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CTV building: A tale of missed chances

CTV building: A tale of missed chances

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission did not set out to apportion blame for the Canterbury Television building collapse, but several key parties will be uneasy at its findings.

Building assessment target not possible

Building assessment target 'not possible'

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Assessing the seismic strength of New Zealand's most earthquake-prone buildings within two years will be "impossible", a leading Christchurch structural engineer says.

Quake award to honour man who saved sister

Quake award to honour man who saved sister

Monday, 10 December 2012 8:15 p.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council will honour 172 individuals, groups and organisations at the final Christchurch earthquake awards next week.

I just want justice

'I just want justice'

Monday, 10 December 2012 6:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

A receptionist who escaped the CTV building collapse has called for manslaughter charges to be laid against those found responsible for the building's failure.

Police to consider CTV charges

Police to consider CTV charges

Monday, 10 December 2012 5:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police have launched an investigation into the findings of a royal commission inquiry into the Canterbury Television collapse, but it is too early to say if charges will be laid.

They should be be punished

'They should be be punished'

Monday, 10 December 2012 5:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

The families of the 24 Chinese nationals killed in the collapse of the Canterbury Television building believe a report released today has "justified their anger".

They should be punished

'They should be punished'

Monday, 10 December 2012 5:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

The families of the 24 Chinese nationals killed in the collapse of the Canterbury Television building believe a report released today has "justified their anger".

Volunteer fire brigades facing low numbers

Volunteer fire brigades facing low numbers

Monday, 10 December 2012 5:02 p.m. by Media3News

There are nearly 7000 volunteer firefighters in New Zealand. That's around 80 percent of the country's total firefighting force.

Land swap sweetens Hagley cricket idea

Land swap sweetens Hagley cricket idea

Monday, 10 December 2012 4:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is currently buying vast areas of central Christchurch to create the Eastern Frame.

CTV report emotional reading

CTV report 'emotional reading'

Monday, 10 December 2012 4:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

The brother of a woman killed in the Canterbury Television building collapse says the royal commission's report on the tragedy doesn't make life "any easier".

CTV building errors laid bare in report

CTV building errors laid bare in report

Monday, 10 December 2012 4:00 p.m. by MediaHerald

A series of engineering, construction and council-related errors over 20 years led to the catastrophic collapse of the CTV building in the second major Christchurch earthquake, a Royal Commission has found.

CTV - the key players

CTV - the key players

Monday, 10 December 2012 3:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

The royal Commission identified a handful of key players in the CTV building as:

CTV families respond to report

CTV families respond to report

Monday, 10 December 2012 3:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Families of victims killed in the Canterbury Television building collapse say they are ''very happy'' with the royal commission's report on the tragedy.

CTV - why did it fail?

CTV - why did it fail?

Monday, 10 December 2012 3:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The CTV building collapsed quickly and disastrously during the February 22 earthquake in 2011.

CTV families happy with report

CTV families 'happy' with report

Monday, 10 December 2012 3:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Families of victims killed in the Canterbury Television building collapse say they are ''very happy'' with the royal commission's report on the tragedy.

CTV report details deficiencies

CTV report details deficiencies

Monday, 10 December 2012 3:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Television building did not meet construction standards, was designed by an engineer out of his depth and overseen by a boss who should have known better.

Engineer blamed in Royal Commission CTV report

Engineer blamed in Royal Commission CTV report

Monday, 10 December 2012 2:55 p.m. by Media3News

A report into the collapse of Christchurch’s CTV building has placed blame largely on the shoulders of the building’s engineer.

CTV Royal Commission findings out today

CTV Royal Commission findings out today

Monday, 10 December 2012 11:04 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Royal Commission's report on the collapse of the Canterbury Television building will be released today.

Families welcome CTV findings

Families welcome CTV findings

Monday, 10 December 2012 10:29 a.m. by MediaHerald

Families of Canterbury Television building collapse victims have welcomed the findings of a royal commission into the building's collapse.

Report into CTV building collapse due

Report into CTV building collapse due

Monday, 10 December 2012 5:24 a.m. by Media3News

The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission's view of the CTV building collapse is going to be made public.

Raising capital while Chch rebuilds hot

Raising capital while Chch rebuild's hot

Monday, 10 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Francis Fitzgerald is seeking to raise $30 million for his business, which lends to companies wanting to lease or buy equipment - one of the first capital raisings in the city now gearing up for a massive rebuild.

Rockfall risk removal not an insurance guarantee

Rockfall risk removal not an insurance guarantee

Monday, 10 December 2012 12:04 a.m. by MediaStuff

Insurance cover for the Port Hills red zone is under threat, even if rockfall risk can be removed.

Pair lead red-zone payout test case

Pair lead red-zone payout test case

Monday, 10 December 2012 12:04 a.m. by MediaStuff

Retired couple Matt and Valerie O'Loughlin find themselves uncomfortably at the centre of a landmark insurance case arising from the Christchurch earthquakes.

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 Popular

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.