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Government suprised by town hall decision

Government 'suprised' by town hall decision

Thursday, 22 November 2012 5:31 p.m. by Media3News

The Government isn't ruling out overriding the council's decision to save Christchurch's quake-damaged town hall.

Christchurchs answer to Silicon Valley

Christchurch's answer to Silicon Valley

Thursday, 22 November 2012 5:14 p.m. by Media3News

‘Silicon Gully’ is Christchurch's own take on the Californian valley that spawns many of the world's IT innovations.

Brownlee to have discussion on Christchurch City Council Town Hall decision

Brownlee to 'have discussion' on Christchurch City Council Town Hall decision

Thursday, 22 November 2012 3:04 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Brownlee is refusing to say whether he will overturn the Christchurch City Council’s decision today to rebuild the Christchurch Town Hall.

Brownlee queries councils Town Hall decision

Brownlee queries council's Town Hall decision

Thursday, 22 November 2012 2:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is not ruling out overriding the city council's plan to save the Christchurch Town Hall.

Green city vision for the Christchurch central city rebuild

'Green city vision' for the Christchurch central city rebuild

Thursday, 22 November 2012 12:18 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A ‘green city vision’ for Christchurch is one step closer as a tailor-made tool for rebuilding in an eco-friendly way is released.

Christchurch City Council votes to save Town Hall

Christchurch City Council votes to save Town Hall

Thursday, 22 November 2012 10:49 a.m. by Media3News Popular

The Christchurch City Council has voted unanimously to save the Christchurch Town Hall.

Christchurch quake sequences settling down

Christchurch quake sequences settling down

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 5:35 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The probability of a large earthquake hitting Canterbury continues to decline as the earthquake sequence settles down, says GeoNet. 

Chances of new aftershocks are dropping in Christchurch - GNS Science

Chances of new aftershocks are dropping in Christchurch - GNS Science

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 4:00 p.m. by Media3News

The probability of a large aftershock in Christchurch is dropping, a GNS science report revealed today.

Large quake probability continues to drop

Large quake probability continues to drop

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 2:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

The probability of a large aftershock somewhere in the central Canterbury earthquake zone continues to drop as a result of lower seismic activity in recent months.

Quick-fire demolition for city building

Quick-fire demolition for city building

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 1:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

A quick-fire demolition will see an eight-storey Christchurch building levelled in less than 48 hours.

Bare bums to highlight suburbs neglect

Bare bums to highlight suburb's 'neglect'

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

New Brighton residents are preparing to bare their bums to highlight a collective feeling of post-quake neglect.

Brownlee rides roughshod over city heritage

Brownlee 'rides roughshod' over city heritage

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 11:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is refusing to place a moratorium on the demolition of Christchurch's quake-damaged heritage buildings.

Dig shows another quake was on fault

Dig shows another quake was on fault

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 11:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

Evidence of a second major Greendale Fault earthquake some time in the last 10,000 to 15,000 years has been uncovered in a deep trench on the Canterbury Plains.

We will build a new cathedral

'We will build a new cathedral'

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 6:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christ Church Cathedral's owners have made a formal commitment to build a church in Cathedral Square.

CCDU moves to buy land

CCDU moves to buy land

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 5:28 p.m. by Media3News

The CCDU has identified properties in the city it needs to remove to start implementing its central city blueprint.

Photos of empty Marmite jars auctioned for charity

Photos of empty Marmite jars auctioned for charity

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 4:42 p.m. by Media3News

Photos of empty Marmite jars donated by celebrities will be auctioned off to help rebuild Christchurch.

Birth rate drops dramatically in Christchurchs eastern suburbs

Birth rate drops dramatically in Christchurch's eastern suburbs

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 4:32 p.m. by Media3News

Birth rates have dropped as much as 24 percent in some quake-hit suburbs of Christchurch, according to new figures released today.

Rates bill unfair for red-zoners

Rates bill unfair for red-zoners

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 2:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

A young Dallington family facing financial ruin say it is unfair to be charged full rates on their red-zoned home when their neighbourhood is broken and neglected.

Birth rate drops in quake-hit east

Birth rate drops in quake-hit east

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 1:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

Birth rates have dropped in Christchurch's quake-hit eastern suburbs, new figures show.

Birthrate drops in quake-hit east

Birthrate drops in quake-hit east

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 1:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

Birthrates have dropped in Christchurch's quake-hit eastern suburbs, new figures show.

Brownlee wont halt heritage demolitions

Brownlee won't halt heritage demolitions

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 10:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is refusing to place a moratorium on the demolition of Christchurch's quake-damaged heritage buildings.

Govt begins ChCh land purchases

Govt begins ChCh land purchases

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 10:40 a.m. by Media3News Popular

The Govt has taken the first step in forcing some Christchurch landowners to hand over their land for the rebuild.

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 Popular

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.