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CBD building owner: Alan Reay criticism ‘unfair’

CBD building owner: Alan Reay criticism ‘unfair’

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:40 p.m. by Media3News

The owner of a Christchurch office block, designed by the same man behind the ill-fated CTV building, says the engineer has been unfairly targeted.

Virtual Town Hall Meeting discussing TC3 land issues live stream 7pm 12th December 2012

Virtual Town Hall Meeting discussing TC3 land issues live stream 7pm 12th December 2012

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:35 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The wider Canterbury community has provided the questions that will be addressed tonight by the experts.

Pan-NGO delegate applications open today.

Pan-NGO delegate applications open today.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:12 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou...

Thinking outside the square

Thinking outside the square

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:05 a.m. by GapFiller

The Beggs Building on Colombo Street, between Tuam and St Asaph, is one of many remaining buildings in the central city whose fate is unknown. 

Dec 11: Thinking outside the square

Dec 11: Thinking outside the square

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:05 a.m. by GapFiller

The Beggs Building on Colombo Street, between Tuam and St Asaph, is one of many remaining buildings in the central city whose fate is unknown. The back half of the building is structurally fine and up to code, and currently inhabited by Sedley Wells Music Shop while their Riccarton Road premises are being repaired. The [...]

Rebuilds will soon ramp up

Rebuilds will soon ramp up

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response is not happy with the low number of earthquake rebuilds it has completed or under way.

Council rues its role in CTV tragedy

Council rues its role in CTV tragedy

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is ready to face the consequences and Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has apologised for its role in signing off the Canterbury Television (CTV) building.

Action over collapse crucial - families

Action over collapse crucial - families

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Family members of CTV victims and survivors are outraged at suggestions prosecution against those linked to the faulty building may be too hard to pursue.

CTV prosecutions difficult

CTV prosecutions 'difficult'

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 10:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Securing a conviction against those involved in building and designing the CTV building is unlikely, legal experts say.

Council may be unaware of buildings similar to CTV

Council may be unaware of buildings similar to CTV

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 8:16 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The Christchurch firm that designed the ill-fated CTV office block which collapsed in the February 22 earthquake, killing 115 people, may have built similar buildings that the council does not know about and have since gone unchecked 

Day 657 - small sheds needed

Day 657 - small sheds needed

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 5:58 p.m. by addingtonaction

Does anyone have a garden shed they don't need and would like to donate to Addington Action? We also need usable corrugated iron to make up partitioned bins to store soil, compost, tree mulch, rubble, etc.

Council will cooperate with any police investigation over CTV

Council will cooperate with any police investigation over CTV

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 5:31 p.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has apologised to those affected by the CTV building collapse and promised to cooperate with any police investigation.

Council sorry for CTV permit - Parker

Council sorry for CTV permit - Parker

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 4:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has apologised for the city council's role in signing off the faulty Canterbury Television building.

Cantabrians turn to religion after quakes - study

Cantabrians turn to religion after quakes - study

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 3:31 p.m. by Media3News

Researchers have found evidence to support the theory that non-religious people will turn to religion during a crisis.

Red Zone Deadline

Red Zone Deadline

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 3:20 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

It is a real challenge to get across to those unaffected just how difficult life has become for some people in Christchurch. The most common response we hear from outsiders is “consider yourselves lucky, you’re safe and that don’t live …

Man who saved sister to be honoured

Man who saved sister to be honoured

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 2:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

An earthquake award ceremony will be ''bittersweet'' for the family of a man who died saving his sister from falling masonry.

Corrective Action Plan released in response to earthquake review

Corrective Action Plan released in response to earthquake review

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 10:46 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Chris Tremain | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Radio With Pictures

Radio With Pictures

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 10:40 a.m. by KrisV Popular

I spent most of last week thinking and talking about music, radio, music, documentaries, music, research and more music. With a little bit of 'life-after-devastation' thrown in for good measure. Many people I spoke to asked how the rebuild was going, and most were taken aback when I replied that, for the most part, we aren't up to the rebuilding bit yet - we're still in the demolition phase.

The ongoing effects of disaster don't usually filter through to overseas news outlets. People livi ...

Legal remedy sought for CTV failure

Legal remedy sought for CTV failure

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 8:25 a.m. by MediaStuff

New Zealand won't be able to move on from the Canterbury Television (CTV) building tragedy till individuals are held to account for its collapse, says Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson.

List of CTV-style buildings withheld

List of CTV-style buildings withheld

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 8:08 a.m. by Media3News

Some 379 buildings have been identified as being built in a similar engineering "genre" to the CTV building.

CTV building: A tale of missed chances

CTV building: A tale of missed chances

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission did not set out to apportion blame for the Canterbury Television building collapse, but several key parties will be uneasy at its findings.

Building assessment target not possible

Building assessment target 'not possible'

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Assessing the seismic strength of New Zealand's most earthquake-prone buildings within two years will be "impossible", a leading Christchurch structural engineer says.

Looking to Rent in Christchurch

Looking to Rent in Christchurch

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 1:37 a.m. by chchforreal Popular

Moving to Christchurch? Check out the best websites for available rooms, flats, apartments, and houses.  Plus, some tips to help you find the right accommodation. TradeMe remains to be the best source for accommodation. As of writing, there are 759 rentals listed for Christchurch, …

Quake award to honour man who saved sister

Quake award to honour man who saved sister

Monday, 10 December 2012 8:15 p.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council will honour 172 individuals, groups and organisations at the final Christchurch earthquake awards next week.

I just want justice

'I just want justice'

Monday, 10 December 2012 6:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

A receptionist who escaped the CTV building collapse has called for manslaughter charges to be laid against those found responsible for the building's failure.

Police to consider CTV charges

Police to consider CTV charges

Monday, 10 December 2012 5:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police have launched an investigation into the findings of a royal commission inquiry into the Canterbury Television collapse, but it is too early to say if charges will be laid.

They should be be punished

'They should be be punished'

Monday, 10 December 2012 5:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

The families of the 24 Chinese nationals killed in the collapse of the Canterbury Television building believe a report released today has "justified their anger".

They should be punished

'They should be punished'

Monday, 10 December 2012 5:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

The families of the 24 Chinese nationals killed in the collapse of the Canterbury Television building believe a report released today has "justified their anger".

Volunteer fire brigades facing low numbers

Volunteer fire brigades facing low numbers

Monday, 10 December 2012 5:02 p.m. by Media3News

There are nearly 7000 volunteer firefighters in New Zealand. That's around 80 percent of the country's total firefighting force.

Land swap sweetens Hagley cricket idea

Land swap sweetens Hagley cricket idea

Monday, 10 December 2012 4:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is currently buying vast areas of central Christchurch to create the Eastern Frame.

CTV report emotional reading

CTV report 'emotional reading'

Monday, 10 December 2012 4:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

The brother of a woman killed in the Canterbury Television building collapse says the royal commission's report on the tragedy doesn't make life "any easier".

CTV building errors laid bare in report

CTV building errors laid bare in report

Monday, 10 December 2012 4:00 p.m. by MediaHerald

A series of engineering, construction and council-related errors over 20 years led to the catastrophic collapse of the CTV building in the second major Christchurch earthquake, a Royal Commission has found.

CTV - the key players

CTV - the key players

Monday, 10 December 2012 3:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

The royal Commission identified a handful of key players in the CTV building as:

Govt to carefully consider Royal Commission report

Govt to carefully consider Royal Commission report

Monday, 10 December 2012 3:08 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Christopher Finlayson | Attorney-General

PM welcomes Royal Commission report release

PM welcomes Royal Commission report release

Monday, 10 December 2012 3:05 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

John Key | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Earthquake Awards ceremony to be held next week

Earthquake Awards ceremony to be held next week

Monday, 10 December 2012 3:02 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Christchurch City Council will hold a presentation ceremony for recipients of the second and final Christchurch Earthquake Awards next week.

CTV families respond to report

CTV families respond to report

Monday, 10 December 2012 3:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Families of victims killed in the Canterbury Television building collapse say they are ''very happy'' with the royal commission's report on the tragedy.

CTV - why did it fail?

CTV - why did it fail?

Monday, 10 December 2012 3:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The CTV building collapsed quickly and disastrously during the February 22 earthquake in 2011.

CTV families happy with report

CTV families 'happy' with report

Monday, 10 December 2012 3:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Families of victims killed in the Canterbury Television building collapse say they are ''very happy'' with the royal commission's report on the tragedy.

CTV report details deficiencies

CTV report details deficiencies

Monday, 10 December 2012 3:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Television building did not meet construction standards, was designed by an engineer out of his depth and overseen by a boss who should have known better.

Engineer blamed in Royal Commission CTV report

Engineer blamed in Royal Commission CTV report

Monday, 10 December 2012 2:55 p.m. by Media3News

A report into the collapse of Christchurch’s CTV building has placed blame largely on the shoulders of the building’s engineer.

Land drilling calling campaign

Land drilling calling campaign

Monday, 10 December 2012 2:29 p.m. by GovtEQC

Apportionment and settlement update

Apportionment and settlement update

Monday, 10 December 2012 1:37 p.m. by GovtEQC

Project Christmas 2012 Update

Project Christmas 2012 Update

Monday, 10 December 2012 11:15 a.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

The Rebuild Christchurch Foundation’s Project Christmas has received over 100 nominations but needs more before Sunday December 16th when applications close.

CTV Royal Commission findings out today

CTV Royal Commission findings out today

Monday, 10 December 2012 11:04 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Royal Commission's report on the collapse of the Canterbury Television building will be released today.

Christchurch dining outlets are flat-out after two years of upheaval

Christchurch dining outlets are flat-out after two years of upheaval

Monday, 10 December 2012 10:30 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Christchurch dining outlets are flat-out after two years of upheaval, says UC marketing expert

Families welcome CTV findings

Families welcome CTV findings

Monday, 10 December 2012 10:29 a.m. by MediaHerald

Families of Canterbury Television building collapse victims have welcomed the findings of a royal commission into the building's collapse.

15 years to 34%

15 years to 34%

Monday, 10 December 2012 9:29 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Featured Popular

The consultation document released by the MBIE on Friday recommends that all non-residential and multi-unit, multi-storey residential buildings be seismically assessed within five years of the changes taking effect, with the information as to whether a building is above or below the earthquake-prone building threshold to be made publicly available on a register.

Sector forum tomorrow-- see you there!

Sector forum tomorrow-- see you there!

Monday, 10 December 2012 7:04 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Report into CTV building collapse due

Report into CTV building collapse due

Monday, 10 December 2012 5:24 a.m. by Media3News

The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission's view of the CTV building collapse is going to be made public.

Raising capital while Chch rebuilds hot

Raising capital while Chch rebuild's hot

Monday, 10 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Francis Fitzgerald is seeking to raise $30 million for his business, which lends to companies wanting to lease or buy equipment - one of the first capital raisings in the city now gearing up for a massive rebuild.

St Albans News receives COGS grant

St Albans News receives COGS grant

Monday, 10 December 2012 1:49 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents Association has received a $5000 grant from COGS, the community grants system administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.

Rockfall risk removal not an insurance guarantee

Rockfall risk removal not an insurance guarantee

Monday, 10 December 2012 12:04 a.m. by MediaStuff

Insurance cover for the Port Hills red zone is under threat, even if rockfall risk can be removed.

Pair lead red-zone payout test case

Pair lead red-zone payout test case

Monday, 10 December 2012 12:04 a.m. by MediaStuff

Retired couple Matt and Valerie O'Loughlin find themselves uncomfortably at the centre of a landmark insurance case arising from the Christchurch earthquakes.

IAG and Vero go for “sum insured” insurance instead of full replacement

IAG and Vero go for “sum insured” insurance instead of full replacement

Sunday, 9 December 2012 10:29 p.m. by avonsidechch Recommended Featured Popular

Stuff today reported () IAG and Vero have announced they are going down the “sum insured” route to replace all “full replacement” house policies.

Govt should release CTV report this week

Govt should release CTV report this week

Sunday, 9 December 2012 8:11 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

The Government must urgently release part three of the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission Report which includes a section on the collapse of the CTV building, says Labour’s Earthquake Recovery spokesperson and MP for Christchurch East, Lianne Dalziel.

Day 655 - Do you have any spare water based paint?

Day 655 - Do you have any spare water based paint?

Sunday, 9 December 2012 11:32 a.m. by addingtonaction

 

Director defends quakes TV series

Director defends quakes TV series

Sunday, 9 December 2012 6:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

The director of a television drama about the Canterbury earthquakes feels a "huge responsibility" to tell the stories of ordinary people caught up in the disaster.

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