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Blogger refuses to pay EQC legal costs

Blogger refuses to pay EQC legal costs

Friday, 29 November 2013 8:40 a.m. by MediaStuff

The blogger who leaked thousands of insurance claims online has refused to pay the Earthquake Commission's legal costs, saying his assets are protected in his homeland of Switzerland where he is now living.

Consents hitman making progress

Consents hitman making progress

Friday, 29 November 2013 8:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council is still taking too long to process building consents, but the government fix-it man believes the organisation can turn the situation around.

Christchurch city takes shape: goodbye red zone

Christchurch city takes shape: goodbye red zone

Thursday, 28 November 2013 11:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

Intensive housing developments will be allowed in suburbs near central Christchurch under new rules aimed at squeezing more homes into the city.

New fire stations for quake-hit city

New fire stations for quake-hit city

Thursday, 28 November 2013 6:13 p.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch is to get seven new fire stations in a $50 million 10-year project aimed at meeting the needs of the post-earthquake city.

In-fighting kicks off among Nationals partners

In-fighting kicks off among National's partners

Thursday, 28 November 2013 5:37 p.m. by Media3News

 

CERA promises to step up demolitions

CERA promises to step up demolitions

Thursday, 28 November 2013 4:11 p.m. by Media3News

CERA has announced a new approach to house demolitions.

Go-ahead for high-density housing

Go-ahead for high-density housing

Thursday, 28 November 2013 4:05 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The city council has agreed on a new plan to squeeze more homes into Christchurch's existing urban boundaries in a bid to ease the post-quake housing pinch.

Crown takes ownership of Ministry nightclub

Crown takes ownership of Ministry nightclub

Thursday, 28 November 2013 1:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch nightclub owner is saddened that the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is compulsorily acquiring his land as part of the Bus Interchange Precinct.

Denser housing plan agreed

Denser housing plan agreed

Thursday, 28 November 2013 12:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council has agreed on a new plan to squeeze more homes into Christchurch's existing urban boundaries in a bid to ease the post-quake housing pinch.

Red-zone demo to deter crime

Red-zone demo to deter crime

Thursday, 28 November 2013 11:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

Residential red-zone properties that have been a "blight on the landscape" will be demolished in a more coordinated approach to ward off vandals and ensure deadlines for house removals are met.

Seven new fire stations for Chch

Seven new fire stations for Chch

Thursday, 28 November 2013 11:09 a.m. by Media3News

The rebuild is expected to take five years at a cost of around $50 million.

Livestreaming: Council housing debate

Livestreaming: Council housing debate

Thursday, 28 November 2013 9:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

A plan for the urgent redevelopment of social housing in Christchurch will considered by the city council this morning.

Blogger may face EQC court case costs

Blogger may face EQC court case costs

Thursday, 28 November 2013 7:57 a.m. by MediaOneNews Popular

Blogger may have to pay court costs after found he was in breach of confidence.

Town Hall call likely to proceed

Town Hall call likely to proceed

Thursday, 28 November 2013 7:56 a.m. by MediaOneNews

Plans to restore the Christchurch Town Hall at a cost of $127.5 million.

Town Hall call likely to proceed

Town Hall call likely to proceed

Thursday, 28 November 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The new-look Christchurch City Council is set to proceed with plans to restore the Christchurch Town Hall at a cost of $127.5 million.

Christchurch gets trams back on the rails

Christchurch gets trams back on the rails

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 8:40 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Disability access upgrades scrapped

Disability access upgrades scrapped

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 7:24 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Wheelchairs – most of us will never need one, but if we do, we should prepare ourselves for a life in which the simplest things become much greater undertakings, in which the everyday world suddenly becomes an obstacle course and in which the easy isn't so easy any more. 

Things are improving, surely? Well, perhaps.

The Government has decided to accept a recommendation from the Royal Commission into the ...

Denials over hospital asbestos exposure

Denials over hospital asbestos exposure

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 1:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

he Canterbury District Health Board and Christchurch firm Goleman Ltd entered not guilty pleasto two asbestos-related charges in the Christchurch District Court today

Christchurch housing worst its ever been

Christchurch housing 'worst it's ever been'

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 11:58 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The housing situation in Christchurch is now the worst it has ever been, forcing some families to squat in empty red zone houses.

Vendors should disclose details

Vendors should disclose details

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 11:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

EQC settlement holding up repairs

EQC settlement holding up repairs

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 9:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is trying to reach a global settlement with the Earthquake Commission (EQC) so it can speed up the repair and rebuild of its quake-damaged social housing units.

NG Gallerys fate set to Christmas carol

NG Gallery's fate set to Christmas carol

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 9:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

A tongue-in-cheek version of the carol highlights the uncertain future of a historic central city building.

Quake city gets its trams back on the rails

Quake city gets its trams back on the rails

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 9:06 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Singapores lessons for Christchurch

Singapore's lessons for Christchurch

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 8:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Singapore is a city always on the move. Every time I have visited over a period of nearly 30 years, something big, new, and dramatic is being built.

Strong crust cause of big Sth Island quakes

Strong crust cause of big Sth Island quakes

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 1:04 a.m. by MediaStuff

Future large earthquakes in the southern South Island could see many thousands of residents there suffer the same kind of powerful aftershocks experienced by Cantabrians over the last three years, new research shows.

Four new venues open by February

Four new venues open by February

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:19 a.m. by MediaThePress

Bars and restaurants in Christchurch's newest hospitality destination should be open in just over two months.

Frustrated SOL Square developer may ditch

Frustrated SOL Square developer may ditch

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

The redevelopment of Christchurch's once vibrant upmarket bar zone SOL Square has stalled because of the financial and legal wrangles left behind by bankrupt entrepreneur David Henderson.

Frustrated developer prepares to ditch

Frustrated developer prepares to ditch

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

The redevelopment of Christchurch's once vibrant upmarket bar zone SOL Square has stalled because of the financial and legal wrangles left behind by bankrupt entrepreneur David Henderson.

Canterbury earthquakes were highly unusual

Canterbury earthquakes were highly unusual

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 5:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury earthquakes were even more unusual than first thought and unlikely to occur anywhere else in the world, new research reveals.

Council, ministry eye unsafe rental homes

Council, ministry eye unsafe rental homes

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:32 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Dangerous buildings break work safety laws

Dangerous buildings break work safety laws

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Bosses knowingly sending staff to work in earthquake-prone buildings are breaking health and safety laws.

Helping revive Christchurchs beating heart

Helping revive Christchurch's beating heart

Monday, 25 November 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A yoga studio, a sushi shop and a gift boutique go into a city centre. It could be the start of a complicated joke, but the reality is that some businesses are taking the first, hesitant steps back into the heart of Christchurch despite the challenges associated. What they have in common is a will to be part of the recovery, and a firm belief that more shops, businesses and punters will be back in the CBD soon.

Collapse liability demanded

Collapse liability demanded

Sunday, 24 November 2013 10:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

The lack of accountability over the collapse of the CTV building has left victims' families feeling as though the Government does not care.

Decisions urged on future of red zone

Decisions urged on future of red zone

Sunday, 24 November 2013 8:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

Decisions on the future of Christchurch's residential red zone are needed within the next 12 months to kick-start recovery in the city's east, a group backing river park plans says.

Grieving fathers demand action on CTV fall

Grieving fathers demand action on CTV fall

Sunday, 24 November 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Quake survivor health remains key focus

Quake survivor health remains key focus

Saturday, 23 November 2013 3:08 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch health experts are still regularly treating people for stress and anxiety caused by the quakes three years ago.

Feel good factor drives volunteers

'Feel good' factor drives volunteers

Saturday, 23 November 2013 9:03 a.m. by MediaStuff

Architects unique take on rebuilding Christchurch

Architect's unique take on rebuilding Christchurch

Friday, 22 November 2013 4:35 p.m. by Media3News



Bidding opens for bars, shops, homes

Bidding opens for bars, shops, homes

Friday, 22 November 2013 2:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tens of thousands of square metres of retail, entertainment and accommodation space could be developed around the Christchurch bus interchange, according to a "request for expressions of interest" for the anchor rebuild project.

Forsyth Barr building put up for sale

Forsyth Barr building put up for sale

Friday, 22 November 2013 2:13 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Chch council avoids Brownlee takeover

Chch council avoids Brownlee takeover

Friday, 22 November 2013 12:21 p.m. by Media3News


Christchurch Forsyth Barr building for sale

Christchurch Forsyth Barr building for sale

Friday, 22 November 2013 11:27 a.m. by Media3News

One of Christchurch's last standing central city high rises is up sale.

CCHL helps city keep rates lower

CCHL helps city keep rates lower

Friday, 22 November 2013 10:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

Quake damaged tower for sale as is, where is

Quake damaged tower for sale 'as is, where is'

Friday, 22 November 2013 10:48 a.m. by MediaOneNews

One of the last high-rises in central Christchurch is being sold "as is, where is" if the price is right.

Forsyth Barr for sale as-is-where-is

Forsyth Barr for sale 'as-is-where-is'

Friday, 22 November 2013 9:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of the last high-rises in the central city is being sold 'as is, where is' if the price is right.

Forsyth Barr building for sale as-is-where-is

Forsyth Barr building for sale 'as-is-where-is'

Friday, 22 November 2013 9:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of the last high-rises in the central city is being sold 'as is, where is' if the price is right.

Brownlee gives Chch council an ultimatum

Brownlee gives Chch council an ultimatum

Friday, 22 November 2013 8:22 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch City Council has been given an ultimatum - sign off the city's land use recovery plan or the government will go it alone.

Minister berates council

Minister berates council

Thursday, 21 November 2013 11:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The honeymoon period is over for the Government and the new Christchurch City Council with Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee threatening to seize control of city housing rules.

Top brass at council in shakeup

Top brass at council in shakeup

Thursday, 21 November 2013 11:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

Big changes loom at the city council as its senior management team is restructured to make sure the organisation can cope with the demands of Christchurch's $40 billion rebuild.

Building starts on Chch housing project

Building starts on Chch housing project

Thursday, 21 November 2013 11:18 a.m. by Media3News

Construction has started on a housing development in Christchurch touted as a future model for state housing.

Christchurch trams back on track today

Christchurch trams back on track today

Thursday, 21 November 2013 8:10 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch trams are back on track today.

Trams return to Christchurch streets

Trams return to Christchurch streets

Thursday, 21 November 2013 5:14 a.m. by Media3News

After an almost three-year hiatus, trams will return to the streets of Christchurch on Thursday.

Severe housing stress forecast

'Severe' housing stress forecast

Thursday, 21 November 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

More intensive housing could be allowed in Christchurch amid fears the housing shortage is about to worsen.

Housing changes to raise density

Housing changes to raise density

Thursday, 21 November 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

More intensive housing could be allowed in Christchurch amid fears the housing shortage is about to worsen.

Canty shake shows The Gap under stress

Canty shake shows The Gap under stress

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 10:59 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The aftershock at 11.36pm on Monday was recorded at magnitude 4.6 and located 10km southwest of Christchurch, between Halswell and Prebbleton, at a depth of 8km.

Strong earthquake hits south of Chch

Strong earthquake hits south of Chch

Monday, 18 November 2013 11:52 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A strong 4.6 magnitude earthquake has struck 10km south of Christchurch.

The quake rocked the city at 11:36pm, GeoNet reports, and was at a depth of 11km.

Many on Twitter say the quake was strong enough to wake them. One person wrote there was a "loud boom".

There have been no reports of damage or injuries.

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4.6 quake centred in The Gap

4.6 quake centred in 'The Gap'

Monday, 18 November 2013 10:45 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

GNS Science later upgraded this to 4.6 and located the aftershock 10km south-west of Christchurch, between Halswell and Prebbleton, at a depth of 8km.

Strong quake wakes Christchurch

Strong quake wakes Christchurch

Monday, 18 November 2013 5:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

A strong mag-4.6 quake shook many in Christchurch from their beds last night.

Survey shows service slowdown

Survey shows service slowdown

Monday, 18 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Activity levels in Canterbury and Westland's service sector have slowed according to a survey, though some watching Christchurch's earthquake recovery say the rebuild is going at a good pace.