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Labour pledges: Local workers first

Labour pledges: Local workers first

Friday, 19 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Labour is promising to give unemployed locals "first crack" at jobs by making it harder for businesses to bring in migrant workers.

Wedding photos lost in quake found

Wedding photos lost in quake found

Friday, 19 October 2012 12:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

Eighteen months after a Christchurch couple's camera with their wedding photos was washed away in silt, they stumbled across it poking out of their driveway.

Criticised fire boss moves to HQ

Criticised fire boss moves to HQ

Friday, 19 October 2012 12:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch Fire Service boss who was criticised for his absence and failure to lead effectively immediately after the February 2011 quake has a new role in Wellington.

Lancaster Park fate up in air

Lancaster Park fate up in air

Friday, 19 October 2012 12:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch City councillors will decide the fate of Lancaster Park should negotiations with insurers stall.

Plans for new Christchurch sports centre unveiled

Plans for new Christchurch sports centre unveiled

Thursday, 18 October 2012 9:06 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Plans for a $3.5 million centre for the country's top athletes have been unveiled in Christchurch.

Chief fire officers inept in quake - fire fighters

Chief fire officers 'inept' in quake - fire fighters

Thursday, 18 October 2012 6:26 p.m. by Media3News

Lyttelton Port stops cruise bookings

Lyttelton Port stops cruise bookings

Thursday, 18 October 2012 4:41 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Lyttelton Port Co will not be taking bookings for the majority of cruise vessels in the 2013/2014 season.

Gloucester St reopens tonight

Gloucester St reopens tonight

Thursday, 18 October 2012 3:35 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Fire chiefs failed to cope with Christchurch earthquake - report

Fire chiefs failed to cope with Christchurch earthquake - report

Thursday, 18 October 2012 3:00 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Fire chiefs failed to cope with the February 22 earthquake response, according to a scathing report out today which criticised them for being disorganised, out of the loop, and failing to support their firefighters

Lyttelton misses out on more cruises

Lyttelton misses out on more cruises

Thursday, 18 October 2012 2:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

Quakes helped people escape mundane lives

Quakes helped people escape 'mundane' lives

Thursday, 18 October 2012 9:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

Quake costs second most expensive in world

Quake costs second most expensive in world

Thursday, 18 October 2012 8:20 a.m. by MediaStuff

The damage caused by the Canterbury earthquakes was the second most expensive in the world last year.

Affordable homes in city centre hard to justify

Affordable homes in city centre 'hard to justify'

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 11:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

Finding room for affordable homes in Christchurch's new city centre will be difficult, Housing Minister Phil Heatley says.

Claims Lancaster Park is fixable rejected

Claims Lancaster Park is fixable rejected

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and the Christchurch City Council have both poured cold water on suggestions Lancaster Park could be repaired.

Prisoners refurbish Christchurch state houses

Prisoners refurbish Christchurch state houses

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 7:52 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Prisoners will be used to fix up state houses that are badly damaged and lying empty in Christchurch’s red zone.

Lancaster repair outstanding result

Lancaster repair 'outstanding result'

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 3:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council would be ''crazy'' to refuse an offer to repair earthquake-damaged Lancaster Park, an opponent of the proposed covered stadium says.

Lancaster Park repair outstanding result

Lancaster Park repair 'outstanding result'

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 3:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council would be ''crazy'' to refuse an offer to repair the earthquake-damaged Lancaster Park, an opponent of the proposed covered stadium says.

Quake impact yet to hit - health officials

Quake impact yet to hit - health officials

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 1:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

Not picking up prescriptions, delaying medical check-ups and binge-drinking are signals ''the full impact of the earthquakes'' is still to come, Canterbury's health officials say.

Former AMI Stadium can be repaired

Former AMI Stadium 'can be repaired'

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 10:58 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A push to repair Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Lancaster Park has blindsided the stadium's owners.

Lancaster Park can be repaired

Lancaster Park 'can be repaired'

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 10:58 a.m. by MediaStuff

A push to repair Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Lancaster Park has blindsided the stadium's owners.

Urban village to be beautiful and inventive

Urban village to be 'beautiful and inventive'

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 9:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

The winning design of an international competition to create an urban village in Christchurch needs to be "beautiful and inventive",  British television presenter Kevin McCloud says.

Polytech builds on scarfie army idea

Polytech builds on 'scarfie army' idea

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 9:19 a.m. by MediaHerald

Otago Polytechnic has drawn inspiration from the success of Christchurch's "student volunteer army", with the launch of a pilot "scarfie army" initiative, which it hopes will help ingrain volunteering in Dunedin's student culture.

Old kiln fires restoration effort

Old kiln fires restoration effort

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 7:56 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Canterbury earthquakes have revealed a historical building that will be restored to its former glory.

Chen adds weight to cathedral demolition debate

Chen adds weight to cathedral demolition debate

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Out of ruins comes a gem of an idea

Out of ruins comes a gem of an idea

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Budget limits for anchor projects

Budget limits for anchor projects

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 11:25 p.m. by MediaStuff

As preparations for the rebuild of Christchurch's civic facilities step up, Mayor Bob Parker is assuring ratepayers the city council will keep a tight rein on costs.

Be more like Australia, report says

Be more like Australia, report says

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 3:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

Riccarton House repairs begin

Riccarton House repairs begin

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 3:16 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Call for affordable housing in new city village

Call for affordable housing in new city village

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:43 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Call for affordable housing in new city village

Call for affordable housing in new city village

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

Community advocates fear low-income people will be priced out of central Christchurch unless affordable housing is included in the planned urban village.

Expert horrified by Chch developers

Expert 'horrified' by Chch developers

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 11:06 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Cutting-edge earthquake engineering technology emanating out of post-disaster Christchurch is being ignored by some owners in their haste to erect new buildings in the city, an industry expert fears.

Less chance of big aftershocks - forecasts

Less chance of big aftershocks - forecasts

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 9:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

There is only a one in a hundred chance of a magnitude 7.0 or higher earthquake hitting Canterbury in the next 12 months, latest forecasts show.

Burwood meeting fails to satisfy residents

Burwood meeting fails to satisfy residents

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 8:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Residents were left dissatisfied after a community meeting last night discussing the Burwood Resource Recovery Park.

Christchurch village contest goes global

Christchurch village contest goes global

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

An international competition to design and build an urban village will give people a glimpse of the future of central Christchurch living.

Trust works to fund restoration of regions gems

Trust works to fund restoration of region's gems

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury heritage buildings are being saved by a trust that has raised and spent millions to help restore them.

Groups voice support for auditorium repair

Groups voice support for auditorium repair

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Music groups are adding their voice to calls for the Christchurch City Council to save the Town Hall auditorium.

Rockfall deaths avoided - geologist

Rockfall deaths avoided - geologist

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The risk of death from rockfall in some Port Hills areas was up to 100 times higher than the risk of dying in a car crash, a geologist says.

Trust aims to restore regions gems

Trust aims to restore region's gems

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury heritage buildings are being saved by a trust that has raised and spent millions to help restore them.

Risk of death high in parts of Port Hills

Risk of death high in parts of Port Hills

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The risk of death from rockfall in some Port Hills areas was up to 100 times higher than the risk of dying in a car crash, a geologist says.

Cera invoices possibly exposed

Cera invoices possibly exposed

Monday, 15 October 2012 4:59 p.m. by MediaStuff

Invoices detailing payments from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) to its suppliers could have been accessed due to a security flaw with Work and Income public kiosks.

Balancing style with harsher Christchurch quake building standards

Balancing style with harsher Christchurch quake building standards

Monday, 15 October 2012 4:39 p.m. by Media3News

The people of Christchurch want a city centre to be proud of and they want it quick. How can this balancing act be achieved?

Chch housing design competition launched

Chch housing design competition launched

Monday, 15 October 2012 4:02 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A competition to find "innovative and exciting" housing designs for Christchurch's new inner city has been launched by the Government.

Competition to design, build city village

Competition to design, build city village

Monday, 15 October 2012 2:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

An international competition has been launched to design and build an urban village on the northeast side of Latimer Square.

Eastgate Mall worth $40m

Eastgate Mall 'worth $40m'

Monday, 15 October 2012 2:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

The owners of Eastgate Mall, badly damaged last year by the February 2011 earthquake, say the centre has risen in value to $40.8 million with more retailers interested in leasing space.

Cera says demolition to resume

Cera says demolition to resume

Monday, 15 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition is scheduled to continue on Christchurch's historic Cranmer Courts today after a bid by city councillors to get a one-month halt to the work failed.

Were in a fix, say repairers

We're in a fix, say repairers

Monday, 15 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fears for green frame losses

Fears for 'green frame' losses

Sunday, 14 October 2012 9:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

Central Christchurch landlords with sites earmarked for Government rebuild projects fear they will miss out on millions of dollars in insurance and be left unable to replace lost buildings.

Fears for green frame losses

Fears for 'green frame' losses

Sunday, 14 October 2012 9:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

Central Christchurch landlords with sites earmarked for Government rebuild projects fear they will miss out on millions of dollars in insurance and be left unable to replace lost buildings.

Block of flats a mix of repairs, demolition

Block of flats a mix of repairs, demolition

Friday, 12 October 2012 10:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Cycling with a message

Cycling with a message

Friday, 12 October 2012 10:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch barista is escaping the daily grind to raise awareness of Canterbury school closures.

Concern over lack of insurance for council heritage buildings

Concern over lack of insurance for council heritage buildings

Friday, 12 October 2012 10:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

Heritage campaigners are alarmed the Christchurch City Council has no insurance cover on more than 50 heritage buildings that it owns and only minimal cover on others.

Te Kanawa backs Town Hall

Te Kanawa backs Town Hall

Friday, 12 October 2012 10:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Opera diva Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has backed a campaign to save the Christchurch Town Hall.

Developer admits fake quake claims

Developer admits fake quake claims

Friday, 12 October 2012 3:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

A property developer who owns 10 Christchurch houses has admitted 17 charges relating to false insurance claims for earthquake damage.

Ballantyne and Boyd win director accolades

Ballantyne and Boyd win director accolades

Friday, 12 October 2012 2:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch retailer Richard Ballantyne has received the Institute of Directors' top honour for his contribution to business and industry in the city.

600 aged care beds lost after quakes

600 aged care beds lost after quakes

Friday, 12 October 2012 2:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury's earthquakes showed how resilient the region's elderly are, but communication issues and record-keeping at aged care facilities need to be improved in case of a future disaster, a conference has heard.

Cowles Stadium reopens after repairs

Cowles Stadium reopens after repairs

Friday, 12 October 2012 12:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

The newly repaired and earthquake-strengthened Cowles Stadium has been officially reopened today.

Kiwibank extends Christchurch mortgage help

Kiwibank extends Christchurch mortgage help

Friday, 12 October 2012 8:33 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Kiwibank is extending its Christchurch earthquake home loan package through to the end of next year.

Police called to Cranmer Courts protest

Police called to Cranmer Courts protest

Thursday, 11 October 2012 2:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

Protesters have again gathered outside Cranmer Courts.

Call to halt Cranmer Courts demolition

Call to halt Cranmer Courts demolition

Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:47 p.m. by MediaStuff

Anger turned to jubilation as heritage campaigners evicted from a Christhurch City Council meeting learned that councillors had voted 5-4 to call for one-month moratorium on the demolition of Cranmer Courts.

Law change affects quake-hit retirement villages

Law change affects quake-hit retirement villages

Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:16 p.m. by Media3News

Future owners of retirement village units hit by events similar to the Canterbury earthquakes will come out better off.