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Developer talks of desire to rebuild

Developer talks of desire to rebuild

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property investor Stephen Collins has started work on his first new building since his PGC House in central Christchurch collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake with the loss of 18 lives.

Christchurch quakes more violent

Christchurch quakes more violent

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The quake that caused major damage in Christchurch in February 2011 was three times more violent than the Marlborough quake on August 16, GNS Science says.

PGC House owner talks of desire to rebuild

PGC House owner talks of desire to rebuild

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property investor Stephen Collins has started work on his first new building since his PGC House in central Christchurch collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake with the loss of 18 lives.

Chch quake more violent than Marlborough tremor

Chch quake more violent than Marlborough tremor

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The quake that caused major damage in Christchurch in February 2011 was three times more violent than the Marlborough quake on August 16, GNS Science says.

Time capsule buried under new Chch building

Time capsule buried under new Chch building

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 3:39 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Urgent demolition of collapsed building ordered

Urgent demolition of collapsed building ordered

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 1:30 p.m. by Media3News

An urgent demolition order has been issued to the owners of the collapsed Copthorne Hotel in Christchurch.

 

The 10-storey hotel on Victoria Square suddenly pancaked during demolition on Saturday and just two sides of the building remain standing.

 

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) today issued the hotel's owners with a section ...

Offshore hunt for Chch Convention company

Offshore hunt for Chch Convention company

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 10:43 a.m. by Media3News

Five groups have been shortlisted to plan and develop the new Christchurch Convention Centre, and the government is now looking offshore for an operator to run it.

Crown moves to compulsorily acquire nine properties

Crown moves to compulsorily acquire nine properties

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown will use its post-earthquake powers to begin compulsorily acquiring properties in the eastern frame as part of the development of central Christchurch.

Crown compulsorily acquires nine properties

Crown compulsorily acquires nine properties

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 2:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown will use its post-earthquake powers to begin compulsorily acquiring properties in the eastern frame as part of the development of central Christchurch.

Convention centre operator wanted

Convention centre operator wanted

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 9:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

The hunt is on for an operator for Christchurch's planned convention centre.

Plea to insurers: honour your policies

Plea to insurers: honour your policies

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 8:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

What a difference friendly, personal, efficient service makes. How stressful and frustrating it is when you are battling a big organisation.

Quake-damaged school given info, court told

Quake-damaged school given info, court told

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 11:01 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Officials from Christchurch's Phillipstown School were given vital information about their quake-damaged school, a court has heard, despite allegations they were kept in the dark.

 

Lawyers are embarking on a last-ditch battle in the High Court today to save the school from closure, fighting a Government decision for it to shut down and merge with nearby Woolston School.

 

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Strong quake rocks Christchurch

Strong quake rocks Christchurch

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:24 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Stadium funding review proposed

Stadium funding review proposed

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Renegotiating how much ratepayers pay for some of the Christchurch anchor projects will be one of Lianne Dalziel's first priorities if she wins the city's mayoralty.

Stadium a white elephant for city

Stadium a 'white elephant' for city

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Renegotiating how much ratepayers pay for some of the Christchurch anchor projects will be one of Lianne Dalziel's first priorities if she wins the city's mayoralty.

Christchurch CBD lease arrangements

Christchurch CBD lease arrangements

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Rebuild bolsters job confidence in Canterbury

Rebuild bolsters job confidence in Canterbury

Monday, 30 September 2013 6:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

The latest employment confidence survey tells a tale of two cities, a struggling Wellington and a somewhat buoyant Christchurch.

Engineer: Copthorne collapse unpreventable

Engineer: Copthorne collapse unpreventable

Monday, 30 September 2013 6:28 p.m. by Media3News

It could be months before investigators work out why a Christchurch hotel collapsed during demolition on Saturday.

Tougher line to protect migrant workers

Tougher line to protect migrant workers

Monday, 30 September 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Reports of alleged migrant exploitation in Christchurch are being taken seriously with tougher penalties for taking advantage of vulnerable workers set to become law, the Government says.

Phillipstown School kept in the dark – lawyer

Phillipstown School kept in the dark – lawyer

Monday, 30 September 2013 2:13 p.m. by Media3News

Representatives from Christchurch's Phillipstown primary school were kept in the dark as the Government made the decision to shut them down.

Christchurch school in court over closure

Christchurch school in court over closure

Monday, 30 September 2013 10:55 a.m. by MediaHerald

The "unlawful" decision to merge a Christchurch school will see 70 per cent of its pupils "scatter" to other city schools, a court heard today.

Chch school to battle closure in court

Chch school to battle closure in court

Monday, 30 September 2013 7:14 a.m. by Media3News

Phillipstown Primary School in Christchurch is seeking a judicial review of Education Minister Hekia Parata's decision to close and merge it.

Construction sites going hi-tech

Construction sites going hi-tech

Sunday, 29 September 2013 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cook Brothers Construction is taking a tech-based approach to the Christchurch rebuild, using apps on mobile devices to help get its team up to speed on projects like the "complicated" commercial build on Carlton Corner.

Chch family exposed to asbestos in home repair

Chch family exposed to asbestos in home repair

Sunday, 29 September 2013 6:37 p.m. by Media3News

A young Christchurch family is demanding answers after discovering they were exposed to asbestos when earthquake repair work was done on their home.

They say Fletcher Building and its contractors failed to follow guidelines and now Canterbury's top doctor is calling for a mandatory asbestos register.

It looks harmless, but a panel cut from the ceiling of a Christchurch house could be responsible for exposing up to ...

Chch residents fear further Copthorne collapse

Chch residents fear further Copthorne collapse

Sunday, 29 September 2013 6:13 p.m. by Media3News

Residents at the site of the Copthorne Hotel collapse were in fear if the remains of the building aren't taken down, the rest will topple.

Work stops after Chch hotel collapses

Work stops after Chch hotel collapses

Sunday, 29 September 2013 1:44 p.m. by Media3News

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is investigating after Christchurch's Copthorne Hotel partially collapsed during demolition work.
 


 

Construction sites going hi-tech

Construction sites going hi-tech

Sunday, 29 September 2013 9:24 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cook Brothers Construction is taking a tech-based approach to the Christchurch rebuild, using apps on mobile devices to help get its team up to speed on projects like the "complicated" commercial build on Carlton Corner.

Ruins may stay for months

Ruins may stay for months

Sunday, 29 September 2013 9:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

The cracked ruins of the former Copthorne Hotel in Christchurch city centre may remain for months while structural engineers investigate the cause of its collapse.

Hotel ruins may stay for months

Hotel ruins may stay for months

Sunday, 29 September 2013 9:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

The cracked ruins of the former Copthorne Hotel in Christchurch city centre may remain for months while structural engineers investigate the cause of its collapse.

Asbestos inertia increases danger

Asbestos inertia increases danger

Sunday, 29 September 2013 8:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

Most demolitions and home repairs in Canterbury may be completed before the Crown gets around to tightening asbestos regulations.

83 asbestos complaints since quakes

83 asbestos complaints since quakes

Sunday, 29 September 2013 8:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

Most demolitions and home repairs in Canterbury may be completed before the Crown gets around to tightening asbestos regulations.

More workers lay complaints

More workers lay complaints

Sunday, 29 September 2013 8:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

More former employees of a labour supply company which has allegedly failed to pay its workers tens of thousands of dollars have come forward to lay complaints with the Government.

Chch hotel collapses during demolition

Chch hotel collapses during demolition

Saturday, 28 September 2013 2:04 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's Copthorne Hotel in Victoria Square has collapsed during demolition today.

A place where community spirit thrives

A place where community spirit thrives

Friday, 27 September 2013 12:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Kairaki and Pines Beach should resemble an abandoned wasteland.

Banks eye cashed-up bogans

Banks eye cashed-up bogans

Friday, 27 September 2013 12:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's rebuild has seen the emergence of a new demographic - young, unattached tradesmen with money to burn.

Most favour building anew over repairing the old

Most favour building anew over repairing the old

Friday, 27 September 2013 12:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch people favour new buildings over restored heritage structures, a new poll has revealed.

Most favour building anew over repairs

Most favour building anew over repairs

Friday, 27 September 2013 12:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch people favour new buildings over restored heritage structures, a new poll has revealed.

Christchurch sales growth outpaces nation

Christchurch sales growth outpaces nation

Thursday, 26 September 2013 7:57 p.m. by MediaRNZ

No room for exploitation in rebuild

No room for exploitation in rebuild

Thursday, 26 September 2013 7:40 p.m. by MediaThePress



Valuation firms poor work haunts city facilities

Valuation firm's 'poor work' haunts city facilities

Thursday, 26 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A firm whose insurance valuations of Christchurch City Council buildings will affect communities for decades was kept on by the council despite a damning review of its work.

Engineers clear half of buildings with flaws similar to CTV building

Engineers clear half of buildings with flaws similar to CTV building

Thursday, 26 September 2013 4:53 p.m. by MediaHerald

Half of the New Zealand buildings suspected to have design flaws similar to the Canterbury Television Building, which collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake and killed 115 people, have been cleared by engineers.Building and Construction...

Half of buildings given OK

Half of buildings given OK

Thursday, 26 September 2013 1:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Half of the buildings thought to potentially contain the same dangerous design flaw as the Canterbury Television (CTV) building have been cleared or excluded by a Government review.

Half of potentially flawed buildings given OK

Half of potentially flawed buildings given OK

Thursday, 26 September 2013 1:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Half of the buildings thought to potentially contain the same dangerous design flaw as the Canterbury Television (CTV) building have been cleared or excluded by a Government review.

Half of potentially flawed buildings given OK

Half of potentially flawed buildings given OK

Thursday, 26 September 2013 1:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Half of the buildings thought to potentially contain the same dangerous design flaw as the Canterbury Television (CTV) building have been cleared or excluded by a Government review.

Pupils designs for Chch on show

Pupils' designs for Chch on show

Thursday, 26 September 2013 12:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

The creative nous of Christchurch's finest young urban designers is on show in a fitted-out container in Gloucester St.

How the quakes affected Canterburys dogs

How the quakes affected Canterbury's dogs

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 9:01 p.m. by MediaStuff



Canterburys quake dogs

Canterbury's quake dogs

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 9:01 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular



Council orders independent review of insurance gaff

Council orders independent review of insurance gaff

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 4:01 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Tool thieves busy as Chch rebuild begins

Tool thieves busy as Chch rebuild begins

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 1:19 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's post-quake building boom is turning into a boom for tool thieves.

Crown to consider incentives for frame

Crown to consider incentives for frame

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 11:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government expects to take a financial hit as it on-sells eastern frame land at slashed prices to make residential developments less risky for investors.

Crown to on-sell frame land at lower prices

Crown to on-sell frame land at lower prices

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 11:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government expects to take a financial hit as it on-sells eastern frame land at slashed prices to make residential developments less risky for investors.

Thief caught during quake damage assessment

Thief caught during quake damage assessment

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 8:45 a.m. by MediaHerald

A property owner and a builder who were meeting to assess earthquake damage found someone already at work on the house - stealing a hot water cylinder.The Oram Ave, New Brighton, house owner, Gary, who asked that his surname not...

Work to entice firms back to CBD

Work to entice firms back to CBD

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 7:29 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government unit charged with rebuilding Christchurch's central business district says it is working with the Government on various leasing options to entice commercial tenants back into the central city.

Retailers await rebuild activity

Retailers await rebuild activity

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 1:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

Retailers watching the rebuild of central Christchurch are in a chicken-and-egg situation, real estate researchers say.

Former site uses could put spanner in rebuild

Former site uses could put spanner in rebuild

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 1:22 a.m. by MediaThePress



Post-quake property revaluation in Christchurch

Post-quake property revaluation in Christchurch

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 5:45 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch City Council is undertaking its first post-quake revaluation of more than 160,000 city properties.

Chch mayor should fix our dog problem

Chch mayor should fix our dog problem

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Christchurch quake-prone buildings close at short notice

Christchurch quake-prone buildings close at short notice

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaRNZ

More than 200 buildings in Christchurch have been closed at short notice because they fail to meet the new earthquake building code.

224 quake-prone buildings closed at short notice

224 quake-prone buildings closed at short notice

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 1:58 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Inner-city plan to deter crime

Inner-city plan to deter crime

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's eastern frame will be built to strict guidelines, including maximum shrubbery heights and no dark corners, in a bid to deter crime.