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Government-owned wreck left broken and vandalised in central Christchurch

Government-owned wreck left broken and vandalised in central Christchurch

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

A quake-damaged, half demolished and graffitied "eyesore" sits untouched after seven years.

Test case for on-solds quake insurance issue likely to go ahead

'Test case' for on-solds quake insurance issue likely to go ahead

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 4:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

$300m to sort "on sold" earthquake home repair issues hasn't swayed a group from taking EQC to court.

Plans to address earthquake issues in coastal Christchurch fall short, residents say

Plans to address earthquake issues in coastal Christchurch fall short, residents say

Monday, 19 August 2019 6:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

Residents are upset plans to address earthquake damage in two Christchurch coastal suburbs have once again fallen short of expectations.

Gerry Brownlee says Southern Response ordered to behave in a fair and reasonable manner

Gerry Brownlee says Southern Response ordered to behave in a 'fair and reasonable manner'

Monday, 19 August 2019 6:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

The former Canterbury earthquake recovery minister says he was not aware Southern Response was holding back some rebuild cost information from its customers.

Canterbury home buyers can now search EQC claim numbers online

Canterbury home buyers can now search EQC claim numbers online

Monday, 19 August 2019 5:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury home buyers can search a property online to see if it has had a claim for earthquake damage and whether it has been fixed.

Christchurch Earthquake Insurance Tribunal settles first case

Christchurch Earthquake Insurance Tribunal settles first case

Sunday, 18 August 2019 8:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

There have been 21 applications to the new quake insurance claim resolution service since it started up two months ago.

Urban and rural brigades to join forces at new fire station in Spencerville

Urban and rural brigades to join forces at new fire station in Spencerville

Sunday, 18 August 2019 3:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's first purpose-built station uniting rural and urban fire brigades will be operating in a year's time.

Emergency power that took over 700 Christchurch buildings is still in force

Emergency power that took over 700 Christchurch buildings is still in force

Friday, 16 August 2019 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Four Christchurch heritage treasures are still affected by an old emergency power that demolished 718 buildings.

Emergency power that took over 700 Christchurch buildings is still in force

Emergency power that took over 700 Christchurch buildings is still in force

Friday, 16 August 2019 6:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Four Christchurch heritage treasures are still affected by an old emergency power that demolished 718 buildings.

Southern Response engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct, High Court finds

Southern Response engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct, High Court finds

Friday, 16 August 2019 2:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Canterbury quake insurance claims court ruling could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

Spring opening for Christchurchs unique $80m Riverside Market

Spring opening for Christchurch's 'unique' $80m Riverside Market

Thursday, 15 August 2019 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

An $80 million development in Christchurch's central city will open next month.

Government to pay for failed repairs to earthquake-hit Canterbury homes

Government to pay for failed repairs to earthquake-hit Canterbury homes

Thursday, 15 August 2019 3:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians "trapped in limbo" with badly repaired quake-damaged homes saved by $300m package.

Serious concerns about plans for Christchurchs High St

'Serious concerns' about plans for Christchurch's High St

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 4:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

Businesses are worried losing car parks will sink their businesses, while community groups want cars barred from the central Christchurch street.

Rooftop bar coming for restored art deco Christchurch Public Trust Office

Rooftop bar coming for restored art deco Christchurch Public Trust Office

Monday, 12 August 2019 7:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

One rooftop bar in Christchurch is not enough for these developers.

Progress on Christchurchs new $300 million metro sports facility

Progress on Christchurch's new $300 million metro sports facility

Monday, 12 August 2019 4:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work is well under way on central Christchurch's new 50-metre pool complex.

Southern Response to close after seven years of bailouts, protests, legal action and spying

Southern Response to close after seven years of bailouts, protests, legal action and spying

Sunday, 11 August 2019 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

The quake claims agency has cost taxpayers $1.5b while settling 8000-plus claims.

Christ Church Cathedral to light up for the month of August

Christ Church Cathedral to light up for the month of August

Monday, 5 August 2019 8:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

A light show during August is aimed at reminding people it might not look like it, but there is a project on the go.

New pathway, plants and lighting for Christchurchs Avon Loop area

New pathway, plants and lighting for Christchurch's Avon Loop area

Monday, 5 August 2019 1:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's mostly just a sodden red zoned mess of overgrown grass and broken footpaths. But there is a plan to spruce it up.

So did Christchurch win or lose on its full and final EQ settlement with the Crown?

So did Christchurch win or lose on its 'full and final' EQ settlement with the Crown?

Friday, 2 August 2019 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

It didn’t happen in 2017. Or 2018. But finally in 2019, Christchurch gets the detail on a global earthquake settlement.

Red zone reconfiguration will be biggest surveying job in NZ history

Red zone reconfiguration will be 'biggest surveying job in NZ history'

Friday, 2 August 2019 8:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

Millions of dollars and years of bureaucratic work will be needed to reconfigure land titles in Christchurch's red zone, the largest conveyancing project ever undertaken in New Zealand.

Earthquake claim denied because of 30-year-old building defect

Earthquake claim denied because of 30-year-old building 'defect'

Wednesday, 31 July 2019 2:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Couple left with no insurance cover over issues they say they couldn't have known about.

Residential red zone and key Christchurch anchor projects transfer to council under proposed deal

Residential red zone and key Christchurch anchor projects transfer to council under proposed deal

Monday, 29 July 2019 3:00 p.m. by MediaHerald

The quake-flattened residential red zone, and the ownership of several central Christchurch anchor projects, will transfer to the rebuilding city's council under proposed final settlement plans unveiled today. The proposed deal...

Deal for Christchurchs quake-damaged red zone returns power to the people

Deal for Christchurch's quake-damaged red zone returns power to the people

Monday, 29 July 2019 9:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

Plans for land where nearly 7000 homes once stood could to take 50 years to develop.

Dave Henderson loses Court of Appeal battle over Sol Square building

Dave Henderson loses Court of Appeal battle over Sol Square building

Monday, 29 July 2019 7:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

A high-profile developer can't prevent the sale of his central Christchurch property for $2m.

Final reckoning for Chch with global settlement plans to be revealed

Final reckoning for Chch with global settlement plans to be revealed

Sunday, 28 July 2019 12:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

Eight years on from the earthquakes, Christchurch is about to find out how much it has to pay to get back on its feet.

Final reckoning for Chch with global settlement plans to be revealed

Final reckoning for Chch with global settlement plans to be revealed

Sunday, 28 July 2019 12:17 a.m. by MediaStuff

Eight years on from the earthquakes, Christchurch is about to find out how much it has to pay to get back on its feet.

New $32m Student Association hub set to open at University of Canterbury

New $32m Student Association hub set to open at University of Canterbury

Saturday, 27 July 2019 11:32 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch scholars will once again have a place to call home following the opening of the University of Canterbury Students' Association's (UCSA) new $32m hub.

Christchurchs CBD is still struggling, businesses say

Christchurch's CBD is still struggling, businesses say

Friday, 26 July 2019 7:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Weekly events, reduced rates and government help all needed to boost a flagging central city, say Christchurch business leaders.

Sports lake campaign group lose appeal to Ombudsman over Regenerate Chch decision

Sports lake campaign group lose appeal to Ombudsman over Regenerate Chch decision

Monday, 22 July 2019 5:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

The proposal for a 2.2km watersports lake on Christchurch's Avon River has been rejected.

Reinstatement of Christchurch Town Hall Ferrier Fountain remains unclear

Reinstatement of Christchurch Town Hall Ferrier Fountain remains unclear

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 11:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

One of Christchurch's most well-known fountains remains out of action despite undergoing a $70,000 repair.

Earthquake donations earmarked for Christchurch cenotaph removal

Earthquake donations earmarked for Christchurch cenotaph removal

Friday, 12 July 2019 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Quake donations could be funnelled into moving Christchurch's historic war memorial cenotaph.

Engineers oppose new government body to regulate their profession

Engineers oppose new government body to regulate their profession

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

After a series of debacles, engineers face a new regulation regime. The debate has started.

Historic Edmonds Band Rotundas $1.5 million rebuild confirmed

Historic Edmonds Band Rotunda's $1.5 million rebuild confirmed

Friday, 5 July 2019 4:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

The copper dome of the Edmonds Band Rotunda will soon grace the banks of the Avon River once again.

New $3 million footbridge design for Christchurchs Avon River confirmed

New $3 million footbridge design for Christchurch's Avon River confirmed

Thursday, 4 July 2019 1:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

A simpler crossing than the defunct "art bridge" concept will be built near the Margaret Mahy playground.

Homeowners lose onsold home case in Supreme Court

Homeowners lose onsold home case in Supreme Court

Wednesday, 3 July 2019 3:43 a.m. by MediaThePress

Homeowners fighting to be paid replacement value for a house bought in earthquake-damaged condition lose appeal.

Christchurch City Council stacks Regenerate Christchurch board with members from other council organisations

Christchurch City Council stacks Regenerate Christchurch board with members from other council organisations

Wednesday, 3 July 2019 12:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

The new board is loaded with members of other council controlled organisations in a signal of the organisation's future direction.

Developer Dave Henderson loses round in battle for quake-damaged Sol Square building

Developer Dave Henderson loses round in battle for quake-damaged Sol Square building

Friday, 28 June 2019 5:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

High-profile developer can't prevent the sale of his central Christchurch property for $2m.

Century-old Christchurch mansion destroyed in quake now a near-perfect replica

Century-old Christchurch mansion destroyed in quake now a near-perfect replica

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 7:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Martin Holland fought his insurer for six years to get the near-perfect replica of his quake-smashed heritage mansion he wanted.

Christchurchs global settlement to be released publicly in July, council decision in early August

Christchurch's global settlement to be released publicly in July, council decision in early August

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 3:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

The deal lays out the remaining Christchurch earthquake costs and responsibilities between the Crown and the city council.

Threats to kill among dozens of hostile acts against Earthquake Commission staff

Threats to kill among dozens of hostile acts against Earthquake Commission staff

Saturday, 22 June 2019 11:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

It started with anger over the phone, but spiralled into abusive personal texts referencing her children.

Disciplinary proceedings might reveal more about CTV building, court told

Disciplinary proceedings might reveal more about CTV building, court told

Thursday, 20 June 2019 5:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

Professional disciplinary investigation of engineer Alan Reay should proceed, Crown says.

Christchurch quake appeal trust has $19.5m of unfinished projects on its books

Christchurch quake appeal trust has $19.5m of unfinished projects on its books

Thursday, 20 June 2019 4:48 a.m. by MediaStuff

An earthquake appeal trust is deciding how to distribute close to $4m generated from millions of dollars in unspent funds.

Engineer Alan Reay tries to rule out disciplinary possibility over CTV building

Engineer Alan Reay tries to rule out disciplinary possibility over CTV building

Thursday, 20 June 2019 12:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

Alan Reay's firm designed the building that collapsed with the loss of 115 lives.

Justice Minister Andrew Little has high hopes for the new Canterbury earthquake tribunal

Justice Minister Andrew Little has high hopes for the new Canterbury earthquake tribunal

Monday, 17 June 2019 10:09 a.m. by MediaHerald

A new Canterbury earthquake tribunal will be a "circuit-breaker" for those who have struggled with insurance claims since the February 2011 quake. The Budget earmarked $3.4 million for the establishment of a Canterbury Earthquakes...

Work to repair Christchurchs quake-damaged McLeans Mansion ramps up

Work to repair Christchurch's quake-damaged McLean's Mansion ramps up

Sunday, 16 June 2019 7:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A "forensic analysis" – and a lot of cash – is needed to repair New Zealand's largest wooden home.

State of shock: How our buildings save lives but little else

State of shock: How our buildings save lives but little else

Sunday, 16 June 2019 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Quakes have shaken our confidence in modern construction. Are we building the wrong buildings?

Councils 2012 plan promised bustling streets, tram but reality is different for Linwood Village

Council's 2012 plan promised bustling streets, tram but reality is different for Linwood Village

Sunday, 16 June 2019 5:27 a.m. by MediaThePress

Linwood Village is bustling, with pavements lined with shoppers and a modern tram network. Well, that was the plan.

Councils 2012 plan promised bustling streets, tram but reality different for Linwood Village

Council's 2012 plan promised bustling streets, tram but reality different for Linwood Village

Sunday, 16 June 2019 5:27 a.m. by MediaThePress

A plan has Linwood Village bustling, pavements lined with shoppers and a modern tram connection to the rest of Christchurch - but the reality is different.

Housing development planned for former Central New Brighton School site in eastern Christchurch

Housing development planned for former Central New Brighton School site in eastern Christchurch

Sunday, 16 June 2019 1:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

Plans are under way to turn a former eastern Christchurch school into housing.

Canterbury children wrongly diagnosed and medicated - researcher

Canterbury children 'wrongly diagnosed and medicated' - researcher

Friday, 14 June 2019 5:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Researcher says it is likely ''hundreds'' of Canterbury children diagnosed with ADHD actually have PTSD.

EQC gets another $45m top up from the public purse

EQC gets another $45m top up from the public purse

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 5:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

Taxpayers have given another $45m to the Earthquake Commission, as the cost of re-repairs on botched insurance work tops $405m.

Funding cut, early end for controversial rebuild body Regenerate Christchurch

Funding cut, early end for controversial rebuild body Regenerate Christchurch

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 4:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild agency has been told to start handing work over to the city council so it can wind up early.

New engineer spotted alleged defects in Christchurch high-rise from the street

New engineer spotted alleged defects in Christchurch high-rise from the street

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Alleged defects in a seven-level CBD building spotted by a recent graduate on a night out.

Historic Risingholme homestead reopens after earthquake and arson repairs

Historic Risingholme homestead reopens after earthquake and arson repairs

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 5:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

Quake repairs were about to start on Christchurch's Risingholme homestead when an arsonist struck, almost ending hopes of saving it.

Earthquake Commission secures reinsurance worth $6.2b for the next 12 months

Earthquake Commission secures reinsurance worth $6.2b for the next 12 months

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 7:13 a.m. by MediaThePress

EQC's multibillion-dollar backstop is one of the "largest catastrophe programmes" in the world.

Court Theatre replaces asbestos roof one year after it contaminated workshop

Court Theatre replaces asbestos roof one year after it contaminated workshop

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 3:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

The asbestos roof was leaky and last year contaminated the Christchurch theatre's workshop.

Memorial planned for Christchurch red zone stayer John Taylor

Memorial planned for Christchurch red zone stayer John Taylor

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 1:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

John Taylor was the last to leave Christchurch's Avonside Drive after the earthquakes. It's hoped his memory will live on in a proposed memorial.

All the Christchurch CBD rabbits died, but one

All the Christchurch CBD rabbits died, but one

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The dog chased rabbits and – to our amazement – caught one.

Insurance puzzle leaves immaculate Christchurch character home unsellable

Insurance puzzle leaves immaculate Christchurch character home unsellable

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Their restored bungalow is earthquake repaired, rewired, renovated and repainted. So why won't insurers touch it?

James Hay Theatre reopens at Christchurch Town Hall, aiming to draw more acts

James Hay Theatre reopens at Christchurch Town Hall, aiming to draw more acts

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 4:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

The familiar plush green seats look the same, but behind the scenes things at the James Hay Theatre are new and improved.