The dream is slowly coming true for a former Christchurch singer who was among the earthquake refugees seeking a haven in Nelson in 2011.
Hitting the rebuild ‘‘cold’’ is the biggest barrier to Australian firms setting up in post-earthquake Christchurch, the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce says.
Party noise complaints nearly tripled from 2010 to 2011, but have since dropped off and been replaced by complaints about noise from new bars and rebuild construction.
It employs 37 building inspectors but with about 250 requests a day coming in for site inspections, it is not enough to meet demand.
Elizabeth Moore is starting to give up hope her building consent will ever get approved.
A letter confirming the "potential" for quake-related flood risk on her Christchurch property is barely worth the paper it is written on for Carla Martin.
The Christchurch rebuild provides a unique opportunity for a rooftop sea of greenery and exotic plant life, ecologist Colin Muerk says.
Australian businesses are lobbying their government over concerns they are being shut out of Christchurch rebuild opportunities by "Canterbury parochialism’’.
Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch speaks to Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel
Christchurch's sports stadium is giving off a "temporary" vibe about the city to international audiences, a visiting Australian politician says.
The building industry is questioning the Christchurch City Council's claims it has lifted its game and is on track to regain building consent accreditation.
Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey, a rugby fan and friend of former Crusaders coach Robbie Deans, hoped media coverage of his visit yesterday would help more Australians see the region was open for business.
For homeowners like Jo Byrne that means continuing to pay a mortgage on a home her family cannot live in and are unlikely to be able to sell.
Inner-city Christchurch has truly been knocked back in time by the earthquakes.
Christ Church Cathedral bell ringers have welcomed home 13 bells that were damaged in the February 2011 earthquake and then repaired in England.
Several Filipino workers opened their doors to The Press this week.
Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch talks to this weeks Power Panel - Labour Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson, CDHB's Hector Matthews , and Roger Bridge, National Party President for Canterbury Westland.
It's an ancient political ritual involving frenzied exhalations of hot air, consultations with the public oracles (usually found on Facebook and in the website's opinion section) and the potent politics of populism. The climax of all this is a tribal dance called the wibble-wobble.
A former EQC employee is pleading not guilty to charges alleging she misused the commission's vehicles and a fuel card.
A skilled labour shortage, under-resourced building firms and rebuild deadline pressures are contributing to a decline in Christchurch building standards, industry experts warn.
People who experienced serious quake-related adversity are twice as likely to be addicted to smoking and 40 per cent more likely to develop mental health conditions such as major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder than those who did not experience the disaster, the new research shows.
The city council is going to seek out private sector companies who may be willing to work with it on developing a hot saltwater pool complex in New Brighton.
The six-part relocation of a 105-year-old Christchurch mansion reached its halfway point yesterday.
Fewer rules and a streamlined approach to residential development will make building and living in Christchurch's central city more appealing, the Government says.
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has spent more than $317,000 on flashy videos promoting the central city rebuild in the last two years.
The Hewer family have the misfortune of not only being victims of the earthquakes, but of an arson attack on their earthquake-damaged home.
Christchurch is being rebuilt with Third World labour. But are these hard workers getting a fair go once they get here?
Concern that Christchurch is becoming a doughnut city - growth ringing an empty centre - misses the point.
An outspoken architectural critic with first-hand experience of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans hopes Christchurch will avoid the "rear-view mirror" effect as it gets back on its feet.
The $127.5 million restoration of the Christchurch Town Hall is not a top priority for the city council because of its limited finances, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.
Four years ago, they were in different schools and homes.
The $30 billion rebuild of post-earthquake Christchurch will race ahead if local firms team up with British firms experienced in major construction projects such as the London 2012 Olympics and Heathrow Airport redevelopment, says a UK government minister.
Police Minister Anne Tolley has presented service awards to five Chinese police staff who helped identify victims after the Christchurch earthquake.
Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch talks to Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel on the weeks issues
Frequent flooding, never-ending road works and constant demolition - post-quake Christchurch can be a frustrating city to live in.
The Majestic Church wants to build a chapel, auditorium, art studios, cafe, apartments and a multi-storey parking building on the former Cranmer Court site.
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