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Mission for the New Year

Mission for the New Year

Monday, 8 February 2016 5:58 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

A number of people have asked me already this year – ‘where are you at and where are you going?’. So I’ll use this space to quickly update everyone on my progress and my intentions for 2016. Some of you …

Smaller developers follow big guys lead in Christchurch retail rebuild

Smaller developers follow big guys' lead in Christchurch retail rebuild

Monday, 8 February 2016 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

It is not just the big guys planning to build in Christchurch's emerging retail precinct.

Mike Yardley: EQC delays five years after Canterbury quakes outrageous

Mike Yardley: EQC delays five years after Canterbury quakes 'outrageous'

Monday, 8 February 2016 12:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Chinese New Year has fast become a more joyful and overtly expressive festivity in New Zealand than our own national birthday.

The quiet dissection of the Canterbury policyholder?

The quiet dissection of the Canterbury policyholder?

Sunday, 7 February 2016 8:41 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

  I have been involved in events in Christchurch for longer than five years now –long enough to be able to stand back and look at this situation from a more philosophical point of view and here are some of …

Seeing Christchurch CBD through Tourist Eyes

Seeing Christchurch CBD through Tourist Eyes

Saturday, 6 February 2016 11:43 a.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews

After five years of covering Christchurch's earthquake devastation and the road to recovery, I ventured out to see how the city was being presented to tourists. were my hosts and the one hour tour was comprehensive and interesting. The vantage point of the open-top double-decker bus was excellent and gave me a new perspective of the city. Crumbling ruins still dominate some areas while in others, cranes and construction signal new life and growth. The giant "sand-pits" are still part of the lan ...

Community use and greenery at heart of Waimak red zone vision

Community use and greenery at heart of Waimak red zone vision

Friday, 5 February 2016 10:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Some former red-zoned Canterbury homeowners may have the chance to buy back or lease their old sections but will not be able to rebuild on them.

Metro Sport Facility tenders considered

Metro Sport Facility tenders considered

Thursday, 4 February 2016 5:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Six companies have expressed an interest in project managing the construction of Christchurch's $300 million Metro Sports Facility.

Hotel project to replace luxury apartment scheme

Hotel project to replace luxury apartment scheme

Thursday, 4 February 2016 2:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new hotel with 48 serviced apartments will be built in central Christchurch — replacing a collapsed luxury housing scheme.

Lyttelton Port development connecting NZ traders to the world

Lyttelton Port development connecting NZ traders to the world

Thursday, 4 February 2016 2:06 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Bill English | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Kairaki stayers upset after red-zoned land deemed not feasible for development

Kairaki stayers upset after red-zoned land deemed 'not feasible' for development

Thursday, 4 February 2016 10:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

The future of two Canterbury red-zone stayer strongholds are uncertain after a technical panel has found the areas too susceptible to sea level rise.

New features in store for popular playground

New features in store for popular playground

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 6:02 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Arrogant Government not above the law

Arrogant Government not above the law

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 5:09 p.m. by MeganWoods

Release: New Zealand Labour Party

Quake Outcasts – Fresh High Court Proceedings

Quake Outcasts – Fresh High Court Proceedings

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 5:02 p.m. by QuakeOutcasts Popular

Release: Quake Outcasts

Talking about regeneration

Talking about regeneration

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 4:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Private Insurance Earthquake Settlement Figures Demand Greater Scrutiny: guest blog

Private Insurance Earthquake Settlement Figures Demand Greater Scrutiny: guest blog

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 3:17 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

The Private Insurance sector continues to overstate the rate of progress of Canterbury earthquake insurance settlements. That from Christchurch accountant Cameron Preston who says figures in a media release from the lobby group¹, the Insurance Council of New Zealand, are …

Work starts on $30m Christchurch parking retail link

Work starts on $30m Christchurch parking retail link

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 2:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction has begun on another piece of Christchurch's new central shopping district – an eight-storey public car parking complex with shops below.

Arepas

Arepas

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 1:34 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Arepas summary

Quarter of EQC staff believe the organisation is delivering on promises

Quarter of EQC staff believe the organisation is delivering on promises

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 12:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Just a quarter of Earthquake Commission (EQC) staff believe their organisation delivers on the promises it makes to customers.

Centre of Contemporary Art Re-opens w/ ‘Precarious Balance

Centre of Contemporary Art Re-opens w/ ‘Precarious Balance'

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 9:57 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Morale at beleaguered EQC hits rock bottom

Morale at beleaguered EQC hits rock bottom

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 9:45 a.m. by MeganWoods

Canterbury Spokesperson

Latest St Albans News out now

Latest St Albans News out now

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 8:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A strong post-quake theme runs through the February/ March edition of St Albans News, hardly surprising as February 22 marks five years since the second major quake struck Christchurch with gravity-defying force. A story about asbestos on a site in …

Re:Start mall to stay another year

Re:Start mall to stay another year

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 6:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's popular Re:Start mall will be around for at least another year after the Government extended the lease for the temporary shopping development.

Cassels central city venture to close after being bought by Crown

Cassels' central city venture to close after being bought by Crown

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 5:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

A central Christchurch bar will close its doors after being bought by the Government to make way for the city's proposed stadium.

Extension to keep popular container mall going

Extension to keep popular container mall going

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 3:28 p.m. by GovtCera

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced an extension of a lease on Crown-owned land to enable the iconic Re:START Mall more time operating at its current site.

Extension to keep popular container mall going

Extension to keep popular container mall going

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 3:24 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

MEDIA STATEMENT: CAM PRESTONS RELEASE ON CANTERBURY PROGRESS

MEDIA STATEMENT: CAM PRESTON'S RELEASE ON CANTERBURY PROGRESS

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 11:58 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

Chief Executive of the Insurance Council Tim Grafton says “Cameron Preston misrepresents the progress being made on the Canterbury residential rebuild.  Insurance Council members settled 5,392 major repairs and rebuilds in 2015 taking the total settled since the earthquakes to 18,958. 

Private Insurance Earthquake Settlement Figures Demand Greater Scrutiny

Private Insurance Earthquake Settlement Figures Demand Greater Scrutiny

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 11:55 a.m. by PRNews

The Private Insurance sector continues to overstate the rate of progress of Canterbury earthquake insurance settlements.

85th anniversary of Napier earthquake

85th anniversary of Napier earthquake

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 11:42 a.m. by GovtEQC

Development feasible in parts of Waimakariri red zone

Development 'feasible' in parts of Waimakariri red zone

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 11:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of Canterbury's most earthquake-damaged streets has been deemed "technically feasible" for new residential development.

4600 stuck homeowners need more help settling quake claims, mayor says

4600 'stuck' homeowners need more help settling quake claims, mayor says

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 9:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

The thousands of Christchurch homeowners who have yet to settle their earthquake claims need more help, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Homeowners need more help settling quake claims, mayor says

Homeowners need more help settling quake claims, mayor says

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 9:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

The thousands of Christchurch homeowners who have yet to settle their earthquake claims need more help, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Thousands of residential claims from Christchurch earthquakes still not settled

Thousands of residential claims from Christchurch earthquakes still not settled

Monday, 1 February 2016 7:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Private insurers have paid out $16.7 billion in Christchurch for commercial and domestic earthquake claims, but more than 4600 homeowners are still awaiting settlement for major property damage.

Insurers settle 20% more claims in 2015

Insurers settle 20% more claims in 2015

Monday, 1 February 2016 12:19 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Private insurers are on track to settle the vast majority of Canterbury earthquake claims by the end of this year, the Insurance Council announced today.

Visionarium journey comes to an end

Visionarium journey comes to an end

Monday, 1 February 2016 11:24 a.m. by GovtCera

After 18 months of touring the greater Christchurch region and being visited by more than 70,000 people in the community, the Visionarium ended its journey yesterday in Cathedral Square.

Christchurch photo files: Joseph Johnson documents the eastern suburbs

Christchurch photo files: Joseph Johnson documents the eastern suburbs

Saturday, 30 January 2016 10:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

Photojournalist Joseph Johnson, whose CBD photos featured last week, has turned his lens to the Christchurch's eastern suburbs.

An architectural call to arms for the Christchurch rebuild

An architectural call to arms for the Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 29 January 2016 8:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Back in 1920 the journal of the  NZ Institute of Architects focused on the predicted architectural austerity of impending modernism.

Christchurch: An accessible city?

Christchurch: An accessible city?

Friday, 29 January 2016 7:54 p.m. by Speak Up Korerotia

Is Christchurch an accessible city? How should we be building for accessibility - and thus inclusion?

Quake-hit bar reopens: My brother would have wanted me to keep on going

Quake-hit bar reopens: 'My brother would have wanted me to keep on going'

Friday, 29 January 2016 4:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

Nearly five years after her brother died shielding her from falling rubble in Iconic bar during the big earthquake, Amy Cooney is back in her old job.

Threatened Christchurch mansion for sale as-is-where-is

Threatened Christchurch mansion for sale as-is-where-is

Friday, 29 January 2016 1:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

The fate of Christchurch's historic McLean's Mansion will soon be in the hands of new owners.

New $50m Science Alive! building in Christchurch

New $50m Science Alive! building in Christchurch

Thursday, 28 January 2016 6:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new $50 million international science centre will be developed on central Christchurch's Durham Street law courts site.

Defending the glass box: Christchurch developers explain

Defending the glass box: Christchurch developers explain

Thursday, 28 January 2016 6:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Is it cost, fashion, or lack of imagination which has led to so many similar-looking concrete, glass and steel buildings going up in central Christchurch?

Traditional buildings possible in Christchurch

Traditional buildings possible in Christchurch

Thursday, 28 January 2016 4:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

Traditional buildings possible in Christchurch

Traditional buildings possible in Christchurch

Thursday, 28 January 2016 4:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Magnitude 4.1 quake shakes Christchurch

Magnitude 4.1 quake shakes Christchurch

Thursday, 28 January 2016 2:08 p.m. by GovtEQC

Southern Response chief executive Peter Rose stepping down

Southern Response chief executive Peter Rose stepping down

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 4:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Government-owned insurer Southern Response is on the hunt for a new leader.

International architects Woods Bagot to open studio in Auckland

International architects Woods Bagot to open studio in Auckland

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 4:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

An international architecture consultancy firm wants Kiwi talent to help it innovate.

Temporary Lyttelton Library to open

Temporary Lyttelton Library to open

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 2:49 p.m. by GovtCCC

A temporary library will open in Lyttelton next month following the closure of Lyttelton Library in London Street for repair, strengthening and refurbishment work later this week.

Derelict building to make way for central Christchurchs post-quake rebuild

Derelict building to make way for central Christchurch's post-quake rebuild

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 10:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

In a major breakthrough for Christchurch's Cathedral Square, the old BNZ House is coming down to make way for a major new development.

Last of the QEII buildings demolished

Last of the QEII buildings demolished

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 4:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sports House, one of the last remaining buildings at Christchurch's Queen Elizabeth II Park, is being demolished.

Child burns fingers on hot slide at Margaret Mahy Playground

Child burns fingers on hot slide at Margaret Mahy Playground

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 4:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

A 6-year-old Christchurch girl burnt her fingers on the metal slide at the Margaret Mahy Family Playground as the Government continues to "investigate options" for more shade cover.

Margaret Mahy Family Playground one month on 22nd January 2016

Margaret Mahy Family Playground one month on 22nd January 2016

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:50 p.m. by GovtCCDU

The acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, John Ombler, talks about the Margaret Mahy Family Playground. one month on from its opening before Christmas.

How not to repair a heritage building in Christchurch CBD part 172

How not to repair a heritage building in Christchurch CBD part 172

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 10:16 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

So What is new in High Street? Well Rangiora’s High Street is moving forward with its re-development.  Lucky them. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/north-canterbury/75734380/rangioras-high-street-developments-taking-shape There is noticeable progress on the rebuild on the Mckenzie & Willis site, behind us. I believe this is due …

Southern Response seeking new Chief Executive for final stage

Southern Response seeking new Chief Executive for final stage

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 2:52 a.m. by SouthernResponse

We can confirm today that Chief Executive Peter Rose will be stepping down in the mid-year, as previously indicated at the October 2015 Annual Meeting.

Earthquake support to continue in city libraries

Earthquake support to continue in city libraries

Monday, 25 January 2016 11:28 a.m. by breakthrough

Recovery loses an inspirational leader

Recovery loses an inspirational leader

Monday, 25 January 2016 11:23 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

A former senior leader at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Michelle Mitchell, passed away suddenly yesterday after an unexpected illness. She was away for the weekend with her husband in Queenstown.

Certified Builders introduces mandatory building guarantees

Certified Builders introduces mandatory building guarantees

Monday, 25 January 2016 11:07 a.m. by PRNews

MEDIA RELEASE: Certified Builders Association of New Zealand