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Kennetts Jewellers new home after 131 years

Kennetts Jewellers new home after 131 years

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Govt fires warning shot to owners

Govt fires warning shot to owners

Monday, 19 November 2012 11:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

The owners of more than 100 Christchurch properties have received the first clear signal of the Government's plans to force through the acquisition of their land.

Students behaviour worsens after school shake-up

Students' behaviour worsens after school shake-up

Monday, 19 November 2012 1:50 p.m. by Media3News

The stress of the Government’s Canterbury schools shake up is becoming apparent in the behaviour of students, says one principal.

One in three firms will hire staff

One in three firms will hire staff

Monday, 19 November 2012 11:17 a.m. by MediaStuff

One in three Christchurch firms intend hiring more staff in the next year and remain optimistic despite battling council red tape and insurance woes, says a new survey.

Insurance brokers under scrutiny

Insurance brokers under scrutiny

Monday, 19 November 2012 9:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fewer businesses but more workers

Fewer businesses but more workers

Monday, 19 November 2012 8:51 a.m. by MediaStuff

The number of businesses in Christchurch dropped by fewer than 1000 in the year after the February 2011 earthquake and employee numbers rose, government figures show.

Loss Adjusters make fun of serious issue

Loss Adjusters make fun of serious issue

Monday, 19 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A dead rat, loss of sleep and a pen crushed by a television are among the insurance "claims" made following Christchurch's earthquakes.

Smart signs will guide city travellers

Smart signs will guide city travellers

Monday, 19 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New and smart technologies will be used to help guide locals and visitors around Christchurch's new central business district.

Plea for cyclists in CBD plan

Plea for cyclists in CBD plan

Sunday, 18 November 2012 10:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cycling and car advocates say new transport plans for central Christchurch need to provide more for cyclists.

Plea for cyclists in CBD plan

Plea for cyclists in CBD plan

Sunday, 18 November 2012 10:14 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Cycling and car advocates say new transport plans for central Christchurch need to provide more for cyclists.

Crunch time for central city blueprint

Crunch time for central city blueprint

Saturday, 17 November 2012 12:59 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Worker houses to be permanent

Worker houses to be permanent

Saturday, 17 November 2012 8:59 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Six-bedroom houses that will turn into family homes are being touted as the accommodation fix for Christchurch's influx of rebuild workers.

Rivals vie for Chch retail spots

Rivals vie for Chch retail spots

Friday, 16 November 2012 10:46 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Australian powerhouse duo of the Westpac Bank and the Goodman Group have shown their hand in the battle to redevelop central Christchurch's shopping area.

Cardboard cathedral plans at risk

Cardboard cathedral plans at risk

Friday, 16 November 2012 10:21 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Funding for the cardboard cathedral could be in jeopardy after a judge ruled that Christ Church Cathedral insurance money might not be used for the project.

Major insurers deny passing the buck

Major insurers deny 'passing the buck'

Friday, 16 November 2012 10:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

Vero Insurance has rejected a "speculative" claim by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) that providers may try to pass the buck on their earthquake costs.

EQC house inspection left owner in tears

EQC house inspection left owner in tears

Friday, 16 November 2012 10:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An Earthquake Commission (EQC) engineer under investigation by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand left a Hororata widow in tears after conducting what she says was a substandard assessment of her property.

EQC arrogant engineer

EQC 'arrogant' engineer

Friday, 16 November 2012 9:53 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

EQC backs arrogant engineer

EQC backs 'arrogant' engineer

Friday, 16 November 2012 9:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

PHOTOS: Royals visit Christchurch quake zone

PHOTOS: Royals visit Christchurch quake zone

Friday, 16 November 2012 2:58 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The demolition work in Christchurch didn't stop for the arrival of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla.

Call for Christchurch Cathedral demolition order scrutiny

Call for Christchurch Cathedral demolition order scrutiny

Friday, 16 November 2012 8:53 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Labour is welcoming the High Court ruling that has stopped the demolition of Christchurch Cathedral.

Victoria Square reopens as cordon reduced

Victoria Square reopens as cordon reduced

Friday, 16 November 2012 8:25 a.m. by MediaStuff

Victoria Square will today reopen for the first time since the February 2011 earthquake.

CCDU quiet on transport plan price tag

CCDU quiet on transport plan price tag

Friday, 16 November 2012 6:57 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's transportation plan could take 20 years to fully implement.

EQC inundated with official info requests

EQC inundated with official info requests

Friday, 16 November 2012 6:41 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Earthquake Commission has been inundated with thousands of official information requests from Cantabrians wanting information about their damaged properties.

Royals to spend final day in Christchurch

Royals to spend final day in Christchurch

Friday, 16 November 2012 6:38 a.m. by Media3News

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will spend the final day of their six-day tour of New Zealand in Christchurch.

Plans lack of light rail short-sighted

Plan's lack of light rail 'short-sighted'

Thursday, 15 November 2012 11:40 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The lack of light rail in the the Government's central city transport plan is "short-sighted", Mayor Bob Parker says.

Christchurch Cathedral demolition plans halted by High Court

Christchurch Cathedral demolition plans halted by High Court

Thursday, 15 November 2012 4:45 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A court ruling has ordered that the demolition of Christchurch Cathedral must be stopped until further notice.

High Court halts Cathedral demolition

High Court halts Cathedral demolition

Thursday, 15 November 2012 4:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christ Church Cathedral has been granted a stay of execution.

Govts Ecan moves undemocratic - lawyers

Govt's Ecan moves undemocratic - lawyers

Thursday, 15 November 2012 3:10 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Lawyers have branded the Government's moves to extend its commissioners' control over Canterbury's regional council unjustified.

New plan for ChChs inner city streets

New plan for ChCh's inner city streets

Thursday, 15 November 2012 3:02 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Speed limits will be lowered and one-way streets altered in new proposals for Christchurch's inner city.

New plan for ChChs inner city streets

New plan for ChCh's inner city streets

Thursday, 15 November 2012 3:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Speed limits will be lowered and one-way streets altered in new proposals for Christchurch's inner city.

NZ businesses can learn lessons from disaster

NZ businesses can learn lessons from disaster

Thursday, 15 November 2012 2:51 p.m. by MediaHerald

At 12.51pm on Tuesday, 22 February 2011, life changed forever for businesses in New Zealand. Thousands of Canterbury-based SMEs were hit hard. The business fallout wasn't just limited to Canterbury, however. That one act of God...

Tony Marryatt defends decision to give staff extra leave

Tony Marryatt defends decision to give staff extra leave

Thursday, 15 November 2012 2:39 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch City Council boss Tony Marryatt has defended his controversial decision to give staff extra paid leave.

Chch Draft Transport Plan released today

Chch Draft Transport Plan released today

Thursday, 15 November 2012 9:27 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Christchurch's Draft Transport Plan will be released today.

Movie giants, royalty among donors

Movie giants, royalty among donors

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 11:32 p.m. by MediaStuff

Hollywood movie giants James Cameron, Fox Studios and Warner Bros each donated more than $500,000 to Christchurch's earthquake appeal.

Transport plans for Chch due

Transport plans for Chch due

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 11:28 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The future shape of Christchurch's transport network will become clearer over the next few days as two key agencies announce their plans on how to get people moving around the city.

Land cover favours rich - EQC boss

Land cover favours rich - EQC boss

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 11:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Rich people with expensive properties are not paying their fair share for Earthquake Commission land cover, says EQC chairman Michael Wintringham.

Wallets open as rebuild kicks in

Wallets open as rebuild kicks in

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 11:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Do-it-yourself Cantabrians splashing out in preparation for the rebuild are fuelling a retail spurt in the quake-hit region.

Simpson forecasts demand for TC3

Simpson forecasts demand for TC3

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 11:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

River-front properties that were close to being written off after the earthquakes could become the most sought-after in Christchurch.

Wealthy not paying enough

Wealthy 'not paying enough'

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 11:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Rich people with expensive properties are not paying their fair share for Earthquake Commission land cover, says EQC chairman Michael Wintringham.

$2.5m repairs to access 8 homes

$2.5m repairs to access 8 homes

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

A decision on spending up to $2.5 million to repair 120 metres of road will determine the fate of eight Christchurch homes.

Fight looms between quake workers, bosses

Fight looms between quake workers, bosses

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 9:09 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A fight is looming between earthquake repair workers and their bosses over the city council's controversial free days off.

Teeth grinding blamed on quake stress

Teeth grinding blamed on quake stress

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The stress of Canterbury's earthquakes could be damaging people's teeth, a Christchurch dentist says.

City-to-sea-road revival planned

City-to-sea-road revival planned

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A two-stage project to revamp the main transport corridor and commercial areas between central Christchurch and seaside suburbs is about to be launched by the city council.

David Woodings and the recurring horse painting

David Woodings and the recurring horse painting

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 8:10 p.m. by Media3News Popular

It might sound a bit bizarre, but there really are horses that don't move and an artist who paints them over and over again.

Preparing your home for an earthquake

Preparing your home for an earthquake

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 7:57 p.m. by Media3News Popular

How prepared would your home be if there was another major earthquake?

Inside Money: Quake-shaken fund plans for new foundation

Inside Money: Quake-shaken fund plans for new foundation

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 10:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

There is probably no better illustration of the link between the financial and the physical worlds than the most recent annual report of the Earthquake Commission

Vero hits back at EQC criticism

Vero hits back at EQC criticism

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 10:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Insurers, owners join battle over standards

Insurers, owners join battle over standards

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Quake would cut Wellington off for months

Quake would cut Wellington off for months

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A big quake could leave Wellington reliant on barges and helicopters for survival, new disaster predictions show.

Repairs for St Pauls Papanui

Repairs for St Paul's Papanui

Monday, 12 November 2012 7:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Work is underway to restore the historic St Paul's Anglican Church in Papanui to its former glory.

Aranui out in strength against school merger

Aranui out in strength against school merger

Monday, 12 November 2012 5:21 p.m. by Media3News Popular

All five schools in the Aranui cluster are expected to close. That's three primary, an intermediate and a secondary school.

Quake-hit Bicycle Thief to be demolished

Quake-hit Bicycle Thief to be demolished

Monday, 12 November 2012 10:45 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Bicycle Thief, on the western side of Latimer Square, has been given its marching orders by the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU).

Royal visit to cap off Cup Week

Royal visit to cap off Cup Week

Monday, 12 November 2012 8:07 a.m. by Media3News Popular

New Zealand Cup and Show Week is underway in Canterbury, seven days which promise to bring more than just racing to the region.

Europeans queue for Christchurch jobs

Europeans queue for Christchurch jobs

Sunday, 11 November 2012 4:59 p.m. by Media3News Popular

In London, crowds have been queuing out the door at an expo to recruit people to help rebuild Christchurch.

Coldplay dedicate song to tragedies

Coldplay dedicate song to tragedies

Sunday, 11 November 2012 9:53 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Coldplay performed for 47,000 fans last night in Auckland, dedicating a song to the Pike River miners and victims of the Canterbury earthquakes. 

Tourists take in grim, sad Christchurch sights

Tourists take in 'grim, sad' Christchurch sights

Saturday, 10 November 2012 11:28 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Tourists are curious to explore Christchurch's unique earthquake-ravaged cityscape, although they compare what they see to the Blitz and "a war zone".

Basilica walls may be saved

Basilica walls may be saved

Saturday, 10 November 2012 12:55 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Remnants of Christchurch's earthquake-ravaged Catholic cathedral may be preserved as a memorial with a new cathedral built next door.

Fresh start for dairy owners

Fresh start for dairy owners

Saturday, 10 November 2012 11:11 a.m. by MediaStuff

Another new business has opened in Nelson as more Christchurch earthquake refugees try to start again.

A design for future generations

A design for future generations

Saturday, 10 November 2012 8:44 a.m. by MediaStuff Featured

Christchurch will be one of the biggest jobs on the planet for architects - a vast canvas of possibilities. But dominating early on will be the bread-and-butter work of just getting buildings up quickly, writes CHRISTOPHER MOORE .

Parker humiliated by Brownlees clown comment

Parker humiliated by Brownlee's 'clown' comment

Saturday, 10 November 2012 7:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker was on the verge of quitting after Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee publicly labelled him a clown.