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Tour shows off restored Christchurch homes

Tour shows off restored Christchurch homes

Friday, 22 March 2013 4:47 p.m. by Media3News

Quake-damaged houses back to full glory and shock-proofed new structures were open to visitors in Christchurch today.

EQC accidentally releases claimants private info

EQC accidentally releases claimants' private info

Friday, 22 March 2013 3:18 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has reportedly released private information of more than 9700 claimants.The email had the claim numbers and street addresses of the claimants in an attachment, but did not include the names, Fairfax...

EQC releases private info of 9700 claimants

EQC releases private info of 9700 claimants

Friday, 22 March 2013 2:21 p.m. by Media3News

The EQC mistakenly released the private information of 9700 claimants this morning, it has been revealed.

Rebuild attracts 1200 new Cantabs

Rebuild attracts 1200 new Cantabs

Friday, 22 March 2013 1:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

More people came to Canterbury than left last year as the region's rebuild attracts overseas workers, new figures reveal.

Commissioners plea to Brownlee

Commissioner's plea to Brownlee

Friday, 22 March 2013 12:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Human Rights Commissioner has written to Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee asking for some red-zoners to be given more time to consider compensation offers.

New plan for Christ Church Cathedral restoration

New plan for Christ Church Cathedral restoration

Friday, 22 March 2013 8:50 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Engineers have unveiled a plan which they say can allow for the restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral.At the city council's earthquake forum yesterday representatives from the Great Christchurch Building Trust said the cathedral...

Quake city looks good for job-starved Brits

Quake city looks good for job-starved Brits

Friday, 22 March 2013 8:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

Migrant labour sourcing firm New Zealand Skills in Demand says demand for skilled workers to take part in Christchurch's quake-related construction boom is strengthening significantly.

Rebuild plays role in GDP surge

Rebuild plays role in GDP surge

Friday, 22 March 2013 7:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealand's economy took a leap forward late last year, posting a 1.5 per cent growth spurt, with Canterbury's rebuild playing its part in the stronger than expected economic activity.

Red-zoners plea goes to Parliament

Red-zoners' plea goes to Parliament

Friday, 22 March 2013 7:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch red-zoners will plead their case for full land compensation at Parliament next month, despite knowing the effort is in vain.

Christchurch needs over 35,000 new houses

Christchurch needs over 35,000 new houses

Friday, 22 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The pressure on Christchurch's housing market should ease within the next three years with an expected 30,000 sections coming on the market.

SFO probes two rebuild fraud cases

SFO probes two rebuild fraud cases

Friday, 22 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two Christchurch rebuild fraud cases are being investigated, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed.

SFO probes two rebuild fraud cases

SFO probes two rebuild fraud cases

Friday, 22 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two Christchurch rebuild fraud cases are being investigated, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed.

Christchurch building consents point to growth

Christchurch building consents point to growth

Thursday, 21 March 2013 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

More than $500 million in new commercial building projects have been consented in Christchurch over the past 12 months - the highest amount in the last six years.

Construction firm unveils giant industrial subdivision

Construction firm unveils giant industrial subdivision

Thursday, 21 March 2013 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

South Island-based construction firm Calder Stewart has unveiled its largest-ever development which could be Christchurch's biggest industrial subdivision.

Quake city looks good for job-starved Brits

Quake city looks good for job-starved Brits

Thursday, 21 March 2013 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Migrant labour sourcing firm New Zealand Skills in Demand says demand for skilled workers to take part in Christchurch's quake-related construction boom is strengthening significantly.

SFOs quake rebuild fraud investigations progressing well

SFO's quake rebuild fraud investigations 'progressing well'

Thursday, 21 March 2013 8:07 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Serious Fraud Office today reiterated the measures it is taking to address the risks of fraud and corruption during the Christchurch rebuild.It comes after Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee was questioned in Parliament...

SFO probes two Chch rebuild fraud cases

SFO probes two Chch rebuild fraud cases

Thursday, 21 March 2013 4:01 p.m. by Media3News

The Serious Fraud office is investigating two cases of fraud in relation to the Christchurch rebuild.

Sutton warns of compulsory acquisition

Sutton warns of compulsory acquisition

Thursday, 21 March 2013 11:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch landowners in central-city blueprint zones have been warned to speed up negotiations or face compulsory acquisition.

Brownlee questioned over quake fraud allegations

Brownlee questioned over quake fraud allegations

Thursday, 21 March 2013 10:24 a.m. by MediaHerald

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has been questioned in Parliament over allegations of fraud and corruption involving Canterbury earthquake rebuild contracts.The Serious Fraud Office has started a formal investigation...

Brownlee questioned over fraud allegations

Brownlee questioned over fraud allegations

Thursday, 21 March 2013 10:24 a.m. by MediaHerald

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has been questioned in Parliament over allegations of fraud and corruption involving Canterbury earthquake rebuild contracts.The Serious Fraud Office has started a formal investigation...

Memories of Chch could fade, says historian

Memories of Chch could fade, says historian

Thursday, 21 March 2013 9:12 a.m. by MediaStuff

Memories of Christchurch before the earthquakes could be forgotten without work to preserve them through pictures and oral histories, a local historian says.

Quake tax issues will linger

Quake tax issues will linger

Thursday, 21 March 2013 7:40 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury firms and individuals will face tax complications flowing on from the disruptive 2010 and 2011 earthquakes for years to come, tax experts from accountancy firms say.

Limited cordons likely to remain in Chch

Limited cordons likely to remain in Chch

Thursday, 21 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Building demolitions in central Christchurch could limit access to parts of the inner city when the mid-year deadline to remove the rebuild zone cordon passes.

Cathedral options to be public soon

Cathedral options to be public soon

Thursday, 21 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Designs for the future of the Christ Church Cathedral will be made public for the first time next month, giving Cantabrians their chance to have a say on the future of the building.

Limited cordons likely to remain

Limited cordons likely to remain

Thursday, 21 March 2013 1:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

Building demolitions in central Christchurch could limit access to parts of the inner city when the mid-year deadline to remove the rebuild zone cordon passes.

Insurance Council CEO walks the talk

Insurance Council CEO walks the talk

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 6:23 p.m. by Media3News

Last night we talked insurance. Do insurance companies deliver when the proverbial hits the fan, as it did in Christchurch?

Saving Christchurchs grand old theatre

Saving Christchurch's grand old theatre

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 5:56 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's quake-damaged Isaac Theatre Royal has been all but demolished.

Precinct plan puts hotel hopes in limbo

Precinct plan puts hotel hopes in limbo

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 8:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels NZ wants to rebuild its Copthorne Hotel Christchurch Central on Victoria Square but is waiting on an official decision to allow that.

Precinct plan puts hotel hopes in limbo

Precinct plan puts hotel hopes in limbo

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 8:25 a.m. by MediaStuff

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels NZ wants to rebuild its Copthorne Hotel Christchurch Central on Victoria Square but is waiting on an official decision to allow that.

Christchurch silt could make residents sick

Christchurch silt could make residents sick

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 7:31 a.m. by Media3News

Many Christchurch homes are sitting on top of a health time bomb that could make occupants seriously sick over winter.

Resigned red zoners take the money and run

Resigned red zoners take the money and run

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

A threatened rebellion against residential red zone offers has not transpired, but some Christchurch suburbs appear to be more defiant than others, new government figures show.

Set insurance firms a deadline, expert advises

Set insurance firms a deadline, expert advises

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

The Government needs to follow Australia's lead and impose time limits to fast-track earthquake insurance claims, an insurance expert visiting Christchurch says.

Earthquake claim could be up to $300m

Earthquake claim could be up to $300m

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

A decision on the former AMI Stadium's $48.4 million re-insurance feud has been reserved, but the total claim could be worth closer to $300m.

Notable omissions in stadium land grab

Notable omissions in stadium land grab

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

The fates of two high-profile sites within the central-city block earmarked for Christchurch's new 35,000-seat covered stadium are yet to be decided.

Resigned red zoners take the money and run

Resigned red zoners take the money and run

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

A threatened rebellion against residential red zone offers has not transpired, but some Christchurch suburbs appear to be more defiant than others, new government figures show.

Dangerous hills no deterrent for cyclists

Dangerous hills no deterrent for cyclists

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury cyclists are throwing caution to the wind and returning to the quake-ravaged Port Hills, despite many routes being off limits.

Christchurch kids begin quake study

Christchurch kids begin quake study

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:19 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Christchurch five-year-olds will be part of a three-year study to see they settle into primary school in the post-earthquake era.University of Canterbury researcher Annabel Carter from the School of Health Sciences has looked at...

Long road back for Sumner hairdresser

Long road back for Sumner hairdresser

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 8:17 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two years after losing her Sumner hairdressing salon in the February 2011 earthquake, Julie Harrington is back in business after an 18-month insurance nightmare and a lengthy commute from Northwood.

Long road back for Sumner hairdresser

Long road back for Sumner hairdresser

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 8:17 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Two years after losing her Sumner hairdressing salon in the February 2011 earthquake, Julie Harrington is back in business after an 18-month insurance nightmare and a lengthy commute from Northwood.

Chchs rebuild kicking in - survey

Chch's rebuild kicking in - survey

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 7:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

Results from the latest MYOB Business Monitor, a national survey of more than 1000 small and medium-sized businesses, shows Christchurch businesses are the most optimistic, and are reporting stronger performances.

Timber buildings enhance wellbeing

Timber buildings enhance wellbeing

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

No hospital in New Zealand has been built out of timber, and the Christchurch rebuild was a "game-changer" according to a leading architect.

Halswell pool gets multi-million dollar facility

Halswell pool gets multi-million dollar facility

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

A state-of-the-art library, service centre, community halls, cafe and changing rooms are to be built alongside Halswell pool as part of a multi-million dollar upgrade of the site.

Christchurchs rebuild kicking in - survey

Christchurch's rebuild kicking in - survey

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

Results from the latest MYOB Business Monitor, a national survey of more than 1000 small and medium-sized businesses, shows Christchurch businesses are the most optimistic, and are reporting stronger performances.

Businesses choose Portlink site near tunnel

Businesses choose Portlink site near tunnel

Monday, 18 March 2013 10:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tom Thomson, part-owner of quake-hit eastern suburbs manufacturer Elastomer Products, is looking forward to celebrating two important landmarks when his relocated business opens in Portlink Industrial Park.

Businesses choose Portlink site near tunnel

Businesses choose Portlink site near tunnel

Monday, 18 March 2013 10:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tom Thomson, part-owner of quake-hit eastern suburbs manufacturer Elastomer Products, is looking forward to celebrating two important landmarks when his relocated business opens in Portlink Industrial Park.

Rank safety of buildings - engineer

Rank safety of buildings - engineer

Monday, 18 March 2013 10:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Kiwi engineer who pioneered earthquake-resistant building design in the United States is backing calls for seismic ratings on Christchurch buildings.

Insurers fight over AMI Stadium bill

Insurers fight over AMI Stadium bill

Monday, 18 March 2013 4:39 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The New Zealand insurers of the former AMI Stadium say a German re-insurance company needs to front up with another $48.4 million, after the stadium was damaged beyond repair in the big quake two years ago.

$600m for health sector rebuild

$600m for health sector rebuild

Monday, 18 March 2013 4:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

The $600 million redevelopment of Christchurch's earthquake-hit health sector will be the "largest and most complex building project in the history of New Zealand's public health service", the Government says.

Three firms join Portlink

Three firms join Portlink

Monday, 18 March 2013 11:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

Three Christchurch-based companies have committed to establishing bases at Portlink Industrial Park, joining existing tenants such as Kathmandu at the 30-hectare development adjacent to Tunnel Rd.

Rebuild fraud could top $1.5 billion

Rebuild fraud could top $1.5 billion

Monday, 18 March 2013 9:17 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Fraudsters could be ripping off the Christchurch rebuild to the tune of $1.5 billion, a forensic analyst has warned.

Public involvement needed for rebuild

Public involvement 'needed for rebuild'

Monday, 18 March 2013 8:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

The public need to be better engaged in the shape of Christchurch's earthquake rebuild, says a market research group based in the city.

AMIs quake claims handler to shed staff

AMI's quake claims handler to shed staff

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

The company managing AMI Insurance's earthquake claims unit is being downsized gradually, with staff to leave by natural attrition and redundancy.

Public involvement needed for rebuild

Public involvement 'needed for rebuild'

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

The public need to be better engaged in the shape of Christchurch's earthquake rebuild, says a market research group based in the city.

Its a mans world among skilled migrant workers

It's a man's world among skilled migrant workers

Monday, 18 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Fifteen times more foreign men than women have migrated to help rebuild earthquake-hit Christchurch.

Pre-quake Christchurch being forgotten

Pre-quake Christchurch being forgotten

Sunday, 17 March 2013 12:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

Memories of Christchurch before earthquakes destroyed much of the central city are being forgotten, a local historian says.

Cera expands quake tour business

Cera expands quake tour business

Sunday, 17 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) is poised to allow guided tours on foot and bicycles inside the wrecked Christchurch CBD.

Lessons from Lytteltons rebuild

Lessons from Lyttelton's rebuild

Saturday, 16 March 2013 10:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

From the Christchurch side of the Port Hills, Lyttelton's rebuild seems one step ahead of other communities, but is it? WILL HARVIE reports nothing is easy, as the community and port find their feet again. If there is one lesson from Lyttelton so far, it's that the rebuild of Christchurch will be harder, longer and more expensive than most people imagine.

Quakes left elderly out in cold

Quakes left elderly out in cold

Saturday, 16 March 2013 8:03 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hundreds of elderly people in Canterbury have been left feeling lonely and socially isolated after Canterbury's earthquakes, support agencies say.

Planning brings the cityscape to life

Planning brings the cityscape to life

Friday, 15 March 2013 11:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

Striking out on his own was a big leap, Andrew Willis confesses, but the timing has never been better.

New homes for Spreydon, Aranui

New homes for Spreydon, Aranui

Friday, 15 March 2013 4:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

A special council committee meeting called to discuss the slow pace of social housing repairs has agreed to seek tenders for 20 new homes in the city.