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Repaired Sign of the Kiwi to reopen as cafe by Christmas

Repaired Sign of the Kiwi to reopen as cafe by Christmas

Thursday, 3 March 2016 11:26 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's historic Sign of the Kiwi will be fixed and reopen as a cafe by Christmas.

Lower speed limit to make Christchurch safer, but at what cost?

Lower speed limit to make Christchurch safer, but at what cost?

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 7:40 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Slowing down traffic in central Christchurch may make the city safer, but at what cost?

Editorial: City slowdown a welcome move

Editorial: City slowdown a welcome move

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 4:42 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Next week, Christchurch motorists will be asked to slow down like never before. It is a welcome move, if a little ironic: for the city's accelerating rebuild to flourish, we all must hit the brakes.

More than $800,000 for Gormley sculptures

More than $800,000 for Gormley sculptures

Sunday, 28 February 2016 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch ratepayers and taxpayers forked out more than $800,000 for two sculptures by world-renowned British sculptor Sir Antony Gormley​.

Photographers capture Christchurch five years on

Photographers capture Christchurch five years on

Saturday, 27 February 2016 12:06 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Gerry Brownlee, the making of the man in charge

Gerry Brownlee, the making of the man in charge

Friday, 26 February 2016 10:03 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The crowd at the Post Primary Teachers' Association meeting was almost united. Brian Dunne, a maths and religious education teacher from St Bede's College, can't recall what the motion was for, but he remembers the entire meeting was in favour of it, except for one voice. It was Gerry Brownlee who called out "No".

Andrew Gunn: Yes Prime Minister

Andrew Gunn: Yes Prime Minister

Friday, 26 February 2016 6:52 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Top architect calls for Christchurch rebuild rethink

Top architect calls for Christchurch rebuild rethink

Friday, 26 February 2016 6:45 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A top architect has called for a rethink of the blueprint — the document and process that guides the rebuild of central Christchurch.

New Regent St building owner agrees to engineering inspection

New Regent St building owner agrees to engineering inspection

Friday, 26 February 2016 6:03 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The owner of five "dangerous" unoccupied buildings in Christchurch's historic New Regent St has agreed to contract engineers to assess earthquake damage, signalling a potential end of the five-year impasse.

Heritage rebuild plan in doubt over Square inaction

Heritage rebuild plan in doubt over Square inaction

Friday, 26 February 2016 3:40 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The rebuild of an iconic Christchurch hotel is on hold because of a lack of action in the "waste land" of Cathedral Square.

Cera spends $100,000 on Melbourne Business School training

Cera spends $100,000 on Melbourne Business School training

Friday, 26 February 2016 12:49 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has spent about $100,000 on leadership and management programmes at the Melbourne Business School since 2011.

EQC battler: I want some quality of life in my old years

EQC battler: 'I want some quality of life in my old years'

Friday, 26 February 2016 12:10 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Pauline O'Connor​ was trapped in her home for two days following the Valentines Day earthquake, after the sinkhole in her driveway flooded.

A city of two halves – new quake reignites old battles

'A city of two halves' – new quake reignites old battles

Friday, 26 February 2016 11:12 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Pauline O'Connor​ was trapped in her home for two days following the Valentines Day earthquake, after the sinkhole in her driveway flooded.

New Regent St impasse hurting Christchurch reputation, tourism boss says

New Regent St impasse 'hurting Christchurch reputation', tourism boss says

Friday, 26 February 2016 10:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's tourism boss says urgent action must be taken to break the New Regent St impasse because it is damaging the city's reputation.

No support for Christchurch rebuild bill from Opposition

No support for Christchurch rebuild bill from Opposition

Friday, 26 February 2016 8:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

Opposition parties are withdrawing their support for legislation that sets up a partnership between government and council, replacing the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.

Anger builds after New Regent St buildings classed dangerous after Valentines Day earthquake

Anger builds after New Regent St buildings classed 'dangerous' after Valentines Day earthquake

Friday, 26 February 2016 7:06 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The owner of five "dangerous" New Regent St buildings has been put on notice to make them safe.

Make safe notice issued to owner of dangerous New Regent St buildings

Make safe notice issued to owner of 'dangerous' New Regent St buildings

Friday, 26 February 2016 7:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

The owner of five "dangerous" New Regent St buildings has been put on notice to make them safe.

Fraudster spent Red Cross earthquake grants on drugs, alcohol, KFC

Fraudster spent Red Cross earthquake grants on drugs, alcohol, KFC

Thursday, 25 February 2016 4:26 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A woman was described as "cynical, calculated, and manipulative" by a judge who jailed her for fraudulently claiming Red Cross hardship grants after the Christchurch earthquakes.

Southern Response group action thrown out

Southern Response group action thrown out

Thursday, 25 February 2016 4:11 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Christchurch High Court has rejected a group action bid by almost 50 Canterbury homeowners wanting to sue their earthquake insurer together.

Christchurch: Five buildings cordoned off as dangerous

Christchurch: Five buildings cordoned off as dangerous

Thursday, 25 February 2016 12:41 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Five unoccupied buildings on Christchurch's New Regent Street have been cordoned off, after an engineering report identified them as dangerous and earthquake prone.A member of the public called the City Council concerned about the...

New Regent St buildings classed dangerous after Valentines Day earthquake

New Regent St buildings classed 'dangerous' after Valentines Day earthquake

Thursday, 25 February 2016 10:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's tourist tramway is being stopped from going along New Regent St because of concerns about the safety of five privately-owned buildings.

Two arrested for scaling central Christchurch crane at night

Two arrested for scaling central Christchurch crane at night

Thursday, 25 February 2016 9:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

Late-night crane climbers are putting their lives at risk, often to take selfies, on central Christchurch construction sites.

Opinion: Stonewood failure a familiar rebuild tale

Opinion: Stonewood failure a familiar rebuild tale

Thursday, 25 February 2016 7:38 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Opinion: The failure of building company Stonewood Homes this week followed a depressingly familiar pattern.

The Big Read: Last on the land

The Big Read: Last on the land

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 8:05 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

"This was my grandmother's house," says Dr Annette Wilkes, 75, Red Zone resident of Christchurch, spanner-in-the-works and one of the few remaining residents of Dallington."My mother had a house next door. I grew up here. This whole...

Big Read: Last on the land

Big Read: Last on the land

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 8:05 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

"This was my grandmother's house," says Dr Annette Wilkes, 75, Red Zone resident of Christchurch, spanner-in-the-works and one of the few remaining residents of Dallington."My mother had a house next door. I grew up here. This whole...

Editorial: Stonewood failure a familiar rebuild tale

Editorial: Stonewood failure a familiar rebuild tale

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 4:21 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The failure of building company Stonewood Homes this week followed a depressingly familiar pattern.

Canterbury tourism back to pre-earthquake levels, but city skipped

Canterbury tourism back to pre-earthquake levels, but city skipped

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 6:29 a.m. by MediaThePress

Tourism in Canterbury has bounced back to pre-earthquake levels, but damaged parts of the region are still missing the crest of the tourist wave.

Canterbury tourism back to pre-quake levels

Canterbury tourism back to pre-quake levels

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 6:52 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Tourism in Canterbury has bounced back to pre-earthquake levels but damaged parts of the region are still missing the crest of the tourist wave.

Christchurch marae hosts new temporary workers village

Christchurch marae hosts new temporary workers' village

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 1:12 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Accommodation for up to 51 rebuild workers will be built behind a Christchurch marae.

From earthquake write-off to award winning home for Christchurch couple

From earthquake write-off to award winning home for Christchurch couple

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 11:17 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

With fancy renovations completed just weeks earlier, Daryl and Tara Hewitt were readying their beautifully reworked house for a home and garden tour.

Gerry Brownlee protester lost son Jayden Andrews-Howland in earthquake

Gerry Brownlee protester lost son Jayden Andrews-Howland in earthquake

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 10:14 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The man who tipped a chocolate and flour mixture over Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee lost his son in the February 2011 earthquake.

Gerry Brownlee protester lost son Jayden Andrews-Howland in quake

Gerry Brownlee protester lost son Jayden Andrews-Howland in quake

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 10:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

The man who allegedly tipped a chocolate and flour mixture over Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee lost his son in the February 2011 earthquake.

Gerry Brownlee protestor lost son in quake

Gerry Brownlee protestor lost son in quake

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 9:51 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The man who allegedly tipped a chocolate and flour mixture over Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee lost his son in the February 2011 earthquake.

Christchurch earthquake refugees find a home in Blenheim

Christchurch earthquake refugees find a home in Blenheim

Monday, 22 February 2016 7:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch family who moved to Blenheim following the Canterbury earthquakes, says the move has allowed them to heal and get on with their lives.

Christchurch earthquake refugees find a home in Marlborough

Christchurch earthquake refugees find a home in Marlborough

Monday, 22 February 2016 7:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch family who moved to Blenheim following the Canterbury earthquakes, says the move has allowed them to heal and get on with their lives.

Arrest after brown substance poured on Gerry Brownlee at service

Arrest after 'brown' substance poured on Gerry Brownlee at service

Monday, 22 February 2016 4:31 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A man has been charged with assault after allegedly pouring a "brown substance" over Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.

Brown substance poured on Gerry Brownlee at service – This is for you

'Brown' substance poured on Gerry Brownlee at service – 'This is for you'

Monday, 22 February 2016 4:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has had a "brown substance" poured over his head by a protestor who said "this is for you", according to reports.

Heckler pours brown substance on Gerry Brownlee at service – This is for you

Heckler pours 'brown' substance on Gerry Brownlee at service – 'This is for you'

Monday, 22 February 2016 3:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has had a "brown substance" poured over his head by a protestor who said "this is for you", according to reports.

Watch: When an earthquake ripped central Christchurch apart

Watch: When an earthquake ripped central Christchurch apart

Monday, 22 February 2016 3:32 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

As central Christchurch fell to the violent earthquake on February 22, 2011, Daniel Tobin - a videographer for The Press - headed into the shattered city.

Heckler pours brown substance on Gerry Brownlee at quake service

Heckler pours 'brown' substance on Gerry Brownlee at quake service

Monday, 22 February 2016 3:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has had a "brown substance" poured over his head, according to reports.

Chris Lynch: Enormity of disaster evident at earthquake memorial

Chris Lynch: Enormity of disaster evident at earthquake memorial

Monday, 22 February 2016 2:37 p.m. by MediaHerald

Chris Lynch is a journalist and host of Newstalk ZB's Christchurch morning programme, which you can hear 8.30am weekday mornings. Cloudy skies managed to block the bright Canterbury sun this aft

Recap: February 22 Christchurch earthquake memorial

Recap: February 22 Christchurch earthquake memorial

Monday, 22 February 2016 2:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

The live blog has now ended.

Silent Hagley Oval test cricket crowd stand to mark earthquake anniversary

Silent Hagley Oval test cricket crowd stand to mark earthquake anniversary

Monday, 22 February 2016 2:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

They rose as one, but this was no standing ovation at 12.51pm on Hagley Oval.

John Key talks insurance claims and convention centre on quake anniversary

John Key talks insurance claims and convention centre on quake anniversary

Monday, 22 February 2016 1:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prime Minister John Key says he has sympathy for the thousands of Canterbury homeowners still struggling with insurance issues five years on from the February 2011 earthquake.

Japanese families still waiting for answers over CTV building collapse

Japanese families still waiting for answers over CTV building collapse

Monday, 22 February 2016 1:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

Megumi Horita's father is still waiting for answers.

Hagley Oval test crowd mark Christchurch earthquake anniversary

Hagley Oval test crowd mark Christchurch earthquake anniversary

Monday, 22 February 2016 1:21 p.m. by MediaStuff

They rose as one, but this was no standing ovation at 12.51pm on Hagley Oval.

Making contact - the first text messages from after the February 22 Christchurch earthquake

Making contact - the first text messages from after the February 22 Christchurch earthquake

Monday, 22 February 2016 12:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Four years ago we asked readers to tell us about the first text message they sent or received on February 22, 2011, after the earthquake.

Quake baby Kody Owens shaky entrance to the world

Quake baby Kody Owen's shaky entrance to the world

Monday, 22 February 2016 12:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

Kody Owen knows his birthday is special, but not exactly why.

Christchurch Earthquake: What its like five years on

Christchurch Earthquake: What it's like five years on

Monday, 22 February 2016 12:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

On the fifth anniversary of the devastating Christchurch earthquake we take you on a live tour of the central city.

Live: February 22 Christchurch earthquake memorial

Live: February 22 Christchurch earthquake memorial

Monday, 22 February 2016 11:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

Follow live updates below from the Civic Memorial Service, which remembers the 185 victims of the February 22, 2011, Christchurch earthquake.

Mike Hosking: Christchurch has come a long way in five years

Mike Hosking: Christchurch has come a long way in five years

Monday, 22 February 2016 10:48 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Numbers are funny things aren't they.

Flowers still adorn road cones to mark Christchurchs earthquake anniversary

Flowers still adorn road cones to mark Christchurch's earthquake anniversary

Monday, 22 February 2016 9:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

The tradition of placing fresh blooms in the top of road cones still continues.

Marg Stocker: Grief is hard in public eye

Marg Stocker: 'Grief is hard in public eye'

Monday, 22 February 2016 7:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Grief is hard any time of the year but for Marg Stocker her birthdays over the last five years have been overshadowed by her husband Neil's death.

A photographers recollection of February 22

A photographer's recollection of February 22

Monday, 22 February 2016 7:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Photographer Iain McGregor says he would always save a life before taking a photograph.

Christchurch earthquake: How the city has changed

Christchurch earthquake: How the city has changed

Monday, 22 February 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Barry Soper: Quake shows how vulnerable we all are

Barry Soper: Quake shows how vulnerable we all are

Monday, 22 February 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The incredible thing about significant events is that most of us remember what we were doing and where we were when they happened.

Cartoon: You Cantabrians are resilient

Cartoon: You Cantabrians are resilient

Monday, 22 February 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular