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Engineers work investigated

Engineers' work investigated

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

Five engineers are being investigated for "potential issues" with their work on four Christchurch properties approved after the September 2010 earthquake.

 NZ Supreme Court - Leave to Appeal - UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY v THE INSURANCE COUNCIL OF NEW ZEALAND

NZ Supreme Court - Leave to Appeal - UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY v THE INSURANCE COUNCIL OF NEW ZEALAND

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:48 p.m. by PRNews Popular

UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY v THE INSURANCE COUNCIL OF NEW ZEALAND INCORPORATED [2014] NZSC 13 [26 February 2014]

Key decisions from todays Council meeting 27/2/2014

Key decisions from today's Council meeting 27/2/2014

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:26 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council met today and the following key decisions were made:

Council to explore red-zone relocations for social housing

Council to explore red-zone relocations for social housing

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:24 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has agreed, in principle, to the relocation of residential red-zone houses onto Council land, given the potential to quickly and sustainably increase its available social housing.

CTV News   Thursday 27 February

CTV News Thursday 27 February

Thursday, 27 February 2014 8:15 p.m. by MediaCTV

City Nightlife

City Nightlife

Thursday, 27 February 2014 7:52 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 27 Feb. 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 27 Feb. 2014

Thursday, 27 February 2014 5:49 p.m. by MediaCTV

Wedding for couple brought together by quake

Wedding for couple brought together by quake

Thursday, 27 February 2014 3:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

Anna and Jamie were working in the same building in Christchurch, but didn't meet until the day of the February 22 earthquake.

Bealey Ave/Colombo Street – turn restrictions in place overnight

Bealey Ave/Colombo Street – turn restrictions in place overnight

Thursday, 27 February 2014 2:28 p.m. by Transport4chch

A number of restrictions will be in place at the Bealey Ave/Colombo Street intersection tonight from 7pm, Thursday 27th February, until approximately 7am Friday 28th February. There will also be lane reductions on Bealey Avenue eastbound approaching the Colombo St/Bealey …

New Chch buildings to be reviewed for negligence

New Chch buildings to be reviewed for 'negligence'

Thursday, 27 February 2014 1:48 p.m. by MediaHerald

The engineering design work done on four new Christchurch buildings will be reviewed for "negligence or incompetence", Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson announced today.It comes after issues were highlighted...

Prime Minister John Key: Part 1

Prime Minister John Key: Part 1

Thursday, 27 February 2014 1:32 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Prime Minister John Key talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about wide ranging issues.

Construction company investigated

Construction company investigated

Thursday, 27 February 2014 1:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

An official investigation has been launched into a Christchurch construction company which allegedly underpaid two migrants, and into the licensed immigration adviser who helped them obtain a visa.

2014: Ian Simpsons future commitments

2014: Ian Simpson's future commitments

Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:58 a.m. by GovtEQC

 

Stress after Major Trauma

Stress after Major Trauma

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:33 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday March 12th: – Ron Chambers, Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Unit, CDHB An event that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless is stressful.  

Lyttelton Tunnel Turns 50

Lyttelton Tunnel Turns 50

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:01 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Today, Thursday 27 February, New Zealand’s longest road tunnel, the Lyttelton tunnis is celebrating its 50th birthday. 

UC quadcopter helping in the Christchurch rebuild

UC quadcopter helping in the Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 27 February 2014 9:57 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

A state of the art University of Canterbury (UC) quadcopter is helping provide video footage of earthquake damaged homes along clifftop edges in the Port Hills.

Drones film earthquake damage

Drones film earthquake damage

Thursday, 27 February 2014 7:53 a.m. by MediaStuff

Unmanned aerial drones are being used to film earthquake-damaged properties as demolition work progresses on Christchurch's Port Hills.

Heritage will not be demolished

Heritage will not be demolished

Thursday, 27 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The heritage-listed Public Trust Office in central Christchurch will not be demolished under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act.

Owner in never-ending dance with units insurer

Owner in never-ending dance with unit's insurer

Thursday, 27 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Anne McDonald is tired of dancing with insurers over the rebuild of  her Christchurch flat.

EQC vows to clear information backlog

EQC vows to clear information backlog

Thursday, 27 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission still has an "eye-wateringly huge" backlog of official information requests but insists they will be cleared by April.

Owner in never-ending dance with insurer

Owner in never-ending dance with insurer

Thursday, 27 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Anne McDonald is tired of dancing with insurers over the rebuild of her Christchurch flat.

CTV News   Wednesday 26 February

CTV News Wednesday 26 February

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 10:19 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 26 Feb. 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 26 Feb. 2014

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 6:20 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 26th Feb. 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 26th Feb. 2014

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 6:20 p.m. by MediaCTV

EXPECT DELAYS – Traffic Signals Affected – South end of the CBD

EXPECT DELAYS – Traffic Signals Affected – South end of the CBD

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 4:44 p.m. by Transport4chch

Due to a cable being cut by a contractor, traffic signals in the south of the CBD have been affected. The Christchurch Transport Operations Centre have also lost use of a number of cameras in the area. Signals are still …

Surface structures will not deliver solutions to TC3 Eastern Suburbs category 8 and 9

Surface structures will not deliver solutions to TC3 Eastern Suburbs category 8 and 9

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 4:43 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Here it is confirmed by Mike Stannard from MBIE that surface structures do not work in the Eastern suburbs where there is 30-40 m down to gravel. 

First sod turned on new Regional Council building

First sod turned on new Regional Council building

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 3:31 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Dame Margaret Bazley and Commissioners today hosted a ceremony where the Minister for the Environment Hon. Amy Adams turned the first ground at Environment Canterbury’s new central city office site.

Readers ideas for earthquake memorial

Readers' ideas for earthquake memorial

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 2:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

Readers have come up with a series of suggestions for earthquake memorials in Christchurch.

Cantabrian of the Week: Ken Hird

Cantabrian of the Week: Ken Hird

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 1:15 p.m. by MediaCTV

Thousands of insurer-managed Canterbury rebuilds underway

Thousands of insurer-managed Canterbury rebuilds underway

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 11:17 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Release: Insurance Council of New Zealand.

Bulk of Chch rebuilds, repairs unfinished

Bulk of Chch rebuilds, repairs unfinished

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 10:50 a.m. by Media3News

The Insurance Council's defending the time it's taking to complete expensive rebuilds and repairs.

New Northern Motorway on and off-ramps opened

New Northern Motorway on and off-ramps opened

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 10:22 a.m. by Transport4chch

The new $4.6 million on and off ramps for Christchurch’s Northern Motorway at the Lineside Road (State Highway 71)/Smith Street interchange, near Kaiapoi, were officially opened today (26 February). Today’s opening of the ramps, attended by Waimakariri MP Kate Wilkinson, …

Fatal site unsuitable for build

Fatal site 'unsuitable for build'

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 9:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch property where a bed-ridden elderly woman was killed by rockfall in the February 2011 earthquake was years earlier deemed unsuitable for building on, court documents reveal.

How Not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 139

How Not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 139

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 7:49 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1100 days 

Brian Rudman: CTV victims deserve corporate manslaughter law

Brian Rudman: CTV victims deserve corporate manslaughter law

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

On the third anniversary of the deadly February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, the police have retained engineering consultants Beca to assess the engineering issues arising from collapse of the modern CTV building.

Young couple want house back

Young couple want house back

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

When Justine Cooke began setting up a room for her new baby it did not feel permanent.

Young couple want house back

Young couple want house back

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

When Justine Cooke began setting up a room for her new baby it did not feel permanent.

Canterbury forging trade links

Canterbury forging trade links

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Growing a strong trade partnership with China is essential for Christchurch to develop a thriving post-rebuild economy, representatives at a Canton Trade Fair meeting in Christchurch said yesterday.

Young couple want house back to the way it was

Young couple want house 'back to the way it was'

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

When Justine Cooke began setting up a room for her new baby it did not feel permanent.

Bishop rejects cathedral compromise

Bishop rejects cathedral compromise

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Bishop Victoria Matthews has rejected an offer of peace talks over the Christ Church Cathedral rebuild, accusing the nation's heritage watchdog of trying to "publicly pressure" the church into a partial retention.

Quake rebuilds awaited by 4000

Quake rebuilds awaited by 4000

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Insurance companies have completed just 15 per cent of rebuilds and 10 per cent of over-cap repairs more than three years after the Canterbury earthquakes.

CTV News   Tuesday 25 February

CTV News Tuesday 25 February

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 10:11 p.m. by MediaCTV

Burwood Pegasus Board Chairs Speech 25/02/14

Burwood Pegasus Board Chair's Speech 25/02/14

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 9:34 p.m. by andreac414 Popular

My name is Andrea Cummings and I am Community Board Chairperson for Burwood Pegasus. I am relatively new to the area, having owned a business in North New Brighton since 2010, until the earthquakes put us out of business that is!

Keeping Christchurch Moving 25th Feb. 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 25th Feb. 2014

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 5:25 p.m. by MediaCTV

Speights Dunedin brewery gets $40 million upgrade

Speight's Dunedin brewery gets $40 million upgrade

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 4:52 p.m. by Media3News

Lion NZ has spent $40 million redeveloping its Speight's brewery, after the Christchurch plant was damaged in the quakes.

Estuary Fest is on this Saturday 2pm to 9pm!

Estuary Fest is on this Saturday 2pm to 9pm!

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 4:22 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

The Association together with the Estuary Fest organising crew are very excited to host the first ever festival to celebrate our wonderful Estuary – Ihutai. 

Lying insurance broker loses appeal

Lying insurance broker loses appeal

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 4:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

An insurance broker who falsely assured a Christchurch couple they were insured before the September 2010 earthquake has had an appeal thrown out by the Supreme Court. 

EUR Existing Use Rights – What you need to know

EUR Existing Use Rights – What you need to know

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 3:51 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Existing use rights under section 10 do not apply to: 

Royal Commission, recommendations and MBIE

Royal Commission, recommendations and MBIE

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 3:34 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

The Royal Commission considers that there must be greater focus on geotechnical investigations to reduce the risk of unsatisfactory foundation performance.  

Port Hills News 24 February 2014

Port Hills News 24 February 2014

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 2:28 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Tell us your thoughts We’ve been doing this e-newsletter for a couple of months now, and we’re really keen to get your feedback on it. 

Ellerslie Flower Show Travel Advisory

Ellerslie Flower Show Travel Advisory

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 12:31 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Visitors to the Ellerslie Flower Show, which starts Wednesday 26th February are advised to plan their journey and allow extra time to minimise delays. 

Lianne Dalziel: Weekly Discussion

Lianne Dalziel: Weekly Discussion

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 12:15 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch City Mayor Lianne Dalziel talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the week for the council

Angus Bargh: SCIRT Roading

Angus Bargh: SCIRT Roading

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 11:51 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Angus Bargh from SCIRT talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch aboutthe roads and answers many listener questions.

Three years on and are you still experiencing anxiety or depression?

Three years on and are you still experiencing anxiety or depression?

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 10:27 a.m. by AnxietySupport

It’s now been three years since our lives in Christchurch changed forever.  

CTV families would support corporate manslaughter charge

CTV families would support corporate manslaughter charge

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 9:38 a.m. by MediaHerald

The families of those killed in the collapse of the CTV building in the February 2011 Canterbury earthquake are calling on the Government to review legislation around corporate manslaughter.

CTV responsibility already clear - husband

CTV responsibility already clear - husband

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 8:01 a.m. by Media3News

An engineering professor who lost his wife in the CTV building collapse says there's enough evidence for police to prosecute.