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Cera doubles its communications budget

Cera doubles its communications budget

Sunday, 19 July 2015 8:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has almost doubled its communication budget and increased its public relations staff by a third in the past two years.

Alarm at high level of silica in rebuild

Alarm at high level of silica in rebuild

Saturday, 18 July 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Some people working to rebuild Christchurch have been exposed to high levels of a chemical compound linked to lung disease and other health hazards.

Experts differ on whether Christchurch rebuild has peaked

Experts differ on whether Christchurch rebuild has peaked

Friday, 17 July 2015 9:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than $100 million a week is being spent in Christchurch as the post-quake rebuild reaches its peak, economists say.

Is the Canterbury rebuild is hitting its peak

Is the Canterbury rebuild is hitting its peak

Friday, 17 July 2015 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The construction sector and the rebuild is pretty much as big as it's going to get, a couple of pundits think.

Christchurch rebuild: Welcome to Brownleegrad

Christchurch rebuild: Welcome to Brownleegrad

Friday, 17 July 2015 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Economist predicts record low for official interest rates

Economist predicts record low for official interest rates

Friday, 17 July 2015 11:20 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An economist is predicting the Reserve Bank will soon cut the Official Cash Rate to a historic low.

Waste facility a kick in the gut for Sydenham

Waste facility 'a kick in the gut' for Sydenham

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 9:27 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Sydenham business owners and residents are rallying against the approval of a waste transfer facility they claim will bring dust, traffic and smells to the suburb.

Proposed EQC changes weak - Massey Uni lecturer Michael Naylor

Proposed EQC changes 'weak' - Massey Uni lecturer Michael Naylor

Monday, 13 July 2015 6:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Proposals to overhaul the Earthquake Commission (EQC) Act are weak, unimaginative and still leave homeowners "stuck in the quagmire of the two insurer problem", an academic says.

Christchurch concrete pour sets rebuild record

Christchurch concrete pour sets rebuild record

Monday, 13 July 2015 8:51 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A construction firm has performed the largest single concrete pour of Canterbury's rebuild to date.

Rugby: Stadium issue must be solved for Christchurch

Rugby: Stadium issue must be solved for Christchurch

Saturday, 11 July 2015 7:13 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Missing out on big matches could become the new normal for Christchurch after failing to secure a test in the 2017 Lions tour.The decision to award two tests to Eden Park and the third to Westpac Stadium should be a wake-up call...

Rugby: Stadium issue must be solved for Christchurch

Rugby: Stadium issue must be solved for Christchurch

Saturday, 11 July 2015 7:13 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Missing out on big matches could become the new normal for Christchurch after failing to secure a test in the 2017 Lions tour.The decision to award two tests to Eden Park and the third to Westpac Stadium should be a wake-up call...

Rebuild milestone for east Christchurch looming

Rebuild milestone for east Christchurch looming

Friday, 10 July 2015 7:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch electricity company Orion is planning to switch power supplies to new underground power cables in east Christchurch by the end of this year - a year behind schedule.

Five reasons to have your say on Christchurchs future

Five reasons to have your say on Christchurch's future

Thursday, 9 July 2015 10:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

After the quakes, many decisions were made without public consultation - everything was an emergency.

EQC charges homeowner $200 for a phone call

EQC charges homeowner $200 for a phone call

Thursday, 9 July 2015 10:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Some quake-hit Canterbury homeowners are angry over receiving an invoice forexcess payments on their Earthquake Commission (EQC) repairs.

Gerry Brownlee cancels party over accusations of improper relationship with businesses

Gerry Brownlee cancels party over accusations of improper relationship with businesses

Thursday, 9 July 2015 6:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has cancelled his own party because of a "conspiracy theorist" claim of favouritism in the rebuild.

Gerry Brownlee cancels party over accusations of improper relationship with businesses

Gerry Brownlee cancels party over accusations of improper relationship with businesses

Thursday, 9 July 2015 6:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has cancelled his own party because of a "conspiracy theorist" claim of favouritism in the rebuild.

Gerry Brownlee cancels party after "conspiracy theorist" favouritism claim

Gerry Brownlee cancels party after "conspiracy theorist" favouritism claim

Thursday, 9 July 2015 5:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has cancelled his own party because of a "conspiracy theorist" claim of favouritism in the rebuild.

Breathe runners up want to take on stalled project

Breathe runners up want to take on stalled project

Thursday, 9 July 2015 4:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

The runners up in a competition to develop a $30 million urban village in Christchurch's central city have offered to take on the stalled project.

Christchurch Town Hall restoration contract signed

Christchurch Town Hall restoration contract signed

Wednesday, 8 July 2015 10:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

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Christchurch rebuild: From recovery to regeneration

Christchurch rebuild: From recovery to 'regeneration'

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 11:32 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Last week Prime Minister John Key announced .

Mike Yardley: City Council-led rebuild would be cataclysmic

Mike Yardley: City Council-led rebuild would be 'cataclysmic'

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 7:05 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: I'm somewhat staggered that so many people were hoping the Prime Minister's big reveal last Thursday would be to hand back full control of Christchurch to the city council.

Major changes to EQC Act proposed

Major changes to EQC Act proposed

Monday, 6 July 2015 4:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurers are backing a proposal for major changes to the Earthquake Commission (EQC) Act.

Tim Smit dreams of an Eden in Christchurch

Tim Smit dreams of an Eden in Christchurch

Friday, 3 July 2015 11:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

On Thursday night at the Canterbury Club, among the worthies and the men in suits, Sir Tim Smit was the scruffiest man in the room in his blue shirt and faded jeans. But he was also the person everyone else had come to hear.

Fletcher snares the big prize but local bidder not happy

Fletcher snares the big prize but local bidder not happy

Friday, 3 July 2015 7:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Council claws back rebuild power

Council claws back rebuild power

Friday, 3 July 2015 5:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council clawed back some power from the Government just days before a new plan for Canterbury's earthquake rebuild was released.

Council claws back rebuild power

Council claws back rebuild power

Friday, 3 July 2015 5:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

The city council clawed back some power from the Government just days before a new plan for Canterbury's earthquake rebuild was released.

Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee slates Breathe Urban Village

Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee slates Breathe Urban Village

Friday, 3 July 2015 12:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A $30 million urban village planned for central Christchurch "should never have started in the first place", Gerry Brownlee says.

Tales of success and disaster help inspire the rebuild of the Court Theatre

Tales of success and disaster help inspire the rebuild of the Court Theatre

Friday, 3 July 2015 10:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

On a sunny winter's afternoon in central Christchurch, music echoes across an empty place of gravel.

Christchurchs convention centre could be scaled down

Christchurch's convention centre could be scaled down

Thursday, 2 July 2015 11:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new convention centre could be downsized, Prime Minister John Key says.

Fletcher Residential wins $800m Christchurch housing project

Fletcher Residential wins $800m Christchurch housing project

Thursday, 2 July 2015 1:31 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Fletcher Residential will buy land from the Government to develop nearly 1000 townhouses in central Christchurch, Prime Minister John Key has announced.

New legislation to replace Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act

New legislation to replace Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act

Thursday, 2 July 2015 1:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new entity named Regenerate Christchurch will help take over the management of the city's rebuild from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera), Prime Minister John Key has revealed.

Major Christchurch recovery announcements expected

Major Christchurch recovery announcements expected

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 10:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

New power structures for Canterbury's recovery are expected to be revealed on Thursday.

Photos: Christchurch residential red zone

Photos: Christchurch residential red zone

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 2:18 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Empty, overgrown sections, broken roads and houses, desolation – welcome to the residential red zones of Christchurch.

Christchurch east frame renaming a waste of resources

Christchurch east frame renaming 'a waste of resources'

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 9:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

An plan to rename a major residential development in central Christchurch has been labelled "disappointing" and "a waste of resources".

East frame renaming disappointing and a waste of resources

East frame renaming 'disappointing' and 'a waste of resources'

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 7:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

An plan to rename a major residential development in central Christchurch has been labelled "disappointing" and "a waste of resources".

East frame renaming disappointing and a waste of resources

East frame renaming 'disappointing' and 'a waste of resources'

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 7:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

An plan to rename a major residential development in central Christchurch has been labelled "disappointing" and "a waste of resources".

Government misses red zone clearance target

Government misses red zone clearance target

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 5:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has missed another deadline for clearing Canterbury's flat land red zones.

Government misses red zone clearance target

Government misses red zone clearance target

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 5:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has missed another deadline for clearing Canterbury's flat land red zones.

Christ Church Cathedral a symbol of negativity

Christ Church Cathedral a 'symbol of negativity'

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

The earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral has become a symbol of everything Christchurch's rebuild should not be about, city councillor Jamie Gough says.

Christ Church Cathedral a symbol of negativity, councillor

Christ Church Cathedral a symbol of 'negativity', councillor

Monday, 29 June 2015 10:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

The earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral has become a symbol of everything Christchurch's rebuild should not be about, city councillor Jamie Gough says.

Government set to reveal new rebuild hierarchy in Christchurch

Government set to reveal new rebuild hierarchy in Christchurch

Monday, 29 June 2015 12:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch should know on Thursday who will be in charge for the remainder of its earthquake rebuild.

New Christchurch rebuild bosses to be revealed

New Christchurch rebuild bosses to be revealed

Monday, 29 June 2015 12:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch should know on Thursday who will be in charge for the remainder of its earthquake rebuild.

New Christchurch rebuild bosses to be revealed

New Christchurch rebuild bosses to be revealed

Monday, 29 June 2015 12:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch should know on Thursday who will be in charge for the remainder of its earthquake rebuild.

Rollerblader captures Christchurch on film prior to ruinous earthquakes

Rollerblader captures Christchurch on film prior to ruinous earthquakes

Sunday, 28 June 2015 11:55 a.m. by MediaStuff

A rollerblader who shot footage of pre-quake Christchurch has posted a video of the city in its unbroken state.

Shands Emporium touches down on Manchester St, Christchurch

Shand's Emporium touches down on Manchester St, Christchurch

Saturday, 27 June 2015 1:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's oldest wooden commercial building was spotted dangling above the central city on Saturday.

Lets talk about the Christchurch rebuild

Let's talk about the Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 26 June 2015 3:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

New home for Perpetual Guardian

New home for Perpetual Guardian

Thursday, 25 June 2015 7:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

Red zoners set for more compo

Red zoners set for more compo

Thursday, 25 June 2015 4:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch red-zoners is set to be fully compensated for their earthquake-damaged properties following a rethink by the Government.

Red zoners get more compo, uninsured miss out

Red zoners get more compo, uninsured miss out

Thursday, 25 June 2015 2:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch red-zoners is set to be fully compensated for their earthquake-damaged properties following a rethink by the Government.

New home for Perpetual Guardian staff after February earthquake destroyed offices and killed work mates

New home for Perpetual Guardian staff after February earthquake destroyed offices and killed work mates

Thursday, 25 June 2015 1:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The staff of trustee company Perpetual Trust have moved to a new office in the city, four and a half years after the February earthquake toppled the Pyne Gould Corporation (PGC) building they were working in and killed work mates.

Quake Outcasts win full compensation, uninsured miss out

Quake Outcasts win full compensation, uninsured miss out

Thursday, 25 June 2015 12:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch red-zoners is set to be fully compensated for their earthquake-damaged properties following a rethink by the Government.

Crown should pay Christchurch Convention Centre cost rise, says developer

Crown should pay Christchurch Convention Centre cost rise, says developer

Thursday, 25 June 2015 9:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government should pick up the tab for any potential convention centre cost increases caused by delays, a developer says.

Christchurchs official earthquake memorial a polarising close second

Christchurch's official earthquake memorial a 'polarising close second'

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 10:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's earthquake memorial design was a "polarising close second" option in public feedback, a report shows.