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Challenge points to hundreds of claims

Challenge points to hundreds of claims

Friday, 11 January 2013 10:27 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A successful legal challenge against insurers could open the door for hundreds of settled earthquake claims to be revisited, a Christchurch lawyer says.

Jobless find work is not easy to locate

Jobless find work is not easy to locate

Friday, 11 January 2013 9:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

Sixteen-year-old Jolita Gray has been looking for a part-time job for almost a year.

Working with poo has its upsides

'Working with poo' has its upsides

Friday, 11 January 2013 7:52 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

City leading house-price boom

City leading house-price boom

Friday, 11 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Earthquake Commission refuses to reveal abestos info

Earthquake Commission refuses to reveal abestos info

Thursday, 10 January 2013 6:00 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The EQC is refusing to reveal which homes that it has repaired following the Christchurch quakes contain asbestos.

Calls for register of homes with asbestos

Calls for register of homes with asbestos

Thursday, 10 January 2013 8:45 a.m. by Media3News Popular

There are calls for a public register to be made of Christchurch homes containing potentially deadly asbestos.
Rather than removing the asbestos, it's been decided plasterboard will be used to encase it in more than 4000 earthquake-damaged homes due for repair.


Canterbury District Health Board medical officer of health Alistair Humphrey says future home owners unaware of the presence of asbestos could be put a risk if they disturb it, for example, while undertak ...

Brian Fallow: Rebuild vital catalyst for growth

Brian Fallow: Rebuild vital catalyst for growth

Thursday, 10 January 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

It needs to.

No need to tell of asbestos

No need to tell of asbestos

Thursday, 10 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch homes with asbestos concealed by earthquake repairs could be sold without the buyer being aware the hazardous subtance is present.

New library top Sumner priority

New library top Sumner priority

Thursday, 10 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A new library is "the highest priority for Sumner", residents say.

Extra work lures builders south

Extra work lures builders south

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 11:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Post-earthquake construction in Canterbury is the hotbed for residential construction nationwide although the number of new houses being built in Wellington is improving.

SOL Square may reopen by mid-year

SOL Square may reopen by mid-year

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 10:06 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Asbestos in 4000 Chch homes a landmine

Asbestos in 4000 Chch homes a 'landmine'

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 8:10 p.m. by Media3News

Plasterboard will be used to encase potentially deadly asbestos in more than 4000 earthquake-damaged Christchurch homes due for repair.

Quake cases may overload courts

Quake cases may overload courts

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A surge in earthquake-related legal challenges is the tip of the iceberg and could overload the court system, lawyers say.

Cantabrians spending up on repairs, renovations

Cantabrians spending up on repairs, renovations

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 11:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Cantabrians spending up on repairs, renovations

Cantabrians spending up on repairs, renovations

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 11:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians are "getting on with life" and renovating and repairing their homes, the chief executive of national hardware retail chain Placemakers says.

Five vie for iconic city project

Five vie for 'iconic' city project

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 10:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

South Island tribe Ngai Tahu and the Australian firm that developed the Melbourne Convention Centre are among five who have made the shortlist for the iconic Christchurch Convention Centre project.

Five vie for iconic city project

Five vie for 'iconic' city project

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 10:49 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Asbestos in homes a health landmine

Asbestos in homes a 'health landmine'

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 10:34 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Quake cases may overload courts

Quake cases may overload courts

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 10:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Kaiapoi homes replaced by wide open green space

Kaiapoi homes replaced by wide open green space

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 8:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

One of Canterbury's first residential red-zone areas has been turned into one of the region's first earthquake-related green spaces.

Grass all that remains of neighbourhood

Grass all that remains of neighbourhood

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 5:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

One of Canterbury's first residential red-zoned areas has been turned into one of the region's first green space.

Sporting couple enrolled for rebuild

Sporting couple enrolled for rebuild

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 8:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Key to unlocking quake secrets

Key to unlocking quake secrets

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 

Peninsula communities lose heart

Peninsula communities lose heart

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

LOIS CAIRNS reports.

Trying to find staff a nightmare

Trying to find staff 'a nightmare'

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Unskilled migrants not answer

Unskilled migrants 'not answer'

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

"Opening the floodgates" to unskilled immigrants is not the way to fill the growing numbers of job vacancies for Christchurch's rebuild, employment experts say.

Scot proud to create a legacy for new home

Scot proud to create a legacy for new home

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Square within Christchurch Square gets go-ahead

Square within Christchurch Square gets go-ahead

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch City Council plans to bring Cathedral Square back to life have been given the go-ahead.

Mercer Group readies for rebuild

Mercer Group readies for rebuild

Monday, 7 January 2013 11:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

Stainless steel manufacturer Mercer Group is readying itself for the Christchurch residential rebuild, hiring staff, upgrading its manufacturing base and adding sporting celebrities to its front line.

Big fight ahead for red-zoners

Big fight ahead for red-zoners

Monday, 7 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch red-zoners pursuing legal action against their insurers will likely have to go it alone.

Big fight ahead for red-zoners

Big fight ahead for red-zoners

Monday, 7 January 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Have disaster? Willing helper

Have disaster? Willing helper

Saturday, 5 January 2013 10:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Jason Pemberton first became seriously involved with the Student Volunteer Army when he was handed $50 and told to "go get these kids some food".

Troops become red-zone guides

Troops become red-zone guides

Friday, 4 January 2013 10:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

Soldiers manning central Christchurch cordons have become unofficial tour guides, dispensing advice on hotels and restaurants to tourists surveying the devastation in the heart of the city.

Young multi-millionaire looking forward to Christchurch rebuild

Young multi-millionaire looking forward to Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 4 January 2013 4:24 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Steve Brooks, a Christchurch entrepreneur who made a million dollars at 19, is looking forward to a rebuild business boom in 2013.

Cardboard cathedral work resumes in Chch

Cardboard cathedral work resumes in Chch

Friday, 4 January 2013 3:29 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Construction of Christchurch's cardboard cathedral will resume early next week, a church official says.

At (new) home for the holidays

At (new) home for the holidays

Thursday, 3 January 2013 11:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

It is a summer of settling into new neighbourhoods and unfamiliar homes for some Christchurch families.

Asbestos hazard in Christchurch CBD

Asbestos hazard in Christchurch CBD

Thursday, 3 January 2013 11:20 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Red-zoners settle into new homes

Red-zoners settle into new homes

Thursday, 3 January 2013 11:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

It is a summer of settling into new neighbourhoods and unfamiliar homes for some Christchurch families.

F grade unfair - insurers council

'F' grade unfair - insurers' council

Thursday, 3 January 2013 9:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurance Council chief executive Tim Grafton has hit back at a reader's letter to The Press which graded large insurers' response to the Canterbury earthquakes as an "F".

Post-quake women want dresses

Post-quake women want dresses

Wednesday, 2 January 2013 10:29 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Cancelled census cost $65 million

Cancelled census cost $65 million

Wednesday, 2 January 2013 8:41 a.m. by Media3News

The 2011 census cost $65 million – though not a single piece of data was collected.

Lack of fresh data still costing us

Lack of fresh data still costing us

Wednesday, 2 January 2013 7:18 a.m. by MediaStuff

The 2011 census was the most expensive survey New Zealand never had, costing $65 million.

Citys walking tracks reopen

City's walking tracks reopen

Tuesday, 1 January 2013 10:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

Walkers have welcomed the reopening of several popular Christchurch tracks, with more expected to be cleared of earthquake hazards this year.

Quake-hit Port Hills tracks reopen

Quake-hit Port Hills tracks reopen

Tuesday, 1 January 2013 10:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

Walkers have welcomed the reopening of several popular Christchurch tracks, with more expected to be cleared of earthquake hazards this year.

Self-made millionaire by 19

Self-made millionaire by 19

Tuesday, 1 January 2013 1:36 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

2012 a year of protest, upheaval

2012 a year of protest, upheaval

Tuesday, 1 January 2013 12:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

A unique view of our changing city

A unique view of our changing city

Tuesday, 1 January 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaStuff

A new year brings a new perspective on Christchurch as demolition leaves the central city bereft of landmarks.

Owner plans to fix, open IRD building

Owner plans to 'fix, open' IRD building

Monday, 31 December 2012 11:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

The owner of the Inland Revenue Department building in Cashel St has drawn up plans to rescue the formerly condemned building.

Owner plans to fix, open IRD building

Owner plans to 'fix, open' IRD building

Monday, 31 December 2012 11:42 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Honours for quake work

Honours for quake work

Monday, 31 December 2012 8:14 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

All sectors should have their say on citys future

All sectors should 'have their say' on city's future

Sunday, 30 December 2012 11:04 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Retail boss says change coming for Christchurch

Retail boss says change coming for Christchurch

Sunday, 30 December 2012 11:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

The woman who has led prominent Christchurch department store Ballantynes through the city's earthquakes says the "momentum of change" is starting to sweep across the quake-hit city.

Major overhaul planned for New Brighton

Major overhaul planned for New Brighton

Saturday, 29 December 2012 1:57 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The quake-damaged, graffiti-ridden Christchurch seaside suburb of New Brighton may soon get a big boost, after decades of neglect.

Christchurch school crime drops by 30 percent

Christchurch school crime drops by 30 percent

Friday, 28 December 2012 11:13 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A massive 30 per cent drop in school crime could be to do with the comradeship inspired by earthquakes, a principal has said.

Chch retailers relieved after sales

Chch retailers relieved after sales

Friday, 28 December 2012 9:32 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Many Christchurch retailers are relieved with a bumper boxing day week, after customers turned out for massive sales.

Tradies ending Christchurch man drought

Tradies ending Christchurch man drought

Friday, 28 December 2012 9:19 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Single ladies of Canterbury have something to celebrate as Christchurch comes back from the dust.

Schools shake-up PR job from hell

Schools shake-up PR job from hell

Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

The merger of Christchurch schools and the launch of an earthquake recovery plan were among the toughest public relations jobs in 2012.

Education shakeup PR job from hell

Education shakeup PR job from hell

Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

The merger of Christchurch schools and the launch of an earthquake recovery plan were among the toughest public relations jobs in 2012.

Gondola due to reopen in March

Gondola due to reopen in March

Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:43 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular