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Interest strong in sports lake plan

Interest strong in sports lake plan

Friday, 25 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Proposals for a flat-water sports lake in Christchurch's residential red zone are proving popular.

Mission on for rebuild companies

Mission on for rebuild companies

Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new initiative has been launched to grow involvement by Nelson businesses on the post-earthquake Canterbury rebuild.

Peters claims quake workers werent paid

Peters claims quake workers weren't paid

Thursday, 24 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Services owner Bryan Staples told his staff not to file GST returns or pay PAYE tax, says New Zealand First MP Winston Peters

AWF: No growth in Wellington, regions

AWF: 'No growth' in Wellington, regions

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 2:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

A lack of growth in the regions has hurt the performance of listed employment agency Allied Work Force, its chief executive says.

Taits targets techie tenants for Chch HQ

Taits targets techie tenants for Chch HQ

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

Rebuild proving to be a noisy business

Rebuild proving to be a noisy business

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Party noise complaints nearly tripled from 2010 to 2011, but have since dropped off and been replaced by complaints about noise from new bars and rebuild construction.

Council struggling to supply trained inspectors for rebuild

Council struggling to supply trained inspectors for rebuild

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It employs 37 building inspectors but with about 250 requests a day coming in for site inspections, it is not enough to meet demand.

Still waiting for decision after 15 weeks

Still waiting for decision after 15 weeks

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Elizabeth Moore is starting to give up hope her building consent will ever get approved.

More roof gardens wanted - ecologist

More roof gardens wanted - ecologist

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild provides a unique opportunity for a rooftop sea of greenery and exotic plant life, ecologist Colin Muerk says.

Aussies find cold start in rebuild tough

Aussies find 'cold' start in rebuild tough

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hitting the rebuild ‘‘cold’’ is the biggest barrier to Australian firms setting up in post-earthquake Christchurch, the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce says.

Aussies lobby Govt over rebuild

Aussies lobby Govt over rebuild

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Australian businesses are lobbying their government over concerns they are being shut out of Christchurch rebuild opportunities by "Canterbury parochialism’’.

Building consents still a worry

Building consents still a worry

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The building industry is questioning the Christchurch City Council's claims it has lifted its game and is on track to regain building consent accreditation.

City pedantic on building consents

City 'pedantic' on building consents

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The building industry is questioning the Christchurch City Council's claims it has lifted its game and is on track to regain building consent accreditation.

Aussies offer rebuild help

Aussies offer rebuild help

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's sports stadium is giving off a "temporary" vibe about the city to international audiences, a visiting Australian politician says.

The bells are ringing for recovery

The bells are ringing for recovery

Monday, 21 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christ Church Cathedral bell ringers have welcomed home 13 bells that were damaged in the February 2011 earthquake and then repaired in England.

Housing standards worry advocates

Housing standards worry advocates

Friday, 18 July 2014 10:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Several Filipino workers opened their doors to The Press this week.

Building standards declining - experts

Building standards declining - experts

Friday, 18 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A skilled labour shortage, under-resourced building firms and rebuild deadline pressures are contributing to a decline in Christchurch building standards, industry experts warn.

Brighton saltwater pool may cost $20m

Brighton saltwater pool may cost $20m

Thursday, 17 July 2014 11:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council is going to seek out private sector companies who may be willing to work with it on developing a hot saltwater pool complex in New Brighton.

Fewer rules to streamline projects

Fewer rules to streamline projects

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fewer rules and a streamlined approach to residential development will make building and living in Christchurch's central city more appealing, the Government says.

Cera forks out $672k for info campaigns

Cera forks out $672k for 'info' campaigns

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has spent more than $317,000 on flashy videos promoting the central city rebuild in the last two years.

Is Christchurch a doughnut or a fruitcake?

Is Christchurch a doughnut or a fruitcake?

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

Concern that Christchurch is becoming a doughnut city - growth ringing an empty centre - misses the point.

Avoid the kneejerk rebuild

'Avoid the kneejerk rebuild'

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An outspoken architectural critic with first-hand experience of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans hopes Christchurch will avoid the "rear-view mirror" effect as it gets back on its feet.

Town hall not top priority - Dalziel

Town hall not top priority - Dalziel

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The $127.5 million restoration of the Christchurch Town Hall is not a top priority for the city council because of its limited finances, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Making a spectacle of Christchurch demos

Making a spectacle of Christchurch demos

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 11:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

What would you fix first in Christchurch?

What would you fix first in Christchurch?

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 8:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Frequent flooding, never-ending road works and constant demolition - post-quake Christchurch can be a frustrating city to live in. 

Church has big vision for site

Church has big vision for site

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Majestic Church wants to build a chapel, auditorium, art studios, cafe, apartments and a multi-storey parking building on the former Cranmer Court site.

New building laws to corral cowboys

New building laws to corral cowboys

Thursday, 10 July 2014 3:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

New measures aimed at clamping down on shoddy builders will be imposed from next year.

Labour would axe earthquake authority

Labour would axe earthquake authority

Thursday, 10 July 2014 1:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority would be axed in 2016 if Labour is elected, party leader David Cunliffe says.

Christchurch $3000 job incentive nets 50

Christchurch $3000 job incentive nets 50

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

Jobless in Wellington and with a $3000 carrot dangling, the lure of the south proved too tempting for Sam O'Carroll.

Town hall restoration on hold

Town hall restoration on hold

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 11:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council's uncertain financial position has led it to put the brakes on its multimillion-dollar project to restore the Christchurch's Town Hall.