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Cardboard cathedral work resumes in Chch

Cardboard cathedral work resumes in Chch

Friday, 4 January 2013 3:29 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Construction of Christchurch's cardboard cathedral will resume early next week, a church official says.

At (new) home for the holidays

At (new) home for the holidays

Thursday, 3 January 2013 11:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

It is a summer of settling into new neighbourhoods and unfamiliar homes for some Christchurch families.

Asbestos hazard in Christchurch CBD

Asbestos hazard in Christchurch CBD

Thursday, 3 January 2013 11:20 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Red-zoners settle into new homes

Red-zoners settle into new homes

Thursday, 3 January 2013 11:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

It is a summer of settling into new neighbourhoods and unfamiliar homes for some Christchurch families.

F grade unfair - insurers council

'F' grade unfair - insurers' council

Thursday, 3 January 2013 9:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurance Council chief executive Tim Grafton has hit back at a reader's letter to The Press which graded large insurers' response to the Canterbury earthquakes as an "F".

Post-quake women want dresses

Post-quake women want dresses

Wednesday, 2 January 2013 10:29 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Cancelled census cost $65 million

Cancelled census cost $65 million

Wednesday, 2 January 2013 8:41 a.m. by Media3News

The 2011 census cost $65 million – though not a single piece of data was collected.

Lack of fresh data still costing us

Lack of fresh data still costing us

Wednesday, 2 January 2013 7:18 a.m. by MediaStuff

The 2011 census was the most expensive survey New Zealand never had, costing $65 million.

Citys walking tracks reopen

City's walking tracks reopen

Tuesday, 1 January 2013 10:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

Walkers have welcomed the reopening of several popular Christchurch tracks, with more expected to be cleared of earthquake hazards this year.

Quake-hit Port Hills tracks reopen

Quake-hit Port Hills tracks reopen

Tuesday, 1 January 2013 10:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

Walkers have welcomed the reopening of several popular Christchurch tracks, with more expected to be cleared of earthquake hazards this year.

Self-made millionaire by 19

Self-made millionaire by 19

Tuesday, 1 January 2013 1:36 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

2012 a year of protest, upheaval

2012 a year of protest, upheaval

Tuesday, 1 January 2013 12:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

A unique view of our changing city

A unique view of our changing city

Tuesday, 1 January 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaStuff

A new year brings a new perspective on Christchurch as demolition leaves the central city bereft of landmarks.

Owner plans to fix, open IRD building

Owner plans to 'fix, open' IRD building

Monday, 31 December 2012 11:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

The owner of the Inland Revenue Department building in Cashel St has drawn up plans to rescue the formerly condemned building.

Owner plans to fix, open IRD building

Owner plans to 'fix, open' IRD building

Monday, 31 December 2012 11:42 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Honours for quake work

Honours for quake work

Monday, 31 December 2012 8:14 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

All sectors should have their say on citys future

All sectors should 'have their say' on city's future

Sunday, 30 December 2012 11:04 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Retail boss says change coming for Christchurch

Retail boss says change coming for Christchurch

Sunday, 30 December 2012 11:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

The woman who has led prominent Christchurch department store Ballantynes through the city's earthquakes says the "momentum of change" is starting to sweep across the quake-hit city.

Major overhaul planned for New Brighton

Major overhaul planned for New Brighton

Saturday, 29 December 2012 1:57 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The quake-damaged, graffiti-ridden Christchurch seaside suburb of New Brighton may soon get a big boost, after decades of neglect.

Christchurch school crime drops by 30 percent

Christchurch school crime drops by 30 percent

Friday, 28 December 2012 11:13 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A massive 30 per cent drop in school crime could be to do with the comradeship inspired by earthquakes, a principal has said.

Chch retailers relieved after sales

Chch retailers relieved after sales

Friday, 28 December 2012 9:32 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Many Christchurch retailers are relieved with a bumper boxing day week, after customers turned out for massive sales.

Tradies ending Christchurch man drought

Tradies ending Christchurch man drought

Friday, 28 December 2012 9:19 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Single ladies of Canterbury have something to celebrate as Christchurch comes back from the dust.

Education shakeup PR job from hell

Education shakeup PR job from hell

Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

The merger of Christchurch schools and the launch of an earthquake recovery plan were among the toughest public relations jobs in 2012.

Schools shake-up PR job from hell

Schools shake-up PR job from hell

Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

The merger of Christchurch schools and the launch of an earthquake recovery plan were among the toughest public relations jobs in 2012.

Gondola due to reopen in March

Gondola due to reopen in March

Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:43 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Young designer committed to ChCh

Young designer committed to ChCh

Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Constructive role a source of fulfilment

Constructive role a source of fulfilment

Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

After studying architectural design, Will King decided he wanted to be part of the rebuild.

Foreigners flood in for Chch rebuild

Foreigners flood in for Chch rebuild

Thursday, 27 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's international work force is ramping up.

Foreigners flood in for city rebuild

Foreigners flood in for city rebuild

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 10:45 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's international work force is ramping up.

Christchurch demolition crews get into festive spirit

Christchurch demolition crews get into festive spirit

Tuesday, 25 December 2012 4:43 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Demolition crews around Christchurch have been busy - not knocking down buildings - but raising funds for the city mission's lunch.

Kiwi churches celebrate Christmas

Kiwi churches celebrate Christmas

Tuesday, 25 December 2012 4:00 p.m. by Media3News

New Zealand churches have celebrated Christmas today with services around the country.

Christchurch 2012: Rebuilding a shattered city

Christchurch 2012: Rebuilding a shattered city

Tuesday, 25 December 2012 2:30 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The aftershocks have all but stopped, but few in Christchurch dare mention the easing of the earth's fury."We're all desperately trying not to invoke the potential for another disaster," says Mayor Bob Parker.Instead, after two...

Forsyth Barr building may be repaired

Forsyth Barr building may be repaired

Monday, 24 December 2012 7:31 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Forsyth Barr building's owners have not yet made a decision to demolish or repair the high rise across from Victoria Square.

Quake weary staff get Xmas wings

Quake weary staff get Xmas wings

Monday, 24 December 2012 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A travel company has given 100 of its staff affected by the Christchurch earth-quakes a special Christmas bonus. House of Travel has paid more than $100,000 for the Canterbury staff to fly to the Gold Coast with a partner and stay...

Rivals compete for central site

Rivals compete for central site

Monday, 24 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The race to develop City Mall is all on with one would-be developer confirming its first land purchase and a new contender emerging for the site.

Quakes reduce mental health stigma

Quakes reduce mental health stigma

Sunday, 23 December 2012 9:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury's earthquakes have helped break down some of the stigma around mental illness, says a new Christchurch mental health leader.

Two-year deadline to start AIG rebuilds

Two-year deadline to start AIG rebuilds

Sunday, 23 December 2012 8:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

New Zealand's biggest insurer plans to finish all its earthquake rebuild and repair work by 2015.

Two-year deadline to start IAG rebuilds

Two-year deadline to start IAG rebuilds

Sunday, 23 December 2012 8:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

New Zealand's biggest insurer plans to finish all its earthquake rebuild and repair work by 2015.

Quake-affected couple suffer second devastating loss

Quake-affected couple suffer second devastating loss

Sunday, 23 December 2012 5:16 p.m. by Media3News

A couple who left Christchurch after losing everything in the February quake have now had their business destroyed again in a devastating fire.

Year passes since last damaging quake

Year passes since last damaging quake

Sunday, 23 December 2012 4:47 p.m. by MediaStuff

Twelve months have passed since the last damaging earthquakes hit Canterbury. 

Sacred relic found in convent wreckage after Christchurch quake

Sacred relic found in convent wreckage after Christchurch quake

Sunday, 23 December 2012 4:17 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The nuns at Nazareth House convent in Christchurch have received an early Christmas present - the discovery of a sacred ceremonial vessel.

EQC frustrations inspire song

EQC frustrations inspire song

Sunday, 23 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A Christchurch band has written a song that parodies the many frustrations experienced by homeowners who are unhappy with the Earthquake Commission (EQC). 

Priceless relic found in convent rubble

Priceless relic found in convent rubble

Sunday, 23 December 2012 12:16 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Catholic nuns from the under-deconstruction Nazareth House convent in Christchurch have been given a surprise early Christmas present.

Engineer complaints force full inquiry

Engineer complaints force full inquiry

Saturday, 22 December 2012 7:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

An Institute of Professional Engineers (IPENZ) investigation into Christchurch complaints against Earthquake Commission (EQC) engineer Graeme Robinson has been escalated into a full inquiry.

Feb 22 service venue chosen

Feb 22 service venue chosen

Saturday, 22 December 2012 7:25 a.m. by MediaStuff

Latimer Square will be Christchurch's main public venue for next year's second earthquake anniversary commemorations.

What weve learned from the quakes

What we've learned from the quakes

Saturday, 22 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Life lessons from the heart

Life lessons from the heart

Friday, 21 December 2012 11:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

What have the past two years taught us? What lessons have people learnt from the turmoil which began with that first earthquake on September 4, 2010, and in the time since?

Demo company to restore Christchurch heritage site

Demo company to restore Christchurch heritage site

Friday, 21 December 2012 5:30 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A demolition company's stepped in to save of one of Christchurch’s prized heritage buildings.

Cathedral Square to open over Christmas-New Year

Cathedral Square to open over Christmas-New Year

Friday, 21 December 2012 3:45 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Cathedral Square in Christchurch will partially reopen over the Christmas-New Year period, allowing the public to see first-hand the dramatic change that has taken place in the heart of the city.The red zone cordon in place at the...

Peterborough Apartments saved

Peterborough Apartments saved

Friday, 21 December 2012 1:55 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The historic Peterborough Apartments will be saved after construction company Ceres bought the earthquake-damaged building and pledged to spend at least $25 million on its restoration.

Cathedral Square to partially reopen

Cathedral Square to partially reopen

Friday, 21 December 2012 1:29 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's Cathedral Square will partially reopen over the holiday break.

Two-year wait for some Chch homeowners

Two-year wait for some Chch homeowners

Friday, 21 December 2012 10:27 a.m. by Media3News

Quake-affected Christchurch homeowners insured by IAG could face a two-year wait to have their home repaired or rebuilt.

Chopping down a legacy

'Chopping down' a legacy

Friday, 21 December 2012 8:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

A structural engineer believed to have designed the most buildings in central Christchurch has returned to the city where much of his life's work is in ruins.

Stress levels still high in Chch

Stress levels still high in Chch

Thursday, 20 December 2012 11:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch is home to the most stressed people in the country, a survey has found.

Stress levels still high in Christchurch

Stress levels still high in Christchurch

Thursday, 20 December 2012 11:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch is home to the most stressed people in the country, a survey has found.

Another year of quake coverage

Another year of quake coverage

Thursday, 20 December 2012 2:51 p.m. by Media3News

Campbell Live reflects on another year of quake coverage in Christchurch.

Brownlee loses zoning decision appeal

Brownlee loses zoning decision appeal

Thursday, 20 December 2012 2:27 p.m. by MediaHerald

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has lost his appeal against a High Court ruling in July that he acted unlawfully when he used his wide-ranging powers under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act in a land zoning decision...

Contractor investigated over fraud claims

Contractor investigated over fraud claims

Thursday, 20 December 2012 1:35 p.m. by Media3News

A contractor involved in the Christchurch rebuild is being investigated following allegations of fraud.

River precinct first on rebuild list

River precinct first on rebuild list

Thursday, 20 December 2012 12:47 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch’s river precinct and the city’s green 'frames' will be the first projects to kick off the rebuild of the central business district.

Work on river park to start mid-2013

Work on river park to start mid-2013

Thursday, 20 December 2012 12:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction of a "gutsy'' new river park in Christchurch will start in the middle of next year, the government announced today.