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Pair admit $426,000 damage spree in red zone

Pair admit $426,000 'damage spree' in red zone

Sunday, 22 September 2013 11:59 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two young men have admitted breaking into residential red zone properties and causing damage worth more than $426,000.

Shortage of architects in Chch

Shortage of architects in Chch

Sunday, 22 September 2013 8:27 p.m. by MediaThePress



Carlton Hotel open again

Carlton Hotel open again

Saturday, 21 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

TC3 land prices holding - valuer

TC3 land prices holding - valuer

Friday, 20 September 2013 8:47 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Elderly red zoners left out in the cold

Elderly red zoners left out in the cold

Friday, 20 September 2013 8:46 p.m. by MediaStuff



Construction of The Terrace begins

Construction of The Terrace begins

Friday, 20 September 2013 3:52 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Pubs of past highlighted at Chch opening

Pubs of past highlighted at Chch opening

Friday, 20 September 2013 2:14 p.m. by Media3News

The grungy brick Carlton Hotel on the landmark corner site of Bealey Ave and Papanui Road in Christchurch is back in business.

$140m project kicks off in Chch CBD

$140m project kicks off in Chch CBD

Friday, 20 September 2013 12:54 p.m. by Media3News

Work has begun on Christchurch's first major rebuild development, a $140 million project that will cover 45,000 square metres in the central city.

Rebuild workers not paid

Rebuild workers not paid

Friday, 20 September 2013 11:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

Former workers of a labour supply company which has allegedly failed to pay its employees tens of thousands of dollars have laid complaints with the Government.

New accommodation targeting homeless

New accommodation targeting homeless

Friday, 20 September 2013 10:14 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority says new, temporary accommodation in Christchurch should help reduce the number of homeless people going to the City Mission for help.

Photos document changing suburb

Photos document changing suburb

Friday, 20 September 2013 9:37 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The creator of a photo exhibition on one of Christchurch's red-zoned suburbs hopes the show will go on tour as a reminder to the country of what the residents have been through.

Heritage Hotel reopens on birthday

Heritage Hotel reopens on birthday

Friday, 20 September 2013 6:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Heritage Hotel put on a glitzy ceremony to mark its official reopening and the 100th birthday of the grandiose building.

Work kicks off on Terrace development

Work kicks off on Terrace development

Friday, 20 September 2013 12:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's not everyday you see a man in a blue suit with crocodile skin dress shoes and a Cabinet minister on diggers.

CERA has left council a toothless tiger - councillor

CERA has left council a 'toothless tiger' - councillor

Thursday, 19 September 2013 9:34 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Councillors query when CERA will return powers

Councillors query when CERA will return powers

Thursday, 19 September 2013 8:32 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Redcliffs TC3 land sells for $1 million

Redcliffs TC3 land sells for $1 million

Thursday, 19 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Owners of TC3 land can take heart - a bare section on some of Christchurch's most earthquake-prone land has sold for close to $1 million.

Pyne Gould site bought by Government

Pyne Gould site bought by Government

Thursday, 19 September 2013 12:48 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Crown buys site of Pyne Gould quake building

Crown buys site of Pyne Gould quake building

Thursday, 19 September 2013 9:49 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Crown has bought the Christchurch property where the Pyne Gould Corporation building stood until it collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake.The purchase has been made to incorporate the property at 233 Cambridge Terrace into...

Government buys sensitive Christchurch site

Government buys sensitive Christchurch site

Thursday, 19 September 2013 9:22 a.m. by Media3News

The Government has purchased the land where Christchurch's Pyne Gould Corporation (PGC) building used to stand.

Key meets with Cameron, praises Britain for quake support

Key meets with Cameron, praises Britain for quake support

Thursday, 19 September 2013 7:16 a.m. by MediaHerald

Prime Minister John Key has praised Britain for the friendship and support it showed his country after a deadly earthquake.Mr Key met Prime Minister David Cameron in Downing Street overnight, with the rebuilding of Christchurch...

Key presses visa restrictions with Cameron - to no avail

Key presses visa restrictions with Cameron - to no avail

Thursday, 19 September 2013 7:16 a.m. by MediaHerald

Prime Minister John Key came away empty handed after making his plea to British Prime Minister David Cameron to lift visa restrictions on New Zealanders wanting to work in the UK.Mr Key and Mr Cameron met at 10 Downing Street in...

John Key hails UK-NZ relationship

John Key hails UK-NZ relationship

Thursday, 19 September 2013 5:18 a.m. by Media3News

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has praised Britain for the friendship and support it showed his country after a deadly earthquake.

Crown buys PGC site for north frame

Crown buys PGC site for north frame

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 9:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has bought the Pyne Gould Corporation site, where 18 people lost their lives in the February 2011 earthquake.

Sites for public servants revealed

Sites for public servants revealed

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 12:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The shape of central Christchurch's new business district has started to emerge after Government decisions on housing public servants.

Migrant rebuild workers exploited

Migrant rebuild workers exploited

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 12:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Some Christchurch rebuild workers continue to be exploited, a trend unions say needs to stop.

Sites for 1700 public servants revealed

Sites for 1700 public servants revealed

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 12:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The shape of central Christchurch's new business district has started to emerge after Government decisions on housing public servants.

More women, kids, homeless in Christchurch

More women, kids, homeless in Christchurch

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 7:51 a.m. by MediaHerald

Emergency housing and shelters are struggling to cope with the growing number of homeless women and children in Christchurch city.The Christchurch City Mission and YWCA say they are inundated with women and children desperately...

Historic Carlton Hotel to open doors

Historic Carlton Hotel to open doors

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 4:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

A revamped third incarnation of the historic Carlton Hotel will open its doors this Friday, in a nod to the burgeoning entertainment precinct it has been reborn into.

Rebuild workers risk exploitation, says ministry

Rebuild workers risk 'exploitation', says ministry

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

An investigation which discovered a worker had not received his full pay or annual leave has prompted a stern warning to construction firms from the Government.

Marae help lead quake rebuild

Marae help lead quake rebuild

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 7:52 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Researchers are crediting marae with playing a leadership role in the rebuild and recovery of Christchurch, following the earthquakes.

Another privacy breach revealed at EQC

Another privacy breach revealed at EQC

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 1:17 p.m. by Media3News

The Earthquake Commission has another shaky privacy blunder to deal with after some customers were sent a letter with details of another person's claim.

Insurers settling nearly $5 million of Canterbury claims each day

Insurers settling nearly $5 million of Canterbury claims each day

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 9:38 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Insurance Council says insurers have been paying out $4.7 million a day in Canterbury residential claims over the past month.

Port Hills hazard regulation extended

Port Hills hazard regulation extended

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 9:22 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government has renewed a regulation that prevents people from occupying buildings at risk from natural hazards on Christchurch's Port Hills.

Strip club kicks back with video

Strip club kicks back with video

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 7:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch strip club set to be bulldozed to make way for a park in the eastern frame is hitting back at earthquake authorities with satire.

Alan Reay calls for end to Ipenz probe

Alan Reay calls for end to Ipenz probe

Monday, 16 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Only one complaint of three will go ahead if Christchurch engineer Alan Reay succeeds in a legal bid to stop several investigations into his part in the Canterbury Television building collapse.

Three years on: Insurers need to man-up

Three years on: Insurers need to man-up

Monday, 16 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Group action against EQC proposed

Group action against EQC proposed

Monday, 16 September 2013 4:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Group legal action may be taken against the Earthquake Commission (EQC) after concerns were raised about how the agency was handling some claims.

Rebuild a a womans world too

Rebuild a a woman's world too

Sunday, 15 September 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

You don't have to be a "big tough Irishman" to help rebuild Christchurch.

Rebuild a womans world too

Rebuild a woman's world too

Sunday, 15 September 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

You don't have to be a "big tough Irishman" to help rebuild Christchurch.

Red-zone exhibition may tour NZ

Red-zone exhibition may tour NZ

Sunday, 15 September 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch exhibition highlighting the plight of people caught in the residential red zone could tour New Zealand.

Icecream Charlie likely to return

'Icecream Charlie' likely to return

Sunday, 15 September 2013 8:56 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch's iconic Vanilla Ice truck will return to Victoria Square, but it will likely take another year.

Quake frustrations voiced through song

Quake frustrations voiced through song

Saturday, 14 September 2013 9:57 p.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch residents, including musicians, mediaeval enthusiasts and the local Wizard, has banded together to make a music video to express their frustrations with the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera), EQC and "politicians" post-quake.

Christchurchs Knox Church to be rebuilt

Christchurch's Knox Church to be rebuilt

Saturday, 14 September 2013 8:14 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The earthquake-damaged Knox Presbyterian Church in Christchurch is being rebuilt for $5.5 million.

Knox Church rebuild plan signed

Knox Church rebuild plan signed

Saturday, 14 September 2013 3:08 p.m. by Media3News

Plans to rebuild Knox Church in Christchurch have been signed off and a modern interpretation of the 1902 church is promised.

Rebuild holds opportunity for architect

Rebuild holds opportunity for architect

Saturday, 14 September 2013 1:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A superbly trained American architect could live anywhere in the world. She chose Christchurch. WILL HARVIE explains why.

Residents still suffering from quake-brain

Residents still suffering from 'quake-brain'

Friday, 13 September 2013 10:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

Quake-brain, that feeling of mental fatigue and overload, has got worse for many as the earthquake recovery reaches its third year. So what do the experts say? JOHN McCRONE reports.

Engineer - city in rebuild phase

Engineer - city in rebuild phase

Friday, 13 September 2013 8:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild is about to kick off, says Carl Devereux, the Christchurch manager of global engineering firm Aurecon.

Wall on track to replace containers

Wall on track to replace containers

Friday, 13 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A retaining wall is being installed outside the Christ Church Cathedral to provide protection in case of a major earthquake.

Three years on: Chch a place of opportunity

Three years on: Chch a place of opportunity

Friday, 13 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Wall on track to replace containers

Wall on track to replace containers

Friday, 13 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A retaining wall is being installed outside the Christ Church Cathedral to provide protection in case of a major earthquake.

Three years on: Chch a place of opportunity

Three years on: Chch a place of opportunity

Friday, 13 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress



End of the road for Marryatt

End of the road for Marryatt

Friday, 13 September 2013 9:29 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch City Council chief executive Tony Marryatt will not return from special leave to finish his contract, reports  newspaper.

His exit will cost ratepayers just over $400,000, which is short of the $700,000 payout Mr Marryatt could have received, had his entire contract been honoured.

Lawyers for the council and Mr Marryatt have been negotiating his exit since he was placed on special leave amid the ...

$5.5m rebuild of Knox church confirmed

$5.5m rebuild of Knox church confirmed

Thursday, 12 September 2013 8:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $5.5 million rebuild of the historic Knox Presbyterian Church in central Christchurch has been confirmed.

Three years on: Scrap the EQC

Three years on: Scrap the EQC

Thursday, 12 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Christchurch school mergers a tragedy

Christchurch school mergers 'a tragedy'

Thursday, 12 September 2013 5:52 a.m. by Media3News

Opposition parties say the latest Christchurch school mergers are a tragedy for children, parents and teachers.

Sculpture to go on state highway

Sculpture to go on state highway

Thursday, 12 September 2013 1:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $2 million sculpture representing Christchurch's rebuild will be placed on the northern approaches to the city.

Four Christchurch schools to be replaced

Four Christchurch schools to be replaced

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 4:03 p.m. by MediaHerald

Four schools in some of the worst quake-damaged areas of Christchurch will be closed down and replaced by one super-school, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.Aranui Community Campus will open in 2017, spelling the...

Chch schools about to learn their fate

Chch schools about to learn their fate

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 6:22 a.m. by Media3News

Seven Christchurch schools are about to learn whether they will be merged and the Greens are making a last-minute appeal for a reprieve.

Another subdivision for Kaiapoi

Another subdivision for Kaiapoi

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Another housing subdivision has been announced for Kaiapoi - this time with 500 homes.

Govt pumping 1700 pay packets into CBD

Govt pumping 1700 pay packets into CBD

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch just got a major kick-start.