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Christchurchs earthquake rubble dump extended for another three years

Christchurch's earthquake rubble dump extended for another three years

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 4:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's earthquake rubble dump is set to get bigger and will remain open until 2020 â€“ three years later than planned.

Govt tight-lipped on fees for Regenerate board members

Govt tight-lipped on fees for Regenerate board members

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 1:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government won't say how much the board members of Christchurch's new recovery agency will be paid.

EQCs $1115 land settlement for red zoners doesnt add up

EQC's $1115 land settlement for red zoners 'doesn't add up'

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 12:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

A couple living in Kaiapoi's red zone is considering legal action against the Earthquake Commission after receiving just $1115 for their land settlement.

EQCs $1115 land settlement for red zoners doesnt add up

EQC's $1115 land settlement for red zoners 'doesn't add up'

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 12:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

A couple living in Kaiapoi's red zone is considering legal action against the Earthquake Commission after receiving just $1115 for their land settlement.

Landlords and businesses rebrand inner Christchurch neighbourhood West End

Landlords and businesses rebrand inner Christchurch neighbourhood 'West End'

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 6:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

Landlords and businesses in a loop of Christchurch's Avon River are joining forces to try and stamp their neighbourhood with a new identity.

Owners brand central Christchurch neighbourhood West End

Owners brand central Christchurch neighbourhood West End

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 6:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

Landlords and businesses in a loop of Christchurch's Avon River are joining forces to try and stamp their neighbourhood with a new identity.

Christchurch couple seek judgement against State Insurance

Christchurch couple seek judgement against State Insurance

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 5:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch couple taking legal action against State Insurance have sought a summary judgement against the IAG-owned company.

Christchurchs Bridge of Remembrance ceremony all set to reopen on Anzac Day

Christchurch's Bridge of Remembrance ceremony 'all set' to reopen on Anzac Day

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 3:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Veterans will be able to gather on the Bridge of Remembrance on Anzac Day for the first time since Canterbury's earthquakes.

Christchurchs New Brighton Pier to close for up to 18 months

Christchurch's New Brighton Pier to close for up to 18 months

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 1:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's New Brighton Pier will close for up to 18 months for repairs, while the library will be closed for six months.

Anchor project boss to pocket $500,000 salary

Anchor project boss to pocket $500,000 salary

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 12:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

The man in charge of ensuring Christchurch's anchor projects are built will be paid $500,000 a year.

Hugh Norriss: Cantabrians feeling emotionally exhausted

Hugh Norriss: Cantabrians 'feeling emotionally exhausted'

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 8:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch has changed since the February 22, 2011 earthquakes. Life is tough for the more than 500,000 Cantabrians living through a recovery process that has been more difficult and drawn-out than many could have anticipated....

Quake link to deaths spurs call for urgent study

Quake link to deaths spurs call for urgent study

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

A Herald investigation into the hidden toll of the Christchurch earthquakes - linking at least 40 suicides to the disaster - has sparked calls for research into a previously ignored issue in New Zealand.At least 40 people who...

Environment Canterbury boosts inner city workforce in new $51 million building

Environment Canterbury boosts inner city workforce in new $51 million building

Monday, 18 April 2016 5:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Environment Canterbury (ECan) has all of its 450 staff under one roof for the first time in five years.

Environment Canterbury boosts inner city workforce

Environment Canterbury boosts inner city workforce

Monday, 18 April 2016 5:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Environment Canterbury (ECan) has all of its 450 staff under one roof for the first time in five years.

Forgotten victims: The hidden toll of the Christchurch earthquakes

Forgotten victims: The hidden toll of the Christchurch earthquakes

Monday, 18 April 2016 12:00 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Christchurch earthquakes have been linked to at least 40 suicides, a Herald investigation of coroners' reports has found.This figure has led to international trauma academics calling for research into the possible correlation,...

Regenerate Christchurch to investigate red zone water course

Regenerate Christchurch to investigate red zone water course

Sunday, 17 April 2016 9:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Regenerate Christchurch has been told to investigate building an international open water course in the city's red zone.

More than 100 Cera staff get new rebuild jobs

More than 100 Cera staff get new rebuild jobs

Sunday, 17 April 2016 2:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 100 Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) staff will have jobs with new rebuild organisations when the authority winds up on Monday.

Long  road ahead for Christchurch transport

Long road ahead for Christchurch transport

Friday, 15 April 2016 9:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Manchester St to become tree-lined boulevard under $26m CBD contract

Manchester St to become tree-lined boulevard under $26m CBD contract

Friday, 15 April 2016 5:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Roading improvements for central Christchurch including converting Manchester St into a tree-lined boulevard will be finished by the end of next year.

Manchester St widening part of $26m contract

Manchester St widening part of $26m contract

Friday, 15 April 2016 4:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Roading improvements for central Christchurch including converting Manchester St into a tree-lined boulevard will be finished by the end of next year.

Five years of Cera: Success or failure?

Five years of Cera: Success or failure?

Friday, 15 April 2016 1:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

After five years taking the lead in post-disaster Christchurch the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is closing shop,  reports on its legacy.

Gerry Brownlees former singing partner among Regenerate Christchurch members

Gerry Brownlee's former singing partner among Regenerate Christchurch members

Friday, 15 April 2016 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee's former schoolmate and singing partner has been announced as one of Christchurch's new recovery figureheads.

Hotel deals a big boost for central Christchurch

Hotel deals a big boost for central Christchurch

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two major hotel firms have bought into central Christchurch, in a multimillion-dollar sign of confidence in the Cathedral Square area.

Former Christchurch mayor Garry Moore on new rebuild entities: You cant get worse than Cera

Former Christchurch mayor Garry Moore on new rebuild entities: 'You can't get worse than Cera'

Friday, 15 April 2016 9:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's former mayor Garry Moore says there could not have been a worse entity than Cera to run the rebuild, but Minister Gerry Brownlee says he is "out of date".

John Key praises, but wont endorse, Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel

John Key praises, but won't endorse, Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel

Thursday, 14 April 2016 6:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prime Minister John Key says Lianne Dalziel has put her "heart and soul" into leading Christchurch, but has stopped short of endorsing the current mayor for re-election.

Ceras new map shows no clear plans for one-fifth of central Christchurch

Cera's new map shows no clear plans for one-fifth of central Christchurch

Thursday, 14 April 2016 5:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Five and a half years since the start of the earthquakes, up to a fifth of central Christchurch remains in limbo.

Christchurchs new recovery leaders to be announced

Christchurch's new recovery leaders to be announced

Thursday, 14 April 2016 1:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

A major announcement on the next phase of Christchurch's earthquake recovery is expected on Friday.

New Regent St buildings owner Helen Thacker claims other units on street unsafe

New Regent St buildings owner Helen Thacker claims other units on street unsafe

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Under-fire Christchurch property owner Helen Thacker has broken her silence on delayed New Regent St building repairs, claiming other properties on the street may be putting lives at risk.

Convention centre announcement very close - John Key

Convention centre announcement 'very close' - John Key

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 2:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

An announcement on the future of Christchurch's stalled convention centre is only weeks away, Prime Minister John Key says.

Southern Ink property manager charged with misconduct

Southern Ink property manager charged with misconduct

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch property manager is facing a police investigation and a misconduct charge, after a tattooist was killed by falling masonry in the February 2011 earthquake fleeing an unsafe building.

Southern Ink property manager charged with misconduct over Christchurch earthquake death

Southern Ink property manager charged with misconduct over Christchurch earthquake death

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch property manager is facing a police investigation and a misconduct charge, after a tattooist was killed by falling masonry in the February 2011 earthquake fleeing an unsafe building.

Southern Ink property manager Christopher Chapman charged with misconduct over earthquake death

Southern Ink property manager Christopher Chapman charged with misconduct over earthquake death

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch property manager is facing a police investigation and a misconduct charge, after a tattooist was killed by falling masonry in the February 2011 earthquake fleeing an unsafe building.

Rachel Smalley: Too soon for Christchurch regeneration

Rachel Smalley: Too soon for Christchurch regeneration

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 9:24 a.m. by MediaHerald

In the space of a day, Christchurch has moved from the post-earthquake recovery phase, to one of 'regeneration'.Cera - the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is no more, and now the city has what's called the Greater Christchurch...

Rachel Smalley: Too soon for Christchurch regeneration

Rachel Smalley: Too soon for Christchurch regeneration

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 9:24 a.m. by MediaHerald

In the space of a day, Christchurch has moved from the post-earthquake recovery phase, to one of 'regeneration'.Cera - the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is no more, and now the city has what's called the Greater Christchurch...

Christ Church Cathedral announcement expected in weeks

Christ Church Cathedral announcement expected in weeks

Monday, 11 April 2016 6:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Greater detail on how the Government plans to break deadlock over the Christ Church Cathedral is expected to be announced within weeks.

Gerry Brownlee gets new earthquake job title

Gerry Brownlee gets new earthquake job title

Monday, 11 April 2016 6:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery portfolio is undergoing a name change but Gerry Brownlee will stay on as minister.

Two contractors to ensure competition in metro sports facility tender process

Two contractors to ensure 'competition' in metro sports facility tender process

Monday, 11 April 2016 12:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has appointed two contractors to help plan the construction of Christchurch's metro sports facility to "keep some competition" in the process.

EQC apologises to Christchurch family who bought poorly repaired home

EQC apologises to Christchurch family who bought poorly repaired home

Sunday, 10 April 2016 6:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has apologised to a Christchurch family who bought a house they thought was repaired, only to discover they had fallen victim to shoddy building work.

Heritage facade on old Excelsior Hotel in Christchurch demolished

Heritage facade on old Excelsior Hotel in Christchurch demolished

Sunday, 10 April 2016 2:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

The last remains of Christchurch's old Excelsior Hotel have been demolished.

Why the next Volunteer Army should involve tourists

Why the next Volunteer Army should involve tourists

Saturday, 9 April 2016 4:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: What would happen to New Zealand's story if our visitors not only explored our country but were able to actively contribute to making it better while they were here? What story would they then share with friends and family around the world? What emotional bond to our country would they create?

Owners hope to keep central mall building

Owners hope to keep central mall building

Saturday, 9 April 2016 3:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

While cranes swing on big construction sites around it, work has quietly started on the old Pagoda Court restaurant building in Christchurch's new retail precinct.

Cathedral Towers apartment buildings, with rooftop restaurant, planned for Cathedral Square

'Cathedral Towers' apartment buildings, with rooftop restaurant, planned for Cathedral Square

Friday, 8 April 2016 8:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

New plans for a $25 million apartment tower complex, with a rooftop restaurant, could prove a breakthrough for Cathedral Square.

Opposition to Christchurch Airport building $80m Novotel hotel on city outskirts

Opposition to Christchurch Airport building $80m Novotel hotel on city outskirts

Friday, 8 April 2016 7:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plans to build a 200-room hotel at Christchurch airport have upset some city developers and business people who say the location will damage inner city regeneration.

Opposition to Christchurch Airport building $80m hotel on city outskirts

Opposition to Christchurch Airport building $80m hotel on city outskirts

Friday, 8 April 2016 7:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plans to build a 200-room hotel at Christchurch airport have upset some city developers and business people who say the location will damage inner city regeneration.

Another unit fenced off in Christchurchs historic New Regent St

Another unit fenced off in Christchurch's historic New Regent St

Friday, 8 April 2016 6:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Regent St property owners have been asked to assess the safety of certain features on their buildings after new concerns were raised.

Kiwi engineer awarded for Christchurch liquefaction research

Kiwi engineer awarded for Christchurch liquefaction research

Friday, 8 April 2016 1:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

A team of kiwi engineers have achieved international recognition for their research on liquefaction damage during Canterbury's earthquakes.

Rally for royal commission into Canterbury earthquake repairs

Rally for royal commission into Canterbury earthquake repairs

Friday, 8 April 2016 12:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Frustrated homeowners are calling for a royal commission into the quality of Canterbury's earthquake repair job.

Christchurch rebuild projects gets worst performance rating in Treasury report

Christchurch rebuild projects gets worst performance rating in Treasury report

Friday, 8 April 2016 8:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Major projects contributing to Christchurch's earthquake rebuild have received the worst performance rating from Treasury.

$9.2m Cathedral Square development on hold over lack of progress

$9.2m Cathedral Square development on hold over lack of progress

Thursday, 7 April 2016 7:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The $9.2m redevelopment of Cathedral Square is on hold because of uncertainty over surrounding rebuild projects including the Convention Centre.

Ngai Tahu Property may pull out of Christchurch convention centre project

Ngai Tahu Property may pull out of Christchurch convention centre project

Wednesday, 6 April 2016 9:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Details of the final shape of Christchurch's convention centre precinct have been hammered out this week, as one of the developers signals it could pull out of the project.

Chinese firms $3 billion for Christchurch sits idle

Chinese firm's $3 billion for Christchurch sits idle

Wednesday, 6 April 2016 3:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Chinese firm planning to invest $3 billion in the Christchurch rebuild has yet to commit any money to the city.

Canterbury mental health funding boost to help children - Ministry of Health

Canterbury mental health funding boost to help children - Ministry of Health

Wednesday, 6 April 2016 2:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

A funding boost for Canterbury's mental health system should help to address a rise in children and young people needing help, the Ministry of Health says.

Christchurch schools attempt to avoid panicking students during lockdown drills

Christchurch schools attempt to avoid panicking students during lockdown drills

Wednesday, 6 April 2016 12:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch schools are grappling with ways to hold emergency lockdown drills that do not traumatise students.

Whats wrong with Christchurch suburb of Linwood, apartment developers ask

What's wrong with Christchurch suburb of Linwood, apartment developers ask

Tuesday, 5 April 2016 9:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Property developers planning an apartment complex in the Christchurch suburb of Linwood hope their project will help boost a neighbourhood they believe should be more popular.

Sculpture of mirrors in central Christchurch a $17,000 artwork

Sculpture of mirrors in central Christchurch a $17,000 artwork

Monday, 4 April 2016 4:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The mystery artist behind an unnamed $17,000 sculpture placed prominently near Christ Church Cathedral two months ago can be revealed.