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No urgency from Christchurch City Council to refresh controversial agreement, councillor says tweaks needed

No urgency from Christchurch City Council to refresh controversial agreement, councillor says tweaks needed

Monday, 27 February 2017 7:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council says there is "no urgency" to refresh its controversial cost sharing agreement, despite the arrangement drawing heavy criticism from the mayor.

Mike Yardley: Christchurch street changes making city inaccessible, not accessible

Mike Yardley: Christchurch street changes making city inaccessible, not accessible

Monday, 27 February 2017 8:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Otakaro's "An Accessible City" project is so painfully slow-going, that a passing glacier could out-pace it.

Christchurchs terraced homes struggling to sell as housing market levels

Christchurch's terraced homes struggling to sell as housing market levels

Sunday, 26 February 2017 9:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

A flat housing market is threatening plans for high-density living in parts of Christchurch.

Churchs $320m empire cant be used for Christ Church Cathedral restoration

Church's $320m empire can't be used for Christ Church Cathedral restoration

Saturday, 25 February 2017 8:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Anglican diocese has a $320 million empire of cash and properties, but it cannot be used to fund the $100m Christ Church Cathedral restoration.

Eyesore sites still blot Christchurch CBD landscape, six years after the earthquake

Eyesore sites still blot Christchurch CBD landscape, six years after the earthquake

Friday, 24 February 2017 10:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The past six years have seen most central Christchurch buildings repaired, rebuilt, replaced, or at the very leased, tidily demolished.

Is charity the key to a completely rebuilt Christchurch?

Is charity the key to a completely rebuilt Christchurch?

Friday, 24 February 2017 9:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

It is the kind of plan where everybody seems to win.

Southern Response may need millions of dollars more of taxpayer funds

Southern Response may need millions of dollars more of taxpayer funds

Friday, 24 February 2017 8:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response may need millions of dollars more in Government funding after the company updated its budget.

End to Christchurch earthquake rates discounts would cost owners hundreds

End to Christchurch earthquake rates discounts would cost owners hundreds

Friday, 24 February 2017 7:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

A likely end to Christchurch's post-earthquake rates-discount scheme this year would see some homeowners' rates rises jump by more than 50 per cent.

Call for people to share their Residential Red Zone knowledge and experiences

Call for people to share their Residential Red Zone knowledge and experiences

Friday, 24 February 2017 4:21 p.m. by Regenerate Featured Popular

Developer Antony Gough promises October opening for The Terrace

Developer Antony Gough promises October opening for The Terrace

Thursday, 23 February 2017 7:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction of Christchurch's The Terrace development is at full tilt again, and owner Antony Gough says this time there will be no stopping him.

Six years on: Christchurch from the air

Six years on: Christchurch from the air

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is transforming as anchor projects get underway .

Year seven of the rebuild - whats ahead for Christchurch?

Year seven of the rebuild - what's ahead for Christchurch?

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 7:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake ends a busy sixth year for the central Christchurch rebuild, with major new retail and buildings finished, restaurants and bars opening, repairs progressing at the Arts Centre, and construction starting on key anchor projects.

Otakaro boss says Christchurch rebuild plans will start to bear fruit in 2017

Otakaro boss says Christchurch rebuild plans will start to bear fruit in 2017

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 7:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Six years of effort behind the scenes will come to fruition this year as "physical proof" of Christchurch's earthquake rebuild is revealed.

Anglican bishop worried over fundraising targets for Christ Church Cathedral restoration

Anglican bishop worried over fundraising targets for Christ Church Cathedral restoration

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 6:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anglican leaders fear fundraising targets for the $100 million Christ Church Cathedral restoration project are too ambitious and want taxpayers to foot the bill if the money cannot be raised, sources close to negotiations say.

Moving events to red zone would mean financial loss for Christchurch, company says

Moving events to red zone would mean 'financial loss' for Christchurch, company says

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 6:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Moving major events in Christchurch to the residential red zone would hit the city in the pocket, an event operator says.

Historic architectural links bind Christchurch and Oxfords cathedrals

Historic architectural links bind Christchurch and Oxford's cathedrals

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 4:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

As Christchurch waits for news on its cathedral, a 500-year-old bell tower in Oxford, England, tolls a tale of history that is at the heart of the South Island's biggest city.

Tony Astle takes over vacant Christchurch Art Gallery restaurant

Tony Astle takes over vacant Christchurch Art Gallery restaurant

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 2:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Art Gallery's restaurant – closed since the earthquakes – will be reopened by well-known restaurateur Tony Astle.

Christchurch population steadies after leakage to districts

Christchurch population steadies after leakage to districts

Monday, 20 February 2017 11:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The flight by Christchurch residents to neighbouring districts has subsided, with the city's population returning to pre-earthquake levels.

Christchurch earthquake memorial designer Grega Vezjak wins another memorial competition, in Kentucky

Christchurch earthquake memorial designer Grega Vezjak wins another memorial competition, in Kentucky

Monday, 20 February 2017 5:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

The designer of Christchurch's earthquake memorial has a gift for designing memorials half a world away from his home in Slovenia.

Government, church at odds over offer to restore Christ Church Cathedral

Government, church at odds over offer to restore Christ Church Cathedral

Sunday, 19 February 2017 5:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Anglican Church and the Government appear to be at loggerheads over whether an offer has been made to help restore the "eyesore" Christ Church Cathedral.

Bishop calls media standup in Cathedral Square to refute Gerry Brownlees $25m help offer

Bishop calls media standup in Cathedral Square to refute Gerry Brownlee's $25m help offer

Sunday, 19 February 2017 3:59 p.m. by MediaHerald

There were scenes of frustration and anxiety in Christchurch's Cathedral Square this afternoon as Bishop Victoria Mathews called an emergency media standup to refute Gerry Brownlee's claims this week the Government offered the church...

Captain Robert Falcon Scott statue to be reinstated on original base

Captain Robert Falcon Scott statue to be reinstated on original base

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 9:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

A repair team has come up with a way to fix Christchurch's statue of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, which broke in the February 2011 earthquake.

Northern Design Precinct

Northern Design Precinct

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 8:26 a.m. by peterboroughvillage

Check out the Design Hub popping up in the Village!  

Roads closed to make room for Christchurchs metro sports facility

Roads closed to make room for Christchurch's metro sports facility

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 11:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Some on-street parking near Christchurch Hospital has been lost as work ramps up on the city's metro sport facility site

Small town homeowners under-insured for Kaikoura quake rebuilds

Small town homeowners under-insured for Kaikoura quake rebuilds

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 5:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Concern is growing that seriously damaged buildings near the Kaikoura earthquake epicentre are under-insured or uninsured.

Ōtākaro Orchard launches crowdfunding for edible park

Ōtākaro Orchard launches crowdfunding for edible park

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 2:43 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Otakaro Orchard

Roads close to make room for Christchurchs metro sports facility

Roads close to make room for Christchurch's metro sports facility

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 12:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Some on-street parking near Christchurch Hospital has been lost as work ramps up on the city's metro sport facility site

New Brighton Library reopens after earthquake repairs

New Brighton Library reopens after earthquake repairs

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 11:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's New Brighton Library has reopened after being closed for six months for repairs and refurbishment.

Timelines more important than masterplans for Christchurch projects

Timelines more important than masterplans for Christchurch projects

Monday, 13 February 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Christchurch has made a bit of a mess of its consultation and planning processes post-quake, but the discussions over Cathedral Square and the residential red zone offer a chance to address this problem and produce some better results.

Earthquake Commission confirms more than 100 privacy breaches and 445 near misses

Earthquake Commission confirms more than 100 privacy breaches and 445 'near misses'

Sunday, 12 February 2017 6:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 100 privacy breaches occurred at the Earthquake Commission (EQC) last financial year, most involving personal information being sent to the wrong claimants.

Cathedral Towers luxury penthouses priced at $5 million

Cathedral Towers luxury penthouses priced at $5 million

Thursday, 9 February 2017 7:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Five million dollars will buy what are probably Christchurch's priciest apartments â€“ the penthouses in the planned luxury Cathedral Towers.

Minister Gerry Brownlee: Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority criticism unbalanced, misses the point

Minister Gerry Brownlee: Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority criticism unbalanced, misses the point

Thursday, 9 February 2017 11:18 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Auditor-General's report into the effectiveness of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is unbalanced and misses the point, Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Born to fundraise? Christ Church Cathedral campaigners ask Bruce Springsteen for help

Born to fundraise? Christ Church Cathedral campaigners ask Bruce Springsteen for help

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 5:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

Heritage campaigners want Bruce Springsteen to help launch a fundraising drive to restore the Christ Church Cathedral.

Tensions between Cera and Christchurch City Council delayed rebuild, report says

Tensions between Cera and Christchurch City Council delayed rebuild, report says

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 5:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tensions between the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) and Christchurch City Council have caused delays in Canterbury's post-earthquake rebuild, a new report says.

Conservation efforts underway on Scott Statue

Conservation efforts underway on Scott Statue

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 4:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

  Insurers settle $2.7 billion Canterbury claims in 2016

Insurers settle $2.7 billion Canterbury claims in 2016

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 3:14 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Featured Popular

Insurers settle $2.7 billion Canterbury claims in 2016

Sumner Lifeboats $1.7 million Blue Arrow Rescue stranded at low-tide since Christchurch earthquakes

Sumner Lifeboat's $1.7 million Blue Arrow Rescue stranded at low-tide since Christchurch earthquakes

Monday, 6 February 2017 5:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

An ongoing and costly effort to clear the Sumner Lifeboat Institution's slipway could end if the Christchurch City Council decides to extend its breakwater upgrade project.

Costly and inefficient makeshift services for lonely red-zoned neighbourhoods

'Costly and inefficient' makeshift services for lonely red-zoned neighbourhoods

Sunday, 5 February 2017 7:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

There aren't many vehicles in lonely Brooklands, the mostly abandoned Christchurch suburb â€“ except for the sewage trucks.

Canterbury rebuild lessons conference delayed, Brownlee reluctant to back event

Canterbury rebuild lessons conference delayed, Brownlee 'reluctant' to back event

Sunday, 5 February 2017 7:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown has postponed a conference on Canterbury rebuild lessons, saying it is too soon because big projects such as the convention centre and residential red zones are unfinished.

Horatio Street and part of Balfour Terrace to close

Horatio Street and part of Balfour Terrace to close

Saturday, 4 February 2017 2:15 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

Horatio Street and the bulk of Balfour Terrace from Antigua Street will be permanently closed from Friday 10 February to allow work to continue on the Metro Sport Facility Site.

Editorial: Allegations of earthquake recovery double-dipping must be thoroughly investigated

Editorial: Allegations of earthquake recovery double-dipping must be thoroughly investigated

Thursday, 2 February 2017 5:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Labour leader Andrew Little is absolutely correct to be calling for the auditor-general to investigate reports of conflicts of interest at the former Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.

Labours Andrew Little says he will expedite outstanding quake insurance claims

Labour's Andrew Little says he will 'expedite' outstanding quake insurance claims

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Labour Party leader Andrew Little says he will err "on the side of justice" for Canterbury earthquake insurance claimants if he becomes prime minister.

Labour leader Andrew Little says he will expedite Canterbury quake insurance claims

Labour leader Andrew Little says he will 'expedite' Canterbury quake insurance claims

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Labour Party leader Andrew Little says he will err "on the side of justice" for Canterbury earthquake insurance claimants if he becomes prime minister.

Councillor suggests fuel tax could help pay for Christchurchs roadworks

Councillor suggests fuel tax could help pay for Christchurch's roadworks

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 8:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

A fuel tax could help solve Christchurch's roading woes, a city councillor says.

Christchurchs Thorn Engineering fails, director fighting criminal charges

Christchurch's Thorn Engineering fails, director fighting criminal charges

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 7:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch engineering firm involved in the construction of a major central city anchor project has gone bust.

John Goddard: New level of uncertainty for quake-hit homeowners

John Goddard: New level of uncertainty for quake-hit homeowners

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 9:49 a.m. by MediaThePress

Late last year, EQC and the Insurance Council (ICNZ) agreed that insurers, and not EQC, would assess earthquake damage arising from the Kaikoura earthquake.  The Government touted this arrangement as a "new and simplified" approach which showed it had listened to the issues arising from the Canterbury earthquakes.  However, as is to be expected with any innovation, the devil is in the detail and the detail throws up a number of unanswered questions.

Cera staff to be investigated over private company dealings

Cera staff to be investigated over private company dealings

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 6:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

Revelations that Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) staff tried to do commercial property deals for their own company will be investigated by the Prime Minister's Department and the State Services Commission.

Mike Yardley: The long, frustrating road to fixed streets

Mike Yardley: The long, frustrating road to fixed streets

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Six years on from the Christchurch earthquakes, how would you rate the state of our roads?

New Moorhouse development continues central Christchurch streets retail growth

New Moorhouse development continues central Christchurch street's retail growth

Monday, 30 January 2017 7:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Retail growth on Christchurch's Moorhouse Ave is set to continue with a new shopping and office complex to be built on the busy Colombo St intersection.

Work starts on New Brighton Pier

Work starts on New Brighton Pier

Monday, 30 January 2017 11:23 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

The back story to the legal action IAG and Tower have launched against EQC

The back story to the legal action IAG and Tower have launched against EQC

Saturday, 28 January 2017 7:54 p.m. by EQCFix

How EQC has avoided being stung by rising land values; Cameron Preston has the back story to the IAG and Tower have launched against EQC

Cera staff running own property business on the side

Cera staff running own property business on the side

Saturday, 28 January 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's (Cera) staff employed to bring investment to Christchurch set up their own company through which investors would pay them a fee on private property deals, a Stuff investigation has found.

A redeveloped Cathedral Square could evoke memories of Europe

A redeveloped Cathedral Square could evoke memories of Europe

Thursday, 26 January 2017 8:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has an opportunity to transform Cathedral Square into a centre reminiscent of those in Europe, says the man helping lead the area's regeneration.

Christchurchs historic Wood Brothers Mill gets $900,000 council grant

Christchurch's historic Wood Brother's Mill gets $900,000 council grant

Thursday, 26 January 2017 4:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Another attempt is being made to buy and redevelop a run-down, earthquake-damaged historic flour mill in Christchurch.

IAG and Tower Insurance taking Earthquake Commission to High Court over land damage payments

IAG and Tower Insurance taking Earthquake Commission to High Court over land damage payments

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 7:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) may be short-changing Christchurch homeowners, according to two insurance companies.

Former Christchurch City Council boss brings wealth of knowledge to Kaikoura

Former Christchurch City Council boss brings wealth of knowledge to Kaikoura

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 5:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

Jane Parfitt has plenty of expertise in earthquake recovery, having worked on the Christchurch City Council for the past 12 years.

First steps into Christchurchs residential red zone

First steps into Christchurch's residential red zone

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Regenerate Christchurch has signalled the start of what we have been waiting for since the red zone decisions in mid-2011 – a process for determining what will become of these lands.

Julian Lee: Cathedral Square is a pernickety plaza puzzle

Julian Lee: Cathedral Square is a pernickety plaza puzzle

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 7:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cathedral Square is in the throes of an existential crisis. For one, it's not really square (more of a diamond really) and, for the past five years, it's only had half of a cathedral. But the Half-Cathedral Diamond doesn't really have the same ring to it.