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Christchurchs convention centre highly unlikely to be built by 2018

Christchurch's convention centre 'highly unlikely' to be built by 2018

Thursday, 18 June 2015 6:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's convention centre is "highly unlikely" to be built by 2018 and the metro sports facility site has asbestos issues.

CTV building: Civil engineer cleared

CTV building: Civil engineer cleared

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 11:17 a.m. by MediaHerald

The civil engineer behind the Canterbury Television building which collapsed in the killer 2011 Christchurch earthquake has been cleared of misleading New Zealand's professional engineering body.The Institution of Professional Engineers...

CTV building engineer cleared

CTV building engineer cleared

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 11:17 a.m. by MediaHerald

The civil engineer behind the Canterbury Television building which collapsed in the killer 2011 Christchurch earthquake has been cleared of misleading New Zealand's professional engineering body.The Institution of Professional Engineers...

Alan Reay cleared of CTV building deception claims

Alan Reay cleared of CTV building deception claims

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 10:42 a.m. by MediaStuff

Engineer Alan Reay has escaped sanction after being found not to have mislead an industry body over his links to the Canterbury Television (CTV) building.

Christchurchs Breathe Urban Village delayed

Christchurch's Breathe Urban Village delayed

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction of a major central Christchurch residential development was due to start two months ago, but the developers have not yet applied for building consents.

Cops seize papers in CTV building probe

Cops seize papers in CTV building probe

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Police investigating the 2011 collapse of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building which killed more than 100 people have executed four search warrants.Documents and items of interest were seized, Detective Superintendent Peter...

Cops seize papers in CTV building probe

Cops seize papers in CTV building probe

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Police investigating the 2011 collapse of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building which killed more than 100 people have executed four search warrants.Documents and items of interest were seized, Detective Superintendent Peter...

Westende House in Christchurch to be demolished

Westende House in Christchurch to be demolished

Monday, 15 June 2015 4:21 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's Westende House will be demolished in two weeks.

CTV building: Police seize documents

CTV building: Police seize documents

Monday, 15 June 2015 4:10 p.m. by MediaHerald

Documents and items of interest have been seized by police as part of an investigation into the collapse of the CTV building.Four search warrants, which Detective Superintendent Peter Read says form part of the ongoing investigation,...

Canterbury earthquake repair survey a whitewash

Canterbury earthquake repair survey a 'whitewash'

Monday, 15 June 2015 10:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

A review into the quality of Canterbury's earthquake repairs has been called a "whitewash" after the Government allowed insurers to choose which homes could be looked at.

Property Council award cherry on top for Isaac Theatre Royal restoration

Property Council award 'cherry on top' for Isaac Theatre Royal restoration

Sunday, 14 June 2015 4:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal and three buildings in the Rangi Ruru Girls' School redevelopment have won top prizes in the 2015 Property Council New Zealand and Rider Levett Bucknall Awards.

Demolition of Cathedral Squares Camelot Hotel captured in timelapse

Demolition of Cathedral Square's Camelot Hotel captured in timelapse

Sunday, 14 June 2015 1:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Another icon from Christchurch city's past is almost gone, with the demolition of the Camelot Hotel in Cathedral Square due to finish this week.

Photographs show rebuild progress in post-quake Christchurch

Photographs show rebuild progress in post-quake Christchurch

Saturday, 13 June 2015 2:24 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An ex-pat Kiwi's photographs of post-quake Christchurch have thrown the rebuild into sharp relief.

Monolithic concrete building ruins Christchurch central city living

'Monolithic' concrete building ruins Christchurch central city living

Friday, 12 June 2015 6:20 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Central city tenants Alex Nicholls and Victoria Wilby loved living in their sunny cottage.

Christchurch Town Hall: Im a convert

Christchurch Town Hall: I'm a convert

Friday, 12 June 2015 7:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

Well there I was, feeling like a funeral gatecrasher, parked up in front of the city council's live stream, pondering what fate would befall Kilmore Street's grey and grizzled behemoth.

Christchurch homeowner to lead IAG class action

Christchurch homeowner to lead IAG class action

Thursday, 11 June 2015 9:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

After years of delays and heartache with her earthquake insurance claim, Christchurch homeowner Pip Coory has decided to take a stand.

Govt cash injection fails to stop Christchurch convention centre delay

Govt cash injection fails to stop Christchurch convention centre delay

Thursday, 11 June 2015 2:24 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's convention centre was delayed despite the Government releasing money to make it happen faster, official documents show.

Live stream: Christchurch City Council decide on town hall

Live stream: Christchurch City Council decide on town hall

Thursday, 11 June 2015 12:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors will be asked to confirm the August 2013 decision to spent $127.5 million on fully repairing and restoring the 1972 heritage-listed Christchurch Town Hall, which has been closed since it was damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes.

John Ombler: No black hole at Cera

John Ombler: No 'black hole' at Cera

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 9:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

Acting chief executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority John Ombler has rejected assertions that Cera is facing because of staff departures.

Christchurch garage couple Steve and Sasha Bell get temporary respite

Christchurch garage couple Steve and Sasha Bell get temporary respite

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 11:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

After , earthquake-hit Christchurch couple Steve and Sasha Bell are getting a temporary respite.

Christchurch needs more social houses for singles, solo parents: Government

Christchurch needs more social houses for singles, solo parents: Government

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 10:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch needs social housing for singles and solo parents to address dire post-earthquake shortages, the Government says.

Christchurch needs more social houses

Christchurch needs more social houses

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 10:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch needs social housing for singles and solo parents to address dire post-earthquake shortages, the Government says.

Cera staff leaving in droves

Cera staff leaving in droves

Monday, 8 June 2015 1:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is losing dozens of staff members, prompting fears of a leadership "black hole".

Cera staff leaving in droves

Cera staff leaving in droves

Monday, 8 June 2015 1:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is losing dozens of staff members, prompting fears of a leadership "black hole".

Work could start soon on restoring the Christchurch Town Hall

Work could start soon on restoring the Christchurch Town Hall

Sunday, 7 June 2015 11:49 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Work to fully restore Christchurch's Town Hall could begin this month after an independent business case backed a $127.5 million repair.

Couch, caravan, garage - a Christchurch mums struggle

Couch, caravan, garage - a Christchurch mum's struggle

Friday, 5 June 2015 11:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

The garage in east Christchurch is a hive of activity.

Red zone houses refurbished by offenders ready for needy families

Red zone houses refurbished by offenders ready for needy families

Friday, 5 June 2015 1:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

A further 12 red zone houses at Rolleston Prison's construction yard are heading to new Christchurch sites for families in need.

Here for the Christchurch rebuild, living in a van

Here for the Christchurch rebuild, living in a van

Thursday, 4 June 2015 11:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

While Matua Papuni methodically sweeps the Christchurch car port where he lives in his van, he mutters to himself.

I think about suicide everyday - Christchurch shed couple

'I think about suicide everyday' - Christchurch shed couple

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 11:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

In a small tin shed in Christchurch, Natasha Fa'aaliga and Gordon Smith huddle together on a thin mattress.

Rebuild Christchurch for people not cars

Rebuild Christchurch for people not cars

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 11:45 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

It is Saturday afternoon and the city is packed. Throngs of people of all ages saunter through the streets. Some go shopping; some sprawl out in the sunshine around fountains or in the squares; some savour an ice cream; many relax around cafe tables to eat, drink, and chat. Both young children and older adults pack the beer gardens; nobody is drunk or quarrelsome.

Christchurch quake mums sleeping in chairs, dining rooms

Christchurch quake mums sleeping in chairs, dining rooms

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 10:52 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Sonya Tranter's "bed" is an armchair in the lounge of the two-bedroom property she rents in Christchurch.

Help for Canterbury caravan mum Trina Nesbitt

Help for Canterbury caravan mum Trina Nesbitt

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 3:50 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A North Canterbury mum has been humbled by offers of help.

Ive had enough - Canterbury caravan mum

'I've had enough' - Canterbury caravan mum

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 12:31 a.m. by MediaStuff

A tiny stray kitten hides under Trina Nesbitt's borrowed caravan.

Watch: Christchurchs central police station implosion

Watch: Christchurch's central police station implosion

Sunday, 31 May 2015 5:16 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

In eight seconds 2000 metres of detonating cord and 100kg of explosives have reduced the skeletal remains of Christchurch's old central police station to rubble.

Watch live: Christchurchs central police station implosion

Watch live: Christchurch's central police station implosion

Sunday, 31 May 2015 10:29 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

D-Day has finally come for Christchurch's quake-damaged central police station.

Fixing New Brighton after years of neglect

Fixing New Brighton after years of neglect

Friday, 29 May 2015 10:35 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Entire Christchurch home recycled into objects

Entire Christchurch home recycled into objects

Friday, 29 May 2015 4:47 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch barristers return to the CBD

Christchurch barristers return to the CBD

Friday, 29 May 2015 10:33 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A group of lawyers are returning to the Christchurch city centre after several years in the suburbs.

Wrong visa lands rebuild workers firm in hot water

Wrong visa lands rebuild worker's firm in hot water

Thursday, 28 May 2015 3:50 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The scramble for qualified tradespeople for the Christchurch rebuild has led to an appearance in court by a firm that employed a tiler with the wrong immigration visa.

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament $45m four-year revamp

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament $45m four-year revamp

Thursday, 28 May 2015 2:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's quake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament will be revamped to the tune of $45 million over four years.

Southern Response withheld insurance information to avoid confusion

Southern Response withheld insurance information to avoid 'confusion'

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

Southern Response kept some costs information from earthquake claimants to avoid "confusion" over the amounts of their insurance settlements.

Lilly Cooper ordered to pay family over $500,000

Lilly Cooper ordered to pay family over $500,000

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 7:03 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch red zone compensation plan delayed

Christchurch red zone compensation plan delayed

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Owners of vacant, commercial and uninsured properties in Christchurch's residential red zones will have to wait another two months to get a revised buyout offer.

Red Cross packs help with Christchurch cold

Red Cross packs help with Christchurch cold

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 5:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch red zone dwellers and low income families have been given winter care packages to help them through the cold snap.

True Green Homes collapses, couple loses $100k

True Green Homes collapses, couple loses $100k

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 1:38 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

When their builder went bust, a Christchurch couple thought they could at least pick up the pieces and start again.

Public Trust Office Building demolition rejected again

Public Trust Office Building demolition rejected again

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 1:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has rejected a second request for demolition of the heritage-listed Public Trust Office Building in central Christchurch.

Tower shares up on dividend hike, share buyback

Tower shares up on dividend hike, share buyback

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 9:40 a.m. by MediaHerald

Tower shares rose today to a month-high after the general insurer hiked its interim dividend and confirmed an on-market share buyback after lifting first-half earnings 36 percent on rising premiums and fewer claims.The stock jumped...

Tower shares up on dividend hike, share buyback

Tower shares up on dividend hike, share buyback

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 9:40 a.m. by MediaHerald

Tower shares rose today to a month-high after the general insurer hiked its interim dividend and confirmed an on-market share buyback after lifting first-half earnings 36 percent on rising premiums and fewer claims.The stock jumped...

How Id fix Christchurchs quake-hit eastern suburbs

How I'd fix Christchurch's quake-hit eastern suburbs

Monday, 25 May 2015 3:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

Frustrated residents living in Christchurch's say it's time "positive change" started to take place in the area.

CTV building memorial at centre of Knox Plaza

CTV building memorial at centre of Knox Plaza

Monday, 25 May 2015 1:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

When Graham Bennett's new public sculpture Extant is officially opened early in June, John Ryder, Christchurch businessman and owner of Knox Plaza on Victoria Street, will be thinking of his former-business partner Brian Taylor and the 80 staff and students from Kings Education at the CTV building who lost their lives in the February 2011 quake.

Relationships Aotearoa closing would be just the start, warns sector

Relationships Aotearoa closing would be just the start, warns sector

Monday, 25 May 2015 11:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

The funding crisis, which may force the closure of Relationships Aotearoa could just be the start of a "challenging time" for Canterbury social services.

Richard Diver abandons $75 million apartment project

Richard Diver abandons $75 million apartment project

Monday, 25 May 2015 11:06 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurchs $53 million bus interchange opens

Christchurch's $53 million bus interchange opens

Monday, 25 May 2015 10:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

University students, school pupils and tradesmen were among the dozens of people catching a bus for the first time at Christchurch's new bus interchange.

Canterbury mood disorders up post quake, boozing halved

Canterbury mood disorders up post quake, boozing halved

Sunday, 24 May 2015 11:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

Health professionals are at a loss to explain the findings of a Canterbury health study showing hazardous drinking has almost halved since the 2011 earthquakes.