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Extra holidays for stressed Christchurch council workers

Extra holidays for stressed Christchurch council workers

Friday, 9 November 2012 8:20 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Stressed Christchurch council office workers will get an extra day's paid holiday each month,.

Memorial chairs to be flood-lit

Memorial chairs to be flood-lit

Thursday, 8 November 2012 2:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Flood lights are being installed to try and stop vandalism of the 185 Chairs earthquake memorial.

CTV building utterly devastated - officer

CTV building 'utterly devastated' - officer

Thursday, 8 November 2012 12:18 p.m. by Media3News

A senior fire officer has told the CTV inquest the east side of the building was simply too crushed to attempt rescues.

CTV rescuers refused to take a break

CTV rescuers refused to take a break

Thursday, 8 November 2012 11:51 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch rescue crews urged to take a break from the earthquake response told bosses: "Get stuffed, this is our city".

Sign of the Takahe, Kiwi severely damaged

Sign of the Takahe, Kiwi severely damaged

Thursday, 8 November 2012 11:26 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Sign of the Takahe and Sign of the Kiwi will both require strengthening and repair work before they can reopen to the public.

Land-damage claims wont hold up rebuild

Land-damage claims won't hold up rebuild

Thursday, 8 November 2012 7:56 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Land-damage claims should not delay the rebuild process, the Earthquake Commission and insurers say.

Red-zone clearance to accelerate next year

Red-zone clearance to accelerate next year

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 11:52 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The clearance of Christchurch's red-zoned suburbs is expected to accelerate next year as thousands of houses are approved for demolition.

CTV inquest: Rescue gear did not arrive until day after collapse

CTV inquest: Rescue gear did not arrive until day after collapse

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 3:16 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Specialist search and rescue gear did not arrive at the CTV Building collapse site until the day after it came down, killing 115 people, an inquest was told today.

Repair grant for 80 homes

Repair grant for 80 homes

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 2:47 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Using diggers at CTV unacceptable

Using diggers at CTV 'unacceptable'

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 11:43 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

A third of quake claims paid out

A third of quake claims paid out

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 9:52 a.m. by Media3News

Insurance claims for Canterbury earthquakes are about a third of the way through with $10.8 billion paid out.

Pay rates rise as rebuild takes off

Pay rates rise as rebuild takes off

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 6:37 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Claims on land settled by 2014 - EQC

Claims on land 'settled by 2014' - EQC

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

All Christchurch land damage claims will be settled by the end of 2014, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) says.

CTV inquest: Smoke was pouring out of gaps

CTV inquest: 'Smoke was pouring out of gaps'

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 3:22 p.m. by MediaHerald

Firefighter Manu Clarkson told the CTV inquest today he was inside a narrow void in the collapsed building when aftershocks struck and he was yelled at to get out.

Engineer came close to victim

Engineer came close to victim

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 3:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

An engineer believes he came within five metres of a survivor trapped in the Canterbury Television (CTV)  building who was not rescued.

Fire Service not prepared for quakes - officer

Fire Service not prepared for quakes - officer

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 11:15 a.m. by Media3News Popular

An inquest into the CTV building collapse following the February quake has heard the Fire Service wasn't prepared for the building collapse

Fire Service not prepared for CTV disaster

Fire Service not prepared for CTV disaster

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 9:57 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Fire Service was not prepared to deal with an emergency like the Canterbury Television (CTV) collapse and little has changed since, an inquest has heard.

Portable toilets disappearing from Christchurch

Portable toilets disappearing from Christchurch

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 7:19 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch is farewelling the roadside portable toilet as the city's sewage systems return to normal following last year's earthquake.

IAG gives rebuild, repair deadline

IAG gives rebuild, repair deadline

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Insurer IAG will complete its rebuild or repair programme by December 2015, the company told about 120 customers at the first of three meetings for policyholders in Christchurch last night.

Artist distraught at crass attacks on quake memorial

Artist distraught at crass attacks on quake memorial

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An earthquake memorial has been repeatedly trashed, its creator says.

Portable loos flush into history

Portable loos flush into history

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Once a common sight on Christchurch roadsides, the portable toilet is almost extinct.

Call to dump kerb tanks

Call to dump kerb tanks

Monday, 5 November 2012 10:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

East Christchurch community leaders are calling for the city's kerbside sewage dump stations to be dumped.

New Brighton residents want regeneration

New Brighton residents want regeneration

Monday, 5 November 2012 9:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

A master plan to regenerate the New Brighton Mall should include saltwater pools, more shelter from the chilly easterly wind and better pedestrian links to walkways, residents say.

After Christchurch quake, tough calls for USAR at CTV site

After Christchurch quake, tough calls for USAR at CTV site

Monday, 5 November 2012 7:00 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The head of USAR denies he faced political pressure to resume searching the CTV building a day after the quake.

Goliath finishes off Westpac building

Goliath finishes off Westpac building

Monday, 5 November 2012 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The demolition of the 14-storey Westpac building is nearly complete.

Officer defends moving USAR teams off CTV site

Officer defends moving USAR teams off CTV site

Monday, 5 November 2012 1:11 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A USAR officer at the CTV collapse has defended his decision to send search and rescue teams elsewhere.

$70m precinct up for consideration

$70m precinct up for consideration

Monday, 5 November 2012 11:18 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Plans for a $70 million-plus precinct on a one-hectare site in Christchurch's City Mall go up for consideration this afternoon.

Rebuild training for redundant miners

Rebuild training for redundant miners

Monday, 5 November 2012 11:05 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Up to 50 workers made redundant from a West Coast coalmine have started retraining to become involved in the Christchurch rebuild.

Calming coats for distressed dogs

Calming coats for distressed dogs

Monday, 5 November 2012 8:11 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two Christchurch women have developed a coat to help calm Canterbury's distressed dogs.

Support grows for centre of diversity

Support grows for centre of diversity

Monday, 5 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A proposed international hub aggregating ethnic businesses in one area in Christchurch's new central business district could well be the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

Support grows for ethnic hub

Support grows for ethnic hub

Monday, 5 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A proposed international hub aggregating ethnic businesses in one area in Christchurch's new central business district could well be the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

Red zone like Beirut – Archbishop

Red zone like Beirut – Archbishop

Sunday, 4 November 2012 4:30 p.m. by Media3News

The head of the Anglican church has seen firsthand the state of Christchurch’s quake-damaged Anglican cathedral.

Archbishop of Canterbury stunned by Christchurch damage

Archbishop of Canterbury stunned by Christchurch damage

Sunday, 4 November 2012 3:15 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The Archbishop of Canterbury says he is stunned by the scale of damage from the Christchurch earthquakes.Dr Rowan Williams is in the city as part of his New Zealand tour which finishes in Auckland tomorrow.Speaking after a bus...

Archbishop tours Red Zone

Archbishop tours Red Zone

Sunday, 4 November 2012 1:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

The leader of the Anglican Church has distanced himself from the debate over the future of the Christ Church Cathedral.

Archbishop tours red zone

Archbishop tours red zone

Sunday, 4 November 2012 12:25 p.m. by Media3News

The head of the Anglican church is taking a tour of Christchurch's devastated red zone today during a two-day visit to the city.

Urban rescue changes after CTV operation

Urban rescue changes after CTV operation

Saturday, 3 November 2012 7:29 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Changes have been made to the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) chain of command since the Canterbury Television rescue operation.

Shock as council closes up centre

Shock as council closes up centre

Friday, 2 November 2012 8:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Hei Hei Community Centre will close after the building was found to meet only 18 per cent of the new building standard.

CTV building collapse scene chaotic - USAR officer

CTV building collapse scene 'chaotic' - USAR officer

Friday, 2 November 2012 6:42 p.m. by Media3News

The first Urban Search and Rescue officer on the scene at the CTV building collapse says it was chaotic.

Lyttelton Tunnel building to be bowled

Lyttelton Tunnel building to be bowled

Friday, 2 November 2012 5:04 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

CTV: Emotional u-turn failed to pay off

CTV: Emotional u-turn failed to pay off

Friday, 2 November 2012 4:08 p.m. by MediaHerald

Search and rescue bosses ordered crack rescue units to stop scouring the collapsed CTV Building's rubble for survivors within 24 hours of it coming down in the February 22 earthquake.But after making the "emotionally fraught" decision...

CTV disaster: No country could have coped - expert

CTV disaster: No country could have coped - expert

Friday, 2 November 2012 4:08 p.m. by MediaHerald

No country in the world would have had the rescue resources to immediately cope with the CTV Building disaster, an expert told an inquest today.The total collapse of the six-storey Christchurch office block in last year's killer...

CTV incredibly complex

CTV 'incredibly complex'

Friday, 2 November 2012 2:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

New Zealand's entire urban search and rescue taskforce may not have been big enough to deal with the devastation at the collapsed Canterbury Television building, an inquest has heard.

Quake-prone Hei Hei centre shut

Quake-prone Hei Hei centre shut

Friday, 2 November 2012 1:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Hei Hei Community Centre will close after the building was found to meet only 18 per cent of the new building standard.

Quake-prone Hei Hei centre to shut

Quake-prone Hei Hei centre to shut

Friday, 2 November 2012 12:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Hei Hei Community Centre will close after the building was found to meet only 18 per cent of the new building standard.

Confusion over CTV rescuers role

Confusion over CTV rescuer's role

Friday, 2 November 2012 11:50 a.m. by Media3News

David Berry was at the site as an USAR officer - not a firefighter - and says it was up to the fire service to be in charge.

Liquefaction did more damage than shaking: study

Liquefaction did more damage than shaking: study

Friday, 2 November 2012 11:45 a.m. by MediaHerald

Liquefaction did more damage to underground pipes than ground movement in the Christchurch earthquakes, a University of Canterbury study has found.In a year-long study of wastewater pipes in the city, third-year civil engineering...

CTV site was chaos after collapse, inquest told

CTV site was 'chaos' after collapse, inquest told

Friday, 2 November 2012 11:40 a.m. by MediaHerald

Health and safety was non-existent in the immediate aftermath of the CTV Building rescue mission, with firefighters being held by their ankles as they buried into makeshift tunnels to pull out survivors and corpses.A coroner's inquest...

CTV rescue chaotic

CTV rescue 'chaotic'

Friday, 2 November 2012 11:09 a.m. by MediaStuff

An urban search and rescue member who took part in the "chaotic" rescue efforts at the collapsed Canterbury Television building says a senior Fire Service representative should have been in charge of the entire site.

Air NZ offers free seats to Christchurch

Air NZ offers free seats to Christchurch

Friday, 2 November 2012 10:59 a.m. by Media3News

Air NZis offering 1500 free seats on flights to and from Christchurch from 16 New Zealand destinations.

Plan to train 900 in trades for Christchurch rebuild

Plan to train 900 in trades for Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 2 November 2012 9:51 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A plan to train hundreds of workers for the Christchurch rebuild is being described as extremely timely.900 tradespeople will be trained or up-skilled as part of a new government initiative.Bruce Kohn from the Building Industry...

Liquefaction more damaging to pipes - study

Liquefaction more damaging to pipes - study

Friday, 2 November 2012 9:05 a.m. by MediaStuff

Liquefaction caused far more damage to underground pipes than ground movement in the Christchurch earthquakes, a study has found.

900 rebuild recruits to get $300 a week

900 rebuild recruits to get $300 a week

Friday, 2 November 2012 8:04 a.m. by MediaStuff

About 900 workers will be recruited over the next year through a new training and employment programme to help rebuild Christchurch.

Chchs 900 workers can be housed, says Brownlee

Chch's 900 workers can be housed, says Brownlee

Friday, 2 November 2012 7:52 a.m. by Media3News

The Govt doesn't think there will be a problem housing the 900 workers it is recruiting for the Christchurch rebuild.

HNZ meets quake repair target

HNZ meets quake repair target

Friday, 2 November 2012 5:29 a.m. by Media3News

Housing New Zealand has repaired 212 houses on time and on budget, Housing Minister Phil Heatley says.

We want city back, Parker tells the Govt

We want city back, Parker tells the Govt

Friday, 2 November 2012 12:13 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker wants to take control of the city centre back from Government.

Cranmer Courts owner relieved building gone

Cranmer Courts owner relieved building gone

Friday, 2 November 2012 12:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

People who took to the streets to protest against the demolition of the Cranmer Courts would have thought differently if they were inside the historic building when the September 2010 earthquake hit, says an apartment owner.

900 new jobs for Christchurch rebuild

900 new jobs for Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 1 November 2012 6:36 p.m. by Media3News

The Government has guaranteed 900 new jobs by next year to help with the Christchurch rebuild.

900 news jobs for Christchurch rebuild

900 news jobs for Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 1 November 2012 6:36 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The Government has guaranteed 900 new jobs by next year to help with the Christchurch rebuild.

Machines needed in CTV rescue - demolition expert

Machines needed in CTV rescue - demolition expert

Thursday, 1 November 2012 6:24 p.m. by Media3News

A demolition expert at the CTV building collapse has criticised the use of a human chain to remove rubble as a waste of time.

CTV inquest: There were some horrible sights

CTV inquest: 'There were some horrible sights'

Thursday, 1 November 2012 4:47 p.m. by MediaHerald

A demolition contractor told the inquest into the CTV deaths this afternoon that he was frustrated at the efforts of untrained rescuers.The Coroner's inquest is investigating the deaths of victims of the CTV building collapse in...