Around a third of the remaining property owners in Christchurch's red-zones accepted a land buyout offer at the last minute.
After the Canterbury earthquakes only 30 per cent of New Zealanders are prepared at home for an emergency and a Civil Defence report says there is little evidence on how prepared businesses are.Prior to the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes...
The Canterbury earthquakes revealed problems with managing large-scale recovery efforts and laws could be reviewed, the Government says.
The Canterbury earthquakes have heightened Civil Defence' focus on preparing for emergencies, a new report says.
The futures of 150 home owners who are refusing to leave their red-zoned properties in Christchurch are still uncertain.
The Christchurch red-zoners who have shunned a Government offer still face uncertainty over the fate of their land.
Detailed engineering assessments of most of the buildings owned by Christchurch City Council should be completed by the end of this month.
Christchurch Symphony Orchestra is scouting for a large building to convert into a performance space for the next three to five years.
Prince Charles and other judges have chosen the winning design for a central Christchurch neighbourhood - but its identity is under wraps for another fortnight.
Prime Minister John Key says privacy breaches like the two revealed in one week at the Earthquake Commission are inevitable, and they are a result of human error, not systemic failure.EQC mistakenly sent an email containing claims...
On the last day for Christchurch land owners to settle with CERA, many people are not happy with what they've been offered.
On the last day for Christchurch landowners to settle with CERA, many people are not happy with what they've been offered.
Customers waiting for payments from the Earthquake Commission will have to wait longer despite a limited resumption of IT services at the beleaguered Government agency today.
The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has resumed limited IT functions this afternoon.
The owners of the red-zoned garage in two minds about whether to abandon their quake-damaged land have made a decision - they're staying.
A dramatic post-quake drop in Christchurch tourism has forced KiwiRail to suspend its Coastal Pacific train service for the winter.
Christchurch's red-zone land owners have just hours before the deadline for the Government's buy-out offer passes.The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) has offered those with undeveloped, commercial or uninsured properties...
It's D-Day in Canterbury today for red-zoners to accept the Government's offer to buy their homes.
A red-zoned Brooklands couple have told the Government: "We're staying - bring on the bulldozers."
Les Mills, Calendar Girls and the former Inland Revenue building are among buildings set to be bought by the Crown as part of the Government's plans for Christchurch's new eastern frame.
Tammy and Mike Bell waited for the release of the central-city blueprint before signing a lease on a new building.
Large parts of the country's building stock will be off-limits for disabled people under a proposal to trim the cost of upgrading thousands of earthquake-prone buildings, advocacy groups have warned.One of the lesser-known changes...
A decision not to extend the deadline for accepting Government red-zone offers is an "opportunity lost", the Human Rights Commissioner says.
Christchurch landowners who accept a 50 per cent offer for their vacant, uninsured or commercial red-zone properties can still take legal action against the Government.
After 100 years, the dairy in Horseshoe Lake is closing thanks to the Christchurch earthquake.
The man who revealed embarrassing EQC leaks says he's not a fighter by nature, but, as he tells Martin van Beynen, he's sick of how Christchurch's quake victims have been treated.
A videogame arcade with its roof fractured to the sky, a pub with glasses still hanging neatly above the bar and a sign promoting the Rugby World Cup 2011.
A $32-million hotel in the heart of the Christchurch CBD will be bought by the Government and demolished to make way for grassland in what operators and owners say is a waste of money and opportunity.
Lyttelton Port of Christchurch's stalled insurance claim "is potentially the largest ever in Australasian history", new information reveals.
A network of citizen groups have a thousand dreams for the residential red zone along the Avon River. WILL HARVIE walks the zone to see what it might look like if Cera and the Government permit the dreamers to act.
A voluntary register where people can give details of the status of their post-quake insurance claims may be set up by the Christchurch City Council.
Engineers are going to be more stringently regulated as a result of the CTV building collapse.
Government policy, not the earthquakes, has made land in Christchurch's residential red zone almost worthless, valuers say.
An elderly woman would rather "go to Heaven" than face leaving her home of almost 70 years, which is now in the red-zone.
Nearly 300 red-zoners have not accepted a Crown offer of compensation for their land with just three days until the offer expires.
Christchurch's central city red zone is a little smaller after the opening of some of the barricades.
Plans for a $100 million sculptural glass complex for Christchurch's Triangle Centre site have been given the go-ahead.
The first inner-city building to emerge in post-earthquake Christchurch will be demolished despite the Government suggesting it would remain.
The cordon around Christchurch's red zone has been relaxed to allow tertiary students into the city centre next week.The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) last night reduced the cordon on Hereford St and upper High...
The government's freezing of EQC's email system is unprecedented for an entire organisation, an IT expert says.Gerry Brownlee has put the Earthquake Commission's computer system in lock down after a second security breach was uncovered...
The cordon in Christchurch's central city rebuild zone will be reduced today.
City councillors have voted to sell an earthquake-prone building it owns in Farrington Ave to the Bishopdale Community Preschool for $1.
Police have had to concede defeat in an investigation into the disappearance of a historic copper dome which toppled off a building in the February 2011 earthquake.
Some changes to the scope of the anchor projects outlined in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan could be on the cards.
A few Christchurch homeowners will spend the Easter break deciding whether to go or stay in the red zone.
All emails and information technology systems have been frozen at the Earthquake Commission tonight in a drastic move to stop privacy breaches.Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee put his foot down to stop further...
Details of a new privacy breach involving the Earthquake Commission has been revealed in Parliament today. Labour's earthquake commission spokeswoman Lianne Dalziel revealed in question time today that EQC sent another email to...
Labour Party MP Lianne Dalziel has revealed another EQC privacy breach.
The owners of Northlands Shopping Centre have marked down the mall's value again - this time to $205.5 million because of earthquake repair costs.
Nearly 300 red-zoners have not accepted a Crown offer of compensation for their land with just two working days until the offer expires.
The man who last week received private details on homeowners' earthquake claims has accused the EQC of fraud.
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