Christchurch needs buildings that are tough, flexible, resilient, practical, ergonomic, efficient and affordable.
An international departure tax should be introduced at Christchurch Airport to generate more money for the cash-strapped city council, the Riccarton-Wigram Community Board says.
Groundworks have begun on Christchurch's Nazareth House site, where a new retirement village is to be built.
A blowout in the budget for fixing Waltham Lido Pool has prompted a warning the Christchurch City Council cannot afford to keep throwing money at repair projects.
The first new social housing units to be rebuilt by the Christchurch City Council since the earthquakes have been officially opened today.
Primie Minister John Key challenges Labour to explain how it would pay for its election promises and run a surplus.
Hopes that the Christchurch City Council would offer to buy out flood-affected properties have been dashed.
In the midst of the rebuild, Christchurch City Council is rushing to fix flooding issues in part linked to the earthquakes.
The idea would be to have a lake, or maybe a series of interconnected lakes due to the higgledy-piggledy availability of land, very close to the Avon River. We could use the red-zoned land around the Avon Loop/Fitzgerald Ave/River Road area.
Labour has questioned whether the Government is keeping money from Canterbury's earthquake recovery to improve this week's budget.
Most of the semi-rural suburb on Christchurch's northern outskirts was red-zoned after the quakes, but pockets of green-zoned properties remain and about 20 to 25 families have turned down the Government's buyout offer.
Pip Coory has shed more tears than she'd care to admit in the pursuit of vindication.
Christchurch rebuild companies will come under increasing scrutiny after a surge in complaints about migrant exploitation.
The Government has been accused of trading off the Christchurch rebuild for the surplus it will announce in next week's budget.
Divisions are emerging between senior Christchurch city councillors on what do about its financial predicament.
A red-zoned Christchurch mansion will be put on show when it is moved to a prime new spot halfway across the city.
Christchurch residents what they thought about the $500 million budget blowout, and what the future should look like for Christchurch.
It's taken a lot of money, time, and courage to commit to the CBD post-quake, so how are other central city developers faring?
What has the Earthquake Recovery Minister achieved as both a Christchurch resident and the man in charge of its recovery?
John is in Christchurch to find out what is going on with the rebuild in the CBD, and to look into the council's staggering budget mistake.
Newstalk ZB's Richard Green talks to NBR finance journalist Chris Hutchings about the Korda Mentha report
Newstalk ZB's Richard Green talks to Christchurch City Council Finance Committee Chair Raf Manji about the shortfall the Council faces for the rebuild
Labour says the Government needs to its own figures on the Christchurch rebuild, after a report released by the council yesterday.
Repairing people's homes in Christchurch has to be a priority. While the city centre is important and the road works are frustrating, most of us can cope with a multitude of issues if 'home' is okay.
City councillors want more information before they decide whether to dismiss spending money on area-wide rockfall protection in the Port Hills.
The Court Theatre is firmly committed to an arts precinct in the inner city. We think it inconceivable that we will build a new city without a cultural heart. As Share an Idea revealed, the people think so too. A consistent theme from that consultation was that access to art and culture is critical in the central city.
Silt and mud shovelled from earthquake-affected Christchurch properties are being used for repairs and construction.
A central tenant of the embattled performing arts precinct has spoken out against the city council's decision to repair the Town Hall, saying it leaves a ''paltry sum'' for the buildings needed to house Christchurch's arts organisations.
The Earthquake Recovery Minister believes there is only "a slim possibility" the Christchurch City Council's financial position is as weak as an independent audit claims.
How much Christchurch City Council gets from its insurers rests on the outcome of legal action.
The city council may need to find another $413 million if all Christchurch's broken roads and pipes are to be returned to their pre-quake state.
Some tough and potentially politically unpalatable decisions will need to be made by the Christchurch City Council as it faces up to a $534 million funding shortfall that could balloon further.
Hundreds of damaged community facilities may go unrepaired because of a city council funding shortfall.
Councillors are going to have to quickly accept the reality they cannot afford to do everything on their or the Government's wish lists.
Christchurch City Council has underestimated its share of rebuilding the earthquake-shattered city by at least $534 million, according to a new report out today. And the report says the cost black-hole will "most likely be much...
A local community group is asking for donations to rescue the "post-war" state of New Brighton.
Labour's Ruth Dywon tqalks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch in response to beneficiary policy from National's Paula Bennett
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about getting beneficiaries to Christchurch.
Paula Bennett is defending the $3k to Christchurch scheme, claiming there are plenty of affordable places to live in the city.
The Government's plan to pay beneficiaries $3000 to move to Christchurch if they have a full-time job offer is flawed.
An independent audit conducted by KordaMentha, an advisory firm specialising in insolvencies and corporate recovery, paints a grim financial picture for the Christchurch City Council.
The Christchurch City Council is facing a cost over-run of $534 million which could balloon if it fails to secure $1 billion in insurance payouts.
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