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Bus interchange work to start next year

Bus interchange work to start next year

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 2:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work on building Christchurch's new bus interchange is expected to start in the middle of next year.

Cost of dumping quake rubble high - contractor

Cost of dumping quake rubble high - contractor

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 7:04 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Retreat helping Cantabrians since quake under threat

Retreat helping Cantabrians since quake under threat

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

A Waikato wellness retreat that has nurtured hundreds of earthquake-frazzled Christchurch residents back to health for free may have to close its doors to others from the city because of a funding shortfall.

Estimates for rebuild work too low

Estimates for rebuild work 'too low'

Monday, 15 July 2013 10:39 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Standing up to State

Standing up to State

Monday, 15 July 2013 7:29 p.m. by Media3News

One man in Christchurch, desperate to push his insurance company into action, has taken drastic action.

Cosgrove lodges EQC info request

Cosgrove lodges EQC info request

Monday, 15 July 2013 6:40 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Chch quake waste used for farm track, court told

Chch quake waste used for farm track, court told

Monday, 15 July 2013 10:49 a.m. by MediaHerald

Unscreened demolition waste from demolished quake-hit Christchurch buildings, which included asbestos, plastics, and computer bits, were used to build a farm track outside the city, a court has heard.

Are insurance companies deliberately delaying?

Are insurance companies deliberately delaying?

Monday, 15 July 2013 8:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Record fine for dumping demo waste

Record fine for dumping demo waste

Monday, 15 July 2013 2:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

A record-breaking fine has been imposed on companies for dumping contaminated earthquake demolition waste in Christchurch.

Cardboard project frontman loses job

Cardboard project frontman loses job

Sunday, 14 July 2013 11:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

The frontman for Christchurch's ambitious cardboard cathedral has lost his job because of budget cuts, but is so passionate about the project he will carry on as a volunteer labourer.

Akaroa museum partly open again

Akaroa museum partly open again

Saturday, 13 July 2013 1:58 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Part of the Akaroa museum opened again on Saturday morning. more than a year after it closed for earthquake repairs.

Residents give Cera poor rate for effort

Residents give Cera poor rate for effort

Saturday, 13 July 2013 7:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

If you think the Government is doing poorly in its earthquake recovery efforts, a new poll shows you're not alone.

EQC on track to contact customers

EQC on track to contact customers

Saturday, 13 July 2013 6:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

An Earthquake Commission (EQC) promise to contact 178,000 customers will be fulfilled within a week.

Wintringham calls for raft of EQC changes

Wintringham calls for raft of EQC changes

Saturday, 13 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance companies should take the lead on future earthquake claims, the EQC's outgoing chairman says.

Wintringham calls for raft of EQC changes

Wintringham calls for raft of EQC changes

Friday, 12 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurance companies should take the lead on future earthquake claims, the EQC's outgoing chairman says.

Historic mansion to be bulldozed

Historic mansion to be bulldozed

Friday, 12 July 2013 2:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

A century-old Christchurch mansion has been earmarked for demolition.

Community groups EQC bill ridiculous

Community group's EQC bill 'ridiculous'

Friday, 12 July 2013 2:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

Labour's new Earthquake Commission (EQC) spokesman plans to take on a Canterbury community group's $24,000 request for information.

Selwyn Building consents through the roof

Selwyn Building consents through the roof

Thursday, 11 July 2013 11:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

A record number of building consents has been issued in the Selwyn District as the post-quake building boom moves into full swing.

Building consent insurance to cease

Building consent insurance to cease

Thursday, 11 July 2013 11:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council's insurance cover for building consents will be cancelled from next month.

Council building consent insurance cancelled

Council building consent insurance cancelled

Thursday, 11 July 2013 11:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council's insurance cover for building consents will be cancelled from next month.

Suspect consent buildings are sound

Suspect consent buildings are sound

Thursday, 11 July 2013 5:41 p.m. by Media3News

All the buildings constructed under suspect consents issued by Christchurch City Council have been checked and are safe.

Would You Like A Toilet With That?

'Would You Like A Toilet With That?

Thursday, 11 July 2013 4:16 p.m. by Media3News

A few days after a devastating quake hit Christchurch, Andrea Cummings saw an elderly man wash his dishes in the gutter.

Cardboard cathedral to open August

Cardboard cathedral to open August

Thursday, 11 July 2013 4:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

First it was February, then Easter, then July, but now it looks like August.

Cliff-side lighthouse rescued by helicopter

Cliff-side lighthouse 'rescued' by helicopter

Thursday, 11 July 2013 3:44 p.m. by Media3News

A historic earthquake-damaged building has been airlifted to safety from a steep Canterbury cliff this afternoon.

Cliffside lighthouse rescued by helicopter

Cliffside lighthouse 'rescued' by helicopter

Thursday, 11 July 2013 3:44 p.m. by Media3News

A historic earthquake-damaged building has been airlifted to safety from a steep Canterbury cliff this afternoon.

Latimer View House quake claim dismissed

Latimer View House quake claim dismissed

Thursday, 11 July 2013 7:43 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a claim by the owner of a earthquake-damaged building in Gloucester St against insurer IAG.

Rebuilds under way on tricky TC3 sites

Rebuilds under way on tricky TC3 sites

Thursday, 11 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Rebuilds are ramping up on Christchurch's worst-affected green-zoned land, despite the complexities involved.

Chch council vote for Marryatt investigation

Chch council vote for Marryatt investigation

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 4:26 p.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has voted unanimously for an independent investigation into the actions and knowledge of CEO Tony Marryatt.

Design rules could hinder rebuild

Design rules could 'hinder' rebuild

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 1:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Suggested design rules for Christchurch suburban shopping centres have drawn criticism from the Property Council.

Finding skilled workers extremely hard

Finding skilled workers 'extremely hard'

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 8:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's economy is surging ahead of other regions but with constraints emerging, a survey by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research shows.

Copthorne Hotel site future up in air

Copthorne Hotel site future up in air

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 2:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition of the Copthorne Hotel in central Christchurch has started, but the owners say they are still awaiting a decision on whether they can rebuild on the site.

Another Christchurch consents check

Another Christchurch consents check

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 1:24 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government is now examining the Christchurch City Council's resource consenting arm.

Design rules could hinder rebuild

Design rules could 'hinder' rebuild

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 1:07 a.m. by MediaStuff

Suggested design rules for Christchurch suburban shopping centres have drawn criticism from the Property Council.

Rebuilding Cathedral Square

Rebuilding Cathedral Square

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A six-storey office and retail block on the former ANZ House site could be the first major rebuild in Cathedral Square.

Stadium plan least favoured

Stadium plan least favoured

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

The proposed new Christchurch stadium is the least popular rebuild project, with nearly a third of people saying it is not needed, a new poll says.

Developers seek planning permits

Developers seek planning permits

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A six-storey office and retail block on the former ANZ House site could be the first major rebuild in Cathedral Square.

Parker welcomes private input - up to a point

Parker welcomes private input - up to a point

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Mayor Bob Parker says the Christchurch City Council is open to partnering with the private sector on some key central-city projects but it wants full control over the restoration of the Town Hall and the construction of the new library.

Stadium plan least favoured anchor project

Stadium plan least favoured anchor project

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

The proposed Christchurch stadium is the least popular rebuild project, with nearly a third of people saying it is not needed, a new poll says.

Chch consents will be faster - Key

Chch consents will be faster - Key

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 5:26 a.m. by Media3News

Handing over Christchurch council's consenting department to Doug Martin will speed up the Canterbury rebuild, John Key says.

Market emerges for low-rise apartments

Market emerges for low-rise apartments

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 12:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

High-rise apartments in central Christchurch may be out of favour with developers, but lower-rise complexes are already on the drawing board.

Brownlee calls time on deadlock

Brownlee calls time on deadlock

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 12:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is threatening to compulsorily acquire central Christchurch land to kickstart a much fought-over retail development.

Brownlee calls time on development deadlock

Brownlee calls time on development deadlock

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 12:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is threatening to compulsorily acquire central Christchurch land to kickstart a much fought-over retail development.

Port Hills homeowners still waiting to learn fate

Port Hills homeowners still waiting to learn fate

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 12:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

Waiting to learn the fate of their land is a numbers game for frustrated Port Hills homeowners - and wait they will continue to do.

Christchurch City credit rating cut

Christchurch City credit rating cut

Monday, 8 July 2013 6:00 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch City Council had its credit rating cut one notch and is still on a negative outlook after losing its accreditation to issue building consents.

Christchurch mayoral race: Speculation starts swirling

Christchurch mayoral race: Speculation starts swirling

Monday, 8 July 2013 3:07 p.m. by MediaHerald

Student superhero Flatman, a cocker spaniel called Prince and disgraced former MP Aaron Gilmore are being talked about as potential mayoral candidates in post-quake Christchurch.Speculation is swirling around the city in the wake...

New fire team after quake lessons

New fire team after quake lessons

Monday, 8 July 2013 1:51 a.m. by MediaStuff

If the Alpine Fault were to shake today, these guys are ready for it.

Businesses fate still unclear over stadium plan

Businesses' fate still unclear over stadium plan

Monday, 8 July 2013 12:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has bought nearly 50 per cent of the land it needs for the new Christchurch stadium.

Restored registry looks to future

Restored registry looks to future

Monday, 8 July 2013 12:13 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's quake-damaged Arts Centre is officially on the road to restoration.

Central-city sites set to be taken

Central-city sites set to be taken

Sunday, 7 July 2013 11:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Compulsory acquisition of central-city sites appears likely with Christchurch landowners standing firm despite a deadline to secure east frame land looming.

First restored building in Arts Centre opens

First restored building in Arts Centre opens

Sunday, 7 July 2013 8:19 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Quake advocacy group told to pay $24,000 for OIA

Quake advocacy group told to pay $24,000 for OIA

Sunday, 7 July 2013 5:42 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A Christchurch earthquake advocacy group has been told it will have to pay $24,000 if it wants information from the Earthquake Commission requested under the Official Information Act.

Several ways to progress claims

Several ways to progress claims

Sunday, 7 July 2013 2:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Homeowner Monique Cupples has a bone to pick with Southern Response and its stated policy of being "firm but fair" with customers over insurance claims.

Government clueless on illegal consents

Government clueless on illegal consents

Sunday, 7 July 2013 1:37 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Government has no idea how long illegal building consents were being issued by Christchurch City Council or how many have been issued.

Christchurch building safety evaluated

Christchurch building safety evaluated

Sunday, 7 July 2013 11:08 a.m. by Media3News

The Government can't say for sure that new buildings in Christchurch are safe.

A sneeze away from trouble

A 'sneeze away' from trouble

Sunday, 7 July 2013 10:23 a.m. by MediaStuff

A sneeze away from trouble

A 'sneeze away' from trouble

Sunday, 7 July 2013 10:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

Transitional square opens in Christchurch

Transitional square opens in Christchurch

Saturday, 6 July 2013 5:33 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch people were officially welcomed back into Cathedral Square - the heart of the city - on Saturday with live music and a speech by outgoing Mayor Bob Parker.

Stress behind Parkers decision

Stress behind Parker's decision

Saturday, 6 July 2013 7:54 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has had enough.

Fencing demand high in recovery

Fencing demand high in recovery

Saturday, 6 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The central city cordon in Christchurch is disappearing but boom times are far from over for fencing companies.