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Many still struggle with quake impact

Many still struggle with quake impact

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 12:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Press asked its readers this week to tell us about their lives three years on from the September, 4, 2010, earthquake. This is an abridged version of what they told us.

Pre-quake issues still linger

Pre-quake issues still linger

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 12:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurance and the Earthquake Commission (EQC) continue to stress and frustrate Cantabrians on the third anniversary of the September 4 earthquake, but it is surprising how many issues pre-dating the first earthquake still trouble the city.

Banner makes landlords frustration clear

Banner makes landlord's frustration clear

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 12:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch landlord has made his frustrations with the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and insurance company IAG clear.

EQC has paid $6b in claims

EQC has paid $6b in claims

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 12:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurance and the Earthquake Commission (EQC) continue to stress and frustrate Cantabrians on the third anniversary of the September 4 earthquake, but it is surprising how many issues pre-dating the first earthquake still trouble the city.

Bitter: If I could leave Chch I would

Bitter: 'If I could leave Chch I would'

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 4:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

3 years ago I think we were on a pretty good high, on no-one was critically injured and we all swapped stories saying wow we survived a major earthquake.

If I could leave Chch I would

'If I could leave Chch I would'

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 4:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

Three years ago I thought we were on a pretty good high - no-one was critically injured and we all swapped stories saying wow, we survived a major earthquake.

Multimillion-dollar project set to start

Multimillion-dollar project set to start

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 1:44 a.m. by MediaStuff

Arrow International (NZ) has secured project management of one of the largest commercial projects to come to market since the Christchurch rebuild began, the company said today.

Christchurch better than ever

Christchurch 'better than ever'

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 1:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch is an exciting place to be right now. There is a growing sense of anticipation for what the new CBD will look like. There is construction and destruction work happening everywhere.

Three years on: Liquefaction taught us a lot

Three years on: Liquefaction taught us a lot

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 12:45 a.m. by MediaStuff



Interactive map reveals Christchurchs post-quake progress

Interactive map reveals Christchurch's post-quake progress

Monday, 2 September 2013 7:43 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Progress on how a post-disaster Christchurch is likely to look has been tracked with an online, interactive map.

Multi-storey building jacked up for repairs

Multi-storey building jacked up for repairs

Monday, 2 September 2013 3:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

When Greg Tudor took an ''educated risk'' in hoisting his building off the ground for earthquake repairs, he had no idea the multi-million dollar operation was going to work.

Mood check: Three years since Sept 4

Mood check: Three years since Sept 4

Monday, 2 September 2013 2:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Wednesday will mark three years since a terrifying magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Canterbrians out of their beds at 4.35am on September 4.

1000 building consents get sign-off

1000 building consents get sign-off

Sunday, 1 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury's residential rebuild may finally be in full swing.

Heritage tourism survives in Christchurch

Heritage tourism survives in Christchurch

Sunday, 1 September 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Some parts of Christchurch's heritage tourism trail may have disappeared off the map but the city centre can still capture the hearts of visitors, some operators say.

Builder keen to box on

Builder keen to 'box on'

Sunday, 1 September 2013 10:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch entrepreneur has created an innovative system to make the "worst part" of a builder's job easier and faster.

Entrepreneurs faster, easier way of building

Entrepreneur's faster, easier way of building

Sunday, 1 September 2013 10:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch entrepreneur has created an innovative system to make the "worst part" of a builder's job easier and faster.

20,000 people for city centre?

20,000 people for city centre?

Sunday, 1 September 2013 10:49 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government wants 20,000 residents living in Christchurch's inner city - and is formulating a plan to achieve it.

Residents play part updating Chch Google Maps

Residents play part updating Chch Google Maps

Saturday, 31 August 2013 5:13 p.m. by Media3News

The lack of a decent online map of Christchurch has been one of the great frustrations for residents after the earthquakes.

Last day for flat land red zone offers

Last day for flat land red zone offers

Saturday, 31 August 2013 11:05 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Saturday is the final day for those living on flat land in residential red zone in Christchurch to accept Government offers on their properties and move out of their homes.

Strong quake hits near Christchurch

Strong quake hits near Christchurch

Saturday, 31 August 2013 8:59 a.m. by Media3News

A strong 4.3 magnitude earthquake has shaken Christchurch.

Town hall vote timing queried

Town hall vote timing queried

Saturday, 31 August 2013 1:14 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's potential new leaders are split over whether the decision to restore the earthquake- damaged town hall should have been left until after this year's local body elections.

Christchurch at risk of losing CBD

Christchurch at risk of losing CBD

Friday, 30 August 2013 7:37 p.m. by Media3News

If you haven't visited Christchurch since the earthquakes, when you do go back you'll notice how much the CBD has changed.

Outcast appeal date set

Outcast appeal date set

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch red-zoners challenging their buyout offers will be back in court in October.

Three-year deadline for city assets

Three-year deadline for city assets

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Practically all of Christchurch's most important facilities - such as libraries and pools - will be open by 2016, council bosses say.

Feeding frenzy drives thefts

'Feeding frenzy' drives thefts

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Desperate rebuild workers struggling to break into the Christchurch market are being blamed for stealing diggers, trucks and other high-value equipment to take advantage of a construction industry "feeding frenzy".

Three-year deadline for city assets

Three-year deadline for city assets

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Practically all of Christchurch's most important facilities - such as libraries and pools - will be open by 2016, council bosses say.

Feeding frenzy drives thefts

'Feeding frenzy' drives thefts

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Desperate rebuild workers struggling to break into the Christchurch market are being blamed for stealing diggers, trucks and other high-value equipment to take advantage of a construction industry "feeding frenzy".

The year Christchurch reclaims cool

The year Christchurch reclaims cool

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch hasn't had much reason to celebrate over the last three years.

Outcast appeal date set

Outcast appeal date set

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch red-zoners challenging their buyout offers will be back in court in October.

Three-year deadline for city assets

Three-year deadline for city assets

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Practically all of Christchurch's most important facilities - such as libraries and pools - will be open by 2016, council bosses say.

Red-zoners court appeal date set

Red-zoners court appeal date set

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch red-zoners challenging their buyout offers will be back in court in October.

Funds must stretch for new arts precinct

Funds must stretch for new arts precinct

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A makeshift performing arts precinct could still go ahead in central Christchurch but on a slim budget.

Insurance wrangles delay city facilities

Insurance wrangles delay city facilities

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Practically all of Christchurch's most important facilities - such as libraries and pools - will be open by 2016, council bosses say.

Insurance wrangles delay city facilities

Insurance wrangles delay city facilities

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Practically all of Christchurch's most important facilities - such as libraries and pools - will be open by 2016, council bosses say.

Feeding frenzy drives thefts

'Feeding frenzy' drives thefts

Friday, 30 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Desperate rebuild workers struggling to break into the Christchurch market are being blamed for stealing diggers, trucks and other high-value equipment to take advantage of a construction industry "feeding frenzy".

Contractors charged with stealing from quake-damaged homes

Contractors charged with stealing from quake-damaged homes

Friday, 30 August 2013 12:54 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Three young contractors have been charged over a series of burglaries and an arson in the quake-damaged Christchurch residential red zone.Andrew Michael Hunton, a 21-year-old roofer, appeared from custody at Christchurch District...

Man in court charged with burglaries, arson in red zone

Man in court charged with burglaries, arson in red zone

Friday, 30 August 2013 10:47 a.m. by MediaHerald

A 21-year-old will appear in court this morning charged with the burglaries and an arson of properties in the Christchurch residential red zone.

1000th new home consented

1000th new home consented

Friday, 30 August 2013 2:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

July marked a milestone for the Canterbury rebuild, as the 1000th earthquake-related building consent was issued.

1000th new home consented

1000th new home consented

Friday, 30 August 2013 2:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

July marked a milestone for the Canterbury rebuild, as the 1000th earthquake-related building consent was issued.

Simply trusting the Crown not enough

Simply trusting the Crown 'not enough'

Friday, 30 August 2013 12:25 a.m. by MediaStuff



Start dates delayed on 3 anchor projects

Start dates delayed on 3 anchor projects

Thursday, 29 August 2013 9:52 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Part of new Avon River precinct opens

Part of new Avon River precinct opens

Thursday, 29 August 2013 9:52 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Architect welcomes council decision to save Christchurch Town Hall

Architect welcomes council decision to save Christchurch Town Hall

Thursday, 29 August 2013 7:06 p.m. by MediaOneNews

The architect of Christchurch Town Hall says he is thrilled at the decision to save the quake damaged building.

Is six months in a garage too long?

Is six months in a garage too long?

Thursday, 29 August 2013 6:46 p.m. by Media3News

Last time they spoke to us, Sasha Bell and her husband Steve had already been living in their garage for 500 nights while they waited for EQC to come and repair the home they'd started to take apart before giving up and walking away.

So three months on it does seem fair to ask, what's going on?

John Sellwood spoke to Sasha and Steve in Woolston.


 

Is 21 months in a garage too long?

Is 21 months in a garage too long?

Thursday, 29 August 2013 6:46 p.m. by Media3News

Last time they spoke to us, Sasha Bell and her husband Steve had been living in their garage for 500 nights.

Chch CBD projects to begin this year

Chch CBD projects to begin this year

Thursday, 29 August 2013 4:46 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

All Christchurch town hall to be conserved

All Christchurch town hall to be conserved

Thursday, 29 August 2013 4:22 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Chch Town Hall saved by council vote

Chch Town Hall saved by council vote

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:54 p.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has voted to restore the city's quake-damaged Town Hall.

Insurance failure for Sumner assets

Insurance failure for Sumner assets

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

Sumner's demolished library, community centre and museum will be replaced by a combined facility in Wakefield Ave, but there is a large gap between the likely cost and insurance proceeds.

Digger in the sky

Digger in the sky

Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's not every day you see diggers being hoisted onto the top of a hotel tower. 

Forced sales to begin in six weeks

Forced sales to begin in six weeks

Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch landowners refusing to sell property earmarked for central-city anchor projects have less than two months to finalise a deal before compulsory acquisition begins.

Christchurch scores Wellingtons tradies

Christchurch scores Wellington's tradies

Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Engineers and builders are becoming harder to find in Wellington as the Christchurch rebuild gathers pace.

Chch Today: Diggers hoisted onto hotel roof

Chch Today: Diggers hoisted onto hotel roof

Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's not every day you see diggers being hoisted onto the top of a hotel tower. 

Forced land buy-ups in six weeks

Forced land buy-ups in six weeks

Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch landowners refusing to sell property earmarked for central-city anchor projects have less than two months to finalise a deal before compulsory acquisition begins.

Construction dates set for CCDU anchor projects

Construction dates set for CCDU anchor projects

Thursday, 29 August 2013 5:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

Construction dates have been set for the city centre's eastern and southern frames, the Square and the Performing Arts Precinct - and all are expected to be completed within about three years.

Developer has big dreams for Cambridge Terrace

Developer has big dreams for Cambridge Terrace

Thursday, 29 August 2013 2:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

Stephen Collins wants to drive down Durham St in 10 years' time and ''still be really proud of what we created''.

Developer has big dreams for Cambridge Tce

Developer has big dreams for Cambridge Tce

Thursday, 29 August 2013 2:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

Stephen Collins wants to drive down Durham St in 10 years and ''still be really proud of what we created''.

Councillors vote for full Town Hall restoration

Councillors vote for full Town Hall restoration

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:51 a.m. by MediaThePress

City councillors have voted to fully restore the earthquake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall.

Christchurch Town Hall to be saved

Christchurch Town Hall to be saved

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:51 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors have voted to fully restore the earthquake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall.