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Outstanding earthquake insurance claims not good enough - PM

Outstanding earthquake insurance claims 'not good enough' - PM

Thursday, 15 February 2018 1:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has faced a horde of protesters in Christchurch, telling them the quagmire of outstanding earthquake insurance cases is "just not good enough".

Christ Church Cathedral restoration advocates donates $1 million to rebuild

Christ Church Cathedral restoration advocates donates $1 million to rebuild

Thursday, 15 February 2018 10:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

A massive fundraising campaign to rebuild the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral has been launched with a $1 million donation.

Christchurchs long-awaited $140 million Terrace development to be complete next week

Christchurch's long-awaited $140 million Terrace development to be complete next week

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 7:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The first bar in Christchurch's long-awaited $140 million Terrace hospitality development may open this week.

Christchurchs east frame housing development renamed One Central

Christchurch's east frame housing development renamed One Central

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 11:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central city east frame housing development has a new name: One Central.

Long-vacant central Christchurch quake-site Spagalimis Pizza to be auctioned

Long-vacant central Christchurch quake-site Spagalimis Pizza to be auctioned

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 11:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

The former home of Spagalimis Pizza in central Christchurch's Victoria St is for sale "as is where is" after sitting vacant since the 2011 earthquakes.

Lets push ahead now that Chch arena and multi-sports facility unlikely to be combined

Let's push ahead now that Chch arena and multi-sports facility unlikely to be combined

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

In the rush to plan a new Christchurch after the earthquakes, a Metro Sports Facility was tipped to open in 2016, and a new stadium was envisaged to be available for the 2017 Lions rugby tour.

Combined Christchurch metro sports and stadium not yet ruled out by minister

Combined Christchurch metro sports and stadium not yet ruled out by minister

Monday, 12 February 2018 8:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Megan Woods has not ruled out combining Christchurch's metro sports facility and multi-use stadium, despite a report considering the option recommending it not be pursued.

Engineer Alan Reay wins right to see legal advice on CTV building collapse disciplinary action

Engineer Alan Reay wins right to see legal advice on CTV building collapse disciplinary action

Monday, 12 February 2018 3:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

The engineer whose firm designed the Canterbury Television (CTV) building has won a small victory in a long-running disciplinary case against him over the structure's collapse.

KPMG report says no to combining Christchurch sports facilities

KPMG report says 'no' to combining Christchurch sports facilities

Sunday, 11 February 2018 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

An idea to combine Christchurch's metro sports facility and multi-use stadium into one project has failed its first test.

Canterbury couple lose another earthquake court case after misconceived action

Canterbury couple lose another earthquake court case after 'misconceived' action

Friday, 9 February 2018 7:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Canterbury couple who called their court action with a prominent earthquake litigation firm a "total failure" have lost their latest appeal.

Christchurch stadium business case fast-tracked, sports facility combination result to be known in April

Christchurch stadium business case fast-tracked, sports facility combination result to be known in April

Friday, 9 February 2018 6:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Whether Christchurch will have a multi-purpose stadium and sports facility on one site or two will be known by April.

Hagley Ave owner criticises Williams Corporations planned Christchurch development

Hagley Ave owner criticises Williams Corporation's planned Christchurch development

Thursday, 8 February 2018 7:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

A planned central Christchurch apartment block is being criticised for potentially inflaming on-street parking problems, but its developers say off-street parks would increase prices for buyers.

Hagley Ave resident criticises Williams Corporations planned Christchurch development for lack of car parking

Hagley Ave resident criticises Williams Corporation's planned Christchurch development for lack of car parking

Thursday, 8 February 2018 7:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

A planned central Christchurch apartment block is being criticised for potentially inflaming on-street parking problems, but its developers say off-street parks would increase prices for buyers.

CTV site work on track for completion before February 22 Christchurch earthquake anniversary

CTV site work on track for completion before February 22 Christchurch earthquake anniversary

Thursday, 8 February 2018 4:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Work to transform the Christchurch CTV site – where 115 people died in the Christchurch earthquake nearly seven years ago – is on track to be completed in less than a fortnight.

CTV site work on track for completion before February 22 Christchurch earthquake anniversary

CTV site work on track for completion before February 22 Christchurch earthquake anniversary

Thursday, 8 February 2018 4:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work to transform the Christchurch CTV site – where 115 people died in the Christchurch earthquake nearly seven years ago – is on track to be completed in less than a fortnight.

Neighbours at war over quake-propping encroaching on property

Neighbours at war over quake-propping encroaching on property

Thursday, 8 February 2018 4:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Timber bracing supporting a 129-year-old chapel has escalated a dispute between two Christchurch neighbours.

Sue Sheldon the new Regenerate Christchurch board chair

Sue Sheldon the new Regenerate Christchurch board chair

Wednesday, 7 February 2018 2:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake rebuild organisation Regenerate Christchurch has announced Sue Sheldon as its new board chair, starting next Wednesday.

CTV victims families to meet with prime minister

CTV victims' families to meet with prime minister

Monday, 5 February 2018 5:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will meet with families of victims of Christchurch's Canterbury Television building collapse next week.

The long road towards a new New Brighton

The long road towards a new New Brighton

Saturday, 3 February 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch container mall tenants scatter as six-year-old temporary community ends

Christchurch container mall tenants scatter as six-year-old 'temporary' community ends

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 7:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Retailers and stallholders are hoping to restart elsewhere after Christchurch's famous container mall closed on Wednesday.

Report on Christchurchs Metro Sports Facility imminent

Report on Christchurch's Metro Sports Facility imminent

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 6:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The report looking at options for Christchurch's beleaguered metro sports facility is due "imminently".

20 staff to lose jobs as Tower Insurance closes its Christchurch office

20 staff to lose jobs as Tower Insurance closes its Christchurch office

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 6:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tower Insurance plans to close its Christchurch office after its outstanding local earthquake claims are settled.

Work on Christchurch Southern Motorway to start yielding results this year

Work on Christchurch Southern Motorway to start yielding results this year

Monday, 29 January 2018 1:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

A crucial piece of a new highway linking Christchurch and Rolleston is taking shape, with work progressing on the Shands Rd interchange.

Consent sought to spend $1m on strengthening former hospitality site in Sol Square

Consent sought to spend $1m on strengthening former hospitality site in Sol Square

Friday, 26 January 2018 7:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The first steps have been taken to revive the Sol Square hospitality hub in central Christchurch.

First new Catholic church in Christchurch since quake is a jewel in the crown for sisters

First new Catholic church in Christchurch since quake is a 'jewel in the crown' for sisters

Friday, 26 January 2018 6:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's first new Catholic church since the earthquakes – the rebuilt Nazareth House chapel – has been opened.

Road works to block Christchurch Hospital access

Road works to block Christchurch Hospital access

Thursday, 25 January 2018 7:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Road works will block access to the main entrance of Christchurch Hospital and a new outpatients building for at least two months, but alternative routes still haven't been finalised.

Christchurchs heavy vehicle bans impractical to enforce

Christchurch's heavy vehicle bans impractical to enforce

Thursday, 25 January 2018 7:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

Dozens of Christchurch streets have heavy vehicle bans that cannot practically be enforced.

Christchurch election promises - where do they stand now?

Christchurch election promises - where do they stand now?

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 5:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Children's mental health will likely be the first area to benefit from the Government's election promises to Christchurch.

Christchurch building cleared for public use now deemed earthquake prone and closed

Christchurch building cleared for public use now deemed earthquake prone and closed

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 3:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

A 99-year-old Christchurch building cleared for public use has now been deemed earthquake prone nearly seven years following the Canterbury 2011 earthquakes.

Residents share safety concerns over 18-month Christchurch roadworks project

Residents share safety concerns over 18-month Christchurch roadworks project

Friday, 19 January 2018 6:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Eighteen months of roadworks has begun on one of Christchurch's major arterial roads, leaving residents concerned about the safety of children and pedestrians.

Taxpayer grant gets repairs started at Canterburys quake-damaged Hurunui Hotel

Taxpayer grant gets repairs started at Canterbury's quake-damaged Hurunui Hotel

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 6:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

The owners of North Canterbury's quake-damaged Hurunui Hotel say they will start repairs "first thing Monday" after receiving a $132,500 taxpayer heritage grant.

Temporary post-quake housing for sale in Christchurch

Temporary post-quake housing for sale in Christchurch

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 5:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is selling off about $12 million of temporary earthquake housing in Christchurch.

Repairs confirmed for historic former Post Office building in Christchurch

Repairs confirmed for historic former Post Office building in Christchurch

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 2:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cathedral Square's oldest building, Christchurch's old chief post office, could become a hospitality hub.

Queenstown fans grasp new techniques at ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

Queenstown fans grasp new techniques at ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

Monday, 15 January 2018 4:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

Queenstown cricket players are learning new tricks from the sport's young elite as they watch the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup game.

Owner of Cathedral Squares Old Post Office building fires up at council road blocks

Owner of Cathedral Square's Old Post Office building fires up at council 'road blocks'

Friday, 12 January 2018 6:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The owner of Cathedral Square's historic Old Post Office has hit out at city council redevelopment "road blocks".

Future Outlook: Purpose-built canopy for Rāwhiti Domain sports courts

Future Outlook: Purpose-built canopy for Rāwhiti Domain sports courts

Tuesday, 9 January 2018 8:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plans are under way for an all-weather outdoor sports facility in east Christchurch's Rāwhiti Domain.

Q&A: What it was like to report on a NZ disaster

Q&A: What it was like to report on a NZ disaster

Tuesday, 9 January 2018 11:26 a.m. by MediaHerald

Veteran science journalist Paul Gorman, now assistant editor at the Otago Daily Times , has recounted his experiences reporting on the Canterbury earthquakes in a new book. Portacom City: Reporting on the Christchurch and Kaikoura...

Mike Yardley: Challenges still ahead for Christchurchs post-earthquake rebuild

Mike Yardley: Challenges still ahead for Christchurch's post-earthquake rebuild

Tuesday, 9 January 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

As the central city's incremental reconstruction prepares to enter its 8th post-quake year, the with some highly anticipated milestones.

Empty central Christchurch sites cover land three times the size of Botanic Gardens

Empty central Christchurch sites cover land three times the size of Botanic Gardens

Monday, 8 January 2018 9:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Empty sites in central Christchurch cover land about three times the size of the Botanic Gardens.

New technology updates Lytteltons rare 19th century timeball

New technology updates Lyttelton's rare 19th century timeball

Monday, 8 January 2018 8:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Twenty-first century technology will operate the rebuilt 19th century Lyttelton timeball tower when it is back in action in April.

Nelson couple rebuild home with materials salvaged from red-zoned cottage

Nelson couple rebuild home with materials salvaged from red-zoned cottage

Sunday, 7 January 2018 8:21 p.m. by MediaStuff

Four years after dismantling their red-zoned cottage in Christchurch, Alison Locke and Mike Moss have rebuilt their home at the base of the Grampians.

Multi-million dollar big ticket developments to open in Christchurch in 2018

Multi-million dollar big ticket developments to open in Christchurch in 2018

Monday, 1 January 2018 9:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch residents and visitors will be able to enjoy new riverside bars, central city cinemas, a farmers' market, a new swimming pool complex, and a new library in 2018.

Roadworks mayhem: Christchurch publicans angry about being marooned by roadworks

Roadworks mayhem: Christchurch publicans angry about being marooned by roadworks

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 4:47 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The operator of Christchurch's historic Pegasus Arms pub is worried plans to virtually fence it off during roadworks will kill business.

Property owners frustrated at shuttered shops on Christchurchs New Regent St

Property owners frustrated at shuttered shops on Christchurch's New Regent St

Tuesday, 26 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Boarded up shops on Christchurch's New Regent St are a "disgrace" and slowing business in the area, local owners say.

Canterbury schools take on nearly 1900 more students in 2017

Canterbury schools take on nearly 1900 more students in 2017

Tuesday, 26 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury schools have enrolled nearly 1900 more students this year than in 2016, outstripping growth elsewhere in New Zealand.

Canterbury schools take on nearly 1900 more students in 2017

Canterbury schools take on nearly 1900 more students in 2017

Tuesday, 26 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury schools have enrolled nearly 1900 more students this year than in 2016, outstripping growth elsewhere in New Zealand.

Rebuilt QEII Recreation and Sport Centre six months away

Rebuilt QEII Recreation and Sport Centre six months away

Monday, 25 December 2017 6:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new multimillion-dollar QEII Recreation and Sport Centre will produce chlorine for the city's pools on site.

Christchurchs Victoria square to reopen in March

Christchurch's Victoria square to reopen in March

Monday, 25 December 2017 3:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Crews revamping Christchurch's Victoria Square are working through the Christmas break to meet a March deadline.

More Christchurch venues hungry for a slice of the hospitality pie

More Christchurch venues hungry for a slice of the hospitality pie

Friday, 22 December 2017 6:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Increasing appetites for eating and drinking out has fuelled a cafe, bar and restaurant boom in Christchurch.

Rebuilt central Christchurch church open just in time for Christmas Day

Rebuilt central Christchurch church open just in time for Christmas Day

Friday, 22 December 2017 6:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

For the first time since the earthquakes, the congregation of the Oxford Terrace Baptist Church will celebrate Christmas under their own roof.

New Christ Church Cathedral restoration trust appointed

New Christ Church Cathedral restoration trust appointed

Friday, 22 December 2017 5:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

The trustees that will oversee restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral have been appointed by Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods.