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Tourists find much to like in city

Tourists find 'much to like' in city

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 11:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Red zone turns fake war zone

Red zone turns fake war zone

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 6:57 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Aussie gets in on tourism campaign

Aussie gets in on tourism campaign

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 5:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

An Australian businesswoman is offering to organise delivery of a ''big thing'' in response to Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker's tongue-in-cheek campaign to lure Australians to the earthquake-hit city.

New flood rules for properties released

New flood rules for properties released

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 3:34 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Police work during quake recognised

Police work during quake recognised

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 1:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

Magnitude 4.3 quake hits Christchurch

Magnitude 4.3 quake hits Christchurch

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 1:11 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Bids sought for iconic centre

Bids sought for 'iconic' centre

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 1:08 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Bids sought for iconic centre

Bids sought for 'iconic' centre

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 1:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's next convention centre must be an ''iconic'' facility that can be opened by early 2017, potential developers have been told.

Post-quake exodus from Christchurch bottoms out

Post-quake exodus from Christchurch bottoms out

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 1:07 p.m. by MediaHerald

The post-earthquake exodus from Christchurch has bottomed out, according to latest figures which show just 2800 people leaving the wider city area in the last year. Councils in the Greater Christchurch areas say that the quarterly...

Second quake report handed to Govt

Second quake report handed to Govt

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:38 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The second part of a royal commission's report on the Canterbury Earthquakes is being considered by the Government.

Quake report handed to government

Quake report handed to government

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 11:15 a.m. by MediaStuff

A report recommending law changes to protect people from earthquake-prone buildings has been handed over to the Government.

Demolition farce for St Albans homes

Demolition farce for St Albans homes

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 9:55 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Efforts of quake response teams recognised today

Efforts of quake response teams recognised today

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 8:10 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A special ceremony will be held in Christchurch today to recognise the efforts of police and other emergency services after the fatal February 22, 2011 earthquake.

Landlords cash in on Chch quakes

Landlords cash in on Chch quakes

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 8:02 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Christchurch landlords are cashing in on the earthquakes by putting up rents by as much as $250 a week - even for rundown bungalows.

Chch pipe maker spends $3m to grow

Chch pipe maker spends $3m to grow

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 7:57 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch manufacturer of large plastic pipes has more than doubled its capacity by buying a $3 million production line which will allow it to build pipes up to four metres in diameter.

Port Hills red-zoners have a chance to go green

Port Hills red-zoners have a chance to go green

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

Rockfall-threatened Port Hills red-zoners can "make themselves green" by convincing the Christchurch City Council to lift notices barring access to their homes, the Earthquake Recovery Minister says.

Minimum floor levels tipped to rise

Minimum floor levels tipped to rise

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:13 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

New plan for old railway station site

New plan for old railway station site

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

Grand $52 million redevelopment plans for the old railway station site in Moorhouse Ave in Christchurch have been unveiled.

Christchurch quake funds still available

Christchurch quake funds still available

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 7:26 p.m. by Media3News Popular

There is still money left in Christchurch quake funds to give to Cantabrians struggling to pay to heat their homes.

Employment hub ‘too little, too late

Employment hub ‘too little, too late

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 4:31 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Joined Christchurch flats face different fates

Joined Christchurch flats face different fates

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 4:29 p.m. by Media3News

Two of the damaged flats are rebuilds, two repairs

Do something about crisis - Shearer

'Do something about crisis' - Shearer

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 3:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Marmageddon: Marmites return further delayed

Marmageddon: Marmite's return further delayed

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 3:27 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Demolition starts on Shadbolt House

Demolition starts on Shadbolt House

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 11:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hill residents given three weeks

Hill residents given three weeks

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 11:04 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Architects shortlisted for Strip rebuild

Architects shortlisted for Strip rebuild

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 7:53 a.m. by MediaStuff

The developers behind a planned $40 million restaurant and bar precinct in central Christchurch have short-listed four architects to draw up plans for the riverfront development.

Community shocked at centre closure

Community shocked at centre closure

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 7:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Quake exiles look north

Quake exiles look north

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Hamilton housing market holds appeal for shaken Cantabrians looking for fresh start.

Quake barely touches likely 2031 head tally

Quake barely touches likely 2031 head tally

Monday, 8 October 2012 11:55 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch's population will rise by 50,000 in the next two decades with growth expected at pre-earthquake levels, figures show.

Electrical store plugs into recovery

Electrical store plugs into recovery

Monday, 8 October 2012 11:55 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The reopening of a quake-hit electrical retail store in central Christchurch is "the last piece of the jigsaw" for the business, its owners say.

$5m bill just to make Cranmer Courts safe

$5m bill just to make Cranmer Courts safe

Monday, 8 October 2012 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Potential buyers are still interested in saving Cranmer Courts, despite a possible $5 million price tag just to make the building safe.

Cathedral shortfall $50m

Cathedral shortfall $50m

Monday, 8 October 2012 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

About half of Christ Church Cathedral's $40 million insurance payout will be spent before the rebuild begins, court documents show.

Airport profit holds despite fewer passengers

Airport profit holds despite fewer passengers

Monday, 8 October 2012 11:21 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch International Airport made $19.6 million profit in the year to June, despite almost 450,000 fewer passengers visiting the airport compared with before the earthquakes.

Daily late shopping in central city promoted

Daily late shopping in central city promoted

Monday, 8 October 2012 9:56 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Central Christchurch could follow an international trend for daily late shopping to compete with suburban malls.

Small Business: Earthquakes show use of cloud

Small Business: Earthquakes show use of cloud

Monday, 8 October 2012 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Moaners box on and enjoy a fun night out

'Moaners' box on and enjoy a fun night out

Sunday, 7 October 2012 11:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Postnatal depression increases after quakes

Postnatal depression increases after quakes

Sunday, 7 October 2012 11:21 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury mothers are suffering from "more complex" postnatal depressions since the earthquakes and the worst is yet to come.

New bids to save Cranmer Courts

New bids to save Cranmer Courts

Sunday, 7 October 2012 11:21 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Lights recessed without heat, risk of fire

Lights recessed without heat, risk of fire

Sunday, 7 October 2012 7:46 p.m. by Media3News Popular

“[It went] from a sketch into a product,” says Plastech Industries general manager Graeme Rikard. “Watching Kiwi businesses succeed, that's the rush I get out of it.”

Its not all cruisy for Akaroa residents

It's not all cruisy for Akaroa residents

Sunday, 7 October 2012 7:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than 200,000 tourists are expected to descend on the quaint, quiet seaside village of Akaroa this cruise season, and it won't be plain sailing.

Timelapse video captures PWC demo

Timelapse video captures PWC demo

Sunday, 7 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The giant demolition excavator Twinkle Toes has slowly been unravelling the PricewaterhouseCoopers building.

University of Canterbury axes courses, jobs

University of Canterbury axes courses, jobs

Saturday, 6 October 2012 3:28 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The earthquakes in Christchurch have left its university facing large bills for insurance and repair work.

CTV case referred to federal police

CTV case referred to federal police

Saturday, 6 October 2012 3:11 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Evidence supports claims the man who supervised the construction of the CTV building in Christchurch faked his identity.

Canterbury Universitys post-quake struggles

Canterbury University's post-quake struggles

Saturday, 6 October 2012 12:47 p.m. by MediaStuff

As the University of Canterbury struggles to recover from the earthquakes, some academic staff are concerned that management is taking it in the wrong direction and that morale is at rock bottom. PHILIP MATTHEWS reports.

Colour therapy

Colour therapy

Saturday, 6 October 2012 10:40 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

If you are feeling more emotional or having mood swings since the quakes, it might be a result of Christchurch's new obsession with colour. BECK ELEVEN reports from the red-green-white zone.

Aussie cops to investigate CTV builder

Aussie cops to investigate CTV builder

Saturday, 6 October 2012 9:48 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Police in Australia will investigate claims the man who supervised the construction of the CTV building stole another man's identity.

Street art brings post-quake city to life

Street art brings post-quake city to life

Saturday, 6 October 2012 8:24 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Street artists are bringing life back to Christchurch's quake-hit streets. SAM SACHDEVA looks at the rise of the colourful movement and how it could help the city's recovery.

Carpers and moaners set to party

'Carpers and moaners' set to party

Saturday, 6 October 2012 8:09 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's so-called earthquake whingers are set to ditch their troubles for a night of fun.

Grants may save Pomeroys building

Grants may save Pomeroys building

Saturday, 6 October 2012 8:03 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Christchurch City Council may help fund seismic strengthening work on two of Canterbury's oldest brewery buildings.

Mayor keen to chip in on Cathedrals design

Mayor keen to chip in on Cathedral's design

Friday, 5 October 2012 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police had no choices on February 22

Police had 'no choices' on February 22

Friday, 5 October 2012 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police had no choice but to react as they did after the February 22 earthquake, a senior officer says.

Quake response faulted

Quake response faulted

Friday, 5 October 2012 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Weaknesses and tensions" between the Christchurch City Council and Civil Defence after the February 22 earthquake "put people and property at risk", an independent review into the emergency response has found.

Demand grows for skilled staff

Demand grows for skilled staff

Friday, 5 October 2012 10:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury rebuild underpinned a 12.3 per cent national increase in the number of jobs listed on Trade Me in the last quarter.

Quake-prone Banks Peninsula facilities to shut

Quake-prone Banks Peninsula facilities to shut

Friday, 5 October 2012 2:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

Four Bank Peninsula community facilities will close today after engineering assessments showed they were earthquake-prone.

Review highlights quake response failings

Review highlights quake response failings

Friday, 5 October 2012 1:12 p.m. by Media3News

 

Initial quake response sound - report

Initial quake response sound - report

Friday, 5 October 2012 11:55 a.m. by MediaStuff

Emergency services were ''well-managed and effective'' in their response to the February 2011 earthquake, a report has found.

Office and retail block gets go-ahead

Office and retail block gets go-ahead

Friday, 5 October 2012 9:37 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Cranmer Court demolition all bad news

Cranmer Court demolition 'all bad news'

Friday, 5 October 2012 9:28 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

City councillors who fought to save the historic Cranmer Court in Christchurch from demolition have conceded defeat, saying the cost of restoration was just too much.

Efforts fail to save Cranmer Courts

Efforts fail to save Cranmer Courts

Thursday, 4 October 2012 11:59 p.m. by MediaStuff

The historic Cranmer Courts building had to be demolished because there was no plan to save it, earthquake recovery boss Roger Sutton says.