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Govts Ecan moves undemocratic - lawyers

Govt's Ecan moves undemocratic - lawyers

Thursday, 15 November 2012 3:10 p.m. by Media3News

Lawyers have branded the Government's moves to extend its commissioners' control over Canterbury's regional council unjustified.

New plan for ChChs inner city streets

New plan for ChCh's inner city streets

Thursday, 15 November 2012 3:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Speed limits will be lowered and one-way streets altered in new proposals for Christchurch's inner city.

New plan for ChChs inner city streets

New plan for ChCh's inner city streets

Thursday, 15 November 2012 3:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Speed limits will be lowered and one-way streets altered in new proposals for Christchurch's inner city.

NZ businesses can learn lessons from disaster

NZ businesses can learn lessons from disaster

Thursday, 15 November 2012 2:51 p.m. by MediaHerald

At 12.51pm on Tuesday, 22 February 2011, life changed forever for businesses in New Zealand. Thousands of Canterbury-based SMEs were hit hard. The business fallout wasn't just limited to Canterbury, however. That one act of God...

Tony Marryatt defends decision to give staff extra leave

Tony Marryatt defends decision to give staff extra leave

Thursday, 15 November 2012 2:39 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch City Council boss Tony Marryatt has defended his controversial decision to give staff extra paid leave.

Chch Draft Transport Plan released today

Chch Draft Transport Plan released today

Thursday, 15 November 2012 9:27 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Christchurch's Draft Transport Plan will be released today.

Movie giants, royalty among donors

Movie giants, royalty among donors

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 11:32 p.m. by MediaStuff

Hollywood movie giants James Cameron, Fox Studios and Warner Bros each donated more than $500,000 to Christchurch's earthquake appeal.

Transport plans for Chch due

Transport plans for Chch due

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 11:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The future shape of Christchurch's transport network will become clearer over the next few days as two key agencies announce their plans on how to get people moving around the city.

Land cover favours rich - EQC boss

Land cover favours rich - EQC boss

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 11:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Rich people with expensive properties are not paying their fair share for Earthquake Commission land cover, says EQC chairman Michael Wintringham.

Wallets open as rebuild kicks in

Wallets open as rebuild kicks in

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 11:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Do-it-yourself Cantabrians splashing out in preparation for the rebuild are fuelling a retail spurt in the quake-hit region.

Simpson forecasts demand for TC3

Simpson forecasts demand for TC3

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 11:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

River-front properties that were close to being written off after the earthquakes could become the most sought-after in Christchurch.

Wealthy not paying enough

Wealthy 'not paying enough'

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 11:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Rich people with expensive properties are not paying their fair share for Earthquake Commission land cover, says EQC chairman Michael Wintringham.

$2.5m repairs to access 8 homes

$2.5m repairs to access 8 homes

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

A decision on spending up to $2.5 million to repair 120 metres of road will determine the fate of eight Christchurch homes.

Fight looms between quake workers, bosses

Fight looms between quake workers, bosses

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 9:09 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A fight is looming between earthquake repair workers and their bosses over the city council's controversial free days off.

Teeth grinding blamed on quake stress

Teeth grinding blamed on quake stress

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The stress of Canterbury's earthquakes could be damaging people's teeth, a Christchurch dentist says.

City-to-sea-road revival planned

City-to-sea-road revival planned

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A two-stage project to revamp the main transport corridor and commercial areas between central Christchurch and seaside suburbs is about to be launched by the city council.

David Woodings and the recurring horse painting

David Woodings and the recurring horse painting

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 8:10 p.m. by Media3News

It might sound a bit bizarre, but there really are horses that don't move and an artist who paints them over and over again.

Preparing your home for an earthquake

Preparing your home for an earthquake

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 7:57 p.m. by Media3News

How prepared would your home be if there was another major earthquake?

Inside Money: Quake-shaken fund plans for new foundation

Inside Money: Quake-shaken fund plans for new foundation

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 10:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

There is probably no better illustration of the link between the financial and the physical worlds than the most recent annual report of the Earthquake Commission

Vero hits back at EQC criticism

Vero hits back at EQC criticism

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 10:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Insurers, owners join battle over standards

Insurers, owners join battle over standards

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Quake would cut Wellington off for months

Quake would cut Wellington off for months

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A big quake could leave Wellington reliant on barges and helicopters for survival, new disaster predictions show.

Repairs for St Pauls Papanui

Repairs for St Paul's Papanui

Monday, 12 November 2012 7:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Work is underway to restore the historic St Paul's Anglican Church in Papanui to its former glory.

Aranui out in strength against school merger

Aranui out in strength against school merger

Monday, 12 November 2012 5:21 p.m. by Media3News

All five schools in the Aranui cluster are expected to close. That's three primary, an intermediate and a secondary school.

Quake-hit Bicycle Thief to be demolished

Quake-hit Bicycle Thief to be demolished

Monday, 12 November 2012 10:45 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Bicycle Thief, on the western side of Latimer Square, has been given its marching orders by the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU).

Royal visit to cap off Cup Week

Royal visit to cap off Cup Week

Monday, 12 November 2012 8:07 a.m. by Media3News

New Zealand Cup and Show Week is underway in Canterbury, seven days which promise to bring more than just racing to the region.

Europeans queue for Christchurch jobs

Europeans queue for Christchurch jobs

Sunday, 11 November 2012 4:59 p.m. by Media3News Popular

In London, crowds have been queuing out the door at an expo to recruit people to help rebuild Christchurch.

Coldplay dedicate song to tragedies

Coldplay dedicate song to tragedies

Sunday, 11 November 2012 9:53 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Coldplay performed for 47,000 fans last night in Auckland, dedicating a song to the Pike River miners and victims of the Canterbury earthquakes. 

Tourists take in grim, sad Christchurch sights

Tourists take in 'grim, sad' Christchurch sights

Saturday, 10 November 2012 11:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tourists are curious to explore Christchurch's unique earthquake-ravaged cityscape, although they compare what they see to the Blitz and "a war zone".

Basilica walls may be saved

Basilica walls may be saved

Saturday, 10 November 2012 12:55 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Remnants of Christchurch's earthquake-ravaged Catholic cathedral may be preserved as a memorial with a new cathedral built next door.

Fresh start for dairy owners

Fresh start for dairy owners

Saturday, 10 November 2012 11:11 a.m. by MediaStuff

Another new business has opened in Nelson as more Christchurch earthquake refugees try to start again.

A design for future generations

A design for future generations

Saturday, 10 November 2012 8:44 a.m. by MediaStuff Featured

Christchurch will be one of the biggest jobs on the planet for architects - a vast canvas of possibilities. But dominating early on will be the bread-and-butter work of just getting buildings up quickly, writes CHRISTOPHER MOORE .

Parker humiliated by Brownlees clown comment

Parker humiliated by Brownlee's 'clown' comment

Saturday, 10 November 2012 7:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker was on the verge of quitting after Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee publicly labelled him a clown.

Bob Parker: My earthquake story

Bob Parker: My earthquake story

Saturday, 10 November 2012 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Christchurch mayor Bob Parker doesn't pull any punches in a personal account of the earthquakes that rocked his city - and the often bitter in-fighting that followed. Catherine Masters reports With a moody sky behind him, Bob Parker...

CTV inquest: Chaotic scenes at Air force base caused delays

CTV inquest: Chaotic scenes at Air force base caused delays

Friday, 9 November 2012 6:10 p.m. by MediaHerald

Chaotic scenes on the tarmac of a Royal New Zealand Air Force base meant critical search and rescue experts and specialist equipment were delayed arriving in Christchurch after the February 22 earthquake, an inquest heard today.

Through the ass of the elephant

Through the ass of the elephant

Friday, 9 November 2012 5:19 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

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Usar angry at Defence Force delays

Usar angry at Defence Force delays

Friday, 9 November 2012 4:25 p.m. by MediaStuff

An Urban Search and Rescue national manager says he made it "very clear" to the Defence Force how much critical rescue equipment needed to be flown from Auckland to Christchurch after the February 2011 earthquake, and was assured it was possible.

Shock closure upsets South Brighton residents

Shock closure upsets South Brighton residents

Friday, 9 November 2012 4:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Residents and shop owners are upset at the sudden closure of a block of shops in South Brighton.

Rescuers flight to Chch delayed

Rescuers' flight to Chch delayed

Friday, 9 November 2012 12:57 p.m. by MediaStuff

A flight carrying Urban Search and Rescue (Usar) workers, police and St John rescue personnel was delayed from leaving Auckland four and a half hours while checks on passengers and equipment were carried out.

No-one took over when team left CTV

'No-one took over' when team left CTV

Friday, 9 November 2012 11:48 a.m. by MediaStuff

A volunteer firefighter who helped with rescue efforts at the Canterbury Television (CTV) building site after the February 2011 earthquake says he was frustrated to hear there had been contact with people in the rubble just as he was called off.

CTV inquest: Bomb rescue techniques used

CTV inquest: Bomb rescue techniques used

Friday, 9 November 2012 11:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

A search and rescue expert used Oklahoma City bombing terrorist attack rescue techniques to take control of the CTV Building collapse site, an inquest heard today.

Homeless man kicked out of shed

Homeless man kicked out of shed

Friday, 9 November 2012 8:29 a.m. by MediaHerald

Sickness beneficiary Brian Tyler, 38, has lived on the streets on an off since he was 14.

Extra holidays for stressed Christchurch council workers

Extra holidays for stressed Christchurch council workers

Friday, 9 November 2012 8:20 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Stressed Christchurch council office workers will get an extra day's paid holiday each month,.

Memorial chairs to be flood-lit

Memorial chairs to be flood-lit

Thursday, 8 November 2012 2:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Flood lights are being installed to try and stop vandalism of the 185 Chairs earthquake memorial.

CTV building utterly devastated - officer

CTV building 'utterly devastated' - officer

Thursday, 8 November 2012 12:18 p.m. by Media3News

A senior fire officer has told the CTV inquest the east side of the building was simply too crushed to attempt rescues.

CTV rescuers refused to take a break

CTV rescuers refused to take a break

Thursday, 8 November 2012 11:51 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch rescue crews urged to take a break from the earthquake response told bosses: "Get stuffed, this is our city".

Sign of the Takahe, Kiwi severely damaged

Sign of the Takahe, Kiwi severely damaged

Thursday, 8 November 2012 11:26 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Sign of the Takahe and Sign of the Kiwi will both require strengthening and repair work before they can reopen to the public.

Land-damage claims wont hold up rebuild

Land-damage claims won't hold up rebuild

Thursday, 8 November 2012 7:56 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Land-damage claims should not delay the rebuild process, the Earthquake Commission and insurers say.

Red-zone clearance to accelerate next year

Red-zone clearance to accelerate next year

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 11:52 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The clearance of Christchurch's red-zoned suburbs is expected to accelerate next year as thousands of houses are approved for demolition.

CTV inquest: Rescue gear did not arrive until day after collapse

CTV inquest: Rescue gear did not arrive until day after collapse

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 3:16 p.m. by MediaHerald

Specialist search and rescue gear did not arrive at the CTV Building collapse site until the day after it came down, killing 115 people, an inquest was told today.

Repair grant for 80 homes

Repair grant for 80 homes

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 2:47 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Using diggers at CTV unacceptable

Using diggers at CTV 'unacceptable'

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 11:43 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

A third of quake claims paid out

A third of quake claims paid out

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 9:52 a.m. by Media3News

Insurance claims for Canterbury earthquakes are about a third of the way through with $10.8 billion paid out.

Pay rates rise as rebuild takes off

Pay rates rise as rebuild takes off

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 6:37 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Claims on land settled by 2014 - EQC

Claims on land 'settled by 2014' - EQC

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

All Christchurch land damage claims will be settled by the end of 2014, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) says.

CTV inquest: Smoke was pouring out of gaps

CTV inquest: 'Smoke was pouring out of gaps'

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 3:22 p.m. by MediaHerald

Firefighter Manu Clarkson told the CTV inquest today he was inside a narrow void in the collapsed building when aftershocks struck and he was yelled at to get out.

Engineer came close to victim

Engineer came close to victim

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 3:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

An engineer believes he came within five metres of a survivor trapped in the Canterbury Television (CTV)  building who was not rescued.

Fire Service not prepared for quakes - officer

Fire Service not prepared for quakes - officer

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 11:15 a.m. by Media3News

An inquest into the CTV building collapse following the February quake has heard the Fire Service wasn't prepared for the building collapse

Fire Service not prepared for CTV disaster

Fire Service not prepared for CTV disaster

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 9:57 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Fire Service was not prepared to deal with an emergency like the Canterbury Television (CTV) collapse and little has changed since, an inquest has heard.

Portable toilets disappearing from Christchurch

Portable toilets disappearing from Christchurch

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 7:19 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch is farewelling the roadside portable toilet as the city's sewage systems return to normal following last year's earthquake.