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Goughs claims rubbished by design panel

Gough's claims rubbished by design panel

Thursday, 25 July 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch property developer Antony Gough has slammed the city's urban design panel for criticising his multimillion-dollar Terrace development plans and favouring the "bland, creamy [and] homogenous".

Busy Christchurch gains 22 migrants a day

Busy Christchurch gains 22 migrants a day

Thursday, 25 July 2013 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is welcoming 22 migrants a day.

Christchurch gains 22 migrants a day

Christchurch gains 22 migrants a day

Thursday, 25 July 2013 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is welcoming 22 migrants a day.

Urban design panel wants a bland rebuild

Urban design panel wants a 'bland' rebuild

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 2:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

A prominent property investor has criticised the panel that promotes good design for rebuilt Christchurch.

Urban Design Panel wants bland rebuild

Urban Design Panel wants 'bland' rebuild

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 2:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

A prominent property investor has criticised the panel that promotes good design for rebuilt Christchurch.

Chch quake survivors plea to Wgtn council

Chch quake survivor's plea to Wgtn council

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 2:06 p.m. by Media3News

A survivor of the Christchurch quakes has put out a heartfelt appeal to the Wellington City Council.

Lessons from Christchurch: Insurance policies and significant events

Lessons from Christchurch: Insurance policies and significant events

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 1:03 p.m. by MediaHerald

Insurance is one of the biggest business issues to emerge from the Christchurch earthquakes.It's led several businesses to consider whether they can claim under their existing policy and whether that policy is still appropriate.After...

Red zone and buyouts not illegal

Red zone and buyouts 'not illegal'

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 12:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government's decision to declare parts of Christchurch a red zone and seek to buy land was made outside of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act - but it was not illegal.
 
The third and final day of the High Court trial between the Quake Outcasts and Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and CERA chief executive Roger Sutton has seen counsel David Goddard defend the Government's decisions.
 
He told the court the CER Act provided "additional powers to ...

Quake repairs: Minor repairs, major issue

Quake repairs: Minor repairs, major issue

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Outcasts options bleak

Outcasts' options 'bleak'

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A decision to make reduced red-zone offers to uninsured Christchurch landowners is contrary to earthquake recovery, a court has been told.

Quake repairs: Its been a shambles

Quake repairs: It's been a shambles

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

$1m win for red-zoner

$1m win for red-zoner

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch woman who planned to raid her pension to build a new home can now afford the ultimate upgrade after winning $1 million in Bonus Bonds.

$1m win for older red-zoner

$1m win for older red-zoner

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch woman who planned to raid her pension to build a new home can now afford the ultimate upgrade after winning $1 million in Bonus Bonds.

$1m win for elderly red-zoner

$1m win for elderly red-zoner

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch woman who planned to raid her pension to build a new home can now afford a big upgrade after winning $1 million in Bonus Bonds.

New base isolators for Christchurch building

New base isolators for Christchurch building

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 4:17 a.m. by MediaStuff

Base isolators have been around since the 1970s in New Zealand, helping reduce the impact of earthquakes on buildings, but a new Christchurch building is going a step further.

Urban Design Panel wants bland rebuild

Urban Design Panel wants 'bland' rebuild

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 2:26 a.m. by MediaStuff

A prominent property investor has criticised the panel that promotes good design for rebuilt Christchurch.

Court hears red zone options bleak

Court hears red zone options 'bleak'

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 6:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

A decision to write off Christchurch's worst-affected land has been labelled ''de facto compulsory acquisition''.

Record number of migrants moving to Christchurch

Record number of migrants moving to Christchurch

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 12:33 p.m. by Media3News

The long expected post-quake boom of migrant workers has finally begun in Christchurch, with new records being set for the number of people moving in from overseas.

Quake repairs: EQR totally incompetent

Quake repairs: EQR 'totally incompetent'

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Quake repairs: EQC totally incompetent

Quake repairs: EQC 'totally incompetent'

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurers helping to transform Chch

Insurers helping to transform Chch

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 9:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

Lawyer says offers unfair

Lawyer says offers 'unfair'

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Government officials knew rezoning residential land would essentially reduce values to zero meaning the buyout offer was one that "cannot be refused", the Christchurch High Court was told.

Quake repairs: We were amazed

Quake repairs: We were amazed

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch: No future for my kids

Christchurch: No future for my kids

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Precinct contractors sought

Precinct contractors sought

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An updated timeframe for Christchurch's justice and emergency services precinct shows the likely $100 million-plus project starting next February and taking three years to complete.

Justice precinct contractors sought

Justice precinct contractors sought

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An updated timeframe for Christchurch's justice and emergency services precinct shows the likely $100 million-plus project starting next February and taking three years to complete.

Lawyer says buyout offers unfair

Lawyer says buyout offers 'unfair'

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Government officials knew rezoning residential land would essentially reduce values to zero meaning the buyout offer was one that "cannot be refused", the Christchurch High Court was told.

Quake tips from Christchurch residents

Quake tips from Christchurch residents

Monday, 22 July 2013 8:25 p.m. by Media3News

The people of Christchurch give advice to Wellington after yesterday's 6.5 quake.

Justice precinct contractors sought

Justice precinct contractors sought

Monday, 22 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

An updated timeframe for Christchurch's justice and emergency services precinct shows the likely $100 million-plus project starting next February and taking three years to complete.

Quake land damage case goes to court

Quake land damage case goes to court

Monday, 22 July 2013 3:20 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A judicial review of the red zoning of earthquake damaged land is underway in the High Court in Christchurch.

Quake land damage case goes to high court

Quake land damage case goes to high court

Monday, 22 July 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaRNZ

A judicial review of the red zoning of earthquake damaged land is underway in the High Court in Christchurch.

Quake repairs: Five tips for homeowners

Quake repairs: Five tips for homeowners

Monday, 22 July 2013 10:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

Quake live chat with a GNS scientist

Quake live chat with a GNS scientist

Monday, 22 July 2013 9:24 a.m. by MediaStuff

A GNS earthquake expert is in the newsroom answering your questions about the series of significant quakes that have been rattling the top of the South Island and Wellington.

A symbol for a bullish city

A symbol for a bullish city

Sunday, 21 July 2013 11:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

Wealthy Cantabrians have donated more than $100,000 towards a symbol of hope for the city.

Complex red-zoner High Court case opens

'Complex' red-zoner High Court case opens

Sunday, 21 July 2013 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch red-zoners fighting the Government's "abuse of power" have reached the High Court.

Vacant section owners take EQC to court

Vacant section owners take EQC to court

Sunday, 21 July 2013 4:00 p.m. by Media3News

Angry Christchurch red zoners are taking on the Government in a significant court case beginning tomorrow.

South Island still being reshaped

South Island still being reshaped

Saturday, 20 July 2013 11:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

The South Island is still buckling and shifting to the rhythms of the earth nearly three years after titanic seismic forces began reshaping Canterbury.

Residents happily ever after stories

Residents' 'happily ever after' stories

Saturday, 20 July 2013 11:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Residents live happily ever after

Residents live 'happily ever after'

Saturday, 20 July 2013 11:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Some insurance premiums doubling

Some insurance premiums doubling

Saturday, 20 July 2013 8:55 a.m. by Media3News

Sweeping changes to the way New Zealanders buy their insurance have seen some homeowners' premiums more than double.

Fletchers eye Christchurch CBD projects

Fletchers eye Christchurch CBD projects

Saturday, 20 July 2013 8:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

Old Waimakariri Bridge open again

Old Waimakariri Bridge open again

Saturday, 20 July 2013 5:57 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Old Waimakariri Bridge is open again from 6am on Saturday after earthquake repair works were completed earlier than expected.

Warning against land grab in city

Warning against land grab in city

Friday, 19 July 2013 11:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is being warned against "confiscating" land as it tries to break a development deadlock in Christchurch's City Mall.

Red-zoners take Govt to court

Red-zoners take Govt to court

Friday, 19 July 2013 5:20 p.m. by Media3News

A key post-quake Government policy will be tested in court today.

Cardboard cathedral damaged by rain

Cardboard cathedral damaged by rain

Friday, 19 July 2013 12:50 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The transitional cardboard cathedral in Christchurch has been damaged by recent rain.

Quake near Oxford

Quake near Oxford

Friday, 19 July 2013 12:03 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Warning against land grab in city

Warning against land grab in city

Friday, 19 July 2013 11:53 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government is being warned against "confiscating" land as it tries to break a development deadlock in Christchurch's City Mall.

Cardboard cathedral damaged by rain

Cardboard cathedral damaged by rain

Friday, 19 July 2013 11:35 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

How did quake repairs go on your home?

How did quake repairs go on your home?

Friday, 19 July 2013 10:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fletchers EQR is overseeing the repairs of about 80,000 homes damaged by Canterbury's earthquakes.

Have you had your quake repairs done?

Have you had your quake repairs done?

Friday, 19 July 2013 10:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fletchers EQR is overseeing the repairs of about 80,000 homes damaged by Canterbury's earthquakes.

Earthquake Recovery Minister Brownlee heads to San Francisco

Earthquake Recovery Minister Brownlee heads to San Francisco

Friday, 19 July 2013 10:39 a.m. by MediaHerald

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is off to San Francisco on Sunday for a series of meetings relating to both his earthquake and transport portfolios.Mr Brownlee will call on the mayors of San Francisco and Los Angeles...

Hazard notices for quake-damaged houses

Hazard notices for quake-damaged houses

Friday, 19 July 2013 10:10 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Earthquake-damaged houses in Christchurch at risk of severe flooding are having hazard notices placed on their land. The Star has learned five properties have hazard notices placed on their titles which alert potential buyers that...

Soggy Cardboard Cathedral nothing to be worried about

Soggy Cardboard Cathedral 'nothing to be worried about'

Friday, 19 July 2013 9:57 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Heavy rain shouldn't be a concern to Christchurch's Cardboard Cathedral now the roof has been completed.Chunks of the cardboard pipes have had to be cut away and replaced after becoming sodden with recent bad weather.Anglican...

Earthquakes unveil window into past

Earthquakes unveil window into past

Friday, 19 July 2013 9:52 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Govt plan urged for post-rebuild Christchurch

Govt plan urged for post-rebuild Christchurch

Friday, 19 July 2013 8:26 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Fletchers repairs ease back

Fletchers repairs ease back

Friday, 19 July 2013 12:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

The pace of home repairs being completed by Fletcher EQR has slowed as the firm begins to tackle the most complex cases.

Containers provide all home comforts

Containers provide all home comforts

Friday, 19 July 2013 12:20 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The first shipping container village for rebuild workers - complete with PlayStation 3s and cleaners - will open in Addington later this year.

Hope for McLeans Mansion salvage

Hope for McLean's Mansion salvage

Friday, 19 July 2013 12:19 a.m. by MediaStuff

The head of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) says there is still time to save McLean's Mansion, a historic Christchurch homestead slated for demolition.