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Momentous occasion for Knox Church

'Momentous' occasion for Knox Church

Saturday, 14 December 2013 11:15 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The $5.5 million project of rebuilding the earthquake-damaged Knox Presbyterian Church has moved a step closer.

Is the rebuild worsening poverty in Christchurch?

Is the rebuild worsening poverty in Christchurch?

Saturday, 14 December 2013 10:45 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Half of Christchurch is on an income of less than $30,000 a year. It is not a rich city. But the earthquake recovery seems more about the haves than have-nots. 

Bealey Ave lanes closed for church work

Bealey Ave lanes closed for church work

Saturday, 14 December 2013 8:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

The $5.5 million project of rebuilding the severely earthquake damaged Knox Presbyterian Church, on the corner of Victoria Street and Bealey Avenue, will move a step closer today.

Couriers challenged by roads

Couriers challenged by roads

Saturday, 14 December 2013 6:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch couriers are battling "appalling" road conditions, limited driveway access and vehicle wear and tear to get the job done.

Car park rebuilding ideas pitched

Car park rebuilding ideas pitched

Saturday, 14 December 2013 6:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two property developers planning precincts around Christchurch's City Mall have proposed rebuilding council car parking buildings.

Ideas pitched for Lichfield St carpark rebuild

Ideas pitched for Lichfield St carpark rebuild

Saturday, 14 December 2013 6:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two property developers planning precincts around Christchurch's City Mall have proposed rebuilding council car parking buildings.

Southern Response promises rethink

Southern Response promises rethink

Saturday, 14 December 2013 6:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response will change the way it deals with its insurance claimants in the wake of a protest which saw 100 angry customers hand their grievances to its chief executive.

Little downtime for citys repair teams

Little downtime for city's repair teams

Friday, 13 December 2013 11:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Agencies critical to the Christchurch rebuild will have little time to rest over Christmas.

Extension of time for Port Hills land owners

Extension of time for Port Hills land owners

Friday, 13 December 2013 12:44 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced an extension for people in the Port Hills considering the Crown's purchase offer for their land.

Extension of time for Port Hills land

Extension of time for Port Hills land

Friday, 13 December 2013 12:44 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced an extension for people in the Port Hills considering the Crown's purchase offer for their land.

Port Hills homeowners get five more months

Port Hills homeowners get five more months

Friday, 13 December 2013 11:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

Homeowners in the Port Hills red zone have been given an extra five months to consider the Government's offer for their land.

Gloucester St bridge closed until 2015

Gloucester St bridge closed until 2015

Friday, 13 December 2013 11:23 a.m. by MediaStuff

A closed-off central Christchurch bridge is unlikely to re-open until to mid to late 2015.

Cosgrove slams unacceptable delay

Cosgrove slams 'unacceptable' delay

Friday, 13 December 2013 10:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has been accused of breaking the law by taking more than 150 days to answer a formal information request.

Christchurch schools closing their doors one last time

Christchurch schools closing their doors one last time

Friday, 13 December 2013 9:32 a.m. by MediaHerald

Nine Christchurch schools are preparing to close their doors for the final time in the next few days as part of the Ministry of Education's post-quake shake-up.Kendal School is having a closing ceremony this morning.Board trustee...

Small growth in wage packets despite rebuild

Small growth in wage packets despite rebuild

Friday, 13 December 2013 8:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

Salaries for managerial jobs in building and construction may be rising in Canterbury but that's not the same for jobs in general.

Nine master plans for suburban renewal

Nine master plans for suburban renewal

Thursday, 12 December 2013 5:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Nine master plans for suburban renewal

Nine master plans for suburban renewal

Thursday, 12 December 2013 5:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

Red-zone Burwood couple plead for time

Red-zone Burwood couple plead for time

Thursday, 12 December 2013 2:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Burwood couple must leave their red-zoned home of the last 35 years before their new home will be built after consent hold-ups delayed construction.

Quake memorials may be allowed

Quake memorials may be allowed

Thursday, 12 December 2013 1:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Families who lost loved ones in the February earthquake may be allowed to place temporary remembrance markers at the site where they died.

Quake money still available

Quake money still available

Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

Three Canterbury councils have almost $2.1 million in their earthquake funds still waiting to be allocated.

Japanese flair for new school

Japanese flair for new school

Thursday, 12 December 2013 7:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

An award-winning Japanese architect believes he will make a Christchurch school one of the most quake-safe in the country.

Mould causing Christmas stress for Chch family

Mould causing Christmas stress for Chch family

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 7:27 p.m. by Media3News

For Laura, her partner Graeme and their kids life is good, except for one thing.

 

They've been twice evacuated from their home in the past fortnight, once for dangerous asbestos dust and then again because of toxic mould.

 

And the fact a demolition crew dropped a garage on their house.

 

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Off-road cycle tracks way to go

Off-road cycle tracks way to go

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 9:14 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's healthy, economical, and good for the environment - so why aren't more of us getting on our bikes?

Bacon butties surprise workers

Bacon butties surprise workers

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 8:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

People dressed as giant bacon butties surprised road workers with the real deal.

Construction to surge ahead

Construction to surge ahead

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The biggest building and construction boom in 40 years in New Zealand is kicking off and tipped to peak in 2016 when $32 billion is forecast to be spent in that year, a new report says.

Low-deposit rule change welcomed

Low-deposit rule change welcomed

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 11:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new exemption to low-deposit mortgage rules is "great news" for builders and people looking to get a new home, says one of Christchurch's big building firms.

Call to relocate red zone houses

Call to relocate red zone houses

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 4:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

The council's housing committee will ask the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) to identify red-zoned homes suitable for relocation.

EQCs survey reliable, review finds

EQC's survey reliable, review finds

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 2:14 p.m. by Media3News

An independent review has found EQC's surveys which excluded thousands of claimants were reliable.

Red-zone ruling may allow insurers off the hook

Red-zone ruling may allow insurers 'off the hook'

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

A High Court decision denying a red-zoned couple's $1.3 million claim on a home that will never be rebuilt will be seen by insurers as a way to "get off the hook", says a legal expert.

Red-zone ruling allows insurers off the hook

Red-zone ruling allows insurers 'off the hook'

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

A High Court decision denying a red-zoned couple's $1.3 million claim on a home that will never be rebuilt will be seen by insurers as a way to "get off the hook", says a legal expert.

Deadly building owners to be named

Deadly building owners to be named

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government is threatening to name and shame owners who have taken no action after a nationwide review of potentially deadly buildings.

Mona Vale and Municipal Chambers under-insured

Mona Vale and Municipal Chambers under-insured

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two of the city's most prized heritage buildings have been under-insured.

Millions to repair Mona Vale, Municipal Chambers

Millions to repair Mona Vale, Municipal Chambers

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two of the city's most prized heritage buildings have been under-insured.

Cera jobs boost fits workload

Cera jobs boost 'fits workload'

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has defended a big spike in its staff numbers, saying the jobs reflect the state of the recovery.

Council needs up to $5m to fix chambers

Council needs up to $5m to fix chambers

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An insurance shortfall means the Christchurch City Council will need to find between $3 million and $5m if it wants to stabilise and restore one of the city's most prized heritage buildings.

Quake checks clear buildings

Quake checks clear buildings

Monday, 9 December 2013 3:53 p.m. by Media3News

Engineering assessments have cleared more than two-thirds of the 342 buildings with similar structures to Christchurch's CTV building.

Red zone claim entirely misguided

Red zone claim 'entirely misguided'

Monday, 9 December 2013 1:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

A red-zoned couple's claim for a $1.3 million payout from their insurer was ''entirely misguided'', according to a High Court decision released today.

CTV site to be tidied up

CTV site to be tidied up

Monday, 9 December 2013 1:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

He may have put his foot down over a temporary memorial, but Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has agreed to make the Canterbury Television (CTV) site presentable.

Dyson queries increase in Cera staffing

Dyson queries increase in Cera staffing

Monday, 9 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Staff numbers at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) have more than doubled in the past 18 months and more recruitment is planned next year.

Council approves theoretical repairs

Council approves theoretical repairs

Monday, 9 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Theoretical building consents are being issued to Christchurch homeowners disputing proposed earthquake repairs with their insurer.

Majestic Theatre to be demolished

Majestic Theatre to be demolished

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

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

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 Popular

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.