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Removal of children on rise

Removal of children on rise

Friday, 18 October 2013 10:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealand has seen an increase in the unlawful removal of children from the country and one law society spokesman believes the Christchurch rebuild may see that trend pushed even further.

EQC pulls traumatic quake ad

EQC pulls traumatic quake ad

Friday, 18 October 2013 10:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

A powerful advertising campaign on earthquake preparedness has been temporarily pulled because it could re-traumatise Cantabrians.

Floating canopy vision serious

'Floating' canopy vision serious

Friday, 18 October 2013 10:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

The grand vision for Cathedral Square unveiled this week is a serious proposal which was developed by some of the world's leading consultants and architects, says the ex-pat New Zealander behind the pitch.

Strip club wants central home

Strip club wants central home

Friday, 18 October 2013 10:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

Embattled Christchurch strip club Calendar Girls has vowed to find a new central city home.

Alice in Wonderland $1.3m claim

'Alice in Wonderland' $1.3m claim

Thursday, 17 October 2013 8:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

A red zoned couple's claim of more than $1 million on their property is a "bloated speculative figure" which has an "quality to it," a court has heard.

$10m City Mall land purchase

$10m City Mall land purchase

Thursday, 17 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has bought $10 million worth of land to break the stalemate in the hotly contended block of Christchurch's City Mall.

City mall land purchase gives certainty

City mall land purchase gives certainty

Thursday, 17 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has bought $10 million worth of land to break the stalemate in the hotly-contended block of Christchurch City Mall.

Trams expected back in city in weeks

Trams expected back in city in weeks

Thursday, 17 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Copper lines are being reinstalled on a Christchurch tram line circuit scheduled to reopen by the end of the month.

Im just having a liquefaction blast, dad

I'm just having a liquefaction blast, dad

Thursday, 17 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

While his friends hopped on their scooters and rolled home from Burwood Primary School yesterday afternoon, 11-year-old Lucas Dowell leant against a truck and waited to set off 175kg of explosive gelignite.

PHOTOS: Christchurchs Justice Precinct

PHOTOS: Christchurch's Justice Precinct

Thursday, 17 October 2013 2:21 p.m. by Media3News

The Government has unveiled plans for a $300 million 'Justice Precinct' in central Christchurch.

$300m for Christchurchs Justice Precinct

$300m for Christchurch's Justice Precinct

Thursday, 17 October 2013 1:57 p.m. by Media3News

The Government has unveiled plans for a $300 million 'Justice Precinct' in central Christchurch.

Justice precinct to cost $300m

Justice precinct to cost $300m

Thursday, 17 October 2013 2:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

Prime Minister John Key has confirmed the Justice and Emergency Precinct will cost in the region of $300 million. 

Grand vision for Cathedral Square

Grand vision for Cathedral Square

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Think Sagrada Familia. Think Eiffel Tower. Think Sydney Opera House.

Bold vision for Cathedral Square

Bold vision for Cathedral Square

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Anglican diocese has for now quashed any hopes a revolutionary "living cathedral" could transform Cathedral Square.

Bold vision for Square surprises Anglicans

Bold vision for Square surprises Anglicans

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Anglican diocese has for now quashed any hopes a revolutionary "living cathedral" could transform Cathedral Square.

Single-sex schools to share Christchurch site

Single-sex schools to share Christchurch site

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:49 a.m. by Media3News

Girls and boys are set to mingle on a new Christchurch school site after an announcement this morning.

EQC races clock to settle

EQC races clock to settle

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:43 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is racing the clock to settle 7000 claims in two weeks.

Cera spends more on communications

Cera spends more on communications

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 8:30 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Quake refugee misses Christchurch

Quake refugee misses Christchurch

Monday, 14 October 2013 10:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

On February 22 2011, Kelly Thomas was in her central-city townhouse baking and enjoying her first day of annual leave.

Escaping Dallington for new life

Escaping Dallington for new life

Monday, 14 October 2013 10:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

The third burglary of their red-zoned Dallington house was the last straw for Kelvin Webster.

Church restoration shows concrete progress

Church restoration shows concrete progress

Monday, 14 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work is under way on a $5.5 million project to restore one of the city's remaining historic churches.

Vendors cheat on repairs

Vendors cheat on repairs

Monday, 14 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Buyers and real estate agents say some owners are selling unrepaired or badly fixed homes after pocketing insurance payouts and are hiding crucial information.

Homeowners cheat on repairs

Homeowners cheat on repairs

Monday, 14 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Buyers and real estate agents say some owners are selling unrepaired or badly fixed homes after pocketing insurance payouts and are hiding crucial information.

Milestone for Knox Presbyterian Church

'Milestone' for Knox Presbyterian Church

Monday, 14 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work is under way on a $5.5 million project to restore one of the city's remaining historic churches.

Chch road projects under way

Chch road projects under way

Sunday, 13 October 2013 8:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

More lane closures will be in place across Christchurch today as two new roading projects kick off.

Two Chch road projects kick off

Two Chch road projects kick off

Sunday, 13 October 2013 8:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

More lane closures will be in place across Christchurch today as two new roading projects kick off.

Quake-related lawsuits ramping up

Quake-related lawsuits ramping up

Sunday, 13 October 2013 7:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake-related lawsuits are ramping up as more than 250 frustrated Cantabrians take their battles to court.

Homeowners in legal swamp

Homeowners in legal swamp

Sunday, 13 October 2013 7:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake-related lawsuits are ramping up as more than 250 frustrated Cantabrians take their battles to court.

Insurers hold all the cards

'Insurers hold all the cards'

Sunday, 13 October 2013 7:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

It took a year of legal wrangling before former children's television host Olly Ohlson finally settled with his insurer.

Demolition of Copthrone Hotel resumes

Demolition of Copthrone Hotel resumes

Friday, 11 October 2013 9:58 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The demolition of the Copthorne Hotel in central Christchurch resumed on Friday after it collapsed without warning about two weeks ago.

Luck of the Irish has sex-disease downside

Luck of the Irish has sex-disease downside

Friday, 11 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Irish workers helping with the rebuild are sharing the love but it seems they may also be helping to spread sexual diseases.

Brownlee speeds up quake repair work

Brownlee speeds up quake repair work

Friday, 11 October 2013 5:27 a.m. by Media3News

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has used his special powers to speed up land repair in Christchurch.

Wrecking ball continues Copthorne demolition

Wrecking ball continues Copthorne demolition

Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Demolition has resumed on what is left of the Copthorne Hotel.

Wrecking ball continues Copthorne demo

Wrecking ball continues Copthorne demo

Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Demolition has resumed on what is left of the Copthorne Hotel.

Precinct one out of the box

Precinct one out of the box

Thursday, 10 October 2013 9:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Who said boxy architecture was dull?

Christchurch school celebrates legal victory

Christchurch school celebrates legal victory

Thursday, 10 October 2013 7:50 p.m. by MediaHerald

A tiny Christchurch school that today won a David vs Goliath legal battle against a government-forced closure is hosting a victory party tonight.Education Minister Hekia Parata's decision to close Phillipstown School as part of...

Minister makes fixing quake damaged land easier

Minister makes fixing quake damaged land easier

Thursday, 10 October 2013 4:49 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Recovery Minister has used his special legislative powers to make it easier for people to repair earthquake-damaged land.

Christchurch school closure ruled unlawful

Christchurch school closure ruled unlawful

Thursday, 10 October 2013 2:07 p.m. by MediaHerald

Education Minister Hekia Parata's decision to close Phillipstown School in Christchurch was unlawful, a High Court judge has ruled.In a decision out today, the school has won the first battle in its bid to stay open.Justice John...

ANZ opens in Christchurch rebuild zone

ANZ opens in Christchurch rebuild zone

Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:00 a.m. by Media3News

This morning ANZ became the first bank to reopen a branch in the Christchurch rebuild zone.

Consent fees to be reviewed

Consent fees to be reviewed

Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

Changes to the cost of obtaining building consents are on the cards as a government fix-it man continues his overhaul of the Christchurch City Council's troubled consenting operation.

Village for workers in Madras St

Village for workers in Madras St

Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new 200-room camp is the latest in a series of worker villages earmarked for Christchurch.

First bank reopens in rebuild zone

First bank reopens in rebuild zone

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

ANZ has become the first bank to reopen in central Christchurch since the quakes.

First bank reopens in central city

First bank reopens in central city

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

ANZ has become the first bank to reopen in central Christchurch since the quakes.

Insurers win appeal over quake standards

Insurers win appeal over quake standards

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 1:52 p.m. by Media3News

A legal bid which could have forced Christchurch building owners to strengthen their buildings against earthquake damage beyond current legal requirements has failed.

Government chips in for City Mall project

Government chips in for City Mall project

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 10:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's hotly disputed City Mall block looks likely to be developed by individual landowners, with the Government chipping in to tie everything together.

Appeal on building strengthening quashed

Appeal on building strengthening quashed

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 11:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council did not have the power to ask property owners to strengthen existing buildings up to 67 per cent of the national building standard, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Appeal on building strengthening quashed

Appeal on building strengthening quashed

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 11:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council did not have the power to ask property owners to strengthen existing buildings up to 67 per cent of the national building standard, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

New roles in Christchurch consents department shakeup

New roles in Christchurch consents department shakeup

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 10:10 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Christchurch City Council has announced plans to cut 20 jobs and create 32 new ones in a major shakeup of its building consents department.

Executive sees rebuild potential

Executive sees rebuild potential

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 11:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

A government-led design strategy is needed to inspire developers in the Christchurch rebuild, an international structural engineer says.

Council managers may lose jobs

Council managers may lose jobs

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 2:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

Twenty Christchurch City Council managers are at risk of losing their jobs as the fall-out from the council's consenting crisis continues.

Lets integrate grey and green

Let's integrate 'grey' and 'green'

Monday, 7 October 2013 7:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Insurance firm disputes $1.2m claim for house

Insurance firm disputes $1.2m claim for house

Monday, 7 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

An insurance company changed its mind to pay out a red-zoned couple for the rebuild of their home after a dispute over the amount offered, a court has heard.

Quake to redraw boundaries in Christchurch

Quake to redraw boundaries in Christchurch

Monday, 7 October 2013 11:30 a.m. by Media3News

Census figures released today show how Christchurch has been re-organised following the quakes.

Highly critical report on EQC calls for law change

Highly critical report on EQC calls for law change

Monday, 7 October 2013 5:37 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Red-zone couple battle rebuild bill

Red-zone couple battle rebuild bill

Monday, 7 October 2013 1:57 a.m. by MediaStuff

An insurance company changed its mind to pay out a red-zoned couple for the rebuild of their home after a dispute over the amount offered, a court has heard.

Red-zone couple battle rebuild bill

Red-zone couple battle rebuild bill

Monday, 7 October 2013 1:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

An insurance company changed its mind to pay out a red-zoned couple for the rebuild of their home after a dispute over the amount offered, a court has heard.

Open visa call from migrant advocate

Open visa call from migrant advocate

Sunday, 6 October 2013 6:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Migrant workers are not protected enough to be able to expose abuse from their employers, a migrant workers' advocate says.

Hard road back to normality

Hard road back to normality

Sunday, 6 October 2013 9:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch residents are still struggling to regain their pre-earthquake quality of life, a poll shows.

Community centre planned for Aranui

Community centre planned for Aranui

Sunday, 6 October 2013 8:33 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Cera not Christchurchs moral authority

Cera not Christchurch's moral authority

Saturday, 5 October 2013 5:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

 A strip bar and prostitution business is being acquired using government quake powers. Jarrod Gilbert argues moral judgment should not play a part.