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Quake-city strugglers left behind

Quake-city strugglers left behind

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

As Christchurch enters its third post-disaster year, the gap between the "haves and the have-nots" is growing, new Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) research suggests.

CTV News   Monday 24 February

CTV News Monday 24 February

Monday, 24 February 2014 9:06 p.m. by MediaCTV

Quake taught me to care for strangers

Quake taught me to care for strangers

Monday, 24 February 2014 6:12 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

CTV collapse: Police engage expert engineers firm

CTV collapse: Police engage expert engineers firm

Monday, 24 February 2014 5:47 p.m. by MediaHerald

Police investigating the deadly collapse of the CTV Building during the February 2011 earthquake have engaged an expert engineers firm to review technical information.The engineering review is part of an ongoing assessment by police...

Understanding “recovery” after a major disaster – Guest Blog by Herman Meijburg

Understanding “recovery” after a major disaster – Guest Blog by Herman Meijburg

Monday, 24 February 2014 5:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

It is nearly three and a half years ago since the first earthquake rocked Canterbury, leaving the City of Christchurch and it’s surrounds with a 40 billion dollar recovery bill. 

Three years on: EQC still proving strenuous

Three years on: EQC still proving strenuous

Monday, 24 February 2014 4:58 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Still not sorted, claims from the September earthquake of 2010, three and a half years on.

Billion-dollar questions for Christchurch

Billion-dollar questions for Christchurch

Monday, 24 February 2014 4:57 p.m. by Media3News Popular

On the third anniversary of the February quake, the Government's been delivered a shock by the new mayor and councillors.

Customer Meetings

Customer Meetings

Monday, 24 February 2014 2:55 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Allan Barron: Earthquake Song

Allan Barron: Earthquake Song

Monday, 24 February 2014 2:46 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch plays Singer/Songwriter Alan Barron's song seven point one.

Engineers help police mull CTV charges

Engineers help police mull CTV charges

Monday, 24 February 2014 2:20 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Beca has been brought in to help police determine if criminal charges should be laid regarding the CTV building collapse.

Police hire engineer to review CTV collapse

Police hire engineer to review CTV collapse

Monday, 24 February 2014 1:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police have engaged an engineering firm to review the collapse of the CTV Building in the February 2011 earthquake.

Time to revive forgotten theatre

Time to revive forgotten theatre

Monday, 24 February 2014 1:08 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Salisbury Street closed between Montreal and Durham Streets tonight

Salisbury Street closed between Montreal and Durham Streets tonight

Monday, 24 February 2014 1:01 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Salisbury Street will be closed between Montreal St and Durham Street tonight, Monday 24th February,  from 7pm for wastewater replacement works.

Outward Bound presents: Christchurch Fun Run

Outward Bound presents: Christchurch Fun Run

Monday, 24 February 2014 12:57 p.m. by MinistryofAwesome Popular

Peter Brown: CTV Families

Peter Brown: CTV Families

Monday, 24 February 2014 11:47 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

CTV Family Spokesperson Peter Brown talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about 3 years on and is he happy with progress.

Rise Street Art

Rise Street Art

Monday, 24 February 2014 11:45 a.m. by MediaCTV

How we remembered - 22/2/14

How we remembered - 22/2/14

Monday, 24 February 2014 11:05 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

February 22 was a beautiful day in Christchurch to mark the third anniversary of the devastating Earthquake that took the lives of many of our friends, family and loved ones. But also took the homes, jobs and community for many of us.

Canterbury FAQs - New Page

Canterbury FAQs - New Page

Monday, 24 February 2014 10:31 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

 

She Chocolate Bus Caring for the Community with Chocolate Relief

She Chocolate Bus Caring for the Community with Chocolate Relief

Monday, 24 February 2014 10:06 a.m. by SheChocolat Featured Popular

She’s Historic Community Chocolate Bus, aka The Chocolate Bus, has become synomonus with the community and revival of Christchurch since its introduction to the City in September 2010. Its arrival coincided with the very first earthquake to hit the city.

Major works this week which will affect journey times

Major works this week which will affect journey times

Monday, 24 February 2014 9:42 a.m. by Transport4chch

Barbadoes Street – lane reductions at several intersections on Barbadoes. Fitzgerald Ave is suggested as an alternative route north. Armagh Street – closed between Manchester and Madras Street Detour – westbound – use Madras St to Kilmore St Detour – …

Briefing today with families of CTV building victims

Briefing today with families of CTV building victims

Monday, 24 February 2014 9:38 a.m. by MediaHerald

A briefing will be held today with families of Japanese victims of the Canterbury Television building collapse during the devastating earthquake three years ago, Prime Minister John Key says.Christchurch marked the anniversary of...

Quake photos: how does your place look now?

Quake photos: how does your place look now?

Monday, 24 February 2014 9:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

It has been three years since since a massive earthquake hit Christchurch on February 22, 2011.

Chch quake: then and now

Chch quake: then and now

Monday, 24 February 2014 9:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

It has been three years since since a massive earthquake hit Christchurch on February 22, 2011.

Weve listened and were responding

We've listened and we're responding

Monday, 24 February 2014 8:56 a.m. by SouthernResponse

By Peter Rose, CEO, Southern Response

More residents back into their home in 2014

More residents back into their home in 2014

Monday, 24 February 2014 8:56 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Published 10 February 2014

Answers to questions on statistics

Answers to questions on statistics

Monday, 24 February 2014 8:56 a.m. by SouthernResponse

These are answers to questions on Southern Response data given to us at 10.00pm (10 February 2014) by City Councillor Ali Jones.

Quake memories raw three years on

Quake memories raw three years on

Monday, 24 February 2014 7:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

The third anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake was marked by thousands of people in different ways across the globe.

Quake demolition costs examined

Quake demolition costs examined

Monday, 24 February 2014 7:37 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Halswell Junction Road one way north only from McTeigue’s Rd from this week

Halswell Junction Road one way north only from McTeigue’s Rd from this week

Monday, 24 February 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Halswell Junction Road will be one way north only from McTeigue Road to the Southern Motorway from today until approximately end of March. 

Feasible to repair and strengthen heritage buildings says UC architectural historian

Feasible to repair and strengthen heritage buildings says UC architectural historian

Sunday, 23 February 2014 9:57 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

There could have been a different outcome for heritage and for Christchurch if there had been a recognition early on that it was feasible to repair and strengthen many heritage buildings than has been the case, a University of Canterbury (UC) architectural historian says.  

Map plots global quake remembrance

Map plots global quake remembrance

Sunday, 23 February 2014 8:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch man has created a digital map that pinpoints spots around the world that marked yesterday's anniversary of the February 22, 2011 earthquake. 

Scales Car Park, Montreal Street – closing this week

Scales Car Park, Montreal Street – closing this week

Sunday, 23 February 2014 5:31 a.m. by Transport4chch

Scales car park at 252 Montreal Street will be closing on the 28th February 2014. Alternative parking in the vicinity is available at Triangle, Armagh St, Aldersgate, and Chester St West Car parks.

Life never the same after quake

Life never the same after quake

Sunday, 23 February 2014 12:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hands shake. Shoulders heave. Deep breaths. For some, Christchurch's devastating earthquake was three years ago. For others, it still feels like yesterday.

Moon man uses quake prediction to beat charge

'Moon man' uses quake prediction to beat charge

Saturday, 22 February 2014 11:57 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

"Moon man" Ken Ring has used his claimed Christchurch earthquake predictions to defeat an Advertising Standards Authority complaint over his weather forecasting website.

Christchurch rebuild a balancing act - CERA

Christchurch rebuild a balancing act - CERA

Saturday, 22 February 2014 6:38 p.m. by MediaOneNews Popular

Three years after the deadly earthquake that flattened Christchurch, the rebuild continues.

Chch memorial marks turning point

Chch memorial marks 'turning point'

Saturday, 22 February 2014 5:19 p.m. by MediaHerald

A minute's silence has been observed for the 185 people who were killed in the 2011 Canterbury earthquake, as hundreds gathered to mark the third anniversary of the tragedy.It marked a "turning point'' for Christchurch, mayor Lianne...

CTV families want accountability

CTV families want accountability

Saturday, 22 February 2014 5:11 p.m. by Media3News

Families of those who died in the CTV building collapse are angry no one has been held to account.

Mayor’s address at the Civic Commemoration of the February 22 Earthquake

Mayor’s address at the Civic Commemoration of the February 22 Earthquake

Saturday, 22 February 2014 3:08 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

I wish to begin by acknowledging all who have gathered here or who have tuned into the broadcast today to grieve for a loved one who died on the 22 Feb 2011; or who were seriously injured on the day; or were traumatised by what they saw or were called upon to do; or who have experienced loss as a result of the earthquake and in this I include people who lost their home, their neighbourhood, their business, their job. 

The Press looks to the year 2031

The Press looks to the year 2031

Saturday, 22 February 2014 3:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Nobody can predict what Christchurch will be like on February 22, 2031 - 20 years after the worst earthquake and 17 years from today.

Christchurch remembers Feb 22

Christchurch remembers Feb 22

Saturday, 22 February 2014 12:59 p.m. by MediaStuff

Thousands of people have turned out for the civic memorial for the third anniversary of the February 22 2011 earthquake.

Chch marks three years since quake

Chch marks three years since quake

Saturday, 22 February 2014 12:44 p.m. by Media3News Popular

New Zealanders have paused to remember the magnitude 6.3 quake which devastated Christchurch three years ago.

Video: Chch marks three years since quake

Video: Chch marks three years since quake

Saturday, 22 February 2014 12:44 p.m. by Media3News Popular

New Zealanders are stopping for a minute of silence today at 12:51pm to mark the third anniversary of the February 22 Canterbury earthquake.

Christchurch stops to mark quake anniversary

Christchurch stops to mark quake anniversary

Saturday, 22 February 2014 12:17 p.m. by MediaOneNews Popular

The Mayor of Christchurch says the city is at a "turning point".

Princes letter signals return to Canterbury

Prince's letter signals return to Canterbury

Saturday, 22 February 2014 12:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

Three years on from Christchurch's earthquake, Prince William has penned a letter to the city to assure residents they have not been forgotten.

Your quake photos: Then and now

Your quake photos: Then and now

Saturday, 22 February 2014 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

It has been three years since since a massive earthquake hit Christchurch on February 22, 2011.

Live - Christchurch remembers Feb 22

Live - Christchurch remembers Feb 22

Saturday, 22 February 2014 11:51 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hundreds of Cantabrians are filing into the Botanic Gardens ahead of today's civic earthquake memorial service.

CHCH EQ 3rd Anniversary Reflection: The Healing Begins

CHCH EQ 3rd Anniversary Reflection: The Healing Begins

Saturday, 22 February 2014 11:07 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

22 February 2011, 7:16am Three years ago, I woke and looked out the window at an overcast sky, noticing that a strange coloured light filled the horizon. 

Beauty Heals: discovering creativity as a source of strength

Beauty Heals: discovering creativity as a source of strength

Saturday, 22 February 2014 10:44 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

I shall start by acknowledging all those families who lost family members during the 2011 Christchurch earthquake,  the many thousands who suffered injury, and the many thousands who continue with unresolved insurance claims. 

February 22 - Christchurch remembers

February 22 - Christchurch remembers

Saturday, 22 February 2014 10:02 a.m. by MediaStuff

Across the country, New Zealanders will stop for a minute's silence at 12.51pm today to mark the third anniversary of the February 22 earthquake.

From slush to plush again

From slush to plush again

Saturday, 22 February 2014 9:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury earthquakes cut deep into Christchurch's hotel industry. ALAN WOOD reports on the repair process at one of the more established properties.

NZs Anglican Church ordaining female bishop

NZ's Anglican Church ordaining female bishop

Saturday, 22 February 2014 7:04 a.m. by Media3News

The Anglican Chruch will mark the third anniversary of the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in Christchurch at the ordination of a new bishop in Waikato.

Haere ra to Kia Ora St

Haere ra to Kia Ora St

Saturday, 22 February 2014 7:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The final residents of a red-zoned street farewelled their home last week. CHARLES ANDERSON reports on more than two decades of memories, of what was lost and how a group of neighbours are all trying to move on from Kia Ora St.

Survivor back on feet and positive - just like quake city

Survivor back on feet and positive - just like quake city

Saturday, 22 February 2014 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Nick Walls knows the slow pace of recovery better than anyone.

February 22, 2014 - Christchurch remembers

February 22, 2014 - Christchurch remembers

Saturday, 22 February 2014 6:24 a.m. by MediaStuff

Across the country, New Zealanders will stop for a minute's silence at 12.51pm today to mark the third anniversary of the February 22 earthquake.

Christchurch marks three years since devastating earthquake

Christchurch marks three years since devastating earthquake

Saturday, 22 February 2014 6:11 a.m. by MediaOneNews Popular

Preparations for today's Christchurch earthquake memorial service are complete, with the remembrance being moved to a new home in the city's Botanic Gardens

Final stage missing in story of CTV building

'Final stage missing in story of CTV building'

Friday, 21 February 2014 10:55 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Three years on, there is a missing piece of the CTV building story, says Dr Maan Alkaisi.

Optimism in the face of lifes problems

Optimism in the face of life's problems

Friday, 21 February 2014 10:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

Today's earthquake memorial service means a little more to one particular widower who is unsure if this will be his last. Brian Kennedy talks to OLIVIA CARVILLE . 

Hostile EQC clients huddle for lawsuit

Hostile EQC clients huddle for lawsuit

Friday, 21 February 2014 10:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Close to 100 Canterbury homeowners have signed up for a group action challenging the Earthquake Commission's (EQC) handling of the rebuild.

Pledges by 27,000 presented to council

Pledges by 27,000 presented to council

Friday, 21 February 2014 10:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The signatures of 27,000 Cantabrians who pledged their support for Christchurch have been digitised and passed into the care of the Christchurch City Council.

Special little symbols of hope

'Special little symbols of hope'

Friday, 21 February 2014 10:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

It was pure luck that brought them into the world during the region's two big earthquakes. But their mothers believe it was a stroke of fate that brought them together.