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Christchurchs Victoria square to reopen in March

Christchurch's Victoria square to reopen in March

Monday, 25 December 2017 3:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Crews revamping Christchurch's Victoria Square are working through the Christmas break to meet a March deadline.

Homeowners struggling with Earthquake Commission claims get welcome news

Homeowners struggling with Earthquake Commission claims get welcome news

Saturday, 23 December 2017 6:44 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

More than 3500 homeowners are still struggling with unsettled Earthquake Commission (EQC) claims.

More Christchurch venues hungry for a slice of the hospitality pie

More Christchurch venues hungry for a slice of the hospitality pie

Friday, 22 December 2017 6:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Increasing appetites for eating and drinking out has fuelled a cafe, bar and restaurant boom in Christchurch.

Rebuilt central Christchurch church open just in time for Christmas Day

Rebuilt central Christchurch church open just in time for Christmas Day

Friday, 22 December 2017 6:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

For the first time since the earthquakes, the congregation of the Oxford Terrace Baptist Church will celebrate Christmas under their own roof.

New Christ Church Cathedral restoration trust appointed

New Christ Church Cathedral restoration trust appointed

Friday, 22 December 2017 5:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

The trustees that will oversee restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral have been appointed by Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods.

Public to have say on EQC inquiry into Christchurch earthquake response

Public to have say on EQC inquiry into Christchurch earthquake response

Friday, 22 December 2017 3:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians are being called on to provide direction for an inquiry into the Earthquake Commission (EQC), as the Government works urgently on new mechanisms to settle outstanding claims.

Just under $900,000 spent on Cathedral Square, but building owner very disappointed with progress

Just under $900,000 spent on Cathedral Square, but building owner 'very disappointed' with progress

Thursday, 21 December 2017 7:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Regenerate Christchurch's Cathedral Square spending is closing in on $1 million, but the rebuild agency cannot say when redevelopment work will start.

The battle of Christchurchs proposed red zone lakes

The battle of Christchurch's proposed red zone lakes

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Algal blooms could prove troublesome for proposed flatwater lakes in the Christchurch red zone, but advocates are adamant they can be managed.

Christ Church Cathedral restoration bill passes in Parliament

Christ Church Cathedral restoration bill passes in Parliament

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 6:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

A bill designed to fast-track restoration of the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral has passed into law.

More cash sought to improve Christchurchs weak major events portfolio

More cash sought to improve Christchurch's 'weak' major events portfolio

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 7:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has a "weak" major events portfolio, which will not change with existing funding levels, ChristchurchNZ says.

Mid-century Christchurch office building gets $900,000 heritage grant from city council

Mid-century Christchurch office building gets $900,000 heritage grant from city council

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 7:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

A late 1950s office building in central Christchurch will be restored and turned into a hotel with the help of a ratepayer grant.

Future Outlook: A socially-conscious car park opens in central Christchurch

Future Outlook: A socially-conscious car park opens in central Christchurch

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 3:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sick of chaotic, choka-block city car parks? A social initiative is attempting to change the way people park in town.

Feedback on Christchurch red zone supports ecological restoration

Feedback on Christchurch red zone supports ecological restoration

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 3:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Feedback on the future of Christchurch's red zone shows clear support for turning much of the area back to nature, but mixed support for re-establishing houses on the earthquake-damaged land.

Two steps forward, one step back for Christchurch in annual review

Two steps forward, one step back for Christchurch in annual review

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 7:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

The home-straight charge into Christmas has become my personal marker on the city centre's incremental post-quake renaissance.

Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods calls for timeline on outstanding insurance claims

Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods calls for timeline on outstanding insurance claims

Monday, 18 December 2017 8:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The MP in charge of Christchurch's earthquake recovery has put the pressure on to get outstanding insurance claims settled.

Christchurch woman stuck with massive unstable hillside

Christchurch woman stuck with 'massive unstable hillside'

Sunday, 17 December 2017 7:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch woman cried after a contractor she trusted dug up her hillside section, allegedly leaving it unstable and requiring more than $100,000 in works to remediate.

Fences to come down on public park in central Christchurch east frame

Fences to come down on public park in central Christchurch east frame

Sunday, 17 December 2017 1:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Housing in Christchurch's east frame may still be a way off, but the $30 million public space inside it is about to open.

EQC pays motel bill for pensioner with bungled repair

EQC pays motel bill for pensioner with bungled repair

Thursday, 14 December 2017 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Elderly Christchurch homeowner Ivy Solomon has been saved the ordeal of sleeping in her car after the Earthquake Commission (EQC) paid her temporary accommodation bill.

New Brighton Pier gets a difficult fix

New Brighton Pier gets a difficult fix

Thursday, 14 December 2017 5:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Imagine a job that requires working at heights, in a tiny space, under the sea, where you can only escape by being reeled out by someone else.

EQC bungles could force elderly Christchurch woman to sleep in car

EQC bungles could force elderly Christchurch woman to sleep in car

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 7:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

An elderly Christchurch homeowner is facing living in her car because the Earthquake Commission (EQC) keeps losing her information and has not paid her temporary accommodation bill.

Does Airbnb have potential to change social fabric of Christchurch rebuild?

Does Airbnb have potential to change social fabric of Christchurch rebuild?

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 10:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

Concern has been raised that the Christchurch inner-city rebuild could see a repeat of an Airbnb problem seen in Queenstown and many major tourist cities overseas, including Barcelona.

More delays mean The Terrace will open in 2018

More delays mean The Terrace will open in 2018

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 7:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Bars and restaurants on Christchurch's new The Terrace hospitality strip will open next year, dashing hopes of a pre-Christmas launch.

New video reveals the ravaged interior of the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral

New video reveals the ravaged interior of the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 5:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The eerie world inside one of Christchurch's most famous earthquake-ravaged buildings is showcased in new video footage from the Christ Church Cathedral.

Council should ignore consultation results and give Cathedral restoration $10 million

Council should ignore consultation results and give Cathedral restoration $10 million

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Just when we dared hope that the future of Christ Church Cathedral had been settled, we find that might not be the case. A thousand submissions to the Christchurch City Council has suggested that most people don't want ratepayer funds to go towards the restoration project.

Taliban more trustworthy than Southern Response, Kiwi Afghanistan veteran claims

Taliban more trustworthy than Southern Response, Kiwi Afghanistan veteran claims

Sunday, 10 December 2017 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response is less trustworthy than the Afghan Taliban, says a former United Nations worker who negotiated with the militant regime and is now locked in an insurance battle in Christchurch.

Afghan refugee rebuilding Christchurch the luckiest man

Afghan refugee rebuilding Christchurch the 'luckiest man'

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

To Afghan refugee Ali Mohammad Haidari, New Zealand is the lucky country which opened its doors to him and his family during their darkest hour. Now he considers himself to be the "luckiest" man.

Christchurch red zone riverside plan not due for another year

Christchurch red zone riverside plan not due for another year

Thursday, 7 December 2017 6:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

It will be almost another year before plans for Christchurch's riverside red-zoned land are ready for approval.

New Brighton Pier earthquake repairs nearing completion

New Brighton Pier earthquake repairs nearing completion

Thursday, 7 December 2017 6:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake repairs to New Brighton Pier are nearing completion.

Crown may need to bail out EQC as funds exhausted by November 2016 earthquake

Crown may need to bail out EQC as funds exhausted by November 2016 earthquake

Thursday, 7 December 2017 4:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) may need a Crown bailout as its funds have been exhausted by the November 2016 earthquake.

Submissions open for Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Bill

Submissions open for Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Bill

Thursday, 7 December 2017 2:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

The public have three days to have their say on a piece of urgent legislation designed to fast-track the rebuild of the Christ Church Cathedral in Christchurch.

Helping the Christchurch rebuild lifts the whole South Island

Helping the Christchurch rebuild lifts the whole South Island

Thursday, 7 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The new government is right to be worried about regional development. And new ChristchurchNZ chief executive Joanna Norris is right to be of Christchurch.

Government support essential to complete Christchurchs rebuild at pace

Government support essential to complete Christchurch's rebuild at pace

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government's signalled commitment to faster, concrete progress for the ongoing rebuild is good news for Christchurch and its residents.

ChristchurchNZ boss sounds alarm on anchor projects pace

ChristchurchNZ boss sounds alarm on anchor projects pace

Tuesday, 5 December 2017 8:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has been warned – finish Christchurch's anchor projects "with pace" or the city will suffer.

Urgent Christchurch Cathedral legislation to be introduced to Parliament

Urgent Christchurch Cathedral legislation to be introduced to Parliament

Monday, 4 December 2017 6:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Urgent legislation to get the Christ Church Cathedral rebuild under way will be introduced to Parliament this week, the Government has confirmed.

Eight giant spray cans provide street art canvas in Christchurch

Eight giant spray cans provide street art canvas in Christchurch

Sunday, 3 December 2017 11:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Eight giant spray cans have taken up residency in central Christchurch as part of a plan to attract young people to the city centre.

New five-star hotel planned for Christchurch convention centre site

New five-star hotel planned for Christchurch convention centre site

Friday, 1 December 2017 7:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

A five-star hotel is planned for Christchurch's new convention centre precinct.

What has Ōtākaro CEO Albert Brantley done for Christchurch lately?

What has Ōtākaro CEO Albert Brantley done for Christchurch lately?

Friday, 1 December 2017 6:49 a.m. by MediaThePress

I know what it takes to earn a buck. But I reckon the value of a dollar probably varies depending on who you are and what you do.

Lets get behind a vision of Christchurch as a coastal city

Let's get behind a vision of Christchurch as a coastal city

Thursday, 30 November 2017 6:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

The "rebuild" is a term sadly lacking in imagination for the process that Christchurch has been enduring for the last several years.

Cafes, bars, apartments, offices and a gallery planned for central Christchurchs south frame

Cafes, bars, apartments, offices and a gallery planned for central Christchurch's south frame

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 8:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Private developers are moving into Christchurch's south frame with plans for cafes, bars, a gallery, offices and apartments.

Science Alive to sell historic Christchurch Magistrates Court

Science Alive to sell historic Christchurch Magistrates Court

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 12:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Downsizing its redevelopment plans means Christchurch's Science Alive trust is advertising the Magistrates Court in the central city for sale or lease.

Croissant or the Court? Library expert to make Christchurch performing arts precinct call

Croissant or the Court? Library expert to make Christchurch performing arts precinct call

Monday, 27 November 2017 7:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

A libraries expert has been appointed to make a fresh call on the future of Christchurch's performing arts precinct.

New Christ Church Cathedral spire could be modern, clean-up coming - restoration boss

New Christ Church Cathedral spire could be modern, clean-up coming - restoration boss

Monday, 27 November 2017 7:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

The man leading the $104 million Christ Church Cathedral restoration wants to evict the pigeons and clear up the site by the new year. 

Speaking for the first time since the Government appointed him to the project last week, Peter Guthrey also suggested the earthquake-damaged building's fallen spire could be rebuilt in a modern style, although a decision on this would be made in "some time" by a board.

Metro sports centre plans up in air after long delays and blown budgets

Metro sports centre plans up in air after long delays and blown budgets

Saturday, 25 November 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The immovable deadline of the 1974 Commonwealth Games kept progress on track when Christchurch's QEII Park pool and stadium was built.

Leighs Cockram, Ōtākaro at loggerheads over lead up to metro sports agreement breakdown

Leighs Cockram, Ōtākaro at loggerheads over lead up to metro sports agreement breakdown

Friday, 24 November 2017 8:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Leighs Cockram and Crown-owned rebuild firm Ōtākaro appear to be at loggerheads over what killed the deal to complete Christchurch's stalled $300 million metro sports facility.

The anchor man who brought the Crossing to central Christchurch

The anchor man who brought the Crossing to central Christchurch

Friday, 24 November 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Aftershocks in Christchurch had only just stopped when developer Philip Carter began making plans for a substantial new commercial anchor project in the heart of the quake-damaged city. It was a big dream that grew even bigger, culminating in the Crossing development in the heart of the city.

Editorial: An opportunity in set-back for Christchurchs metro sports facility

Editorial: An opportunity in set-back for Christchurch's metro sports facility

Thursday, 23 November 2017 10:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

EDITORIAL: The delay to the Metro Sports Facility is yet another body blow to the rebuild of Christchurch, and this one will be felt widely.

Sport Canterbury could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars due to metro sports facility delay

Sport Canterbury could lose 'hundreds of thousands of dollars' due to metro sports facility delay

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 8:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sport Canterbury could miss out on "hundreds of thousands of dollars" due to the latest delay in the construction of Christchurch's metro sports facility.

New Christchurch Science Alive headquarters cut from $25 million to $5m

New Christchurch Science Alive headquarters cut from $25 million to $5m

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 7:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

The budget for Science Alive's new Christchurch home has been slashed from $25 million to about $5m and the floor space cut by two thirds.

Merit seen in combining sports facilities in central Christchurch

Merit seen in combining sports facilities in central Christchurch

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 7:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Moves to consider combining facilities at central Christchurch's two planned sporting venues have found favour.

Christchurch Hospital about to strike peak roadworks

Christchurch Hospital about to strike peak roadworks

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 6:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Access and parking around Christchurch Hospital are about to get even worse.

Symbolic twisty bridge wanted for new mini golf course in central Christchurch

Symbolic 'twisty' bridge wanted for new mini golf course in central Christchurch

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 3:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

An earthquake-twisted bridge could become part of a new mini golf course in central Christchurch, but some residents say the move is disrespectful.

Everyone Welcome

Everyone Welcome

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 11:55 p.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Len Lye Biography – PDF Link  

Contractor axed after $75 million budget blowout on Christchurch metro sports facility

Contractor axed after $75 million budget blowout on Christchurch metro sports facility

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 9:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

"Considerable issues" with Christchurch's delayed multimillion-dollar metro sports facility became clear nearly four months ago, Ōtākaro has revealed.

Christchurchs long wait for its sports and swimming venue

Christchurch's long wait for its sports and swimming venue

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 7:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

A decade is a long time for a city to wait for sporting facilities.

Government asks Christchurch red zone stayers about their plans

Government asks Christchurch red zone stayers about their plans

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 5:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Red zone stayers are being asked if they want to remain in their earthquake-shattered suburbs as officials draw up plans for the future of the area.

Contractor axed after $75 million budget blowout on Christchurch Metro Sports Centre

Contractor axed after $75 million budget blowout on Christchurch Metro Sports Centre

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 3:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $75 million budget blowout over Christchurch's delayed $300m Metro Sports Centre has seen the new Government axe a deal with a preferred contractor.