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CTV inquest: High-tech equipment failed

CTV inquest: High-tech equipment failed

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 7:36 p.m. by MediaHerald

High-tech cameras designed to probe collapsed buildings and search for signs of life failed on February 22 and have since been replaced, an inquest was told today.

USAR workers sent back to CTV building after complaints

USAR workers sent back to CTV building after complaints

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 6:57 p.m. by Media3News

An inquest has been told USAR workers were sent back to the CTV building after dismayed foreign diplomats in Wellington complained to the Government.

Pegasus acquired by Todd Property Group

Pegasus acquired by Todd Property Group

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 6:36 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Todd Property Group has purchased the Pegasus town development, 25 kilometres north of Christchurch in the Waimakariri district.

New Christchurch blood centre announcement

New Christchurch blood centre announcement

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 5:46 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Hon Tony Ryall - 

Chch energy grants for efficient building design progressing well

Chch energy grants for efficient building design progressing well

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 5:26 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch Agency for Energy (CAfE) is pleased with the success of the Energyfirst programme which provides expert energy efficiency advice for city buildings over 500sqm within Christchurch City.

Fire Service apologises to CTV families

Fire Service apologises to CTV families

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 5:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Fire Service has apologised to the families of victims unable to be rescued from the collapsed Canterbury Television building.

Hawthorne Street, Strowan

Hawthorne Street, Strowan

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 4:54 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

 

IAG December 2012 Rebuild and Repair Update

IAG December 2012 Rebuild and Repair Update

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 4:53 p.m. by IAGinsurance Recommended Popular

IAG has announced it will confirm with all earthquake customers whether their property is a rebuild or repair by 20 December 2012. This will include confirmation whether IAG or EQC will manage their claim.

CTV compacted down to 30cm

CTV 'compacted down to 30cm'

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 3:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

An Urban Search and Rescue technician was in disbelief at hearing signs of life from within the collapsed Canterbury Television building rubble, an inquest has heard.

New Brighton revitalised by student designers and architects

New Brighton revitalised by student designers and architects

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 1:21 p.m. by PRNews Popular

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND - Democracy

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND - Democracy

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 12:08 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Dear Prime Minister Rt Hon. John Key

Council releases memorandum on proposed Hagley Oval Cricket ground redevelopment

Council releases memorandum on proposed Hagley Oval Cricket ground redevelopment

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 12:05 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has released a memorandum clarifying the impact of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan on the proposed redevelopment of the cricket ground at the Hagley Oval.

USAR dismisses CTV delay accusation

USAR dismisses CTV delay accusation

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 11:29 a.m. by MediaStuff

An Urban Search and Rescue technician has rejected suggestions a hole dug to locate CTV building collapse survivors was delayed more than five hours.

UC engineering expert helping directly in Christchurch’s rebuild

UC engineering expert helping directly in Christchurch’s rebuild

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 10:36 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

University of Canterbury’s civil and natural resources engineer Professor, Misko Cubrinovski, is helping in the Christchurch rebuild by working with the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) on repairing 2000 km of water mains and 2000 km of sub-mains.

USAR team to give CTV evidence

USAR team to give CTV evidence

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 8:49 a.m. by MediaHerald

The actions of an Urban Search and Rescue team which tried to get to survivors trapped in the rubble of the CTV building will come under more scrutiny today.

Hard bargaining end games

Hard bargaining end games

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 6:17 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

More eqc drilling for land

More eqc drilling for land

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 1:53 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

More eqc drilling for land damage

More eqc drilling for land damage

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 1:53 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

EQC is about to do more drilling around Christchurch streets, only this time it will be to gather data about soil composition and land damage and not about foundations. Drilling will occur either on the roadside berm or on properties …

Report into quakes due before Christmas

Report into quakes due before Christmas

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 12:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

The final part of the royal commission report on the Canterbury earthquakes will be released before Christmas, Prime Minister John Key says.

Multimillion-dollar complex for Christchurch site

Multimillion-dollar complex for Christchurch site

Monday, 3 December 2012 11:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

A five-storey glass-fronted complex of offices, shops and cafes will replace the demolished Amuri Courts and URS-Landsborough House buildings in central Christchurch.

Rockfall work stance upsets hill residents

Rockfall work stance upsets hill residents

Monday, 3 December 2012 11:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

Red-zoned Port Hills residents battling to stay in their homes are bitterly disappointed by a city council report that rejects putting public funding into private rockfall protection work.

Making St Albans inclusive and accessible

Making St Albans inclusive and accessible

Monday, 3 December 2012 10:01 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Human Rights Commission will partner St Albans residents to ensure that the needs of the disabled are included when projects outlined in the St Albans Community Strategy are implemented. An initial proposal to create separate goals was gently rejected …

EQC backs ‘arrogant’ engineer

EQC backs ‘arrogant’ engineer

Monday, 3 December 2012 9:17 p.m. by EQCTruths

Please visit http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/7962480/EQC-backs-arrogant-engineer to read the story about one of the most notorious people at EQC.  I will link to the story rather than post it directly because of copyright concerns.   The article does a masterful job of explaining the story, so I will not summarise it.  However, I will mention that the whole [...]

Please Send Me Your Stories

Please Send Me Your Stories

Monday, 3 December 2012 9:02 p.m. by EQCTruths

I have neglected this blog, but I promise to post more faithfully and regularly.  In the meantime, I am asking people to send me their stories about their travails with EQC.   I promise to edit your name and remove any identifying information.  The purpose of sharing stories is to remind people of the ordeal [...]

Top 5 Things to Do in Christchurch

Top 5 Things to Do in Christchurch

Monday, 3 December 2012 9:00 p.m. by chchforreal Popular

Okay, so you’ve heard about the earthquakes and aftershocks and wonder if there’s anything left of Christchurch to see. Well, you’d be glad to know that despite such, it remains to be one of the most beautiful places in the …

Top Things to Do in Christchurch

Top Things to Do in Christchurch

Monday, 3 December 2012 9:00 p.m. by chchforreal Popular

Okay, so you’ve heard about the earthquakes and aftershocks and wonder if there’s anything left of Christchurch to see. Well, you’d be glad to know that despite such, it remains to be one of the most beautiful places in the …

Top 3 Things to Do in Christchurch

Top 3 Things to Do in Christchurch

Monday, 3 December 2012 9:00 p.m. by chchforreal

Okay, so you’ve heard about the earthquakes and aftershocks and wonder if there’s anything left of Christchurch to see. Well, you’d be glad to know that despite such, it remains to be one of the most beautiful places in the …

EQC - changes to the Apportionment FAQ

EQC - changes to the Apportionment FAQ

Monday, 3 December 2012 8:57 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

EQC today changed some of the layout of its Apportionment FAQ and added more text ().

CTV collapse: Widower asks for answers

CTV collapse: Widower asks for answers

Monday, 3 December 2012 8:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

The widower of a woman who died in the Canterbury Television (CTV) building says he just wants answers, not fingers pointed.

Day 649 - Community Service Award

Day 649 - Community Service Award

Monday, 3 December 2012 7:34 p.m. by addingtonaction

Earlier tonight, Addington Action received a Community Service Award from the Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board.

Marina McFarlane, Dawne Burns, Christine Blance, Michael Parsons, Dianne Fitzgerald received the award on behalf of the members. Tracy Peters and Florence Preston were both meant to come as well but both ended up being out of town today.














Cathedral decision planned for Feb

Cathedral decision planned for Feb

Monday, 3 December 2012 6:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

Anglican leaders hope to make a decision on the future of the Christ Church Cathedral by the end of February.

CTV victim believed she would be rescued

CTV victim believed she would be rescued

Monday, 3 December 2012 4:45 p.m. by Media3News

A woman trapped and injured in the CTV building told her husband that she wasn't scared because she had faith that rescuers would reach her.

USAR went above and beyond

USAR went 'above and beyond'

Monday, 3 December 2012 3:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

A rescue team buoyed by signs of life from within the collapsed Canterbury Television building rubble tried unsuccessfully to locate the void, an inquest has heard.

Christchurch Democracy Rally Speech notes

Christchurch Democracy Rally Speech notes

Monday, 3 December 2012 3:16 p.m. by GlennLivingstone Popular

 

Christmas finds a new home

Christmas finds a new home

Monday, 3 December 2012 2:17 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

is the new home of Christmas in Christchurch and the festivities kick off on Saturday 8 December 2012.

Widower of CTV victim gives evidence at inquest

Widower of CTV victim gives evidence at inquest

Monday, 3 December 2012 12:18 p.m. by Media3News

More than eight hours after the CTV building collapsed, Alex Cvetanova managed to contact his trapped wife via cellphone.

CTV victim called husband six times

CTV victim called husband six times

Monday, 3 December 2012 12:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

A woman trapped in the rubble of the collapsed Canterbury Television (CTV) building told her husband in one of their final calls she was scared but had faith in rescuers.

Comments on Sumners Draft Village Centre Master Plan needed by 12 December 2012

Comments on Sumner's Draft Village Centre Master Plan needed by 12 December 2012

Monday, 3 December 2012 11:48 a.m. by GovtCCC

Residents, property owners and business people have only ten days left to comment on the Draft Sumner Village Centre Master Plan for the rebuild and recovery of their village centre.

Quake-risk buildings could reopen

Quake-risk buildings could reopen

Monday, 3 December 2012 11:41 a.m. by MediaStuff

A raft of community facilities closed because they are considered earthquake-prone could be reopened if Christchurch City councillors agree to plans to re-think the danger threshold.

Win

Win

Monday, 3 December 2012 10:52 a.m. by VolunteerArmy

So it’s our second to last day in NYC and it is looking like things have finally fallen into place.

Win

Win

Monday, 3 December 2012 10:52 a.m. by TheConcert

So it’s our second to last day in NYC and it is looking like things have finally fallen into place.

CTV inquest: Quake tragedy detailed

CTV inquest: Quake tragedy detailed

Monday, 3 December 2012 10:33 a.m. by MediaHerald

A woman trapped in the debris of the collapsed CTV building could hear her distraught husband shouting her name as he searched for her, an inquest was told today.English language student Dr Tamara Cvetanova survived when the six-storey...

CTV widower gives evidence

CTV widower gives evidence

Monday, 3 December 2012 10:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

A man who spoke to his wife trapped inside the Canterbury Television building collapse but never saw her alive again will speak at an inquest into her death.

Cycling, bouldering should be incorporated into the Christchurch rebuild says UC expert

Cycling, bouldering should be incorporated into the Christchurch rebuild says UC expert

Monday, 3 December 2012 9:25 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Physical activity in the rebuild of Christchurch may be even more important than has been previously realised, a University of Canterbury (UC) sports science expert said today. 

Rockfall-threatened homes covered

Rockfall-threatened homes covered

Monday, 3 December 2012 7:20 a.m. by MediaStuff

Mayor not offended by cheeky protest

Mayor not offended by 'cheeky' protest

Monday, 3 December 2012 6:24 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's mayor is assuring New Brighton residents they're not being neglected following a cheeky protest.

Inquest into CTV earthquake deaths resumes

Inquest into CTV earthquake deaths resumes

Monday, 3 December 2012 5:19 a.m. by Media3News

A coroner's inquest into deaths at the CTV building is resuming on Monday with footage available online.

Rain a missed resource

Rain 'a missed resource'

Monday, 3 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Waimakariri repair jobs behind schedule

Waimakariri repair jobs behind schedule

Monday, 3 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Sumner, South Brighton to lose community facilities

Sumner, South Brighton to lose community facilities

Monday, 3 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Option to save homes dismissed

Option to save homes dismissed

Monday, 3 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Dance in mall raises awareness on access

Dance in mall raises awareness on access

Sunday, 2 December 2012 9:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

A flash mob of able-bodied and disabled Cantabrians has launched a campaign for a truly accessible Christchurch.

Baring bums for Brighton

Baring bums for Brighton

Sunday, 2 December 2012 1:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

About 40 bare bums squared up to Christchurch city councillors Peter Beck and Glenn Livingstone on New Brighton beach this morning.

Womens earthquake experiences to be launched on UC CEISMIC digital archive

Women's earthquake experiences to be launched on UC CEISMIC digital archive

Sunday, 2 December 2012 12:12 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

Emotional accounts of women's experiences of the Canterbury earthquakes will tomorrow be released online through the University of Canterbury's CEISMIC digital archive.

Cantabrians take to the streets, demanding democracy

Cantabrians take to the streets, demanding democracy

Saturday, 1 December 2012 3:33 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Hundreds of people are marching through Christchurch to protest about a lack of democracy over the rebuild of the quake-crippled city.

Property development fund targets rebuild action

Property development fund targets rebuild action

Saturday, 1 December 2012 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A new $20 million property development fund is being set up, partly to chase "good opportunities that will emerge" in the Christchurch rebuild in the next two years.

Bold ideas to bring life back to area

Bold ideas to bring life back to area

Saturday, 1 December 2012 11:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

Bold proposals for the regeneration of New Brighton have been welcomed by residents and business owners as a way to revitalise the seaside suburb.

What does cooperation look like?

What does cooperation look like?

Saturday, 1 December 2012 6:23 a.m. by VolunteerArmy

When various goals, plans, and actions align, cooperation is likely. At last, cooperation looks likely.

What does cooperation look like?

What does cooperation look like?

Saturday, 1 December 2012 6:23 a.m. by TheConcert

When various goals, plans, and actions align, cooperation is likely. At last, cooperation looks likely.