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Post-quake rate of serious stomach bugs increased 14-fold

Post-quake rate of serious stomach bugs increased 14-fold

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 11:22 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The rate of serious stomach bugs in Christchurch increased 14-fold in the month after the 2011 earthquake, a Canterbury University researcher has found.

Start on inquiry into EQC

Start on inquiry into EQC

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 11:13 a.m. by MediaThePress

A partner at KPMG has been asked to find out whether the Earthquake Commission misled Cabinet minister Gerry Brownlee and the auditor-general about its customer satisfaction survey.

Sutton: Pick up pace on claims

Sutton: Pick up pace on claims

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance companies are falling behind targets set for a completion of all work by December 2016.

Quake repairs not fast enough says Sutton

Quake repairs 'not fast enough' says Sutton

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 12:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) says private insurers have settled less than half their residential claims and need to pick up the pace if all claims are to be settled by 2016.

Thinking inside the Square

Thinking inside the Square

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 6:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

 Cathedral Square has always been controversial. Over the years, it has changed many times.

Import barrier raises building materials cost

Import barrier raises building materials cost

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

New Zealanders are paying more for building materials because our rules forbid the wider public good being taken into account when imposing duties on imports.

Running out of time to wait

Running out of time to wait

Monday, 11 November 2013 8:12 p.m. by Media3News

EQC has sat on the claim for Mike Bush's apartment for three years now, but Mr Bush doesn't have that kind of time to wait.

Dying man in EQC battle

Dying man in EQC battle

Sunday, 10 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

When the September 2010 earthquake struck Canterbury, Michael Bush was starting to feel a weakness in his right hand.

Volunteers return to Cathedral Square kiosk

Volunteers return to Cathedral Square kiosk

Sunday, 10 November 2013 2:51 p.m. by Media3News

The kiosk has remained in operation as a police base since the quake but volunteers have not been allowed to work from it.

Asbestos found on site of Christchurchs new bus interchange

Asbestos found on site of Christchurch's new bus interchange

Saturday, 9 November 2013 4:44 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Asbestos has been discovered on the proposed site of Christchurch's new central city bus interchange.

More Cantabrians joining EQC lawsuit

More Cantabrians joining EQC lawsuit

Saturday, 9 November 2013 12:18 p.m. by Media3News

A Christchurch law firm has had interest from around 200 homeowners wanting to take a class action against the Earthquake Commission.

Asbestos hotspots found in Christchurch

Asbestos 'hotspots' found in Christchurch

Saturday, 9 November 2013 11:54 a.m. by Media3News

Asbestos has been found on land set to be used for the new city Bus Interchange in Christchurch.

Rising flood risk in a sunken city

Rising flood risk in a sunken city

Friday, 8 November 2013 10:52 p.m. by MediaStuff



Alan Edge: Christchurchs demolition man

Alan Edge: Christchurch's demolition man

Friday, 8 November 2013 10:31 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular



Alan Edge: Christchurchs demolition man

Alan Edge: Christchurch's demolition man

Friday, 8 November 2013 10:31 p.m. by MediaStuff



Red tape slammed

Red tape slammed

Friday, 8 November 2013 12:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Home builders say Christchurch City Council red tape and "design palaver" is stalling the rebuild, holding up construction of much-needed apartments and units.

Green space shrunk down to narrow corridor

Green space shrunk down to narrow corridor

Friday, 8 November 2013 12:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Land set aside for residential development in the East Frame has grown substantially and green space shrunk to a narrow corridor, a map recently published the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority suggests.

Insurance advocate wants EQC inquiry widened

Insurance advocate wants EQC inquiry widened

Friday, 8 November 2013 12:22 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Brownlee orders inquiry into quake survey

Brownlee orders inquiry into quake survey

Friday, 8 November 2013 11:56 a.m. by MediaHerald

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has ordered an inquiry into the Earthquake Commission's client satisfaction surveys after it emerged the commission steered clear of asking some disgruntled clients for their views.An...

Crucial meetings over quake damage payments delayed

Crucial meetings over quake damage payments delayed

Friday, 8 November 2013 8:58 a.m. by MediaHerald

Crucial meetings between Christchurch City Council's insurer and its re-insurers over earthquake damage payments have been pushed into next year.

Class action against EQC builds

Class action against EQC builds

Thursday, 7 November 2013 11:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

Almost 200 people have registered their interest for a class action against the Earthquake Commission's handling of Canterbury's earthquake rebuild.

Group action against EQC builds

Group action against EQC builds

Thursday, 7 November 2013 11:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

Almost 200 people have registered their interest for a group action against the Earthquake Commission's handling of Canterbury's earthquake rebuild.

Tower denies quake bullying accusations

Tower denies quake bullying accusations

Thursday, 7 November 2013 5:44 p.m. by Media3News

Tower Insurance is denying claims of "seriously questionable tactics" and underhand tactics.

Tower faces second Chch quake lawsuit

Tower faces second Chch quake lawsuit

Thursday, 7 November 2013 12:30 p.m. by Media3News

Brendan and Katie Malone are taking Tower to court over years of "seriously questionable conduct".

Mayor unsure of need for residents advisors

Mayor unsure of need for residents' advisors

Thursday, 7 November 2013 11:18 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Unlikely consents processed

Unlikely consents processed

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

Consents for rebuilds or repairs on Port Hills land deemed unstable will not be granted despite a city council report stating they are being "processed", Canterbury's largest holder of earthquake insurance claims says.

Mayor queries value of EQC advisory service

Mayor queries value of EQC advisory service

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council has decided to hold off making any financial commitment to the new residential advisory service set up to help Christchurch residents struggling to get earthquake claims settled.

Unlikely consents processed

Unlikely consents processed

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:22 a.m. by MediaStuff

Consents for rebuilds or repairs on Port Hills land deemed unstable will not be granted despite a city council report stating they are being "processed", Canterbury's largest holder of earthquake insurance claims says.

Brownlee demands EQC survey probe

Brownlee demands EQC survey probe

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has signalled he is losing confidence in the Earthquake Commission (EQC)'s chief executive, demanding a "full inquiry" into how disgruntled homeowners were excluded from satisfaction surveys.

Report reveals a nightmare

Report reveals a 'nightmare'

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

Port Hills homes could be demolished and completed earthquake repairs redone if soon-to-be-released foundation guidelines are significantly altered by a new Christchurch City Council land report, insurance insiders say.

Nightmare delay for new rules

'Nightmare' delay for new rules

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

Port Hills homes could be demolished and completed earthquake repairs redone if soon-to-be-released foundation guidelines are significantly altered by a new Christchurch City Council land report, insurance insiders say.

Brownlee quite annoyed over EQC survey

Brownlee 'quite annoyed' over EQC survey

Thursday, 7 November 2013 1:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is signalling he is losing confidence in the chief executive of EQC, after it emerged some disgruntled home owners were left out of a satisfaction survey.

Detailed maps: Port Hills movement

Detailed maps: Port Hills movement

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 11:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

The council has released detailed maps showing the mass movement areas on the Port Hills.

EQC admits thousands excluded from customer surveys

EQC admits thousands excluded from customer surveys

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 10:29 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Top boss tips strong jobs growth

Top boss tips strong jobs growth

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 7:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury has 1500 fewer jobs than four months ago, signalling a slowdown in the recovery, new figures from Statistics New Zealand show.

Brownlee disappointed with surveys

Brownlee 'disappointed' with surveys

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 7:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Commission (EQC) officials will front up to Minister Gerry Brownlee to "explain" how 31,000 claimants were excluded from the commission's satisfaction surveys in the past three years.

Port Hills slope stability report released

Port Hills slope stability report released

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 5:32 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A long-awaited report looking at the slope stability of the Port Hills above Christchurch has identified 36 areas of "mass land movement" since the earthquakes.

EQC survey results called into question

EQC survey results called into question

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 5:26 p.m. by Media3News

The Earthquake Commission will redo its customer service surveys after 31,000 claimants in disputes with EQC were excluded.

Having the facts eases homeowners concern

Having the facts eases homeowner's concern

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tony Aldridge calls it the worst kept secret in Christchurch.

Port Hills homeowner "living in limbo"

Port Hills homeowner "living in limbo"

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tony Aldridge calls it the worst kept secret in Christchurch.

Chchs Port Hills highly unstable - report

Chch's Port Hills highly unstable - report

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 12:33 p.m. by Media3News

A total of 36 areas have suffered mass land movement after the Christchurch quakes.

Kiwis visit Japanese family of CTV victim

Kiwis visit Japanese family of CTV victim

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 11:18 a.m. by MediaHerald

Little old fashioned brown shoes - that was all Linda Burrowes could remember clearly about the "wee dot" of a girl when police asked her to describe what she was wearing when the CTV building crumbled on her.It is not surprising...

EQC excludes 31,000 claimants from survey

EQC excludes 31,000 claimants from survey

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 4:17 a.m. by MediaStuff

Doubt has been thrown on Earthquake Commission (EQC) satisfaction results after the commission admitted 31,000 claimants were excluded from its surveys in the past three years.

EQC pulled the plug

EQC pulled the plug

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 12:50 a.m. by MediaStuff



700 Port Hills homes on unstable land

700 Port Hills homes on unstable land

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 12:45 a.m. by MediaStuff



EQC waste time and money

EQC waste time and money

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 12:08 a.m. by MediaStuff



Report on Port Hills calls for more research

Report on Port Hills calls for more research

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 11:40 p.m. by MediaStuff



EQC satisfaction results suspect

EQC satisfaction results 'suspect'

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 7:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

A former Earthquake Commission (EQC) assessor turned advocate is accusing EQC of manipulating its customer satisfaction survey.

$7500 paid to contractor with criminal record

$7500 paid to contractor with criminal record

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 6:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Val Branson is nervously waiting on the Earthquake Commission (EQC) to decide whether she will be reimbursed for work done by controversial Christchurch firm Alligator Drainage Ltd.

EQC gets tickle up from auditor-general

EQC gets tickle up from auditor-general

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 3:09 p.m. by Media3News

Lyn Provost's evaluation of EQC's performance so far was presented to Parliament today.

Public to have say in future of red-zone land

Public to have say in future of red-zone land

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

The public will get to have a say in the fate of the large tracts of flat land in Christchurch red-zoned by the Government, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

EQC report echoes long-standing complaints

EQC report echoes long-standing complaints

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Another day, another negative, embarrassing and yet predictable day for the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Council to lift lid on Port Hills building risks

Council to lift lid on Port Hills building risks

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 11:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

The risks of building on the Port Hills will be revealed when a critical report on land stability, which the Christchurch City Council has sat on for months, is finally made public.

Evicted tenant decries housing waste

Evicted tenant decries housing waste

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 11:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

A former tenant of a red-zoned Christchurch City Council housing complex is questioning why habitable units are sitting empty when there is a shortage of accommodation in the city.

Brownlee defends EQC performance

Brownlee defends EQC performance

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 11:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has brushed off a report criticising the Earthquake Commission's (EQC) poor communication and inconsistent dealings with quake-affected Cantabrians.

Report on Port Hills building risks today

Report on Port Hills building risks today

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 11:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

The risks of building on the Port Hills will be revealed when a critical report on land stability, which the Christchurch City Council has sat on for months, is finally made public.

Evicted council tenant decries housing waste

Evicted council tenant decries housing waste

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 11:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

A former tenant of a red-zoned Christchurch City Council housing complex is questioning why habitable units are sitting empty when there is a shortage of accommodation in the city.

Protesters greet Mayor, Brownlee at public meeting

Protesters greet Mayor, Brownlee at public meeting

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 8:25 a.m. by Media3News

 

EQC advised to prioritise certainty for homeowners

EQC advised to prioritise certainty for homeowners

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 1:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Auditor-General has recommended that the Earthquake Commission prioritise actions to give homeowners more certainty after a "scathing" report into its performance criticised its dealings with residents after the Canterbury earthquakes.

Damning report into EQC practices

Damning report into EQC practices

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 1:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Auditor-General has recommended that the Earthquake Commission prioritise actions to give homeowners more certainty after a "scathing" report into its performance criticised its dealings with residents after the Canterbury earthquakes.