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Justice and emergency services precinct delayed again

Justice and emergency services precinct delayed again

Friday, 1 September 2017 7:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Further delays have struck Christchurch's overdue justice and emergency services precinct, but the cause remains a mystery.

Fat Eddies, plus new restaurant and cocktail bar, about to open on Christchurchs old Strip

Fat Eddie's, plus new restaurant and cocktail bar, about to open on Christchurch's old Strip

Friday, 1 September 2017 6:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Seven years after the Canterbury earthquakes, the first hospitality businesses on what was The Strip in central Christchurch are about to open.

Johnny Moore: Stinking rich, ratepayer-subsidised rugby only winner from new Christchurch stadium

Johnny Moore: Stinking rich, ratepayer-subsidised rugby only winner from new Christchurch stadium

Friday, 1 September 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Bravo on whether Christchurch needs a new stadium at all.

Moore: Rich, ratepayer-subsidised rugby only winner from new Christchurch stadium

Moore: Rich, ratepayer-subsidised rugby only winner from new Christchurch stadium

Friday, 1 September 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Bravo on whether Christchurch needs a new stadium at all.

Building consents continue to trend downward in Canterbury

Building consents continue to trend downward in Canterbury

Thursday, 31 August 2017 7:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

New consent trends show the extent of the residential building drop-off in Canterbury.

Editorial: Unleashing excitement in the red zone will make it Christchurchs field of dreams

Editorial: Unleashing excitement in the red zone will make it Christchurch's field of dreams

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 3:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Among a recent flurry of announcements of funding promises for a new stadium in Christchurch, Government support for restoration of Christ Church Cathedral and a new builder for the convention centre, you may have missed the news that the Government has written down the book value of the red zone to just $21 million.

New playground on New Brighton foreshore set to open in summer

New playground on New Brighton foreshore set to open in summer

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 11:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work has started on Christchurch's new beachfront playground and pool.

Is funding Christchurchs stadium a political forward pass?

Is funding Christchurch's stadium a political forward pass?

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Is funding Christchurch's stadium a political forward pass?

$160 million Christchurch red-zone rowing lake could pay its own way, study says

$160 million Christchurch red-zone rowing lake could pay its own way, study says

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 8:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

The organisation behind a proposed sporting lake in Christchurch's red zone say it will cost $160 million to build, but will pay itself off in health and employment benefits.

Mike Yardley: Christchurchs quest for a multi-use stadium becomes a political football

Mike Yardley: Christchurch's quest for a multi-use stadium becomes a political football

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It was probably inevitable, but the city's quest for a multi-purpose arena has fast become a political football and orchestrated vote-catcher.

What to do with 40,000 keys from demolished Canterbury homes?

What to do with 40,000 keys from demolished Canterbury homes?

Monday, 28 August 2017 9:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

Regenerate Christchurch is asking for ideas on what to do with about 40,000 keys from demolished homes.

Govt spent $1.5b acquiring Christchurch red zone land thats now worth just $21m

Govt spent $1.5b acquiring Christchurch red zone land that's now worth just $21m

Monday, 28 August 2017 9:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

The value of Christchurch's residential red zone has shrunk to just $21 million after the Government spent $1.5 billion acquiring the land.

Govt spent $1.5 billion acquiring Christchurch red zone land thats now worth just $21m

Govt spent $1.5 billion acquiring Christchurch red zone land that's now worth just $21m

Monday, 28 August 2017 8:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

The value of Christchurch's residential red zone has shrunk to just $21 million after the Government spent $1.5 billion acquiring the land.

New ideas for Christchurchs Cathedral Square prove popular with public

New ideas for Christchurch's Cathedral Square prove popular with public

Monday, 28 August 2017 8:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Proposed changes to Christchurch's Cathedral Square have drawn a largely positive response from the public, with more greenery and less traffic proving popular ideas.

Insurance industry boss slams Labours earthquake claims tribunal proposal

Insurance industry boss slams Labour's earthquake claims tribunal proposal

Monday, 28 August 2017 7:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Labour's proposed earthquake claims tribunal would "run roughshod over natural justice", an insurance boss says.

Christchurch Dilemmas: Seeing post-quake Christchurch through a lens

Christchurch Dilemmas: Seeing post-quake Christchurch through a lens

Monday, 28 August 2017 6:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Each day, photographer Doc Ross leaves his Sydenham studio and walks into the city centre. He has his camera with him, just a small one. Doc says he likes to remain invisible to his subjects, the people of Christchurch.

Bringing the beat back to the heart of Christchurch

Bringing the beat back to the heart of Christchurch

Monday, 28 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The visit to Christchurch last week by visiting Israeli entrepreneur, "city builder" and the CEO of the Tel Aviv Foundation, Hila Oren, has drawn our attention afresh to the fact that great cities are about lifestyle.

Cathedral means more to Christchurch than to Anglican church, mayor says

Cathedral means more to Christchurch than to Anglican church, mayor says

Sunday, 27 August 2017 4:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christ Church Cathedral means more to the city than it does to the Anglican church, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Labour announces $300m for Christchurch rebuild

Labour announces $300m for Christchurch rebuild

Sunday, 27 August 2017 1:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has pledged a $300 million capital fund for Christchurch if her party gets into government.

Architect designs alternative stadium in Lyttelton Harbour with light rail transport

Architect designs alternative stadium in Lyttelton Harbour with light rail transport

Saturday, 26 August 2017 4:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Forget central Christchurch. An architect has come up with an "optimistic" alternative stadium location: Lyttelton Port.

The future isnt going anywhere, so why did Christchurch rebuild the city of yesterday?

The future isn't going anywhere, so why did Christchurch rebuild the city of yesterday?

Saturday, 26 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's a tough one. Is Christchurch doing well or is it doing badly? Is its earthquake recovery one giant missed opportunity or the best that could have been hoped for under the circumstances?

No tests in Christchurch a disaster - former All Black Fergie McCormick

No tests in Christchurch 'a disaster' - former All Black Fergie McCormick

Friday, 25 August 2017 7:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Authorities to stop "piddling around" and make a decision on a new stadium for Christchurch, some former All Blacks say.

Christchurchs central city springs back with key developments

Christchurch's central city springs back with key developments

Friday, 25 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

New developments are popping up and old haunts are returning, more than six years after Canterbury's earthquakes.

Lytteltons timeball will drop again daily when restoration finished

Lyttelton's timeball will drop again daily when restoration finished

Thursday, 24 August 2017 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

The $3 million restoration of the Lyttelton Timeball tower is under way following a major crane lift that closed Reserve Tce for the day.

Work starts on $40 million new Sudima Hotel

Work starts on $40 million new Sudima Hotel

Thursday, 24 August 2017 3:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Crown approves Christchurch City Councils Cranford housing plan

Crown approves Christchurch City Council's Cranford housing plan

Thursday, 24 August 2017 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

A plan to build 370 homes on the edges of Christchurch's Cranford Basin has been approved by the Crown.

Editorial: Time for tough calls to get a new arena for Christchurch built

Editorial: Time for tough calls to get a new arena for Christchurch built

Thursday, 24 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

EDITORIAL: First the good news. We finally have a firm sense of what a new stadium for Christchurch might be.

Christchurch suburbs could get $31 million boost

Christchurch suburbs could get $31 million boost

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 8:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's most earthquake-damaged suburbs could benefit from a $31 million injection over the next 10 years.

Christchurch convention centre cost updated to $475m

Christchurch convention centre cost updated to $475m

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 8:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Updated figures from the Government show Christchurch's new convention centre will cost about $475 million.

Parties expected to make pledges on stadium shortfall

Parties expected to make pledges on stadium shortfall

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 7:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new stadium has become a political issue in the lead up to the election.

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel rules out ratepayers meeting stadium shortfall

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel rules out ratepayers meeting stadium shortfall

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 2:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council will not ask ratepayers for more money or sell assets to fund a multi-use stadium, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Christchurch City Council needs other partners to build stadium - Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Christchurch City Council needs other partners to build stadium - Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 11:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says more work is needed to decide how a new multi-use arena would be paid for.

Who will pay for shortfall in Christchurchs proposed new stadium?

Who will pay for shortfall in Christchurch's proposed new stadium?

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's proposed multi-user arena (MUA) – a stadium by any other name – ticks most of the boxes, but one pressing question remains: Who is going to pay for the shortfall?

New Christchurch arena could have solid roof and retractable playing field

New Christchurch arena could have solid roof and retractable playing field

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new sports and events arena could cost $496 million and feature a fixed roof and a retractable playing field.

Christchurch City Council to take on 268 hectares of red zone land, bus interchange and Margaret Mahy Playground

Christchurch City Council to take on 268 hectares of red zone land, bus interchange and Margaret Mahy Playground

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 7:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council appears set to take residential red zone land in a refresh of its cost-sharing agreement with the Government.

Buyers of earthquake-damaged houses cant claim full replacement costs

Buyers of earthquake-damaged houses can't claim full replacement costs

Monday, 21 August 2017 2:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Buyers of earthquake-damaged houses with open insurance claims may not get full replacement value, according to a new High Court decision.

Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre opens to much fanfare, bursting with local pride

Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre opens to much fanfare, bursting with local pride

Monday, 21 August 2017 11:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

As if the white sandy beach and surfable waves are not big enough drawcards, a new community centre is set to attract more visitors to the beachside suburb of Sumner.

Christchurch Dilemmas - how is the Avon River doing?

Christchurch Dilemmas - how is the Avon River doing?

Monday, 21 August 2017 8:19 a.m. by MediaThePress

For the Maori settlers of central Otautahi, living by the Avon River would have been like "living next door to Pak 'n Save," according to Joseph Hullen.

South New Brighton groups take aim at council over inaction over flood protection and erosion

South New Brighton groups take aim at council over inaction over flood protection and erosion

Sunday, 20 August 2017 6:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Every time rain is forecast, Sam Hawkins clears sand and stones from the stormwater outlet behind his holiday park.

South New Brighton groups take aim at council over flood protection and erosion inaction

South New Brighton groups take aim at council over flood protection and erosion inaction

Sunday, 20 August 2017 6:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Every time rain is forecast, Sam Hawkins clears sand and stones from the stormwater outlet behind his holiday park.

Adventurous plan would keep Christ Church Cathedral a ruin surrounded by reflective pool

Adventurous plan would keep Christ Church Cathedral a ruin surrounded by reflective pool

Sunday, 20 August 2017 2:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Do not rebuild it or repair the Christ Church Cathedral â€“ keep it as a precious ruin surrounded by reflective pool, an architectural practice suggests.

Ballantynes Christchurch department store reveals details of rebuild plan

Ballantynes' Christchurch department store reveals details of rebuild plan

Saturday, 19 August 2017 12:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Ballantynes has released details and pictures of its planned rebuild of part of its central Christchurch department store.

First weekend expected to be telling for New Brighton pier closure impact

First weekend expected to be telling for New Brighton pier closure impact

Friday, 18 August 2017 5:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Brighton businesses have survived their first week with a closed pier, but the impact closing the attraction will have on the community is likely to become clearer over the weekend.

First new supermarket in central Christchurch rebuild to open

First new supermarket in central Christchurch rebuild to open

Friday, 18 August 2017 5:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch will get its most central supermarket yet when a new FreshChoice in Lichfield St opens its doors to grocery shoppers on Tuesday.

Christchurch rebuild projects win top engineering awards

Christchurch rebuild projects win top engineering awards

Friday, 18 August 2017 2:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch projects have won half of the top awards for New Zealand's best consulting engineering.

Christchurch regeneration agencies can go faster, use more powers: review

Christchurch regeneration agencies can go faster, use more powers: review

Thursday, 17 August 2017 7:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Greater Christchurch councils and Ngai Tahu are not using their earthquake regeneration powers to their full extent, an independent review says.

Christchurch east frame underground works almost complete

Christchurch east frame underground works almost complete

Thursday, 17 August 2017 3:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch east frame's $30 million public area is on track to open early in the new year.

Build Christchurchs new stadium out of wood, Winston Peters says

Build Christchurch's new stadium out of wood, Winston Peters says

Thursday, 17 August 2017 6:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

NZ First Leader Winston Peters wants Christchurch's new stadium to be built out of New Zealand-grown timber.

Gift the cathedral to the people and reconsider the heart of Christchurch

Gift the cathedral to the people and reconsider the heart of Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Living through the Canterbury earthquakes and deciding to stay here bonds us. But alongside a human concern for other people's welfare, we share a collective interest in seeing this city through its re-build and prepared for the future.

Mike Yardley: Will Christchurch rebuild delays rebound at election time?

Mike Yardley: Will Christchurch rebuild delays rebound at election time?

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: What role will the state of the Christchurch rebuild play into voters' deliberations?

Riccarton Rd businesses unite to take on Christchurch City Council over roadworks

Riccarton Rd businesses unite to take on Christchurch City Council over roadworks

Monday, 14 August 2017 4:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fed-up business owners along an arterial Christchurch road are banding together to take on the city council over ongoing roadworks.

Christchurch Dilemmas: Whos helping us build our city?

Christchurch Dilemmas: Who's helping us build our city?

Monday, 14 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Most days Richard Navales comes home from work and calls his wife and three sons.

The powerful symbolism of an unfinished Christ Church Cathedral

The powerful symbolism of an unfinished Christ Church Cathedral

Monday, 14 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: What is a cathedral; what do people see it representing?

Five years on, architects of Christchurch rebuild blueprint stand by their plan

Five years on, architects of Christchurch rebuild blueprint stand by their plan

Sunday, 13 August 2017 5:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

The authors of the 100-day blueprint for the central Christchurch rebuild say it is still a good plan.

Five years on, architects of Christchurch rebuild blueprint stand by their plan

Five years on, architects of Christchurch rebuild blueprint stand by their plan

Sunday, 13 August 2017 5:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

The authors of the 100-day blueprint for the central Christchurch rebuild say it is still a good plan.

Land useless after Government pulls out of south frame purchase, owner says

Land 'useless' after Government pulls out of south frame purchase, owner says

Sunday, 13 August 2017 5:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch landowner says the Government has left him with useless land after pulling out of purchase negotiations for the city's planned south frame.

Rescue group wants to buy Christchurchs McLeans Mansion for $1

Rescue group wants to buy Christchurch's McLean's Mansion for $1

Sunday, 13 August 2017 3:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The trust formed to rescue McLean's Mansion in central Christchurch wants to buy it for $1.

Ngai Tahus new $85m Christchurch office complex will strengthen citys mana

Ngai Tahu's new $85m Christchurch office complex will 'strengthen city's mana'

Thursday, 10 August 2017 6:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ngai Tahu Property's new $85 million Christchurch office development has officially opened, four months after the first tenants moved in.