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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 ...

Councils $3.8m to revive city swimming pools

Council's $3.8m to revive city swimming pools

Thursday, 3 October 2013 10:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council will inject about $3.8 million into the repair or rebuild of three community facilities.

Quake acquistions inevitable - Brownlee

Quake acquistions inevitable - Brownlee

Thursday, 3 October 2013 7:14 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Flyover map reveals 3D Christchurch

Flyover map reveals 3D Christchurch

Thursday, 3 October 2013 2:20 a.m. by MediaStuff

Owners of Apple devices can now explore Christchurch in three-dimensional detail from the comfort of their own home using the flyover feature in Apple Maps.

Gough to rent airspace for precinct

Gough to rent airspace for precinct

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 10:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch property developer will be allowed to rent airspace in the central city for his multimillion-dollar hospitality, retail and office precinct.

Crown uses compulsory acquisition powers to acquire nine sites

Crown uses compulsory acquisition powers to acquire nine sites

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 7:29 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The Crown is using its post-earthquake powers of compulsory acquisition for the first time.

Quake-damaged hotel issued with urgent demolition notice

Quake-damaged hotel issued with urgent demolition notice

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 6:58 p.m. by MediaHerald

The earthquake-damaged Copthorne Hotel in Christchurch, which collapsed at the weekend, has been issued with an urgent demolition notice.Demolition workers ran for their lives when the 10-storey central city tower collapsed on Saturday...

Homes written off after Chch quake snapped up

Homes written off after Chch quake snapped up

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 5:13 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch auction rooms are being packed out with buyers looking to bag a bargain on uninsured and earthquake-damaged houses.

Chch quake more violent than Marlboroughs

Chch quake more violent than Marlborough's

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The quake that caused major damage in Christchurch in February 2011 was three times more violent than the Marlborough quake on August 16, GNS Science says.

Parking squeeze in CBD worries developers

Parking squeeze in CBD worries developers

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A lack of car parking spaces in the inner-city could derail plans for a vibrant and compact city centre, property developers say.

Big costs in fixing damaged bridges

Big costs in fixing damaged bridges

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

There is no word yet on when Christchurch's historic Gloucester St bridge will re-open to traffic.

Compulsory Christchurch land deals start

Compulsory Christchurch land deals start

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has listed central Christchurch sites it intends to compulsorily acquire despite some landowners believing they were still in good faith negotiations.

Developer talks of desire to rebuild

Developer talks of desire to rebuild

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property investor Stephen Collins has started work on his first new building since his PGC House in central Christchurch collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake with the loss of 18 lives.

Christchurch quakes more violent

Christchurch quakes more violent

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The quake that caused major damage in Christchurch in February 2011 was three times more violent than the Marlborough quake on August 16, GNS Science says.

PGC House owner talks of desire to rebuild

PGC House owner talks of desire to rebuild

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Property investor Stephen Collins has started work on his first new building since his PGC House in central Christchurch collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake with the loss of 18 lives.

Chch quake more violent than Marlborough tremor

Chch quake more violent than Marlborough tremor

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The quake that caused major damage in Christchurch in February 2011 was three times more violent than the Marlborough quake on August 16, GNS Science says.

Time capsule buried under new Chch building

Time capsule buried under new Chch building

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 3:39 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Urgent demolition of collapsed building ordered

Urgent demolition of collapsed building ordered

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 1:30 p.m. by Media3News

An urgent demolition order has been issued to the owners of the collapsed Copthorne Hotel in Christchurch.

 

The 10-storey hotel on Victoria Square suddenly pancaked during demolition on Saturday and just two sides of the building remain standing.

 

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) today issued the hotel's owners with a section ...

Offshore hunt for Chch Convention company

Offshore hunt for Chch Convention company

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 10:43 a.m. by Media3News

Five groups have been shortlisted to plan and develop the new Christchurch Convention Centre, and the government is now looking offshore for an operator to run it.

Crown moves to compulsorily acquire nine properties

Crown moves to compulsorily acquire nine properties

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 4:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown will use its post-earthquake powers to begin compulsorily acquiring properties in the eastern frame as part of the development of central Christchurch.

Crown compulsorily acquires nine properties

Crown compulsorily acquires nine properties

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 2:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown will use its post-earthquake powers to begin compulsorily acquiring properties in the eastern frame as part of the development of central Christchurch.

Convention centre operator wanted

Convention centre operator wanted

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 9:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

The hunt is on for an operator for Christchurch's planned convention centre.

Plea to insurers: honour your policies

Plea to insurers: honour your policies

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 8:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

What a difference friendly, personal, efficient service makes. How stressful and frustrating it is when you are battling a big organisation.

Quake-damaged school given info, court told

Quake-damaged school given info, court told

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 11:01 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Officials from Christchurch's Phillipstown School were given vital information about their quake-damaged school, a court has heard, despite allegations they were kept in the dark.

 

Lawyers are embarking on a last-ditch battle in the High Court today to save the school from closure, fighting a Government decision for it to shut down and merge with nearby Woolston School.

 

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Strong quake rocks Christchurch

Strong quake rocks Christchurch

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:24 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Stadium funding review proposed

Stadium funding review proposed

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Renegotiating how much ratepayers pay for some of the Christchurch anchor projects will be one of Lianne Dalziel's first priorities if she wins the city's mayoralty.

Stadium a white elephant for city

Stadium a 'white elephant' for city

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

Renegotiating how much ratepayers pay for some of the Christchurch anchor projects will be one of Lianne Dalziel's first priorities if she wins the city's mayoralty.

Christchurch CBD lease arrangements

Christchurch CBD lease arrangements

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Rebuild bolsters job confidence in Canterbury

Rebuild bolsters job confidence in Canterbury

Monday, 30 September 2013 6:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

The latest employment confidence survey tells a tale of two cities, a struggling Wellington and a somewhat buoyant Christchurch.

Engineer: Copthorne collapse unpreventable

Engineer: Copthorne collapse unpreventable

Monday, 30 September 2013 6:28 p.m. by Media3News

It could be months before investigators work out why a Christchurch hotel collapsed during demolition on Saturday.

Tougher line to protect migrant workers

Tougher line to protect migrant workers

Monday, 30 September 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Reports of alleged migrant exploitation in Christchurch are being taken seriously with tougher penalties for taking advantage of vulnerable workers set to become law, the Government says.

Phillipstown School kept in the dark – lawyer

Phillipstown School kept in the dark – lawyer

Monday, 30 September 2013 2:13 p.m. by Media3News

Representatives from Christchurch's Phillipstown primary school were kept in the dark as the Government made the decision to shut them down.

Christchurch school in court over closure

Christchurch school in court over closure

Monday, 30 September 2013 10:55 a.m. by MediaHerald

The "unlawful" decision to merge a Christchurch school will see 70 per cent of its pupils "scatter" to other city schools, a court heard today.

Chch school to battle closure in court

Chch school to battle closure in court

Monday, 30 September 2013 7:14 a.m. by Media3News

Phillipstown Primary School in Christchurch is seeking a judicial review of Education Minister Hekia Parata's decision to close and merge it.

Construction sites going hi-tech

Construction sites going hi-tech

Sunday, 29 September 2013 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cook Brothers Construction is taking a tech-based approach to the Christchurch rebuild, using apps on mobile devices to help get its team up to speed on projects like the "complicated" commercial build on Carlton Corner.

Chch family exposed to asbestos in home repair

Chch family exposed to asbestos in home repair

Sunday, 29 September 2013 6:37 p.m. by Media3News

A young Christchurch family is demanding answers after discovering they were exposed to asbestos when earthquake repair work was done on their home.

They say Fletcher Building and its contractors failed to follow guidelines and now Canterbury's top doctor is calling for a mandatory asbestos register.

It looks harmless, but a panel cut from the ceiling of a Christchurch house could be responsible for exposing up to ...

Chch residents fear further Copthorne collapse

Chch residents fear further Copthorne collapse

Sunday, 29 September 2013 6:13 p.m. by Media3News

Residents at the site of the Copthorne Hotel collapse were in fear if the remains of the building aren't taken down, the rest will topple.

Work stops after Chch hotel collapses

Work stops after Chch hotel collapses

Sunday, 29 September 2013 1:44 p.m. by Media3News

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is investigating after Christchurch's Copthorne Hotel partially collapsed during demolition work.
 


 

Construction sites going hi-tech

Construction sites going hi-tech

Sunday, 29 September 2013 9:24 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cook Brothers Construction is taking a tech-based approach to the Christchurch rebuild, using apps on mobile devices to help get its team up to speed on projects like the "complicated" commercial build on Carlton Corner.

Ruins may stay for months

Ruins may stay for months

Sunday, 29 September 2013 9:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

The cracked ruins of the former Copthorne Hotel in Christchurch city centre may remain for months while structural engineers investigate the cause of its collapse.

Hotel ruins may stay for months

Hotel ruins may stay for months

Sunday, 29 September 2013 9:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

The cracked ruins of the former Copthorne Hotel in Christchurch city centre may remain for months while structural engineers investigate the cause of its collapse.

Asbestos inertia increases danger

Asbestos inertia increases danger

Sunday, 29 September 2013 8:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

Most demolitions and home repairs in Canterbury may be completed before the Crown gets around to tightening asbestos regulations.

83 asbestos complaints since quakes

83 asbestos complaints since quakes

Sunday, 29 September 2013 8:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

Most demolitions and home repairs in Canterbury may be completed before the Crown gets around to tightening asbestos regulations.

More workers lay complaints

More workers lay complaints

Sunday, 29 September 2013 8:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

More former employees of a labour supply company which has allegedly failed to pay its workers tens of thousands of dollars have come forward to lay complaints with the Government.

Chch hotel collapses during demolition

Chch hotel collapses during demolition

Saturday, 28 September 2013 2:04 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's Copthorne Hotel in Victoria Square has collapsed during demolition today.

A place where community spirit thrives

A place where community spirit thrives

Friday, 27 September 2013 12:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Kairaki and Pines Beach should resemble an abandoned wasteland.

Banks eye cashed-up bogans

Banks eye cashed-up bogans

Friday, 27 September 2013 12:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's rebuild has seen the emergence of a new demographic - young, unattached tradesmen with money to burn.

Most favour building anew over repairing the old

Most favour building anew over repairing the old

Friday, 27 September 2013 12:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch people favour new buildings over restored heritage structures, a new poll has revealed.

Most favour building anew over repairs

Most favour building anew over repairs

Friday, 27 September 2013 12:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch people favour new buildings over restored heritage structures, a new poll has revealed.

Christchurch sales growth outpaces nation

Christchurch sales growth outpaces nation

Thursday, 26 September 2013 7:57 p.m. by MediaRNZ

No room for exploitation in rebuild

No room for exploitation in rebuild

Thursday, 26 September 2013 7:40 p.m. by MediaThePress



Valuation firms poor work haunts city facilities

Valuation firm's 'poor work' haunts city facilities

Thursday, 26 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A firm whose insurance valuations of Christchurch City Council buildings will affect communities for decades was kept on by the council despite a damning review of its work.

Engineers clear half of buildings with flaws similar to CTV building

Engineers clear half of buildings with flaws similar to CTV building

Thursday, 26 September 2013 4:53 p.m. by MediaHerald

Half of the New Zealand buildings suspected to have design flaws similar to the Canterbury Television Building, which collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake and killed 115 people, have been cleared by engineers.Building and Construction...

Half of buildings given OK

Half of buildings given OK

Thursday, 26 September 2013 1:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Half of the buildings thought to potentially contain the same dangerous design flaw as the Canterbury Television (CTV) building have been cleared or excluded by a Government review.

Half of potentially flawed buildings given OK

Half of potentially flawed buildings given OK

Thursday, 26 September 2013 1:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Half of the buildings thought to potentially contain the same dangerous design flaw as the Canterbury Television (CTV) building have been cleared or excluded by a Government review.

Half of potentially flawed buildings given OK

Half of potentially flawed buildings given OK

Thursday, 26 September 2013 1:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Half of the buildings thought to potentially contain the same dangerous design flaw as the Canterbury Television (CTV) building have been cleared or excluded by a Government review.

Pupils designs for Chch on show

Pupils' designs for Chch on show

Thursday, 26 September 2013 12:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

The creative nous of Christchurch's finest young urban designers is on show in a fitted-out container in Gloucester St.