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Restrictons lifted for several central city sites

Restrictons lifted for several central city sites

Thursday, 8 January 2015 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The land designation on several central city sites has been removed by the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU).

Swarm of aftershocks follow quake

Swarm of aftershocks follow quake

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Aftershocks are continuing to hit the West Coast and Canterbury after a major quake rocked the central South Island yesterday.The magnitude 6.0 quake rattled West Coasters and Cantabrians awake just before 7am.Dozens of aftershocks...

New builds reshape Christchurch

New builds reshape Christchurch

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Last year began with the official opening of Forte Health, in January. The "glass-encased fortress" on Kilmore St is the Oxford Clinic's offspring, and targets short-stay, less complex procedures from ear, nose and throat, urology, orthopaedic and gynaecology specialties. All of Christchurch's urologists, almost all of its ear, nose and throat surgeons and at least half of its orthopaedic surgeons are understood to be shareholders in the multimillion-dollar venture.

Offices, shops for Christchurch CBD by November

Offices, shops for Christchurch CBD by November

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Hundreds of civil servants will be back in central city by November as a massive new office and retail block takes shape.

Quake zone in transition

Quake zone in transition

Saturday, 3 January 2015 1:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

A few weeks ago, we took the kids and took part in the new old Christchurch. Or is that the old new Christchurch?

Photographic reminder of quake-hit buildings

Photographic reminder of quake-hit buildings

Saturday, 3 January 2015 8:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than 30 years ago, photographer Jae Renaut decided to photograph Lyttelton's heritage buildings in case something happened to them.

Lego joins rebuild effort, one brick at a time

Lego joins rebuild effort, one brick at a time

Saturday, 3 January 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

In Christchurch's quake-ravaged city centre, a bold new construction project is about to begin.It won't comprise blocks of concrete or lengths of steel, but tiny bricks of plastic.About 300kg of Lego - thought to be the biggest...

Smiles return as red zone memories recede

Smiles return as red zone memories recede

Friday, 2 January 2015 9:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

After two years living with the cold, the damp, the potholes, no flushing toilet, the paltry payout for their red-zoned home, the pressure to leave and the land title that never went through, Jade and Stephen Church are happy.

Futures brightest in Christchurchs eastern frame

Future's brightest in Christchurch's eastern frame

Friday, 2 January 2015 9:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

"Get in early, get in early."

Urban explorers photograph earthquake-damaged Peterborough building

Urban explorers photograph earthquake-damaged Peterborough building

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 12:30 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Urban explorers have snuck into another Christchurch heritage building to reveal an eerie world of decay and abandon.

Cost of EQCs court battles with Cantabrians exceeds $5m

Cost of EQC's court battles with Cantabrians exceeds $5m

Monday, 29 December 2014 11:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission has spent more than $5 million fighting court battles with Cantabrians over the last four years.

The best rebuild ideas in 2014

The best rebuild ideas in 2014

Monday, 29 December 2014 6:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

Scientists explain 2014 earthquake patterns in New Zealand

Scientists explain 2014 earthquake patterns in New Zealand

Sunday, 28 December 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The lower North Island was hit by a flurry of earthquakes this year, as an unusually intense seismic period continues to affect New Zealand.

The year in earthquakes: where it rattled most

The year in earthquakes: where it rattled most

Sunday, 28 December 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Kiwis are accustomed to the occasional earthquake interrupting their day.

Red zone ideas submitted

Red zone ideas submitted

Saturday, 27 December 2014 1:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

A BMX track, dog park and earthquake memorial are among ideas people have put forward for the reinvention of the Waimakariri red zones.

Red tape stymies CBD farm and celebrity eatery

Red tape stymies CBD farm and celebrity eatery

Friday, 26 December 2014 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Government bureaucracy scuppered plans for a celebrity restaurant and a farm in the city centre, a regeneration group says.

Jenny Shipley: Canterbury must keep momentum

Jenny Shipley: Canterbury must 'keep momentum'

Friday, 26 December 2014 8:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Dame Jenny Shipley wants a power handover plan for Canterbury drawn up within five months.

IAG wears rising costs of rebuild

IAG wears rising costs of rebuild

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 8:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealand's largest insurer, IAG, has raised its Canterbury earthquakes bill by up to $1 billion, as it receives more over $100,000 cap claims passed from the Earthquake Commission.

$1 billion added to Canterbury quakes bill

$1 billion added to Canterbury quakes bill

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 2:58 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New Zealand's largest insurer has raised its Canterbury earthquakes bill by up to $1 billion, as it receives more $100,000-plus cap claims passed from the Earthquake Commission.

Christchurch ready for return of tests

Christchurch 'ready' for return of tests

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Canterbury officials are confident the country's newest test venue will scrub up impressively when New Zealand meet Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval beginning on Friday.

Christchurch homeowner feels justified by courts decision

Christchurch homeowner feels justified by court's decision

Monday, 22 December 2014 11:32 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Supreme Court ruling has vindicated a Christchurch man's decision to hold out for a better deal from his insurer.

Surge of rebuild workers predicted

Surge of rebuild workers predicted

Monday, 22 December 2014 10:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

An additional 8000 construction workers will be needed for the Canterbury rebuild in the next three years, a report says.

Councils cant force seismic strengthening, court says

Councils can't force seismic strengthening, court says

Monday, 22 December 2014 3:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

Local councils cannot force strengthening of earthquake-prone buildings beyond the minimum set by law, the Supreme Court says.

Christchurch needs 8000 more construction workers

Christchurch needs 8000 more construction workers

Monday, 22 December 2014 2:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury will need to find 8000 more construction workers for the peak of the rebuild in December 2016, a government report says.

Canterbury University loses bid to strengthen buildings

Canterbury University loses bid to strengthen buildings

Monday, 22 December 2014 12:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

The University of Canterbury has lost its final bid to increase the strength of its earthquake-prone buildings.

$10m development fund almost spent

$10m development fund almost spent

Saturday, 20 December 2014 9:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $10 million incentive fund encouraging developers to build residential units within Christchurch's four avenues is almost all gone.

Christchurch quake memorial plans revealed

Christchurch quake memorial plans revealed

Friday, 19 December 2014 11:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

The six designs being considered to commemorate Christchurch's devastating February 2011 earthquake can be revealed.

Limited space for Christmas cheer in caravan

Limited space for Christmas cheer in caravan

Friday, 19 December 2014 9:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christmas morning in a caravan is nothing new for Phil Thompson and Debra Savage.

Organ music heard again at Knox Church

Organ music heard again at Knox Church

Friday, 19 December 2014 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The sound of organ music has rung out from the Knox Presbyterian Church for the first time in more than four years.

New Zealands year of earthquakes, animated

New Zealand's year of earthquakes, animated

Friday, 19 December 2014 1:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Thankfully, there was nothing as serious as the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, nor anything to quite match last year's Seddon earthquake.

Dyers Pass Rd reopens

Dyers Pass Rd reopens

Friday, 19 December 2014 8:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's busy Dyers Pass Rd has reopened after nearly four weeks of infrastructure repair work.

CTV News Thursday December 18th

CTV News Thursday December 18th

Thursday, 18 December 2014 9:35 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Red Zone Demolition Cera

CTV News - Red Zone Demolition Cera

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 8:04 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

1800 houses still need to be demolished. Houses on flat land due now to complete by mid 2015. Houses on the port hills due to complete no earlier than end 2015.

CTV News - Burwood Hospital Build

CTV News - Burwood Hospital Build

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 8:01 p.m. by MediaCTV

Burwood Hospital Build

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 9:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Pamela Wilkinson will pen a letter to Prime Minister John Key before admitting "there's no hope left".

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 9:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

Pamela Wilkinson will pen a letter to Prime Minister John Key before admitting "there's no hope left".

CTV News - Tuesday December 16th

CTV News - Tuesday December 16th

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 7:14 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Christchurch Urban Exploring

CTV News - Christchurch Urban Exploring

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 1:56 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Urban Exploring Christchurch.

Lynched - Monday 15th December 2014

Lynched - Monday 15th December 2014

Monday, 15 December 2014 9:49 p.m. by ChrisLynch

Resilience plan may risk too much talking

Resilience plan may risk too much talking

Monday, 15 December 2014 8:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

Resilience is one of those overused buzz words, but what exactly does it mean and why does the Christchurch City Council need a chief resilience officer?

Teens quake piece to have abbey debut

Teen's quake piece to have abbey debut

Sunday, 14 December 2014 11:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

Sitting in Westminster Abbey listening to his own composition being performed by a fellow Cantabrian will be the "most amazing experience" of 19-year-old Matthew Everingham's life.

The art of urban exploration

The art of urban exploration

Saturday, 13 December 2014 9:53 a.m. by MediaStuff

We can thank a small band of daredevil activists who speak as artists for showing us a sight we have not seen in years, a sight many never expected to see again - Christ Church Cathedral from the inside.

Jerky quake rattles Canterbury

'Jerky' quake rattles Canterbury

Saturday, 13 December 2014 7:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians were shaken by a "strong" quake in the early hours of this morning.

Jerky quake wakes Cantabrians

'Jerky' quake wakes Cantabrians

Saturday, 13 December 2014 7:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians were shaken by a "strong" quake in the early hours of this morning.�

Flashes expose quake-building intruders

Flashes expose quake-building intruders

Friday, 12 December 2014 11:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Three men caught snapping photographs from the top floor of a central-city building subject to asbestos removal have been let off with a police warning.

CTV News - Duncan Gibbs

CTV News - Duncan Gibbs

Friday, 12 December 2014 7:22 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Gillette Cup Cricket

CTV News - Gillette Cup Cricket

Thursday, 11 December 2014 11:55 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Innovation Precinct

CTV News - Innovation Precinct

Thursday, 11 December 2014 8:33 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - My Milk

CTV News - My Milk

Thursday, 11 December 2014 8:32 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Thursday 11th December 2014

CTV News - Thursday 11th December 2014

Thursday, 11 December 2014 8:15 p.m. by MediaCTV

$50m complex at McKenzie and Willis site

$50m complex at McKenzie and Willis site

Thursday, 11 December 2014 12:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $50m complex of five buildings around courtyards and Melbourne-style laneways will be erected behind the historic McKenzie and Willis facade.

CTV News - Wednesday 10th December 2014

CTV News - Wednesday 10th December 2014

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 9:12 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Best Gym

CTV News - Best Gym

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 8:58 p.m. by MediaCTV

State Services boss apologises over Roger Sutton press conference

State Services boss apologises over Roger Sutton press conference

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 3:46 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

State Services boss Iain Rennie has apologised to public servants for holding a joint press conference with Roger Sutton to announce the disgraced former Canterbury Earthquake Recovery chief executive's resignation.Mr Rennie's presence...

Commissioner Rennie apologises for Sutton press conference

Commissioner Rennie apologises for Sutton press conference

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 3:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Iain Rennie, the embattled State Services Commissioner has finally apologised for his handling of the Roger Sutton resignation press conference, but insists he has no plans to resign.

EQC to pay for loss of land value

EQC to pay for loss of land value

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:17 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has been given the green light to settle thousands of land claims by paying out the loss of value to the land.

EQC flood compensation decision due today

EQC flood compensation decision due today

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 8:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

Thousands of Christchurch residents affected by liquefaction and flooding following Canterbury's earthquakes will find out how they will be compensated today.�

EQC flood compensation decision today

EQC flood compensation decision today

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 8:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

Thousands of Christchurch residents affected by liquefaction and flooding following Canterbury's earthquakes will find out today how they will be compensated.

CTV News - Tuesday 9th December 2014

CTV News - Tuesday 9th December 2014

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 8:15 p.m. by MediaCTV

Cera, IRD led $214m of unauthorised public spending

Cera, IRD led $214m of unauthorised public spending

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 4:35 p.m. by MediaHerald