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EQC engineer breaks down at hearing

EQC engineer breaks down at hearing

Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

A controversial Earthquake Commission (EQC) engineer broke down today in defending his manner and assessments before a disciplinary committee.

Town Hall rebuild bids sought

Town Hall rebuild bids sought

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

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.

Town Hall rebuild bids sought

Town Hall rebuild bids sought

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

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.

Kieren Kortegast: Police Communications

Kieren Kortegast: Police Communications

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:36 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Inspector Kieren Kortegast talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about police Communications and gives the ZB team a tour around.

Sumner residents plea for $10m hub

Sumner residents plea for $10m hub

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

Sumner residents are getting impatient for new community facilities to replace the ones lost through the quakes.

Feebee Newlands: Randon Acts Kindness

Feebee Newlands: Randon Acts Kindness

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:08 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

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.

CTV News - Woman On Boards

CTV News - Woman On Boards

Thursday, 28 August 2014 10:39 a.m. by MediaCTV

Loving the Christchurch life

Loving the Christchurch life

Thursday, 28 August 2014 10:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

In May 2013, my husband and I packed our lives into a 20-foot container and moved 1000km from Auckland to Christchurch.

Historic suburb readies itself for quake

Historic suburb readies itself for quake

Thursday, 28 August 2014 10:00 a.m. by GovtEQC

EQC engineer threatened harsher assessments

EQC engineer threatened harsher assessments

Thursday, 28 August 2014 9:48 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission's top engineer threatened to make a harsher assessment if his repair advice was disputed, a disciplinary committee has been told.

Engineer denies bullying

Engineer denies bullying

Thursday, 28 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) top engineer made assessments without tools and was arrogant and bullying, a disciplinary hearing has heard.

EQC engineer denies bullying

EQC engineer denies bullying

Thursday, 28 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) top engineer made assessments without tools and was arrogant and bullying, a disciplinary hearing has heard.

CTV News - Wednesday 27 August

CTV News - Wednesday 27 August

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 7:59 p.m. by MediaCTV

Meet our interns

Meet our interns

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 4:02 p.m. by GapFiller

We have a couple of wonderful interns, both of whom are studying Landscape Architecture at Copenhagen University in Denmark. 

Framed! Historic golf hole for High Street

Framed! Historic golf hole for High Street

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 12:45 p.m. by GapFiller

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 […]

IAG loses Ridgecrest case in Supreme Court

IAG loses Ridgecrest case in Supreme Court

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 11:47 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Couple falsely told quake-damaged house was safe

Couple falsely told quake-damaged house was safe

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 11:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

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,...

Whitewash Head Road, Scarborough – partial closure from Mon 1 Sept.

Whitewash Head Road, Scarborough – partial closure from Mon 1 Sept.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 10:51 a.m. by Transport4chch

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. 

Four years on: Is a new life emerging?

Four years on: Is a new life emerging?

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 10:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Next Thursday marks four years since a 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Cantabrians out of their beds at 4.35am on September 4.

EQC engineer in disciplinary hearing

EQC engineer in disciplinary hearing

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 8:31 a.m. by MediaStuff

A senior Earthquake Commission (EQC) engineer will go before a disciplinary hearing today to face complaints about his assessments of numerous quake-damaged properties.

Land key to housing crisis

Land key to housing crisis

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 7:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

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.

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 28 & 30 Aug

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 28 & 30 Aug

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

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:

Food hub for central city site

'Food hub' for central city site

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A bare site in Victoria St in central Christchurch is to become a container food hub - perhaps with a weekend farmers market alongside.

Council making money out of thin air

Council making money out of thin air

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

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.

Nothing years optimism fades

'Nothing years' optimism fades

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Ephelia Paxie has never known an undamaged home. Her dad Dion is losing hope as the family continues to fight insurers over repairs.  reports. --------------------

Girl has never known an undamaged home

Girl has never known an undamaged home

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

CTV News - Lyttelton Tunnel

CTV News - Lyttelton Tunnel

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:48 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - Council Dept Discussion

CTV News - Council Dept Discussion

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:43 p.m. by MediaCTV

McCormacks Bay Reserve & Ihutai Trust

McCormacks Bay Reserve & Ihutai Trust

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 1:32 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

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 […]

Call for Designs – Info Boards @ The Commons

Call for Designs – Info Boards @ The Commons

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 1:13 p.m. by GapFiller

  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. […]

Community led recovery research launched

Community led recovery research launched

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:41 a.m. by ravencretney

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 closed Sunday 31 August for 50th Celebrations

Lyttelton Tunnel closed Sunday 31 August for 50th Celebrations

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 9:52 a.m. by Transport4chch

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

Prime Minister John Key

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 9:42 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Prime Minister John Key talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about local issues affecting the city.

Council trying to lighten load for city ratepayers

Council trying to lighten load for city ratepayers

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

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.

College rejects Reays money

College rejects Reay's money

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

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.

CTV News - Selywn Cemetary Repairs

CTV News - Selywn Cemetary Repairs

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:03 a.m. by MediaCTV

Tourism seeks support to regrow Chch visitors

Tourism seeks support to regrow Chch visitors

Monday, 25 August 2014 10:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tourism supports a higher proportion of jobs in the Waimakariri District than anywhere else in New Zealand, new figures show.

Lynched - Monday 25 August

Lynched - Monday 25 August

Monday, 25 August 2014 7:48 p.m. by ChrisLynch

Deep Alpine Fault sensitive to nearby earthquakes

Deep Alpine Fault sensitive to nearby earthquakes

Monday, 25 August 2014 3:21 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Victoria University of Wellington

Anzac Drive/Travis Road/Frosts Road – TRUCK Cleared

Anzac Drive/Travis Road/Frosts Road – TRUCK Cleared

Monday, 25 August 2014 12:56 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that this intersection is now cleared from this afternoon’s truck overturn.

Port Hills Red Zone offer extended until 27 February 2015

Port Hills Red Zone offer extended until 27 February 2015

Monday, 25 August 2014 11:03 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

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.

University of Canterbury thesis looking at social media impacts after the earthquakes

University of Canterbury thesis looking at social media impacts after the earthquakes

Monday, 25 August 2014 9:54 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A University of Canterbury PhD student is investigating the impact of social media following the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

California in state of emergency after 6.0 quake

California in state of emergency after 6.0 quake

Monday, 25 August 2014 8:44 a.m. by GovtEQC

Update: Carpark Cnr St Asaph & Antigua Streets will open this morning, Monday 25th

Update: Carpark Cnr St Asaph & Antigua Streets will open this morning, Monday 25th

Monday, 25 August 2014 6:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

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 …

Update: Carpark Cnr St Asaph & Antigua Streets will re-open this morning, Monday 25th

Update: Carpark Cnr St Asaph & Antigua Streets will re-open this morning, Monday 25th

Monday, 25 August 2014 6:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

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 …

Antigua/Brougham – traffic signals restored

Antigua/Brougham – traffic signals restored

Monday, 25 August 2014 6:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

Updated 6am Tuesday 26 August – signals have now been restored at this intersection.   

Transitional projects colour vacant spaces

Transitional projects colour vacant spaces

Monday, 25 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cheap and cheerful "transitional projects" are helping transform Christchurch's vacant spaces.

Antigua/Brougham – signals out – restricted access – expect delays

Antigua/Brougham – signals out – restricted access – expect delays

Sunday, 24 August 2014 12:01 p.m. by Transport4chch

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 …

Antigua/Brougham – signals not working – restricted access – expect delays

Antigua/Brougham – signals not working – restricted access – expect delays

Sunday, 24 August 2014 12:01 p.m. by Transport4chch

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 …

Antigua/Brougham – signals not working – turn restrictions – expect delays

Antigua/Brougham – signals not working – turn restrictions – expect delays

Sunday, 24 August 2014 12:01 p.m. by Transport4chch

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 …

CTV News August 22

CTV News August 22

Saturday, 23 August 2014 12:36 p.m. by MediaCTV

Canterbury ITM Cup hooker Codie Taylor speaks Craig Kerr about their win over Waikato

Canterbury ITM Cup hooker Codie Taylor speaks Craig Kerr about their win over Waikato

Saturday, 23 August 2014 8:16 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Canterbury ITM Cup hooker Codie Taylor speaks to Newstalk ZB's Craig Kerr about their dominant 58-27 win over Waikato.

Black Sticks womens assistant coach Chris Leslie speaks to Craig Kerr about the changes to Hockey

Black Sticks women's assistant coach Chris Leslie speaks to Craig Kerr about the changes to Hockey

Saturday, 23 August 2014 7:46 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

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.

Christchurch Cathedral recovery goes online

Christchurch Cathedral recovery goes online

Friday, 22 August 2014 4:23 p.m. by Media3News

A group opposing the demolition of the ChristChurch Cathedral has launched a campaign to convince people it should be saved.

Christchurch resident mystified by EQC payout

Christchurch resident mystified by EQC payout

Friday, 22 August 2014 4:22 p.m. by Media3News

The EQC has paid out Bruce Nixon's neighbour $30,000 more for the same damage suffered in the Christchurch earthquakes.

Thirty-seven green-zoned homes at risk from landslides

Thirty-seven green-zoned homes at risk from landslides

Friday, 22 August 2014 4:18 p.m. by MediaHerald

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...

Has EQC got enough funds to pay claimants?

Has EQC got enough funds to pay claimants?

Friday, 22 August 2014 4:17 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

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.

Temporary car park closure -Cnr St Asaph & Antigua Streets

Temporary car park closure -Cnr St Asaph & Antigua Streets

Friday, 22 August 2014 2:50 p.m. by Transport4chch

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. …