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Fiona Farrell to pen quake books

Fiona Farrell to pen quake books

Monday, 10 June 2013 12:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

A New Zealand author has been awarded a fellowship of $100,000 to write about her experiences of the Christchurch earthquakes.

Earthquake brain phenomenon observed

Earthquake brain phenomenon observed

Monday, 10 June 2013 9:11 a.m. by MediaRNZ

A psychiatrist says a phenomenon called earthquake brain is affecting the ability of some people in the Christchurch to think clearly. It comes from a build-up of the stress hormone cortisol.

Roadworkers bear brunt of motorists anger

Roadworkers bear brunt of motorists' anger

Monday, 10 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

EQC making good progress on claims

EQC making 'good progress' on claims

Monday, 10 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission is making "good progress" on a commitment to contact every customer about their claim status within three months, chief executive Ian Simpson says.

Flat Man takes flight

Flat Man takes flight

Sunday, 9 June 2013 12:29 p.m. by MediaHerald

Masked student superhero Flat Man has launched a winter offensive to help hard-up families still doing it tough in post-earthquake Christchurch.

Taking risks in a cut-throat city

Taking risks in a cut-throat city

Sunday, 9 June 2013 9:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Chris Terry has spotted an unusual opportunity from the rebuild of Christchurch and has made a $45,000 investment he's hoping will pay dividends.

Alcohol policy will kill city

Alcohol policy 'will kill city'

Saturday, 8 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $100 million rebuild of The Strip in Christchurch is in jeopardy over a council proposal to force bars to shut earlier.

A city divided over drinking hours

A city divided over drinking hours

Saturday, 8 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A quick survey of nine Christchurch residents predictably showed younger people generally opposed the changes and older folk supported them.

Creeping vermin follow in quakes wake

Creeping vermin follow in quakes' wake

Saturday, 8 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Creepy crawlies coming forth from the darkness to stake a claim in earthquake damaged homes are running Christchurch pest control companies off their feet.

Port Hills red stickers to stay - mayor

Port Hills red stickers to stay - mayor

Saturday, 8 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Red stickers barring green-zoned Port Hills landowners from their homes will not be removed unless the Government steps in, Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says.

More of central Christchurch accessible to public

More of central Christchurch accessible to public

Friday, 7 June 2013 9:49 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The cordon around Christchurch's earthquake-damaged central city has been further reduced on Friday.

360 tonnes of hazardous waste to be collected from red zone homes

360 tonnes of hazardous waste to be collected from red zone homes

Friday, 7 June 2013 6:17 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Government expects to have collected about 360 tonnes of hazardous waste from red zone homes in Christchurch before they're demolished later this year.Environment Minister and Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery...

New view as Colombo St cordon lifted

New view as Colombo St cordon lifted

Friday, 7 June 2013 4:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch people can explore another stretch of the city centre for the first time in more than two years.

New view as Colombo cordon lifted

New view as Colombo cordon lifted

Friday, 7 June 2013 4:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch people can explore another stretch of the city centre for the first time in more than two years.

Safety dispute leaves residents in limbo

Safety dispute leaves residents in limbo

Friday, 7 June 2013 2:26 p.m. by Media3News

An elderly Christchurch woman says she just wants to be able to get on with her life.

Marryatt insists on insurance claim secrecy

Marryatt insists on insurance claim secrecy

Friday, 7 June 2013 2:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

Details of how Civic Assurance is dealing with the Christchurch City Council's huge insurance claim will be kept secret after its chair convinvced councillors that going public could jeopardise hundreds of millions of dollars.

Cathedral decision delayed

Cathedral decision delayed

Friday, 7 June 2013 1:30 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Anglican church leaders have delayed their decision on what will happen to the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral.

$500K for red-zone waste removal

$500K for red-zone waste removal

Friday, 7 June 2013 12:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has approved a further $500,000 towards the removal and disposal of hazardous waste from red-zoned homes.

Govt foots bill for hazardous clean-up

Govt foots bill for hazardous clean-up

Friday, 7 June 2013 12:24 p.m. by Media3News

An overflow of hazardous waste in Christchurch's red-zoned houses has forced the Government to double their contribution to the clean-up bill.

Swindlers not yet a concern in Canterbury

Swindlers not yet a concern in Canterbury

Friday, 7 June 2013 11:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

High estimates of fraud from Canterbury earthquake insurance claims and the rebuild could be overblown, says Serious Fraud Office boss Simon McArley.

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 Popular

 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 Popular

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.