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Big project on 'pause'

Terrace development

The stalling of the Terrace project reflects the reality of creating commercial developments in post-earthquake Christchurch, developers say.

Terrace stalled before

Terrace development

The $150m CBD project 'paused' several times already and latest is no different, says Antony Gough.

Shops to fill old hotel site

Grand Chancellor site

A shopping and office complex - instead of a hotel - will be built where the Hotel Grand Chancellor once stood.

Terrace project stalls

Terrace development

Developer Antony Gough's celebrated $150 million Terrace project in the central city has stalled due to rising costs.

Bars denied Easter trading

alcohol generic

Eighteen Christchurch premises applied for a special licence to serve alcohol on 'sacrosanct' dates this Easter.

Quake-hit bridge back in action

Colombo Street bridge

Colombo Street bridge will reopen tomorrow for the first time since the February 22 quake.

Council may chip in for complex restoration

West Avon Apartments

The city council may contribute $800k towards strengthening a landmark art deco apartment building in the central city.

1700 workers to return to CBD

Cashel Square

Public servants could be back in central Christchurch next spring with Govt to sign on for four new buildings.

Retaining look of cathedral favoured

Christ Church Cathedral

More than 50 per cent of Cantabrians want a restored Christ Church Cathedral to stay the same.

High St 'paralysed' by Cera

Nicky Arts High St

A fed-up central-city business owner says that Cera has 'paralysed progress' in High St.

Local investors being 'ignored'

Richard Peebles

Govt too busy unsuccessfully chasing international money, frustrated city developer claims.

No timeframe for Maori culture hub

Te Puna Ahurea

Ngai Tahu should 'take their time' with the cultural precinct in central Christchurch, expert says.

Council may seek injunction

Majestic Theatre

Legal grounds to stop Christchurch's Majestic Theatre being pulled down are still being explored.

A CBD full of billboards?

billboard times square

The central city could soon be lit up Times Square-style to add to it 'urban buzz and vibrancy'.

Strict rules halt city development

City Mall

Investor slams strict development rules for delaying the City Mall and scaring off tenants.

Demolishing the competition

charity boxing strap

Rebuild workers trade tool belts for boxing gloves in open-air ring for inaugural charity event.

'Moronic' shooting


A man is lucky to be alive after a bullet ricocheted off a rib and exited his back in a confrontation near Hagley Park.

Cecile: City full of hidden treasures

Cecile Meier

OPINION: Christchurch has plenty of great spots, you just have to make an effort to find them in the ruins.

$75m apartment complex planned


A $75 million development could become the city's biggest complex since the quakes.

Wrecking ball for Majestic

Majestic Theatre

Demolition of the Majestic Theatre will continue despite the council considering a final bid to save the building.

Latimer Sq place for royal glimpse


Cantabrians' best chance of seeing Prince William and Catherine is on their walk through Latimer Square.

Car dealers fume over dust

Moorhouse Ave dust

Traffic belting along an unsealed section of Moorhouse Ave are engulfing businesses in clouds of dust.

Play park welcomes water feature

Nature Play Park in Chch

A five-month "tale of woe" has ended after water started flowing at a Greening the Rubble project in central Christchurch.

Early bar closures delayed


Bar owners applaud city council's move to delay implementing restrictions on selling alcohol.

Donations cover cathedral's costs

Cardboard cathedral

Entry to the Cardboard Cathedral will remain free, despite it costing about $600 a day to keep the building open.

Car hits pedestrian in central city

St John's Ambulance

A man has been hit by a car on Kipling St, near Brougham St.

Rush hour crash in city centre

Kilmore-Manchester St crash

Motorists heading north out of central Christchurch could face delays after a two-car crash.

Tea and swastikas in Chch

white supremacists

They were clad in black. They sported swastika tattoos. They were there to make a statement.

Anti-racists take on supremacists

white supremacists

White supremacists clashed with anti-racism protesters in the central city today.

City build plans 'too risky'

House construction

Another would-be developer is selling up after abandoning building plans in the city.

New $85 million library inches closer

Halifax library

The city council is seeking ideas from the public for the new central city library.

Majestic's death warrant signed

majestic theatre protest

Talks between the council and Cera have failed to save the heritage-listed Majestic Theatre building.

Cheaper energy on the way?

Power, electricity, power lines, power pole

Central city scheme could lower energy costs for customers by up to 15 per cent.

Majestic Theatre demo protest

Majestic Theatre

Protesters marching against the demolition of the Majestic Theatre are holding up traffic.

Harlequin lands conditional licence

Harlequin Public House

A restaurant locked in battle with neighbours over noise has been granted a liquor licence so long as part of it shuts early.

Peters backs 'icon' fix

Winston Peters

Restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral could be a condition of any post-election coalition deal, Winston Peters says.

'Same man' in sex worker attacks

CCTV images after sex worker attack

Police now believe two assaults on central city sex workers are linked but have no new leads.

Repairs start on heritage bridge

Armagh St bridge

Repairs expected to take between six and nine months began yesterday on the Armagh St bridge.

Bridge design an 'epic fail'

Fitzgerald Ave under flood

Designs for Fitzgerald Ave quake-damage repairs possibly increased the flood risk, council confirms.

Two men seriously injured

Police examine the scene of a serious assault in Linwood on Friday night.

A search is on for four people believed to have been involved in a violent assault involving a spade.

Man sought in prostitute attacks

CCTV images after sex worker attack

Police have released security camera images of a man being sought in relation to two assaults on sex workers on Friday.

Science Alive! moving into CBD

Science Alive chief executive Neville Petries

Science Alive! will move to the inner city and try to be an "innovative tourism attraction".

Chch Central candidate named

tony milne

The race to install candidates in time for the election is heating up with Tony Milne selected for Christchurch Central.

Bar owners bruised by police stance

Danny Valentine

Tensions are mounting between bars and police over the enforcement of new alcohol laws.

Plea to use CBD buildings

James Dann

Demolishing accommodation buildings in the East Frame only to replace them with new apartment buildings is madness, a city activist says.

Milne to challenge Wagner

tony milne

National's Nicky Wagner will "definitely" contest Christchurch Central seat against Labour's Tony Milne.

Attacks scare prostitute off the streets


An experienced prostitute will not be on the street tonight because she fears for her safety after "disgusting and appalling" attacks on two sex workers.

Coroner to rule on cold case


Police investigating the mysterious disappearance of a Christchurch man more than two decades ago still have no idea what happened to him.

Re-Start Mall moves down the street

ReStart mall

City container mall retained for at least another year thanks to a $1.27m government grant.

Re:Start's future to be revealed

ReStart mall

Gerry Brownlee is expected to confirm the next stage of Christchurch's container mall today.

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