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Christchurch earthquake: Frustrated families await justice following CTV building collapse

Christchurch earthquake: Frustrated families await justice following CTV building collapse

Sunday, 21 February 2016 10:18 p.m. by MediaHerald

The 2011 collapse of Christchurch's CTV building was one of the worst engineering failures in New Zealand history.It took only 20 seconds for the six-storey office block to be shaken to the ground -

Blooms sent around Christchurch for River of Flowers

Blooms sent around Christchurch for River of Flowers

Sunday, 21 February 2016 7:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

Thousands of flowers are being sent out to sites around the city for Monday's River of Flowers commemoration.

Student Volunteer Army to launch national volunteer service days

Student Volunteer Army to launch national volunteer service days

Sunday, 21 February 2016 7:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

A new initiative encouraging members of the public to undertake volunteering work has been described as a "legacy and tribute to Christchurch".

Cantabrians less fearful of another big quake - study

Cantabrians less fearful of another big quake - study

Sunday, 21 February 2016 6:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians are less worried about another big earthquake hitting the region now than they were in 2012, a new study shows.

Hundreds protest over quake insurance delays

Hundreds protest over quake insurance delays

Sunday, 21 February 2016 4:13 p.m. by MediaHerald

Organisers of a protest in Christchurch's cathedral square this afternoon are calling for an external review of the way the Earthquake Commission has handled claims.Almost 1,000 Christchurch residents attended today's rally around...

David Rutherford: Prevention is better than cure

David Rutherford: Prevention is better than cure

Sunday, 21 February 2016 3:32 p.m. by MediaStuff

OPINION: Leading up to the fifth anniversary of the Canterbury February 2011 earthquakes, more earthquakes and media coverage have jolted Canterbury and its recovery back into the headlines.

Hundreds protest outstanding EQC and insurance claims in Cathedral Square

Hundreds protest outstanding EQC and insurance claims in Cathedral Square

Sunday, 21 February 2016 3:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the 2011 earthquake, more than 1000 homeowners gathered in Christchurch's Cathedral Square in a show of solidarity.

Hundreds protest outstanding EQC and insurance claims in Cathedral Square

Hundreds protest outstanding EQC and insurance claims in Cathedral Square

Sunday, 21 February 2016 3:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the 2011 earthquake, more than 1000 homeowners gathered in Christchurch's Cathedral Square in a show of solidarity.

Blue skies for A Run To Remember five years on from Christchurchs big quake

Blue skies for A Run To Remember five years on from Christchurch's big quake

Sunday, 21 February 2016 2:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

Gazing over the city, A Run to Remember participants had time to reflect five years on from Christchurch's February 22 earthquake.

Repairs to start on Church of Holy Innocents at Mt Peel

Repairs to start on Church of Holy Innocents at Mt Peel

Sunday, 21 February 2016 10:17 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than five years after the September 2010 Canterbury quake damaged it, repairs on Mt Peel's Church of Holy Innocents are imminent.

Herald on Sunday Editorial: Children speak for a city with a new spirit

Herald on Sunday Editorial: Children speak for a city with a new spirit

Sunday, 21 February 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Five years is not a long time. It's long enough to put something in the past but not long enough for memories to dim. Five years is most of their lives for many of the children in Christchurch who remember the earthquake. They have...

Dont think about the bad stuff: How the children of the quake survived and thrived

'Don't think about the bad stuff': How the children of the quake survived and thrived

Sunday, 21 February 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

On February 22, 2011, 178 children lost a parent.Some were so young they have no memories of their mum or dad; some weren't even born.It's been five years since the earthquake. That's 1825 days and f

Quake babies are best buds

Quake babies are best buds

Saturday, 20 February 2016 5:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

Alyssa Blackman celebrated her fifth birthday with a Frozen-themed party. Her best bud Lola Romero, 5, donned her favourite denim dress for the dya.

Christchurch rental car firms to cluster in new $10m hub

Christchurch rental car firms to cluster in new $10m hub

Saturday, 20 February 2016 2:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Five of Christchurch's biggest car rental brands are joining forces to return to the central city.

Red zone camp mum Raewyn Iketau: ‘We were really lucky’

Red zone camp mum Raewyn Iketau: ‘We were really lucky’

Saturday, 20 February 2016 1:59 p.m. by MediaStuff

Raewyn Iketau is a survivor.

Chris Lynch: Fighting spirit can ensure Christchurch keeps happening

Chris Lynch: Fighting spirit can ensure Christchurch keeps happening

Saturday, 20 February 2016 11:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

It's easy to dismiss just how far Christchurch has come in five years, particularly given the ongoing stress residents face as they fight insurance companies and the Earthquake Commission over rebuilds.

Lizzie Marvelly: Gambling with lives is not on

Lizzie Marvelly: Gambling with lives is not on

Saturday, 20 February 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

When I was diagnosed with depression in 2009, I had no idea it would take a year of antidepressants and three years of therapy for me to turn my life around. No one plans for these things to happen, so mental illness often has the...

Back in the saddle: A personal journey of rediscovery

Back in the saddle: A personal journey of rediscovery

Saturday, 20 February 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Two days after the earthquake I biked around the part of Christchurch I knew so well growing up, my neck of the woods - the east and the hill suburbs. The city was a broken mess. There were places no car

Familys insurance negotiations continue

Family's insurance negotiations continue

Saturday, 20 February 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

They are still in limbo. Annette Thomson, husband Emlyn Wright, children Campbell, 17, Logan, 15, and Heather 12, live in a modest "as-is-where-is" place bought with an EQC payment and borrowings but it is not the family home they...

Gambling with lives is not on

Gambling with lives is not on

Saturday, 20 February 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

When I was diagnosed with depression in 2009, I had no idea it would take a year of antidepressants and three years of therapy for me to turn my life around. No one plans for these things to happen, so mental illness often has the...

A munted city piecing itself back together

A 'munted' city piecing itself back together

Saturday, 20 February 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Two days after the earthquake I biked around the part of Christchurch I knew so well growing up, my neck of the woods - the east and the hill suburbs. The city was a broken mess. There were places no car

Editorial: Feb 22, an open letter to New Zealand

Editorial: Feb 22, an open letter to New Zealand

Friday, 19 February 2016 7:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

Dear New Zealand,

Red zone camp mum: ‘We were really lucky’

Red zone camp mum: ‘We were really lucky’

Friday, 19 February 2016 5:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

Raewyn Iketau is a survivor.
She became known as the "red zone camp mum" after the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
Iketau, 61, and her partner, Charlie Duthie, lived for months without power and water inside the central Christchurch cordon after the quake. The Peterborough Street property they rented was badly damaged but the couple decided they were "safer to stay put".

Earthquake insurance battle continues four years on

Earthquake insurance battle continues four years on

Friday, 19 February 2016 5:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

The homemade billboard outside Dominic Preece's earthquake-damaged home clearly shows his recovery battle is far from over.

Huntsburys munted Whaka Terrace: Then and now

Huntsbury's munted Whaka Terrace: Then and now

Friday, 19 February 2016 5:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

When the February 22 earthquake struck in 2011, it was especially bad news for the owners of a house in Whaka Tce.

Hundreds of government workers return to Christchurch CBD

Hundreds of government workers return to Christchurch CBD

Friday, 19 February 2016 5:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of public servants have led the charge back into central Christchurch, giving the central city a major boost.

Five years on, the red zone is green

Five years on, the red zone is green

Friday, 19 February 2016 4:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's red zone is now green. For five years we have that once held nearly 8000 houses across the city, Kaiapoi and the Port Hills. The houses disappeared and the vegetation took over.

Editorial: Northlands mall fell well short responding to the Valentines Day quake

Editorial: Northlands mall fell well short responding to the Valentines Day quake

Friday, 19 February 2016 3:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

When the 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch on Sunday, staff and patrons at Northlands Shopping Centre did what most other people in the city did - took cover and rode it out.

What will Christchurch look like in 2021?

What will Christchurch look like in 2021?

Friday, 19 February 2016 3:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

What will Christchurch look like in 2021?

What will Christchurch look like in 2021?

Friday, 19 February 2016 3:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch quake rebuild to cross halfway point in 2016

Christchurch quake rebuild to cross halfway point in 2016

Friday, 19 February 2016 1:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's economy is still riding a post-earthquake high but the tourism and education sectors are suffering, a new report has found.

The Christchurch earthquake dilemma: Should we go or stay put?

The Christchurch earthquake dilemma: Should we go or stay put?

Friday, 19 February 2016 1:15 p.m. by MediaHerald

Robin Judkins I stayed in my home after the Christchurch earthquakes because I loved it. I loved the view, the garden and the house. 

Five years, 14,000 quakes, and a new South Island

Five years, 14,000 quakes, and a new South Island

Friday, 19 February 2016 12:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

Time alone does not heal for February 2011 earthquake widower

Time alone does not heal for February 2011 earthquake widower

Friday, 19 February 2016 11:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

Five years ago, Maan Alkaisi lost his wife in the CTV building collapse.

Christchurch in 2016: See how the rebuilding city looks from the air

Christchurch in 2016: See how the rebuilding city looks from the air

Friday, 19 February 2016 11:11 a.m. by MediaStuff

Press visual journalist Iain McGregor took to the skies over Christchurch on February 4, 2016, to capture how the city and its surrounding areas looked five years after the 2011 earthquakes.

Jane Taylor, earthquake survivor with a good laugh

Jane Taylor, earthquake survivor with a good laugh

Friday, 19 February 2016 6:41 a.m. by MediaStuff

Post-quake snapshot shows many still suffer psychological distress

Post-quake snapshot shows many still suffer psychological distress

Friday, 19 February 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

A newly published study has given a snapshot of post-quake psychological distress, finding some people were battling anxiety and depression more than a year and a half after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

Scorpio Books to open new city shop Friday morning

Scorpio Books to open new city shop Friday morning

Thursday, 18 February 2016 8:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

After four years selling jam-packed books from shipping containers, long-standing Christchurch business Scorpio Books will open its new city shop on Friday morning.

Five years, but life no easier for earthquake victim Stacey Herbert

Five years, but life no easier for earthquake victim Stacey Herbert

Thursday, 18 February 2016 5:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Double amputee Stacey Herbert feels like "a baby giraffe" walking on her new legs.

Whats happening for the February earthquake anniversary?

What's happening for the February earthquake anniversary?

Thursday, 18 February 2016 4:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

People across the city will take time this weekend to remember the day a 6.3 magnitude earthquake crushed Christchurch.

Johnny Moore: Stop telling Cantabrians to get over it

Johnny Moore: Stop telling Cantabrians to 'get over it'

Thursday, 18 February 2016 2:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

OPINION: This Monday, Christchurch will remember that day five years ago when the ground shook and our lives changed.

Chris Lynch: Quake rebuild needs to look at its priorities

Chris Lynch: Quake rebuild needs to look at its priorities

Thursday, 18 February 2016 1:19 p.m. by MediaHerald

Chris Lynch is a journalist and host of Newstalk ZB's Christchurch morning programme, which you can hear 8.30am weekday mornings. How far ahead is Christchurch's CDB when it comes to the rebuild

The roads after red-zoned River Rd

The roads after red-zoned River Rd

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 4:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

Peter Cammock remembers the day he left his home in River Rd. It was March 2011 and the house his family had owned since the late 1930s was buggered. The February quake had done a number on the foundations. His wife, Liz, had survived the CTV building collapse and didn't need the added stress of living in a broken home. They had to go.

Peter Townsend and Miriam Dean to join Crown company board

Peter Townsend and Miriam Dean to join Crown company board

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 2:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

A prominent Canterbury business leader will join the Crown's new company to help oversee the delivery of Christchurch's major rebuild projects.

Hundreds expected to protest over Christchurch earthquake insurance delays

Hundreds expected to protest over Christchurch earthquake insurance delays

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 12:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of people are expected to express their frustration over earthquake insurance delays at a protest rally in Christchurch on Sunday .

Parties make progress on stalled Terrace project

Parties make progress on stalled Terrace project

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 10:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

It could be a couple of months until work restarts on The Terrace project in central Christchurch.

Valentines Day quake – It aint over yet

Valentines Day quake – 'It ain't over yet'

Monday, 15 February 2016 3:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Valentines Day earthquake wore at Christchurch's nerves but not its spirit.

Five things only people in Christchurch will understand

Five things only people in Christchurch will understand

Monday, 15 February 2016 2:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

Despite dealing with thousands of earthquakes in the last five years Cantabrians have never lost their sense of humour. We look back over five years of quirky quake moments.

Quake fails to shake Christchurch business

Quake fails to shake Christchurch business

Monday, 15 February 2016 12:38 p.m. by MediaHerald

It seems to be business as usual in Christchurch following yesterday's 5.7 magnitude earthquake.The telecommunications system was mostly unaffected with Chorus and Vodafone reporting no network outages. Spark reported that 34 of...