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Chch no boom town for workers

Chch 'no boom town' for workers

Saturday, 19 April 2014 2:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Marta Steeman asks how high demand for rebuild workers really is?

Slow rebuild impacts SI growth

Slow rebuild impacts SI growth

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

South Island growth may not soar quite as high in the future, because of a slower than expected Canterbury rebuild.

Are assessors scratching the surface?

Are assessors scratching the surface?

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

It is the question many are asking: whether EQC is living up to its responsibilities with its Canterbury home repairs programme? Those with foundation damage are not so sure, as JOHN McCRONE reports.

Big project on pause

Big project on 'pause'

Friday, 18 April 2014 1:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

The stalling of the multi-million dollar Terrace project reflects the reality of creating commercial developments in post-earthquake Christchurch, developers say.

Public to have a say on red zones future

Public to have a say on red zones' future

Friday, 18 April 2014 1:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

The public will play a part in deciding what the residential red zones will look like in the future, Prime Minister John Key says.

The Terrace development had paused before

The Terrace development had 'paused' before

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

The multi-million dollar Terrace project has been ''paused'' several times during its development and the latest is no different, says its backer Antony Gough.

New plans for Hotel Grand Chancellor site

New plans for Hotel Grand Chancellor site

Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hotel Grand Chancellor will not be rebuilt in its old spot.

The Terrace city development stalls

The Terrace city development stalls

Thursday, 17 April 2014 2:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

The celebrated $150 million Terrace project in the central city has stalled.

Council tags $50m to stimulate housing

Council tags $50m to stimulate housing

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

The $50 million the city council has tagged for tackling Christchurch's housing problems could be the catalyst for thousands of affordable new homes, says deputy mayor Vicki Buck.

Original designs sorely needed in Christchurch

Original designs sorely needed in Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 1:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

I haven't seen Friedensreich Hundertwasser's celebrated public toilets in Kawakawa, but I have seen the Hundertwasser house in Vienna.

Original designs sorely needed in Chch

Original designs sorely needed in Chch

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 1:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

I haven't seen Friedensreich Hundertwasser's celebrated public toilets in Kawakawa, but I have seen the Hundertwasser house in Vienna.

Council may help foot bill for strengthening

Council may help foot bill for strengthening

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council may contribute $800,000 towards the cost of strengthening a landmark art deco apartment building in the central city.

Government to sign CBD office contracts

Government to sign CBD office contracts

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Public servants could be back in central Christchurch by next spring, with the Government on the verge of signing deals for four new buildings.

Retaining look of cathedral favoured

Retaining look of cathedral favoured

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 50 per cent of Cantabrians want a restored Christ Church Cathedral to retain the same look, a new poll shows.

Group aims to revive Brighton

Group aims to revive Brighton

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A New Brighton group wanting to "give power back to the people" will look to community funding to revitalise the seaside suburb.

High St paralysed by Cera indecision

High St 'paralysed' by Cera indecision

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Nicky Arts owns a shop in the historic Duncan Buildings in High St and is trying to repair it so she can reopen, but she is hitting obstacles at every turn.

Officials ignore local investors

'Officials ignore local investors'

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) denies those claims and says it works closely with local developers to encourage central city development.

Group aims to revive New Brighton

Group aims to revive New Brighton

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A New Brighton group wanting to "give power back to the people" will look to community funding to revitalise the seaside suburb.

Migrant rebuild workers face housing crisis

Migrant rebuild workers face housing crisis

Monday, 14 April 2014 11:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch businesses which are reliant on migrant workers are sounding the alarm about a shortage of accommodation for new recruits.

Japanese kindy inspires new school design

Japanese kindy inspires new school design

Monday, 14 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cathedral Grammar School has unveiled a master plan for a new school that draws on an award-winning kindergarten in Japan.

Campaign finds 50 houses to fix

Campaign finds 50 houses to fix

Monday, 14 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A community-led Christchurch door-knocking campaign to find cold, unsafe and unsanitary homes before winter has identified more than 50 in need of repair.

Council drops action over undervalued assets

Council drops action over undervalued assets

Monday, 14 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council staff and councillors are at odds over claims crucial council assets were undervalued before the earthquakes.

Quakes lessons not in new law

Quake's lessons 'not in new law'

Saturday, 12 April 2014 1:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Lessons learnt from Christchurch's deadly 2011 earthquake are not reflected in new legislation aimed at reducing the number of quake-prone buildings, the city council says.

Quake legislation not enough, says Council

Quake legislation not enough, says Council

Saturday, 12 April 2014 1:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Lessons learnt from Christchurch's deadly 2011 earthquake are not reflected in new legislation aimed at reducing the number of quake-prone buildings, the city council says.

No timeframe for Ngai Tahu cultural centre

No timeframe for Ngai Tahu cultural centre

Friday, 11 April 2014 12:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

The South Island's largest iwi will not rush a proposed cultural precinct in central Christchurch, a Maori culture expert says. 

Ferrymead Countdown opens despite carpark row

Ferrymead Countdown opens despite carpark row

Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:31 a.m. by MediaThePress

Ferrymead Countdown has opened amidst a row over its carpark, ripped up by a contractor in protest for not being paid.

Billboards could attract business back to CBD

Billboards could attract business back to CBD

Thursday, 10 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch could soon be lit up like New York City's Times Square.

Billboards to attract business to CBD

Billboards to attract business to CBD

Thursday, 10 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch could soon be lit up like New York City's Times Square.

Is convention centre really needed?

Is convention centre really needed?

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 10:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

Do you like conferences? If they are done right, they can be stimulating, productive and rewarding. Otherwise they can be just talk. Mostly they are a lot of hard work.

$100m plans for City Mall unveiled

$100m plans for City Mall unveiled

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 8:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

The developer behind the $100 million Cashel Square office and retail precinct under way in Christchurch's City Mall has released new images of how it will look.