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Mayors raise convention centre concerns with prime minister

Mayors raise convention centre concerns with prime minister

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 2:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Commercial negotiations over Christchurch's convention have been a "very slow and painful process", Prime Minister John Key says.

Christchurch $20m apartment hotel approved

Christchurch $20m apartment hotel approved

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 1:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $20 million hotel, apartment and retail complex planned for a central Christchurch site has resource consent.

Catholic diocese wants $150,000 bill waived

Catholic diocese wants $150,000 bill waived

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 10:43 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Catholic diocese wants a $150,000 development fee waived because its post-earthquake circumstances are unique.

Trees felled to make way for Christchurchs earthquake memorial

Trees felled to make way for Christchurch's earthquake memorial

Monday, 16 May 2016 8:28 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's $11 million earthquake memorial is on track to be finished by the sixth anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake.

$8,455,690 rebuild claim as Christchurch homeowners sue IAG

$8,455,690 rebuild claim as Christchurch homeowners sue IAG

Monday, 16 May 2016 8:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Owners of a luxury Christchurch home claim it will cost nearly $8.5 million to rebuild – the same as the New Brighton Pier.

$8,455,690 rebuild claim as Christchurch homeowners sue IAG

$8,455,690 rebuild claim as Christchurch homeowners sue IAG

Monday, 16 May 2016 8:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

Owners of a luxury Christchurch home claim it will cost nearly $8.5 million to rebuild – the same as the New Brighton Pier.

Town Hall restaurant rebuild to fix flooding, accessibility problems

Town Hall restaurant rebuild to fix flooding, accessibility problems

Monday, 16 May 2016 6:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Town Hall's restaurant and function room will be built back better to fix problems with the original space.

Next phase of transport plan work under way in Christchurchs Manchester St

Next phase of transport plan work under way in Christchurch's Manchester St

Monday, 16 May 2016 10:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work to transform Manchester St into a "tree-lined boulevard" gets under way on Monday.

EQC called to account over when new repairs

EQC called to account over 'when new' repairs

Friday, 13 May 2016 5:34 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Bid to sweeten deal over QEII Park land

Bid to sweeten deal over QEII Park land

Friday, 13 May 2016 2:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Diverting proceeds from the sale of QEII Park land back into the community would be a "sweetener" for eastern suburb residents, a city councillor says.

Homeowners urged to seek EQC review

Homeowners urged to seek EQC review

Thursday, 12 May 2016 8:52 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Thousands of Cantabrians have been "short-changed" by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and need to start holding the organisation to account, homeowners have been told.

Scrap over Christchurchs infrastructure repair bill causes delays and uncertainty

Scrap over Christchurch's infrastructure repair bill causes delays and uncertainty

Thursday, 12 May 2016 7:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

A funding scrap over the rebuild of Christchurch's damaged pipes and roads caused delays to about 30 projects over eight months.

Another Arts Centre block ready for leasing

Another Arts Centre block ready for leasing

Thursday, 12 May 2016 6:35 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Another major block in Christchurch's Arts Centre is ready for tenants as its repair nears completion.

Still hopes of repayments from Alligator Drainage work, court told

Still hopes of repayments from Alligator Drainage work, court told

Thursday, 12 May 2016 5:55 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Canterbury drainlayer is continuing efforts to get money back for his customers, even as he begins a 10-month home detention term for fraud.

IAG ordered to pay Christchurch couple more than $700,000

IAG ordered to pay Christchurch couple more than $700,000

Thursday, 12 May 2016 4:41 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Barbara and Francis Gidden have taken on one of New Zealand's biggest insurance companies â€“ and won.

Forest park vision for Christchurch red zone

Forest park vision for Christchurch red zone

Thursday, 12 May 2016 4:02 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A "low cost, high benefit" plan could transform Christchurch's red zone into a city-to-sea forest park.

Earthquake victim Ann Brower delighted with new safety building law

Earthquake victim Ann Brower 'delighted' with new safety building law

Thursday, 12 May 2016 3:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake survivor Ann Brower says she is "delighted" the Government will force earthquake-prone buildings to become safer sooner.

Crown and Christchurch council concerned about slippage in Scirt programme

Crown and Christchurch council concerned about 'slippage' in Scirt programme

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 7:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild of Christchurch's earthquake-damaged pipes and roads is falling behind schedule, with December's completion target looking unlikely.

Will $7m Victoria St plan mean fewer customers, more leaves?

Will $7m Victoria St plan mean fewer customers, more leaves?

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 6:54 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Victoria St business owners are skeptical about a $7 million overhaul of the street designed to create an inner-city "destination area".

Christchurch couple say EQC stopping them from getting on with their lives

Christchurch couple say EQC stopping them from getting on with their lives

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 6:25 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christchurch couple say the Earthquake Commission (EQC) is "ruining" their lives, as they continue to wait for adequate repairs so they can finish their partly-renovated home.

Christchurch City Council engineers inspect New Regent St parapets

Christchurch City Council engineers inspect New Regent St parapets

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 5:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

City council engineers are inspecting parapets on Christchurch's New Regent St to see if they need strengthening or repairs.

Christchurch City Councils $6 million plan for Victoria St could ruin business

Christchurch City Council's $6 million plan for Victoria St could 'ruin business'

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 7:35 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christchurch City Council proposal to close part of a major inner-city route to traffic will make the future of some Victoria St businesses "quite hopeless", a long-standing tenant says.

Lawyer wants apology from Gerry Brownlee after ambulance chaser comment

Lawyer wants apology from Gerry Brownlee after 'ambulance chaser' comment

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 6:57 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The lawyer behind wants a personal apology from Gerry Brownlee after he described lawyers representing Canterbury homeowners as "ambulance chasers".

Christchurch lawyer wants apology from Gerry Brownlee after bus chaser comment

Christchurch lawyer wants apology from Gerry Brownlee after 'bus chaser' comment

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 6:40 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The lawyer behind wants a personal apology from Gerry Brownlee after he described lawyers representing Canterbury homeowners as "ambulance chasers".

EQC to confirm final quake claim classifications by end of June

EQC to confirm final quake claim classifications by end of June

Monday, 9 May 2016 10:07 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has given itself six weeks to classify a final "bucket" of Canterbury earthquake claims, the Insurance Council says.

EQC less than one third through botched repair jobs, as requests pile up

EQC less than one third through botched repair jobs, as requests pile up

Monday, 9 May 2016 8:02 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has revisited less than a third of the thousands of botched repairs on its books, as the number of remedial jobs continues to increase.

Christchurchs new library threatened after Crown cans philanthropic funding

Christchurch's new library threatened after Crown cans philanthropic funding

Sunday, 8 May 2016 5:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown has pulled the pin on its long-awaited plans to raise money for Christchurch's anchor projects, threatening to leave the city's new central library in the lurch.

Crown cans philanthropic funding for Christchurch library and other anchor projects

Crown cans philanthropic funding for Christchurch library and other anchor projects

Sunday, 8 May 2016 5:52 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Crown has pulled the pin on its long-awaited plans to raise money for Christchurch's anchor projects, leaving the council to find money for its new central library elsewhere.

Margaret Mahy Playground to become accessible for children with disabilities

Margaret Mahy Playground to become accessible for children with disabilities

Sunday, 8 May 2016 3:13 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's multi-million dollar Margaret Mahy Playground will be upgraded with new disability-friendly equipment by September.

Insurer Southern Response queried on asbestos testing and removal

Insurer Southern Response queried on asbestos testing and removal

Friday, 6 May 2016 8:28 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Questions have been raised about whether Southern Response both tested for and removed asbestos before demolishing an earthquake-damaged Christchurch property.

Insurer Southern Response queried on asbestos testing and removal

Insurer Southern Response queried on asbestos testing and removal

Friday, 6 May 2016 8:28 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Questions have been raised about whether Southern Response both tested for and removed asbestos before demolishing an earthquake-damaged Christchurch property.

Earthquake Commission asks how to turn off the tap on second time repairs

Earthquake Commission asks how to 'turn off the tap' on second time repairs

Thursday, 5 May 2016 7:17 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) wants to know how it can "turn off the tap" on Canterbury homeowners seeking second time repairs, according to a presentation given to staff.

Earthquake Commission asks how to turn off the tap on second time repairs

Earthquake Commission asks how to 'turn off the tap' on second time repairs

Thursday, 5 May 2016 7:17 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) wants to know how it can "turn off the tap" on Canterbury homeowners seeking second time repairs, according to a presentation given to staff.

Familys new $800k Christchurch property found to contain asbestos

Family's new $800k Christchurch property found to contain asbestos

Thursday, 5 May 2016 3:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Monique and Garry Bond spent $800,000 on a property in upmarket Christchurch to build their dream home, only to learn it was contaminated with asbestos.

Familys new $800k Christchurch property found to contain asbestos

Family's new $800k Christchurch property found to contain asbestos

Thursday, 5 May 2016 3:22 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Monique and Garry Bond spent $800,000 on a property in upmarket Christchurch to build their dream home, only to learn it was contaminated with asbestos.

Human investment in Christchurchs red zone must be taken into account

'Human investment' in Christchurch's red zone must be taken into account

Thursday, 5 May 2016 10:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

Communities in east Christchurch say the city's red zone could become "contested land" if the process for deciding its future is unfair.

Building old and new in post-earthquake Christchurch

Building old and new in post-earthquake Christchurch

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 6:10 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Property developers need right recipe for success

Property developers need right recipe for success

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 6:03 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Experience?

Damage causes Christchurch house to rot as owners battle insurers

Damage causes Christchurch house to rot as owners battle insurers

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 8:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Paul Gilbertson's Christchurch home is in "serious trouble" as damage from liquefaction rots floorboards and foundations.

Damage causes Christchurch house to rot as owners battle insurers

Damage causes Christchurch house to rot as owners battle insurers

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 8:40 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Paul Gilbertson's Christchurch home is in "serious trouble" as damage from liquefaction rots floorboards and foundations.

Southern Response announces new chief executive

Southern Response announces new chief executive

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 2:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Peter Jensen, will be the new chief executive of Southern Response, the government-owned company charged with settling Canterbury earthquake insurance claims.

Trams return to historic central Christchurchs New Regent St

Trams return to historic central Christchurch's New Regent St

Monday, 2 May 2016 3:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Trams are once again operating through Christchurch's heritage streetscape after a lengthy and forced break.

Not enough information, low offers behind red zone buy-out

Not enough information, low offers behind red zone buy-out

Sunday, 1 May 2016 5:55 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A lack of information and unfair offers were the "major problems" behind the Government's buy-out process, a red-zone stayer says.

No performance targets for Fletcher EQR until 2015

No performance targets for Fletcher EQR until 2015

Sunday, 1 May 2016 4:58 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Fletcher Construction did not have performance targets for thousands of Canterbury home repairs for more than four years after the February 2011 earthquake.

Tiny new spaces for New Brighton

Tiny new spaces for New Brighton

Sunday, 1 May 2016 2:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

​A new design competition is calling for creative ideas for five "tiny huts" to bring life to Christchurch's coastal suburb of New Brighton.

Homeowners expect fight for quake repair reviews after settlement expands EQCs liability hugely

Homeowners expect fight for quake repair reviews after settlement expands EQC's liability 'hugely'

Friday, 29 April 2016 9:40 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Canterbury property owners remain up in arms over the Earthquake Commission's EQC) response after a settlement confirmed it must repair homes to "where new" standard.

Homeowners expect fight for quake repair reviews after settlement expands EQCs liability hugely

Homeowners expect fight for quake repair reviews after settlement expands EQC's liability 'hugely'

Friday, 29 April 2016 9:40 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Canterbury property owners remain up in arms over the Earthquake Commission's EQC) response after a settlement confirmed it must repair homes to "where new" standard.

Settlement expands EQCs liability hugely, as more homeowners speak out

Settlement expands EQC's liability 'hugely', as more homeowners speak out

Friday, 29 April 2016 9:40 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Canterbury property owners remain up in arms over the Earthquake Commission's EQC) response after a settlement confirmed it must repair homes to "where new" standard.

Settlement expands EQCs liability hugely, as more homeowners speak out

Settlement expands EQC's liability 'hugely', as more homeowners speak out

Friday, 29 April 2016 9:40 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Canterbury property owners remain up in arms over the Earthquake Commission's EQC) response after a settlement confirmed it must repair homes to "where new" standard.

A Great Place to Be: Christchurch locals still want a clean, green garden city

A Great Place to Be: Christchurch locals still want a clean, green garden city

Friday, 29 April 2016 4:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

At last year's pilot clean-up, 250 volunteers collected 3.3 tonnes of litter from 5 kilometres of Christchurch river banks. Organisers have renamed this year's event and hope many more volunteers will turn out on Saturday, May 7, to retrieve polystyrene, plastic bottles, bottle tops, and other junk from city waterways.

Fears standards will suffer as thousands of extra NZ apprentices trained

Fears standards will suffer as thousands of extra NZ apprentices trained

Friday, 29 April 2016 1:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 29,000 construction workers need to be recruited over the next three years without compromising standards, building chiefs said this week.

EQC agreement with EQC Action Group has major implications

EQC agreement with EQC Action Group has major implications

Friday, 29 April 2016 12:25 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: The Earthquake Commission and the EQC action Group on Thursday released a statement setting out their joint agreement on a series of basic principles about how to interpret the EQC Act regarding EQC's obligations around the stand of repairs.

EQC agreement with EQC Action Group has major implications

EQC agreement with EQC Action Group has major implications

Friday, 29 April 2016 12:25 p.m. by MediaStuff

OPINION: The Earthquake Commission and the EQC action Group on Thursday released a statement setting out their joint agreement on a series of basic principles about how to interpret the EQC Act regarding EQC's obligations around the stand of repairs.

Christ Church Cathedral plans announcement due soon

Christ Church Cathedral plans announcement due soon

Friday, 29 April 2016 8:59 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A long-awaited announcement on how the deadlock over Christ Church Cathedral will be broken is expected soon.

Homeowners come out firing following landmark EQC court settlement

Homeowners come out firing following 'landmark' EQC court settlement

Thursday, 28 April 2016 7:58 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Homeowners have come out firing after a landmark settlement confirmed the Earthquake Commission's legal obligation to repair damaged homes to a "when new" condition.

Ruling EQC must repair to when new standard has implications for thousands

Ruling EQC must repair to 'when new' standard has implications for thousands

Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:56 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A settlement between the Earthquake Commission and the EQC Action Group is far-reaching and will affect thousands of Canterbury homeowners, the group's lawyer says.

Community board uneasy over Lyttelton Port of Christchurchs Dampier Bay proposal

Community board 'uneasy' over Lyttelton Port of Christchurch's Dampier Bay proposal

Thursday, 28 April 2016 11:56 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A plan for commercial development in Christchurch's Dampier Bay is being met with scepticism from the local community board.

EQC must repair to when new standard

EQC must repair to 'when new' standard

Thursday, 28 April 2016 9:46 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has confirmed its legal obligation to repair damaged homes to a 'when new' condition, not a pre-earthquake condition.