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More workers needed to rebuild infrastructure

More workers needed to rebuild infrastructure

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 11:41 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The construction team charged with fixing Christchurch's roads and water pipes is looking to beef up its 1700-plus work force by another 400 people by May/June as it ramps up work on the $2 billion repair of Christchurch's horizontal infrastructure.

Christchurch investors seize chance, take on risk

Christchurch investors seize chance, take on risk

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 11:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

A popular rebuild blueprint, a marked decrease in seismic activity and an optimistic, forward-looking population means central Christchurch is ripe for investment.

Chch investors seize chance, take on risk

Chch investors seize chance, take on risk

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 11:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

A popular rebuild blueprint, a marked decrease in seismic activity and an optimistic, forward-looking population means central Christchurch is ripe for investment.

Archaeologists strike massive find under Isaac Theatre Royale

Archaeologists strike 'massive' find under Isaac Theatre Royale

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 5:50 p.m. by Media3News

Archaeologists working in Christchurch have stumbled across a “massive” collection of artefacts under the quake-damaged Isaac Theatre Royal.

Artefacts discovered under Christchurchs Isaac Theatre Royale

Artefacts discovered under Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royale

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 5:50 p.m. by Media3News

Archaeologists working in Christchurch have stumbled across a “massive” collection of artefacts under the quake-damaged Isaac Theatre Royal.

Red zone residents blast unrealistic insurance offer

Red zone residents blast 'unrealistic' insurance offer

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 5:22 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Jimi and Jane Yazdanpanah have been searching for a new home for months, but can’t find anything they can afford.

Kiwi companies recruiting foreign workers for Christchurch rebuild

Kiwi companies recruiting foreign workers for Christchurch rebuild

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 5:15 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Tonight, Campbell Live beings a series looking at New Zealand’s employment industry.

Council closes 31 units

Council closes 31 units

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 1:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tenants are being moved out of another 31 city council housing units as investigations reveal they fall well below the current building code.

Council closes Christchurch units

Council closes Christchurch units

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 1:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tenants are being moved out of another 31 Christchurch City Council housing units as investigations reveal they fall well below the building code.

Council closes Christchurch units

Council closes Christchurch units

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 1:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tenants are being moved out of another 31 Christchurch City Council housing units as investigations reveal they fall well below the building code.

Design competition attracts 58 entries

Design competition attracts 58 entries

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 11:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

A competition to design and build an urban village in Christchurch has received "strong interest" from international architects and designers.

Call for twisted bridge to become memorial

Call for twisted bridge to become memorial

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 10:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Members of the public are campaigning to have the twisted Medway footbridge turned into an earthquake memorial.

Aranui, Sumner compared in study

Aranui, Sumner compared in study

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 8:33 a.m. by MediaStuff

Aranui and Sumner responded differently after the earthquakes because of differences in income and employment, a new study shows.

Construction companies welcome visa changes

Construction companies welcome visa changes

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 6:48 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Construction companies working on the Christchurch rebuild are welcoming a change to visa rules which will see Kiwis picked first for jobs.

Quake sets new direction

Quake sets new direction

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch's Cindy Gibb made a deal with her husband - one day she'd be able to travel the world to places where nursing skills were in short supply and work.But that day came sooner than either she or Sam Gibb planned. 

Quake-hit families still living in squalor

Quake-hit families still living in squalor

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Horror stories of Christchurch families living in garages and tents continue to surface almost two years on from the February 2011 earthquake.

Brownlee denies he ignored Cera advice

Brownlee denies he ignored Cera advice

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has rejected suggestions he ignored officials' advice in making reduced offers to uninsured red-zoners.

Red-zone raider faces court

Red-zone raider faces court

Monday, 28 January 2013 6:40 p.m. by MediaHerald

A man posing as an earthquake contractor will appear in court tomorrow accused of raiding red-zoned houses in the hard-hit eastern suburbs of Christchurch.The 43-year-old wore a high-visibility vest emblazoned with a contracting...

Kiwis at front of Chch rebuild queue

Kiwis at front of Chch rebuild queue

Monday, 28 January 2013 1:26 p.m. by Media3News

A new visa rule that came into effect on Monday guarantees Kiwis are at the front of the queue for jobs on the Christchurch rebuild.

Labour to complain about red zone offer

Labour to complain about red zone offer

Monday, 28 January 2013 12:16 p.m. by Media3News

Labour is complaining about the Government's decision to offer some Christchurch residents half the value of their red zone properties.

Fletcher EQR pays $1b to contractors

Fletcher EQR pays $1b to contractors

Monday, 28 January 2013 11:13 a.m. by MediaThePress

Fletcher EQR has topped the $1 billion mark in terms of payouts to contractors as part of its earthquake repair work, a spokesman for the company says.

Low costs estimated for glass Christchurch Cathedral

Low costs estimated for glass Christchurch Cathedral

Monday, 28 January 2013 10:20 a.m. by Media3News

A plan to put the Christchurch Cathedral in a glass casing would cost only $45 million, Mayor Bob Parker has estimated.

Brownlee cut payout for owners

Brownlee cut payout for owners

Sunday, 27 January 2013 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee disregarded advice from officials to give some red-zoned Cantabrians a full payout for their quake-damaged land, instead offering them half.

Classy glass a perfect project for reborn recycler

Classy glass a perfect project for reborn recycler

Sunday, 27 January 2013 9:29 a.m. by MediaStuff

A demolition company specialising in churches and architectural antiques hopes 14 stained glass windows salvaged from an Edgeware church will again grace a place of worship in Canterbury.

Rebuild boom part of govt plan for 2013

Rebuild boom part of govt plan for 2013

Saturday, 26 January 2013 12:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch welcomes new apprenticeship scheme

Christchurch welcomes new apprenticeship scheme

Friday, 25 January 2013 5:25 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A new apprentice bonus has been welcomed in Christchurch, which is struggling to attract enough tradespeople.

Keys state of the nation: 10,000 apprentices

Key's state of the nation: 10,000 apprentices

Friday, 25 January 2013 2:39 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Labour leader David Shearer says a new apprenticeship scheme announced by the Prime Minister today comes four years too late - but industry groups are welcoming the plan.

BNZ demolition resumes

BNZ demolition resumes

Friday, 25 January 2013 1:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition specialists, wearing protective clothing due to the asbestos risk, inspected the roof of the BNZ House in Cathedral Square today.

Asbestos delays BNZ demolition

Asbestos delays BNZ demolition

Friday, 25 January 2013 1:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition specialists, wearing protective clothing because of the asbestos risk, inspected the roof of BNZ House in Cathedral Square today.

Cantabrians not drinking more since quakes, says study

Cantabrians not drinking more since quakes, says study

Friday, 25 January 2013 11:31 a.m. by Media3News

A student-lead study investigating links between quake trauma and alcohol dependence has found most Cantabrians are not drinking more.

Flat tax rate for Christchurch opposed

Flat tax rate for Christchurch opposed

Friday, 25 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A flat business tax rate of 10 per cent could help Christchurch flourish and quicken the city's recovery, business commentator Sam Stanley says.

Christchurch rebuild adds impetus for manufacturers

Christchurch rebuild adds impetus for manufacturers

Friday, 25 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Manufacturers appear modestly optimistic that activity will pick up in 2013 after a patchy year but remain extremely cautious about the timing, according to the latest BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index data.

Project detail promised

Project detail promised

Friday, 25 January 2013 12:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has promised more information on central Christchurch project timelines after businesses and leasing agents expressed frustration at slow progress.

Rebuild buy-ups at 1 per cent

Rebuild buy-ups at 1 per cent

Friday, 25 January 2013 12:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has reached agreements with owners on fewer than 5 per cent of properties needed for the redesign of central Christchurch and bought just 1 per cent, but believes it is making progress.

Fast-track consenting for new premises

Fast-track consenting for new premises

Friday, 25 January 2013 12:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has promised more information on central Christchurch project timelines after businesses and leasing agents expressed frustration at slow progress.

Cathedrals debate reaches Vatican City

Cathedrals debate reaches Vatican City

Thursday, 24 January 2013 11:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

The debate over the fate of Christchurch's two wounded cathedrals has reached Vatican City.

I told you so, says Brownlee on rockfall

I told you so, says Brownlee on rockfall

Thursday, 24 January 2013 11:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

A 40-tonne boulder has been turned into a political football after it smashed into an unoccupied house in Christchurch's Port Hills.

Govt shows sympathy for quake-affected businesses

Govt shows sympathy for quake-affected businesses

Thursday, 24 January 2013 5:43 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Government says it has "sympathy" with frustrated Christchurch businesspeople anxious to return to their earthquake-devastated central business district almost two years after they were forced out.The CBD has been red-zoned...

Flat business tax floated to aid Canterbury

Flat business tax floated to aid Canterbury

Thursday, 24 January 2013 3:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

A flat business tax rate of 10 per cent could help Christchurch flourish and speed up the city's recovery, business commentator Sam Stanley says.

Artist says goodbye to condemned building

Artist says goodbye to condemned building

Thursday, 24 January 2013 3:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch artist has created "a personal goodbye" to a condemned building and a reflection on the changing city.

Car theft arrests made in Christchurch

Car theft arrests made in Christchurch

Thursday, 24 January 2013 11:20 a.m. by Media3News

Three people were arrested for motor vehicle theft overnight and will appear in Christchurch District Court today.

Van-sized rock hits red-zoned Christchurch home

Van-sized rock hits red-zoned Christchurch home

Thursday, 24 January 2013 11:18 a.m. by Media3News

A red zoned property in Christchurch has been cordoned off after a hillside rock the size of a van smashed into a house.

Van-sized boulder hits home

Van-sized boulder hits home

Thursday, 24 January 2013 11:03 a.m. by MediaStuff

A boulder the size of van has smashed through the deck into the poles supporting a red-stickered hillside Sumner house.

Van-sized boulder overhangs home

Van-sized boulder overhangs home

Thursday, 24 January 2013 10:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch police cordoned off a Sumner property last night after a rockfall left a boulder the size of a van unstable on a hillside.

Call for Christchurch flat tax to help rebuild

Call for Christchurch flat tax to help rebuild

Thursday, 24 January 2013 7:42 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A leading economist has called for a flat tax in the Canterbury area to attract businesses and assist with the rebuild.

Delays make firms wary of centre

Delays make firms wary of centre

Thursday, 24 January 2013 7:07 a.m. by MediaStuff

Time could be running out to attract businesses back to central Christchurch as frustration builds over a lack of progress.

Delays make firms wary of centre

Delays make firms wary of centre

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 11:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Time could be running out to attract businesses back to central Christchurch as frustration builds over a lack of progress.

Government splits Christchurch rebuild contract

Government splits Christchurch rebuild contract

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 9:18 p.m. by Media3News

A $40 million Government deal to supply wallboard for the Christchurch rebuild is being used to inject competition into New Zealand's high-cost home building market.

Harewood Rd community centre closed

Harewood Rd community centre closed

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 3:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is closing the community centre building on Harewood Rd because of earthquake risk. 

Expert questions lifted quake threshold

Expert questions lifted quake threshold

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 1:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

Lifting the earthquake prone building threshold from 33 to 67 per cent of new building standard is of questionable benefit, says a British risk management expert hired by the Government.

Govt contracts worth millions in pipeline

Govt contracts worth millions in pipeline

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Government contracts for the rebuild of Halswell School and the building of Pegasus School, worth about $10m each, are in the pipeline.

Strong rise in spending as rebuild begins

Strong rise in spending as rebuild begins

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 9:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

Signs that rebuild benefits are flowing beyond the construction sector are emerging, according to an index of activity in Canterbury.

Govt rebuild contracts worth millions

Govt rebuild contracts worth millions

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Government contracts worth millions of dollars have been awarded already for earthquake recovery projects, with more up for grabs.

Christchurch retailers cool on parking cost rise

Christchurch retailers cool on parking cost rise

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Parking on central Christchurch's mostly empty streets is to get more expensive from Monday, leaving a major retailer and some motorists concerned.

End of era as bridges removed

End of era as bridges removed

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 9:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

An earthquake-damaged footbridge spanning the Avon River has been dismantled after nearly two years of being off-limits.

Wellington businesses urged to look south

Wellington businesses urged to look south

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 6:22 a.m. by Media3News

Wellington businesses are being urged to look south as the Christchurch rebuild hits top gear.

The Strip site to host $30m precinct

The Strip site to host $30m precinct

Monday, 21 January 2013 11:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

A planned $30 million to $40m bar, restaurant and retail precinct in central Christchurch could be open by the latter half of next year.

Christchurch mayors new idea for damaged cathedral

Christchurch mayor's new idea for damaged cathedral

Monday, 21 January 2013 5:13 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Demolition starts on community centre

Demolition starts on community centre

Monday, 21 January 2013 4:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

Work has begun on demolishing the South Brighton Community Centre in Beatty St.

Arts Centre Bookshop hopeful

Arts Centre Bookshop hopeful

Monday, 21 January 2013 11:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

Arts Centre Bookshop owner Darryl Wells is feeling the loss of tourists to the city.