News archive by Category

Showing items from the media category - remove this filter?

A total of 14,987 items have been found which will be spread across 250 pages. You are currently on page 16
One of Christchurchs Sol Square buildings demolished after arson attack

One of Christchurch's Sol Square buildings demolished after arson attack

Saturday, 16 July 2016 5:05 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

It was the end of an era in Christchurch on Saturday as one of Sol Square's main buildings was torn down after being ravaged by fire.

Nimby stoush over High St undermines self-reliance

Nimby stoush over High St undermines self-reliance

Saturday, 16 July 2016 12:47 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: Nimbyism (not in my backyard) is slowly distorting our basic societal values for the worse, eroding our community-centred can-do attitude.

Public Trust Office building faces demolition after removal from heritage list

Public Trust Office building faces demolition after removal from heritage list

Friday, 15 July 2016 7:25 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's old Public Trust office is one step closer to being demolished, after its owner successfully applied to have the building's heritage status removed.

Evan Smith cant find the words to thank son for life-saving liver gift

Evan Smith can't find the words to thank son for life-saving liver gift

Friday, 15 July 2016 1:22 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Over the five years since the Christchurch earthquakes, Evan Smith has fought two very different battles.

Rangioras 140-year-old Red Lion pub to be reduced to rubble

Rangiora's 140-year-old Red Lion pub to be reduced to rubble

Friday, 15 July 2016 9:31 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Red Lion will roar no more as the historic Rangiora pub is set to be pulled down.

North Canterburys 140-year-old Red Lion to be reduced to rubble

North Canterbury's 140-year-old Red Lion to be reduced to rubble

Friday, 15 July 2016 8:15 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Red Lion will roar no more as the historic Canterbury pub in Rangiora is set to be pulled down.

Office sharing becoming new trend for Christchurch businesses

Office sharing becoming new trend for Christchurch businesses

Friday, 15 July 2016 8:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Shared spaces, co-working, hot-desking, desk-surfing. Whatever you call it, there is no denying it's a growing trend.Gabrielle Stuart spoke to some of the many Christchurch business people moving out of their offices and choosing...

DCL and Otakaro, leading Christchurchs rebuild getting paid outrageous salaries

DCL and Otakaro, leading Christchurch's rebuild getting paid outrageous salaries

Friday, 15 July 2016 8:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Two publicly-owned companies spearheading the city's rebuild have average salary rates in excess of $120,000.Development Christchurch Ltd, a city council controlled organisation, could average about $135,714, while Otakaro Ltd,...

Cost of rebuilding Christchurch homes after earthquake rising to 40%

Cost of rebuilding Christchurch homes after earthquake rising to 40%

Friday, 15 July 2016 8:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Since the earthquakes, the cost of building new homes in Canterbury has risen by nearly 40 per cent.Subdivisions have multiplied, with almost 15,000 new homes in Christchurch consented since January 2011, together worth more than...

Gerry Brownlee denies blame for failed Breathe residential project

Gerry Brownlee denies blame for failed Breathe residential project

Thursday, 14 July 2016 4:36 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The developer behind a failed urban village claims his Chinese backers pulled out because of comments Gerry Brownlee made.

Cash-strapped insurance service gets $50,000 Christchurch council grant

Cash-strapped insurance service gets $50,000 Christchurch council grant

Thursday, 14 July 2016 3:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An insurance advocacy service struggling to help Christchurch's earthquake-hit homeowners has received a much-needed cash injection.

What will become of the Avon River red zone?

What will become of the Avon River red zone?

Thursday, 14 July 2016 2:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Council-owned Orions assets now valued at over $1.1 billion

Council-owned Orion's assets now valued at over $1.1 billion

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 8:56 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Orion's profit after tax in 2016 is $53 million â€“ $4.6m above the company's target for the year, it has announced.

EQC writes off earthquake repair excesses

EQC writes off earthquake repair excesses

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 5:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Only half the homeowners billed for insurance excesses by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) are paying on time, and many are having their debts written off.

Meet Christchurchs real rock stars

Meet Christchurch's real 'rock stars'

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 2:40 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Tension is in the air as the explosives are eased into place. The rock stars are ready to roll.

Festa street party returns to Christchurch in October with recycling bang

Festa street party returns to Christchurch in October with recycling bang

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 12:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Festival of Transitional Architecture will return on Labour Day weekend and the hunt is on for waste products that can be incorporated into temporary installations.

Owner of central Christchurch buildings commits to city as High Court proceedings settle

Owner of central Christchurch buildings commits to city as High Court proceedings settle

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 8:33 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The owner of multiple buildings on the doorstep of Christchurch's convention centre has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement and committed to restoring the properties.

Fix for flooding problems may cost more and take longer

Fix for flooding problems may cost more and take longer

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Solving Christchurch's flooding woes might cost more and take longer to fix as the city council weighs up the risk of future natural hazards.

Christchurch bus stops slip between cracks of public transport battle

Christchurch bus stops slip between cracks of public transport battle

Monday, 11 July 2016 8:12 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

While two councils battle for control over Christchurch's transport network, most of the city's bus stops don't have shelter, seats, or a rubbish bin.

Taxpayer dollars frittered away on school patch-up jobs, say Christchurch principals

Taxpayer dollars frittered away on school patch-up jobs, say Christchurch principals

Monday, 11 July 2016 7:03 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch principals are frustrated they have to use their budgets on patch-up jobs and essential maintenance instead of creating modern learning environments.

Complex background to Christchurch Crossing car park deal

Complex background to Christchurch Crossing car park deal

Sunday, 10 July 2016 6:40 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Christchurch City Council is considering releasing information about a commercially-sensitive car parking deal it made with a high-profile developer.

New campaign says Christchurch is the best place in the world to be a Kiwi

New campaign says Christchurch is 'the best place in the world to be a Kiwi'

Sunday, 10 July 2016 4:19 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's "Goldilocks" balance between size, affordability and outdoor opportunities makes it the best place to a Kiwi, new research says.

Labour would underwrite risk in Christchurchs east frame

Labour would 'underwrite risk' in Christchurch's east frame

Sunday, 10 July 2016 2:24 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Labour Party has taken aim at a major residential development in central Christchurch, saying the Government needs to do more to ensure homes are built.

Christchurch, the best place in the world, to be a Kiwi, to live the Kiwi dream!

Christchurch, 'the best place in the world, to be a Kiwi, to live the Kiwi dream!'

Friday, 8 July 2016 10:18 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Since arriving with my family two and half years ago I've enjoyed many conversations, both private and professional, about where our city's at and what Christchurch should be in the future.

Busy school crossing has Christchurch parents sweating, with four crashes in six weeks

Busy school crossing has Christchurch parents sweating, with 'four crashes in six weeks'

Friday, 8 July 2016 6:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Fletcher McClelland's scooter is parked sideways across the narrow footpath. It's dark and it's cold, but the 11-year-old's main concern is the fast-moving morning traffic as he tries to cross Farrington Ave on his way to Breens Intermediate.

Busy school crossing has Christchurch parents worried: Four crashes in six weeks

Busy school crossing has Christchurch parents worried: 'Four crashes in six weeks'

Friday, 8 July 2016 6:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Fletcher McClelland's scooter is parked sideways across the narrow footpath. It's dark and it's cold, but the 11-year-old's main concern is the fast-moving morning traffic as he tries to cross Farrington Ave on his way to Breens Intermediate.

Christchurch City Councils $28m car parking deal

Christchurch City Council's $28m car parking deal

Friday, 8 July 2016 6:37 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Details are emerging of a car parking deal with one of Christchurch's high-profile developers, as the battle for control of the central city heats up.

Tom Hooper: We need to be fighting for the city, not fighting over it

Tom Hooper: We need to be fighting for the city, not fighting over it

Friday, 8 July 2016 10:28 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

It is really sad to see the very public battle playing out over development within the Innovation Precinct. It looks and feels like a confrontational approach and has quickly escalated into pending legal action that would be better avoided.

Christchurchs Blueprint legacy four years on: It is people, it is people, it is people

Christchurch's Blueprint legacy four years on: It is people, it is people, it is people

Friday, 8 July 2016 9:29 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

In the four years since the Blueprint for Christchurch was revealed, promising that Christchurch would again have a central city, there have been countless words written analysing its progress and process.

Two interested buyers for historic, earthquake-damaged McLeans Mansion after demolition ban

Two interested buyers for historic, earthquake-damaged McLean's Mansion after demolition ban

Thursday, 7 July 2016 5:08 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The owners of historic Christchurch homestead McLean's Mansion are talking to two potential buyers for the earthquake-damaged building after a court barred them from demolishing it.

Five years after quake damage, Govt announces working party for cathedral

Five years after quake damage, Govt announces 'working party' for cathedral

Thursday, 7 July 2016 4:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

After five years of dereliction, legal spats and uncertainty, the Government has appointed a working party to consider options for the Christ Church Cathedral.

Developer Alasdair Cassels on working party to decide Christ Church Cathedral fate

Developer Alasdair Cassels on 'working party' to decide Christ Church Cathedral fate

Thursday, 7 July 2016 1:49 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

High-profile Christchurch developer Alasdair Cassels will help decide the fate of Christ Church Cathedral.

Cashmere High School unveils $21.8 million rebuild proposal

Cashmere High School unveils $21.8 million rebuild proposal

Thursday, 7 July 2016 8:45 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's Cashmere High School is preparing to embark on a major $21.8 million dollar upgrade.

Christchurch City Council to negotiate improved insurance cover for pipes

Christchurch City Council to negotiate improved insurance cover for pipes

Wednesday, 6 July 2016 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch City Council is attempting to negotiate more insurance cover for its $6.3 billion worth of underground assets after just 1.6 per cent of those assets are insured.

High St master plan fuels dispute between Christchurch developers

High St master plan fuels dispute between Christchurch developers

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 7:19 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A circulating master plan is fuelling debate over the innovation precinct's disputed $50 million McKenzie and Willis redevelopment.

Rapaki residents hope concrete wall will protect against falling rocks

Rapaki residents hope concrete wall will protect against falling rocks

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 6:13 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

On a ridge above Henry Couch's home sits a row of 17 square concrete blocks, each weighing 2.25 tonnes.

They look heavy, like nothing would move them.

"They've got to be," Couch said.

His property is one of 11 in the marae-based community of Rapaki, in Lyttelton Harbour, red-zoned because of the risk of rock fall. In the February 2011 earthquake, boulders rained down from the hill above the settlement. One, the size of a car, left a gaping hole in his nephew's house. T ...

Residents reject housing intensification plan for parts of Christchurch

Residents reject housing intensification plan for parts of Christchurch

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 5:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch residents want a Government-backed proposal to increase housing density scrapped, saying their property values and quality of life will be jeopardised.

Christchurch officials should experiment more - expert

Christchurch officials should experiment more - expert

Monday, 4 July 2016 5:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch officials should experiment more, a visiting expert on urbanism says.

Rapaki sites now reservation, but families hope to return

Rapaki sites now reservation, but families hope to return

Monday, 4 July 2016 7:03 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Red-zoned residents from the Lyttelton harbourside settlement of Rapaki hope to one day re-occupy their land.

Housing New Zealand ticks off Christchurch milestone

Housing New Zealand ticks off Christchurch milestone

Sunday, 3 July 2016 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

It was one of the biggest social housing challenges ever attempted – to repair 5000 quake damaged homes and to build 700 new ones – in less than three years, at a time when Christchurch and Canterbury were still reeling from the worst sequence of earthquakes ever to hit New Zealand.

Little movement on hundreds of EQC claims five years after Canterbury quakes

Little movement on hundreds of EQC claims five years after Canterbury quakes

Sunday, 3 July 2016 1:37 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Hundreds of earthquake-hit Canterbury homeowners remain in the Earthquake Commission's clutches more than five years after the earthquakes, as their insurance claims remain unresolved.

$1 billion housing pitch unveiled by Prime Minister John Key

$1 billion housing pitch unveiled by Prime Minister John Key

Sunday, 3 July 2016 12:59 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Prime Minister John Key has revealed a $1 billion infrastructure spend-up to speed up the construction of tens of thousands of new homes.

Christchurch rebuild business boom still beckons for South Canterbury firms

Christchurch rebuild business boom still beckons for South Canterbury firms

Friday, 1 July 2016 5:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Timaru construction firm set up a special team and bought two houses to make the most of rebuild opportunities in Christchurch, a director says.

Construction on Christchurch Hospitals outpatient facility weeks away from start

Construction on Christchurch Hospital's outpatient facility weeks away from start

Friday, 1 July 2016 2:39 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Construction on Christchurch Hospital's $72 million new outpatient building is weeks away from starting, with the Government awarding the contract to Canterbury-based Leigh's Construction.

Johnny Moore: High St stoush is closed-shop behaviour

Johnny Moore: High St stoush is 'closed-shop behaviour'

Thursday, 30 June 2016 6:56 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Selling booze in the Innovation Precinct allows me to benefit from all the construction going on. Those hard working tradies need a cold beer at the end of the day don't they?

Surge of new hotels expected on back of Christchurch Convention Centre plan

Surge of new hotels expected on back of Christchurch Convention Centre plan

Thursday, 30 June 2016 6:42 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

News of firm plans for Christchurch's new Convention Centre is expected to stimulate construction from Cathedral Square north.

Christchurch City Council to spend $2.5m buying seven flood-prone Flockton homes

Christchurch City Council to spend $2.5m buying seven flood-prone Flockton homes

Thursday, 30 June 2016 4:56 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Ratepayers will spend about $2.5 million buying seven Flockton Basin properties because they cannot be protected from flooding.

Plenty to celebrate as works starts on big indoor sports centre in east Christchurch

Plenty to celebrate as works starts on big indoor sports centre in east Christchurch

Thursday, 30 June 2016 6:13 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Work is about to begin on a $5 million indoor sports centre featuring New Zealand's first 200-metre full circumference running track.

Fellow Christchurch developer goes into bat for $50m McKenzie and Willis development

Fellow Christchurch developer goes into bat for $50m McKenzie and Willis development

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 8:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A "knee-jerk" High Court stoush over the $50 million McKenzie and Willis redevelopment is not in the city's interest, a Christchurch developer says.

Crown goes it alone on Christchurch Convention Centre after breakdown

Crown goes it alone on Christchurch Convention Centre after breakdown

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 7:31 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch will get a scaled-back taxpayer-funded convention centre complex after the breakdown of a two-year public-private partnership.

Christchurchs oldest farm buildings to be restored

Christchurch's oldest farm buildings to be restored

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 8:40 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Funds are being sought for the restoration of a significant piece of Canterbury heritage.

Expert stonemason works on historic Peel Forest church

Expert stonemason works on historic Peel Forest church

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 3:49 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A third-generation stonemason, originally from Northern Ireland, is visiting South Canterbury to help keep tradition alive here.

Expert stonemason works on historic Peel Forest church

Expert stonemason works on historic Peel Forest church

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 3:49 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A third-generation stonemason, originally from Northern Ireland, is visiting South Canterbury to help keep tradition alive here.

Christchurchs very special historic Hamish Hay Bridge repaired

Christchurch's 'very special' historic Hamish Hay Bridge repaired

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 2:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The family of Christchurch's longest-serving mayor have celebrated the completion of repairs to a bridge named in his honour.

McKenzie and Willis developer Richard Peebles questions timing of legal action

McKenzie and Willis developer Richard Peebles questions timing of legal action

Monday, 27 June 2016 8:27 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The man behind Christchurch's $50 million McKenzie and Willis redevelopment says recent legal action against the project has come out of the blue.

Editorial: Chch developers are doing the right thing by challenging retail project

Editorial: Chch developers are doing the right thing by challenging retail project

Monday, 27 June 2016 6:15 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

At first glance the project certainly appears at odds with Christchurch's grand plan. In fact, some say the $50 million redevelopment of the old McKenzie and Willis building goes as far as threatening the integrity of the city's rebuild blueprint.

Editorial: Public scrutiny of blueprint projects fair

Editorial: Public scrutiny of blueprint projects fair

Monday, 27 June 2016 6:15 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Details of an inner-city stoush over the number of shops being included in the Richard Peebles-led project have been revealed by .

Skinning, crazy people and underwear racing at Queenstown Winter Festival

Skinning, 'crazy people' and underwear racing at Queenstown Winter Festival

Sunday, 26 June 2016 3:34 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Dozens of "skinners" greeted the dawn from the top of the Remarkables on Saturday as part of the Queenstown Winter Festival.

Developers legal challenge symptom of available city space, expert says

Developers' legal challenge 'symptom' of available city space, expert says

Friday, 24 June 2016 6:13 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's central city blueprint is "in tatters", a property expert says, as a legal dispute between powerful developers and businessmen erupts.