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Riccarton House repairs begin

Riccarton House repairs begin

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 3:16 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Call for affordable housing in new city village

Call for affordable housing in new city village

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:43 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Call for affordable housing in new city village

Call for affordable housing in new city village

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

Community advocates fear low-income people will be priced out of central Christchurch unless affordable housing is included in the planned urban village.

Expert horrified by Chch developers

Expert 'horrified' by Chch developers

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 11:06 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Cutting-edge earthquake engineering technology emanating out of post-disaster Christchurch is being ignored by some owners in their haste to erect new buildings in the city, an industry expert fears.

Less chance of big aftershocks - forecasts

Less chance of big aftershocks - forecasts

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 9:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

There is only a one in a hundred chance of a magnitude 7.0 or higher earthquake hitting Canterbury in the next 12 months, latest forecasts show.

Burwood meeting fails to satisfy residents

Burwood meeting fails to satisfy residents

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 8:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Residents were left dissatisfied after a community meeting last night discussing the Burwood Resource Recovery Park.

Christchurch village contest goes global

Christchurch village contest goes global

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

An international competition to design and build an urban village will give people a glimpse of the future of central Christchurch living.

Trust works to fund restoration of regions gems

Trust works to fund restoration of region's gems

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury heritage buildings are being saved by a trust that has raised and spent millions to help restore them.

Groups voice support for auditorium repair

Groups voice support for auditorium repair

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Music groups are adding their voice to calls for the Christchurch City Council to save the Town Hall auditorium.

Rockfall deaths avoided - geologist

Rockfall deaths avoided - geologist

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The risk of death from rockfall in some Port Hills areas was up to 100 times higher than the risk of dying in a car crash, a geologist says.

Trust aims to restore regions gems

Trust aims to restore region's gems

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury heritage buildings are being saved by a trust that has raised and spent millions to help restore them.

Risk of death high in parts of Port Hills

Risk of death high in parts of Port Hills

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The risk of death from rockfall in some Port Hills areas was up to 100 times higher than the risk of dying in a car crash, a geologist says.

Cera invoices possibly exposed

Cera invoices possibly exposed

Monday, 15 October 2012 4:59 p.m. by MediaStuff

Invoices detailing payments from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) to its suppliers could have been accessed due to a security flaw with Work and Income public kiosks.

Balancing style with harsher Christchurch quake building standards

Balancing style with harsher Christchurch quake building standards

Monday, 15 October 2012 4:39 p.m. by Media3News

The people of Christchurch want a city centre to be proud of and they want it quick. How can this balancing act be achieved?

Chch housing design competition launched

Chch housing design competition launched

Monday, 15 October 2012 4:02 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A competition to find "innovative and exciting" housing designs for Christchurch's new inner city has been launched by the Government.

Competition to design, build city village

Competition to design, build city village

Monday, 15 October 2012 2:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

An international competition has been launched to design and build an urban village on the northeast side of Latimer Square.

Eastgate Mall worth $40m

Eastgate Mall 'worth $40m'

Monday, 15 October 2012 2:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

The owners of Eastgate Mall, badly damaged last year by the February 2011 earthquake, say the centre has risen in value to $40.8 million with more retailers interested in leasing space.

Cera says demolition to resume

Cera says demolition to resume

Monday, 15 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition is scheduled to continue on Christchurch's historic Cranmer Courts today after a bid by city councillors to get a one-month halt to the work failed.

Were in a fix, say repairers

We're in a fix, say repairers

Monday, 15 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fears for green frame losses

Fears for 'green frame' losses

Sunday, 14 October 2012 9:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

Central Christchurch landlords with sites earmarked for Government rebuild projects fear they will miss out on millions of dollars in insurance and be left unable to replace lost buildings.

Fears for green frame losses

Fears for 'green frame' losses

Sunday, 14 October 2012 9:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

Central Christchurch landlords with sites earmarked for Government rebuild projects fear they will miss out on millions of dollars in insurance and be left unable to replace lost buildings.

Block of flats a mix of repairs, demolition

Block of flats a mix of repairs, demolition

Friday, 12 October 2012 10:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Cycling with a message

Cycling with a message

Friday, 12 October 2012 10:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch barista is escaping the daily grind to raise awareness of Canterbury school closures.

Concern over lack of insurance for council heritage buildings

Concern over lack of insurance for council heritage buildings

Friday, 12 October 2012 10:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

Heritage campaigners are alarmed the Christchurch City Council has no insurance cover on more than 50 heritage buildings that it owns and only minimal cover on others.

Te Kanawa backs Town Hall

Te Kanawa backs Town Hall

Friday, 12 October 2012 10:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Opera diva Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has backed a campaign to save the Christchurch Town Hall.

Developer admits fake quake claims

Developer admits fake quake claims

Friday, 12 October 2012 3:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

A property developer who owns 10 Christchurch houses has admitted 17 charges relating to false insurance claims for earthquake damage.

Ballantyne and Boyd win director accolades

Ballantyne and Boyd win director accolades

Friday, 12 October 2012 2:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch retailer Richard Ballantyne has received the Institute of Directors' top honour for his contribution to business and industry in the city.

600 aged care beds lost after quakes

600 aged care beds lost after quakes

Friday, 12 October 2012 2:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury's earthquakes showed how resilient the region's elderly are, but communication issues and record-keeping at aged care facilities need to be improved in case of a future disaster, a conference has heard.

Cowles Stadium reopens after repairs

Cowles Stadium reopens after repairs

Friday, 12 October 2012 12:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

The newly repaired and earthquake-strengthened Cowles Stadium has been officially reopened today.

Kiwibank extends Christchurch mortgage help

Kiwibank extends Christchurch mortgage help

Friday, 12 October 2012 8:33 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Kiwibank is extending its Christchurch earthquake home loan package through to the end of next year.

Police called to Cranmer Courts protest

Police called to Cranmer Courts protest

Thursday, 11 October 2012 2:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

Protesters have again gathered outside Cranmer Courts.

Call to halt Cranmer Courts demolition

Call to halt Cranmer Courts demolition

Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:47 p.m. by MediaStuff

Anger turned to jubilation as heritage campaigners evicted from a Christhurch City Council meeting learned that councillors had voted 5-4 to call for one-month moratorium on the demolition of Cranmer Courts.

Law change affects quake-hit retirement villages

Law change affects quake-hit retirement villages

Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:16 p.m. by Media3News

Future owners of retirement village units hit by events similar to the Canterbury earthquakes will come out better off.

Fee for Southland firms joining Chch rebuild

Fee for Southland firms joining Chch rebuild

Thursday, 11 October 2012 7:51 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fee for Southland firms joining Chch rebuild

Fee for Southland firms joining Chch rebuild

Thursday, 11 October 2012 7:51 a.m. by MediaStuff

Southland businesses signing up to help with the Christchurch rebuild will be asked to pay membership fees to partially fund the project.

Watch the Farmers car park demolition

Watch the Farmers car park demolition

Thursday, 11 October 2012 7:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

Rebuild drives employment in Canterbury

Rebuild drives employment in Canterbury

Thursday, 11 October 2012 6:56 a.m. by Media3News

Honoured policeman recalls race to save lives

Honoured policeman recalls race to save lives

Thursday, 11 October 2012 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Tourists find much to like in Christchurch

Tourists find 'much to like' in Christchurch

Thursday, 11 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

International tourists continue to bypass quake-hit Christchurch - but those who make it to the city say it has a surprising amount to offer.

Insurers link to resolve claims

Insurers link to resolve claims

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 11:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two insurance companies say they will work together to determine the fate of a St Albans property they both cover.

Global interest in Avon River precinct

Global interest in Avon River precinct

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 11:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

A central Christchurch park has drawn global interest from companies looking to be part of the city's first major recovery project.

Flood rule changes set to add grief

Flood rule changes set to add grief

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 11:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

New flood rules could mean further frustration and upheaval for Christchurch's quake-ravaged suburbs.

Tourists find much to like in city

Tourists find 'much to like' in city

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 11:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Red zone turns fake war zone

Red zone turns fake war zone

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 6:57 p.m. by Media3News

 

Aussie gets in on tourism campaign

Aussie gets in on tourism campaign

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 5:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

An Australian businesswoman is offering to organise delivery of a ''big thing'' in response to Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker's tongue-in-cheek campaign to lure Australians to the earthquake-hit city.

New flood rules for properties released

New flood rules for properties released

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 3:34 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Police work during quake recognised

Police work during quake recognised

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 1:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

Magnitude 4.3 quake hits Christchurch

Magnitude 4.3 quake hits Christchurch

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 1:11 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Bids sought for iconic centre

Bids sought for 'iconic' centre

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 1:08 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Bids sought for iconic centre

Bids sought for 'iconic' centre

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 1:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's next convention centre must be an ''iconic'' facility that can be opened by early 2017, potential developers have been told.

Post-quake exodus from Christchurch bottoms out

Post-quake exodus from Christchurch bottoms out

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 1:07 p.m. by MediaHerald

The post-earthquake exodus from Christchurch has bottomed out, according to latest figures which show just 2800 people leaving the wider city area in the last year. Councils in the Greater Christchurch areas say that the quarterly...

Second quake report handed to Govt

Second quake report handed to Govt

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:38 p.m. by Media3News

The second part of a royal commission's report on the Canterbury Earthquakes is being considered by the Government.

Quake report handed to government

Quake report handed to government

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 11:15 a.m. by MediaStuff

A report recommending law changes to protect people from earthquake-prone buildings has been handed over to the Government.

Demolition farce for St Albans homes

Demolition farce for St Albans homes

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 9:55 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Efforts of quake response teams recognised today

Efforts of quake response teams recognised today

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 8:10 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A special ceremony will be held in Christchurch today to recognise the efforts of police and other emergency services after the fatal February 22, 2011 earthquake.

Landlords cash in on Chch quakes

Landlords cash in on Chch quakes

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 8:02 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Christchurch landlords are cashing in on the earthquakes by putting up rents by as much as $250 a week - even for rundown bungalows.

Chch pipe maker spends $3m to grow

Chch pipe maker spends $3m to grow

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 7:57 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch manufacturer of large plastic pipes has more than doubled its capacity by buying a $3 million production line which will allow it to build pipes up to four metres in diameter.

Port Hills red-zoners have a chance to go green

Port Hills red-zoners have a chance to go green

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

Rockfall-threatened Port Hills red-zoners can "make themselves green" by convincing the Christchurch City Council to lift notices barring access to their homes, the Earthquake Recovery Minister says.

Minimum floor levels tipped to rise

Minimum floor levels tipped to rise

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

New plan for old railway station site

New plan for old railway station site

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

Grand $52 million redevelopment plans for the old railway station site in Moorhouse Ave in Christchurch have been unveiled.

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