Police have launched an investigation into the findings of a royal commission inquiry into the Canterbury Television collapse, but it is too early to say if charges will be laid.
The families of the 24 Chinese nationals killed in the collapse of the Canterbury Television building believe a report released today has "justified their anger".
There are nearly 7000 volunteer firefighters in New Zealand. That's around 80 percent of the country's total firefighting force.
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is currently buying vast areas of central Christchurch to create the Eastern Frame.
The brother of a woman killed in the Canterbury Television building collapse says the royal commission's report on the tragedy doesn't make life "any easier".
A series of engineering, construction and council-related errors over 20 years led to the catastrophic collapse of the CTV building in the second major Christchurch earthquake, a Royal Commission has found.
The royal Commission identified a handful of key players in the CTV building as:
Christopher Finlayson | Attorney-General
John Key | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
The Christchurch City Council will hold a presentation ceremony for recipients of the second and final Christchurch Earthquake Awards next week.
Families of victims killed in the Canterbury Television building collapse say they are ''very happy'' with the royal commission's report on the tragedy.
The CTV building collapsed quickly and disastrously during the February 22 earthquake in 2011.
The Canterbury Television building did not meet construction standards, was designed by an engineer out of his depth and overseen by a boss who should have known better.
A report into the collapse of Christchurch’s CTV building has placed blame largely on the shoulders of the building’s engineer.
The Rebuild Christchurch Foundation’s Project Christmas has received over 100 nominations but needs more before Sunday December 16th when applications close.
The Royal Commission's report on the collapse of the Canterbury Television building will be released today.
Christchurch dining outlets are flat-out after two years of upheaval, says UC marketing expert
Families of Canterbury Television building collapse victims have welcomed the findings of a royal commission into the building's collapse.
The consultation document released by the MBIE on Friday recommends that all non-residential and multi-unit, multi-storey residential buildings be seismically assessed within five years of the changes taking effect, with the information as to whether a building is above or below the earthquake-prone building threshold to be made publicly available on a register.
The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission's view of the CTV building collapse is going to be made public.
Francis Fitzgerald is seeking to raise $30 million for his business, which lends to companies wanting to lease or buy equipment - one of the first capital raisings in the city now gearing up for a massive rebuild.
The St Albans Residents Association has received a $5000 grant from COGS, the community grants system administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.
Insurance cover for the Port Hills red zone is under threat, even if rockfall risk can be removed.
Retired couple Matt and Valerie O'Loughlin find themselves uncomfortably at the centre of a landmark insurance case arising from the Christchurch earthquakes.
Stuff today reported () IAG and Vero have announced they are going down the “sum insured” route to replace all “full replacement” house policies.
The Government must urgently release part three of the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission Report which includes a section on the collapse of the CTV building, says Labour’s Earthquake Recovery spokesperson and MP for Christchurch East, Lianne Dalziel.
The director of a television drama about the Canterbury earthquakes feels a "huge responsibility" to tell the stories of ordinary people caught up in the disaster.
Less than 24 hours after two suspicious blazes in central Christchurch, a skip bin is alight.
Former investment banking lawyer and psychotherapist Sarah Miles, of Christchurch, has written a book on how the private insurance industry has failed Christchurch after the earthquakes.
Two quakes felt by some Cantabrians this morning, were centred in the North Island.
Councils could force houseowners to reinforce their homes, including removing chimneys and unreinforced masonry, under sweeping proposals for quake-prone buildings from the Canterbury Earthquakes royal commission.
A Christchurch woman was shocked to discover her home sealed behind tall fences ready for demolition when she returned from work.
Social research that, by chance, was underway in New Zealand at the time of the devastating 2011 Christchurch earthquake is providing insight into age-old questions about the role of religious faith in a crisis.
Council to consider rockfall protection work on a case-by-case basis
Big thanks to “The Australian” newspaper and PSFK for a couple of great mentions today. Nice. “Pop Up City” - The Australian 7.12.12 “Put a coin into a converted washing machine for an instant dance party.” - PSFK 7.12.12
The happy volunteers from, in OZ, returned today to help Addington Action box and pour a concrete path, trim the corrugated iron fence, back-filling, and painting a mural.
Government plans to have all earthquake-prone buildings strengthened within 15 years have been welcomed by a lobby group representing many of the country's commercial property owners.
Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
As that time of the year best spent with family and friends draws near, we’d like to let you all know that we’re taking a Christmas break. We hope to be have been able to contact everyone who has registered …
Maurice Williamson | Building and Construction
Yesterday’s Press carried an article Red-zoners call for more time by Charlie Gates
The Government estimates there are as many as 25,000 earthquake-prone buildings around New Zealand.
Christchurch children are sharing their perspective on post-earthquake life.
Every building in New Zealand, except single-storey homes, will be assessed for earthquake risk and the results made public under Government proposals released this morning.
Locked out of undamaged factory for 655 days
Landowners are waiting for developers to make their next move in the Monopoly-style battle for the City Mall, after the Christchurch City Council approved a second big development proposal.
Stuff (here) has reported that AA Insurance will no longer provide a full replacement policy option – instead they will offer only a “sum assured” policy. Existing policy holders will automatically switch to the sum assured style of policy on the 1st of July next year (if you are an AA customer there is more info at the bottom of this blog entry). The change to a fixed-sum policy can be expected