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The anchor man who brought the Crossing to central Christchurch

The anchor man who brought the Crossing to central Christchurch

Friday, 24 November 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Aftershocks in Christchurch had only just stopped when developer Philip Carter began making plans for a substantial new commercial anchor project in the heart of the quake-damaged city. It was a big dream that grew even bigger, culminating in the Crossing development in the heart of the city.

Editorial: An opportunity in set-back for Christchurchs metro sports facility

Editorial: An opportunity in set-back for Christchurch's metro sports facility

Thursday, 23 November 2017 10:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

EDITORIAL: The delay to the Metro Sports Facility is yet another body blow to the rebuild of Christchurch, and this one will be felt widely.

Sport Canterbury could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars due to metro sports facility delay

Sport Canterbury could lose 'hundreds of thousands of dollars' due to metro sports facility delay

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 8:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sport Canterbury could miss out on "hundreds of thousands of dollars" due to the latest delay in the construction of Christchurch's metro sports facility.

New Christchurch Science Alive headquarters cut from $25 million to $5m

New Christchurch Science Alive headquarters cut from $25 million to $5m

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 7:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

The budget for Science Alive's new Christchurch home has been slashed from $25 million to about $5m and the floor space cut by two thirds.

Merit seen in combining sports facilities in central Christchurch

Merit seen in combining sports facilities in central Christchurch

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 7:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Moves to consider combining facilities at central Christchurch's two planned sporting venues have found favour.

Christchurch Hospital about to strike peak roadworks

Christchurch Hospital about to strike peak roadworks

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 6:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Access and parking around Christchurch Hospital are about to get even worse.

Symbolic twisty bridge wanted for new mini golf course in central Christchurch

Symbolic 'twisty' bridge wanted for new mini golf course in central Christchurch

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 3:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

An earthquake-twisted bridge could become part of a new mini golf course in central Christchurch, but some residents say the move is disrespectful.

Everyone Welcome

Everyone Welcome

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 11:55 p.m. by peterboroughvillage

Len Lye Biography – PDF Link  

How not to repair a Heritage Bulding in the Christchurch CBD… Dirty 30’s again….

How not to repair a Heritage Bulding in the Christchurch CBD… Dirty 30’s again….

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 9:54 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What is new in High Street. The Watson’s frontage has been purchased by Shaun Stockman.  An Excellent outcome for the street as he is a very proactive landowner, who has a flare with heritage buildings.  (Although, as you know, I …

Contractor axed after $75 million budget blowout on Christchurch metro sports facility

Contractor axed after $75 million budget blowout on Christchurch metro sports facility

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 9:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

"Considerable issues" with Christchurch's delayed multimillion-dollar metro sports facility became clear nearly four months ago, Ōtākaro has revealed.

Christchurchs long wait for its sports and swimming venue

Christchurch's long wait for its sports and swimming venue

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 7:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

A decade is a long time for a city to wait for sporting facilities.

Government asks Christchurch red zone stayers about their plans

Government asks Christchurch red zone stayers about their plans

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 5:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Red zone stayers are being asked if they want to remain in their earthquake-shattered suburbs as officials draw up plans for the future of the area.

Contractor axed after $75 million budget blowout on Christchurch Metro Sports Centre

Contractor axed after $75 million budget blowout on Christchurch Metro Sports Centre

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 3:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $75 million budget blowout over Christchurch's delayed $300m Metro Sports Centre has seen the new Government axe a deal with a preferred contractor.

Restaurant and suit makers to move in as old Caffe Roma becomes Midland Building

Restaurant and suit makers to move in as old Caffe Roma becomes Midland Building

Monday, 20 November 2017 4:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The new owners of Christchurch's old Caffe Roma building said last year they needed two things to save it – a council grant and the right tenants.

New regeneration minister wants more clarity and momentum during Christchurch rebuild

New regeneration minister wants more clarity and momentum during Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 17 November 2017 8:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new regeneration minister wants greater transparency from rebuild agencies.

A Shaky Reminder to ‘Fix. Fasten. Don’t Forget.’

A Shaky Reminder to ‘Fix. Fasten. Don’t Forget.’

Friday, 17 November 2017 4:42 p.m. by GovtEQC

City developer tipped for Christ Church Cathedral restoration committee

City developer tipped for Christ Church Cathedral restoration committee

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central city landowner and property investor Peter Guthrey is being considered to lead the $104 million restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral.

Christchurchs Sign of the Takahe remains closed as lease surrendered

Christchurch's Sign of the Takahe remains closed as lease surrendered

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 5:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

After almost seven years and a $2.8 million repair, the historic Sign of Takahe is still closed to the public and will remain that way throughout the summer.

Nearly 2000 responses for Christchurch red zone plans, but most important stage to come

Nearly 2000 responses for Christchurch red zone plans, but 'most important stage' to come

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 3:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ecological restoration, water facilities and eco-sanctuaries are proving the most popular ideas for Christchurch's residential red zone.

AyoAyo!

AyoAyo!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 2:51 p.m. by GapFiller

Awards for sophisticated, painstaking work on Christchurch Arts Centre

Awards for 'sophisticated, painstaking' work on Christchurch Arts Centre

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 10:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

The $290 million restoration of the Christchurch Arts Centre has won two major heritage awards.

Rehuā marae hosting Carols at the Pā

Rehuā marae hosting Carols at the Pā

Monday, 13 November 2017 1:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Rehua marae is hosting carols at the pā again this year on December 1, from 5-8pm at 79 Springfield Rd. Take a picnic, a blanket, the whanau and enjoy. It’s one of the highlights of the year in St Albans.

Christmas issue of St Albans News now online

Christmas issue of St Albans News now online

Monday, 13 November 2017 12:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

In the Christmas issue of St Albans News, we reveal that the supermarket is about to change its livery – from Supervalue to Fresh Choice and the city council is plotting some new rules about street parking. All this and …

Christchurchs new Russley Rd bridge and arches open to public

Christchurch's new Russley Rd bridge and arches open to public

Saturday, 11 November 2017 2:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new Russley Rd arches got an overwhelmingly positive response from the public during an open day on Saturday.

Christchurch company Grace Developments owes creditors more than $700,000

Christchurch company Grace Developments owes creditors more than $700,000

Friday, 10 November 2017 6:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

A contractor dumped from the construction of Christchurch Hospital's acute services building owes creditors more than $700,000.

Tiny house community in red zone could show way forward on housing problems

Tiny house community in red zone could show way forward on housing problems

Thursday, 9 November 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

EDITORIAL: A community of tiny houses in the red zone is just the kind of out-of-the-box idea that Regenerate Christchurch should be supporting for the red zone.

EQC clarifies how it applies the EQC Act

EQC clarifies how it applies the EQC Act

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 9:21 a.m. by GovtEQC

CHRISTCHURCH — Reflected in Global Eyes

CHRISTCHURCH — Reflected in Global Eyes

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 3:30 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

Christchurch property manager accused of misconduct following fatal building collapse in Christchurch earthquake

Christchurch property manager accused of misconduct following fatal building collapse in Christchurch earthquake

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 8:20 p.m. by MediaHerald

A Christchurch property manager is accused of committing disgraceful misconduct by failing to inform tenants, one of whom was crushed to death in the 2011 quake, that their building was considered structurally unsafe.Licensed Harcourts...

Zero fatalities in rebuild hailed as safety achievement

Zero fatalities in rebuild hailed as safety achievement

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 7:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A rebuild safety programme likely prevented at least one death and dozens of workplace injuries in Canterbury, multiple reports have concluded.

Three-quarters of November earthquake settlements likely by year end

Three-quarters of November earthquake settlements likely by year end

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 7:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance companies say most November earthquake claims will be settled this year, strengthening their case to manage all Earthquake Commission (EQC) claims in future.

Mike Yardley: Costs and delays mounting on Christchurch Town Hall restoration

Mike Yardley: Costs and delays mounting on Christchurch Town Hall restoration

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 6:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has repeatedly relished lobbing rockets at the government over the construction and completion delays to a host of Crown-led anchor projects.

Christchurch rebuild projects geared towards reducing emissions

Christchurch rebuild projects geared towards reducing emissions

Monday, 6 November 2017 6:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council is switching from fossil fuel heating and cooling systems in its rebuild projects as part of an effort to reach new carbon neutral goals.

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD… St Asaph Street debacle..

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD… St Asaph Street debacle..

Sunday, 5 November 2017 9:14 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What is New in High Street? I see that Barry Watson has finally decided to put his frontage on the market for sale.  Personally I have serious reservations about the efficacy of “facadism”.  My experience is that the cost of …

Christchurch Art Galley campaign for new Mueck sculpture hits target

Christchurch Art Galley campaign for new Mueck sculpture hits target

Sunday, 5 November 2017 7:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch Art Gallery campaign to raise $207,000 for a new sculpture by Australian artist Ron Mueck has been successful.

Christchurchs new convention centre becomes real with first concrete pour

Christchurch's new convention centre 'becomes real' with first concrete pour

Saturday, 4 November 2017 1:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

A "tsunami" of interest in hosting conferences in Christchurch is expected as work to build the city's new convention centre takes a major step forward.

Authorities believe Christchurchs controversial central city transport plan is still right for the city

Authorities believe Christchurch's controversial central city transport plan is still right for the city

Saturday, 4 November 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's been a tough year for those managing Christchurch's central city transport strategy.

Big concrete pour starts foundation for Christchurchs new convention centre

Big concrete pour starts foundation for Christchurch's new convention centre

Friday, 3 November 2017 8:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

About 100 concrete trucks will begin the physical construction of Christchurch's new convention centre on Saturday morning.

Christchurch anchor project firms to sign accessibility charter as legislation remains outdated

Christchurch anchor project firms to sign accessibility charter as legislation remains 'outdated'

Friday, 3 November 2017 3:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

A charter to ensure the Christchurch rebuild meets a higher standard for accessibility will lead the way as New Zealand's legislation remains "outdated".

Art & Craft Market count down to Christmas

Art & Craft Market count down to Christmas

Friday, 3 November 2017 12:45 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Mt Pleasant Art & Craft Market holds the second of it “Count Down to Christmas” market series on Saturday November 11 9.30am – 12.30pm. Sited in the stunning new Mt Pleasant Centre at 3 McCormacks Bay Road, you will find high quality, hand crafted items for purchase including jewellery, prints, greeting cards, wooden products, pottery,...

Time to have your say on options for the Christchurch residential red zone

Time to have your say on options for the Christchurch residential red zone

Friday, 3 November 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: From amphitheatres to zorbing, more than 5000 ideas have shaped Regenerate Christchurch's 10 possible combinations of uses for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Area.

Christchurch City councillors savage former Government over infrastructure repairs

Christchurch City councillors savage former Government over infrastructure repairs

Thursday, 2 November 2017 8:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

City councillors have lashed out over being "short-changed" by the former Government during the rebuild of Christchurch's pipes and roads, with one saying ratepayers will have to keep paying for the next 10 to 30 years.

Nicky Wagner loses Christchurch rebuild role in National portfolio reshuffle

Nicky Wagner loses Christchurch rebuild role in National portfolio reshuffle

Thursday, 2 November 2017 4:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Nicky Wagner has lost the Christchurch rebuild portfolio as National organises its first shadow cabinet.

Red zone lake could improve Avon River quality

Red zone lake could improve Avon River quality

Thursday, 2 November 2017 3:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Building the East Lake flat water facility in Christchurch's red zone could improve the water quality of the Avon River, proponents say.

Popular green spine vision for Christchurchs red zone missing from options

Popular 'green spine' vision for Christchurch's red zone 'missing' from options

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

A popular vision of significantly restoring the ecology of the Christchurch red-zone alongside visitor attractions and recreation is "inexplicably missing" from the options put to the public, a community group says.

Red Zone options miss the mark

Red Zone options miss the mark

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 11:31 a.m. by greeningtheredzone Featured Popular

 

EQC claim assignments

EQC claim assignments

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 10:58 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The recent case of Xu & anor v IAG & anor [2017] NZHC  1964 said that an insured home owner could not assign to a new owner the reinstatement rights under an insurance policy.  The decision is subject to an appeal to be heard May next year.  EQC in this publication on its website confirms that Where an EQC claim is assigned, the assignee (the person receiving the benefit of the claim, for example a purchaser) will have the same entitlement(s) under the Earthquake Commission Act as the or ...

Empty spot in Christchurchs New Regent St to become new building

Empty spot in Christchurch's New Regent St to become new building

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 5:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new building about to go up in New Regent St will fill the last vacant space in Christchurch's most beautiful street.

EQC premium increases 1 November 2017

EQC premium increases 1 November 2017

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 3:55 p.m. by GovtEQC

New footage of Sumner Rd repair shows extent of remaining work

New footage of Sumner Rd repair shows extent of remaining work

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 3:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

New footage has shown the extent of the earthquake repair work under way on a key link between Sumner and Lyttelton in Christchurch.

Mt Pleasant Art & Craft Market – 11 Nov 2017

Mt Pleasant Art & Craft Market – 11 Nov 2017

Monday, 30 October 2017 10:39 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Mt Pleasant Art & Craft market holds the second of its “Count-down to Christmas” market series on Saturday 11th November from 9.30am – 12.30pm. Sited in the stunning new Mt Pleasant Centre at 3 McCormacks Bay Road, you will find high quality, hand crafted items for purchase including jewellery, prints, greeting cards, wooden products, pottery,...

Can we have our cake in the red zone and eat it too?

Can we have our cake in the red zone and eat it too?

Monday, 30 October 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Regenerate Christchurch recently issued 10 possible configurations for the Otakaro-Avon River Corridor for consultation, in theory containing the feedback of over 5000 ideas, but what do these options offer the people of Christchurch?

Christchurch City councillor David East: Well die in a ditch over Rawhiti Domain land swap

Christchurch City councillor David East: 'We'll die in a ditch' over Rawhiti Domain land swap

Sunday, 29 October 2017 7:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch City councillors says residents will "die in a ditch" fighting to keep Rawhiti Domain.

Youth fashion stores follow major brands into Christchurchs retail precinct

Youth fashion stores follow major brands into Christchurch's retail precinct

Sunday, 29 October 2017 5:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Boutique-type stores aimed at younger shoppers are following the big fashion brands into Christchurch's new retail precinct.

The Christchurch rebuild king is dead. Long live the king

The Christchurch rebuild king is dead. Long live the king

Friday, 27 October 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: You may not have noticed but I've been somewhat critical of the Christchurch rebuild – or lack thereof.

Frustration over delays to Opawa Library repair

Frustration over delays to Opawa Library repair

Thursday, 26 October 2017 9:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

For six-and-a-half years the Opawa Public Library committee has waited patiently for their building to be repaired.

Christchurch heritage facade for sale – without the building

Christchurch heritage facade for sale – without the building

Thursday, 26 October 2017 9:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

It's long on history, but thin on volume.