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Director defends quakes TV series

Director defends quakes TV series

Sunday, 9 December 2012 6:52 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The director of a television drama about the Canterbury earthquakes feels a "huge responsibility" to tell the stories of ordinary people caught up in the disaster.

Another fire strikes Christchurch CBD

Another fire strikes Christchurch CBD

Saturday, 8 December 2012 7:43 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Less than 24 hours after two suspicious blazes in central Christchurch, a skip bin is alight.

Taking on the insurance titans

Taking on the insurance titans

Saturday, 8 December 2012 9:42 a.m. by MediaStuff

Former investment banking lawyer and psychotherapist Sarah Miles, of Christchurch, has written a book on how the private insurance industry has failed Christchurch after the earthquakes.

Cantabrians shaken by NI quakes

Cantabrians shaken by NI quakes

Saturday, 8 December 2012 7:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two quakes felt by some Cantabrians this morning, were centred in the North Island.

Review puts homes in firing line

Review puts homes in firing line

Friday, 7 December 2012 11:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

Councils could force houseowners to reinforce their homes, including removing chimneys and unreinforced masonry, under sweeping proposals for quake-prone buildings from the Canterbury Earthquakes royal commission.

Demo plan a shock for homeowner

Demo plan a shock for homeowner

Friday, 7 December 2012 9:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch woman was shocked to discover her home sealed behind tall fences ready for demolition when she returned from work.

We owe our residents a safe city

'We owe our residents a safe city'

Friday, 7 December 2012 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Brownlee blindsided by rockfall decision

Brownlee 'blindsided' by rockfall decision

Friday, 7 December 2012 4:36 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

New rules will cost $700m extra

New rules will cost $700m extra

Friday, 7 December 2012 1:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

Government plans to have all earthquake-prone buildings strengthened within 15 years have been welcomed by a lobby group representing many of the country's commercial property owners.

Thousands of quake-prone buildings identified by Govt

Thousands of quake-prone buildings identified by Govt

Friday, 7 December 2012 10:45 a.m. by Media3News

The Government estimates there are as many as 25,000 earthquake-prone buildings around New Zealand.

Quake through childrens eyes

Quake through children's eyes

Friday, 7 December 2012 10:43 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch children are sharing their perspective on post-earthquake life.

Most NZ buildings to be quake assessed

Most NZ buildings to be quake assessed

Friday, 7 December 2012 10:35 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Every building in New Zealand, except single-storey homes, will be assessed for earthquake risk and the results made public under Government proposals released this morning.

Owners await plans as mall proposal ticked

Owners await plans as mall proposal ticked

Friday, 7 December 2012 6:27 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Landowners are waiting for developers to make their next move in the Monopoly-style battle for the City Mall, after the Christchurch City Council approved a second big development proposal.

20-point checklist to fuel recovery

20-point checklist to fuel recovery

Thursday, 6 December 2012 11:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Next year could be boom time in Canterbury.

City Council mulls Port Hills deal

City Council mulls Port Hills' deal

Thursday, 6 December 2012 11:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is considering throwing a lifeline to red-zoned Port Hills property owners wanting to stay in their homes.

Reconstruction cost $30b, and rising

Reconstruction cost $30b, and rising

Thursday, 6 December 2012 11:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The cost of the Canterbury rebuild keeps escalating, according to both official and gut-feel estimates.

Govt reveal post-quake rebuild costs for Greater Christchurch

Govt reveal post-quake rebuild costs for Greater Christchurch

Thursday, 6 December 2012 8:46 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The post-earthquake rebuilding of Greater Christchurch will cost between $20 billion and $30 billion, with more than two thirds of the funding coming from private sector investment, the Government revealed today.Twenty key projects...

End of CTV inquiry brings tears

End of CTV inquiry brings tears

Thursday, 6 December 2012 7:19 p.m. by Media3News

A man whose wife died in the collapsed CTV building says he's confident changes will be made to rescue services.

Emotional end to CTV inquest

Emotional end to CTV inquest

Thursday, 6 December 2012 5:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

A review of the Canterbury Television building collapse aftermath has brought some relief but not closure for families, a victim's widower says.

CTV rescuers risked their lives

CTV rescuers 'risked their lives'

Thursday, 6 December 2012 12:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Television collapse rescue effort was "outstanding" and "text book" in most aspects, an inquest has heard.

CTV inquiry wraps in Christchurch

CTV inquiry wraps in Christchurch

Thursday, 6 December 2012 12:06 p.m. by Media3News

The coronial inquiry into the collapse of Christchurch’s CTV building has wrapped up this afternoon.

Building activity highest in a decade

Building activity highest in a decade

Thursday, 6 December 2012 10:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

In the biggest quarterly jump in a decade, national building work grew almost 10 per cent in the three months to the end of September, according to official figures.

This is what you train for all your life

'This is what you train for all your life'

Thursday, 6 December 2012 12:56 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Red-zoners call for more time

Red-zoners call for more time

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 11:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Stressed red-zone residents given less time than others to settle on their properties are appealing to the Government for a deadline extension.

Engineer has inspected 2000 homes

Engineer has inspected 2000 homes

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 11:03 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An Earthquake Commission (EQC) engineer at the centre of complaints to the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand Inc (Ipenz) has been named at a parliamentary select committee.

Still no plans for residential red-zone land

Still no plans for residential red-zone land

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 11:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Clarity is needed on the future of Christchurch's soon-to-be empty residential red zone, local leaders say, as authorities are still unsure of what will happen to the land.

Improvements will be made - fire official

'Improvements will be made' - fire official

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 5:34 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A Fire Service official has promised the widow of a CTV victim that major changes will be made to rescue efforts in the future.

Gloucester Arcade demolished

Gloucester Arcade demolished

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 4:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Gloucester Arcade has been demolished.

Man told of wifes CTV death

Man told of wife's CTV death

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 3:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

A widower broke down after hearing details of his wife's death in the Canterbury Television building collapse.

Ceras recovery plan to be unveiled

Cera's recovery plan to be unveiled

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 2:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

The man who tomorrow will unveil an economic recovery plan for Christchurch has been named the nation's top chartered accountant.

Ceras recovery plan to be unveiled

Cera's recovery plan to be unveiled

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 2:44 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The man who tomorrow will unveil an economic recovery plan for Christchurch has been named the nation's top chartered accountant.

Rescuers unclear who was in charge

Rescuers unclear who was in charge

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 11:55 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fire and police "dropped the baton" by failing to ensure staff knew who was in charge at the Canterbury Television building collapse, an inquest has heard.

Building activity up nearly 10 percent

Building activity up nearly 10 percent

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 11:48 a.m. by Media3News

The volume of building activity recorded its biggest gain in 10 years in the third quarter.

Canterbury teachers to decide on strike action today

Canterbury teachers to decide on strike action today

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 8:46 a.m. by Media3News

Teachers in Canterbury will today consider whether to take industrial action over their concerns about the Government's plans to restructure education in the region.

Fletcher EQR denies liability for damage

Fletcher EQR denies liability for damage

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A few broken bathroom tiles are the only things preventing Stephen Moore from declaring his earthquake-damaged house fully repaired.

CTV inquest: High-tech equipment failed

CTV inquest: High-tech equipment failed

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 7:36 p.m. by MediaHerald

High-tech cameras designed to probe collapsed buildings and search for signs of life failed on February 22 and have since been replaced, an inquest was told today.

USAR workers sent back to CTV building after complaints

USAR workers sent back to CTV building after complaints

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 6:57 p.m. by Media3News

An inquest has been told USAR workers were sent back to the CTV building after dismayed foreign diplomats in Wellington complained to the Government.

Fire Service apologises to CTV families

Fire Service apologises to CTV families

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 5:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Fire Service has apologised to the families of victims unable to be rescued from the collapsed Canterbury Television building.

CTV compacted down to 30cm

CTV 'compacted down to 30cm'

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 3:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

An Urban Search and Rescue technician was in disbelief at hearing signs of life from within the collapsed Canterbury Television building rubble, an inquest has heard.

USAR dismisses CTV delay accusation

USAR dismisses CTV delay accusation

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 11:29 a.m. by MediaStuff

An Urban Search and Rescue technician has rejected suggestions a hole dug to locate CTV building collapse survivors was delayed more than five hours.

USAR team to give CTV evidence

USAR team to give CTV evidence

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 8:49 a.m. by MediaHerald

The actions of an Urban Search and Rescue team which tried to get to survivors trapped in the rubble of the CTV building will come under more scrutiny today.

Report into quakes due before Christmas

Report into quakes due before Christmas

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 12:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

The final part of the royal commission report on the Canterbury earthquakes will be released before Christmas, Prime Minister John Key says.

Multimillion-dollar complex for Christchurch site

Multimillion-dollar complex for Christchurch site

Monday, 3 December 2012 11:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

A five-storey glass-fronted complex of offices, shops and cafes will replace the demolished Amuri Courts and URS-Landsborough House buildings in central Christchurch.

Rockfall work stance upsets hill residents

Rockfall work stance upsets hill residents

Monday, 3 December 2012 11:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

Red-zoned Port Hills residents battling to stay in their homes are bitterly disappointed by a city council report that rejects putting public funding into private rockfall protection work.

CTV collapse: Widower asks for answers

CTV collapse: Widower asks for answers

Monday, 3 December 2012 8:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

The widower of a woman who died in the Canterbury Television (CTV) building says he just wants answers, not fingers pointed.

Cathedral decision planned for Feb

Cathedral decision planned for Feb

Monday, 3 December 2012 6:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

Anglican leaders hope to make a decision on the future of the Christ Church Cathedral by the end of February.

CTV victim believed she would be rescued

CTV victim believed she would be rescued

Monday, 3 December 2012 4:45 p.m. by Media3News

A woman trapped and injured in the CTV building told her husband that she wasn't scared because she had faith that rescuers would reach her.

USAR went above and beyond

USAR went 'above and beyond'

Monday, 3 December 2012 3:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

A rescue team buoyed by signs of life from within the collapsed Canterbury Television building rubble tried unsuccessfully to locate the void, an inquest has heard.

Widower of CTV victim gives evidence at inquest

Widower of CTV victim gives evidence at inquest

Monday, 3 December 2012 12:18 p.m. by Media3News

More than eight hours after the CTV building collapsed, Alex Cvetanova managed to contact his trapped wife via cellphone.

CTV victim called husband six times

CTV victim called husband six times

Monday, 3 December 2012 12:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

A woman trapped in the rubble of the collapsed Canterbury Television (CTV) building told her husband in one of their final calls she was scared but had faith in rescuers.

Quake-risk buildings could reopen

Quake-risk buildings could reopen

Monday, 3 December 2012 11:41 a.m. by MediaStuff

A raft of community facilities closed because they are considered earthquake-prone could be reopened if Christchurch City councillors agree to plans to re-think the danger threshold.

CTV inquest: Quake tragedy detailed

CTV inquest: Quake tragedy detailed

Monday, 3 December 2012 10:33 a.m. by MediaHerald

A woman trapped in the debris of the collapsed CTV building could hear her distraught husband shouting her name as he searched for her, an inquest was told today.English language student Dr Tamara Cvetanova survived when the six-storey...

CTV widower gives evidence

CTV widower gives evidence

Monday, 3 December 2012 10:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

A man who spoke to his wife trapped inside the Canterbury Television building collapse but never saw her alive again will speak at an inquest into her death.

Rockfall-threatened homes covered

Rockfall-threatened homes covered

Monday, 3 December 2012 7:20 a.m. by MediaStuff

Mayor not offended by cheeky protest

Mayor not offended by 'cheeky' protest

Monday, 3 December 2012 6:24 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's mayor is assuring New Brighton residents they're not being neglected following a cheeky protest.

Inquest into CTV earthquake deaths resumes

Inquest into CTV earthquake deaths resumes

Monday, 3 December 2012 5:19 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A coroner's inquest into deaths at the CTV building is resuming on Monday with footage available online.

Rain a missed resource

Rain 'a missed resource'

Monday, 3 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Waimakariri repair jobs behind schedule

Waimakariri repair jobs behind schedule

Monday, 3 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Sumner, South Brighton to lose community facilities

Sumner, South Brighton to lose community facilities

Monday, 3 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Option to save homes dismissed

Option to save homes dismissed

Monday, 3 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular