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$200m payout for quake damaged Christchurch schools

$200m payout for quake damaged Christchurch schools

Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:24 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Ministry of Education is to receive a $200 million payout from insurer Vero for quake damage to Christchurch schools allowing rebuilding to pick up pace, ministers said this morning.

No appeal in Rout v Southern Response

No appeal in Rout v Southern Response

Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:00 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

There is to be no appeal from the High Court decision in Rout v Southern Response.  The effect is that the judgment’s comments about the need to restore a house to its “as new” floor level remain unchallenged.   This is positive for insureds in their disputes with insurance companies and EQC.  It now makes 

$200 million settlement for Canterbury schools

$200 million settlement for Canterbury schools

Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:17 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 137

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 137

Thursday, 30 January 2014 8:59 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1075 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    

No tenants left for the CBD

'No tenants left for the CBD'

Thursday, 30 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Property developers warn buildings with "A-grade" rentals in the central business district cannot compete for tenants against cheaper, already-completed developments elsewhere. The warning comes as some developers and investors take their plans and money elsewhere in the face of high construction costs, reluctant tenants and uncertainty over car parking.

Animals Matter in a Disaster

Animals Matter in a Disaster

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:51 p.m. by PRNews

Animals Matter in a Disaster

House-hunting: A year on with Malcolm and Nigel

House-hunting: A year on with Malcolm and Nigel

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:22 p.m. by Media3News

The story of two men in their 50s who have the mental age of toddlers resulted in an outpouring of love and respect for Alison, their mother.

Final chemical storage tank removed

Final chemical storage tank removed

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 3:58 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has today welcomed the removal of the final plastic chemical toilet disposal tank from Christchurch City.

NZ First calls for full quake payout

NZ First calls for full quake payout

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 1:11 p.m. by PRNews

New Zealand First is calling on the Government to make a full buyout of properties owned by Christchurch residents who were not insured or owned bare sections.

New shops planned for Ferrymead

New shops planned for Ferrymead

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 12:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Two new shopping complexes are planned for Ferrymead in Christchurch as the neighbourhood gets back on its feet.

Technology should improve design

Technology should improve design

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 10:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

 What do the following have in common: Brunelleschi's Dome in Florence, the Empire State Building, and the Mercedes-Benz Gullwing and Jaguar XK sports cars of the 1950s?

Quake repairs two-thirds done

Quake repairs two-thirds done

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Earthquake Commission is two-thirds of the way through repairing houses damaged by the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes in a contract managed by Fletcher Building.

Christchurch flushes away toilet tanks

Christchurch flushes away toilet tanks

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:38 a.m. by Media3News

Council fund plunges $175m

Council fund plunges $175m

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The cash-strapped Christchurch City Council has almost depleted a special $225 million fund established post-quake to pay for better facilities, roads and footpaths.

Council quake fund plunges $175m

Council quake fund plunges $175m

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The cash-strapped Christchurch City Council has almost depleted a special $225 million fund established post-quake to pay for better facilities, roads and footpaths.

Bank sees increase in building

Bank sees increase in building

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A lull in the number of consents for commercial and industrial buildings in Canterbury late last year is temporary, according to ASB Bank, which is forecasting a rapid rise in commercial construction over the next two years.

Lights out Moorhouse/Blenheim/Deans – take care

Lights out Moorhouse/Blenheim/Deans – take care

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 5:44 p.m. by Transport4chch

The light signals at the intersection of Moorhouse Ave, Deans Ave and Blenheim Rd are currently not working. A contractor is on the way but please drive with care through this intersection.

Red zoners apply to Govt for extension

Red zoners apply to Govt for extension

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 5:13 p.m. by Media3News

Residents still living in Christchurch's red zone have just three days left to leave their homes.

Lichfield Street – temporary closure of entry to Re-start carpark – access via Tuam St

Lichfield Street – temporary closure of entry to Re-start carpark – access via Tuam St

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 3:21 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to roadworks, the Re-start Car park entry on Lichfield Street will be closed from Monday 27 January for approximately one week. A temporary entry/exit will be on Tuam Street.

Pod Oasis – our Ellerslie Show garden 2014

Pod Oasis – our Ellerslie Show garden 2014

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 3:13 p.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

We have been encouraged to make a garden that will feature at Ellerslie International Flower Show in Hagley Park this February, and after de-construction there, move it to  a city site to be enjoyed bu the public. 

EQC managed repairs pass 50,000 mark

EQC managed repairs pass 50,000 mark

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 2:52 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

EQC managed home repairs pass 50,000 mark

EQC managed home repairs pass 50,000 mark

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 2:03 p.m. by GovtEQC

Smoke and Mirrors Response from Southern Response

Smoke and Mirrors Response from Southern Response

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 10:28 a.m. by PRNews Popular

RISE exhibition most successful in Museum’s history

RISE exhibition most successful in Museum’s history

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 10:08 a.m. by CantyMuseum Recommended Popular

Canterbury Museum is celebrating

Poto Williams: Labours election promises

Poto Williams: Labour's election promises

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 9:22 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch Labour East MP Poto Williams speaks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the party's election promises

Govt cool on new stadium deal

Govt cool on new stadium deal

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is reluctant to consider a fresh funding deal for a new Christchurch sports stadium despite the financial woes facing the Christchurch City Council.

Local tourism shows regrowth

Local tourism shows regrowth

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

There are signs of green shoots in Canterbury's quake-hit tourism industry with smaller operators starting new businesses in and around Christchurch.

Drones used in Christchurch Port Hills demolitions

Drones used in Christchurch Port Hills demolitions

Monday, 27 January 2014 5:01 p.m. by Media3News

The complex job of demolishing dangerous homes on Christchurch's Port Hills has finally begun.

Last chemical toilet disposal tank to be removed from Christchurch

Last chemical toilet disposal tank to be removed from Christchurch

Monday, 27 January 2014 5:00 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

On Wednesday 29 January 2014 Christchurch City Council will remove the 

Dust a post-earthquake hazard

Dust a post-earthquake hazard

Monday, 27 January 2014 10:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Insurer wants final settlement before repair

Insurer wants final settlement before repair

Monday, 27 January 2014 10:01 a.m. by MediaThePress Featured

Insurer wants final settlement before repair

Insurer wants final settlement before repair

Monday, 27 January 2014 10:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

Andrew Keeley: CTV

Andrew Keeley: CTV

Monday, 27 January 2014 9:01 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

CTV manager Andrew Keeley talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about new things coming up on the channel

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

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

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

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

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

Rebuild boom once in lifetime

Rebuild boom 'once in lifetime'

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

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

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

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

Overweight Routes Map -Central City

Overweight Routes Map -Central City

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