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Critics slate bizarre new cathedral

Critics slate 'bizarre' new cathedral

Friday, 5 April 2013 10:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

Prominent British and Australian architecture critics have ridiculed plans for a modern Christ Church Cathedral, labelling one of the options "vulgar" and "bizarre".

Please explain, couple tell EQC

Please explain, couple tell EQC

Friday, 5 April 2013 9:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch couple want an explanation as to why they were paid only $8000 from EQC when the embattled organisation's own estimates of the damage to the home were over $80,000, according to the infamous leaked email.

Central Christchurch cordon reduced

Central Christchurch cordon reduced

Friday, 5 April 2013 4:20 p.m. by Media3News

The cordon in Christchurch's central city will shrink some more on Friday evening.

Colombo St partially reopened

Colombo St partially reopened

Friday, 5 April 2013 4:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central city cordons will be reduced this evening.

Colombo St partly reopened

Colombo St partly reopened

Friday, 5 April 2013 4:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Central Christchurch's cordons will be reduced tonight.

Tower must replace red-zoned house

Tower must replace red-zoned house

Friday, 5 April 2013 3:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch couple appears to have won the battle to have their insurer rebuild their house, but lost the the war to give all red-zoners a similar deal.

Chch couple win in interim decision

Chch couple win in interim decision

Friday, 5 April 2013 3:24 p.m. by Media3News

The Chch couple who took their insurance company to court over the rebuild of their quake-damaged, red-zoned home have come out on top in an interim decision.

Step forward for art gallery repairs

Step forward for art gallery repairs

Friday, 5 April 2013 3:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

The tender process for repairing the Christchurch Art Gallery will start soon, but the iconic building will not be open for at least two years.

Labour backs full cathedral rebuild

Labour backs full cathedral rebuild

Friday, 5 April 2013 1:04 p.m. by Media3News

Labour is backing the full restoration of Christchurch Cathedral.

Housing pressure on rise in Christchurch - report

Housing pressure on rise in Christchurch - report

Friday, 5 April 2013 5:44 a.m. by Media3News

Opposition parties are on the attack over a report into housing affordability in Canterbury.

Landslide in votes on Cathedral

Landslide in votes on Cathedral

Friday, 5 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The future of Christ Church Cathedral will not be decided by a "public vote" but the people's opinion could be "very persuasive" if one of the designs gets overwhelming support, Bishop Victoria Matthews says.

Time to pick up the pace on housing issues

Time to 'pick up the pace' on housing issues

Friday, 5 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has found significant problems within Christchurch's quake-pressured housing market and says both it and the private sector need to "pick up the pace" to help the city's recovery.

Landslide in votes might sway church

Landslide in votes might sway church

Friday, 5 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The future of Christ Church Cathedral will not be decided by a "public vote" but the people's opinion could be "very persuasive" if one of the designs gets overwhelming support, Bishop Victoria Matthews says.

Landslide in votes might sway church

Landslide in votes might sway church

Friday, 5 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The future of Christ Church Cathedral will not be decided by a "public vote" but the people's opinion could be "very persuasive" if one of the designs gets overwhelming support, Bishop Victoria Matthews says.

Time to pick up the pace on housing issues

Time to 'pick up the pace' on housing issues

Friday, 5 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has found significant problems within Christchurch's quake-pressured housing market and says both it and the private sector need to "pick up the pace" to help the city's recovery.

Quake affects womens eating habits

Quake affects women's eating habits

Thursday, 4 April 2013 7:52 p.m. by MediaHerald

Eating habits among Canterbury women became unhealthier after the earthquakes to cope with stress, a study has revealed.Canterbury University psychology expert Dr Roeline Kuijer said women who suffered post-traumatic stress after...

Public vote on Cathedral design

Public vote on Cathedral design

Thursday, 4 April 2013 5:40 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The public have until May to vote for their favourite of three Christ Church Cathedral redesigns

Thousands need housing in Chch - report

Thousands need housing in Chch - report

Thursday, 4 April 2013 4:16 p.m. by Media3News

A vulnerable Christchurch housing market has left thousands of people without adequate living.

40 new homes for eastern suburbs

40 new homes for eastern suburbs

Thursday, 4 April 2013 3:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government will spend $12.5 million building 40 new homes to ease the housing shortage in Christchurch's eastern suburbs. 

New cathedral design options divide

New cathedral design options divide

Thursday, 4 April 2013 11:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

Opinions are split between old and new after .

Two weeks until New Regent St opens

Two weeks until New Regent St opens

Thursday, 4 April 2013 9:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

Three options for new look cathedral (+photos)

Three options for new look cathedral (+photos)

Thursday, 4 April 2013 8:17 a.m. by MediaHerald

Three design options for a new cathedral in Christchurch have been released today for public feedback.The options include rebuilding the original Christ Church Cathedral, a traditional timber construction and a contemporary structure.Repairing...

Port Hills zone reviews delayed again

Port Hills zone reviews delayed again

Thursday, 4 April 2013 7:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Rockfall-threatened Port Hills property owners challenging their land zoning must wait at least two months to learn the fate of the houses.

Options for new cathedral to be unveiled

Options for new cathedral to be unveiled

Thursday, 4 April 2013 5:10 a.m. by Media3News

Design options for the new ChristChurch Cathedral are set to be unveiled to the public.

Unveiling of cathedral options

Unveiling of cathedral options

Thursday, 4 April 2013 5:10 a.m. by Media3News

Design options for the new ChristChurch Cathedral are set to be unveiled to the public.

Unveiling of new cathedral options

Unveiling of new cathedral options

Thursday, 4 April 2013 5:10 a.m. by Media3News

Design options for the new ChristChurch Cathedral have been unveiled to the public.

New ChristChurch Cathedral options unveiled

New ChristChurch Cathedral options unveiled

Thursday, 4 April 2013 5:10 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Design options for the new ChristChurch Cathedral have been unveiled to the public.

Final Cathedral design options unveiled

Final Cathedral design options unveiled

Thursday, 4 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Which one of these would you like to see in Cathedral Square?

Final Cathedral design options unveiled

Final Cathedral design options unveiled

Thursday, 4 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Which one of these would you like to see in Cathedral Square?

178 red zoners reject Govt offer

178 red zoners reject Govt offer

Wednesday, 3 April 2013 6:02 p.m. by Media3News

Cera, says it was receiving acceptance letters from red zone property owners right up until last night's deadline.

178 red-zoners reject Crown offer

178 red-zoners reject Crown offer

Wednesday, 3 April 2013 5:16 p.m. by MediaStuff

Nearly 200 red-zoners have rejected a Crown offer to buy their earthquake-damaged land and will stay on in largely abandoned neighbourhoods.

Red-zoners accept deal at last minute

Red-zoners accept deal at last minute

Wednesday, 3 April 2013 4:50 p.m. by Media3News

Around a third of the remaining property owners in Christchurch's red-zones accepted a land buyout offer at the last minute.

Only 30pc of NZ prepared for emergency

Only 30pc of NZ prepared for emergency

Wednesday, 3 April 2013 1:11 p.m. by MediaHerald

After the Canterbury earthquakes only 30 per cent of New Zealanders are prepared at home for an emergency and a Civil Defence report says there is little evidence on how prepared businesses are.Prior to the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes...

Civil defence laws could be changed

Civil defence laws could be changed

Wednesday, 3 April 2013 11:36 a.m. by Media3News

The Canterbury earthquakes revealed problems with managing large-scale recovery efforts and laws could be reviewed, the Government says.

Room for Civil Defence progress - report

Room for Civil Defence progress - report

Wednesday, 3 April 2013 11:29 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury earthquakes have heightened Civil Defence' focus on preparing for emergencies, a new report says.

Uncertain future for red-zoners staying put

Uncertain future for red-zoners staying put

Wednesday, 3 April 2013 9:09 a.m. by Media3News

The futures of 150 home owners who are refusing to leave their red-zoned properties in Christchurch are still uncertain.

Red-zoners who rejected offers still in limbo

Red-zoners who rejected offers still in limbo

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

The Christchurch red-zoners who have shunned a Government offer still face uncertainty over the fate of their land.

Red-zoners who rejected offers still in limbo

Red-zoners who rejected offers still in limbo

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

The Christchurch red-zoners who have shunned a Government offer still face uncertainty over the fate of their land.

Council quake study results due

Council quake study results due

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

Detailed engineering assessments of most of the buildings owned by Christchurch City Council should be completed by the end of this month.

Interim concert venue sought for CSO

Interim concert venue sought for CSO

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

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra is scouting for a large building to convert into a performance space for the next three to five years.

Red-zoners who rejected offers still in limbo

Red-zoners who rejected offers still in limbo

Wednesday, 3 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch red-zoners who have shunned a Government offer still face uncertainty over the fate of their land.

Stunning designs for Peterborough Village

'Stunning' designs for Peterborough Village

Wednesday, 3 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Prince Charles and other judges have chosen the winning design for a central Christchurch neighbourhood - but its identity is under wraps for another fortnight.

PM: Privacy breaches are inevitable

PM: Privacy breaches are inevitable

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 8:25 p.m. by MediaHerald

Prime Minister John Key says privacy breaches like the two revealed in one week at the Earthquake Commission are inevitable, and they are a result of human error, not systemic failure.EQC mistakenly sent an email containing claims...

Christchurch people unhappy on deadline day

Christchurch people unhappy on deadline day

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 5:55 p.m. by Media3News

On the last day for Christchurch land owners to settle with CERA, many people are not happy with what they've been offered.

Cantabrians unhappy on deadline day

Cantabrians unhappy on deadline day

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 5:55 p.m. by Media3News

On the last day for Christchurch landowners to settle with CERA, many people are not happy with what they've been offered.

Limited EQC service resumes

Limited EQC service resumes

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 5:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

Customers waiting for payments from the Earthquake Commission will have to wait longer despite a limited resumption of IT services at the beleaguered Government agency today.

EQC resumes limited IT functions

EQC resumes limited IT functions

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 5:23 p.m. by Media3News

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has resumed limited IT functions this afternoon.

Red-zoned garage owners to stay

Red-zoned garage owners to stay

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 3:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

The owners of the red-zoned garage in two minds about whether to abandon their quake-damaged land have made a decision - they're staying.

Coastal train suspended after big losses

Coastal train suspended after big losses

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 10:41 a.m. by Media3News

A dramatic post-quake drop in Christchurch tourism has forced KiwiRail to suspend its Coastal Pacific train service for the winter.

D-day for Christchurch red-zone owners

D-day for Christchurch red-zone owners

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 7:28 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch's red-zone land owners have just hours before the deadline for the Government's buy-out offer passes.The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) has offered those with undeveloped, commercial or uninsured properties...

Buyout offer deadline today for red-zoners

Buyout offer deadline today for red-zoners

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 5:21 a.m. by Media3News

It's D-Day in Canterbury today for red-zoners to accept the Government's offer to buy their homes.

Life paradise worth the risks

Life 'paradise' worth the risks

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

A red-zoned Brooklands couple have told the Government: "We're staying - bring on the bulldozers."

Gym may not be spared after all

Gym may not be spared after all

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

Les Mills, Calendar Girls and the former Inland Revenue building are among buildings set to be bought by the Crown as part of the Government's plans for Christchurch's new eastern frame.

Tenants dismayed by plan to level new building

Tenants dismayed by plan to level new building

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

Tammy and Mike Bell waited for the release of the central-city blueprint before signing a lease on a new building.

Bring on the bulldozers, say red-zoners

'Bring on the bulldozers', say red-zoners

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

A red-zoned Brooklands couple have told the Government: "We're staying - bring on the bulldozers."

Disabled Kiwis left behind by quake plans

Disabled Kiwis left behind by quake plans

Monday, 1 April 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Large parts of the country's building stock will be off-limits for disabled people under a proposal to trim the cost of upgrading thousands of earthquake-prone buildings, advocacy groups have warned.One of the lesser-known changes...

Commissioners red-zone plea ignored

Commissioner's red-zone plea ignored

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

A decision not to extend the deadline for accepting Government red-zone offers is an "opportunity lost", the Human Rights Commissioner says.

Red-zone uproar over late advice

Red-zone uproar over late advice

Sunday, 31 March 2013 10:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch landowners who accept a 50 per cent offer for their vacant, uninsured or commercial red-zone properties can still take legal action against the Government.

Red zone dairy closes after 100 years

Red zone dairy closes after 100 years

Sunday, 31 March 2013 5:41 p.m. by Media3News

After 100 years, the dairy in Horseshoe Lake is closing thanks to the Christchurch earthquake.

Tearing up the town

Tearing up the town

Sunday, 31 March 2013 6:41 a.m. by MediaStuff

The man who revealed embarrassing EQC leaks says he's not a fighter by nature, but, as he tells Martin van Beynen, he's sick of how Christchurch's quake victims have been treated.