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Parker welcomes private input - up to a point

Parker welcomes private input - up to a point

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Mayor Bob Parker says the Christchurch City Council is open to partnering with the private sector on some key central-city projects but it wants full control over the restoration of the Town Hall and the construction of the new library.

Stadium plan least favoured anchor project

Stadium plan least favoured anchor project

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

The proposed Christchurch stadium is the least popular rebuild project, with nearly a third of people saying it is not needed, a new poll says.

Chch consents will be faster - Key

Chch consents will be faster - Key

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 5:26 a.m. by Media3News

Handing over Christchurch council's consenting department to Doug Martin will speed up the Canterbury rebuild, John Key says.

Market emerges for low-rise apartments

Market emerges for low-rise apartments

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 12:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

High-rise apartments in central Christchurch may be out of favour with developers, but lower-rise complexes are already on the drawing board.

Brownlee calls time on deadlock

Brownlee calls time on deadlock

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 12:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is threatening to compulsorily acquire central Christchurch land to kickstart a much fought-over retail development.

Brownlee calls time on development deadlock

Brownlee calls time on development deadlock

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 12:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is threatening to compulsorily acquire central Christchurch land to kickstart a much fought-over retail development.

Port Hills homeowners still waiting to learn fate

Port Hills homeowners still waiting to learn fate

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 12:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

Waiting to learn the fate of their land is a numbers game for frustrated Port Hills homeowners - and wait they will continue to do.

Christchurch City credit rating cut

Christchurch City credit rating cut

Monday, 8 July 2013 6:00 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch City Council had its credit rating cut one notch and is still on a negative outlook after losing its accreditation to issue building consents.

Christchurch mayoral race: Speculation starts swirling

Christchurch mayoral race: Speculation starts swirling

Monday, 8 July 2013 3:07 p.m. by MediaHerald

Student superhero Flatman, a cocker spaniel called Prince and disgraced former MP Aaron Gilmore are being talked about as potential mayoral candidates in post-quake Christchurch.Speculation is swirling around the city in the wake...

New fire team after quake lessons

New fire team after quake lessons

Monday, 8 July 2013 1:51 a.m. by MediaStuff

If the Alpine Fault were to shake today, these guys are ready for it.

Businesses fate still unclear over stadium plan

Businesses' fate still unclear over stadium plan

Monday, 8 July 2013 12:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has bought nearly 50 per cent of the land it needs for the new Christchurch stadium.

Restored registry looks to future

Restored registry looks to future

Monday, 8 July 2013 12:13 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's quake-damaged Arts Centre is officially on the road to restoration.

Central-city sites set to be taken

Central-city sites set to be taken

Sunday, 7 July 2013 11:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Compulsory acquisition of central-city sites appears likely with Christchurch landowners standing firm despite a deadline to secure east frame land looming.

First restored building in Arts Centre opens

First restored building in Arts Centre opens

Sunday, 7 July 2013 8:19 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Quake advocacy group told to pay $24,000 for OIA

Quake advocacy group told to pay $24,000 for OIA

Sunday, 7 July 2013 5:42 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A Christchurch earthquake advocacy group has been told it will have to pay $24,000 if it wants information from the Earthquake Commission requested under the Official Information Act.

Several ways to progress claims

Several ways to progress claims

Sunday, 7 July 2013 2:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Homeowner Monique Cupples has a bone to pick with Southern Response and its stated policy of being "firm but fair" with customers over insurance claims.

Government clueless on illegal consents

Government clueless on illegal consents

Sunday, 7 July 2013 1:37 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Government has no idea how long illegal building consents were being issued by Christchurch City Council or how many have been issued.

Christchurch building safety evaluated

Christchurch building safety evaluated

Sunday, 7 July 2013 11:08 a.m. by Media3News

The Government can't say for sure that new buildings in Christchurch are safe.

A sneeze away from trouble

A 'sneeze away' from trouble

Sunday, 7 July 2013 10:23 a.m. by MediaStuff

A sneeze away from trouble

A 'sneeze away' from trouble

Sunday, 7 July 2013 10:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

Transitional square opens in Christchurch

Transitional square opens in Christchurch

Saturday, 6 July 2013 5:33 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch people were officially welcomed back into Cathedral Square - the heart of the city - on Saturday with live music and a speech by outgoing Mayor Bob Parker.

Stress behind Parkers decision

Stress behind Parker's decision

Saturday, 6 July 2013 7:54 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has had enough.

Fencing demand high in recovery

Fencing demand high in recovery

Saturday, 6 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The central city cordon in Christchurch is disappearing but boom times are far from over for fencing companies.

Draft Christchurch housing plan released

Draft Christchurch housing plan released

Friday, 5 July 2013 9:50 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A plan to determine where future housing, businesses and infrastructure should be in Canterbury over the next 15 years will be sent to Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee on Friday.

Christchurch mayor Bob Parker wont seek re-election

Christchurch mayor Bob Parker won't seek re-election

Friday, 5 July 2013 7:03 p.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has pulled out of the upcoming mayoral race.

Fencing demand high in Chch recovery

Fencing demand high in Chch recovery

Friday, 5 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The central city cordon in Christchurch is disappearing but boom times are far from over for fencing companies.

Homes EQC fight headed for court trial

Home's EQC fight headed for court trial

Friday, 5 July 2013 12:03 a.m. by MediaStuff

Maryville Retirement Village has lost a $1.2 million claim against the Earthquake Commission in the High Court, but the case is heading for trial.

Safety comes first in rebuild

Safety comes first in rebuild

Friday, 5 July 2013 12:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

The construction industry downed tools yesterday to sign a new safety charter in an effort to curb workplace injuries in the Canterbury rebuild.

John Campbell speaks to Bob Parker

John Campbell speaks to Bob Parker

Thursday, 4 July 2013 8:15 p.m. by Media3News

The entire City Council voted in favour of the idea today.

John Campbell spoke to Mayor Bob Parker on the show.

Chch City Council stripped of consent powers

Chch City Council stripped of consent powers

Thursday, 4 July 2013 6:02 p.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has voted unanimously to call on the government to help solve its consents crisis.

Chch earthquake video goes viral

Chch earthquake video goes viral

Thursday, 4 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Rebuild safety charter signed

Rebuild safety charter signed

Thursday, 4 July 2013 11:30 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Representatives from the construction and insurance industries have signed a safety charter, aimed at keeping workers safe during the rebuild of Christchurch.

Chch mayor accused of arse-protecting

Chch mayor accused of 'arse-protecting'

Thursday, 4 July 2013 9:38 a.m. by Media3News

Sub-standard Chch buildings `a huge worry

Sub-standard Chch buildings `a huge worry'

Thursday, 4 July 2013 6:07 a.m. by Media3News

Chch council set to agree to Govt takeover

Chch council set to agree to Govt takeover

Thursday, 4 July 2013 5:38 a.m. by Media3News

Construction injuries jump almost 70pc

Construction injuries jump almost 70pc

Thursday, 4 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The rate of serious injury for Christchurch's construction industry has jumped almost 70 per cent since the earthquakes, to 106 incidents per 10,000 workers.

Ianz finds 18 of 20 consents fail code

Ianz finds 18 of 20 consents fail code

Thursday, 4 July 2013 12:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch buildings constructed under faulty council consents could be demolished if deemed unsafe after a Government review.

Buildings may have to be razed

Buildings may have to be razed

Thursday, 4 July 2013 12:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch buildings constructed under faulty council consents could be demolished if deemed unsafe after a Government review.

Where is Tony Marryatt?

Where is Tony Marryatt?

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 8:08 p.m. by Media3News

As details about the Christchurch City Council's shonky building consent process emerge, it looks like chief executive Tony Marryatt is set to step down.

Council should have focused on recovery

Council 'should have focused on recovery'

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 3:44 p.m. by Media3News

Council CEO takes leave over consents

Council CEO takes leave over consents

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 1:09 p.m. by Media3News



Victoria Apartments to be bowled

Victoria Apartments to be bowled

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 11:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

One of Christchurch's few remaining high-rise apartment blocks will be demolished this year, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has confirmed.

Chch consents not meeting requirements

Chch consents not meeting requirements

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 8:54 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has been granting building consents that could put people and property at risk, says IANZ.

Christchurch needs better roads

Christchurch needs better roads

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 8:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Thwack, thump, kerplunk: That's what it is like driving over Christchurch's rollercoaster roads.

Family happy with red-zoned home to call their own

Family happy with red-zoned home to call their own

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

After two years in a rental, Virginia Tatton and her partner are moving into their new home - but they have not had to call a builder or a real estate agent.

Family happy with red-zoned relocation

Family happy with red-zoned relocation

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

After two years in a rental, Virginia Tatton and her partner are moving into their new home - but they have not had to call a builder or a real estate agent.

What IANZ told the Christchurch council

What IANZ told the Christchurch council

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 7:38 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Tonight, exclusively, what IANZ really said to the Christchurch City Council.

Christchurch councillors brace for dressing down over consents

Christchurch councillors brace for dressing down over consents

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:40 p.m. by MediaHerald

Councillors are bracing themselves for a dressing down by government ministers tomorrow over Christchurch City Council's failure to retain accreditation for building consents.

Confusion over Chch building consents

Confusion over Chch building consents

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:04 p.m. by Media3News

Building and construction industry players in Christchurch are anxiously awaiting the outcome of Gerry Brownlee's meeting with the city council.

Brownlee: Chchs problems go way back

Brownlee: Chch's problems go way back

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 3:34 p.m. by Media3News

Canterbury Earthquake Minister Gerry Brownlee says Christchurch City Council's problems with building consents are now unacceptable.

Chch suburbs to get faster internet

Chch suburbs to get faster internet

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 3:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch ultrafast broadband (UFB) provider Enable has finalised which suburbs will be hooked up over the next year.

Christchurch builders welcome consents shake-up

Christchurch builders welcome consents shake-up

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 9:10 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has lost its ability to approve building consents after International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) revoked the council's accreditation yesterday morning.

The decision follows a one month period in which the council were told by the IANZ to improve their consenting process.

Speaking on Firstline this morning, Brent Metrick of building company Stonewood ...

Editorial: Christchurch penalty a lesson for all councils

Editorial: Christchurch penalty a lesson for all councils

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

The rest of the country long ago grew wary of complaints from the Christchurch City Council that it was excluded from decisions on the city's reconstruction. A Government-appointed authority may have been given the leading role in the revival but the council kept responsibility for building consents. Now it has lost even that role.

Consents: Marryatt needs to front up

Consents: Marryatt needs to front up

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council chief executive Tony Marryatt needs to front up on the council's consenting issues after the Government announced it was stepping in, a city business leader says.

Consents: Marryatt must front

Consents: Marryatt must front

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council chief executive Tony Marryatt needs to front up on the council's consenting issues after the Government announced it was stepping in, a city business leader says.

EQC negotiates $3.25b in reinsurance cover

EQC negotiates $3.25b in reinsurance cover

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission will pay an unprecedented $160 million for increased reinsurance cover for the 2013-14 year.

Govt to move on consent debacle

Govt to move on consent debacle

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is stepping in to solve the Christchurch City Council consenting debacle, with a crisis meeting being held today to discuss intervention options.

Govt mum on frame money

Govt mum on frame money

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government will spend over 80 per cent of the money allocated to the new "frame" around the central city on land purchases.

Passing on free red-zone houses in Christchurch

Passing on free red-zone houses in Christchurch

Monday, 1 July 2013 8:11 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Family homes in Christchurch are being given away for free. Why? While the red zone is uninhabitable, some of the homes in it aren't.