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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 Popular

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.

Aranui community campus land in doubt

Aranui 'community campus' land in doubt

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

A super-school planned for east Christchurch may not be built on solid ground.

Revamped subdivision more affordable

Revamped subdivision more affordable

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

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

Chirstchurch cathedral campaigners wont give up fight

Chirstchurch cathedral campaigners won't give up fight

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 4:22 p.m. by MediaHerald

Campaigners fighting to save the Christ Church Cathedral say they will continue to oppose its demolition despite the church's decision to forge ahead with an all-new building.Bishop Victoria Matthews yesterday confirmed the cathedral's...

Process un-Christian claim Cathedral supporters

Process 'un-Christian' claim Cathedral supporters

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 1:12 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Supporters of the restoration of the quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral say they are disgusted at the Anglican Church's choice of a modern replacement, and are calling the decision making process un-Christian.

Govt depts to move into Chch CBD

Govt depts to move into Chch CBD

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 12:58 p.m. by Media3News

About 20 Government departments and agencies are going to move into Christchurch's central business district.

Prisoners to fix quake-damaged houses

Prisoners to fix quake-damaged houses

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 11:54 a.m. by Media3News

Prisoners will soon be repairing quake-damaged state houses in Christchurch.

Court action only barrier to stop new cathedral

Court action only barrier to stop new cathedral

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 9:54 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Action from the Supreme Court is now the only thing that could prevent the construction of a modern replacement of the ChristChurch Cathedral.

Public sector relocations to boost CBD recovery

Public sector relocations to boost CBD recovery

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 1:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

About 1700 Government employees will move into central Christchurch in 2016 as part of the city's earthquake recovery, Prime Minister John Key has announced.

Redcliffs School site decision delayed

Redcliffs School site decision delayed

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 12:04 a.m. by MediaStuff

Redcliffs School will be staying on its temporary site for another year while it awaits further geotechnical data on the stability of the cliffs behind its original site.

Spending jump linked to rebuild

Spending jump linked to rebuild

Monday, 9 September 2013 7:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury region has the fastest spending growth rate for the year-to-date in terms of electronic transactions through the Paymark network.

Quakes led people to leave jobs - research

Quakes led people to leave jobs - research

Monday, 9 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The stress of the Canterbury earthquakes caused significant numbers of people to choose to leave their jobs, according to University of Canterbury research.

Quakes led people to quit jobs - research

Quakes led people to quit jobs - research

Monday, 9 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The stress of the Canterbury earthquakes caused significant numbers of people to choose to leave their jobs, according to University of Canterbury research.

Quakes led workers to re-evaluate - research

Quakes led workers to re-evaluate - research

Monday, 9 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The stress of the Canterbury earthquakes caused significant numbers of people to choose to leave their jobs, according to University of Canterbury research.

Chamber leaders quake role earns award

Chamber leader's quake role earns award

Monday, 9 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury business leader Peter Townsend has been singled out for his strong role in the community during and after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Quakes led workers to re-evaluate - research

Quakes led workers to re-evaluate - research

Monday, 9 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The stress of the Canterbury earthquakes caused significant numbers of people to choose to leave their jobs, according to University of Canterbury research.

Owners riled by frame plan

Owners riled by frame plan

Monday, 9 September 2013 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The eastern frame may have been promoted as Christchurch's Central Park, but instead looks set to boast "very dense" residential development.

Owners riled by eastern frame plan

Owners riled by eastern frame plan

Monday, 9 September 2013 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The eastern frame may have been promoted as Christchurch's Central Park, but instead looks set to boast "very dense" residential development.

River bacteria levels steady after quake

River bacteria levels steady after quake

Monday, 9 September 2013 9:21 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Three years on: Insurance firms unscrupulous

Three years on: Insurance firms 'unscrupulous'

Monday, 9 September 2013 2:00 a.m. by MediaStuff



Three years on: The unbelievable EQC

Three years on: The unbelievable EQC

Monday, 9 September 2013 12:00 a.m. by MediaStuff



Passenger numbers down at Chch Airport

Passenger numbers down at Chch Airport

Sunday, 8 September 2013 11:51 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch airport is handling fewer passengers and faces higher costs since the earthquakes but it is still a big contributor to the region's economy.

Demolitions draw to end

Demolitions draw to end

Sunday, 8 September 2013 11:24 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch is 108 buildings away from the end of the demolition phase in the city.

Chch demolitions nearing end

Chch demolitions nearing end

Sunday, 8 September 2013 11:24 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch is 108 buildings away from the end of the demolition phase in the city.

Chch demolitions nearing end

Chch demolitions nearing end

Sunday, 8 September 2013 11:24 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch is 108 buildings away from the end of the demolition phase in the city.

Working up a thirst for trouble

Working up a thirst for trouble

Saturday, 7 September 2013 11:20 a.m. by MediaStuff

The tills are ringing at Christchurch pubs thanks to unattached, cashed-up tradies blowing big bucks on booze.

Shoemaker stepping up in quake aftermath

Shoemaker stepping up in quake aftermath

Saturday, 7 September 2013 3:29 a.m. by MediaStuff



Temple for Christchurch opens to the public

Temple for Christchurch opens to the public

Saturday, 7 September 2013 2:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Temple for Christchurch is now open to the public.