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Christchurchs Goldilocks years: Conditions just right for strong progress in next 3 years

Christchurch's 'Goldilocks years': Conditions 'just right' for strong progress in next 3 years

Friday, 23 June 2017 7:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is entering its "Goldilocks" years with the rebuild and economy in just the right place to give the city a boost.

Communal living in the Christchurchs residential red zone?

Communal living in the Christchurch's residential red zone?

Friday, 23 June 2017 1:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

The "world's largest" eco village could be established in Christchurch's residential red zone (RRZ), a sustainability academic says.

Labour commits to Christchurch commuter rail in $100m package

Labour commits to Christchurch commuter rail in $100m package

Thursday, 22 June 2017 8:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Labour is promising to invest $100 million in Christchurch's public transport, including adding commuter rail between Rolleston and the city.

Significant issues with Christchurch justice and emergency services precinct development

'Significant issues' with Christchurch justice and emergency services precinct development

Thursday, 22 June 2017 7:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Treasury report into major government projects indicates "significant issues" with the Christchurch justice and emergency services precinct development.

Christchurch Mayor blindsided by synod cathedral decision

Christchurch Mayor 'blindsided' by synod cathedral decision

Thursday, 22 June 2017 7:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel said she was "blindsided" when a decision on the future of the cathedral was referred to the Anglican synod.

Designs for New Brighton playground and pools revealed, promised to be built by Christmas

Designs for New Brighton playground and pools revealed, promised to be built by Christmas

Thursday, 22 June 2017 4:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Brighton's new seaside playground and children's pools should be ready for childhood frolics by Christmas.

Editorial: A new New Brighton? Youre soaking in it

Editorial: A 'new' New Brighton? You're soaking in it

Thursday, 22 June 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Whether this is the right time to spend $11.2 million on New Brighton's pools project is a classic chicken or egg dilemma.

Hunt for water blasters whose mistake contaminated Kaiapoi home with asbestos

Hunt for water blasters whose mistake contaminated Kaiapoi home with asbestos

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 7:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Kaiapoi couple want help finding the mystery contractors who were exposed to asbestos and contaminated their home and possessions after working at the wrong house.

City council investigating Christchurch tram extension, further expansion a possibility

City council investigating Christchurch tram extension, further expansion a possibility

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 6:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's tram route may once again run down to lower High St and could extend even further in the future.

Christchurch office hangover as most developments completed

Christchurch office hangover as most developments completed

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 5:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Some undeveloped sections in central Christchurch may remain eyesores for years as more office blocks are left empty than before the region's earthquakes.

Christchurch office glut leaves nearly 1 in 4 vacant

Christchurch office glut leaves nearly 1 in 4 vacant

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 5:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Some undeveloped sections in central Christchurch may remain eyesores for years as more office blocks are left empty than before the region's earthquakes.

Strong opposition doesnt stop cash injection for New Brighton salt water pools

Strong opposition doesn't stop cash injection for New Brighton salt water pools

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 7:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council will pour an extra $11.2 million into New Brighton's hot salt water pools project, despite strong opposition from several city councillors.

Announcements close on performing-arts precinct land purchases, Court Theatre

Announcements 'close' on performing-arts precinct land purchases, Court Theatre

Monday, 19 June 2017 9:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's mayor and regeneration minister say land negotiations for the city's performing-arts precinct are almost complete.

Mayor says Regenerate Christchurch missed Cathedral Square deadline as it was too ambitious

Mayor says Regenerate Christchurch missed Cathedral Square deadline as it was too ambitious

Monday, 19 June 2017 9:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Regenerate Christchurch has missed its first planning deadline with Mayor Lianne Dalziel saying the agency may have been too ambitious in setting its Cathedral Square strategy timeframes.

Lack of central Christchurch public transport a constraint on city

Lack of central Christchurch public transport a 'constraint' on city

Monday, 19 June 2017 9:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

A lack of public transport in central Christchurch is constraining its vitality and may be undermining investments made in the city, a report has found.

Christchurch City Council to look for options for new 185 Empty Chairs site

Christchurch City Council to look for options for new 185 Empty Chairs site

Monday, 19 June 2017 7:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

The residential red zone or an anchor project have been floated as possible permanent sites for Christchurch's artwork.

Christchurch architect Alun Wilkie dies aged 68

Christchurch architect Alun Wilkie dies aged 68

Monday, 19 June 2017 5:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch architect who designed well-known buildings including the Knox Church rebuild and The Piano performing arts centre has died.

Rebuild the Christ Church Cathedral with modern materials to make it sound sweeter

Rebuild the Christ Church Cathedral with modern materials to make it sound sweeter

Monday, 19 June 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: From my perspective, the cathedral was often a frustrating building to work in.

Quake memorial artist Peter Majendie to ask Christchurch City Council for new site

Quake memorial artist Peter Majendie to ask Christchurch City Council for new site

Sunday, 18 June 2017 3:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

The man behind Christchurch's installation is lobbying the city council to find a permanent home for the earthquake memorial.

Little Lyford booms after the North Canterbury quake

Little Lyford booms after the North Canterbury quake

Saturday, 17 June 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress



We should know this by now but Mt Lyford village and ski field in North Canterbury remind us that earthquakes and their consequences are random. Some people are devastated, others not. Neighbouring towns wind up treated differently. There are winners and losers.

Almost every one of the 60 or so baches and homes in tiny Lyford were damaged – certainly their contents were smashed – in last November's magnitude 7.8 earthquake – the  in New Zealand.

But luck, geogra ...

Our rebuilt house made daughter sick: Christchurch couple

Our rebuilt house made daughter sick: Christchurch couple

Friday, 16 June 2017 6:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Carl and Ginnine Roberts get compliments from friends on their new Christchurch house, but the tidy aesthetics hide a grim story.

Tenants seek out good locations as rents drop further in Christchurch

Tenants seek out good locations as rents drop further in Christchurch

Thursday, 15 June 2017 6:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tenants are making the best of falling rents in Christchurch, with rents now back where they were nearly five years ago.

Why the deafening silence over Christchurchs performing arts precinct?

Why the deafening silence over Christchurch's performing arts precinct?

Thursday, 15 June 2017 5:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

A veil of silence shrouds a major rebuild project in Christchurch's city centre.

Former rebuild minister Gerry Brownlee questioned need to audit Cera before damning report

Former rebuild minister Gerry Brownlee questioned need to audit Cera before damning report

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 8:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Former rebuild minister Gerry Brownlee queried the need to audit the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's (Cera) performance, saying he was not sure why the work was necessary.

Anglicans should not decide Christ Church Cathedral future - poll

Anglicans should not decide Christ Church Cathedral future - poll

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 9:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

A majority of city residents polled by  the Anglican church believe the future of the Christ Church Cathedral is "too important" to be "left to the Anglicans alone to decide".

Richard Peebles new Cashel St shopping complex will link Farmers Market to Ballantynes

Richard Peebles' new Cashel St shopping complex will link Farmers Market to Ballantynes

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 4:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch investor behind the  is buying more of the Re:Start mall site for a new shopping complex.

Anglican dioceses Christ Church Cathedral poll finds 58 per cent want it restored

Anglican diocese's Christ Church Cathedral poll finds 58 per cent want it restored

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 12:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Most city residents want Christ Church Cathedral restored, according to a new survey commissioned by Anglican diocese leaders.

Momentum on dirty 30: Lower High St heritage block reopening in months

Momentum on 'dirty 30': Lower High St heritage block reopening in months

Monday, 12 June 2017 4:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Lower High St property owners say they are making big progress on their damaged heritage buildings, despite featuring on the city council's "dirty 30" list.

Designs for $75m apartment complex on Cramner Courts site unveiled

Designs for $75m apartment complex on Cramner Courts site unveiled

Sunday, 11 June 2017 7:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

A luxury apartment complex to be built in central Christchurch with Chinese investment will offer homes ranging from $965,000 to $3.75 million.