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Poster child for quake recovery

Poster child for quake recovery

Saturday, 29 June 2013 7:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch gift and homewares store Whare could be the poster-child of small-business post-quake recovery.

EQCs home repair milestone reached

EQC's home repair milestone reached

Saturday, 29 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Authorities are halfway through fixing 80,000 Canterbury homes damaged by earthquakes, the Government says.

Roofed stadium to cost $506m

Roofed stadium to cost $506m

Friday, 28 June 2013 10:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The total cost of Christchurch's proposed stadium - $506 million - has been revealed in documents leaked to The Press.

Soldiers leave Christchurch red zone

Soldiers leave Christchurch red zone

Friday, 28 June 2013 10:19 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The role of the New Zealand Defence Force in the aftermath of the devastating Christchurch earthquakes has ended.

Giving away a historic building

Giving away a historic building

Friday, 28 June 2013 7:58 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch property developer Antony Gough has a problem he hopes you might be able to solve.

Lifting of the cordon - a symbolic event

Lifting of the cordon - a symbolic event

Friday, 28 June 2013 6:03 p.m. by Media3News

As the cordon around Christchurch CBD comes down, the army is leaving and residents are reacting.

Cordon lifts on Christchurch CBD

Cordon lifts on Christchurch CBD

Friday, 28 June 2013 4:49 p.m. by Media3News

The soldiers who have watched over Christchurch's inner city red zone for the last two and a half years clocked off for the last time today.

Red zone fences come down

Red zone fences come down

Friday, 28 June 2013 2:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

The end is nigh.

Investors line up for Chch rebuild

Investors line up for Chch rebuild

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:34 p.m. by Media3News

Investors will be champing at the bit to get a piece of Christchurch's rebuild after a $4.8 billion announcement yesterday.

CTV prosecution considered by police

CTV prosecution considered by police

Friday, 28 June 2013 10:32 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government says the police are considering mounting a prosecution following the collapse of the CTV building in Christchurch during the earthquake in February 2011.

Uncovered stadium possible, Parker says

Uncovered stadium possible, Parker says

Friday, 28 June 2013 9:48 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central-city stadium will be built without a roof if the Government cannot secure a private sector partner to work with the city council on it.

Secondary schools await their turn in post-quake reorganisation

Secondary schools await their turn in post-quake reorganisation

Friday, 28 June 2013 8:56 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Secondary schools in Christchurch hope to learn within a month if they will be closed or merged in the Government's $1 billion renewal of the education system there.

Now the numbers are in, things get interesting

Now the numbers are in, things get interesting

Friday, 28 June 2013 7:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Most of the $4.8 billion allocated for key projects in the Christchurch rebuild will be spent on things you won't see or pay much attention to when they are fixed: sewers, drains, water pipes and roads.

Councils accreditation deadline arrives

Council's accreditation deadline arrives

Friday, 28 June 2013 5:14 a.m. by Media3News

 

City gets to decide fate of town hall

City gets to decide fate of town hall

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

The fate of Christchurch's Town Hall will remain in the city's hands.

Crown to buy inner city properties from council

Crown to buy inner city properties from council

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council has agreed to sell several central city properties to the Crown for more than $7 million.

Our job here is done, say soldiers

Our job here is done, say soldiers

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaStuff

At 3pm today the occupation is over.

Last soldiers in central city leaving

Last soldiers in central city leaving

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

At 3pm today the occupation is over.

CTV families want funding for legal team

CTV families want funding for legal team

Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:28 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The husband of a woman who died in the collapse of the CTV building in Christchurch says the Government should pay for a team of lawyers to help families of the victims hold someone accountable for the disaster.

Govt to pay lions share in rebuild deal

Govt to pay lion's share in rebuild deal

Thursday, 27 June 2013 8:58 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government is to pay the lion's share of a $4.8 billion cost to rebuild earthquake-hit Christchurch's infrastructure and key CBD projects. Mayor Bob Parker thanked taxpayers for their "immense" contribution.

8000 painters under Ecan scrutiny

8000 painters under Ecan scrutiny

Thursday, 27 June 2013 2:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Environment Canterbury (Ecan) will start checks on the city's 8000 painters in August after an increase in complaints about illegal paint disposal polluting rivers.

Anchor projects bill totals $4.8 billion

Anchor projects bill totals $4.8 billion

Thursday, 27 June 2013 12:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

A major funding announcement has revealed $4.8 billion will be invested in Christchurch's rebuild - $2.9b from the Crown and $1.9b from the city council.

40,000 homes waiting for EQC repairs

40,000 homes waiting for EQC repairs

Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

Authorities are halfway through fixing 80,000 earthquake-damaged Canterbury homes, the Government says.

Canterbury home rebuild half done: Govt

Canterbury home rebuild half done: Govt

Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

Authorities are halfway through fixing 80,000 earthquake-damaged Canterbury homes, the Government says.

EQC home repair programme hits half way

EQC home repair programme hits half way

Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:31 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Commission's home repair programme has hit the half-way mark, with the completion of repairs to 40,000 damaged houses.

SBS eyes Auckland market

SBS eyes Auckland market

Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:15 a.m. by MediaStuff

SBS Bank bosses are planning to expand into the Auckland housing market.

Community halls may reopen soon

Community halls may reopen soon

Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

Six community facilities closed because they fall significantly below the current building code may soon be re-opened.

Post-quake struggles underlined

Post-quake struggles underlined

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 11:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury is slowly recovering socially and culturally after the earthquakes, but a "clear and significant minority" is still struggling.

Minority still struggling post-quake

Minority still struggling post-quake

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 11:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury is slowly recovering socially and culturally after the earthquakes, but a "clear and significant minority" is still struggling.

Thousands of residents still being treated for post-quake stress

Thousands of residents still being treated for post-quake stress

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 2:18 p.m. by MediaHerald

Young people are easily getting jobs on the Canterbury rebuild, but thousands of residents are still being treated for post-earthquake stress, the latest Canterbury Wellbeing Index data reveals.

Stadium, centre details soon

Stadium, centre details soon

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 2:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

An announcement on the proposed Christchurch sports stadium and convention centre is imminent, an industry leader says.

Chch cordon to go on Sunday

Chch cordon to go on Sunday

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 2:00 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The cordon around Christchurch's central city rebuild zone will be completely lifted on Sunday afternoon.

Build communities, not just subdivisions

Build communities, not just subdivisions

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 9:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Unless we do something about urban sprawl right now, through better planning, Christchurch will become an even more congested, chaotic and expensive place to live.

Quake stress hits home in Hurunui

Quake stress hits home in Hurunui

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 8:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hurunui became home to hundreds of displaced Cantabrians after the earthquakes, but a lack of recognition and support from authorities is pushing the district's stress levels over the edge, a new report says.

Flooding forces family out of their home - again

Flooding forces family out of their home - again

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 11:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

Every time it rains heavily it feels like Groundhog Day for the Byrne family - the water rises, their house floods and they have to leave.

Tax relief for quake-affected to be extended

Tax relief for quake-affected to be extended

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 6:51 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Government will roll over tax relief measures to support business and residents after the Christchurch earthquakes.

Canterbury shoppers boost coffers

Canterbury shoppers boost coffers

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 12:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

Strong spending growth in Christchurch's retail and hospitality sectors in the past year and lower national spending growth have pushed Christchurch ahead of national spending figures.

Crime is top woe for red-zone neighbours

Crime is top woe for red-zone neighbours

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Crime and personal wellbeing are significant concerns for Christchurch residents living on the fringe of the residential red zone, new research shows.

Rebuild tours replace gawkers

Rebuild tours replace gawkers

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians are being urged to embrace earthquake tourism, despite many residents becoming fed up with people "rubbernecking" at their damaged houses.

New supermarket will be more high end

New supermarket will be 'more high end'

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Countdown Ferrymead supermarket will reopen next Easter, more than three years after being written off by the earthquakes.

Rebate for homes built in city

Rebate for homes built in city

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Developers will be given a financial incentive to build homes rather than shops or offices within Christchurch's four avenues.

Crime is top woe for red-zone residents

Crime is top woe for red-zone residents

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Crime and personal wellbeing are significant concerns for Christchurch residents living on the fringe of the residential red zone, new research shows.

$50m carpe diem fund for rebuild projects

$50m 'carpe diem' fund for rebuild projects

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council plans to go into more debt to set up a $50 million "carpe diem" fund for community rebuild projects.

Canterbury schools praised for response to earthquakes

Canterbury schools praised for response to earthquakes

Monday, 24 June 2013 4:32 p.m. by MediaHerald

Canterbury schools and early childhood centres have been praised in a report for how they dealt with the Canterbury earthquakes.The Education Review Office (ERO) report called 'Stories of Resilience and Innovation in Schools and...

Council offers CBD building incentive

Council offers CBD building incentive

Monday, 24 June 2013 3:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Developers are to be given a financial incentive to build residential developments within Christchurch's four avenues.

Council offers CBD building incentive

Council offers CBD building incentive

Monday, 24 June 2013 3:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

Developers are to be given a financial incentive to build residential developments within Christchurch's four avenues.

Chch gains 2600 more people

Chch gains 2600 more people

Monday, 24 June 2013 2:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

The number of migrants making Canterbury their home has continued to outstrip those leaving and the gap is growing larger, Statistics New Zealand figures show.

Tours of quake-hit homes not wanted

Tours of quake-hit homes not wanted

Monday, 24 June 2013 11:11 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians are OK with quake tourism in the central city, but don't want visitors looking at their damaged homes.

Edgeware retailers remain resilient

Edgeware retailers remain resilient

Monday, 24 June 2013 8:18 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Eastern suburb residents look for more help - survey

Eastern suburb residents look for more help - survey

Monday, 24 June 2013 6:39 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Research suggested nearly a quarter of people living on the borders of Canterbury's red zones believe they need more help.

Pallet Pavilion ready for summer events

Pallet Pavilion ready for summer events

Monday, 24 June 2013 12:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

Organisers are gearing up for a full summer of events at Christchurch's former Crowne Plaza Hotel site.

Council admits Bromley composting plant uninsured

Council admits Bromley composting plant uninsured

Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:23 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch City Council admits it failed to insure a brand new composting plant before the earthquakes and will now have to borrow extra money to pay for $11 million worth of repairs.

Rebuild a boom time for archeologists

Rebuild a boom time for archeologists

Saturday, 22 June 2013 8:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

Teams of archaeologists are working on the Christchurch rebuild. Why and what treasures from the past are they digging up? PHILIP MATTHEWS reports.

Settlement dates extended for 92 red-zone owners

Settlement dates extended for 92 red-zone owners

Saturday, 22 June 2013 7:11 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Almost 100 Christchurch property owners in the residential red zone who have agreed to sell their property to the Crown have had their settlement dates extended.

Economic effects of quakes likely to last for years

Economic effects of quakes likely to last for years

Saturday, 22 June 2013 7:11 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The financial consequences of Canterbury's catastrophic earthquakes look set to continue for years.

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Saturday, 22 June 2013 1:05 a.m. by MediaStuff

Get ready to pick up the tab for an $11 million insurance mistake by Christchurch City Council.

Media attention quickens action

Media attention quickens action

Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

An elderly woman sits in her quake-damaged home for nearly a year - through two snowstorms - without adequate heating.

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

Get ready to pick up the tab for an $11 million insurance mistake by Christchurch City Council.

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

Get ready to pick up the tab for an $11 million insurance mistake by Christchurch City Council.

Storms send construction staff indoors

Storms send construction staff indoors

Friday, 21 June 2013 1:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Scores of construction staff working outdoors were diverted to interior work this week as stormy weather made some building sites unsafe.