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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.

Rebuild targets a complete failure

Rebuild targets a 'complete failure'

Friday, 24 May 2013 11:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury insurers are failing to meet their own post-earthquake rebuild targets, blaming "unforeseen" problems for the delays.

Rebuild targets a complete failure

Rebuild targets a 'complete failure'

Friday, 24 May 2013 11:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury insurers are failing to meet their own post-earthquake rebuild targets, blaming "unforeseen" problems for the delays.

Mayor rejects sale of assets

Mayor rejects sale of assets

Friday, 24 May 2013 11:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Politicians may be talking up the benefits of selling Christchurch's family silver for the rebuild but city councillors have already determined it's not going to happen.

Authority accused of keeping deadline details quiet

Authority accused of keeping deadline details quiet

Friday, 24 May 2013 9:40 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Recovery Minister is defending the way Christchurch red zone residents are being told about possible extensions to deadlines for owners to leave their damaged homes.

New homes in Christchurch

New homes in Christchurch

Friday, 24 May 2013 8:24 p.m. by Media3News

Paul and Yvonne Stokes, and Keith Lush have some good news from Christchurch.

No red zone deadline secrets, Brownlee says

No red zone deadline secrets, Brownlee says

Friday, 24 May 2013 12:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake recovery minister Gerry Brownlee says deadline extensions for some red zone landowners have not been kept secret.

Quake stories published online

Quake stories published online

Friday, 24 May 2013 11:58 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Harrowing stories from people who experienced the Canterbury earthquakes and the aftermath are available for the public to view on Canterbury University's earthquake digital archive.

Need for convention centre doubted

Need for convention centre doubted

Friday, 24 May 2013 9:37 a.m. by MediaRNZ

A Christchurch City Councillor is casting doubt on plans for one of the city's major rebuild projects, a new convention centre.

Demand for free law service skyrockets

Demand for free law service skyrockets

Friday, 24 May 2013 9:06 a.m. by MediaHerald

Post-earthquake demand for free legal service at Community Law Canterbury has skyrocketed, making the legal centre the biggest of its kind in the country.

Deadly assignment earns editor Friend of NZ award

Deadly assignment earns editor Friend of NZ award

Friday, 24 May 2013 8:49 a.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Stuck in the red zone

Stuck in the red zone

Thursday, 23 May 2013 7:49 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch's red zone areas are gradually being emptied of their people.

Key visits Christchurch construction sites

Key visits Christchurch construction sites

Thursday, 23 May 2013 6:12 p.m. by MediaHerald

Prime Minister John Key visited three major construction sites in Christchurch today which are being hailed as evidence that the post-disaster city has turned from demolition to construction.Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee...

Superschool reassures ChCh schools

Superschool reassures ChCh schools

Thursday, 23 May 2013 5:39 p.m. by Media3News

 

Farmy Army leader honoured for quake aid

'Farmy Army' leader honoured for quake aid

Thursday, 23 May 2013 4:20 p.m. by MediaHerald

The driving force behind Christchurch's 'Farmy Army' says providing help and hot meals in the earthquake-struck city was a humbling experience.John Hartnell was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit today for services...

Public wants modern cathedral - church

Public wants modern cathedral - church

Thursday, 23 May 2013 2:59 p.m. by Media3News

 

Mahy-inspired playground wins top prize

Mahy-inspired playground wins top prize

Thursday, 23 May 2013 2:17 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Plans for the Strip out next week

Plans for the 'Strip' out next week

Thursday, 23 May 2013 1:41 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Owners plea to speed up consents

Owners' plea to speed up consents

Thursday, 23 May 2013 8:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Chch projects could be scaled back - Key

Chch projects could be scaled back - Key

Thursday, 23 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The prime minister says big-ticket Christchurch recovery projects could be scaled back to help bridge the funding gap between local and central government.

Insurer settles bulk of big Canterbury claims

Insurer settles bulk of big Canterbury claims

Thursday, 23 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Insurer Ansvar says it has settled nearly all of its 25 largest claims in Canterbury.

Projects could be scaled back - Key

Projects could be scaled back - Key

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Woolston resident helps neighbours

Woolston resident helps neighbours

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 7:13 p.m. by Media3News

Anna Burns-Francis visited the suburb of Woolston where a man has taken it upon himself to help his neighbours.

Four Christchurch schools to merge

Four Christchurch schools to merge

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 2:46 p.m. by Media3News

 

Petition on EQC claims has 2000 signatures, says organiser

Petition on EQC claims has 2000 signatures, says organiser

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:31 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A Christchurch resident calling for an overhaul of the way the Earthquake Commission manages its claims says his petition has 2000 signatures.

Another quake grant for Blenheim

Another quake grant for Blenheim

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:29 a.m. by MediaStuff

The recipient of a $840,000 grant from a special Canterbury earthquake fund has been revealed as a Blenheim theatre.

$840,000 boost for Blenheim theatre

$840,000 boost for Blenheim theatre

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:29 a.m. by MediaStuff

The recipient of a $840,000 grant has been revealed as a Blenheim theatre.

We dont know where we will go

'We don't know where we will go'

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch family will ''have nowhere to go'' if they don't find a wheelchair accessible rental property within the next two weeks.

Bar owner may sue council over delays

Bar owner may sue council over delays

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 8:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Most Christchurch leaders overseas

Most Christchurch leaders overseas

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 7:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Sell off non-core assets, Carter says

Sell off non-core assets, Carter says

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch city councillor says the city could offload non-core assets, including its own offices, to help pay its share of big-ticket rebuild projects.

Sell non-core assets, Tim Carter says

Sell non-core assets, Tim Carter says

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Quake-safe house attracts strong interest

Quake-safe house attracts strong interest

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

For sale: an experimental home built in a lab and tested to withstand a magnitude 8 earthquake.

Homeowner queries $1150 for brief check

Homeowner queries $1150 for brief check

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Government-owned insurance company Southern Response is backing a $1150 bill that one of its contractors charged for a property salvage report.

Cliffside houses checked for fall risk

Cliffside houses checked for fall risk

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A group of unstable cliffside houses in the Port Hills red zone will be checked for the risk of collapse after the urgent demolition of a quake-damaged home.

Historic building insurer paid out $511m

Historic building insurer paid out $511m

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Claim city needs more malls ridiculous

Claim city needs more malls 'ridiculous'

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Insurer pays out $511m

Insurer pays out $511m

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurer of churches, schools and historic buildings Ansvar paid out $511 million of claims last year, settling more than three-quarters of the earthquake claims lodged with the company.

Lengthy council consent process proving costly

Lengthy council consent process proving costly

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

Belgian Beer Cafe Torenhof owner Mark McGuinness says businesses will fail in the rebuild of Christchurch because of the red tape surrounding council consent requirements.

Christchurch youth hostel desperately needed

Christchurch youth hostel 'desperately needed'

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 8:01 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A Christchurch community group wants a hostel to be built to accommodate the increasing number of young people who are struggling to find housing.

Chch caravan addresses private insurers

Chch caravan addresses private insurers

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 7:55 p.m. by Media3News

Once again Campbell Live has a very powerful caravan of opinion about the private insurers. Responding is Tim Grafton.

Some Chch homeowners remain positive

Some Chch homeowners remain positive

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 6:27 p.m. by Media3News

The vast majority of Christchurch residents who spoke yesterday did so because of their EQC and insurance frustrations, but then there are some positive stories.

USAR teams imitating Christchurch quake in training

USAR teams imitating Christchurch quake in training

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:24 p.m. by MediaHerald

Urban Search and Rescue teams spent a month crawling through suffocating spaces, often cold and wet in the pitch black, breaking through concrete walls in pancaked buildings in a desperate effort to find survivors and bodies after...

CERA staff grapple with home debris

CERA staff grapple with home debris

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:18 p.m. by Media3News

After a cliff-top home in Christchurch was demolished, the CERA staff and demolition crew struggled with how to get rid of the debris.

Isaac Theatre Royal fundraiser kickstarted

Isaac Theatre Royal fundraiser kickstarted

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 4:14 p.m. by Media3News

Prominent filmmakers are joining a campaign to equip Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Issac Theatre Royal with a cinema.

Ansvar working through quake claims

Ansvar working through quake claims

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 4:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurer of churches, schools and historic buildings Ansvar has paid out $511 million of claims in 2012 and is more than three-quarters of the way through settling claims.

Helicopter called in for cliff-top demolition

Helicopter called in for cliff-top demolition

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 2:49 p.m. by Media3News

A helicopter with a monsoon bucket has been deployed to remove debris from the site of a once-dangerously perched Christchurch house.

Thieves target Christchurch construction sites

Thieves target Christchurch construction sites

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:55 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Police are urging builders and contractors in Christchurch to secure construction sites following an increase in thefts in recent months.

Work continues on dangerous Chch house

Work continues on dangerous Chch house

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:41 a.m. by Media3News