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Road rebuild costs estimated at $413m short

Road rebuild costs estimated at $413m short

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council may need to find another $413 million if all Christchurch's broken roads and pipes are to be returned to their pre-quake state.

Not enough in the pot

Not enough in the pot

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Some tough and potentially politically unpalatable decisions will need to be made by the Christchurch City Council as it faces up to a $534 million funding shortfall that could balloon further.

Cash runs short for repairs

Cash runs short for repairs

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of damaged community facilities may go unrepaired because of a city council funding shortfall.

Council coffers fall short for rebuild funding

Council coffers fall short for rebuild funding

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Councillors are going to have to quickly accept the reality they cannot afford to do everything on their or the Government's wish lists.

Liquefaction stockpile put to work in rebuild

Liquefaction stockpile put to work in rebuild

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Silt and mud shovelled from earthquake-affected Christchurch properties are being used for repairs and construction.

Councils $534m quake cost blowout

Council's $534m quake cost blowout

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 2:31 p.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch City Council has underestimated its share of rebuilding the earthquake-shattered city by at least $534 million, according to a new report out today. And the report says the cost black-hole will "most likely be much...

Quake-damaged suburb asks for help

Quake-damaged suburb asks for help

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 12:57 p.m. by Media3News

A local community group is asking for donations to rescue the "post-war" state of New Brighton.

Lynched - Monday 5th May - Clayton Cosgrove

Lynched - Monday 5th May - Clayton Cosgrove

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 12:33 p.m. by ChrisLynch

Ruth Dyson: Beneficiary policy

Ruth Dyson: Beneficiary policy

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 11:30 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Labour's Ruth Dywon tqalks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch in response to beneficiary policy from National's Paula Bennett

Paula Bennett: $3000 to Christchurch

Paula Bennett: $3000 to Christchurch

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 11:13 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about getting beneficiaries to Christchurch.

People will adapt to Christchurch - Bennett

People will 'adapt' to Christchurch - Bennett

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 9:56 a.m. by Media3News

Paula Bennett is defending the $3k to Christchurch scheme, claiming there are plenty of affordable places to live in the city.

Chch cant accommodate beneficiaries - Labour

Chch can't accommodate beneficiaries - Labour

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 5:34 a.m. by Media3News

The Government's plan to pay beneficiaries $3000 to move to Christchurch if they have a full-time job offer is flawed.

Council has buffer in budget

Council has 'buffer' in budget

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 4:45 a.m. by MediaThePress



Live updates: City council audit

Live updates: City council audit

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 4:07 a.m. by MediaThePress



City council audit: Main points

City council audit: Main points

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 4:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

An independent audit conducted by KordaMentha, an advisory firm specialising in insolvencies and corporate recovery, paints a grim financial picture for the Christchurch City Council.

Christchurch in financial strife

Christchurch in financial strife

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 4:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council is facing a cost over-run of $534 million which could balloon if it fails to secure $1 billion in insurance payouts.

Gerry Brownlee queries KordaMentha audit

Gerry Brownlee queries KordaMentha audit

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 3:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has expressed concerns about an independent financial report into the Christchurch City Council's financial position.

Apartment complex for New Brighton

Apartment complex for New Brighton

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 1:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

The building had not been designed yet, but would include 47 apartments, and office and retail space.

City council audit released at 4pm

City council audit released at 4pm

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 12:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

An independent audit into the finances of the Christchurch City Council will be released this afternoon.

Lets look to Dresden in rebuild

Let's look to Dresden in rebuild

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 12:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

 On the nights of February 13 to 15, 1945, Allied bombers carpet-bombed the German city of Dresden. The resultant firestorms killed an estimated 35,000 people, although the total number is disputed. The historic centre was destroyed.

City draft plan not investor-friendly

City draft plan not investor-friendly

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 11:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

South Island branch president Glenn Taylor says the overriding response has been "far from positive, with many indicating that the revised draft is of even poorer quality than its predecessor".

Big hole in city development plan

Big hole in city development plan

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 11:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

However, there is always a danger that the outer lights can give out so much amenity that the central one can be turned off and become obsolete - the doughnut effect.

First stage of transport revamp begins

First stage of transport revamp begins

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 7:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work is starting on making Christchurch a more accessible city.

Christchurch Housing Rates Valuation

Christchurch Housing Rates Valuation

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 7:35 p.m. by MediaCTV

ECAN 1405 01 YouTubeNEWS

ECAN 1405 01 YouTubeNEWS

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 7:23 p.m. by MediaCTV

Container Pods

Container Pods

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 7:22 p.m. by MediaCTV

Red-zone homes in suspicious blaze

Red-zone homes in 'suspicious' blaze

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 6:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two red-zoned Christchurch homes have gone up in flames this morning.

CTV News   Tuesday 6 May

CTV News Tuesday 6 May

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 6:20 p.m. by MediaCTV

Rebuild paves way for city ute-opia

Rebuild paves way for city ute-opia

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Glen Chettleburgh takes good care of his ute, making sure it is the shining ambassador of his painting company.

Outcasts goes case to highest court

Outcasts goes case to highest court

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 1:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Quake Outcasts will have their case heard in New Zealand's highest court.

Is the residential red zone unlawful?

Is the residential red zone unlawful?

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 1:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

In August, the Outcasts and Fowler Developments Ltd won a judicial review of the Government's offer to buy uninsured properties and empty sections at 50 per cent of the land valuation.

$300,000 homes for Christchurch

$300,000 homes for Christchurch

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 12:15 a.m. by MediaStuff

The trust was launched in central Christchurch at an event attended by about 60 people including representatives of the Christchurch City Council, Housing New Zealand and other agencies.

Expert explains Section 38 regulations

Expert explains Section 38 regulations

Monday, 5 May 2014 11:58 p.m. by MediaStuff



Confusion around Section 38 notices

Confusion around Section 38 notices

Monday, 5 May 2014 11:58 p.m. by MediaStuff



CTV News Monday 5 May

CTV News Monday 5 May

Monday, 5 May 2014 7:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

Demo starts on civic building

Demo starts on civic building

Monday, 5 May 2014 4:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Demolition work on Christchurch's "distinctive" former civic building is under way.

Port Hills rockfall barriers largely unaffordable

Port Hills rockfall barriers 'largely unaffordable'

Monday, 5 May 2014 3:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Port Hills residents battling to stay in their red-zoned homes are unlikely to get any further help from the Christchurch City Council.

Port Hills demolition goes without a hitch

Port Hills demolition goes without a hitch

Monday, 5 May 2014 3:35 p.m. by Media3News

The complex job of demolishing earthquake-damaged houses on Christchurch's Port Hills has finally begun.

Christchurch mansion demolitions underway

Christchurch mansion demolitions underway

Monday, 5 May 2014 2:48 p.m. by MediaOneNews

The first demolitions started today on the Port Hills mansions.

Ryan Cooney: Christchurch Traffic

Ryan Cooney: Christchurch Traffic

Monday, 5 May 2014 11:42 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Manager of the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre, Ryan Cooney talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about travelling around the city.

Port Hills demolition gets underway

Port Hills demolition gets underway

Monday, 5 May 2014 6:53 a.m. by Media3News

The complex job of demolishing dangerous homes on Christchurch's Port Hills is beginning today.

Flockton residents urged to have their say

Flockton residents urged to have their say

Monday, 5 May 2014 5:13 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch City Council is calling on flood-ravaged residents to have their say on the future of Flockton.

Demolition of cliff-top homes begins

Demolition of cliff-top homes begins

Monday, 5 May 2014 4:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

It will take four weeks to demolish a cluster of cliff-top homes destroyed by the earthquakes.

Kill the performing arts precinct

Kill the performing arts precinct

Monday, 5 May 2014 1:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

Before the earthquakes, Christchurch had a functioning and effective .

Innovation driving Canterbury economy

Innovation driving Canterbury economy

Monday, 5 May 2014 12:59 a.m. by MediaThePress



Renewed village to be renamed

Renewed village to be renamed

Sunday, 4 May 2014 10:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ryman Healthcare's Beckenham Courts village is to be renamed as part of a $20 million rebuild that follows damage from the 2011 earthquakes.

Valuations add to red-zone stress levels

Valuations add to red-zone stress levels

Sunday, 4 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has raised concerns about the way property revaluations were done in Christchurch's residential red zone.

Valuations add to red-zone stress

Valuations add to red-zone stress

Sunday, 4 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has raised concerns about the way property revaluations were done in Christchurch's residential red zone.

Revitalising New Brighton campaign kicks off

Revitalising New Brighton campaign kicks off

Sunday, 4 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

SURF founder Tony Brooks, who owns Pierside Cafe and Bar, has been working closely with the New Brighton Business and Landowners Association to attract investment to the community with earthquake-damaged properties, repeated flooding and less retail interest.

Can Christchurch be saved?

Can Christchurch be saved?

Saturday, 3 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Rebuilding New Zealand's second-biggest city was always going to be challenging.

Lesley Murdoch reviews the Kiwi league test with Radio sports Elliott Smith and former Kiwi Gerard Stokes.

Lesley Murdoch reviews the Kiwi league test with Radio sports Elliott Smith and former Kiwi Gerard Stokes.

Saturday, 3 May 2014 9:16 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Elliott Smith and Gerard Stokes join Lesley Murdoch to wrap up the Kiwi Kangaroo league test from Sydney.

Therese Walsh tals with Lesley Murdoch about the volunteers required for Cricket World Cup 2015.

Therese Walsh tals with Lesley Murdoch about the volunteers required for Cricket World Cup 2015.

Saturday, 3 May 2014 9:04 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Lesley Murdoch talks with Therese Walsh from Cricket World Cup 2015 about the volunteers needed to help make the event run smoothly and how people can apply to become volunteers.

Is junkitecture our future?

Is junkitecture our future?

Saturday, 3 May 2014 12:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

British architecture critic Jonathan Glancey says that "huge impersonal forces" are turning many cities into boring places. What are the implications for Christchurch? PHILIP MATTHEWS reports.

No charity in the boxing ring

No charity in the boxing ring

Friday, 2 May 2014 11:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

The lights came up. The scene was set. The Battle of the Rebuild was on. The 16 competitors were doing it for charity but there was none of that in the ring.

SFO targets head Maincom office

SFO targets head Maincom office

Friday, 2 May 2014 11:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has searched the head office of a rebuild contractor as part of an investigation into one of its directors.

EPIC pulls out over innovation precinct saga

EPIC pulls out over innovation precinct saga

Friday, 2 May 2014 11:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

A key tenant of the central-city innovation precinct has "given up" and pulled out of the project, saying delays and overpriced land make the project infeasible.

Building firms go bust despite rebuild

Building firms go bust despite rebuild

Friday, 2 May 2014 11:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

An unprecedented number of building firms are going bust despite a post-quake construction boom in Christchurch.

David Ayres: Kaiapoi Flooding

David Ayres: Kaiapoi Flooding

Friday, 2 May 2014 10:52 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Waimakariri Mayor David Ayres talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the flooding in his area.

Avondale bridge has reopened

Avondale bridge has reopened

Friday, 2 May 2014 4:49 a.m. by MediaThePress

After more than a year of repairs, the Avondale bridge reopened today.