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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.

Concerns after left-field church proposal rejected

Concerns after 'left-field' church proposal rejected

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 9:46 a.m. by Media3News

Ian Taylor says the Anglican Church didn't seem interested in discussing the "living cathedral" idea, let alone consider it.

Red zone resident ready to build, but land uncertainty remains

Red zone resident ready to build, but land uncertainty remains

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 7:36 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Italian firm designs urban village for Chch

Italian firm designs urban village for Chch

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 4:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

An urban village designed by a team of Italian architects is being held up as the new face of central city living in Christchurch.

CDHB settle $320m insurance claim

CDHB settle $320m insurance claim

Monday, 21 October 2013 8:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) has settled its multimillion-dollar earthquake-related insurance claim, but there is still a significant shortfall for its quake repairs bill.

CDHB settles $320m insurance claim

CDHB settles $320m insurance claim

Monday, 21 October 2013 8:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) has settled its multimillion-dollar earthquake-related insurance claim, but there is still a significant shortfall for its quake repairs bill.

Canterbury DHB wins $320M insurance fight

Canterbury DHB wins $320M insurance fight

Monday, 21 October 2013 8:22 p.m. by Media3News

 

Southern Responses lack of response

Southern Response's lack of response

Monday, 21 October 2013 7:28 p.m. by Media3News

 

Ministry could appeal Phillipstown decision

Ministry could appeal Phillipstown decision

Monday, 21 October 2013 7:24 p.m. by Media3News

A week and a half ago, Phillipstown School, a decile-one Christchurch primary school with 160 pupils, won a High Court victory over the Ministry of Education.

 

In short, Phillipstown was being merged out of existence as part of the geographical reinvention of Christchurch schooling following the earthquakes.

 

Phillipstown fought for its life in the Hi ...

Housing NZs quake repairs painfully slow

Housing NZ's quake repairs 'painfully slow'

Monday, 21 October 2013 6:38 p.m. by MediaHerald

The rate of repairs to earthquake-damaged Housing New Zealand homes in Christchurch has been slammed for being "painfully slow".Just 8 per cent of the Crown agency's broken city housing stock has been repaired, with more than 4500...

Housing quake repairs off target - Labour

Housing quake repairs off target - Labour

Monday, 21 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Assurances that Housing New Zealand is on schedule to repair 5000 earthquake-damaged state homes by 2015 are now a "heroic assumption", Labour says.

Rebuild migration boost changes social fabric

Rebuild migration boost changes social fabric

Monday, 21 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's social fabric will be vastly different for years to come as a result of post-earthquake migration, a university professor says.

Housing NZ on track to reach repair target

Housing NZ 'on track' to reach repair target

Monday, 21 October 2013 2:59 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Anglicans reject Cathedral vision

Anglicans reject Cathedral vision

Sunday, 20 October 2013 6:48 p.m. by MediaThePress



Red-zoners launch battle to rebuild

Red-zoners launch battle to rebuild

Sunday, 20 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Red-zone rebuilds could soon become reality.

Letterboxes tell stories of lost homes

Letterboxes tell stories of lost homes

Sunday, 20 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Armed with a spade, a crowbar, a screwdriver and a trailer, two Christchurch men are "harvesting" letterboxes from red-zoned houses before they are due for demolition.

Harvesting red-zone letterboxes for art

Harvesting red-zone letterboxes for art

Sunday, 20 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Armed with a spade, a crowbar, a screwdriver and a trailer, two Christchurch men are "harvesting" letterboxes from red-zoned houses before they are due for demolition.

Research: Most classrooms quake resilient

Research: Most classrooms quake resilient

Sunday, 20 October 2013 2:48 p.m. by Media3News

Timber-framed classrooms are extremely resilient to earthquakes, meaning hundreds of millions of dollars won't need to be spent strengthening school buildings.

Delays over rebate scheme for inner-city

Delays over rebate scheme for inner-city

Sunday, 20 October 2013 11:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

Property developers have criticised the Christchurch City Council for dragging its feet over financial incentives for inner-city residential development.

Explosions could have impact on claims

Explosions could have impact on claims

Sunday, 20 October 2013 11:25 a.m. by MediaStuff

Explosive testing by the Earthquake Commission in the residential red zone could have future implications for the settlement of land claims in areas susceptible to liquefaction.

Developers bemoan councils inaction

Developers bemoan council's inaction

Sunday, 20 October 2013 11:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

Property developers have criticised the Christchurch City Council for dragging its feet over financial incentives for inner-city residential development.

New city pool to open 2016

New city pool to open 2016

Sunday, 20 October 2013 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

The central city is set to have a new swimming pool by the middle of 2016, but one city councillor says that's still too long to wait.

Saving the red-zone cats

Saving the red-zone cats

Saturday, 19 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Brownlee: No need to make peace with new Chch mayor

Brownlee: No need to make peace with new Chch mayor

Saturday, 19 October 2013 2:45 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says there isn't a need to make peace with new Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel and they can work together to rebuild the city.

City of quakes and broken hearts

City of quakes and broken hearts

Saturday, 19 October 2013 10:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch has reclaimed its dubious honour as the city holding the highest divorce rate in New Zealand.

Christchurch must turn attention to good design

Christchurch must turn attention to good design

Friday, 18 October 2013 9:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

 The computer-generated image demonstrating a vision of what Cathedral Square could look like if one architect's concept plan were adopted is striking and bold.

Battler turns to court for redress

Battler turns to court for redress

Friday, 18 October 2013 10:31 a.m. by MediaThePress

Tony Ward says he battled against bureaucracy and brick walls for two years before deciding to take matters into his own hands.

Use damaged houses, says Labour

Use damaged houses, says Labour

Friday, 18 October 2013 10:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government should drop its "rip, s... and bust" approach and free up empty houses on the edge of the Christchurch red zone to relieve the serious housing issues in the city, Labour's deputy leader David Parker says.

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.