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Hornby mall upgrade halted

Hornby mall upgrade halted

Thursday, 7 February 2013 4:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Mainzeal's key partner in the Christchurch rebuild says home repairs will not be delayed, but cannot give such assurance to commercial customers.

Workers return hundreds to elderly Christchurch couple

Workers return hundreds to elderly Christchurch couple

Thursday, 7 February 2013 4:04 p.m. by Media3News

An elderly couple can't believe their luck after a demolition worker returned hundreds of euros lost in the quake.

Brownlee calls for calm after Mainzeal collapse

Brownlee calls for calm after Mainzeal collapse

Thursday, 7 February 2013 10:31 a.m. by Media3News Recommended Popular

Gerry Brownlee says the collpase of Mainzeal will not affect the Christchurch rebuild as badly as many fear.

Apprentices take on rebuild roles

Apprentices take on rebuild roles

Thursday, 7 February 2013 7:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

Apprentices are taking on a larger role in the Christchurch rebuild through the building trades and through individual companies, such as the Gough Group.

Rebuild scramble as Mainzeal topples

Rebuild scramble as Mainzeal topples

Thursday, 7 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Rival construction firms are set to scramble for Christchurch rebuild contracts and staff after the collapse of one of New Zealand's largest building groups.

Rebuild scramble as firm topples

Rebuild scramble as firm topples

Thursday, 7 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Rival construction firms are set to scramble for Christchurch rebuild contracts and staff after the collapse of one of New Zealand's largest building groups.

Rebuild scramble as firm topples

Rebuild scramble as firm topples

Thursday, 7 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Rival construction firms are set to scramble for Christchurch rebuild contracts and staff after the collapse of one of New Zealand's largest building groups.

Christchurch red zone now like a ghetto – resident

Christchurch red zone now 'like a ghetto' – resident

Wednesday, 6 February 2013 5:43 p.m. by Media3News

Thieves are stooping to a new low by stealing plants from abandoned quake-damaged properties in Christchurch.

Farmers want wool under Cantabrian feet

Farmers want wool under Cantabrian feet

Wednesday, 6 February 2013 7:54 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch rebuild is going to need two million square metres of floor covering and farmers are asking for wool to be given a fair go.

Christchurch earthquake-proofing standard lowered

Christchurch earthquake-proofing standard lowered

Wednesday, 6 February 2013 6:03 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Owners of earthquake-damaged buildings won't have to strengthen their buildings beyond the legal requirement.

Rebuild needs certainty, clarity - Parker

Rebuild needs 'certainty, clarity' - Parker

Wednesday, 6 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Government concerns over the financial challenges facing the Christchurch City Council could see the planned release of the council's 10-year work programme and financial strategy dropped.

Make more noise for city heritage

'Make more noise' for city heritage

Wednesday, 6 February 2013 12:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is being urged to "make more noise" about the loss of heritage buildings amid concerns that more could be lost as the city rebuild progresses.

Time should march on, council told

Time should march on, council told

Wednesday, 6 February 2013 12:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

The hands on the historic Victoria Clock Tower have been fixed at 12.51pm for nearly two years, but Christchurch City Council staff say time should now move on.

Filled job numbers back to pre-quake levels

Filled job numbers back to pre-quake levels

Tuesday, 5 February 2013 3:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury's filled job numbers have returned to pre-earthquake levels.

Jackup cheaper than a rebuild

Jackup cheaper than a rebuild

Monday, 4 February 2013 11:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

Jacking earthquake-damaged Canterbury homes up to 3 metres off the ground could save hundreds from the scrapheap.

Christchurch rebuild taking workers off dole

Christchurch rebuild taking workers off dole

Monday, 4 February 2013 10:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch is boasting the lowest beneficiary unemployment rate in the country as the city's rebuild continues to soak up the unemployed.

Rebuild taking workers off dole

Rebuild taking workers off dole

Monday, 4 February 2013 10:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch is boasting the lowest beneficiary unemployment rate in the country as the city's rebuild continues to soak up the unemployed.

Rebuild taking workers off dole

Rebuild taking workers off dole

Monday, 4 February 2013 10:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is boasting the lowest beneficiary unemployment rate in the country as the city's rebuild continues to soak up the unemployed.

Weeks wages thrill after benefit

Week's wages thrill after benefit

Monday, 4 February 2013 10:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new world opened up before Lesina Figota when she was offered a job in the Christchurch rebuild.

Bar to open in former cinema

Bar to open in former cinema

Monday, 4 February 2013 10:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

People will be able to enjoy a drink and a meal in the Christchurch Arts Centre by Christmas.

Let rover do the real risky stuff

Let rover do the real risky stuff

Monday, 4 February 2013 10:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

The days of crawling under your house to check quake-damaged foundations could be over.

Public consultations on quake-prone buildings begin

Public consultations on quake-prone buildings begin

Monday, 4 February 2013 8:41 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Public consultation meetings will be held across New Zealand this month as the Government looks to make changes to its system for dealing with earthquake-prone buildings.

Shallow quake felt widely in Christchurch

Shallow quake felt widely in Christchurch

Monday, 4 February 2013 5:19 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A shallow aftershock hit Christchurch this afternoon and was felt strongly around the city.

Shallow quake shakes Canterbury

Shallow quake shakes Canterbury

Monday, 4 February 2013 4:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

A magnitude-3.8 earthquake has rocked Canterbury this afternoon.

Restoration underway at Arts Centre

Restoration underway at Arts Centre

Monday, 4 February 2013 1:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

The $36 million restoration of the Great Hall and Clock Tower in the Christchurch Arts Centre has taken a step forward with the arrival of steel braces.

Arts Centre restoration under way

Arts Centre restoration under way

Monday, 4 February 2013 1:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

The $36 million restoration of the Great Hall and the Clock Tower at the Christchurch Arts Centre has taken a step forward with the arrival of steel braces.

House-lifting technology could save homes

House-lifting technology could save homes

Monday, 4 February 2013 1:20 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Hundreds of condemned earthquake-damaged houses could be saved if new house-lifting technology proves a success.

Roving robot goes where humans cant

Roving robot goes where humans can't

Monday, 4 February 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Canterbury quakes highlight need for risk management

Canterbury quakes highlight need for risk management

Monday, 4 February 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 

Couple abandon ghost-town dream

Couple abandon ghost-town dream

Sunday, 3 February 2013 10:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

Rubbish day for Brian Taylor is a stark reminder of the disintegration of his red-zoned community.

Chch to mark second quake anniversary

Chch to mark second quake anniversary

Sunday, 3 February 2013 12:07 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch residents will gather in silence at 12:51pm on February 22 - the second anniversary of the deadly quake that rocked their city.

Rebuild is chance for disabled tourism

Rebuild is chance for disabled tourism

Sunday, 3 February 2013 1:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

Officials deciding on proposed earthquake-proofing building codes have been told ensuring New Zealand leads the way in access for the disabled will be a financial boom - including the chance to tap into a tourism sector that pumps almost $5 billion into the Australian economy.

Stoush over Christchurch bridge, twisted from the quake

Stoush over Christchurch bridge, twisted from the quake

Saturday, 2 February 2013 5:35 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch's famous twisted bridge, one of the symbols of the big February earthquake, will be moved because it's said to be a safety risk.

Insurers back record of written-off homes

Insurers back record of written-off homes

Saturday, 2 February 2013 1:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

The insurance industry is backing calls for a public record to be kept of earthquake-damaged homes that have been written off by insurers.

Uncertainty over who will pay bill

Uncertainty over who will pay bill

Saturday, 2 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Uncertainty over the cost of the proposed central Christchurch transport network could stall progress on the rebuild, Wigram Labour MP Megan Woods says.

New Regent St gearing up to reopen

New Regent St gearing up to reopen

Saturday, 2 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two New Regent St shops have been refurbished and handed back to their owners, and the precinct's opening date is pencilled in for March 22.

Theatre restoration spinoff for traffic flow

Theatre restoration spinoff for traffic flow

Saturday, 2 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Restoration of the Isaac Theatre Royal in central Christchurch could mean Gloucester St will soon be reopened to two-way traffic.

Theatre restoration spinoff for traffic flow

Theatre restoration spinoff for traffic flow

Saturday, 2 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Restoration of the Isaac Theatre Royal in central Christchurch could mean Gloucester St will soon be reopened to two-way traffic.

Uncertainty over who will pay bill

Uncertainty over who will pay bill

Saturday, 2 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Uncertainty over the cost of the proposed central Christchurch transport network could stall progress on the rebuild, Wigram Labour MP Megan Woods says.

Planned coastal pathway would cost $26m

Planned coastal pathway would cost $26m

Saturday, 2 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A proposed 6.5-kilometre coastal pathway between Ferrymead and Scarborough that could attract more than a million users is likely to cost about $26 million.

New Regent St gearing up to reopen

New Regent St gearing up to reopen

Saturday, 2 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Two New Regent St shops have been refurbished and handed back to their owners, and the precinct's opening date is pencilled in for March 22.

Cranmer Court site for sale

Cranmer Court site for sale

Friday, 1 February 2013 6:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

The landmark Cranmer Court site in central Christchurch has been put up for sale by the building's 31 owners. 

Cera axes dress code after outcry

Cera axes dress code after outcry

Friday, 1 February 2013 3:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

A proposal to ban red-zone workers from wearing t-shirts and shorts has been abandoned.

Worker village planned for St Albans

Worker village planned for St Albans

Friday, 1 February 2013 3:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Up to 200 rebuild workers will be housed in a temporary village on the old Orion site in St Albans.

Rebuild impact on NZ uncertain

Rebuild impact on NZ uncertain

Friday, 1 February 2013 1:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Uncertainties around Christchurch's rebuild makes it difficult to forecast its impact on New Zealand's economy, says the Reserve Bank (RBNZ) governor.

Trucks on way for Canty rebuild

Trucks on way for Canty rebuild

Friday, 1 February 2013 8:57 a.m. by MediaStuff

Allied Concrete is investing $15 million in 30 new concrete trucks as it ramps up for the Canterbury rebuild.

Brownlee slams council housing inaction

Brownlee slams council housing 'inaction'

Friday, 1 February 2013 8:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has attacked the Christchurch City Council for its failure to fix quake-damaged social housing units in the city despite a multimillion-dollar payout from the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Christchurch rebuild cost warning

Christchurch rebuild cost warning

Friday, 1 February 2013 8:12 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Christchurch city councillors have been warned in a secret meeting that the cost of fixing quake damaged underground infrastructure could be much more than originally thought.

SMEs get ready for return to usual tax deals

SMEs get ready for return to usual tax deals

Friday, 1 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Small to medium enterprises have been hard hit by the Canterbury earthquakes, with more than 20 per cent still in survival mode.

Port Hills still dangerous - engineer

Port Hills still dangerous - engineer

Thursday, 31 January 2013 4:46 p.m. by Media3News

A senior geotechnical engineer says rock falls in Christchurch’s Port Hills will happen again and could kill more people.

Consent granted for rebuild workers camp

Consent granted for rebuild workers' camp

Thursday, 31 January 2013 3:29 p.m. by MediaHerald

Resource consent has been granted for a temporary camp that will house up to 200 rebuild workers in St Albans, Christchurch.Christchurch company JGM Group Ltd has been granted consent to build a complex of relocatable single-bedroom...

High temperature may have loosened rock

High temperature may have loosened rock

Thursday, 31 January 2013 3:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

A 40-tonne rock that crashed into an empty Port Hills home needed just millimetres of movement to shake loose, geotechnical engineers say.

Quake-making truck heads to Christchurch

Quake-making truck heads to Christchurch

Thursday, 31 January 2013 2:55 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A 30,000kg truck named T-Rex is bound for Christchurch to pound the city's shaky ground.

EnaSolars inverter sales heat up

EnaSolar's inverter sales heat up

Thursday, 31 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's EnaSolar is ramping up the manufacture of inverters for the solar panel industry to fit in with the building of new homes in the quake-hit city.

Legal challenge to Christchurch insurer first of its kind

Legal challenge to Christchurch insurer first of its kind

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 4:56 p.m. by Media3News

In Christchurch a major, post-earthquake precedent may be being set.

Tremor hits near Akaroa

Tremor hits near Akaroa

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 4:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

A magnitude-3.8 earthquake struck near Akaroa this afternoon.

Unusual aftershock hits Canterbury

Unusual aftershock hits Canterbury

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 4:00 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch has been rattled by another aftershock this afternoon - from an unusual location.

New home consents drop in Canterbury

New home consents drop in Canterbury

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 1:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

New home construction plans dropped in Canterbury in December, with 281 consents issued, down from the highs of previous months.

Christchurch investors seize chance

Christchurch investors seize chance

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A popular rebuild blueprint, a marked decrease in seismic activity and an optimistic, forward-looking population means central Christchurch is ripe for investment.

More workers needed to rebuild infrastructure

More workers needed to rebuild infrastructure

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 11:41 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The construction team charged with fixing Christchurch's roads and water pipes is looking to beef up its 1700-plus work force by another 400 people by May/June as it ramps up work on the $2 billion repair of Christchurch's horizontal infrastructure.