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Home building consents rise 1.4 percent

Home building consents rise 1.4 percent

Thursday, 31 October 2013 1:02 p.m. by Media3News

In Canterbury a record 599 new dwellings, including 101 apartments, were consented in September.

New home consents hit all-time high

New home consents hit all-time high

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury building consents have hit an all-time record with 599 new homes given approval in September.

New Christchurch transport plan praised

New Christchurch transport plan praised

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 7:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's new transport has met with approval from politicians and advocates, winning praise for having taken on board pleas from residents.

Reduced speed limit for Christchurchs inner city

Reduced speed limit for Christchurch's inner city

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 6:52 p.m. by MediaHerald

New transport plans for Christchurch reveal the inner city will have a reduced speed limit and a "people-focused environment'' once rebuilt.

4.2 quake rattles Christchurch

4.2 quake rattles Christchurch

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 6:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

A "strong" magnitude 4.2 quake shake struck Christchurch in the early hours this morning.

Christchurch transport plan released

Christchurch transport plan released

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 4:27 p.m. by Media3News

Cyclists and pedestrians will get right of way under a new transport plan for Christchurch.

EQC works towards target for payments

EQC works towards target for payments

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 9:07 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Commission says it's confident it will meet its deadline for settle most, if not all, of the Canterbury earthquake claims it had promised to resolve by the end of October.

Transport plan for an accessible city

Transport plan for 'an accessible city'

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 3:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Pedestrians and cyclists will be made welcome in central Christchurch while vehicles will be restricted to 30kmh and a public transport will be streamlined, the Government's transport plan reveals.

More constructions workers in city

More constructions workers in city

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 1:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

As most Christchurch residents know from the many more vans, trucks and utes on the streets, the city has a few more construction industry workers than a year ago.

More construction workers in city

More construction workers in city

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 1:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

As most Christchurch residents know from the many more vans, trucks and utes on the streets, the city has a few more construction industry workers than a year ago.

Over-supply of office space expected

Over-supply of office space expected

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 9:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Smarten up shabby Colombo St

Smarten up shabby Colombo St

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 8:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Colombo St is widely viewed as Christchurch's main street, like Queen St in Auckland or Lambton Quay in Wellington.

Pace of Christchurch rebuild slowing

Pace of Christchurch rebuild slowing

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 8:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury economic activity is at a high level but the pace of growth in the earthquake-related rebuild has eased, a bank survey shows.

Letterboxes paint a picture of loss

Letterboxes paint a picture of loss

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Some are standing on an empty piece of land, others are lying on a pile of rubble.

Christchurch celebrates Festival of Transitional Architecture

Christchurch celebrates Festival of Transitional Architecture

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 10:08 a.m. by Media3News

FESTA attracted thousands into the central city over Labour Weekend, showing how empty sites can be used to boost the city's recovery.

$2m for quake research

$2m for quake research

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 3:41 a.m. by MediaStuff

Almost $2 million will be funneled into earthquake research over three years across two New Zealand universities.

Quick fix possible for city bridge

Quick fix possible for city bridge

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 2:12 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fixing the Gloucester St bridge may not take as much time nor cost as much as originally thought.

Fight may not save McLeans Mansion

Fight may not save McLean's Mansion

Monday, 28 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A historic Christchurch mansion earmarked for demolition despite a near two-year fight to save it was doomed by a report saying it was a significant collapse risk.

Is it reasonable to wait until 2016 for a repair?

Is it reasonable to wait until 2016 for a repair?

Sunday, 27 October 2013 11:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

Do you have a legal question arising from how the earthquakes have affected you? Lane Neave partner Dr DUNCAN WEBB has agreed to be an "agony uncle" on how the law applies to certain situations.

EQC warns against unauthorised repairs

EQC warns against unauthorised repairs

Sunday, 27 October 2013 10:06 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Commission says some unscrupulous tradesmen are persuading homeowners to get drain and sewer repairs done without prior authorisation, putting householders at risk of losing money.

Victorian-style The Tannery opens in Christchurch

Victorian-style The Tannery opens in Christchurch

Saturday, 26 October 2013 5:46 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A new shopping arcade has opened in Christchurch, filled with boutique shops, bars and high-end fashion.

Rebuild work builds prisoners futures

Rebuild work builds prisoners' futures

Saturday, 26 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

John Bryant tells Philip Matthews why he is helping Christchurch prisoners build houses.

Are solar energy systems worth the cost?

Are solar energy systems worth the cost?

Saturday, 26 October 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

More people are installing solar power, but it is still expensive and might not be worth it for everyone, writes HAMISH MCNICOL .

Burwood resource recovery damn impressive

Burwood resource recovery 'damn impressive'

Friday, 25 October 2013 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

A city left in ruins is now being recycled out Burwood way. JOHN McCRONE reports on the mammoth job ahead.

Following San Franciscos example

Following San Francisco's example

Friday, 25 October 2013 7:55 p.m. by Media3News

New Zealand has seen major changes in how insurance works as a result of the Christchurch earthquakes.

Extension for Port Hills property owners

Extension for Port Hills property owners

Friday, 25 October 2013 7:40 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The deadline for Crown offers for earthquake-condemned land in Christchurch's Port Hills has been extended by two months.

German company upbeat about rebuild

German company upbeat about rebuild

Friday, 25 October 2013 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

German company Knauf is opening distribution and retail outlets in Christchurch and Auckland to help enable it tackle the dominance of plasterboard manufactured by rival Fletcher Building.

Poo tank plan partially canned

'Poo tank' plan partially canned

Friday, 25 October 2013 5:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plans to install a low-pressure wastewater system have been revoked in some areas of Christchurch.

Port Hills deadline extended

Port Hills deadline extended

Friday, 25 October 2013 5:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

The deadline for red-zoned Port Hills homeowners to accept the Government's buyout offer has been extended.

$17.3m plan for Canty social housing

$17.3m plan for Canty social housing

Friday, 25 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Three multimillion-dollar social housing developments will be built in Christchurch by the end of next year, the Government says.

Arsenic used in home-building materials

Arsenic used in home-building materials

Friday, 25 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Kiwi homes are being wrapped with plywood containing an arsenic treatment banned in several overseas countries because of toxicity concerns.

Quakes refugees still doing it tough

Quake's refugees still doing it tough

Friday, 25 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

It may have been more than three years since the ground beneath Canterbury first shook, but the era of post-earthquake temporary workplaces drags on.

$17.3m plan for Canty social housing

$17.3m plan for Canty social housing

Friday, 25 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Three multimillion-dollar social housing developments will be built in Christchurch by the end of next year, the Government says.

True hero of CTV collapse farewelled

'True hero' of CTV collapse farewelled

Friday, 25 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A fire officer decorated for bravery for his efforts at the Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse has died.

Alice in Videoland fits blueprint

Alice in Videoland 'fits blueprint'

Thursday, 24 October 2013 8:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

It will be business as usual at three central Christchurch sites with the Government confirming it will not take them for the rebuild.

Red-zone 50pc compo cap unlawful

Red-zone 50pc compo cap 'unlawful'

Thursday, 24 October 2013 7:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

Owners of uninsured properties and vacant sections in Canterbury's residential red zones are desperate, the Court of Appeal was told yesterday.

Residents explosive liquefaction research

Resident's explosive liquefaction research

Thursday, 24 October 2013 6:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

Martin Howman's neighbours have long since moved out, which is just as well because yesterday he exploded 390kg of gelignite under some of their properties.

Resident helps explosive liquefaction research

Resident helps explosive liquefaction research

Thursday, 24 October 2013 6:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

Martin Howman's neighbours have long since moved out, which is just as well because yesterday he exploded 390kg of gelignite under some of their properties.

Forum looks at state of recovery

Forum looks at state of recovery

Thursday, 24 October 2013 6:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government and Christchurch City Council are teaming up for a public forum on the city's rebuild and recovery.

Time-lapse drive in the red zone

Time-lapse drive in the red zone

Thursday, 24 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Where possums party on the roof

Where possums party on the roof

Thursday, 24 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Burwood couple Patricia and George Cope have watched their neighbourhood disappear around them.

Take a flight over the red zone

Take a flight over the red zone

Thursday, 24 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Broken homes maybe pushed off cliff

Broken homes maybe pushed off cliff

Thursday, 24 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Homes in the Port Hills could be swept off a cliff if they are too dangerous to demolish.

Every red zone property mapped

Every red zone property mapped

Thursday, 24 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Demolition odometer of progress

Demolition 'odometer' of progress

Thursday, 24 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Check out our interactive graphic showing the odometer of progress on red zone demolitions.

Demolition progress charted

Demolition progress charted

Thursday, 24 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Red zone demolition behind schedule

Red zone demolition behind schedule

Thursday, 24 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Broken homes may be pushed off cliff

Broken homes may be pushed off cliff

Thursday, 24 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Homes in the Port Hills could be swept off a cliff if they are too dangerous to demolish.

Minister: consents progress excellent

Minister: consents progress excellent

Thursday, 24 October 2013 11:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

Local Government Minister Chris Tremain is confident the Christchurch City Council is on track to regain its accreditation to issue building consents.

Accidents take toll on rebuild

Accidents take toll on rebuild

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 11:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's construction industry is still racking up a staggering number of serious workplace accidents and fatalities, despite having a rebuild-specific health and safety charter.

Govt appeals ruling over Christchurch land

Govt appeals ruling over Christchurch land

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 6:11 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government says if it offered to pay owners of uninsured or vacant land in Christchurch a full rateable value, it would set an unfair precedent.

Sumner cinema cleared to open for festival

Sumner cinema cleared to open for festival

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sumner's Hollywood Cinema has been cleared to run its international film festival after overcoming safety concerns.

Sumner cinema cleared to open for festival

Sumner cinema cleared to open for festival

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Sumner's Hollywood Cinema has been cleared to run its international film festival after overcoming safety concerns.



Quake outcast appeal heard

Quake outcast appeal heard

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 4:58 a.m. by MediaStuff

An offer to buy uninsured properties and empty sections in Christchurch's residential red zone at half the land valuation does not breach human rights, the Court of Appeal has been told.

Yeoman and Newbury developing at full speed

Yeoman and Newbury developing at full speed

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 1:42 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch property developers Miles Yeoman and Craig Newbury have been busy since the earthquakes.

Futuristic technology wins urban design competition

Futuristic technology wins urban design competition

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 6:05 p.m. by Media3News

A futuristic building design has been unveiled in Christchurch, which features foundations that can be pumped up with air after an earthquake.

Cathedral rebuild would mean digging deep

Cathedral rebuild would mean digging deep

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

Deep foundations will be needed if the Christchurch Catholic Cathedral is rebuilt on its present site, church officials say.

McCloud cheers on progress

McCloud cheers on progress

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 11:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

Do not get bogged down in building design because it is what goes on in between the structures that matters, British designer Kevin McCloud says.

Christchurch could rival Melbourne

Christchurch could rival Melbourne

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 11:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

Do not get bogged down in building design because it is what goes on in between the structures that matters, British designer Kevin McCloud says.

Canterbury health board gets $320m quake payout

Canterbury health board gets $320m quake payout

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 10:10 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Canterbury District Health Board is prioritising where to spend its record insurance payout for earthquake damage.