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Christchurch suburbs could get $31 million boost

Christchurch suburbs could get $31 million boost

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 8:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's most earthquake-damaged suburbs could benefit from a $31 million injection over the next 10 years.

Christchurch convention centre cost updated to $475m

Christchurch convention centre cost updated to $475m

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 8:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Updated figures from the Government show Christchurch's new convention centre will cost about $475 million.

Parties expected to make pledges on stadium shortfall

Parties expected to make pledges on stadium shortfall

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 7:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new stadium has become a political issue in the lead up to the election.

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel rules out ratepayers meeting stadium shortfall

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel rules out ratepayers meeting stadium shortfall

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 2:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council will not ask ratepayers for more money or sell assets to fund a multi-use stadium, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Christchurch City Council needs other partners to build stadium - Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Christchurch City Council needs other partners to build stadium - Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 11:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says more work is needed to decide how a new multi-use arena would be paid for.

Who will pay for shortfall in Christchurchs proposed new stadium?

Who will pay for shortfall in Christchurch's proposed new stadium?

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's proposed multi-user arena (MUA) – a stadium by any other name – ticks most of the boxes, but one pressing question remains: Who is going to pay for the shortfall?

New Christchurch arena could have solid roof and retractable playing field

New Christchurch arena could have solid roof and retractable playing field

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new sports and events arena could cost $496 million and feature a fixed roof and a retractable playing field.

Christchurch City Council to take on 268 hectares of red zone land, bus interchange and Margaret Mahy Playground

Christchurch City Council to take on 268 hectares of red zone land, bus interchange and Margaret Mahy Playground

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 7:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council appears set to take residential red zone land in a refresh of its cost-sharing agreement with the Government.

Buyers of earthquake-damaged houses cant claim full replacement costs

Buyers of earthquake-damaged houses can't claim full replacement costs

Monday, 21 August 2017 2:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Buyers of earthquake-damaged houses with open insurance claims may not get full replacement value, according to a new High Court decision.

Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre opens to much fanfare, bursting with local pride

Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre opens to much fanfare, bursting with local pride

Monday, 21 August 2017 11:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

As if the white sandy beach and surfable waves are not big enough drawcards, a new community centre is set to attract more visitors to the beachside suburb of Sumner.

Christchurch Dilemmas - how is the Avon River doing?

Christchurch Dilemmas - how is the Avon River doing?

Monday, 21 August 2017 8:19 a.m. by MediaThePress

For the Maori settlers of central Otautahi, living by the Avon River would have been like "living next door to Pak 'n Save," according to Joseph Hullen.

South New Brighton groups take aim at council over inaction over flood protection and erosion

South New Brighton groups take aim at council over inaction over flood protection and erosion

Sunday, 20 August 2017 6:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Every time rain is forecast, Sam Hawkins clears sand and stones from the stormwater outlet behind his holiday park.

South New Brighton groups take aim at council over flood protection and erosion inaction

South New Brighton groups take aim at council over flood protection and erosion inaction

Sunday, 20 August 2017 6:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Every time rain is forecast, Sam Hawkins clears sand and stones from the stormwater outlet behind his holiday park.

Adventurous plan would keep Christ Church Cathedral a ruin surrounded by reflective pool

Adventurous plan would keep Christ Church Cathedral a ruin surrounded by reflective pool

Sunday, 20 August 2017 2:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Do not rebuild it or repair the Christ Church Cathedral â€“ keep it as a precious ruin surrounded by reflective pool, an architectural practice suggests.

Ballantynes Christchurch department store reveals details of rebuild plan

Ballantynes' Christchurch department store reveals details of rebuild plan

Saturday, 19 August 2017 12:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Ballantynes has released details and pictures of its planned rebuild of part of its central Christchurch department store.

First weekend expected to be telling for New Brighton pier closure impact

First weekend expected to be telling for New Brighton pier closure impact

Friday, 18 August 2017 5:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Brighton businesses have survived their first week with a closed pier, but the impact closing the attraction will have on the community is likely to become clearer over the weekend.

First new supermarket in central Christchurch rebuild to open

First new supermarket in central Christchurch rebuild to open

Friday, 18 August 2017 5:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch will get its most central supermarket yet when a new FreshChoice in Lichfield St opens its doors to grocery shoppers on Tuesday.

Christchurch rebuild projects win top engineering awards

Christchurch rebuild projects win top engineering awards

Friday, 18 August 2017 2:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch projects have won half of the top awards for New Zealand's best consulting engineering.

Christchurch regeneration agencies can go faster, use more powers: review

Christchurch regeneration agencies can go faster, use more powers: review

Thursday, 17 August 2017 7:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Greater Christchurch councils and Ngai Tahu are not using their earthquake regeneration powers to their full extent, an independent review says.

Christchurch east frame underground works almost complete

Christchurch east frame underground works almost complete

Thursday, 17 August 2017 3:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch east frame's $30 million public area is on track to open early in the new year.

Build Christchurchs new stadium out of wood, Winston Peters says

Build Christchurch's new stadium out of wood, Winston Peters says

Thursday, 17 August 2017 6:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

NZ First Leader Winston Peters wants Christchurch's new stadium to be built out of New Zealand-grown timber.

Gift the cathedral to the people and reconsider the heart of Christchurch

Gift the cathedral to the people and reconsider the heart of Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Living through the Canterbury earthquakes and deciding to stay here bonds us. But alongside a human concern for other people's welfare, we share a collective interest in seeing this city through its re-build and prepared for the future.

Mike Yardley: Will Christchurch rebuild delays rebound at election time?

Mike Yardley: Will Christchurch rebuild delays rebound at election time?

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: What role will the state of the Christchurch rebuild play into voters' deliberations?

Riccarton Rd businesses unite to take on Christchurch City Council over roadworks

Riccarton Rd businesses unite to take on Christchurch City Council over roadworks

Monday, 14 August 2017 4:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fed-up business owners along an arterial Christchurch road are banding together to take on the city council over ongoing roadworks.

Christchurch Dilemmas: Whos helping us build our city?

Christchurch Dilemmas: Who's helping us build our city?

Monday, 14 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Most days Richard Navales comes home from work and calls his wife and three sons.

The powerful symbolism of an unfinished Christ Church Cathedral

The powerful symbolism of an unfinished Christ Church Cathedral

Monday, 14 August 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: What is a cathedral; what do people see it representing?

Five years on, architects of Christchurch rebuild blueprint stand by their plan

Five years on, architects of Christchurch rebuild blueprint stand by their plan

Sunday, 13 August 2017 5:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

The authors of the 100-day blueprint for the central Christchurch rebuild say it is still a good plan.

Land useless after Government pulls out of south frame purchase, owner says

Land 'useless' after Government pulls out of south frame purchase, owner says

Sunday, 13 August 2017 5:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch landowner says the Government has left him with useless land after pulling out of purchase negotiations for the city's planned south frame.