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Quake refugee kids can stay in Sydney

Quake refugee kids can stay in Sydney

Monday, 27 January 2014 9:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Family Court of Australia has rejected an attempt by New Zealand authorities to secure the return of two boys who were unlawfully taken to Sydney by their mother after the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, finding that the children would be further traumatised if they were ordered home.

Students show off rebuild designs

Students show off rebuild designs

Monday, 27 January 2014 8:12 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Bree Morgan and Jessica Hulme devised a series of triangle buildings inspired by a saw-tooth roof and Maori patterns. Christian Burgos and Therese Samson broke the grid pattern of a standard block with an angled cut incorporating a pond overlooked by multi-storey buildings.

Boys taken after ChCh quakes to stay in Australia

Boys taken after ChCh quakes to stay in Australia

Monday, 27 January 2014 7:14 a.m. by Media3News

Two boys whisked away to Australia by their mother in the wake of the Christchurch earthquakes will be allowed to stay in the country.

UC students helping construction companies’ health and safety systems

UC students helping construction companies’ health and safety systems

Sunday, 26 January 2014 9:40 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

An entrepreneurial University of Canterbury (UC) student team has created a health and safety mobile phone system to help construction companies.

After the quakes the insurance frauds emerge

After the quakes the insurance frauds emerge

Saturday, 25 January 2014 9:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The earthquakes came just in time for Stuart Bell and the failing software business he was desperately trying to keep afloat.

Collins puts NZ human rights under the spotlight

Collins puts NZ human rights under the spotlight

Saturday, 25 January 2014 5:08 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Judith Collins will present a report on New Zealand's human rights record for other countries to critique.

CTV rises after earthquake tragedy

CTV rises after earthquake tragedy

Saturday, 25 January 2014 10:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Bold southern leadership has revived CTV three years since it lost most of its staff and plant in the Christchurch earthquake. MIKE CREAN reports.

Services to stay on in red zone - for now

Services to stay on in red zone - for now

Saturday, 25 January 2014 6:18 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council says it has no fixed date when it will stop providing essential services to occupied homes in the residential red zone.

Heritage holdups frustrate

Heritage holdups frustrate

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:38 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Rebuild boom once in lifetime

Rebuild boom 'once in lifetime'

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:38 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's biggest home builder is predicting about 7000 new houses will be built in Canterbury this year, breaking records set in the 1960s.

Brownlee: Need for openness in council finances

Brownlee: Need for openness in council finances

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

City Care and Lyttelton Port Company shares are among the Christchurch City Council assets needing "serious reconsideration", Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

CBD – Available Routes Map 25th January – 1st February

CBD – Available Routes Map 25th January – 1st February

Friday, 24 January 2014 5:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map.

CBD – Available Routes Map 1st February – 8th February

CBD – Available Routes Map 1st February – 8th February

Friday, 24 January 2014 5:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map – Available Routes Map    

CBD – Available Routes Map 8th February – 15th February

CBD – Available Routes Map 8th February – 15th February

Friday, 24 January 2014 5:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map – Available Routes Map    

Ferry Road and St Asaph Street restrictions from next week

Ferry Road and St Asaph Street restrictions from next week

Friday, 24 January 2014 4:04 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road works on Ferry Road and St Asaph will result in changes to road layout and access. 

NZ First calls for suspensory loans for red zone homeowners

NZ First calls for suspensory loans for red zone homeowners

Friday, 24 January 2014 3:00 p.m. by PRNews Popular

New Zealand First has called on the Government to make suspensory low interest loans available to red zone homeowners in Christchurch who have had to leave their homes but cannot afford to buy another home with the proceeds of their Government pay out.

Bens Guide to Christchurch, Rise a must see and Chinese NY

Ben's Guide to Christchurch, Rise a must see and Chinese NY

Friday, 24 January 2014 12:35 p.m. by TourismChCh Recommended Popular

Park Terrace – southbound only between Armagh & Kilmore from next week

Park Terrace – southbound only between Armagh & Kilmore from next week

Friday, 24 January 2014 12:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

Park Terrace will be one way southbound between Armagh Street and Kilmore Street from next week.

Park Terrace – southbound only between Armagh & Kilmore

Park Terrace – southbound only between Armagh & Kilmore

Friday, 24 January 2014 12:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

Park Terrace is one way southbound between Armagh Street and Kilmore Street. Northbound road users will be detoured via Armagh Street, Montreal Street to Kilmore Street.    

Drones on the card for red-zone demolition

Drones on the card for red-zone demolition

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

Remote-controlled machinery, water-blasters, drones and controlled explosives are being considered for the demolition of red-zoned Port Hills properties. 

Drones proposed for red-zone demolition

Drones proposed for red-zone demolition

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

Remote-controlled machinery, water-blasters, drones and controlled explosives are being considered for the demolition of red-zoned Port Hills properties. 

Colombo Street – southbound only between Dundas St & Moorhouse Ave

Colombo Street – southbound only between Dundas St & Moorhouse Ave

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:14 a.m. by Transport4chch

Colombo Street will be southbound only from Dundas Street next week (Monday 27 January).

Raf Manji: Council Consultants

Raf Manji: Council Consultants

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:04 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Christchurch City Councillor Raf Manji talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about consultants coming in to look at assets.

Canterburys manufacturers ready for quake city rebuild

Canterbury's manufacturers ready for quake city rebuild

Friday, 24 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's manufacturing industry remains robust and ready to benefit from the earthquake rebuild, a business leader says.

Earthquake | Eketahuna

Earthquake | Eketahuna

Thursday, 23 January 2014 5:08 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Overweight Routes Map -Central City

Overweight Routes Map -Central City

Thursday, 23 January 2014 4:17 p.m. by Transport4chch

Elderly red-zoner forced into renting

Elderly red-zoner forced into renting

Thursday, 23 January 2014 2:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

Janet Cramer never expected to pay rent again.

Woodend Corridor designation to be notified

Woodend Corridor designation to be notified

Thursday, 23 January 2014 1:47 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

The NZ Transport Agency’s Notice of Requirement for a designation over the land needed for the bypass route for Woodend will be notified by the Waimakariri District Council this Saturday (25 January). The Transport Agency announced about 12 months ago …

Gerry Brownlee: New City Precinct

Gerry Brownlee: New City Precinct

Thursday, 23 January 2014 11:46 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the time to get the new Justice Precinct built.

Quake related fraud could be on the rise

Quake related fraud could be on the rise

Thursday, 23 January 2014 5:54 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Last red-zoners get exemption

Last red-zoners get exemption

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:48 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The slow red-zone exodus is coming to an end for Christchurch property owners accepting the Government buy-out offer - and Iddo and Vrouwkje Bongers will be among the last to leave.

Quake victims mum wants ads to show in Chch

Quake victim's mum wants ads to show in Chch

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 5:20 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A mother whose baby was killed in the Christchurch earthquake wants the Earthquake

High-tech Government building begins construction

High-tech Government building begins construction

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 5:16 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The Justice and Emergency Services Precinct will house 1,100 workers and the design was based on lessons learnt from the earthquakes.

Work kicks off on justice precinct

Work kicks off on justice precinct

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 2:54 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Two high-powered digs into central Christchurch land marked the start of the biggest multi-agency government project in New Zealand's history.

Eketahuna Claims Update

Eketahuna Claims Update

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 2:22 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Anchor Projects kicking on in 2014

Anchor Projects kicking on in 2014

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 1:14 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Deon Swiggs: Rebuild Christchurch

Deon Swiggs: Rebuild Christchurch

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 12:43 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Rebuild Christchurch website founder Deon Swiggs talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about what exciting developments are happening around the city.

Chris Hutching: Ecan

Chris Hutching: Ecan

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 11:50 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

NBR Journalist Chris Hutching talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about what direction Ecan should take and if it should maintained by commissioners or by an elected group.

Eketahuna Update

Eketahuna Update

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:26 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Quake Outcasts take fight to Supreme Court

Quake Outcasts take fight to Supreme Court

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:03 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A group of Christchurch red zoners are taking their fight against the Government to the Supreme Court.
 

The self-proclaimed 'Quake Outcasts' – a 68-strong group of uninsured or bare land owners - argue the red zone was created illegally and want a full payout for their quake-damaged land.

 

They were initially offered 50 percent of the rateable value for their empty or uninsur ...

WANTED: Developers, Marketers, Thinkers

WANTED: Developers, Marketers, Thinkers

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 7:40 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Do you want to be part of the exciting developments in the world of transport? 

Plan for Triangle Centre shelved

Plan for Triangle Centre shelved

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Long-time Triangle Centre landlord Michael Ogilvie-Lee has dropped his concept for a $100 million sculptural glass-wrapped office and shopping centre between Colombo, High and Cashel streets.

Fulton Hogan appoints executive manager for Chch rebuild

Fulton Hogan appoints executive manager for Chch rebuild

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 7:44 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Leading civil and resources contractor Fulton Hogan has established a new strategic leadership role of Executive Manager - Christchurch Rebuild.

Lianne Dalziel: Mayor on the year ahead

Lianne Dalziel: Mayor on the year ahead

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 12:15 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Christchurch Mayor talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about her office and the year ahead for the city.
 



Marshlands Rd/Prestons Rd intersection

Marshlands Rd/Prestons Rd intersection

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Major works to  signalise the intersection of Marshlands and Prestons Roads which was to get underway this week has been delayed for a couple of weeks. Some preliminary work will be undertaken in the area commencing 23 January. Temporary traffic …

DELAYED – Marshlands Rd/Prestons Rd intersection

DELAYED – Marshlands Rd/Prestons Rd intersection

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 7:30 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Work to  signalise the intersection of Marshlands and Prestons Roads which was to get underway this week has been delayed for a couple of weeks. Updates will be provided here on a new start date. Temporary traffic management at the …

No let-up to homeowners stress

No let-up to homeowner's stress

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Steve Marshall thought the stress would be over when the Earthquake Commission (EQC) let go of his Parklands property.

Lower North Island Earthquake January 20th 2014

Lower North Island Earthquake January 20th 2014

Monday, 20 January 2014 5:27 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Popular

Quake strikes lower North Island

Quake strikes lower North Island

Monday, 20 January 2014 4:48 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Willem de Lang: Offshore Driling

Willem de Lang: Offshore Driling

Monday, 20 January 2014 1:18 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Senior Lecturer at Waikato University in Ocean Science, Willem de Lang talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about whether or not offshore drilling cause earthquakes.

Quake homeowners left to own devices

Quake homeowners left to own devices

Monday, 20 January 2014 12:39 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Quake homeowners left to own devices

Quake homeowners left to own devices

Monday, 20 January 2014 12:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

Hugh Pavelitich: Housing Costs

Hugh Pavelitich: Housing Costs

Monday, 20 January 2014 12:18 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Housing Author Hugh Pavelitich talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the comparison of Housing prices here and overseas

Red-zone talk must start now

Red-zone talk must start now

Monday, 20 January 2014 12:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

In a little over four months time, few if any people will remain in the residential red zone in eastern Christchurch. The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has set January 31 as its deadline for people to leave the area. After they have gone, consideration will have to be given to what to do with the large tracts of land left vacant.

Manchester St library opens

Manchester St library opens

Monday, 20 January 2014 11:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's newest library has opened today.

Students flock to revamped Canterbury University

Students flock to revamped Canterbury University

Monday, 20 January 2014 10:59 a.m. by Media3News Popular

This year is looking up for the University of Canterbury, with more students choosing to study in the quake-damaged city.

Quake ads toned down for Canterbury

Quake ads toned down for Canterbury

Monday, 20 January 2014 9:45 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Cantabrians have been excluded from a graphic nationwide advertising campaign released by the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Council hands tied over Centennial Pool site

Council hands tied over Centennial Pool site

Saturday, 18 January 2014 12:18 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council considered a report on the sale of the Centennial Pool site to the Crown at its final meeting last year.