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Learning to play game of claims

Learning to play game of claims

Saturday, 2 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

You can't fight them if you don't understand them, says long-time insurance professional Peter MacLeod.

Christchurch facing huge financial black hole

Christchurch facing huge financial black hole

Friday, 1 August 2014 7:06 p.m. by MediaOneNews

Christchurch ratepayers are facing a potential billion dollar black hole according to a new report.

Not about looks for Hottest Tradie

'Not about looks' for Hottest Tradie

Friday, 1 August 2014 1:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Stacy Rush was unsure about being entered in an online competition but the 25-year-old ''really got into it'' after a while.

Gerry Brownlee commends council on frugality needed to save Christchurch

Gerry Brownlee commends council on frugality needed to save Christchurch

Friday, 1 August 2014 11:05 a.m. by MediaOneNews

Gerry Brownlee has commended the Christchurch City Council for having the courage to put unpalatable but prudent options on the table.

$400m assets sale needed to save Christchurch

$400m assets sale needed to save Christchurch

Friday, 1 August 2014 10:04 a.m. by MediaOneNews

The mayor of Christchurch has confirmed that $400 million of the city's assets will need to be sold to make ends meet.

Christchurch City Councils $900m black hole

Christchurch City Council's $900m black hole

Friday, 1 August 2014 9:35 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch City Council has revealed today that it faces a funding black hole of up to $900 million to help rebuild the earthquake-wrecked city, and is set to start public consultation on "at least a partial" sale of its assets.

Christchurch may have to sell assets - Mayor

Christchurch may have to sell assets - Mayor

Friday, 1 August 2014 8:38 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch City Council is considering a $400 million sell-off of its capital assets as it deals with crushing financial losses.

Christchurch council makes Lyttelton Port buyout bid

Christchurch council makes Lyttelton Port buyout bid

Friday, 1 August 2014 8:38 a.m. by Media3News

CCC has announced a plan to takeover Lyttelton Port just hours after revealing a massive funding shortfall.

Report due into funding Christchurch rebuild

Report due into funding Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 1 August 2014 5:24 a.m. by MediaOneNews

The cash-strapped Christchurch City Council will reveal a report today that details how it can make ends meet.

Up to 3000 EQC claims to wait until next year

Up to 3000 EQC claims to wait until next year

Friday, 1 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A few thousand building claims will not be settled until next year, but complex land claims remain the biggest test for the Earthquake Commission (EQC), chief executive Ian Simpson says.

CTV News   Thursday 31 July

CTV News Thursday 31 July

Thursday, 31 July 2014 7:39 p.m. by MediaCTV

Flood-prone may get cash to lift homes

Flood-prone may get cash to lift homes

Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

The city council is considering giving flood-prone property owners up to $20,000 towards the cost of raising their homes as an interim measure to protect them from flooding.

Dr Alistair Humphrey speaks to Chris Lynch

Dr Alistair Humphrey speaks to Chris Lynch

Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:49 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey speaks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about issues affecting Cantabrians.

House builders warned of shoddy work

House builders warned of shoddy work

Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

House builders have been warned against risking shoddy workmanship as Canterbury becomes the construction capital of New Zealand.

Red-zone aim was not land clearance

Red-zone aim 'was not land clearance'

Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's red-zone offers were designed to "allow people to take control of their own lives", not force them off their land, a court has heard.

Expo aims to boost Christchurch rebuild

Expo aims to boost Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 31 July 2014 9:57 a.m. by Media3News

The Canterbury rebuild will be the focus of attention at today's DesignEX event in Christchurch.

$6.8b paid out to Canterbury quake claims

$6.8b paid out to Canterbury quake claims

Thursday, 31 July 2014 9:47 a.m. by MediaHerald

Eighty-five percent of Canterbury claims have been settled by the Earthquake Commission, which has paid out $6.8 billion in settlements.Claims on 143,900 properties had been resolved, EQC chief executive Ian Simpson said."Of the...

Lakes End homestead back on solid ground

Lakes End homestead back on solid ground

Thursday, 31 July 2014 7:31 a.m. by Media3News

A 105-year-old homestead has found a new home after being moved from Christchurch's red zone.

Hazardous waste removed by truckload

Hazardous waste removed by truckload

Thursday, 31 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Five kilograms of hypodermic needles, 39kg of medical waste, 4527 spray cans and 257,970kg of paint are among the hazardous household materials cleared from Christchurch's residential red zone.

Wards go up at new campus

Wards go up at new campus

Thursday, 31 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first structure of the multi-million dollar Burwood Health Campus redevelopment has appeared on site.

Wards go up at new Burwood campus

Wards go up at new Burwood campus

Thursday, 31 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The first structure of the multi-million dollar Burwood Health Campus redevelopment has appeared on site.

Vox Pops

Vox Pops

Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:39 a.m. by MediaCTV

Blueprint 2 years on

Blueprint 2 years on

Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:39 a.m. by MediaCTV

Red Zone Land

Red Zone Land

Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:39 a.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News   Wednesday 30 July

CTV News Wednesday 30 July

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 7:39 p.m. by MediaCTV

EQC whistleblower an outright crook - victim

EQC whistleblower 'an outright crook' - victim

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 4:19 p.m. by Media3News

Campbell Live has received over 400 pages of statements, emails, even affidavits, all suggesting Bryan Staples is no Robin Hood.

Quake zones not govt policy decision

Quake zones not govt policy decision

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 1:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

The creation of zones classifying earthquake-damaged land in Christchurch was not a government policy decision, a court had heard.

Chris Lynch speaks to Deon Swiggs

Chris Lynch speaks to Deon Swiggs

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 1:04 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch catches up with Deon Swiggs for the latest progress in Christchurch's rebuild.

Chris Lynch speaks to Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith

Chris Lynch speaks to Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 12:33 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch speaks to Dr Nick Smith about Christchurch's housing issues.

Building work worth $1.3b consented

Building work worth $1.3b consented

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Home building consents perked up in June, rising 3.5 per cent from May, on a seasonally adjusted basis.

New product launches at trade-only event

New product launches at trade-only event

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

The three-day show, Canterbury buildnz designex, is being hosted in the Horncastle Arena, formerly CBS Arena, in Addington, Christchurch.

Inspiration from around the world

Inspiration from around the world

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:29 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Christchurch is not the only city rebuilding. Economic and social change, and environmental pressure, are forcing architects and planners around the world to re-imagine cities in bold and exciting ways.

Engineer for EQC to face hearing

Engineer for EQC to face hearing

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Napier engineer who was the Earthquake Commission's ultimate engineering authority after the Christchurch earthquakes will face a disciplinary hearing.

Opinions divided on blueprint success

Opinions divided on blueprint success

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

On July 30, 2012, city leaders, politicians and entrepreneurs gathered at the city's civic offices as brochures of the new-look Christchurch were handed out and colourful images were displayed on a large screen.

Dean Lynda Patterson Funeral

Dean Lynda Patterson Funeral

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 12:42 a.m. by MediaCTV

Chch house building ahead of target

Chch house building 'ahead of target'

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 7:21 p.m. by Media3News

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says house building in Christchurch is exceeding the projected demand.

Redcliffs School stays in Sumner for now

Redcliffs School stays in Sumner for now

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 4:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

Redcliffs School is likely to remain in Sumner for another year as it waits to hear if its Main Road site is safe.

Quake waste dumping an emerging trend

Quake waste dumping an 'emerging trend'

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 4:21 p.m. by MediaStuff

A judge has denounced a post-quake trend of illegal waste dumping in the demolition industry and fined a contractor $33,000.

Red zone policy never explained

'Red zone policy never explained'

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 4:16 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has never explained why it did not use earthquake recovery legislation to develop Christchurch's residential red-zone policy, the Supreme Court has heard.

Red zone policy never explained, Outcasts tell court

Red zone policy never explained, Outcasts tell court

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 4:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has never explained why it did not use earthquake recovery legislation to develop Christchurch's residential red-zone policy, the Supreme Court has heard.

Tim Grafton Insurance Council - flood/insurance affected residents

Tim Grafton Insurance Council - flood/insurance affected residents

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 2:31 p.m. by MediaCTV Featured Popular

New four-star hotel for Christchurch

New four-star hotel for Christchurch

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 1:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new $12.5 million hotel in central Christchurch will add 44 apartments to the city's post-earthquake accommodation mix.

Quake Outcasts want one size fits all offer

Quake Outcasts want 'one size fits all' offer

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

A "one size fits all approach" to red-zone buyout offers was needed to allow all earthquake-affected landowners to recover, a court has heard.

Dean of Christchurch, Reverend Lynda Patterson, farewelled today

Dean of Christchurch, Reverend Lynda Patterson, farewelled today

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:02 p.m. by Media3News

The late Dean of Christchurch will be farewelled today at Christchurch's transitional cathedral.

Video: Dean of Christchurch farewelled

Video: Dean of Christchurch farewelled

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:02 p.m. by Media3News

The late Dean of Christchurch will be farewelled today at Christchurch's transitional cathedral.

Christchurch red zones are illegal, Supreme Court told

Christchurch 'red zones' are illegal, Supreme Court told

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:33 a.m. by MediaOneNews

The Supreme Court has heard that all 'red zones' in post-quake Christchurch are illegal.

Chris Lynch speaks to Prime Minister John Key

Chris Lynch speaks to Prime Minister John Key

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:19 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch speaks to Prime Minister John Key about the latest issues facing Canterbury

Chch may become edible Garden City

Chch may become edible Garden City

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch could become the best edible Garden City in the world, the Food Resilience Network says.

Quake Outcasts take case to Supreme Court

Quake Outcasts take case to Supreme Court

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 9:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Quake Outcasts will today have their case heard in New Zealand's highest court.

Rebuild behind schedule - Labour MPs

Rebuild behind schedule - Labour MPs

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 8:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

The residential rebuild has been "painfully slow" in the hands of Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee, two Labour MPs say.

Quake Outcasts head to the Supreme Court

'Quake Outcasts' head to the Supreme Court

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 5:26 a.m. by MediaOneNews

A group of Christchurch landowners known as the "Quake Outcasts" is heading to the Supreme Court today.

Rebuild falling behind schedule - Labour MPs

Rebuild falling behind schedule - Labour MPs

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The residential rebuild has been "painfully slow" in the hands of Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee, two Labour MPs say.

Tour De Montreal

Tour De Montreal

Monday, 28 July 2014 11:58 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch Boy Racers

Christchurch Boy Racers

Monday, 28 July 2014 11:57 p.m. by MediaCTV

CPIT Culinary Cooking

CPIT Culinary Cooking

Monday, 28 July 2014 11:55 p.m. by MediaCTV

Lynched - Dr Alistair Humphrey - 28th July

Lynched - Dr Alistair Humphrey - 28th July

Monday, 28 July 2014 8:17 p.m. by ChrisLynch

CTV News   Monday 28 July

CTV News Monday 28 July

Monday, 28 July 2014 7:31 p.m. by MediaCTV

Hottest Tradie voting closes Thursday

Hottest Tradie voting closes Thursday

Monday, 28 July 2014 1:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hearts are fluttering and the votes are flowing in as competition heats up for Canterbury's hottest tradie.

When you disagree with quake repair assessment

When you disagree with quake repair assessment

Monday, 28 July 2014 1:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

A: Many homeowners are concerned, like you, about the standard or extent of the proposed repairs. What is a proper repair depends on two things - first, what is good building practice, and second, whether the repair proposal complies with your rights under the policy.