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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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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

Expert bewildered by Crowns pursuit of Christchurchs south frame

Expert bewildered by Crown's pursuit of Christchurch's south frame

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 7:11 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Private negotiations between the Crown and central city businesses appear to be holding up plans to acquire the last plots of land sought for Christchurch's south frame anchor project.

Excavation nears end at Christchurch Central Library

Excavation nears end at Christchurch Central Library

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 4:36 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's new central library is due for completion in mid-2018.

Festa artworks map lost Christchurch

Festa artworks map lost Christchurch

Monday, 24 October 2016 3:42 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A fresh analysis of lost Christchurch heritage architecture made its points in beautiful ways.

Court action on shonky steel mesh creates pressure for government inquiry

Court action on 'shonky' steel mesh creates pressure for government inquiry

Saturday, 22 October 2016 11:18 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

More than 100 home-owners have joined a class action against steel building mesh suppliers, as a Stuff investigation reveals widespread concern about builders' cost-cutting.

Opportunist builders, dodgy steel and shonky standards create new building crisis worse than leaky homes

Opportunist builders, dodgy steel and shonky standards create new building crisis 'worse than leaky homes'

Saturday, 22 October 2016 1:32 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Take a building inspector through the soon-to-be city of Flat Bush in Auckland's south-east, and watch his hackles rise.

Opportunist builders, dodgy steel and shonky standards create new building crisis worse than leaky homes

Opportunist builders, dodgy steel and shonky standards create new building crisis 'worse than leaky homes'

Saturday, 22 October 2016 1:32 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Take a building inspector through the soon-to-be city of Flat Bush in Auckland's south-east, and watch his hackles rise.

Backlog of defective buildings and shoddy workmanship sparks calls for building warranties

Backlog of defective buildings and shoddy workmanship sparks calls for building warranties

Friday, 21 October 2016 7:47 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

You too can be a builder in post-earthquake Canterbury.

Backlog of defective buildings and shoddy workmanship sparks calls for building warranties

Backlog of defective buildings and shoddy workmanship sparks calls for building warranties

Friday, 21 October 2016 7:47 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

You too can be a builder in post-earthquake Canterbury.

Sumner shipping containers should be cleared in summer

Sumner shipping containers should be cleared in summer

Friday, 21 October 2016 6:31 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The majority of work at Christchurch's Deans Head will be completed by Christmas, with more shipping containers protecting the road in the area to be removed in early 2017.

Extra $104m for Crown-owned Southern Response in very extreme case

Extra $104m for Crown-owned Southern Response in 'very extreme' case

Friday, 21 October 2016 6:16 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Southern Response (SR) would need an extra $104 million if the "worst case" scenario while settling claims in Canterbury became a reality.

$2 million plea to save Christchurchs historic McLeans Mansion

$2 million plea to save Christchurch's historic McLean's Mansion

Friday, 21 October 2016 6:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

An urgent cash injection is needed to save one of the world's largest wooden houses and turn it into a major Christchurch tourist attraction.

Earthquake builder Phil Cooper facing charges in Philippines

Earthquake builder Phil Cooper facing charges in Philippines

Friday, 21 October 2016 5:18 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Charges of illegally recruiting Filipino tradespeople have been filed against Buildtech founder Phil Cooper in the Philippines.

Sol Square building going to auction

Sol Square building going to auction

Friday, 21 October 2016 1:27 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Sol's Square's main block will go under the hammer at a mortgagee auction next month.

Earthworks begin on Christchurch convention centre site

Earthworks begin on Christchurch convention centre site

Thursday, 20 October 2016 7:39 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A solitary digger sits idle in the rain, flagged by fencing and murky puddles.

New fast food outlets, including Pedros, to join Funky Pumpkin in new complex

New fast food outlets, including Pedro's, to join Funky Pumpkin in new complex

Thursday, 20 October 2016 4:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

South Christchurch residents will be licking their lips at the prospect of new food options on Colombo St, including the popular Pedro's House of Lamb.

Johnny Moore: Getting stuck in on High St

Johnny Moore: Getting stuck in on High St

Thursday, 20 October 2016 11:52 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: I run a business on High Street in the central city.

Christchurch developer Philip Carter snaps up key city site

Christchurch developer Philip Carter snaps up key city site

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 7:17 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Property investor and developer Philip Carter has snapped up a key site in central Christchurch's new retail precinct.

Southern Response had plan to under-deliver, claimants say

Southern Response had plan to under-deliver, claimants say

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Government agency Southern Response deliberately set out to short-change Christchurch householders, a group wanting to take a class action has claimed.

Scirt could be re-formed without central government - Townsend

Scirt could be re-formed without central government - Townsend

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 9:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christchurch business leader says the Christchurch City Council will delay more essential projects after it disbands the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (Scirt).

A resilient city is a resourceful city and waste is its opposite

A resilient city is a resourceful city and waste is its opposite

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 8:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Resilience is the buzzword of our times. And it is especially beloved by local governments, with towns around New Zealand all pledging to become more resilient.

Preparation starts on Christchurchs metro sports site

Preparation starts on Christchurch's metro sports site

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 1:55 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

After a long wait, work will start this week preparing the site of Christchurch's new metro sports facility.

Class action against Southern Response in court again

Class action against Southern Response in court again

Monday, 17 October 2016 9:33 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A group action against Government agency Southern Response returns to court this week with a new claim.

Industry leader: Theres plenty of contractors in Christchurch

Industry leader: There's plenty of contractors in Christchurch

Monday, 17 October 2016 6:49 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An industry leader says there are plenty of contractors available to work on the Christchurch City Council's delayed projects.

New entity to help Christchurch become an edgy 21st century city

New entity to help Christchurch become an 'edgy 21st century city'

Monday, 17 October 2016 6:13 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A new tourism, events and economic development entity will help Christchurch regain its pre-earthquake slice of the tourism market.

Lack of contractors delays $300m of Christchurch City Council projects

Lack of contractors delays $300m of Christchurch City Council projects

Monday, 17 October 2016 11:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has delayed more than $300 million of projects, including the Nga Puna Wai sports hub and the new central library.

Lack of contractors delays millions worth of Christchurch City Council projects

Lack of contractors delays millions worth of Christchurch City Council projects

Sunday, 16 October 2016 6:14 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Christchurch City Council has delayed more than $300 million of projects, including the Nga Puna Wai sports hub and the new central library.

Festa: Christchurchs transitional street party returns

Festa: Christchurch's transitional street party returns

Friday, 14 October 2016 11:55 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

House value sites cant handle quake rebuilds

House value sites can't handle quake rebuilds

Thursday, 13 October 2016 5:50 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Websites offering free property valuations have admitted they can't cope with the Christchurch rebuild.

Overkill central Christchurch intersection has 19 lights

'Overkill' central Christchurch intersection has 19 lights

Thursday, 13 October 2016 2:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

A central Christchurch intersection will soon be controlled by 19 traffic light poles, with one local business owner reminded of the busy streets of Tokyo.

Johnny Moore: East Frame stall another broken promise

Johnny Moore: East Frame stall another broken promise

Thursday, 13 October 2016 11:36 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: This week's news that another large for an undefined period is no good.

Inside Englefield: Owner dreams of restoring ruined Christchurch lodge

Inside Englefield: Owner dreams of restoring ruined Christchurch lodge

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 10:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Shaune​ Wylie is clinging to his vision for Englefield Lodge.

Inside Englefield: Owner dreams of restoring decimated Christchurch lodge

Inside Englefield: Owner dreams of restoring decimated Christchurch lodge

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 9:09 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Shaune​ Wylie is clinging to his vision for Englefield Lodge.

Overkill central Christchurch intersection has 18 lights

'Overkill' central Christchurch intersection has 18 lights

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 8:56 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A central Christchurch intersection will soon be controlled by 18 traffic light poles, with one local business owner reminded of the busy streets of Tokyo.

Central Christchurchs east frame residential development delayed

Central Christchurch's east frame residential development delayed

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 8:52 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Construction of homes in Christchurch's east frame has been delayed just days after the mayor declared it her priority to increase the central city's population to 20,000.

Work starts on $22m public space in frame

Work starts on $22m public space in frame

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Work is about to begin building the public spaces in central Christchurch's east frame.

Ailing Bertelle Smyth not alone as fellow Sumner unit owners fork out

Ailing Bertelle Smyth not alone as fellow Sumner unit owners fork out

Monday, 10 October 2016 9:03 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

About 30 Sumner unit owners are stuck paying thousands of dollars in rates for land they cannot live on, as they remain in a standoff with IAG over an insurance payout.

Earthquake Commission call backs hit 10,000, but figure not publicised

Earthquake Commission call backs hit 10,000, but figure not publicised

Monday, 10 October 2016 8:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Calls for the Earthquake Commission (EQC) to investigate supposed defective repairs surpassed 10,000 by the end of the financial year.