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Land settlements put EQC between a rock and a hard place

Land settlements put EQC between a rock and a hard place

Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

EQC is arousing suspicion again with its manoeuvring on the coming payouts for flood and liquefaction land damage. But is it just doing the right thing in a somewhat impossible situation? JOHN McCRONE reports.

Christchurch: My first quake anniversary away from home

Christchurch: My first quake anniversary away from home

Saturday, 21 February 2015 8:24 a.m. by MediaStuff

A lot can change in four years. Children can become teenagers. Weeds can grow over graves. Cities can be re-born.

Christchurch: Is why flowers pop up in road cones worldwide

Christchurch: 'Is why flowers pop up in road cones' worldwide

Saturday, 21 February 2015 7:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

A lot can change in four years. Children can become teenagers. Weeds can grow over graves. Cities can be re-born.

PM understands challenges: Dalziel

PM understands challenges: Dalziel

Friday, 20 February 2015 11:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Prime Minister's willingness to let the city council decide when the new sports stadium gets built shows he understands its financial challenges, Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

Threat of liquidation hangs over Highfield Park project

Threat of liquidation hangs over Highfield Park project

Friday, 20 February 2015 11:32 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The future of Christchurch's giant 2200-home Highfield Park subdivision has been thrown into doubt by the threat of liquidation.

Highfield Park faces liquidation threat

Highfield Park faces liquidation threat

Friday, 20 February 2015 11:32 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The future of Christchurch's giant 2200-home Highfield Park subdivision has been thrown into doubt by the threat of liquidation.

The year insurers took a hit

The year insurers took a hit

Friday, 20 February 2015 9:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Four years on from the devastation of the February 22, 2011, earthquake the Christchurch insurance scene is much altered but intact.

CALI 1502 20 Full YouTubeSD

CALI 1502 20 Full YouTubeSD

Friday, 20 February 2015 3:56 p.m. by MediaCTV

Canterbury LIVE - February 20th 2015

Canterbury LIVE - February 20th 2015

Friday, 20 February 2015 3:56 p.m. by MediaCTV

Extraordinary new moves for earthquake survivor

Extraordinary new moves for earthquake survivor

Friday, 20 February 2015 3:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

It began with a twitch. Then a toe wiggled. Soon it became a co-ordinated movement.

Steep parking fines anger Christchurch rebuild workers

Steep parking fines anger Christchurch rebuild workers

Friday, 20 February 2015 3:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tradies working in Christchurch's city centre are talking of downing tools and walking off the job after being hit with steep parking fines by the city council.

NZ on Screen: Christchurch quake documentaries

NZ on Screen: Christchurch quake documentaries

Friday, 20 February 2015 12:30 p.m. by MediaHerald

In the past four years, the Christchurch quakes have been the subject of several documentaries, as well as the drama series Hope and Wire . Hope and Wire received mixed reviews, with some viewers feeling it was too soon for a drama...

Lets Go Shopping - Friday 20th February

Let's Go Shopping - Friday 20th February

Friday, 20 February 2015 12:29 p.m. by MediaCTV

Covered - Wednesday 18th February

Covered - Wednesday 18th February

Friday, 20 February 2015 12:21 p.m. by MediaCTV

The Trapped: Where are they now?

The Trapped: Where are they now?

Friday, 20 February 2015 10:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fallout from Japan disaster continues

Fallout from Japan disaster continues

Friday, 20 February 2015 9:04 a.m. by MediaThePress

Smiley faces here. Smiley faces there.

Research: Quake claims result in health problems

Research: Quake claims result in health problems

Friday, 20 February 2015 6:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians with unsettled quake claims are more likely to argue with their partner, have health issues and experience financial problems, new research shows.

Research: Quake claims result in health problems

Research: Quake claims result in health problems

Friday, 20 February 2015 6:40 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians with unsettled quake claims are more likely to argue with their partner, have health issues and experience financial problems, new research shows.

Christchurch: Then and now

Christchurch: Then and now

Friday, 20 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

It can be hard to remember what parts of Christchurch looked like just moments after the February 22, 2011, struck.

1240 central Christchurch buildings demolished

1240 central Christchurch buildings demolished

Friday, 20 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Four years of demolitions and rebuilds flash before your eyes in 30 seconds.

One man, one picture, every day for four years

One man, one picture, every day for four years

Friday, 20 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The view into town when Jeff Peters collected The Press from his driveway every morning used to stay the same.

St Elmos Court owner bitter, angry, in debt

St Elmos Court owner bitter, angry, in debt

Friday, 20 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Development stalls on central city site

Development stalls on central city site

Friday, 20 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

High-rise living with no power or water

High-rise living with no power or water

Friday, 20 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The moment Christchurch changed forever

The moment Christchurch changed forever

Friday, 20 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The moment the quake hit I was sitting at my desk in Oxford Terrace across the river from the PGC building.

Christchurch: Before and after

Christchurch: Before and after

Friday, 20 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

It can be hard to remember what parts of Christchurch looked like just moments after the February 22, 2011, struck.

Large Christchurch repair projects delayed

Large Christchurch repair projects delayed

Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Almost half a billion dollars of earthquake repairs scheduled for this year have been delayed.

Quake-shattered church a rare heritage survivor

Quake-shattered church a 'rare heritage survivor'

Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

CTV News Story - YMCA Art

CTV News Story - YMCA Art

Thursday, 19 February 2015 7:47 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch quake survivors lives irrevocably changed

Christchurch quake survivors lives irrevocably changed

Thursday, 19 February 2015 4:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

For Richard Austin, coming home was the worst. The washing was folded on the couch, his wife's jacket draped over a chair. She could have just walked down to the dairy for a bottle of milk.

Sheer violence of earthquake remembered by tattooist Matt Parkin

'Sheer violence' of earthquake remembered by tattooist Matt Parkin

Thursday, 19 February 2015 4:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

Matt Parkin was the owner of tattoo studio Southern Ink on a block in Colombo St between St Asaph and Tuam streets.

Research: Quake claims = health problems

Research: Quake claims = health problems

Thursday, 19 February 2015 3:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians with unsettled quake claims are more likely to argue with their partner, have health issues and experience financial problems, new research shows.

Antigua St footbridge back over Avon River

Antigua St footbridge back over Avon River

Thursday, 19 February 2015 3:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Antigua St footbridge has returned to arc over the Avon River once more.

No compensation for home lost in quake

No compensation for home lost in quake

Thursday, 19 February 2015 1:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

Helen Kraal lost her home in the earthquakes but an insurance loophole means she won't be fully compensated.

I will always be indebted to my wife

'I will always be indebted to my wife'

Thursday, 19 February 2015 1:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

I was employed as the sales manager at CTV  on Tuesday February 22, 2011. My wife was employed as a fitness instructor at the QE11 stadium.

The second quake hit and we thought this was the end

'The second quake hit and we thought this was the end'

Thursday, 19 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

We'll certainly never forget the week commencing February 20, 2011. Our 50th wedding anniversary was due on February 24.

EQC holdups delay work

EQC holdups delay work

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 9:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance Australia Group (IAG) has indicated it can't settle Canterbury's over-cap earthquake claims any faster unless the Earthquake Commission gets quicker first.

CTV News - Tuesday 17th February

CTV News - Tuesday 17th February

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 1:22 p.m. by MediaCTV

I was at work when it happened. And the world froze.

'I was at work when it happened. And the world froze.'

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

It's the question that gets asked a lot at this time of year. Certain events always stick in your mind and now as the four year anniversary approached ... where was I on February 22, 2011 at 12.51pm?

I was at work when it happened. The world froze.

'I was at work when it happened. The world froze.'

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

It's the question that gets asked a lot at this time of year. Certain events always stick in your mind and now as the four year anniversary approached ... where was I on February 22, 2011 at 12.51pm?

Public say on $9.2m Cathedral Square revamp

Public say on $9.2m Cathedral Square revamp

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 9:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council and the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) say they will engage with the public before embarking on a multimillion-dollar redesign of Cathedral Square.

CTV News Segment - Vero

CTV News Segment - Vero

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 8:44 a.m. by MediaCTV

Foo Fighters spring surprise show on New Zealand fans

Foo Fighters spring surprise show on New Zealand fans

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Dave Grohl, frontman for US rockers Foo Fighters, is a man who likes surprises - and he's just sprung one on his band's Kiwi fans.Grohl and the Foos have confirmed they'll play a smaller sideshow before their highly anticipated show.

February 22, 2011: Four years on

February 22, 2011: Four years on

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch will soon be marking the fourth anniversary of the deadly .

CTV collapse prosecution pending

CTV collapse prosecution pending

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 4:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

The decision on whether police will prosecute anybody over the collapse of the CTV building will need to jump through many hoops before a result later this year.

Christchurch earthquake memorial designs unveiled

Christchurch earthquake memorial designs unveiled

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 2:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

The six shortlisted designs for the multi-million dollar Canterbury Earthquake Memorial have been unveiled.

Lynched - Monday 16th February

Lynched - Monday 16th February

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 12:39 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News: First at Five - Monday 16th February

CTV News: First at Five - Monday 16th February

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 11:11 a.m. by MediaCTV

Lloyds pays out $4.2b for NZ quakes

Lloyd's pays out $4.2b for NZ quakes

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Global insurance giant Lloyd's has paid out $4.2 billion for the Canterbury earthquakes, expects to pay a further $1.6 billion and remains committed to New Zealand.

Disaster insurance flawed

Disaster insurance 'flawed'

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

New Zealand's dual insurance system has been deemed inefficient by a leading insurance company, following the Canterbury earthquakes.A report by Vero insurance and Deloitte Access Economics - Four Years On: 

Christchurch Hospitals emergency department ailing from extra visitors

Christchurch Hospital's emergency department ailing from extra visitors

Monday, 16 February 2015 10:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

A surge in rebuild workers visiting Christchurch Hospital's emergency department (ED) may be straining a health system already stretched to its limits.

EQC backs Vero on quake claim model review

EQC backs Vero on quake claim model review

Monday, 16 February 2015 1:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

EQC says it has been talking to insurers about sharing the load in dealing with claims, after one of insurer Vero's top executives has pointed to delays resulting from New Zealand's dual-managed system.

Insurers settle 57 per cent of Christchurch quake claims

Insurers settle 57 per cent of Christchurch quake claims

Monday, 16 February 2015 10:54 a.m. by MediaHerald

Four years after Christchurch's devastating earthquake on February 22, 2011, private insurers say they have settled 57 per cent of residential insurance claims over the Earthquake Commission's $100,000 "cap".By the end of last year,...

YMCA gets $1m for urban culture space

YMCA gets $1m for urban culture space

Monday, 16 February 2015 8:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $1 million redevelopment of the YMCA base in Christchurch will provide a new central city hang-out and creative space for the city's young people.

Many quake claimants remain in EQC limbo

Many quake claimants remain in EQC limbo

Sunday, 15 February 2015 11:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

Almost four years may have passed but many Canterbury homeowners still need answers on their earthquake claims.

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Saturday, 14 February 2015 2:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

You can tell the tears are not far away. Mine are close too, the first pinpricks of salt water stinging my eyes.

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Disaster rebuild, the Japanese way

Saturday, 14 February 2015 2:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

You can tell the tears are not far away. Mine are close too, the first pinpricks of salt water stinging my eyes.

End of home-repair programme shock to staff

End of home-repair programme shock to staff

Friday, 13 February 2015 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Concerns have been raised about a sudden end to a Fletcher earthquake home-repair programme for contracted staff at the end of April.

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 13 February 2015 4:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

An offshore trust set up by expats is set to close after funelling over $6 million into the Christchurch rebuild.

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Expats funnel $6 million into Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 13 February 2015 4:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

An offshore trust set up by expats is set to close after funelling over $6 million into the Christchurch rebuild.