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Art, projects to draw more into CBD

Art, projects to draw more into CBD

Monday, 29 July 2013 7:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

A landowner hopes donating vacant land for temporary art installations and transitional projects will draw more people to central Christchurch.

Consents help get Canterbury moving

Consents help get Canterbury moving

Monday, 29 July 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Canterbury's rebuild was boosted by a lift in building consents, rising house prices and increased retail spending in the first half of the year, according to ASB's "Cantometer" index.The measure, which provides a snapshot of economic...

Novotel almost ready to reopen doors

Novotel almost ready to reopen doors

Monday, 29 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square hotel is hosting a series of "trial guests" in the run-up to booked visitors being able to return from August 19 after a $20 million repair and rebuild.

Maori trainees boost skills pool for rebuild

Maori trainees boost skills pool for rebuild

Sunday, 28 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Construction industry leaders have been urged to take note of graduates emerging from a Maori trades training programme.

Christchurch rebuild stimulus spreading out

Christchurch rebuild stimulus spreading out

Sunday, 28 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The burst of earthquake-related construction activity in Canterbury is now spilling over into other areas of the local economy including car sales and the retail activity.

Novotel almost ready to reopen doors

Novotel almost ready to reopen doors

Sunday, 28 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square hotel is hosting a series of "trial guests" in the run-up to booked visitors being able to return from August 19 after a $20 million repair and rebuild.

Smaller rebuilders face squeeze

Smaller rebuilders face squeeze

Sunday, 28 July 2013 10:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's home building industry is polarised, it seems, between those with full books of forward work and those whose future work is looking skinny.

No consents issued yet for use of cardboard cathedral

No consents issued yet for use of cardboard cathedral

Sunday, 28 July 2013 10:09 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Despite tickets already having been sold for forthcoming concerts in Christchurch's cardboard cathedral, the Bishop of Christchurch says the new church has not yet received consents to operate.

Tricky move for Catholic church saved from demolition

Tricky move for Catholic church saved from demolition

Saturday, 27 July 2013 7:02 p.m. by Media3News

Many onlookers stopped in Canterbury today as a large church was driven down country roads on the back of a truck.

Heritage buildings lost in quake-strengthing changes

Heritage buildings lost in quake-strengthing changes

Saturday, 27 July 2013 1:07 p.m. by Media3News

Questions are being raised about the future of heritage buildings if strict new earthquake standards are introduced.

Insurance changes set new traps for owners

Insurance changes set new traps for owners

Saturday, 27 July 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Homeowners who think the only issue with house insurance changes is the likely premium increase need look no further than Christchurch.Just as the Canterbury earthquakes have changed the home insurance landscape, many homeowners...

Cathedral demolition ruling upheld

Cathedral demolition ruling upheld

Friday, 26 July 2013 8:15 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A decision on whether to partially demolish Christchurch's cathedral - possibly as low as the window sills - could be made as early as August.

Fight for Chch Cathedral could continue

Fight for Chch Cathedral could continue

Friday, 26 July 2013 4:39 p.m. by Media3News

The legal fight to save the quake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral may have another leg to run yet.

CERA website back online after hack

CERA website back online after hack

Friday, 26 July 2013 2:37 p.m. by Media3News

CERA has reactivated its website after an emergency effort to remove malicious software from its systems.

Ballantynes memorial to be restored

Ballantynes memorial to be restored

Friday, 26 July 2013 12:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

Repair work is set to get underway on the quake-damaged Ballantynes Memorial Rose Garden.

Court upholds cathedral demolition ruling

Court upholds cathedral demolition ruling

Friday, 26 July 2013 11:39 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court ruling that the Church Property Trustees is entitled to demolish ChristChurch Cathedral if it constructs a new cathedral on the same site.

Bid to halt cathedral deconstruction fails

Bid to halt cathedral deconstruction fails

Friday, 26 July 2013 11:15 a.m. by Media3News

The Court of Appeal has thrown out a bid to stop the deconstruction of the quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral.

Court upholds ruling that cathedral may be demolished

Court upholds ruling that cathedral may be demolished

Friday, 26 July 2013 11:07 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court ruling that the Church Property Trustees is entitled to demolish ChristChurch Cathedral if it constructs a new cathedral on the same site.

Court gives green light to deconstruct Christ Church Cathedral

Court gives green light to 'deconstruct' Christ Church Cathedral

Friday, 26 July 2013 10:58 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christ Church Cathedral can now be demolished after the Court of Appeal upheld an earlier decision allowing deconstruction of the earthquake-damaged heritage building to continue.The Great Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT) has...

Govt set for windfall from red zone properties

Govt set for windfall from red zone properties

Friday, 26 July 2013 10:18 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Government is set for a sizeable windfall from Christchurch residential red zone properties it has purchased.As the owner of properties the Crown has either bought or is holding signed sale and purchase agreements for, the Government...

Tension in leaked design report

'Tension' in leaked design report

Friday, 26 July 2013 12:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

A leaked government report has pinpointed urban design as a clear source of tension between the Christchurch City Council and the development community.

Malicious software found in quake website

Malicious software found in quake website

Thursday, 25 July 2013 8:10 p.m. by MediaRNZ

An investigation has been launched into how a piece of malicious computer software came to be embedded in the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's website.

CERA website offline after hack

CERA website offline after hack

Thursday, 25 July 2013 2:48 p.m. by Media3News

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) website is offline today as officials scramble to discover how malicious software was implanted inside their web systems.

Please, not two CBDs

Please, not two CBDs

Thursday, 25 July 2013 1:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

While looking through commercial buildings for lease in Christchurch online recently, it quickly became apparent that many of the new buildings are, or will be, unsightly glass boxes, predominantly located in Addington, but also randomly dotted about the city.

Lessons from Christchurch: Workplace health and safety

Lessons from Christchurch: Workplace health and safety

Thursday, 25 July 2013 12:50 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Christchurch rebuild is the biggest urban reconstruction undertaking in New Zealand's history. And it's triggering a growing focus on health and safety in worksites - not just for large construction companies, but also...

Arsonists target quake-damaged homes

Arsonists target quake-damaged homes

Thursday, 25 July 2013 9:53 a.m. by Media3News

Police are investigating a spate of suspected arson attacks on quake-damaged Christchurch homes.

Coal miners retrain for Christchurch rebuild

Coal miners retrain for Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 25 July 2013 9:50 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A few beers with mates in a west city bar is more than just a Friday night ritual for McConnell Dowell project supervisor Les Tredinnick.

EQC defends work of quake damage assessors

EQC defends work of quake damage assessors

Thursday, 25 July 2013 8:07 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Commission is defending the quality of earthquake damage investigators following claims they have wrongly assessed earthquake damage in Christchurch homes.

Buyout offer battle taking toll

Buyout offer battle taking toll

Thursday, 25 July 2013 7:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

It's been almost two and a half years of waiting for the Quake Outcasts but the next few weeks might prove the hardest.

Homeowners challenge misleading EQC assessments

Homeowners challenge 'misleading' EQC assessments

Thursday, 25 July 2013 6:02 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Some Canterbury homeowners say their houses are dropping in value because of misleading estimates of damage from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

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.