Rebuilding Christchurch

City needs 'visitor strategy'


Christchurch lacks a visitor strategy and things for tourists to do, the city's port and airport chiefs say.

Quake damage upsets architect

Patrick Sloan

Architect Patrick Sloan says it's distressing to see Christchurch as a broken city after returning from China.

Building standards decline

Debbie Mora

Shoddy work and delays could increase due to rebuild pressures and labour shortages, experts warn.

End of CBD doughnut?

Gerry Brownlee

The Government will spend $170m on three central city buildings for hundreds of civil servants.

Forsyth Barr earmarked for hotel

Forsyth Barr building

Christchurch's quake-damaged tallest office tower is under offer to a developer who wants to convert it to a hotel.

City projects bank on private cash

Avon River Precinct artists impression

More than $50m in private-sector investment sought for major anchor projects including library and art trail.

Rebuild drives national growth

Construction worker/ Hard hat

Two-thirds of the country's growth in the first three months of the year came from the construction industry.

Labour's quake court promise

David Cunliffe

Labour would send in army engineers to fix Christchurch flooding, and set up an earthquake court.

$400m short for roads and pipes

Christchurch road works

Christchurch may be $400 million short of what it needs to fix quake-damaged roads and underground pipes.

$90m demo boom ends

tuam st

Christchurch's demolition boom appears over but not before companies pocketed nearly $90m.

Grim asbestos warning

Construction worker/ Hard hat

Hundreds of rebuild workers are given grim wake-up call in a bid to avoid a legacy of danger and asbestos-related deaths.

'Beyond frustrated'

Charlotte Mayne

Charlotte Mayne thought she had been patient. As she watched houses being repaired around her, Mayne did not kick up a fuss.

Reviving Christchurch


Businesses are taking the first, hesitant steps back into the heart of Christchurch despite challenges.

Slow is good for Chch

Gridlocked traffic.

Christchurch's new transport plan has been applauded for offering a more inviting central city.

Fears over shaming contractors

Construction, contractors, rebuild

Residents fed up with quake repair work need to be wary of naming and shaming "dodgy contractors" online.

Construction sites going hi-tech

Smartphone, mobile phone

Cook Brothers Construction is taking a tech-based approach to the Christchurch rebuild.

Architect firms enjoying rebuild boom


As the rebuild is shaping Christchurch, local architect firms are gearing up for the commercial boom in a competitive environment.

Seismic shift in jobs

Arthur Adlaon

Stress from Canterbury quakes caused significant numbers of people to leave their jobs.

Leader praised post-quake

Peter Townsend

Canterbury business leader Peter Townsend is singled out for his strong role during and after the 2010 and 2011 quakes.

Working up a thirst for trouble


The tills are ringing at Christchurch pubs thanks to unattached, cashed-up tradies blowing big bucks on booze.

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