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Big step forward for mansion gallery plan

Big step forward for mansion gallery plan

Thursday, 8 December 2016 6:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Public support and a Christchurch City Council grant have saved McLean's Mansion, says the man behind plans to open it as an art gallery.

Gloucester St bridge to reopen before christmas

Gloucester St bridge to reopen before christmas

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 5:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Vehicles will soon begin to pass between the ornamental ironwork railings of the Gloucester St Bridge.

Carlton Courts reopens with new businesses

Carlton Courts reopens with new businesses

Monday, 5 December 2016 7:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Carlton Courts building on one of Christchurch's busiest corners has been repaired and will become a food and drink hub again.

The politics of Christchurchs glass box rebuild

The politics of Christchurch's glass box rebuild

Monday, 5 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The architecture of the rebuild shouldn't be dismissed as merely a passing style. Instead its materials and spaces speak of a particular politics. I think most people intuitively understand this and I suspect it's why the city's new glass boxes receive ongoing criticism.

Goughs sell building to Dotcom lawyer

Goughs sell building to Dotcom lawyer

Friday, 2 December 2016 7:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Kim Dotcom's lawyer has bought a heritage building in central Christchurch from the Gough family at a discounted price.

Calls for faster action on 900 quake-prone buildings in Christchurch

Calls for faster action on 900 quake-prone buildings in Christchurch

Friday, 2 December 2016 5:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

The North Canterbury earthquake has triggered renewed calls for faster action on earthquake-prone buildings, despite new laws designed to speed up the process.

Tensions run high as anger over central Christchurch roading nears boiling point

Tensions run high as anger over central Christchurch roading nears boiling point

Thursday, 1 December 2016 8:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

An "emotional" road works meeting of 100 Christchurch business owners grew fiery this week, amid claims constant alterations are driving away customers and hurting turnover.

Calls for faster action on quake-prone buildings

Calls for faster action on quake-prone buildings

Thursday, 1 December 2016 6:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

The North Canterbury earthquake has triggered renewed calls for faster action on earthquake-prone buildings, despite new laws designed to speed up the process.

Freedom Furniture to open new Christchurch store

Freedom Furniture to open new Christchurch store

Thursday, 1 December 2016 10:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

Freedom Furniture is to reopen in Moorhouse Avenue, the street where it was based before the Christchurch earthquakes.

Mass road works drive away Christchurch businesses customers

Mass road works drive away Christchurch businesses' customers

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 8:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch business owners have taken a swipe at constant large-scale road works, blaming the projects for driving away customers and stunting their growth.

New shops and bankers move into Christchurchs Cashel St

New shops and bankers move into Christchurch's Cashel St

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 7:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Retailers are battling paperwork and earthquakes as they work to open their doors in central Christchurch's BNZ Centre.

New Brighton wants its old whale and new hot pools

New Brighton wants its old whale and new hot pools

Monday, 28 November 2016 8:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Brighton residents love their old concrete whale, but want new hot pools and playground equipment.

Grand scheme to heat Christchurch city a total failure

Grand scheme to heat Christchurch city a 'total failure'

Monday, 28 November 2016 5:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Delays in building Christchurch's anchor projects have been cited as a reason why Christchurch will no longer get a district energy scheme.

Historic Mona Vale homestead reopens after $3.2m repair and restoration

Historic Mona Vale homestead reopens after $3.2m repair and restoration

Monday, 28 November 2016 2:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

A much-loved and important part of Christchurch's heritage has reopened following a painstaking two-year, $3.2 million restoration and repair.

Making sense of the Avon red zone

Making sense of the Avon red zone

Sunday, 27 November 2016 12:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

It could be a third, a third and a third, he says. The 430 hectare Avon residential red-zone could be a third public green space, a third flood management projects, and a third the flashy housing developments which would help pay for the rest.

Marlborough residents face lengthy spell in damaged homes

Marlborough residents face lengthy spell in damaged homes

Thursday, 24 November 2016 12:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Homeowners in southern Marlborough could face up to two years before they are back living in repaired or rebuilt homes after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake last Monday.

Henderson interests buy Sol Square

Henderson interests buy Sol Square

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 8:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Buyers linked to bankrupt property developer David Henderson have bought Sol Square in central Christchurch.

No disabled access to new store

No disabled access to new store

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 6:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Shoppers in wheelchairs or pushing prams will have to wait until next year for upstairs access to Christchurch's new ANZ Centre shops.

Call for action on Christchurchs derelict sites

Call for action on Christchurch's derelict sites

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 6:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch businesspeople have renewed calls to make landowners tidy wasteland sites to keep the city recovering.

First tenants move into Arts Centres old Boys High building

First tenants move into Arts Centre's old Boys High building

Monday, 21 November 2016 5:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Arts Centre will reach another milestone on Monday when the first tenants open their doors in the former Boys High building.

Fashionistas line up for opening of new Christchurch stores

Fashionistas line up for opening of new Christchurch stores

Thursday, 17 November 2016 8:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

People are lining up ahead of the opening of several new fashion and beauty stores in central Christchurch.

Thursday opening for central Christchurch fashion and beauty stores

Thursday opening for central Christchurch fashion and beauty stores

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 4:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fashionistas will get their first taste of central city shopping when new stores open in the retail precinct this week.

Johnny Moore: Opportunity and chaos for post-earthquake business recovery

Johnny Moore: Opportunity and chaos for post-earthquake business recovery

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 3:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Kaikoura, Hanmer, Waiau, Mt Lyford, we feel your pain.

EQC admits botching repairs to ill Christchurch couples home

EQC admits botching repairs to ill Christchurch couple's home

Sunday, 13 November 2016 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has admitted overseeing botched repair work at the home of a Christchurch couple battling serious health issues.

Cash and rent-free offers fail to lure tenants as Christchurch housing shortage u-turns

Cash and rent-free offers fail to lure tenants as Christchurch housing shortage u-turns

Sunday, 13 November 2016 6:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch landlords are using cash incentives and free rent to lure tenants as intensive housing development contributes to a surplus of rental units.

Anglican Bishop Victoria Matthews returns to New Zealand to consider cathedral plans, sources say

Anglican Bishop Victoria Matthews returns to New Zealand to consider cathedral plans, sources say

Friday, 11 November 2016 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Bishop Victoria Matthews has returned to New Zealand to consider plans for the future of the Christ Church Cathedral, according to sources close to the process.

Cathedral Square progress promised, businessmen call action significantly important

Cathedral Square progress promised, businessmen call action 'significantly important'

Friday, 11 November 2016 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Regenerate Christchurch is promising to start planning the new Cathedral Square early next year, as central city owners with land and buildings neighbouring the site grow eager for progress.

Owners delighted with heritage replica of Christchurchs Mayfair building

Owners delighted with heritage replica of Christchurch's Mayfair building

Friday, 11 November 2016 3:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Workers have removed scaffolding to reveal the replicated facade of the rebuilt Mayfair building in central Christchurch.

Johnny Moore: Central Christchurch businesses need your support

Johnny Moore: Central Christchurch businesses need your support

Thursday, 10 November 2016 3:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Doing business is tough at the best of times.