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Building Ngai Tahus property empire

Building Ngai Tahu's property empire

Friday, 31 July 2015 5:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Chinese-Kiwi group plans upscale apartments on Cranmer Court site

Chinese-Kiwi group plans upscale apartments on Cranmer Court site

Friday, 31 July 2015 3:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Former Christchurch Mayor Sir Bob Parker leading a consortium planning upmarket apartments on a historic central city site.

23,000 new Canterbury homes approved since quakes

23,000 new Canterbury homes approved since quakes

Thursday, 30 July 2015 2:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

House building is still slowing in Canterbury, where more than new 23,500 homes have been consented since the start of the earthquakes.

The Terrace - open for business by early 2016?

The Terrace - open for business by early 2016?

Thursday, 30 July 2015 1:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property man Antony Gough is delighted to have restarted his development The Terrace  - but admits he has learnt some tough lessons.

Migrant workers welcome chance to make Christchurch home

Migrant workers welcome chance to make Christchurch home

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 3:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Two Christchurch migrant rebuild workers are happy the Government is giving them a better chance to call the South Island their permanent home.

Huge wave of support for locally-led recovery

'Huge wave of support' for locally-led recovery

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 9:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Campaigns to promote a locally-led recovery for the next five years have generated hundreds of public submissions in a few days.

EQC engineer Graeme Robinson wins appeal

EQC engineer Graeme Robinson wins appeal

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 9:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) top engineer has won an appeal against findings he was negligent and incompetent.

Protest over Sydenham dump

Protest over Sydenham 'dump'

Monday, 27 July 2015 3:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sydenham business owners and residents have protested against plans for a waste transfer facility they fear will bring dust, traffic and smells to the suburb.

Eclectic bunch turn out for earthquake recovery talk

Eclectic bunch turn out for earthquake recovery talk

Sunday, 26 July 2015 1:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

It was an eclectic blend involving city councillors, scholars and even a former government employee but all were singing from the same song sheet when it came to handling the next phase of the city's rebuild.

Who will run the rebuild of Christchurch?

Who will run the rebuild of Christchurch?

Friday, 24 July 2015 6:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

What is the collective term? A fug of conspirators? It is Tuesday night and ex-Christchurch mayor Garry Moore is ring-leading a group of disaffected citizens down at his son's bar, Smash Palace.

Former Mayor Gary Moore calls for council-led recovery in Christchurch

Former Mayor Gary Moore calls for council-led recovery in Christchurch

Friday, 24 July 2015 2:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Former Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore is spearheading a group calling for a city council-led earthquake recovery.

Redcliffs New World supermarket open for business in October

Redcliffs New World supermarket open for business in October

Thursday, 23 July 2015 9:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Redcliffs will soon have a new supermarket more than four years after it was wrecked by the Christchurch earthquake.

OPINION: Gerry Brownlee menus a step too far

OPINION: Gerry Brownlee menus a step too far

Thursday, 23 July 2015 1:06 p.m. by MediaThePress


When I first saw C1 Espresso's latest menu featuring Gerry Brownlee in his underwear as a "dress up" paper doll, I chuckled.

BNZ House in Cathedral Square to be demolished

BNZ House in Cathedral Square to be demolished

Thursday, 23 July 2015 10:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

The boarded up and graffitied former BNZ House in Christchurch's Cathedral Square has at last been sold and will be demolished.

Old BNZ House to come down

Old BNZ House to come down

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

The boarded up and graffitied former BNZ House in Christchurch's Cathedral Square has at last been sold and will be demolished.

EQC and Cera PR budget going through the roof

EQC and Cera PR budget 'going through the roof'

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 2:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has created "an army of spin doctors" to defend its earthquake recovery organisations, a Labour MP says.

Filipino rebuild workers reluctant to speak about exploitation

Filipino rebuild workers reluctant to speak about exploitation

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

Migrant workers involved in the Christchurch rebuild are vulnerable to exploitation and poor living conditions – especially those from the Philippines.

Office administrator allegedly stole $107,000 from rebuild firm

Office administrator allegedly stole $107,000 from rebuild firm

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

A 40-year-old office administrator charged with stealing $107,445 from a Christchurch rebuild firm has been granted a registrar's remand without plea at the Christchurch District Court.

Filipino rebuild workers reluctant to speak out about exploitation, report finds

Filipino rebuild workers reluctant to speak out about exploitation, report finds

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

Migrant workers involved in the Christchurch rebuild are vulnerable to exploitation and poor living conditions - especially those from the Philippines.

Daughter of top EQC manager Gail Kettle removed from claim

Daughter of top EQC manager Gail Kettle removed from claim

Monday, 20 July 2015 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The daughter of one of the Earthquake Commission's top bosses has been taken off a Christchurch case after complaints about her conduct and expertise.

Cera doubles its communications budget

Cera doubles its communications budget

Sunday, 19 July 2015 8:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has almost doubled its communication budget and increased its public relations staff by a third in the past two years.

Experts differ on whether Christchurch rebuild has peaked

Experts differ on whether Christchurch rebuild has peaked

Friday, 17 July 2015 9:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than $100 million a week is being spent in Christchurch as the post-quake rebuild reaches its peak, economists say.

Is the Canterbury rebuild is hitting its peak

Is the Canterbury rebuild is hitting its peak

Friday, 17 July 2015 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

The construction sector and the rebuild is pretty much as big as it's going to get, a couple of pundits think.

Economist predicts record low for official interest rates

Economist predicts record low for official interest rates

Friday, 17 July 2015 11:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

An economist is predicting the Reserve Bank will soon cut the Official Cash Rate to a historic low.

Waste facility a kick in the gut for Sydenham

Waste facility 'a kick in the gut' for Sydenham

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 9:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sydenham business owners and residents are rallying against the approval of a waste transfer facility they claim will bring dust, traffic and smells to the suburb.

Proposed EQC changes weak - Massey Uni lecturer Michael Naylor

Proposed EQC changes 'weak' - Massey Uni lecturer Michael Naylor

Monday, 13 July 2015 6:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Proposals to overhaul the Earthquake Commission (EQC) Act are weak, unimaginative and still leave homeowners "stuck in the quagmire of the two insurer problem", an academic says.

Christchurch concrete pour sets rebuild record

Christchurch concrete pour sets rebuild record

Monday, 13 July 2015 8:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

A construction firm has performed the largest single concrete pour of Canterbury's rebuild to date.