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Residents share safety concerns over 18-month Christchurch roadworks project

Residents share safety concerns over 18-month Christchurch roadworks project

Friday, 19 January 2018 6:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Eighteen months of roadworks has begun on one of Christchurch's major arterial roads, leaving residents concerned about the safety of children and pedestrians.

Taxpayer grant gets repairs started at Canterburys quake-damaged Hurunui Hotel

Taxpayer grant gets repairs started at Canterbury's quake-damaged Hurunui Hotel

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 6:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

The owners of North Canterbury's quake-damaged Hurunui Hotel say they will start repairs "first thing Monday" after receiving a $132,500 taxpayer heritage grant.

Temporary post-quake housing for sale in Christchurch

Temporary post-quake housing for sale in Christchurch

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 5:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is selling off about $12 million of temporary earthquake housing in Christchurch.

Repairs confirmed for historic former Post Office building in Christchurch

Repairs confirmed for historic former Post Office building in Christchurch

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 2:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cathedral Square's oldest building, Christchurch's old chief post office, could become a hospitality hub.

Owner of Cathedral Squares Old Post Office building fires up at council road blocks

Owner of Cathedral Square's Old Post Office building fires up at council 'road blocks'

Friday, 12 January 2018 6:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The owner of Cathedral Square's historic Old Post Office has hit out at city council redevelopment "road blocks".

Future Outlook: Purpose-built canopy for Rāwhiti Domain sports courts

Future Outlook: Purpose-built canopy for Rāwhiti Domain sports courts

Tuesday, 9 January 2018 8:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plans are under way for an all-weather outdoor sports facility in east Christchurch's Rāwhiti Domain.

Mike Yardley: Challenges still ahead for Christchurchs post-earthquake rebuild

Mike Yardley: Challenges still ahead for Christchurch's post-earthquake rebuild

Tuesday, 9 January 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

As the central city's incremental reconstruction prepares to enter its 8th post-quake year, the with some highly anticipated milestones.

Empty central Christchurch sites cover land three times the size of Botanic Gardens

Empty central Christchurch sites cover land three times the size of Botanic Gardens

Monday, 8 January 2018 9:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Empty sites in central Christchurch cover land about three times the size of the Botanic Gardens.

New technology updates Lytteltons rare 19th century timeball

New technology updates Lyttelton's rare 19th century timeball

Monday, 8 January 2018 8:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Twenty-first century technology will operate the rebuilt 19th century Lyttelton timeball tower when it is back in action in April.

Multi-million dollar big ticket developments to open in Christchurch in 2018

Multi-million dollar big ticket developments to open in Christchurch in 2018

Monday, 1 January 2018 9:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch residents and visitors will be able to enjoy new riverside bars, central city cinemas, a farmers' market, a new swimming pool complex, and a new library in 2018.

Roadworks mayhem: Christchurch publicans angry about being marooned by roadworks

Roadworks mayhem: Christchurch publicans angry about being marooned by roadworks

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 4:47 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The operator of Christchurch's historic Pegasus Arms pub is worried plans to virtually fence it off during roadworks will kill business.

Property owners frustrated at shuttered shops on Christchurchs New Regent St

Property owners frustrated at shuttered shops on Christchurch's New Regent St

Tuesday, 26 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Boarded up shops on Christchurch's New Regent St are a "disgrace" and slowing business in the area, local owners say.

Canterbury schools take on nearly 1900 more students in 2017

Canterbury schools take on nearly 1900 more students in 2017

Tuesday, 26 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury schools have enrolled nearly 1900 more students this year than in 2016, outstripping growth elsewhere in New Zealand.

Rebuilt QEII Recreation and Sport Centre six months away

Rebuilt QEII Recreation and Sport Centre six months away

Monday, 25 December 2017 6:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new multimillion-dollar QEII Recreation and Sport Centre will produce chlorine for the city's pools on site.

Christchurchs Victoria square to reopen in March

Christchurch's Victoria square to reopen in March

Monday, 25 December 2017 3:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Crews revamping Christchurch's Victoria Square are working through the Christmas break to meet a March deadline.

More Christchurch venues hungry for a slice of the hospitality pie

More Christchurch venues hungry for a slice of the hospitality pie

Friday, 22 December 2017 6:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Increasing appetites for eating and drinking out has fuelled a cafe, bar and restaurant boom in Christchurch.

Rebuilt central Christchurch church open just in time for Christmas Day

Rebuilt central Christchurch church open just in time for Christmas Day

Friday, 22 December 2017 6:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

For the first time since the earthquakes, the congregation of the Oxford Terrace Baptist Church will celebrate Christmas under their own roof.

New Christ Church Cathedral restoration trust appointed

New Christ Church Cathedral restoration trust appointed

Friday, 22 December 2017 5:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

The trustees that will oversee restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral have been appointed by Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods.

Public to have say on EQC inquiry into Christchurch earthquake response

Public to have say on EQC inquiry into Christchurch earthquake response

Friday, 22 December 2017 3:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians are being called on to provide direction for an inquiry into the Earthquake Commission (EQC), as the Government works urgently on new mechanisms to settle outstanding claims.

Just under $900,000 spent on Cathedral Square, but building owner very disappointed with progress

Just under $900,000 spent on Cathedral Square, but building owner 'very disappointed' with progress

Thursday, 21 December 2017 7:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Regenerate Christchurch's Cathedral Square spending is closing in on $1 million, but the rebuild agency cannot say when redevelopment work will start.

The battle of Christchurchs proposed red zone lakes

The battle of Christchurch's proposed red zone lakes

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Algal blooms could prove troublesome for proposed flatwater lakes in the Christchurch red zone, but advocates are adamant they can be managed.

Christ Church Cathedral restoration bill passes in Parliament

Christ Church Cathedral restoration bill passes in Parliament

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 6:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

A bill designed to fast-track restoration of the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral has passed into law.

More cash sought to improve Christchurchs weak major events portfolio

More cash sought to improve Christchurch's 'weak' major events portfolio

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 7:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has a "weak" major events portfolio, which will not change with existing funding levels, ChristchurchNZ says.

Mid-century Christchurch office building gets $900,000 heritage grant from city council

Mid-century Christchurch office building gets $900,000 heritage grant from city council

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 7:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

A late 1950s office building in central Christchurch will be restored and turned into a hotel with the help of a ratepayer grant.

Future Outlook: A socially-conscious car park opens in central Christchurch

Future Outlook: A socially-conscious car park opens in central Christchurch

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 3:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sick of chaotic, choka-block city car parks? A social initiative is attempting to change the way people park in town.