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Class action against Southern Response returns to court after company appeals

Class action against Southern Response returns to court after company appeals

Monday, 30 January 2017 9:57 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The class action against Southern Response faces another hurdle as the company is appealing the court decision that allows the case to proceed.

Some Christchurch quake victims families say chair memorial should be scrapped

Some Christchurch quake victims' families say chair memorial should be scrapped

Monday, 30 January 2017 7:51 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Self-indulgent, inappropriate and strange – that's what some relatives of 2011 earthquake victims think of the white chair memorial.

New Moorhouse development continues central Christchurch streets retail growth

New Moorhouse development continues central Christchurch street's retail growth

Monday, 30 January 2017 7:12 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Retail growth on Christchurch's Moorhouse Ave is set to continue with a new shopping and office complex to be built on the busy Colombo St intersection.

Cera staff running own property business on the side

Cera staff running own property business on the side

Saturday, 28 January 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's (Cera) staff employed to bring investment to Christchurch set up their own company through which investors would pay them a fee on private property deals, a Stuff investigation has found.

Earthquake survivor and pin-up star Monique Mclennan returns to Christchurch

Earthquake survivor and pin-up star Monique Mclennan returns to Christchurch

Saturday, 28 January 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Monique Mclennan once waited for death. Now she lives with no regrets and is poised to realise her dream.

A redeveloped Cathedral Square could evoke memories of Europe

A redeveloped Cathedral Square could evoke memories of Europe

Thursday, 26 January 2017 8:17 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch has an opportunity to transform Cathedral Square into a centre reminiscent of those in Europe, says the man helping lead the area's regeneration.

Christchurchs historic Wood Brothers Mill gets $900,000 council grant

Christchurch's historic Wood Brother's Mill gets $900,000 council grant

Thursday, 26 January 2017 4:37 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Another attempt is being made to buy and redevelop a run-down, earthquake-damaged historic flour mill in Christchurch.

IAG and Tower Insurance taking Earthquake Commission to High Court over land damage payments

IAG and Tower Insurance taking Earthquake Commission to High Court over land damage payments

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 7:06 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) may be short-changing Christchurch homeowners, according to two insurance companies.

Former Christchurch City Council boss brings wealth of knowledge to Kaikoura

Former Christchurch City Council boss brings wealth of knowledge to Kaikoura

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 5:30 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Jane Parfitt has plenty of expertise in earthquake recovery, having worked on the Christchurch City Council for the past 12 years.

First steps into Christchurchs residential red zone

First steps into Christchurch's residential red zone

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: Regenerate Christchurch has signalled the start of what we have been waiting for since the red zone decisions in mid-2011 – a process for determining what will become of these lands.

Julian Lee: Cathedral Square is a pernickety plaza puzzle

Julian Lee: Cathedral Square is a pernickety plaza puzzle

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 7:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cathedral Square is in the throes of an existential crisis. For one, it's not really square (more of a diamond really) and, for the past five years, it's only had half of a cathedral. But the Half-Cathedral Diamond doesn't really have the same ring to it.

Atlas Quarter homes in central Christchurch to be ready by late 2017

Atlas Quarter homes in central Christchurch to be ready by late 2017

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 7:08 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Buyers can now register their interest in new homes being built in a Government-led project in central Christchurch.

Christchurchs Re:Start container mall may stay open until September

Christchurch's Re:Start container mall may stay open until September

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 3:33 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The developer who plans to build a farmers' market and mall on the site of Christchurch's container mall says he wants to keep it around for longer than planned.

Adina Thorn law firm accused of trying to increase nervousness over steel mesh

Adina Thorn law firm accused of trying to increase 'nervousness' over steel mesh

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 6:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Steel & Tube has taken a swipe at Adina Thorn Lawyers, accusing it of attempting to "increase homeowner nervousness".

Carter Group to run The Crossing car park building for at least 50 years

Carter Group to run The Crossing car park building for at least 50 years

Monday, 23 January 2017 10:25 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Christchurch City Council has paid $28 million to the Carter Group in exchange for The Crossing car park building to remain for at least 50 years.

Artist calls for 185 white chairs to become permanent memorial to Canterbury earthquake

Artist calls for 185 white chairs to become permanent memorial to Canterbury earthquake

Monday, 23 January 2017 10:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

The artist behind Christchurch's 185 white chairs has indicated he wants the installation to become permanent.

Call for 185 white chairs to become permanent memorial to Canterbury earthquake

Call for 185 white chairs to become permanent memorial to Canterbury earthquake

Monday, 23 January 2017 7:50 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Tha artist behind Christchurch's 185 white chairs has indicated he wants the installation to become permanent.

Regeneration strategy for Christchurchs Cathedral Square expected mid-year

Regeneration strategy for Christchurch's Cathedral Square expected mid-year

Monday, 23 January 2017 6:45 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A clear vision for Christchurch's Cathedral Square is expected by June.

Christchurchs Sign of the Kiwi reopens in time for 100th anniversary

Christchurch's Sign of the Kiwi reopens in time for 100th anniversary

Monday, 23 January 2017 4:31 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Janice Thornton ran the Sign of the Kiwi cafe for just three days before the September 2010 earthquake.

When it comes to disaster preparedness for people with disabilities, can we do better?

When it comes to disaster preparedness for people with disabilities, can we do better?

Friday, 20 January 2017 7:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Several bewildered cows captured hearts around the world, after they were photographed standing atop an isolated grass island in their mangled North Canterbury paddock.

Quake Outcasts wait for appeal date after decision on uninsured homes

Quake Outcasts wait for appeal date after decision on uninsured homes

Friday, 20 January 2017 6:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

A solicitor representing the Quake Outcasts says the High Court's order to pay $55,605 in court costs to the Government is nothing unusual, but hopes it will be reversed in appeal.

Auckland law firm warning Canterbury homeowners of shoddy steel

Auckland law firm warning Canterbury homeowners of shoddy steel

Thursday, 19 January 2017 7:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

An Auckland litigation firm is warning thousands of Canterbury homeowners their properties may have been built with shoddy steel mesh.

Acquisition issues hit cost of Christchurchs south frame as Crown remains tight-lipped

Acquisition issues hit cost of Christchurch's south frame as Crown remains tight-lipped

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 9:12 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Land acquisition problems plaguing Christchurch's $20 million south frame anchor project will delay and increase the cost of the development.

Canterbury rebuild plateau knocks business confidence to four-year low

Canterbury rebuild 'plateau' knocks business confidence to four-year low

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 9:37 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Business confidence in Canterbury has plummeted to its lowest level in four years, but it is no surprise to the Employers' Chamber of Commerce (CECC).

Construction begins on Christchurchs new QEII Recreation and Sport Centre

Construction begins on Christchurch's new QEII Recreation and Sport Centre

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 4:24 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A man who worked at Christchurch's old QEII sports facility for more than 30 years, only to be ousted by the 2011 earthquake, has witnessed construction starting on its replacement.

Christchurch central library funding partnership announcement expected

Christchurch central library funding partnership announcement expected

Monday, 16 January 2017 9:39 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says she will make an "exciting announcement" about a funding partnership for the new central library next month.

Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial: What happened to the cherry trees?

Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial: What happened to the cherry trees?

Monday, 16 January 2017 8:54 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A botanist says there is "no good reason" for swapping cherry blossom trees for maples in the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial design.

Editorial: Christchurchs central library is going to be worth the cost

Editorial: Christchurch's central library is going to be worth the cost

Monday, 16 January 2017 4:06 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

At first glance, the news of the budget for the new central Christchurch library ballooning by more than half seems alarming.

New Christchurch library costs rise by more than half to $95 million

New Christchurch library costs rise by more than half to $95 million

Sunday, 15 January 2017 4:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The cost of the new Christchurch central library has risen to $95 million from an original budget of $60 million.

Christchurch nightlife - is the party over?

Christchurch nightlife - is the party over?

Friday, 13 January 2017 8:34 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Tough times are forcing some central Christchurch hospitality operators from the industry, with some giving away businesses just to get out.

Does Christchurch have too many bars and restaurants?

Does Christchurch have too many bars and restaurants?

Friday, 13 January 2017 7:33 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular



"It's not like it used to be – you'd just open the doors and have a big party. Those days are well gone.

Christchurchs non-profit sector shines brightly in rebuild

Christchurch's non-profit sector shines brightly in rebuild

Friday, 13 January 2017 1:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

It has taken a few years but many Canterbury non-profit groups have at last replaced their quake-hit buildings, often with surprising style.

$85m Grand Central another leg up for central Christchurch

$85m Grand Central another leg up for central Christchurch

Thursday, 12 January 2017 5:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Central Christchurch is about to get another boost with the biggest shift yet of public servants back to the central city.

Southern Response wrongly withheld council refunds from customers

Southern Response wrongly withheld council refunds from customers

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 8:54 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Southern Response may owe homeowners thousands in wrongly withheld refunds.

Rolleston or Rangiora: Which is Christchurchs premier satellite town?

Rolleston or Rangiora: Which is Christchurch's premier satellite town?

Friday, 6 January 2017 9:28 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Rivalry is set to heat up between the booming satellite towns of Rolleston and Rangiora as new shops, schools and subdivisions open.

Canterbury earthquake memorial to open for February 22, 2017 anniversary

Canterbury earthquake memorial to open for February 22, 2017 anniversary

Friday, 6 January 2017 12:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial is on-schedule to open on the sixth anniversary of the February 22, 2011 earthquake.

Christchurch market stallholders to be homeless again after tough times

Christchurch market stallholders to be homeless again after tough times

Thursday, 5 January 2017 10:12 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Market stalls in central Christchurch are packing up again and their owners say they desperately need a good home.

Drone flyover shows big job ahead for repairers of Christchurchs Sumner Rd

Drone flyover shows big job ahead for repairers of Christchurch's Sumner Rd

Thursday, 5 January 2017 8:19 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Sporadic blasts in the Port Hills herald progress on Sumner Rd, but a drone flyover shows the extent of the work still to be done.

St Germain among new eateries gearing up to open in central Christchurch

St Germain among new eateries gearing up to open in central Christchurch

Wednesday, 4 January 2017 8:14 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New eateries are preparing to open their doors in central Christchurch's newly completed developments.

Treasured heritage buildings to reopen in 2017

Treasured heritage buildings to reopen in 2017

Monday, 2 January 2017 4:50 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Many of Christchurch's most treasured heritage buildings will reopen in 2017 after being off limits since the 2011 earthquakes.

Christchurch businessman Roger Bridge made ONZM in New Year Honours

Christchurch businessman Roger Bridge made ONZM in New Year Honours

Saturday, 31 December 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Christchurch businessman Roger Bridge has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to business and philanthropy. Bridge's background rests in property investment and management. He has been involved...

Staff abused, wipers ripped off cars at Canterbury EQC offices as tensions erupt

Staff abused, wipers ripped off cars at Canterbury EQC offices as tensions erupt

Friday, 30 December 2016 8:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Wrecked company cars and threats against staff members continue to plague the Earthquake Commission (EQC) as it tries to settle thousands of unresolved insurance claims in Canterbury.

2017: When Christchurch finally goes from recovery to rebuild

2017: When Christchurch finally goes from recovery to rebuild

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 9:08 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

2017 is looming as the year Christchurch may finally break out of earthquake-recovery mode as major roadworks near completion and key rebuild projects get under way.

Antigua boat shed owners mark 30 years despite rough waters

Antigua boat shed owners mark 30 years despite rough waters

Monday, 26 December 2016 7:15 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The owners of Antigua Boat Sheds cafe and boat hire business have notched up 30 years, but it has not all been easy paddling

Till ring long and loud in Christchurch in 2016

Till ring long and loud in Christchurch in 2016

Sunday, 25 December 2016 6:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular


Christchurch retailers expect this week's Boxing Day sales will cap off a bumper 2016.

Christchurchs East Frame gets $1m bonus for transitional activities

Christchurch's East Frame gets $1m bonus for transitional activities

Saturday, 24 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Fletcher Living is spending $1 million on public "temporary use" projects so its central Christchurch East Frame housing development does not sit an idle wasteland for years.

Council pushing ahead with Cranford Basin housing development

Council pushing ahead with Cranford Basin housing development

Friday, 23 December 2016 6:18 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The city council will push ahead with a plan to build houses on rural-zoned land near Northlands mall after getting the green light from the Government.

Johnny Moore: Playgrounds for young and old show Christchurch rebuild at its best

Johnny Moore: Playgrounds for young and old show Christchurch rebuild at its best

Thursday, 22 December 2016 1:28 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

2016 is almost over and while many will say "good riddance" to a year that dished up its fair share of surprises, it has been a year of progress in Christchurch city.

Johnny Moore: Playgrounds for young and old show Chch rebuild at its best

Johnny Moore: Playgrounds for young and old show Chch rebuild at its best

Thursday, 22 December 2016 11:42 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: 2016 is almost over and while many will say "good riddance" to a year that dished up its fair share of surprises, it has been a year of progress in Christchurch City.

Multi-million dollar playground brought the heartbeat back to the city

Multi-million dollar playground brought the heartbeat back to the city

Thursday, 22 December 2016 9:52 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

One year ago, a multi-million dollar playground opened in Christchurch's CBD, bringing hundreds of thousands more through the recovering city centre.

Editorial: Patchwork CBD recovery is holding us all back

Editorial: Patchwork CBD recovery is holding us all back

Thursday, 22 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

In a for , Mike Yardley took aim at the crumbling eyesores that dot Christchurch's CBD.

Editorial: Patchwork CDB recovery is holding us all back

Editorial: Patchwork CDB recovery is holding us all back

Thursday, 22 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

In a for , Mike Yardley took aim at the crumbling eyesores that dot Christchurch's CBD.

Flooding and liquefaction EQC claims forwarded through insurance companies

Flooding and liquefaction EQC claims forwarded through insurance companies

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 9:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance companies could be holding on to Earthquake Commission (EQC) settlements they are not entitled to, a claimant warns.

William Rolleston statue returned to where he is meant to be

William Rolleston statue returned to 'where he is meant to be'

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 1:52 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

"It is kind of reassuring to have him back in a way. It is where he is meant to be."

Christchurch engineering firm says it could fix Lancaster Park ground for below $30m

Christchurch engineering firm says it could fix Lancaster Park ground for below $30m

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 12:41 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The ground engineering firm responsible for re-levelling the Christchurch Art Gallery says it could do the same at Lancaster Park for less than $30 million.

Dates announced for construction of east frame homes

Dates announced for construction of east frame homes

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 4:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction of homes in Christchurch's east frame will start before Easter.

Mike Yardley: Christchurch CBD revival makes the laggards look even worse

Mike Yardley: Christchurch CBD revival makes the laggards look even worse

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: There is an undeniable spring in the step of central city shoppers.

Christchurch Judge takes aim at claimants and advisers after misconceived claim

Christchurch Judge takes aim at claimants and advisers after 'misconceived' claim

Monday, 19 December 2016 5:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

The High Court has taken a swipe at Christchurch's most in demand earthquake litigation firm, saying it may have to bear responsibility for its clients' "misconceived" court action.