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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.

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.