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CTV collapse report critical of fire officers

CTV collapse report critical of fire officers

Monday, 31 March 2014 6:09 p.m. by Media3News

A coroner's report released today focused on the deaths of the eight people who initially survived the CTV building collapse.

Quakes rattle central New Zealand

Quakes rattle central New Zealand

Monday, 31 March 2014 3:24 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Victoria Street Building Momentum

Victoria Street Building Momentum

Monday, 31 March 2014 2:10 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Victoria Street is one part of the city really coming along in the early stages of the rebuild.In recent times each time I’ve driven down the street it has been different. There recently have been a number of new builds open which is fabulous for the city. 

David Bedford: Ecan Log Burners

David Bedford: Ecan Log Burners

Monday, 31 March 2014 11:50 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Ecan Commissioner David Bedford talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how things are placed for log burners in 2014

Council adopts Coastal Pathway plan

Council adopts Coastal Pathway plan

Monday, 31 March 2014 11:05 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A multi-functional community pathway from Ferrymead to Sumner has received a significant boost with Christchurch City Council approving the amended Coastal Pathway Concept Plan.

Funding boost for social housing

Funding boost for social housing

Monday, 31 March 2014 10:52 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Five community housing providers are to receive $14 million from the Government and the Canterbury Community Trust (TCCT) to build 75 units in Christchurch, Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and TCCT trustee Sue McKenzie announced today.

NZ Fire Service and CTV Coronial Findings

NZ Fire Service and CTV Coronial Findings

Monday, 31 March 2014 10:31 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: New Zealand Fire Service

Mayor of Christchurch - Coroners Report - CTV

Mayor of Christchurch - Coroner's Report - CTV

Monday, 31 March 2014 10:29 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Mayor of Christchurch Lianne Dalziel has made the following statement about the Coroner's report into the deaths of those who survived the collapse of the CTV building, but who later died in the building.

High Court earthquake list

High Court earthquake list

Monday, 31 March 2014 8:45 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Coroner has too much faith in Fire Service - CTV families

Coroner has too much faith in Fire Service - CTV families

Monday, 31 March 2014 8:45 a.m. by MediaOneNews

The coroner has too much faith in the Fire Service's ability to change, a lawyer for some of the CTV building victims' families says.

Fire Service searches its soul on CTV deaths

Fire Service searches its soul on CTV deaths

Monday, 31 March 2014 7:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

No one ever doubted their bravery that day. Firefighters, police officers, Urban Search and Rescue experts, and courageous passersby risked life and limb to drag several stunned survivors from the rubble and chaos of the collapsed 

Rescue effort did not contribute to CTV deaths - coroner

Rescue effort did not contribute to CTV deaths - coroner

Monday, 31 March 2014 6:02 a.m. by MediaOneNews

The rescue effort following the CTV building collapse didn't contribute to the deaths of eight people trapped in the rubble, a coroner has ruled.

Crown told to consult on rebuild

Crown told to consult on rebuild

Monday, 31 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government needs to take a leaf out of the Christchurch City Council's book and consult widely on its anchor projects before residents feel they are not part of the city, a local MP has warned.

CTV rescue was never possible – coroner

CTV rescue was never possible – coroner

Sunday, 30 March 2014 8:20 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The coroner has released his findings after an inquest into the collapse of Christchurch's CTV Building.

Christchurch shaken by quake

Christchurch shaken by quake

Sunday, 30 March 2014 11:54 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Christchurch has been shaken by a shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake this morning.

Natural disaster recovery - parallels with Japan

Natural disaster recovery - parallels with Japan

Sunday, 30 March 2014 11:40 a.m. by MediaStuff

Three years after his wife was swept away by the huge tsunami that washed across the Tohoku region of eastern Japan, Hiroyuki Tomono still feels responsible for her death.

Chch shaken by moderate shallow quake

Chch shaken by moderate shallow quake

Sunday, 30 March 2014 11:14 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch area has been shaken by a shallow 4.0 magnitude earthquake this morning.

EQC late payment & Interest

EQC late payment & Interest

Saturday, 29 March 2014 2:32 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Finally, some action for elderly homeowners

Finally, some action for elderly homeowners

Saturday, 29 March 2014 11:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Ninety-year-old Peggy Holdthuson may now get to see her childhood home repaired before she dies.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 28th March 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 28th March 2014

Saturday, 29 March 2014 12:54 a.m. by MediaCTV

Smith wants curbs on developer tax

Smith wants curbs on developer tax

Friday, 28 March 2014 11:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Councils are crippling housing growth because of a "fourfold" increase in development contributions, Housing Minister Nick Smith says.

Regions direction the hot question

Region's direction the hot question

Friday, 28 March 2014 11:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's leaders hold differing views on the recovery but appear to asking the same question – where is the region headed?

SFO clears rebuild firms

SFO clears rebuild firms

Friday, 28 March 2014 11:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

A major Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into post-quake fraud in Christchurch relied on an informant whose business dealings are now the subject of a police complaint.

Building fraud informant subject of a police complaint

Building 'fraud' informant subject of a police complaint

Friday, 28 March 2014 11:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

A major Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into post-quake fraud in Christchurch relied on an informant whose business dealings are now the subject of a police complaint.

Insurance disputes put sites in limbo

Insurance disputes put sites in limbo

Friday, 28 March 2014 11:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance stalemates are to blame for some of Christchurch's central city buildings remaining untouched more than three years on from the February 2011 earthquake, owners say.

CTV News   Friday 28 March

CTV News Friday 28 March

Friday, 28 March 2014 8:29 p.m. by MediaCTV

McCormacks Bay Road Works

McCormacks Bay Road Works

Friday, 28 March 2014 5:09 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

For information relating to road works on McCormacks Bay starting 7 April please see link below: McCormacks Bay Road Works 7 April

Anzac Drive/Bexley Road SH74 closure – now 1st April

Anzac Drive/Bexley Road SH74 closure – now 1st April

Friday, 28 March 2014 3:06 p.m. by Transport4chch

  Works on Anzac Drive/Bexley Road (SH 74) will move further north from the 1st April following the completion of Stage One of road reconstruction and stromwater repairs. Anzac Drive/Bexley Road (SH74) will now be closed between Pages road and …

Last Night of the Pavilion

Last Night of the Pavilion

Friday, 28 March 2014 1:16 p.m. by GapFiller

April 5, 8pm Going out with a BANG, CRASH, WHIRR, ZZZZZZzzzz As part of Last Night of the Pavilion, the specially-created, one-off Deconstruction Orchestra will perform a number of percussive pieces fem 8pm. The main event is a new composition called constructDEconstruct that will be played with tools and machinery. Composed by the CSO’s Michael Bell […]

Anderton slams UK clerics call for cathedral demo

Anderton slams UK cleric's call for cathedral demo

Friday, 28 March 2014 12:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christ Church Cathedral restoration campaigner Jim Anderton has dismissed the Archbishop of York's calls for a demolition and rebuild as unqualified and disappointing. 

Anderton slams clerics call for demo

Anderton slams cleric's call for demo

Friday, 28 March 2014 12:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christ Church Cathedral restoration campaigner Jim Anderton has dismissed the Archbishop of York's calls for a demolition and rebuild as unqualified and disappointing. 

Wellingtons chance to see Christchurchs Amazing Place

Wellington's chance to see Christchurch's Amazing Place

Friday, 28 March 2014 12:36 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The imaginative and innovative playground designs created by Canterbury’s school children will be on show on Wellington’s waterfront for the next four weeks.

Council to build new social housing units

Council to build new social housing units

Friday, 28 March 2014 12:16 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council will proceed to tender on the design and build of an estimated 16 new social housing units in Mairehau and Waltham.

Moorhouse Ave/Lincoln Rd/Hagley Ave night works – Milling and Paving

Moorhouse Ave/Lincoln Rd/Hagley Ave night works – Milling and Paving

Friday, 28 March 2014 12:08 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised major night works will be start on Moorhouse Ave Hagley Ave, and Lincoln Rd from Sunday 30th March 7pm – 7am for approximately two weeks. 

Restrictions around Kilmore/Victoria Streets starts Monday

Restrictions around Kilmore/Victoria Streets starts Monday

Friday, 28 March 2014 12:07 p.m. by Transport4chch

Several stage of final wastewater works by SCIRT delivery team Fletcher’s will impact on road user’s routes around Victoria Street and Kilmore Street in the next few weeks.

Restrictions around Kilmore/Victoria Street this week

Restrictions around Kilmore/Victoria Street this week

Friday, 28 March 2014 12:07 p.m. by Transport4chch

Several stage of final wastewater works by SCIRT delivery team Fletcher’s will impact on road user’s routes around Victoria Street and Kilmore Street in the next few weeks. Works commence in the week of 31 March 2014 and will be …

ANXIOUS TIMES Newsletter Is Out!

ANXIOUS TIMES Newsletter Is Out!

Friday, 28 March 2014 11:53 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Our ‘Awesome’ Autumn ANXIOUS TIMES Newsletter is here! This expanded edition features articles on Meditation for Anxiety, The Sincere Apology, Happiness, Earthquake Stress, Coping with Stigma, Boost Your Mind, Anxiety and The Pain Syndrome and much more!

CBD – Available Routes Map 29th March – 5th April 2014

CBD – Available Routes Map 29th March – 5th April 2014

Friday, 28 March 2014 7:10 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map.

Homeowner living rough

Homeowner living rough

Friday, 28 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Paul Tobin's home is a shrine to his beloved Crusaders rugby team.

Homeowner living rough for three years

Homeowner living rough for three years

Friday, 28 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Paul Tobin's home is a shrine to his beloved Crusaders rugby team.

Keeping Christchurch Moving 27th March 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 27th March 2014

Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:13 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News   Thursday 27 March

CTV News Thursday 27 March

Thursday, 27 March 2014 7:48 p.m. by MediaCTV

Two-year wait not good enough for flooded Chch suburbs

Two-year wait not good enough for flooded Chch suburbs

Thursday, 27 March 2014 5:26 p.m. by Media3News

A solution is welcome for the heavy flooding in St Albans earlier this month, but the two-year time frame isn't.

Archbishop of York backs demolishing Christchurch Cathedral

Archbishop of York backs demolishing Christchurch Cathedral

Thursday, 27 March 2014 4:51 p.m. by Media3News

The second most powerful Anglican in the world has swung in behind the local church's bid to demolish the Christchurch Cathedral.

Council adopts cycleway route names

Council adopts cycleway route names

Thursday, 27 March 2014 3:37 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Riders pedalling along the city’s new Major Cycleway routes will be able to navigate their way along the Papanui Parallel, Wheels to Wings, Quarryman’s Trail or Nor’West Arc.

Le Race Cycling Event on this weekend

Le Race Cycling Event on this weekend

Thursday, 27 March 2014 3:26 p.m. by Transport4chch

Le Race is on this Saturday, 29th March 2014. Elgin Street, Sydenham will be closed from 6am to 8.30am for the start of the race at 8am. Cyclists will make their way from Elgin Street onto Colombo Street and head …

Archbishop backs cathedral demolition

Archbishop backs cathedral demolition

Thursday, 27 March 2014 2:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Archbishop of York has backed the Christ Church Cathedral leadership's bid for demolition.

Christchurchs opens a space for youth

Christchurch's opens a space for youth

Thursday, 27 March 2014 1:25 p.m. by MediaCTV

Flatman makes dreams come true

Flatman makes dreams come true

Thursday, 27 March 2014 1:19 p.m. by MediaCTV

Super 15  Rugby Friday night 28th March – AMI – Jack Hinton Drive closed

Super 15 Rugby Friday night 28th March – AMI – Jack Hinton Drive closed

Thursday, 27 March 2014 12:55 p.m. by Transport4chch

Jack Hinton Drive will closed from 5.30pm on Friday 28th March for Super 15 Rugby Game – Crusaders v Hurricanes. The closure will be between Whiteleigh Ave and Twigger St. Entry to Whiteleigh Avenue will be unavailable from Lincoln Road …

Flood mitigation options to be shared with community

Flood mitigation options to be shared with community

Thursday, 27 March 2014 12:43 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Some communities affected by flooding since the earthquakes will learn more about two fast-tracked options to address issues in Flockton Street and surrounding areas.

Greens: Russel and Metiria

Greens: Russel and Metiria

Thursday, 27 March 2014 12:32 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Green's Co-Leaders Metiria Turei and Russel Norman talks to newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about local and national issues

EQC to hold Pahiatua drop-in session

EQC to hold Pahiatua drop-in session

Thursday, 27 March 2014 12:32 p.m. by GovtEQC

Anzac Drive/Bexley Road SH74 closure – now 31st March

Anzac Drive/Bexley Road SH74 closure – now 31st March

Thursday, 27 March 2014 11:11 a.m. by Transport4chch

  Works on Anzac Drive/Bexley Road (SH 74) will move further north from the 31st March following the completion of Stage One of road reconstruction and stromwater repairs. Anzac Drive/Bexley Road (SH74) will now be closed between Pages road and …

Thousands wait for quake repairs

Thousands wait for quake repairs

Thursday, 27 March 2014 8:12 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than 800 vulnerable Canterbury earthquake claimants are still to be fully settled by insurers.

Peggy, 90, wants home fixed before dying

Peggy, 90, wants home fixed before dying

Thursday, 27 March 2014 6:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

Ninety-year-old Peggy Holdthuson has waited in limbo for three years for her cherished family home to be repaired - only to be told her insurance company had no idea her claim even existed.

Charlotte Grimshaw: Eerie city reveals its broken heart

Charlotte Grimshaw: Eerie city reveals its broken heart

Thursday, 27 March 2014 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Derelict buildings are scary. I know this from experience. Years ago when I was working for a law firm in Central Auckland, I found myself between flats and accepted, without much thought, an invitation to move into an apartment on...