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Land for anchor projects reduced

Land for anchor projects reduced

Monday, 26 January 2015 11:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The bold plan for Christchurch's rebuild has been slowly altered since its release, with more than a fifth of the land earmarked for Crown acquisition back in private landowners' hands.

Historic buildings threatened by demolition

Historic buildings threatened by demolition

Monday, 26 January 2015 9:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is on the verge of losing two of the last remaining buildings designed by renowned early 20th century architect Cecil Wood, heritage advocates fear.

Library a symbol of Kaiapois recovery

Library a symbol of Kaiapoi's recovery

Saturday, 24 January 2015 10:19 a.m. by MediaThePress

The opening of a bold new library is a symbol of Kaiapoi's recovery, writes PHILIP MATTHEWS .

Breakfree Hotel: Refurbished city hotel almost ready for business

Breakfree Hotel: Refurbished city hotel almost ready for business

Friday, 23 January 2015 10:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch will get its biggest hotel yet when an office-building-turned-hotel reopens in April.

Christchurch faces glut of office space

Christchurch faces glut of office space

Friday, 23 January 2015 8:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

SOL Square squabble stalls redevelopment of entertainment hotspot

SOL Square squabble stalls redevelopment of entertainment hotspot

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

A long-standing insurance battle is blocking the redevelopment of one of Christchurch's pre-quake entertainment hotspots.

New Returned and Services Association base only weeks away

New Returned and Services Association base only weeks away

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 8:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

After spending close to four years without a permanent base, the Christchurch RSA is just weeks away from moving into its new premises.

Convention centre lands international conferences

Convention centre lands international conferences

Monday, 19 January 2015 12:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The first international conference is scheduled for Christchurch's new convention centre, putting on the pressure for the complex to be finished by its 2017 target.

Big crowd queues for Waltham Pool reopening

Big crowd queues for Waltham Pool reopening

Sunday, 18 January 2015 10:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

People queued for up to 40 minutes at Waltham Pool for a chance to swim at the reopened complex.

Land prices shrink frame

Land prices shrink frame

Thursday, 15 January 2015 10:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Increasing land prices have forced the Government to scale back its plan for a green belt in Christchurch's city centre, leaving landowners in an "appalling" situation.

Land prices shrink Christchurchs south frame

Land prices shrink Christchurch's south frame

Thursday, 15 January 2015 10:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Increasing land prices have forced the Government to scale back its plan for a green belt in Christchurch's city centre, leaving landowners in an "appalling" situation.

Christchurch precincts short of critical car parks

Christchurch precincts short of 'critical' car parks

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 6:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has lashed out at the Crown behind-the-scenes for its failure to provide visitor car parking at a major anchor project.

Parking crucial in Christchurch redevelopment

Parking crucial in Christchurch redevelopment

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

It is unfortunate an issue as mundane as car parking has become the focus of one of the most exciting parts of Christchurch's redevelopment.

Engineers look for more efficiency

Engineers look for more efficiency

Sunday, 11 January 2015 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Structural engineers wanting to fix the devastated Christchurch commercial centre do not like the idea of waste.

Christchurch rebuild will be legacy to engineer

Christchurch rebuild will be legacy to engineer

Saturday, 10 January 2015 1:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

A rebuilt Christchurch will be Nigel Priestley's memorial.

Intolerable stresses spill over into threats for earthquake victims

Intolerable stresses spill over into threats for earthquake victims

Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:15 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Earthquake Commission (EQC) staff have called the police 90 times in the past 2 1/2 years in response to threatening or distressed customers.

Delayed Avon River Precinct revamp threatens tourism

Delayed Avon River Precinct revamp threatens tourism

Friday, 9 January 2015 10:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

A flagship Christchurch anchor project has stalled, sparking fears rebuild delays could threaten the city's international appeal.

Major changes to inner city Christchurch roads

Major changes to inner city Christchurch roads

Thursday, 8 January 2015 2:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Transformation of three major central city streets will begin in Christchurch on Monday.

Restrictons lifted for several central city sites

Restrictons lifted for several central city sites

Thursday, 8 January 2015 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The land designation on several central city sites has been removed by the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU).

New builds reshape Christchurch

New builds reshape Christchurch

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Last year began with the official opening of Forte Health, in January. The "glass-encased fortress" on Kilmore St is the Oxford Clinic's offspring, and targets short-stay, less complex procedures from ear, nose and throat, urology, orthopaedic and gynaecology specialties. All of Christchurch's urologists, almost all of its ear, nose and throat surgeons and at least half of its orthopaedic surgeons are understood to be shareholders in the multimillion-dollar venture.

Offices, shops for Christchurch CBD by November

Offices, shops for Christchurch CBD by November

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Hundreds of civil servants will be back in central city by November as a massive new office and retail block takes shape.

Smiles return as red zone memories recede

Smiles return as red zone memories recede

Friday, 2 January 2015 9:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

After two years living with the cold, the damp, the potholes, no flushing toilet, the paltry payout for their red-zoned home, the pressure to leave and the land title that never went through, Jade and Stephen Church are happy.

Futures brightest in Christchurchs eastern frame

Future's brightest in Christchurch's eastern frame

Friday, 2 January 2015 9:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

"Get in early, get in early."

Urban explorers photograph earthquake-damaged Peterborough building

Urban explorers photograph earthquake-damaged Peterborough building

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 12:30 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Urban explorers have snuck into another Christchurch heritage building to reveal an eerie world of decay and abandon.

Cost of EQCs court battles with Cantabrians exceeds $5m

Cost of EQC's court battles with Cantabrians exceeds $5m

Monday, 29 December 2014 11:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission has spent more than $5 million fighting court battles with Cantabrians over the last four years.

The best rebuild ideas in 2014

The best rebuild ideas in 2014

Monday, 29 December 2014 6:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

Red tape stymies CBD farm and celebrity eatery

Red tape stymies CBD farm and celebrity eatery

Friday, 26 December 2014 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Government bureaucracy scuppered plans for a celebrity restaurant and a farm in the city centre, a regeneration group says.

Jenny Shipley: Canterbury must keep momentum

Jenny Shipley: Canterbury must 'keep momentum'

Friday, 26 December 2014 8:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Dame Jenny Shipley wants a power handover plan for Canterbury drawn up within five months.

IAG wears rising costs of rebuild

IAG wears rising costs of rebuild

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 8:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealand's largest insurer, IAG, has raised its Canterbury earthquakes bill by up to $1 billion, as it receives more over $100,000 cap claims passed from the Earthquake Commission.

$1 billion added to Canterbury quakes bill

$1 billion added to Canterbury quakes bill

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 2:58 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New Zealand's largest insurer has raised its Canterbury earthquakes bill by up to $1 billion, as it receives more $100,000-plus cap claims passed from the Earthquake Commission.