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Southern Response staff get $3.3m in bonuses

Southern Response staff get $3.3m in bonuses

Friday, 11 March 2016 11:33 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Crown-owned Southern Response (SR) has paid staff $3.29 million in bonuses for settling earthquake claims quickly.

Laneways revival projects get under way

Laneways revival projects get under way

Friday, 11 March 2016 7:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Property developers are launching a revival of Christchurch's Poplar Lane hospitality area, spurred on by big new office buildings going up nearby.

Johnny Moore: Suburban malls vibrancy highlights a languishing centre city

Johnny Moore: Suburban mall's 'vibrancy' highlights a languishing centre city

Thursday, 10 March 2016 10:39 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: I'm one of those suckers who still hopes the central city will become the bustling metropolitan centre of the South Island.

Central Christchurch car park building delayed

Central Christchurch car park building delayed

Thursday, 10 March 2016 8:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new multi-storey car park in Christchurch's central city will not be open in time for this year's busy Christmas shopping period.

Central Christchurch car park delayed

Central Christchurch car park delayed

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 4:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new multi-storey car park in Christchurch's central city will not be open in time for this year's busy Christmas shopping period.

Council confident of raising $10 million for new library

Council confident of raising $10 million for new library

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 5:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council is confident it will raise the $10 million needed from philanthropic donations to complete the city's new central library.

EQC to redo thousands of drain inspections after variable quality first time around

EQC to redo thousands of drain inspections after 'variable quality' first time around

Monday, 7 March 2016 7:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will reassess 2500 claims for earthquake damage to sewer and stormwater pipes, despite carrying out assessments in 2010 and 2011.

Canterbury construction hits record levels, peak may be still to come

Canterbury construction hits record levels, peak may be still to come

Sunday, 6 March 2016 6:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury has had its busiest year ever for construction – and the peak may be still to come.

Caffe Roma building rescue a punt, but new owners are giving it a go

Caffe Roma building rescue a punt, but new owners are giving it a go

Sunday, 6 March 2016 3:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Trying to save Christchurch's old Caffe Roma building is a punt, its new owners say.

Firefighters frustrated by slow progress on Christchurchs $50m stations rebuild

Firefighters 'frustrated' by slow progress on Christchurch's $50m stations rebuild

Saturday, 5 March 2016 12:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction of seven new fire stations in Christchurch is yet to begin five years after the earthquakes, with "frustrated" firefighters still working from temporary facilities.

Christchurchs army of the forgotten

Christchurch's army of the forgotten

Friday, 4 March 2016 4:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

End of the road for the red zone

End of the road for the red zone

Friday, 4 March 2016 3:59 p.m. by MediaStuff

For several years, the abandoned roads around Frances Rawling's house have doubled as a giant lovers' lane.

Down-to-earth demo boss rides earthquake wave

Down-to-earth demo boss rides earthquake wave

Friday, 4 March 2016 9:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Gerald Daldry jokes that if any of his workers turned up in a tie, he'd probably strangle them with it.

Quake claimant to fellow IAG customers: Clog the system

Quake claimant to fellow IAG customers: 'Clog the system'

Friday, 4 March 2016 7:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

A battle-weary Canterbury insurance claimant wants IAG policyholders bulk-file court claims to "clog the system".

New buyer for Christchurchs historic Addington mill

New buyer for Christchurch's historic Addington mill

Friday, 4 March 2016 6:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Another buyer has been found for an historic earthquake-damaged flour mill in Christchurch.

New buyer for historic Addington mill

New buyer for historic Addington mill

Friday, 4 March 2016 6:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Another buyer has been found for an historic earthquake-damaged flour mill in Christchurch.

Magnitude-3.4 earthquake rocks Christchurch

Magnitude-3.4 earthquake rocks Christchurch

Thursday, 3 March 2016 7:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

A magnitude-3.4 quake centred at Southshore has rocked Christchurch.

Magnitude-3.4 quake rocks Christchurch

Magnitude-3.4 quake rocks Christchurch

Thursday, 3 March 2016 7:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

A magnitude-3.4 quake centred at Southshore has rocked Christchurch.

Moderate quake rocks Christchurch

Moderate quake rocks Christchurch

Thursday, 3 March 2016 7:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

A magnitude-3.6 quake centred at Southshore has rocked Christchurch.

Science Alive! needs tenants to share new Victoria Quarter

Science Alive! needs tenants to share new Victoria Quarter

Thursday, 3 March 2016 7:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Science Alive! trust is looking for tenants to make its $50 million property development a reality.

Jamie Gough: Christchurch convention centre inaction dragging city down

Jamie Gough: Christchurch convention centre inaction 'dragging city down'

Thursday, 3 March 2016 5:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government's lack of action over a convention centre in Christchurch is a "slap in the face" for the city, a city councillor says.

Repaired Sign of the Kiwi to reopen as cafe by Christmas

Repaired Sign of the Kiwi to reopen as cafe by Christmas

Thursday, 3 March 2016 11:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's historic Sign of the Kiwi will be fixed and reopen as a cafe by Christmas.

Lower speed limit to make Christchurch safer, but at what cost?

Lower speed limit to make Christchurch safer, but at what cost?

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 7:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Slowing down traffic in central Christchurch may make the city safer, but at what cost?

Editorial: City slowdown a welcome move

Editorial: City slowdown a welcome move

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 4:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Next week, Christchurch motorists will be asked to slow down like never before. It is a welcome move, if a little ironic: for the city's accelerating rebuild to flourish, we all must hit the brakes.

More than $800,000 for Gormley sculptures

More than $800,000 for Gormley sculptures

Sunday, 28 February 2016 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch ratepayers and taxpayers forked out more than $800,000 for two sculptures by world-renowned British sculptor Sir Antony Gormley​.

Photographers capture Christchurch five years on

Photographers capture Christchurch five years on

Saturday, 27 February 2016 12:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Gerry Brownlee, the making of the man in charge

Gerry Brownlee, the making of the man in charge

Friday, 26 February 2016 10:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

The crowd at the Post Primary Teachers' Association meeting was almost united. Brian Dunne, a maths and religious education teacher from St Bede's College, can't recall what the motion was for, but he remembers the entire meeting was in favour of it, except for one voice. It was Gerry Brownlee who called out "No".

Andrew Gunn: Yes Prime Minister

Andrew Gunn: Yes Prime Minister

Friday, 26 February 2016 6:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

Top architect calls for Christchurch rebuild rethink

Top architect calls for Christchurch rebuild rethink

Friday, 26 February 2016 6:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

A top architect has called for a rethink of the blueprint — the document and process that guides the rebuild of central Christchurch.

New Regent St building owner agrees to engineering inspection

New Regent St building owner agrees to engineering inspection

Friday, 26 February 2016 6:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

The owner of five "dangerous" unoccupied buildings in Christchurch's historic New Regent St has agreed to contract engineers to assess earthquake damage, signalling a potential end of the five-year impasse.

Heritage rebuild plan in doubt over Square inaction

Heritage rebuild plan in doubt over Square inaction

Friday, 26 February 2016 3:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild of an iconic Christchurch hotel is on hold because of a lack of action in the "waste land" of Cathedral Square.

Cera spends $100,000 on Melbourne Business School training

Cera spends $100,000 on Melbourne Business School training

Friday, 26 February 2016 12:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has spent about $100,000 on leadership and management programmes at the Melbourne Business School since 2011.

EQC battler: I want some quality of life in my old years

EQC battler: 'I want some quality of life in my old years'

Friday, 26 February 2016 12:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

Pauline O'Connor​ was trapped in her home for two days following the Valentines Day earthquake, after the sinkhole in her driveway flooded.

A city of two halves – new quake reignites old battles

'A city of two halves' – new quake reignites old battles

Friday, 26 February 2016 11:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

Pauline O'Connor​ was trapped in her home for two days following the Valentines Day earthquake, after the sinkhole in her driveway flooded.

New Regent St impasse hurting Christchurch reputation, tourism boss says

New Regent St impasse 'hurting Christchurch reputation', tourism boss says

Friday, 26 February 2016 10:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's tourism boss says urgent action must be taken to break the New Regent St impasse because it is damaging the city's reputation.

No support for Christchurch rebuild bill from Opposition

No support for Christchurch rebuild bill from Opposition

Friday, 26 February 2016 8:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

Opposition parties are withdrawing their support for legislation that sets up a partnership between government and council, replacing the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.

Anger builds after New Regent St buildings classed dangerous after Valentines Day earthquake

Anger builds after New Regent St buildings classed 'dangerous' after Valentines Day earthquake

Friday, 26 February 2016 7:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

The owner of five "dangerous" New Regent St buildings has been put on notice to make them safe.

Make safe notice issued to owner of dangerous New Regent St buildings

Make safe notice issued to owner of 'dangerous' New Regent St buildings

Friday, 26 February 2016 7:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

The owner of five "dangerous" New Regent St buildings has been put on notice to make them safe.

Fraudster spent Red Cross earthquake grants on drugs, alcohol, KFC

Fraudster spent Red Cross earthquake grants on drugs, alcohol, KFC

Thursday, 25 February 2016 4:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

A woman was described as "cynical, calculated, and manipulative" by a judge who jailed her for fraudulently claiming Red Cross hardship grants after the Christchurch earthquakes.

Southern Response group action thrown out

Southern Response group action thrown out

Thursday, 25 February 2016 4:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch High Court has rejected a group action bid by almost 50 Canterbury homeowners wanting to sue their earthquake insurer together.

Christchurch: Five buildings cordoned off as dangerous

Christchurch: Five buildings cordoned off as dangerous

Thursday, 25 February 2016 12:41 p.m. by MediaHerald

Five unoccupied buildings on Christchurch's New Regent Street have been cordoned off, after an engineering report identified them as dangerous and earthquake prone.A member of the public called the City Council concerned about the...

New Regent St buildings classed dangerous after Valentines Day earthquake

New Regent St buildings classed 'dangerous' after Valentines Day earthquake

Thursday, 25 February 2016 10:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's tourist tramway is being stopped from going along New Regent St because of concerns about the safety of five privately-owned buildings.

Two arrested for scaling central Christchurch crane at night

Two arrested for scaling central Christchurch crane at night

Thursday, 25 February 2016 9:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

Late-night crane climbers are putting their lives at risk, often to take selfies, on central Christchurch construction sites.

Opinion: Stonewood failure a familiar rebuild tale

Opinion: Stonewood failure a familiar rebuild tale

Thursday, 25 February 2016 7:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Opinion: The failure of building company Stonewood Homes this week followed a depressingly familiar pattern.

The Big Read: Last on the land

The Big Read: Last on the land

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 8:05 p.m. by MediaHerald

"This was my grandmother's house," says Dr Annette Wilkes, 75, Red Zone resident of Christchurch, spanner-in-the-works and one of the few remaining residents of Dallington."My mother had a house next door. I grew up here. This whole...

Big Read: Last on the land

Big Read: Last on the land

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 8:05 p.m. by MediaHerald

"This was my grandmother's house," says Dr Annette Wilkes, 75, Red Zone resident of Christchurch, spanner-in-the-works and one of the few remaining residents of Dallington."My mother had a house next door. I grew up here. This whole...

Editorial: Stonewood failure a familiar rebuild tale

Editorial: Stonewood failure a familiar rebuild tale

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 4:21 p.m. by MediaStuff

The failure of building company Stonewood Homes this week followed a depressingly familiar pattern.

Canterbury tourism back to pre-earthquake levels, but city skipped

Canterbury tourism back to pre-earthquake levels, but city skipped

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 6:29 a.m. by MediaThePress

Tourism in Canterbury has bounced back to pre-earthquake levels, but damaged parts of the region are still missing the crest of the tourist wave.

Canterbury tourism back to pre-quake levels

Canterbury tourism back to pre-quake levels

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 6:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tourism in Canterbury has bounced back to pre-earthquake levels but damaged parts of the region are still missing the crest of the tourist wave.

Christchurch marae hosts new temporary workers village

Christchurch marae hosts new temporary workers' village

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 1:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Accommodation for up to 51 rebuild workers will be built behind a Christchurch marae.

From earthquake write-off to award winning home for Christchurch couple

From earthquake write-off to award winning home for Christchurch couple

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 11:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

With fancy renovations completed just weeks earlier, Daryl and Tara Hewitt were readying their beautifully reworked house for a home and garden tour.

Gerry Brownlee protester lost son Jayden Andrews-Howland in earthquake

Gerry Brownlee protester lost son Jayden Andrews-Howland in earthquake

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 10:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

The man who tipped a chocolate and flour mixture over Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee lost his son in the February 2011 earthquake.

Gerry Brownlee protester lost son Jayden Andrews-Howland in quake

Gerry Brownlee protester lost son Jayden Andrews-Howland in quake

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 10:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

The man who allegedly tipped a chocolate and flour mixture over Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee lost his son in the February 2011 earthquake.

Gerry Brownlee protestor lost son in quake

Gerry Brownlee protestor lost son in quake

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 9:51 a.m. by MediaStuff

The man who allegedly tipped a chocolate and flour mixture over Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee lost his son in the February 2011 earthquake.

Christchurch earthquake refugees find a home in Blenheim

Christchurch earthquake refugees find a home in Blenheim

Monday, 22 February 2016 7:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch family who moved to Blenheim following the Canterbury earthquakes, says the move has allowed them to heal and get on with their lives.

Christchurch earthquake refugees find a home in Marlborough

Christchurch earthquake refugees find a home in Marlborough

Monday, 22 February 2016 7:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch family who moved to Blenheim following the Canterbury earthquakes, says the move has allowed them to heal and get on with their lives.

Arrest after brown substance poured on Gerry Brownlee at service

Arrest after 'brown' substance poured on Gerry Brownlee at service

Monday, 22 February 2016 4:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

A man has been charged with assault after allegedly pouring a "brown substance" over Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.

Brown substance poured on Gerry Brownlee at service – This is for you

'Brown' substance poured on Gerry Brownlee at service – 'This is for you'

Monday, 22 February 2016 4:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has had a "brown substance" poured over his head by a protestor who said "this is for you", according to reports.