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Quake Outcasts wait for appeal date after decision on uninsured homes

Quake Outcasts wait for appeal date after decision on uninsured homes

Friday, 20 January 2017 6:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

A solicitor representing the Quake Outcasts says the High Court's order to pay $55,605 in court costs to the Government is nothing unusual, but hopes it will be reversed in appeal.

Auckland law firm warning Canterbury homeowners of shoddy steel

Auckland law firm warning Canterbury homeowners of shoddy steel

Thursday, 19 January 2017 7:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

An Auckland litigation firm is warning thousands of Canterbury homeowners their properties may have been built with shoddy steel mesh.

Acquisition issues hit cost of Christchurchs south frame as Crown remains tight-lipped

Acquisition issues hit cost of Christchurch's south frame as Crown remains tight-lipped

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 9:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Land acquisition problems plaguing Christchurch's $20 million south frame anchor project will delay and increase the cost of the development.

Canterbury rebuild plateau knocks business confidence to four-year low

Canterbury rebuild 'plateau' knocks business confidence to four-year low

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 9:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Business confidence in Canterbury has plummeted to its lowest level in four years, but it is no surprise to the Employers' Chamber of Commerce (CECC).

Construction begins on Christchurchs new QEII Recreation and Sport Centre

Construction begins on Christchurch's new QEII Recreation and Sport Centre

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 4:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

A man who worked at Christchurch's old QEII sports facility for more than 30 years, only to be ousted by the 2011 earthquake, has witnessed construction starting on its replacement.

QEII’s comeback begins

QEII’s comeback begins

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 3:27 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

It’s all go at QEII Park, with Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Councillor David East celebrating the start of work on the new QEII Recreation and Sport Centre this morning (Tuesday 17 January).

Christchurch central library funding partnership announcement expected

Christchurch central library funding partnership announcement expected

Monday, 16 January 2017 9:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says she will make an "exciting announcement" about a funding partnership for the new central library next month.

Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial: What happened to the cherry trees?

Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial: What happened to the cherry trees?

Monday, 16 January 2017 8:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

A botanist says there is "no good reason" for swapping cherry blossom trees for maples in the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial design.

Editorial: Christchurchs central library is going to be worth the cost

Editorial: Christchurch's central library is going to be worth the cost

Monday, 16 January 2017 4:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

At first glance, the news of the budget for the new central Christchurch library ballooning by more than half seems alarming.

New Christchurch library costs rise by more than half to $95 million

New Christchurch library costs rise by more than half to $95 million

Sunday, 15 January 2017 4:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The cost of the new Christchurch central library has risen to $95 million from an original budget of $60 million.

Christchurch nightlife - is the party over?

Christchurch nightlife - is the party over?

Friday, 13 January 2017 8:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tough times are forcing some central Christchurch hospitality operators from the industry, with some giving away businesses just to get out.

Does Christchurch have too many bars and restaurants?

Does Christchurch have too many bars and restaurants?

Friday, 13 January 2017 7:33 p.m. by MediaThePress



"It's not like it used to be – you'd just open the doors and have a big party. Those days are well gone.

Christchurchs non-profit sector shines brightly in rebuild

Christchurch's non-profit sector shines brightly in rebuild

Friday, 13 January 2017 1:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

It has taken a few years but many Canterbury non-profit groups have at last replaced their quake-hit buildings, often with surprising style.

Consent refunds

Consent refunds

Friday, 13 January 2017 1:55 a.m. by SouthernResponse

You may have heard some comments in the media recently about refunds due when a building consent lapses.

$85m Grand Central another leg up for central Christchurch

$85m Grand Central another leg up for central Christchurch

Thursday, 12 January 2017 5:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch is about to get another boost with the biggest shift yet of public servants back to the central city.

Southern Response wrongly withheld council refunds from customers

Southern Response wrongly withheld council refunds from customers

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 8:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response may owe homeowners thousands in wrongly withheld refunds.

Rolleston or Rangiora: Which is Christchurchs premier satellite town?

Rolleston or Rangiora: Which is Christchurch's premier satellite town?

Friday, 6 January 2017 9:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Rivalry is set to heat up between the booming satellite towns of Rolleston and Rangiora as new shops, schools and subdivisions open.

Canterbury earthquake memorial to open for February 22, 2017 anniversary

Canterbury earthquake memorial to open for February 22, 2017 anniversary

Friday, 6 January 2017 12:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial is on-schedule to open on the sixth anniversary of the February 22, 2011 earthquake.

Christchurch market stallholders to be homeless again after tough times

Christchurch market stallholders to be homeless again after tough times

Thursday, 5 January 2017 10:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Market stalls in central Christchurch are packing up again and their owners say they desperately need a good home.

St Germain among new eateries gearing up to open in central Christchurch

St Germain among new eateries gearing up to open in central Christchurch

Wednesday, 4 January 2017 8:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

New eateries are preparing to open their doors in central Christchurch's newly completed developments.

Treasured heritage buildings to reopen in 2017

Treasured heritage buildings to reopen in 2017

Monday, 2 January 2017 4:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Many of Christchurch's most treasured heritage buildings will reopen in 2017 after being off limits since the 2011 earthquakes.

Staff abused, wipers ripped off cars at Canterbury EQC offices as tensions erupt

Staff abused, wipers ripped off cars at Canterbury EQC offices as tensions erupt

Friday, 30 December 2016 8:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Wrecked company cars and threats against staff members continue to plague the Earthquake Commission (EQC) as it tries to settle thousands of unresolved insurance claims in Canterbury.

2017: When Christchurch finally goes from recovery to rebuild

2017: When Christchurch finally goes from recovery to rebuild

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 9:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

2017 is looming as the year Christchurch may finally break out of earthquake-recovery mode as major roadworks near completion and key rebuild projects get under way.

Antigua boat shed owners mark 30 years despite rough waters

Antigua boat shed owners mark 30 years despite rough waters

Monday, 26 December 2016 7:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

The owners of Antigua Boat Sheds cafe and boat hire business have notched up 30 years, but it has not all been easy paddling

Till ring long and loud in Christchurch in 2016

Till ring long and loud in Christchurch in 2016

Sunday, 25 December 2016 6:30 p.m. by MediaThePress


Christchurch retailers expect this week's Boxing Day sales will cap off a bumper 2016.

Christchurchs East Frame gets $1m bonus for transitional activities

Christchurch's East Frame gets $1m bonus for transitional activities

Saturday, 24 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Fletcher Living is spending $1 million on public "temporary use" projects so its central Christchurch East Frame housing development does not sit an idle wasteland for years.

Council pushing ahead with Cranford Basin housing development

Council pushing ahead with Cranford Basin housing development

Friday, 23 December 2016 6:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council will push ahead with a plan to build houses on rural-zoned land near Northlands mall after getting the green light from the Government.

Johnny Moore: Playgrounds for young and old show Christchurch rebuild at its best

Johnny Moore: Playgrounds for young and old show Christchurch rebuild at its best

Thursday, 22 December 2016 1:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

2016 is almost over and while many will say "good riddance" to a year that dished up its fair share of surprises, it has been a year of progress in Christchurch city.

Johnny Moore: Playgrounds for young and old show Chch rebuild at its best

Johnny Moore: Playgrounds for young and old show Chch rebuild at its best

Thursday, 22 December 2016 11:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: 2016 is almost over and while many will say "good riddance" to a year that dished up its fair share of surprises, it has been a year of progress in Christchurch City.

Multi-million dollar playground brought the heartbeat back to the city

Multi-million dollar playground brought the heartbeat back to the city

Thursday, 22 December 2016 9:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

One year ago, a multi-million dollar playground opened in Christchurch's CBD, bringing hundreds of thousands more through the recovering city centre.

Editorial: Patchwork CBD recovery is holding us all back

Editorial: Patchwork CBD recovery is holding us all back

Thursday, 22 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

In a for , Mike Yardley took aim at the crumbling eyesores that dot Christchurch's CBD.

Editorial: Patchwork CDB recovery is holding us all back

Editorial: Patchwork CDB recovery is holding us all back

Thursday, 22 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

In a for , Mike Yardley took aim at the crumbling eyesores that dot Christchurch's CBD.

Flooding and liquefaction EQC claims forwarded through insurance companies

Flooding and liquefaction EQC claims forwarded through insurance companies

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 9:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance companies could be holding on to Earthquake Commission (EQC) settlements they are not entitled to, a claimant warns.

William Rolleston statue returned to where he is meant to be

William Rolleston statue returned to 'where he is meant to be'

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 1:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

"It is kind of reassuring to have him back in a way. It is where he is meant to be."

Christchurch engineering firm says it could fix Lancaster Park ground for below $30m

Christchurch engineering firm says it could fix Lancaster Park ground for below $30m

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 12:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

The ground engineering firm responsible for re-levelling the Christchurch Art Gallery says it could do the same at Lancaster Park for less than $30 million.

Work on East Frame Residential Development to begin early 2017

Work on East Frame Residential Development to begin early 2017

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 8:56 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

Construction of the first apartments in the East Frame Residential Development will begin in late March/early April 2017.

Dates announced for construction of east frame homes

Dates announced for construction of east frame homes

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 4:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction of homes in Christchurch's east frame will start before Easter.

Mike Yardley: Christchurch CBD revival makes the laggards look even worse

Mike Yardley: Christchurch CBD revival makes the laggards look even worse

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: There is an undeniable spring in the step of central city shoppers.

Earthworks to begin on Metro Sports Facility site

Earthworks to begin on Metro Sports Facility site

Monday, 19 December 2016 5:42 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Recommended Featured Popular

Christchurch Judge takes aim at claimants and advisers after misconceived claim

Christchurch Judge takes aim at claimants and advisers after 'misconceived' claim

Monday, 19 December 2016 5:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

The High Court has taken a swipe at Christchurch's most in demand earthquake litigation firm, saying it may have to bear responsibility for its clients' "misconceived" court action.

Earthworks imminent at site of Christchurchs new metro sports facility

Earthworks imminent at site of Christchurch's new metro sports facility

Monday, 19 December 2016 4:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The start of earthworks at Christchurch's new metro sports facility is imminent, Crown rebuild agency Otakaro Ltd says.

Green light for New Brighton projects

Green light for New Brighton projects

Monday, 19 December 2016 2:44 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Work on the first stages of the New Brighton community playground and Hot Salt Water Pools development has been given the green light.

Driving on Breezes Rd anything but a breeze as roadworks continue to frustrate

Driving on Breezes Rd anything but a breeze as roadworks continue to frustrate

Saturday, 17 December 2016 7:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Roadworks delays in Aranui have left many residents fed up with the ongoing road repairs.

Regenerate Christchurch lays out process, not progress, on redeveloping the red zone

Regenerate Christchurch lays out process, not progress, on redeveloping the red zone

Friday, 16 December 2016 10:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than six years after earthquakes began wrecking Christchurch's eastern Avon riverside suburbs, a plan for the red-zoned land has been released.

Class action against earthquake insurer Southern Response gets the green light

Class action against earthquake insurer Southern Response gets the green light

Friday, 16 December 2016 8:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

A class action against Southern Response has been given the green light to continue proceedings against the Canterbury earthquake insurer.

End of an era as Christchurchs Aranui High School closes

End of an era as Christchurch's Aranui High School closes

Thursday, 15 December 2016 8:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

The thought of Aranui High School being wiped "off the face of the planet" hurts for Bert Knops.

Five trees to be removed from central Christchurch street to allow for building repairs

Five trees to be removed from central Christchurch street to allow for building repairs

Thursday, 15 December 2016 7:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch resident Lindsay Carswell wants the council to hold off pulling out the trees on High St in the central city.

Lancaster Parks wrecking-ball fate all but sealed

Lancaster Park's wrecking-ball fate all but sealed

Thursday, 15 December 2016 6:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council will prepare options for demolishing Lancaster Park, dismissing claims it could be repaired.

Tower to cough up $1.6 million after withholding report from Christchurch architect

Tower to cough up $1.6 million after withholding report from Christchurch architect

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tower Insurance withheld information from a Christchurch client who has successfully sued the firm after it proposed winching his home back into place to repair it.

Private insurers to handle EQC November quake claims

Private insurers to handle EQC November quake claims

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 9:45 a.m. by EQCFix

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Business, residential development approved for Waimakariri red zone

Business, residential development approved for Waimakariri red zone

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 7:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Several red-zoned blocks of central Kaiapoi are set to be sold or leased for business and residential use under a new Government plan.

Justice Precinct construction progressing well

Justice Precinct construction progressing well

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 5:10 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Insurers to handle quake claims

Insurers to handle quake claims

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 3:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Private insurers will take over Kaikoura earthquake claims from the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Lancaster Park - a rest home for aged rugby fans?

Lancaster Park - a rest home for aged rugby fans?

Monday, 12 December 2016 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake-damaged Lancaster Park could become a rest home for aged sports fans, a report prepared for Christchurch City Council says.

Sumner container removal a Christmas present for Christchurch

Sumner container removal a 'Christmas present' for Christchurch

Monday, 12 December 2016 5:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Contractors have removed the last of the shipping containers that lined Christchurch's quake-hit seaside suburbs.

Hospital staff must not be short-changed in Crown land swap, union warns

Hospital staff must not be 'short-changed' in Crown land swap, union warns

Sunday, 11 December 2016 4:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

The country's largest nurses' union has sought assurances Christchurch Hospital will not be "short-changed" as it looks set to trade away a car park used by nearly 300 staff.

New Christchurch city emerging as barriers come down

New Christchurch city emerging as barriers come down

Sunday, 11 December 2016 3:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new Christchurch central city is emerging in a rash of pre-Christmas openings and informal unveilings.

2017 changes

2017 changes

Friday, 9 December 2016 3:12 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular