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MBIE report: One third of assessed homes non-compliant

MBIE report: One third of assessed homes non-compliant

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 11:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than a third of earthquake-damaged Canterbury homes that had their structural repairs assessed by the Government had faulty underfloor work.

Anglicans to build offices alongside Transitional cardboard cathedral

Anglicans to build offices alongside Transitional cardboard cathedral

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 9:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's cardboard cathedral is to get a new neighbour - a double-storey storey office complex to be built on vacant land alongside the church.

Knox Presbyterian Church rebuild

Knox Presbyterian Church rebuild

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Christchurch continues to fight to retain what little is left of its architectural heritage following the Canterbury ‘quakes. So, it is with hope that we celebrate the recent announcement that the Christchurch Town Hall is to be resurrected and, along with , which was recently restored by  and a talented team of conservation experts, Knox Presbyterian Church has been ‘rebuilt’ by local firm .

Artist wants Christchurch murals saved

Artist wants Christchurch murals saved

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 2:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

The artist who painted murals on the Manchester St car park wants them saved.

Meridian signs up for new central city office

Meridian signs up for new central city office

Monday, 17 August 2015 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Power company Meridian Energy will return its 370 office staff to central Christchurch next year.

Christchurch CBD aerial video shows little progress

Christchurch CBD aerial video shows 'little progress'

Monday, 17 August 2015 4:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new aerial video of central Christchurch shows parts of the city rebuild taking shape, alongside plenty of bare land awaiting development.

No responsibility on Fletcher EQR for shoddy quake repairs, contract suggests

No responsibility on Fletcher EQR for shoddy quake repairs, contract suggests

Friday, 14 August 2015 6:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) home repair programme project manager can not be held responsible for shoddy quake repairs, its contract suggests.

Shipping containers to be removed from Sumner

Shipping containers to be removed from Sumner

Friday, 14 August 2015 5:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

The removal of a line of shipping containers from a Sumner roadside is "great news" for the Christchurch suburb, the residents' association says.

Brownlees bombshell leaves Cantabrians in the dark

Brownlee's bombshell leaves Cantabrians in the dark

Thursday, 13 August 2015 10:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee dropped a bombshell when he announced all Earthquake Commission (EQC) foundation repairs done without a building consent would be audited and errant builders would face sanctions.

Christchurch recovery documentary debuts tonight

Christchurch recovery documentary debuts tonight

Thursday, 13 August 2015 2:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians not amused by rebuild funny business

Cantabrians not amused by rebuild funny business

Thursday, 13 August 2015 9:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

New Zealand, it is said, is one of the least corrupt places in the world. Why, even our bribes to Saudi Arabian businessmen can hardly be called anything but "using a number 8 wire mentality to navigate the complexity of the business...

Gerry Brownlee targets cowboy builders after EQC foundation review

Gerry Brownlee targets 'cowboy' builders after EQC foundation review

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 9:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction "cowboys" who did shoddy repairs for the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will have to pay for their mistakes, Gerry Brownlee says.

Fulton Hogan investigated over safety concerns

Fulton Hogan investigated over safety concerns

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 7:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Complaints over Fulton Hogan's workplace safety are being investigated.

EQC foundation repair shortcomings revealed

EQC foundation repair shortcomings revealed

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 10:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will review thousands of underfloor repairs after a Government investigation found shortcomings.

Buyer needed to save historic former artists studio and lodge

Buyer needed to save historic former artist's studio and lodge

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 9:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury artist Bill Hammond is looking for someone to rescue his old home and studio.

Contractors score best views of Christchurch from citys cranes

Contractors score best views of Christchurch from city's cranes

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 10:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Workers on Christchurch cranes have the best views of the city, interrupted only by the occasional flock of birds.

Cop visit for sending daily emails to insurer

Cop visit for sending daily emails to insurer

Monday, 10 August 2015 8:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Police have visited the Christchurch home of a staunch insurance industry critic over daily emails sent to his insurer.

Insurers settle record Canterbury claims

Insurers settle record Canterbury claims

Monday, 10 August 2015 12:54 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have settled a record number of residential claims in the last quarter since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.  

Future Christchurch hub closes its doors after 70,000 visits

Future Christchurch hub closes its doors after 70,000 visits

Sunday, 9 August 2015 7:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Future Christchurch information hub has closed its doors after more than 70,000 visitors.

Retailers vie for top spots in retail precinct

Retailers vie for top spots in retail precinct

Friday, 7 August 2015 7:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Retailers are jostling to secure shops in a new retail precinct under construction in central Christchurch.

Squatters and vandals take over Christchurchs Caffe Roma

Squatters and vandals take over Christchurch's Caffe Roma

Friday, 7 August 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Squatters have set up camp in central Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Caffe Roma.

Australian architecture firm wins tender to build St Martins library

Australian architecture firm wins tender to build St Martins library

Friday, 7 August 2015 10:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

An Australian architecture firm specialising in multi-use premises has won a contract to rebuild the St Martins Community library in Christchurch.

Christchurch Red Zone offers under way

Christchurch Red Zone offers under way

Thursday, 6 August 2015 4:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Red zone property owners will have until December 10 to accept a new Crown compensation offer on their property.

Christchurch rebuild documentary The Art of Recovery to premiere

Christchurch rebuild documentary The Art of Recovery to premiere

Thursday, 6 August 2015 11:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

A feature on the creative rebuild of Christchurch opens at the International Film Festival next week.

Rebuilding Christchurch from a green blueprint

Rebuilding Christchurch from a green blueprint

Thursday, 6 August 2015 6:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

Four months after the February 2011 earthquake, the Christchurch City Council launched Share an Idea, a project that asked residents about their aspirations for a new-look central city.

Top cop Dave Cliff gets Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority job

Top cop Dave Cliff gets Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority job

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 12:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

A "well-respected" top police officer has been seconded to lead the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's final phase.

More than 14,000 construction jobs could disappear in Canterbury: Westpac

More than 14,000 construction jobs could disappear in Canterbury: Westpac

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 9:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's young and unemployed have benefited the most from the region's rebuild but 14,000 construction jobs could disappear in the next few years, a major bank says.

Crown pledges additional funds for Christchurchs metro sport facility

Crown pledges additional funds for Christchurch's metro sport facility

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 4:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is pledging additional money to Christchurch's metro sport facility but will not reveal the new agreed financial cap.

Home repair risk in Canterbury, building industry warns

Home repair risk in Canterbury, building industry warns

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 11:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

The quality of Christchurch's residential rebuild could be compromised as insurance cash settlements increase, warn building industry leaders.

Ancient waterway delays Avon River precinct

Ancient waterway delays Avon River precinct

Monday, 3 August 2015 4:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch anchor project has been hit with further construction delays after contractors discovered an ancient waterway.

Building Ngai Tahus property empire

Building Ngai Tahu's property empire

Friday, 31 July 2015 5:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Chinese-Kiwi group plans upscale apartments on Cranmer Court site

Chinese-Kiwi group plans upscale apartments on Cranmer Court site

Friday, 31 July 2015 3:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Former Christchurch Mayor Sir Bob Parker leading a consortium planning upmarket apartments on a historic central city site.

SUBMISSION ON THE DRAFT TRANSITION PLAN - Deon Swiggs

SUBMISSION ON THE DRAFT TRANSITION PLAN - Deon Swiggs

Thursday, 30 July 2015 4:05 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

23,000 new Canterbury homes approved since quakes

23,000 new Canterbury homes approved since quakes

Thursday, 30 July 2015 2:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

House building is still slowing in Canterbury, where more than new 23,500 homes have been consented since the start of the earthquakes.

The Terrace - open for business by early 2016?

The Terrace - open for business by early 2016?

Thursday, 30 July 2015 1:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property man Antony Gough is delighted to have restarted his development The Terrace  - but admits he has learnt some tough lessons.

Migrant workers welcome chance to make Christchurch home

Migrant workers welcome chance to make Christchurch home

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 3:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Two Christchurch migrant rebuild workers are happy the Government is giving them a better chance to call the South Island their permanent home.

Huge wave of support for locally-led recovery

'Huge wave of support' for locally-led recovery

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 9:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Campaigns to promote a locally-led recovery for the next five years have generated hundreds of public submissions in a few days.

EQC engineer Graeme Robinson wins appeal

EQC engineer Graeme Robinson wins appeal

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 9:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) top engineer has won an appeal against findings he was negligent and incompetent.

Transition Plan Submission – Empowered Christchurch

Transition Plan Submission – Empowered Christchurch

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 5:26 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Protest over Sydenham dump

Protest over Sydenham 'dump'

Monday, 27 July 2015 3:58 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Sydenham business owners and residents have protested against plans for a waste transfer facility they fear will bring dust, traffic and smells to the suburb.

Eclectic bunch turn out for earthquake recovery talk

Eclectic bunch turn out for earthquake recovery talk

Sunday, 26 July 2015 1:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

It was an eclectic blend involving city councillors, scholars and even a former government employee but all were singing from the same song sheet when it came to handling the next phase of the city's rebuild.

Why you should have a say in on the Transition Plan

Why you should have a say in on the Transition Plan

Friday, 24 July 2015 8:26 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

With less than one week to go until submissions close on the draft transitional plan I encourage you to take 30 minutes of your time out now, read this and then have your say in any way you feel comfortable.

Council says "ready, willing and able" in response to CERAs transition plan

Council says "ready, willing and able" in response to CERA's transition plan

Friday, 24 July 2015 7:46 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Councillors today gave a unanimous and resounding endorsement of the Government's proposal to return leadership to the city.

Who will run the rebuild of Christchurch?

Who will run the rebuild of Christchurch?

Friday, 24 July 2015 6:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

What is the collective term? A fug of conspirators? It is Tuesday night and ex-Christchurch mayor Garry Moore is ring-leading a group of disaffected citizens down at his son's bar, Smash Palace.

Former Mayor Gary Moore calls for council-led recovery in Christchurch

Former Mayor Gary Moore calls for council-led recovery in Christchurch

Friday, 24 July 2015 2:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Former Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore is spearheading a group calling for a city council-led earthquake recovery.

Redcliffs New World supermarket open for business in October

Redcliffs New World supermarket open for business in October

Thursday, 23 July 2015 9:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Redcliffs will soon have a new supermarket more than four years after it was wrecked by the Christchurch earthquake.

OPINION: Gerry Brownlee menus a step too far

OPINION: Gerry Brownlee menus a step too far

Thursday, 23 July 2015 1:06 p.m. by MediaThePress


When I first saw C1 Espresso's latest menu featuring Gerry Brownlee in his underwear as a "dress up" paper doll, I chuckled.

BNZ House in Cathedral Square to be demolished

BNZ House in Cathedral Square to be demolished

Thursday, 23 July 2015 10:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

The boarded up and graffitied former BNZ House in Christchurch's Cathedral Square has at last been sold and will be demolished.

Old BNZ House to come down

Old BNZ House to come down

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

The boarded up and graffitied former BNZ House in Christchurch's Cathedral Square has at last been sold and will be demolished.

EQC and Cera PR budget going through the roof

EQC and Cera PR budget 'going through the roof'

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 2:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has created "an army of spin doctors" to defend its earthquake recovery organisations, a Labour MP says.

Demand for migrant workers in Christchurch to continue

Demand for migrant workers in Christchurch to continue

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:56 a.m. by PRNews Popular

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Filipino rebuild workers reluctant to speak about exploitation

Filipino rebuild workers reluctant to speak about exploitation

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

Migrant workers involved in the Christchurch rebuild are vulnerable to exploitation and poor living conditions – especially those from the Philippines.

Office administrator allegedly stole $107,000 from rebuild firm

Office administrator allegedly stole $107,000 from rebuild firm

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

A 40-year-old office administrator charged with stealing $107,445 from a Christchurch rebuild firm has been granted a registrar's remand without plea at the Christchurch District Court.

Filipino rebuild workers reluctant to speak out about exploitation, report finds

Filipino rebuild workers reluctant to speak out about exploitation, report finds

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

Migrant workers involved in the Christchurch rebuild are vulnerable to exploitation and poor living conditions - especially those from the Philippines.

Daughter of top EQC manager Gail Kettle removed from claim

Daughter of top EQC manager Gail Kettle removed from claim

Monday, 20 July 2015 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The daughter of one of the Earthquake Commission's top bosses has been taken off a Christchurch case after complaints about her conduct and expertise.