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Contractors score best views of Christchurch from citys cranes

Contractors score best views of Christchurch from city's cranes

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 10:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Workers on Christchurch cranes have the best views of the city, interrupted only by the occasional flock of birds.

Cop visit for sending daily emails to insurer

Cop visit for sending daily emails to insurer

Monday, 10 August 2015 8:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Police have visited the Christchurch home of a staunch insurance industry critic over daily emails sent to his insurer.

No appeal after Graeme Robinson incompetence claims quashed

No appeal after Graeme Robinson incompetence claims quashed

Monday, 10 August 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

The engineer's body will not appeal a decision clearing the actions of top Earthquake Commission staffer Graeme Robinson.

Future Christchurch hub closes its doors after 70,000 visits

Future Christchurch hub closes its doors after 70,000 visits

Sunday, 9 August 2015 7:47 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Future Christchurch information hub has closed its doors after more than 70,000 visitors.

Brooklands: The town the Government couldnt kill

Brooklands: The town the Government couldn't kill

Saturday, 8 August 2015 1:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

When departing Brooklands residents took the street signs as souvenirs, Les Griffiths decided to do something about it.

Retailers vie for top spots in retail precinct

Retailers vie for top spots in retail precinct

Friday, 7 August 2015 7:02 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Retailers are jostling to secure shops in a new retail precinct under construction in central Christchurch.

Squatters and vandals take over Christchurchs Caffe Roma

Squatters and vandals take over Christchurch's Caffe Roma

Friday, 7 August 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Squatters have set up camp in central Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Caffe Roma.

Australian architecture firm wins tender to build St Martins library

Australian architecture firm wins tender to build St Martins library

Friday, 7 August 2015 10:50 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An Australian architecture firm specialising in multi-use premises has won a contract to rebuild the St Martins Community library in Christchurch.

Christchurch Red Zone offers under way

Christchurch Red Zone offers under way

Thursday, 6 August 2015 4:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Red zone property owners will have until December 10 to accept a new Crown compensation offer on their property.

Christchurch rebuild documentary The Art of Recovery to premiere

Christchurch rebuild documentary The Art of Recovery to premiere

Thursday, 6 August 2015 11:21 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A feature on the creative rebuild of Christchurch opens at the International Film Festival next week.

Rebuilding Christchurch from a green blueprint

Rebuilding Christchurch from a green blueprint

Thursday, 6 August 2015 6:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

Four months after the February 2011 earthquake, the Christchurch City Council launched Share an Idea, a project that asked residents about their aspirations for a new-look central city.

Judge: Ceras slow demolitions not to blame for arsons

Judge: Cera's slow demolitions not to blame for arsons

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 12:59 p.m. by MediaStuff

A judge has rejected a defence lawyer's suggestion that the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's (Cera) slowness in carrying out red zone demolitions has contributed to Christchurch's spate of arsons.

Top cop Dave Cliff gets Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority job

Top cop Dave Cliff gets Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority job

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 12:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

A "well-respected" top police officer has been seconded to lead the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's final phase.

More than 14,000 construction jobs could disappear in Canterbury: Westpac

More than 14,000 construction jobs could disappear in Canterbury: Westpac

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 9:13 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Canterbury's young and unemployed have benefited the most from the region's rebuild but 14,000 construction jobs could disappear in the next few years, a major bank says.

Crown pledges additional funds for Christchurchs metro sport facility

Crown pledges additional funds for Christchurch's metro sport facility

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 4:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is pledging additional money to Christchurch's metro sport facility but will not reveal the new agreed financial cap.

Home repair risk in Canterbury, building industry warns

Home repair risk in Canterbury, building industry warns

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 11:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

The quality of Christchurch's residential rebuild could be compromised as insurance cash settlements increase, warn building industry leaders.

Ancient waterway delays Avon River precinct

Ancient waterway delays Avon River precinct

Monday, 3 August 2015 4:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch anchor project has been hit with further construction delays after contractors discovered an ancient waterway.

Building Ngai Tahus property empire

Building Ngai Tahu's property empire

Friday, 31 July 2015 5:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Living in a wasteland - Christchurchs red-zone stayers

Living in a wasteland - Christchurch's red-zone stayers

Friday, 31 July 2015 5:08 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Chinese-Kiwi group plans upscale apartments on Cranmer Court site

Chinese-Kiwi group plans upscale apartments on Cranmer Court site

Friday, 31 July 2015 3:44 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Former Christchurch Mayor Sir Bob Parker leading a consortium planning upmarket apartments on a historic central city site.

Red zoners back to court over compensation offer

Red zoners back to court over compensation offer

Thursday, 30 July 2015 8:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch red zoners is heading back to court to fight for more compensation following the approval of new payout terms by the Government.

23,000 new Canterbury homes approved since quakes

23,000 new Canterbury homes approved since quakes

Thursday, 30 July 2015 2:02 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

House building is still slowing in Canterbury, where more than new 23,500 homes have been consented since the start of the earthquakes.

The Terrace - open for business by early 2016?

The Terrace - open for business by early 2016?

Thursday, 30 July 2015 1:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property man Antony Gough is delighted to have restarted his development The Terrace  - but admits he has learnt some tough lessons.

Uninsured red zone property owners get better offer

Uninsured red zone property owners get better offer

Thursday, 30 July 2015 1:14 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A group of Christchurch red zone property owners have won their battle for a 100 per cent Crown buy-out.

Uninsured red zone property owners get 100 per cent offer

Uninsured red zone property owners get 100 per cent offer

Thursday, 30 July 2015 11:16 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A group of Christchurch red zone property owners have won their battle for a 100 per cent Crown buy-out.

Migrant workers welcome chance to make Christchurch home

Migrant workers welcome chance to make Christchurch home

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 3:49 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Two Christchurch migrant rebuild workers are happy the Government is giving them a better chance to call the South Island their permanent home.

Huge wave of support for locally-led recovery

'Huge wave of support' for locally-led recovery

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 9:47 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Campaigns to promote a locally-led recovery for the next five years have generated hundreds of public submissions in a few days.

EQC engineer Graeme Robinson wins appeal

EQC engineer Graeme Robinson wins appeal

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 9:34 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) top engineer has won an appeal against findings he was negligent and incompetent.

Protest over Sydenham dump

Protest over Sydenham 'dump'

Monday, 27 July 2015 3:58 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Sydenham business owners and residents have protested against plans for a waste transfer facility they fear will bring dust, traffic and smells to the suburb.

Eclectic bunch turn out for earthquake recovery talk

Eclectic bunch turn out for earthquake recovery talk

Sunday, 26 July 2015 1:40 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

It was an eclectic blend involving city councillors, scholars and even a former government employee but all were singing from the same song sheet when it came to handling the next phase of the city's rebuild.

Who will run the rebuild of Christchurch?

Who will run the rebuild of Christchurch?

Friday, 24 July 2015 6:12 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

What is the collective term? A fug of conspirators? It is Tuesday night and ex-Christchurch mayor Garry Moore is ring-leading a group of disaffected citizens down at his son's bar, Smash Palace.

Former Mayor Gary Moore calls for council-led recovery in Christchurch

Former Mayor Gary Moore calls for council-led recovery in Christchurch

Friday, 24 July 2015 2:37 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Former Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore is spearheading a group calling for a city council-led earthquake recovery.

Redcliffs New World supermarket open for business in October

Redcliffs New World supermarket open for business in October

Thursday, 23 July 2015 9:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Redcliffs will soon have a new supermarket more than four years after it was wrecked by the Christchurch earthquake.

OPINION: Gerry Brownlee menus a step too far

OPINION: Gerry Brownlee menus a step too far

Thursday, 23 July 2015 1:06 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular


When I first saw C1 Espresso's latest menu featuring Gerry Brownlee in his underwear as a "dress up" paper doll, I chuckled.

BNZ House in Cathedral Square to be demolished

BNZ House in Cathedral Square to be demolished

Thursday, 23 July 2015 10:55 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The boarded up and graffitied former BNZ House in Christchurch's Cathedral Square has at last been sold and will be demolished.

Old BNZ House to come down

Old BNZ House to come down

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:13 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The boarded up and graffitied former BNZ House in Christchurch's Cathedral Square has at last been sold and will be demolished.

EQC and Cera PR budget going through the roof

EQC and Cera PR budget 'going through the roof'

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 2:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has created "an army of spin doctors" to defend its earthquake recovery organisations, a Labour MP says.

Filipino rebuild workers reluctant to speak about exploitation

Filipino rebuild workers reluctant to speak about exploitation

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

Migrant workers involved in the Christchurch rebuild are vulnerable to exploitation and poor living conditions – especially those from the Philippines.

Office administrator allegedly stole $107,000 from rebuild firm

Office administrator allegedly stole $107,000 from rebuild firm

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:36 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A 40-year-old office administrator charged with stealing $107,445 from a Christchurch rebuild firm has been granted a registrar's remand without plea at the Christchurch District Court.

Filipino rebuild workers reluctant to speak out about exploitation, report finds

Filipino rebuild workers reluctant to speak out about exploitation, report finds

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:32 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Migrant workers involved in the Christchurch rebuild are vulnerable to exploitation and poor living conditions - especially those from the Philippines.

Daughter of top EQC manager Gail Kettle removed from claim

Daughter of top EQC manager Gail Kettle removed from claim

Monday, 20 July 2015 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The daughter of one of the Earthquake Commission's top bosses has been taken off a Christchurch case after complaints about her conduct and expertise.

Restoring heritage for citys future

Restoring heritage for city's future

Monday, 20 July 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Restoring all but one of the 23 Arts Centre of Christchurch heritage buildings damaged in the 2011 earthquakes is a multimillion-dollar project requiring years of time and investment.What drives chief executive Andre Lovatt is the...

Christchurch growth has hit peak: Westpac

Christchurch growth has hit peak: Westpac

Monday, 20 July 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Though most of the post-earthquake reconstruction work in Canterbury remains to be done, the rebuild's positive contribution to economic growth has just about peaked, Westpac economists believe.The rebuild has represented a large,...

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 Popular

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 Popular

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...