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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.

Councillors vote for full Town Hall restoration

Councillors vote for full Town Hall restoration

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

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

Architects make plea for Town Hall restoration

Architects make plea for Town Hall restoration

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:23 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two of the city's pre-eminent architects made personal pleas to restore the Christchurch Town Hall - the building they jointly designed.

Architects make plea for Town Hall restoration

Architects make plea for Town Hall restoration

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:23 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two of the city's pre-eminent architects made personal pleas to restore the Christchurch Town Hall - the building they jointly designed.

Insurers may take over multi-unit claims

Insurers may take over multi-unit claims

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 10:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurance giant Vero is asking the Government to allow private insurers to manage all parts of certain multi-unit and shared property claims to speed up the process for thousands of earthquake claimants in Christchurch.

Journalists see town hall damage

Journalists see town hall damage

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 9:40 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Journalists have been taken on a tour of Christchurch's earthquake damaged town hall, ahead of Thursday's decision about how the building will be repaired.

An update with family rejected by EQC

An update with family rejected by EQC

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 7:54 p.m. by Media3News

The Walkers have paid insurance for 59 years, but EQC said they were too late in getting their claim in for earthquake damage, and so they were told they were entitled to nothing.

Quake outcasts: Govt postpones land zoning review

'Quake outcasts': Govt postpones land zoning review

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 7:00 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Government has postponed the Christchurch Port Hills land zoning review in the wake of the High Court decision in the "Quake Outcasts'' case.In a decision released on Monday, Justice Graham Panckhurst ruled that the Government's...

Christchurch Town Hall decision due tomorrow

Christchurch Town Hall decision due tomorrow

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 5:37 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch city councillors will decide the fate of the Town Hall at a meeting tomorrow, despite the fact that many of them are quitting.

Heritage campaigners call for Christchurch demolitions to halt

Heritage campaigners call for Christchurch demolitions to halt

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 4:31 p.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch heritage campaigners have gone to Parliament to call for a halt to the demolition of quake-hit heritage buildings.Christchurch Civic Trust campaigner Ross Gray and heritage experts Ian and Lynne Lochead appeared before...

Quake sorry riles victims

Quake 'sorry' riles victims

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 12:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

A quick-fire apology from Prime Minister John Key for a threat the Government may "walk away" from Christchurch red-zoners challenging the Crown's buyout offer is too little too late for furious residents.

Decision due today from councillors

Decision due today from councillors

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 12:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

An 11th-hour plea has been made to defer a decision on the Christchurch Town Hall as city councillors prepare for the final vote on its future.

Could City Mall stalemate be broken?

Could City Mall stalemate be broken?

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 12:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Could there at last be a way around the stalemate stalling development of a prime City Mall site?

PMs sorry to red-zoners riles victims

PM's 'sorry' to red-zoners riles victims

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 12:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

A quick-fire apology from Prime Minister John Key for a threat the Government may "walk away" from Christchurch red-zoners challenging the Crown's buyout offer is too little too late for furious residents.

Port Hills zoning postponed amid appeal

Port Hills zoning postponed amid appeal

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 5:20 a.m. by MediaStuff

The long-awaited Port Hills zoning announcement has been delayed again as the Government readies itself to appeal a High Court decision made this week.

Prime Minister sorry for threat that angered Outcasts

Prime Minister sorry for threat that angered Outcasts

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 2:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Prime Minister John Key has apologised for saying the Government would "walk away" from Christchurch red-zoners challenging their buyout offers after his threat was labelled offensive and lacking compassion.

Insurance giant wants ECQ claim changes

Insurance giant wants ECQ claim changes

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 2:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance giant Vero has asked the Government to let private insurers manage all aspects of certain Christchurch earthquake claims without the involvement of the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Insurance giant wants EQC claim changes

Insurance giant wants EQC claim changes

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 2:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance giant Vero has asked the Government to let private insurers manage all aspects of certain Christchurch earthquake claims without the involvement of the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Understanding existing use rights

Understanding existing use rights

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 2:22 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Existing use rights under the Resource Management Act, (RMA) have an important role to play in the rebuild of Christchurch.

Pay red-zoned landowners 100 per cent

Pay red-zoned landowners 100 per cent

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 11:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has been ordered by a judge to rethink the red zone offers made to two small groups - those who owned empty sections in the residential red zone and those with residences in the red zone who were not insured for one reason or another. These are the Outcasts.

Brownlee on red-zone appeal

Brownlee on red-zone appeal

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 7:28 p.m. by Media3News

Yesterday the Christchurch High Court found that a Government offer made to displaced red zone residents "was not made according to the law".

Chch quake refugees in limbo after court appeal

Chch quake refugees in limbo after court appeal

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 6:20 p.m. by Media3News

The High Court recently made a decision against the Government in Christchurch over how much to pay for bare land.

Walk away threat offends Outcasts

'Walk away' threat offends Outcasts

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A threat from Prime Minister John Key to "walk away" from Christchurch red-zoners challenging their buyout offers has been labelled offensive and lacking compassion.

Win for owners in the red zone

Win for owners in the red zone

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The decision by the High Court to quash the Government's compensation offer for uninsured residential red zone land is some vindication for the owners who challenged the offer.

Lawyer: Govt must pay in full in Chch vacant land offer

Lawyer: Govt must pay in full in Chch vacant land offer

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 4:32 p.m. by Media3News

A Christchurch lawyer who took the Government to court says it has a moral obligation to pay everyone affected in full.

Govt to fight red zone ruling

Govt to fight red zone ruling

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:04 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government is appealing against a High Court ruling that says its buyout offers to some owners of uninsured or vacant quake damaged land are illegal.

Government to fight red zone ruling

Government to fight red zone ruling

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 10:51 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Govt will appeal landmark red-zone legal decision

Govt will appeal landmark red-zone legal decision

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 8:41 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Plan to replace Christchurch landmark

Plan to replace Christchurch landmark

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 3:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

A 50-metre-high accommodation, office and retail complex is being proposed to replace the earthquake-hit Hotel Grand Chancellor, which was one of Christchurch's tallest buildings before its demolition.

New design for Hotel Grand Chancellor site

New design for Hotel Grand Chancellor site

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 2:50 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

CTV tagger: I was drunk, Im sorry

CTV tagger: I was drunk, I'm sorry

Monday, 26 August 2013 11:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

An Auckland rapper who vandalised the Canterbury Television site in Christchurch has pleaded guilty to a wilful-damage charge.

Govt will appeal red-zone land ruling

Govt will appeal red-zone land ruling

Monday, 26 August 2013 11:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has confirmed the Government will appeal a High Court ruling which found offers for red-zoned property in Christchurch were unlawful.

Govt to appeal High Court red-zone ruling

Govt to appeal High Court red-zone ruling

Monday, 26 August 2013 9:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

The government is appealing a High Court ruling against the Crown's compensation offer for red-zoned land in Christchurch.

Govt may appeal High Court red-zone ruling

Govt may appeal High Court red-zone ruling

Monday, 26 August 2013 8:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

The government is weighing up whether to appeal a High Court ruling against the Crown's compensation offer for red-zoned land in Christchurch.

Govt may appeal red-zone land ruling

Govt may appeal red-zone land ruling

Monday, 26 August 2013 8:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government is weighing up whether to appeal a High Court ruling against the Crown's compensation offer for red-zoned land in Christchurch.

Brownlee to appeal Chch landowner court decision

Brownlee to appeal Chch landowner court decision

Monday, 26 August 2013 7:53 p.m. by Media3News

Today the court released its judicial review and the landowners have won. The judge has sent the minister back to the drawing board to come up with another offer.

Judge rules red zone offers illegal

Judge rules red zone offers illegal

Monday, 26 August 2013 5:48 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A High Court judge has ruled that offers to purchase uninsured and vacant land in quake-affected parts of Christchurch were not done according to the law.

Government loses landmark legal battle over red-zoned land

Government loses landmark legal battle over red-zoned land

Monday, 26 August 2013 5:42 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Government has lost a landmark legal battle over its 50 per cent offer for vacant red-zoned Christchurch land and uninsured properties.Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Roger Sutton, chief executive of Canterbury...

Judge rules red zone offers not legal

Judge rules red zone offers not legal

Monday, 26 August 2013 4:56 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A High Court judge has ruled that offers to purchase uninsured and vacant land in quake-affected parts of Christchurch were not done according to the law.

Court overturns redzone buyout offer

Court overturns redzone buyout offer

Monday, 26 August 2013 3:50 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and the chief executive of CERA have been ordered to reconsider their offer to buy properties in the Christchurch redzone.

 

The Christchurch High Court has found an offer made to displaced residents "was not made according to the law".

 

"It is apparent that payments of 50 percent of the land r ...

Quake Outcasts crack open the bubbles

Quake Outcasts crack open the bubbles

Monday, 26 August 2013 10:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's Quake Outcasts have had little to celebrate in the past year.

Families want flawed buildings named

Families want flawed buildings named

Monday, 26 August 2013 10:13 a.m. by MediaRNZ

A spokesperson for some families of those who died in the collapse of the CTV building in the February 2011 earthquake says it's time to name some of the buildings with similar design flaws.

Editorial: Christchurch rebuild needs more action

Editorial: Christchurch rebuild needs more action

Monday, 26 August 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

What exactly is the holdup in Christchurch? A year has passed since the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority drew up a plan for the rebuild of the city centre but nothing seems to be happening. One potential investor, the New Zealand Super Fund, has expressed its frustration. The fund's chief executive, Adrian Orr, told the last week it is keen to put money into Christchurch once they can assess what is proposed. But it was still not clear to him who has responsibility for the major ...

Outcasts win High Court battle

Outcasts win High Court battle

Monday, 26 August 2013 4:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has been handed an embarrassing defeat in the High Court over its contentious offers to buy red-zoned land from homeowners.