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Majestic Theatre to be demolished

Majestic Theatre to be demolished

Sunday, 8 December 2013 3:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

About 100 buildings are left to be demolished in Christchurch's central city.

Calculate the cost of rebuilding: its easy!

Calculate the cost of rebuilding: it's easy!

Sunday, 8 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Dear Homeowners, good news!

Bitter experience with Southern Response

'Bitter experience' with Southern Response

Saturday, 7 December 2013 8:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

Claims company Southern Response is in the courts because it will not talk to customers, a businessman in charge of 1000 properties says.

Compensation call after unnecessary heartache

Compensation call after unnecessary 'heartache'

Saturday, 7 December 2013 1:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

Tessa Bowden and her family have been living in something of an island since their close-knit Lyttelton neighbourhood was zoned red.

Happy end for Christchurch rebuilder

Happy end for Christchurch rebuilder

Friday, 6 December 2013 7:19 p.m. by Media3News

Elizabeth Woods is having a very special party tonight.

 

She wanted to say thank you.

 

To the bricklayers, the plumbers, the builders, the friends and family who have helped to rebuild her home which was almost wiped away in the 2011 Christchurch quake.

 

365 Port Hills homes classed as dangerous

365 Port Hills homes classed as dangerous

Friday, 6 December 2013 8:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

Some 365 properties on the Port Hills are still classed as dangerous to occupy and carry section 124 notices, latest city council figures show.

A zone called turmoil

A zone called turmoil

Friday, 6 December 2013 8:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Kathryn Burton, her husband and three young children had moved on with their lives. At least they tried to.

Mayor to push for temporary CTV memorial

Mayor to push for temporary CTV memorial

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:28 a.m. by MediaOneNews Popular

The Earthquake Recovery Minister has ruled out placing a temporary memorial on the CTV site.

Workers warned on asbestos

Workers warned on asbestos

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of rebuild workers have been given a grim wake-up call in a bid to avoid a legacy of danger and asbestos-related deaths.

Mayor to push for CTV memorial

Mayor to push for CTV memorial

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has ruled out placing a temporary memorial on the Canterbury Television (CTV) site, despite the idea having city councillors' support.

Rezoned folk shellshocked

Rezoned folk 'shellshocked'

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

When the call came through at 9pm, Anna van Hattum thought it was a joke. Or a scam.

Workers warned on asbestos

Workers warned on asbestos

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hundreds of rebuild workers have been given a grim wake-up call in a bid to avoid a legacy of danger and asbestos-related deaths.

Nearly 240 more properties red-zoned

Nearly 240 more properties red-zoned

Thursday, 5 December 2013 8:51 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Nearly 240 more Christchurch properties are to be red-zoned as a result of a government review of Port Hills land.

Government pressured for CTV memorial

Government pressured for CTV memorial

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:47 p.m. by Media3News

Families of those who died in the CTV building collapse are putting pressure to clean up the site.

DIYers at risk as asbestos cases increase

DIYers at risk as asbestos cases increase

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:15 p.m. by Media3News

The Kiwi love affair with DIY could have serious consequences for the uninitiated.

Storms leave children quaking

Storms leave children quaking

Thursday, 5 December 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's earthquakes have meant that some children have become unusually afraid of storms and strong wind.

Quake small but violent in hills

Quake 'small but violent' in hills

Thursday, 5 December 2013 11:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

A moderate earthquake has shaken Christchurch's hillside residents.

Council backs CTV memorial

Council backs CTV memorial

Thursday, 5 December 2013 10:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is backing calls for a temporary memorial on the site of the CTV building, with Mayor Lianne Dalziel signalling she will raise the issue with the Earthquake Recovery Minister.

Death or EQC - which is worse?

Death or EQC - 'which is worse?'

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

About six weeks ago when Rosemary Nolan fell sick and thought she was going to die, she started worrying that her family might have to deal with her earthquake wrangles.

Empty homes of Whaka Terrace

Empty homes of Whaka Terrace

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The gardens are established, the houses are grand, but a closer look reveals many of the residential properties at Whaka Terrace are unoccupied.

Brownlee signals confidence in EQC boss

Brownlee signals confidence in EQC boss

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 4:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has expressed confidence in Ian Simpson and signalled a report into systems of the Earthquake Commission will not contain bad news for the organisation's chief executive.

Canterbury construction spending at record high

Canterbury construction spending at record high

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 12:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

A quarter of all New Zealand's construction spending is now in Canterbury, as both home and non-residential building ramps up to record levels.

Husband of quake victim calls for CTV site tidy up

Husband of quake victim calls for CTV site tidy up

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 9:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

A man who lost his wife when the Canterbury Television building collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake is adding his voice to calls for the unkempt site to be tidied.

Baby likely to arrive before quake repairs

Baby likely to arrive before quake repairs

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 8:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Charlotte Mayne thought she had been patient. As she watched houses being repaired around her, Mayne did not kick up a fuss.

Memorial needed now, says CTV widower

Memorial needed now, says CTV widower

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 8:11 a.m. by MediaStuff

An earthquake widower is calling for the city council to tidy up the abandoned CTV site and install a temporary memorial to allow families to pay tribute to their loved ones with dignity.

Chch Today: When will Linwood Village be built?

Chch Today: When will Linwood Village be built?

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 7:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

Baby likely to arrive before quake repairs

Baby likely to arrive before quake repairs

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 7:23 a.m. by MediaStuff

Charlotte Mayne thought she had been patient. As she watched houses being repaired around her, Mayne did not kick up a fuss.

Outcasts hope for full payout by Xmas

Outcasts hope for full payout by Xmas

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 7:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

Ernest Tsao is hoping Christchurch landowners battling for a full Government buyout offer for their red-zoned properties receive an early Christmas present.

Will council fall short on rebuild?

Will council fall short on rebuild?

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council may have to revisit its multibillion-dollar rebuild cost-share deal with the Crown because of overly-optimistic predictions about its earthquake insurance payouts.

EQC apologises for falling behind deadline

EQC apologises for falling behind deadline

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 2:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission has acknowledged that it will fall short of its 2013 completion target for the most damaged Canterbury homes.

Christchurch red zone lawfully created

Christchurch 'red zone' lawfully created

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 12:23 p.m. by MediaHerald

The 'red zone' created in the aftermath of Christchurch's earthquakes was legal, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Ruling over unlawful buyouts upheld

Ruling over 'unlawful' buyouts upheld

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 11:51 a.m. by MediaStuff

A High Court ruling which found the 50 per cent buyout offers made to vacant and uninsured red-zone landowners was unlawful has been upheld.

Warning skills crisis looms

Warning skills crisis looms

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is on the brink of a "massive skills crisis", with demand for trade roles in Canterbury expected to skyrocket over the next year, say recruiters and employers.

Hopes remain on Cathedral

Hopes remain on Cathedral

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Bishop Victoria Matthews is relieved the Supreme Court has rejected an appeal to preserve the Christchurch Cathedral.

Christchurch needs more tradies

Christchurch needs more tradies

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is on the brink of a "massive skills crisis", with demand for trade roles in Canterbury expected to skyrocket over the next year, say recruiters and employers.

Christchurch cathedral demolition given green light

Christchurch cathedral demolition given green light

Monday, 2 December 2013 8:33 p.m. by MediaHerald

Demolition of the Christ Church Cathedral has been given the green light, following a judgement from the Supreme Court dismissing an appeal against an earlier decision legally enabling its destruction.

Chch residents fed up with Southern Response

Chch residents fed up with Southern Response

Monday, 2 December 2013 7:38 p.m. by Media3News

 

Court loss gives green light for Chch Cathedral demo

Court loss gives green light for Chch Cathedral demo

Monday, 2 December 2013 6:33 p.m. by Media3News

Campaigners wanting to stop the demolition of Christchurch Cathedral have lost the final stage of their court battle.

Angry insurance holders face Southern Response

Angry insurance holders face Southern Response

Monday, 2 December 2013 4:55 p.m. by Media3News

A number of angry Cantabrians set up camp outside the offices of Southern Response in Christchurch today.

Hundreds join insurance protest

Hundreds join insurance protest

Monday, 2 December 2013 8:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Quake claimants protest outside Southern Response

Quake claimants protest outside Southern Response

Monday, 2 December 2013 8:18 a.m. by Media3News

More than 100 people have gathered outside the offices of Southern Response in Christchurch this morning, protesting against its slow handling of earthquake-related insurance claims.

MP Gerry Brownlee makes sporting declaration

MP Gerry Brownlee makes sporting declaration

Sunday, 1 December 2013 11:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee wants to use the vacant residential red zone to make Christchurch the "sporting capital of New Zealand".

Incentives needed to lure back retailers

Incentives needed to lure back retailers

Sunday, 1 December 2013 9:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch needs financial incentives to entice back shops, and more action to attract residents, international consultants say.

Army resumes Christchurch Charter Parade

Army resumes Christchurch Charter Parade

Saturday, 30 November 2013 11:09 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Quake memorial takes too long - CTV

Quake memorial takes too long - CTV

Saturday, 30 November 2013 9:36 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A spokesperson for some of the families of people who died in the CTV building collapse says he's frustrated with how long it's taking to erect an official earthquake memorial.

Labours Poto Williams wins Christchurch East by-election

Labour's Poto Williams wins Christchurch East by-election

Saturday, 30 November 2013 7:38 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Quakes change dynamics of Christchurch by-election

Quakes change dynamics of Christchurch by-election

Saturday, 30 November 2013 5:10 p.m. by Media3News

 

Haunting sculpture emerges from rubble

Haunting sculpture emerges from rubble

Saturday, 30 November 2013 9:22 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Shilton and Brown Demolition did not aim for a haunting sculpture when demolishing the former Telecom building between Hereford and Worcester streets.

Women wounded more than men

Women wounded more than men

Friday, 29 November 2013 11:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

Twice as many females than males were injured during and after the Canterbury earthquake, figures show.

Labour attacks Nationals coalition sweet-talking

Labour attacks National's coalition sweet-talking

Friday, 29 November 2013 5:39 p.m. by Media3News

 

Orions cash grab reeled in by commission

Orion's cash grab reeled in by commission

Friday, 29 November 2013 12:56 p.m. by Media3News

The Commerce Commission has trimmed plans by Christchurch lines company Orion to hike prices so it can pay for fixing earthquake damage.

Ali Jones leads Southern Response protest

Ali Jones leads Southern Response protest

Friday, 29 November 2013 11:31 a.m. by MediaStuff

Frustrated Southern Response policy holders will protest outside the company's Addington offices on Monday morning.

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.