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Grandstand built for watching demolitions

Grandstand built for watching demolitions

Thursday, 23 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A mini and relocatable grandstand has been designed so people can observe "crowd-worthy" demolitions in comfort.

Watch a demolition from the grandstand

Watch a demolition from the grandstand

Thursday, 23 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A mini and relocatable grandstand has been designed so people can among other things observe "crowd-worthy" demolitions in comfort.

WorkSafe asbestos investigation meaningless

WorkSafe asbestos investigation 'meaningless'

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Homeowners and contractors are angry over the results of an investigation into asbestos management in Christchurch's residential rebuild.

Rebuild boom expected to slow after two years

Rebuild boom expected to slow after two years

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It seems an odd thought, but Christchurch's rebuild boom is nearly over.

WorkSafe: Asbestos management flawed

WorkSafe: Asbestos management flawed

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 1:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

A WorkSafe New Zealand investigation has found deficiencies in the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and Fletcher EQR's management of asbestos but will not lay any charges.

CDC expects city rebuild to peak soon

CDC expects city rebuild to peak soon

Monday, 20 October 2014 9:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's rebuild is soon to peak.

Waltham Pool set to reopen this summer

Waltham Pool set to reopen this summer

Monday, 20 October 2014 2:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Waltham Pool will reopen this summer.

Huge project to put Malthouse back on track

Huge project to put Malthouse back on track

Monday, 20 October 2014 11:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Remedial work on one of the city's last remaining industrial stone buildings will begin today.

Victoria Square revamp startles

Victoria Square revamp startles

Friday, 17 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of Christchurch's few remaining central-city landmarks is to be revamped.

Focus on cycling not stadium, expert says

Focus on cycling not stadium, expert says

Thursday, 16 October 2014 8:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's city planners need to put less emphasis on a convention centre and stadium and focus more on encouraging residents to walk and cycle, an international expert says.

Dont crane your neck; we are the skyline king

Don't crane your neck; we are the skyline king

Thursday, 16 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It is hardly a surprise but it is now official - Christchurch is the crane capital of New Zealand.

Theatre tests its colours

Theatre tests its colours

Thursday, 16 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The facade of the historic Isaac Theatre Royal was lit up for the first time this week as restoration work continues.

Rebuild puts end to brain drain

Rebuild puts end to 'brain drain'

Thursday, 16 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Smart Cantabrians staying home for work and expats returning from overseas are snapping up rebuild jobs and plugging the "brain drain".

Theatre Royal tests its colours

Theatre Royal tests its colours

Thursday, 16 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The facade of the historic Isaac Theatre Royal was lit up for the first time this week as restoration work continues.

Slowdown urged on Halswell

Slowdown urged on Halswell

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Halswell is at risk of "major infrastructure failures" if developed too quickly, a local community board member says.

Corner building blending past and present wins top Civic Trust award

Corner building blending past and present wins top Civic Trust award

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new office building capturing elements of its historic predecessor has won the supreme award in this year's Christchurch Civic Trust Awards.

Stranges building wins supreme award

Stranges building wins supreme award

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new office building capturing elements of its historic predecessor has won the supreme award in this year's Christchurch Civic Trust Awards.

Broken city doing more than catching up

Broken city doing more than catching up

Saturday, 11 October 2014 9:07 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Rebuild company repays EQC

Rebuild company repays EQC

Saturday, 11 October 2014 12:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

A rebuild firm has paid back money to the Earthquake Commission (EQC) after a disputes tribunal heard allegations it charged for earthquake repairs it never completed.

Investors slash prices of proposed central city village

Investors slash prices of proposed central city village

Saturday, 11 October 2014 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Developers of a new urban village have drastically cut the cost of its most expensive homes after admitting people are unlikely to spend close to $1 million to live there.

River promenade work hopes to rejuvenate Avon

River promenade work hopes to rejuvenate Avon

Saturday, 11 October 2014 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work on a key part of Christchurch's new Avon River Precinct will begin next week.

Developers fight over land

Developers fight over land

Friday, 10 October 2014 11:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Rival developers are fighting over a hotly-contested block of Halswell land that could become a large commercial centre for the growing Christchurch community.

Work set to kick off on The Terraces

Work set to kick off on The Terraces

Friday, 10 October 2014 1:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work on a key part of Christchurch's new Avon River Precinct will begin next week.

Cardboard foundations used in repairs

Cardboard foundations used in repairs

Thursday, 9 October 2014 8:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new cardboard foundation system resembling an egg carton is being hailed as a world first.

Forced land sales breach fundamental rights

Forced land sales 'breach fundamental rights'

Thursday, 9 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Forced Government land-takes in central Christchurch have resulted in major breaches to "fundamental property ownership rights", a Wellington lawyer says.

Spike in injuries to migrant workers

Spike in injuries to migrant workers

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

WorkSafe New Zealand is investigating an accident involving a migrant rebuild worker who spent four weeks in hospital after a four-metre fall on a Christchurch construction site.

Rebuild delays irk nearby residents

Rebuild delays irk nearby residents

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

South Brighton residents are running out of patience as the rebuild of the busy Bridge St bridge drags on and the cost of the project balloons to nearly $17 million.

EQC warns insurance threatens recovery

EQC warns insurance threatens recovery

Sunday, 5 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Changes to the way homes are insured since the Christchurch earthquakes are threatening the ability of communities to recover after future natural disasters.

Developer aims to add life to river

Developer aims to add life to river

Thursday, 2 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developer Alasdair Cassels will invest $400,000 to revitalise part of the Heathcote River.

Alisdair Cassels to beautify Heathcote River

Alisdair Cassels to beautify Heathcote River

Thursday, 2 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developer Alasdair Cassels will invest $400,000 to revitalise part of the Heathcote River.