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Whats with the giant spray paint cans in central Christchurch?

What's with the giant spray paint cans in central Christchurch?

Friday, 22 September 2017 1:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Giant spray paint cans will provide the canvas for more street art in central Christchurch.

Johnny Moore: People missing from the heart of the rebuild

Johnny Moore: People missing from the heart of the rebuild

Friday, 22 September 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: It's been more than seven years since earthquakes showed up and smashed Christchurch city. Seven years is coincidentally the lifespan of a newt, possibly the only member of the salamander family to have a US politician named after it.

Johnny Moore: People missing from the heart of Christchurch rebuild

Johnny Moore: People missing from the heart of Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 22 September 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's been more than seven years since earthquakes showed up and smashed Christchurch city. Seven years is coincidentally the lifespan of a newt, possibly the only member of the salamander family to have a US politician named after it.

Canterbury earthquake claims make up a fifth of housing insurance investigations

Canterbury earthquake claims make up a fifth of housing insurance investigations

Thursday, 21 September 2017 7:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury earthquake complaints made up more than a fifth of housing insurance investigations by the Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman (IFSO) in the past year.

Compulsorily acquired land compensation claim unlikely to succeed

Compulsorily acquired land compensation claim unlikely to succeed

Thursday, 21 September 2017 5:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch property owner's claim for more compensation for his Crown-acquired land is likely doomed to fail, a court has ruled.

Contractor dumped from Christchurch Hospital building says it will finish his business

Contractor dumped from Christchurch Hospital building says it will 'finish' his business

Thursday, 21 September 2017 1:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

A man behind a firm contracted to work on Christchurch Hospital's new acute services building says his business is "finished" after the contract was cancelled with two days' notice.

Christchurch crash victim Eileen Pearce, 86, inspiration for elderly post-quake insurance battlers

Christchurch crash victim Eileen Pearce, 86, inspiration for elderly post-quake insurance battlers

Thursday, 21 September 2017 12:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

A woman who died in a car crash in Christchurch became the face of post-quake elder abuse during her lengthy insurance battle.

Eye-watering professional fees for Christchurch convention centre

'Eye-watering' professional fees for Christchurch convention centre

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 3:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

The amount spent on professional fees for the Christchurch convention centre is "eye-watering" but the details released by authorities raise more questions than they answer, a property development professional says.

$11m spent on Christchurch convention centre design consultants

$11m spent on Christchurch convention centre design consultants

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Design consultants for Christchurch's new convention centre have cost a government development company more than $11 million.

Plans revealed for 122 east frame homes

Plans revealed for 122 east frame homes

Sunday, 17 September 2017 7:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 120 new homes are set to be built in Christchurch's east frame in one of the biggest steps forward yet for the slow-moving project.

Crown signs with church to progress Christ Church Cathedral restoration

Crown signs with church to progress Christ Church Cathedral restoration

Friday, 15 September 2017 8:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

"Significant progress" has been made on the restoration of Christ Church Cathedral .

Nepalese street art lights up Christchurchs Innovation Precinct

Nepalese street art lights up Christchurch's Innovation Precinct

Friday, 15 September 2017 6:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

A yeti has come to Christchurch.

Lets grow a healthy city in Christchurch, the Garden City

Let's grow a healthy city in Christchurch, the Garden City

Friday, 15 September 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Over the last five years I have spent my time observing, tending and celebrating the vacant lots in Christchurch's urban landscape.

Editorial: Another delay in a Christchurch rebuild that has seemed both rushed and tardy

Editorial: Another delay in a Christchurch rebuild that has seemed both rushed and tardy

Thursday, 14 September 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The official opening of Christchurch's new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct this week seemed emblematic of the generally slow progress of the city centre rebuild.

Christchurch CBD developments Guthrey Centre and Plymouth Lane courting fashion tenants

Christchurch CBD developments Guthrey Centre and Plymouth Lane courting fashion tenants

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 7:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cashel St landlords erecting new buildings are courting fashion tenants as the opening of The Crossing boosts the central Christchurch retail strip.

Research backs Whānau Ora benefits

Research backs Whānau Ora benefits

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 11:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

New research from Lincoln University and Ihi Research shows every dollar invested in Whānau Ora (WO) initiatives could return $7 to the national economy, as well as societal benefits.

Ailing Jim Anderton delighted Christ Church Cathedral to be restored

Ailing Jim Anderton 'delighted' Christ Church Cathedral to be restored

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 8:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

An ailing Jim Anderton is "delighted" the Christ Church Cathedral will once again take its place as a central city icon.

Christchurchs Justice Precinct opens a month before it is expected to be operating

Christchurch's Justice Precinct 'opens' a month before it is expected to be operating

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 12:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's beleaguered Justice Precinct has officially opened, but the building is not expected to start operating before mid-October.

Low interest in land repair for liquefaction risk, EQC says

Low interest in land repair for liquefaction risk, EQC says

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 11:13 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) says it has paid out just five full claims for liquefaction-related ground repairs because few customers are interested in claiming the full amount.

New life to be injected into vacant Christchurch red zone block

New life to be injected into vacant Christchurch red zone block

Sunday, 10 September 2017 4:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

What would you use a vacant plot of land the size of 12 rugby pitches for?

Cathedral decision will kick-start millions of dollars in donations - campaigner

Cathedral decision will kick-start millions of dollars in donations - campaigner

Saturday, 9 September 2017 6:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

The decision to restore the Christ Church Cathedral will kick-start donations to bridge the $14 million funding gap, a heritage campaigner says.

New threads available in Christchurch as H&M store opens on Cashel St

New threads available in Christchurch as H&M store opens on Cashel St

Saturday, 9 September 2017 3:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The latest fashion will soon be spotted on the streets of the Garden City after the opening of a large new retail space.

Work could start on restoring Christ Church Cathedral before Christmas

Work could start on restoring Christ Church Cathedral before Christmas

Saturday, 9 September 2017 2:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Restoration work on Christ Church Cathedral could start before Christmas after Anglicans voted today to save the building.

Work could start on restoring Christ Church Cathedral before Christmas - Wagner

Work could start on restoring Christ Church Cathedral before Christmas - Wagner

Saturday, 9 September 2017 2:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Restoration work on Christ Church Cathedral could start before Christmas after Anglicans voted today to save the building.

Christ Church Cathedral is to be restored

Christ Church Cathedral is to be restored

Saturday, 9 September 2017 1:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anglicans have voted to restore the Christ Church Cathedral.

The Synod, the 220-member governing body for Canterbury Anglicans, voted on the future of the earthquake-damaged cathedral on Saturday at St Christopher's Church in Avonhead.
The cathedral has been sitting derelict in Christchurch city centre for six years.

Anglicans about to start voting on cathedral

Anglicans about to start voting on cathedral

Saturday, 9 September 2017 12:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anglicans are about to start voting on the fate of the Anglican cathedral.

Synod prepares to vote on cathedral

Synod prepares to vote on cathedral

Saturday, 9 September 2017 9:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

Anglicans will vote today on the fate of the Christ Church Cathedral.

Christ Church Cathedral vote: history will be made today

Christ Church Cathedral vote: history will be made today

Saturday, 9 September 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A small group of people have an important decision to make today.

No winners in bidding war for All Blacks test matches: Christchurch mayor

No winners in 'bidding war' for All Blacks test matches: Christchurch mayor

Friday, 8 September 2017 8:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealand Rugby pits cities against each other in a bidding war for All Blacks games with no winners, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Central Christchurch business owners at loggerheads over portaloo storage site

Central Christchurch business owners at loggerheads over portaloo storage site

Friday, 8 September 2017 7:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch land owners are at loggerheads over portaloos, without speaking to each other.

Restored Christ Church Cathedral could anchor a bustling European style market square

Restored Christ Church Cathedral could anchor a bustling European style market square

Friday, 8 September 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Bland and uninteresting cities with nondescript architecture are not high on the list of desirable destinations. Conversely cities which feature heritage character, particularly those with a cathedral as a central focus, attract high visitor numbers.

Anglicans will write history on Christ Church Cathedrals fate: Bishop

Anglicans will 'write history' on Christ Church Cathedral's fate: Bishop

Thursday, 7 September 2017 8:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anglicans will be "writing history" when they decide the fate of Christ Church Cathedral this week, Bishop Victoria Matthews says.

Christchurch youngsters want more fun, less glum, at New Brighton

Christchurch youngsters want more fun, less glum, at New Brighton

Thursday, 7 September 2017 3:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Teenagers and children living in and around New Brighton want more fun things to do and are unhappy with the area's negative image and derelict mall.

Insurance industry boss says Quake Outcasts settlement unfair to insured people

Insurance industry boss says Quake Outcasts settlement 'unfair' to insured people

Thursday, 7 September 2017 2:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The boss of the Insurance Council says a settlement given to uninsured Christchurch red zone property owners could cause others to reconsider having insurance.

Justice precinct to cost Fletcher Building $100m extra, says Nicky Wagner

Justice precinct to cost Fletcher Building $100m extra, says Nicky Wagner

Thursday, 7 September 2017 6:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Nicky Wagner says the Christchurch justice and emergency services precinct will cost Fletcher Building an extra $100 million.

Justice precinct to cost Fletcher $100m extra, says Nicky Wagner

Justice precinct to cost Fletcher $100m extra, says Nicky Wagner

Thursday, 7 September 2017 2:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

Nicky Wagner says the Christchurch justice and emergency services precinct will cost Fletcher Building $100 million.

Christchurch City Council to run asbestos pilot scheme, but some Sandilands residents unhappy

Christchurch City Council to run asbestos pilot scheme, but some Sandilands residents unhappy

Wednesday, 6 September 2017 7:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

A pilot project has been announced to decide the future of more than 20 asbestos-ridden Christchurch council homes â€“ nearly a year after the contamination was discovered.

Changes to Christchurchs Botanic Gardens supported by city council

Changes to Christchurch's Botanic Gardens supported by city council

Wednesday, 6 September 2017 6:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council has endorsed development plans for Christchurch's Botanic Gardens.

The Crossing opens this week to Christchurch shoppers

The Crossing opens this week to Christchurch shoppers

Tuesday, 5 September 2017 7:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch's biggest retail precinct development yet â€“ The Crossing – opens this week.

Crown settles with Quake Outcasts after court rules against it

Crown settles with Quake Outcasts after court rules against it

Tuesday, 5 September 2017 3:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown will settle with Christchurch's Quake Outcasts after spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a lengthy legal battle with the uninsured red zoners.

IAG waiting on final reports in seven year Christchurch insurance battle

IAG waiting on final reports in seven year Christchurch insurance battle

Monday, 4 September 2017 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurer IAG says it empathises with a client who has spent seven years and nearly $100,000 trying to settle her unresolved earthquake claim.

Central Christchurchs Victoria St upgrades still on hold

Central Christchurch's Victoria St upgrades still on hold

Monday, 4 September 2017 3:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Controversial changes to Christchurch's Victoria St are still on hold as the city council works through the concerns of local businesses.

Canterbury earthquakes protest legacy lingers seven years on

Canterbury earthquake's protest legacy lingers seven years on

Monday, 4 September 2017 7:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

Seven years to the day after it began, Jo Petrie's personal earthquake recovery will take one more symbolic step.

Synod members may be leaning toward Cathedral restoration, sources say

Synod members may be leaning toward Cathedral restoration, sources say

Monday, 4 September 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Synod members may be leaning towards restoration of the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral, sources say.

Christchurch earthquakes protest legacy lingers seven years on

Christchurch earthquake's protest legacy lingers seven years on

Sunday, 3 September 2017 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Seven years to the day after it began, Jo Petrie's personal earthquake recovery will take one more symbolic step.

Aftershock: The debacle of shoddy Christchurch earthquake repairs

Aftershock: The debacle of shoddy Christchurch earthquake repairs

Sunday, 3 September 2017 1:48 p.m. by EQCFix

By Kurt Bayer, NZ Herald 

Why Christchurch property developer Richard Peebles is a rebel with a cause

Why Christchurch property developer Richard Peebles is a rebel with a cause

Saturday, 2 September 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Richard Peebles considers himself a bit of a rebel.

Justice and emergency services precinct delayed again

Justice and emergency services precinct delayed again

Friday, 1 September 2017 7:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Further delays have struck Christchurch's overdue justice and emergency services precinct, but the cause remains a mystery.

Fat Eddies, plus new restaurant and cocktail bar, about to open on Christchurchs old Strip

Fat Eddie's, plus new restaurant and cocktail bar, about to open on Christchurch's old Strip

Friday, 1 September 2017 6:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Seven years after the Canterbury earthquakes, the first hospitality businesses on what was The Strip in central Christchurch are about to open.

Johnny Moore: Stinking rich, ratepayer-subsidised rugby only winner from new Christchurch stadium

Johnny Moore: Stinking rich, ratepayer-subsidised rugby only winner from new Christchurch stadium

Friday, 1 September 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Bravo on whether Christchurch needs a new stadium at all.

Moore: Rich, ratepayer-subsidised rugby only winner from new Christchurch stadium

Moore: Rich, ratepayer-subsidised rugby only winner from new Christchurch stadium

Friday, 1 September 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Bravo on whether Christchurch needs a new stadium at all.

Building consents continue to trend downward in Canterbury

Building consents continue to trend downward in Canterbury

Thursday, 31 August 2017 7:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

New consent trends show the extent of the residential building drop-off in Canterbury.

Eleventh hour change by IAG over Christchurch quake deadline

Eleventh hour change by IAG over Christchurch quake deadline

Thursday, 31 August 2017 6:20 p.m. by EQCFix

Hundreds of Christchurch residents with quake damaged homes could be caught out after IAG revealed it is going to apply a statute of limitations defence against future claims, starting from tomorrow. 

Editorial: Unleashing excitement in the red zone will make it Christchurchs field of dreams

Editorial: Unleashing excitement in the red zone will make it Christchurch's field of dreams

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 3:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Among a recent flurry of announcements of funding promises for a new stadium in Christchurch, Government support for restoration of Christ Church Cathedral and a new builder for the convention centre, you may have missed the news that the Government has written down the book value of the red zone to just $21 million.

New playground on New Brighton foreshore set to open in summer

New playground on New Brighton foreshore set to open in summer

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 11:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work has started on Christchurch's new beachfront playground and pool.

Is funding Christchurchs stadium a political forward pass?

Is funding Christchurch's stadium a political forward pass?

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Is funding Christchurch's stadium a political forward pass?

$160 million Christchurch red-zone rowing lake could pay its own way, study says

$160 million Christchurch red-zone rowing lake could pay its own way, study says

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 8:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

The organisation behind a proposed sporting lake in Christchurch's red zone say it will cost $160 million to build, but will pay itself off in health and employment benefits.