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Sir John Hansen is a man with a plan

Sir John Hansen is a man with a plan

Saturday, 28 February 2015 4:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

How not to begin an interview. Suggest to a distinguished ex-High Court judge - and current chair of the Press Council - that he might be Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee's political puppet.

New Canterbury homes failing building surveys

New Canterbury homes failing building surveys

Saturday, 28 February 2015 7:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Prominent Canterbury home builders failed more than a third of their final building code inspections in the last six months of 2014.

Christchurch faces 30 more years of rough roads

Christchurch faces 30 more years of rough roads

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch residents will have to put up with rough roads and footpaths for the next three decades.

Dyers Pass Rd partially one-way for up to six months

Dyers Pass Rd partially one-way for up to six months

Thursday, 26 February 2015 8:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

Motorists travelling between Christchurch and Banks Peninsula via Dyers Pass Rd will experience delays for up to six months as a new infrastructure repair project gets under way.

Dyers Pass Rd repairs a six-month project

Dyers Pass Rd repairs a six-month project

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 5:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

Motorists travelling between Christchurch and Banks Peninsula via Dyers Pass Rd will experience delays for up to six months as a new infrastructure repair project gets under way.

The future of housing is here

The future of housing is here

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 1:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

"Fantastic."

Investors lose confidence in Christchurch

Investors lose confidence in Christchurch

Sunday, 22 February 2015 9:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Investor confidence in Christchurch has dropped sharply, puzzling analysts and bucking the national trend.

PM understands challenges: Dalziel

PM understands challenges: Dalziel

Friday, 20 February 2015 11:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Prime Minister's willingness to let the city council decide when the new sports stadium gets built shows he understands its financial challenges, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Threat of liquidation hangs over Highfield Park project

Threat of liquidation hangs over Highfield Park project

Friday, 20 February 2015 11:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

The future of Christchurch's giant 2200-home Highfield Park subdivision has been thrown into doubt by the threat of liquidation.

Highfield Park faces liquidation threat

Highfield Park faces liquidation threat

Friday, 20 February 2015 11:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

The future of Christchurch's giant 2200-home Highfield Park subdivision has been thrown into doubt by the threat of liquidation.

The year insurers took a hit

The year insurers took a hit

Friday, 20 February 2015 9:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Four years on from the devastation of the February 22, 2011, earthquake the Christchurch insurance scene is much altered but intact.

Steep parking fines anger Christchurch rebuild workers

Steep parking fines anger Christchurch rebuild workers

Friday, 20 February 2015 3:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tradies working in Christchurch's city centre are talking of downing tools and walking off the job after being hit with steep parking fines by the city council.

Fallout from Japan disaster continues

Fallout from Japan disaster continues

Friday, 20 February 2015 9:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Smiley faces here. Smiley faces there.

Research: Quake claims result in health problems

Research: Quake claims result in health problems

Friday, 20 February 2015 6:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians with unsettled quake claims are more likely to argue with their partner, have health issues and experience financial problems, new research shows.

Large Christchurch repair projects delayed

Large Christchurch repair projects delayed

Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Almost half a billion dollars of earthquake repairs scheduled for this year have been delayed.

EQC holdups delay work

EQC holdups delay work

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 9:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance Australia Group (IAG) has indicated it can't settle Canterbury's over-cap earthquake claims any faster unless the Earthquake Commission gets quicker first.

Public say on $9.2m Cathedral Square revamp

Public say on $9.2m Cathedral Square revamp

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 9:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council and the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) say they will engage with the public before embarking on a multimillion-dollar redesign of Cathedral Square.

Christchurch Hospitals emergency department ailing from extra visitors

Christchurch Hospital's emergency department ailing from extra visitors

Monday, 16 February 2015 10:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

A surge in rebuild workers visiting Christchurch Hospital's emergency department (ED) may be straining a health system already stretched to its limits.

EQC backs Vero on quake claim model review

EQC backs Vero on quake claim model review

Monday, 16 February 2015 1:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

EQC says it has been talking to insurers about sharing the load in dealing with claims, after one of insurer Vero's top executives has pointed to delays resulting from New Zealand's dual-managed system.

YMCA gets $1m for urban culture space

YMCA gets $1m for urban culture space

Monday, 16 February 2015 8:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $1 million redevelopment of the YMCA base in Christchurch will provide a new central city hang-out and creative space for the city's young people.

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Saturday, 14 February 2015 2:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

You can tell the tears are not far away. Mine are close too, the first pinpricks of salt water stinging my eyes.

End of home-repair programme shock to staff

End of home-repair programme shock to staff

Friday, 13 February 2015 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Concerns have been raised about a sudden end to a Fletcher earthquake home-repair programme for contracted staff at the end of April.

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 13 February 2015 4:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

An offshore trust set up by expats is set to close after funelling over $6 million into the Christchurch rebuild.

Revitalised New Brighton envisaged

Revitalised New Brighton envisaged

Thursday, 12 February 2015 7:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

New restaurants, bars, a cinema and even a new road could be part of a revitalised New Brighton.

Christchurch Convention Centre costs may escalate, says John Key

Christchurch Convention Centre costs may escalate, says John Key

Thursday, 12 February 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

The cost of the planned Christchurch convention centre could escalate, says Prime Minister John Key.

EQC suboptimal and substandard - report

EQC 'suboptimal' and 'substandard' - report

Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

An independent report has found major failings in the way the Earthquake Commission handles its customers.

Christchurch risks becoming a provincial backwater

Christchurch risks becoming a provincial backwater

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 4:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs to offer an exciting vision to retain young people and to attract the best and brightest. If the city sticks with the same old boring "business as usual" approach, it risks becoming a provincial backwater. It will lose its finest young people, and they won't be back.

Community of the Sacred Name convent may be saved

Community of the Sacred Name convent may be saved

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 9:19 a.m. by MediaThePress

City councillors favour giving the owners of a heritage-listed former convent in central Christchurch a $950,000 grant to help save it.

Groups to fight Victoria Square revamp

Groups to fight Victoria Square revamp

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 7:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

Heritage campaigners opposed to a plan to redesign Victoria Square in Christchurch are launching a No Need for Change campaign aimed at getting the multimillion-dollar redevelopment scrapped.

New Brighton to get $20m complex

New Brighton to get $20m complex

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 7:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

Auckland developers have announced plans to build a $20 million apartment and retail complex on New Brighton's waterfront.