016 10:55 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

An exodus of workers is becoming a problem for major infrastructure projects, with less than three months until SCIRT alliance work wraps up.