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Inquiry into EQC requests welcomed

Inquiry into EQC requests welcomed

Friday, 7 June 2013 10:16 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Cantabrians who have been waiting up to seven months for a response from the Earthquake Commission to their official information requests are welcoming the news of an inquiry.

Cathedral decision on hold

Cathedral decision on hold

Friday, 7 June 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Anglican Church's property trustees have decided to delay any further decision on the future of the Christ Church Cathedral.

Ombudsman to investigate EQC

Ombudsman to investigate EQC

Friday, 7 June 2013 5:30 a.m. by Media3News

The Ombudsman is going to investigate the way the Earthquake Commission handles Official Information Act requests about insurance claims.

EQC may get help to meet deadlines

EQC may get help to meet deadlines

Thursday, 6 June 2013 11:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government may call in other departments to help the Earthquake Commission with its "continued inability" to process official information requests on time.

Pallet Pavilion saved by fundraiser

Pallet Pavilion saved by fundraiser

Thursday, 6 June 2013 5:43 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch's popular pop-up bar and entertainment venue, the Pallet Pavilion, has been saved from demolition.

Tower blocks slammed during quakes

Tower blocks 'slammed' during quakes

Thursday, 6 June 2013 4:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition work has started on a building that "slammed" into the Victoria Apartments during the Christchurch earthquakes.

EQC communication to be scrutinised

EQC communication to be scrutinised

Thursday, 6 June 2013 4:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Ombudsman will investigate the Earthquake Commission over its inability to comply with official information requests.

Port Hills homeowners still in limbo

Port Hills homeowners still in limbo

Thursday, 6 June 2013 12:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council admits it is in an ''invidious position'' on the Port Hills, with some residents unable to return to their homes because of the risk of rockfall, but with no offer from the Government to buy their properties.

Port Hills homeowners still in limbo

Port Hills homeowners still in limbo

Thursday, 6 June 2013 11:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council admits it is in an ''invidious position'' on the Port Hills, with some residents unable to return to their homes because of the risk of rock fall, but with no offer from the Government to buy their property.

Warm words for city fill hidden letters

Warm words for city fill hidden letters

Thursday, 6 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

More mysterious letters praising Christchurch's "creativity and innovation" in the wake of the city's devastating earthquakes have been unearthed.

Couple wait in garage for EQC

Couple wait in garage for EQC

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 8:03 p.m. by Media3News


 

NSW cops heroes for help in Christchurch

NSW cops 'heroes' for help in Christchurch

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 4:03 p.m. by Media3News

New South Wales police have been honoured for their actions after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

NSW cops heroes for help in Chch

NSW cops 'heroes' for help in Chch

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 4:03 p.m. by Media3News

New South Wales police have been honoured for their actions after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

Christchurch rushes to save Pallet Pavilion

Christchurch rushes to save Pallet Pavilion

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 3:32 p.m. by Media3News

Stats show Canterbury rebuild all go

Stats show Canterbury rebuild all go

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 1:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury home building has jumped by a fifth in a year and commercial building by more than a quarter as the rebuild gathers speed.

Aussie police honoured for quake efforts

Aussie police honoured for quake efforts

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 12:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

Australian police who helped Christchurch during the aftermath of the February 2011 earthquake have been honoured.

Canterbury home repairs almost at half way mark

Canterbury home repairs almost at half way mark

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 11:59 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Earthquake damage repairs are complete on almost half of the Canterbury homes that fall under the largest residential repair programme in the city.

Millennium Hotel repairable, says hotelier

Millennium Hotel repairable, says hotelier

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 8:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels NZ's potential multimillion-dollar project to repair the Millennium Hotel Christchurch in Cathedral Square remains on hold.

Christchurch quake blamed for suicide

Christchurch quake blamed for suicide

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch's earthquakes have claimed their first suicide.

First quake suicide signals road ahead

First quake suicide signals road ahead

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The first confirmed earthquake-related suicide may be a sign of a dark road ahead for Christchurch.

Mums grief at loss of her son after quakes

Mum's grief at loss of her son after quakes

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Shirley Cooke has no doubt the Canterbury earthquakes drove her son to commit suicide and regrets leaving him home alone the day he died.

Closed buildings may get reprieve

Closed buildings may get reprieve

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A string of Canterbury buildings closed because of safety concerns could be reopened under a new proposal by a Christchurch city councillor.

Council to build 25 social-housing units

Council to build 25 social-housing units

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Twenty-five social housing units will be built by the Christchurch City Council.

Quake survivor wants apology

Quake survivor wants apology

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 10:36 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A woman who was the lone survivor of a bus that was crushed in the February 2011 earthquake, killing 12 other people, is renewing her calls for an apology from the Christchurch City Council.

Quakes led to Chch man taking own life

Quakes led to Chch man taking own life

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 2:36 p.m. by Media3News

David Killick: Get to know your land

David Killick: Get to know your land

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Where is it safe to build and where is best avoided? Get to know your land.

Offices would boost stadium

Offices would boost stadium

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 9:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch stadium featuring office blocks with views of the pitch would ensure that the ground is "a money maker, not a white elephant", designers say.

What is left of the city centre?

What is left of the city centre?

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 7:27 a.m. by MediaThePress

Expert: Workers hit by quake stress

Expert: Workers hit by quake stress

Monday, 3 June 2013 3:35 p.m. by MediaHerald

Post-traumatic stress from the Canterbury earthquakes may only now be taking effect, and having an impact at work.

Lawyer cost me my day in court

Lawyer 'cost me my day in court'

Sunday, 2 June 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 

EQC to pay owners to repair land

EQC to pay owners to repair land

Sunday, 2 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

What should you expect from EQC if you have earthquake-damaged land? RICHARD LANG and SUZY GARNETT give a legal view.

Latest figures on Red Zone settlements

Latest figures on Red Zone settlements

Saturday, 1 June 2013 10:05 a.m. by MediaRNZ

More than 100 owners of red zoned properties in Christchurch have rejected their settlement offers from the Government.

Courts returning to city centre in Christchurch

Courts returning to city centre in Christchurch

Saturday, 1 June 2013 10:05 a.m. by MediaRNZ

All District Court services in Christchurch are to resume operating under one roof next week, for the first time since the earthquake in February 2011.

Quake-hit residents now face flood risk

Quake-hit residents now face flood risk

Saturday, 1 June 2013 8:02 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Are Christchurch people having houses repaired where they can expect to be swamped by high waters in another few years? JOHN McCRONE reports.

Quake-hit residents now face flood risk

Quake-hit residents now face flood risk

Saturday, 1 June 2013 8:02 a.m. by MediaStuff

Are Christchurch people having houses repaired where they can expect to be swamped by high waters in another few years? JOHN McCRONE reports.

Cantabrians woken by early morning shake

Cantabrians woken by early morning shake

Saturday, 1 June 2013 5:48 a.m. by MediaStuff

A small earthquake struck near Amberley early Saturday morning, waking quake-weary Cantabrians. 

Trading again after two-year hiatus

Trading again after two-year hiatus

Friday, 31 May 2013 9:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two businesses within a stone's throw of each other reopened yesterday after more than two years of waiting.

Port Hills properties made safe from landslip

Port Hills properties made safe from landslip

Friday, 31 May 2013 8:42 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Residents of eight properties in Christchurch's Port Hills have been allowed to return home - but others aren't so happy.

Rockys road trip delayed

Rocky's road trip delayed

Friday, 31 May 2013 8:31 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Plans for a 15 tonne rock which was dislodged during the February 2011 earthquake and bought by NZSki have been delayed due to strong winds.

$1m soil shift finally allows repairs

$1m soil shift finally allows repairs

Friday, 31 May 2013 6:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Repairs to eight Christchurch homes at risk from landslip can begin after the removal of more than 12,000 cubic metres of soil from the hillside above.

Marae has last day as court

Marae has last day as court

Friday, 31 May 2013 6:28 p.m. by Media3News

Eastern residents fed up with insurance delays

Eastern residents fed up with insurance delays

Friday, 31 May 2013 6:20 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch welcomes SLI Systems debut

Christchurch welcomes SLI Systems' debut

Friday, 31 May 2013 5:46 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch has hosted a rare event since the earthquakes - an NZX launch for an unconventional IT company that has big clients here and overseas.

Hotel plan for Forsyth Barr building

Hotel plan for Forsyth Barr building

Friday, 31 May 2013 3:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Entrepreneurs emerge from Chch quake

Entrepreneurs emerge from Chch quake

Friday, 31 May 2013 1:57 p.m. by Media3News

Canterbury has produced several revolutionary and iconic leaders in recent years.

Quake-damaged Arts Centre to hold festival

Quake-damaged Arts Centre to hold festival

Friday, 31 May 2013 11:44 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's Arts Centre will be bustling with activity again this August, despite its earthquake damage troubles.

700 new state homes for Chch

700 new state homes for Chch

Friday, 31 May 2013 10:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $170 million project to replace 700 earthquake-damaged Housing New Zealand homes in Christchurch has been launched.

700 new state homes for Christchurch

700 new state homes for Christchurch

Friday, 31 May 2013 10:26 a.m. by MediaStuff

A $170 million project to replace 700 earthquake-damaged Housing New Zealand homes in Christchurch has been launched today.

Minister sets out achievements since quake

Minister sets out achievements since quake

Friday, 31 May 2013 9:59 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says much progress has been made towards rebuilding the city in the 1000 days since the earthquake on 4 September 2010.

Landowner says take the money

Landowner says 'take the money'

Friday, 31 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch property developer who settled for millions of dollars less than he hoped for in "soul-destroying" Government land acquisitions is urging other central-city landowners to take the money.

Building a sign of Kaiapoi progress

Building a sign of Kaiapoi progress

Friday, 31 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Nearly three years - and exactly 1000 days - after the first devastating earthquake tore through Kaiapoi, the rebuild of the town has "picked up pace".

1000 days since first Chch quake

1000 days since first Chch quake

Thursday, 30 May 2013 10:54 p.m. by Media3News

1000-day anniversary of Christchurch quake

1000-day anniversary of Christchurch quake

Thursday, 30 May 2013 4:02 p.m. by MediaHerald

Tomorrow marks 1000 days since the first devastating earthquake hit Christchurch.The magnitude 7.1 earthquake on September 4, 2010 caused widespread damage to the city but was soon overshadowed by the deadly magnitude 6.3 quake...

Record approvals see building costs soar

Record approvals see building costs soar

Thursday, 30 May 2013 1:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has had the most new home approvals for five years, while those in surrounding districts are the highest on record as house construction surges.

Record approvals see building costs soar

Record approvals see building costs soar

Thursday, 30 May 2013 1:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch has had the most new-home approvals for five years, while those in surrounding districts are the highest on record as house construction surges.

CERA releases more information on red zone extension

CERA releases more information on red zone extension

Thursday, 30 May 2013 8:21 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Further details have been released on criteria for extensions to the deadline given to homeowners in Christchurch's red xone to move out of quake-damaged properties.

Quake city providing the gold that Australia doesnt have

Quake city providing the gold that Australia doesn't have

Thursday, 30 May 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Canterbury handyman Eng Chuan Tang thought of making Australia his permanent home after hearing stories about its endless opportunities and a job market that was "paved with gold".

Tears and rage after school closure news

Tears and rage after school closure news

Thursday, 30 May 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

It's the same Phillipstown School playground in Christchurch that Mr Smith once enjoyed in the 1970s - with most of his extended whanau.

How far have we come since Sept 2010?

How far have we come since Sept 2010?

Thursday, 30 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

How far have we come since Sept 2010?

How far have we come since Sept 2010?

Thursday, 30 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff