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Drones proposed for red-zone demolition

Drones proposed 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. 

Raf Manji: Council Consultants

Raf Manji: Council Consultants

Friday, 24 January 2014 11:04 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch City Councillor Raf Manji talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about consultants coming in to look at assets.

Canterburys manufacturers ready for quake city rebuild

Canterbury's manufacturers ready for quake city rebuild

Friday, 24 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's manufacturing industry remains robust and ready to benefit from the earthquake rebuild, a business leader says.

Elderly red-zoner forced into renting

Elderly red-zoner forced into renting

Thursday, 23 January 2014 2:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

Janet Cramer never expected to pay rent again.

Gerry Brownlee: New City Precinct

Gerry Brownlee: New City Precinct

Thursday, 23 January 2014 11:46 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the time to get the new Justice Precinct built.

Quake related fraud could be on the rise

Quake related fraud could be on the rise

Thursday, 23 January 2014 5:54 a.m. by Media3News

Last red-zoners get exemption

Last red-zoners get exemption

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

The slow red-zone exodus is coming to an end for Christchurch property owners accepting the Government buy-out offer - and Iddo and Vrouwkje Bongers will be among the last to leave.

Quake victims mum wants ads to show in Chch

Quake victim's mum wants ads to show in Chch

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 5:20 p.m. by Media3News

A mother whose baby was killed in the Christchurch earthquake wants the Earthquake

High-tech Government building begins construction

High-tech Government building begins construction

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 5:16 p.m. by Media3News

The Justice and Emergency Services Precinct will house 1,100 workers and the design was based on lessons learnt from the earthquakes.

Work kicks off on justice precinct

Work kicks off on justice precinct

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 2:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Two high-powered digs into central Christchurch land marked the start of the biggest multi-agency government project in New Zealand's history.

Deon Swiggs: Rebuild Christchurch

Deon Swiggs: Rebuild Christchurch

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 12:43 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Rebuild Christchurch website founder Deon Swiggs talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about what exciting developments are happening around the city.

Chris Hutching: Ecan

Chris Hutching: Ecan

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 11:50 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

NBR Journalist Chris Hutching talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about what direction Ecan should take and if it should maintained by commissioners or by an elected group.

Quake Outcasts take fight to Supreme Court

Quake Outcasts take fight to Supreme Court

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:03 a.m. by Media3News

A group of Christchurch red zoners are taking their fight against the Government to the Supreme Court.
 

The self-proclaimed 'Quake Outcasts' – a 68-strong group of uninsured or bare land owners - argue the red zone was created illegally and want a full payout for their quake-damaged land.

 

They were initially offered 50 percent of the rateable value for their empty or uninsur ...

Plan for Triangle Centre shelved

Plan for Triangle Centre shelved

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Long-time Triangle Centre landlord Michael Ogilvie-Lee has dropped his concept for a $100 million sculptural glass-wrapped office and shopping centre between Colombo, High and Cashel streets.

Lianne Dalziel: Mayor on the year ahead

Lianne Dalziel: Mayor on the year ahead

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 12:15 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch Mayor talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about her office and the year ahead for the city.
 



No let-up to homeowners stress

No let-up to homeowner's stress

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Steve Marshall thought the stress would be over when the Earthquake Commission (EQC) let go of his Parklands property.

Willem de Lang: Offshore Driling

Willem de Lang: Offshore Driling

Monday, 20 January 2014 1:18 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Senior Lecturer at Waikato University in Ocean Science, Willem de Lang talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about whether or not offshore drilling cause earthquakes.

Quake homeowners left to own devices

Quake homeowners left to own devices

Monday, 20 January 2014 12:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Quake homeowners left to own devices

Quake homeowners left to own devices

Monday, 20 January 2014 12:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

Hugh Pavelitich: Housing Costs

Hugh Pavelitich: Housing Costs

Monday, 20 January 2014 12:18 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Housing Author Hugh Pavelitich talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the comparison of Housing prices here and overseas

Red-zone talk must start now

Red-zone talk must start now

Monday, 20 January 2014 12:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

In a little over four months time, few if any people will remain in the residential red zone in eastern Christchurch. The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has set January 31 as its deadline for people to leave the area. After they have gone, consideration will have to be given to what to do with the large tracts of land left vacant.

Manchester St library opens

Manchester St library opens

Monday, 20 January 2014 11:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's newest library has opened today.

Students flock to revamped Canterbury University

Students flock to revamped Canterbury University

Monday, 20 January 2014 10:59 a.m. by Media3News

This year is looking up for the University of Canterbury, with more students choosing to study in the quake-damaged city.

Quake ads toned down for Canterbury

Quake ads toned down for Canterbury

Monday, 20 January 2014 9:45 a.m. by Media3News

Cantabrians have been excluded from a graphic nationwide advertising campaign released by the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Canterbury quake fraud cases mounting

Canterbury quake fraud cases mounting

Saturday, 18 January 2014 7:22 a.m. by Media3News

EQC has referred 130 allegedly fraudulent claims to police for prosecution over the past three years since Canterbury earthquakes began.

Coming down

Coming down

Friday, 17 January 2014 5:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition work has begun on Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Victoria Apartment.

Councils hands tied over Centennial Pool

Council's 'hands tied' over Centennial Pool

Friday, 17 January 2014 3:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council says it is powerless to save Centennial Pool from demolition and will sell it to the Crown.

Chris Lynch: The Power Panel

Chris Lynch: The Power Panel

Friday, 17 January 2014 12:47 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Councillors Yani Johanson and Paul Lonsdale, along with Former Mayor Garry Moore talk to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the week's news topics.
 



Chris Lynch with Jamie Gough

Chris Lynch with Jamie Gough

Thursday, 16 January 2014 12:11 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Councillor Jamie Gough talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about developments around the City Centre.

People must come first in rebuild

People must come first in rebuild

Thursday, 16 January 2014 8:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

Having left Christchurch after surviving 10,000 earthquakes in a council flat that was badly damaged and in the red zone, I am disturbed by the fact that some want to spend mega money restoring old, badly maintained buildings when there is now an opportunity to begin again.

People must come first in rebuild

People must come first in rebuild

Thursday, 16 January 2014 8:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

Having left Christchurch after surviving 10,000 earthquakes in a council flat that was badly damaged and in the red zone, I am disturbed by the fact that some want to spend mega money restoring old, badly maintained buildings when there is now an opportunity to begin again.

Couple still waiting for revised offer

Couple still waiting for revised offer

Thursday, 16 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A decade of saving and more than $100,000 hangs in the balance for Micki Bell and Craig Anderson.

Chris Lynch on the ReStart Mall

Chris Lynch on the ReStart Mall

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 12:16 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

ReStart Chairman John Suckling and Councillor Glenn Livingstone talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the future of the ReStart Mall

Christchurch CBD grassing underway

Christchurch CBD grassing underway

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 9:51 a.m. by Media3News

Work to clean up Christchurch's central city is underway, making way for a new car park off New Regent St.

Now its time to get cracking on rebuild

Now it's time to get cracking on rebuild

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 8:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

Still suspended in a state of summer torpor last week, Christchurch's "rebuild" appeared to have stalled.

City greening work begins

City 'greening' work begins

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 7:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

The seeds are being sown for the transformation of several empty central-city sites.

Greening the CBD

Greening the CBD

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 7:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

The seeds are being sown for the transformation of several empty central-city sites.

Red-zoners still stuck in limbo

Red-zoners still stuck in limbo

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 11:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cashed-up red zone "stayers" keen to rebuild their earthquake-damaged homes are urging authorities to fast-track decisions on the future use of written-off land.

Chris Lynch with Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck

Chris Lynch with Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 12:33 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the issues Council will face in 2014

Excavations for complex may start soon

Excavations for complex may start soon

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Work is about to start on central Christchurch's newest office and retail precinct, but the Re:Start container mall tenants on the land may get a short reprieve.

Putting time to good use

Putting time to good use

Monday, 13 January 2014 1:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Rolleston prisoners have finished refurbishing an earthquake-damaged red zone house, which will now be returned to Housing New Zealand.

Putting time in prison to good use

Putting time in prison to good use

Monday, 13 January 2014 1:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Rolleston prisoners have finished refurbishing an earthquake-damaged red zone house, which will now be returned to Housing New Zealand.

Why Im so very proud of Christchurch

Why I'm 'so very proud' of Christchurch

Monday, 13 January 2014 9:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch was my home town, I now live in Australia.

Knives wielded at quake repair workers

Knives wielded at quake repair workers

Monday, 13 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Irate Canterbury homeowners are resorting to holding earthquake repair contractors hostage and threatening them with knives to vent their frustration.

Christchurch the place to go in 2014 – NYT

Christchurch the place to go in 2014 – NYT

Saturday, 11 January 2014 11:53 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

4.1 earthquake rattles Christchurch

4.1 earthquake rattles Christchurch

Friday, 10 January 2014 4:01 p.m. by MediaHerald

A shallow 4.1 magnitude earthquake has rattled Christchurch this afternoon.

3.1 earthquake rattles Christchurch

3.1 earthquake rattles Christchurch

Friday, 10 January 2014 4:01 p.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch residents suffered a wee shudder in the early hours of this morning as a magnitude 3.1 earthquake rattled the region.The quake was centred 20km west of Christchurch, 9km deep and occurred just after 12am.There were...

Hundreds log quake felt reports

Hundreds log quake felt reports

Friday, 10 January 2014 3:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

A moderate quake measuring magnitude-4.2 has shaken Christchurch.

Mayor supports Cathedral peace talks

Mayor supports Cathedral peace talks

Friday, 10 January 2014 2:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

Mayor Lianne Dalziel says she supports the idea of peace talks over the Christ Church Cathedral rebuild wrangle, saying even a compromise is better than a ruling from a judge.  

Who foots the bill for lifting Chch land?

Who foots the bill for lifting Chch land?

Friday, 10 January 2014 7:49 a.m. by MediaThePress

Authorities are unclear who will foot the bill to raise large chunks of Christchurch land predicted to be submerged by rising sea levels within the next century.

Recruiters face worker shortage

Recruiters face worker shortage

Friday, 10 January 2014 7:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's job market is booming but the challenge is finding enough workers to meet the demand, recruitment agencies say.

Three weeks left for Chch red-zoners

Three weeks left for Chch red-zoners

Friday, 10 January 2014 7:32 a.m. by Media3News

It's just three weeks until the last remaining Christchurch households living in flat land red-zoned areas have to be out.

Consents soar after quakes

Consents soar after quakes

Thursday, 9 January 2014 11:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's biggest building booms in the last 40 years have now been outstripped by post-earthquake consent numbers.

Trust offers cathedral options

Trust offers cathedral options

Thursday, 9 January 2014 11:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The country's heritage watchdog wants to host peace talks to save the Christ Church Cathedral from full demolition.

Cathedral peace talks on the cards

Cathedral peace talks on the cards

Thursday, 9 January 2014 11:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The country's heritage watchdog wants to host peace talks to save the Christ Church Cathedral from full demolition.

Victims families upset with CTV company name change

Victims' families upset with CTV company name change

Thursday, 9 January 2014 6:03 p.m. by Media3News

Alan Reay Consultants has changed its name, in a move victims' relatives believe is an attempt to distance itself from the CTV tragedy.

Historic police station farewelled

Historic police station farewelled

Thursday, 9 January 2014 5:27 p.m. by Media3News

The oldest police station in New Zealand is set to be demolished.

Demolition to start on NZs oldest police station

Demolition to start on NZ's oldest police station

Thursday, 9 January 2014 5:03 p.m. by MediaHerald

Demolition on the earthquake-damaged Lyttelton police station, New Zealand's oldest, will start on Monday.The Italianate-style building was built between 1880-1882 using Lyttelton prison labour, and was the oldest and longest continually...

Buildings consents granted tops 5000

Buildings consents granted tops 5000

Thursday, 9 January 2014 12:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than $1.3 billion worth of building consents have been granted in Canterbury since September 2010.

Rising seas threaten eastern homes

Rising seas threaten eastern homes

Wednesday, 8 January 2014 11:12 a.m. by MediaStuff Featured

Large chunks of Christchurch's eastern suburbs could be submerged by rising sea levels within the next 100 years, a report commissioned by the Christchurch City Council warns.