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Deadline arrives for Christchurchs residential red zone

Deadline arrives for Christchurch's residential red zone

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:20 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Wednesday marks the deadline for the majority of homeowners in Christchurch's residential red zone to leave their land.

Cosgrove riled by EQC letter

Cosgrove riled by EQC letter

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

Labour's Earthquake Commission (EQC) spokesman says the agency is treating earthquake victims with "contempt and obstruction" after it seems to have backtracked on a $24,000 request for information.

Christchurch rebuild tour launched

Christchurch rebuild tour launched

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:07 p.m. by MediaThePress





Christchurchs new $29 rebuild tour

Christchurch's new $29 rebuild tour

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:07 p.m. by MediaThePress



Families criticise court action on CTV probe

Families criticise court action on CTV probe

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 8:38 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Family members of people who died in the collapse of Christchurch's CTV building are criticising the engineer whose company designed the building for trying to stop an investigation into his work.

City must be lively and attractive

City must be lively and attractive

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 8:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Attracting, harnessing and retaining new skills is the challenge for Christchurch as it seeks to create a sustainable future.

Changes for Christchurchs rebuild unit

Changes for Christchurch's rebuild unit

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

With a restructure imminent at the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU), city leaders have called for major changes within the organisation.

New-look for Christchurch rebuild unit

New-look for Christchurch rebuild unit

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

With a restructure imminent at the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU), city leaders have called for major changes within the organisation.

New building a hit with tenants

New building a hit with tenants

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 2:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

A building being developed by car dealer Paul Kelly in Christchurch's Moorhouse Ave has been almost fully leased even before it is finished.





Inquiries continue despite CTV engineers court action

Inquiries continue despite CTV engineer's court action

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 9:44 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The professional body for structural engineers is continuing to investigate an engineer whose company designed Christchurch's CTV building despite his attempts to stop this.

CTV inquiries continue despite court action

CTV inquiries continue despite court action

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 9:44 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The professional body for structural engineers is continuing to investigate an engineer whose company designed Christchurch's CTV building despite his attempts to stop this.

Keeping EQC to its word in Christchurch

Keeping EQC to its word in Christchurch

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 8:49 p.m. by Media3News

Just over three months ago EQC made a promise it would make contact with every single Christchurch claimant within 90 days. So have they?

CTV engineer takes court action over inquiries

CTV engineer takes court action over inquiries

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:22 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The professional body for structural engineers is continuing to investigate an engineer whose company designed Christchurch's CTV building despite his attempts to stop this.

CTV engineer tries to stop investigation

CTV engineer tries to stop investigation

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:22 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The professional body for structural engineers is continuing to investigate an engineer whose company designed Christchurch's CTV building despite his attempts to stop this.

Uni building shuts because of quake risk

Uni building shuts because of quake risk

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 1:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

Almost 40 University of Canterbury staff and postgraduate students were moved out of their building today after engineers found it did not meet building code requirements.

CTV engineer taking legal action to stop investigation

CTV engineer taking legal action to stop investigation

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:16 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The engineer whose company designed Christchurch's CTV building is taking legal action to stop an investigation into his professional background.

CTV engineer tries to block investigation

CTV engineer tries to block investigation

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:05 a.m. by Media3News

The man who oversaw the design of Christchurch's ill-fated CTV building is attempting to block an official investigation.

Design timeline on target

Design timeline on target

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central-city blueprint took 100 days to design, but what progress has been made in a year

Expert hails Catholic cathedral

Expert hails Catholic cathedral

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Catholic cathedral is "sophisticated architecture on the grand scale", an architectural historian says.

CTV engineer fights probe

CTV engineer fights probe

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch engineer whose firm designed the deadly CTV building is trying to stop an investigation of his engineering activities by the Institution of Professional Engineers (Ipenz).

Blueprint timeline on target

Blueprint timeline on target

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Shallow quake felt in Canterbury

Shallow quake felt in Canterbury

Monday, 29 July 2013 4:57 p.m. by Media3News

A strong earthquake has been felt in North Canterbury.

Rebuild stimulus spreading out

Rebuild stimulus spreading out

Monday, 29 July 2013 7:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

The burst of earthquake-related construction activity in Canterbury is now spilling over into other areas of the local economy including car sales and the retail activity.

Maori trainees boost skills pool for rebuild

Maori trainees boost skills pool for rebuild

Monday, 29 July 2013 7:27 a.m. by MediaThePress

Construction industry leaders have been urged to take note of graduates emerging from a Maori trades training programme.

Art, projects to draw more into CBD

Art, projects to draw more into CBD

Monday, 29 July 2013 7:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

A landowner hopes donating vacant land for temporary art installations and transitional projects will draw more people to central Christchurch.

Consents help get Canterbury moving

Consents help get Canterbury moving

Monday, 29 July 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Canterbury's rebuild was boosted by a lift in building consents, rising house prices and increased retail spending in the first half of the year, according to ASB's "Cantometer" index.The measure, which provides a snapshot of economic...

Novotel almost ready to reopen doors

Novotel almost ready to reopen doors

Monday, 29 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square hotel is hosting a series of "trial guests" in the run-up to booked visitors being able to return from August 19 after a $20 million repair and rebuild.

Maori trainees boost skills pool for rebuild

Maori trainees boost skills pool for rebuild

Sunday, 28 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Construction industry leaders have been urged to take note of graduates emerging from a Maori trades training programme.

Christchurch rebuild stimulus spreading out

Christchurch rebuild stimulus spreading out

Sunday, 28 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The burst of earthquake-related construction activity in Canterbury is now spilling over into other areas of the local economy including car sales and the retail activity.

Novotel almost ready to reopen doors

Novotel almost ready to reopen doors

Sunday, 28 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square hotel is hosting a series of "trial guests" in the run-up to booked visitors being able to return from August 19 after a $20 million repair and rebuild.

Smaller rebuilders face squeeze

Smaller rebuilders face squeeze

Sunday, 28 July 2013 10:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's home building industry is polarised, it seems, between those with full books of forward work and those whose future work is looking skinny.

No consents issued yet for use of cardboard cathedral

No consents issued yet for use of cardboard cathedral

Sunday, 28 July 2013 10:09 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Despite tickets already having been sold for forthcoming concerts in Christchurch's cardboard cathedral, the Bishop of Christchurch says the new church has not yet received consents to operate.

Tricky move for Catholic church saved from demolition

Tricky move for Catholic church saved from demolition

Saturday, 27 July 2013 7:02 p.m. by Media3News

Many onlookers stopped in Canterbury today as a large church was driven down country roads on the back of a truck.

Heritage buildings lost in quake-strengthing changes

Heritage buildings lost in quake-strengthing changes

Saturday, 27 July 2013 1:07 p.m. by Media3News

Questions are being raised about the future of heritage buildings if strict new earthquake standards are introduced.

Insurance changes set new traps for owners

Insurance changes set new traps for owners

Saturday, 27 July 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Homeowners who think the only issue with house insurance changes is the likely premium increase need look no further than Christchurch.Just as the Canterbury earthquakes have changed the home insurance landscape, many homeowners...

Cathedral demolition ruling upheld

Cathedral demolition ruling upheld

Friday, 26 July 2013 8:15 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A decision on whether to partially demolish Christchurch's cathedral - possibly as low as the window sills - could be made as early as August.

Fight for Chch Cathedral could continue

Fight for Chch Cathedral could continue

Friday, 26 July 2013 4:39 p.m. by Media3News

The legal fight to save the quake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral may have another leg to run yet.

CERA website back online after hack

CERA website back online after hack

Friday, 26 July 2013 2:37 p.m. by Media3News

CERA has reactivated its website after an emergency effort to remove malicious software from its systems.

Ballantynes memorial to be restored

Ballantynes memorial to be restored

Friday, 26 July 2013 12:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

Repair work is set to get underway on the quake-damaged Ballantynes Memorial Rose Garden.

Court upholds cathedral demolition ruling

Court upholds cathedral demolition ruling

Friday, 26 July 2013 11:39 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court ruling that the Church Property Trustees is entitled to demolish ChristChurch Cathedral if it constructs a new cathedral on the same site.

Bid to halt cathedral deconstruction fails

Bid to halt cathedral deconstruction fails

Friday, 26 July 2013 11:15 a.m. by Media3News

The Court of Appeal has thrown out a bid to stop the deconstruction of the quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral.

Court upholds ruling that cathedral may be demolished

Court upholds ruling that cathedral may be demolished

Friday, 26 July 2013 11:07 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court ruling that the Church Property Trustees is entitled to demolish ChristChurch Cathedral if it constructs a new cathedral on the same site.

Court gives green light to deconstruct Christ Church Cathedral

Court gives green light to 'deconstruct' Christ Church Cathedral

Friday, 26 July 2013 10:58 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christ Church Cathedral can now be demolished after the Court of Appeal upheld an earlier decision allowing deconstruction of the earthquake-damaged heritage building to continue.The Great Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT) has...

Govt set for windfall from red zone properties

Govt set for windfall from red zone properties

Friday, 26 July 2013 10:18 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Government is set for a sizeable windfall from Christchurch residential red zone properties it has purchased.As the owner of properties the Crown has either bought or is holding signed sale and purchase agreements for, the Government...

Tension in leaked design report

'Tension' in leaked design report

Friday, 26 July 2013 12:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

A leaked government report has pinpointed urban design as a clear source of tension between the Christchurch City Council and the development community.

Malicious software found in quake website

Malicious software found in quake website

Thursday, 25 July 2013 8:10 p.m. by MediaRNZ

An investigation has been launched into how a piece of malicious computer software came to be embedded in the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's website.

CERA website offline after hack

CERA website offline after hack

Thursday, 25 July 2013 2:48 p.m. by Media3News

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) website is offline today as officials scramble to discover how malicious software was implanted inside their web systems.

Please, not two CBDs

Please, not two CBDs

Thursday, 25 July 2013 1:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

While looking through commercial buildings for lease in Christchurch online recently, it quickly became apparent that many of the new buildings are, or will be, unsightly glass boxes, predominantly located in Addington, but also randomly dotted about the city.

Lessons from Christchurch: Workplace health and safety

Lessons from Christchurch: Workplace health and safety

Thursday, 25 July 2013 12:50 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Christchurch rebuild is the biggest urban reconstruction undertaking in New Zealand's history. And it's triggering a growing focus on health and safety in worksites - not just for large construction companies, but also...

Arsonists target quake-damaged homes

Arsonists target quake-damaged homes

Thursday, 25 July 2013 9:53 a.m. by Media3News

Police are investigating a spate of suspected arson attacks on quake-damaged Christchurch homes.

Coal miners retrain for Christchurch rebuild

Coal miners retrain for Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 25 July 2013 9:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

A few beers with mates in a west city bar is more than just a Friday night ritual for McConnell Dowell project supervisor Les Tredinnick.

EQC defends work of quake damage assessors

EQC defends work of quake damage assessors

Thursday, 25 July 2013 8:07 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Commission is defending the quality of earthquake damage investigators following claims they have wrongly assessed earthquake damage in Christchurch homes.

Buyout offer battle taking toll

Buyout offer battle taking toll

Thursday, 25 July 2013 7:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

It's been almost two and a half years of waiting for the Quake Outcasts but the next few weeks might prove the hardest.

Homeowners challenge misleading EQC assessments

Homeowners challenge 'misleading' EQC assessments

Thursday, 25 July 2013 6:02 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Some Canterbury homeowners say their houses are dropping in value because of misleading estimates of damage from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Goughs claims rubbished by design panel

Gough's claims rubbished by design panel

Thursday, 25 July 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch property developer Antony Gough has slammed the city's urban design panel for criticising his multimillion-dollar Terrace development plans and favouring the "bland, creamy [and] homogenous".

Busy Christchurch gains 22 migrants a day

Busy Christchurch gains 22 migrants a day

Thursday, 25 July 2013 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is welcoming 22 migrants a day.

Christchurch gains 22 migrants a day

Christchurch gains 22 migrants a day

Thursday, 25 July 2013 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is welcoming 22 migrants a day.

Urban design panel wants a bland rebuild

Urban design panel wants a 'bland' rebuild

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 2:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

A prominent property investor has criticised the panel that promotes good design for rebuilt Christchurch.

Urban Design Panel wants bland rebuild

Urban Design Panel wants 'bland' rebuild

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 2:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

A prominent property investor has criticised the panel that promotes good design for rebuilt Christchurch.

Chch quake survivors plea to Wgtn council

Chch quake survivor's plea to Wgtn council

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 2:06 p.m. by Media3News

A survivor of the Christchurch quakes has put out a heartfelt appeal to the Wellington City Council.