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Bid to halt cathedral deconstruction fails

Bid to halt cathedral deconstruction fails

Friday, 26 July 2013 11:15 a.m. by Media3News

The Court of Appeal has thrown out a bid to stop the deconstruction of the quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral.

Court upholds ruling that cathedral may be demolished

Court upholds ruling that cathedral may be demolished

Friday, 26 July 2013 11:07 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court ruling that the Church Property Trustees is entitled to demolish ChristChurch Cathedral if it constructs a new cathedral on the same site.

Court gives green light to deconstruct Christ Church Cathedral

Court gives green light to 'deconstruct' Christ Church Cathedral

Friday, 26 July 2013 10:58 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christ Church Cathedral can now be demolished after the Court of Appeal upheld an earlier decision allowing deconstruction of the earthquake-damaged heritage building to continue.The Great Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT) has...

Govt set for windfall from red zone properties

Govt set for windfall from red zone properties

Friday, 26 July 2013 10:18 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Government is set for a sizeable windfall from Christchurch residential red zone properties it has purchased.As the owner of properties the Crown has either bought or is holding signed sale and purchase agreements for, the Government...

Tension in leaked design report

'Tension' in leaked design report

Friday, 26 July 2013 12:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

A leaked government report has pinpointed urban design as a clear source of tension between the Christchurch City Council and the development community.

Malicious software found in quake website

Malicious software found in quake website

Thursday, 25 July 2013 8:10 p.m. by MediaRNZ

An investigation has been launched into how a piece of malicious computer software came to be embedded in the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's website.

CERA website offline after hack

CERA website offline after hack

Thursday, 25 July 2013 2:48 p.m. by Media3News

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) website is offline today as officials scramble to discover how malicious software was implanted inside their web systems.

Please, not two CBDs

Please, not two CBDs

Thursday, 25 July 2013 1:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

While looking through commercial buildings for lease in Christchurch online recently, it quickly became apparent that many of the new buildings are, or will be, unsightly glass boxes, predominantly located in Addington, but also randomly dotted about the city.

Lessons from Christchurch: Workplace health and safety

Lessons from Christchurch: Workplace health and safety

Thursday, 25 July 2013 12:50 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Christchurch rebuild is the biggest urban reconstruction undertaking in New Zealand's history. And it's triggering a growing focus on health and safety in worksites - not just for large construction companies, but also...

Arsonists target quake-damaged homes

Arsonists target quake-damaged homes

Thursday, 25 July 2013 9:53 a.m. by Media3News

Police are investigating a spate of suspected arson attacks on quake-damaged Christchurch homes.

Coal miners retrain for Christchurch rebuild

Coal miners retrain for Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 25 July 2013 9:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

A few beers with mates in a west city bar is more than just a Friday night ritual for McConnell Dowell project supervisor Les Tredinnick.

EQC defends work of quake damage assessors

EQC defends work of quake damage assessors

Thursday, 25 July 2013 8:07 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Commission is defending the quality of earthquake damage investigators following claims they have wrongly assessed earthquake damage in Christchurch homes.

Buyout offer battle taking toll

Buyout offer battle taking toll

Thursday, 25 July 2013 7:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

It's been almost two and a half years of waiting for the Quake Outcasts but the next few weeks might prove the hardest.

Homeowners challenge misleading EQC assessments

Homeowners challenge 'misleading' EQC assessments

Thursday, 25 July 2013 6:02 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Some Canterbury homeowners say their houses are dropping in value because of misleading estimates of damage from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Goughs claims rubbished by design panel

Gough's claims rubbished by design panel

Thursday, 25 July 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch property developer Antony Gough has slammed the city's urban design panel for criticising his multimillion-dollar Terrace development plans and favouring the "bland, creamy [and] homogenous".

Busy Christchurch gains 22 migrants a day

Busy Christchurch gains 22 migrants a day

Thursday, 25 July 2013 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is welcoming 22 migrants a day.

Christchurch gains 22 migrants a day

Christchurch gains 22 migrants a day

Thursday, 25 July 2013 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is welcoming 22 migrants a day.

Urban design panel wants a bland rebuild

Urban design panel wants a 'bland' rebuild

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 2:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

A prominent property investor has criticised the panel that promotes good design for rebuilt Christchurch.

Urban Design Panel wants bland rebuild

Urban Design Panel wants 'bland' rebuild

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 2:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

A prominent property investor has criticised the panel that promotes good design for rebuilt Christchurch.

Chch quake survivors plea to Wgtn council

Chch quake survivor's plea to Wgtn council

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 2:06 p.m. by Media3News

A survivor of the Christchurch quakes has put out a heartfelt appeal to the Wellington City Council.

Lessons from Christchurch: Insurance policies and significant events

Lessons from Christchurch: Insurance policies and significant events

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 1:03 p.m. by MediaHerald

Insurance is one of the biggest business issues to emerge from the Christchurch earthquakes.It's led several businesses to consider whether they can claim under their existing policy and whether that policy is still appropriate.After...

Red zone and buyouts not illegal

Red zone and buyouts 'not illegal'

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 12:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government's decision to declare parts of Christchurch a red zone and seek to buy land was made outside of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act - but it was not illegal.
 
The third and final day of the High Court trial between the Quake Outcasts and Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and CERA chief executive Roger Sutton has seen counsel David Goddard defend the Government's decisions.
 
He told the court the CER Act provided "additional powers to ...

Quake repairs: Minor repairs, major issue

Quake repairs: Minor repairs, major issue

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Outcasts options bleak

Outcasts' options 'bleak'

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A decision to make reduced red-zone offers to uninsured Christchurch landowners is contrary to earthquake recovery, a court has been told.

Quake repairs: Its been a shambles

Quake repairs: It's been a shambles

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

$1m win for red-zoner

$1m win for red-zoner

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch woman who planned to raid her pension to build a new home can now afford the ultimate upgrade after winning $1 million in Bonus Bonds.

$1m win for older red-zoner

$1m win for older red-zoner

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch woman who planned to raid her pension to build a new home can now afford the ultimate upgrade after winning $1 million in Bonus Bonds.

$1m win for elderly red-zoner

$1m win for elderly red-zoner

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch woman who planned to raid her pension to build a new home can now afford a big upgrade after winning $1 million in Bonus Bonds.

New base isolators for Christchurch building

New base isolators for Christchurch building

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 4:17 a.m. by MediaStuff

Base isolators have been around since the 1970s in New Zealand, helping reduce the impact of earthquakes on buildings, but a new Christchurch building is going a step further.

Urban Design Panel wants bland rebuild

Urban Design Panel wants 'bland' rebuild

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 2:26 a.m. by MediaStuff

A prominent property investor has criticised the panel that promotes good design for rebuilt Christchurch.

Court hears red zone options bleak

Court hears red zone options 'bleak'

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 6:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

A decision to write off Christchurch's worst-affected land has been labelled ''de facto compulsory acquisition''.

Record number of migrants moving to Christchurch

Record number of migrants moving to Christchurch

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 12:33 p.m. by Media3News

The long expected post-quake boom of migrant workers has finally begun in Christchurch, with new records being set for the number of people moving in from overseas.

Quake repairs: EQR totally incompetent

Quake repairs: EQR 'totally incompetent'

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Quake repairs: EQC totally incompetent

Quake repairs: EQC 'totally incompetent'

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurers helping to transform Chch

Insurers helping to transform Chch

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 9:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

Lawyer says offers unfair

Lawyer says 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 repairs: We were amazed

Quake repairs: We were amazed

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

Christchurch: No future for my kids

Christchurch: No future for my kids

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

Precinct contractors sought

Precinct contractors sought

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

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.

Justice precinct contractors sought

Justice precinct contractors sought

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

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.

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.