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Media attention quickens action

Media attention quickens action

Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

An elderly woman sits in her quake-damaged home for nearly a year - through two snowstorms - without adequate heating.

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

Get ready to pick up the tab for an $11 million insurance mistake by Christchurch City Council.

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

Get ready to pick up the tab for an $11 million insurance mistake by Christchurch City Council.

Storms send construction staff indoors

Storms send construction staff indoors

Friday, 21 June 2013 1:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Scores of construction staff working outdoors were diverted to interior work this week as stormy weather made some building sites unsafe.

Red zone settlements extended

Red zone settlements extended

Friday, 21 June 2013 12:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

Almost 100 property owners who have agreed to sell their homes through the Government's buyout offer have had their settlement dates extended.

CTV victims passion for baking kept alive

CTV victim's passion for baking kept alive

Friday, 21 June 2013 8:40 a.m. by MediaHerald

When Lesley Thomson died in the CTV building on February 22, 2011, her daughter Alex, lost one of her best friends.But Alex McBryde, 27, has kept her mother's passion for baking alive and made sure she baked her heart out in memory...

Govt convention centre deal on cards

Govt convention centre deal on cards

Friday, 21 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has struck a deal with the city council that will see a new convention centre built in Christchurch without the need for any ratepayer funding,  understands.

City rebuild offsets drought impact

City rebuild offsets drought impact

Friday, 21 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury rebuild may be keeping the New Zealand economy's head above water.

Council claims building consents progress

Council claims building consents progress

Thursday, 20 June 2013 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council staff say they have reduced their controversial building consents' backlog.

New EQC appointees announced

New EQC appointees announced

Thursday, 20 June 2013 4:39 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Three new people have been appointed to the Earthquake Commission. Sir Maarten Wevers will take up the role of chairman from 1 August.

Deal lays framework for stunning Christchurch

Deal lays framework for 'stunning' Christchurch

Thursday, 20 June 2013 4:20 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch councillors have voted on how the cost of the city's rebuild will be split between the council and the Government, but are keeping the result secret ahead of a joint announcement next week.

Strong quake rattles West Coast

Strong quake rattles West Coast

Thursday, 20 June 2013 4:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake has struck the West Coast this afternoon, as Mother Nature continues her siege on the South Island.

Strong earthquake on West Coast

Strong earthquake on West Coast

Thursday, 20 June 2013 3:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

A 4.2 earthquake has struck the West Coast this afternoon, as Mother Nature continues her siege on the South Island.

Christchurch store benefits from hard slog

Christchurch store benefits from hard slog

Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch fabric and homewares retailer Bolt of Cloth has rebounded from the earthquakes and is now launching a new flagship store in Auckland as part of its expansion.

Homewares retailer spreading its wings

Homewares retailer spreading its wings

Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch fabric and homewares retailer Bolt of Cloth has rebounded from the earthquakes and is now expanding, launching a new flagship store in Auckland and in Christchurch moving to a bigger site at The Tannery in Woolston.

Dalziel plans informed approach to rebuild

Dalziel plans informed approach to rebuild

Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:47 a.m. by Media3News

Lianne Dalziel says as mayor she'll be able to work with both Labour and National governments on the Christchurch rebuild.

Labour expects a tough by-election

Labour expects a tough by-election

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:29 a.m. by Media3News

Neighbours urged to share quake info

Neighbours urged to share quake info

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission is hoping to tap claimants' neighbourly spirit as it tackles some of its most complex cases.

Construction jobs on the decline in city

Construction jobs on the decline in city

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An online jobs report is revealing a puzzling dip in the number of construction jobs in Canterbury from a year ago.

Government may act on city mall impasse

Government may act on city mall impasse

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has stepped into the battle to build on a prime Christchurch shopping block and is threatening to use its emergency earthquake powers to break the development deadlock.

No crisis on consents - Parker

No 'crisis' on consents - Parker

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 9:59 a.m. by Media3News

 

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.