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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

 

Asset sales could help pay for rebuild - Key

Asset sales could help pay for rebuild - Key

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Partial asset sales could be a way for Christchurch to get its 'nice-to-haves' in the rebuild, says Prime Minister John Key.

Asset sales could help pay for rebuild - Key

Asset sales could help pay for rebuild - Key

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Partial asset sales could be a way for Christchurch to get its 'nice-to-haves' in the rebuild, says Prime Minister John Key.

Asset sales could help pay for rebuild - Key

Asset sales could help pay for rebuild - Key

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:30 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

PM urges council to sell assets

PM urges council to sell assets

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

Partial asset sales could be a way for Christchurch to get its 'nice-to-haves' in the rebuild, Prime Minister John Key says.

PM urges council to sell assets

PM urges council to sell assets

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Partial asset sales could be a way for Christchurch to get its 'nice-to-haves' in the rebuild, Prime Minister John Key says.

Students still fleeing quake campus

Students still fleeing quake campus

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 8:33 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Red-zone deadline extension offer

Red-zone deadline extension offer

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 7:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hundreds of people are expected to attend four workshops to help residential red-zoners.

No charges in Australia for CTV construction manager

No charges in Australia for CTV construction manager

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 6:33 a.m. by MediaRNZ

A convicted fraudster who supervised the construction of the CTV building that collapsed in Christchurch will not face charges in Australia over allegations of identify theft.

Time to move on Convention Centre

'Time to move' on Convention Centre

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

City planners are being urged to commit to a Christchurch convention centre now or risk losing vital tourist dollars.

Aftershocks nothing alarming

Aftershocks 'nothing alarming'

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Aftershock activity has sparked up in the past week on each of the main faults responsible for Christchurch's recent major earthquakes.

Chch must retain its heritage buildings

Chch must retain its heritage buildings

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Critics question Chch convention centre

Critics question Chch convention centre

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Risk of magnitude-5 remains high

Risk of magnitude-5 remains high

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Aftershock activity has sparked up in the past week on each of the main faults responsible for Christchurch's recent major earthquakes.

Brownlee: EQC assessments not an easy challenge

Brownlee: EQC assessments 'not an easy challenge'

Monday, 20 May 2013 8:00 p.m. by Media3News

People in Christchurch are reaching the end of their patience – 32 months since the September earthquake.

Steve and Leons home

Steve and Leon's home

Monday, 20 May 2013 7:48 p.m. by Media3News

Steve and Leon's home in St Albans, Christchurch was badly damaged in the September 2010 earthquake.

Chch residents share ERC frustrations

Chch residents share ERC frustrations

Monday, 20 May 2013 6:34 p.m. by Media3News

32 months after the first earthquake, dozens of Christchurch residents are frustrated with the Earthquake Recovery Commission.