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Noise complaints rise with rebuild

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Taits targets techie tenants

Tait Communications campus Tait Communication' impressive $35m campus project is looking to attract other Christchurch businesses onto the site.

Student hub design a award

A social space created beneath Canterbury University's main library has scopped a top interior design award.

More roof gardens wanted

15 weeks and still waiting

Noise complaints rise with rebuild

microphone The story of the Christchurch rebuild can be told in noise complaints, according to new data.

'Canterbury first' irks Aussies

Australian businesses complain they are being shut out of the Christchurch rebuild.

'More inspectors needed'

Aussies offer help for rebuild

More roof gardens wanted

The rebuild provides a unique opportunity for a rooftop sea of greenery and exotic plant life, an ecologist says.

New-tech heat plan for centre

Andre Lovatt Cool new technology will heat some of Christchurch's oldest buildings if tests under way now prove the concept is feasible.

Coffee and Jam sessions mark first birthday

A novel effort to bolster entrepreneurship in Canterbury celebrates its first birthday tomorrow.

Matchmaker to the arts

Charity seeks talent to fund

Cupboard never bare with hi-tech kit

A new workplace medical kit could end the days of depleted first aid cupboards.