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Canterbury in home-building boom

Canterbury in home-building boom

Thursday, 30 January 2014 4:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 13,000 consents for new homes have been approved in Canterbury since the earthquakes first hit.

Reid Stiven interviewed on Newstalk ZB

Reid Stiven interviewed on Newstalk ZB

Thursday, 30 January 2014 12:01 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

 

$200m payout for quake damaged Christchurch schools

$200m payout for quake damaged Christchurch schools

Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:24 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Ministry of Education is to receive a $200 million payout from insurer Vero for quake damage to Christchurch schools allowing rebuilding to pick up pace, ministers said this morning.

No tenants left for the CBD

'No tenants left for the CBD'

Thursday, 30 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Property developers warn buildings with "A-grade" rentals in the central business district cannot compete for tenants against cheaper, already-completed developments elsewhere. The warning comes as some developers and investors take their plans and money elsewhere in the face of high construction costs, reluctant tenants and uncertainty over car parking.

House-hunting: A year on with Malcolm and Nigel

House-hunting: A year on with Malcolm and Nigel

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:22 p.m. by Media3News

The story of two men in their 50s who have the mental age of toddlers resulted in an outpouring of love and respect for Alison, their mother.

New shops planned for Ferrymead

New shops planned for Ferrymead

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 12:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Two new shopping complexes are planned for Ferrymead in Christchurch as the neighbourhood gets back on its feet.

Technology should improve design

Technology should improve design

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 10:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

 What do the following have in common: Brunelleschi's Dome in Florence, the Empire State Building, and the Mercedes-Benz Gullwing and Jaguar XK sports cars of the 1950s?

Quake repairs two-thirds done

Quake repairs two-thirds done

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Earthquake Commission is two-thirds of the way through repairing houses damaged by the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes in a contract managed by Fletcher Building.

Christchurch flushes away toilet tanks

Christchurch flushes away toilet tanks

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:38 a.m. by Media3News

Council fund plunges $175m

Council fund plunges $175m

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The cash-strapped Christchurch City Council has almost depleted a special $225 million fund established post-quake to pay for better facilities, roads and footpaths.

Council quake fund plunges $175m

Council quake fund plunges $175m

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The cash-strapped Christchurch City Council has almost depleted a special $225 million fund established post-quake to pay for better facilities, roads and footpaths.

Bank sees increase in building

Bank sees increase in building

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A lull in the number of consents for commercial and industrial buildings in Canterbury late last year is temporary, according to ASB Bank, which is forecasting a rapid rise in commercial construction over the next two years.

Red zoners apply to Govt for extension

Red zoners apply to Govt for extension

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 5:13 p.m. by Media3News

Residents still living in Christchurch's red zone have just three days left to leave their homes.

Poto Williams: Labours election promises

Poto Williams: Labour's election promises

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 9:22 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch Labour East MP Poto Williams speaks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the party's election promises

Govt cool on new stadium deal

Govt cool on new stadium deal

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is reluctant to consider a fresh funding deal for a new Christchurch sports stadium despite the financial woes facing the Christchurch City Council.

Local tourism shows regrowth

Local tourism shows regrowth

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

There are signs of green shoots in Canterbury's quake-hit tourism industry with smaller operators starting new businesses in and around Christchurch.

Drones used in Christchurch Port Hills demolitions

Drones used in Christchurch Port Hills demolitions

Monday, 27 January 2014 5:01 p.m. by Media3News

The complex job of demolishing dangerous homes on Christchurch's Port Hills has finally begun.

Dust a post-earthquake hazard

Dust a post-earthquake hazard

Monday, 27 January 2014 10:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Insurer wants final settlement before repair

Insurer wants final settlement before repair

Monday, 27 January 2014 10:01 a.m. by MediaThePress Featured

Insurer wants final settlement before repair

Insurer wants final settlement before repair

Monday, 27 January 2014 10:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

Andrew Keeley: CTV

Andrew Keeley: CTV

Monday, 27 January 2014 9:01 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

CTV manager Andrew Keeley talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about new things coming up on the channel

Quake refugee kids can stay in Sydney

Quake refugee kids can stay in Sydney

Monday, 27 January 2014 9:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Family Court of Australia has rejected an attempt by New Zealand authorities to secure the return of two boys who were unlawfully taken to Sydney by their mother after the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, finding that the children would be further traumatised if they were ordered home.

Students show off rebuild designs

Students show off rebuild designs

Monday, 27 January 2014 8:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

Bree Morgan and Jessica Hulme devised a series of triangle buildings inspired by a saw-tooth roof and Maori patterns. Christian Burgos and Therese Samson broke the grid pattern of a standard block with an angled cut incorporating a pond overlooked by multi-storey buildings.

Boys taken after ChCh quakes to stay in Australia

Boys taken after ChCh quakes to stay in Australia

Monday, 27 January 2014 7:14 a.m. by Media3News

Two boys whisked away to Australia by their mother in the wake of the Christchurch earthquakes will be allowed to stay in the country.

After the quakes the insurance frauds emerge

After the quakes the insurance frauds emerge

Saturday, 25 January 2014 9:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

The earthquakes came just in time for Stuart Bell and the failing software business he was desperately trying to keep afloat.

Collins puts NZ human rights under the spotlight

Collins puts NZ human rights under the spotlight

Saturday, 25 January 2014 5:08 p.m. by Media3News

Judith Collins will present a report on New Zealand's human rights record for other countries to critique.

CTV rises after earthquake tragedy

CTV rises after earthquake tragedy

Saturday, 25 January 2014 10:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Bold southern leadership has revived CTV three years since it lost most of its staff and plant in the Christchurch earthquake. MIKE CREAN reports.

Services to stay on in red zone - for now

Services to stay on in red zone - for now

Saturday, 25 January 2014 6:18 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council says it has no fixed date when it will stop providing essential services to occupied homes in the residential red zone.

Heritage holdups frustrate

Heritage holdups frustrate

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Rebuild boom once in lifetime

Rebuild boom 'once in lifetime'

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's biggest home builder is predicting about 7000 new houses will be built in Canterbury this year, breaking records set in the 1960s.

Brownlee: Need for openness in council finances

Brownlee: Need for openness in council finances

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

City Care and Lyttelton Port Company shares are among the Christchurch City Council assets needing "serious reconsideration", Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Drones on the card for red-zone demolition

Drones on the card for red-zone demolition

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

Remote-controlled machinery, water-blasters, drones and controlled explosives are being considered for the demolition of red-zoned Port Hills properties. 

Drones proposed for red-zone demolition

Drones proposed for red-zone demolition

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

Remote-controlled machinery, water-blasters, drones and controlled explosives are being considered for the demolition of red-zoned Port Hills properties. 

Raf Manji: Council Consultants

Raf Manji: Council Consultants

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:04 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch City Councillor Raf Manji talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about consultants coming in to look at assets.

Canterburys manufacturers ready for quake city rebuild

Canterbury's manufacturers ready for quake city rebuild

Friday, 24 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's manufacturing industry remains robust and ready to benefit from the earthquake rebuild, a business leader says.

Elderly red-zoner forced into renting

Elderly red-zoner forced into renting

Thursday, 23 January 2014 2:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

Janet Cramer never expected to pay rent again.

Gerry Brownlee: New City Precinct

Gerry Brownlee: New City Precinct

Thursday, 23 January 2014 11:46 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the time to get the new Justice Precinct built.

Quake related fraud could be on the rise

Quake related fraud could be on the rise

Thursday, 23 January 2014 5:54 a.m. by Media3News

Last red-zoners get exemption

Last red-zoners get exemption

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

The slow red-zone exodus is coming to an end for Christchurch property owners accepting the Government buy-out offer - and Iddo and Vrouwkje Bongers will be among the last to leave.

Quake victims mum wants ads to show in Chch

Quake victim's mum wants ads to show in Chch

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 5:20 p.m. by Media3News

A mother whose baby was killed in the Christchurch earthquake wants the Earthquake

High-tech Government building begins construction

High-tech Government building begins construction

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 5:16 p.m. by Media3News

The Justice and Emergency Services Precinct will house 1,100 workers and the design was based on lessons learnt from the earthquakes.

Work kicks off on justice precinct

Work kicks off on justice precinct

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 2:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Two high-powered digs into central Christchurch land marked the start of the biggest multi-agency government project in New Zealand's history.

Deon Swiggs: Rebuild Christchurch

Deon Swiggs: Rebuild Christchurch

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 12:43 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Rebuild Christchurch website founder Deon Swiggs talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about what exciting developments are happening around the city.

Chris Hutching: Ecan

Chris Hutching: Ecan

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 11:50 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

NBR Journalist Chris Hutching talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about what direction Ecan should take and if it should maintained by commissioners or by an elected group.

Quake Outcasts take fight to Supreme Court

Quake Outcasts take fight to Supreme Court

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:03 a.m. by Media3News

A group of Christchurch red zoners are taking their fight against the Government to the Supreme Court.
 

The self-proclaimed 'Quake Outcasts' – a 68-strong group of uninsured or bare land owners - argue the red zone was created illegally and want a full payout for their quake-damaged land.

 

They were initially offered 50 percent of the rateable value for their empty or uninsur ...

Plan for Triangle Centre shelved

Plan for Triangle Centre shelved

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Long-time Triangle Centre landlord Michael Ogilvie-Lee has dropped his concept for a $100 million sculptural glass-wrapped office and shopping centre between Colombo, High and Cashel streets.

Lianne Dalziel: Mayor on the year ahead

Lianne Dalziel: Mayor on the year ahead

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 12:15 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch Mayor talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about her office and the year ahead for the city.
 



No let-up to homeowners stress

No let-up to homeowner's stress

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Steve Marshall thought the stress would be over when the Earthquake Commission (EQC) let go of his Parklands property.

Willem de Lang: Offshore Driling

Willem de Lang: Offshore Driling

Monday, 20 January 2014 1:18 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Senior Lecturer at Waikato University in Ocean Science, Willem de Lang talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about whether or not offshore drilling cause earthquakes.

Quake homeowners left to own devices

Quake homeowners left to own devices

Monday, 20 January 2014 12:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Quake homeowners left to own devices

Quake homeowners left to own devices

Monday, 20 January 2014 12:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

Hugh Pavelitich: Housing Costs

Hugh Pavelitich: Housing Costs

Monday, 20 January 2014 12:18 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Housing Author Hugh Pavelitich talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the comparison of Housing prices here and overseas

Red-zone talk must start now

Red-zone talk must start now

Monday, 20 January 2014 12:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

In a little over four months time, few if any people will remain in the residential red zone in eastern Christchurch. The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has set January 31 as its deadline for people to leave the area. After they have gone, consideration will have to be given to what to do with the large tracts of land left vacant.

Manchester St library opens

Manchester St library opens

Monday, 20 January 2014 11:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's newest library has opened today.

Students flock to revamped Canterbury University

Students flock to revamped Canterbury University

Monday, 20 January 2014 10:59 a.m. by Media3News

This year is looking up for the University of Canterbury, with more students choosing to study in the quake-damaged city.

Quake ads toned down for Canterbury

Quake ads toned down for Canterbury

Monday, 20 January 2014 9:45 a.m. by Media3News

Cantabrians have been excluded from a graphic nationwide advertising campaign released by the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Canterbury quake fraud cases mounting

Canterbury quake fraud cases mounting

Saturday, 18 January 2014 7:22 a.m. by Media3News

EQC has referred 130 allegedly fraudulent claims to police for prosecution over the past three years since Canterbury earthquakes began.

Coming down

Coming down

Friday, 17 January 2014 5:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition work has begun on Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Victoria Apartment.

Councils hands tied over Centennial Pool

Council's 'hands tied' over Centennial Pool

Friday, 17 January 2014 3:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council says it is powerless to save Centennial Pool from demolition and will sell it to the Crown.

Chris Lynch: The Power Panel

Chris Lynch: The Power Panel

Friday, 17 January 2014 12:47 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Councillors Yani Johanson and Paul Lonsdale, along with Former Mayor Garry Moore talk to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the week's news topics.
 



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