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Canterbury economy hot - bank

Canterbury economy 'hot' - bank

Monday, 4 March 2013 1:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury has climbed further up the regional economic performance rankings, with the rebuild from earthquake damage sparking the local economy back to life, according to a new survey.

Red zone test case goes to court

Red zone test case goes to court

Monday, 4 March 2013 9:42 a.m. by Media3News Popular

When Valerie and Matt O'Loughlin decided to take their insurance company to court, they had no idea what a big deal it would become.

Labourers lose jobs to prisoners

Labourers lose jobs to prisoners

Monday, 4 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Kaiapoi business fired five of its labourers two days after employing 11 convicts - and then made the workers train the inmates who were to replace them, current and former staff say.

Cost of quake standards outweighs the benefits

Cost of quake standards 'outweighs the benefits'

Monday, 4 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A former adviser to the Reserve Bank and World Bank says the cost of bringing in tougher tests for earthquake-prone buildings would far outweigh the benefits.

Wellington has tools to help the rebuild  - mayor

Wellington has tools to help the rebuild - mayor

Monday, 4 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

When Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown takes a collaborative view of how her region can contribute to the Canterbury rebuild she includes her own family in the equation.

Council housing to reopen

Council housing to reopen

Sunday, 3 March 2013 1:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Engineers at odds over safety of rebuilding Chch Cathedral

Engineers at odds over safety of rebuilding Chch Cathedral

Saturday, 2 March 2013 5:18 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The Anglican Church's plans for the Christchurch Cathedral site will be revealed this month, but campaigners are still battling to save the quake-damaged building.

Insurance pitfalls for unwary

Insurance pitfalls for unwary

Saturday, 2 March 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

What is happening? Insurance companies are changing home insurance policies from open-ended "replacement" policies to "sum insured" policies. In future they will only pay up to the sum insured that you choose, not for open-ended...

Call for action on Christchurch CBD

Call for action on Christchurch CBD

Friday, 1 March 2013 11:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Urgent action has been called for to stem the loss of businesses from central Christchurch, with construction of enough buildings to house half its office work force already under way outside the rebuild zone.

Call for action on city centre

Call for action on city centre

Friday, 1 March 2013 11:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Urgent action has been called for to stem the loss of businesses from central Christchurch, with construction of enough buildings to house half its office work force already under way outside the rebuild zone.

EQC workers bullied

EQC workers bullied

Friday, 1 March 2013 10:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

Angry Cantabrians, frustrated with the speed of the rebuild, are threatening to blow up earthquake repair hubs and shoot staff.

Church tied by terms of deed, court told

Church tied by terms of deed, court told

Friday, 1 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Anglican leaders cannot spend insurance money from the Christ Church Cathedral on the new cardboard cathedral, the attorney-general has told the High Court.

IT sector draws employees with better pay, conditions

IT sector draws employees with better pay, conditions

Friday, 1 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Employers in Christchurch's information and communications technology sector are offering higher salary and contract rates and, increasingly, offering relocation costs and initial rental accommodation to attract skilled staff.

IT sector draws employees with better pay, conditions

IT sector draws employees with better pay, conditions

Friday, 1 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Employers in Christchurch's information and communications technology sector are offering higher salary and contract rates and, increasingly, offering relocation costs and initial rental accommodation to attract skilled staff.

New Regent reopening pushed back again

New Regent reopening pushed back again

Friday, 1 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Regent St's cobbled footpaths and pastel facades will remain behind cordon fencing for at least another month as the reopening date is pushed back for the fourth time.

Urban Village project finalists chosen

Urban Village project finalists chosen

Friday, 1 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Village greens, vege gardens and vibrant laneways are among the features being touted for a new residential development in Christchurch's city centre.

Flexibility in recovery housing market needed

Flexibility in recovery housing market needed

Friday, 1 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The housing market in Christchurch will need to adapt over the next 15 years as the city goes through different stages of recovery.

New Regent St reopening pushed back again

New Regent St reopening pushed back again

Friday, 1 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New Regent St's cobbled footpaths and pastel facades will remain behind cordon fencing for at least another month as the reopening date is pushed back for the fourth time.

Latest opening date for New Regent St . . . April

Latest opening date for New Regent St . . . April

Friday, 1 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

New Regent St's cobbled footpaths and pastel facades will remain behind cordon fencing for at least another month as the reopening date is pushed back for the fourth time.

University of Canterbury records huge loss

University of Canterbury records huge loss

Thursday, 28 February 2013 9:50 a.m. by Media3News

The University of Canterbury is denying it's on its last legs after posting a $67 million annual deficit.

Concrete pour largest within rebuild zone

Concrete pour 'largest within rebuild zone'

Thursday, 28 February 2013 8:12 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The largest concrete pour within the central city cordon has started this morning.

Re:Start tenants get longer leases

Re:Start tenants get longer leases

Thursday, 28 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Re:Start mall has been given a new lease of life.

Cathedral plan now detailed, group says

Cathedral plan now detailed, group says

Thursday, 28 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Government has rejected a plan to make the Christ Church Cathedral safe but the group behind the proposal claims it has been further developed and meets all concerns.

Well from the 1860s discovered in Lyttelton

Well from the 1860s discovered in Lyttelton

Thursday, 28 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A 30-metre-deep well dating back to the 1860s has been uncovered in excavations at a Lyttelton house.

Low-income people have nowhere to go

Low-income people 'have nowhere to go'

Thursday, 28 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch couple and five of their six children are living in a relative's sleepout as they struggle to find a place to live.

Rebuild, Mainzeal demise, open doors for City Care

Rebuild, Mainzeal demise, open doors for City Care

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 11:54 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch City Council-owned City Care is widening its business and moving into traditional residential and commercial construction, seizing opportunities offered by the Canterbury recovery.

Hunter Furniture set to reopen

Hunter Furniture set to reopen

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 11:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch-based furniture retailer Hunter Furniture is set to reopen tomorrow, joining the likes of Harvey Norman and Smiths City's Powerstore in the bulk retail zone on Moorhouse Ave.

Hunter Furniture set to reopen

Hunter Furniture set to reopen

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 11:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch-based furniture retailer Hunter Furniture is set to reopen tomorrow, joining the likes of Harvey Norman and Smiths City's Powerstore in the bulk retail zone on Moorhouse Ave.

Confusion surrounds cathedral insurance funds

Confusion surrounds cathedral insurance funds

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 5:33 p.m. by Media3News

Anglican Church leaders are seeking clarification over how they can use insurance money received for the Christchurch Cathedral.

Scott expedition hut finds new home

Scott expedition hut finds new home

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:40 p.m. by Media3News

A cabin once built for explorer Captain Scott has been salvaged from one of Christchurch’s earthquake damaged properties.

Christchurch City Council refuses to sell assets

Christchurch City Council refuses to sell assets

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 11:37 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has confirmed it will not sell its assets to fund the city's earthquake repairs.

Centennial Pool fight not over

Centennial Pool fight 'not over'

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 9:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

Centennial Pool supporters say the fight to save the earthquake-hit facility is not over, despite city council staff advising against its repair.

Good transport underpins a city

Good transport underpins a city

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 7:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Council rules out asset sales

Council rules out asset sales

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 7:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council will not sell assets to fund the city's quake repairs and rebuild.

Spotlight on construction safety

Spotlight on construction safety

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

EQC and Fletcher EQR say they are taking urgent action that the Government advised is necessary to avoid deaths in Christchurch's rebuild.

L-shaped pavilion first out of the Art Box

L-shaped pavilion first out of the Art Box

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first in a series of Art Boxes designed to provide Christchurch's arts community with central city studio, retail and exhibition space will open today.

$14m plan for rebuild in suburbs

$14m plan for rebuild in suburbs

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council is proposing to spend nearly $14 million on helping the city's quake-hit suburban centres rebuild.

Harvey Norman back in business

Harvey Norman back in business

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:29 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Retailer Harvey Norman has today reopened at its retail complex on Moorhouse Ave in Christchurch.

UK police feted for NZ quake role

UK police feted for NZ quake role

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 8:23 a.m. by Media3News

Ten UK police officers received a citation for helping in the aftermath of the February 2011 Christchurch quake.

Colin Hogg: Unsettling look at our shaky isles

Colin Hogg: Unsettling look at our shaky isles

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 

Heart of the city

Heart of the city

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

It takes a brave man to liken his business to a weed, but that’s how Sam Crofskey describes C1 Espresso after the earthquakes that wiped out the cafe’s premises in Christchurch’s historic High St precinct.

Government urges rebuild safety action

Government urges rebuild safety action

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Construction workers could die and taxpayers will be faced with a $80 million bill if urgent action is not taken to make the Christchurch rebuild safer, the Government fears.

Supervisor accused of repair sign-off forgery

Supervisor accused of repair sign-off forgery

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch building company has launched an internal investigation after one of its supervisors allegedly forged an owner's signature on an earthquake repair sign-off form.

Government urges rebuild safety action

Government urges rebuild safety action

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Construction workers could die and taxpayers will be faced with a $80 million bill if urgent action is not taken to make the Christchurch rebuild safer, the Government fears.

Supervisor accused of repair sign-off forgery

Supervisor accused of repair sign-off forgery

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch building company has launched an internal investigation after one of its supervisors allegedly forged an owner's signature on an earthquake repair sign-off form.

Scholars to live out quake victims vision

Scholars to 'live out' quake victim's vision

Monday, 25 February 2013 1:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

The legacy of earthquake victim Rika Hyuga lives on through a scholarship fund worth more than $100,000.

Schools closures handled badly - Parker

Schools closures handled badly - Parker

Monday, 25 February 2013 9:45 a.m. by Media3News

Bob Parker says the Govt's handling of school closures and mergers in his city were handled poorly, but had to be done.

Land for backpackers scarce and costly

Land for backpackers scarce and costly

Monday, 25 February 2013 9:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

The backpacker industry is looking to re-establish accommodation in Christchurch after being pushed out by the 2011 earthquakes but those wanting new developments say finding land is tough going.

Call for action on Christchurch mall impasse

Call for action on Christchurch mall impasse

Monday, 25 February 2013 8:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Pressure is mounting for Government intervention to resolve a dispute that is delaying the redevelopment of Christchurch's City Mall.

Brighter choices uplift spirits

Brighter choices uplift spirits

Sunday, 24 February 2013 8:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sea fog and rice cake are Canterbury's choice when it comes to colour.

Call for action on mall impasse

Call for action on mall impasse

Sunday, 24 February 2013 8:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Pressure is mounting for Government intervention to resolve a dispute that is delaying the redevelopment of Christchurch's City Mall.

How do you talk to the people of Christchurch - ditch the cliches

How do you talk to the people of Christchurch - ditch the cliches

Sunday, 24 February 2013 11:25 a.m. by MediaStuff

It's a touchy combination, Christchurch and the quake. As residents, we don't want to be defined by a single event but at the same time, it is the undefeated heavyweight champion of topics.

Cricket: Hagley battle takes shape

Cricket: Hagley battle takes shape

Sunday, 24 February 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Legal spat fears over EQC move

Legal spat fears over EQC move

Sunday, 24 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Commission (EQC) chief executive Ian Simpson says there is a real prospect of a court fight between the government earthquake claims body and general insurers over land-damage claims.

Baby born as fathers body lay in PGC rubble

Baby born as father's body lay in PGC rubble

Sunday, 24 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Almost two years old, Ashton Fisher symbolises what was lost on February 22 and how far we have come since. The toddler was born 10 days after the earthquake - while his father's body lay in the rubble of the PGC building. His mother shares their story with Olivia Carville.

TC3 quake rebuild house on show

TC3 quake rebuild house on show

Saturday, 23 February 2013 6:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A house being rebuilt in inner Christchurch is part of a national tour, writes Mary Lovell-Smith

Christchurch rebuild: How much will ratepayers pay?

Christchurch rebuild: How much will ratepayers pay?

Saturday, 23 February 2013 1:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

During the past couple of years, Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker and Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee have had more than a few, what they both would term, "robust" encounters.

Christchurch rebuild: How much will we pay?

Christchurch rebuild: How much will we pay?

Saturday, 23 February 2013 1:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

During the past couple of years, Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker and Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee have had more than a few, what they both would term, "robust" encounters.

The rebuild: How much will ratepayers pay?

The rebuild: How much will ratepayers pay?

Saturday, 23 February 2013 10:07 a.m. by MediaStuff

The rebuild has a long way to go and so do talks on how the final bill will be split between the Government and Christchurch. JOHN McCRONE investigates.