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Christchurch pips Auckland for cranes

Major centres are sprouting a growing crane population, with 76 cranes now on big sites. The Rider Levett Crane Index …

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New wharf for Lyttelton

Construction of Lyttelton’s new wharf has begun with a daylong concrete pour involving 75 trucks. Cashin Quay 2 at the …

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First for arts precinct

The first new development in the performing arts precinct could soon be under way. A planning application to build a …

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Foundations for bus interchange

It is expected to take 12 hours and 234 truckloads before Christchurch’s biggest continuous concrete pour since the quakes is …

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Cost a factor in rebuild

Christchurch developers are shying away from using base isolation technology, which protects buildings against earthquake damage, as they seek to …

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Disaster rebuild only 10% complete

Christchurch is only about 10 per cent repaired four years after a destructive 18-month earthquake sequence started, a city business …

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Consents remain a nightmare

A year after Christchurch’s building consent scandal blew up, the property industry says commercial consents remain ‘‘a nightmare’’, which is …

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Christchurch recovery on track

Growing impatience characterised the mood in Christchurch earlier this year, with business leaders and the public growing increasingly frustrated at …

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Half way point for SCIRT

Repairs to Christchurch’s severely damaged infrastructure have reached the halfway point, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. The Stronger Christchurch …

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Quake claims payouts tops $12 billion

Insurance payouts for Canterbury earthquake claims have topped $12 billion, the Insurance Council of New Zealand says. It predicts 2014 …

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