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Christchurch faces a battle of the bars

Christchurch faces a battle of the bars

Friday, 7 October 2016 6:16 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Fears Christchurch will soon reach hospitality overload

Fears Christchurch will soon reach hospitality overload

Friday, 7 October 2016 5:50 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Hospitality outlets in Christchurch are close to or have already surpassed pre-quake levels, and old industry hands predict some will have to fight for survival as competition hots up.

Lowering of donut marks sweet moment in restoration of Christchurch Town Hall

Lowering of donut marks sweet moment in restoration of Christchurch Town Hall

Friday, 7 October 2016 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A 2.6-tonne donut has been gently lowered from its home high above the Christchurch Town Hall auditorium in a landmark moment for the restoration of the historic performance venue.

Sir Bob Parker and Chinese investors back $70m building in Christchurch health precinct

Sir Bob Parker and Chinese investors back $70m building in Christchurch health precinct

Thursday, 6 October 2016 7:26 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Sir Bob Parker and Chinese investors are behind a new health research facility in Christchurch.

Risk Otakaro will not reach deal to sell Christchurch convention centre

Risk Otakaro will not reach deal to sell Christchurch convention centre

Thursday, 6 October 2016 6:36 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Crown is concerned it will have to buy Christchurch's convention centre back off Otakaro if the company fails to find a buyer.

Architecture: Christchurchs new plywood palace

Architecture: Christchurch's new plywood palace

Thursday, 6 October 2016 5:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealands first pod hotel could halt sleepovers at Christchurch Airport

New Zealand's first pod hotel could halt sleepovers at Christchurch Airport

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch Airport hopes New Zealand's first pod-style hotel will help solve the problem of passengers bunking down in its terminal.

Ailing owner living on the breadline as rates for demolished Sumner units pile up

Ailing owner 'living on the breadline' as rates for demolished Sumner units pile up

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 8:43 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An ailing, elderly woman has been financially stripped by mounting council rates and penalties for land she cannot live on.

New Brighton Pier repair to start in February

New Brighton Pier repair to start in February

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 6:58 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Christchurch City Council has awarded the job of repairing the New Brighton Pier to Fulton Hogan.

$20m New Brighton apartment plan in doubt

$20m New Brighton apartment plan in doubt

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 7:24 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New Brighton's planned $20 million waterfront apartment development is struggling for cash, throwing the future of the project into doubt.

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains mirky

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains mirky

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 6:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The group lobbying for an international water course in Christchurch's east wants to have a proposal in front of Regenerate Christchurch in the first half of 2017.

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains murky

Christchurch water course plans in 2017, but red zone funding remains murky

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 6:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The group lobbying for an international water course in Christchurch's east wants to have a proposal in front of Regenerate Christchurch in the first half of 2017.

New Christchurch hotels on track to deliver almost 400 guest rooms

New Christchurch hotels on track to deliver almost 400 guest rooms

Monday, 3 October 2016 5:43 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Two new hotels which will open a combined total of nearly 400 rooms in central Christchurch have passed milestones.

Christchurch convention centre deal: How it went pear-shaped

Christchurch convention centre deal: How it went pear-shaped

Monday, 3 October 2016 10:36 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Official documents have revealed for the first time what contributed to the soured convention centre deal between the Government and Plenary Conventions New Zealand.Treasury documents released under the Official Information Act...

Nun reveals: What Christ Church Cathedral means to me

Nun reveals: What Christ Church Cathedral means to me

Friday, 30 September 2016 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch City Council to sell key Riccarton site

Christchurch City Council to sell key Riccarton site

Thursday, 29 September 2016 4:38 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch City Council is selling the Riccarton site which was the subject of a failed land swap plan by mall giant Westfield.

Garry Moore: The battle with EQC still rages

Garry Moore: The battle with EQC still rages

Thursday, 29 September 2016 3:53 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

People in the North Island, quite sincerely, often ask me how we are getting on now that the earthquakes have stopped.

First steps for Christchurch red zones announced, concrete plans yet to be made

First steps for Christchurch red zones announced, concrete plans yet to be made

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New details about the future use of Christchurch's red zone are being hailed as progress, despite no completion date or funds for the project.

Concerns raised about Christchurch convention centre deal months before partnership broke down

Concerns raised about Christchurch convention centre deal months before partnership broke down

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Exits plans were under way months before the Government split from its Christchurch convention centre partner.

Editorial: Tone deaf exit of EQC boss Ian Simpson hits the wrong note

Editorial: Tone deaf exit of EQC boss Ian Simpson hits the wrong note

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 5:49 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

In the news that Earthquake Commission (EQC) chief executive Ian Simpson would be leaving his job at the end of the year, one word shone like a beacon.

Will a rebuilt Christchurch be ready for the future of work?

Will a rebuilt Christchurch be ready for the future of work?

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:28 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

EQC boss Ian Simpson quits

EQC boss Ian Simpson quits

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:41 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Earthquake Commission boss Ian Simpson has quit the organisation.

Shopology offers mix of designers at Christchurchs Re:Start mall

Shopology offers mix of designers at Christchurch's Re:Start mall

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 8:53 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A new retailer called Shopology​ has moved into Christchurch's Re:Start mall in Cashel St until the end of December.

Gough family forced to cut rent on Christchurch heritage building

Gough family forced to cut rent on Christchurch heritage building

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 7:34 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Gough family have slashed the asking rent of the central Christchurch heritage building they bought a year ago in a bid to attract tenants.

New Christchurch stadium on hold, Crown waiting on council to reiterate support

New Christchurch stadium 'on hold', Crown waiting on council to reiterate support

Monday, 26 September 2016 9:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's new stadium is "on hold" until the city council clearly commits to funding it, Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Concern as Christchurch Hospital parking shortage worsens

Concern as Christchurch Hospital parking shortage worsens

Monday, 26 September 2016 8:18 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The battle to find a car park near Christchurch Hospital is about to worsen as the hospital rebuild intensifies and surrounding parking dwindles.

Key managers leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Key managers leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Monday, 26 September 2016 10:55 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

An exodus of workers is becoming a problem for major infrastructure projects, with less than three months until SCIRT alliance work wraps up.

Staff leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Staff leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Monday, 26 September 2016 10:55 a.m. by MediaHerald

An exodus of workers is becoming a problem for major infrastructure projects, with less than three months until SCIRT alliance work wraps up.December is the deadline for about 130 infrastructure projects still to be completed by...

Staff leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Staff leave SCIRT before finishing Christchurch rebuild projects

Monday, 26 September 2016 10:55 a.m. by MediaHerald

An exodus of workers is becoming a problem for major infrastructure projects, with less than three months until SCIRT alliance work wraps up.December is the deadline for about 130 infrastructure projects still to be completed by...

Jump in Christchurch spending as central city workforce reaches critical mass

Jump in Christchurch spending as central city workforce reaches critical mass

Friday, 23 September 2016 6:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Spending in Christchurch's shops, eateries, and hotels has jumped nearly 5 per cent in the past year.

How Maori will rebuilt Christchurch look?

How Maori will rebuilt Christchurch look?

Friday, 23 September 2016 5:05 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Let's start a stroll through central Christchurch at Victoria Square. After a stoush over the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's plans to radically alter the square, a working group did a lot of talking and recommended keeping Victoria Square pretty much as it is. Paths will be modernised and widened, a punt/waka stop will be established and so forth.

Historic Christchurch vicarage for sale after nearly 150 years

Historic Christchurch vicarage for sale after nearly 150 years

Thursday, 22 September 2016 5:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

One of Christchurch's oldest houses is up for sale for the first time since it was built in 1868.

Christchurchs edgy strategy needs a home for edgy artists

Christchurch's 'edgy' strategy needs a home for edgy artists

Thursday, 22 September 2016 5:17 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: The Christchurch City Council recently approved a new visitor strategy to transform Christchurch into an "edgy 21st century city with a difference". However, if the ongoing plans towards a new Performing Arts Precinct (PAP) are at the expense of local contemporary arts organisations, a vital contributor to those aims is missing.

Thieves make off with big green bus stop

Thieves make off with big green bus stop

Thursday, 22 September 2016 12:13 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

West Coast Police are puzzled by the theft of a very obvious bright green bus stop.

EQC confirms major downsizing of Canterbury operations

EQC confirms major downsizing of Canterbury operations

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 9:42 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has confirmed it will slash its Canterbury workforce by about a third, but the number of remaining staff will be higher than originally thought.

Treasury report marks up Christchurch rebuild projects

Treasury report marks up Christchurch rebuild projects

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 6:18 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Treasury has bumped up its marks for the central Christchurch rebuild, following breakthroughs on some projects.

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziels red zone residential development proposal feasible

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel's red zone residential development proposal feasible

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 5:28 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel's idea to build new houses in the residential red zone is feasible, according to a land surveyor.

Home owners aghast at fee for Southern Response class action

Home owners aghast at fee for Southern Response class action

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 3:03 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Southern Response sinks millions of dollars into legal help

Southern Response sinks millions of dollars into legal help

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 1:55 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Crown-owned Southern Response has sunk millions into legal help over the past four years and been ordered to pay aggrieved homeowners hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Hall construction for Pines and Kairaki beaches begins on sturdy ground

Hall construction for Pines and Kairaki beaches begins on 'sturdy' ground

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 7:27 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The new Pines and Kairaki Beaches community hall is under construction more than six years since the old one was damaged by the September 2010 earthquake.

Could Christchurchs Municipal Chambers be saved by creative thinking?

Could Christchurch's Municipal Chambers be saved by creative thinking?

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: The Christchurch City Council has a problem – it wants to preserve our architectural heritage, but it has limited funds with which to re-build the city.  Nothing represents this problem more than the old Municipal Chambers on Worcester St.

Condemned building owners to tighten up security

Condemned building owners to tighten up security

Monday, 19 September 2016 4:34 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The owners of a condemned central Christchurch building have vowed to improve security after teenagers were able to wander inside unimpeded.

Christchurch City council talking to town hall insurers - again

Christchurch City council talking to town hall insurers - again

Monday, 19 September 2016 12:02 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The city council is busy negotiating with an insurer again - this time over the town hall.A $20 million renovation project, including upgrade of bars and the James Hay Theatre, was underway when the earthquakes struck.

Frustration over Christchurchs St Johns Anglican church repairs

Frustration over Christchurch's St John's Anglican church repairs

Monday, 19 September 2016 11:45 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Six years after the September 2010 earthquake, the Hororata community is still in the dark about when its badly damaged heritage church will be restored.When the 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit, the bell tower of St John's Anglican...

Frustration over Christchurchs St Johns Anglican church repairs

Frustration over Christchurch's St John's Anglican church repairs

Monday, 19 September 2016 11:43 a.m. by MediaHerald

Six years after the September 2010 earthquake, the Hororata community is still in the dark about when its badly damaged heritage church will be restored.When the 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit, the bell tower of St John's Anglican...

Retailer rail against parking plans in $7m Victoria St upgrade proposal

Retailer rail against parking plans in $7m Victoria St upgrade proposal

Friday, 16 September 2016 9:01 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Victoria St retailers are balking at proposed parking changes in a revised $7 million road redesign.

New tenant for Christchurchs Terrace development, work expected to ramp up next week

New tenant for Christchurch's Terrace development, work expected to ramp up next week

Friday, 16 September 2016 8:19 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch developer Antony Gough says he has secured a new tenant to fill part of his Terrace development and expects work to ramp up at the site next week.

Quake battler Bryan Staples steps back, lawyer Bill Dwyer steps up

Quake battler Bryan Staples steps back, lawyer Bill Dwyer steps up

Friday, 16 September 2016 3:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Longtime Earthquake Commission (EQC) adversary Bryan Staples is stepping down as head of his advocacy company Earthquake Services and handing the reins to Christchurch lawyer Bill Dwyer.

Is Christchurchs regeneration too slow?

Is Christchurch's regeneration too slow?

Friday, 16 September 2016 2:45 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Shabby mansion devaluing Fendalton homes, neighbours say

Shabby mansion devaluing Fendalton homes, neighbours say

Friday, 16 September 2016 1:57 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Residents of an upmarket Christchurch suburb say a shabby earthquake-damaged mansion will drag down property values in their street.

Rod Oram: Christchurch rising from the rubble

Rod Oram: Christchurch rising from the rubble

Thursday, 15 September 2016 4:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

With Christchurch roughly halfway through its rebuild, the shape and feel of the city is starting to emerge from the earthquake rubble.

Johnny Moore: Reports of Christchurchs previous death greatly exaggerated

Johnny Moore: Reports of Christchurch's previous death greatly exaggerated

Thursday, 15 September 2016 1:03 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: Something's been bugging me. It's a little thing, a turn of phrase, but it's been floating around for six years and I worry that if nobody questions it, people will accept it as fact:

Johnny Moore: Claims pre-quake central Christchurch dying exaggerated, replacement monotone

Johnny Moore: Claims pre-quake central Christchurch dying exaggerated, replacement 'monotone'

Thursday, 15 September 2016 1:03 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Something's been bugging me. It's a little thing, a turn of phrase, but it's been floating around for six years.

EQC looking to cash settle remaining remedial work

EQC looking to cash settle remaining remedial work

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 9:36 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) wants Canterbury customers to accept cash settlements, leaving homeowners to fix shoddy repair work, Labour says.

Liquidators to start Stonewood Homes investigation after securing $1 million

Liquidators to start Stonewood Homes investigation after securing $1 million

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Up to $1 million will be spent investigating the activities of Stonewood Homes companies before the Christchurch building firm's collapse.

Christchurch City Council makes resilience pledge to get up to $5m from Rockefeller partners

Christchurch City Council makes resilience pledge to get up to $5m from Rockefeller partners

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 5:36 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Christchurch City Council has pledged 10 per cent of next year's funding to resilience projects.

Fixing Christchurchs broken east has cost $680m

Fixing Christchurch's broken east has cost $680m

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 12:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

About a third of the $2.2 billion cost of fixing Christchurch's earthquake-damaged infrastructure has been spent in the city's east.

Insurers backing down from sum insured policies

Insurers backing down from sum insured policies

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 7:50 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Competitive pressure is forcing insurers to back down from "sum insured" house policies, one expert says.