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Government splits Christchurch rebuild contract

Government splits Christchurch rebuild contract

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 9:18 p.m. by Media3News

A $40 million Government deal to supply wallboard for the Christchurch rebuild is being used to inject competition into New Zealand's high-cost home building market.

Harewood Rd community centre closed

Harewood Rd community centre closed

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 3:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is closing the community centre building on Harewood Rd because of earthquake risk. 

Expert questions lifted quake threshold

Expert questions lifted quake threshold

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 1:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

Lifting the earthquake prone building threshold from 33 to 67 per cent of new building standard is of questionable benefit, says a British risk management expert hired by the Government.

Govt contracts worth millions in pipeline

Govt contracts worth millions in pipeline

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Government contracts for the rebuild of Halswell School and the building of Pegasus School, worth about $10m each, are in the pipeline.

Strong rise in spending as rebuild begins

Strong rise in spending as rebuild begins

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 9:03 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Signs that rebuild benefits are flowing beyond the construction sector are emerging, according to an index of activity in Canterbury.

Govt rebuild contracts worth millions

Govt rebuild contracts worth millions

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Government contracts worth millions of dollars have been awarded already for earthquake recovery projects, with more up for grabs.

Christchurch retailers cool on parking cost rise

Christchurch retailers cool on parking cost rise

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Parking on central Christchurch's mostly empty streets is to get more expensive from Monday, leaving a major retailer and some motorists concerned.

End of era as bridges removed

End of era as bridges removed

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 9:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

An earthquake-damaged footbridge spanning the Avon River has been dismantled after nearly two years of being off-limits.

Wellington businesses urged to look south

Wellington businesses urged to look south

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 6:22 a.m. by Media3News

Wellington businesses are being urged to look south as the Christchurch rebuild hits top gear.

The Strip site to host $30m precinct

The Strip site to host $30m precinct

Monday, 21 January 2013 11:20 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A planned $30 million to $40m bar, restaurant and retail precinct in central Christchurch could be open by the latter half of next year.

Christchurch mayors new idea for damaged cathedral

Christchurch mayor's new idea for damaged cathedral

Monday, 21 January 2013 5:13 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Demolition starts on community centre

Demolition starts on community centre

Monday, 21 January 2013 4:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

Work has begun on demolishing the South Brighton Community Centre in Beatty St.

Arts Centre Bookshop hopeful

Arts Centre Bookshop hopeful

Monday, 21 January 2013 11:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

Arts Centre Bookshop owner Darryl Wells is feeling the loss of tourists to the city.

Rebuild needs all hands to the pump

Rebuild needs 'all hands to the pump'

Monday, 21 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government should turn a blind eye to illegal migrants working in Christchurch's rebuild because the city needs all hands on deck, former high-profile politician Don Brash says.

Wetting beds a big issue after quakes

Wetting beds a big issue after quakes

Monday, 21 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Bedwetting in unsettled Christchurch children is becoming a serious health issue, concerning health professionals.

Priority should be on rebuild, not migrants - Brash

Priority should be on rebuild, not migrants - Brash

Monday, 21 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government should turn a blind eye to illegal migrants working in Christchurch's rebuild because the city needs all hands on deck, former high-profile politician Don Brash says.

Cardboard cathedral branded as risky

Cardboard cathedral branded as 'risky'

Monday, 21 January 2013 12:25 a.m. by MediaStuff

Anglican leaders are pushing ahead with the cardboard cathedral, despite funding for the project being questioned by a High Court judge.

$20m to be allocated this year

$20m to be allocated this year

Monday, 21 January 2013 12:25 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than $20 million of earthquake-relief funding will be allocated by next year as millions more dollars donated to charities wait to be spent.

Donnithorne unveils plan for church

Donnithorne unveils plan for church

Monday, 21 January 2013 12:25 a.m. by MediaStuff

Architect Don Donnithorne has unveiled his vision for Christ Church Cathedral in a bid to drum up enthusiasm for repairing the forlorn building.

Mayors vision: A cathedral in glass

Mayor's vision: A cathedral in glass

Monday, 21 January 2013 12:22 a.m. by MediaStuff

In one of the most ambitious Christ Church Cathedral concepts yet, Bob Parker is calling for the historical ruins to be encased in a "crystalline structure" to serve as a reminder to the past.

Geonet: Expect aftershocks to follow 4.6

Geonet: 'Expect aftershocks to follow 4.6'

Sunday, 20 January 2013 8:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians should expect a series of aftershocks to follow last night's magnitude 4.6 quake. 

Expert: Expect aftershocks to follow 4.6

Expert: 'Expect aftershocks to follow 4.6'

Sunday, 20 January 2013 8:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians should expect a series of aftershocks to follow last night's magnitude 4.6 quake. 

4.7 quake rattles Christchurch

4.7 quake rattles Christchurch

Saturday, 19 January 2013 9:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians have been shaken by a 4.7 magnitude quake this evening. 

Largest aftershock since July

Largest aftershock since July

Saturday, 19 January 2013 9:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians were tonight shaken by the largest aftershock to hit the region since July of last year. 

Coverup of asbestos condemned

Coverup of asbestos condemned

Friday, 18 January 2013 11:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

Covering up asbestos in earthquake-damaged homes is "completely immoral", a Christchurch man exposed to the material says.

Cover up of asbestos condemned

Cover up of asbestos condemned

Friday, 18 January 2013 11:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

Covering up asbestos in earthquake-damaged homes is "completely immoral", a Christchurch man exposed to the material says.

Christchurch rebuild set to accelerate

Christchurch rebuild set to accelerate

Friday, 18 January 2013 9:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

The rebuilders of Christchurch are getting back to business after a Christmas break with expectations that growth will increase significantly in coming quarters perhaps even to double-digit levels.

Marketing firm returns to Christchurch

Marketing firm returns to Christchurch

Friday, 18 January 2013 9:40 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The time is right for Australasian marketing firm Designworks to reopen its Christchurch office, with optimism abounding in the Garden City, its new regional managing director says.

Job in New Zealand like winning Lotto

Job in New Zealand 'like winning Lotto'

Friday, 18 January 2013 9:25 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

One hundred nametag-wearing hopefuls are in a room, all chasing a shot at a new life.

Firm has workers from all around globe

Firm has workers from all around globe

Friday, 18 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Job in New Zealand like winning Lotto

Job in New Zealand 'like winning Lotto'

Friday, 18 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Developer on a $100m Victoria St mission

Developer on a $100m Victoria St mission

Friday, 18 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Canterbury architects want historic Lyttelton building saved

Canterbury architects want historic Lyttelton building saved

Thursday, 17 January 2013 5:28 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Christchurch feels 11,000th earthquake

Christchurch feels 11,000th earthquake

Thursday, 17 January 2013 3:45 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A minor aftershock that rolled through Christchurch today may be the 11,000th earthquake endured by Cantabrians.

11,000 quakes since Sept, 2010

11,000 quakes since Sept, 2010

Thursday, 17 January 2013 2:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

A magnitude-3.3 earthquake which struck Christchurch this afternoon marks the 11,000th tremor since September 4, 2010.

Hub puts Kiwis at front of jobs line

Hub puts Kiwis at front of jobs line

Thursday, 17 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Changes to work visa rules are set to give Kiwis even more preference for jobs working on Christchurch's rebuild.

Investors last part of worker housing

Investors last part of worker housing

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 11:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

Property development and management firm Domain Consulting aims to build 100 houses for rebuild workers in Christchurch before the year is out.

Hague plugs UK role in rebuild

Hague plugs UK role in rebuild

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 11:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has raised the possibility of substantial British involvement in Christchurch's rebuild.

Hague tours Christchurch red zone today

Hague tours Christchurch red zone today

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 11:35 a.m. by MediaHerald

British Foreign Secretary William Hague lands in Christchurch today and has made touring the quake-battered inner city red zone a priority.On day two of his whistle-stop New Zealand visit, he will lay a wreath at the naval base...

$2b in payouts to be shared for land claims

$2b in payouts to be shared for land claims

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 8:14 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Canterbury property owners with earthquake-damaged land are likely to share some $2 billion in payouts as the Earthquake Commission gears up to settle land claims.

Hague to visit Christchurch

Hague to visit Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 5:25 a.m. by Media3News

Visiting British Foreign Secretary William Hague will head to Christchurch today.

Project managers sought

Project managers sought

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 10:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Ministry of Health is hunting for project managers to drive the $650 million upgrade of the Christchurch and Burwood hospitals to give the medical redevelopment a running start.

Hague prioritises touring Christchurch red zone

Hague prioritises touring Christchurch red zone

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 9:37 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 

Securing insurance not as hard any more

Securing insurance not 'as hard' any more

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Getting house and contents insurance in Canterbury has become easier, insurers say, but some earthquake-hit residents haven't got the message.

House buyers told to make them liveable

House buyers told to make them liveable

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch landlords are being warned not to exploit tenants by renting out earthquake-damaged and potentially unhealthy houses.

Skills demands will be a problem

Skills demands will be a problem

Monday, 14 January 2013 8:19 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Warning for rebuild employers

Warning for rebuild employers

Monday, 14 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Wrecked houses used as rentals

Wrecked houses used as rentals

Monday, 14 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch houses judged by insurance companies as too damaged to repair are being snapped up at bargain prices by savvy investors who are then renting them out for a high return.

Warning for rebuild employers

Warning for rebuild employers

Monday, 14 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Employers are responsible for those working on their sites, even if they have unknowingly employed someone working in the country illegally, Immigration New Zealand says.

Written off homes selling for rentals

Written off homes selling for rentals

Sunday, 13 January 2013 9:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

Houses judged by insurance companies as too damaged to repair are being snapped up at bargain prices by savvy investors who are then renting them out for a high return.

Lyttelton tunnel control building to be demolished

Lyttelton tunnel control building to be demolished

Sunday, 13 January 2013 9:46 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Work starts tomorrow on the demolition of the badly earthquake-damaged Lyttelton Tunnel control building.

Challenge points to hundreds of claims

Challenge points to hundreds of claims

Friday, 11 January 2013 10:27 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A successful legal challenge against insurers could open the door for hundreds of settled earthquake claims to be revisited, a Christchurch lawyer says.

Jobless find work is not easy to locate

Jobless find work is not easy to locate

Friday, 11 January 2013 9:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

Sixteen-year-old Jolita Gray has been looking for a part-time job for almost a year.

Working with poo has its upsides

'Working with poo' has its upsides

Friday, 11 January 2013 7:52 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

City leading house-price boom

City leading house-price boom

Friday, 11 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Earthquake Commission refuses to reveal abestos info

Earthquake Commission refuses to reveal abestos info

Thursday, 10 January 2013 6:00 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The EQC is refusing to reveal which homes that it has repaired following the Christchurch quakes contain asbestos.

Calls for register of homes with asbestos

Calls for register of homes with asbestos

Thursday, 10 January 2013 8:45 a.m. by Media3News Popular

There are calls for a public register to be made of Christchurch homes containing potentially deadly asbestos.
Rather than removing the asbestos, it's been decided plasterboard will be used to encase it in more than 4000 earthquake-damaged homes due for repair.


Canterbury District Health Board medical officer of health Alistair Humphrey says future home owners unaware of the presence of asbestos could be put a risk if they disturb it, for example, while undertak ...

Brian Fallow: Rebuild vital catalyst for growth

Brian Fallow: Rebuild vital catalyst for growth

Thursday, 10 January 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

It needs to.

No need to tell of asbestos

No need to tell of asbestos

Thursday, 10 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch homes with asbestos concealed by earthquake repairs could be sold without the buyer being aware the hazardous subtance is present.

New library top Sumner priority

New library top Sumner priority

Thursday, 10 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A new library is "the highest priority for Sumner", residents say.