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Manchester St widening part of $26m contract

Manchester St widening part of $26m contract

Friday, 15 April 2016 4:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Roading improvements for central Christchurch including converting Manchester St into a tree-lined boulevard will be finished by the end of next year.

Five years of Cera: Success or failure?

Five years of Cera: Success or failure?

Friday, 15 April 2016 1:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

After five years taking the lead in post-disaster Christchurch the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is closing shop,  reports on its legacy.

Gerry Brownlees former singing partner among Regenerate Christchurch members

Gerry Brownlee's former singing partner among Regenerate Christchurch members

Friday, 15 April 2016 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee's former schoolmate and singing partner has been announced as one of Christchurch's new recovery figureheads.

Hotel deals a big boost for central Christchurch

Hotel deals a big boost for central Christchurch

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two major hotel firms have bought into central Christchurch, in a multimillion-dollar sign of confidence in the Cathedral Square area.

Former Christchurch mayor Garry Moore on new rebuild entities: You cant get worse than Cera

Former Christchurch mayor Garry Moore on new rebuild entities: 'You can't get worse than Cera'

Friday, 15 April 2016 9:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's former mayor Garry Moore says there could not have been a worse entity than Cera to run the rebuild, but Minister Gerry Brownlee says he is "out of date".

John Key praises, but wont endorse, Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel

John Key praises, but won't endorse, Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel

Thursday, 14 April 2016 6:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prime Minister John Key says Lianne Dalziel has put her "heart and soul" into leading Christchurch, but has stopped short of endorsing the current mayor for re-election.

Ceras new map shows no clear plans for one-fifth of central Christchurch

Cera's new map shows no clear plans for one-fifth of central Christchurch

Thursday, 14 April 2016 5:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Five and a half years since the start of the earthquakes, up to a fifth of central Christchurch remains in limbo.

Christchurchs new recovery leaders to be announced

Christchurch's new recovery leaders to be announced

Thursday, 14 April 2016 1:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

A major announcement on the next phase of Christchurch's earthquake recovery is expected on Friday.

New Regent St buildings owner Helen Thacker claims other units on street unsafe

New Regent St buildings owner Helen Thacker claims other units on street unsafe

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Under-fire Christchurch property owner Helen Thacker has broken her silence on delayed New Regent St building repairs, claiming other properties on the street may be putting lives at risk.

Convention centre announcement very close - John Key

Convention centre announcement 'very close' - John Key

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 2:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

An announcement on the future of Christchurch's stalled convention centre is only weeks away, Prime Minister John Key says.

Rachel Smalley: Too soon for Christchurch regeneration

Rachel Smalley: Too soon for Christchurch regeneration

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 9:24 a.m. by MediaHerald

In the space of a day, Christchurch has moved from the post-earthquake recovery phase, to one of 'regeneration'.Cera - the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is no more, and now the city has what's called the Greater Christchurch...

Christchurch – Five Years On: Part I

Christchurch – Five Years On: Part I

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Warren and Mahoney, as part of a design consortium, was commissioned to work with the Christchurch Central Development Group to produce a Blueprint or recovery plan for Christchurch, following the destruction of the city caused by the earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011. Five years on, the $40 billion rebuild is progressing apace.

Christ Church Cathedral announcement expected in weeks

Christ Church Cathedral announcement expected in weeks

Monday, 11 April 2016 6:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Greater detail on how the Government plans to break deadlock over the Christ Church Cathedral is expected to be announced within weeks.

Gerry Brownlee gets new earthquake job title

Gerry Brownlee gets new earthquake job title

Monday, 11 April 2016 6:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery portfolio is undergoing a name change but Gerry Brownlee will stay on as minister.

Two contractors to ensure competition in metro sports facility tender process

Two contractors to ensure 'competition' in metro sports facility tender process

Monday, 11 April 2016 12:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has appointed two contractors to help plan the construction of Christchurch's metro sports facility to "keep some competition" in the process.

EQC apologises to Christchurch family who bought poorly repaired home

EQC apologises to Christchurch family who bought poorly repaired home

Sunday, 10 April 2016 6:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has apologised to a Christchurch family who bought a house they thought was repaired, only to discover they had fallen victim to shoddy building work.

Heritage facade on old Excelsior Hotel in Christchurch demolished

Heritage facade on old Excelsior Hotel in Christchurch demolished

Sunday, 10 April 2016 2:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

The last remains of Christchurch's old Excelsior Hotel have been demolished.

Why the next Volunteer Army should involve tourists

Why the next Volunteer Army should involve tourists

Saturday, 9 April 2016 4:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: What would happen to New Zealand's story if our visitors not only explored our country but were able to actively contribute to making it better while they were here? What story would they then share with friends and family around the world? What emotional bond to our country would they create?

Owners hope to keep central mall building

Owners hope to keep central mall building

Saturday, 9 April 2016 3:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

While cranes swing on big construction sites around it, work has quietly started on the old Pagoda Court restaurant building in Christchurch's new retail precinct.

Cathedral Towers apartment buildings, with rooftop restaurant, planned for Cathedral Square

'Cathedral Towers' apartment buildings, with rooftop restaurant, planned for Cathedral Square

Friday, 8 April 2016 8:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

New plans for a $25 million apartment tower complex, with a rooftop restaurant, could prove a breakthrough for Cathedral Square.

Opposition to Christchurch Airport building $80m Novotel hotel on city outskirts

Opposition to Christchurch Airport building $80m Novotel hotel on city outskirts

Friday, 8 April 2016 7:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plans to build a 200-room hotel at Christchurch airport have upset some city developers and business people who say the location will damage inner city regeneration.

Opposition to Christchurch Airport building $80m hotel on city outskirts

Opposition to Christchurch Airport building $80m hotel on city outskirts

Friday, 8 April 2016 7:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plans to build a 200-room hotel at Christchurch airport have upset some city developers and business people who say the location will damage inner city regeneration.

Another unit fenced off in Christchurchs historic New Regent St

Another unit fenced off in Christchurch's historic New Regent St

Friday, 8 April 2016 6:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Regent St property owners have been asked to assess the safety of certain features on their buildings after new concerns were raised.

Rally for royal commission into Canterbury earthquake repairs

Rally for royal commission into Canterbury earthquake repairs

Friday, 8 April 2016 12:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Frustrated homeowners are calling for a royal commission into the quality of Canterbury's earthquake repair job.

Christchurch rebuild projects gets worst performance rating in Treasury report

Christchurch rebuild projects gets worst performance rating in Treasury report

Friday, 8 April 2016 8:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Major projects contributing to Christchurch's earthquake rebuild have received the worst performance rating from Treasury.

$9.2m Cathedral Square development on hold over lack of progress

$9.2m Cathedral Square development on hold over lack of progress

Thursday, 7 April 2016 7:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The $9.2m redevelopment of Cathedral Square is on hold because of uncertainty over surrounding rebuild projects including the Convention Centre.

Ngai Tahu Property may pull out of Christchurch convention centre project

Ngai Tahu Property may pull out of Christchurch convention centre project

Wednesday, 6 April 2016 9:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Details of the final shape of Christchurch's convention centre precinct have been hammered out this week, as one of the developers signals it could pull out of the project.

Chinese firms $3 billion for Christchurch sits idle

Chinese firm's $3 billion for Christchurch sits idle

Wednesday, 6 April 2016 3:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Chinese firm planning to invest $3 billion in the Christchurch rebuild has yet to commit any money to the city.

Whats wrong with Christchurch suburb of Linwood, apartment developers ask

What's wrong with Christchurch suburb of Linwood, apartment developers ask

Tuesday, 5 April 2016 9:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Property developers planning an apartment complex in the Christchurch suburb of Linwood hope their project will help boost a neighbourhood they believe should be more popular.

Sculpture of mirrors in central Christchurch a $17,000 artwork

Sculpture of mirrors in central Christchurch a $17,000 artwork

Monday, 4 April 2016 4:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The mystery artist behind an unnamed $17,000 sculpture placed prominently near Christ Church Cathedral two months ago can be revealed.

Christchurch artwork mystery solved

Christchurch artwork mystery solved

Monday, 4 April 2016 4:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The mystery artist behind an unnamed $17,000 sculpture placed prominently near Christ Church Cathedral two months ago can be revealed.

New Regent St barricades to come down on Saturday

New Regent St barricades to come down on Saturday

Monday, 4 April 2016 4:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

The barricades blocking trams and trade on New Regent St since February will come down on Friday, to the relief of business owners.

New Regent St barricades to come down

New Regent St barricades to come down

Monday, 4 April 2016 3:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

The barricades blocking trams and trade on New Regent St since February will come down on Friday, to the relief of business owners.

Buyers line up for Christchurch mansion

Buyers line up for Christchurch mansion

Monday, 4 April 2016 12:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

The fate of Christchurch's historic McLean's Mansion remains uncertain despite plenty of offers from would-be buyers for the property.

Group action against Southern Response heading back to court

Group action against Southern Response heading back to court

Sunday, 3 April 2016 2:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

A group action against Government-owned quake claims firm Southern Response is set to return to court, but some members have tried pulling out.

Sumners Cave Rock signal to be repaired

Sumner's Cave Rock signal to be repaired

Sunday, 3 April 2016 2:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sumner's Cave Rock will lose its "ugly fences" with the promise of long-awaited repairs.

New Christchurch rebuild entities fraught with potential power conflicts

New Christchurch rebuild entities 'fraught with potential power conflicts'

Friday, 1 April 2016 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: David Bowie said "Tomorrow belongs to those who can see it coming." But it is hard to look clearly into the future if you are mired in unresolved earthquake related problems. The St Valentine's Day seismic reminder was high on the emotional Richter scale.

Tide of over-cap earthquake insurance claims bigger than thought

Tide of over-cap earthquake insurance claims bigger than thought

Friday, 1 April 2016 5:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

The tide of earthquake insurance claims still to go over-cap is likely to be bigger than figures suggest.

Cera boss to head new Christchurch unit in Prime Ministers department

Cera boss to head new Christchurch unit in Prime Minister's department

Friday, 1 April 2016 2:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

A senior manager from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) will oversee the Christchurch rebuild for the Prime Minister's department.

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill passes unanimously

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill passes unanimously

Thursday, 31 March 2016 7:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new earthquake recovery regime has been given the go ahead.

Historic churches moved, set to be restored

Historic churches moved, set to be restored

Thursday, 31 March 2016 3:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

A woman has bought and moved two historic earthquake-damaged churches, with the project one of the largest for a house-moving company.

$3m spent saving historic Canterbury home

$3m spent saving historic Canterbury home

Thursday, 31 March 2016 11:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Canterbury couple spent two years and $3 million saving an earthquake-damaged historic home after they "fell in love with it".

Welsh slate from Southland Hospital used in Canterbury earthquake rebuild

Welsh slate from Southland Hospital used in Canterbury earthquake rebuild

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 12:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Welsh slate from a condemned Southland Hospital building has given new life to the historic Christchurch Arts Centre damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes.

Confidence slump among Christchurch landlords

Confidence slump among Christchurch landlords

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Optimism among Christchurch's commercial property investors has sunk to pre-earthquake levels as the rebuild drags on.

Hundreds of quake claims still going over cap

Hundreds of quake claims still going over cap

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 8:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

About 120 homeowners a month are starting earthquake repairs from scratch as their claims are finally referred to insurance companies.

New Regent St repair work on track for April 6 completion

New Regent St repair work on track for April 6 completion

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 4:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Business will soon return to normal on New Regent St, with repair work on five quake-damaged buildings on track to be completed by Wednesday, April 6.

World-class sensory childrens garden for east Christchurch

World-class sensory children's garden for east Christchurch

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 7:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

A world-class sensory garden with a musical path is about take form in east Christchurch.

Customers claim earthquake repairs shoddy

Customers claim earthquake repairs shoddy

Monday, 28 March 2016 6:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

A builder responsible for 150 earthquake repairs has seen some homeowners terminate their contracts amid claims of poor workmanship, delays and jobs that do not meet consent requirements.

Trust may oversee Provincial Chambers repair

Trust may oversee Provincial Chambers repair

Monday, 28 March 2016 3:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The earthquake-damaged Canterbury Provincial Chambers could be sold to a trust to fast track its multimillion-dollar restoration.

Housing repairs will create hideous conditions

Housing repairs will create 'hideous' conditions

Monday, 28 March 2016 9:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than 60 residents at a city council-owned complex face eight months of noise, dust and constant shuddering because of earthquake repairs.

Caffe Roma building gets $900,000 council grant

Caffe Roma building gets $900,000 council grant

Thursday, 24 March 2016 2:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

New owners planning to restore a historic central Christchurch building will get a $869,500 city council grant.