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Cera spends $17m on consultants

Cera spends $17m on consultants

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Outside consultants working for the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) were paid more than its own staff in the last financial year.

Akld median income falls below Canterbury

Akld median income falls below Canterbury

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 7:42 p.m. by Media3News

Canterbury's median income has risen above Auckland's between the 2006 and 2013 censuses, with Wellington's median still the highest.

New project aims to save Christchurchs Avon River

New project aims to save Christchurch's Avon River

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 5:24 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's Avon River is getting a makeover, saving it from an almost certain death.

Labour warns of segregation in Chch

Labour warns of segregation in Chch

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 2:15 p.m. by Media3News

 

Ruth Dyson: CERA spending to much

Ruth Dyson: CERA spending to much

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 12:29 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Port Hills Labour MP Ruth Dyson talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the large cost spent on consultants and why its too much.

Lianne Dalziel: Weekly catchup

Lianne Dalziel: Weekly catchup

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 12:20 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Chrischurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the week's news events.

Roger Sutton: Cost of running CERA

Roger Sutton: Cost of running CERA

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 11:49 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

CERA CEO Roger Sutton talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the cost to hire consultants and if he thinks it is to much.

Govt to build 275 Chch homes on own land

Govt to build 275 Chch homes on own land

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 11:46 a.m. by Media3News

The government is going to use its own land to develop 275 affordable homes in Christchurch.

CTV News Monday 03 January 2014

CTV News Monday 03 January 2014

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 9:07 a.m. by MediaCTV

CTV site gets makeover

CTV site gets makeover

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 7:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

Landscaper David Giddens lays grass at the Canterbury Television site as it is prepared for the anniversary of the February 22 earthquake.

Warning on cost of quake repairs

Warning on cost of quake repairs

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 12:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

More money may have to be found to pay for repairs to Christchurch's quake-damaged roads and underground water and waste pipes - or less repair work done.

Small quake for Christchurch

Small quake for Christchurch

Monday, 3 February 2014 10:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

The magnitude 3.5 earthquake was recorded at 10.01am today.

Insurer should ask why so many are dissatisfied

Insurer should ask why so many are dissatisfied

Monday, 3 February 2014 7:56 a.m. by MediaStuff

Why are so claimants many unhappy?

Why are so claimants many unhappy?

Monday, 3 February 2014 7:56 a.m. by MediaStuff

Southern No Response queries unhappiness

Southern No Response queries unhappiness

Monday, 3 February 2014 7:56 a.m. by MediaStuff

Rethinking the demolition of a house

Rethinking the demolition of a house

Monday, 3 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Creatives were summoned last week to transform all of the materials from a demolished red-zoned house in Christchurch into ''beautiful objects of use''.

City urged to take harder line

City urged to take harder line

Sunday, 2 February 2014 8:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Recommended

An insurance expert is calling on the Christchurch City Council to refuse building consents for quake repairs that do not address flood risk.

Quake stress hurting our young

Quake stress hurting our young

Saturday, 1 February 2014 9:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

Red-zone land may be bought forcibly

Red-zone land may be bought forcibly

Friday, 31 January 2014 11:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Compulsory acquisition of red-zone properties not sold to the Crown is a possibility once the future use of the written-off land is decided, Canterbury's earthquake recovery boss says.

Stadium deal critical - Christchurch mayor

Stadium deal critical - Christchurch mayor

Friday, 31 January 2014 11:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council is putting heat on its insurer to settle its claim on the former AMI Stadium because it says it is "core critical" to its financial position.

Trends suggest a city of nooks and crannies

Trends suggest a city of nooks and crannies

Friday, 31 January 2014 11:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch will become a city of laneways and courtyards if trends evident early in the rebuild continue, architects and developers say.

Chch to be city of lanes and courtyards?

Chch to be city of lanes and courtyards?

Friday, 31 January 2014 11:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch will become a city of laneways and courtyards if trends evident early in the rebuild continue, architects and developers say.

Time runs out for Christchurch red zoners

Time runs out for Christchurch red zoners

Friday, 31 January 2014 4:54 p.m. by Media3News

Red zone residents who rejected a Government offer to buy their property will be hit with penalty taxes from tomorrow.

Quake land could be used for parks - Key

Quake land could be used for parks - Key

Friday, 31 January 2014 11:46 a.m. by Media3News

The Government will soon start talking to Christchurch City Council about what to do with red zone land that can't be built on.

Public to have say on red-zone future

Public to have say on red-zone future

Friday, 31 January 2014 11:42 a.m. by MediaStuff

Dalziel to Govt: pick up the tab

Dalziel to Govt: pick up the tab

Friday, 31 January 2014 6:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government should pick up the $1 million-a-month tab for maintaining essential services in the red zone, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

D-day for Christchurch red zone residents

D-day for Christchurch red zone residents

Friday, 31 January 2014 6:20 a.m. by Media3News

 

Christchurch in 2014: How will it look?

Christchurch in 2014: How will it look?

Thursday, 30 January 2014 5:43 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch is about to enter the fourth year of its Earthquake Recovery Programme.

Canterbury in home-building boom

Canterbury in home-building boom

Thursday, 30 January 2014 4:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 13,000 consents for new homes have been approved in Canterbury since the earthquakes first hit.

Reid Stiven interviewed on Newstalk ZB

Reid Stiven interviewed on Newstalk ZB

Thursday, 30 January 2014 12:01 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

 

$200m payout for quake damaged Christchurch schools

$200m payout for quake damaged Christchurch schools

Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:24 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Ministry of Education is to receive a $200 million payout from insurer Vero for quake damage to Christchurch schools allowing rebuilding to pick up pace, ministers said this morning.

No tenants left for the CBD

'No tenants left for the CBD'

Thursday, 30 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Property developers warn buildings with "A-grade" rentals in the central business district cannot compete for tenants against cheaper, already-completed developments elsewhere. The warning comes as some developers and investors take their plans and money elsewhere in the face of high construction costs, reluctant tenants and uncertainty over car parking.

House-hunting: A year on with Malcolm and Nigel

House-hunting: A year on with Malcolm and Nigel

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:22 p.m. by Media3News

The story of two men in their 50s who have the mental age of toddlers resulted in an outpouring of love and respect for Alison, their mother.

New shops planned for Ferrymead

New shops planned for Ferrymead

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 12:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Two new shopping complexes are planned for Ferrymead in Christchurch as the neighbourhood gets back on its feet.

Technology should improve design

Technology should improve design

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 10:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

 What do the following have in common: Brunelleschi's Dome in Florence, the Empire State Building, and the Mercedes-Benz Gullwing and Jaguar XK sports cars of the 1950s?

Quake repairs two-thirds done

Quake repairs two-thirds done

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Earthquake Commission is two-thirds of the way through repairing houses damaged by the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes in a contract managed by Fletcher Building.

Christchurch flushes away toilet tanks

Christchurch flushes away toilet tanks

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:38 a.m. by Media3News

Council fund plunges $175m

Council fund plunges $175m

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The cash-strapped Christchurch City Council has almost depleted a special $225 million fund established post-quake to pay for better facilities, roads and footpaths.

Council quake fund plunges $175m

Council quake fund plunges $175m

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The cash-strapped Christchurch City Council has almost depleted a special $225 million fund established post-quake to pay for better facilities, roads and footpaths.

Bank sees increase in building

Bank sees increase in building

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A lull in the number of consents for commercial and industrial buildings in Canterbury late last year is temporary, according to ASB Bank, which is forecasting a rapid rise in commercial construction over the next two years.

Red zoners apply to Govt for extension

Red zoners apply to Govt for extension

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 5:13 p.m. by Media3News

Residents still living in Christchurch's red zone have just three days left to leave their homes.

Poto Williams: Labours election promises

Poto Williams: Labour's election promises

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 9:22 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch Labour East MP Poto Williams speaks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the party's election promises

Govt cool on new stadium deal

Govt cool on new stadium deal

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is reluctant to consider a fresh funding deal for a new Christchurch sports stadium despite the financial woes facing the Christchurch City Council.

Local tourism shows regrowth

Local tourism shows regrowth

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

There are signs of green shoots in Canterbury's quake-hit tourism industry with smaller operators starting new businesses in and around Christchurch.

Drones used in Christchurch Port Hills demolitions

Drones used in Christchurch Port Hills demolitions

Monday, 27 January 2014 5:01 p.m. by Media3News

The complex job of demolishing dangerous homes on Christchurch's Port Hills has finally begun.

Dust a post-earthquake hazard

Dust a post-earthquake hazard

Monday, 27 January 2014 10:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Insurer wants final settlement before repair

Insurer wants final settlement before repair

Monday, 27 January 2014 10:01 a.m. by MediaThePress Featured

Insurer wants final settlement before repair

Insurer wants final settlement before repair

Monday, 27 January 2014 10:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

Andrew Keeley: CTV

Andrew Keeley: CTV

Monday, 27 January 2014 9:01 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

CTV manager Andrew Keeley talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about new things coming up on the channel

Quake refugee kids can stay in Sydney

Quake refugee kids can stay in Sydney

Monday, 27 January 2014 9:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Family Court of Australia has rejected an attempt by New Zealand authorities to secure the return of two boys who were unlawfully taken to Sydney by their mother after the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, finding that the children would be further traumatised if they were ordered home.

Students show off rebuild designs

Students show off rebuild designs

Monday, 27 January 2014 8:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

Bree Morgan and Jessica Hulme devised a series of triangle buildings inspired by a saw-tooth roof and Maori patterns. Christian Burgos and Therese Samson broke the grid pattern of a standard block with an angled cut incorporating a pond overlooked by multi-storey buildings.

Boys taken after ChCh quakes to stay in Australia

Boys taken after ChCh quakes to stay in Australia

Monday, 27 January 2014 7:14 a.m. by Media3News

Two boys whisked away to Australia by their mother in the wake of the Christchurch earthquakes will be allowed to stay in the country.

After the quakes the insurance frauds emerge

After the quakes the insurance frauds emerge

Saturday, 25 January 2014 9:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

The earthquakes came just in time for Stuart Bell and the failing software business he was desperately trying to keep afloat.

Collins puts NZ human rights under the spotlight

Collins puts NZ human rights under the spotlight

Saturday, 25 January 2014 5:08 p.m. by Media3News

Judith Collins will present a report on New Zealand's human rights record for other countries to critique.

CTV rises after earthquake tragedy

CTV rises after earthquake tragedy

Saturday, 25 January 2014 10:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Bold southern leadership has revived CTV three years since it lost most of its staff and plant in the Christchurch earthquake. MIKE CREAN reports.

Services to stay on in red zone - for now

Services to stay on in red zone - for now

Saturday, 25 January 2014 6:18 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council says it has no fixed date when it will stop providing essential services to occupied homes in the residential red zone.

Heritage holdups frustrate

Heritage holdups frustrate

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Rebuild boom once in lifetime

Rebuild boom 'once in lifetime'

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's biggest home builder is predicting about 7000 new houses will be built in Canterbury this year, breaking records set in the 1960s.

Brownlee: Need for openness in council finances

Brownlee: Need for openness in council finances

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

City Care and Lyttelton Port Company shares are among the Christchurch City Council assets needing "serious reconsideration", Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Drones on the card for red-zone demolition

Drones on the card for red-zone demolition

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

Remote-controlled machinery, water-blasters, drones and controlled explosives are being considered for the demolition of red-zoned Port Hills properties.