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Former Christchurch City Council boss brings wealth of knowledge to Kaikoura

Former Christchurch City Council boss brings wealth of knowledge to Kaikoura

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 5:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

Jane Parfitt has plenty of expertise in earthquake recovery, having worked on the Christchurch City Council for the past 12 years.

First steps into Christchurchs residential red zone

First steps into Christchurch's residential red zone

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Regenerate Christchurch has signalled the start of what we have been waiting for since the red zone decisions in mid-2011 – a process for determining what will become of these lands.

Julian Lee: Cathedral Square is a pernickety plaza puzzle

Julian Lee: Cathedral Square is a pernickety plaza puzzle

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 7:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cathedral Square is in the throes of an existential crisis. For one, it's not really square (more of a diamond really) and, for the past five years, it's only had half of a cathedral. But the Half-Cathedral Diamond doesn't really have the same ring to it.

Atlas Quarter homes in central Christchurch to be ready by late 2017

Atlas Quarter homes in central Christchurch to be ready by late 2017

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 7:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Buyers can now register their interest in new homes being built in a Government-led project in central Christchurch.

Christchurchs Re:Start container mall may stay open until September

Christchurch's Re:Start container mall may stay open until September

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 3:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

The developer who plans to build a farmers' market and mall on the site of Christchurch's container mall says he wants to keep it around for longer than planned.

Adina Thorn law firm accused of trying to increase nervousness over steel mesh

Adina Thorn law firm accused of trying to increase 'nervousness' over steel mesh

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 6:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Steel & Tube has taken a swipe at Adina Thorn Lawyers, accusing it of attempting to "increase homeowner nervousness".

Carter Group to run The Crossing car park building for at least 50 years

Carter Group to run The Crossing car park building for at least 50 years

Monday, 23 January 2017 10:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has paid $28 million to the Carter Group in exchange for The Crossing car park building to remain for at least 50 years.

Artist calls for 185 white chairs to become permanent memorial to Canterbury earthquake

Artist calls for 185 white chairs to become permanent memorial to Canterbury earthquake

Monday, 23 January 2017 10:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

The artist behind Christchurch's 185 white chairs has indicated he wants the installation to become permanent.

Call for 185 white chairs to become permanent memorial to Canterbury earthquake

Call for 185 white chairs to become permanent memorial to Canterbury earthquake

Monday, 23 January 2017 7:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tha artist behind Christchurch's 185 white chairs has indicated he wants the installation to become permanent.

Regeneration strategy for Christchurchs Cathedral Square expected mid-year

Regeneration strategy for Christchurch's Cathedral Square expected mid-year

Monday, 23 January 2017 6:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

A clear vision for Christchurch's Cathedral Square is expected by June.

Christchurchs Sign of the Kiwi reopens in time for 100th anniversary

Christchurch's Sign of the Kiwi reopens in time for 100th anniversary

Monday, 23 January 2017 4:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Janice Thornton ran the Sign of the Kiwi cafe for just three days before the September 2010 earthquake.

Quake Outcasts wait for appeal date after decision on uninsured homes

Quake Outcasts wait for appeal date after decision on uninsured homes

Friday, 20 January 2017 6:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

A solicitor representing the Quake Outcasts says the High Court's order to pay $55,605 in court costs to the Government is nothing unusual, but hopes it will be reversed in appeal.

Auckland law firm warning Canterbury homeowners of shoddy steel

Auckland law firm warning Canterbury homeowners of shoddy steel

Thursday, 19 January 2017 7:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

An Auckland litigation firm is warning thousands of Canterbury homeowners their properties may have been built with shoddy steel mesh.

Acquisition issues hit cost of Christchurchs south frame as Crown remains tight-lipped

Acquisition issues hit cost of Christchurch's south frame as Crown remains tight-lipped

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 9:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Land acquisition problems plaguing Christchurch's $20 million south frame anchor project will delay and increase the cost of the development.

Canterbury rebuild plateau knocks business confidence to four-year low

Canterbury rebuild 'plateau' knocks business confidence to four-year low

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 9:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Business confidence in Canterbury has plummeted to its lowest level in four years, but it is no surprise to the Employers' Chamber of Commerce (CECC).

Construction begins on Christchurchs new QEII Recreation and Sport Centre

Construction begins on Christchurch's new QEII Recreation and Sport Centre

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 4:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

A man who worked at Christchurch's old QEII sports facility for more than 30 years, only to be ousted by the 2011 earthquake, has witnessed construction starting on its replacement.

Christchurch central library funding partnership announcement expected

Christchurch central library funding partnership announcement expected

Monday, 16 January 2017 9:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says she will make an "exciting announcement" about a funding partnership for the new central library next month.

Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial: What happened to the cherry trees?

Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial: What happened to the cherry trees?

Monday, 16 January 2017 8:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

A botanist says there is "no good reason" for swapping cherry blossom trees for maples in the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial design.

Editorial: Christchurchs central library is going to be worth the cost

Editorial: Christchurch's central library is going to be worth the cost

Monday, 16 January 2017 4:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

At first glance, the news of the budget for the new central Christchurch library ballooning by more than half seems alarming.

New Christchurch library costs rise by more than half to $95 million

New Christchurch library costs rise by more than half to $95 million

Sunday, 15 January 2017 4:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The cost of the new Christchurch central library has risen to $95 million from an original budget of $60 million.

Christchurch nightlife - is the party over?

Christchurch nightlife - is the party over?

Friday, 13 January 2017 8:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tough times are forcing some central Christchurch hospitality operators from the industry, with some giving away businesses just to get out.

Does Christchurch have too many bars and restaurants?

Does Christchurch have too many bars and restaurants?

Friday, 13 January 2017 7:33 p.m. by MediaThePress



"It's not like it used to be – you'd just open the doors and have a big party. Those days are well gone.

Christchurchs non-profit sector shines brightly in rebuild

Christchurch's non-profit sector shines brightly in rebuild

Friday, 13 January 2017 1:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

It has taken a few years but many Canterbury non-profit groups have at last replaced their quake-hit buildings, often with surprising style.

$85m Grand Central another leg up for central Christchurch

$85m Grand Central another leg up for central Christchurch

Thursday, 12 January 2017 5:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch is about to get another boost with the biggest shift yet of public servants back to the central city.

Southern Response wrongly withheld council refunds from customers

Southern Response wrongly withheld council refunds from customers

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 8:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response may owe homeowners thousands in wrongly withheld refunds.

Rolleston or Rangiora: Which is Christchurchs premier satellite town?

Rolleston or Rangiora: Which is Christchurch's premier satellite town?

Friday, 6 January 2017 9:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Rivalry is set to heat up between the booming satellite towns of Rolleston and Rangiora as new shops, schools and subdivisions open.

Canterbury earthquake memorial to open for February 22, 2017 anniversary

Canterbury earthquake memorial to open for February 22, 2017 anniversary

Friday, 6 January 2017 12:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial is on-schedule to open on the sixth anniversary of the February 22, 2011 earthquake.

Christchurch market stallholders to be homeless again after tough times

Christchurch market stallholders to be homeless again after tough times

Thursday, 5 January 2017 10:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Market stalls in central Christchurch are packing up again and their owners say they desperately need a good home.

St Germain among new eateries gearing up to open in central Christchurch

St Germain among new eateries gearing up to open in central Christchurch

Wednesday, 4 January 2017 8:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

New eateries are preparing to open their doors in central Christchurch's newly completed developments.