The Canterbury earthquakes have provided an unprecedented opportunity to remake an international city.Christchurch is a world-first combination of blue skies development in an established, redeveloped region; the chance to combine...
Rebuilding Christchurch is New Zealand's biggest-ever construction job. The Government has estimated the cost at $40 billion - two thirds of which will be borne by private insurers and investors.
"It's not rocket science to know that we are short of tradespeople and construction professionals in Christchurch", says Randstad general manager Penni Hlaca.
As Christchurch gets back on its feet, BNZ Canterbury and West Coast managing partner Sinead Horgan, says business owners need to prepare now for inevitable constraints.
Students are back in force at the University of Canterbury. Earlier this month the university announced an increase in first year enrolments. Almost 10,900 equivalent full-time students have signed up to study in 2014. The number...
ASB Bank's rural general manager Mark Heer says while investment activity in Christchurch is ramping up after a post-quake pause, things never really slowed down in the hinterland.He says although it took a long time to get under...
"This is unlike any other project we've ever done," says Michelle Creagh, Managing Director of Fletcher Earthquake Recovery.
Two years ago few could have predicted that confidence among Canterbury's business community would now be at historic highs, well above the national average.At that time many business owners were on their knees.
When it comes to information communication technology, the cultural sector is leading the way with a new Christchurch initiative exemplifying how Kiwi innovation can create inspiring new ways to digitally connect a city.
Don Miskell is relishing the challenges posed by delivering on the high-profile anchor projects that will underpin the Christchurch CBD's future.Miskell - general manager (planning & design) at the Christchurch Central Development...
SLI sells site search software-as-a-service to the world's major online retailers. CEO Shaun Ryan says his business exists because while most e-commerce sites have search facilities, the experience is often awful for customers who
Peter Cunningham is leading an inter-government agency effort to try to avoid some of the inevitable supply pinch points for labour and resources in the Christchurch rebuild.Cunningham - Director of the Productivity Partnership...
When the Christchurch earthquake hit for some it spelled opportunity - not disaster.Former Hawkins Construction regional manager Quin Henderson felt it was the right time to enter the market with a new firm and a new business model.
MBIE partnership and procurement director Peter Cunningham says there is a real opportunity to test the international supply chain market as the Christchurch rebuilds ramps up."When we do find ourselves in a situation where demand...
Sitting in his sloping and half-packed St Martins home, 92-year-old Alf Johnson has only one question for his insurance company.
Southern Response is concerned at misinformation promoted in an opinion piece by Deborah Coddington in the Sunday Star Times. The assertions in the article surrounding Southern Response’s completion statistics and percentages are simply not correct.
Theo Baker the Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the process for complaints
The Christchurch rebuild has sparked a growth spurt in retail spending with big sales of building supplies, garden supplies and hardware.
Christchurch's Riccarton House will soon be open to the public once more, after nearly three years of repair work.
The Christchurch City Council wants to stem the haemorrhage of business from the central city by clamping down on commercial growth in the suburbs.
Dawn Spencer was happy to wait. She knew her Southshore property was not among the most badly damaged by the February earthquake.
The pipe organ industry is fighting back to recover from the damage and loss of life caused by the Christchurch earthquakes.
Some Dunedin construction firms are eyeing up opportunities in the Christchurch rebuild, but others "don't want a bar of it".
Christchurch's labour inspectors are facing complaints regarding migrant exploitation and are gearing up to take a stronger role monitoring firms involved in the rebuild. But is the inspectorate up to the task? CECILE MEIER reports.
What is going on when the insurers start talking about jacking and packing your foundations? Are Cantabrians getting a fair deal? JOHN McCRONE investigates.
The sequence started on July 19, 2013 and included a magnitude 6.5 quake on July 21.
New apartments costing more than $1 million are being snapped up on the western side of Christchurch's central city but more affordable developments are yet to hit the market.
Police have been asked to investigate a company run by a smooth-talking young Aucklander that has gone bust leaving customers and contractors in the Christchurch rebuild in the lurch.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the latest on Christchurch
The city council is seeking ideas and input from the public for the new $85 million central library.
One of Christchurch's most prominent buildings has received a $2.5 million funding boost to help repair and reopen it to the public.
OPINION: What is acceptable risk and what are tolerable impacts of future natural hazard events like earthquakes and flooding? DR KELVIN BERRYMAN of GNS Science examines these questions.
One of the last few gothic buildings still standing in Christchurch has been thrown a $2.5 million lifeline.
Buses detouring around post-earthquake roadworks will cost ratepayers $300,000.
Babbage Consultants John O'Loughlin and Rhys Smith talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how Christchurch is evolving.
Christchurch heritage advocates will be out in force again today in an effort to save the Majestic Theatre.
The Alpine Fault may have generated more large earthquakes than previously thought, making it increasingly dangerous in future, new research says.
Chris' Cantab for this week is Lorraine who works at the Public Hospital and is loved by so many. Chris finds out more about this wonderful lady.
Fail to plan, said the ever-quotable Ben Franklin, and you plan to fail.
Middle-aged Cantabrians living previously comfortable lives have been identified as a new at-risk group for post-earthquake stress.
Demolition of the residential red zone needs to accelerate so all homes on the flat land can be cleared by the end-of-year target.
St Patricks Day at the Bog Irish Bar spent the day celebrating the Irish that have come to the city to help with the rebuild.
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