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Threats to kill among dozens of hostile acts against Earthquake Commission staff

Threats to kill among dozens of hostile acts against Earthquake Commission staff

Saturday, 22 June 2019 11:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

It started with anger over the phone, but spiralled into abusive personal texts referencing her children.

Work to repair Christchurchs quake-damaged McLeans Mansion ramps up

Work to repair Christchurch's quake-damaged McLean's Mansion ramps up

Sunday, 16 June 2019 7:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A "forensic analysis" – and a lot of cash – is needed to repair New Zealand's largest wooden home.

State of shock: How our buildings save lives but little else

State of shock: How our buildings save lives but little else

Sunday, 16 June 2019 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Quakes have shaken our confidence in modern construction. Are we building the wrong buildings?

Councils 2012 plan promised bustling streets, tram but reality is different for Linwood Village

Council's 2012 plan promised bustling streets, tram but reality is different for Linwood Village

Sunday, 16 June 2019 5:27 a.m. by MediaThePress

Linwood Village is bustling, with pavements lined with shoppers and a modern tram network. Well, that was the plan.

Councils 2012 plan promised bustling streets, tram but reality different for Linwood Village

Council's 2012 plan promised bustling streets, tram but reality different for Linwood Village

Sunday, 16 June 2019 5:27 a.m. by MediaThePress

A plan has Linwood Village bustling, pavements lined with shoppers and a modern tram connection to the rest of Christchurch - but the reality is different.

Housing development planned for former Central New Brighton School site in eastern Christchurch

Housing development planned for former Central New Brighton School site in eastern Christchurch

Sunday, 16 June 2019 1:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

Plans are under way to turn a former eastern Christchurch school into housing.

EQC gets another $45m top up from the public purse

EQC gets another $45m top up from the public purse

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 5:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

Taxpayers have given another $45m to the Earthquake Commission, as the cost of re-repairs on botched insurance work tops $405m.

Funding cut, early end for controversial rebuild body Regenerate Christchurch

Funding cut, early end for controversial rebuild body Regenerate Christchurch

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 4:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild agency has been told to start handing work over to the city council so it can wind up early.

New engineer spotted alleged defects in Christchurch high-rise from the street

New engineer spotted alleged defects in Christchurch high-rise from the street

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Alleged defects in a seven-level CBD building spotted by a recent graduate on a night out.

Historic Risingholme homestead reopens after earthquake and arson repairs

Historic Risingholme homestead reopens after earthquake and arson repairs

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 5:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

Quake repairs were about to start on Christchurch's Risingholme homestead when an arsonist struck, almost ending hopes of saving it.

Earthquake Commission secures reinsurance worth $6.2b for the next 12 months

Earthquake Commission secures reinsurance worth $6.2b for the next 12 months

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 7:13 a.m. by MediaThePress

EQC's multibillion-dollar backstop is one of the "largest catastrophe programmes" in the world.

Court Theatre replaces asbestos roof one year after it contaminated workshop

Court Theatre replaces asbestos roof one year after it contaminated workshop

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 3:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

The asbestos roof was leaky and last year contaminated the Christchurch theatre's workshop.

Memorial planned for Christchurch red zone stayer John Taylor

Memorial planned for Christchurch red zone stayer John Taylor

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 1:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

John Taylor was the last to leave Christchurch's Avonside Drive after the earthquakes. It's hoped his memory will live on in a proposed memorial.

All the Christchurch CBD rabbits died, but one

All the Christchurch CBD rabbits died, but one

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The dog chased rabbits and – to our amazement – caught one.

Insurance puzzle leaves immaculate Christchurch character home unsellable

Insurance puzzle leaves immaculate Christchurch character home unsellable

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Their restored bungalow is earthquake repaired, rewired, renovated and repainted. So why won't insurers touch it?

James Hay Theatre reopens at Christchurch Town Hall, aiming to draw more acts

James Hay Theatre reopens at Christchurch Town Hall, aiming to draw more acts

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 4:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

The familiar plush green seats look the same, but behind the scenes things at the James Hay Theatre are new and improved.

Christchurch stadium could cost almost $1b to build and operate

Christchurch stadium could cost almost $1b to build and operate

Monday, 27 May 2019 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

It may cost $1.5m a month to operate, but council expects revenue to "largely offset" those costs.

Laneway threatens popular Christchurch bar Smash Palace

Laneway threatens popular Christchurch bar Smash Palace

Friday, 24 May 2019 7:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Popular Christchurch bar Smash Palace may close if the Government succeeds in its push to put a laneway through the site.

Dispute over buildings structural design not indicative of wider issues - MBIE

Dispute over building's structural design not indicative of wider issues - MBIE

Thursday, 23 May 2019 6:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

Changes to six-storey building could be enforced if engineering design does not meet code.

Opening date set for Christchurch convention centre

Opening date set for Christchurch convention centre

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 4:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

The $475 million Christchurch building's first convention in October 2010 will be about wetlands.

Insurance in New Zealand is changing

Insurance in New Zealand is changing

Sunday, 19 May 2019 7:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

What if your home insurance premium jumped from $2000 to $17,000? No joke, it’s happening in some places.

Proposed revamp of Christchurchs High St will extend tram line

Proposed revamp of Christchurch's High St will extend tram line

Sunday, 19 May 2019 5:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

The street will lose 26 car parks in three blocks and a 10kmh speed limit will be put in place if the proposal is accepted.

Document reveals possible August 2020 completion date for outstanding parts of Chch south frame

Document reveals possible August 2020 completion date for outstanding parts of Chch south frame

Sunday, 19 May 2019 5:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

Crown rebuild agency Ōtākaro hopes to have remaining parts of Christchurch's south frame completed by August 2020, a tender document shows.

Christchurch City Council holding briefing on stadium for interested contractors

Christchurch City Council holding briefing on stadium for interested contractors

Sunday, 19 May 2019 3:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

The session is to try nail down costs and look at industry capability to build the long-awaited anchor project in Christchurch.

Developing central city draws positive response from Christchurch residents

Developing central city draws positive response from Christchurch residents

Thursday, 16 May 2019 9:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch is seen as offering more than a year ago, but anti-social behaviour concerns remain.

Four significant threats sent in letters to EQC may be linked

Four significant threats sent in letters to EQC may be linked

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 4:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

A letter referencing the mosque shootings follows a bullet sent in the mail and a bomb threat.

EQC received threatening letter that referenced Christchurch mosque attacks

EQC received threatening letter that referenced Christchurch mosque attacks

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 7:31 a.m. by MediaThePress

A threatening letter sent to EQC may be linked to a bullet it was mailed two years ago.

Future hangs in balance for embattled rebuild agency Regenerate Christchurch

Future hangs in balance for embattled rebuild agency Regenerate Christchurch

Monday, 13 May 2019 6:19 a.m. by MediaThePress

The new focus of rebuild agency Regenerate Christchurch will be outlined in the coming weeks.

Restoration brings new life to old Christchurch Arts Centre building

Restoration brings new life to old Christchurch Arts Centre building

Sunday, 12 May 2019 7:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

Another piece of the Arts Centre jigsaw is finished.

East Lake Trust petitions select committee to push for flatwater lake in red zone plans

East Lake Trust petitions select committee to push for flatwater lake in red zone plans

Wednesday, 8 May 2019 7:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The 2.2-kilometre lake in Christchurch's red zone would be used for watersports such as rowing, dragon boating and waka ama.

Public talks restart on roadworks for Christchurchs Victoria St

Public talks restart on roadworks for Christchurch's Victoria St

Wednesday, 1 May 2019 4:43 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has made "minor improvements" to the road upgrade plan in the two years the work was on hold.

Milestone reached in Christ Church Cathedral rebuild as design advisers appointed

Milestone reached in Christ Church Cathedral rebuild as design advisers appointed

Wednesday, 1 May 2019 3:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christ Church Cathedral rebuild has reached a "significant milestone" with the appointment of new engineers and architects.

Earthquake-hit ex-Rydges hotel building clears High Court insurance battle

Earthquake-hit ex-Rydges hotel building clears High Court insurance battle

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 3:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

A 14-storey Christchurch hotel's $190m quake rebuild will go ahead after years of legal wrangling.

Earthquake-hit ex-Rydges hotel building clears Supreme Court insurance battle

Earthquake-hit ex-Rydges hotel building clears Supreme Court insurance battle

Monday, 29 April 2019 8:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

A 14-storey Christchurch hotel's $190m quake rebuild will go ahead after years of legal wrangling.

Businesses open in restored section of Christchurchs historic High St

Businesses open in restored section of Christchurch's historic High St

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Trading has resumed in a row of century-old Christchurch buildings quake-damaged, but now faithfully restored.

Owner can sue broker and insurer after house was under-insured, court says

Owner can sue broker and insurer after house was under-insured, court says

Monday, 22 April 2019 5:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

Owner says she didn't know her quake-hit home was under-insured, but insurer and broker say her lawsuit is too late.

Canterbury earthquake rebuild workers village Workotel for sale

Canterbury earthquake rebuild workers' village Workotel for sale

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 7:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Opened to house construction workers after the Canterbury earthquakes, the owners want their money out of Workatel.

Going halves: Negotiating Christchurchs EQ recovery exit package

Going halves: Negotiating Christchurch's EQ recovery exit package

Friday, 12 April 2019 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Could council refuse to take the new convention centre off the government's hands? Depends on the final, global settlement.

Earthquake Commission inquiry calling for public submissions

Earthquake Commission inquiry calling for public submissions

Tuesday, 9 April 2019 11:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Public input is "critical" to a high-level review of EQC's Canterbury quake response.

New Catholic cathedral rumoured for prime Christchurch city centre site

New Catholic cathedral rumoured for prime Christchurch city centre site

Monday, 1 April 2019 10:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

A rebuilt Catholic Cathedral could go on a prime site by the Avon River, a mini-documentary suggests.

Regenerate Christchurchs two-year sea-level rise project still has no options

Regenerate Christchurch's two-year sea-level rise project still has no options

Monday, 1 April 2019 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Agency has spent two years and nearly $500k working out how Christchurch's eastern suburbs will adapt to sea-level rise, but is yet to come up with any options.

Christchurch must find new ideas to fund both repairs and progress, city council told

Christchurch must find new ideas to fund both repairs and progress, city council told

Monday, 1 April 2019 6:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs to be bold to afford the investment needed to create a 21st century city, business leaders say.

KFC to return to central Christchurch

KFC to return to central Christchurch

Friday, 29 March 2019 4:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first of the big fast food chains is rolling back into the central city after the quakes forced them out.

Contractor confirmed for Christchurchs $301 million Metro Sports Facility build

Contractor confirmed for Christchurch's $301 million Metro Sports Facility build

Thursday, 28 March 2019 12:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

An Aussie firm will manage the project, but 80 per cent of the sub contracts are expected to go to Kiwis.

Insurer Tower told it cant make Christchurch mansion owner pay $400k interest

Insurer Tower told it can't make Christchurch mansion owner pay $400k interest

Sunday, 24 March 2019 6:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch mansion owner doesn't owe Tower interest on quake payments, High Court says.

Outside opinion: Christchurch central library

Outside opinion: Christchurch central library

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Since its European establishment in 1850, Christchurch has produced two internationally significant architectural movements: the Gothic Revival of the second half of the 19th century and the post-war modernism of the Christchurch School. Sadly, the enormous opportunity created by the demolition of hundreds of buildings after the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 has not, so far, led to a third significant architectural movement for the city.

Parts of Christchurchs Cathedral Square to get multimillion-dollar upgrade

Parts of Christchurch's Cathedral Square to get multimillion-dollar upgrade

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 3:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $3.6 million spruce up for two corners of Christchurch's Cathedral Square is likely to go ahead within months.

Why Canterburys health system is doubling down on its drive for change

Why Canterbury's health system is doubling down on its drive for change

Friday, 8 March 2019 3:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Does Canterbury have a world-beating health system? The DHB likes to think so.

Upgrade to south of Christchurchs Cathedral Square to start in July

Upgrade to south of Christchurch's Cathedral Square to start in July

Friday, 8 March 2019 5:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

The southern edge of the square will get a facelift, but grand plans for Christchurch's heart are still a long way off.

Christchurch red zone plan to go to Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister within a week

Christchurch red zone plan to go to Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister within a week

Thursday, 7 March 2019 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

It's been more than two years in the making, but it's almost ready to go.

LINZ and NZTA close to signing lease to test driverless cars in Christchurchs red zone

LINZ and NZTA close to signing lease to test driverless cars in Christchurch's red zone

Thursday, 7 March 2019 3:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

Driverless cars are a step closer to zipping around Christchurch's empty river red zone area.

Spat between the East Lake Trust and Regenerate Christchurch continues

Spat between the East Lake Trust and Regenerate Christchurch continues

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 3:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Feedback on plans for the red zone favoured a rowing lake for the area – but most of the submissions were identical.

Long derelict brutalist office block to get new life in central Christchurch

Long derelict brutalist office block to get new life in central Christchurch

Monday, 25 February 2019 6:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's been derelict for eight years and is full of graffiti, but is now being restored in central Chch.

Christchurch stadium concept plans revealed

Christchurch stadium concept plans revealed

Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

Sports groups, businesses and neighbours are having their say on concept plans for Christchurch's new stadium. Now you can take a look.

Christchurch earthquake: Then and now in pictures

Christchurch earthquake: Then and now in pictures

Friday, 22 February 2019 7:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's city centre has undergone dramatic chance since the February 2011 quake. Take a look.

‘Plunder’: How the bill for the Canterbury earthquakes was passed on

‘Plunder’: How the bill for the Canterbury earthquakes was passed on

Friday, 22 February 2019 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Despite a $6 billion disaster fund, the response to the Canterbury earthquakes fell short of money within months. Here's how it happened.

Central Christchurch Adventure School stalled over lease

Central Christchurch 'Adventure School' stalled over lease

Thursday, 21 February 2019 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hopes for an innovative school for at-risk Christchurch teens is frustrated by a five-year limit on red zone leases.

Tiny homes, cycle paths, an urban farm - what has happened to ideas for Christchurchs red zone?

Tiny homes, cycle paths, an urban farm - what has happened to ideas for Christchurch's red zone?

Thursday, 21 February 2019 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Where are the red zone's tiny homes, cycle paths, urban farm? Is red tape blocking good ideas?

Global venues giant to run Christchurch convention centre

Global venues giant to run Christchurch convention centre

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 5:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

A multi-national company has the contract, and an Australian will be the boss.