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Four years on and many still rattled

Four years on and many still rattled

Friday, 5 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hundreds of tired, frustrated Cantabrians have marked the fourth anniversary of the September 2010 earthquake standing shoulder to shoulder at Shirley Boys' High School.

First home and a broken dream

First home and a broken dream

Friday, 5 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

It was September 3, 2010, when the papers changed hands.

Aftershock: Fatigue tests pairs marriage

Aftershock: Fatigue tests pair's marriage

Friday, 5 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cate and Riwai Grace's marriage has survived an emotional struggle that began in the middle of the night on September 4, 2010.

No official recognition for quake volunteers

No official recognition for quake volunteers

Friday, 5 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

More than 1800 Canterbury Civil Defence volunteers have been refused official recognition for their efforts in the February 2011 earthquake aftermath.

Four years on and still in limbo

Four years on and still in limbo

Friday, 5 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

It's really hard to get excited about a new Christchurch when all I feel is loss still.

Cantabrians feel like a nuisance

Cantabrians 'feel like a nuisance'

Friday, 5 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

It's really hard to get excited about a new Christchurch when all I feel is loss still.

St Albans misses out on Council rebuild

St Albans misses out on Council rebuild

Friday, 5 September 2014 3:08 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Council has released a list of priority community repairs and rebuilds and the St Albans Community Centre, which was demolished in 2011 is not on the rebuild list. In the Shirley Papanui wards, the Shirley Community Centre will be replaced and the Papanui library repaired further. There is nothing listed for the St Albans […]

St Albans News deadline Sept 15

St Albans News deadline Sept 15

Friday, 5 September 2014 1:43 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

If you have any articles to contribute to the October issue of St Albans News please send them to news@stalbans.gen.nz by September 15.

Tears and hope on quake anniversary

Tears and hope on quake anniversary

Thursday, 4 September 2014 6:47 p.m. by MediaOneNews Popular

Many Cantabrians are hopeful despite the many frustrations they face in rebuilding their quake-ravaged region.

4 years on. The Christchurch Rebuild.

4 years on. The Christchurch Rebuild.

Thursday, 4 September 2014 5:51 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

A lot has happened in the 4 years since that first 7.1 earthquake shook us awake at 4:35am. The resulting earthquake sequence that lasted with severe aftershocks right through to January 2012 has changed the landscape in our city for ever. The worst of these shocks being February 22 where we must pay respect to the 185 lives that were lost on that day and the many tens of thousands of families who lost their homes, livelihoods and communities. 

Contractor payment milestone

Contractor payment milestone

Thursday, 4 September 2014 3:42 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

Two major EQC repair milestones reached

Two major EQC repair milestones reached

Thursday, 4 September 2014 3:42 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

QEII preferred site for new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

QEII preferred site for new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Thursday, 4 September 2014 3:20 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has approved QEII Park as its preferred site for a new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre in north east Christchurch.

Rebuild and repair of Council facilities to accelerate

Rebuild and repair of Council facilities to accelerate

Thursday, 4 September 2014 3:17 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Mayor Lianne Dalziel has today announced Christchurch City Council is committing more than $40 million to fast-track the repair and rebuild of 'priority' community and heritage facilities across the city and Banks Peninsula.

People’s stories highlight evolving city

People’s stories highlight evolving city

Thursday, 4 September 2014 3:16 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

A five part mini-documentary series featuring Christchurch business owners, entrepreneurs, and community groups is available to view from today via the futurechristchurch.co.nz website.

Mayor Lianne Dalziels speech - 4 September 2014

Mayor Lianne Dalziel's speech - 4 September 2014

Thursday, 4 September 2014 3:14 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

When my husband woke me this morning just after 4.30 this morning I turned over to go back to sleep.

Gap Filler t-shirt

Gap Filler t-shirt

Thursday, 4 September 2014 1:50 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler T-Shirt Price: $30 + p&p Design by Chch artist Liv Worsnop Printed by Liminal with sustainable or organic materials. Liminal are serious about bettering the lives of their producers, so re-invest all profits back to the communities that create the products. Unisex

Council approves $45m for communities

Council approves $45m for communities

Thursday, 4 September 2014 1:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Community libraries and pools will be repaired or rebuilt first as part of a $40 million spending programme announced by the city council.

Council approves $45m for communities

Council approves $45m for communities

Thursday, 4 September 2014 1:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

Community libraries and pools will be repaired or rebuilt first as part of a $40 million spending programme announced by the city council.

Tim Grafton: Insurance Council

Tim Grafton: Insurance Council

Thursday, 4 September 2014 12:07 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Chief Executive of the Insurance Council Tim Grafton talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the state of the city and dealing with Insurance companies

John Campbell: Rebuilding of Christchurch

John Campbell: Rebuilding of Christchurch

Thursday, 4 September 2014 11:48 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

John Campbell from Campbell Live talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about his feelings on how the rebuild is going, along with him hosting a show here.

Four years and no repairs

Four years and no repairs

Thursday, 4 September 2014 11:32 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The constant battle with the EQC has taken its toll on our family like many others.

Ian Simpson - lessons learnt 4 years on

Ian Simpson - lessons learnt 4 years on

Thursday, 4 September 2014 8:57 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Ian Simpson - lessons learnt four years on

Ian Simpson - lessons learnt four years on

Thursday, 4 September 2014 8:57 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Are you stuck in Sept 4, 2010?

Are you stuck in Sept 4, 2010?

Thursday, 4 September 2014 6:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Thursday marks four years since a 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Cantabrians out of their beds at 4.35am on September 4.

Ian Simpson: Four years ago, Canterbury shook and everything changed

Ian Simpson: Four years ago, Canterbury shook and everything changed

Thursday, 4 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

It's the time of the year when many of us, especially Cantabrians, will reflect on the events of September 4, 2010.It was 4.35am when the 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Darfield, northwest of Christchurch.It was the beginning...

Christchurch rebuild just 10pc complete

Christchurch rebuild just 10pc complete

Thursday, 4 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch is only about 10 per cent repaired four years after a destructive 18-month earthquake sequence started, a city business leader says.

Canterbury quake babies thriving

Canterbury quake babies thriving

Thursday, 4 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Dianthe Rose Barnard is an earthquake baby and proud of it.

Disaster repairs just 10pc complete

Disaster repairs just 10pc complete

Thursday, 4 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch is only about 10 per cent repaired four years after a destructive 18-month earthquake sequence started, a city business leader says.

Homebush emerges from ruins

Homebush emerges from ruins

Thursday, 4 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The reincarnation of the historic Deans family homestead Homebush is nearly complete.

EQC battle felt like the twilight zone

EQC battle felt like the 'twilight zone'

Thursday, 4 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Jocelyn Yates is defeated.

Kaiapoi to make the best of red zone

Kaiapoi to make the best of red zone

Thursday, 4 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The road leading to Brent Cairns' Kaiapoi home is barren.

Editorial: Quake rebuild needs drive from the top

Editorial: Quake rebuild needs drive from the top

Thursday, 4 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The Government did well in Christchurch at the last election, nine months after its worst earthquake. 

CTV News - Labour Earthquake Minister

CTV News - Labour Earthquake Minister

Thursday, 4 September 2014 12:30 a.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - Knox Church

CTV News - Knox Church

Thursday, 4 September 2014 12:28 a.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - CTV Investigaton

CTV News - CTV Investigaton

Thursday, 4 September 2014 12:26 a.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - CERA Council

CTV News - CERA Council

Thursday, 4 September 2014 12:19 a.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Equipment supply confirmed for world-class family playground

Equipment supply confirmed for world-class family playground

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 1:19 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

A 10m-high climbing tower, double flying fox and a 4m-wide slide will be features of a new inner city family playground in Christchurch unlike anything seen in New Zealand before.

WECAN Press Release and open letter

WECAN Press Release and open letter

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 1:05 p.m. by WeCAN Popular

During the past 2 days, IPENZ has been conducting a disciplinary inquiry into the conduct of one of its members, Graeme Robinson.  An Inquiry that has heard from victims of the Christchurch Earthquakes allegations of :

Canterbury Earthquake Memorial design ideas impress

Canterbury Earthquake Memorial design ideas impress

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 1:02 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The calibre of submissions for the design of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial has been outstanding, says Christchurch Central Development Unit director Warwick Isaacs.

Hornby site for Bunnings trade centre

Hornby site for Bunnings trade centre

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 11:51 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Hardware and building supplies retailer Bunnings has started work on its new Christchurch trade centre.

‘Our Christchurch’:  Todd Foundation launches $1m fund for Christchurch children and youth

‘Our Christchurch’: Todd Foundation launches $1m fund for Christchurch children and youth

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 10:36 a.m. by ToddFoundation Recommended Popular

The Todd Foundation has today launched a $1 million funding initiative which will provide significant financial support to a major project for children and youth in Christchurch.

Jointly owned urban development agency for Christchurch worthy of consideration

Jointly owned urban development agency for Christchurch worthy of consideration

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 10:29 a.m. by PRNews Popular

“Given the strategic importance of the Canterbury rebuild, it is logical that the transition from emergency governance arrangements is overseen by the Prime Minister’s office, but to maintain momentum in the city centre an expert development agency is an option that should be investigated,” says Stephen Selwood CEO of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development.

Ditch the concrete, embrace the view

Ditch the concrete, embrace the view

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 10:26 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

From the sixth floor of Press House in Gloucester St, there is a brilliant view of our evolving city.

Mayor welcomes Government announcement

Mayor welcomes Government announcement

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 10:15 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says the Government has today confirmed its confidence in the Council’s ability to play its role in earthquake recovery.

Knox Churchs rise offers vision of hope

Knox Church's rise offers 'vision of hope'

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The repair of Christchurch's Knox Presbyterian Church is a "vision of hope for the city", parishioners say.

CTV News   Tuesday 02 August

CTV News Tuesday 02 August

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 6:48 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Life downhill since September quake

Life downhill since September quake

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 4:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

Proposed Cera changes an admission of defeat - Labour

Proposed Cera changes an admission of defeat - Labour

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 3:47 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

National has today reaffirmed its commitment to the rebuild of Christchurch, but its proposed changes have been dismissed by Labour as an admission of defeat.Prime Minister John Key announced this afternoon that the Canterbury Earthquake...

Criminal charges could be laid over CTV collapse

Criminal charges could be laid over CTV collapse

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 2:26 p.m. by MediaOneNews Popular

Police have confirmed they'll be pushing ahead with a criminal investigation into the collapse of the CTV building.

Contractor passes major test

Contractor passes major test

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 2:03 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

Police escalate probe into CTV collapse

Police escalate probe into CTV collapse

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 1:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police will advance the criminal investigation into the collapse of the CTV building during the February 2011 earthquake.

Nothings a problem for Sumner Builder

Nothing's a problem for Sumner Builder

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 1:58 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

Speaking their language

Speaking their language

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 1:54 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

Repair an all-round winner

Repair an all-round winner

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 1:47 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

CTV Building collapse: Families hope for justice

CTV Building collapse: Families hope for justice

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 1:33 p.m. by MediaHerald

Families of the 115 people killed in the CTV building collapse during the Canterbury earthquake in February 2011 are hopeful justice will be served by a criminal investigation into the disaster.Police announced today they would...

Government focuses on long term quake recovery

Government focuses on long term quake recovery

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 12:30 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Cheap fixes

Cheap fixes

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 11:01 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Here is a link to an excellent article in the The Press by John McCrone about the future problems that will be caused by current EQC and insurance company promoted repair strategies.

Young Politicians: Debating the Issues

Young Politicians: Debating the Issues

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 10:42 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

Young Politicians including Sam MacDonald from the Young Nats, Keir Leslie from the Young Labour and Michael Tennant from Young Greens debate with Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about issues facing the city.