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Arts precinct plans may need a rethink and shrink

Arts precinct plans may need a rethink and shrink

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plans for the Court Theatre, the Music Centre and facilities for the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO) on the block bounded by Gloucester, Armagh, New Regent and Colombo streets were being developed by the Christchurch City Council.

Christchchurch Govt gives back Arts Precinct land

Christchchurch Govt gives back Arts Precinct land

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 1:30 p.m. by Media3News

The Government is giving back some of the land it earmarked for the Performing Arts Precinct in Christchurch.

Denyse Saunders: Fashion Event

Denyse Saunders: Fashion Event

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:48 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Fashion Expert Denyse Saunders talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about a wonderful charity event she is putting on.

Lynched- Monday 21 April

Lynched- Monday 21 April

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:29 a.m. by ChrisLynch

Vicki Buck: Deputy Mayor

Vicki Buck: Deputy Mayor

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:15 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch City Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the issues facing the city this week.

Crown to no longer buy arts precinct land

Crown to no longer buy arts precinct land

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 12:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Land originally earmarked for the performing arts precinct in Christchurch city centre will no longer be purchased by the Government, says Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.

Greens call for blue zone

Greens call for blue zone

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee dismissed a push for the Crown to buy flood-prone Christchurch houses without any official advice, a Green MP says.

Housing deal to boost city revenue

Housing deal to boost city revenue

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new entity driving the provision of affordable housing in Christchurch could lead to a financial boon for the city council and cheaper rent for social housing tenants.

Plans put arts precinct in doubt

Plans put arts precinct in doubt

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra has developed plans for a suburban concert hall, in a move that could cast doubt on the central city performing arts precinct.

Blueprint options reviewed

Blueprint options 'reviewed'

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Central Development Unit appears to be reviewing its strict approach to the recovery blueprint as it realises more flexibility is needed to rebuild the central city, a local developer says. 

Editorial: Roadblocks to city rebuild must be cleared

Editorial: Roadblocks to city rebuild must be cleared

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The news that more flexibility is creeping into relations between the Christchurch Central Development Unit and property owners over plans for some important features of the central city is a heartening development.

Long wait for glass as demand grows

Long wait for glass as demand grows

Sunday, 20 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Glass facades have become a $100 million-a-year industry in the Christchurch rebuild, but most of those dollars are now going offshore.

Churches fate still bound by red tape

Churches' fate still bound by red tape

Sunday, 20 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch and century-old stone churches were once synonymous.

James Dann: Backstage of rock star economy

James Dann: Backstage of rock star economy

Sunday, 20 April 2014 4:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

You've all read the stories: the New Zealand economy is predicted to be a "rock star" this year, largely on the back of the Canterbury rebuild.Numbers that one can't really fathom - or verify - like $40 billion are thrown about...

Government under pressure to red-zone land

Government under pressure to red-zone land

Saturday, 19 April 2014 3:17 p.m. by Media3News

The Government is under increasing pressure to declare an area of Christchurch a red zone because it floods frequently.

Chch no boom town for workers

Chch 'no boom town' for workers

Saturday, 19 April 2014 2:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Marta Steeman asks how high demand for rebuild workers really is?

Slow rebuild impacts SI growth

Slow rebuild impacts SI growth

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

South Island growth may not soar quite as high in the future, because of a slower than expected Canterbury rebuild.

Are assessors scratching the surface?

Are assessors scratching the surface?

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

It is the question many are asking: whether EQC is living up to its responsibilities with its Canterbury home repairs programme? Those with foundation damage are not so sure, as JOHN McCRONE reports.

Big project on pause

Big project on 'pause'

Friday, 18 April 2014 1:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

The stalling of the multi-million dollar Terrace project reflects the reality of creating commercial developments in post-earthquake Christchurch, developers say.

Public to have a say on red zones future

Public to have a say on red zones' future

Friday, 18 April 2014 1:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

The public will play a part in deciding what the residential red zones will look like in the future, Prime Minister John Key says.

Public to have a say on red zones future

Public to have a say on red zones' future

Friday, 18 April 2014 1:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

The public will play a part in deciding what the residential red zones will look like in the future, Prime Minister John Key says.

The Terrace development had paused before

The Terrace development had 'paused' before

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

The multi-million dollar Terrace project has been ''paused'' several times during its development and the latest is no different, says its backer Antony Gough.

Chch communities get say on red zone development

Chch communities get say on red zone development

Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:53 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch and Kaiapoi residents will get to have a say about the future use of red zoned land.

New plans for Hotel Grand Chancellor site

New plans for Hotel Grand Chancellor site

Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hotel Grand Chancellor will not be rebuilt in its old spot.

The Terrace city development stalls

The Terrace city development stalls

Thursday, 17 April 2014 2:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

The celebrated $150 million Terrace project in the central city has stalled.

Council tags $50m to stimulate housing

Council tags $50m to stimulate housing

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

The $50 million the city council has tagged for tackling Christchurch's housing problems could be the catalyst for thousands of affordable new homes, says deputy mayor Vicki Buck.

CTV News   Wednesday 16 April

CTV News Wednesday 16 April

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 7:08 p.m. by MediaCTV

Earthquake stress plea to insurers

Earthquake stress plea to insurers

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurers need to better recognise and respond to the stress many of their Canterbury customers are under, a disaster recovery psychologist says.

Christchurch housing gets $125m boost

Christchurch housing gets $125m boost

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:00 a.m. by Media3News

Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Housing Minister Nick Smith today signed a 'Housing Accord' to fund a new housing entity.

Original designs sorely needed in Christchurch

Original designs sorely needed in Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 1:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

I haven't seen Friedensreich Hundertwasser's celebrated public toilets in Kawakawa, but I have seen the Hundertwasser house in Vienna.

Original designs sorely needed in Chch

Original designs sorely needed in Chch

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 1:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

I haven't seen Friedensreich Hundertwasser's celebrated public toilets in Kawakawa, but I have seen the Hundertwasser house in Vienna.

Inspections rise after demolitions spark safety fears

Inspections rise after demolitions spark safety fears

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:21 p.m. by MediaStuff

The number of Government inspections will be ramping up between now and the end of the year due to safety concerns in the Christchurch demolition industry. 

Council may help foot bill for strengthening

Council may help foot bill for strengthening

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council may contribute $800,000 towards the cost of strengthening a landmark art deco apartment building in the central city.

CTV News Tuesday 15 April

CTV News Tuesday 15 April

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 6:48 p.m. by MediaCTV

Government to sign CBD office contracts

Government to sign CBD office contracts

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Public servants could be back in central Christchurch by next spring, with the Government on the verge of signing deals for four new buildings.

Retaining look of cathedral favoured

Retaining look of cathedral favoured

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 50 per cent of Cantabrians want a restored Christ Church Cathedral to retain the same look, a new poll shows.

Group aims to revive Brighton

Group aims to revive Brighton

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A New Brighton group wanting to "give power back to the people" will look to community funding to revitalise the seaside suburb.

High St paralysed by Cera indecision

High St 'paralysed' by Cera indecision

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Nicky Arts owns a shop in the historic Duncan Buildings in High St and is trying to repair it so she can reopen, but she is hitting obstacles at every turn.

Officials ignore local investors

'Officials ignore local investors'

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) denies those claims and says it works closely with local developers to encourage central city development.

Life in the rebuild’s waiting room

Life in the rebuild’s waiting room

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A small kitset house in a temporary village set up after Canterbury's earthquakes is the only home 8-month-old Jack Gould has known.

Life in the rebuilds waiting room

Life in the rebuild's waiting room

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A small kitset house in a temporary village set up after Canterbury's earthquakes is the only home 8-month-old Jack Gould has known.

Group aims to revive New Brighton

Group aims to revive New Brighton

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A New Brighton group wanting to "give power back to the people" will look to community funding to revitalise the seaside suburb.

Lianne Dalziel: Weekly Interview

Lianne Dalziel: Weekly Interview

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 11:17 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch City Mayor Lianne Dalziel talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about issues in the city this week

Lynched- Monday 14 April - Dr Nick Smith

Lynched- Monday 14 April - Dr Nick Smith

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:50 a.m. by ChrisLynch

Farming River

Farming River

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 8:14 a.m. by MediaCTV

Royals In Christchurch

Royals In Christchurch

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 8:14 a.m. by MediaCTV

Royals at CTV Site

Royals at CTV Site

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 8:14 a.m. by MediaCTV

Royal Choir

Royal Choir

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 8:14 a.m. by MediaCTV

Community Leaders

Community Leaders

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 8:14 a.m. by MediaCTV

Royals In Town 1404 14 YouTubeNEWS

Royals In Town 1404 14 YouTubeNEWS

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 8:14 a.m. by MediaCTV

CTV Royals 1404 14 YouTubeNEWS

CTV Royals 1404 14 YouTubeNEWS

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 8:14 a.m. by MediaCTV

Community Leaders 1404 11 YouTubeNEWS

Community Leaders 1404 11 YouTubeNEWS

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 8:14 a.m. by MediaCTV

Pool repairs could cost city $6m

Pool repairs could cost city $6m

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Pioneer and Jellie Park pools need extensive repairs, with early estimates putting the cost of fixing them at $6 million.

Avon River Eels

Avon River Eels

Monday, 14 April 2014 7:54 p.m. by MediaCTV

Phillipstown School

Phillipstown School

Monday, 14 April 2014 7:54 p.m. by MediaCTV

Ferrymead Countdown Reopens

Ferrymead Countdown Reopens

Monday, 14 April 2014 7:54 p.m. by MediaCTV

Tyler Adams: Royals in Christchurch

Tyler Adams: Royals in Christchurch

Monday, 14 April 2014 5:45 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Susan Wood - subbing in for Larry Williams - chats to Christchurch reporter Tyler Adams, who has spent the day following the royals around the Garden City.

Migrant rebuild workers face housing crisis

Migrant rebuild workers face housing crisis

Monday, 14 April 2014 11:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch businesses which are reliant on migrant workers are sounding the alarm about a shortage of accommodation for new recruits.

Royals to meet quake victims families

Royals to meet quake victims' families

Monday, 14 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A woman who fled the collapsing Canterbury Television building during the February 2011 earthquake has been touched by an invitation to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.