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Understanding existing use rights

Understanding existing use rights

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 2:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

Existing use rights under the Resource Management Act, (RMA) have an important role to play in the rebuild of Christchurch.

Pay red-zoned landowners 100 per cent

Pay red-zoned landowners 100 per cent

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 11:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has been ordered by a judge to rethink the red zone offers made to two small groups - those who owned empty sections in the residential red zone and those with residences in the red zone who were not insured for one reason or another. These are the Outcasts.

Brownlee on red-zone appeal

Brownlee on red-zone appeal

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 7:28 p.m. by Media3News

Yesterday the Christchurch High Court found that a Government offer made to displaced red zone residents "was not made according to the law".

Chch quake refugees in limbo after court appeal

Chch quake refugees in limbo after court appeal

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 6:20 p.m. by Media3News

The High Court recently made a decision against the Government in Christchurch over how much to pay for bare land.

Walk away threat offends Outcasts

'Walk away' threat offends Outcasts

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A threat from Prime Minister John Key to "walk away" from Christchurch red-zoners challenging their buyout offers has been labelled offensive and lacking compassion.

Win for owners in the red zone

Win for owners in the red zone

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The decision by the High Court to quash the Government's compensation offer for uninsured residential red zone land is some vindication for the owners who challenged the offer.

Lawyer: Govt must pay in full in Chch vacant land offer

Lawyer: Govt must pay in full in Chch vacant land offer

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 4:32 p.m. by Media3News

A Christchurch lawyer who took the Government to court says it has a moral obligation to pay everyone affected in full.

Govt to fight red zone ruling

Govt to fight red zone ruling

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:04 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government is appealing against a High Court ruling that says its buyout offers to some owners of uninsured or vacant quake damaged land are illegal.

Government to fight red zone ruling

Government to fight red zone ruling

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 10:51 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Govt will appeal landmark red-zone legal decision

Govt will appeal landmark red-zone legal decision

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 8:41 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Plan to replace Christchurch landmark

Plan to replace Christchurch landmark

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 3:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

A 50-metre-high accommodation, office and retail complex is being proposed to replace the earthquake-hit Hotel Grand Chancellor, which was one of Christchurch's tallest buildings before its demolition.

New design for Hotel Grand Chancellor site

New design for Hotel Grand Chancellor site

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 2:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

CTV tagger: I was drunk, Im sorry

CTV tagger: I was drunk, I'm sorry

Monday, 26 August 2013 11:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

An Auckland rapper who vandalised the Canterbury Television site in Christchurch has pleaded guilty to a wilful-damage charge.

Govt will appeal red-zone land ruling

Govt will appeal red-zone land ruling

Monday, 26 August 2013 11:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has confirmed the Government will appeal a High Court ruling which found offers for red-zoned property in Christchurch were unlawful.

Govt to appeal High Court red-zone ruling

Govt to appeal High Court red-zone ruling

Monday, 26 August 2013 9:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

The government is appealing a High Court ruling against the Crown's compensation offer for red-zoned land in Christchurch.

Govt may appeal High Court red-zone ruling

Govt may appeal High Court red-zone ruling

Monday, 26 August 2013 8:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

The government is weighing up whether to appeal a High Court ruling against the Crown's compensation offer for red-zoned land in Christchurch.

Govt may appeal red-zone land ruling

Govt may appeal red-zone land ruling

Monday, 26 August 2013 8:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government is weighing up whether to appeal a High Court ruling against the Crown's compensation offer for red-zoned land in Christchurch.

Brownlee to appeal Chch landowner court decision

Brownlee to appeal Chch landowner court decision

Monday, 26 August 2013 7:53 p.m. by Media3News

Today the court released its judicial review and the landowners have won. The judge has sent the minister back to the drawing board to come up with another offer.

Judge rules red zone offers illegal

Judge rules red zone offers illegal

Monday, 26 August 2013 5:48 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A High Court judge has ruled that offers to purchase uninsured and vacant land in quake-affected parts of Christchurch were not done according to the law.

Government loses landmark legal battle over red-zoned land

Government loses landmark legal battle over red-zoned land

Monday, 26 August 2013 5:42 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Government has lost a landmark legal battle over its 50 per cent offer for vacant red-zoned Christchurch land and uninsured properties.Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Roger Sutton, chief executive of Canterbury...

Judge rules red zone offers not legal

Judge rules red zone offers not legal

Monday, 26 August 2013 4:56 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A High Court judge has ruled that offers to purchase uninsured and vacant land in quake-affected parts of Christchurch were not done according to the law.

Court overturns redzone buyout offer

Court overturns redzone buyout offer

Monday, 26 August 2013 3:50 p.m. by Media3News

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and the chief executive of CERA have been ordered to reconsider their offer to buy properties in the Christchurch redzone.

 

The Christchurch High Court has found an offer made to displaced residents "was not made according to the law".

 

"It is apparent that payments of 50 percent of the land r ...

Quake Outcasts crack open the bubbles

Quake Outcasts crack open the bubbles

Monday, 26 August 2013 10:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's Quake Outcasts have had little to celebrate in the past year.

Families want flawed buildings named

Families want flawed buildings named

Monday, 26 August 2013 10:13 a.m. by MediaRNZ

A spokesperson for some families of those who died in the collapse of the CTV building in the February 2011 earthquake says it's time to name some of the buildings with similar design flaws.

Editorial: Christchurch rebuild needs more action

Editorial: Christchurch rebuild needs more action

Monday, 26 August 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

What exactly is the holdup in Christchurch? A year has passed since the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority drew up a plan for the rebuild of the city centre but nothing seems to be happening. One potential investor, the New Zealand Super Fund, has expressed its frustration. The fund's chief executive, Adrian Orr, told the last week it is keen to put money into Christchurch once they can assess what is proposed. But it was still not clear to him who has responsibility for the major ...

Outcasts win High Court battle

Outcasts win High Court battle

Monday, 26 August 2013 4:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has been handed an embarrassing defeat in the High Court over its contentious offers to buy red-zoned land from homeowners.

Outcasts win High Court battle

Outcasts win High Court battle

Monday, 26 August 2013 4:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has been handed an embarrassing defeat in the High Court over its contentious offers to buy red-zoned land from homeowners.

Survey shows majority satisfied with repairs

Survey shows majority satisfied with repairs

Sunday, 25 August 2013 9:19 p.m. by MediaStuff



Scrap James Hay Theatre, says conductor

Scrap James Hay Theatre, says conductor

Sunday, 25 August 2013 8:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Scrap James Hay Theatre, says conductor

Scrap James Hay Theatre, says conductor

Sunday, 25 August 2013 8:21 p.m. by MediaStuff



Chch houses become models before demolition

Chch houses become models before demolition

Sunday, 25 August 2013 7:05 p.m. by Media3News



Former Fletcher staff now compete

Former Fletcher staff now compete

Sunday, 25 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

When Bob Foster and Ron Anderson departed from Fletchers to go it alone, little did they know they would be competing with it 30 years later.

Research underway into quake affected businesses

Research underway into quake affected businesses

Sunday, 25 August 2013 12:49 p.m. by MediaHerald

A study is underway into what happened to hundreds of Christchurch inner city businesses after the devastating earthquakes.The University of Canterbury project is tracking individual businesses to find out if they've relocated,...

Quake families want justice

Quake families want 'justice'

Sunday, 25 August 2013 10:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

Quake victims' families frustrated by the lack of accountability over the loss of more than 100 lives are now gearing up for legal action.

Justice precinct cost set to soar

Justice precinct cost set to soar

Sunday, 25 August 2013 9:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

The true cost of Christchurch's new Justice and Emergency Precinct will be several times higher than the $100 million figure cited by the Government, understands.

High St history in smartphone app

High St history in smartphone app

Sunday, 25 August 2013 9:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

A hi-tech multimedia remembrance website and smartphone application for Christchurch's earthquake-ravaged High St has been unveiled.

Study hopes to find former CBD businesses

Study hopes to find former CBD businesses

Sunday, 25 August 2013 1:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student is investigating what has happened to 355 businesses in Christchurch's core inner city area.

Trust says it has financial support to save cathedral

Trust says it has financial support to save cathedral

Saturday, 24 August 2013 9:48 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Great Christchurch Buildings Trust says it's got plenty of financial support for its fight to save the quake damaged Christ Church Cathedral.

Christchurch Town Hall plan endorsed

Christchurch Town Hall plan endorsed

Saturday, 24 August 2013 12:02 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch Town Hall is a step closer to being saved after a council committee agreed it should be fully restored.

Quake victims families to meet

Quake victims' families to meet

Friday, 23 August 2013 7:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

Accountability, safety and possible legal action will be hot topics at a meeting between earthquake victims' families, police, government officials and engineering authorities.

Australian firms cashing in big on rebuild

Australian firms cashing in big on rebuild

Friday, 23 August 2013 12:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Australians are cashing in big in the Canterbury rebuild.

Campaigners take Cathedral battle to Supreme Court

Campaigners take Cathedral battle to Supreme Court

Friday, 23 August 2013 12:37 p.m. by MediaHerald

Campaigners battling to save the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral have taken their case to the highest court in the country.The Court of Appeal last month ruled that demolition of the building could go ahead. But the bulldozers...

Three preschools on below standard list

Three preschools on below standard list

Friday, 23 August 2013 11:41 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than 200 Christchurch buildings do not reach the Government's new earthquake building standards policy, including at least three occupied preschools - and assessments are only 14 per cent of the way there.

Australian firms cashing in big on rebuild

Australian firms cashing in big on rebuild

Friday, 23 August 2013 11:29 a.m. by MediaStuff

Australians are cashing in big in the Canterbury rebuild.

Australian firms cashing in big on rebuild

Australian firms cashing in big on rebuild

Friday, 23 August 2013 11:29 a.m. by MediaThePress

Australians are cashing in big in the Canterbury rebuild.

Group ups fight for cathedral

Group ups fight for cathedral

Friday, 23 August 2013 1:12 a.m. by MediaStuff

Opponents to the deconstruction of the Christ Church Cathedral are now taking their fight to the Supreme Court.

Councillors back Town Hall restoration

Councillors back Town Hall restoration

Friday, 23 August 2013 1:11 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's "living room" is one step closer to being restored after several councillors agreed it was an important part of the city's heritage.

Quake prone cities rock like jelly

Quake prone cities 'rock like jelly'

Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

New Zealand's most earthquake-prone cities are just like Tokyo, and ''rock like jelly on a dinner plate'' when a quake hits, new research shows.

Full restoration of Town Hall urged

Full restoration of Town Hall urged

Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Town Hall is one of the most "significant heritage buildings" in the city, an art history lecturer says.

EQC holding up payouts

'EQC holding up payouts'

Thursday, 22 August 2013 8:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

IAG New Zealand says the big obstacles to finalising claims in Christchurch now are the Earthquake Commission's decisions on land damage and customers dragging the chain on rebuild decisions.

Community groups worried about pace, quality of repairs

Community groups worried about pace, quality of repairs

Thursday, 22 August 2013 7:48 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Port Hills housing announcement very close

Port Hills housing announcement very close

Thursday, 22 August 2013 1:10 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

A third of owners query quake repairs

A third of owners query quake repairs

Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than a third of Christchurch homeowners are unhappy with their earthquake repairs, a survey has found.

A third of owners query quake repairs

A third of owners query quake repairs

Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:49 a.m. by MediaThePress

More than a third of Christchurch homeowners are unhappy with their earthquake repairs, a survey has found.

Chch ready for future disaster

Chch ready for future disaster

Thursday, 22 August 2013 1:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

After almost three years of routinely leaping to doorframes and cowering under desks, it is no surprise Canterbury residents are significantly more prepared for an emergency than the rest of the country.

Port Hills announcement very close

Port Hills announcement 'very close'

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 10:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

A long-awaited Port Hills land-zoning review is "very close" to being announced, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) says.

Chch pipers claim world title

Chch pipers claim world title

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 6:22 p.m. by Media3News

A Christchurch secondary school has beaten the Scottish at their own game.

Suncorp more than triples NZ profit

Suncorp more than triples NZ profit

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 1:49 p.m. by Media3News

 

Builders struggle in wait for rebuild

Builders struggle in wait for rebuild

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's rebuild has not proved the goldmine some construction firms thought it would be.

Builders struggle to wait for the rebuild

Builders struggle to wait for the rebuild

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's rebuild has not proved the goldmine some construction firms thought it would be.