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How NOT to rebuild Christchurch

How NOT to rebuild Christchurch

Friday, 1 July 2016 10:19 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Jeepers, oh what fun…  I am glad that I have exciting user rights for my repaired building. It looks like the “big boys from Cashel Street” are all throwing their toys out of the cot… and attempting to mire real …

Johnny Moore: High St stoush is closed-shop behaviour

Johnny Moore: High St stoush is 'closed-shop behaviour'

Thursday, 30 June 2016 6:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Selling booze in the Innovation Precinct allows me to benefit from all the construction going on. Those hard working tradies need a cold beer at the end of the day don't they?

Surge of new hotels expected on back of Christchurch Convention Centre plan

Surge of new hotels expected on back of Christchurch Convention Centre plan

Thursday, 30 June 2016 6:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

News of firm plans for Christchurch's new Convention Centre is expected to stimulate construction from Cathedral Square north.

Christchurch City Council to spend $2.5m buying seven flood-prone Flockton homes

Christchurch City Council to spend $2.5m buying seven flood-prone Flockton homes

Thursday, 30 June 2016 4:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ratepayers will spend about $2.5 million buying seven Flockton Basin properties because they cannot be protected from flooding.

Christchurch Convention Centre to boost NZ on world stage

Christchurch Convention Centre to boost NZ on world stage

Thursday, 30 June 2016 10:51 a.m. by PRNews

 

Research to aid volcanic warning for Auckland

Research to aid volcanic warning for Auckland

Thursday, 30 June 2016 9:08 a.m. by GovtEQC

Plenty to celebrate as works starts on big indoor sports centre in east Christchurch

Plenty to celebrate as works starts on big indoor sports centre in east Christchurch

Thursday, 30 June 2016 6:13 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work is about to begin on a $5 million indoor sports centre featuring New Zealand's first 200-metre full circumference running track.

Fellow Christchurch developer goes into bat for $50m McKenzie and Willis development

Fellow Christchurch developer goes into bat for $50m McKenzie and Willis development

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 8:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

A "knee-jerk" High Court stoush over the $50 million McKenzie and Willis redevelopment is not in the city's interest, a Christchurch developer says.

Crown goes it alone on Christchurch Convention Centre after breakdown

Crown goes it alone on Christchurch Convention Centre after breakdown

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 7:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch will get a scaled-back taxpayer-funded convention centre complex after the breakdown of a two-year public-private partnership.

Work to begin soon on Convention Centre site

Work to begin soon on Convention Centre site

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 4:15 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

With early design and master planning stages successfully completed, Ōtākaro Limited is looking forward to taking the lead in an exciting new phase for Christchurch’s Convention Centre Precinct project.

Christchurchs oldest farm buildings to be restored

Christchurch's oldest farm buildings to be restored

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 8:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

Funds are being sought for the restoration of a significant piece of Canterbury heritage.

Mt Pleasant News 28 June 2016

Mt Pleasant News 28 June 2016

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 5:25 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Sponsor A Square Foot update A lot of people are congratulating us on the news they read in the paper last week of the Council granting the Association $428,000 to “complete the […]

Expert stonemason works on historic Peel Forest church

Expert stonemason works on historic Peel Forest church

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 3:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

A third-generation stonemason, originally from Northern Ireland, is visiting South Canterbury to help keep tradition alive here.

Expert stonemason works on historic Peel Forest church

Expert stonemason works on historic Peel Forest church

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 3:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

A third-generation stonemason, originally from Northern Ireland, is visiting South Canterbury to help keep tradition alive here.

Christchurchs very special historic Hamish Hay Bridge repaired

Christchurch's 'very special' historic Hamish Hay Bridge repaired

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 2:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

The family of Christchurch's longest-serving mayor have celebrated the completion of repairs to a bridge named in his honour.

City Blueprint in tatters

City Blueprint in tatters

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 2:43 p.m. by PRNews

Press Release: Lincoln University

Kindness to the fore in Canterbury

Kindness to the fore in Canterbury

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 2:02 p.m. by Allright Popular

All Right? media release

June e-newsletter

June e-newsletter

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 3:57 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Click to read our latest customer e-newsletter, published on 28 June 2016.

McKenzie and Willis developer Richard Peebles questions timing of legal action

McKenzie and Willis developer Richard Peebles questions timing of legal action

Monday, 27 June 2016 8:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

The man behind Christchurch's $50 million McKenzie and Willis redevelopment says recent legal action against the project has come out of the blue.

Back and brighter than ever – Wharenui Recreation Centre Stadium

Back and brighter than ever – Wharenui Recreation Centre Stadium

Monday, 27 June 2016 5:03 p.m. by GovtCCC

Stronger, shinier and definitely more colourful than before, the Wharenui Recreation Centre Stadium is reopening on Friday 1 July.

The Christchurch City Council facility was closed in February 2011 after sustaining earthquake damage. It has now been repaired and strengthened and is reopening at 100 per cent of the New Building Standard (NBS).

“It’s historically been a popular facility with the community, and in particular the Wharenui Swimming Club and ...

Red zone forest could help solve Christchurch’s winter air pollution

Red zone forest could help solve Christchurch’s winter air pollution

Monday, 27 June 2016 4:58 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

ECan and Regenerate Christchurch should seriously investigate how a red zone forest could help to solve Christchurch’s winter air pollution problem, says community group Greening the Red Zone.

Editorial: Chch developers are doing the right thing by challenging retail project

Editorial: Chch developers are doing the right thing by challenging retail project

Monday, 27 June 2016 6:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

At first glance the project certainly appears at odds with Christchurch's grand plan. In fact, some say the $50 million redevelopment of the old McKenzie and Willis building goes as far as threatening the integrity of the city's rebuild blueprint.

Editorial: Public scrutiny of blueprint projects fair

Editorial: Public scrutiny of blueprint projects fair

Monday, 27 June 2016 6:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Details of an inner-city stoush over the number of shops being included in the Richard Peebles-led project have been revealed by .

Skinning, crazy people and underwear racing at Queenstown Winter Festival

Skinning, 'crazy people' and underwear racing at Queenstown Winter Festival

Sunday, 26 June 2016 3:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

Dozens of "skinners" greeted the dawn from the top of the Remarkables on Saturday as part of the Queenstown Winter Festival.

Developers legal challenge symptom of available city space, expert says

Developers' legal challenge 'symptom' of available city space, expert says

Friday, 24 June 2016 6:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central city blueprint is "in tatters", a property expert says, as a legal dispute between powerful developers and businessmen erupts.

Are Otakaro Limited seemingly acting less than transparent?

Are Otakaro Limited seemingly acting less than transparent?

Friday, 24 June 2016 5:30 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

A few weeks ago Otakaro Limited changed their and we raised this as a concern which was published here. After publishing this the CEO of Otakaro asked to meet, which we did. This was a good meeting where the reasoning of the change in constitution was well explained as a positive.

 Towers Open at Margaret Mahy Family Playground Tomorrow

Towers Open at Margaret Mahy Family Playground Tomorrow

Friday, 24 June 2016 5:19 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

The new eight metre spiral slide at the Margaret Mahy Family Playground will be ready for use this weekend for those who love speed and heights. 

$14.9m Lyttelton Primary School officially open

$14.9m Lyttelton Primary School officially open

Friday, 24 June 2016 1:49 p.m. by GovtMOE Featured Popular

Countdown harnessing the skills of older workers

Countdown harnessing the skills of older workers

Friday, 24 June 2016 11:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealand ranks among the top OECD countries in supporting older workers like supermarket manager Maria Blair.

How not to repair a Heritage Precinct in the Christchurch CBD

How not to repair a Heritage Precinct in the Christchurch CBD

Friday, 24 June 2016 8:01 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

I had heard whispers that this was happening.  A very interesting article by NICK TRUEBRIDGE    23.6.16 “Christchurch development figures start new company, launch High Court proceedings” Christchurch at its worst.  A group of “well connected” City businessmen trying to protect …

Christchurch development figures start new company, launch High Court proceedings

Christchurch development figures start new company, launch High Court proceedings

Thursday, 23 June 2016 8:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A group of Christchurch's most powerful development figures have joined forces to mount a legal challenge against the city council and the company behind the $50 million McKenzie and Willis redevelopment.

Riverbank terraces officially opened in central Christchurch

Riverbank terraces officially opened in central Christchurch

Thursday, 23 June 2016 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Kapiti Coast-based poet Apirana Taylor got a thrill seeing the public lunching on the Avon riverbank in Christchurch.

First Stage of The Terraces Officially Opens

First Stage of The Terraces Officially Opens

Thursday, 23 June 2016 2:55 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Recommended Popular

Christchurch’s new urban waterfront is beginning to take shape with the official opening of the first stage of The Terraces.

Council agrees on work on two Eastern drains

Council agrees on work on two Eastern drains

Thursday, 23 June 2016 2:50 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Council today agreed to progress flood mitigation and repair on two Eastern Christchurch drains to detailed design and construction.

Christchurch rebuild in fight for resources against booming North Island centres

Christchurch rebuild in fight for resources against booming North Island centres

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 10:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Delays in the Christchurch rebuild mean the city is now fighting for investment and resources against booming North Island cities, particularly Auckland, a new report says.

Canterbury Insurance Assistance Service forced to put operations on hold

Canterbury Insurance Assistance Service forced to put operations on hold

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 7:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

An insurance advocacy service for Christchurch's earthquake-hit homeowners can no longer afford to pay staff wages and has been forced to put its operations on hold.

Everyone stays mum on future of quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral

Everyone stays mum on future of quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 1:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Government ministers, campaigners and Anglican leaders are staying silent on the future of the Christ Church Cathedral, months after an announcement on the quake-damaged building was expected.

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Wellington

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Wellington

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 8:52 a.m. by GovtEQC

Earthquake legislation used to fast track development in Southshore and Papanui

Earthquake legislation used to fast track development in Southshore and Papanui

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 6:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

New earthquake legislation will be used to fast track development in two parts of Christchurch.

Sculpture unearthed after five years under rubble donated to Canterbury Museum

Sculpture unearthed after five years under rubble donated to Canterbury Museum

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 4:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

A sculpture that fell off a cliff in the June 2011 Christchurch earthquakes and lay under rubble for five years has been donated to the Canterbury Museum.

Christchurch, Banks Peninsula properties to be revalued

Christchurch, Banks Peninsula properties to be revalued

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 3:07 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Owners of property with unrepaired earthquake damage are being asked to report it so it can be taken into account when Christchurch and Banks Peninsula properties are revalued this year.

Strong demand for earthquake insurance service continues

'Strong demand' for earthquake insurance service continues

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 1:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

An insurance service for Christchurch earthquake claimants has asked for more money as "strong demand" from homeowners continues.

First anchor tenant opens in Christchurch Innovation Precinct

First anchor tenant opens in Christchurch Innovation Precinct

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:00 a.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Riccarton housing law change passed

Riccarton housing law change passed

Monday, 20 June 2016 9:12 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

A $300 million, 600-home development on 40 hectares of Riccarton Racecourse land can proceed following today’s passage of special legislation through its third reading, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

Vote for the new Sumner library, community centre and museum name

Vote for the new Sumner library, community centre and museum name

Monday, 20 June 2016 9:03 p.m. by GovtCCC

The community still has two weeks to vote for one of five possible names for the new Sumner library, community centre and museum.

Christchurch homeowner jumping through hoops to sell written-off house

Christchurch homeowner jumping through 'hoops' to sell written-off house

Monday, 20 June 2016 4:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Trevor Lyttle just wants to sell his "broken" Christchurch home and get on with his life.

Christchurch landmarks and history inspire new laneway names

Christchurch landmarks and history inspire new laneway names

Monday, 20 June 2016 3:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians could soon be taking a stroll down Memory Lane.

Stunning restoration of Arts Centres Great Hall on display

'Stunning' restoration of Arts Centre's Great Hall on display

Saturday, 18 June 2016 5:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Great Hall at Christchurch's Arts Centre has opened its doors to reveal an "absolutely stunning" restoration.

SOL Square court battle continues as former Christchurch hotspot rots away

SOL Square court battle continues as former Christchurch hotspot rots away

Saturday, 18 June 2016 4:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

The owner of SOL Square remains locked in a multimillion-dollar court battle as the once bustling complex rots, despite interest from potential developers.

Story of a street: A snapshot of the earthquake recovery in Christchurch

Story of a street: A snapshot of the earthquake recovery in Christchurch

Friday, 17 June 2016 9:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Getting there is a mission in itself. John Patterson, the energetic 80-year-old organiser of Parklands' Older Generation Forum, apologises.

East frame community will be a NZ first

East frame community will be a NZ first

Friday, 17 June 2016 7:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's east frame housing development will be a green rated community â€“ a New Zealand first.

Civic Assurances director fee hike voted down for second time in three years

Civic Assurance's director fee hike voted down for second time in three years

Friday, 17 June 2016 4:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tony Marryatt should offer his resignation over Civic Assurance's failed bid to hike its directors fees, an elected councillor says.

Councils vote down Civic Assurance push for 15 per cent director fee hike

Councils vote down Civic Assurance push for 15 per cent director fee hike

Friday, 17 June 2016 12:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

A cash-strapped council insurer's bid to increase its directors fees has been rejected by councils across New Zealand.

Council seeks feedback on centre proposal

Council seeks feedback on centre proposal

Friday, 17 June 2016 12:23 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Submissions are due in on Monday, June 20 for the proposed permanent St Albans Community Centre building. Consultation meetings have been taking place during the first two weeks in May. The following concerns were some of those raised at the …

Council wants feedback on proposed community centre

Council wants feedback on proposed community centre

Friday, 17 June 2016 12:21 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Submissions are due in on Monday, June 20 for the proposed permanent St Albans Community Centre building. Consultation meetings have been taking place during the first two weeks in May. The following concerns were some of those raised at the …