A controversial Earthquake Commission (EQC) engineer broke down today in defending his manner and assessments before a disciplinary committee.
The city council is pushing ahead with plans to seek expressions of interest from companies keen to be involved in the rebuild of the Town Hall.
Inspector Kieren Kortegast talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about police Communications and gives the ZB team a tour around.
Sumner residents are getting impatient for new community facilities to replace the ones lost through the quakes.
Feebee Newlands promotes Random Acts of Kindness Day in Canterbury and talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about why she wants people to get involved. At the end is a song about Random acts of Kindness.
In May 2013, my husband and I packed our lives into a 20-foot container and moved 1000km from Auckland to Christchurch.
The Earthquake Commission's top engineer threatened to make a harsher assessment if his repair advice was disputed, a disciplinary committee has been told.
The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) top engineer made assessments without tools and was arrogant and bullying, a disciplinary hearing has heard.
We have a couple of wonderful interns, both of whom are studying Landscape Architecture at Copenhagen University in Denmark.
Gap Filler’s Gap Golf project is growing! This new hole has been added to the course on the corner of High and Tuam Streets. The hole’s design has taken influence from two High Street Stories. These stories were collected by the Historic Places Trust (now called Heritage New Zealand) in 2012/13 in order to record […]
A Christchurch couple say an EQC engineer who assessed their home treated them with zero respect and falsely told them the house was as safe as it was before the earthquakes.A disciplinary hearing for Napier engineer Graeme Robinson,...
From Monday 1 September 2014, (weather dependant) the upper part of Whitewash Head Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic while repairs to the retaining wall and road are carried out.
Next Thursday marks four years since a 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Cantabrians out of their beds at 4.35am on September 4.
A senior Earthquake Commission (EQC) engineer will go before a disciplinary hearing today to face complaints about his assessments of numerous quake-damaged properties.
Lack of affordable housing, congested roads, and uncertainty over where and what to build are challenges that dominate the Christchurch rebuild and will continue to do so for some time.
The New Zealand Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance works this week in the Lyttelton Tunnel between the hours of 8pm and 6am for one day on:
A bare site in Victoria St in central Christchurch is to become a container food hub - perhaps with a weekend farmers market alongside.
Christchurch City Council is turning thin air into cash. It is is leasing air space over roads and footpaths to developers keen to maximise the size of their buildings.
Ephelia Paxie has never known an undamaged home. Her dad Dion is losing hope as the family continues to fight insurers over repairs. reports. --------------------
McCormacks Bay Reserve On Sunday, 31 August the Trust which looks after the Avon Heathcote estuary, the Ihutai Trust, is holding a public planting at McCormacks Bay reserve to help repair the […]
The Commons is in need of some awesome information boards. We’d like to share information about the project, what’s on site and more as well as history of the area. The boards will also have a community notice board function. So we’re calling for designs. The deadline is September 7 to submit your design. […]
A Christchurch raised PhD student, Raven Cretney, has launched the start of a research project looking into the specific role of community driven recovery intiatives in Christchurch.
Lyttelton Tunnel will celebrate its 50th birthday this Sunday, 31st August with the opening of the new tunnel control building and national recognition for its engineering heritage with a community event that will include the rare opportunity to walk through …
Prime Minister John Key talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about local issues affecting the city.
The city council does not want ratepayers bearing the ownership costs of all the central city's major new facilities and is talking to the Government about alternative options.
Canterbury University's engineering college says it has rejected a cash donation from the boss of the company that designed the failed Canterbury Television (CTV) building.
Tourism supports a higher proportion of jobs in the Waimakariri District than anywhere else in New Zealand, new figures show.
Release: Victoria University of Wellington
Road users are advised that this intersection is now cleared from this afternoon’s truck overturn.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Chief Executive Roger Sutton has announced an extension of almost six months for the owners of eligible Residential Red Zone properties in the Port Hills to consider a Crown offer to purchase their properties.
A University of Canterbury PhD student is investigating the impact of social media following the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes.
Update: Carpark at the corner of St Asaph & Antigua Streets will reopen this morning, Monday 25th August, following the weekend closure. See related media release below. Media release from CERA: The temporary car park on the former Canterbury Brewery …
Updated 6am Tuesday 26 August – signals have now been restored at this intersection.
Cheap and cheerful "transitional projects" are helping transform Christchurch's vacant spaces.
Traffic signals are out at the intersection of Antigua and Brougham Streets following a crash earlier this morning (Sunday 24 Aug). Traffic management in place will restrict movement to : • Left in/left out only on Antigua Street at Brougham …
Canterbury ITM Cup hooker Codie Taylor speaks to Newstalk ZB's Craig Kerr about their dominant 58-27 win over Waikato.
Newstalk ZB's Craig Kerr speaks to the Black Sticks women's assistant coach Chris Leslie to exlpain what the changes to Hockey will do for the sport.
A group opposing the demolition of the ChristChurch Cathedral has launched a campaign to convince people it should be saved.
The EQC has paid out Bruce Nixon's neighbour $30,000 more for the same damage suffered in the Christchurch earthquakes.
The Christchurch City Council and the Government are looking to buy 16 green-zoned properties on the Port Hills that have been identified as being at risk from landslides.New council-commissioned GNS Science reports released today...
Recently I’ve seen comment in the media that suggests EQC is short of funds to cover customer’s claims. This is a myth that’s been around for a while and it really is just that – a myth.
Media release from CERA: The temporary car park on the former Canterbury Brewery site (at the corner of St Asaph and Antigua Streets) will be closed from midnight tonight to allow a special coating to be applied to its surface. …
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