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Chchs rebuild kicking in - survey

Chch's rebuild kicking in - survey

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 7:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

Results from the latest MYOB Business Monitor, a national survey of more than 1000 small and medium-sized businesses, shows Christchurch businesses are the most optimistic, and are reporting stronger performances.

Timber buildings enhance wellbeing

Timber buildings enhance wellbeing

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

No hospital in New Zealand has been built out of timber, and the Christchurch rebuild was a "game-changer" according to a leading architect.

Halswell pool gets multi-million dollar facility

Halswell pool gets multi-million dollar facility

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A state-of-the-art library, service centre, community halls, cafe and changing rooms are to be built alongside Halswell pool as part of a multi-million dollar upgrade of the site.

Christchurchs rebuild kicking in - survey

Christchurch's rebuild kicking in - survey

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Results from the latest MYOB Business Monitor, a national survey of more than 1000 small and medium-sized businesses, shows Christchurch businesses are the most optimistic, and are reporting stronger performances.

Businesses choose Portlink site near tunnel

Businesses choose Portlink site near tunnel

Monday, 18 March 2013 10:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tom Thomson, part-owner of quake-hit eastern suburbs manufacturer Elastomer Products, is looking forward to celebrating two important landmarks when his relocated business opens in Portlink Industrial Park.

Businesses choose Portlink site near tunnel

Businesses choose Portlink site near tunnel

Monday, 18 March 2013 10:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tom Thomson, part-owner of quake-hit eastern suburbs manufacturer Elastomer Products, is looking forward to celebrating two important landmarks when his relocated business opens in Portlink Industrial Park.

Rank safety of buildings - engineer

Rank safety of buildings - engineer

Monday, 18 March 2013 10:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Kiwi engineer who pioneered earthquake-resistant building design in the United States is backing calls for seismic ratings on Christchurch buildings.

Insurers fight over AMI Stadium bill

Insurers fight over AMI Stadium bill

Monday, 18 March 2013 4:39 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The New Zealand insurers of the former AMI Stadium say a German re-insurance company needs to front up with another $48.4 million, after the stadium was damaged beyond repair in the big quake two years ago.

$600m for health sector rebuild

$600m for health sector rebuild

Monday, 18 March 2013 4:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

The $600 million redevelopment of Christchurch's earthquake-hit health sector will be the "largest and most complex building project in the history of New Zealand's public health service", the Government says.

Three firms join Portlink

Three firms join Portlink

Monday, 18 March 2013 11:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

Three Christchurch-based companies have committed to establishing bases at Portlink Industrial Park, joining existing tenants such as Kathmandu at the 30-hectare development adjacent to Tunnel Rd.

Rebuild fraud could top $1.5 billion

Rebuild fraud could top $1.5 billion

Monday, 18 March 2013 9:17 a.m. by Media3News

Fraudsters could be ripping off the Christchurch rebuild to the tune of $1.5 billion, a forensic analyst has warned.

Public involvement needed for rebuild

Public involvement 'needed for rebuild'

Monday, 18 March 2013 8:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

The public need to be better engaged in the shape of Christchurch's earthquake rebuild, says a market research group based in the city.

AMIs quake claims handler to shed staff

AMI's quake claims handler to shed staff

Monday, 18 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The company managing AMI Insurance's earthquake claims unit is being downsized gradually, with staff to leave by natural attrition and redundancy.

Public involvement needed for rebuild

Public involvement 'needed for rebuild'

Monday, 18 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The public need to be better engaged in the shape of Christchurch's earthquake rebuild, says a market research group based in the city.

Its a mans world among skilled migrant workers

It's a man's world among skilled migrant workers

Monday, 18 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Fifteen times more foreign men than women have migrated to help rebuild earthquake-hit Christchurch.

Pre-quake Christchurch being forgotten

Pre-quake Christchurch being forgotten

Sunday, 17 March 2013 12:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

Memories of Christchurch before earthquakes destroyed much of the central city are being forgotten, a local historian says.

Cera expands quake tour business

Cera expands quake tour business

Sunday, 17 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is poised to allow guided tours on foot and bicycles inside the wrecked Christchurch CBD.

Lessons from Lytteltons rebuild

Lessons from Lyttelton's rebuild

Saturday, 16 March 2013 10:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

From the Christchurch side of the Port Hills, Lyttelton's rebuild seems one step ahead of other communities, but is it? WILL HARVIE reports nothing is easy, as the community and port find their feet again. If there is one lesson from Lyttelton so far, it's that the rebuild of Christchurch will be harder, longer and more expensive than most people imagine.

Quakes left elderly out in cold

Quakes left elderly out in cold

Saturday, 16 March 2013 8:03 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hundreds of elderly people in Canterbury have been left feeling lonely and socially isolated after Canterbury's earthquakes, support agencies say.

Planning brings the cityscape to life

Planning brings the cityscape to life

Friday, 15 March 2013 11:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

Striking out on his own was a big leap, Andrew Willis confesses, but the timing has never been better.

New homes for Spreydon, Aranui

New homes for Spreydon, Aranui

Friday, 15 March 2013 4:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

A special council committee meeting called to discuss the slow pace of social housing repairs has agreed to seek tenders for 20 new homes in the city.

Greater understanding of Alpine fault needed

Greater understanding of Alpine fault needed

Friday, 15 March 2013 4:06 p.m. by MediaHerald

A researcher says scientists need a greater understanding of the Alpine fault to help prepare for future earthquakes.University of Canterbury student Carolyn Boulton is finishing her PhD on the fault which forms the Australian-Pacific...

Council promises to speed up quake repairs

Council promises to speed up quake repairs

Friday, 15 March 2013 11:12 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch Council is promising to speed up repairs to its social housing units after trenchant criticism from Gerry Brownlee.

Special meeting called on council housing

Special meeting called on council housing

Friday, 15 March 2013 9:22 a.m. by MediaStuff

Speeding up repairs on quake-damaged council homes will be debated at a special meeting today.

Tower tried to force cheaper deal - lawyer

Tower tried to force cheaper deal - lawyer

Friday, 15 March 2013 7:23 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An insurance company tried to "steamroll" a red-zoned Christchurch couple into accepting the cheaper repair settlement for their earthquake-damaged home, a court has heard.

Council repairs too slow - Brownlee

Council repairs too slow - Brownlee

Friday, 15 March 2013 6:17 a.m. by Media3News

Gerry Brownlee has accused the Christchurch City Council of stalling repairs on damaged social housing units.

Mainzeal projects to be completed in Chch

Mainzeal projects to be completed in Chch

Thursday, 14 March 2013 9:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

Mainzeal is completing unfinished homes in Christchurch.

Decision reserved in red zone insurance battle

Decision reserved in red zone insurance battle

Thursday, 14 March 2013 5:12 p.m. by Media3News

A judge has reserved his decision after a nine day High Court battle between Tower Insurance and Christchurch couple Matt and Valerie O’Loughlin.

Red zone repair impossible

Red zone repair 'impossible'

Thursday, 14 March 2013 12:59 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Tower Insurance would be breaching its contractual agreements by repairing a retired Christchurch couple’s red-zoned home, a court has heard.

Closing submission in insurance tussle

Closing submission in insurance tussle

Thursday, 14 March 2013 5:43 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A Christchurch couple at the centre of a tussle with Tower Insurance over red zone payouts will give their closing submission today.

Replacing every red zone house nonsense

Replacing every red zone house 'nonsense'

Thursday, 14 March 2013 12:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

Forcing insurance companies to rebuild every house in Christchurch's red zone would be "commercial nonsense", a court has heard.

Chch insurance test case drawing to close

Chch insurance test case drawing to close

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 5:59 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The first of at least 16 cases brought by disgruntled Christchurch homeowners against Tower Insurance is drawing to a close.

Fresh footage from the red zone

Fresh footage from the red zone

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 4:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

video journalist Daniel Tobin has today filmed fresh footage from Christchurch's central-city red zone.

Red-zone court battle nears end

Red-zone court battle nears end

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:47 p.m. by MediaStuff

A red-zoned Christchurch couple locked in a High Court battle with their insurer have failed to prove their quake-damaged home cannot be repaired, a court has heard.

Quake insurance court case nears end

Quake insurance court case nears end

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:33 p.m. by Media3News

Closing submissions have begun in a landmark insurance case being held at Christchurch's High Court.

Five months to answer OIA questions

Five months to answer OIA questions

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Frustrated Cantabrians hunting for information on their broken homes have swamped EQC with thousands of Official Information Act requests, pushing the 20-day response deadline out to an unprecedented five months.

Art gallery reopening likely 2015

Art gallery reopening likely 2015

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Art Gallery is unlikely to reopen for another two years.

Rebuild delays stretch patience

Rebuild delays stretch patience

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee is no fan of them; Roger Sutton says in hindsight some of them were too tight. And the public could be forgiven for having an ever-decreasing faith in them.

Art gallery in 4-year closure

Art gallery in 4-year closure

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch Art Gallery is unlikely to reopen for another two years.

Five months to answer OIA questions

Five months to answer OIA questions

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Frustrated Cantabrians hunting for information on their broken homes have swamped EQC with thousands of Official Information Act requests, pushing the 20-day response deadline out to an unprecedented five months.

Warmframe home a fast build

'Warmframe' home a fast build

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:44 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A new type of eco-home that could take just one month to build was unveiled in Christchurch last night.

Building homes for the future

Building homes for the future

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:44 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians want warmer, healthier and more eco-friendly homes and are willing to spend a little extra to "future-proof" their properties, experts say.

Quick-build house could solve housing issue

Quick-build house could solve housing issue

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 6:00 p.m. by Media3News

A team of building businesses have designed a high performance home which could be a solution to the country's housing crisis.

Engineer claims council process flawed

Engineer claims council process 'flawed'

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 4:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Chch life: Is it really that bad?

Chch life: Is it really that bad?

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 2:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Quake simulator begins tests in Chch

Quake simulator begins tests in Chch

Monday, 11 March 2013 4:55 p.m. by Media3News

The world’s largest seismic vibration truck began testing the ground under quake-hit Christchurch today.

Tower offers $50,000 more to red-zoners

Tower offers $50,000 more to red-zoners

Monday, 11 March 2013 2:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

An insurance company locked in a High Court battle with a red-zoned Christchurch couple has increased its settlement offer by $50,000.

Quake-maker shakes Christchurch

Quake-maker shakes Christchurch

Monday, 11 March 2013 12:12 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 

Undamaged asbestos may be left behind

Undamaged asbestos may be left behind

Monday, 11 March 2013 7:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake-hit homeowners getting asbestos removed from their houses may have no choice but to leave some of the dangerous substance behind.

Christchurch subdivisions prosper as views change

Christchurch subdivisions prosper as views change

Monday, 11 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Earthquake fears and a stressed housing market are forcing house-hunting Cantabrians to rethink subdivisions previously seen as "too American".

App shows Chch pre- and post-quake

App shows Chch pre- and post-quake

Sunday, 10 March 2013 7:23 p.m. by Media3News Popular

There are new apps that enable users to point their phone at an empty plot of land and see what used to be there and what will be there in the future.\

EQC targets millions in quake fraud

EQC targets millions in quake fraud

Sunday, 10 March 2013 12:31 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians who have made false claims to the Earthquake Commission will be investigated by a special team that has already uncovered millions of dollars' worth of fraud.

Warnings over quake-strengthening changes

Warnings over quake-strengthening changes

Saturday, 9 March 2013 2:47 p.m. by Media3News

The cost of quake-strengthening buildings will be too much for many building owners, especially in small and rural towns, the Government has been told.

Christchurch Japanese remember quake in homeland

Christchurch Japanese remember quake in homeland

Saturday, 9 March 2013 2:44 p.m. by MediaHerald

Around 50 members of the Japanese community in Christchurch have turned out to remember those who suffered in their homeland's quake and tsunami.

Museum upgrade not cheap

Museum upgrade 'not cheap'

Friday, 8 March 2013 11:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

A massive and costly project to protect Canterbury Museum's $700 million worth of assets could see the popular attraction shut for two to three years and officials say if the improvements are not made the museum could become an international pariah and no overseas museum will risk lending it their collections.

Ferrymead Bridge delays frustrate

Ferrymead Bridge delays frustrate

Friday, 8 March 2013 5:26 p.m. by Media3News

The repair of a bridge in Christchurch is taking longer than it took to construct San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

Earthquake costs a white elephant

Earthquake costs a 'white elephant'

Friday, 8 March 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Property Council has repeated its call for government assistance on earthquake-strengthening costs for commercial buildings as part of its submission on proposals for handling earthquake-prone buildings.

Garrick Park pitches to be restored

Garrick Park pitches to be restored

Friday, 8 March 2013 11:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

Quake-damaged football pitches and community centres will be repaired thanks to new grants totalling $700,000.

All the pod cons for $250/wk

All the pod cons for $250/wk

Friday, 8 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An Auckland property developer believes shipping container apartments are the answer to supplying worker accommodation for the rebuild.

Assessments of land damage scrutinised

Assessments of land damage scrutinised

Friday, 8 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Land-damage assessments at red-zoned Christchurch properties have gone under the microscope at a High Court insurance wrangle.

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