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Daughter of EQC executive being investigated again

Daughter of EQC executive being investigated again

Friday, 11 September 2015 7:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

Daughter of EQC excutive being investigated again

Daughter of EQC excutive being investigated again

Friday, 11 September 2015 6:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

Petition for Royal Commission inquiry into shoddy repairs launched

Petition for Royal Commission inquiry into shoddy repairs launched

Thursday, 10 September 2015 9:13 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A petition asking Parliament for a royal commission of inquiry into shoddy quake repairs has been launched.

Food and drink soon at bus interchange

Food and drink soon at bus interchange

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 7:25 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Relief is in sight for hungry and thirsty passengers at Christchurch's new bus interchange.

IAG accused of bullying customers

IAG accused of 'bullying' customers

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 12:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

IAG is "bullying" customers to accept unsuitable repair or rebuild plans, an insurance lawyer says.

Southern Response hits back at class action

Southern Response hits back at class action

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 11:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response has taken aim at a class action lawsuit, saying customers who signed up for it were likely to have their payouts delayed and could end up worse off.

EQC faces court challenge over repair policies

EQC faces court challenge over repair policies

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 11:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

A group of homeowners is taking legal action against the Earthquake Commission (EQC) over its repair and cash settlement policies.

Big jump in woman learning trades in Canterbury

Big jump in woman learning trades in Canterbury

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 7:10 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Joy  is enjoying operating a cherry picker in the fresh air, fixing a light fitting in a Christchurch carpark.

Big jump in women learning trades in Canterbury

Big jump in women learning trades in Canterbury

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 7:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

Joy  is enjoying operating a cherry picker in the fresh air, fixing a light fitting in a Christchurch carpark.

Young Cantabrians to have their say in shaping of Christchurch

Young Cantabrians to have their say in shaping of Christchurch

Monday, 7 September 2015 4:40 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A campaign to give young Cantabrians a say in shaping the future of their city has been launched.

Young Cantabrians to have their say in shaping of Christchurch

Young Cantabrians to have their say in shaping of Christchurch

Monday, 7 September 2015 4:40 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A campaign to give young Cantabrians a say in shaping the future of their city has been launched.

Late, inadequate and frequently defective

Late, inadequate and frequently defective

Friday, 4 September 2015 11:12 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

It's not only earthquake repairs that are defective.  The Earthquake Commission system is broken too.

Greendale residents smash pianos in earthquake memorial

Greendale residents smash pianos in earthquake memorial

Friday, 4 September 2015 7:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Three pianos played their last tune as they were smashed by Greendale residents during an earthquake memorial.

Inquisitive duo caught inside Christ Church Cathedral

'Inquisitive' duo caught inside Christ Church Cathedral

Friday, 4 September 2015 12:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two "inquisitive" intruders caught inside Christ Church Cathedral have been arrested by police.

Rodents and rot: Canterbury Provincial Chambers a long-term fix

Rodents and rot: Canterbury Provincial Chambers a long-term fix

Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

The crown jewel of the Canterbury Provincial Chambers looks like a store room that hasn't finished being built yet. It's dark, with a weather proof ceiling so low you feel like you're about to hit your hard hat on it. There are timber and steel supports everywhere – you have to clamber over them to get through the doorway.

Kaiapoi five years on: Living on the edge

Kaiapoi five years on: Living on the edge

Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

Her house is on a lean, the future is uncertain and she has no neighbours but Jackie Hall, 84, is quite happy in Kaiapoi where she has lived most of her life.

Kaiapoi five years on: Living on the edge

Kaiapoi five years on: Living on the edge

Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Her house is on a lean, the future is uncertain and she has no neighbours but Jackie Hall, 84, is quite happy in Kaiapoi where she has lived most of her life.

Editorial: Five years, 436,053 stories

Editorial: Five years, 436,053 stories

Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Five years ago we suffered the rudest awakening.

Hororata businesses find life tough after earthquake

Hororata businesses find life tough after earthquake

Thursday, 3 September 2015 5:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

Five years, with no real sign of progress, Hororata Motors owner Margaret Ellis is calling it quits.

Boom picked for central Christchurch in 2016

Boom picked for central Christchurch in 2016

Thursday, 3 September 2015 5:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

Five years ago today, 436,000 lives in Canterbury changed.

Boom picked for central Christchurch in 2016

Boom picked for central Christchurch in 2016

Thursday, 3 September 2015 5:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Five years ago today, 436,000 lives in Canterbury changed.

Student volunteers will never forget feeling of helping others

Student volunteers will never forget feeling of helping others

Thursday, 3 September 2015 2:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury shops sold out of gumboots and piles of broken wheelbarrows lay victim to tonnes of liquefaction littering the streets.

The munted earthquake dictionary

The munted earthquake dictionary

Thursday, 3 September 2015 2:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

To gentrify a neighbourhood with new bars, theatres and restaurants.

Christchurch family in insurance limbo five years on

Christchurch family in insurance limbo five years on

Thursday, 3 September 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch family says insurance hassles have stolen the last five years of their lives and their kids' childhoods.

Christchurch family in insurance limbo five years on

Christchurch family in insurance limbo five years on

Thursday, 3 September 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch family says insurance hassles have stolen the last five years of their lives and their kids' childhoods.

The big question: is the shaking over for Canterbury?

The big question: is the shaking over for Canterbury?

Thursday, 3 September 2015 2:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

When was the last time you felt an earthquake? A sizeable enough shake that made your heart race, your head buzz and reawakened all those bad memories?

Canterburys months of earthquake innocence

Canterbury's months of earthquake innocence

Thursday, 3 September 2015 1:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake babies Lola Romero and Dianthe Barnard start school

Earthquake babies Lola Romero and Dianthe Barnard start school

Thursday, 3 September 2015 12:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Five years after the earthquake that marked their entrance into the world, Lola Romero and  Barnard are starting school.

Boom picked for central city in 2016

Boom picked for central city in 2016

Thursday, 3 September 2015 12:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

Five years ago today, 436,000 lives in Canterbury changed.

Boom picked for central city in 2016

Boom picked for central city in 2016

Thursday, 3 September 2015 12:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Five years ago today, 436,000 lives in Canterbury changed.

Five years on: Getting by one day at a time

Five years on: Getting by 'one day at a time'

Thursday, 3 September 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Government halves timeframe to fix most dangerous buildings

Government halves timeframe to fix most dangerous buildings

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 3:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has halved the timeframe to make the country's most earthquake-prone buildings safer after pressure from a Christchurch earthquake survivor.

Manchester St car park demolition continues

Manchester St car park demolition continues

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 3:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Manchester St car parking building will be dust by the start of November.

Arts Centre earthquake rebuild forges ahead

Arts Centre earthquake rebuild forges ahead

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 2:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

Andre Lovatt strides through the Arts Centre like a tour guide. A man on a mission to impart knowledge and a sense of progress. There are 23 earthquake-damaged buildings to get through and we have about an hour. Time is short.

Lyttelton Port vows to make most of quake opportunity

Lyttelton Port vows to make most of quake 'opportunity'

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

Imagine strolling on Lyttelton's waterfront, along a wide, purpose-built walkway and stopping for a coffee at one of several cafes, all of which afford sumptuous views of the town's striking harbour.

Lyttelton Port vows to make most of quake opportunity

Lyttelton Port vows to make most of quake 'opportunity'

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Imagine strolling on Lyttelton's waterfront, along a wide, purpose-built walkway and stopping for a coffee at one of several cafes, all of which afford sumptuous views of the town's striking harbour.

Five years on, it all feels incredibly sad

Five years on, 'it all feels incredibly sad'

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 11:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch house prices up 30 per cent since quakes

Christchurch house prices up 30 per cent since quakes

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 6:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's housing market is being described as steady and settled, five years after the start of the earthquakes which threw it into upheaval.

Catholic cathedral restoration going ahead

Catholic cathedral restoration going ahead

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 1:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $45-million revamp of Christchurch's quake-damage Catholic cathedral has been given the green light to start before the end of the year.

Earthquake Commission has spent $68m on travel

Earthquake Commission has spent $68m on travel

Monday, 31 August 2015 11:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has spent $68 million on travel-related costs since the September 2010 earthquake in Canterbury.

Canterbury construction still going strong

Canterbury construction still going strong

Monday, 31 August 2015 9:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction activity remains high in Canterbury, despite new home building having passed its peak.

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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