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Who will build $284m convention centre?

Who will build $284m convention centre?

Friday, 28 November 2014 3:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A call has been made for contractors keen to help build Christchurch's new convention centre.

Green frame plans still in Cera hands

Green frame plans still in Cera hands

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Authorities will not choose an apartment developer for Christchurch's green frame until at least March - more than a year after calling for expressions of interest.

Williams & Co liquidation sought

Williams & Co liquidation sought

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 3:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

An application to liquidate troubled Christchurch building company Williams & Co has been filed in the High Court by a disgruntled former customer.

Carlton Butchery building for sale

Carlton Butchery building for sale

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 11:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of central Christchurch's first earthquake rebuilds is for sale.

Labour costs fuel rising construction bills

Labour costs fuel rising construction bills

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 11:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has the fastest rising construction costs in New Zealand.

Tower Insurance protest to be staged

Tower Insurance protest to be staged

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

Yellow-clad supporters of an 83-year-old pensioner who is battling Tower Insurance will stage a silent protest outside the company's offices this morning.

Christchurch council struggling with rebuild

Christchurch council struggling with rebuild

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council admits it is struggling to cope with its rebuild work and wants to hand over responsibility for major development projects to a new commercial entity.

Poor repairs to haunt buyers

Poor repairs to haunt buyers

Sunday, 23 November 2014 10:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

The reselling of Christchurch homes with shoddy earthquake repairs has been likened to the leaky homes scandal.

Opportunity knocks for rapid rebuilder

Opportunity knocks for rapid rebuilder

Saturday, 22 November 2014 11:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

The inside story is never exactly what you expect. By rights, with the massive risks he is racking up, developer Richard Diver should be a bag of nerves. But there he sits with a constant grin on his face.

Long wait for repairs to house pushes couple to limit

Long wait for repairs to house pushes couple to limit

Friday, 21 November 2014 11:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Susan Walton is fed up with waiting.

Rebuild spend $250m short  of target

Rebuild spend $250m short of target

Friday, 21 November 2014 10:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council is already expecting to under-deliver on its earthquake rebuild programme by more than $250 million this financial year.

Arts crucial for the rebuild

Arts crucial for the rebuild

Friday, 21 November 2014 10:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

Replica of The Press building planned

Replica of The Press building planned

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's historic The Press building could be rebuilt on its Cathedral Square site - as a hotel.

Cera rarely sought input on projects

Cera rarely sought input on projects

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 9:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has consulted the wider public on just two of Christchurch's 12 central city anchor projects.

Isaac Theatre Royal prepares for opening night

Isaac Theatre Royal prepares for opening night

Monday, 17 November 2014 4:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

DIY madness has taken over the foyer of the Isaac Theatre Royal as contractors, cleaners and bar staff complete last-minute work in the run-up to tonight's grand opening.

Green MP: Locals need voice in rebuild

Green MP: Locals need voice in rebuild

Sunday, 16 November 2014 11:48 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government should be giving more voice to locals, not "rebuild bureaucrats" in Wellington, a Green Party MP says.

Cera study urging swift transition

Cera study urging swift transition

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is urging further collaboration between central and local government despite recent improvements in the once-frosty relationship.

Elderly homeowners dying before houses are repaired

Elderly homeowners dying before houses are repaired

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 2:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Elderly people are dying before their houses are rebuilt or repaired, an older persons advocate says.

The dangers from dust

The dangers from dust

Monday, 10 November 2014 11:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

Flood plan will increase cost of rebuild

Flood plan 'will increase cost of rebuild'

Monday, 10 November 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Proposed changes to Christchurch's planning rules will create significant delays and add costs to earthquake rebuild programmes, insurers say.

Canty creates half NZs new jobs

Canty creates half NZ's new jobs

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 11:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury is leading national employment growth, with 34,400 jobs created in the past 12 months.

Could the east side be a new Eden?

Could the east side be a new Eden?

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 10:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

Rough roads, red-zone land reverting back to nature, a fractured community: It seems incredible to imagine that the earthquake-devastated east side of Christchurch could become an ecological treasure, a local food source and even an international tourist attraction.

Many rebuild firms breach law

Many rebuild firms breach law

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch rebuild companies are breaching employment rules by short-changing migrants and failing to keep full records, an investigation has found.

Theatre reigns over cultural centre

Theatre reigns over cultural centre

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The newly-restored Isaac Theatre Royal will be at the heart of one of the new city's more interesting neighbourhoods when it opens on November 17.

Riccarton market site in line for housing

Riccarton market site in line for housing

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 6:43 a.m. by MediaThePress

The site of the South Island's largest outdoor market could be carved up for housing.

Repairing cathedral a tough prospect

Repairing cathedral a tough prospect

Monday, 3 November 2014 10:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

They are two sites divided by a common architectural language.

Market site in line for housing

Market site in line for housing

Monday, 3 November 2014 10:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

The site of the South Island's largest outdoor market could be carved-up for housing.

Compensation no fix for flooding woes

Compensation no fix for flooding woes

Friday, 31 October 2014 10:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Compensating flood-risk homeowners for the loss of value to their properties does not fix Christchurch's post-quake flooding woes, the Christchurch High Court has heard.

Court ruling could delay rebuild

Court ruling could delay rebuild

Friday, 31 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An insurance company warns that any court ruling passing liability for increased flood risk to insurers would cause major delays in the Christchurch rebuild.

Heritage awards acknowledge superb restoration

Heritage awards acknowledge superb restoration

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 8:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

Demolition has been the fate of so many of Christchurch's heritage buildings, it is understandable that a deep sense of loss continues to hang over the city - but it is not the whole story. Here's why the picture may be brighter than some people think.