Rebuilding in the red zone a reality

Kaiapoi residents got a taste of the future last week when the Waimakariri District Council released its draft plan for the town's red zone.

Waimak red zone vision released

Kairaki resident Tim Stephenson says he and his wife have no intention to move.

Some former red-zoned homeowners may be able to buy back or lease their old sections but not build on them.

'He's our maitre d' in the sky' video

Jaime Gilbert's family put flowers in a road cone outside the old Iconic bar on Manchester St.

Barman Jaime Gilbert died shielding his sister as Iconic bar fell apart in the big quake. She has returned to work for the same bar.

New plan changes tree protection

Subdivisions in Hillmorton have benefited from the protection of mature trees. The trees will not get the same sort of protection under changes to the district plan.

How does the garden city intend to protect its important trees under its replacement district plan?

Traditional buildings possible, says engineer

A proposed gothic rugby stadium for Christchurch. Not really a serious idea but still, a church of rugby?

Meet the man who proposed building a gothic church of rugby as a stadium in Christchurch.

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