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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 Popular

 

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.

Scarborough pool replacement to cost council

Scarborough pool replacement to cost council

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 12:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council will need to find at least $680,000 if it wants to replace the Scarborough paddling pool, latest cost estimates suggest.

Scarborough pool may cost $700k

Scarborough pool may cost $700k

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 12:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council will need to find at least $680,000 if it wants to replace the Scarborough paddling pool, latest cost estimates suggest.

EQC pays legal costs over email blunder

EQC pays legal costs over email blunder

Monday, 4 November 2013 8:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

Months after the Earthquake Commission (EQC) obtained a court order preventing further publication of leaked client information, it has finally paid the legal costs of one of the key figures behind the saga.

The stress of waiting for EQC

The stress of waiting for EQC

Monday, 4 November 2013 8:10 p.m. by Media3News

Kelvin and Olivia Stevens' EQC claim was dealt with by the October 31st deadline for small claims - just not in the way they were expecting.

Insurers report progress on settling claims

Insurers report progress on settling claims

Monday, 4 November 2013 12:58 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch firms must embrace different ways

Christchurch firms must embrace different ways

Sunday, 3 November 2013 9:33 p.m. by MediaThePress



Why doesnt Town link to Gown?

Why doesn't Town link to Gown?

Sunday, 3 November 2013 8:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Community groups may have key role in disaster recovery

Community groups may have key role in disaster recovery

Sunday, 3 November 2013 4:09 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Labour announces Christchurch housing plan

Labour announces Christchurch housing plan

Sunday, 3 November 2013 1:52 p.m. by Media3News

 

Legal challenges expose hasty process

Legal challenges expose hasty process

Saturday, 2 November 2013 8:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cunliffe unveils KiwiAssure insurer

Cunliffe unveils 'KiwiAssure' insurer

Saturday, 2 November 2013 4:18 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Westpac secures Christchurch site

Westpac secures Christchurch site

Saturday, 2 November 2013 12:33 p.m. by Media3News

Westpac will move 450 staff into new offices in the centre of Christchurch in the middle of 2016.

City built for love, not money

City built for love, not money

Saturday, 2 November 2013 1:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

High construction and land costs are killing property development profits in central Christchurch, scaring off out-of-town developers.

Residents bitten by Alligator Drainage

Residents bitten by Alligator Drainage

Friday, 1 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A drainage company run by a former criminal and a former bankrupt has obtained numerous Christchurch jobs by telling customers the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will reimburse costs without prior authorisation.

Westpac signs up as first Gough tenant

Westpac signs up as first Gough tenant

Friday, 1 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild of Christchurch's core retail precinct has taken a leap forward, with banking giant Westpac signing up as the first new office tenant.

A familys quake bureaucracy nightmare

A family's quake bureaucracy nightmare

Friday, 1 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Ian and Amanda Thompson took their family on a holiday to Geraldine when Earthquake Commission assessors came to their Lyttelton home.

Residents bitten by Alligator Drainage

Residents bitten by Alligator Drainage

Friday, 1 November 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A drainage company run by a former criminal and a former bankrupt has obtained numerous Christchurch jobs by telling customers the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will reimburse costs without prior authorisation.

EQC misses deadlines, insists its making progress

EQC misses deadlines, insists it's making progress

Friday, 1 November 2013 11:57 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Canterbury Uni gets $260m for rebuild programme

Canterbury Uni gets $260m for rebuild programme

Thursday, 31 October 2013 5:45 p.m. by MediaHerald

Canterbury University will receive $260 million from the Government to support its rebuild programme.The funding boost was announced this afternoon by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce."The Government's...

Cyclists applaud city transport plan

Cyclists applaud city transport plan

Thursday, 31 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government's transport plan for Christchurch is being hailed as another big boost for cycling in the city.

Parking vital for Christchurchs heart

Parking 'vital' for Christchurch's heart

Thursday, 31 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A vital slice of Christchurch's recovery - parking - is missing from the central city's transport plan, a prominent developer says.

EQC says its hit its deadline

EQC says it's hit its deadline

Thursday, 31 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission says it will have settled all of its standard under-$15,000 claims by this morning, with a few exceptions.

A chair that turns into a quake helmet?

A chair that turns into a quake helmet?

Thursday, 31 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

When an earthquake hits, most of us know to run for a doorframe or duck next to a desk.

Home building consents rise 1.4 percent

Home building consents rise 1.4 percent

Thursday, 31 October 2013 1:02 p.m. by Media3News

In Canterbury a record 599 new dwellings, including 101 apartments, were consented in September.

New home consents hit all-time high

New home consents hit all-time high

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury building consents have hit an all-time record with 599 new homes given approval in September.

New Christchurch transport plan praised

New Christchurch transport plan praised

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 7:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's new transport has met with approval from politicians and advocates, winning praise for having taken on board pleas from residents.

Reduced speed limit for Christchurchs inner city

Reduced speed limit for Christchurch's inner city

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 6:52 p.m. by MediaHerald

New transport plans for Christchurch reveal the inner city will have a reduced speed limit and a "people-focused environment'' once rebuilt.

4.2 quake rattles Christchurch

4.2 quake rattles Christchurch

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 6:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

A "strong" magnitude 4.2 quake shake struck Christchurch in the early hours this morning.

Christchurch transport plan released

Christchurch transport plan released

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 4:27 p.m. by Media3News

Cyclists and pedestrians will get right of way under a new transport plan for Christchurch.

EQC works towards target for payments

EQC works towards target for payments

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 9:07 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Commission says it's confident it will meet its deadline for settle most, if not all, of the Canterbury earthquake claims it had promised to resolve by the end of October.

Transport plan for an accessible city

Transport plan for 'an accessible city'

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 3:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Pedestrians and cyclists will be made welcome in central Christchurch while vehicles will be restricted to 30kmh and a public transport will be streamlined, the Government's transport plan reveals.

More constructions workers in city

More constructions workers in city

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 1:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

As most Christchurch residents know from the many more vans, trucks and utes on the streets, the city has a few more construction industry workers than a year ago.

More construction workers in city

More construction workers in city

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 1:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

As most Christchurch residents know from the many more vans, trucks and utes on the streets, the city has a few more construction industry workers than a year ago.

Over-supply of office space expected

Over-supply of office space expected

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 9:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Smarten up shabby Colombo St

Smarten up shabby Colombo St

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 8:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Colombo St is widely viewed as Christchurch's main street, like Queen St in Auckland or Lambton Quay in Wellington.

Pace of Christchurch rebuild slowing

Pace of Christchurch rebuild slowing

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 8:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury economic activity is at a high level but the pace of growth in the earthquake-related rebuild has eased, a bank survey shows.

Letterboxes paint a picture of loss

Letterboxes paint a picture of loss

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Some are standing on an empty piece of land, others are lying on a pile of rubble.

Christchurch celebrates Festival of Transitional Architecture

Christchurch celebrates Festival of Transitional Architecture

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 10:08 a.m. by Media3News

FESTA attracted thousands into the central city over Labour Weekend, showing how empty sites can be used to boost the city's recovery.

$2m for quake research

$2m for quake research

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 3:41 a.m. by MediaStuff

Almost $2 million will be funneled into earthquake research over three years across two New Zealand universities.

Quick fix possible for city bridge

Quick fix possible for city bridge

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 2:12 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fixing the Gloucester St bridge may not take as much time nor cost as much as originally thought.

Fight may not save McLeans Mansion

Fight may not save McLean's Mansion

Monday, 28 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A historic Christchurch mansion earmarked for demolition despite a near two-year fight to save it was doomed by a report saying it was a significant collapse risk.

Is it reasonable to wait until 2016 for a repair?

Is it reasonable to wait until 2016 for a repair?

Sunday, 27 October 2013 11:14 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Do you have a legal question arising from how the earthquakes have affected you? Lane Neave partner Dr DUNCAN WEBB has agreed to be an "agony uncle" on how the law applies to certain situations.

EQC warns against unauthorised repairs

EQC warns against unauthorised repairs

Sunday, 27 October 2013 10:06 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Commission says some unscrupulous tradesmen are persuading homeowners to get drain and sewer repairs done without prior authorisation, putting householders at risk of losing money.

Victorian-style The Tannery opens in Christchurch

Victorian-style The Tannery opens in Christchurch

Saturday, 26 October 2013 5:46 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A new shopping arcade has opened in Christchurch, filled with boutique shops, bars and high-end fashion.

Rebuild work builds prisoners futures

Rebuild work builds prisoners' futures

Saturday, 26 October 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

John Bryant tells Philip Matthews why he is helping Christchurch prisoners build houses.

Are solar energy systems worth the cost?

Are solar energy systems worth the cost?

Saturday, 26 October 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

More people are installing solar power, but it is still expensive and might not be worth it for everyone, writes HAMISH MCNICOL .

Burwood resource recovery damn impressive

Burwood resource recovery 'damn impressive'

Friday, 25 October 2013 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A city left in ruins is now being recycled out Burwood way. JOHN McCRONE reports on the mammoth job ahead.

Following San Franciscos example

Following San Francisco's example

Friday, 25 October 2013 7:55 p.m. by Media3News

New Zealand has seen major changes in how insurance works as a result of the Christchurch earthquakes.

Extension for Port Hills property owners

Extension for Port Hills property owners

Friday, 25 October 2013 7:40 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The deadline for Crown offers for earthquake-condemned land in Christchurch's Port Hills has been extended by two months.

German company upbeat about rebuild

German company upbeat about rebuild

Friday, 25 October 2013 6:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

German company Knauf is opening distribution and retail outlets in Christchurch and Auckland to help enable it tackle the dominance of plasterboard manufactured by rival Fletcher Building.

Poo tank plan partially canned

'Poo tank' plan partially canned

Friday, 25 October 2013 5:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plans to install a low-pressure wastewater system have been revoked in some areas of Christchurch.

Port Hills deadline extended

Port Hills deadline extended

Friday, 25 October 2013 5:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

The deadline for red-zoned Port Hills homeowners to accept the Government's buyout offer has been extended.