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Lawyer says buyout offers unfair

Lawyer says buyout offers 'unfair'

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Government officials knew rezoning residential land would essentially reduce values to zero meaning the buyout offer was one that "cannot be refused", the Christchurch High Court was told.

Quake tips from Christchurch residents

Quake tips from Christchurch residents

Monday, 22 July 2013 8:25 p.m. by Media3News

The people of Christchurch give advice to Wellington after yesterday's 6.5 quake.

Justice precinct contractors sought

Justice precinct contractors sought

Monday, 22 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

An updated timeframe for Christchurch's justice and emergency services precinct shows the likely $100 million-plus project starting next February and taking three years to complete.

Quake land damage case goes to court

Quake land damage case goes to court

Monday, 22 July 2013 3:20 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A judicial review of the red zoning of earthquake damaged land is underway in the High Court in Christchurch.

Quake land damage case goes to high court

Quake land damage case goes to high court

Monday, 22 July 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaRNZ

A judicial review of the red zoning of earthquake damaged land is underway in the High Court in Christchurch.

Quake repairs: Five tips for homeowners

Quake repairs: Five tips for homeowners

Monday, 22 July 2013 10:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

Quake live chat with a GNS scientist

Quake live chat with a GNS scientist

Monday, 22 July 2013 9:24 a.m. by MediaStuff

A GNS earthquake expert is in the newsroom answering your questions about the series of significant quakes that have been rattling the top of the South Island and Wellington.

A symbol for a bullish city

A symbol for a bullish city

Sunday, 21 July 2013 11:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

Wealthy Cantabrians have donated more than $100,000 towards a symbol of hope for the city.

Complex red-zoner High Court case opens

'Complex' red-zoner High Court case opens

Sunday, 21 July 2013 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch red-zoners fighting the Government's "abuse of power" have reached the High Court.

Vacant section owners take EQC to court

Vacant section owners take EQC to court

Sunday, 21 July 2013 4:00 p.m. by Media3News

Angry Christchurch red zoners are taking on the Government in a significant court case beginning tomorrow.

South Island still being reshaped

South Island still being reshaped

Saturday, 20 July 2013 11:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

The South Island is still buckling and shifting to the rhythms of the earth nearly three years after titanic seismic forces began reshaping Canterbury.

Residents happily ever after stories

Residents' 'happily ever after' stories

Saturday, 20 July 2013 11:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Residents live happily ever after

Residents live 'happily ever after'

Saturday, 20 July 2013 11:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Some insurance premiums doubling

Some insurance premiums doubling

Saturday, 20 July 2013 8:55 a.m. by Media3News

Sweeping changes to the way New Zealanders buy their insurance have seen some homeowners' premiums more than double.

Fletchers eye Christchurch CBD projects

Fletchers eye Christchurch CBD projects

Saturday, 20 July 2013 8:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

Old Waimakariri Bridge open again

Old Waimakariri Bridge open again

Saturday, 20 July 2013 5:57 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Old Waimakariri Bridge is open again from 6am on Saturday after earthquake repair works were completed earlier than expected.

Warning against land grab in city

Warning against land grab in city

Friday, 19 July 2013 11:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is being warned against "confiscating" land as it tries to break a development deadlock in Christchurch's City Mall.

Red-zoners take Govt to court

Red-zoners take Govt to court

Friday, 19 July 2013 5:20 p.m. by Media3News

A key post-quake Government policy will be tested in court today.

Cardboard cathedral damaged by rain

Cardboard cathedral damaged by rain

Friday, 19 July 2013 12:50 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The transitional cardboard cathedral in Christchurch has been damaged by recent rain.

Quake near Oxford

Quake near Oxford

Friday, 19 July 2013 12:03 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Warning against land grab in city

Warning against land grab in city

Friday, 19 July 2013 11:53 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government is being warned against "confiscating" land as it tries to break a development deadlock in Christchurch's City Mall.

Cardboard cathedral damaged by rain

Cardboard cathedral damaged by rain

Friday, 19 July 2013 11:35 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

How did quake repairs go on your home?

How did quake repairs go on your home?

Friday, 19 July 2013 10:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fletchers EQR is overseeing the repairs of about 80,000 homes damaged by Canterbury's earthquakes.

Have you had your quake repairs done?

Have you had your quake repairs done?

Friday, 19 July 2013 10:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fletchers EQR is overseeing the repairs of about 80,000 homes damaged by Canterbury's earthquakes.

Earthquake Recovery Minister Brownlee heads to San Francisco

Earthquake Recovery Minister Brownlee heads to San Francisco

Friday, 19 July 2013 10:39 a.m. by MediaHerald

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is off to San Francisco on Sunday for a series of meetings relating to both his earthquake and transport portfolios.Mr Brownlee will call on the mayors of San Francisco and Los Angeles...

Hazard notices for quake-damaged houses

Hazard notices for quake-damaged houses

Friday, 19 July 2013 10:10 a.m. by MediaHerald

Earthquake-damaged houses in Christchurch at risk of severe flooding are having hazard notices placed on their land. The Star has learned five properties have hazard notices placed on their titles which alert potential buyers that...

Soggy Cardboard Cathedral nothing to be worried about

Soggy Cardboard Cathedral 'nothing to be worried about'

Friday, 19 July 2013 9:57 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Heavy rain shouldn't be a concern to Christchurch's Cardboard Cathedral now the roof has been completed.Chunks of the cardboard pipes have had to be cut away and replaced after becoming sodden with recent bad weather.Anglican...

Earthquakes unveil window into past

Earthquakes unveil window into past

Friday, 19 July 2013 9:52 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Govt plan urged for post-rebuild Christchurch

Govt plan urged for post-rebuild Christchurch

Friday, 19 July 2013 8:26 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Fletchers repairs ease back

Fletchers repairs ease back

Friday, 19 July 2013 12:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

The pace of home repairs being completed by Fletcher EQR has slowed as the firm begins to tackle the most complex cases.

Containers provide all home comforts

Containers provide all home comforts

Friday, 19 July 2013 12:20 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The first shipping container village for rebuild workers - complete with PlayStation 3s and cleaners - will open in Addington later this year.

Hope for McLeans Mansion salvage

Hope for McLean's Mansion salvage

Friday, 19 July 2013 12:19 a.m. by MediaStuff

The head of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) says there is still time to save McLean's Mansion, a historic Christchurch homestead slated for demolition.

Fletchers repairs ease back

Fletchers repairs ease back

Thursday, 18 July 2013 10:57 p.m. by MediaStuff

The pace of home repairs being completed by Fletcher EQR has slowed as the firm begins to tackle the most complex cases.

Fletcher says no shortage of work in Christchurch

Fletcher says no shortage of work in Christchurch

Thursday, 18 July 2013 9:37 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Leaky home gets temporary repairs

Leaky home gets temporary repairs

Thursday, 18 July 2013 5:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch woman who had 400 litres of water flood through her earthquake damaged house is still waiting for answers, but is now waiting in a water-tight home.

Disabled brothers finally get consents

Disabled brothers finally get consents

Thursday, 18 July 2013 5:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

After months of struggling to provide a home for her two disabled sons, Alison Adams says she can now move on with her life.

CERA to announce anchor project timelines soon

CERA to announce anchor project timelines soon

Thursday, 18 July 2013 4:57 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Rebuild speeding up but still slow

Rebuild 'speeding up' but still slow

Thursday, 18 July 2013 4:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake recovery boss Roger Sutton says the rebuild is "getting up to speed" with more than $150 million now being spent every month on putting Christchurch back together.

Containers provide all home comforts

Containers provide all home comforts

Thursday, 18 July 2013 12:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

The first shipping container village for rebuild workers - complete with PlayStation 3s and cleaners - will open in Addington later this year.

CTV families keen to preserve sites aura

CTV families keen to preserve site's 'aura'

Thursday, 18 July 2013 11:04 a.m. by Media3News

Families of those killed in the CTV building collapse are optimistic another building won't be erected on the site.

Chch Council to get Marryatt briefing

Chch Council to get Marryatt briefing

Thursday, 18 July 2013 5:16 a.m. by Media3News

 

Red-zone tours become rebuild tours

Red-zone tours become rebuild tours

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The cordons may be lifted, the CBD red zone history, but Christchurch tour bus operators are still hoping to cash in on the quake buck.

Government acquires CTV building site

Government acquires CTV building site

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:34 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Council consents technically sound

Council consents technically sound

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:49 a.m. by MediaThePress Featured Popular

No safety problems have been found with a sample of building consents issued by the Christchurch City Council this year.

Govt buys CTV building disaster site

Govt buys CTV building disaster site

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:37 a.m. by Media3News

The government has bought the site of the former Canterbury Television building in Christchurch and is promising victims families they will still be able to visit it in the near future.

Fortune 500 company joins Christchurch rebuild

Fortune 500 company joins Christchurch rebuild

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:23 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch’s lucrative post-quake construction industry has attracted a huge international player.

Cera must focus on safety not heritage

Cera must focus on safety not heritage

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

The current debate about the historic McLeans Mansion is not the first, nor will it be the last, when it comes to the challenge of preserving our city's history. But the question of who pays to save historic buildings is not one for Cera.

Arrow joins with Chinese construction giant

Arrow joins with Chinese construction giant

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 9:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

South Island construction firm Arrow International has landed a prestigious partner, China's largest construction company to bid for Christchurch anchor projects.

Fate of historic quake-damaged building hangs

Fate of historic quake-damaged building hangs

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 8:37 a.m. by MediaHerald

The fate of Christchurch's historic earthquake-damaged Mona Vale homestead will not be decided until next year, upsetting residents and a business owner.Mona Vale was badly damaged in the February 22, 2011, earthquake and no repair...

Quake builders work at standstill

Quake builders' work at standstill

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Builders are laying off staff and say they face economic ruin in Christchurch because insurance companies and Fletcher EQR are taking too long to approve earthquake work.Small building companies that have hired staff and bought...

Government buys CTV site

Government buys CTV site

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 12:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has bought the empty site where 115 people died when the Canterbury Television building collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake.

Escalating thefts delaying rebuild

Escalating thefts 'delaying rebuild'

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Thieves have caused thousands of dollars damage to an entire block of under-construction Mike Greer Homes at Pegasus Town for the sake of about $50 of scrap.

Escalating thefts delay rebuild at Pegasus

Escalating thefts delay rebuild at Pegasus

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Thieves have caused thousands of dollars damage to an entire block of under-construction Mike Greer Homes at Pegasus Town for the sake of about $50 of scrap.

Arrow joins Chinese construction giant

Arrow joins Chinese construction giant

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

South Island construction firm Arrow International has landed a prestigious partner, China's largest construction company, to bid for Christchurch anchor projects.

Christchurch buildings given all clear

Christchurch buildings given all clear

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 9:22 p.m. by Media3News

No safety problems have been found in buildings constructed under consents issued by Christchurch City Council.

Christchurchs McLeans Mansion to be demolished

Christchurch's McLean's Mansion to be demolished

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 5:35 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Campaigners are horrified at plans to demolish another one of the city's few remaining Category 1 historic buildings.

Scholar slates church over Chch Cathedral demolition

Scholar slates church over Chch Cathedral demolition

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 3:21 p.m. by MediaHerald

A UK scholar and expert on Gothic Imperial architecture has slated the Anglican Church decision to demolish quake-crippled ChristChurch Cathedral.Academic Alex Bremner wrote extensively about the cathedral, built by famed English...