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Carlton Courts reopens with new businesses

Carlton Courts reopens with new businesses

Monday, 5 December 2016 7:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Carlton Courts building on one of Christchurch's busiest corners has been repaired and will become a food and drink hub again.

The politics of Christchurchs glass box rebuild

The politics of Christchurch's glass box rebuild

Monday, 5 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The architecture of the rebuild shouldn't be dismissed as merely a passing style. Instead its materials and spaces speak of a particular politics. I think most people intuitively understand this and I suspect it's why the city's new glass boxes receive ongoing criticism.

National Portrait - Earths rumblings a fascination for scientist Dr Ken Gledhill

National Portrait - Earth's rumblings a fascination for scientist Dr Ken Gledhill

Saturday, 3 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

If you had to paint a picture of the archetypical scientist, you'd come up with an image of Dr Ken Gledhill: deeply woolly, untamed grizzly white beard, spectacles, fleecy jerkin.

Goughs sell building to Dotcom lawyer

Goughs sell building to Dotcom lawyer

Friday, 2 December 2016 7:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Kim Dotcom's lawyer has bought a heritage building in central Christchurch from the Gough family at a discounted price.

Calls for faster action on 900 quake-prone buildings in Christchurch

Calls for faster action on 900 quake-prone buildings in Christchurch

Friday, 2 December 2016 5:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

The North Canterbury earthquake has triggered renewed calls for faster action on earthquake-prone buildings, despite new laws designed to speed up the process.

Tensions run high as anger over central Christchurch roading nears boiling point

Tensions run high as anger over central Christchurch roading nears boiling point

Thursday, 1 December 2016 8:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

An "emotional" road works meeting of 100 Christchurch business owners grew fiery this week, amid claims constant alterations are driving away customers and hurting turnover.

Calls for faster action on quake-prone buildings

Calls for faster action on quake-prone buildings

Thursday, 1 December 2016 6:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

The North Canterbury earthquake has triggered renewed calls for faster action on earthquake-prone buildings, despite new laws designed to speed up the process.

Freedom Furniture to open new Christchurch store

Freedom Furniture to open new Christchurch store

Thursday, 1 December 2016 10:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

Freedom Furniture is to reopen in Moorhouse Avenue, the street where it was based before the Christchurch earthquakes.

Mass road works drive away Christchurch businesses customers

Mass road works drive away Christchurch businesses' customers

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 8:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch business owners have taken a swipe at constant large-scale road works, blaming the projects for driving away customers and stunting their growth.

New shops and bankers move into Christchurchs Cashel St

New shops and bankers move into Christchurch's Cashel St

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 7:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Retailers are battling paperwork and earthquakes as they work to open their doors in central Christchurch's BNZ Centre.

Next weeks Lotto profits to go to Kaikoura earthquake relief efforts

Next week's Lotto profits to go to Kaikoura earthquake relief efforts

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 3:11 p.m. by MediaHerald

All profits from next Saturday's Lotto draw are being sent to Kaikoura to help with quake relief efforts.All profits from the Lotto, Powerball and Strike draw on Saturday December 10 will be donated to the Kaikoura/Hurunui earthquake...

New Brighton wants its old whale and new hot pools

New Brighton wants its old whale and new hot pools

Monday, 28 November 2016 8:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Brighton residents love their old concrete whale, but want new hot pools and playground equipment.

Grand scheme to heat Christchurch city a total failure

Grand scheme to heat Christchurch city a 'total failure'

Monday, 28 November 2016 5:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Delays in building Christchurch's anchor projects have been cited as a reason why Christchurch will no longer get a district energy scheme.

Historic Mona Vale homestead reopens after $3.2m repair and restoration

Historic Mona Vale homestead reopens after $3.2m repair and restoration

Monday, 28 November 2016 2:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

A much-loved and important part of Christchurch's heritage has reopened following a painstaking two-year, $3.2 million restoration and repair.

Making sense of the Avon red zone

Making sense of the Avon red zone

Sunday, 27 November 2016 12:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

It could be a third, a third and a third, he says. The 430 hectare Avon residential red-zone could be a third public green space, a third flood management projects, and a third the flashy housing developments which would help pay for the rest.

Marlborough residents face lengthy spell in damaged homes

Marlborough residents face lengthy spell in damaged homes

Thursday, 24 November 2016 12:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Homeowners in southern Marlborough could face up to two years before they are back living in repaired or rebuilt homes after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake last Monday.

Henderson interests buy Sol Square

Henderson interests buy Sol Square

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 8:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Buyers linked to bankrupt property developer David Henderson have bought Sol Square in central Christchurch.

No disabled access to new store

No disabled access to new store

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 6:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Shoppers in wheelchairs or pushing prams will have to wait until next year for upstairs access to Christchurch's new ANZ Centre shops.

Call for action on Christchurchs derelict sites

Call for action on Christchurch's derelict sites

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 6:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch businesspeople have renewed calls to make landowners tidy wasteland sites to keep the city recovering.

First tenants move into Arts Centres old Boys High building

First tenants move into Arts Centre's old Boys High building

Monday, 21 November 2016 5:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Arts Centre will reach another milestone on Monday when the first tenants open their doors in the former Boys High building.

Bill English says spending pressures were mounting before the earthquake

Bill English says spending pressures were mounting before the earthquake

Saturday, 19 November 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Finance Minister Bill English is moving to lower expectations of a windfall in the Government's books ahead of new forecasts, saying spending pressures even before this week's earthquake have been building up."There will be significant...

Jane Bowron: Civil Defence is helping ourselves

Jane Bowron: Civil Defence is helping ourselves

Friday, 18 November 2016 3:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

It's a fine line between hysteria and calm common sense living under the aftermath and threat of quakes. There's plenty of blame to be apportioned – how successive governments and local bodies have consistently sided with business, rather than go for the building of a strong intergenerational infrastructure.

Fashionistas line up for opening of new Christchurch stores

Fashionistas line up for opening of new Christchurch stores

Thursday, 17 November 2016 8:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

People are lining up ahead of the opening of several new fashion and beauty stores in central Christchurch.

Thursday opening for central Christchurch fashion and beauty stores

Thursday opening for central Christchurch fashion and beauty stores

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 4:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fashionistas will get their first taste of central city shopping when new stores open in the retail precinct this week.

Johnny Moore: Opportunity and chaos for post-earthquake business recovery

Johnny Moore: Opportunity and chaos for post-earthquake business recovery

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 3:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Kaikoura, Hanmer, Waiau, Mt Lyford, we feel your pain.

Quake flattens farmer houses and leaves family under canvas

Quake flattens farmer houses and leaves family under canvas

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 12:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

Rob Armstrong's immediate thought was getting his family out safely when the 7.5 earthquake struck on Monday morning.

Explained: The science behind the quake

Explained: The science behind the quake

Monday, 14 November 2016 8:25 a.m. by MediaHerald

Scientists investigating the mechanics of the earthquake say it faulted in the same way the February 22, 2011, Christchurch Earthquake did.GNS Science seismologist John Ristau said the quake, which struck at magnitude 7.5 severe...

EQC admits botching repairs to ill Christchurch couples home

EQC admits botching repairs to ill Christchurch couple's home

Sunday, 13 November 2016 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has admitted overseeing botched repair work at the home of a Christchurch couple battling serious health issues.

Cash and rent-free offers fail to lure tenants as Christchurch housing shortage u-turns

Cash and rent-free offers fail to lure tenants as Christchurch housing shortage u-turns

Sunday, 13 November 2016 6:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch landlords are using cash incentives and free rent to lure tenants as intensive housing development contributes to a surplus of rental units.

Anglican Bishop Victoria Matthews returns to New Zealand to consider cathedral plans, sources say

Anglican Bishop Victoria Matthews returns to New Zealand to consider cathedral plans, sources say

Friday, 11 November 2016 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Bishop Victoria Matthews has returned to New Zealand to consider plans for the future of the Christ Church Cathedral, according to sources close to the process.

Cathedral Square progress promised, businessmen call action significantly important

Cathedral Square progress promised, businessmen call action 'significantly important'

Friday, 11 November 2016 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Regenerate Christchurch is promising to start planning the new Cathedral Square early next year, as central city owners with land and buildings neighbouring the site grow eager for progress.

Owners delighted with heritage replica of Christchurchs Mayfair building

Owners delighted with heritage replica of Christchurch's Mayfair building

Friday, 11 November 2016 3:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Workers have removed scaffolding to reveal the replicated facade of the rebuilt Mayfair building in central Christchurch.

Johnny Moore: Central Christchurch businesses need your support

Johnny Moore: Central Christchurch businesses need your support

Thursday, 10 November 2016 3:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Doing business is tough at the best of times.

$67m Awly building opening ends long process for family

$67m Awly building opening ends long process for family

Thursday, 10 November 2016 2:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

One of Christchurch's biggest new buildings, the Awly building on Durham St North, has been officially opened.

Repairs to Christchurchs Robert McDougall Art Gallery work under way

Repairs to Christchurch's Robert McDougall Art Gallery work under way

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 1:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Robert McDougall Art Gallery is being repaired and strengthened for a possible re-opening.

Christchurch landowner takes Crown seeking $5m court over Moorhouse Ave payout

Christchurch landowner takes Crown seeking $5m court over Moorhouse Ave payout

Tuesday, 8 November 2016 7:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

The last man standing on Christchurch's metro sports facility site is fighting the Crown for $5 million in compensation.

New shops for Christchurch retail precinct ready within weeks

New shops for Christchurch retail precinct ready within weeks

Tuesday, 8 November 2016 7:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians will be Christmas shopping in new Cashel St stores within weeks.

New Stonewood Homes owners extend building deadline for second time

New Stonewood Homes owners extend building deadline for second time

Tuesday, 8 November 2016 6:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Stonewood Homes' new owners have again pushed out the completion date for the half built homes they took on when the old company went belly up earlier this year.

$3 million facelift for old government offices

$3 million facelift for old government offices

Monday, 7 November 2016 4:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Papanui's only multi-storey building will be refurbished when its public servant tenants move into new central city offices.

Peebles Group looking for new tenants over uncertainty with Wynyard Groups future

Peebles Group looking for new tenants over uncertainty with Wynyard Group's future

Friday, 4 November 2016 7:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Owners of the new McKenzie and Willis complex say they have potential tenants if they need to replace the troubled Wynyard Group.

New Redcliffs School site a silty little bay

New Redcliffs School site a 'silty little bay'

Thursday, 3 November 2016 6:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

The proposed site for the new Redcliffs School is a "silty little bay" not fit for building, a former city council expert says.

Red zoning shows New Zealand needs to do more to protect property rights

Red zoning shows New Zealand needs to do more to protect property rights

Thursday, 3 November 2016 8:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

There is not one single person, community or organisation who could say they were prepared for the blow the Canterbury earthquakes would deliver.

Governments third power move on Christchurch red-zoning impinged human rights, report says

Government's 'third power' move on Christchurch red-zoning impinged human rights, report says

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government's use of a "third source of power" in the earthquake red-zoning process eroded property rights and affected the mental wellbeing of those who chose to stay, a report says.

Governments third power move on Christchurch red-zoning impinged human rights, report says

Government's 'third power' move on Christchurch red-zoning impinged human rights, report says

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 9:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government's use of a "third source of power" in the earthquake red-zoning process eroded property rights and affected the mental wellbeing of those who chose to stay, a report says.

Government agencies turned back on insurance guide days before release

Government agencies turned back on insurance guide days before release

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 5:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Two rebuild agencies pulled their support of a guide to help Canterbury homeowners with cash settlements, despite the Government's own legal advice saying there was no risk in publishing.

Christchurch City Council announces Scirt replacement

Christchurch City Council announces Scirt replacement

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 4:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new organisation will replace the multi-agency team repairing Christchurch's quake-damaged streets and sewers.

Multiple unit buildings pose risk to Southern Responses liability

Multiple unit buildings pose risk to Southern Response's liability

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 2:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Multiple-unit buildings present the highest risk of a liability blowout costing Southern Response millions of dollars, documents show.

New $10 million Quest hotel for old Cokers site in central Christchurch

New $10 million Quest hotel for old Coker's site in central Christchurch

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 11:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

Plans to establish a $10 million hotel on a central Christchurch corner would revive the site's long history of guest accommodation.

Christchurch Filipino worker slapped with $24,000 bill for appendix removal

Christchurch Filipino worker slapped with $24,000 bill for appendix removal

Monday, 31 October 2016 4:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Filipino worker in Christchurch slapped with a $24,000 medical bill says he wasn't advised to get medical insurance.

Last touches going on Sign of the Kiwi restoration

Last touches going on Sign of the Kiwi restoration

Sunday, 30 October 2016 2:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

The last touches are going on the stone restoration, and internal work is almost complete at the Sign of the Kiwi.

Grieving earthquake widower shocked dodgy building materials still be used.

Grieving earthquake widower shocked dodgy building materials still be used.

Saturday, 29 October 2016 4:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

A ​man, whose wife died in the CTV building collapse in 2011, is alarmed that shonky building materials are being used in the rebuild.

Grieving earthquake widower shocked dodgy building materials still be used.

Grieving earthquake widower shocked dodgy building materials still be used.

Saturday, 29 October 2016 4:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

A ​man, whose wife died in the CTV building collapse in 2011, is alarmed that shonky building materials are being used in the rebuild.

A secular suggestion for Cathedral Square: a tall tower

A secular suggestion for Cathedral Square: a tall tower

Friday, 28 October 2016 9:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Christchurch Cathedral was a monument to the aspirations and beliefs of the first British settlers of Canterbury.

Still no dates for east frame buyers

Still no dates for east frame buyers

Friday, 28 October 2016 8:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Buyers keen on apartments in Christchurch's east frame are being kept in the dark about how to secure a home.

Brownlee prefers new residential development for Breathe land, no timeline for work

Brownlee prefers new residential development for Breathe land, no timeline for work

Friday, 28 October 2016 6:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee wants a new residential development built on the Christchurch block formerly earmarked for the failed Breathe Urban Village.

Canterbury rebuild homes draw praise

Canterbury rebuild homes draw praise

Friday, 28 October 2016 5:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new home for a red-zoned family and an earthquake rebuild are among four Canterbury buildings to have won national architectural recognition.

$60 million Cathedral Towers gets go ahead

$60 million Cathedral Towers gets go ahead

Thursday, 27 October 2016 5:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch's $60 million Cathedral Tower Apartments development has been given the go-ahead.

Final announcement for Redcliffs School days away

Final announcement for Redcliffs School days away

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 4:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

A decision on whether Redcliffs School will be able to return to its original site is expected early next week.

New Christchurch Central Librarys first foundations poured

New Christchurch Central Library's first foundations poured

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 10:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

Contractors poured the first concrete foundations for Christchurch's new central library.