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Family happy with red-zoned home to call their own

Family happy with red-zoned home to call their own

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

After two years in a rental, Virginia Tatton and her partner are moving into their new home - but they have not had to call a builder or a real estate agent.

Family happy with red-zoned relocation

Family happy with red-zoned relocation

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

After two years in a rental, Virginia Tatton and her partner are moving into their new home - but they have not had to call a builder or a real estate agent.

What IANZ told the Christchurch council

What IANZ told the Christchurch council

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 7:38 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Tonight, exclusively, what IANZ really said to the Christchurch City Council.

Christchurch councillors brace for dressing down over consents

Christchurch councillors brace for dressing down over consents

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:40 p.m. by MediaHerald

Councillors are bracing themselves for a dressing down by government ministers tomorrow over Christchurch City Council's failure to retain accreditation for building consents.

Confusion over Chch building consents

Confusion over Chch building consents

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:04 p.m. by Media3News

Building and construction industry players in Christchurch are anxiously awaiting the outcome of Gerry Brownlee's meeting with the city council.

Brownlee: Chchs problems go way back

Brownlee: Chch's problems go way back

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 3:34 p.m. by Media3News

Canterbury Earthquake Minister Gerry Brownlee says Christchurch City Council's problems with building consents are now unacceptable.

Chch suburbs to get faster internet

Chch suburbs to get faster internet

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 3:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch ultrafast broadband (UFB) provider Enable has finalised which suburbs will be hooked up over the next year.

Christchurch builders welcome consents shake-up

Christchurch builders welcome consents shake-up

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 9:10 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has lost its ability to approve building consents after International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) revoked the council's accreditation yesterday morning.

The decision follows a one month period in which the council were told by the IANZ to improve their consenting process.

Speaking on Firstline this morning, Brent Metrick of building company Stonewood ...

Editorial: Christchurch penalty a lesson for all councils

Editorial: Christchurch penalty a lesson for all councils

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

The rest of the country long ago grew wary of complaints from the Christchurch City Council that it was excluded from decisions on the city's reconstruction. A Government-appointed authority may have been given the leading role in the revival but the council kept responsibility for building consents. Now it has lost even that role.

Consents: Marryatt needs to front up

Consents: Marryatt needs to front up

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council chief executive Tony Marryatt needs to front up on the council's consenting issues after the Government announced it was stepping in, a city business leader says.

Consents: Marryatt must front

Consents: Marryatt must front

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council chief executive Tony Marryatt needs to front up on the council's consenting issues after the Government announced it was stepping in, a city business leader says.

EQC negotiates $3.25b in reinsurance cover

EQC negotiates $3.25b in reinsurance cover

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission will pay an unprecedented $160 million for increased reinsurance cover for the 2013-14 year.

Govt to move on consent debacle

Govt to move on consent debacle

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is stepping in to solve the Christchurch City Council consenting debacle, with a crisis meeting being held today to discuss intervention options.

Govt mum on frame money

Govt mum on frame money

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government will spend over 80 per cent of the money allocated to the new "frame" around the central city on land purchases.

Passing on free red-zone houses in Christchurch

Passing on free red-zone houses in Christchurch

Monday, 1 July 2013 8:11 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Family homes in Christchurch are being given away for free. Why? While the red zone is uninhabitable, some of the homes in it aren't.

Christchurch residents now free to roam red zone

Christchurch residents now free to roam red zone

Monday, 1 July 2013 12:18 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch residents are now free to roam the CBD following the lifting of the red zone cordon yesterday.

Chch council will continue to grant consents

Chch council will continue to grant consents

Monday, 1 July 2013 10:17 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council is promising to continue to provide all building consent services, despite having its accreditation revoked.

Christchurch Council reeling over consent decision

Christchurch Council reeling over consent decision

Monday, 1 July 2013 10:17 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council is promising to continue to provide all building consent services, despite having its accreditation revoked.

Christchurch city council loses accreditation

Christchurch city council loses accreditation

Monday, 1 July 2013 10:17 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has confirmed it has lost the right to grant building consents.

Christchurch school launches legal battle

Christchurch school launches legal battle

Monday, 1 July 2013 10:16 a.m. by MediaHerald

A Christchurch school has today launched a last-ditch legal battle in a desperate bid to stay open.

Council consents: Critically important that process is sped up

Council consents: 'Critically important' that process is sped up

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:58 a.m. by MediaHerald

Cabinet ministers Gerry Brownlee and Chris Tremain will travel to Christchurch on Wednesday to try and broker a deal with Christchurch City Council over the building consent problems that are slowing the earthquake rebuild.International...

Christchurch council loses consent accreditation

Christchurch council loses consent accreditation

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:58 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Christchurch City Council has lost its ability to approve building consents.International Accreditation New Zealand this morning issued a decision revoking the council's accreditation as a building consents authority.The drastic...

Red zone cordons lifted - Defence Force stood down

Red zone cordons lifted - Defence Force stood down

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:49 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The final red zone fences have been removed from the centre of Christchurch, and the Defence Force has been officially dismissed from its deployment in the city.

Kaiapoi has high housing hopes

Kaiapoi has high housing hopes

Monday, 1 July 2013 8:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

After the earthquakes left 1000 Kaiapoi homes red-zoned, business owners could be forgiven for feeling uncertain about their future.

Why subdivision could save river town

Why subdivision could save river town

Monday, 1 July 2013 8:44 a.m. by MediaStuff

US investors look at stadium

US investors look at stadium

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

United States investors could help cover the multi-million dollar shortfall for a covered stadium in Christchurch.

US investors look at stadium

US investors look at stadium

Monday, 1 July 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

United States investors could help cover the multi-million dollar shortfall for a covered stadium in Christchurch.

Brownlee opposes bait to quit city

Brownlee opposes bait to quit city

Monday, 1 July 2013 12:05 a.m. by MediaStuff

Gerry Brownlee says he does not want people being encouraged to leave Christchurch, admitting his "surprise" that a Government entity was doing exactly that.

Christchurch red zone cordon finally lifted

Christchurch red zone cordon finally lifted

Sunday, 30 June 2013 6:23 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The final cordon around Christchurch's quake-damaged city centre was lifted today, bringing to an end the Defence Force's longest-ever domestic deployment.Hundreds gathered as the last barrier to the CBD red zone was officially...

Soldiers farewelled from central city

Soldiers farewelled from central city

Sunday, 30 June 2013 2:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

The last remaining members of the New Zealand Defence Force were farewelled in Christchurch today.

Defence staff farewelled from central city

Defence staff farewelled from central city

Sunday, 30 June 2013 2:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

The last remaining members of the New Zealand Defence Force were farewelled in Christchurch today.

Christchurch residents urged to say thanks

Christchurch residents urged to say thanks

Sunday, 30 June 2013 11:41 a.m. by MediaHerald

People in Christchurch are being urged to turn out to thank the Defence Force for its service in the city.The Army will end its 857 days of running the cordons, as they finally come down today.This afternoon around 120 members...

Soldiers thanked as Chch cordon lifted

Soldiers thanked as Chch cordon lifted

Sunday, 30 June 2013 7:44 a.m. by Media3News

More than 100 Defence Force personnel who aided the rebuild following the Christchurch earthquakes will be congratulated during a public ceremony today.

Sumner surf club demolished

Sumner surf club demolished

Saturday, 29 June 2013 4:45 p.m. by Media3News

The Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club's building was taken down today, and locals can look forward to a stylish replacement.

Contingency plan for consents process

Contingency plan for consents process

Saturday, 29 June 2013 7:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

Government officials are preparing a contingency plan in case the Christchurch City Council is stripped of its consenting powers.

Poster child for quake recovery

Poster child for quake recovery

Saturday, 29 June 2013 7:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch gift and homewares store Whare could be the poster-child of small-business post-quake recovery.

EQCs home repair milestone reached

EQC's home repair milestone reached

Saturday, 29 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Authorities are halfway through fixing 80,000 Canterbury homes damaged by earthquakes, the Government says.

Roofed stadium to cost $506m

Roofed stadium to cost $506m

Friday, 28 June 2013 10:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The total cost of Christchurch's proposed stadium - $506 million - has been revealed in documents leaked to The Press.

Soldiers leave Christchurch red zone

Soldiers leave Christchurch red zone

Friday, 28 June 2013 10:19 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The role of the New Zealand Defence Force in the aftermath of the devastating Christchurch earthquakes has ended.

Giving away a historic building

Giving away a historic building

Friday, 28 June 2013 7:58 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch property developer Antony Gough has a problem he hopes you might be able to solve.

Lifting of the cordon - a symbolic event

Lifting of the cordon - a symbolic event

Friday, 28 June 2013 6:03 p.m. by Media3News

As the cordon around Christchurch CBD comes down, the army is leaving and residents are reacting.

Cordon lifts on Christchurch CBD

Cordon lifts on Christchurch CBD

Friday, 28 June 2013 4:49 p.m. by Media3News

The soldiers who have watched over Christchurch's inner city red zone for the last two and a half years clocked off for the last time today.

Red zone fences come down

Red zone fences come down

Friday, 28 June 2013 2:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

The end is nigh.

Investors line up for Chch rebuild

Investors line up for Chch rebuild

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:34 p.m. by Media3News

Investors will be champing at the bit to get a piece of Christchurch's rebuild after a $4.8 billion announcement yesterday.

CTV prosecution considered by police

CTV prosecution considered by police

Friday, 28 June 2013 10:32 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government says the police are considering mounting a prosecution following the collapse of the CTV building in Christchurch during the earthquake in February 2011.

Uncovered stadium possible, Parker says

Uncovered stadium possible, Parker says

Friday, 28 June 2013 9:48 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central-city stadium will be built without a roof if the Government cannot secure a private sector partner to work with the city council on it.

Secondary schools await their turn in post-quake reorganisation

Secondary schools await their turn in post-quake reorganisation

Friday, 28 June 2013 8:56 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Secondary schools in Christchurch hope to learn within a month if they will be closed or merged in the Government's $1 billion renewal of the education system there.

Now the numbers are in, things get interesting

Now the numbers are in, things get interesting

Friday, 28 June 2013 7:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Most of the $4.8 billion allocated for key projects in the Christchurch rebuild will be spent on things you won't see or pay much attention to when they are fixed: sewers, drains, water pipes and roads.

Councils accreditation deadline arrives

Council's accreditation deadline arrives

Friday, 28 June 2013 5:14 a.m. by Media3News

 

City gets to decide fate of town hall

City gets to decide fate of town hall

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

The fate of Christchurch's Town Hall will remain in the city's hands.

Crown to buy inner city properties from council

Crown to buy inner city properties from council

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council has agreed to sell several central city properties to the Crown for more than $7 million.

Last soldiers in central city leaving

Last soldiers in central city leaving

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

At 3pm today the occupation is over.

Our job here is done, say soldiers

Our job here is done, say soldiers

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaStuff

At 3pm today the occupation is over.

CTV families want funding for legal team

CTV families want funding for legal team

Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:28 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The husband of a woman who died in the collapse of the CTV building in Christchurch says the Government should pay for a team of lawyers to help families of the victims hold someone accountable for the disaster.

Govt to pay lions share in rebuild deal

Govt to pay lion's share in rebuild deal

Thursday, 27 June 2013 8:58 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government is to pay the lion's share of a $4.8 billion cost to rebuild earthquake-hit Christchurch's infrastructure and key CBD projects. Mayor Bob Parker thanked taxpayers for their "immense" contribution.

8000 painters under Ecan scrutiny

8000 painters under Ecan scrutiny

Thursday, 27 June 2013 2:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Environment Canterbury (Ecan) will start checks on the city's 8000 painters in August after an increase in complaints about illegal paint disposal polluting rivers.

Anchor projects bill totals $4.8 billion

Anchor projects bill totals $4.8 billion

Thursday, 27 June 2013 12:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

A major funding announcement has revealed $4.8 billion will be invested in Christchurch's rebuild - $2.9b from the Crown and $1.9b from the city council.

40,000 homes waiting for EQC repairs

40,000 homes waiting for EQC repairs

Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

Authorities are halfway through fixing 80,000 earthquake-damaged Canterbury homes, the Government says.

Canterbury home rebuild half done: Govt

Canterbury home rebuild half done: Govt

Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

Authorities are halfway through fixing 80,000 earthquake-damaged Canterbury homes, the Government says.

EQC home repair programme hits half way

EQC home repair programme hits half way

Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:31 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Commission's home repair programme has hit the half-way mark, with the completion of repairs to 40,000 damaged houses.