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Work starts on $70m rest home rebuild

Work starts on $70m rest home rebuild

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Groundworks have begun on Christchurch's Nazareth House site, where a new retirement village is to be built.

Landlords should pay for strengthening

'Landlords should pay for strengthening'

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 8:06 p.m. by MediaStuff



CTV News Tuesday 13 May

CTV News Tuesday 13 May

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 6:18 p.m. by MediaCTV

Jones: We cant keep sinking cash into pool

Jones: We can't keep sinking cash into pool

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A blowout in the budget for fixing Waltham Lido Pool has prompted a warning the Christchurch City Council cannot afford to keep throwing money at repair projects.

Jones: We cant keep sinking cash into pool

Jones: We can't keep sinking cash into pool

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A blowout in the budget for fixing Waltham Lido Pool has prompted a warning the Christchurch City Council cannot afford to keep throwing money at repair projects.

Lynched - Monday 12th May - Raf Manji

Lynched - Monday 12th May - Raf Manji

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:02 a.m. by ChrisLynch

First post-quake social housing opens

First post-quake social housing opens

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 12:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first new social housing units to be rebuilt by the Christchurch City Council since the earthquakes have been officially opened today.

PM to Labour: How would you run surplus?

PM to Labour: 'How would you run surplus?'

Monday, 12 May 2014 8:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

Primie Minister John Key challenges Labour to explain how it would pay for its election promises and run a surplus.

CTV News Monday 12 May

CTV News Monday 12 May

Monday, 12 May 2014 6:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

Flooded Christchurch residents want answers

Flooded Christchurch residents want answers

Monday, 12 May 2014 4:19 p.m. by Media3News

Hopes that the Christchurch City Council would offer to buy out flood-affected properties have been dashed.

Flooding report for Christchurch due

Flooding report for Christchurch due

Monday, 12 May 2014 4:10 a.m. by Media3News

In the midst of the rebuild, Christchurch City Council is rushing to fix flooding issues in part linked to the earthquakes.

Avon lakes could help with flooding

Avon lakes could help with flooding

Monday, 12 May 2014 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

The idea would be to have a lake, or maybe a series of interconnected lakes due to the higgledy-piggledy availability of land, very close to the Avon River. We could use the red-zoned land around the Avon Loop/Fitzgerald Ave/River Road area.

Government holding back on quake costs

Government 'holding back' on quake costs

Sunday, 11 May 2014 7:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

Labour has questioned whether the Government is keeping money from Canterbury's earthquake recovery to improve this week's budget. 

Demolitions damage more than quakes

Demolitions damage more than quakes

Sunday, 11 May 2014 6:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

Most of the semi-rural suburb on Christchurch's northern outskirts was red-zoned after the quakes, but pockets of green-zoned properties remain and about 20 to 25 families have turned down the Government's buyout offer.

Homeowner wins three year over-cap fight

Homeowner wins three year over-cap fight

Friday, 9 May 2014 8:57 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Pip Coory has shed more tears than she'd care to admit in the pursuit of vindication.

CTV News   Friday 09 May

CTV News Friday 09 May

Friday, 9 May 2014 8:02 p.m. by MediaCTV

Beefed-up team keeping eye on rebuild firms

Beefed-up team keeping eye on rebuild firms

Friday, 9 May 2014 11:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch rebuild companies will come under increasing scrutiny after a surge in complaints about migrant exploitation.

Homestead moved out of the red zone

Homestead moved out of the red zone

Friday, 9 May 2014 8:57 a.m. by Media3News

 

Govt accused of swapping Chch rebuild for surplus

Govt accused of swapping Chch rebuild for surplus

Friday, 9 May 2014 4:35 a.m. by Media3News

The Government has been accused of trading off the Christchurch rebuild for the surplus it will announce in next week's budget.

Christchurch City Councillor Raf Manji talks Finacials

Christchurch City Councillor Raf Manji talks Finacials

Thursday, 8 May 2014 7:57 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Beneficiaries Reaction

Beneficiaries Reaction

Thursday, 8 May 2014 7:52 p.m. by MediaCTV

Surf New Brighton

Surf New Brighton

Thursday, 8 May 2014 7:50 p.m. by MediaCTV

Gayhurst Bridge

Gayhurst Bridge

Thursday, 8 May 2014 7:46 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Fight looms over budget

Fight looms over budget

Thursday, 8 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Divisions are emerging between senior Christchurch city councillors on what do about its financial predicament.

Historic house lands new site

Historic house lands new site

Thursday, 8 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A red-zoned Christchurch mansion will be put on show when it is moved to a prime new spot halfway across the city.

Fight looms over council budget

Fight looms over council budget

Thursday, 8 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Divisions are emerging between senior Christchurch city councillors on what do about its financial predicament.

Voices of Christchurch: What should the future look like?

Voices of Christchurch: What should the future look like?

Thursday, 8 May 2014 4:38 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch residents what they thought about the $500 million budget blowout, and what the future should look like for Christchurch.

The private developers of Christchurchs abandoned CBD

The private developers of Christchurch's abandoned CBD

Thursday, 8 May 2014 4:37 p.m. by Media3News

It's taken a lot of money, time, and courage to commit to the CBD post-quake, so how are other central city developers faring?

The best of Gerry Brownlee in 39 months

The best of Gerry Brownlee in 39 months

Thursday, 8 May 2014 4:36 p.m. by Media3News

What has the Earthquake Recovery Minister achieved as both a Christchurch resident and the man in charge of its recovery?

Christchurch rebuild - has anything progressed?

Christchurch rebuild - has anything progressed?

Thursday, 8 May 2014 4:35 p.m. by Media3News

John is in Christchurch to find out what is going on with the rebuild in the CBD, and to look into the council's staggering budget mistake.

Chris Hutching: Korda Mentha

Chris Hutching: Korda Mentha

Thursday, 8 May 2014 12:17 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Richard Green talks to NBR finance journalist Chris Hutchings about the Korda Mentha report

Raf Manji: Korda Mentha

Raf Manji: Korda Mentha

Thursday, 8 May 2014 12:12 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Richard Green talks to Christchurch City Council Finance Committee Chair Raf Manji about the shortfall the Council faces for the rebuild

Labour tells Govt to check its rebuild figures

Labour tells Govt to check its rebuild figures

Thursday, 8 May 2014 3:46 a.m. by Media3News

Labour says the Government needs to its own figures on the Christchurch rebuild, after a report released by the council yesterday.

Chch homes decay as residents wait

Chch homes decay as residents wait

Thursday, 8 May 2014 12:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

Repairing people's homes in Christchurch has to be a priority. While the city centre is important and the road works are frustrating, most of us can cope with a multitude of issues if 'home' is okay.  

Red-zone homes key to rockfall work

Red-zone homes key to rockfall work

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 11:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors want more information before they decide whether to dismiss spending money on area-wide rockfall protection in the Port Hills.

Forsyth Barr blemish destroys arts plan

Forsyth Barr 'blemish' destroys arts plan

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 10:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Court Theatre is firmly committed to an arts precinct in the inner city. We think it inconceivable that we will build a new city without a cultural heart. As Share an Idea revealed, the people think so too. A consistent theme from that consultation was that access to art and culture is critical in the central city.

Garry Moore Affordable

Garry Moore Affordable

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 7:25 p.m. by MediaCTV

Liquefaction stockpile put to work

Liquefaction stockpile put to work

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.

Town Hall decision threatens arts zone

Town Hall decision threatens arts zone

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

A central tenant of the embattled performing arts precinct has spoken out against the city council's decision to repair the Town Hall, saying it leaves a ''paltry sum'' for the buildings needed to house Christchurch's arts organisations. 

Brownlee questions figures

Brownlee questions figures

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

The Earthquake Recovery Minister believes there is only "a slim possibility" the Christchurch City Council's financial position is as weak as an independent audit claims.

Disputes over insurance payout

Disputes over insurance payout

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

How much Christchurch City Council gets from its insurers rests on the outcome of legal action.

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.