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Uncertainty over who will pay bill

Uncertainty over who will pay bill

Saturday, 2 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Uncertainty over the cost of the proposed central Christchurch transport network could stall progress on the rebuild, Wigram Labour MP Megan Woods says.

New Regent St gearing up to reopen

New Regent St gearing up to reopen

Saturday, 2 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two New Regent St shops have been refurbished and handed back to their owners, and the precinct's opening date is pencilled in for March 22.

Theatre restoration spinoff for traffic flow

Theatre restoration spinoff for traffic flow

Saturday, 2 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Restoration of the Isaac Theatre Royal in central Christchurch could mean Gloucester St will soon be reopened to two-way traffic.

Theatre restoration spinoff for traffic flow

Theatre restoration spinoff for traffic flow

Saturday, 2 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Restoration of the Isaac Theatre Royal in central Christchurch could mean Gloucester St will soon be reopened to two-way traffic.

Uncertainty over who will pay bill

Uncertainty over who will pay bill

Saturday, 2 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Uncertainty over the cost of the proposed central Christchurch transport network could stall progress on the rebuild, Wigram Labour MP Megan Woods says.

Planned coastal pathway would cost $26m

Planned coastal pathway would cost $26m

Saturday, 2 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A proposed 6.5-kilometre coastal pathway between Ferrymead and Scarborough that could attract more than a million users is likely to cost about $26 million.

New Regent St gearing up to reopen

New Regent St gearing up to reopen

Saturday, 2 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Two New Regent St shops have been refurbished and handed back to their owners, and the precinct's opening date is pencilled in for March 22.

Cranmer Court site for sale

Cranmer Court site for sale

Friday, 1 February 2013 6:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

The landmark Cranmer Court site in central Christchurch has been put up for sale by the building's 31 owners. 

Cera axes dress code after outcry

Cera axes dress code after outcry

Friday, 1 February 2013 3:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

A proposal to ban red-zone workers from wearing t-shirts and shorts has been abandoned.

Worker village planned for St Albans

Worker village planned for St Albans

Friday, 1 February 2013 3:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Up to 200 rebuild workers will be housed in a temporary village on the old Orion site in St Albans.

Rebuild impact on NZ uncertain

Rebuild impact on NZ uncertain

Friday, 1 February 2013 1:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Uncertainties around Christchurch's rebuild makes it difficult to forecast its impact on New Zealand's economy, says the Reserve Bank (RBNZ) governor.

Trucks on way for Canty rebuild

Trucks on way for Canty rebuild

Friday, 1 February 2013 8:57 a.m. by MediaStuff

Allied Concrete is investing $15 million in 30 new concrete trucks as it ramps up for the Canterbury rebuild.

Brownlee slams council housing inaction

Brownlee slams council housing 'inaction'

Friday, 1 February 2013 8:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has attacked the Christchurch City Council for its failure to fix quake-damaged social housing units in the city despite a multimillion-dollar payout from the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Christchurch rebuild cost warning

Christchurch rebuild cost warning

Friday, 1 February 2013 8:12 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Christchurch city councillors have been warned in a secret meeting that the cost of fixing quake damaged underground infrastructure could be much more than originally thought.

SMEs get ready for return to usual tax deals

SMEs get ready for return to usual tax deals

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

Small to medium enterprises have been hard hit by the Canterbury earthquakes, with more than 20 per cent still in survival mode.

Port Hills still dangerous - engineer

Port Hills still dangerous - engineer

Thursday, 31 January 2013 4:46 p.m. by Media3News

A senior geotechnical engineer says rock falls in Christchurch’s Port Hills will happen again and could kill more people.

Consent granted for rebuild workers camp

Consent granted for rebuild workers' camp

Thursday, 31 January 2013 3:29 p.m. by MediaHerald

Resource consent has been granted for a temporary camp that will house up to 200 rebuild workers in St Albans, Christchurch.Christchurch company JGM Group Ltd has been granted consent to build a complex of relocatable single-bedroom...

High temperature may have loosened rock

High temperature may have loosened rock

Thursday, 31 January 2013 3:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

A 40-tonne rock that crashed into an empty Port Hills home needed just millimetres of movement to shake loose, geotechnical engineers say.

Quake-making truck heads to Christchurch

Quake-making truck heads to Christchurch

Thursday, 31 January 2013 2:55 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A 30,000kg truck named T-Rex is bound for Christchurch to pound the city's shaky ground.

EnaSolars inverter sales heat up

EnaSolar's inverter sales heat up

Thursday, 31 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's EnaSolar is ramping up the manufacture of inverters for the solar panel industry to fit in with the building of new homes in the quake-hit city.

Legal challenge to Christchurch insurer first of its kind

Legal challenge to Christchurch insurer first of its kind

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 4:56 p.m. by Media3News

In Christchurch a major, post-earthquake precedent may be being set.

Tremor hits near Akaroa

Tremor hits near Akaroa

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 4:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

A magnitude-3.8 earthquake struck near Akaroa this afternoon.

Unusual aftershock hits Canterbury

Unusual aftershock hits Canterbury

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 4:00 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch has been rattled by another aftershock this afternoon - from an unusual location.

New home consents drop in Canterbury

New home consents drop in Canterbury

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 1:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

New home construction plans dropped in Canterbury in December, with 281 consents issued, down from the highs of previous months.

Christchurch investors seize chance

Christchurch investors seize chance

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A popular rebuild blueprint, a marked decrease in seismic activity and an optimistic, forward-looking population means central Christchurch is ripe for investment.

More workers needed to rebuild infrastructure

More workers needed to rebuild infrastructure

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 11:41 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The construction team charged with fixing Christchurch's roads and water pipes is looking to beef up its 1700-plus work force by another 400 people by May/June as it ramps up work on the $2 billion repair of Christchurch's horizontal infrastructure.

Christchurch investors seize chance, take on risk

Christchurch investors seize chance, take on risk

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 11:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

A popular rebuild blueprint, a marked decrease in seismic activity and an optimistic, forward-looking population means central Christchurch is ripe for investment.

Chch investors seize chance, take on risk

Chch investors seize chance, take on risk

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 11:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

A popular rebuild blueprint, a marked decrease in seismic activity and an optimistic, forward-looking population means central Christchurch is ripe for investment.

Archaeologists strike massive find under Isaac Theatre Royale

Archaeologists strike 'massive' find under Isaac Theatre Royale

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 5:50 p.m. by Media3News

Archaeologists working in Christchurch have stumbled across a “massive” collection of artefacts under the quake-damaged Isaac Theatre Royal.

Artefacts discovered under Christchurchs Isaac Theatre Royale

Artefacts discovered under Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royale

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 5:50 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Archaeologists working in Christchurch have stumbled across a “massive” collection of artefacts under the quake-damaged Isaac Theatre Royal.

Red zone residents blast unrealistic insurance offer

Red zone residents blast 'unrealistic' insurance offer

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 5:22 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Jimi and Jane Yazdanpanah have been searching for a new home for months, but can’t find anything they can afford.

Kiwi companies recruiting foreign workers for Christchurch rebuild

Kiwi companies recruiting foreign workers for Christchurch rebuild

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 5:15 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Tonight, Campbell Live beings a series looking at New Zealand’s employment industry.

Council closes 31 units

Council closes 31 units

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 1:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tenants are being moved out of another 31 city council housing units as investigations reveal they fall well below the current building code.

Council closes Christchurch units

Council closes Christchurch units

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 1:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tenants are being moved out of another 31 Christchurch City Council housing units as investigations reveal they fall well below the building code.

Council closes Christchurch units

Council closes Christchurch units

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 1:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tenants are being moved out of another 31 Christchurch City Council housing units as investigations reveal they fall well below the building code.

Design competition attracts 58 entries

Design competition attracts 58 entries

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 11:54 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A competition to design and build an urban village in Christchurch has received "strong interest" from international architects and designers.

Call for twisted bridge to become memorial

Call for twisted bridge to become memorial

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 10:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Members of the public are campaigning to have the twisted Medway footbridge turned into an earthquake memorial.

Aranui, Sumner compared in study

Aranui, Sumner compared in study

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 8:33 a.m. by MediaStuff

Aranui and Sumner responded differently after the earthquakes because of differences in income and employment, a new study shows.

Construction companies welcome visa changes

Construction companies welcome visa changes

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 6:48 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Construction companies working on the Christchurch rebuild are welcoming a change to visa rules which will see Kiwis picked first for jobs.

Quake sets new direction

Quake sets new direction

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch's Cindy Gibb made a deal with her husband - one day she'd be able to travel the world to places where nursing skills were in short supply and work.But that day came sooner than either she or Sam Gibb planned. 

Quake-hit families still living in squalor

Quake-hit families still living in squalor

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Horror stories of Christchurch families living in garages and tents continue to surface almost two years on from the February 2011 earthquake.

Brownlee denies he ignored Cera advice

Brownlee denies he ignored Cera advice

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has rejected suggestions he ignored officials' advice in making reduced offers to uninsured red-zoners.

Red-zone raider faces court

Red-zone raider faces court

Monday, 28 January 2013 6:40 p.m. by MediaHerald

A man posing as an earthquake contractor will appear in court tomorrow accused of raiding red-zoned houses in the hard-hit eastern suburbs of Christchurch.The 43-year-old wore a high-visibility vest emblazoned with a contracting...

Kiwis at front of Chch rebuild queue

Kiwis at front of Chch rebuild queue

Monday, 28 January 2013 1:26 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A new visa rule that came into effect on Monday guarantees Kiwis are at the front of the queue for jobs on the Christchurch rebuild.

Labour to complain about red zone offer

Labour to complain about red zone offer

Monday, 28 January 2013 12:16 p.m. by Media3News

Labour is complaining about the Government's decision to offer some Christchurch residents half the value of their red zone properties.

Fletcher EQR pays $1b to contractors

Fletcher EQR pays $1b to contractors

Monday, 28 January 2013 11:13 a.m. by MediaThePress

Fletcher EQR has topped the $1 billion mark in terms of payouts to contractors as part of its earthquake repair work, a spokesman for the company says.

Low costs estimated for glass Christchurch Cathedral

Low costs estimated for glass Christchurch Cathedral

Monday, 28 January 2013 10:20 a.m. by Media3News

A plan to put the Christchurch Cathedral in a glass casing would cost only $45 million, Mayor Bob Parker has estimated.

Brownlee cut payout for owners

Brownlee cut payout for owners

Sunday, 27 January 2013 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee disregarded advice from officials to give some red-zoned Cantabrians a full payout for their quake-damaged land, instead offering them half.

Classy glass a perfect project for reborn recycler

Classy glass a perfect project for reborn recycler

Sunday, 27 January 2013 9:29 a.m. by MediaStuff

A demolition company specialising in churches and architectural antiques hopes 14 stained glass windows salvaged from an Edgeware church will again grace a place of worship in Canterbury.

Rebuild boom part of govt plan for 2013

Rebuild boom part of govt plan for 2013

Saturday, 26 January 2013 12:34 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch welcomes new apprenticeship scheme

Christchurch welcomes new apprenticeship scheme

Friday, 25 January 2013 5:25 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A new apprentice bonus has been welcomed in Christchurch, which is struggling to attract enough tradespeople.

Keys state of the nation: 10,000 apprentices

Key's state of the nation: 10,000 apprentices

Friday, 25 January 2013 2:39 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Labour leader David Shearer says a new apprenticeship scheme announced by the Prime Minister today comes four years too late - but industry groups are welcoming the plan.

BNZ demolition resumes

BNZ demolition resumes

Friday, 25 January 2013 1:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition specialists, wearing protective clothing due to the asbestos risk, inspected the roof of the BNZ House in Cathedral Square today.

Asbestos delays BNZ demolition

Asbestos delays BNZ demolition

Friday, 25 January 2013 1:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition specialists, wearing protective clothing because of the asbestos risk, inspected the roof of BNZ House in Cathedral Square today.

Cantabrians not drinking more since quakes, says study

Cantabrians not drinking more since quakes, says study

Friday, 25 January 2013 11:31 a.m. by Media3News

A student-lead study investigating links between quake trauma and alcohol dependence has found most Cantabrians are not drinking more.

Flat tax rate for Christchurch opposed

Flat tax rate for Christchurch opposed

Friday, 25 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A flat business tax rate of 10 per cent could help Christchurch flourish and quicken the city's recovery, business commentator Sam Stanley says.

Christchurch rebuild adds impetus for manufacturers

Christchurch rebuild adds impetus for manufacturers

Friday, 25 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Manufacturers appear modestly optimistic that activity will pick up in 2013 after a patchy year but remain extremely cautious about the timing, according to the latest BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index data.

Project detail promised

Project detail promised

Friday, 25 January 2013 12:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has promised more information on central Christchurch project timelines after businesses and leasing agents expressed frustration at slow progress.

Rebuild buy-ups at 1 per cent

Rebuild buy-ups at 1 per cent

Friday, 25 January 2013 12:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has reached agreements with owners on fewer than 5 per cent of properties needed for the redesign of central Christchurch and bought just 1 per cent, but believes it is making progress.

Fast-track consenting for new premises

Fast-track consenting for new premises

Friday, 25 January 2013 12:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has promised more information on central Christchurch project timelines after businesses and leasing agents expressed frustration at slow progress.