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Chch named among top cities to visit in 2013

Chch named among top cities to visit in 2013

Monday, 22 October 2012 7:04 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Lonely Planet has put Christchurch at number six on its list of the top 10 cities to visit in 2013.

Quake victim refused rubbish collection

Quake victim refused rubbish collection

Monday, 22 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fendalton pensioner Malcolm Ott pays more than $4500 in rates but can't get his rubbish collected.

Fears for lives as arsonists target quake-hit  houses

Fears for lives as arsonists target quake-hit houses

Sunday, 21 October 2012 11:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

People could die if arsonists continue to target earthquake-hit Canterbury homes, firefighters are warning.

Christchurch CBD lights up again

Christchurch CBD lights up again

Sunday, 21 October 2012 1:19 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch's vacant city centre teemed with life again last night as thousands of residents gathered for a magical light show.

Keen interest in key Christchurch project

Keen interest in key Christchurch project

Sunday, 21 October 2012 11:59 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Interest in one of the anchor projects in Christchurch's central-city blueprint is high, with potential developers coming from overseas.

Christchurch red zone lights up

Christchurch red zone lights up

Sunday, 21 October 2012 11:10 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Cantabrians last night revelled in reclaiming their city centre with the opening of a 10-day light festival.

Three suspicious fires in Christchurch overnight

Three suspicious fires in Christchurch overnight

Sunday, 21 October 2012 8:26 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Emergency services have attended three fires in Christchurch overnight, which are believed to be suspicious.

The survivors club

The survivors' club

Sunday, 21 October 2012 7:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

The survivors club

The survivors' club

Sunday, 21 October 2012 7:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

Twenty-three strangers who cheated death in the Christchurch earthquake have been united by their survival.

Suburban attacks jolt for quake city

Suburban attacks jolt for quake city

Sunday, 21 October 2012 7:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

A spate of street robberies is plaguing suburban Christchurch, with one community leader saying an "ugly trend" is emerging.

Suburban attacks jolt for quake city

Suburban attacks jolt for quake city

Sunday, 21 October 2012 7:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

A spate of street robberies is plaguing suburban Christchurch, with one community leader saying an "ugly trend" is emerging.

Owners committed to New City Hotel repair

Owners committed to New City Hotel repair

Saturday, 20 October 2012 10:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

One of inner Christchurch's "traditional" hotels will keep serving pints long into the future if its owners have their way. MATT PHILP reports.

Owners committed to New City Hotel repair

Owners committed to New City Hotel repair

Saturday, 20 October 2012 10:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

One of inner Christchurch's "traditional" hotels will keep serving pints long into the future if its owners have their way. MATT PHILP reports.

Hidden St Albans jewel to be restored

Hidden St Albans jewel to be restored

Saturday, 20 October 2012 8:21 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An 1860s Christchurch heritage building used as a commune since the 1970s will be restored and opened to the public for the first time.

Hidden St Albans jewel to be restored

Hidden St Albans jewel to be restored

Saturday, 20 October 2012 8:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

An 1860s Christchurch heritage building used as a commune since the 1970s will be restored and opened to the public for the first time.

Quakes teach that life is for living

Quakes teach that life is for living

Saturday, 20 October 2012 7:36 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch woman Paula Dockrill changed her life after the Canterbury earthquakes taught her to "live in the moment".

Labour taking the gloves off

Labour 'taking the gloves off'

Saturday, 20 October 2012 7:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

Life inside the Christchurch red zone

Life inside the Christchurch red zone

Saturday, 20 October 2012 12:07 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch's suburban red zone is slowly emptying of residents, but for many it is still a place to call home.

Council bid to fix beloved town hall

Council bid to fix beloved town hall

Friday, 19 October 2012 11:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

The city council will have "a damn good go" at ensuring the Christchurch Town Hall is saved, Mayor Bob Parker says.

Fraudster worked on buildings across Aust

Fraudster worked on buildings across Aust

Friday, 19 October 2012 11:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Television building's construction manager, Gerald Shirtcliff, supervised work on dozens of buildings in Australia after faking a master's degree and stealing the identity of an English engineer.

Images from cathedral in design

Images from cathedral in design

Friday, 19 October 2012 11:19 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Christchurch Anglican diocese has unveiled designs for the cardboard cathedral's stained-glass window.

Smell the money in city rebuild

'Smell the money' in city rebuild

Friday, 19 October 2012 10:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

The rebuild of Christchurch is officially under way and business leader Peter Townsend "can now smell the money".

BNZ appoints national water manager

BNZ appoints national water manager

Friday, 19 October 2012 10:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

BNZ has jumped ahead of the curve to support the massive Canterbury irrigation projects by appointing a national water and irrigation manager.

Canterbury growing but the rest lags

Canterbury growing but the rest lags

Friday, 19 October 2012 10:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch economist Robin Clements takes the pulse of the South Island economy. The signs of reconstruction in Canterbury are clear and promising and the region's growth is stepping up. However the fortunes of other parts of the Mainland are on shakier ground.

Rebuild set to spawn the Cantabrian

Rebuild set to spawn the 'Cantabrian'

Friday, 19 October 2012 9:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch residents with TC3 land must embrace the earthquake-resilient homes dubbed "Cantabrians" and move away from their favoured heavy, brick houses, an insurance leader says.

Marryatt defends councils role

Marryatt defends council's role

Friday, 19 October 2012 4:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tony Marryatt has defended his and Bob Parker's roles in Christchurch's post-earthquake emergency effort, saying he was ''really proud'' of the city council's response.

Quake survivors offered help in Melbourne

Quake survivors offered help in Melbourne

Friday, 19 October 2012 3:03 p.m. by Media3News

 

Commerce Commision to meet key players in Christchurch rebuild

Commerce Commision to meet key players in Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 19 October 2012 2:30 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Commerce Commission will meet key Christchurch rebuild players to ensure competition law is not bent or broken during the multi-billion dollar rebuilding of the quake-hit city.

Watchdog targets rebuild fraud

Watchdog targets rebuild fraud

Friday, 19 October 2012 2:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Commerce Commission says it will meet key people involved in the Christchurch rebuild to try to prevent illegal practices like bid rigging, inflated invoicing and price fixing.

Tickled firm donates camera to couple

'Tickled' firm donates camera to couple

Friday, 19 October 2012 12:57 p.m. by MediaStuff

Martin Burley will soon have a new camera and memory card to make up for the ones he lost in the February 2011 earthquake, complete with a hard drive to back everything up on.

Tickled firm donate camera to couple

'Tickled' firm donate camera to couple

Friday, 19 October 2012 12:57 p.m. by MediaStuff

Martin Burley will soon have a new camera and memory card to make up for the ones he lost in the February earthquake, complete with a hard drive to back everything up on.

Rebuild fraud targeted in initiative

Rebuild fraud targeted in initiative

Friday, 19 October 2012 12:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Commerce Commission says it will meet key people involved in the Christchurch rebuild to try to prevent illegal practices like bid rigging, inflated invoicing and price fixing.

Review slams Fire Service management

Review slams Fire Service management

Friday, 19 October 2012 11:22 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury's firefighters have "finally been heard" after a damning report found their senior managers were disorganised, isolated, and failed to support their staff with basics such as food and water as they fought to save lives after the February 2011 earthquake.

Council had business as usual view after quakes

Council had 'business as usual' view after quakes

Friday, 19 October 2012 9:15 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council would have been better prepared for the earthquakes if Mayor Bob Parker and Tony Marryatt, the chief executive, had better understood the council's role in a major disaster, Lianne Dalziel says.

EQC payment policy complaint rejected

EQC payment policy complaint rejected

Friday, 19 October 2012 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

An earthquake repairs contractor is ''dumbfounded'' the Commerce Commission has rejected his complaint about the Earthquake Commission's payment policies.

Council a step closer to Port Hills rockfall decision

Council a step closer to Port Hills rockfall decision

Friday, 19 October 2012 7:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

Port Hills property owners battling the red-zoning of their homes will find out next month whether the Christchurch City Council will help reduce their rockfall risk.

Labour pledges: Local workers first

Labour pledges: Local workers first

Friday, 19 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Labour is promising to give unemployed locals "first crack" at jobs by making it harder for businesses to bring in migrant workers.

Wedding photos lost in quake found

Wedding photos lost in quake found

Friday, 19 October 2012 12:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

Eighteen months after a Christchurch couple's camera with their wedding photos was washed away in silt, they stumbled across it poking out of their driveway.

Criticised fire boss moves to HQ

Criticised fire boss moves to HQ

Friday, 19 October 2012 12:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch Fire Service boss who was criticised for his absence and failure to lead effectively immediately after the February 2011 quake has a new role in Wellington.

Lancaster Park fate up in air

Lancaster Park fate up in air

Friday, 19 October 2012 12:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch City councillors will decide the fate of Lancaster Park should negotiations with insurers stall.

Plans for new Christchurch sports centre unveiled

Plans for new Christchurch sports centre unveiled

Thursday, 18 October 2012 9:06 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Plans for a $3.5 million centre for the country's top athletes have been unveiled in Christchurch.

Chief fire officers inept in quake - fire fighters

Chief fire officers 'inept' in quake - fire fighters

Thursday, 18 October 2012 6:26 p.m. by Media3News

Lyttelton Port stops cruise bookings

Lyttelton Port stops cruise bookings

Thursday, 18 October 2012 4:41 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Lyttelton Port Co will not be taking bookings for the majority of cruise vessels in the 2013/2014 season.

Gloucester St reopens tonight

Gloucester St reopens tonight

Thursday, 18 October 2012 3:35 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Fire chiefs failed to cope with Christchurch earthquake - report

Fire chiefs failed to cope with Christchurch earthquake - report

Thursday, 18 October 2012 3:00 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Fire chiefs failed to cope with the February 22 earthquake response, according to a scathing report out today which criticised them for being disorganised, out of the loop, and failing to support their firefighters

Lyttelton misses out on more cruises

Lyttelton misses out on more cruises

Thursday, 18 October 2012 2:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

Quakes helped people escape mundane lives

Quakes helped people escape 'mundane' lives

Thursday, 18 October 2012 9:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

Quake costs second most expensive in world

Quake costs second most expensive in world

Thursday, 18 October 2012 8:20 a.m. by MediaStuff

The damage caused by the Canterbury earthquakes was the second most expensive in the world last year.

Affordable homes in city centre hard to justify

Affordable homes in city centre 'hard to justify'

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 11:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

Finding room for affordable homes in Christchurch's new city centre will be difficult, Housing Minister Phil Heatley says.

Claims Lancaster Park is fixable rejected

Claims Lancaster Park is fixable rejected

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and the Christchurch City Council have both poured cold water on suggestions Lancaster Park could be repaired.

Prisoners refurbish Christchurch state houses

Prisoners refurbish Christchurch state houses

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 7:52 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Prisoners will be used to fix up state houses that are badly damaged and lying empty in Christchurch’s red zone.

Lancaster repair outstanding result

Lancaster repair 'outstanding result'

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 3:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council would be ''crazy'' to refuse an offer to repair earthquake-damaged Lancaster Park, an opponent of the proposed covered stadium says.

Lancaster Park repair outstanding result

Lancaster Park repair 'outstanding result'

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 3:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council would be ''crazy'' to refuse an offer to repair the earthquake-damaged Lancaster Park, an opponent of the proposed covered stadium says.

Quake impact yet to hit - health officials

Quake impact yet to hit - health officials

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 1:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

Not picking up prescriptions, delaying medical check-ups and binge-drinking are signals ''the full impact of the earthquakes'' is still to come, Canterbury's health officials say.

Former AMI Stadium can be repaired

Former AMI Stadium 'can be repaired'

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 10:58 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A push to repair Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Lancaster Park has blindsided the stadium's owners.

Lancaster Park can be repaired

Lancaster Park 'can be repaired'

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 10:58 a.m. by MediaStuff

A push to repair Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Lancaster Park has blindsided the stadium's owners.

Urban village to be beautiful and inventive

Urban village to be 'beautiful and inventive'

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 9:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

The winning design of an international competition to create an urban village in Christchurch needs to be "beautiful and inventive",  British television presenter Kevin McCloud says.

Polytech builds on scarfie army idea

Polytech builds on 'scarfie army' idea

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 9:19 a.m. by MediaHerald

Otago Polytechnic has drawn inspiration from the success of Christchurch's "student volunteer army", with the launch of a pilot "scarfie army" initiative, which it hopes will help ingrain volunteering in Dunedin's student culture.

Old kiln fires restoration effort

Old kiln fires restoration effort

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 7:56 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Canterbury earthquakes have revealed a historical building that will be restored to its former glory.

Chen adds weight to cathedral demolition debate

Chen adds weight to cathedral demolition debate

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

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