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Labour promises to buy quake-damaged land

Labour promises to buy quake-damaged land

Monday, 23 June 2014 9:00 a.m. by Media3News

A Labour-led Government will buy Christchurch's uninsured red-zoned land at 100 percent of its value.

Bravery awards for doctors who amputated mans legs in PGC building

Bravery awards for doctors who amputated man's legs in PGC building

Monday, 23 June 2014 7:24 a.m. by MediaOneNews

Two doctors will today receive the New Zealand Bravery Decoration.

Policemen: we were just doing our jobs

Policemen: we were just doing our jobs

Monday, 23 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A group of police officers first on the scene of the collapsed Canterbury Television building are "humbled and embarrassed" to receive bravery awards for their actions on the day of the February 2011 earthquake.

Humble heroes honoured

Humble heroes honoured

Monday, 23 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

It may have been luck that brought two doctors, a police officer and a firefighter to Brian Coker as he lay trapped in a collapsed building, but it was their team effort that saved his life, his rescuers say.  

Excitement at CBD return

Excitement at CBD return

Monday, 23 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Dean Palmer remembers the building shaking. The noise of breaking glass was deafening.

Awards recognition for quake rescuers who risked their lives

Awards recognition for quake rescuers who risked their lives

Monday, 23 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The actions of those people who risked their own lives to help the injured and trapped after the February 22, 2011, earthquake have been recognised with New Zealand bravery awards. Today, The Press joins in honouring their heroism. 

Heroes of Christchurch quake recognised

Heroes of Christchurch quake recognised

Monday, 23 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

In the aftermath of the devastating February 2011 Canterbury earthquakes, remarkable feats of bravery emerged.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 20th June 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 20th June 2014

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:42 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV NEWS WEEK IN REVIEW - Saturday 21 June

CTV NEWS WEEK IN REVIEW - Saturday 21 June

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:32 p.m. by MediaCTV

Quake heroes honoured in special awards

Quake heroes honoured in special awards

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:23 p.m. by Media3News

The heroes of Christchurch's most devastating quake have finally been recognised for their outstanding bravery.

Recovery expert praises Christchurch support for people

Recovery expert praises Christchurch support for people

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:20 p.m. by GovtCera

A leading expert on human recovery after disasters has praised the response by Christchurch agencies and communities to people in need after the earthquakes.

New social housing build underway in Aranui

New social housing build underway in Aranui

Friday, 20 June 2014 2:52 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Environment Canterbury welcomes Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan decision

Environment Canterbury welcomes Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan decision

Friday, 20 June 2014 2:37 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Today Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee announced that Environment Canterbury to lead the preparation of a Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan.

Central City – from Monday 23rd June

Central City – from Monday 23rd June

Friday, 20 June 2014 2:28 p.m. by Transport4chch

New: Barbadoes Street – single lane drop will extend from Bealey Ave to Salisbury Street. Colombo Street – traffic will not be able to travel north and south across this intersection but access from Tuam Street west is still maintained …

CCC adds elevation changes and current elevation to the floor level maps

CCC adds elevation changes and current elevation to the floor level maps

Friday, 20 June 2014 2:19 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council and CERA have by request added two new layers to the floor levels map.

Cash settlement guidelines

Cash settlement guidelines

Friday, 20 June 2014 12:35 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

• : Where significant, unrelated to earthquake damage should sensibly be addressed at the same time as the earthquake damage covered by EQC. This includes situations where:

Recovery Plan to streamline Lyttelton Port progress

Recovery Plan to streamline Lyttelton Port progress

Friday, 20 June 2014 9:33 a.m. by GovtCera

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he is using the powers of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 to allow for timelier redevelopment of the badly damaged Lyttelton Port.

CBD – Available Routes Map 21st June – 28th June

CBD – Available Routes Map 21st June – 28th June

Friday, 20 June 2014 9:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Copies of this map can be found in the Wednesday edition of the Christchurch Star which is free from most service stations and supermarkets. Please …

Colombo Street at Tuam Street what you need to know – Monday 23rd June

Colombo Street at Tuam Street what you need to know – Monday 23rd June

Friday, 20 June 2014 6:46 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that on Monday 23rd June SCIRT work will be starting at the Colombo/Tuam Street intersection replacing the wastewater system. Due to the nature of this work required traffic will not be able to travel north and …

Campaign to attract anchor project investment

Campaign to attract anchor project investment

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than $50 million in private-sector investment is being sought for major anchor projects in Christchurch’s city centre.

ChCh rebuild helping to drive national growth

ChCh rebuild helping to drive national growth

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch rebuild is clearly playing a large part in driving the country's economic growth, the latest economic data shows.

Campaign to attract anchor project investment

Campaign to attract anchor project investment

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than $50 million in private-sector investment is being sought for major anchor projects in Christchurch’s city centre.

Pool protesters make a fashion statement

Pool protesters make a fashion statement

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Swimsuits have been hung on the fence around the Centennial Pool by campaigners against the complex's demolition.

ChCh rebuild helping to drive national growth

ChCh rebuild helping to drive national growth

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild is clearly playing a large part in driving the country's economic growth, the latest economic data shows.

Chch rebuild helping drive national growth

Chch rebuild helping drive national growth

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch rebuild is clearly playing a large part in driving the country's economic growth, the latest economic data shows.

Chch rebuild helping drive national growth

Chch rebuild helping drive national growth

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild is clearly playing a large part in driving the country's economic growth, the latest economic data shows.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 19th June 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 19th June 2014

Thursday, 19 June 2014 9:10 p.m. by MediaCTV

Housing New Zealand

Housing New Zealand

Thursday, 19 June 2014 9:07 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News   Thursday 19 June

CTV News Thursday 19 June

Thursday, 19 June 2014 8:30 p.m. by MediaCTV

QEII Drive/Main North Road intersection – delays 4.49pm

QEII Drive/Main North Road intersection – delays 4.49pm

Thursday, 19 June 2014 4:49 p.m. by Transport4chch

A bus has broken down on QEII drive travelling westbound in the right turn lane at the QEII/Main North Road intersection. It is blocking the right turn lane into Main North Road from QEII drive and is causing some delays …

QEII Drive/Main North Road intersection – CLEARED

QEII Drive/Main North Road intersection – CLEARED

Thursday, 19 June 2014 4:49 p.m. by Transport4chch

The bus that broke down on QEII Drive at the Main North Road intersection has now been cleared from the road.

Truck break down on Marshland Road 4.57pm

Truck break down on Marshland Road 4.57pm

Thursday, 19 June 2014 4:46 p.m. by Transport4chch

We advise that there has been a truck breakdown on Marshland Road in the northbound lane just past the Preston’s Road intersection. Northbound Traffic is being merged approximately 20 metres earlier once they are past the intersection and but is …

Truck break down on Marshland Road

Truck break down on Marshland Road

Thursday, 19 June 2014 4:46 p.m. by Transport4chch

We advise that there has been a truck breakdown on Marshland Road in the northbound lane just past the Preston’s Road intersection. Northbound Traffic is being merged approximately 20 metres earlier once they are past the intersection and is still …

Strategy to help Cantabrians launched

Strategy to help Cantabrians launched

Thursday, 19 June 2014 4:32 p.m. by GovtCera

Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner tonight launched the Community in Mind psychosocial strategy for greater Christchurch.

CRASH Marshlands Road – 3.30pm

CRASH Marshlands Road – 3.30pm

Thursday, 19 June 2014 3:33 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that there has been a crash on Marshlands Road, just south of the Golf Course in the Southbound lane. Emergency services are on site and have maintained two-way traffic around the site. As a result traffic is …

Brownlee uses quake powers to fast-track Lyttelton Port rebuild

Brownlee uses quake powers to fast-track Lyttelton Port rebuild

Thursday, 19 June 2014 2:22 p.m. by MediaHerald

Repairs at Lyttelton Port Co, Christchurch's ocean trade hub which was damaged in the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes, are to be fast-tracked by Canterbury earthquake recovery minister Gerry Brownlee.Using powers under...

Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Thursday, 19 June 2014 2:09 p.m. by GovtCera

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has directed Environment Canterbury and Lyttelton Port Company Limited to prepare a Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan. This was gazetted on the 19 June 2014. The plan will look at the recovery of the Port to ensure safe, efficient and effective operations, the impact on the coastal marine area and the community, any implications on transport and the needs of users of both the port and its surrounding areas. Under the direction, Lyttelton Port Com ...

Lyttelton Port recovery to be fast-tracked

Lyttelton Port recovery to be fast-tracked

Thursday, 19 June 2014 1:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee will use his extraordinary earthquake powers to fast-track the redevelopment of the badly damaged Lyttelton Port.

Recovery Plan to streamline Lyttelton Port progress

Recovery Plan to streamline Lyttelton Port progress

Thursday, 19 June 2014 1:27 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Felix Marwaick Chief Political Reporter

Felix Marwaick Chief Political Reporter

Thursday, 19 June 2014 1:05 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Chief Political Report Felix Marwick talks to Newstalk ZB's Russell Cryer about David Cunliffe's letter endorsing Chinese businessman Donghua Liu

Messy Gap Filler site should go

'Messy' Gap Filler site should go

Thursday, 19 June 2014 11:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

Gap Filler is a "backward" organisation that should be forced off the former Crowne Plaza Hotel site, Christchurch City Council has been told.

Battered CBD still offers family fun

Battered CBD still offers family fun

Thursday, 19 June 2014 11:25 a.m. by MediaStuff

Peterborough Street one way east bound between Durham & Victoria

Peterborough Street one way east bound between Durham & Victoria

Thursday, 19 June 2014 8:58 a.m. by Transport4chch

Peterborough Street has been reduced to one way east bound between Durham Street and Victoria Street for urgent works to be carried out. Detours are in place via Victoria Street – please follow on-road signage.  

Firm refuses refund after false asbestos result

Firm refuses refund after false asbestos result

Thursday, 19 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch company is refusing to refund a homeowner after providing a false negative asbestos test result.

An evening with Dr Rob Gordon

An evening with Dr Rob Gordon

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 11:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Oxford Terrace Baptist Church, 288 Oxford Terrace Time: June 19 7-9pm Description: Disaster Psychology Specialist Dr Rob Gordon discusses the challenges fragile communities face in the years following a disaster. How do we address common symptoms and concerns show by people in the third and fourth year after a disaster. How do we address […]

CTV News   Wednesday 18 June

CTV News Wednesday 18 June

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 7:08 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 18th June 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 18th June 2014

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 7:01 p.m. by MediaCTV

Centennial Pool

Centennial Pool

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 6:48 p.m. by MediaCTV

Canterbury researchers believe Christchurch could learn from Queensland’s Cyclone Larry

Canterbury researchers believe Christchurch could learn from Queensland’s Cyclone Larry

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 4:48 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

University of Canterbury and Auckland resilience researchers believe Christchurch could learn from Queensland’s 2006 Cyclone Larry to house short term rebuild workers.

Design management: breaking down the silos

Design management: breaking down the silos

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 4:02 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

A fundamental change has taken place in the way projects are being delivered. 

Skellerup commits to $30 million Christchurch investment

Skellerup commits to $30 million Christchurch investment

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:05 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Skellerup Industries

ECQ secures reinsurance cover

ECQ secures reinsurance cover

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission has secured reinsurance cover worth $4.5 billion, up from $3.25b last year, chief executive Ian Simpson says.

EQC secures reinsurance cover

EQC secures reinsurance cover

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission has secured reinsurance cover worth $4.5 billion, up from $3.25b last year, chief executive Ian Simpson says.

Paul Zaanen: New Brighton

Paul Zaanen: New Brighton

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 11:37 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

CTV engineer to face hearings next month

CTV engineer to face hearings next month

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:27 a.m. by MediaHerald

The structural engineer who designed the ill-fated CTV building which collapse in the February 2011 earthquake, killing 115 people, will face two disciplinary hearings next month.David Harding faces an inquiry into his work on the...

Skellerup to build $30M factory in Christchurch

Skellerup to build $30M factory in Christchurch

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 9:36 a.m. by Media3News

Rubber manufacturer Skellerup has announced plans to build a new factory in Christchurch.

Main Road Sumner – one way 23rd June

Main Road Sumner – one way 23rd June

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 9:05 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that SCIRT delivery team Fulton Hogan is about to install a new wastewater pressure main pipe on Main Road between McCormacks Bay Road and the moa cave in Redcliffs. This work will affect road users travelling towards …

Office buildings dominate city construction

Office buildings dominate city construction

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 9:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

As the earthquake rebuild pushes on, a surge of new Christchurch office buildings is becoming a dominant feature in the city's construction landscape.

CERA Flip-flops Again……

CERA Flip-flops Again……

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 8:51 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1214 days

Fingers Pointed Over Quake Recovery Problems

Fingers Pointed Over Quake Recovery Problems

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 8:51 a.m. by PRNews

Blames was passed around today over problems in repairing quake damaged homes in Christchurch as MPs debated the performance of Crown Entities.