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Advocacy service for quake claims mooted

Advocacy service for quake claims mooted

Saturday, 30 March 2013 6:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

A voluntary register where people can give details of the status of their post-quake insurance claims may be set up by the Christchurch City Council.

Engineers to face tougher regulations

Engineers to face tougher regulations

Saturday, 30 March 2013 6:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Engineers are going to be more stringently regulated as a result of the CTV building collapse.

Zoning kills price - valuers

Zoning kills price - valuers

Saturday, 30 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Government policy, not the earthquakes, has made land in Christchurch's residential red zone almost worthless, valuers say.

Red-zoner wants to stay put

Red-zoner wants to stay put

Friday, 29 March 2013 11:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

An elderly woman would rather "go to Heaven" than face leaving her home of almost 70 years, which is now in the red-zone.

Red-zoner wants to stay put

Red-zoner wants to stay put

Friday, 29 March 2013 11:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

An elderly woman would rather "go to Heaven" than face leaving her home of almost 70 years, which is now in the red-zone.

Tuesday deadline on offers

Tuesday deadline on offers

Friday, 29 March 2013 11:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Nearly 300 red-zoners have not accepted a Crown offer of compensation for their land with just three days until the offer expires.

Repair option gives way to grass

Repair option gives way to grass

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

A $32-million hotel in the heart of the Christchurch CBD will be bought by the Government and demolished to make way for grassland in what operators and owners say is a waste of money and opportunity.

Payout may be Australasias biggest

Payout may be Australasia's biggest

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch's stalled insurance claim "is potentially the largest ever in Australasian history", new information reveals.

Red zone shrinks as barriers come down

Red zone shrinks as barriers come down

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's central city red zone is a little smaller after the opening of some of the barricades.

Glass sculpture complex given the all clear

Glass 'sculpture' complex given the all clear

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Plans for a $100 million sculptural glass complex for Christchurch's Triangle Centre site have been given the go-ahead.

Glass sculpture complex given the all clear

Glass 'sculpture' complex given the all clear

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Plans for a $100 million sculptural glass complex for Christchurch's Triangle Centre site have been given the go-ahead.

New CBD building to be demolished

New CBD building to be demolished

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

The first inner-city building to emerge in post-earthquake Christchurch will be demolished despite the Government suggesting it would remain.

New CBD building to be demolished

New CBD building to be demolished

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

The first inner-city building to emerge in post-earthquake Christchurch will be demolished despite the Government suggesting it would remain.

Zoning kills price - valuers

Zoning kills price - valuers

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Government policy, not the earthquakes, has made land in Christchurch's residential red zone almost worthless, valuers say.

Red zone cordon relaxed to let students in

Red zone cordon relaxed to let students in

Friday, 29 March 2013 6:01 p.m. by MediaHerald

The cordon around Christchurch's red zone has been relaxed to allow tertiary students into the city centre next week.The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) last night reduced the cordon on Hereford St and upper High...

Freezing of EQCs email unprecedented

Freezing of EQC's email 'unprecedented'

Friday, 29 March 2013 5:23 p.m. by MediaHerald

The government's freezing of EQC's email system is unprecedented for an entire organisation, an IT expert says.Gerry Brownlee has put the Earthquake Commission's computer system in lock down after a second security breach was uncovered...

Part of Christchurch cordon to be lifted

Part of Christchurch cordon to be lifted

Friday, 29 March 2013 6:44 a.m. by Media3News

The cordon in Christchurch's central city rebuild zone will be reduced today.

Council sells building to preschool for $1

Council sells building to preschool for $1

Friday, 29 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors have voted to sell an earthquake-prone building it owns in Farrington Ave to the Bishopdale Community Preschool for $1.

Historic copper dome mystery unsolved

Historic copper dome mystery unsolved

Friday, 29 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Police have had to concede defeat in an investigation into the disappearance of a historic copper dome which toppled off a building in the February 2011 earthquake.

Anchor projects may change - Marryatt

Anchor projects may change - Marryatt

Friday, 29 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Some changes to the scope of the anchor projects outlined in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan could be on the cards.

Red-zoners face uncertain future

Red-zoners face uncertain future

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:41 p.m. by Media3News

A few Christchurch homeowners will spend the Easter break deciding whether to go or stay in the red zone.

EQCs IT systems frozen

EQC's IT systems frozen

Thursday, 28 March 2013 4:50 p.m. by MediaHerald

All emails and information technology systems have been frozen at the Earthquake Commission tonight in a drastic move to stop privacy breaches.Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee put his foot down to stop further...

New EQC privacy breach revealed

New EQC privacy breach revealed

Thursday, 28 March 2013 4:50 p.m. by MediaHerald

Details of a new privacy breach involving the Earthquake Commission has been revealed in Parliament today. Labour's earthquake commission spokeswoman Lianne Dalziel revealed in question time today that EQC sent another email to...

Another EQC privacy breach revealed in Parliament

Another EQC privacy breach revealed in Parliament

Thursday, 28 March 2013 3:20 p.m. by Media3News

Labour Party MP Lianne Dalziel has revealed another EQC privacy breach.

Northlands mall value marked down

Northlands mall value marked down

Thursday, 28 March 2013 1:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

The owners of Northlands Shopping Centre have marked down the mall's value again - this time to $205.5 million because of earthquake repair costs.

Red-zoners out of time

Red-zoners out of time

Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

Nearly 300 red-zoners have not accepted a Crown offer of compensation for their land with just two working days until the offer expires.

Email recipient accuses EQC of fraud

Email recipient accuses EQC of fraud

Thursday, 28 March 2013 7:57 a.m. by Media3News

The man who last week received private details on homeowners' earthquake claims has accused the EQC of fraud.

EQCs police complaint bullying

EQC's police complaint 'bullying'

Thursday, 28 March 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

The man at the centre of the EQC privacy bungle says the email containing details of 98,000 claims is in his email account trash bin and he is seeking the legal green light to retrieve it and use it in a $700,000 claims battle with...

New EQC privacy breach

New EQC privacy breach

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:35 a.m. by Media3News

The Earthquake Commission is under more fire following revelations of another privacy breach.

EQC staff laugh off email sent out in error

EQC staff laugh off email sent out in error

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Canterbury family claim EQC staff treated another privacy breach "like a joke", after they were sent sensitive claim information of another family in Christchurch.

EQC to review confusing text

EQC to review confusing text

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Days after apologising for a massive privacy breach, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has been forced to admit it has been sending out misleading information to homeowners eligible for cash settlements.

Uninsured resident starts from scratch

Uninsured resident starts from scratch

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Tom Bestor counts himself among the luckiest of an unlucky group of Christchurch red-zoners.

EQC staff laugh off email sent out in error

EQC staff laugh off email sent out in error

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Canterbury family claim EQC staff treated another privacy breach "like a joke", after they were sent sensitive claim information of another family in Christchurch.

Date set for Christchurch cordon to go

Date set for Christchurch cordon to go

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The last remaining fences surrounding Christchurch's quake-hit inner city will soon disappear.

EQC to review confusing text

EQC to review confusing text

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Days after apologising for a massive privacy breach, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has been forced to admit it has been sending out misleading information to homeowners eligible for cash settlements.

Uninsured resident starts from scratch

Uninsured resident starts from scratch

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Tom Bestor counts himself among the luckiest of an unlucky group of Christchurch red-zoners.

EQC staff laugh off email sent out in error

EQC staff laugh off email sent out in error

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Canterbury family claim EQC staff treated another privacy breach "like a joke", after they were sent sensitive claim information of another family in Christchurch.

EQC to review confusing text

EQC to review confusing text

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Days after apologising for a massive privacy breach, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has been forced to admit it has been sending out misleading information to homeowners eligible for cash settlements.

Lively new plans for The Strip revealed

'Lively' new plans for The Strip revealed

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 9:21 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Bold new plans have been unveiled for a $100 million redevelopment of The Strip in central Christchurch.

Lively new plans for Christchurch Strip

'Lively' new plans for Christchurch 'Strip'

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 9:21 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Bold new plans have been unveiled for a $100 million redevelopment of The Strip in central Christchurch.

Goughs vision for a revived Chch city strip

Gough's vision for a revived Chch city strip

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 7:18 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A city needs a big, noisy heart, and it's coming. In fact, construction will start as soon as June.

EQC goes to police over leak

EQC goes to police over leak

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 5:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission has laid a complaint with the Christchurch police against the recipient of an accidental email release of private information relating to 83,000 damaged homes.

Recipient threatens to recover EQC leak info

Recipient threatens to recover EQC leak info

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 4:02 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The man who accidentally received leaked EQC information is threatening to revive the document.

What information did EQC leak?

What information did EQC leak?

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 11:20 a.m. by Media3News Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has revealed exactly how much information was leaked.

Gourmet breakfast for red zone workers

Gourmet breakfast for red zone workers

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 10:56 a.m. by Media3News

The red zone is still somewhat of a foreign no-go area to most living in Christchurch except for those that work in it.

Date set for CBD cordon to go

Date set for CBD cordon to go

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 10:09 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The fence that surrounds Christchurch's inner city will be removed on June 28, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) says.

EQC data system a minefield

EQC data system a 'minefield'

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 9:48 a.m. by Media3News Popular

An IT consultant says he warned EQC last year its data system was a "minefield", waiting for someone to take a wrong step.

Decision on CTV building investigation imminent

Decision on CTV building investigation imminent

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 8:51 a.m. by MediaHerald

Police will decide soon on whether a formal investigation is warranted into the collapse of the Canterbury Television building, which killed 115 people.Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson said yesterday police...

Giant retail barns monster the landscape

Giant retail barns 'monster the landscape'

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 8:48 a.m. by MediaThePress

Red-zone family faces lose-lose choice

Red-zone family faces lose-lose choice

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Bryan Ellis doesn't know what to do.

Red-zone family faces lose-lose choice

Red-zone family faces lose-lose choice

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Bryan Ellis doesn't know what to do.

Simple walk a minefield for citys blind

Simple walk a minefield for city's blind

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's blind community are struggling to navigate the city's damaged footpaths, with roadworks and construction blocking their paths on a daily basis.

Forger quits after error of judgment

'Forger' quits after 'error of judgment'

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 9:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

A supervisor accused of forging an owner's signature on an earthquake repair sign-off form has resigned from the company that employed her.

CTV engineers in legal loophole

CTV engineers in legal loophole

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 6:34 p.m. by Media3News

Government and engineering officials will meet today to discuss options available to discipline those who designed the CTV building.

Red-zoners threaten to sue Govt

Red-zoners threaten to sue Govt

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 6:16 p.m. by Media3News

Embattled Christchurch red-zoners are threatening to sue the Government, as a question mark hangs over their homes and livelihoods.

Corporate manslaughter law change considered

Corporate manslaughter law change considered

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 4:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson may pursue a law change allowing corporate manslaughter charges in cases like the CTV building collapse.

Corporate manslaughter law change weighed

Corporate manslaughter law change weighed

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 4:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson may pursue a law change allowing corporate manslaughter charges in cases like the CTV building collapse.

Fallout continues after EQC breach

Fallout continues after EQC breach

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 3:04 p.m. by Media3News

Fallout from EQC's privacy breach continued in Parliament today with the Prime Minister, Labour's leader and the Speaker copping criticism.

Govt declines EQC boss resignation

Govt declines EQC boss' resignation

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 1:04 p.m. by Media3News

The Government and the EQC board have refused the resignation of organisation head Ian Simpson

No power to punish CTV designers

No power to punish CTV designers

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 12:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

The body governing New Zealand engineers says it has no power to take action against the designers of the flawed Canterbury Television building, which collapsed and killed 115 people.