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Vision of city by the water reshapes Christchurch

Vision of city by the water reshapes Christchurch

Sunday, 17 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

It spans 3.2km, will cost upwards of $85 million and, in the minds of its champions, will change the shape of Christchurch.

Vision of city by the water

Vision of city by the water

Sunday, 17 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

It spans 3.2km, will cost upwards of $85 million and, in the minds of its champions, will change the shape of central Christchurch.

Reinsurer says Christchurch a unique situation

Reinsurer says Christchurch a unique situation

Friday, 15 November 2013 11:14 a.m. by MediaThePress

The complexity of issues surrounding the Canterbury earthquakes means one of the world's largest reinsurers has only paid out a quarter of what it owes to New Zealand insurers.

Over 1700 foreign workers given jobs on quake rebuild

Over 1700 foreign workers given jobs on quake rebuild

Friday, 15 November 2013 8:47 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

RSA building waiting for approval

RSA building waiting for approval

Friday, 15 November 2013 12:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A decision on whether to approve plans for the new RSA headquarters in central Christchurch should be made next week.

Rebuild worker leaves over accommodation

Rebuild worker leaves over accommodation

Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Jose Martin arrived in Christchurch in September last year to work in the rebuild. Now the Filipino carpenter is leaving New Zealand before the end of his two-year contract with Leighs Construction.

Rebuild expected to peak in 2015

Rebuild expected to peak in 2015

Thursday, 14 November 2013 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Most of those living in Canterbury expect the rebuild to reach its peak in 2015, while the bulk of Kiwis living elsewhere think the peak could occur a year later in 2016.

Christchurch trams make a comeback

Christchurch trams make a comeback

Thursday, 14 November 2013 5:52 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's iconic trams are back on the rails for the first time since the earthquakes.

Good news for Mike Bush

Good news for Mike Bush

Thursday, 14 November 2013 5:52 p.m. by Media3News

Today Campbell Live was able to give Mike some very good news.

Lack of communication hindering rebuild - report

Lack of communication hindering rebuild - report

Thursday, 14 November 2013 4:33 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Trams return to Christchurch

Trams return to Christchurch

Thursday, 14 November 2013 4:33 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's iconic trams will begin ferrying locals and tourists around the CBD from today.

Chch schools $1b spend revealed

Chch schools $1b spend revealed

Thursday, 14 November 2013 2:21 p.m. by Media3News

 

Blurred roles lead to repair delays

Blurred roles lead to repair delays

Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch street and sewer repairs risk being disrupted by "limited involvement" from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera), an Auditor-General report says.

CTV accountability inadequate

CTV accountability 'inadequate'

Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

Building Minister Maurice Williamson says he finds it unacceptable the man whose firm designed Christchurch's deadly CTV building has not been held to account.

New land worries derail Port Hills rebuild

New land worries derail Port Hills rebuild

Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:03 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Earthquake issues complexity delays insurance

Earthquake issues complexity delays insurance

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

The complexity of issues surrounding the Canterbury earthquakes means one of the world's largest re-insurers has only paid out a quarter of what it owes to New Zealand insurers.

Researchers look at how citys animals coped with quakes

Researchers look at how city's animals coped with quakes

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 8:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

How animals and their owners coped with the Canterbury earthquakes is being researched.

Research into citys quake pets

Research into city's quake pets

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 8:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

How animals and their owners coped with the Canterbury earthquakes is being researched.

Cunliffes recovery criticism ridiculous

Cunliffe's recovery criticism 'ridiculous'

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 7:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

A war of words has broken out between Labour's leader and the man in charge of the $40 billion earthquake recovery.

EQC asks court to plug leak on blog

EQC asks court to plug leak on blog

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 6:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) leaks blogger ignored a court order preventing publication of 83,000 confidential client details, commission lawyers say.

CERA: Chch rebuild has turned a corner

CERA: Chch rebuild has 'turned a corner'

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 2:54 p.m. by Media3News

CERA says insurers need to pick up the pace

CERA says insurers need to pick up the pace

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 1:23 p.m. by MediaRNZ

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.