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Crown offer deadline extended for Port Hills residents

Crown offer deadline extended for Port Hills residents

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 9:16 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The deadline for homeowners in Christchurch's Port Hills to accept a Crown offer for their properties has been extended until the end of January 2014.

Leap in rebuild optimism

Leap in rebuild optimism

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 8:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

Optimism is riding high in the building industry though there is still doubt about when the Christchurch earthquake rebuild projects will peak.

Christchurch superhero raises funds online

Christchurch superhero raises funds online

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 7:19 a.m. by Media3News

Desperate red-zoners pay for rock blasting

Desperate red-zoners pay for rock blasting

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two red-zoned and red-stickered Christchurch couples are spending thousands of dollars on rock-blasting work in an unprecedented bid to stay in their earthquake-damaged homes.

Desperate red-zoners pay for rock blasting

Desperate red-zoners pay for rock blasting

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two red-zoned and red-stickered Christchurch couples are spending thousands of dollars on rock-blasting work in an unprecedented bid to stay in their earthquake-damaged homes.

Red-zoned house trashed in wild party

Red-zoned house trashed in wild party

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Quiet drinks among friends turned into a social media-fuelled demo party that saw an abandoned red-zone house trashed and a group of youths in trouble with police.

Between rock and a red place

Between rock and a red place

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two red-zoned and red-stickered Christchurch couples are spending thousands of dollars on rock-blasting work in an unprecedented bid to stay in their earthquake-damaged homes.

Wastewater plans raise residents ire

Wastewater plans raise residents' ire

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is being taken to court over plans to install underground wastewater tanks on thousands of quake-prone properties.

Rebuild optimism grows

Rebuild optimism grows

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Optimism is riding high in the building industry though there is still doubt about when the Christchurch earthquake rebuild projects will peak.

Between rock and a red place

Between rock and a red place

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two red-zoned and red-stickered Christchurch couples are spending thousands of dollars on rock-blasting work in an unprecedented bid to stay in their earthquake-damaged homes.

Hagley Park school sport may get bowled

Hagley Park school sport may get bowled

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

High school sports in Hagley Park could be affected if an international cricket venue is built in Christchurch's "largest educational classroom", says an opponent of the development.

CBDs eastern green frame model on show

CBD's eastern green frame model on show

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch residents now have a chance to see what the CBD's green frame and Avon Precinct will look like.

Christchurch super school set to be privately funded

Christchurch super school set to be privately funded

Monday, 10 June 2013 6:34 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The Education Ministry's $41 million proposed year 1-13 super school for Christchurch is set to be funded by the private sector, a document reveals.

More time for Port Hills red-zoners

More time for Port Hills red-zoners

Monday, 10 June 2013 3:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

Red-zoned Port Hills residents have been given five more months to accept the Government's buy-out offer on their damaged properties. 

Govt agencies on track to return to central Christchurch

Govt agencies on track to return to central Christchurch

Monday, 10 June 2013 1:48 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government says it is on track to return public sector offices back into central Christchurch, after they were abandoned because of the earthquakes.

Author wins grant to write about quakes

Author wins grant to write about quakes

Monday, 10 June 2013 12:27 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Author Fiona Farrell has been awarded a grant of $100,000 to write two books, one fiction and the other non-fiction, about the Christchurch earthquakes.

Fiona Farrell to pen earthquake books

Fiona Farrell to pen earthquake books

Monday, 10 June 2013 12:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

A New Zealand author has been awarded a fellowship of $100,000 to write about her experiences of the Christchurch earthquakes.

Fiona Farrell to pen quake books

Fiona Farrell to pen quake books

Monday, 10 June 2013 12:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

A New Zealand author has been awarded a fellowship of $100,000 to write about her experiences of the Christchurch earthquakes.

Earthquake brain phenomenon observed

Earthquake brain phenomenon observed

Monday, 10 June 2013 9:11 a.m. by MediaRNZ

A psychiatrist says a phenomenon called earthquake brain is affecting the ability of some people in the Christchurch to think clearly. It comes from a build-up of the stress hormone cortisol.

Roadworkers bear brunt of motorists anger

Roadworkers bear brunt of motorists' anger

Monday, 10 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

EQC making good progress on claims

EQC making 'good progress' on claims

Monday, 10 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission is making "good progress" on a commitment to contact every customer about their claim status within three months, chief executive Ian Simpson says.

Flat Man takes flight

Flat Man takes flight

Sunday, 9 June 2013 12:29 p.m. by MediaHerald

Masked student superhero Flat Man has launched a winter offensive to help hard-up families still doing it tough in post-earthquake Christchurch.

Taking risks in a cut-throat city

Taking risks in a cut-throat city

Sunday, 9 June 2013 9:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Chris Terry has spotted an unusual opportunity from the rebuild of Christchurch and has made a $45,000 investment he's hoping will pay dividends.

Alcohol policy will kill city

Alcohol policy 'will kill city'

Saturday, 8 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $100 million rebuild of The Strip in Christchurch is in jeopardy over a council proposal to force bars to shut earlier.

A city divided over drinking hours

A city divided over drinking hours

Saturday, 8 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A quick survey of nine Christchurch residents predictably showed younger people generally opposed the changes and older folk supported them.

Creeping vermin follow in quakes wake

Creeping vermin follow in quakes' wake

Saturday, 8 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Creepy crawlies coming forth from the darkness to stake a claim in earthquake damaged homes are running Christchurch pest control companies off their feet.

Port Hills red stickers to stay - mayor

Port Hills red stickers to stay - mayor

Saturday, 8 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Red stickers barring green-zoned Port Hills landowners from their homes will not be removed unless the Government steps in, Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says.

More of central Christchurch accessible to public

More of central Christchurch accessible to public

Friday, 7 June 2013 9:49 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The cordon around Christchurch's earthquake-damaged central city has been further reduced on Friday.

360 tonnes of hazardous waste to be collected from red zone homes

360 tonnes of hazardous waste to be collected from red zone homes

Friday, 7 June 2013 6:17 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Government expects to have collected about 360 tonnes of hazardous waste from red zone homes in Christchurch before they're demolished later this year.Environment Minister and Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery...

New view as Colombo St cordon lifted

New view as Colombo St cordon lifted

Friday, 7 June 2013 4:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch people can explore another stretch of the city centre for the first time in more than two years.

New view as Colombo cordon lifted

New view as Colombo cordon lifted

Friday, 7 June 2013 4:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch people can explore another stretch of the city centre for the first time in more than two years.

Safety dispute leaves residents in limbo

Safety dispute leaves residents in limbo

Friday, 7 June 2013 2:26 p.m. by Media3News

An elderly Christchurch woman says she just wants to be able to get on with her life.

Marryatt insists on insurance claim secrecy

Marryatt insists on insurance claim secrecy

Friday, 7 June 2013 2:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

Details of how Civic Assurance is dealing with the Christchurch City Council's huge insurance claim will be kept secret after its chair convinvced councillors that going public could jeopardise hundreds of millions of dollars.

Cathedral decision delayed

Cathedral decision delayed

Friday, 7 June 2013 1:30 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Anglican church leaders have delayed their decision on what will happen to the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral.

$500K for red-zone waste removal

$500K for red-zone waste removal

Friday, 7 June 2013 12:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has approved a further $500,000 towards the removal and disposal of hazardous waste from red-zoned homes.

Govt foots bill for hazardous clean-up

Govt foots bill for hazardous clean-up

Friday, 7 June 2013 12:24 p.m. by Media3News

An overflow of hazardous waste in Christchurch's red-zoned houses has forced the Government to double their contribution to the clean-up bill.

Swindlers not yet a concern in Canterbury

Swindlers not yet a concern in Canterbury

Friday, 7 June 2013 11:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

High estimates of fraud from Canterbury earthquake insurance claims and the rebuild could be overblown, says Serious Fraud Office boss Simon McArley.

Inquiry into EQC requests welcomed

Inquiry into EQC requests welcomed

Friday, 7 June 2013 10:16 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Cantabrians who have been waiting up to seven months for a response from the Earthquake Commission to their official information requests are welcoming the news of an inquiry.

Cathedral decision on hold

Cathedral decision on hold

Friday, 7 June 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Anglican Church's property trustees have decided to delay any further decision on the future of the Christ Church Cathedral.

Ombudsman to investigate EQC

Ombudsman to investigate EQC

Friday, 7 June 2013 5:30 a.m. by Media3News

The Ombudsman is going to investigate the way the Earthquake Commission handles Official Information Act requests about insurance claims.

EQC may get help to meet deadlines

EQC may get help to meet deadlines

Thursday, 6 June 2013 11:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government may call in other departments to help the Earthquake Commission with its "continued inability" to process official information requests on time.

Pallet Pavilion saved by fundraiser

Pallet Pavilion saved by fundraiser

Thursday, 6 June 2013 5:43 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch's popular pop-up bar and entertainment venue, the Pallet Pavilion, has been saved from demolition.

Tower blocks slammed during quakes

Tower blocks 'slammed' during quakes

Thursday, 6 June 2013 4:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition work has started on a building that "slammed" into the Victoria Apartments during the Christchurch earthquakes.

EQC communication to be scrutinised

EQC communication to be scrutinised

Thursday, 6 June 2013 4:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Ombudsman will investigate the Earthquake Commission over its inability to comply with official information requests.

Port Hills homeowners still in limbo

Port Hills homeowners still in limbo

Thursday, 6 June 2013 12:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council admits it is in an ''invidious position'' on the Port Hills, with some residents unable to return to their homes because of the risk of rockfall, but with no offer from the Government to buy their properties.

Port Hills homeowners still in limbo

Port Hills homeowners still in limbo

Thursday, 6 June 2013 11:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council admits it is in an ''invidious position'' on the Port Hills, with some residents unable to return to their homes because of the risk of rock fall, but with no offer from the Government to buy their property.

Warm words for city fill hidden letters

Warm words for city fill hidden letters

Thursday, 6 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

More mysterious letters praising Christchurch's "creativity and innovation" in the wake of the city's devastating earthquakes have been unearthed.

Couple wait in garage for EQC

Couple wait in garage for EQC

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 8:03 p.m. by Media3News


 

NSW cops heroes for help in Christchurch

NSW cops 'heroes' for help in Christchurch

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 4:03 p.m. by Media3News

New South Wales police have been honoured for their actions after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

NSW cops heroes for help in Chch

NSW cops 'heroes' for help in Chch

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 4:03 p.m. by Media3News

New South Wales police have been honoured for their actions after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

Christchurch rushes to save Pallet Pavilion

Christchurch rushes to save Pallet Pavilion

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 3:32 p.m. by Media3News

Stats show Canterbury rebuild all go

Stats show Canterbury rebuild all go

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 1:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury home building has jumped by a fifth in a year and commercial building by more than a quarter as the rebuild gathers speed.

Aussie police honoured for quake efforts

Aussie police honoured for quake efforts

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 12:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

Australian police who helped Christchurch during the aftermath of the February 2011 earthquake have been honoured.

Canterbury home repairs almost at half way mark

Canterbury home repairs almost at half way mark

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 11:59 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Earthquake damage repairs are complete on almost half of the Canterbury homes that fall under the largest residential repair programme in the city.

Millennium Hotel repairable, says hotelier

Millennium Hotel repairable, says hotelier

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 8:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels NZ's potential multimillion-dollar project to repair the Millennium Hotel Christchurch in Cathedral Square remains on hold.

Christchurch quake blamed for suicide

Christchurch quake blamed for suicide

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch's earthquakes have claimed their first suicide.

First quake suicide signals road ahead

First quake suicide signals road ahead

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The first confirmed earthquake-related suicide may be a sign of a dark road ahead for Christchurch.

Mums grief at loss of her son after quakes

Mum's grief at loss of her son after quakes

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Shirley Cooke has no doubt the Canterbury earthquakes drove her son to commit suicide and regrets leaving him home alone the day he died.

Closed buildings may get reprieve

Closed buildings may get reprieve

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A string of Canterbury buildings closed because of safety concerns could be reopened under a new proposal by a Christchurch city councillor.

Council to build 25 social-housing units

Council to build 25 social-housing units

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Twenty-five social housing units will be built by the Christchurch City Council.

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