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We dont want ugly or boring buildings

We don't want ugly or boring buildings

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 8:36 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 Architecture can inspire and bedazzle, delight or infuriate. What do you think of the plans so far for Christchurch?

Rise in drink driving after quakes

Rise in drink driving after quakes

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 7:57 a.m. by MediaHerald

The number of drink drivers getting caught in parts of Christchurch has risen dramatically since the earthquakes."In the 2011-2012 year there was a 69 per cent increase," road policing manager, Inspector Al Stewart told The Star.This...

Dalziel running for Chch Mayor

Dalziel running for Chch Mayor

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 7:50 a.m. by Media3News

Cut levies to boost residential builds - Gough

Cut levies to boost residential builds - Gough

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch City councillor is pushing for developers to be given a financial incentive to build apartments in the central city.

City council in consent crisis talks

City council in consent crisis talks

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:24 a.m. by MediaStuff

An action plan has been agreed that officials believe will defuse the consents crisis hanging over the Christchruch City Council.

City council in consent crisis talks

City council in consent crisis talks

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:24 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An action plan has been agreed that officials believe will defuse the consents crisis hanging over the Christchruch City Council.

Sir Miles Warren defends his town hall

Sir Miles Warren defends his town hall

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of the architects who designed Christchurch's Town Hall is disputing claims the building is damaged beyond repair and not worth saving.

Brownlee sends in consent troops to CCC

Brownlee sends in consent troops to CCC

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A crisis meeting of the Christchurch City Council's planning committee is under way to discuss its beleaguered consenting process.

Sir Miles Warren defends his town hall

Sir Miles Warren defends his town hall

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

One of the architects who designed Christchurch's Town Hall is disputing claims the building is damaged beyond repair and not worth saving.

Brownlee sends in consent troops to CCC

Brownlee sends in consent troops to CCC

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has stepped in to help the city council with its consenting problems, sending in a team of technical experts to speed up the flow of consent approvals.

Revisiting ongoing EQC gripes

Revisiting ongoing EQC gripes

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:24 p.m. by Media3News

A month ago Campbell Live showed you some of the shocking stories still coming out of Christchurch.

Chch quake victims deal with flooding

Chch quake victims deal with flooding

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:15 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Campbell Live heads south to Christchurch, where the rain has added insult to injury for earthquake victims.

EQC blogger offers free Chch service

EQC blogger offers free Chch service

Monday, 17 June 2013 1:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

Marc Krieger's future is uncertain but at least the next three days will be devoted to Christchurch home owners.

Christchurch council consents too slow - Key

Christchurch council consents too slow - Key

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:57 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch City Council is moving too slowly with building consents even taking into account the enormous stress the quakes put on it, the Prime Minister says.

Contractors chosen for AMIs new builds

Contractors chosen for AMI's 'new builds'

Monday, 17 June 2013 8:27 a.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance claims business Southern Response has selected dedicated "panels" of builders for repairs and rebuilds, guaranteeing those building firms a certain amount of earthquake recovery work.

Claims firm selects builders for big quake repair jobs

Claims firm selects builders for big quake repair jobs

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Insurance claims business Southern Response has selected dedicated "panels" of builders for repairs and rebuilds, guaranteeing those building firms a certain amount of earthquake recovery work.

Architects defend dull new city designs

Architects defend 'dull' new city designs

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Widespread demolition, beefed up structural requirements and strict planning rules have dictated how new Christchurch buildings look, says a leading local architect.

McKellen checks on Theatre Royals rebuild

McKellen checks on Theatre Royal's rebuild

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Sir Ian McKellen visited two old friends in Christchurch during a brief day trip to the city this weekend.

Town Hall should go - Gerry Brownlee

Town Hall should go - Gerry Brownlee

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has declared his hand over the fate of the town hall, saying the damaged complex is outdated indicating it should go.

Architects defend dull new city designs

Architects defend 'dull' new city designs

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Widespread demolition, beefed up structural requirements and strict planning rules have dictated how new Christchurch buildings look, says a leading local architect.

TC3 homes stigma in decline - industry

TC3 homes stigma in decline - industry

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Homes on land zoned TC3 are getting easier to sell and prices have recovered, those working in the market say.

Town Hall should go - Gerry Brownlee

Town Hall should go - Gerry Brownlee

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has declared his hand over the fate of the town hall, saying the damaged complex is outdated indicating it should go.

Theatre and architecture deal may be lost

Theatre and architecture deal may be lost

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The directors of an innovative shared artistic space planned for central Christchurch are struggling to find a suitable building.

Architects defend dull new Chch designs

Architects defend 'dull' new Chch designs

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Widespread demolition, beefed up structural requirements and strict planning rules have dictated how new Christchurch buildings look, says a leading local architect.

Christchurch Town Hall should go - Gerry Brownlee

Christchurch Town Hall should go - Gerry Brownlee

Monday, 17 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has declared his hand over the fate of the town hall, saying the damaged complex is outdated indicating it should go.

New construction worker village booked out

New construction worker village booked out

Saturday, 15 June 2013 10:30 a.m. by MediaRNZ

A temporary accommodation village has opened in Christchurch for construction workers and people displaced by the earthquakes.

Land prices drive Chch investors away

Land prices drive Chch investors away

Saturday, 15 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

"Speculative" land prices in central Christchurch had driven Goodman Property Group away from an interest in helping redevelop flattened areas.

Disgraceful bickering stalling CBD rebuild

'Disgraceful bickering' stalling CBD rebuild

Saturday, 15 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Contenders to design and build the Christchurch Convention Centre are "in the dark" about the stalled process, after being shortlisted six months ago.

Millions of insurance dollars in jeopardy

Millions of insurance dollars in jeopardy

Saturday, 15 June 2013 12:08 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

At least $200 million of insurance funds the city council is relying on to replace and fix its damaged assets is at risk, reports show.

Stalled consents vex developers

Stalled consents vex developers

Saturday, 15 June 2013 12:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

Property developers say "delaying tactics" by the Christchurch City Council's consents department are costing them thousands of dollars a day.

Naming and shaming insurance companies

Naming and shaming insurance companies

Friday, 14 June 2013 6:11 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Museum plans extreme quake-proofing

Museum plans extreme quake-proofing

Friday, 14 June 2013 5:44 p.m. by Media3News

 

Temp housing finalised for rebuild workers

Temp housing finalised for rebuild workers

Friday, 14 June 2013 4:13 p.m. by Media3News

 

40 Chch rebuild jobs to go

40 Chch rebuild jobs to go

Friday, 14 June 2013 3:22 p.m. by Media3News

A key South Island infrastructure company has announced its intention to close its Christchurch civil construction business.

Another central-city cordon lifted

Another central-city cordon lifted

Friday, 14 June 2013 2:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Another cordon has been lifted in central Christchurch, with access to streets east of Manchester St opened.

Chch rebuilder suddenly granted consent

Chch rebuilder suddenly granted consent

Friday, 14 June 2013 1:35 p.m. by Media3News

 

Key bridge reopening September

Key bridge reopening September

Friday, 14 June 2013 11:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two-way access across the main link to South Brighton and Southshore should be restored in September.

Brighton bridge reopening September

Brighton bridge reopening September

Friday, 14 June 2013 11:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two-way access across the main link to South Brighton and Southshore should be restored in September.

Councillors say no to Civic pay rise

Councillors say no to Civic pay rise

Thursday, 13 June 2013 4:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch City councillors have voted unanimously to oppose plans to give the directors of their embattled insurance company, Civic Assurance, a pay rise.

Prisoners to fix quake-damaged houses in Christchurch

Prisoners to fix quake-damaged houses in Christchurch

Thursday, 13 June 2013 2:53 p.m. by MediaHerald

Prisoners are being put to work fixing earthquake-damaged houses in Christchurch.Corrections Minister Anne Tolley announced today that Rolleston Prison inmates and offenders on community sentences would refurbish 150 Housing New...

Double whammy two years on

Double whammy two years on

Thursday, 13 June 2013 2:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two years ago today Christchurch was hit by a double-whammy - a magnitude 6.4 earthquake and the collapse of the historic Lyttelton Timeball Station.

Two years today, city hit by two major quakes

Two years today, city hit by two major quakes

Thursday, 13 June 2013 2:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two years ago today, Christchurch was hit by a double whammy - a magnitude-6.4 earthquake and the collapse of the historic Lyttelton Timeball Station.

Inmates to repair damaged state houses

Inmates to repair damaged state houses

Thursday, 13 June 2013 1:20 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Prisoners will be put to work refurbishing earthquake-damaged houses in Christchurch.

Councillors in the dark over consents

Councillors in the dark over consents

Thursday, 13 June 2013 1:19 p.m. by Media3News

 

Live chat: Scirt talks roadworks

Live chat: Scirt talks roadworks

Thursday, 13 June 2013 1:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Road works across Christchurch have been a hot topic in  lately.

Prisoners to repair quake damaged homes

Prisoners to repair quake damaged homes

Thursday, 13 June 2013 12:41 p.m. by Media3News

 

Mystery surrounds who saw the letter

Mystery surrounds who saw the letter

Thursday, 13 June 2013 10:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Greens fear the Government may be tempted to take over the Christchurch City Council as it did with regional council.

Chch mayor: Council will meet consenting deadline

Chch mayor: Council will meet consenting deadline

Thursday, 13 June 2013 8:53 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker is adamant his council will meet a two-week deadline to speed up its consenting process, as the Government threatens to step in if it does not.

Brownlee, Parker at odds over consents

Brownlee, Parker at odds over consents

Thursday, 13 June 2013 8:28 a.m. by Media3News

 

Fantastic hub to be built on Belfast site

'Fantastic hub' to be built on Belfast site

Thursday, 13 June 2013 7:44 a.m. by MediaStuff

A $36 million industrial park housing up to 30 businesses will be built on the Belfast freezing works site.

Parker says Christchurch Council can cope

Parker says Christchurch Council can cope

Thursday, 13 June 2013 5:21 a.m. by Media3News


 

Crisis meeting set for city council

Crisis meeting set for city council

Thursday, 13 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch city councillors will head into a crisis meeting next week after learning the council is on the brink of losing the power to grant consents.

Roger Sutton staying at Cera until the end

Roger Sutton staying at Cera until the end

Thursday, 13 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake recovery boss Roger Sutton has a surprising ambition once his job in Christchurch is done - he's thinking of heading for the Pacific Islands.

Public servant city offices plan on track

Public servant city offices plan on track

Thursday, 13 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A plan to bring 2500 public servants back into central Christchurch has prompted more than 20 responses from property developers and landlords to accommodate them.

Crisis meeting set for Christchurch council

Crisis meeting set for Christchurch council

Thursday, 13 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch city councillors will head into a crisis meeting next week after learning the council is on the brink of losing the power to grant consents.

Roger Sutton staying at Cera until the end

Roger Sutton staying at Cera until the end

Thursday, 13 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake recovery boss Roger Sutton has a surprising ambition once his job in Christchurch is done - he's thinking of heading for the Pacific Islands.

Drivers can expect roadworks for years yet

Drivers can expect roadworks for years yet

Thursday, 13 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Roadworks might already be driving Christchurch motorists to distraction, but it's going to get worse.

Burglars target vacant quake damaged homes

Burglars target vacant quake damaged homes

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 6:41 p.m. by MediaHerald

Burglars are targeting earthquake damaged homes that are being repaired a week after residents have temporarily moved out.

Level of risk key to contract price

Level of risk key to contract price

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 1:32 p.m. by MediaThePress