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Earthquake Commissions $60 foundation fix

Earthquake Commission's $60 foundation fix

Friday, 18 September 2015 8:26 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christchurch homeowner is fighting an Earthquake Commission (EQC) assessment suggesting it would cost only $60 to fix his rental property's quake-damaged foundation.

Heritage stone church rebuild

Heritage stone church rebuild

Friday, 18 September 2015 3:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $3.5 million project to rebuild the historic St Peter's Church in upper Riccarton is awaiting resource consent.

Heritage stone church rebuild

Heritage stone church rebuild

Friday, 18 September 2015 3:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

A $3.5 million project to rebuild the historic St Peter's Church in upper Riccarton is awaiting resource consent.

EQC wasnt equipped to deal with the middle classes

EQC wasn't equipped to deal with the middle classes

Friday, 18 September 2015 2:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Where did the Earthquake Commission (EQC) go wrong?

Potential exposure to asbestos at Christchurch Arts Centre

'Potential exposure' to asbestos at Christchurch Arts Centre

Friday, 18 September 2015 10:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

Workers may have been exposed to asbestos during the restoration of a major Arts Centre site.

Christchurchs Bridge of Remembrance restoration complete

Christchurch's Bridge of Remembrance restoration complete

Thursday, 17 September 2015 7:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Limestone lions again perch on the side arches of the Bridge of Remembrance, to signify the $6.7 million project to restore the earthquake-damaged war memorial is complete.

Very complex CTV building collapse investigation ongoing

'Very complex' CTV building collapse investigation ongoing

Thursday, 17 September 2015 4:56 p.m. by MediaHerald

The "very complex" criminal investigation into the deadly collapse of the Canterbury Television building in the February 2011 earthquake is still ongoing, with no decision yet on whether anyone will be charged.Investigators have...

Southern Response at the mercy of Earthquake Commission

Southern Response 'at the mercy' of Earthquake Commission

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 8:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response says it is "at the mercy" of the Earthquake Commission's (EQC) claims assessment process.

Christchurch buildings win New Zealand Wood Resene Timber Design Awards

Christchurch buildings win New Zealand Wood Resene Timber Design Awards

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 7:32 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Stylish new timber buildings in Christchurch have been recognised in national design awards.

Insurers get building consents on most structural quake repairs

Insurers get building consents on most structural quake repairs

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 8:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Insurers appear to be more cautious than the Earthquake Commission (EQC) in their approach to quake repairs.

Gerry Brownlee dismisses excitement over shoddy quake repairs

Gerry Brownlee dismisses 'excitement' over shoddy quake repairs

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 4:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he is not buying into the "excitement that some want to generate" about defective earthquake repairs.

Huge support for royal commission into defective quake repairs

Huge support for royal commission into defective quake repairs

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 2:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

The deadline for signing a petition demanding an inquiry into substandard earthquake repairs will likely be extended after receiving overwhelming support.

Spectacular demolition turns car park murals into dust

Spectacular demolition turns car park murals into dust

Monday, 14 September 2015 2:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Murals on the Manchester St car park are being crunched into dust after a call to save the artworks failed.

EQC gearing up to fix shoddy repairs

EQC gearing up to fix shoddy repairs

Sunday, 13 September 2015 6:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is putting together a team of 35 staff to deal with defective repairs, and expects "there'll be an ongoing need to support customers for some time".

Only 1 per cent of EQC repairs done with building consent

Only 1 per cent of EQC repairs done with building consent

Sunday, 13 September 2015 5:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Only 1 per cent of the 66,769 quake repairs the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has completed were done under a building consent or exemption.

The Campaigners: Fighting for Christchurchs homeowners

The Campaigners: Fighting for Christchurch's homeowners

Saturday, 12 September 2015 7:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Daughter of EQC executive being investigated again

Daughter of EQC executive being investigated again

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

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.