Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch speaks to Deon Swiggs for an update on the Christchurch rebuild
A new initiative has been launched to grow involvement by Nelson businesses on the post-earthquake Canterbury rebuild.
Staff and users of the Allan Bean Centre at Burwood Hospital were forced to leave the building on Tuesday after it was declared unsafe to occupy.
Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch speaks to Kelly Dugan from SmileDial, a project working to put smiles on the dials of children, families, care givers and staff in and around Christchurch Hospital.
Earthquake Services owner Bryan Staples told his staff not to file GST returns or pay PAYE tax, says New Zealand First MP Winston Peters
Earthquake Services owner Bryan Staples told his staff not to file GST returns or pay PAYE tax, says New Zealand First MP Winston Peters.
The NZ First leader has previously made allegations of widespread fraud in post-quake Christchurch, but naming someone is a serious step.
A lack of growth in the regions has hurt the performance of listed employment agency Allied Work Force, its chief executive says.
Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch speaks to Raf Manji - Chair of Finance Committee/Councillor for Fendalton-Waimairi, about the Orion CEO's pay increase.
The dream is slowly coming true for a former Christchurch singer who was among the earthquake refugees seeking a haven in Nelson in 2011.
Party noise complaints nearly tripled from 2010 to 2011, but have since dropped off and been replaced by complaints about noise from new bars and rebuild construction.
It employs 37 building inspectors but with about 250 requests a day coming in for site inspections, it is not enough to meet demand.
Elizabeth Moore is starting to give up hope her building consent will ever get approved.
A letter confirming the "potential" for quake-related flood risk on her Christchurch property is barely worth the paper it is written on for Carla Martin.
The Christchurch rebuild provides a unique opportunity for a rooftop sea of greenery and exotic plant life, ecologist Colin Muerk says.
Hitting the rebuild ‘‘cold’’ is the biggest barrier to Australian firms setting up in post-earthquake Christchurch, the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce says.
Australian businesses are lobbying their government over concerns they are being shut out of Christchurch rebuild opportunities by "Canterbury parochialism’’.
Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch speaks to Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel
The building industry is questioning the Christchurch City Council's claims it has lifted its game and is on track to regain building consent accreditation.
Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey, a rugby fan and friend of former Crusaders coach Robbie Deans, hoped media coverage of his visit yesterday would help more Australians see the region was open for business.
For homeowners like Jo Byrne that means continuing to pay a mortgage on a home her family cannot live in and are unlikely to be able to sell.
Inner-city Christchurch has truly been knocked back in time by the earthquakes.
Christchurch's sports stadium is giving off a "temporary" vibe about the city to international audiences, a visiting Australian politician says.
Christ Church Cathedral bell ringers have welcomed home 13 bells that were damaged in the February 2011 earthquake and then repaired in England.
Several Filipino workers opened their doors to The Press this week.
Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch talks to this weeks Power Panel - Labour Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson, CDHB's Hector Matthews , and Roger Bridge, National Party President for Canterbury Westland.
It's an ancient political ritual involving frenzied exhalations of hot air, consultations with the public oracles (usually found on Facebook and in the website's opinion section) and the potent politics of populism. The climax of all this is a tribal dance called the wibble-wobble.
A former EQC employee is pleading not guilty to charges alleging she misused the commission's vehicles and a fuel card.
A skilled labour shortage, under-resourced building firms and rebuild deadline pressures are contributing to a decline in Christchurch building standards, industry experts warn.
People who experienced serious quake-related adversity are twice as likely to be addicted to smoking and 40 per cent more likely to develop mental health conditions such as major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder than those who did not experience the disaster, the new research shows.
The city council is going to seek out private sector companies who may be willing to work with it on developing a hot saltwater pool complex in New Brighton.
The six-part relocation of a 105-year-old Christchurch mansion reached its halfway point yesterday.
Fewer rules and a streamlined approach to residential development will make building and living in Christchurch's central city more appealing, the Government says.
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has spent more than $317,000 on flashy videos promoting the central city rebuild in the last two years.
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