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A third of Christchurch earthquake donations has been spent

A third of Christchurch earthquake donations has been spent

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 9:01 a.m. by MediaHerald

More than a third of $5 million earmarked for "the children of the eastern suburbs" has been spent.In February, the South Brighton Residents' Association asked the city council where the donations had gone but was told they would...

Editorial: Horror tenant tales add to woes for landlords

Editorial: Horror tenant tales add to woes for landlords

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It is hard not to feel deep sympathy for the Christchurch homeowners whose .

Why is the Southern Response class action case important?

Why is the Southern Response class action case important?

Sunday, 2 April 2017 6:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

The legal community is watching with interest as a Christchurch class action case unfolds in the High Court.

Government enters negotiations to buy remaining land for new Christchurch stadium

Government enters negotiations to buy remaining land for new Christchurch stadium

Sunday, 2 April 2017 5:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is getting serious about buying the last parcels of land on proposed stadium site in central Christchurch.

Insurance Council asks Kaikoura District Council to pull video from its Facebook page

Insurance Council asks Kaikoura District Council to pull video from its Facebook page

Saturday, 1 April 2017 10:31 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Kaikoura District Council pulled a video from its Facebook page this week after a complaint from the Insurance Council New Zealand (ICNZ).

Opinion: Cathedral talks are a sham

Opinion: Cathedral talks are a 'sham'

Saturday, 1 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The long running negotiations over the restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral remain unresolved as the "good faith negotiations" of the church leadership are increasingly called into question.

Re:Start containers sold as trust comes to an end

Re:Start containers sold as trust comes to an end

Friday, 31 March 2017 11:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Re:Start is about to officially end after five-and-a-half years, but the Christchurch container mall will stay on under another name until October.

Christchurch cycleway sections given green light, but businesses attack Ferry Rd plan

Christchurch cycleway sections given green light, but businesses attack Ferry Rd plan

Thursday, 30 March 2017 9:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Business owners have ripped into the Christchurch City Council's proposal to drastically cut parking spaces along part of Ferry Rd to make way for a cycleway.

Tower Insurance chairman Michael Stiassny expresses frustration at claims holdouts

Tower Insurance chairman Michael Stiassny expresses frustration at claims holdouts

Thursday, 30 March 2017 6:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tower chairman Michael Stiassny has criticised some Canterbury earthquake victims for holding out on settlements to "maximise" their insurance claims.

Tower Insurance must pay for only 80 per cent of Christchurch heritage home rebuild, court rules

Tower Insurance must pay for only 80 per cent of Christchurch heritage home rebuild, court rules

Thursday, 30 March 2017 1:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

A man who under-insured his multi-million dollar Christchurch heritage home has lost a High Court battle with his insurer.

Erin Brockovich coming to Christchurch to talk to earthquake insurance claimants

Erin Brockovich coming to Christchurch to talk to earthquake insurance claimants

Thursday, 30 March 2017 10:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

International consumer rights advocate Erin Brockovich will visit Christchurch next month.

Quake brain blamed for Cantabrians weak memories and poor direction - study

'Quake brain' blamed for Cantabrians' weak memories and poor direction - study

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:25 p.m. by MediaStuff

Trauma-induced "quake brain" is affecting Cantabrians' memories and sense of direction, according to a new study.

Cantabrians frustrated with weak memories and poor direction blamed on quake brain

Cantabrians frustrated with weak memories and poor direction blamed on 'quake brain'

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

Trauma-induced "quake brain" is affecting Cantabrians' memory and sense of direction, according to a new study.

Tower Insurance must pay for only 80% of Christchurch heritage home rebuild, court rules

Tower Insurance must pay for only 80% of Christchurch heritage home rebuild, court rules

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 7:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

A man who under-insured his multi-million dollar Christchurch heritage home has lost a High Court battle with his insurer.

Quake brain affecting Cantabrians memory

'Quake brain' affecting Cantabrians' memory

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:46 a.m. by MediaHerald

Researchers have revealed fresh evidence for an earthquake-induced mental fog that affected Canterbury residents, dubbed "quake brain".

Red Cross pays out $98 million in cash grants since Canterbury earthquakes

Red Cross pays out $98 million in cash grants since Canterbury earthquakes

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Red Cross has distributed $98 million in cash grants for earthquake recovery in Canterbury.

Red Cross pays out $98 million in cash grants since Canterbury earthquakes

Red Cross pays out $98 million in cash grants since Canterbury earthquakes

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Red Cross has distributed $98 million in cash grants for earthquake recovery in Canterbury.

Christchurch City Council completing urgent report on failing maintenance levels

Christchurch City Council completing 'urgent report' on failing maintenance levels

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 9:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council is completing an "urgent" report on what can be done to fix failing maintenance levels, amid concerns on the state of parts of Christchurch.

Editorial: In long term, Christchurch will need both East Frame and Cranford Basin

Editorial: In long term, Christchurch will need both East Frame and Cranford Basin

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The Christchurch City Council is pushing on with plans to rezone rural land in the Cranford Basin for housing, despite the misgivings of some councillors, the government agency Otakaro and Ngai Tahu. The public consultation process beginning this week is the proper place for those concerns to be heard, but in the longer term, Christchurch will need more houses.

Lancaster Park to be deconstructed in December, future-use remains unclear

Lancaster Park to be deconstructed in December, future-use remains unclear

Monday, 27 March 2017 5:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work to deconstruct Christchurch's Lancaster Park will start in December, but its long-term fate remains unclear.

Christchurch council staff scrutinising Port Hills invoice as Dalziel queries buyout deal

Christchurch council staff scrutinising Port Hills invoice as Dalziel queries buyout deal

Sunday, 26 March 2017 6:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says she cannot understand why the former city council agreed to cover half of the Port Hills red zone buyout.

Ngai Tahu, Otakaro concerned about Christchurch City Councils Cranford Basin plan

Ngai Tahu, Otakaro concerned about Christchurch City Council's Cranford Basin plan

Sunday, 26 March 2017 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A plan to develop land in Christchurch's Cranford basin is under fire over concerns it could undermine a central city housing project.

Canterbury earthquake repair issues increasing for insurance ombudsman

Canterbury earthquake repair issues increasing for insurance ombudsman

Friday, 24 March 2017 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman (IFSO) scheme is dealing with higher numbers of earthquake repair-related claims.

Otakaro Orchard needs to raise another $28,000 in seven days

Otakaro Orchard needs to raise another $28,000 in seven days

Friday, 24 March 2017 5:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Crowdfunding for Christchurch's Otakaro Orchard edible park is more than halfway to its $60,000 goal.

Cathedral Square: Where pigeons roost

Cathedral Square: Where pigeons roost

Friday, 24 March 2017 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Developing property in central Christchurch is no walk in Hagley Park.

Community wants red zone developments to be safe and protect the natural environment

Community wants red zone developments to be safe and protect the natural environment

Friday, 24 March 2017 3:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Safety is the highest priority for residents being surveyed about future Christchurch red zone redevelopments.

Christchurch architect awarded $188,000 in costs for house rebuild case

Christchurch architect awarded $188,000 in costs for house rebuild case

Friday, 24 March 2017 10:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

The High Court has awarded Christchurch architect Greg Young nearly $190,000 in costs for his case against Tower Insurance.

Christchurch City Councils Cranford Basin plan picking up steam, heads for feedback

Christchurch City Council's Cranford Basin plan picking up steam, heads for feedback

Thursday, 23 March 2017 6:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has advanced its plan to allow houses to be built at Cranford Basin, but some councillors have aired concerns about the proposal.

Major artwork gifted as a legacy for Christchurch quake victim

Major artwork gifted as a legacy for Christchurch quake victim

Thursday, 23 March 2017 10:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Six years after Lisa Willems died in the February 2011 earthquake, her husband has helped gift a major public artwork to Christchurch as part of an $85 million city development.

Christchurch City Council owes Crown up to $39 million over Port Hills buyout deal

Christchurch City Council owes Crown up to $39 million over Port Hills buyout deal

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has just received a multimillion-dollar invoice after the Crown picked up the tab for red zone buyouts in the Port Hills.

Clip art: A visual Christchurch earthquake story

Clip art: A visual Christchurch earthquake story

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 6:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Responding to the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, Bronwyn Walker grabbed her scissors and chopped stories from editions of  into thousands of 1.5cm squares.

How much of the red zone needs to go green to support native birds?

How much of the red zone needs to go green to support native birds?

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: At , we often get asked this question: "Why do you want so much?"

Christchurch politicians concur: An Accessible City plan should change

Christchurch politicians concur: An Accessible City plan should change

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council may review its controversial inner city transport plan after some politicians highlighted issues with access, parking and congestion.

Central city group in Christchurch needs cash and ideas

Central city group in Christchurch needs cash and ideas

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 5:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

A group representing private enterprise in central Christchurch says it is more needed than ever as it looks for ways to survive.

Red zone security bill drops as authorities farewell booby traps and illegal rental days

Red zone security bill drops as authorities farewell booby traps and illegal rental days

Monday, 20 March 2017 6:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

The security bill for Christchurch's residential red zone has dropped two thirds since its post-earthquake peak when authorities were confronted with booby-trapped houses and dodgy rental listings on Trade Me.

Christchurch red zone security bill drops as authorities farewell bad old days of booby traps and illegal rentals

Christchurch red zone security bill drops as authorities farewell bad old days of booby traps and illegal rentals

Sunday, 19 March 2017 6:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

The security bill for Christchurch's residential red zone has dropped two thirds since its post-earthquake peak when authorities were confronted with booby-trapped houses and dodgy rental listings on Trade Me.

Christchurch City Council paid more than expected for new Central Library to speed up the process

Christchurch City Council paid more than expected for new Central Library to speed up the process

Sunday, 19 March 2017 3:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says the city council paid more than expected on the new Central Library site to get construction started quickly.

Gerry Brownlee aware of concerns Regenerate Christchurch has not achieved a great deal

Gerry Brownlee aware of concerns Regenerate Christchurch has 'not achieved a great deal'

Friday, 17 March 2017 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee says he is aware of concerns Regenerate Christchurch has "not achieved a great deal" during its first year.

Farmers market plan for central Christchurchs Re:Start site attracts huge interest

Farmers market plan for central Christchurch's Re:Start site attracts 'huge' interest

Friday, 17 March 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Twenty businesses have signed up to take premises in the new farmers market precinct planned for central Christchurch.

Finance and expenditure committee rejects royal commission into defective earthquake repairs

Finance and expenditure committee rejects royal commission into defective earthquake repairs

Thursday, 16 March 2017 8:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

Parliament's finance and expenditure select committee has rejected a petition seeking an royal commission into defective Earthquake Commission (EQC) repairs.

New owners have revamp plans for neglected central Christchurch building

New owners have revamp plans for neglected central Christchurch building

Thursday, 16 March 2017 7:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

After six years, a damaged and neglected building surrounded by new developments in central Christchurch has been sold.

Editorial: Slow down in Christchurch CBD - and from rushing to judgment

Editorial: Slow down in Christchurch CBD - and from rushing to judgment

Thursday, 16 March 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: As anyone who has been in Christchurch's CBD recently knows all too well, it takes time and patience to get where you want to go.

City council puts Canterbury Provincial Chambers tenders on hold, says other projects are higher priorities

City council puts Canterbury Provincial Chambers tenders on hold, says other projects are 'higher priorities'

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 9:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tenders for the multimillion-dollar Canterbury Provincial Chambers restoration are on hold, with the city council saying other projects are "higher priorities".

Christ Church Cathedral decision imminent, but could change in an instant

Christ Church Cathedral decision imminent, but 'could change in an instant'

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 7:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anglican Church Property Trustees (CPT) are meeting this week to consider a deal with the Government to restore the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch cathedral.

ChristChurch Cathedral decision imminent, but could change in an instant

ChristChurch Cathedral decision imminent, but 'could change in an instant'

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 6:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anglican Church Property Trustees (CPT) are meeting this week to consider a deal with the Government to restore the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch cathedral.

Anger at An Accessible City central Christchurch traffic plan

Anger at 'An Accessible City' central Christchurch traffic plan

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch business leaders and property owners are threatening legal action if an inner city traffic redesign is not stopped.

Two thirds of Otakaro employees earn more than $100,000 a year

Two thirds of Otakaro employees earn more than $100,000 a year

Monday, 13 March 2017 4:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Otakaro has defended its spending on salaries and travel in its first year of operation.

Taylors Mistake Surf Life Saving Club prepares to build a new home

Taylors Mistake Surf Life Saving Club prepares to build a new home

Sunday, 12 March 2017 5:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

A century-old surf life saving club in Christchurch is preparing for its next stage of life after spending its first season without its clubhouse.

Former theatre and pub site sells for $3 million

Former theatre and pub site sells for $3 million

Sunday, 12 March 2017 3:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch property investor and businessman Ben Gough has sold another of his properties – a site just off Cathedral Square which fetched $3 million.

Biggest and priciest apartments yet for central Christchurch

Biggest and priciest apartments yet for central Christchurch

Friday, 10 March 2017 8:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's priciest apartment yet will have travertine floors, nearly 700 square metres of space, a giant roof terrace, and a $5.7 million pricetag.

The Great Wall of Christchurch is dividing east from west

'The Great Wall of Christchurch' is dividing east from west

Friday, 10 March 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Dropping into central Christchurch after a few years was like being dropped into a peculiar sort of war zone.

Editorial: The Cathedral Square deadlock is broken, time for investors to ditch the excuses

Editorial: The Cathedral Square deadlock is broken, time for investors to ditch the excuses

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 4:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cathedral Square has an unlikely saviour.

Paraplegic farmer keeps chasing agriculture

Paraplegic farmer keeps chasing agriculture

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 2:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Council and businesses need to come together to kick-start New Brighton, expert says

Council and businesses need to come together to kick-start New Brighton, expert says

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

Private businesses and Christchurch City Council both need to buy in to New Brighton's recovery to make it work, a former city councillor says.

Progress at last for Christchurchs lower High St as developers launch heritage rescue

Progress at last for Christchurch's lower High St as developers launch heritage rescue

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 7:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Plans to rescue historic buildings in Christchurch's lower High St should reopen the only block still closed since the 2011 earthquakes.

Crowdfunding campaign launched to raise $60,000 for Christchurchs edible park

Crowdfunding campaign launched to raise $60,000 for Christchurch's 'edible park'

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 6:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The developer of Christchurch's "edible park" has re-launched a  after the original was put off by the Port Hills fires.

Cathedral Square to get first new office building since earthquakes

Cathedral Square to get first new office building since earthquakes

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 2:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's old BNZ House – six years under demolition – will be replaced by new offices for telecommunications company Spark.

Re:Start landlord makes purchase bid for containers

Re:Start landlord makes purchase bid for containers

Monday, 6 March 2017 8:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Re:Start's landlord wants to buy the central Christchurch container mall when the trust running it winds up next month.

Who makes a city? Council planners or citizens?

Who makes a city? Council planners or citizens?

Monday, 6 March 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: At some point in the history of city making a shift has taken place where the power, creativity, ideas and connectedness of citizens has been ceded to a group of people who make up local government, and further up the chain the regional or national governments.