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Migrant workers may save South Island towns in decline

Migrant workers may save South Island towns in decline

Friday, 28 August 2015 7:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

New migrants may help rejuvenate South Island towns facing aging populations and economic decline.

Christchurch homeowner fights IAG quake repair strategy

Christchurch homeowner fights IAG quake repair strategy

Friday, 28 August 2015 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch family is fighting insurer IAG over an imposed repair strategy that was questioned in a government investigation.

Five questions to mark five years since September 2010

Five questions to mark five years since September 2010

Friday, 28 August 2015 9:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

As Canterbury approaches the fifth anniversary of the September earthquake, we put five questions to our readers:

Bid to attract migrant workers to Canterbury

Bid to attract migrant workers to Canterbury

Thursday, 27 August 2015 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

New migrants may help rejuvenate Canterbury under a plan by the region's mayors to strengthen its economy after the quake rebuild.

Canterbury looks to attract migrants

Canterbury looks to attract migrants

Thursday, 27 August 2015 8:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

New migrants may help rejuvinate Canterbury under a plan by the region's mayors to strengthen its economy after the quake rebuild.

Christchurchs rocky foundations and cheap fixes

Christchurch's rocky foundations and cheap fixes

Thursday, 27 August 2015 5:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has such crap house foundations, says Aucklander Bevan Craig of Underfoot Services. No, really.

60 jobs to go in major Christchurch City Council restructure

60 jobs to go in major Christchurch City Council restructure

Thursday, 27 August 2015 1:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sixty jobs will go under a major Christchurch City Council restructure – starting with those at "the top".

Jobs to go in major Christchurch City Council restructure

Jobs to go in major Christchurch City Council restructure

Thursday, 27 August 2015 1:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sixty jobs will go under a major Christchurch City Council restructure.

New walking trail through Christchurchs red-zone

New walking trail through Christchurch's red-zone

Thursday, 27 August 2015 9:55 a.m. by MediaStuff

Many children in Christchurch East don't remember a time before the earthquakes. They've grown up in quake-ravaged communities and don't know anything else.

Southern Response class action launched

Southern Response class action launched

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 4:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

Disgruntled customers of a major earthquake claims-holder have launched a class action.

Southern Response group action launched

Southern Response group action launched

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 3:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Disgruntled customers of a major earthquake claims-holder have launched a class action.

Christchurch city centre is reviving - at last

Christchurch city centre is reviving - at last

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:49 a.m. by MediaThePress

How many times have you visited the centre of Christchurch and had a really good look around? A few times, sometimes, maybe not for a long time? You can live easily in Christchurch and not journey to the city centre at all.

Work starts on McKenzie and Willis site - bars and restaurants to move in

Work starts on McKenzie and Willis site - bars and restaurants to move in

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 10:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work has started on the $50 million McKenzie and Willis development in Christchurch's Innovation Precinct, as more businesses sign up to move in next year.

IAG repairs found deficient

IAG repairs found deficient

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 7:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Six out of seven quake repairs by insurer IAG were found deficient in a Government investigation.

Six out of seven IAG repairs found to be deficient in Govt investigation

Six out of seven IAG repairs found to be deficient in Govt investigation

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 7:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Six out of seven quake repairs by insurer IAG were found to be deficient in a Government investigation.

Hawkins wins Ngai Tahu contract

Hawkins wins Ngai Tahu contract

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 2:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hawkins Construction will put up the first two buildings in Ngai Tahu Property's big central Christchurch property development.

Hawkins wins $150m Ngai Tahu Property contract in Christchurch

Hawkins wins $150m Ngai Tahu Property contract in Christchurch

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 2:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hawkins Construction will put up the first two buildings in Ngai Tahu Property's big central Christchurch property development.

EQC hiring engineers for court cases

EQC hiring engineers for court cases

Sunday, 23 August 2015 10:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) appears to be gearing up for litigation by hiring engineers to help with court cases involving quake repairs.

Christchurch City Council considers cutbacks to red zone services

Christchurch City Council considers cutbacks to red zone services

Sunday, 23 August 2015 8:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

Red zone stayers say they have no intention of moving despite city council plans that may cut back key services such as roading, water and wastewater.

Building industry hits back at claims it is solely to blame for shoddy quake repairs

Building industry hits back at claims it is solely to blame for shoddy quake repairs

Friday, 21 August 2015 8:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The building industry is hitting back at claims it is solely to blame for shoddy earthquake repairs,

Calls for a wider review of quake repairs

Calls for a wider review of quake repairs

Friday, 21 August 2015 8:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says calls for a wider review of earthquake repairs could have implications for the city council's consenting process.

Is Christchurch in danger of becoming a bland city?

Is Christchurch in danger of becoming a 'bland' city?

Friday, 21 August 2015 12:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has rejected claims Christchurch is in danger of becoming a "bland" city.

Brownlee rejects claim Christchurch is a bland city

Brownlee rejects claim Christchurch is a 'bland' city

Thursday, 20 August 2015 8:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has rejected claims Christchurch is in danger of becoming a "bland" city.

Fletcher Construction boss Graham Darlow sorry for comment about Irish workers

Fletcher Construction boss Graham Darlow sorry for comment about Irish workers

Thursday, 20 August 2015 5:16 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Human Rights Commission has received 10 formal complaints about Fletcher Construction boss Graham Darlow's comment suggesting Irish builders did shoddy quake repair work.

Phase two of Christchurch Bus Interchange complete

Phase two of Christchurch Bus Interchange complete

Thursday, 20 August 2015 2:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

The second phase of Christchurch new $53 million bus interchange has been completed, with all 16 bays soon to be operational.

Lytteltons colourful British Hotel to be restored

Lyttelton's 'colourful' British Hotel to be restored

Thursday, 20 August 2015 2:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Lyttelton couple have taken over the ownership and restoration of the port town's infamous British Hotel.

Beck Eleven: Furious about shoddy repairs

Beck Eleven: Furious about shoddy repairs

Thursday, 20 August 2015 12:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Over the past few weeks I've driven more than 1000kms in my trusty Nissan Wingroad. It's been nice getting out of the city and meeting new people but it has reminded me just how easily Christchurch's problems are forgotten by people beyond our borders.

Fletcher Construction Graham Darlow sorry for comment about Irish workers

Fletcher Construction Graham Darlow sorry for comment about Irish workers

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:43 a.m. by MediaThePress

Fletcher Construction has gone into damage control mode after chief executive Graham Darlow made a comment suggesting Irish builders did shoddy quake repair work. 

Fletcher boss apologises to Irish community

Fletcher boss apologises to Irish community

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

Fletcher Construction chief executive Graham Darlow has apologised to the Irish community after suggesting that some builders who carried out shoddy repair work on Christchurch earthquake damaged homes had "gone back to Ireland".Darlow...

Fletcher boss apologises to Irish community

Fletcher boss apologises to Irish community

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

Fletcher Construction chief executive Graham Darlow has apologised to the Irish community after suggesting that some builders who carried out shoddy repair work on Christchurch earthquake damaged homes had "gone back to Ireland".Darlow...

Fletcher boss Graham Darlow sorry for Irish slur

Fletcher boss Graham Darlow sorry for Irish slur

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

Fletcher Construction chief executive Graham Darlow has apologised to the Irish community after suggesting that some builders who carried out shoddy repair work on Christchurch earthquake damaged homes had "gone back to Ireland".Darlow...

Fletcher boss Graham Darlow sorry for Irish slur

Fletcher boss Graham Darlow sorry for Irish slur

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

Fletcher Construction chief executive Graham Darlow has apologised to the Irish community after suggesting that some builders who carried out shoddy repair work on Christchurch earthquake damaged homes had "gone back to Ireland".Darlow...

Irish outraged at Fletcher Construction CEO comments over shoddy quake repairs

Irish outraged at Fletcher Construction CEO comments over shoddy quake repairs

Thursday, 20 August 2015 8:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Irish living in New Zealand and back home are reacting furiously to comments they say accuses their countrymen for shoddy earthquake repair work.

Report confirms Christchurch rents boom is over

Report confirms Christchurch rents boom is over

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 7:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Survey of Canterbury quake repairs caned by critics and advocates

Survey of Canterbury quake repairs caned by critics and advocates

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 7:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Government survey of quake repairs is nothing more than a "giant snow job", experts and community advocates claim.

EQC to apologise to homeowners for shoddy repairs

EQC to apologise to homeowners for shoddy repairs

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 5:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will apologise to thousands of homeowners facing checks to potentially faulty repairs to their quake-damaged homes.

Christchurch car park murals wont be saved

Christchurch car park murals won't be saved

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 3:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Citing cost, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority will not save .

EQC to apologise to homeowners with shoddy repairs

EQC to apologise to homeowners with shoddy repairs

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 12:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will apologise to thousands of home owners facing checks to potentially faulty repairs of their quake-damaged homes.

MBIE report: One third of assessed homes non-compliant

MBIE report: One third of assessed homes non-compliant

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 11:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than a third of earthquake-damaged Canterbury homes that had their structural repairs assessed by the Government had faulty underfloor work.

Anglicans to build offices alongside Transitional cardboard cathedral

Anglicans to build offices alongside Transitional cardboard cathedral

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 9:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's cardboard cathedral is to get a new neighbour - a double-storey storey office complex to be built on vacant land alongside the church.

Artist wants Christchurch murals saved

Artist wants Christchurch murals saved

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 2:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

The artist who painted murals on the Manchester St car park wants them saved.

Meridian signs up for new central city office

Meridian signs up for new central city office

Monday, 17 August 2015 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Power company Meridian Energy will return its 370 office staff to central Christchurch next year.

Christchurch CBD aerial video shows little progress

Christchurch CBD aerial video shows 'little progress'

Monday, 17 August 2015 4:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new aerial video of central Christchurch shows parts of the city rebuild taking shape, alongside plenty of bare land awaiting development.

No responsibility on Fletcher EQR for shoddy quake repairs, contract suggests

No responsibility on Fletcher EQR for shoddy quake repairs, contract suggests

Friday, 14 August 2015 6:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) home repair programme project manager can not be held responsible for shoddy quake repairs, its contract suggests.

Shipping containers to be removed from Sumner

Shipping containers to be removed from Sumner

Friday, 14 August 2015 5:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

The removal of a line of shipping containers from a Sumner roadside is "great news" for the Christchurch suburb, the residents' association says.

Ann Brower: Fix the parapets first

Ann Brower: Fix the parapets first

Friday, 14 August 2015 12:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

It's not every day when nearly everyone agrees. In that rare event, the Government should listen.

New Sabin Holloway exhibition captures aftermath of Christchurch earthquake

New Sabin Holloway exhibition captures aftermath of Christchurch earthquake

Friday, 14 August 2015 8:22 a.m. by MediaStuff

In the immediate aftermath of the February 2011 earthquake, which killed 185 people and virtually destroyed Christchurch's central business district, the government sealed off the inner city.

Brownlees bombshell leaves Cantabrians in the dark

Brownlee's bombshell leaves Cantabrians in the dark

Thursday, 13 August 2015 10:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee dropped a bombshell when he announced all Earthquake Commission (EQC) foundation repairs done without a building consent would be audited and errant builders would face sanctions.

Fix the parapets first

Fix the parapets first

Thursday, 13 August 2015 5:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

It's not every day when nearly everyone agrees.  In that rare event, the Government should listen.

Chemical company lend hand to housing scheme

Chemical company lend hand to housing scheme

Thursday, 13 August 2015 4:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

Volunteer builders from Australia are replacing the "distant memory" of the Christchurch earthquakes with a close-up view of the recovery.

Christchurch recovery documentary debuts tonight

Christchurch recovery documentary debuts tonight

Thursday, 13 August 2015 2:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians not amused by rebuild funny business

Cantabrians not amused by rebuild funny business

Thursday, 13 August 2015 9:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

New Zealand, it is said, is one of the least corrupt places in the world. Why, even our bribes to Saudi Arabian businessmen can hardly be called anything but "using a number 8 wire mentality to navigate the complexity of the business...

Cantabrians not amused by rebuild funny business

Cantabrians not amused by rebuild funny business

Thursday, 13 August 2015 9:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

New Zealand, it is said, is one of the least corrupt places in the world. Why, even our bribes to Saudi Arabian businessmen can hardly be called anything but "using a number 8 wire mentality to navigate the complexity of the business...

Gerry Brownlee targets cowboy builders after EQC foundation review

Gerry Brownlee targets 'cowboy' builders after EQC foundation review

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 9:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction "cowboys" who did shoddy repairs for the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will have to pay for their mistakes, Gerry Brownlee says.

Fulton Hogan investigated over safety concerns

Fulton Hogan investigated over safety concerns

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 7:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Complaints over Fulton Hogan's workplace safety are being investigated.