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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.

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

Hopes quake recovery will offset discontent

Hopes quake recovery will offset discontent

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 11:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government will be banking on a flourishing earthquake recovery by election time overriding any short-term discontent in Canterbury, political commentators say.

18 months living in a garage

18 months living in a garage

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 7:25 p.m. by Media3News

It's six degrees in Christchurch now, heading towards zero, a cold that can cut right through you descending in the dark.

Families shattered by Christchurch school closures

Families shattered by Christchurch school closures

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 7:18 p.m. by MediaHerald

Andrew Smith hoisted daughter Serenity into air after the school bell today, a mural of her young, smiling face painted on a playground wall behind her.

Christchurch school mergers announced

Christchurch school mergers announced

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 1:44 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Tears, shock as Chch school mergers announced

Tears, shock as Chch school mergers announced

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 1:44 p.m. by Media3News

There were tears and shock today as around 700 students from across Christchurch learnt they would lose their schools in 2014.

Decision day for 19 Christchurch schools

Decision day for 19 Christchurch schools

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 7:26 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Christchurch school spared from merger

Christchurch school spared from merger

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 7:26 a.m. by MediaHerald

South New Brighton School has been saved in Christchurch.Ministry of Education staff have just met with the school.The original interim decision was for South New Brighton School to merge with Central New Brighton School.However,...

Magnitude 3.5 earthquake shakes Christchurch

Magnitude 3.5 earthquake shakes Christchurch

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 7:05 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Housing seen as biggest risk

Housing seen as biggest risk

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Bid to rebuild home a nightmare

Bid to rebuild home a nightmare

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Fewer fighting insurance firms

Fewer fighting insurance firms

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Red zone residents get details about extension

Red zone residents get details about extension

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 7:36 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch red zone residents who meet specific criteria can seek an extension of up to six months to the settlement date for their Crown offer.

Canterbury claims bill over $7 billion

Canterbury claims bill over $7 billion

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 3:05 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Insurance Council says insurers have paid out more than $7 billion as it settles Canterbury earthquake claims.

Port Hills zoning review delayed again

Port Hills zoning review delayed again

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 2:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

A 28-month wait to determine the fate of more than 100 Port Hills homes has been labelled ''beyond ridiculous''.

Extensions for some red-zoners

Extensions for some red-zoners

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 11:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

Some residential red-zone residents will be able to stay up to six months longer in their quake-damaged homes, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has announced.

Market adopts wait-and-see on MRP

Market adopts 'wait-and-see' on MRP

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 9:32 a.m. by Media3News

Investors in the share market have plenty of choice, but is there enough appetite for more energy company shares

Councillors want asset-sale rethink

Councillors want asset-sale rethink

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 8:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

First houselift in Canterbury a success

First houselift in Canterbury 'a success'

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 8:29 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Entertainment precinct accessible for all

Entertainment precinct accessible for all

Monday, 27 May 2013 8:08 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A Christchurch property developer is being praised for his $100 million redevelopment in the central city that will be accessible to all people.

Christchurch asbestos hazard worries CTU

Christchurch asbestos hazard worries CTU

Monday, 27 May 2013 2:03 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

EQC truths blogger unmasked

EQC truths' blogger unmasked

Monday, 27 May 2013 12:42 p.m. by Media3News

The high-profile blogger behind the 'EQC Truths' blog has revealed his identity and announced a return to blogging.

New Views on New Regent St

New Views on New Regent St

Monday, 27 May 2013 11:27 a.m. by MediaThePress

Visitors to a popular central city precinct now have an unobstructed view of the Avon River.

Wholl pay for the rebuilds nice-to-haves?

Who'll pay for the rebuild's nice-to-haves?

Monday, 27 May 2013 7:32 a.m. by Media3News

The debate is continuing over who will pay for some aspects of the Christchurch rebuild - the city council or central government.

Call for tighter rules on asbestos

Call for tighter rules on asbestos

Monday, 27 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Officials are calling for tighter health and safety regulations for the Christchurch rebuild after asbestos-contaminated material rained down into a tradesman's face and a bureaucratic muddle left authorities in the dark.

Insurance headaches only getting worse

Insurance headaches only getting worse

Sunday, 26 May 2013 11:18 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two and a half years on from the February 2011 quake, some Christchurch residents are still waiting for answers on their quake-damaged homes. Some of the problems are old, some are new but the frustration is the same. MARC GREENHILL investigates three cases stuck in limbo.

Heritage groups petition PM to stop demolition

Heritage groups petition PM to stop demolition

Saturday, 25 May 2013 9:57 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Heritage activists in Christchurch have rallied in the city calling for the demolition of heritage buildings to be halted.

Cafe owner says consent process diabolical

Cafe owner says consent process 'diabolical'

Saturday, 25 May 2013 8:00 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A Christchurch business owner has described trying to reopen a business after the earthquake as "diabolical" because of the city council's consent process.

$1m donation to rebuild timeball

$1m donation to rebuild timeball

Saturday, 25 May 2013 4:15 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A charity in Auckland is making a donation of $1 million to help rebuild the Lyttelton timeball station, which was damaged beyond repair in the February 2011 earthquake.

Chch civil engineer wins award for new construction technology

Chch civil engineer wins award for new construction technology

Saturday, 25 May 2013 3:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

University of Canterbury (UC) civil engineering professor Andy Buchanan last night received the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) President's Award in Auckland.

Quaint shop with the right specs

Quaint shop with the right specs

Saturday, 25 May 2013 1:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

No more Supergrans in Christchurch

No more 'Supergrans' in Christchurch

Saturday, 25 May 2013 12:47 p.m. by Media3News

 

Christchurch engineer honoured with award

Christchurch engineer honoured with award

Saturday, 25 May 2013 12:21 p.m. by Media3News

 

Red zone deadline extension details to be announced

Red zone deadline extension details to be announced

Saturday, 25 May 2013 8:08 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority says more details should be available next week about potential deadline extensions for red zone residents, who have to move out by the end of July.