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Three ex-Cera staff cleared by DPMC inquiry

Three ex-Cera staff cleared by DPMC inquiry

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 2:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Three former Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) employees have been cleared of accusations they had conflicts of interest.

New Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister says its time for a new style of rebuild management

New Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister says it's time for a new style of rebuild management

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 5:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new rebuild boss says she believes the city centre is already better than it was before Canterbury's earthquakes.

$300m Riccarton Racecourse housing development gets Government green light

$300m Riccarton Racecourse housing development gets Government green light

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 12:28 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Government has approved a $300 million, 600-home development at a Christchurch racecourse.

$18 million overspend as city council tries to limit Christchurch cycleways disruption

$18 million 'overspend' as city council tries to limit Christchurch cycleways disruption

Sunday, 14 May 2017 6:46 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An extra $18 million will be spent on Christchurch's new cycleways this year as the city council tries to limit their impact on businesses and motorists.

Family support memorial for nurses lost in Christchurch earthquake

Family support memorial for nurses lost in Christchurch earthquake

Saturday, 13 May 2017 1:35 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The husband of a nurse killed in the Christchurch earthquake said an annual memorial for the nurses would ensure they were not forgotten.

Regenerate Christchurch releases red zone vision statement

Regenerate Christchurch releases red zone vision statement

Friday, 12 May 2017 6:33 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

"Our vision is for the river to connect us together with each other, with nature and with new possibilities."

Christchurchs master plans: Good things take time

Christchurch's master plans: 'Good things take time'

Friday, 12 May 2017 4:35 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Anglicans lobbied council for streamlined Christ Church Cathedral demolition planning rules

Anglicans lobbied council for streamlined Christ Church Cathedral demolition planning rules

Friday, 12 May 2017 7:33 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Anglican leaders lobbied council to change city planning rules so the Christ Church Cathedral could be demolished more easily.

Christchurch City Council wont start Victoria St revamp until people on board

Christchurch City Council won't start Victoria St revamp until people 'on board'

Thursday, 11 May 2017 8:10 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Christchurch City Council will not start any more central city transport projects until businesses and residents are happy with the plans.

Realigned section of State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura opens May 22

Realigned section of State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura opens May 22

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 7:11 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A section of State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura will soon reopen to traffic.

Christchurchs historic Sign of the Takahe ready for occupation

Christchurch's historic Sign of the Takahe ready for occupation

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 6:50 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

After more than two years, almost $3 million and a series of delays, work on the historic Sign of the Takahe is now complete.

Convicted thief Katrina Leigh Leoni must declare assets before sentencing

Convicted thief Katrina Leigh Leoni must declare assets before sentencing

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 1:13 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A woman has five days to declare all her assets – including any she may have disposed of – before she is sentenced for stealing $133,000 from a Christchurch rebuild firm.

Christchurch Hospital faces 2000-strong car park shortage, parking building could cost $23m

Christchurch Hospital faces 2000-strong car park shortage, parking building could cost $23m

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 6:12 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's health precinct could be up to 2000 car parks short in the long term. A parking building to alleviate the problem could cost more than $20 million.

Will small businesses ever return to Christchurchs rebuilt city centre?

Will small businesses ever return to Christchurch's rebuilt city centre?

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 6:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Between them, Pedro Carazo, Debbie Lawson and Deric Blacker, lost three businesses, two homes, a son, and a close friend, on February 22, 2011.

Group behind flat water course proposal for Christchurch red zone says it could bring city millions

Group behind flat water course proposal for Christchurch red zone says it could bring city 'millions'

Monday, 8 May 2017 9:37 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A group behind plans for an international open water course in Christchurch's residential red zone claims it could make the city $30-$50 million a year.

Government applies to buy Redcliffs Park for new Redcliffs School

Government applies to buy Redcliffs Park for new Redcliffs School

Friday, 5 May 2017 4:20 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A new Redcliffs School site is a step closer – the Government has applied to buy Redcliffs Park.

Government makes formal offer to buy part of Redcliffs Park for new Redcliffs School

Government makes formal offer to buy part of Redcliffs Park for new Redcliffs School

Friday, 5 May 2017 9:34 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A new Redcliffs School site is a step closer – the Government has applied to buy part of Redcliffs Park.

Officials left apologising after Gerry Brownlee cans Christchurch earthquake symposium

Officials left apologising after Gerry Brownlee cans Christchurch earthquake symposium

Thursday, 4 May 2017 9:12 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Government spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a major earthquake conference that was eventually abandoned by former Canterbury rebuild minister Gerry Brownlee.

Christchurch City Council and RSA meet to discuss process to move citys cenotaph

Christchurch City Council and RSA meet to discuss process to move city's cenotaph

Thursday, 4 May 2017 6:29 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Christchurch City Council and local RSA have met to discuss what can be done to move the city's cenotaph from the overgrown grounds of the derelict Christ Church Cathedral.

Regenerate Christchurch reveals planning targets for Cathedral Square, red zone

Regenerate Christchurch reveals planning targets for Cathedral Square, red zone

Thursday, 4 May 2017 4:21 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Plans to revitalise Cathedral Square and the residential red zone should be a step closer to reality by the end of June.

Shortland Street quake show should have carried a warning, say traumatised viewers

Shortland Street quake show should have carried a warning, say traumatised viewers

Thursday, 4 May 2017 1:27 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Viewers are saying TVNZ should have screened a warning before Wednesday night's Shortland Street which showed a large scale earthquake.

Christchurch Mayor says Garden City needs to clean up if it wants to keep reputation

Christchurch Mayor says Garden City needs to clean up if it wants to keep reputation

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 7:31 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch must "look a lot better" than it does currently if it wants to keep its Garden City label, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Christchurchs $1.5 million heritage Edmonds Band Rotunda rebuild delayed until 2018

Christchurch's $1.5 million heritage Edmonds Band Rotunda rebuild delayed until 2018

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's Edmonds Band Rotunda on the Avon riverbank will now not be rebuilt until at least the second half of next year.

Extension for developers interested in old Inland Revenue building

Extension for developers interested in old Inland Revenue building

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 6:46 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Crown has given would-be buyers until Friday to consider options for Christchurch's former Inland Revenue building.

Editorial: Pre-feasibility report on Christchurch stadium could speed citys revivial

Editorial: 'Pre-feasibility' report on Christchurch stadium could speed city's revivial

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: Gerry Brownlee may be set to jet around the world as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs but in his last act as Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister, he pulled a final surprise from his rebuild goodie bag when he commissioned a "pre-feasibility" study on a new "multi-use arena".

New Christchurch stadium could be built sooner than expected

New Christchurch stadium could be built sooner than expected

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 6:17 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Christchurch City Council is considering building a new events stadium earlier than planned.

Another new hotel for central Christchurch

Another new hotel for central Christchurch

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 1:17 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Another new hotel has been announced for central Christchurch.

Government pays for new Christchurch stadium pre-viability study

Government pays for new Christchurch stadium 'pre-viability study'

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 10:15 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

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Insurance companies say people could get paid twice for same claim

Insurance companies say people could get paid twice for same claim

Monday, 1 May 2017 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Some insurance claimants with properties damaged by liquefaction could receive two pay-outs for one claim, insurers say.

Akaroa says cruise ships will keep coming despite Lyttelton berth development

Akaroa says cruise ships will keep coming despite Lyttelton berth development

Monday, 1 May 2017 5:50 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Akaroa has no intention of giving up its cruise business when Lyttelton builds its $56 million new berth.

Christchurch quake rescuer Bill Toomey wins fight for ACC cover for post-traumatic stress

Christchurch quake rescuer Bill Toomey wins fight for ACC cover for post-traumatic stress

Monday, 1 May 2017 11:12 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch builder Bill Toomey has won a landmark case against ACC to cover the post-traumatic stress disorder he suffered after pulling people from a collapsed building after the February 2011 earthquake.

Work starts on rescue of historic Christchurch convent and chapel

Work starts on rescue of historic Christchurch convent and chapel

Sunday, 30 April 2017 5:33 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

After over two years of planning and fundraising, new owners are about to start rescue work on a threatened 120-year-old Christchurch convent and chapel.

Christchurch City Council buys Linwood temporary housing village off government

Christchurch City Council buys Linwood temporary housing village off government

Sunday, 30 April 2017 3:29 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Ratepayers have bought the Linwood temporary housing village from the Government, but the price is being kept secret.

Christchurch labour hire company One World Resourcing made Filipino employees sign illegal bond forms

Christchurch labour hire company One World Resourcing made Filipino employees sign illegal bond forms

Sunday, 30 April 2017 2:33 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christchurch company specialising in foreign labour made employees sign an illegal "bond document" requiring them to pay the firm nearly $5000 if they quit.

Neighbourhood neglect lacks respect for earthquake victims, says family

Neighbourhood neglect lacks respect for earthquake victims, says family

Friday, 28 April 2017 6:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Bright wildflowers and a loving sign used to mark the site where Natasha Hadfield died.

Christchurch Spagalimis moving from Victoria St to Harlequin Public House after four-year insurance nightmare

Christchurch Spagalimis moving from Victoria St to Harlequin Public House after four-year insurance 'nightmare'

Friday, 28 April 2017 12:16 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Despite a continuing four-year insurance "nightmare" over their central Christchurch restaurant, pizzeria Spagalimis is moving to new premises nearby.

Christchurch Spagalimis moving from old Victoria St site to Harlequin Public House after insurance nightmare

Christchurch Spagalimis moving from old Victoria St site to Harlequin Public House after insurance 'nightmare'

Friday, 28 April 2017 12:16 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Despite a continuing four-year insurance "nightmare" over their central Christchurch restaurant, pizzeria Spagalimis is moving to new premises nearby.

Christchurch centrals key emerging precincts

Christchurch central's key emerging precincts

Friday, 28 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Rents and road works play havoc with some Christchurch hospitality businesses

Rents and road works play havoc with some Christchurch hospitality businesses

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

High rents, road works, more competition and a lack of patrons are adding up to a heap of financial trouble for a growing number of Christchurch hospitality outlets.

Central Christchurch business group battles budget cut

Central Christchurch business group battles budget cut

Monday, 24 April 2017 5:29 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Central Christchurch businesses and non-profit groups want to hang onto a funding lifeline from ratepayers until the city centre gets back on its feet.

Visible signs of issues in Linwood Village, residents want to see redevelopment

'Visible signs' of issues in Linwood Village, residents want to see redevelopment

Monday, 24 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Residents eager to see the declining Linwood Village redeveloped detest "visible signs" of homelessness and substance abuse around the former shopping area.

International hotel group buys Cathedral Square site for new hotel

International hotel group buys Cathedral Square site for new hotel

Friday, 21 April 2017 5:59 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A major Japanese hotel and tourism group has bought land in Cathedral Square for just over $7 million to build a big hotel.

Johnny Moore: Going White Elephant hunting in Christchurch

Johnny Moore: Going White Elephant hunting in Christchurch

Friday, 21 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: We live in a world of clickbait – divided into opposing groups by a headline and left to fight it out in the comment section.

Call to make room for small businesses to return to central Christchurch

Call to make room for small businesses to return to central Christchurch

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 7:58 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch business leaders are calling for the central city to find room for the little businesses priced out by the rebuild.

Gerry Brownlee and Lianne Dalziel air concerns over Regenerate Christchurchs work plan

Gerry Brownlee and Lianne Dalziel air concerns over Regenerate Christchurch's work plan

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 6:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Lianne Dalziel and Gerry Brownlee have written to the agency fixing Christchurch's red zone to express a lack of confidence in its work programme.

Christ Church Cathedral survey misleading, says restoration campaigner

Christ Church Cathedral survey 'misleading', says restoration campaigner

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 4:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An Anglican survey on restoration options for Christ Church Cathedral is "misleading" and a "delaying tactic", says heritage campaigner Mark Belton.

Work starts on Christchurch red zone walk-run-bike trail

Work starts on Christchurch red zone walk-run-bike trail

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 4:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Work building a riverside walking, running and cycling trail through the Christchurch red zone has begun.

Earthquake tests on cheap, safe multi-storey building promising

Earthquake tests on cheap, safe multi-storey building 'promising'

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 4:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Canterbury University structural timber engineer Dr Minghao Li wants to find cheaper ways to build earthquake-resistant buildings.

Christchurch City Council faces ratepayer blowback on pedestrian-friendly city and loss-making pools

Christchurch City Council faces ratepayer blowback on pedestrian-friendly city and loss-making pools

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

I'm always in awe of how a grassroots uprising or well-honed backlash can force bureaucracy's hand to think again and change course.