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EQC whistleblower an outright crook - victim

EQC whistleblower 'an outright crook' - victim

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 4:19 p.m. by Media3News

Campbell Live has received over 400 pages of statements, emails, even affidavits, all suggesting Bryan Staples is no Robin Hood.

Quake zones not govt policy decision

Quake zones not govt policy decision

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 1:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

The creation of zones classifying earthquake-damaged land in Christchurch was not a government policy decision, a court had heard.

First chance to help shape red zone’s future

First chance to help shape red zone’s future

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 1:17 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Chris Lynch speaks to Deon Swiggs

Chris Lynch speaks to Deon Swiggs

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 1:04 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch catches up with Deon Swiggs for the latest progress in Christchurch's rebuild.

Chris Lynch speaks to Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith

Chris Lynch speaks to Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 12:33 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch speaks to Dr Nick Smith about Christchurch's housing issues.

Building work worth $1.3b consented

Building work worth $1.3b consented

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Home building consents perked up in June, rising 3.5 per cent from May, on a seasonally adjusted basis.

New product launches at trade-only event

New product launches at trade-only event

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

The three-day show, Canterbury buildnz designex, is being hosted in the Horncastle Arena, formerly CBS Arena, in Addington, Christchurch.

Inspiration from around the world

Inspiration from around the world

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:29 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Christchurch is not the only city rebuilding. Economic and social change, and environmental pressure, are forcing architects and planners around the world to re-imagine cities in bold and exciting ways.

Gail Kettle discusses IFV

Gail Kettle discusses IFV

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:24 a.m. by GovtEQC

Support from spouses softened impact of the earthquakes, university research shows

Support from spouses softened impact of the earthquakes, university research shows

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 9:10 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Support from partners, husbands, wives and spouses softened the impacts of depression following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, University of Canterbury research has found.

Opinions divided on blueprint success

Opinions divided on blueprint success

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

On July 30, 2012, city leaders, politicians and entrepreneurs gathered at the city's civic offices as brochures of the new-look Christchurch were handed out and colourful images were displayed on a large screen.

Engineer for EQC to face hearing

Engineer for EQC to face hearing

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Napier engineer who was the Earthquake Commission's ultimate engineering authority after the Christchurch earthquakes will face a disciplinary hearing.

Dean Lynda Patterson Funeral

Dean Lynda Patterson Funeral

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 12:42 a.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Chch house building ahead of target

Chch house building 'ahead of target'

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 7:21 p.m. by Media3News

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says house building in Christchurch is exceeding the projected demand.

Redcliffs School stays in Sumner for now

Redcliffs School stays in Sumner for now

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 4:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

Redcliffs School is likely to remain in Sumner for another year as it waits to hear if its Main Road site is safe.

Quake waste dumping an emerging trend

Quake waste dumping an 'emerging trend'

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 4:21 p.m. by MediaStuff

A judge has denounced a post-quake trend of illegal waste dumping in the demolition industry and fined a contractor $33,000.

Red zone policy never explained

'Red zone policy never explained'

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 4:16 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has never explained why it did not use earthquake recovery legislation to develop Christchurch's residential red-zone policy, the Supreme Court has heard.

Red zone policy never explained, Outcasts tell court

Red zone policy never explained, Outcasts tell court

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 4:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has never explained why it did not use earthquake recovery legislation to develop Christchurch's residential red-zone policy, the Supreme Court has heard.

Triple celebration for Lyttelton Tunnel

Triple celebration for Lyttelton Tunnel

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 2:47 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Tim Grafton Insurance Council - flood/insurance affected residents

Tim Grafton Insurance Council - flood/insurance affected residents

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 2:31 p.m. by MediaCTV Featured Popular

Safety is front and centre for Christchurch rebuild

Safety is front and centre for Christchurch rebuild

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 2:01 p.m. by PRNews

New four-star hotel for Christchurch

New four-star hotel for Christchurch

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 1:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new $12.5 million hotel in central Christchurch will add 44 apartments to the city's post-earthquake accommodation mix.

Labour completely wrong on pace of recovery

Labour completely wrong on pace of recovery

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:56 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Quake Outcasts want one size fits all offer

Quake Outcasts want 'one size fits all' offer

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

A "one size fits all approach" to red-zone buyout offers was needed to allow all earthquake-affected landowners to recover, a court has heard.

Dean of Christchurch, Reverend Lynda Patterson, farewelled today

Dean of Christchurch, Reverend Lynda Patterson, farewelled today

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:02 p.m. by Media3News

The late Dean of Christchurch will be farewelled today at Christchurch's transitional cathedral.

Video: Dean of Christchurch farewelled

Video: Dean of Christchurch farewelled

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:02 p.m. by Media3News

The late Dean of Christchurch will be farewelled today at Christchurch's transitional cathedral.

Online tool enhances Canterbury rebuild

Online tool enhances Canterbury rebuild

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:01 p.m. by PRNews

Christchurch red zones are illegal, Supreme Court told

Christchurch 'red zones' are illegal, Supreme Court told

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:33 a.m. by MediaOneNews

The Supreme Court has heard that all 'red zones' in post-quake Christchurch are illegal.

Chris Lynch speaks to Prime Minister John Key

Chris Lynch speaks to Prime Minister John Key

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:19 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch speaks to Prime Minister John Key about the latest issues facing Canterbury

Chch may become edible Garden City

Chch may become edible Garden City

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch could become the best edible Garden City in the world, the Food Resilience Network says.

Quake Outcasts take case to Supreme Court

Quake Outcasts take case to Supreme Court

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 9:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Quake Outcasts will today have their case heard in New Zealand's highest court.

Surviving Anxiety

Surviving Anxiety

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 9:06 a.m. by AnxietySupport

I’ve tried therapy, drugs, and booze. Here’s how I came to terms with the nation’s most common mental illness.

Rebuild behind schedule - Labour MPs

Rebuild behind schedule - Labour MPs

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 8:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

The residential rebuild has been "painfully slow" in the hands of Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee, two Labour MPs say.

Shortlist announced for major schools building project

Shortlist announced for major schools building project

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 8:56 a.m. by GovtMOE Popular

Two consortia have been shortlisted for a major schools building project to construct four schools worth more than $200m, says Kim Shannon, head of the Education Infrastructure Service for the Ministry of Education.

Quake Outcasts head to the Supreme Court

'Quake Outcasts' head to the Supreme Court

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 5:26 a.m. by MediaOneNews

A group of Christchurch landowners known as the "Quake Outcasts" is heading to the Supreme Court today.

Rebuild falling behind schedule - Labour MPs

Rebuild falling behind schedule - Labour MPs

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The residential rebuild has been "painfully slow" in the hands of Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee, two Labour MPs say.

Tour De Montreal

Tour De Montreal

Monday, 28 July 2014 11:58 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch Boy Racers

Christchurch Boy Racers

Monday, 28 July 2014 11:57 p.m. by MediaCTV

CPIT Culinary Cooking

CPIT Culinary Cooking

Monday, 28 July 2014 11:55 p.m. by MediaCTV

Lynched - Dr Alistair Humphrey - 28th July

Lynched - Dr Alistair Humphrey - 28th July

Monday, 28 July 2014 8:17 p.m. by ChrisLynch

CTV News   Monday 28 July

CTV News Monday 28 July

Monday, 28 July 2014 7:31 p.m. by MediaCTV

Rebuild but not a recovery

Rebuild but not a recovery

Monday, 28 July 2014 7:07 p.m. by SamFisher

I'm impressed with the rebuild work underway.  I don't like some of it, and I am confused as to why we are rebuilding a city centre that was failing before September 2010.  In fact arguably the city centre moved to Riccarton in the 1980s as retail rental costs in Riccarton were three times that of Colombo Street in the late 90s.

New Zealanders’ film trophies arrive

New Zealanders’ film trophies arrive

Monday, 28 July 2014 6:36 p.m. by SamFisher

July 2014

Hottest Tradie voting closes Thursday

Hottest Tradie voting closes Thursday

Monday, 28 July 2014 1:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hearts are fluttering and the votes are flowing in as competition heats up for Canterbury's hottest tradie.

When you disagree with quake repair assessment

When you disagree with quake repair assessment

Monday, 28 July 2014 1:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

A: Many homeowners are concerned, like you, about the standard or extent of the proposed repairs. What is a proper repair depends on two things - first, what is good building practice, and second, whether the repair proposal complies with your rights under the policy.

Insurance battle grinds couple down

Insurance battle grinds couple down

Monday, 28 July 2014 11:42 a.m. by MediaStuff

The owners of hair salon Ginger Meggs are exhausted and heartbroken after a three-year battle over their insurance.

Canterburys building crisis as widespread as leaky home issue

Canterbury's building crisis as widespread as leaky home issue

Monday, 28 July 2014 11:37 a.m. by MediaHerald

A building crisis in Canterbury could be as widespread as the leaky home issue, lawyers say.More evidence of shoddy repair jobs is making its way into court, with home owners suing insurers and building companies over earthquake.

Heading to Lyttelton this week in the evenings? Allow a little extra time

Heading to Lyttelton this week in the evenings? Allow a little extra time

Monday, 28 July 2014 10:28 a.m. by Transport4chch

Lyttelton residents and visitors may wish to allow more time for their journey if heading home to or visiting the port town this week.

CERA flights a waste of money - Labour

CERA flights a 'waste of money' - Labour

Monday, 28 July 2014 8:55 a.m. by Media3News

Earthquake recovery officials spent almost $2 million on flights over the last three years.

Christchurch needs dog-friendly trails

Christchurch needs dog-friendly trails

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Blair Anderson, dog lover and trainer, selects Under the New Red Verandah cafe in Linwood because it is "tolerant of dogs".

Tree-garden plan in flood fight

Tree-garden plan in flood fight

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch residents can expect to see more rain gardens as the rebuild progresses.

A rebuild that makes sense

A rebuild that makes sense

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Blair Anderson, dog lover and trainer, selects Under the New Red Verandah cafe in Linwood because it is "tolerant of dogs".

Broken windows mystery solved

Broken windows mystery solved

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The mystery of the shattering glass at Christchurch's Civic Offices has been solved.

Flight bill soars for Canty quake bureaucrats

Flight bill soars for Canty quake bureaucrats

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) staff have flown between Christchurch and Wellington more than 7200 times since 2011, spending more than $1.8 million on flights.

Gym back on its feet at Arts Centre

Gym back on its feet at Arts Centre

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The second building in the Christchurch Arts Centre to be fully restored has celebrated its reopening.

Council urged to require better provision for residential parking

Council urged to require better provision for residential parking

Monday, 28 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A lack of car parking requirements for residential developments in the CBD makes no sense when two-thirds of Christchurch's workforce do not work in the city, a city councillor says.

Accountant claims surplus result of clever accounting

Accountant claims surplus result of 'clever accounting'

Sunday, 27 July 2014 3:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has promised the country a wafer-thin $372 million surplus this year, but quake-affected Christchurch accountant Cameron Preston doubts there would be one without clever accounting for the costs of the Canterbury rebuild.

Chch businesses hitting their straps

Chch businesses hitting their straps

Sunday, 27 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild of Christchurch has hit its straps and is now unsentimentally sorting the construction industry wheat from the chaff. Press business editor talks with companies establishing strong positions.

Second chances on chain gang

Second chances on chain gang

Sunday, 27 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Wanted: Enthusiastic, hard worker. On-the job training provided. Criminal record essential.