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Street art brings post-quake city to life

Street art brings post-quake city to life

Saturday, 6 October 2012 8:24 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Street artists are bringing life back to Christchurch's quake-hit streets. SAM SACHDEVA looks at the rise of the colourful movement and how it could help the city's recovery.

Carpers and moaners set to party

'Carpers and moaners' set to party

Saturday, 6 October 2012 8:09 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's so-called earthquake whingers are set to ditch their troubles for a night of fun.

Grants may save Pomeroys building

Grants may save Pomeroys building

Saturday, 6 October 2012 8:03 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council may help fund seismic strengthening work on two of Canterbury's oldest brewery buildings.

Mayor keen to chip in on Cathedrals design

Mayor keen to chip in on Cathedral's design

Friday, 5 October 2012 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police had no choices on February 22

Police had 'no choices' on February 22

Friday, 5 October 2012 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police had no choice but to react as they did after the February 22 earthquake, a senior officer says.

Quake response faulted

Quake response faulted

Friday, 5 October 2012 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Weaknesses and tensions" between the Christchurch City Council and Civil Defence after the February 22 earthquake "put people and property at risk", an independent review into the emergency response has found.

Demand grows for skilled staff

Demand grows for skilled staff

Friday, 5 October 2012 10:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury rebuild underpinned a 12.3 per cent national increase in the number of jobs listed on Trade Me in the last quarter.

Quake-prone Banks Peninsula facilities to shut

Quake-prone Banks Peninsula facilities to shut

Friday, 5 October 2012 2:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

Four Bank Peninsula community facilities will close today after engineering assessments showed they were earthquake-prone.

Review highlights quake response failings

Review highlights quake response failings

Friday, 5 October 2012 1:12 p.m. by Media3News

 

Initial quake response sound - report

Initial quake response sound - report

Friday, 5 October 2012 11:55 a.m. by MediaStuff

Emergency services were ''well-managed and effective'' in their response to the February 2011 earthquake, a report has found.

Office and retail block gets go-ahead

Office and retail block gets go-ahead

Friday, 5 October 2012 9:37 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Cranmer Court demolition all bad news

Cranmer Court demolition 'all bad news'

Friday, 5 October 2012 9:28 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

City councillors who fought to save the historic Cranmer Court in Christchurch from demolition have conceded defeat, saying the cost of restoration was just too much.

Efforts fail to save Cranmer Courts

Efforts fail to save Cranmer Courts

Thursday, 4 October 2012 11:59 p.m. by MediaStuff

The historic Cranmer Courts building had to be demolished because there was no plan to save it, earthquake recovery boss Roger Sutton says.

Cathedral custodians reject claims they cant demolish

Cathedral custodians reject claims they can't demolish

Thursday, 4 October 2012 7:55 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Custodians of the earthquake-crippled Christ Church Cathedral have today flatly rejected claims they cannot legally demolish the landmark building.

Protesters arrested at Cranmer Court demolition

Protesters arrested at Cranmer Court demolition

Thursday, 4 October 2012 5:24 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Cranmer Court was home to New Zealand’s first normal school, Christchurch Teachers’ College, and most recently 31 inner city apartments, before the February quake struck.

Canterbury earthquakes broke the rules

Canterbury earthquakes broke the rules

Thursday, 4 October 2012 3:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury earthquakes packed such a punch they shattered rocks deep beneath the Earth's surface, breaking all the rules of aftershocks, a public lecture has heard.

Protests as Cranmer Court is demolished

Protests as Cranmer Court is demolished

Thursday, 4 October 2012 1:56 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Protesters have been arrested as the demolition of one of Christchurch’s oldest buildings got underway this morning.

Some post-quake injuries avoidable

Some post-quake injuries 'avoidable'

Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

Further education is needed to teach people what to do after an earthquake, not just during the shaking itself, the Safety 2012 conference has heard.

Owners not obliged to save cathedral

Owners 'not obliged' to save cathedral

Thursday, 4 October 2012 11:26 a.m. by MediaStuff

Help for businesses returning to CBD

Help for businesses returning to CBD

Thursday, 4 October 2012 7:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

A ratepayer-funded one-stop shop has been set up to help property owners and businesses plot their return to Christchurch's central city.

Cranmer Court demolition to resume

Cranmer Court demolition to resume

Thursday, 4 October 2012 6:32 a.m. by Media3News Popular

By 3 News online staff

Cathedral demolition unlawful - Anderton

'Cathedral demolition unlawful' - Anderton

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 6:17 p.m. by Media3News

The battle to save Christchurch's quake-damaged Anglican Cathedral from demolition has entered the High Court.

Thirty, not 13 schools to close

Thirty, not 13 schools to close

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 6:00 p.m. by Media3News

Not 13, but 30 schools are due to close.

Cranmer Courts demolition to resume

Cranmer Courts demolition to resume

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 3:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition of the historic Cranmer Courts is set to resume tomorrow.

Rangiora courts fate uncertain

Rangiora court's fate uncertain

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 12:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

The fate of the Rangiora courthouse is still uncertain following major changes to the District Court network announced today.

Cathedrals fate battled in court

Cathedral's fate battled in court

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 11:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christ Church Cathedral trustees have a moral and legal obligation to maintain and repair the building, a court has heard.

Last-ditch legal bid to save Cathedral from demolition

Last-ditch legal bid to save Cathedral from demolition

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 11:44 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Anglican Church cannot legally demolish the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral, lawyers told the High Court today.A last-ditch legal bid to save the crippled landmark building from demolition has been launched by the...

Mistakes admitted in Chch schools data

Mistakes admitted in Chch schools data

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 10:33 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Quake kids take to the skies

Quake kids take to the skies

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 9:19 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Construction injury rates mean 50 deaths by 2018

Construction injury rates mean 50 deaths by 2018

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 8:41 a.m. by MediaStuff

If the Kiwi construction industry's woeful current injury rates play out during the Canterbury rebuild, by 2018 about 50 people will die on Canterbury work sites, Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson says.

Christchurch cathedral fate discussed in High Court

Christchurch cathedral fate discussed in High Court

Wednesday, 3 October 2012 6:40 a.m. by Media3News

In an attempt to save Christchurch’s cathedral, its fate will be argued in the High Court today.

Cemeteries face long wait for repairs

Cemeteries face long wait for repairs

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 11:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Repairing thousands of earthquake-damaged gravestones in Christchurch cemeteries could take a decade, the team managing the repairs says.

Vermin, mosquito woes soar in city

Vermin, mosquito woes soar in city

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 11:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

Mosquitoes, vermin and insanitary housing are growing problems in post-earthquake Christchurch.

Christchurch uses rebuild to get money from cruise liners

Christchurch uses rebuild to get money from cruise liners

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 8:28 p.m. by Media3News Popular

With another record-breaking cruise ship season about to get underway, tourism heavyweights are urging lift their game

Quake victims chart insurance progress

Quake victims chart insurance progress

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 7:32 p.m. by MediaHerald

Consumers waiting on insurance company responses to the Christchurch earthquake rebuild can now see how different companies measure up.

Time running out for historic Christchurch building

Time running out for historic Christchurch building

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 6:18 p.m. by Media3News

 

Schools claim merger data incorrect

Schools claim merger data incorrect

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 5:19 p.m. by Media3News

After some schools voiced concern about the data, Campbell Live decided to check it. It contacted every affected school and 27 responded.

Christchurch schools claim merger data incorrect

Christchurch schools claim merger data incorrect

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 5:19 p.m. by Media3News

 

Canterbury crust the reason for continued quakes

Canterbury crust the reason for continued quakes

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 11:19 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Cantabs find solace online

Cantabs find solace online

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 9:22 a.m. by MediaStuff

New Sumner will be good but not cheap

New Sumner 'will be good but not cheap'

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Dog aggression rises after shakes

Dog aggression rises after shakes

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch dogs have been acting more aggressively since the earthquakes, with a 10 per cent rise in canine attacks, new figures show.

Quakes power halved - study

Quake's power halved - study

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch may have experienced a much larger earthquake in September 2010 if it were not for The Gap, new research suggests.

New Sumner will be good but not cheap

New Sumner 'will be good but not cheap'

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Better links between Sumner's village centre and the beach feature in a multimillion-dollar plan aimed at resurrecting the earthquake-damaged suburb as Christchurch's favourite seaside haunt.

Services return in temporary centre

Services return in temporary centre

Monday, 1 October 2012 8:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

Beckenham residents can now access a temporary service centre while the suburb's earthquake-hit library is repaired.

Tower hikes house and contents premiums

Tower hikes house and contents premiums

Monday, 1 October 2012 3:30 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Tower has raised its premiums for house and contents insurance by between 25 per cent and 30 per cent to reflect an increase in charges from reinsurers after locking in $525 million of cover for the 2012/2013 year.

Last ditch deal fails

Last ditch deal fails

Monday, 1 October 2012 12:59 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Labour tackles Chch school closures head on

Labour tackles Chch school closures head on

Monday, 1 October 2012 12:50 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Labour Party is ramping up its opposition to the Government's education plans by dedicating a new role to tackle closures and mergers of schools in Christchurch.

Councillor slams blueprint detail delay

Councillor slams blueprint detail delay

Monday, 1 October 2012 11:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Repeated delays in releasing information behind the blueprint for the rebuild of central Christchurch are "ridiculous", a city councillor says.

Hard time for focused small firm

Hard time for focused small firm

Monday, 1 October 2012 10:04 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Red-zoners fuel building boom

Red-zoners fuel building boom

Monday, 1 October 2012 10:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

Housing developments in areas around Christchurch are booming as red-zoners move out of the earthquake-hit city.

Red-zoners fuel boom in building

Red-zoners fuel boom in building

Monday, 1 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Housing developments in areas around Christchurch are booming as red-zoners move out of the earthquake-hit city.

Heritage buildings fate to be discussed

Heritage buildings' fate to be discussed

Sunday, 30 September 2012 9:31 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

More than a quarter of the heritage buildings still standing in central Christchurch could be affected by the central city blueprint, heritage advocates say.

Emotional therapy may help stressed couples

Emotional therapy may help stressed couples

Sunday, 30 September 2012 8:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

Couples stressed by Canterbury's earthquakes should try to "get back to moments of closeness" to support one another, a relationship expert says.

The building destroyers

The building destroyers

Sunday, 30 September 2012 2:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Record number of skilled tradesmen leaving NZ

Record number of skilled tradesmen leaving NZ

Saturday, 29 September 2012 5:46 p.m. by Media3News Popular

3 News has obtained figures showing thousands of tradesmen are leaving the country just as the Christchurch rebuild picks up pace.

More heart attacks in Christchurch

More heart attacks in Christchurch

Saturday, 29 September 2012 4:11 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Homes proposed instead of camps

Homes proposed instead of camps

Saturday, 29 September 2012 1:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

Large, furnished homes may be built for Christchurch's influx of rebuild workers as an alternative to camps and villages.

Shake awake for Canterbury

Shake awake for Canterbury

Saturday, 29 September 2012 9:39 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch had its largest earthquake in a week early today.

Scientist explains strong Christchurch aftershocks

Scientist explains strong Christchurch aftershocks

Saturday, 29 September 2012 9:19 a.m. by Media3News Popular