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The moment Christchurch changed forever

The moment Christchurch changed forever

Friday, 20 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The moment the quake hit I was sitting at my desk in Oxford Terrace across the river from the PGC building.

Christchurch: Before and after

Christchurch: Before and after

Friday, 20 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

It can be hard to remember what parts of Christchurch looked like just moments after the February 22, 2011, struck.

Christchurch: Then and now

Christchurch: Then and now

Friday, 20 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

It can be hard to remember what parts of Christchurch looked like just moments after the February 22, 2011, struck.

Large Christchurch repair projects delayed

Large Christchurch repair projects delayed

Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Almost half a billion dollars of earthquake repairs scheduled for this year have been delayed.

Quake-shattered church a rare heritage survivor

Quake-shattered church a 'rare heritage survivor'

Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

CTV News Story - YMCA Art

CTV News Story - YMCA Art

Thursday, 19 February 2015 7:47 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Christchurch quake survivors lives irrevocably changed

Christchurch quake survivors lives irrevocably changed

Thursday, 19 February 2015 4:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

For Richard Austin, coming home was the worst. The washing was folded on the couch, his wife's jacket draped over a chair. She could have just walked down to the dairy for a bottle of milk.

Sheer violence of earthquake remembered by tattooist Matt Parkin

'Sheer violence' of earthquake remembered by tattooist Matt Parkin

Thursday, 19 February 2015 4:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

Matt Parkin was the owner of tattoo studio Southern Ink on a block in Colombo St between St Asaph and Tuam streets.

Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled Claims

Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled Claims

Thursday, 19 February 2015 3:45 p.m. by Allright Featured Popular

Growing Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled EQC And Insurance Claims

Research: Quake claims = health problems

Research: Quake claims = health problems

Thursday, 19 February 2015 3:26 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Cantabrians with unsettled quake claims are more likely to argue with their partner, have health issues and experience financial problems, new research shows.

Antigua St footbridge back over Avon River

Antigua St footbridge back over Avon River

Thursday, 19 February 2015 3:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Antigua St footbridge has returned to arc over the Avon River once more.

No compensation for home lost in quake

No compensation for home lost in quake

Thursday, 19 February 2015 1:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

Helen Kraal lost her home in the earthquakes but an insurance loophole means she won't be fully compensated.

I will always be indebted to my wife

'I will always be indebted to my wife'

Thursday, 19 February 2015 1:30 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

I was employed as the sales manager at CTV  on Tuesday February 22, 2011. My wife was employed as a fitness instructor at the QE11 stadium.

Themes – ‘Mood Disorders’ – 25th February 2015

Themes – ‘Mood Disorders’ – 25th February 2015

Thursday, 19 February 2015 1:07 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

With Vito Nonumalo, Service Manager MHAPS Peer Support team Low mood is a natural part of people’s life experience, it is a part of being human and so we cannot expect to remain positive and motivated all of the time. Quite apart from everyday life however there are traumatic events that affect our mood, especially...

Feedback sought on short-listed Earthquake Memorial designs

Feedback sought on short-listed Earthquake Memorial designs

Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:24 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Comments on the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 1

Comments on the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 1

Thursday, 19 February 2015 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

An initial reading of the Revised Code creates the impression of it being a reasonable document. If you were not familiar with what had happened with insurance claims post-earthquake a second glance would seem unnecessary. To not take a second look at the words used, but bask in the warmth and comfort promised by the publicity hype, would be a dangerous oversight. Dangerous because

The second quake hit and we thought this was the end

'The second quake hit and we thought this was the end'

Thursday, 19 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

We'll certainly never forget the week commencing February 20, 2011. Our 50th wedding anniversary was due on February 24.

EQC holdups delay work

EQC holdups delay work

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 9:43 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Insurance Australia Group (IAG) has indicated it can't settle Canterbury's over-cap earthquake claims any faster unless the Earthquake Commission gets quicker first.

Godley Statue reinstated in Cathedral Square

Godley Statue reinstated in Cathedral Square

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 5:25 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The statue of John Robert Godley, founder of the Canterbury settlement, has been reinstated in Cathedral Square.

Survey of Canterbury repairs underway

Survey of Canterbury repairs underway

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 2:13 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Building and Housing

Mt Pleasant News 18 Feb 2015

Mt Pleasant News 18 Feb 2015

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 1:27 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Want to Sponsor A Square Foot but don’t know how? If you would like join the campaign to rebuild Mt Pleasant’s Community Centre you can find out all the information […]

CTV News - Tuesday 17th February

CTV News - Tuesday 17th February

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 1:22 p.m. by MediaCTV

Animal welfare still an issue four years on from quakes

Animal welfare still an issue four years on from quakes

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10:50 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The repercussions of the earthquakes that struck Canterbury four years ago could still be having a detrimental effect on the city’s animals, according to University of Canterbury’s Associate Professor Annie Potts.

I was at work when it happened. And the world froze.

'I was at work when it happened. And the world froze.'

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10:30 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

It's the question that gets asked a lot at this time of year. Certain events always stick in your mind and now as the four year anniversary approached ... where was I on February 22, 2011 at 12.51pm?

I was at work when it happened. The world froze.

'I was at work when it happened. The world froze.'

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10:30 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

It's the question that gets asked a lot at this time of year. Certain events always stick in your mind and now as the four year anniversary approached ... where was I on February 22, 2011 at 12.51pm?

Public say on $9.2m Cathedral Square revamp

Public say on $9.2m Cathedral Square revamp

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 9:39 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The city council and the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) say they will engage with the public before embarking on a multimillion-dollar redesign of Cathedral Square.

Feedback sought on short-listed Earthquake Memorial designs

Feedback sought on short-listed Earthquake Memorial designs

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 9:33 a.m. by NickyWagner Popular

CTV News Segment - Vero

CTV News Segment - Vero

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 8:44 a.m. by MediaCTV

Foo Fighters spring surprise show on New Zealand fans

Foo Fighters spring surprise show on New Zealand fans

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Dave Grohl, frontman for US rockers Foo Fighters, is a man who likes surprises - and he's just sprung one on his band's Kiwi fans.Grohl and the Foos have confirmed they'll play a smaller sideshow before their highly anticipated show.

February 22, 2011: Four years on

February 22, 2011: Four years on

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch will soon be marking the fourth anniversary of the deadly .

Earthquake Memorial Announcement, 17 February 2015

Earthquake Memorial Announcement, 17 February 2015

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 4:47 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Earthquake Memorial Announcement, 17 February 2015

CTV collapse prosecution pending

CTV collapse prosecution pending

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 4:41 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The decision on whether police will prosecute anybody over the collapse of the CTV building will need to jump through many hoops before a result later this year.

Feedback sought on short-listed Earthquake Memorial designs

Feedback sought on short-listed Earthquake Memorial designs

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 2:34 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Christchurch earthquake memorial designs unveiled

Christchurch earthquake memorial designs unveiled

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 2:24 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The six shortlisted designs for the multi-million dollar Canterbury Earthquake Memorial have been unveiled.

Lynched - Monday 16th February

Lynched - Monday 16th February

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 12:39 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Milestone opening for Lytteltons summer pool

Milestone opening for Lyttelton's summer pool

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 12:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

With the opening of Lyttelton’s Norman Kirk Memorial Pool at 11am on Friday 20 February, Christchurch has a full complement of outdoor pools for the first time since before the 2011 earthquakes.

CTV News: First at Five - Monday 16th February

CTV News: First at Five - Monday 16th February

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 11:11 a.m. by MediaCTV

The Revised Fair Insurance Code

The Revised Fair Insurance Code

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

There has been a flurry of insurance related developments this month.

Lloyds pays out $4.2b for NZ quakes

Lloyd's pays out $4.2b for NZ quakes

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Global insurance giant Lloyd's has paid out $4.2 billion for the Canterbury earthquakes, expects to pay a further $1.6 billion and remains committed to New Zealand.

Disaster insurance flawed

Disaster insurance 'flawed'

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

New Zealand's dual insurance system has been deemed inefficient by a leading insurance company, following the Canterbury earthquakes.A report by Vero insurance and Deloitte Access Economics - Four Years On: 

Christchurch Hospitals emergency department ailing from extra visitors

Christchurch Hospital's emergency department ailing from extra visitors

Monday, 16 February 2015 10:44 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A surge in rebuild workers visiting Christchurch Hospital's emergency department (ED) may be straining a health system already stretched to its limits.

Todd Foundation to fund a vibrant central city for youth

Todd Foundation to fund a vibrant central city for youth

Monday, 16 February 2015 2:41 p.m. by ToddFoundation Popular

Release: Todd Foundation

EQC backs Vero on quake claim model review

EQC backs Vero on quake claim model review

Monday, 16 February 2015 1:26 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

EQC says it has been talking to insurers about sharing the load in dealing with claims, after one of insurer Vero's top executives has pointed to delays resulting from New Zealand's dual-managed system.

EQC supports call for disaster insurance model discussion

EQC supports call for disaster insurance model discussion

Monday, 16 February 2015 1:16 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

EVENT: Foo Fighters Concert Wednesday February 18

EVENT: Foo Fighters Concert Wednesday February 18

Monday, 16 February 2015 12:27 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Road users are advised that on the Foo Fighters will perform at AMI Stadium. Road users should allow additional time for travelling into and through this area from 3pm onwards.

Private Insurers Pay Out $14 Billion Settling Canterbury Earthquake Claims

Private Insurers Pay Out $14 Billion Settling Canterbury Earthquake Claims

Monday, 16 February 2015 12:01 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Private insurers have paid out almost $14 billion in settling Canterbury earthquake claims, with more than 80% of all Canterbury earthquake commercial and out of scope claims completely settled.

Insurers settle 57 per cent of Christchurch quake claims

Insurers settle 57 per cent of Christchurch quake claims

Monday, 16 February 2015 10:54 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Four years after Christchurch's devastating earthquake on February 22, 2011, private insurers say they have settled 57 per cent of residential insurance claims over the Earthquake Commission's $100,000 "cap".By the end of last year,...

CBD – Available Routes Map 15th Feb – 22nd Feb

CBD – Available Routes Map 15th Feb – 22nd Feb

Monday, 16 February 2015 9:50 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

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

YMCA gets $1m for urban culture space

YMCA gets $1m for urban culture space

Monday, 16 February 2015 8:58 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A $1 million redevelopment of the YMCA base in Christchurch will provide a new central city hang-out and creative space for the city's young people.

Many quake claimants remain in EQC limbo

Many quake claimants remain in EQC limbo

Sunday, 15 February 2015 11:23 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Almost four years may have passed but many Canterbury homeowners still need answers on their earthquake claims.

Packe St Park AGM

Packe St Park AGM

Sunday, 15 February 2015 12:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: 587 Barbadoes St Time: March 9 at 7pm Description: Learn about the development plan for the community gardens and how the community can help make it happen. Old friends, construction people, fund raisers and new members are especially welcome. Bring a …

Packe Street park at crossroads

Packe Street park at crossroads

Sunday, 15 February 2015 12:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The community gardens in Packe Street is looking for more volunteers, funds and a paid co-ordinator to prepare the gardens for the next generation. It’s time for a second team of willing workers to come on board at the 19-year-old …

INCIDENT – Tuam Street CLOSED by Hospital

INCIDENT – Tuam Street CLOSED by Hospital

Saturday, 14 February 2015 4:23 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Police have closed streets around Christchurch Hospital. Tuam Street from Hagley Ave to Antigua Street is CLOSED Antigua Street is CLOSED north of St Asaph Street. Please avoid the area.

INCIDENT – Tuam Street OPEN

INCIDENT – Tuam Street OPEN

Saturday, 14 February 2015 4:23 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Police have closed streets around Christchurch Hospital. Tuam Street from Hagley Ave to Antigua Street is now OPEN Antigua Street is OPEN north of St Asaph Street.  

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Saturday, 14 February 2015 2:53 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

You can tell the tears are not far away. Mine are close too, the first pinpricks of salt water stinging my eyes.

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Saturday, 14 February 2015 2:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

You can tell the tears are not far away. Mine are close too, the first pinpricks of salt water stinging my eyes.

End of home-repair programme shock to staff

End of home-repair programme shock to staff

Friday, 13 February 2015 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Concerns have been raised about a sudden end to a Fletcher earthquake home-repair programme for contracted staff at the end of April.

Fly on the Wall in the SR Boardroom – Latest Results

Fly on the Wall in the SR Boardroom – Latest Results

Friday, 13 February 2015 8:42 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

Wow this out today (12/02/2015):  Progress_to_the_end_of_January_2015 Total claim settlements for January 2015 = 44 12 Rebuilds completed + 22 Major Repairs completed + 12 cash settlements. However they got another 38 new claims from EQC – That equals net progress of 6 settled claims, hence they are stuck on 56% of claims settled, ie the […]

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 13 February 2015 4:43 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An offshore trust set up by expats is set to close after funelling over $6 million into the Christchurch rebuild.

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 13 February 2015 4:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

An offshore trust set up by expats is set to close after funelling over $6 million into the Christchurch rebuild.