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Stage one of Christchurch bus interchange due to open next month

Stage one of Christchurch bus interchange due to open next month

Friday, 24 April 2015 5:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

The company building the Christchurch Bus Interchange is boosting its workforce as the deadline to complete stage one looms.

Tower Insurance rebuild programme at full capacity

Tower Insurance rebuild programme 'at full capacity'

Friday, 24 April 2015 1:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tower Insurance appears to be cash-settling remaining earthquake claims customers after its rebuild programme has reached "full capacity".

Contractors cut as Fletcher downsizes repair programme

Contractors cut as Fletcher downsizes repair programme

Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Major downsizing of the Fletcher earthquake home repair programme will not slow progress in its final phase, the company says.

Contractors cut as Fletcher repair programme downsizes

Contractors cut as Fletcher repair programme downsizes

Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Major downsizing of Fletcher earthquake home repair programme staff will not slow progress in its final phase, the company says.

Contractor numbers cut as EQC home repair programme downsizes

Contractor numbers cut as EQC home repair programme downsizes

Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Major downsizing of the Fletcher-managed earthquake home repair programme staff will not slow progress in its final phase, the company says.

Re:Start mall in Christchurch may stay another 10 years

Re:Start mall in Christchurch may stay another 10 years

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 9:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's pop-up container mall could become a long-term fixture in the central city.

Ludicrous red tape delaying Christchurch rebuild

'Ludicrous' red tape delaying Christchurch rebuild

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developers say "ludicrous" rules are delaying the city's rebuild.

Rent-a-desk shared offices to open in Christchurch art deco building

Rent-a-desk shared offices to open in Christchurch art deco building

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 3:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

A restored heritage building will play host to an office collective.

Convention centre location a mistake

Convention centre location a 'mistake'

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 4:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Putting a convention centre in the middle of Christchurch's city centre is a mistake,  says.

Christchurch Convention Centre location a mistake

Christchurch Convention Centre location a 'mistake'

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 4:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Putting a convention centre in the middle of Christchurch's city centre is a mistake, says.

Is investor confidence waning in Christchurch?

Is investor confidence waning in Christchurch?

Monday, 20 April 2015 5:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cracks are showing in the development of Christchurch's CBD, with key projects stalled or abandoned, investor confidence hitting dramatic lows, and completed buildings struggling to find tenants.

Will $50 million fix Lancaster Park?

Will $50 million fix Lancaster Park?

Saturday, 18 April 2015 9:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

Ernst and Young to anchor Ngai Tahu development.

Ernst and Young to anchor Ngai Tahu development.

Saturday, 18 April 2015 8:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

Ernst and Young is moving back to the central city as an anchor tenant in Ngai Tahu's latest CBD development.

Will $50 million fix it?

Will $50 million fix it?

Friday, 17 April 2015 10:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Family have a home after four winters in garage

Family have a home after four winters in garage

Thursday, 16 April 2015 9:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch family finally have a home afters pending four winters in a garage because ofinsurance delays.

John Key opens Tait Communications building

John Key opens Tait Communications building

Thursday, 16 April 2015 5:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prime Minister John Key says Christchurch is facing  "two steps forward, one step back," in its slow journey toward recovery.

$150m-plus development for Christchurch river front

$150m-plus development for Christchurch river front

Thursday, 16 April 2015 11:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $150 million-plus office and apartment complex around a central square will be built to replace Christchurch's old police headquarters and King Edward barracks.

Developer abandons Christchurch for Auckland

Developer abandons Christchurch for Auckland

Thursday, 16 April 2015 7:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch family investor group is taking its money to Auckland, citing a lack of tenants for high-rise office buildings.

EQC home repair deadline causes stress and confusion

EQC home repair deadline causes stress and confusion

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 9:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new quake home repair deadline has left Canterbury homeowners stressed and confused.

BreakFree hotel opens after quake repair and rebrand

BreakFree hotel opens after quake repair and rebrand

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 1:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's biggest hotel is back in business.

Too much red tape in planning rules, ministers say

Too much red tape in planning rules, ministers say

Monday, 13 April 2015 11:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Proposed new planning rules for Christchurch are confusing and bogged down by too much red tape, Government Ministers Nick Smith and Gerry Brownlee say.

Antony Gough offers pre-quake rents for The Terrace development

Antony Gough offers pre-quake rents for The Terrace development

Monday, 13 April 2015 10:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

High-profile property developer Antony Gough hopes offering pre-earthquake rents will lure tenants to his stalled central Christchurch precinct.

Rebuilt Knox Church to host cultural events

Rebuilt Knox Church to host cultural events

Monday, 6 April 2015 2:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

The recently restored Knox Church is hosting performance events as part of its "spiritual mission" in the city. CHARLIE GATES reports.

WikiHouse project a social enterprise

WikiHouse project 'a social enterprise'

Monday, 6 April 2015 8:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

A communal house-building network that started in the dark days after the Christchurch earthquake will be a reality this year.

EQC claims manager starts own claims firm

EQC claims manager starts own claims firm

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 12:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) national claims manager has formed his own claims assessment company but EQC says it has a process in place to avoid conflicts.

IRD gets tough with rebuild businesses

IRD gets tough with rebuild businesses

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 7:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Inland Revenue's (IRD) lenient approach to quake-hit firms appears to be over as it moves to recover millions of dollars in debt.

Queue for urgent housing grows in Christchurch

Queue for urgent housing grows in Christchurch

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 7:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's social housing sector is struggling to cope with the demand for housing from people living in overcrowded and makeshift accommodation as another winter approaches.

Boom is bust for Christchurch firms

Boom is bust for Christchurch firms

Monday, 30 March 2015 8:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

A "target-rich" environment has prompted a spike in financial crime in Canterbury since the earthquakes, police say.

Risky phase looms for rebuild

'Risky phase looms for rebuild'

Sunday, 29 March 2015 10:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Serious Fraud Office (SFO) boss Julie Read has signalled that the Christchurch rebuild is entering a dangerous phase where white collar criminals may siphon money from major building projects.