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Christchurch City Council considers cutbacks to red zone services

Christchurch City Council considers cutbacks to red zone services

Sunday, 23 August 2015 8:06 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Red zone stayers say they have no intention of moving despite city council plans that may cut back key services such as roading, water and wastewater.

Building industry hits back at claims it is solely to blame for shoddy quake repairs

Building industry hits back at claims it is solely to blame for shoddy quake repairs

Friday, 21 August 2015 8:45 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The building industry is hitting back at claims it is solely to blame for shoddy earthquake repairs,

Calls for a wider review of quake repairs

Calls for a wider review of quake repairs

Friday, 21 August 2015 8:32 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says calls for a wider review of earthquake repairs could have implications for the city council's consenting process.

Is Christchurch in danger of becoming a bland city?

Is Christchurch in danger of becoming a 'bland' city?

Friday, 21 August 2015 12:25 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has rejected claims Christchurch is in danger of becoming a "bland" city.

Brownlee rejects claim Christchurch is a bland city

Brownlee rejects claim Christchurch is a 'bland' city

Thursday, 20 August 2015 8:05 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has rejected claims Christchurch is in danger of becoming a "bland" city.

Fletcher Construction boss Graham Darlow sorry for comment about Irish workers

Fletcher Construction boss Graham Darlow sorry for comment about Irish workers

Thursday, 20 August 2015 5:16 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Human Rights Commission has received 10 formal complaints about Fletcher Construction boss Graham Darlow's comment suggesting Irish builders did shoddy quake repair work.

Phase two of Christchurch Bus Interchange complete

Phase two of Christchurch Bus Interchange complete

Thursday, 20 August 2015 2:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

The second phase of Christchurch new $53 million bus interchange has been completed, with all 16 bays soon to be operational.

Lytteltons colourful British Hotel to be restored

Lyttelton's 'colourful' British Hotel to be restored

Thursday, 20 August 2015 2:12 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Lyttelton couple have taken over the ownership and restoration of the port town's infamous British Hotel.

Beck Eleven: Furious about shoddy repairs

Beck Eleven: Furious about shoddy repairs

Thursday, 20 August 2015 12:02 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Over the past few weeks I've driven more than 1000kms in my trusty Nissan Wingroad. It's been nice getting out of the city and meeting new people but it has reminded me just how easily Christchurch's problems are forgotten by people beyond our borders.

Fletcher Construction Graham Darlow sorry for comment about Irish workers

Fletcher Construction Graham Darlow sorry for comment about Irish workers

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:43 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Fletcher Construction has gone into damage control mode after chief executive Graham Darlow made a comment suggesting Irish builders did shoddy quake repair work. 

Fletcher boss apologises to Irish community

Fletcher boss apologises to Irish community

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:15 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Fletcher Construction chief executive Graham Darlow has apologised to the Irish community after suggesting that some builders who carried out shoddy repair work on Christchurch earthquake damaged homes had "gone back to Ireland".Darlow...

Fletcher boss apologises to Irish community

Fletcher boss apologises to Irish community

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

Fletcher Construction chief executive Graham Darlow has apologised to the Irish community after suggesting that some builders who carried out shoddy repair work on Christchurch earthquake damaged homes had "gone back to Ireland".Darlow...

Fletcher boss Graham Darlow sorry for Irish slur

Fletcher boss Graham Darlow sorry for Irish slur

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

Fletcher Construction chief executive Graham Darlow has apologised to the Irish community after suggesting that some builders who carried out shoddy repair work on Christchurch earthquake damaged homes had "gone back to Ireland".Darlow...

Fletcher boss Graham Darlow sorry for Irish slur

Fletcher boss Graham Darlow sorry for Irish slur

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

Fletcher Construction chief executive Graham Darlow has apologised to the Irish community after suggesting that some builders who carried out shoddy repair work on Christchurch earthquake damaged homes had "gone back to Ireland".Darlow...

Irish outraged at Fletcher Construction CEO comments over shoddy quake repairs

Irish outraged at Fletcher Construction CEO comments over shoddy quake repairs

Thursday, 20 August 2015 8:04 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Irish living in New Zealand and back home are reacting furiously to comments they say accuses their countrymen for shoddy earthquake repair work.

Report confirms Christchurch rents boom is over

Report confirms Christchurch rents boom is over

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 7:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Survey of Canterbury quake repairs caned by critics and advocates

Survey of Canterbury quake repairs caned by critics and advocates

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 7:21 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Government survey of quake repairs is nothing more than a "giant snow job", experts and community advocates claim.

EQC to apologise to homeowners for shoddy repairs

EQC to apologise to homeowners for shoddy repairs

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 5:09 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will apologise to thousands of homeowners facing checks to potentially faulty repairs to their quake-damaged homes.

Christchurch car park murals wont be saved

Christchurch car park murals won't be saved

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 3:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Citing cost, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority will not save .

EQC to apologise to homeowners with shoddy repairs

EQC to apologise to homeowners with shoddy repairs

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 12:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will apologise to thousands of home owners facing checks to potentially faulty repairs of their quake-damaged homes.

MBIE report: One third of assessed homes non-compliant

MBIE report: One third of assessed homes non-compliant

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 11:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than a third of earthquake-damaged Canterbury homes that had their structural repairs assessed by the Government had faulty underfloor work.

Anglicans to build offices alongside Transitional cardboard cathedral

Anglicans to build offices alongside Transitional cardboard cathedral

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 9:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's cardboard cathedral is to get a new neighbour - a double-storey storey office complex to be built on vacant land alongside the church.

Artist wants Christchurch murals saved

Artist wants Christchurch murals saved

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 2:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

The artist who painted murals on the Manchester St car park wants them saved.

Meridian signs up for new central city office

Meridian signs up for new central city office

Monday, 17 August 2015 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Power company Meridian Energy will return its 370 office staff to central Christchurch next year.

Christchurch CBD aerial video shows little progress

Christchurch CBD aerial video shows 'little progress'

Monday, 17 August 2015 4:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A new aerial video of central Christchurch shows parts of the city rebuild taking shape, alongside plenty of bare land awaiting development.

No responsibility on Fletcher EQR for shoddy quake repairs, contract suggests

No responsibility on Fletcher EQR for shoddy quake repairs, contract suggests

Friday, 14 August 2015 6:59 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) home repair programme project manager can not be held responsible for shoddy quake repairs, its contract suggests.

Shipping containers to be removed from Sumner

Shipping containers to be removed from Sumner

Friday, 14 August 2015 5:54 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The removal of a line of shipping containers from a Sumner roadside is "great news" for the Christchurch suburb, the residents' association says.

Ann Brower: Fix the parapets first

Ann Brower: Fix the parapets first

Friday, 14 August 2015 12:45 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

It's not every day when nearly everyone agrees. In that rare event, the Government should listen.

New Sabin Holloway exhibition captures aftermath of Christchurch earthquake

New Sabin Holloway exhibition captures aftermath of Christchurch earthquake

Friday, 14 August 2015 8:22 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

In the immediate aftermath of the February 2011 earthquake, which killed 185 people and virtually destroyed Christchurch's central business district, the government sealed off the inner city.

Brownlees bombshell leaves Cantabrians in the dark

Brownlee's bombshell leaves Cantabrians in the dark

Thursday, 13 August 2015 10:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee dropped a bombshell when he announced all Earthquake Commission (EQC) foundation repairs done without a building consent would be audited and errant builders would face sanctions.

Fix the parapets first

Fix the parapets first

Thursday, 13 August 2015 5:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

It's not every day when nearly everyone agrees.  In that rare event, the Government should listen.

Chemical company lend hand to housing scheme

Chemical company lend hand to housing scheme

Thursday, 13 August 2015 4:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

Volunteer builders from Australia are replacing the "distant memory" of the Christchurch earthquakes with a close-up view of the recovery.

Christchurch recovery documentary debuts tonight

Christchurch recovery documentary debuts tonight

Thursday, 13 August 2015 2:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians not amused by rebuild funny business

Cantabrians not amused by rebuild funny business

Thursday, 13 August 2015 9:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

New Zealand, it is said, is one of the least corrupt places in the world. Why, even our bribes to Saudi Arabian businessmen can hardly be called anything but "using a number 8 wire mentality to navigate the complexity of the business...

Cantabrians not amused by rebuild funny business

Cantabrians not amused by rebuild funny business

Thursday, 13 August 2015 9:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

New Zealand, it is said, is one of the least corrupt places in the world. Why, even our bribes to Saudi Arabian businessmen can hardly be called anything but "using a number 8 wire mentality to navigate the complexity of the business...

Gerry Brownlee targets cowboy builders after EQC foundation review

Gerry Brownlee targets 'cowboy' builders after EQC foundation review

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 9:17 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Construction "cowboys" who did shoddy repairs for the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will have to pay for their mistakes, Gerry Brownlee says.

Fulton Hogan investigated over safety concerns

Fulton Hogan investigated over safety concerns

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 7:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Complaints over Fulton Hogan's workplace safety are being investigated.

EQC foundation repair shortcomings revealed

EQC foundation repair shortcomings revealed

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 10:46 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will review thousands of underfloor repairs after a Government investigation found shortcomings.

Buyer needed to save historic former artists studio and lodge

Buyer needed to save historic former artist's studio and lodge

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 9:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury artist Bill Hammond is looking for someone to rescue his old home and studio.

Contractors score best views of Christchurch from citys cranes

Contractors score best views of Christchurch from city's cranes

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 10:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Workers on Christchurch cranes have the best views of the city, interrupted only by the occasional flock of birds.

Cop visit for sending daily emails to insurer

Cop visit for sending daily emails to insurer

Monday, 10 August 2015 8:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Police have visited the Christchurch home of a staunch insurance industry critic over daily emails sent to his insurer.

No appeal after Graeme Robinson incompetence claims quashed

No appeal after Graeme Robinson incompetence claims quashed

Monday, 10 August 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

The engineer's body will not appeal a decision clearing the actions of top Earthquake Commission staffer Graeme Robinson.

Future Christchurch hub closes its doors after 70,000 visits

Future Christchurch hub closes its doors after 70,000 visits

Sunday, 9 August 2015 7:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Future Christchurch information hub has closed its doors after more than 70,000 visitors.

Brooklands: The town the Government couldnt kill

Brooklands: The town the Government couldn't kill

Saturday, 8 August 2015 1:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

When departing Brooklands residents took the street signs as souvenirs, Les Griffiths decided to do something about it.

Retailers vie for top spots in retail precinct

Retailers vie for top spots in retail precinct

Friday, 7 August 2015 7:02 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Retailers are jostling to secure shops in a new retail precinct under construction in central Christchurch.

Squatters and vandals take over Christchurchs Caffe Roma

Squatters and vandals take over Christchurch's Caffe Roma

Friday, 7 August 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Squatters have set up camp in central Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Caffe Roma.

Australian architecture firm wins tender to build St Martins library

Australian architecture firm wins tender to build St Martins library

Friday, 7 August 2015 10:50 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An Australian architecture firm specialising in multi-use premises has won a contract to rebuild the St Martins Community library in Christchurch.

Christchurch Red Zone offers under way

Christchurch Red Zone offers under way

Thursday, 6 August 2015 4:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Red zone property owners will have until December 10 to accept a new Crown compensation offer on their property.

Christchurch rebuild documentary The Art of Recovery to premiere

Christchurch rebuild documentary The Art of Recovery to premiere

Thursday, 6 August 2015 11:21 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A feature on the creative rebuild of Christchurch opens at the International Film Festival next week.

Rebuilding Christchurch from a green blueprint

Rebuilding Christchurch from a green blueprint

Thursday, 6 August 2015 6:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

Four months after the February 2011 earthquake, the Christchurch City Council launched Share an Idea, a project that asked residents about their aspirations for a new-look central city.

Judge: Ceras slow demolitions not to blame for arsons

Judge: Cera's slow demolitions not to blame for arsons

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 12:59 p.m. by MediaStuff

A judge has rejected a defence lawyer's suggestion that the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's (Cera) slowness in carrying out red zone demolitions has contributed to Christchurch's spate of arsons.

Top cop Dave Cliff gets Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority job

Top cop Dave Cliff gets Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority job

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 12:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

A "well-respected" top police officer has been seconded to lead the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's final phase.

More than 14,000 construction jobs could disappear in Canterbury: Westpac

More than 14,000 construction jobs could disappear in Canterbury: Westpac

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 9:13 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Canterbury's young and unemployed have benefited the most from the region's rebuild but 14,000 construction jobs could disappear in the next few years, a major bank says.