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Is Christchurch in danger of becoming a bland city?

Is Christchurch in danger of becoming a 'bland' city?

Friday, 21 August 2015 12:25 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has rejected claims Christchurch is in danger of becoming a "bland" city.

Shock proof

Shock proof

Friday, 21 August 2015 10:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Brownlee rejects claim Christchurch is a bland city

Brownlee rejects claim Christchurch is a 'bland' city

Thursday, 20 August 2015 8:05 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has rejected claims Christchurch is in danger of becoming a "bland" city.

Fletcher Construction boss Graham Darlow sorry for comment about Irish workers

Fletcher Construction boss Graham Darlow sorry for comment about Irish workers

Thursday, 20 August 2015 5:16 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Human Rights Commission has received 10 formal complaints about Fletcher Construction boss Graham Darlow's comment suggesting Irish builders did shoddy quake repair work.

Still work to do as 4 September approaches

Still work to do as 4 September approaches

Thursday, 20 August 2015 3:43 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

In the Know Hub stays open

In the Know Hub stays open

Thursday, 20 August 2015 3:04 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Phase two of Christchurch Bus Interchange complete

Phase two of Christchurch Bus Interchange complete

Thursday, 20 August 2015 2:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

The second phase of Christchurch new $53 million bus interchange has been completed, with all 16 bays soon to be operational.

Lytteltons colourful British Hotel to be restored

Lyttelton's 'colourful' British Hotel to be restored

Thursday, 20 August 2015 2:12 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Lyttelton couple have taken over the ownership and restoration of the port town's infamous British Hotel.

Speech to New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID) Building Nations Symposium

Speech to New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID) Building Nations Symposium

Thursday, 20 August 2015 2:04 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Bus Interchange building now complete

Bus Interchange building now complete

Thursday, 20 August 2015 1:31 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Beck Eleven: Furious about shoddy repairs

Beck Eleven: Furious about shoddy repairs

Thursday, 20 August 2015 12:02 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Over the past few weeks I've driven more than 1000kms in my trusty Nissan Wingroad. It's been nice getting out of the city and meeting new people but it has reminded me just how easily Christchurch's problems are forgotten by people beyond our borders.

Fletcher Construction Graham Darlow sorry for comment about Irish workers

Fletcher Construction Graham Darlow sorry for comment about Irish workers

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:43 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Fletcher Construction has gone into damage control mode after chief executive Graham Darlow made a comment suggesting Irish builders did shoddy quake repair work. 

Fletcher boss apologises to Irish community

Fletcher boss apologises to Irish community

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:15 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Fletcher Construction chief executive Graham Darlow has apologised to the Irish community after suggesting that some builders who carried out shoddy repair work on Christchurch earthquake damaged homes had "gone back to Ireland".Darlow...

Fletcher boss apologises to Irish community

Fletcher boss apologises to Irish community

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

Fletcher Construction chief executive Graham Darlow has apologised to the Irish community after suggesting that some builders who carried out shoddy repair work on Christchurch earthquake damaged homes had "gone back to Ireland".Darlow...

Fletcher boss Graham Darlow sorry for Irish slur

Fletcher boss Graham Darlow sorry for Irish slur

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

Fletcher Construction chief executive Graham Darlow has apologised to the Irish community after suggesting that some builders who carried out shoddy repair work on Christchurch earthquake damaged homes had "gone back to Ireland".Darlow...

Fletcher boss Graham Darlow sorry for Irish slur

Fletcher boss Graham Darlow sorry for Irish slur

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

Fletcher Construction chief executive Graham Darlow has apologised to the Irish community after suggesting that some builders who carried out shoddy repair work on Christchurch earthquake damaged homes had "gone back to Ireland".Darlow...

Irish outraged at Fletcher Construction CEO comments over shoddy quake repairs

Irish outraged at Fletcher Construction CEO comments over shoddy quake repairs

Thursday, 20 August 2015 8:04 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Irish living in New Zealand and back home are reacting furiously to comments they say accuses their countrymen for shoddy earthquake repair work.

Report confirms Christchurch rents boom is over

Report confirms Christchurch rents boom is over

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 7:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Survey of Canterbury quake repairs caned by critics and advocates

Survey of Canterbury quake repairs caned by critics and advocates

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 7:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Government survey of quake repairs is nothing more than a "giant snow job", experts and community advocates claim.

EQC to apologise to homeowners for shoddy repairs

EQC to apologise to homeowners for shoddy repairs

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 5:09 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will apologise to thousands of homeowners facing checks to potentially faulty repairs to their quake-damaged homes.

MBIE Report on EQC Faulty Repairs

MBIE Report on EQC Faulty Repairs

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 4:07 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Below is an extract from the MBIE website about its report on faulty building repairs.  The report identified significant failings with the “jack and pack” method.  Here is the link. Report into Canterbury residential repairs released 19 August 2015 The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released a report into the Building Code compliance of earthquake repairs to Canterbury homes. The report follows an independent survey of 101 homes randomly selected from mor ...

Christchurch car park murals wont be saved

Christchurch car park murals won't be saved

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 3:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Citing cost, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority will not save .

Looking forward to PARK(ing) Day on September 18 this year

Looking forward to PARK(ing) Day on September 18 this year

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 2:17 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

PARK(ing) Day is your chance to transform a small public area in the city from a car-parking space to an active public space! PARK(ing) Day is a daylong global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces. Now an annual event, the project began in 2005 when […]

PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 2:17 p.m. by GapFiller

PARK(ing) Day held on 18th September was an opportunity to transform a small public area in the city from a car-parking space to an active public space! PARK(ing) Day is a daylong global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces. Now an annual event, the project began […]

Non-compliant repairs will be put right

Non-compliant repairs will be put right

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 12:31 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

EQC to apologise to homeowners with shoddy repairs

EQC to apologise to homeowners with shoddy repairs

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 12:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will apologise to thousands of home owners facing checks to potentially faulty repairs of their quake-damaged homes.

MBIE report: One third of assessed homes non-compliant

MBIE report: One third of assessed homes non-compliant

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 11:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than a third of earthquake-damaged Canterbury homes that had their structural repairs assessed by the Government had faulty underfloor work.

EQC will put right non-compliant repairs

EQC will put right non-compliant repairs

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 11:19 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Anglicans to build offices alongside Transitional cardboard cathedral

Anglicans to build offices alongside Transitional cardboard cathedral

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 9:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's cardboard cathedral is to get a new neighbour - a double-storey storey office complex to be built on vacant land alongside the church.

Knox Presbyterian Church rebuild

Knox Presbyterian Church rebuild

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Christchurch continues to fight to retain what little is left of its architectural heritage following the Canterbury ‘quakes. So, it is with hope that we celebrate the recent announcement that the Christchurch Town Hall is to be resurrected and, along with , which was recently restored by  and a talented team of conservation experts, Knox Presbyterian Church has been ‘rebuilt’ by local firm .

MBIE survey results

MBIE survey results

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 5:35 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

You may have seen or heard of the results of a repairs survey by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), released today.

Artist wants Christchurch murals saved

Artist wants Christchurch murals saved

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 2:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

The artist who painted murals on the Manchester St car park wants them saved.

The Anatomy of a Claim: A Policyholder’s Guide To Property Insurance

The Anatomy of a Claim: A Policyholder’s Guide To Property Insurance

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 10:54 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

In 2012 I published The Christchurch Fiasco: the Insurance Aftershock. The book was developed as a result of my frustrations with IAG/State Insurance and the treatment of our claim which five years later is still, unresolved. That book was not …

Meridian signs up for new central city office

Meridian signs up for new central city office

Monday, 17 August 2015 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Power company Meridian Energy will return its 370 office staff to central Christchurch next year.

Christchurch CBD aerial video shows little progress

Christchurch CBD aerial video shows 'little progress'

Monday, 17 August 2015 4:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A new aerial video of central Christchurch shows parts of the city rebuild taking shape, alongside plenty of bare land awaiting development.

SCAPE 8 New Intimacies

SCAPE 8 New Intimacies

Monday, 17 August 2015 1:44 p.m. by SCAPE Christchurch Biennial Featured Popular

A Public Art Walkway to help people create new memories and re-connect with the changed Christchurch landscape; .

On this day -  1999 Earthquake exposes weak infrastructure

On this day - 1999 Earthquake exposes weak infrastructure

Monday, 17 August 2015 10:58 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Failed remedial work continued

Failed remedial work continued

Sunday, 16 August 2015 9:40 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Stuff and the Press recently published the article here about the likely liability of Fletchers and insurers for defective earthquake remedial work.  It is unfortunate that those involved in the article did not accurately state the law.  Where an insurer chooses to do, or have paid for, remedial work under the insurance policy then it is liable for the quality of that work as if it was the builder.  There are a few Court proceedings already against insurers for defective building work.  Fletcher ...

Agony Returns – guest post by Edward

Agony Returns – guest post by Edward

Saturday, 15 August 2015 12:36 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

As we approach the fifth anniversary of the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence, Mr Adrian Cowie’s analysis of the situation with City housing stock, as published on Stuff makes for chilling reading and at this point it behoves us to examine the …

No responsibility on Fletcher EQR for shoddy quake repairs, contract suggests

No responsibility on Fletcher EQR for shoddy quake repairs, contract suggests

Friday, 14 August 2015 6:59 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) home repair programme project manager can not be held responsible for shoddy quake repairs, its contract suggests.

Shipping containers to be removed from Sumner

Shipping containers to be removed from Sumner

Friday, 14 August 2015 5:54 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The removal of a line of shipping containers from a Sumner roadside is "great news" for the Christchurch suburb, the residents' association says.

Ann Brower: Fix the parapets first

Ann Brower: Fix the parapets first

Friday, 14 August 2015 12:45 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

It's not every day when nearly everyone agrees. In that rare event, the Government should listen.

Public Notice: Draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Public Notice: Draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan

Friday, 14 August 2015 11:39 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, the Hon Gerry Brownlee, has received the draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan from Environment Canterbury (ECan).  The preparation of a draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan was directed in June 2014 by the Minister under section 16 of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011.

Gisborne shaken by earthquake

Gisborne shaken by earthquake

Friday, 14 August 2015 8:53 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

New Sabin Holloway exhibition captures aftermath of Christchurch earthquake

New Sabin Holloway exhibition captures aftermath of Christchurch earthquake

Friday, 14 August 2015 8:22 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

In the immediate aftermath of the February 2011 earthquake, which killed 185 people and virtually destroyed Christchurch's central business district, the government sealed off the inner city.

EQC failed remedial work

EQC failed remedial work

Friday, 14 August 2015 12:35 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Here is the link to the post on the EQC website about failed remedial work.  The houses the subject of the investigation will be the tip of the iceberg.  I do not recommend that homeowners rely on EQC to accurately scope and remediate the failings.  Better to engage an independent expert.

Earthquake Insurance Statistics

Earthquake Insurance Statistics

Friday, 14 August 2015 12:30 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Five Years On: How Insurance Claims Arising from the 2010-11 Earthquakes Have Been Dealt With New Zealand’s proximity to the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire leads to 20,000 recorded earthquakes each year. Most earthquakes are minor but annually around 200 are strong enough to be felt. Between September 2010 and June 2011, Canterbury was hit by three major earthquakes. While such natural events are not uncommon in the country, the intensity of those earthquakes, and the fact that they oc ...

Brownlees bombshell leaves Cantabrians in the dark

Brownlee's bombshell leaves Cantabrians in the dark

Thursday, 13 August 2015 10:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee dropped a bombshell when he announced all Earthquake Commission (EQC) foundation repairs done without a building consent would be audited and errant builders would face sanctions.

Fix the parapets first

Fix the parapets first

Thursday, 13 August 2015 5:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

It's not every day when nearly everyone agrees.  In that rare event, the Government should listen.

Feedback sought on port plan

Feedback sought on port plan

Thursday, 13 August 2015 4:49 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Feedback sought on port plan

Feedback sought on port plan

Thursday, 13 August 2015 4:39 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is inviting public comment on a draft recovery plan for the damaged Lyttelton Port and its surrounding area.

Chemical company lend hand to housing scheme

Chemical company lend hand to housing scheme

Thursday, 13 August 2015 4:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

Volunteer builders from Australia are replacing the "distant memory" of the Christchurch earthquakes with a close-up view of the recovery.

Last visit by EQC claims managers to Wanganui office

Last visit by EQC claims managers to Wanganui office

Thursday, 13 August 2015 3:58 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular