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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.

Quake boss told to stay, fix mess

Quake boss told to stay, fix mess

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaHerald

Earthquake Commission boss Ian Simpson has offered to resign over the commission's massive privacy breach but has been told to stay on and fix up the mess, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

EQC chief offered to quit

EQC chief offered to quit

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 11:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cabinet minister Gerry Brownlee says Earthquake Commission chief executive Ian Simpson offered to resign over a mass privacy breach - but he still has full confidence in the civil servant.

Key plays down EQC privacy breach

Key plays down EQC privacy breach

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 10:26 a.m. by Media3News

Key says yet another privacy breach at a Govt department – this time EQC – doesn't necessarily mean there is a systemic problem.

EQC email recipient denies leaking details

EQC email recipient denies leaking details

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 9:19 a.m. by Media3News

The contractor who received details on more than 80,000 EQC claimants says he didn't tell Labour about the privacy breach.

Quake documents: Everything is in there

Quake documents: 'Everything is in there'

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 8:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

The insurance advocate who was sent details on 83,000 claimants in the Earthquake Commission privacy breach says the document contained detailed information on the expected number of settlements and the estimated cost of the claims.EQC...

Homeowners to assess rebuild cost

Homeowners to assess rebuild cost

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Homeowners are being asked to take on extra responsibility for house insurance calculations as part of sweeping changes to insurance policies.

Isolators yield clues for citys rebuild

Isolators yield clues for city's rebuild

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Data gleaned from the earthquake performance of Christchurch's only base-isolated building will play a crucial role in the city's rebuild, a visiting earthquake engineering says.

Christchurch City Council gets ministers praise

Christchurch City Council gets minister's praise

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Local Government Minister Chris Tremain has no intention of interfering among Christchurch City councillors and staff, saying they have done an "admirable job".

Red-zone deadline hits home

Red-zone deadline hits home

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Move to enforce plans for suburbs

Move to enforce plans for suburbs

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Ambitious plans for redeveloping Christchurch's quake-hit suburban centres could be given statutory weight under proposals included in Environment Canterbury's draft Land Use Recovery Plan (Lurp).

Brownlee grills execs, Labour says he must go

Brownlee grills execs, Labour says he must go

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is demanding answers after EQC's "unprecedented" privacy blunder while his Labour counterpart has called for his resignation.

EQC needs to be more transparent

EQC needs to be more transparent

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An inability to open a simple Excel spreadsheet meant the Earthquake Commission (EQC) understated the number of people affected by an embarrassing privacy breach last week by 73,000 householders.

Insurance onus could fall on homeowner

Insurance onus could fall on homeowner

Monday, 25 March 2013 6:09 p.m. by Media3News

Major changes to home insurance policies will put the onus on homeowners to get their valuations correct.

EQC privacy breach affects 83,000

EQC privacy breach affects 83,000

Monday, 25 March 2013 5:32 p.m. by MediaStuff

Prime Minister John Key says the big privacy breach at EQC was "distressing" but most people had probably sent an email or text message in error.

Filipino workers pay big fees for Chch jobs

Filipino workers pay big fees for Chch jobs

Monday, 25 March 2013 5:25 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Filipino workers looking to make the most of the Canterbury rebuild are being asked to pay thousands of dollars in fees just to secure employment.

EQC privacy breach: 80,000 affected

EQC privacy breach: 80,000 affected

Monday, 25 March 2013 4:13 p.m. by MediaHerald

The privacy breach by the Earthquake Commission is far larger than first thought, with information of more than 80,000 earthquake claimants made available to the wrong person.EQC's chief executive Ian Simpson said he found out today...

EQC grossly underestimated privacy breach - Labour

EQC 'grossly underestimated' privacy breach - Labour

Monday, 25 March 2013 3:01 p.m. by Media3News

The Labour Party says EQC has grossly underestimated the number of claimants involved with last week's privacy breach.

EQC leak much larger than realised

EQC leak much larger than realised

Monday, 25 March 2013 2:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

An Earthquake Commission security breach may contain details of 67,000 claimants, nearly seven times the number first realised.

EQC leak much larger than realised

EQC leak much larger than realised

Monday, 25 March 2013 2:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

An Earthquake Commission security breach may contain details of 67,000 claimants, nearly seven times the number first realised.

Gondola reopening a victory

Gondola reopening a 'victory'

Monday, 25 March 2013 2:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

When Zane McKinnon bought tickets for the gondola he never expected to be its first passenger after the quakes.

High profile Chch councillor to retire

High profile Chch councillor to retire

Monday, 25 March 2013 2:19 p.m. by Media3News

A high profile Christchurch councillor has called for the local council to stop its bitter infighting.

Gondola reopening a victory

Gondola reopening a 'victory'

Monday, 25 March 2013 1:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

When Zane McKinnon bought tickets for the gondola he never expected to be its first passenger after the quakes.

Christchuch retail rebound continues

Christchuch retail rebound continues

Monday, 25 March 2013 1:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Sales in cafes, restaurants, hotel and motels in Christchurch surged in the three months before Christmas, data from Statistics New Zealand shows.

Christchurchs gondola re-opens

Christchurch's gondola re-opens

Monday, 25 March 2013 11:13 a.m. by Media3News

Residents and tourists alike showed up today to have a ride in Christchurch's sorely missed gondola.

Former Cooperite in building trade

Former Cooperite in building trade

Monday, 25 March 2013 9:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch building company says it closely supervises an employee implicated in Australia for alleged visa infringements relating to Filipino workers.

Immigrants scammed in Christchurch - reports

Immigrants scammed in Christchurch - reports

Monday, 25 March 2013 9:15 a.m. by Media3News

Reports are emerging of an immigration scam involving workers wanting to help with the Christchurch rebuild.

Investigation into migrant workers fees

Investigation into migrant workers' fees

Monday, 25 March 2013 8:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Immigration Advisers Authority has referred revelations about an Auckland immigration agent organising Filipino workers for the Christchurch rebuild to the Labour Department's inspectorate.

Homeowners face insurance price shock

Homeowners face insurance price shock

Monday, 25 March 2013 7:31 a.m. by Media3News

A private insurance brokerage says major changes to the way home insurance policies are calculated are to be announced shortly.

Cera bails as owners face down asbestos

Cera bails as owners face down asbestos

Monday, 25 March 2013 7:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

The tricky removal of asbestos from the BNZ House will be left to the owners after the Government bailed on its demolition halfway through the job.

Cera bails as owners face down asbestos

Cera bails as owners face down asbestos

Monday, 25 March 2013 7:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

The tricky removal of asbestos from the BNZ House will be left to the owners after the Government bailed on its demolition halfway through the job.

Christchurch gondola to reopen after quake

Christchurch gondola to reopen after quake

Monday, 25 March 2013 6:44 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch gondola is set to reopen to the public, more than two years after the February 2011 quake forced its closure.

War memorials repaired

War memorials repaired

Monday, 25 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two of Christchurch's quake-damaged war memorials are expected to be repaired in time for Anzac Day, but the city's most iconic - the Bridge of Remembrance and Triumphal Arch - will remain closed for a further two years.

War memorials repaired for Anzac Day

War memorials repaired for Anzac Day

Monday, 25 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two of Christchurch's quake-damaged war memorials are expected to be repaired in time for Anzac Day, but the city's most iconic - the Bridge of Remembrance and Triumphal Arch - will remain closed for a further two years.

Christchurch rebuild jobs scam exposed

Christchurch rebuild jobs scam exposed

Sunday, 24 March 2013 12:22 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A Christchurch businessman posing as a recruiter of Filipino workers has exposed the fees some pay to work in New Zealand.

Counting the cost

Counting the cost

Sunday, 24 March 2013 8:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealanders with family and friends across in Australia will be familiar with the Kiwi diaspora but the impoverished Philippines takes emigration to a new level.

Rebuild jobs scam exposed

Rebuild jobs scam exposed

Saturday, 23 March 2013 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch businessman posing as a recruiter of Filipino workers has exposed the fees some pay to work in New Zealand.

Rebuild jobs scam exposed

Rebuild jobs scam exposed

Saturday, 23 March 2013 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch businessman posing as a recruiter of Filipino workers has exposed the fees some pay to work in New Zealand.