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Frustrated developer prepares to ditch

Frustrated developer prepares to ditch

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

The redevelopment of Christchurch's once vibrant upmarket bar zone SOL Square has stalled because of the financial and legal wrangles left behind by bankrupt entrepreneur David Henderson.

Canterbury earthquakes were highly unusual

Canterbury earthquakes were highly unusual

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 5:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury earthquakes were even more unusual than first thought and unlikely to occur anywhere else in the world, new research reveals.

Council, ministry eye unsafe rental homes

Council, ministry eye unsafe rental homes

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:32 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Dangerous buildings break work safety laws

Dangerous buildings break work safety laws

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Bosses knowingly sending staff to work in earthquake-prone buildings are breaking health and safety laws.

Helping revive Christchurchs beating heart

Helping revive Christchurch's beating heart

Monday, 25 November 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A yoga studio, a sushi shop and a gift boutique go into a city centre. It could be the start of a complicated joke, but the reality is that some businesses are taking the first, hesitant steps back into the heart of Christchurch despite the challenges associated. What they have in common is a will to be part of the recovery, and a firm belief that more shops, businesses and punters will be back in the CBD soon.

Collapse liability demanded

Collapse liability demanded

Sunday, 24 November 2013 10:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

The lack of accountability over the collapse of the CTV building has left victims' families feeling as though the Government does not care.

Decisions urged on future of red zone

Decisions urged on future of red zone

Sunday, 24 November 2013 8:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

Decisions on the future of Christchurch's residential red zone are needed within the next 12 months to kick-start recovery in the city's east, a group backing river park plans says.

Grieving fathers demand action on CTV fall

Grieving fathers demand action on CTV fall

Sunday, 24 November 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Quake survivor health remains key focus

Quake survivor health remains key focus

Saturday, 23 November 2013 3:08 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch health experts are still regularly treating people for stress and anxiety caused by the quakes three years ago.

Feel good factor drives volunteers

'Feel good' factor drives volunteers

Saturday, 23 November 2013 9:03 a.m. by MediaStuff

Architects unique take on rebuilding Christchurch

Architect's unique take on rebuilding Christchurch

Friday, 22 November 2013 4:35 p.m. by Media3News



Bidding opens for bars, shops, homes

Bidding opens for bars, shops, homes

Friday, 22 November 2013 2:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tens of thousands of square metres of retail, entertainment and accommodation space could be developed around the Christchurch bus interchange, according to a "request for expressions of interest" for the anchor rebuild project.

Forsyth Barr building put up for sale

Forsyth Barr building put up for sale

Friday, 22 November 2013 2:13 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Chch council avoids Brownlee takeover

Chch council avoids Brownlee takeover

Friday, 22 November 2013 12:21 p.m. by Media3News


Christchurch Forsyth Barr building for sale

Christchurch Forsyth Barr building for sale

Friday, 22 November 2013 11:27 a.m. by Media3News

One of Christchurch's last standing central city high rises is up sale.

CCHL helps city keep rates lower

CCHL helps city keep rates lower

Friday, 22 November 2013 10:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

Quake damaged tower for sale as is, where is

Quake damaged tower for sale 'as is, where is'

Friday, 22 November 2013 10:48 a.m. by MediaOneNews

One of the last high-rises in central Christchurch is being sold "as is, where is" if the price is right.

Forsyth Barr for sale as-is-where-is

Forsyth Barr for sale 'as-is-where-is'

Friday, 22 November 2013 9:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of the last high-rises in the central city is being sold 'as is, where is' if the price is right.

Forsyth Barr building for sale as-is-where-is

Forsyth Barr building for sale 'as-is-where-is'

Friday, 22 November 2013 9:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of the last high-rises in the central city is being sold 'as is, where is' if the price is right.

Brownlee gives Chch council an ultimatum

Brownlee gives Chch council an ultimatum

Friday, 22 November 2013 8:22 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch City Council has been given an ultimatum - sign off the city's land use recovery plan or the government will go it alone.

Minister berates council

Minister berates council

Thursday, 21 November 2013 11:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The honeymoon period is over for the Government and the new Christchurch City Council with Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee threatening to seize control of city housing rules.

Top brass at council in shakeup

Top brass at council in shakeup

Thursday, 21 November 2013 11:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Big changes loom at the city council as its senior management team is restructured to make sure the organisation can cope with the demands of Christchurch's $40 billion rebuild.

Building starts on Chch housing project

Building starts on Chch housing project

Thursday, 21 November 2013 11:18 a.m. by Media3News

Construction has started on a housing development in Christchurch touted as a future model for state housing.

Christchurch trams back on track today

Christchurch trams back on track today

Thursday, 21 November 2013 8:10 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch trams are back on track today.

Trams return to Christchurch streets

Trams return to Christchurch streets

Thursday, 21 November 2013 5:14 a.m. by Media3News

After an almost three-year hiatus, trams will return to the streets of Christchurch on Thursday.

Severe housing stress forecast

'Severe' housing stress forecast

Thursday, 21 November 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

More intensive housing could be allowed in Christchurch amid fears the housing shortage is about to worsen.

Housing changes to raise density

Housing changes to raise density

Thursday, 21 November 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

More intensive housing could be allowed in Christchurch amid fears the housing shortage is about to worsen.

Canty shake shows The Gap under stress

Canty shake shows The Gap under stress

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 10:59 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The aftershock at 11.36pm on Monday was recorded at magnitude 4.6 and located 10km southwest of Christchurch, between Halswell and Prebbleton, at a depth of 8km.

Strong earthquake hits south of Chch

Strong earthquake hits south of Chch

Monday, 18 November 2013 11:52 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A strong 4.6 magnitude earthquake has struck 10km south of Christchurch.

The quake rocked the city at 11:36pm, GeoNet reports, and was at a depth of 11km.

Many on Twitter say the quake was strong enough to wake them. One person wrote there was a "loud boom".

There have been no reports of damage or injuries.

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4.6 quake centred in The Gap

4.6 quake centred in 'The Gap'

Monday, 18 November 2013 10:45 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

GNS Science later upgraded this to 4.6 and located the aftershock 10km south-west of Christchurch, between Halswell and Prebbleton, at a depth of 8km.

Strong quake wakes Christchurch

Strong quake wakes Christchurch

Monday, 18 November 2013 5:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

A strong mag-4.6 quake shook many in Christchurch from their beds last night.

Survey shows service slowdown

Survey shows service slowdown

Monday, 18 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Activity levels in Canterbury and Westland's service sector have slowed according to a survey, though some watching Christchurch's earthquake recovery say the rebuild is going at a good pace.

Quake-prone house survives test

Quake-prone house survives test

Monday, 18 November 2013 1:40 a.m. by MediaStuff

A condemned Wellington house has survived being yanked repeatedly by big rigs despite being only seven per cent of code.

Quake-prone house survives yanking tests

Quake-prone house survives yanking tests

Monday, 18 November 2013 1:40 a.m. by MediaStuff

A condemned Wellington house has survived being yanked repeatedly by big rigs despite being only seven per cent of code.

Shop around for home insurance

'Shop around' for home insurance

Sunday, 17 November 2013 7:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The boss of AA Insurance warns premiums could soar even higher unless everyone involved plays their part - including apathetic consumers, who need to shop around more.

Brownlee takes swipe at judge

Brownlee takes swipe at judge

Sunday, 17 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A group of disgruntled red-zoners have been left "speechless" after Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee took a swipe at the High Court judge who ruled in their favour.

Vision of city by the water reshapes Christchurch

Vision of city by the water reshapes Christchurch

Sunday, 17 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

It spans 3.2km, will cost upwards of $85 million and, in the minds of its champions, will change the shape of Christchurch.

Vision of city by the water

Vision of city by the water

Sunday, 17 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

It spans 3.2km, will cost upwards of $85 million and, in the minds of its champions, will change the shape of central Christchurch.

Reinsurer says Christchurch a unique situation

Reinsurer says Christchurch a unique situation

Friday, 15 November 2013 11:14 a.m. by MediaThePress

The complexity of issues surrounding the Canterbury earthquakes means one of the world's largest reinsurers has only paid out a quarter of what it owes to New Zealand insurers.

Over 1700 foreign workers given jobs on quake rebuild

Over 1700 foreign workers given jobs on quake rebuild

Friday, 15 November 2013 8:47 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

RSA building waiting for approval

RSA building waiting for approval

Friday, 15 November 2013 12:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A decision on whether to approve plans for the new RSA headquarters in central Christchurch should be made next week.

Rebuild worker leaves over accommodation

Rebuild worker leaves over accommodation

Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Jose Martin arrived in Christchurch in September last year to work in the rebuild. Now the Filipino carpenter is leaving New Zealand before the end of his two-year contract with Leighs Construction.

Rebuild expected to peak in 2015

Rebuild expected to peak in 2015

Thursday, 14 November 2013 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Most of those living in Canterbury expect the rebuild to reach its peak in 2015, while the bulk of Kiwis living elsewhere think the peak could occur a year later in 2016.

Christchurch trams make a comeback

Christchurch trams make a comeback

Thursday, 14 November 2013 5:52 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's iconic trams are back on the rails for the first time since the earthquakes.

Good news for Mike Bush

Good news for Mike Bush

Thursday, 14 November 2013 5:52 p.m. by Media3News

Today Campbell Live was able to give Mike some very good news.

Lack of communication hindering rebuild - report

Lack of communication hindering rebuild - report

Thursday, 14 November 2013 4:33 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Trams return to Christchurch

Trams return to Christchurch

Thursday, 14 November 2013 4:33 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's iconic trams will begin ferrying locals and tourists around the CBD from today.

Chch schools $1b spend revealed

Chch schools $1b spend revealed

Thursday, 14 November 2013 2:21 p.m. by Media3News

 

Blurred roles lead to repair delays

Blurred roles lead to repair delays

Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch street and sewer repairs risk being disrupted by "limited involvement" from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera), an Auditor-General report says.

CTV accountability inadequate

CTV accountability 'inadequate'

Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

Building Minister Maurice Williamson says he finds it unacceptable the man whose firm designed Christchurch's deadly CTV building has not been held to account.

New land worries derail Port Hills rebuild

New land worries derail Port Hills rebuild

Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:03 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Earthquake issues complexity delays insurance

Earthquake issues complexity delays insurance

Thursday, 14 November 2013 5:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

The complexity of issues surrounding the Canterbury earthquakes means one of the world's largest re-insurers has only paid out a quarter of what it owes to New Zealand insurers.

Researchers look at how citys animals coped with quakes

Researchers look at how city's animals coped with quakes

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 8:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

How animals and their owners coped with the Canterbury earthquakes is being researched.

Research into citys quake pets

Research into city's quake pets

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 8:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

How animals and their owners coped with the Canterbury earthquakes is being researched.

Cunliffes recovery criticism ridiculous

Cunliffe's recovery criticism 'ridiculous'

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 7:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

A war of words has broken out between Labour's leader and the man in charge of the $40 billion earthquake recovery.

EQC asks court to plug leak on blog

EQC asks court to plug leak on blog

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 6:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) leaks blogger ignored a court order preventing publication of 83,000 confidential client details, commission lawyers say.

CERA: Chch rebuild has turned a corner

CERA: Chch rebuild has 'turned a corner'

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 2:54 p.m. by Media3News

CERA says insurers need to pick up the pace

CERA says insurers need to pick up the pace

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 1:23 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Post-quake rate of serious stomach bugs increased 14-fold

Post-quake rate of serious stomach bugs increased 14-fold

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 11:22 a.m. by MediaHerald

The rate of serious stomach bugs in Christchurch increased 14-fold in the month after the 2011 earthquake, a Canterbury University researcher has found.