Repeated delays in releasing information behind the blueprint for the rebuild of central Christchurch are "ridiculous", a city councillor says.
Authorities want work to begin on Christchurch's new sports facility next year - but haven't got the land needed yet.
New Regent St is unlikely to be open in time for the Christmas shopping rush after an engineering dispute delayed consent.
Landowners unwilling to negotiate on blueprint buyouts will be told, "This is the offer, have a nice day", Roger Sutton says.
Property owners opposed to the Government's plans to acquire their land are trying to slow down the acquisition process.
The Government buy-up for the city blueprint has been described as a "land grab".
Plans for a bike-friendly central Christchurch are spinning the wheels of cycling advocates.
Christchurch's new blueprint looks likely to cause a jump in property values in the east.
Ngai Tahu is keeping quiet on its plans for a cultural centre in Victoria Square.
Welfare agencies are stunned that the Christchurch recovery blueprint has bypassed social housing.
Smaller civic facilities could be on the cards for Christchurch.
City plan puts Bicycle Thief expansion on hold
Richard Middleton planned to expand his central-city bar, but the Government's recovery plan has left it ''on the edge of nothing''.
The CBD blueprint has terminated any possibility of furniture store McKenzie and Willis returning to the central city, but the business owners are unfazed.
Private investment will be vital for Christchurch's new health precinct, but the city's private hospitals have no plans to leave their sites.
Canterbury's planned $600 million hospital redevelopment is still awaiting Government approval despite the project being at the core of the new central-city health precinct.
Car dealers in the new central-city "frame" appear to be at odds with the Government's recovery plan.
The first large post-earthquake commercial building in central Christchurch looks set to be demolished to make way for the city's stadium.
Christchurch's richest man is backing the central-city plan and has dropped hints about investing in the new convention centre.
'This is a dictatorship we're living in'
The Government has done nothing to rebuild Christchurch but is now threatening to demolish good buildings, a co-owner of the Ng building says.
The lack of communication over how ratepayers can bankroll Christchurch's new facilities has been slammed. + $220m for convention centre
A Christchurch businessman has run into a brick wall over plans to retain his nightclub.
Cyclists are pleased with plans for "continous and safe cycle routes" in central Christchurch but want designs to extend to the suburbs.
A Madras St bar will open this month as planned, even though its land is earmarked for the new stadium.
The cost of a bigger Christchurch convention centre is being estimated at $220 million.
Central Christchurch's recovery blueprint may be the incentive needed to get overseas energy companies to build and operate a district energy scheme.
The greening of the future central Christchurch is a good start but appears not to go far enough, environmental advocates say.
Businesses forced out of the central city after the February 2011 earthquake are queuing up to return.
'Knocking down our building makes no sense'
Calendar Girls says it will fight the Government through the courts if it tries to demolish its building.
The frame of parkland encircling the central city will be in place by early 2013, John Key hopes.
The Green Party fears Christchurch's new facilities will come at the cost of selling public assets.
The Christchurch City Council is now under pressure to sell assets to fund its share of the rebuild.
A covered stadium is "the right step" for Christchurch, says John Key, speaking at a ceremonial tree-planting today.
A new agency has been set up to encourage the private sector to contribute billions of dollars toward the city's rebuild.
Christchurch residents need to have more of a say in progressing the city blueprint from here, former mayor Vicki Buck says.
A three-party urban design panel will consider every building consent application in central Christchurch.
Christchurch's new city centre will be compact and low rise, with all key facilities between the Avon River and a new green 'frame'.
The hunt is on for private investors to help pay for the Government's bold plan to shrink Christchurch's city centre and build a swath of new civic assets.
As many as 840 properties will need to be purchased to turn the government's plans for rebuilding Christchurch's city centre into reality.
The home of justice in Christchurch - the Durham Street courts - is on the move.
The release of the new city blueprint is a day to celebrate say city leaders who describe it as 'bold' and 'positive'.
OPINION: It was a source of great pride to see the Prime Minister launch the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan last night, writes Warwick Isaacs, director of the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU).
OPINION: The end of Christchurch's worst days and the beginning of its best.
Christchurch's sporting and leisure needs will be catered for by a new metro sports facility near Hagley Park.
Cathedral Square stays as the civic heart of Christchurch under the rebuild plan but will get a make-over.
A performing arts hub is planned, and the temporary bus exchange in Lichfield St will gain permanency.
An international design competition will decide what form the eartthquake memorial will take.
The convention centre comes to the centre of town, shifting from its old Kilmore St site to the north western edge of Cathedral Square.
Christchurch's city centre will be enclosed in a green boundary made up of the Avon river and a bold new concept dubbed "the Frame".
Christchurch was promised a plan that would deliver on the city council's vision for the CBD, drawn up after the biggest consultation process in its history.
The dust clouds from buildings felled by the February 22 quake were barely settled when it became clear a major rebuild of Christchurch's CBD was on the cards.
Green spaces and the Avon River will frame a new-look central city, with a new public pool and convention centre among the first projects to get off the ground.
Christchurch's new city centre will be ''livable'', compact and green, says John Key. Full details on press.co.nz at 6pm.
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