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Avon riverside terraces: Eyesore or convenience?

Avon riverside terraces: Eyesore or convenience?

Monday, 12 September 2016 5:02 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

On a sunny Monday, Christchurch's new riverside terraces are dotted with office and construction workers eating their lunch.

Christchurchs Metro Sports Facility to be largest leisure pool in NZ

Christchurch's Metro Sports Facility to be largest leisure pool in NZ

Monday, 12 September 2016 1:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Images showing the inside of Christchurch's $300 million Metro Sports Facility have been released for the first time.

Mike Yardley: Avon River Precinct a spendathon of grandiose ambitions

Mike Yardley: Avon River Precinct a spendathon of grandiose ambitions

Monday, 12 September 2016 11:38 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

It sits in the centre of the Government's first anchor project, the much-vaunted, glacially-paced Avon River Precinct.

Christchurch community denied access to rotting red zone playgrounds

Christchurch community denied access to rotting red zone playgrounds

Sunday, 11 September 2016 5:19 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch community groups have been denied access to playgrounds left to rot in the city's residential red zone.

Rising construction costs force prices up of renting and buying properties

Rising construction costs force prices up of renting and buying properties

Saturday, 10 September 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Construction costs for residential and commercial builds is forcing sale and rental prices to new heights.

Christchurch anchor projects plagued by land contamination

Christchurch anchor projects plagued by land contamination

Thursday, 8 September 2016 9:17 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Contamination issues have plagued Christchurch's anchor project sites with the Crown forced to fork out millions of dollars removing hazardous materials from land.

Southern Response satisfaction rating low, insurer to wind down Canty operations

Southern Response satisfaction rating low, insurer to wind down Canty operations

Wednesday, 7 September 2016 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Cantabrians have scored their experience with Southern Response 4.4 out of 10.

Southern Response satisfaction rates 4.4 out of 10

Southern Response satisfaction rates 4.4 out of 10

Wednesday, 7 September 2016 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Cantabrians have scored their experience with Southern Response 4.4 out of 10.

Court of Appeal seeks to rein in shemozzle arising from CTV building case

Court of Appeal seeks to rein in 'shemozzle' arising from CTV building case

Wednesday, 7 September 2016 5:10 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A case against an engineer linked to the collapsed CTV building in Christchurch has become "bigger than ", and needs to be reined it, a Court of Appeal judge has said.

Old city bus now a home for quake-affected Christchurch homeowner Rebecca Wright

Old city bus now a home for quake-affected Christchurch homeowner Rebecca Wright

Wednesday, 7 September 2016 1:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Without the bus parked in her front yard, Rebecca Wright would still be bathing in a bucket.

Taxpayers fund ex-recovery boss Warwick Isaacs $55k management course in France

Taxpayers fund ex-recovery boss Warwick Isaacs' $55k management course in France

Tuesday, 6 September 2016 8:58 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's former central city rebuild boss has attended a taxpayer-funded management course in France, more than a year after leaving the Government's recovery organisation.

Top Christchurch architect suing Tower for millions over unusual repair method

Top Christchurch architect suing Tower for millions over 'unusual' repair method

Monday, 5 September 2016 9:59 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An award-winning Christchurch architect is dumbfounded by Tower Insurance's "highly unusual" earthquake repair plan to winch his home back into place.

Christchurchs oldest timber bridge reopens after $1 million restoration

Christchurch's oldest timber bridge reopens after $1 million restoration

Monday, 5 September 2016 7:37 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

"An eccentric old bugger" built this, city councillor Jamie Gough said as he and some sheep reopened Christchurch's oldest timber bridge.

Christchurch developers drop court action over McKenzie and Willis development

Christchurch developers drop court action over McKenzie and Willis development

Monday, 5 September 2016 6:41 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A group of Christchurch developers have backed out of court action against the $50 million McKenzie and Willis development.

Christchurch Dilemmas: Taking power back in Christchurch

Christchurch Dilemmas: Taking power back in Christchurch

Monday, 5 September 2016 9:27 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Mike Yardley: Christchurchs recovery has finally found its mojo in 2016

Mike Yardley: Christchurch's recovery has finally found its mojo in 2016

Monday, 5 September 2016 8:12 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

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EQC sued 263 times by Canterbury homeowners since 2010 earthquake

EQC sued 263 times by Canterbury homeowners since 2010 earthquake

Sunday, 4 September 2016 8:10 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has incurred $31 million in legal costs over the last six years, with the natural disaster insurer forced to fight 263 High Court proceedings since Canterbury's earthquakes.

Steel mesh in some homes could be non-compliant

Steel mesh in some homes could be non-compliant

Sunday, 4 September 2016 12:31 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Thousands of homes built in the Waikato since 2012 may have steel mesh in their concrete slab foundations that doesn't meet the building code.

Housing provider set to use shipping containers for emergency housing

Housing provider set to use shipping containers for emergency housing

Saturday, 3 September 2016 11:39 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A shipping container company has a solution to Auckland's homeless crisis: modified containers with beds, bathrooms and heating.

New Brighton: Power to the People

New Brighton: Power to the People

Saturday, 3 September 2016 6:18 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

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Opinion: Spirited and rambunctious New Brightonites key to its recovery

Opinion: 'Spirited and rambunctious' New Brightonites key to its recovery

Saturday, 3 September 2016 6:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

It was 2011 and the first day of my new job in New Brighton. Having spent most of my 20s overseas I had just arrived back to my hometown of Christchurch, inspired to be a part of the recovery. I found a park for my car near New Brighton Mall but it was a tight one. As I attempted to back in, two different people stopped and directed my course – smiling and waving me in. It was a wonderful welcome and a sign of how I would come to know the area.

New Brighton Pier work to begin soon

New Brighton Pier work to begin soon

Friday, 2 September 2016 5:46 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Time is running out for construction companies eager to repair Christchurch's New Brighton Pier.

Minister Gerry Brownlee concerned and annoyed by EQC blunder

Minister Gerry Brownlee concerned and annoyed by EQC blunder

Friday, 2 September 2016 5:17 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Gerry Brownlee has been left "annoyed" after the Earthquake Commission (EQC) failed to pick up 2200 extra requests to re-repair damaged Christchurch properties.

Exciting time for events in post-earthquake Christchurch

'Exciting time' for events in post-earthquake Christchurch

Friday, 2 September 2016 3:14 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

EQC discover extra 2200 remedial requests following internal review

EQC discover extra 2200 remedial requests following internal review

Friday, 2 September 2016 1:29 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission has 2200 more botched repairs to sort out than it thought, after its reporting failed to pick up the extra work.

Earthquake Commission downplays error

Earthquake Commission downplays error

Friday, 2 September 2016 11:35 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The Earthquake Commission is downplaying an administration discrepancy which saw it fail to keep track of more than 2000 "remedial requests" - calls from claimants who have had work done that they were not satisfied with.An internal...

Controversial Manchester St bus super stop to go ahead

Controversial Manchester St bus super stop to go ahead

Thursday, 1 September 2016 3:02 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A controversial bus super stop on Christchurch's Manchester St is likely to go ahead after being moved and downsized.

Mayor buys first undies in four years as Rangiora Farmers reopens

Mayor buys first undies in four years as Rangiora Farmers reopens

Thursday, 1 September 2016 10:26 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

It's been four years since David Ayers bought a pair of new undies.

Otakaro boss Albert Brantley could earn $100,000 in addition to base salary

Otakaro boss Albert Brantley could earn $100,000 in addition to base salary

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 8:25 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The man in charge of delivering Christchurch's anchor projects stands to make an extra $100,000 on top of his base salary, which could see his pay packet top $550,000 annually.

Developer Antony Gough hoping for settlement to High St stoush within a week

Developer Antony Gough hoping for settlement to High St stoush within a week

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 5:59 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christchurch property developer involved in a High Court stoush over a $50 million development is hopeful a settlement can be reached within the next week.

Edmonds band rotunda rebuild to cost $1.2m

Edmonds band rotunda rebuild to cost $1.2m

Monday, 29 August 2016 3:38 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A $1.2 million restoration of Christchurch's Edmonds band rotunda could see it returned to its former glory.

Canterbury tops housing consents per capita

Canterbury tops housing consents per capita

Monday, 29 August 2016 12:37 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Canterbury's housing market is still in a post-earthquake boom, with consents outstripping the rest of the country.

Christchurch Dilemmas: The citys housing woes

Christchurch Dilemmas: The city's housing woes

Monday, 29 August 2016 8:03 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Property chief shocked by Canterbury building liquidations

Property chief shocked by Canterbury building liquidations

Monday, 29 August 2016 7:40 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A Christchurch-based property chief expressed shock at the scale of Canterbury building company liquidations but says it shows problems with the sector.John Hare, chief executive of Holmes Group and the former principal engineering...

Canterburys bloody problem: Hundreds of building-related firms failing

Canterbury's 'bloody problem': Hundreds of building-related firms failing

Sunday, 28 August 2016 6:54 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

More than 60 construction-related Christchurch companies have been liquidated this year, owing creditors an estimated $40 million.

Former IRD building to be repaired for office or educational use

Former IRD building to be repaired for office or educational use

Sunday, 28 August 2016 12:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The former Inland Revenue building in central Christchurch will likely be repaired and used as office space or "education use".

Johnny Moore: Christchurch risks becoming a beige dystopia

Johnny Moore: Christchurch risks becoming a 'beige dystopia'

Thursday, 25 August 2016 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Are we rebuilding the city centre we dreamed of?

High Court denies uninsured Quake Outcasts appeal

High Court denies uninsured Quake Outcasts' appeal

Monday, 22 August 2016 8:54 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A group of uninsured Christchurch homeowners has lost an appeal for more compensation after claiming a Government offer was unlawful.

Private insurers urged Government not to publish booklet for Canterbury homeowners

Private insurers urged Government not to publish booklet for Canterbury homeowners

Sunday, 21 August 2016 7:20 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Private insurers pressured the Government not to publish a booklet guiding Canterbury homeowners through the cash settlement process.

Christchurch Dilemmas: How to rebuild the citys heart

Christchurch Dilemmas: How to rebuild the city's heart

Sunday, 21 August 2016 6:32 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Government close to securing land needed for Christchurchs Performing Arts Precinct

Government close to securing land needed for Christchurch's Performing Arts Precinct

Sunday, 21 August 2016 4:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Government is close to purchasing all the land required for a proposed Performing Arts Precinct in central Christchurch.

Government close to buying last two sites for Christchurchs Performing Arts Precinct

Government close to buying last two sites for Christchurch's Performing Arts Precinct

Sunday, 21 August 2016 4:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Government is close to purchasing all the land required for a proposed Performing Arts Precinct in central Christchurch.

Christchurch building firm H&R Garlick folds after 20 years in business

Christchurch building firm H&R Garlick folds after 20 years in business

Friday, 19 August 2016 7:12 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The family-owned Christchurch building company behind the Re:Start Mall fit-out has collapsed, with creditors left $1.5 million out of pocket.

Cave Rock apartment owners will not accept full and final settlement offer from IAG

Cave Rock apartment owners will not accept 'full and final' settlement offer from IAG

Thursday, 18 August 2016 6:14 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The owners of Christchurch's Cave Rock Apartments have rejected a multimillion-dollar settlement offer from their insurer.

Parting the Avon River for the citys waste

Parting the Avon River for the city's waste

Thursday, 18 August 2016 6:59 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Repairs to one of Christchurch's largest sewer lines involves a complex, almost biblical task: parting the Avon River.

Old and new in Rutherfords Den restoration

Old and new in Rutherford's Den restoration

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Rutherford's Den is making a 21st century comeback.

Crown company Otakaro Ltd not a public office

Crown company Otakaro Ltd not a 'public office'

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 2:02 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's new Crown company doesn't have to abide by public record-keeping standards, despite being in charge of millions of dollars of taxpayers' money.

Canterbury IAG employee calls quake claimants stingy, insurer says comment was inappropriate

Canterbury IAG employee calls quake claimants 'stingy', insurer says comment was inappropriate

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 1:19 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An IAG staffer made inappropriate public comments and should have been more transparent when taking aim at a claimant, her employer says.

Big retaining wall job starts above Christchurch suburb of Sumner

Big retaining wall job starts above Christchurch suburb of Sumner

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:01 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Preliminary work is under way for the rebuild of a 62-metre long earthquake-damaged retaining wall at the top of Christchurch's Evans Pass.

Canterbury IAG employee needed to be more transparent, made inappropriate comment

Canterbury IAG employee needed to be more transparent, made inappropriate comment

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 8:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An IAG staffer made inappropriate public comments and should have been more transparent when taking aim at a claimant, her employer says.

Christchurch Dilemmas: Christchurchs mental health crisis

Christchurch Dilemmas: Christchurch's mental health crisis

Monday, 15 August 2016 7:56 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch City Council looks at more cost effective ways to repair Old Municipal Chambers

Christchurch City Council looks at more 'cost effective' ways to repair Old Municipal Chambers

Sunday, 14 August 2016 6:24 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Options to repair Christchurch's Old Municipal Chambers have proven too costly, prompting the city council to explore new strategies.

Elderly Christchurch woman faces mammoth wait for second time repairs, despite being a priority

Elderly Christchurch woman faces mammoth wait for second time repairs, despite being a 'priority'

Sunday, 14 August 2016 4:55 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An elderly Earthquake Commission (EQC) customer has waited months for the insurer to fix botched repairs to her house, even after being classified a "highest priority" customer in March.

Red zone conversations on the horizon for Christchurch

Red zone 'conversations' on the horizon for Christchurch

Sunday, 14 August 2016 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's new recovery agency wants to start putting plans in place for the city's residential red zone by the end of the year.

Nationwide building boom creating next leaky buildings crisis

Nationwide building boom creating next leaky buildings crisis

Sunday, 14 August 2016 12:43 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The nationwide building boom is plastering over the cracks of the next leaky homes crisis.