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Quake money still available

Quake money still available

Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

Three Canterbury councils have almost $2.1 million in their earthquake funds still waiting to be allocated.

Japanese flair for new school

Japanese flair for new school

Thursday, 12 December 2013 7:12 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An award-winning Japanese architect believes he will make a Christchurch school one of the most quake-safe in the country.

Mould causing Christmas stress for Chch family

Mould causing Christmas stress for Chch family

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 7:27 p.m. by Media3News

For Laura, her partner Graeme and their kids life is good, except for one thing.

 

They've been twice evacuated from their home in the past fortnight, once for dangerous asbestos dust and then again because of toxic mould.

 

And the fact a demolition crew dropped a garage on their house.

 

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Off-road cycle tracks way to go

Off-road cycle tracks way to go

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 9:14 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's healthy, economical, and good for the environment - so why aren't more of us getting on our bikes?

Bacon butties surprise workers

Bacon butties surprise workers

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 8:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

People dressed as giant bacon butties surprised road workers with the real deal.

Construction to surge ahead

Construction to surge ahead

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The biggest building and construction boom in 40 years in New Zealand is kicking off and tipped to peak in 2016 when $32 billion is forecast to be spent in that year, a new report says.

Low-deposit rule change welcomed

Low-deposit rule change welcomed

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 11:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new exemption to low-deposit mortgage rules is "great news" for builders and people looking to get a new home, says one of Christchurch's big building firms.

Call to relocate red zone houses

Call to relocate red zone houses

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 4:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

The council's housing committee will ask the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) to identify red-zoned homes suitable for relocation.

EQCs survey reliable, review finds

EQC's survey reliable, review finds

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 2:14 p.m. by Media3News

An independent review has found EQC's surveys which excluded thousands of claimants were reliable.

Red-zone ruling may allow insurers off the hook

Red-zone ruling may allow insurers 'off the hook'

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

A High Court decision denying a red-zoned couple's $1.3 million claim on a home that will never be rebuilt will be seen by insurers as a way to "get off the hook", says a legal expert.

Red-zone ruling allows insurers off the hook

Red-zone ruling allows insurers 'off the hook'

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

A High Court decision denying a red-zoned couple's $1.3 million claim on a home that will never be rebuilt will be seen by insurers as a way to "get off the hook", says a legal expert.

Deadly building owners to be named

Deadly building owners to be named

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government is threatening to name and shame owners who have taken no action after a nationwide review of potentially deadly buildings.

Mona Vale and Municipal Chambers under-insured

Mona Vale and Municipal Chambers under-insured

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two of the city's most prized heritage buildings have been under-insured.

Millions to repair Mona Vale, Municipal Chambers

Millions to repair Mona Vale, Municipal Chambers

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two of the city's most prized heritage buildings have been under-insured.

Cera jobs boost fits workload

Cera jobs boost 'fits workload'

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has defended a big spike in its staff numbers, saying the jobs reflect the state of the recovery.

Council needs up to $5m to fix chambers

Council needs up to $5m to fix chambers

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An insurance shortfall means the Christchurch City Council will need to find between $3 million and $5m if it wants to stabilise and restore one of the city's most prized heritage buildings.

Quake checks clear buildings

Quake checks clear buildings

Monday, 9 December 2013 3:53 p.m. by Media3News

Engineering assessments have cleared more than two-thirds of the 342 buildings with similar structures to Christchurch's CTV building.

Red zone claim entirely misguided

Red zone claim 'entirely misguided'

Monday, 9 December 2013 1:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

A red-zoned couple's claim for a $1.3 million payout from their insurer was ''entirely misguided'', according to a High Court decision released today.

CTV site to be tidied up

CTV site to be tidied up

Monday, 9 December 2013 1:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

He may have put his foot down over a temporary memorial, but Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has agreed to make the Canterbury Television (CTV) site presentable.

Dyson queries increase in Cera staffing

Dyson queries increase in Cera staffing

Monday, 9 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Staff numbers at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) have more than doubled in the past 18 months and more recruitment is planned next year.

Council approves theoretical repairs

Council approves theoretical repairs

Monday, 9 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Theoretical building consents are being issued to Christchurch homeowners disputing proposed earthquake repairs with their insurer.

Majestic Theatre to be demolished

Majestic Theatre to be demolished

Sunday, 8 December 2013 3:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

About 100 buildings are left to be demolished in Christchurch's central city.

Majestic Theatre to be demolished

Majestic Theatre to be demolished

Sunday, 8 December 2013 3:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

About 100 buildings are left to be demolished in Christchurch's central city.

Calculate the cost of rebuilding: its easy!

Calculate the cost of rebuilding: it's easy!

Sunday, 8 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Dear Homeowners, good news!

Bitter experience with Southern Response

'Bitter experience' with Southern Response

Saturday, 7 December 2013 8:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

Claims company Southern Response is in the courts because it will not talk to customers, a businessman in charge of 1000 properties says.

Compensation call after unnecessary heartache

Compensation call after unnecessary 'heartache'

Saturday, 7 December 2013 1:52 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Tessa Bowden and her family have been living in something of an island since their close-knit Lyttelton neighbourhood was zoned red.

Happy end for Christchurch rebuilder

Happy end for Christchurch rebuilder

Friday, 6 December 2013 7:19 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Elizabeth Woods is having a very special party tonight.

 

She wanted to say thank you.

 

To the bricklayers, the plumbers, the builders, the friends and family who have helped to rebuild her home which was almost wiped away in the 2011 Christchurch quake.

 

365 Port Hills homes classed as dangerous

365 Port Hills homes classed as dangerous

Friday, 6 December 2013 8:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

Some 365 properties on the Port Hills are still classed as dangerous to occupy and carry section 124 notices, latest city council figures show.

A zone called turmoil

A zone called turmoil

Friday, 6 December 2013 8:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Kathryn Burton, her husband and three young children had moved on with their lives. At least they tried to.

Mayor to push for temporary CTV memorial

Mayor to push for temporary CTV memorial

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:28 a.m. by MediaOneNews Popular

The Earthquake Recovery Minister has ruled out placing a temporary memorial on the CTV site.

Workers warned on asbestos

Workers warned on asbestos

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of rebuild workers have been given a grim wake-up call in a bid to avoid a legacy of danger and asbestos-related deaths.

Mayor to push for CTV memorial

Mayor to push for CTV memorial

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has ruled out placing a temporary memorial on the Canterbury Television (CTV) site, despite the idea having city councillors' support.

Rezoned folk shellshocked

Rezoned folk 'shellshocked'

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

When the call came through at 9pm, Anna van Hattum thought it was a joke. Or a scam.

Workers warned on asbestos

Workers warned on asbestos

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hundreds of rebuild workers have been given a grim wake-up call in a bid to avoid a legacy of danger and asbestos-related deaths.

Nearly 240 more properties red-zoned

Nearly 240 more properties red-zoned

Thursday, 5 December 2013 8:51 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Nearly 240 more Christchurch properties are to be red-zoned as a result of a government review of Port Hills land.

Government pressured for CTV memorial

Government pressured for CTV memorial

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:47 p.m. by Media3News

Families of those who died in the CTV building collapse are putting pressure to clean up the site.

DIYers at risk as asbestos cases increase

DIYers at risk as asbestos cases increase

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:15 p.m. by Media3News

The Kiwi love affair with DIY could have serious consequences for the uninitiated.

Storms leave children quaking

Storms leave children quaking

Thursday, 5 December 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's earthquakes have meant that some children have become unusually afraid of storms and strong wind.

Quake small but violent in hills

Quake 'small but violent' in hills

Thursday, 5 December 2013 11:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

A moderate earthquake has shaken Christchurch's hillside residents.

Council backs CTV memorial

Council backs CTV memorial

Thursday, 5 December 2013 10:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is backing calls for a temporary memorial on the site of the CTV building, with Mayor Lianne Dalziel signalling she will raise the issue with the Earthquake Recovery Minister.

Death or EQC - which is worse?

Death or EQC - 'which is worse?'

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

About six weeks ago when Rosemary Nolan fell sick and thought she was going to die, she started worrying that her family might have to deal with her earthquake wrangles.

Empty homes of Whaka Terrace

Empty homes of Whaka Terrace

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The gardens are established, the houses are grand, but a closer look reveals many of the residential properties at Whaka Terrace are unoccupied.

Brownlee signals confidence in EQC boss

Brownlee signals confidence in EQC boss

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 4:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has expressed confidence in Ian Simpson and signalled a report into systems of the Earthquake Commission will not contain bad news for the organisation's chief executive.

Canterbury construction spending at record high

Canterbury construction spending at record high

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 12:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

A quarter of all New Zealand's construction spending is now in Canterbury, as both home and non-residential building ramps up to record levels.

Husband of quake victim calls for CTV site tidy up

Husband of quake victim calls for CTV site tidy up

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 9:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

A man who lost his wife when the Canterbury Television building collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake is adding his voice to calls for the unkempt site to be tidied.

Baby likely to arrive before quake repairs

Baby likely to arrive before quake repairs

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 8:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Charlotte Mayne thought she had been patient. As she watched houses being repaired around her, Mayne did not kick up a fuss.

Memorial needed now, says CTV widower

Memorial needed now, says CTV widower

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 8:11 a.m. by MediaStuff

An earthquake widower is calling for the city council to tidy up the abandoned CTV site and install a temporary memorial to allow families to pay tribute to their loved ones with dignity.

Chch Today: When will Linwood Village be built?

Chch Today: When will Linwood Village be built?

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 7:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

Baby likely to arrive before quake repairs

Baby likely to arrive before quake repairs

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 7:23 a.m. by MediaStuff

Charlotte Mayne thought she had been patient. As she watched houses being repaired around her, Mayne did not kick up a fuss.

Outcasts hope for full payout by Xmas

Outcasts hope for full payout by Xmas

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 7:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

Ernest Tsao is hoping Christchurch landowners battling for a full Government buyout offer for their red-zoned properties receive an early Christmas present.

Will council fall short on rebuild?

Will council fall short on rebuild?

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council may have to revisit its multibillion-dollar rebuild cost-share deal with the Crown because of overly-optimistic predictions about its earthquake insurance payouts.

EQC apologises for falling behind deadline

EQC apologises for falling behind deadline

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 2:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission has acknowledged that it will fall short of its 2013 completion target for the most damaged Canterbury homes.

Christchurch red zone lawfully created

Christchurch 'red zone' lawfully created

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 12:23 p.m. by MediaHerald

The 'red zone' created in the aftermath of Christchurch's earthquakes was legal, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Ruling over unlawful buyouts upheld

Ruling over 'unlawful' buyouts upheld

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 11:51 a.m. by MediaStuff

A High Court ruling which found the 50 per cent buyout offers made to vacant and uninsured red-zone landowners was unlawful has been upheld.

Warning skills crisis looms

Warning skills crisis looms

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is on the brink of a "massive skills crisis", with demand for trade roles in Canterbury expected to skyrocket over the next year, say recruiters and employers.

Hopes remain on Cathedral

Hopes remain on Cathedral

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Bishop Victoria Matthews is relieved the Supreme Court has rejected an appeal to preserve the Christchurch Cathedral.

Christchurch needs more tradies

Christchurch needs more tradies

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is on the brink of a "massive skills crisis", with demand for trade roles in Canterbury expected to skyrocket over the next year, say recruiters and employers.

Christchurch cathedral demolition given green light

Christchurch cathedral demolition given green light

Monday, 2 December 2013 8:33 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Demolition of the Christ Church Cathedral has been given the green light, following a judgement from the Supreme Court dismissing an appeal against an earlier decision legally enabling its destruction.

Chch residents fed up with Southern Response

Chch residents fed up with Southern Response

Monday, 2 December 2013 7:38 p.m. by Media3News Popular