Category Archive for: ‘Blog’


Hotel goes beyond height limits

A 50 metre-high accommodation, office and retail complex is being proposed to replace the Hotel Grand Chancellor, with existing use …

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Compulsory acquisitions to speed up recovery

Christchurch recovery boss Roger Sutton has flagged that the time is fast-approaching when compulsory acquisition powers will have to be …

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Christchurch proving slow and difficult

Christchurch’s rebuild has not proved the goldmine some construction firms thought it would be. Industry players say the rebuild was …

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From red zone to all-go zone

There was a ‘‘hell of a lot of red tape’’ to cut through but finally red-zoned homes are being put …

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Slow movement and the challenges of the CBD earthquake rebuild

The rebuild of Christchurch’s CBD is an issue dogging the city, as builders and sub-trades work mainly in suburban areas …

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Hagley Oval to host World Cup

An international cricket venue will not harm Christchurch’s Hagley Park but only increase its ‘‘iconic value’’, a High Court judge …

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Cardboard Cathedral Finally Unveiled

Christchurch has been given its first look at the new Cardboard Cathedral during an emotional ceremony to mark the structure …

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Christchurch timeline

Time seems to fly when you’re rebuilding an earthquake damaged city. A year ago today an ‘‘aspirational’’ plan to revive …

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New earthquake protection for Christchurch building

Base isolators have been around since the 1970s in New Zealand, helping reduce the impact of earthquakes on buildings, but …

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Justice up for tender in Christchurch

An updated time frame for Christchurch’s justice and emergency services precinct shows the likely $100 million-plus project starting next February …

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