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Tool thieves busy as Chch rebuild begins

Tool thieves busy as Chch rebuild begins

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 1:19 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's post-quake building boom is turning into a boom for tool thieves.

Crown to consider incentives for frame

Crown to consider incentives for frame

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 11:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government expects to take a financial hit as it on-sells eastern frame land at slashed prices to make residential developments less risky for investors.

Crown to on-sell frame land at lower prices

Crown to on-sell frame land at lower prices

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 11:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government expects to take a financial hit as it on-sells eastern frame land at slashed prices to make residential developments less risky for investors.

Thief caught during quake damage assessment

Thief caught during quake damage assessment

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 8:45 a.m. by MediaHerald

A property owner and a builder who were meeting to assess earthquake damage found someone already at work on the house - stealing a hot water cylinder.The Oram Ave, New Brighton, house owner, Gary, who asked that his surname not...

Work to entice firms back to CBD

Work to entice firms back to CBD

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 7:29 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government unit charged with rebuilding Christchurch's central business district says it is working with the Government on various leasing options to entice commercial tenants back into the central city.

Retailers await rebuild activity

Retailers await rebuild activity

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 1:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

Retailers watching the rebuild of central Christchurch are in a chicken-and-egg situation, real estate researchers say.

Former site uses could put spanner in rebuild

Former site uses could put spanner in rebuild

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 1:22 a.m. by MediaThePress



Post-quake property revaluation in Christchurch

Post-quake property revaluation in Christchurch

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 5:45 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch City Council is undertaking its first post-quake revaluation of more than 160,000 city properties.

Chch mayor should fix our dog problem

Chch mayor should fix our dog problem

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Christchurch quake-prone buildings close at short notice

Christchurch quake-prone buildings close at short notice

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaRNZ

More than 200 buildings in Christchurch have been closed at short notice because they fail to meet the new earthquake building code.

224 quake-prone buildings closed at short notice

224 quake-prone buildings closed at short notice

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 1:58 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Inner-city plan to deter crime

Inner-city plan to deter crime

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's eastern frame will be built to strict guidelines, including maximum shrubbery heights and no dark corners, in a bid to deter crime.

Frame residents will help deter crime

Frame residents will help deter crime

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's eastern frame will be built to strict guidelines, including maximum shrubbery heights and no dark corners, in a bid to deter crime.

Architect firms enjoying rebuild boom

Architect firms enjoying rebuild boom

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 10:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

As the rebuild is shaping Christchurch, local architect firms are gearing up for the commercial boom in a competitive environment.

220 city buildings urgently closed by Cera

220 city buildings urgently closed by Cera

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 220 Christchurch buildings have been closed at short notice after failing to meet New Zealand's new post-earthquake building code.

220 buildings urgently closed by Cera

220 buildings urgently closed by Cera

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 220 Christchurch buildings have been closed at short notice after failing to meet New Zealand's new post-earthquake building code.

220 Chch buildings urgently closed by Cera

220 Chch buildings urgently closed by Cera

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 220 Christchurch buildings have been closed at short notice after failing to meet New Zealand's new post-earthquake building code.

220 buildings urgently closed since quakes

220 buildings urgently closed since quakes

Monday, 23 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 220 Christchurch buildings have been closed at short notice after failing to meet New Zealand's new post-earthquake building code.

12-storey building gets go-ahead

12-storey building gets go-ahead

Monday, 23 September 2013 1:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

A 50-metre 12-storey building planned for Christchurch's Grand Chancellor Hotel site has been given the go-ahead.

Pair admit $426,000 damage spree in red zone

Pair admit $426,000 'damage spree' in red zone

Sunday, 22 September 2013 11:59 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two young men have admitted breaking into residential red zone properties and causing damage worth more than $426,000.

Shortage of architects in Chch

Shortage of architects in Chch

Sunday, 22 September 2013 8:27 p.m. by MediaThePress



Carlton Hotel open again

Carlton Hotel open again

Saturday, 21 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

TC3 land prices holding - valuer

TC3 land prices holding - valuer

Friday, 20 September 2013 8:47 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Elderly red zoners left out in the cold

Elderly red zoners left out in the cold

Friday, 20 September 2013 8:46 p.m. by MediaStuff



Construction of The Terrace begins

Construction of The Terrace begins

Friday, 20 September 2013 3:52 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Pubs of past highlighted at Chch opening

Pubs of past highlighted at Chch opening

Friday, 20 September 2013 2:14 p.m. by Media3News

The grungy brick Carlton Hotel on the landmark corner site of Bealey Ave and Papanui Road in Christchurch is back in business.

$140m project kicks off in Chch CBD

$140m project kicks off in Chch CBD

Friday, 20 September 2013 12:54 p.m. by Media3News

Work has begun on Christchurch's first major rebuild development, a $140 million project that will cover 45,000 square metres in the central city.

Rebuild workers not paid

Rebuild workers not paid

Friday, 20 September 2013 11:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

Former workers of a labour supply company which has allegedly failed to pay its employees tens of thousands of dollars have laid complaints with the Government.

New accommodation targeting homeless

New accommodation targeting homeless

Friday, 20 September 2013 10:14 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority says new, temporary accommodation in Christchurch should help reduce the number of homeless people going to the City Mission for help.

Photos document changing suburb

Photos document changing suburb

Friday, 20 September 2013 9:37 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The creator of a photo exhibition on one of Christchurch's red-zoned suburbs hopes the show will go on tour as a reminder to the country of what the residents have been through.

Heritage Hotel reopens on birthday

Heritage Hotel reopens on birthday

Friday, 20 September 2013 6:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Heritage Hotel put on a glitzy ceremony to mark its official reopening and the 100th birthday of the grandiose building.

Work kicks off on Terrace development

Work kicks off on Terrace development

Friday, 20 September 2013 12:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's not everyday you see a man in a blue suit with crocodile skin dress shoes and a Cabinet minister on diggers.

CERA has left council a toothless tiger - councillor

CERA has left council a 'toothless tiger' - councillor

Thursday, 19 September 2013 9:34 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Councillors query when CERA will return powers

Councillors query when CERA will return powers

Thursday, 19 September 2013 8:32 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Redcliffs TC3 land sells for $1 million

Redcliffs TC3 land sells for $1 million

Thursday, 19 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Owners of TC3 land can take heart - a bare section on some of Christchurch's most earthquake-prone land has sold for close to $1 million.

Pyne Gould site bought by Government

Pyne Gould site bought by Government

Thursday, 19 September 2013 12:48 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Crown buys site of Pyne Gould quake building

Crown buys site of Pyne Gould quake building

Thursday, 19 September 2013 9:49 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Crown has bought the Christchurch property where the Pyne Gould Corporation building stood until it collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake.The purchase has been made to incorporate the property at 233 Cambridge Terrace into...

Government buys sensitive Christchurch site

Government buys sensitive Christchurch site

Thursday, 19 September 2013 9:22 a.m. by Media3News

The Government has purchased the land where Christchurch's Pyne Gould Corporation (PGC) building used to stand.

Key meets with Cameron, praises Britain for quake support

Key meets with Cameron, praises Britain for quake support

Thursday, 19 September 2013 7:16 a.m. by MediaHerald

Prime Minister John Key has praised Britain for the friendship and support it showed his country after a deadly earthquake.Mr Key met Prime Minister David Cameron in Downing Street overnight, with the rebuilding of Christchurch...

Key presses visa restrictions with Cameron - to no avail

Key presses visa restrictions with Cameron - to no avail

Thursday, 19 September 2013 7:16 a.m. by MediaHerald

Prime Minister John Key came away empty handed after making his plea to British Prime Minister David Cameron to lift visa restrictions on New Zealanders wanting to work in the UK.Mr Key and Mr Cameron met at 10 Downing Street in...

John Key hails UK-NZ relationship

John Key hails UK-NZ relationship

Thursday, 19 September 2013 5:18 a.m. by Media3News

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has praised Britain for the friendship and support it showed his country after a deadly earthquake.

Crown buys PGC site for north frame

Crown buys PGC site for north frame

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 9:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has bought the Pyne Gould Corporation site, where 18 people lost their lives in the February 2011 earthquake.

Sites for public servants revealed

Sites for public servants revealed

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 12:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The shape of central Christchurch's new business district has started to emerge after Government decisions on housing public servants.

Migrant rebuild workers exploited

Migrant rebuild workers exploited

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 12:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Some Christchurch rebuild workers continue to be exploited, a trend unions say needs to stop.

Sites for 1700 public servants revealed

Sites for 1700 public servants revealed

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 12:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The shape of central Christchurch's new business district has started to emerge after Government decisions on housing public servants.

More women, kids, homeless in Christchurch

More women, kids, homeless in Christchurch

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 7:51 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Emergency housing and shelters are struggling to cope with the growing number of homeless women and children in Christchurch city.The Christchurch City Mission and YWCA say they are inundated with women and children desperately...

Historic Carlton Hotel to open doors

Historic Carlton Hotel to open doors

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 4:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

A revamped third incarnation of the historic Carlton Hotel will open its doors this Friday, in a nod to the burgeoning entertainment precinct it has been reborn into.

Rebuild workers risk exploitation, says ministry

Rebuild workers risk 'exploitation', says ministry

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

An investigation which discovered a worker had not received his full pay or annual leave has prompted a stern warning to construction firms from the Government.

Marae help lead quake rebuild

Marae help lead quake rebuild

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 7:52 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Researchers are crediting marae with playing a leadership role in the rebuild and recovery of Christchurch, following the earthquakes.

Another privacy breach revealed at EQC

Another privacy breach revealed at EQC

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 1:17 p.m. by Media3News

The Earthquake Commission has another shaky privacy blunder to deal with after some customers were sent a letter with details of another person's claim.

Insurers settling nearly $5 million of Canterbury claims each day

Insurers settling nearly $5 million of Canterbury claims each day

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 9:38 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Insurance Council says insurers have been paying out $4.7 million a day in Canterbury residential claims over the past month.

Port Hills hazard regulation extended

Port Hills hazard regulation extended

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 9:22 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government has renewed a regulation that prevents people from occupying buildings at risk from natural hazards on Christchurch's Port Hills.

Strip club kicks back with video

Strip club kicks back with video

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 7:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch strip club set to be bulldozed to make way for a park in the eastern frame is hitting back at earthquake authorities with satire.

Alan Reay calls for end to Ipenz probe

Alan Reay calls for end to Ipenz probe

Monday, 16 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Only one complaint of three will go ahead if Christchurch engineer Alan Reay succeeds in a legal bid to stop several investigations into his part in the Canterbury Television building collapse.

Three years on: Insurers need to man-up

Three years on: Insurers need to man-up

Monday, 16 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff



Group action against EQC proposed

Group action against EQC proposed

Monday, 16 September 2013 4:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Group legal action may be taken against the Earthquake Commission (EQC) after concerns were raised about how the agency was handling some claims.

Rebuild a a womans world too

Rebuild a a woman's world too

Sunday, 15 September 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

You don't have to be a "big tough Irishman" to help rebuild Christchurch.

Rebuild a womans world too

Rebuild a woman's world too

Sunday, 15 September 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

You don't have to be a "big tough Irishman" to help rebuild Christchurch.

Red-zone exhibition may tour NZ

Red-zone exhibition may tour NZ

Sunday, 15 September 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch exhibition highlighting the plight of people caught in the residential red zone could tour New Zealand.