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Memorial events mark big-quake anniversary

Memorial events mark big-quake anniversary

Thursday, 21 February 2013 7:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Thai restaurant to have base isolation

Thai restaurant to have base isolation

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new multimillion-dollar Victoria St building will house a Thai restaurant and a law firm and feature the latest in earthquake-resistant technology.

Wellington skills helping quake rebuild

Wellington skills helping quake rebuild

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:25 p.m. by MediaStuff

Wellington companies are being encouraged to consider opportunities in the $30 billion Christchurch market.

Engineers reveal new era in quake-protection design

Engineers reveal 'new era' in quake-protection design

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:25 p.m. by MediaStuff

Construction engineers from New Zealand and overseas will gather in Christchurch over the next two days to share their designs and research for "a new era" of seismic protection.

Hotel hopes ride on Asian money

Hotel hopes ride on Asian money

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:25 p.m. by MediaStuff

Asian property investors will be targeted to build hotels for the damaged Christchurch accommodation sector.

James Dann: Gerrys spin moves into top gear

James Dann: Gerry's spin moves into top gear

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 5:05 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

I don't need to tell you that the two-year anniversary of the quake is coming up. 

PM to attend second quake memorial

PM to attend second quake memorial

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 4:52 p.m. by MediaHerald

Prime Minister John Key will attend the second commemorative service of the deadly February 22 earthquake on Friday.

Cera survey reveals resilience

Cera survey reveals 'resilience'

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 1:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians are split on whether officials leading the region's rebuild are on track, a Cera survey has revealed.

Cera wellbeing survey reveals resilience

Cera wellbeing survey reveals 'resilience'

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 1:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians are split on whether officials leading the region's rebuild are on track, a Cera survey has revealed.

Services organised to remember the Christchurch quake

Services organised to remember the Christchurch quake

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 1:03 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch residents are preparing to remember the lives lost in the Feburary 22, 2011 earthquake.

Christchurch is now slumlord central

Christchurch is now 'slumlord central'

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

No problems at all with the shaking, despite having a wife and four kids aged under six.

Southern Response offers cash

Southern Response offers cash

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 7:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Crown-owned Southern Response is offering cash settlements at full replacement cost to customers, but only in certain circumstances.

Smartphones help in stricken city

Smartphones help in stricken city

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

As more people upgrade to smartphones there are growing fears that constant availability for work will destroy work-life balance. Maybe the question should really be how is it changing work? 

Quake-shattered tiles replicated

Quake-shattered tiles replicated

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

New Regent St's characteristic tile work has been almost fully restored after almost two months' work by a Christchurch firm.

Quake-shattered tiles replicated in heritage style

Quake-shattered tiles replicated in heritage style

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

New Regent St's characteristic tile work has been almost fully restored after almost two months' work by a Christchurch firm.

CTV site suggested for quake memorial

CTV site suggested for quake memorial

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A nondescript piece of bare land near Latimer Square is surrounded by fences, with bunches of flowers hanging limply from one of them.

Insurers race the rebuild clock

Insurers race the rebuild clock

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 11:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

A third of the most badly quake-damaged homes in Canterbury have had their insurance claims settled, but insurers are facing huge work rates to meet ambitious building deadlines.

Insurers race the rebuild clock

Insurers race the rebuild clock

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 11:25 p.m. by MediaStuff

A third of the most badly quake-damaged homes in Canterbury have had their insurance claims settled, but insurers are facing huge work rates to meet ambitious building deadlines.

Canterbury rebuild sparks growth

Canterbury rebuild sparks growth

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 5:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury rebuild is dominating year on year growth according to an ANZ Bank regional trends survey.

NZs oldest police station closes

NZ's oldest police station closes

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 5:21 p.m. by Media3News

One of the oldest police stations in the country has closed it's cell's for the last time today.

Christchurch restaurant opens after insurance battle

Christchurch restaurant opens after insurance battle

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 5:05 p.m. by Media3News

Jonny Schwass has persisted with insurance issues for two years in his bid to get a new restaurant open in Christchurch.

Red zone empty property owners insurance dilema

Red zone empty property owners' insurance dilema

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 4:58 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Campbell Live is live from an empty section in Burwood, Christchurch with about 200 guests.

Boarding houses are homes, court rules

Boarding houses are homes, court rules

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 2:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission could face millions of dollars in extra payouts after a High Court judge ruled it must provide cover to boarding houses.

Contractor admits stealing from quake-damaged houses

Contractor admits stealing from quake-damaged houses

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 11:17 a.m. by Media3News

A red-zone worker who masqueraded as a contractor before robbing red-zoned houses has pleaded guilty to burglary.

Christchurch schools to rally against closures

Christchurch schools to rally against closures

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 9:19 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A rally against proposed Christchurch school closures and mergers is planned for this afternoon.Education Minister Hekia Parata announced that 12 schools would close and six would merge, including two schools merged at another site.Seven...

Cash settlements preferred for land

Cash settlements preferred for land

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 8:11 a.m. by MediaStuff

It will take 18 months to complete claim settlements on land damage for quake-damaged properties owned by residents in the wider Christchurch area, the Earthquake Commission says.

Teachers rally against closures

Teachers rally against closures

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A rally against the Government's plans to shut Christchurch schools will be held this afternoon.

The fairytale bride: from ruins to altar

The fairytale bride: from ruins to altar

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

There is still a touch of fairytale to the marriage of earthquake survivor Emma Greenslade and her husband, Chris.

Vacant land red-zoners fear penury

Vacant land red-zoners fear penury

Monday, 18 February 2013 9:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Some earthquake-hit Christchurch residents face bankruptcy if they accept a Government payout offer for their land, a group petitioning Parliament says.

Vacant land red-zoners fear bankruptcy

Vacant land red-zoners fear bankruptcy

Monday, 18 February 2013 9:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Some earthquake-hit Christchurch residents face bankruptcy if they accept a Government payout offer for their land, a group petitioning Parliament says.

Tears of happiness after school decision

Tears of happiness after school decision

Monday, 18 February 2013 5:16 p.m. by Media3News

There were tears of happiness at Yaldhurst School today, after they found out they are one of the 12 schools saved from closure.

Principal stunned after Ministry decision

Principal 'stunned' after Ministry decision

Monday, 18 February 2013 2:39 p.m. by Media3News

The principal of Burnside Primary is “stunned” with a Ministry decision to keep the school open.

Developer to fight $1m loss in court

Developer to fight $1m loss in court

Monday, 18 February 2013 7:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch red-zoner facing a million-dollar loss from a Crown compensation deal for his condemned land will fight the Government in court.

Developer to fight equity loss in court

Developer to fight equity loss in court

Monday, 18 February 2013 7:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch red-zoner facing a million-dollar equity loss from a Crown compensation deal for his condemned land will fight the Government in court.

World label making return to centre of Christchurch

World label making return to centre of Christchurch

Monday, 18 February 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 

Chch, how has your life changed?

Chch, how has your life changed?

Monday, 18 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

You'd have a tough job finding someone in Christchurch whose life hasn't changed since the earthquakes.

Private sites considered for quake memorial

Private sites considered for quake memorial

Monday, 18 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government is considering taking land to build Christchurch's earthquake memorial but is staying tight-lipped on where it will go.

What do I miss: Friday nights

What do I miss: Friday nights

Monday, 18 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

What I miss the most.

How has your life changed?

How has your life changed?

Monday, 18 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

You'd have a tough job finding someone in Christchurch whose life hasn't changed since the earthquakes.

Have you moved since the quakes?

Have you moved since the quakes?

Monday, 18 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Everyone reacted to the earthquakes differently.

Developer to fight $1m loss in court

Developer to fight $1m loss in court

Sunday, 17 February 2013 10:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch red-zoner facing a million-dollar loss from a Crown compensation deal for his condemned land will fight the Government in court.

Developer to fight equity loss in court

Developer to fight equity loss in court

Sunday, 17 February 2013 10:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch red-zoner facing a million-dollar equity loss from a Crown compensation deal for his condemned land will fight the Government in court.

Funds help fight quake kids stress

Funds help fight quake kids' stress

Sunday, 17 February 2013 9:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

A $9.3 million Red Cross grant will help Canterbury children to laugh again, Parkview School principal Les Gray says.

Census campaign gears up

Census campaign gears up

Saturday, 16 February 2013 4:18 p.m. by Media3News

In the next few weeks 6.4 million forms will be delivered to households around New Zealand.

How one screw can level a home

How one screw can level a home

Saturday, 16 February 2013 11:43 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

House foundations poured on top of the ground that can be re- levelled with the turn of a screw are the newest earthquake fix to appear in Christchurch.

Why a change in tack is well timed

Why a change in tack is well timed

Saturday, 16 February 2013 7:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

We now live in a city of rebuild, not recovery.

Ann Bowers: Whats the price of pain?

Ann Bowers: What's the price of pain?

Saturday, 16 February 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

It's not normal to feel your pelvis break. It's not normal to be crushed smaller, smaller, smaller, until you can shrink no smaller. It's not normal to feel kilo after kilo, tonne after tonne land on your left hip and to wonder when...

Strengthen them or knock them down

Strengthen them or knock them down

Friday, 15 February 2013 11:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

Government proposals to force owners of earthquake-prone buildings to strengthen them or knock them down are backed by the Christchurch City Council.

Council backs assessment plans

Council backs assessment plans

Friday, 15 February 2013 11:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

Government proposals to force owners of earthquake-prone buildings to strengthen them or knock them down are backed by the Christchurch City Council.

Quake home claims are 52% settled

Quake home claims are 52% settled

Friday, 15 February 2013 10:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

New Zealand's biggest insurer says about 52 per cent of its Canterbury earthquake residential claims are settled or in progress, with priority now being given to "vulnerable" customers for repairs and rebuilds.

Manufacturers tell of doing hard yards

Manufacturers tell of doing hard yards

Friday, 15 February 2013 10:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch clothing company Earth Sea Sky is the last specialised, high-quality Kiwi outdoor clothing brand to use New Zealand factories, co-owner Jane Ellis says.

Inmates to refurbish damaged housing

Inmates to refurbish damaged housing

Friday, 15 February 2013 9:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Prisoners will soon help to repair Christchurch's earthquake-damaged social houses.

Christchurch on track for great future

Christchurch on track for 'great future'

Friday, 15 February 2013 5:46 p.m. by Media3News

Cordons around central Christchurch are set to shrink dramatically as the rebuild finally gets underway.

Building height restrictions planned

Building height restrictions planned

Friday, 15 February 2013 3:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Building heights will be restricted to a maximum of four-storeys under a raft of planning rule changes being considered for the residential areas of Christchurch's city centre.

Half IAGs claims settled or underway

Half IAG's claims settled or underway

Friday, 15 February 2013 3:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

New Zealand's biggest insurer says about 52 per cent of its Christchurch residential claims have been settled or are in progress, with priority now being given to ''vulnerable'' customers.

Rebuild city replaces red zone

Rebuild city replaces red zone

Friday, 15 February 2013 12:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch central city red zone is now "the rebuild zone" with new buildings underway and 16,000 new jobs created over the last year.

NZ First pledges full red zone payout

NZ First pledges full red zone payout

Friday, 15 February 2013 11:44 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's uninsured red zone property owners will get the other half of a compensation offer if NZ First is part of the next government.

Red zone to shrink for hotel, students

Red zone to shrink for hotel, students

Friday, 15 February 2013 11:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

Central city cordons will be reduced by May, says MP Gerry Brownlee.

Christchurch: Off the ropes - fighting fit

Christchurch: Off the ropes - fighting fit

Friday, 15 February 2013 10:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

When a TV network decides to make a reality show called My Job From Hell Tim Hunter will probably feature in the first episode.

Media fly in for red zone tour

Media fly in for red zone tour

Friday, 15 February 2013 10:07 a.m. by MediaStuff

About 40 print, radio and broadcast journalists from around New Zealand have gathered in Christchurch ahead of the second anniversary of the devastating February 2011 quake.