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Christchurch needs radical new solutions

Christchurch needs 'radical new solutions'

Wednesday, 8 January 2014 8:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Look around Christchurch. So much still needs to be done. So many decisions still need to be made more than three years after the first major earthquake.

Rebuild to be part of fast growth

Rebuild to be part of fast growth

Wednesday, 8 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Economists expect New Zealand's economy to grow at a faster rate in 2014 than it did before the global financial crisis.

Workers rights key for rebuild

Workers' rights key for rebuild

Monday, 6 January 2014 2:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs to be vigilant against the exploitation of migrant workers as the region's rebuild ramps up, a workers' union says. 

Loophole allows for small builds

Loophole allows for small builds

Monday, 6 January 2014 8:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

 If it's less than 10 square metres, you can build it.

Fixed bells fate unclear

Fixed bells' fate unclear

Monday, 6 January 2014 8:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christ Church Cathedral's damaged bells will soon make their way home after being repaired in Britain.

Migrant rebuild workers being exploited, says union

Migrant rebuild workers being exploited, says union

Monday, 6 January 2014 8:08 a.m. by Media3News

 

Innovation inspired by quakes

Innovation inspired by quakes

Monday, 6 January 2014 7:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury cranes busy in North Island

Canterbury cranes busy in North Island

Sunday, 5 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Is the citys blueprint dream evaporating?

Is the city's blueprint dream evaporating?

Saturday, 4 January 2014 12:27 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

2014 a year of reconstruction

2014 a year of reconstruction

Friday, 3 January 2014 11:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

An extra 40,000 international visitors could visit Christchurch in 2014 but they may find the central city "dragging its tail" while the rest of the city rebuilds at pace, a leading business figure warns.

Mystery flashes linked to quakes

Mystery flashes linked to quakes

Friday, 3 January 2014 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Research sheds light on quake mystery

Research sheds light on quake mystery

Thursday, 2 January 2014 10:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

A dark hole of knowledge about strange lights seen during the 2011 Christchurch earthquake has been illuminated by new research out of North America.

Young, hungry and fearless

Young, hungry and fearless

Wednesday, 1 January 2014 10:29 a.m. by MediaThePress

Futuristic Christchurch is emerging

Futuristic Christchurch is emerging

Monday, 30 December 2013 9:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

It has been a year of imagined futures in Christchurch.

Odd things left in red-zoned houses

Odd things left in red-zoned houses

Monday, 30 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

What do marijuana plants, prosthetic limbs and a Harry Potter-inspired broomstick have in common? They were all found in red-zoned homes by earthquake officials.

Wife dies before Port Hills home rebuilt

Wife dies before Port Hills home rebuilt

Saturday, 28 December 2013 12:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

After months of delays Ian Wallace and his children are one of the first families to move back into a rebuilt home on the Port Hills. Only they did it without his wife who died before seeing it completed. CHARLES ANDERSON reports.

Another year, another confused blur

Another year, another confused blur

Saturday, 28 December 2013 11:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Did another year of the earthquake recovery pass in something of a daze? Did 2013 have a pattern?

Making Christchurch dog-friendly

Making Christchurch dog-friendly

Saturday, 28 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Rebirth built on loyalty to home

Rebirth built on loyalty to home

Thursday, 26 December 2013 12:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Claimant waits as EQC fails to deliver

Claimant waits as EQC fails to deliver

Thursday, 26 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christmas gift Richard McPhail was expecting the Earthquake Commission (EQC) to deliver never arrived.

Insurance battler wins her own fight

Insurance battler wins her own fight

Thursday, 26 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch City councillor will not stop advocating for Cantabrians struggling with insurance woes despite receiving the "best Christmas present ever".

No sterile precincts, please

No 'sterile precincts', please

Wednesday, 25 December 2013 12:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

People more important than buildings

People 'more important' than buildings

Tuesday, 24 December 2013 5:00 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.

Chchs CTV site to be renovated

Chch's CTV site to be renovated

Monday, 23 December 2013 2:15 p.m. by Media3News

The tall fences surrounding Christchurch's CTV building site will be pulled down next month.

CTV site to be more welcoming

CTV site to be 'more welcoming'

Monday, 23 December 2013 1:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

A temporary memorial will be created at the CTV site where 115 people died.

Making Chch unique and fun

Making Chch 'unique and fun'

Monday, 23 December 2013 12:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

Terrace concept starts to take shape

Terrace concept starts to take shape

Monday, 23 December 2013 11:31 a.m. by MediaThePress

My vision for Chch: Plea to give Christchurch a heart

My vision for Chch: Plea to give Christchurch a heart

Monday, 23 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Imagine sitting among native plants and birds on the roof-top of a building looking out over the central city.

Five-star hotel with wow factor for city

Five-star hotel with 'wow factor' for city

Monday, 23 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is to get a new five-star boutique hotel.

Quake sites get a spruce-up

Quake sites get a spruce-up

Saturday, 21 December 2013 8:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

A survivor of the Canterbury Television building collapse has helped clean up the site before the holiday period.

New EQR boss impatient on repairs

New EQR boss impatient on repairs

Saturday, 21 December 2013 8:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's under $100,000 home repair programme has a new leader, Michele Creagh, whose job is to speed up the repairs and have them completed by the end of next year.

New EQR boss impatient on repairs

New EQR boss impatient on repairs

Saturday, 21 December 2013 8:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's under $100,000 home repair programme has a new leader, Michele Creagh, whose job is to speed up the repairs and have them completed by the end of next year.

Christchurch needs a heart

Christchurch needs a heart

Saturday, 21 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs a heart

Christchurch needs a heart

Saturday, 21 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Couple in limbo over rebuild

Couple in limbo over rebuild

Friday, 20 December 2013 11:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

An empty lot and overgrown weeds mark the spot where a Heathcote Valley cottage sat since the 1860s - like a memorial to a Christchurch couple's insurance woes.

Landlords profit from slow repairs

Landlords profit from slow repairs

Friday, 20 December 2013 11:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

"Exorbitant" rental prices are burning through insurance accommodation cover and into the pocket of Christchurch's private homeowners.

Re:Start mall vital to CBD - backers

Re:Start mall vital to CBD - backers

Friday, 20 December 2013 11:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

One of the founders of Christchurch's Re:Start container mall is vowing to "fight hard" to keep the popular shopping centre open.

Chris Lynch speaks to Leanne Curtis

Chris Lynch speaks to Leanne Curtis

Friday, 20 December 2013 12:20 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

CanCERN Spokesperson Leanne Curtis talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how people with damaged homes are getting on especially with Christmas just on our door step.

Share your vision for Christchurch

Share your vision for Christchurch

Friday, 20 December 2013 10:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

Opportunity springs from disaster

Opportunity springs from disaster

Friday, 20 December 2013 10:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

When I signed the application for Christchurch to become part of the 100 Resilient Cities network established by the Rockefeller Foundation as its centennial challenge, I ended with these words:

Chief resilience officer sought

Chief resilience officer sought

Friday, 20 December 2013 9:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch was selected this month as one of the 33 cities worldwide to join the 100 Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities Network.

Re:Start mall may close in April

Re:Start mall may close in April

Friday, 20 December 2013 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

Re:Start's bright containers may close on April 22 after store owners were given a one-month extension.

Chch council faces quake cost crisis

Chch council faces quake cost crisis

Friday, 20 December 2013 8:31 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch City Council's share of earthquake rebuild costs was under-estimated and some of the work might have to be delayed.

Call for EQC management to go

Call for EQC management to go

Friday, 20 December 2013 12:20 a.m. by MediaStuff

The man who ran for the Christchurch mayoralty, standing for residents badly treated by organisations such as the Earthquake Commission, wants its Christchurch management to go after a damning report.

A Christchurch carol

A Christchurch carol

Thursday, 19 December 2013 6:57 p.m. by Media3News

Sharon and Roland from the Ng Gallery spent months restoring their quake damaged building only to have it zoned for demolition.

Lyttelton Port settles with insurers

Lyttelton Port settles with insurers

Thursday, 19 December 2013 2:06 p.m. by Media3News

Lyttelton Port Co will be paid out $438.3 million plus GST by its insurers for the damage caused by the 2010/11 earthquakes.

Temporary quake memorials approved

Temporary quake memorials approved

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors have agreed to allow temporary remembrance markers to be placed on public sites where lives were lost in Christchurch's February 2011 earthquake.

EQC breached law with information delays

EQC breached law with information delays

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:25 p.m. by Media3News

A report has found EQC hasn't met requirements under both the Official Information Act (OIA) and the Privacy Act.

EQC not meeting obligations, report finds

EQC not meeting obligations, report finds

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:22 p.m. by MediaOneNews

The Earthquake Commission has not met its obligations to provide Canterbury residents with information in a timely manner, a report from the Ombudsman has found.

EQC over-complicated, risk-averse

EQC 'over-complicated, risk-averse'

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) should have predicted the massive spike in official information requests it fielded after the Canterbury earthquakes, a damning official report reveals.

Ombudsman releases damning EQC report

Ombudsman releases 'damning' EQC report

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) should have predicted the massive spike in official information requests it fielded after the Canterbury earthquakes, a damning official report reveals.

Council defers quake advice decision

Council defers quake advice decision

Thursday, 19 December 2013 11:42 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council has again deferred making a decision on whether it will fund an advisory service to help people locked in disputes with their insurers.

Moving on after a lengthy battle

Moving on after a lengthy battle

Thursday, 19 December 2013 7:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Olly Ohlson has decided to move on.

Ombudsman report on EQC out today

Ombudsman report on EQC out today

Thursday, 19 December 2013 2:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

The ombudsman will today release a report on EQC's slow handling of Cantabrians' requests for information about their earthquake-damaged homes as MPs question stonewalling by government departments.

Owners see red over deadline

Owners see red over deadline

Thursday, 19 December 2013 2:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

Almost 200 landowners must leave the red zone by the end of next month, but some have nowhere to go after being left stranded by insurance, legal and construction delays.

Action on consents processes

Action on consents processes

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 3:59 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Improvements in Christchurch City Council's consents' processes should be noticeable by March next year.

Two wins yet back to court

Two wins yet back to court

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 11:11 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Quake Outcasts group is planning a Supreme Court appeal after the Government ruled out making revised red-zone offers before Christmas.

Burwood Hospital rebuild starts next year

Burwood Hospital rebuild starts next year

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 8:31 a.m. by Media3News

Work on rebuilding Christchurch's badly damaged Burwood Hospital will start early next year.

Hospital rebuild contract signed

Hospital rebuild contract signed

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A brief signing ceremony yesterday signalled the start of the biggest hospital rebuild in New Zealand.

Re:Start retailers in dark on leases

Re:Start retailers 'in dark' on leases

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Store owners in Christchurch's central city Re:Start shopping hub are in limbo with one shop closing and others unsure whether they can stay on next year.