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EQC races clock to settle

EQC races clock to settle

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:43 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is racing the clock to settle 7000 claims in two weeks.

Cera spends more on communications

Cera spends more on communications

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 8:30 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Quake refugee misses Christchurch

Quake refugee misses Christchurch

Monday, 14 October 2013 10:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

On February 22 2011, Kelly Thomas was in her central-city townhouse baking and enjoying her first day of annual leave.

Escaping Dallington for new life

Escaping Dallington for new life

Monday, 14 October 2013 10:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

The third burglary of their red-zoned Dallington house was the last straw for Kelvin Webster.

Church restoration shows concrete progress

Church restoration shows concrete progress

Monday, 14 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work is under way on a $5.5 million project to restore one of the city's remaining historic churches.

Vendors cheat on repairs

Vendors cheat on repairs

Monday, 14 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Buyers and real estate agents say some owners are selling unrepaired or badly fixed homes after pocketing insurance payouts and are hiding crucial information.

Homeowners cheat on repairs

Homeowners cheat on repairs

Monday, 14 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Buyers and real estate agents say some owners are selling unrepaired or badly fixed homes after pocketing insurance payouts and are hiding crucial information.

Milestone for Knox Presbyterian Church

'Milestone' for Knox Presbyterian Church

Monday, 14 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work is under way on a $5.5 million project to restore one of the city's remaining historic churches.

Chch road projects under way

Chch road projects under way

Sunday, 13 October 2013 8:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

More lane closures will be in place across Christchurch today as two new roading projects kick off.

Two Chch road projects kick off

Two Chch road projects kick off

Sunday, 13 October 2013 8:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

More lane closures will be in place across Christchurch today as two new roading projects kick off.

Quake-related lawsuits ramping up

Quake-related lawsuits ramping up

Sunday, 13 October 2013 7:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake-related lawsuits are ramping up as more than 250 frustrated Cantabrians take their battles to court.

Homeowners in legal swamp

Homeowners in legal swamp

Sunday, 13 October 2013 7:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake-related lawsuits are ramping up as more than 250 frustrated Cantabrians take their battles to court.

Insurers hold all the cards

'Insurers hold all the cards'

Sunday, 13 October 2013 7:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

It took a year of legal wrangling before former children's television host Olly Ohlson finally settled with his insurer.

Demolition of Copthrone Hotel resumes

Demolition of Copthrone Hotel resumes

Friday, 11 October 2013 9:58 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The demolition of the Copthorne Hotel in central Christchurch resumed on Friday after it collapsed without warning about two weeks ago.

Luck of the Irish has sex-disease downside

Luck of the Irish has sex-disease downside

Friday, 11 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Irish workers helping with the rebuild are sharing the love but it seems they may also be helping to spread sexual diseases.

Brownlee speeds up quake repair work

Brownlee speeds up quake repair work

Friday, 11 October 2013 5:27 a.m. by Media3News

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has used his special powers to speed up land repair in Christchurch.

Wrecking ball continues Copthorne demolition

Wrecking ball continues Copthorne demolition

Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Demolition has resumed on what is left of the Copthorne Hotel.

Wrecking ball continues Copthorne demo

Wrecking ball continues Copthorne demo

Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Demolition has resumed on what is left of the Copthorne Hotel.

Precinct one out of the box

Precinct one out of the box

Thursday, 10 October 2013 9:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Who said boxy architecture was dull?

Christchurch school celebrates legal victory

Christchurch school celebrates legal victory

Thursday, 10 October 2013 7:50 p.m. by MediaHerald

A tiny Christchurch school that today won a David vs Goliath legal battle against a government-forced closure is hosting a victory party tonight.Education Minister Hekia Parata's decision to close Phillipstown School as part of...

Minister makes fixing quake damaged land easier

Minister makes fixing quake damaged land easier

Thursday, 10 October 2013 4:49 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Recovery Minister has used his special legislative powers to make it easier for people to repair earthquake-damaged land.

Christchurch school closure ruled unlawful

Christchurch school closure ruled unlawful

Thursday, 10 October 2013 2:07 p.m. by MediaHerald

Education Minister Hekia Parata's decision to close Phillipstown School in Christchurch was unlawful, a High Court judge has ruled.In a decision out today, the school has won the first battle in its bid to stay open.Justice John...

ANZ opens in Christchurch rebuild zone

ANZ opens in Christchurch rebuild zone

Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:00 a.m. by Media3News

This morning ANZ became the first bank to reopen a branch in the Christchurch rebuild zone.

Consent fees to be reviewed

Consent fees to be reviewed

Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

Changes to the cost of obtaining building consents are on the cards as a government fix-it man continues his overhaul of the Christchurch City Council's troubled consenting operation.

Village for workers in Madras St

Village for workers in Madras St

Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

A new 200-room camp is the latest in a series of worker villages earmarked for Christchurch.

First bank reopens in rebuild zone

First bank reopens in rebuild zone

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

ANZ has become the first bank to reopen in central Christchurch since the quakes.

First bank reopens in central city

First bank reopens in central city

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

ANZ has become the first bank to reopen in central Christchurch since the quakes.

Insurers win appeal over quake standards

Insurers win appeal over quake standards

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 1:52 p.m. by Media3News

A legal bid which could have forced Christchurch building owners to strengthen their buildings against earthquake damage beyond current legal requirements has failed.

Government chips in for City Mall project

Government chips in for City Mall project

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 10:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's hotly disputed City Mall block looks likely to be developed by individual landowners, with the Government chipping in to tie everything together.

Appeal on building strengthening quashed

Appeal on building strengthening quashed

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 11:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council did not have the power to ask property owners to strengthen existing buildings up to 67 per cent of the national building standard, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Appeal on building strengthening quashed

Appeal on building strengthening quashed

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 11:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council did not have the power to ask property owners to strengthen existing buildings up to 67 per cent of the national building standard, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

New roles in Christchurch consents department shakeup

New roles in Christchurch consents department shakeup

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 10:10 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Christchurch City Council has announced plans to cut 20 jobs and create 32 new ones in a major shakeup of its building consents department.

Executive sees rebuild potential

Executive sees rebuild potential

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 11:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

A government-led design strategy is needed to inspire developers in the Christchurch rebuild, an international structural engineer says.

Council managers may lose jobs

Council managers may lose jobs

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 2:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

Twenty Christchurch City Council managers are at risk of losing their jobs as the fall-out from the council's consenting crisis continues.

Lets integrate grey and green

Let's integrate 'grey' and 'green'

Monday, 7 October 2013 7:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Insurance firm disputes $1.2m claim for house

Insurance firm disputes $1.2m claim for house

Monday, 7 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

An insurance company changed its mind to pay out a red-zoned couple for the rebuild of their home after a dispute over the amount offered, a court has heard.

Quake to redraw boundaries in Christchurch

Quake to redraw boundaries in Christchurch

Monday, 7 October 2013 11:30 a.m. by Media3News

Census figures released today show how Christchurch has been re-organised following the quakes.

Highly critical report on EQC calls for law change

Highly critical report on EQC calls for law change

Monday, 7 October 2013 5:37 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Red-zone couple battle rebuild bill

Red-zone couple battle rebuild bill

Monday, 7 October 2013 1:57 a.m. by MediaStuff

An insurance company changed its mind to pay out a red-zoned couple for the rebuild of their home after a dispute over the amount offered, a court has heard.

Red-zone couple battle rebuild bill

Red-zone couple battle rebuild bill

Monday, 7 October 2013 1:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

An insurance company changed its mind to pay out a red-zoned couple for the rebuild of their home after a dispute over the amount offered, a court has heard.

Open visa call from migrant advocate

Open visa call from migrant advocate

Sunday, 6 October 2013 6:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Migrant workers are not protected enough to be able to expose abuse from their employers, a migrant workers' advocate says.

Hard road back to normality

Hard road back to normality

Sunday, 6 October 2013 9:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch residents are still struggling to regain their pre-earthquake quality of life, a poll shows.

Community centre planned for Aranui

Community centre planned for Aranui

Sunday, 6 October 2013 8:33 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Cera not Christchurchs moral authority

Cera not Christchurch's moral authority

Saturday, 5 October 2013 5:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

 A strip bar and prostitution business is being acquired using government quake powers. Jarrod Gilbert argues moral judgment should not play a part.

EQC unprepared for Chch quakes

EQC unprepared for Chch quakes

Saturday, 5 October 2013 1:42 p.m. by Media3News



 

Donor gives $5M to Christchurch community

Donor gives $5M to Christchurch community

Saturday, 5 October 2013 12:36 p.m. by Media3News

An anonymous donation of $500,000 is helping fund a new $5.9 million community centre in the Christchurch suburb of Aranui.

 

Christchurch City Council says it will build the first new community centre since the earthquakes with the support of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust and Lions Club International Foundation.

 

The trust is contributing $ ...

EQC disaster planning flawed, report finds

EQC disaster planning flawed, report finds

Saturday, 5 October 2013 10:03 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Fears over shaming bad rebuild contractors

Fears over shaming bad rebuild contractors

Saturday, 5 October 2013 8:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Residents fed up with earthquake repair work need to be wary of naming and shaming "dodgy contractors" online, warns a defamation expert.

Fears over shaming bad rebuild contractors

Fears over shaming bad rebuild contractors

Saturday, 5 October 2013 8:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

Residents fed up with earthquake repair work need to be wary of naming and shaming "dodgy contractors" online, warns a defamation expert.

$15m grant to Christchurch  projects

$15m grant to Christchurch projects

Saturday, 5 October 2013 8:14 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Small but shallow shock shakes Cantabs

Small but shallow shock shakes Cantabs

Friday, 4 October 2013 10:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians have been shaken by a small but shallow quake this morning. 

Scirt awarded for two hard years

Scirt awarded for two hard years

Friday, 4 October 2013 10:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

To most of us SCIRT is a catchy acronym for the hundreds of workers repairing our infrastructure. But it is much more, and is also this year's winner of the Champion Canterbury Supreme Award for a medium to large enterprise. MARTA STEEMAN reports.

Cathedral Junction reopens in style

Cathedral Junction reopens in style

Friday, 4 October 2013 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Cathedral Junction reopened in grand style last night as fashion took centre stage. 

Small but shallow shock wakes Cantabs

Small but shallow shock wakes Cantabs

Friday, 4 October 2013 8:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians have been shaken by a small but shallow quake this morning. 

Still problems handling asbestos in Christchurch - ministry

Still problems handling asbestos in Christchurch - ministry

Friday, 4 October 2013 7:18 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment says there are still problems with handling asbestos, for workers in Christchurch involved in its rebuilding.

Lack of valuation info riles landowners

Lack of valuation info riles landowners

Friday, 4 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Frustrated inner-city landowners are demanding information about how their properties are being valued but are drawing blanks.

Tremors exposed Earthquake Commission

Tremors exposed Earthquake Commission

Friday, 4 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) planned poorly for a major catastrophe and therefore lacked the leadership and systems needed to cope with the Canterbury earthquakes.

Vote on $91k pay rise for acting Chch City Council boss

Vote on $91k pay rise for acting Chch City Council boss

Friday, 4 October 2013 11:12 a.m. by MediaHerald

Acting Christchurch City Council boss Jane Parfitt may get a $90,000-plus pay rise today. The Star can reveal that city councillors will meet behind closed doors to vote on whether Ms Parfitt will get an extra $91,104 added to...

Exploitation laws lack backing - Labour

Exploitation laws lack backing - Labour

Thursday, 3 October 2013 7:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tougher penalties for employers exploiting migrant workers will be useless without the resources to enforce the law, says Labour.

Govt landgrab slammed by Chch residents

Govt 'landgrab' slammed by Chch residents

Thursday, 3 October 2013 5:56 p.m. by Media3News

The Government's seizure of commercial land for the Christchurch rebuild has been labeled as "disappointing" and "totally unnecessary".

 

Owners of nine properties will be forced to hand over their land, after they failed to reach a deal with the Government.

 

The buildings will be cleared to make way for a giant green park, but ...