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Government commits to greater earthquake claims support for Southern Response if its $1b pledge is not enough.

Government commits to greater earthquake claims support for Southern Response if its $1b pledge is not enough.

Friday, 22 May 2015 2:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has promised to back all of Southern Response's earthquake claims even if the company needs more than the $1 billion of Government support already pledged.

Extra money for Christchurch rebuild

Extra money for Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 21 May 2015 9:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

An additional $108 million of Government money is being poured into Christchurch's rebuild to ensure anchor projects stay on track.

Time to ditch Christchurchs central city rebuild plan

Time to ditch Christchurch's central city rebuild plan

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 2:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Last weekend,  published a timeline of progress on Christchurch's rebuild. Of the 19 projects listed, 14 will not be completed on time and some, let's face it, may not be completed at all.

Prime Minister says Christchurch convention centre costs "prohibitive"

Prime Minister says Christchurch convention centre costs "prohibitive"

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 12:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Costs for a Christchurch Convention Centre have blown out meaning budget pruning work is needed, Prime Minister John Key says.

Retail precinct sites on track for Christmas 2016 opening

Retail precinct sites on track for Christmas 2016 opening

Friday, 15 May 2015 10:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central retail precinct is on track to welcome customers in 18 months' time.

Christchurch rebuild dream falling behind

Christchurch rebuild dream falling behind

Friday, 15 May 2015 10:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Strengthening begins on Christchurchs McKenzie and Willis facade

Strengthening begins on Christchurch's McKenzie and Willis facade

Friday, 15 May 2015 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Scaffolding went up this week on the McKenzie and Willis facade on Tuam St ahead of demolition of the remnants of the building behind.

Christchurch retail precinct good as done

Christchurch retail precinct 'good as done'

Friday, 15 May 2015 1:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

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Cecile Meier: Memorial design cant please everyone

Cecile Meier: Memorial design can't please everyone

Friday, 15 May 2015 7:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

The quake memorial design announcement this week had me thinking about monuments, grief, and loss.

Earthquake insurers unlikely to meet own settlement deadlines

Earthquake insurers unlikely to meet own settlement deadlines

Friday, 15 May 2015 7:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Insurers scrambling to complete Canterbury earthquake rebuilds and settlements are unlikely to meet self imposed completion targets, the Reserve Bank says.

Memorial design cant please everyone

Memorial design can't please everyone

Thursday, 14 May 2015 3:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

The quake memorial design announcement this week had me thinking about monuments, grief, and loss.

Marble earthquake memorial an ironic choice, says surivor

Marble earthquake memorial an ironic choice, says surivor

Thursday, 14 May 2015 8:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

A marble wall etched with the names of earthquake victim will be a feature of the official Christchurch earthquake memorial.

Business park underway on old tyre factory site

Business park underway on old tyre factory site

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 3:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Several decades after Christchurch-based construction company Luneys built a tyre factory in the city, they are back working on the same site. But this time it is as property developers.

Winning design for Christchurch earthquake memorial revealed

Winning design for Christchurch earthquake memorial revealed

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 2:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

A memorial wall with a bridge over the Avon River and a contemplative space for victims' families has been chosen as Christchurch's earthquake memorial.

Winning design for quake memorial delayed to 2017

Winning design for quake memorial delayed to 2017

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 2:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

A memorial wall with a bridge over the Avon River and a contemplative space for victims' families has been chosen as Christchurch's earthquake memorial.

Migrants still needed for Canterbury rebuild peak

Migrants still needed for Canterbury rebuild peak

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 10:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

New rules should make life easier for extra migrants needed for the peak period of the Canterbury rebuild.

Government relaxes immigration rules to help Christchurch rebuilders

Government relaxes immigration rules to help Christchurch rebuilders

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 4:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has relaxed some immigration rules to allow workers assisting with the Christchurch rebuild to stay longer and move between employers easier.

Lead found on Margaret Mahy playground site

Lead found on Margaret Mahy playground site

Monday, 11 May 2015 8:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hazardous material including lead have been found on the site of a planned multi-million-dollar family playground.

Hawkins Infrastructure ramps up SI business

Hawkins Infrastructure ramps up SI business

Monday, 11 May 2015 10:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hawkins Infrastructure is making inroads into increasing the size of new projects on its books.

Earthquake-prone building assessments fall short, survivor says

Earthquake-prone building assessments fall short, survivor says

Sunday, 10 May 2015 11:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

Changes to the way earthquake-prone structures are assessed do not go far enough to protect people from the most dangerous parts of buildings, earthquake survivor Ann Brower says.

Red tape still boosting home build costs

Red tape still boosting home build costs

Sunday, 10 May 2015 10:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Increased red tape and demand for labour means house construction in Christchurch will get dearer still, industry sources say.

Eastern pool development delayed by indecision

Eastern pool development delayed by indecision

Sunday, 10 May 2015 10:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Development of the $39 million pool facility for Christchurch's eastern suburbs is being delayed because the community cannot agree on the size of the pool.

Christchurch anchor projects delays causes frustration

Christchurch anchor projects delays causes frustration

Friday, 8 May 2015 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury sports enthusiasts and businesses are "hugely disappointed" and frustrated two of Christchurch's major anchor projects will be delayed.

Insurers have lost confidence in "poor" EQC data

Insurers have lost confidence in "poor" EQC data

Friday, 8 May 2015 6:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurers have lost confidence in Earthquake Commission (EQC) data and predictions, an industry source says.

Fletchers to build 191 inner-city homes for Christchurch

Fletchers to build 191 inner-city homes for Christchurch

Friday, 8 May 2015 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Nearly 200 new homes will be built by Fletchers in central Christchurch.

Saving Christchurch Cathedral Square

Saving Christchurch Cathedral Square

Friday, 8 May 2015 1:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ditch Christchurch convention centre, stadium & golf course

Ditch Christchurch convention centre, stadium & golf course

Friday, 8 May 2015 12:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Recently I have been having moments of absolute clarity. Even more than usual. I suppose many public intellectuals have these before they make a huge mistake but bear with me on this.