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New Moorhouse Ave complex nears finish

New Moorhouse Ave complex nears finish

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:36 p.m. by MediaThePress



What do you want from new central library?

What do you want from new central library?

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 9:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

How refreshing to be writing about an exciting new architectural design for the heart of the city. There have been precious few of them, apart from the transitional "cardboard" cathedral.

Brits in push for rebuild role

Brits in push for rebuild role

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The British High Commission is offering to take officials from Christchurch on a "study tour" of infrastructure projects in Britain.

State housing quake repairs below target

State housing quake repairs below target

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Repairs on Christchurch's crippled state housing stock are failing to keep pace as deadlines loom for the work.

Big investment needed for affordable housing

Big investment needed for affordable housing

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Adding 3000 affordable new homes into Christchurch's housing market will require an investment of more than $1 billion.

$1b needed for affordable homes

$1b needed for affordable homes

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Adding 3000 affordable new homes into Christchurch's housing market will require an investment of more than $1 billion.

Arts precinct plans may need a rethink and shrink

Arts precinct plans may need a rethink and shrink

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

The performing arts precinct might have to be rethought after the Government revealed it has stopped buying land for the central-city anchor project.

Crown to no longer buy arts precinct land

Crown to no longer buy arts precinct land

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 12:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Land originally earmarked for the performing arts precinct in Christchurch city centre will no longer be purchased by the Government, says Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.

Housing deal to boost city revenue

Housing deal to boost city revenue

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new entity driving the provision of affordable housing in Christchurch could lead to a financial boon for the city council and cheaper rent for social housing tenants.

Plans put arts precinct in doubt

Plans put arts precinct in doubt

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra has developed plans for a suburban concert hall, in a move that could cast doubt on the central city performing arts precinct.

Blueprint options reviewed

Blueprint options 'reviewed'

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Central Development Unit appears to be reviewing its strict approach to the recovery blueprint as it realises more flexibility is needed to rebuild the central city, a local developer says. 

Editorial: Roadblocks to city rebuild must be cleared

Editorial: Roadblocks to city rebuild must be cleared

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The news that more flexibility is creeping into relations between the Christchurch Central Development Unit and property owners over plans for some important features of the central city is a heartening development.

Long wait for glass as demand grows

Long wait for glass as demand grows

Sunday, 20 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Glass facades have become a $100 million-a-year industry in the Christchurch rebuild, but most of those dollars are now going offshore.

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.