On Thursday night at the Canterbury Club, among the worthies and the men in suits, Sir Tim Smit was the scruffiest man in the room in his blue shirt and faded jeans. But he was also the person everyone else had come to hear.
The city council clawed back some power from the Government just days before a new plan for Canterbury's earthquake rebuild was released.
A $30 million urban village planned for central Christchurch "should never have started in the first place", Gerry Brownlee says.
On a sunny winter's afternoon in central Christchurch, music echoes across an empty place of gravel.
Christchurch's new convention centre could be downsized, Prime Minister John Key says.
The announcement of the appointment of a preferred development partner for the East Frame Residential project. Fletcher Residential has been confirmed as the preferred developer to work with the Government on the $800 million East and North Frame residential precinct, providing around 940 new townhouses and apartments accommodating up to 2200 residents.
Release: Insurance And Savings Ombudsman Commission
Fletcher Residential will buy land from the Government to develop nearly 1000 townhouses in central Christchurch, Prime Minister John Key has announced.
The new inner Christchurch frame residential living.
Press Release: New Zealand Government
A new entity named Regenerate Christchurch will help take over the management of the city's rebuild from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera), Prime Minister John Key has revealed.
New power structures for Canterbury's recovery are expected to be revealed on Thursday.
Fletcher Living's vision for the East and North Frame Residential Development.
An plan to rename a major residential development in central Christchurch has been labelled "disappointing" and "a waste of resources".
The Government has missed another deadline for clearing Canterbury's flat land red zones.
Press Release: Pride In Print
Christchurch should know on Thursday who will be in charge for the remainder of its earthquake rebuild.
Christchurch's oldest wooden commercial building was spotted dangling above the central city on Saturday.
Christchurch City Council today adopted a Long Term Plan that will set the city up for the future by spending $9.9 billion over the next 10 years.
The staff of trustee company Perpetual Trust have moved to a new office in the city, four and a half years after the February earthquake toppled the Pyne Gould Corporation (PGC) building they were working in and killed work mates.
The Government should pick up the tab for any potential convention centre cost increases caused by delays, a developer says.
Christchurch's earthquake memorial design was a "polarising close second" option in public feedback, a report shows.
Opening of new Canterbury Caledonian Society hall
The Christchurch City Council will stop collecting development contributions in the central city in a bid to encourage developers to rebuild.
Frustration over the length of time it is taking to clean up the historic Sydenham Church site could lead the Christchurch City Council to step in.
Christchurch City Council has appointed Hawkins Construction to undertake the Town Hall restoration.
A new eye surgery in Christchurch has won a major building award.
Ratepayers may have to pay more of the cost of fixing Christchurch's broken roads and pipes as the city council concedes it is unlikely to get more Government funding.
Sports organisations have reacted angrily to suggestions the metro sport facility might not need indoor netball courts.
Be careful. Our winter air contains more than just germs and greeblies. You could also catch happiness.
Car yards on a stretch of Moorhouse Ave are frustrated with hundreds of road cones keeping buyers at bay, hurting sales and threatening jobs.
JOIN THE PETITITION HERE The Chief Ombudsman has today confirmed a final opinion that the Ministers’ have broken the law, and continue to break the law.
Christchurch's convention centre is "highly unlikely" to be built by 2018 and the metro sports facility site has asbestos issues.
Construction of a major central Christchurch residential development was due to start two months ago, but the developers have not yet applied for building consents.
Many home owners missed their opportunity to submit an appeal against the Christchurch City Council (CCC) District Plan and challenge their property's zoning.
Police investigating the 2011 collapse of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building which killed more than 100 people have executed four search warrants.Documents and items of interest were seized, Detective Superintendent Peter...
Christchurch's Westende House will be demolished in two weeks.
Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal and three buildings in the Rangi Ruru Girls' School redevelopment have won top prizes in the 2015 Property Council New Zealand and Rider Levett Bucknall Awards.
The spectacularly rebuilt and restored Isaac Theatre Royal, has taken out two prestigious awards at the 2015 Property Council New Zealand and Rider Levett Bucknall Awards held in Auckland last night.
Central city tenants Alex Nicholls and Victoria Wilby loved living in their sunny cottage.
Well there I was, feeling like a funeral gatecrasher, parked up in front of the city council's live stream, pondering what fate would befall Kilmore Street's grey and grizzled behemoth.
Christchurch City Council is committed to engaging with residents over the development of the Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre on QEII Park, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.
Christchurch City Council has today (Thursday 11 June) agreed to fully restore the Town Hall.
After years of delays and heartache with her earthquake insurance claim, Christchurch homeowner Pip Coory has decided to take a stand.
Christchurch's convention centre was delayed despite the Government releasing money to make it happen faster, official documents show.
Acting chief executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority John Ombler has rejected assertions that Cera is facing because of staff departures.
After , earthquake-hit Christchurch couple Steve and Sasha Bell are getting a temporary respite.
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