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Editorial: We have been let down

Editorial: We have been let down

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: New Zealanders rightly have a high expectation of our public servants. We expect them to serve our interests and not their own. We pay them, through our taxes, to do so.

High Court judge excuses himself from earthquake insurance decision

High Court judge excuses himself from earthquake insurance decision

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 9:05 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A High Court judge has excused himself from a Christchurch earthquake insurance case because of similarities to his own claim.

Four investigations into former Cera staff over private property company

Four investigations into former Cera staff over private property company

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 7:44 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Otakaro cleared two employees of potential conflicts of interest last year before a second review, prompted by a investigation, flagged "activities of concern".

500 new office workers another big boost for central Christchurch retail precinct

500 new office workers another big boost for central Christchurch retail precinct

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 6:53 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A central Christchurch retail precinct gets another boost this week as 500 office workers move in.

Anglicans to build new church in Merivale, Christchurch

Anglicans to build new church in Merivale, Christchurch

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:46 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A pair of Christchurch parishes have come together to build a new church.

Mike Yardley: Free swims, more pools will keep Christchurch drowning in debt

Mike Yardley: Free swims, more pools will keep Christchurch drowning in debt

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

"Free Swims." It's the cute and cuddly poster-child for the Christchurch City Council's draft annual plan process, designed to soften the blow and distract the mind from another rampant rates rise, tracking at nearly four times the rate of inflation.

Secondary school relocation boosts real-estate market in Christchurchs north east

Secondary school relocation boosts real-estate market in Christchurch's north east

Monday, 10 April 2017 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Two new secondary schools are already boosting real estate sales in Christchurch's northeast, two years before doors open.

Fendaltons St Barnabas Church back in action

Fendalton's St Barnabas Church back in action

Monday, 10 April 2017 11:18 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The safety fences are down from in front of St Barnabas Church in Fendalton after six years.

Daring to be bold in the Otakaro Avon River corridor

Daring to be bold in the Otakaro Avon River corridor

Monday, 10 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Supply of land for housing a huge advantage for Christchurch

Supply of land for housing a 'huge advantage' for Christchurch

Monday, 10 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Greater Christchurch has double the amount of space needed for new housing for the next decade, a new report says.

Thousands of office workers add to Christchurchs parking nightmare

Thousands of office workers add to Christchurch's parking nightmare

Monday, 10 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Thousands of workers filling up new central city office buildings are set to worsen Christchurch's parking nightmare.

Kaikoura earthquake shake greater than Christchurch

Kaikoura earthquake shake greater than Christchurch

Monday, 10 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Scientists have revealed incredible new insights into the 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake - including the most violent ground shaking ever recorded in New Zealand.Readings taken at the North Canterbury town of Waiau during the November...

Christchurch company forks out thousands of dollars for Filipino workers medical bills

Christchurch company forks out thousands of dollars for Filipino worker's medical bills

Sunday, 9 April 2017 6:25 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christchurch company has forked out thousands of dollars to help Filipino workers who have no health insurance and are not eligible under the public health system.

Christchurch temporary housing villages to close after six years

Christchurch temporary housing villages to close after six years

Sunday, 9 April 2017 1:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Two of Christchurch's temporary accommodation villages will close in June.

Campaign promotes accessible city spaces in Christchurch

Campaign promotes accessible city spaces in Christchurch

Sunday, 9 April 2017 12:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

For disability advocate Ruth Jones, having an accessible space allows her to be active in the city she calls home.

Cathedral Trustees: We have negotiated in good faith

Cathedral Trustees: We have negotiated in good faith

Saturday, 8 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

For the Christ Church Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch, Church Property Trustees (CPT) and the wider community, the damage to the Christ Church Cathedral from the Canterbury earthquakes is heart breaking.

The happening precinct: Map of central Christchurchs Health Precinct finally clear

The happening precinct: Map of central Christchurch's Health Precinct finally clear

Saturday, 8 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Suddenly, after thinking it might be a bit of a fizzer, three buildings are coming out of the ground at Te Papa Hauora, the promised health innovation precinct by Christchurch Hospital.

Waimakariri disaster response recognised in national planning awards

Waimakariri disaster response recognised in national planning awards

Friday, 7 April 2017 10:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Waimakariri's plan to create parks, community facilities and recreational opportunities in its residential red zone has won the supreme award at a national ceremony recognising good planning.

Whitewater and surfing park idea for Christchurchs residential red zone gains traction

Whitewater and surfing park idea for Christchurch's residential red zone gains traction

Friday, 7 April 2017 7:31 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A proposal to build surf and whitewater parks in the Christchurch red zone has gained quick support online.

Large former Highfield subdivision block for sale in Christchurch

Large former Highfield subdivision block for sale in Christchurch

Friday, 7 April 2017 11:21 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A large chunk of land previously earmarked for Christchurch's Highfield Park subdivision is for sale.

Editorial: St Asaph St squeeze is asking too much

Editorial: St Asaph St squeeze is asking too much

Friday, 7 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: It was a well-intentioned idea to make a better version of what we had. The that emerged from the earthquakes would be a haven for without impinging too much on motorists.

Christchurch City Council wants to hand over public sites to spur development

Christchurch City Council wants to hand over public sites to spur development

Thursday, 6 April 2017 6:43 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Christchurch City Council wants to give its development arm land in New Brighton, Sydenham, and the central city so it can get on with regeneration projects.

Christchurch Convention Centre progress vitally important

Christchurch Convention Centre progress 'vitally important'

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 6:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new convention centre could pull in $400 million in its first eight years, its developer says.

No deadline for second round of Canterbury earthquake repairs

No deadline for second round of Canterbury earthquake repairs

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 6:19 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is likely to miss its promised deadline for settling second-time repairs in Canterbury.

A third of Christchurch earthquake donations has been spent

A third of Christchurch earthquake donations has been spent

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 9:01 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

More than a third of $5 million earmarked for "the children of the eastern suburbs" has been spent.In February, the South Brighton Residents' Association asked the city council where the donations had gone but was told they would...

Editorial: Horror tenant tales add to woes for landlords

Editorial: Horror tenant tales add to woes for landlords

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

It is hard not to feel deep sympathy for the Christchurch homeowners whose .

Why is the Southern Response class action case important?

Why is the Southern Response class action case important?

Sunday, 2 April 2017 6:21 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The legal community is watching with interest as a Christchurch class action case unfolds in the High Court.

Government enters negotiations to buy remaining land for new Christchurch stadium

Government enters negotiations to buy remaining land for new Christchurch stadium

Sunday, 2 April 2017 5:35 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Government is getting serious about buying the last parcels of land on proposed stadium site in central Christchurch.

Insurance Council asks Kaikoura District Council to pull video from its Facebook page

Insurance Council asks Kaikoura District Council to pull video from its Facebook page

Saturday, 1 April 2017 10:31 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Kaikoura District Council pulled a video from its Facebook page this week after a complaint from the Insurance Council New Zealand (ICNZ).

Opinion: Cathedral talks are a sham

Opinion: Cathedral talks are a 'sham'

Saturday, 1 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The long running negotiations over the restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral remain unresolved as the "good faith negotiations" of the church leadership are increasingly called into question.

Re:Start containers sold as trust comes to an end

Re:Start containers sold as trust comes to an end

Friday, 31 March 2017 11:38 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Re:Start is about to officially end after five-and-a-half years, but the Christchurch container mall will stay on under another name until October.

Christchurch cycleway sections given green light, but businesses attack Ferry Rd plan

Christchurch cycleway sections given green light, but businesses attack Ferry Rd plan

Thursday, 30 March 2017 9:27 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Business owners have ripped into the Christchurch City Council's proposal to drastically cut parking spaces along part of Ferry Rd to make way for a cycleway.

Tower Insurance chairman Michael Stiassny expresses frustration at claims holdouts

Tower Insurance chairman Michael Stiassny expresses frustration at claims holdouts

Thursday, 30 March 2017 6:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Tower chairman Michael Stiassny has criticised some Canterbury earthquake victims for holding out on settlements to "maximise" their insurance claims.

Tower Insurance must pay for only 80 per cent of Christchurch heritage home rebuild, court rules

Tower Insurance must pay for only 80 per cent of Christchurch heritage home rebuild, court rules

Thursday, 30 March 2017 1:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

A man who under-insured his multi-million dollar Christchurch heritage home has lost a High Court battle with his insurer.

Erin Brockovich coming to Christchurch to talk to earthquake insurance claimants

Erin Brockovich coming to Christchurch to talk to earthquake insurance claimants

Thursday, 30 March 2017 10:35 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

International consumer rights advocate Erin Brockovich will visit Christchurch next month.

Quake brain blamed for Cantabrians weak memories and poor direction - study

'Quake brain' blamed for Cantabrians' weak memories and poor direction - study

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:25 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Trauma-induced "quake brain" is affecting Cantabrians' memories and sense of direction, according to a new study.

Cantabrians frustrated with weak memories and poor direction blamed on quake brain

Cantabrians frustrated with weak memories and poor direction blamed on 'quake brain'

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:05 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Trauma-induced "quake brain" is affecting Cantabrians' memory and sense of direction, according to a new study.

Tower Insurance must pay for only 80% of Christchurch heritage home rebuild, court rules

Tower Insurance must pay for only 80% of Christchurch heritage home rebuild, court rules

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 7:19 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A man who under-insured his multi-million dollar Christchurch heritage home has lost a High Court battle with his insurer.

Quake brain affecting Cantabrians memory

'Quake brain' affecting Cantabrians' memory

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:46 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Researchers have revealed fresh evidence for an earthquake-induced mental fog that affected Canterbury residents, dubbed "quake brain".

Red Cross pays out $98 million in cash grants since Canterbury earthquakes

Red Cross pays out $98 million in cash grants since Canterbury earthquakes

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:21 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Red Cross has distributed $98 million in cash grants for earthquake recovery in Canterbury.

Red Cross pays out $98 million in cash grants since Canterbury earthquakes

Red Cross pays out $98 million in cash grants since Canterbury earthquakes

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:21 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Red Cross has distributed $98 million in cash grants for earthquake recovery in Canterbury.

Christchurch City Council completing urgent report on failing maintenance levels

Christchurch City Council completing 'urgent report' on failing maintenance levels

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 9:45 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The city council is completing an "urgent" report on what can be done to fix failing maintenance levels, amid concerns on the state of parts of Christchurch.

Editorial: In long term, Christchurch will need both East Frame and Cranford Basin

Editorial: In long term, Christchurch will need both East Frame and Cranford Basin

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The Christchurch City Council is pushing on with plans to rezone rural land in the Cranford Basin for housing, despite the misgivings of some councillors, the government agency Otakaro and Ngai Tahu. The public consultation process beginning this week is the proper place for those concerns to be heard, but in the longer term, Christchurch will need more houses.

Lancaster Park to be deconstructed in December, future-use remains unclear

Lancaster Park to be deconstructed in December, future-use remains unclear

Monday, 27 March 2017 5:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work to deconstruct Christchurch's Lancaster Park will start in December, but its long-term fate remains unclear.

Christchurch council staff scrutinising Port Hills invoice as Dalziel queries buyout deal

Christchurch council staff scrutinising Port Hills invoice as Dalziel queries buyout deal

Sunday, 26 March 2017 6:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says she cannot understand why the former city council agreed to cover half of the Port Hills red zone buyout.

Ngai Tahu, Otakaro concerned about Christchurch City Councils Cranford Basin plan

Ngai Tahu, Otakaro concerned about Christchurch City Council's Cranford Basin plan

Sunday, 26 March 2017 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A plan to develop land in Christchurch's Cranford basin is under fire over concerns it could undermine a central city housing project.

Canterbury earthquake repair issues increasing for insurance ombudsman

Canterbury earthquake repair issues increasing for insurance ombudsman

Friday, 24 March 2017 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman (IFSO) scheme is dealing with higher numbers of earthquake repair-related claims.

Otakaro Orchard needs to raise another $28,000 in seven days

Otakaro Orchard needs to raise another $28,000 in seven days

Friday, 24 March 2017 5:38 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Crowdfunding for Christchurch's Otakaro Orchard edible park is more than halfway to its $60,000 goal.

Cathedral Square: Where pigeons roost

Cathedral Square: Where pigeons roost

Friday, 24 March 2017 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Developing property in central Christchurch is no walk in Hagley Park.

Community wants red zone developments to be safe and protect the natural environment

Community wants red zone developments to be safe and protect the natural environment

Friday, 24 March 2017 3:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Safety is the highest priority for residents being surveyed about future Christchurch red zone redevelopments.

Christchurch architect awarded $188,000 in costs for house rebuild case

Christchurch architect awarded $188,000 in costs for house rebuild case

Friday, 24 March 2017 10:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

The High Court has awarded Christchurch architect Greg Young nearly $190,000 in costs for his case against Tower Insurance.

Christchurch City Councils Cranford Basin plan picking up steam, heads for feedback

Christchurch City Council's Cranford Basin plan picking up steam, heads for feedback

Thursday, 23 March 2017 6:09 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Christchurch City Council has advanced its plan to allow houses to be built at Cranford Basin, but some councillors have aired concerns about the proposal.

Major artwork gifted as a legacy for Christchurch quake victim

Major artwork gifted as a legacy for Christchurch quake victim

Thursday, 23 March 2017 10:49 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Six years after Lisa Willems died in the February 2011 earthquake, her husband has helped gift a major public artwork to Christchurch as part of an $85 million city development.

Christchurch City Council owes Crown up to $39 million over Port Hills buyout deal

Christchurch City Council owes Crown up to $39 million over Port Hills buyout deal

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Christchurch City Council has just received a multimillion-dollar invoice after the Crown picked up the tab for red zone buyouts in the Port Hills.

Clip art: A visual Christchurch earthquake story

Clip art: A visual Christchurch earthquake story

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 6:38 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Responding to the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, Bronwyn Walker grabbed her scissors and chopped stories from editions of  into thousands of 1.5cm squares.

How much of the red zone needs to go green to support native birds?

How much of the red zone needs to go green to support native birds?

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: At , we often get asked this question: "Why do you want so much?"

Christchurch politicians concur: An Accessible City plan should change

Christchurch politicians concur: An Accessible City plan should change

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Christchurch City Council may review its controversial inner city transport plan after some politicians highlighted issues with access, parking and congestion.

Central city group in Christchurch needs cash and ideas

Central city group in Christchurch needs cash and ideas

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 5:17 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A group representing private enterprise in central Christchurch says it is more needed than ever as it looks for ways to survive.

Red zone security bill drops as authorities farewell booby traps and illegal rental days

Red zone security bill drops as authorities farewell booby traps and illegal rental days

Monday, 20 March 2017 6:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

The security bill for Christchurch's residential red zone has dropped two thirds since its post-earthquake peak when authorities were confronted with booby-trapped houses and dodgy rental listings on Trade Me.