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Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 9:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Pamela Wilkinson will pen a letter to Prime Minister John Key before admitting "there's no hope left".

$50m complex at McKenzie and Willis site

$50m complex at McKenzie and Willis site

Thursday, 11 December 2014 12:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $50m complex of five buildings around courtyards and Melbourne-style laneways will be erected behind the historic McKenzie and Willis facade.

Commissioner Rennie apologises for Sutton press conference

Commissioner Rennie apologises for Sutton press conference

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 3:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Iain Rennie, the embattled State Services Commissioner has finally apologised for his handling of the Roger Sutton resignation press conference, but insists he has no plans to resign.

Church taking time to reflect

Church 'taking time to reflect'

Monday, 8 December 2014 8:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Majestic Church is going back to the drawing board with its plans for the CranmerCourts site.

EQC slated after asbestos inquiry

EQC slated after asbestos inquiry

Monday, 8 December 2014 8:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) failed to manage asbestos risks in earthquake home repairs, a report says.

Christchurch stadium build pushed back to 2025

Christchurch stadium build pushed back to 2025

Saturday, 6 December 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch City councillors want construction of the city's new rugby stadium pushed out to 2025.

High-end apartments ready to take shape

High-end apartments ready to take shape

Friday, 5 December 2014 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A planned apartment complex overlooking Hagley Park will be one of Christchurch's most exclusive residential projects, its developer says.

Forsyth Barr building to become Crowne Plaza Hotel

Forsyth Barr building to become Crowne Plaza Hotel

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 2:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's old Forsyth Barr building is to become the new Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Construction in Christchurch at record levels

Construction in Christchurch at record levels

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 2:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild may be slow but it should come as no surprise that construction in Christchurch is at record levels.

Home building dips in September quarter

Home building dips in September quarter

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 11:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

House building has continued its slow patch, with the volume of homes down 0.7 per cent in the September quarter, in the run up to the general election.

Sensitive meeting off limits to public

Sensitive meeting off limits to public

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 11:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

The public and media will be locked out of a crucial Christchurch City Council meeting that will consider how a potential $900-million funding shortfall will be plugged.

Artwork transforms city wall

Artwork transforms city wall

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 9:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Another drab Christchurch building facade has been transformed into a colourful artwork.

Residents: We want to go home

Residents: We want to go home

Monday, 1 December 2014 10:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anna Christophorou and her two children just want to go home.

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 Popular

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.