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Christchurch risks becoming a provincial backwater

Christchurch risks becoming a provincial backwater

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 4:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs to offer an exciting vision to retain young people and to attract the best and brightest. If the city sticks with the same old boring "business as usual" approach, it risks becoming a provincial backwater. It will lose its finest young people, and they won't be back.

Quake victims families offered free tickets to crass musical

Quake victims' families offered free tickets to 'crass' musical

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 3:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

Families of those killed on the No 3 bus in the February 2011 quake have been offered free tickets to a musical based on the tragedy as the creator tries to address the upset caused.

Families offered free tickets to crass quake show

Families offered free tickets to 'crass' quake show

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 3:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

Families of those killed on the No 3 bus in the February 2011 quake have been offered free tickets to a musical based on the tragedy as the creator tries to address the upset caused.

Canterbury Live - Wednesday 11th February

Canterbury Live - Wednesday 11th February

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 12:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News: First at Five - Monday 9th February

CTV News: First at Five - Monday 9th February

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 11:43 a.m. by MediaCTV

Community of the Sacred Name convent may be saved

Community of the Sacred Name convent may be saved

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 9:19 a.m. by MediaThePress

City councillors favour giving the owners of a heritage-listed former convent in central Christchurch a $950,000 grant to help save it.

Groups to fight Victoria Square revamp

Groups to fight Victoria Square revamp

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 7:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

Heritage campaigners opposed to a plan to redesign Victoria Square in Christchurch are launching a No Need for Change campaign aimed at getting the multimillion-dollar redevelopment scrapped.

New Brighton to get $20m complex

New Brighton to get $20m complex

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 7:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

Auckland developers have announced plans to build a $20 million apartment and retail complex on New Brighton's waterfront.

$20m plan boost for suburb

$20m plan boost for suburb

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 11:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Auckland developers have announced plans to build a $20 million apartment and retail complex on New Brighton's waterfront.

Earthquake bus musical labelled very crass

Earthquake bus musical labelled 'very crass'

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 11:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

The parents of a man killed in a bus with seven others in the February 2011 earthquake say a musical about the tragedy is a "crass insult".

Groups to fight square revamp

Groups to fight square revamp

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 8:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Heritage campaigners opposed to a plan to redesign Victoria Square in Christchurch are launching a No Need for Change campaign aimed at getting the multimillion-dollar redevelopment scrapped.

Christchurchs Mr Rebuild steps down from role

Christchurch's 'Mr Rebuild' steps down from role

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 7:24 p.m. by MediaHerald

One of the Canterbury rebuild's most influential figures has today stepped down to take a top job with a private housebuilder.Warwick Isaacs, former chief executive of Timaru District Council, came to Christchurch in the aftermath...

Canterbury Live - Tuesday 10th February

Canterbury Live - Tuesday 10th February

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 4:45 p.m. by MediaCTV

Rebuild chief Warwick Isaacs quits

Rebuild chief Warwick Isaacs quits

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 4:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The man in charge of Christchurch's city centre rebuild is quitting.

Lets Go Shopping - Tuesday 10th February

Let's Go Shopping - Tuesday 10th February

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 3:49 p.m. by MediaCTV

Lets Go Shopping - 4th February

Let's Go Shopping - 4th February

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 2:27 p.m. by MediaCTV

Lynched - Monday 9th February

Lynched - Monday 9th February

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 12:51 p.m. by MediaCTV

Future of quake-hit Inland Revenue Building uncertain

Future of quake-hit Inland Revenue Building uncertain

Monday, 9 February 2015 12:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

A former Inland Revenue Department building in the central city would best be converted into commercial or office space, the developer Simon Henry says.

CTV News - Victoria Square

CTV News - Victoria Square

Monday, 9 February 2015 11:35 a.m. by MediaCTV

EQC pays staff top rates for no work

EQC pays staff top rates for no work

Monday, 9 February 2015 6:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will pay 24 of its staff $65,000 a year to fill new positions requiring just over one week's work per month.

New Christchurch development rules will lead to slums

New Christchurch development rules 'will lead to slums'

Sunday, 8 February 2015 10:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Major changes to development rules in central Christchurch favour investors and could create slums, critics say.

Musical theatre to recreate Feb quake

Musical theatre to recreate Feb quake

Sunday, 8 February 2015 7:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

A young theatre troupe will recreate Christchurch's February 2011 earthquake in a "messy new musical theatre event" to be staged at the Wellington Fringe Festival.

Musical theatre to recreate February 2011 earthquake

Musical theatre to recreate February 2011 earthquake

Sunday, 8 February 2015 7:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

A young theatre troupe will recreate Christchurch's February 2011 earthquake in a "messy new musical theatre event" to be staged at the Wellington Fringe Festival.

Convent upgrade decision looms

Convent upgrade decision looms

Friday, 6 February 2015 8:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

Ratepayers' money could be used to help fund the repair and upgrade of a heritage-listed former convent in central Christchurch.

Quake experiences told through tweets

Quake experiences told through tweets

Wednesday, 4 February 2015 2:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A University of Canterbury postgraduate researcher is trawling through nearly a million tweets posted following the Christchurch earthquakes.

CTV News Tuesday 3rd February 2015

CTV News Tuesday 3rd February 2015

Wednesday, 4 February 2015 1:58 p.m. by MediaCTV

EQC changes expected to be minor: Brownlee

EQC changes expected to be 'minor': Brownlee

Wednesday, 4 February 2015 1:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

The EQC looks set to survive a review triggered by the devastating Christchurch earthquakes, which drained its natural disaster fund (NDF).

Lynched - Monday 2nd February - David Ayers

Lynched - Monday 2nd February - David Ayers

Wednesday, 4 February 2015 11:12 a.m. by ChrisLynch

Christchurch earthquake documentary going nationwide

Christchurch earthquake documentary going nationwide

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 11:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

Confronting and "raw" footage from interviews with six Cantabrians in the aftermath of the February 2011 earthquake will be broadcast on national television.

Hands off our square says Christchurch

'Hands off our square' says Christchurch

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 10:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

In a city littered with empty, forlorn sites and missing landmarks, Victoria Square stands out.

Breathe Urban Village to get the green light

Breathe Urban Village 'to get the green light'

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 9:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

After months of silence, the developer behind an ambitious residential development in central Christchurch is confident the project will go ahead.

Get a grand view of citys rebuild

Get a grand view of city's rebuild

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 11:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's construction workers took centre-stage as part of a project allowing an insight into the city's rebuild.

Lets Go Shopping - Wednesday 28th January

Let's Go Shopping - Wednesday 28th January

Tuesday, 3 February 2015 11:34 a.m. by MediaCTV

City urged to push on with new sports hub

City urged to push on with new sports hub

Monday, 2 February 2015 10:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

A hearings panel is recommending the Christchurch City Council push ahead with an ambitious plan to build a multimillion-dollar sports hub.

Cera starts to scale back

Cera starts to scale back

Monday, 2 February 2015 11:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

The scaling back of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is officially underway.

Cera starts to scale back

Cera starts to scale back

Monday, 2 February 2015 11:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

The scaling back of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is officially underway.

New chapter for city library

New chapter for city library

Sunday, 1 February 2015 10:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new chapter in the ongoing story of Christchurch's rebuild will get under way this month when the council is formally presented with concept plans for the city's new library.

Turners Auctions gains from rebuild

Turners Auctions gains from rebuild

Saturday, 31 January 2015 2:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

The boom and bust of the Christchurch rebuild is boosting trade for Turners Auctions, which is selling off millions of dollars of equipment from liquidating companies.

Fletchers front-runner for Christchurchs east frame

Fletchers front-runner for Christchurch's east frame

Saturday, 31 January 2015 1:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

The building firm managing Canterbury's home earthquake repairs looks set to land itself a major residential development contract in central Christchurch.

Kairaki - the village that refused to surrender

Kairaki - the village that refused to surrender

Saturday, 31 January 2015 7:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

The town of Kairaki was born out of a disaster. The last stop before the Waimakariri River hits the sea was a handful of huts on the left bank of the mouth until a flash flood in 1936 wiped most of them out. The remaining few were dragged up the sand and plonked among the pine trees. Kairaki was born.

The village that refused to surrender

The village that refused to surrender

Friday, 30 January 2015 8:47 p.m. by MediaStuff

The town of Kairaki was born out of a disaster. The last stop before the Waimakariri River hits the sea was a handful of huts on the left bank of the mouth until a flash flood in 1936 wiped most of them out. The remaining few were dragged up the sand and plonked among the pine trees. Kairaki was born.

Canterbury LIVE - Friday 30th January 2015

Canterbury LIVE - Friday 30th January 2015

Friday, 30 January 2015 5:50 p.m. by MediaCTV

Robs Country - Best of 2014 1

Rob's Country - Best of 2014 1

Friday, 30 January 2015 2:10 p.m. by MediaCTV

2014 Canterburys busiest year for house construction

2014 Canterbury's busiest year for house construction

Friday, 30 January 2015 12:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

New homes were approved at the rate of 20 a day in Canterbury last year, making 2014 the region's busiest year on record for house construction.

CTV News - Thursday 29th January 2015

CTV News - Thursday 29th January 2015

Friday, 30 January 2015 12:26 a.m. by MediaCTV

Microhouse hopes to offer home to start-ups

Microhouse hopes to offer home to start-ups

Thursday, 29 January 2015 3:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

A regeneration group hopes to retain Christchurch entrepreneurs and artists with its central-city microhouse.

CTV News Story - State of the Nation

CTV News Story - State of the Nation

Thursday, 29 January 2015 2:07 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Tennis Wilding Park

CTV News Story - Tennis Wilding Park

Thursday, 29 January 2015 2:06 p.m. by MediaCTV

Residential city development rules for Christchurch finalised

Residential city development rules for Christchurch finalised

Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Central Development Unit has released the finalised rules for residential development within the city's four avenues.

Christchurch rebuild workers on less than minimum wage

Christchurch rebuild workers on less than minimum wage

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch construction company has been punished for paying its workers less than the minimum wage and not providing basic standards of employment.

CTV News Story - Templeton Crash

CTV News Story - Templeton Crash

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 8:46 a.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Waltham Pool

CTV News Story - Waltham Pool

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 8:45 a.m. by MediaCTV

Land for anchor projects reduced

Land for anchor projects reduced

Monday, 26 January 2015 11:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The bold plan for Christchurch's rebuild has been slowly altered since its release, with more than a fifth of the land earmarked for Crown acquisition back in private landowners' hands.

CTV News - Monday 26th January 2015

CTV News - Monday 26th January 2015

Monday, 26 January 2015 10:02 p.m. by MediaCTV

Historic buildings threatened by demolition

Historic buildings threatened by demolition

Monday, 26 January 2015 9:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is on the verge of losing two of the last remaining buildings designed by renowned early 20th century architect Cecil Wood, heritage advocates fear.

Breach of rights in quake is new worry

Breach of rights in quake is new worry

Sunday, 25 January 2015 10:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

The first earthquake claim alleging an insurance company breached an OECD instrument on human rights has been accepted.

Library a symbol of Kaiapois recovery

Library a symbol of Kaiapoi's recovery

Saturday, 24 January 2015 10:19 a.m. by MediaThePress

The opening of a bold new library is a symbol of Kaiapoi's recovery, writes PHILIP MATTHEWS .

Documentary details crickets role in recovery

Documentary details cricket's role in recovery

Saturday, 24 January 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

A documentary that explores the role of cricket in helping sports-mad Cantabrians recover after the devastating earthquakes premiered in Christchurch last night, just three weeks before the rebuilding city hosts the opening match...