Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2013’


Is there a housing crisis in Christchurch?

Difficult, pressured, heated – yes. But a crisis where ordinary people can’t buy or rent homes and flats and many …

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Mainzeal Update

Mainzeal’s receiver, Price-Waterhouse Coopers, says the collapsed construction company could be put into liquidation. A liquidator has wider powers than …

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Don’t dwell on the past in Christchurch

John Robert Godley, his statue, face down on the hard grey stone. Canterbury’s founder felled by some evil blow. Behind …

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Christchurch hotel prepares for reopening

The Heritage Christchurch Hotel in Cathedral Square is looking at a May 14 official reopening of its Old Government Building, …

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Christchurch recovers inch by inch

Two years on from Christchurch’s disastrous earthquake and the recovery is about two things – the rebuild zone and the …

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Christchurch recovery leads the way

The Canterbury rebuild is dominating year on year growth according to an ANZ Bank regional trends survey. The ANZ Bank’s …

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Mainzeal collapse felt far and wide

If work on Mainzeal Property and Construction’s sites is frozen for another six weeks, national construction activity could be depressed …

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Land damage claims to take further 18 months

It will take 18 months to complete claim settlements on land damage for quake-damaged properties owned by residents in the …

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Red Zone Shrinks

Central Christchurch cordons will soon be reduced, hotels will reopen, and the city’s large developments are on track, the Canterbury …

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Roadworks increasing around the city

Christchurch motorists should not expect any respite soon from seemingly endless roadworks, detours and road closures across the city. Repair …

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