Port Hills homes could be demolished and completed earthquake repairs redone if soon-to-be-released foundation guidelines are significantly altered by a new Christchurch City Council land report, insurance insiders say.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is signalling he is losing confidence in the chief executive of EQC, after it emerged some disgruntled home owners were left out of a satisfaction survey.
The council has released detailed maps showing the mass movement areas on the Port Hills.
Canterbury has 1500 fewer jobs than four months ago, signalling a slowdown in the recovery, new figures from Statistics New Zealand show.
Earthquake Commission (EQC) officials will front up to Minister Gerry Brownlee to "explain" how 31,000 claimants were excluded from the commission's satisfaction surveys in the past three years.
A long-awaited report looking at the slope stability of the Port Hills above Christchurch has identified 36 areas of "mass land movement" since the earthquakes.
The Earthquake Commission will redo its customer service surveys after 31,000 claimants in disputes with EQC were excluded.
Tony Aldridge calls it the worst kept secret in Christchurch.
A total of 36 areas have suffered mass land movement after the Christchurch quakes.
Little old fashioned brown shoes - that was all Linda Burrowes could remember clearly about the "wee dot" of a girl when police asked her to describe what she was wearing when the CTV building crumbled on her.It is not surprising...
Doubt has been thrown on Earthquake Commission (EQC) satisfaction results after the commission admitted 31,000 claimants were excluded from its surveys in the past three years.
A former Earthquake Commission (EQC) assessor turned advocate is accusing EQC of manipulating its customer satisfaction survey.
Val Branson is nervously waiting on the Earthquake Commission (EQC) to decide whether she will be reimbursed for work done by controversial Christchurch firm Alligator Drainage Ltd.
Lyn Provost's evaluation of EQC's performance so far was presented to Parliament today.
The public will get to have a say in the fate of the large tracts of flat land in Christchurch red-zoned by the Government, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.
Another day, another negative, embarrassing and yet predictable day for the Earthquake Commission (EQC).
The risks of building on the Port Hills will be revealed when a critical report on land stability, which the Christchurch City Council has sat on for months, is finally made public.
A former tenant of a red-zoned Christchurch City Council housing complex is questioning why habitable units are sitting empty when there is a shortage of accommodation in the city.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has brushed off a report criticising the Earthquake Commission's (EQC) poor communication and inconsistent dealings with quake-affected Cantabrians.
The Auditor-General has recommended that the Earthquake Commission prioritise actions to give homeowners more certainty after a "scathing" report into its performance criticised its dealings with residents after the Canterbury earthquakes.
The Christchurch City Council will need to find at least $680,000 if it wants to replace the Scarborough paddling pool, latest cost estimates suggest.
Months after the Earthquake Commission (EQC) obtained a court order preventing further publication of leaked client information, it has finally paid the legal costs of one of the key figures behind the saga.
Kelvin and Olivia Stevens' EQC claim was dealt with by the October 31st deadline for small claims - just not in the way they were expecting.
Westpac will move 450 staff into new offices in the centre of Christchurch in the middle of 2016.
High construction and land costs are killing property development profits in central Christchurch, scaring off out-of-town developers.
A drainage company run by a former criminal and a former bankrupt has obtained numerous Christchurch jobs by telling customers the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will reimburse costs without prior authorisation.
The rebuild of Christchurch's core retail precinct has taken a leap forward, with banking giant Westpac signing up as the first new office tenant.
Ian and Amanda Thompson took their family on a holiday to Geraldine when Earthquake Commission assessors came to their Lyttelton home.
Canterbury University will receive $260 million from the Government to support its rebuild programme.The funding boost was announced this afternoon by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce."The Government's...
The Government's transport plan for Christchurch is being hailed as another big boost for cycling in the city.
A vital slice of Christchurch's recovery - parking - is missing from the central city's transport plan, a prominent developer says.
The Earthquake Commission says it will have settled all of its standard under-$15,000 claims by this morning, with a few exceptions.
When an earthquake hits, most of us know to run for a doorframe or duck next to a desk.
In Canterbury a record 599 new dwellings, including 101 apartments, were consented in September.
Canterbury building consents have hit an all-time record with 599 new homes given approval in September.
Christchurch's new transport has met with approval from politicians and advocates, winning praise for having taken on board pleas from residents.
New transport plans for Christchurch reveal the inner city will have a reduced speed limit and a "people-focused environment'' once rebuilt.
A "strong" magnitude 4.2 quake shake struck Christchurch in the early hours this morning.
Cyclists and pedestrians will get right of way under a new transport plan for Christchurch.
The Earthquake Commission says it's confident it will meet its deadline for settle most, if not all, of the Canterbury earthquake claims it had promised to resolve by the end of October.
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