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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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Construction boom is coming to New Zealand

New Zealand’s building industry will boom in the next five years with work worth about $46 billion and driven by …

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Council relinquishes 10 year plan

The Christchurch City Council has relinquished its right to produce a 10-year blueprint for the city in return for a …

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Cathedral starts to rise

The first of the tubes that will form the skeleton of Christchurch’s Anglican cardboard cathedral will be erected today. Cardboard …

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Warped Bridge to be memorial

The Richmond bridge, warped beyond repair in the February 2011 earthquake, became a symbol of the quake’s destructive power. It …

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Christchurch building standards too high!

Insurance companies and building owners could save hundreds of millions of dollars after a High Court decision overturned tougher rules …

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Quake-proofing: Making buildings safer

Tony Taig-Risk Management Expert New Zealand has an estimated 15,000 to 25,000 earthquake prone buildings. New Zealand’s Building Act empowers local authorities …

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Desperate situations inspire ingenious solutions!

Jacking earthquake-damaged Canterbury homes up to 3 metres off the ground could save hundreds from the scrapheap. Smith Crane and …

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Preserving the remaining heritage buildings in Christchurch

Rob Hall, Southern Region General Manager of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. With the exception of a couple of …

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