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Modern or historic: Why not both?

Modern or historic: Why not both?

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 8:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Police forget to pay $5000 in rent

Police forget to pay $5000 in rent

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 8:01 a.m. by MediaHerald

Police have admitted "dropping the ball" by failing to pay more than $5000 in rent to a tiny Christchurch community group run by volunteers and war veterans.

Fraud inevitable in Chch rebuild

Fraud 'inevitable' in Chch rebuild

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

New Zealand's lack of a whistleblower culture could hamper the detection of potentially billions of dollars' worth of fraud in the post-quake rebuild of Christchurch.

Leaked document explains EQC delays

Leaked document explains EQC delays

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

If the latest EQC damage estimate is less than previous assessments, the commission will mostly use that figure rather than explore why the discrepancy has arisen, a leaked memo reveals.

Charity set to restore old Trinity Church

Charity set to restore old Trinity Church

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of Christchurch's oldest stone churches could be fully restored after a new buyer came forward.

Priority but widows house still broken

'Priority' but widow's house still broken

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake widow Julie Caldwell is about to face her third winter in a cold and cracked TC3 home, despite being deemed a "priority case" by recovery authorities more than two years ago.

Leaked document explains EQC delays

Leaked document explains EQC delays

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

If the latest EQC damage estimate is less than previous assessments, the commission will mostly use that figure rather than explore why the discrepancy has arisen, a leaked memo reveals.

Skewered worker very lucky to be alive

Skewered worker 'very lucky to be alive'

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Sumner causeway closed for months

Sumner causeway closed for months

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 3:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Commuters from Christchurch's seaside suburbs will be spending more time in their vehicles when a 500-metre detour begins this month.

Fraud warning as rebuild gears up

Fraud warning as rebuild gears up

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 2:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury organisations need to be on guard against potentially billions of dollars' worth of fraud as the post-quake rebuild of Christchurch gears up, a forensics expert says.

Rebuild fraud could hit $3 billion

Rebuild fraud could hit $3 billion

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury organisations need to be on guard against potentially billions of dollars' worth of fraud as the post-quake rebuild of Christchurch gears up, a forensics expert says.

Wood finds a niche in rebuild designs

Wood finds a niche in rebuild designs

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 8:02 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Canterbury architecture, traditionally built from stone, has been imbued with a more lightweight philosophy since the quakes, a Christchurch architect told a city timber construction expo.

Wood finds a niche in rebuild designs

Wood finds a niche in rebuild designs

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury architecture, traditionally built from stone, has been imbued with a more lightweight philosophy since the quakes, a Christchurch architect told a city timber construction expo.

Investors in tussle over City Mall plans

Investors in tussle over City Mall plans

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two contenders battling to develop a prime City Mall block now stand in each other's way after buying up land.

Chch rebuild driving national growth in jobs

Chch rebuild driving national growth in jobs

Monday, 15 April 2013 11:16 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch rebuild will continue to help the national job market grow, particularly when the more chunky central city projects start.

Ian Simpson on the EQC leak

Ian Simpson on the EQC leak

Monday, 15 April 2013 8:36 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Tonight Ian Simpson, the Earthquake Commission's chief executive talks to Campbell Live about the EQC leak.

Quake stress a valid reason for late legal filing - Employment Court

Quake stress a valid reason for late legal filing - Employment Court

Monday, 15 April 2013 7:53 p.m. by MediaHerald

The psychological impact of the Canterbury earthquake has been accepted by the Employment Court as a valid reason for a lawyer filing legal documents several weeks late.

Christchurch rebuild grows job market

Christchurch rebuild grows job market

Monday, 15 April 2013 12:11 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Christchurch rebuild is helping the national employment market grow year-on year, according to a first quarter of 2013 survey on online job advertisements.

Govt works on quake-prone buildings policy

Govt works on quake-prone buildings policy

Monday, 15 April 2013 11:43 a.m. by Media3News

The Government is developing a new policy for quake-prone buildings and will announce it this year.

Church leaders favour new cathedral design

Church leaders favour new cathedral design

Monday, 15 April 2013 7:39 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Anglican church leaders and Christchurch residents appear to favour a modern design for a new cathedral.

Sammys Jazz Bar building under threat

Sammy's Jazz Bar building under threat

Monday, 15 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch property developer wants to retain a historic inner-city building and is urging rebuild officials to "drop the bureaucracy and be flexible".

Who is really rebuilding Christchurch?

Who is really rebuilding Christchurch?

Monday, 15 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

There is just one problem in deciding to call your organisation the Ministry of Awesome, apart from people scoffing at the name. The challenge for the founders of the Christchurch-based trust was defining exactly what awesome is.

Manchester St fully reopens

Manchester St fully reopens

Sunday, 14 April 2013 10:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

Manchester St has fully reopened for the first time in more than two years.

Manchester St fully reopens in Christchurch

Manchester St fully reopens in Christchurch

Sunday, 14 April 2013 8:07 a.m. by Media3News

A change to the cordon in Christchurch's central city means Manchester Street is fully open for the first time in more than two years.

War Memorial may be moved

War Memorial may be moved

Sunday, 14 April 2013 7:26 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

EQC staff failed to declare $25m contract conflict

EQC staff failed to declare $25m contract conflict

Sunday, 14 April 2013 7:07 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Bloggers site gets hammering

Blogger's site gets hammering

Saturday, 13 April 2013 7:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch residents have hammered an offshore website holding a leaked Earthquake Commission (EQC) email as lawyers debate the legal issues the saga raises.

Indoor sports centre reopens after quake

Indoor sports centre reopens after quake

Saturday, 13 April 2013 4:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Another step in the recovery of sport in Canterbury occurred yesterday with the reopening of Wilding Park's indoor tennis centre.

Christchurch Airport keeps costs grounded

Christchurch Airport keeps costs grounded

Friday, 12 April 2013 11:32 p.m. by MediaStuff

The soon to be completed Christchurch International Airport's domestic terminal has been a "very complex" project but came in on budget despite unexpected delays and construction challenges.

Singapore firm major player in real estate

Singapore firm major player in real estate

Friday, 12 April 2013 11:32 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Singaporean company which has partnered with local firm Artmatic Holdings to build a worker village at Church Corner in Riccarton is a major player in engineering and integrated real estate in Southeast Asia.

Global investors eye rebuild options

Global investors eye rebuild options

Friday, 12 April 2013 11:32 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Global investors eye Christchurch rebuild

Global investors eye Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 12 April 2013 11:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild is attracting "huge" overseas investment interest, says rebuild boss Warwick Isaacs but he is not aware of any deal being nailed down.

Homestays offer home comforts to workers

Homestays offer home comforts to workers

Friday, 12 April 2013 8:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Packing your bags and flying to the other side of the world is made a little easier when you have "another mother" waiting for you.

EQC whistleblogger no hero

EQC whistleblogger 'no hero'

Friday, 12 April 2013 5:52 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The Earthquake Commission has gone back to a judge over an injunction which has been ignored by a blogger.

Government defends Housing NZ payout

Government defends Housing NZ payout

Friday, 12 April 2013 5:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Housing New Zealand (HNZ) has settled the largest single insurance payout in New Zealand history, but the Government is defending the fact it did not get more.

Canterbury housing repair timeframe reduced

Canterbury housing repair timeframe reduced

Friday, 12 April 2013 4:40 p.m. by MediaHerald

Housing New Zealand has reduced the timeframe for dealing with more than 5500 state homes damaged in the Canterbury earthquake after the approval of a $320 million insurance payout.Housing Minister Nick Smith said the repair and...

Housing NZ settles quake claims

Housing NZ settles quake claims

Friday, 12 April 2013 2:37 p.m. by Media3News

Housing New Zealand has settled its insurance claim over 5559 earthquake damaged houses in Canterbury.

Chinese very interested in key Christchurch project

Chinese 'very interested' in key Christchurch project

Friday, 12 April 2013 9:22 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Raising a spiritual home for Christchurch

Raising a spiritual home for Christchurch

Friday, 12 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A 14.5-tonne framed window will be fitted into Christchurch's transitional cathedral next week.

Nation races to help autistic brothers

Nation races to help autistic brothers

Friday, 12 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

When the elderly mother of autistic middle-aged sons called out for help, Christchurch and New Zealand answered.

Council critics lash out while mayors away

Council critics lash out while mayor's away

Friday, 12 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A fiery attack on out-of-town mayor Bob Parker's leadership style has shattered the uneasy truce among Christchurch City councillors and exposed the deep rifts that still exist between some of the elected members.

Raising a spiritual home for Christchurch

Raising a spiritual home for Christchurch

Friday, 12 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

House sales take off as median rises 8.4pc

House sales take off as median rises 8.4pc

Friday, 12 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

House prices in Christchurch and Canterbury-Westland have again set records, and homes are selling faster than at any time in the last six years.

Councils struggle with building consents

Councils struggle with building consents

Friday, 12 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

New workers village for Church Corner

New workers village for Church Corner

Thursday, 11 April 2013 4:01 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christchurch camping ground is to be converted into a $10 million housing complex for 300 workers and displaced locals, just as a similar scheme is shelved over lack of demand.

Chch risks becoming a soulless city

Chch risks becoming a 'soulless city'

Thursday, 11 April 2013 10:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

A leading Christchurch landscape architect believes Christchurch is at risk of becoming a ''soulless city''.

Chch risks becoming a soulless city

Chch risks becoming a 'soulless city'

Thursday, 11 April 2013 10:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

A leading Christchurch landscape architect believes Christchurch is at risk of becoming a ''soulless city''.

Live Chat: Warwick Isaacs

Live Chat: Warwick Isaacs

Thursday, 11 April 2013 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Homeowners can use OIA to get EQC info

Homeowners can use OIA to get EQC info

Thursday, 11 April 2013 8:48 a.m. by MediaStuff

Site decision deadline call for City Mall

Site decision deadline call for City Mall

Thursday, 11 April 2013 8:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch project management firm Apollo Projects wants the Government to set a deadline on property owner decisions for development of the retail precinct in City Mall.

Residents discuss Christ Church Cathedral options

Residents discuss Christ Church Cathedral options

Thursday, 11 April 2013 7:13 a.m. by MediaHerald

More than 200 people attended last night's public forum on options to replace the damaged Christ Church Cathedral.

Owners slam rebuild delays, costs

Owners slam rebuild delays, costs

Thursday, 11 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A number of central Christchurch property owners have slammed the city's rebuild authority, saying "excessive control" has driven out investment.

Judge halts release of EQC email

Judge halts release of EQC email

Tuesday, 9 April 2013 5:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

EQC information, in the hands of an anonymous blogger has to stay under wraps, a High Court judge has ordered.

Hearing for leaked EQC details

Hearing for leaked EQC details

Tuesday, 9 April 2013 10:29 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will this afternoon pursue a court bid to shut down further leaks of an email containing details of 83,000 Christchurch homeowners.

Moves under way for return to CBD

Moves under way for return to CBD

Tuesday, 9 April 2013 7:56 a.m. by MediaStuff

Work on new offices for public servants in central Christchurch will start in 2014 at the earliest, with the Government looking for short-term rental space to tide it over.

Arrow on target for construction

Arrow on target for construction

Tuesday, 9 April 2013 7:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

New glass building for Skope

New glass building for Skope

Tuesday, 9 April 2013 7:43 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch patricians the Stewart family have unveiled an engineered timber and glass design that will replace the quake-damaged Princess St office of its business Skope Industries.

Church leaders ruled in wrong over payout

Church leaders ruled in wrong over payout

Tuesday, 9 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Buckle in for a snail-paced ride to work

Buckle in for a snail-paced ride to work

Tuesday, 9 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Church leaders ruled in wrong over payout

Church leaders ruled in wrong over payout

Tuesday, 9 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Anglican leaders cannot spend insurance money from the Christ Church Cathedral on the new cardboard cathedral, a judge has confirmed.