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Two-year deadline to start AIG rebuilds

Two-year deadline to start AIG rebuilds

Sunday, 23 December 2012 8:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

New Zealand's biggest insurer plans to finish all its earthquake rebuild and repair work by 2015.

Two-year deadline to start IAG rebuilds

Two-year deadline to start IAG rebuilds

Sunday, 23 December 2012 8:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

New Zealand's biggest insurer plans to finish all its earthquake rebuild and repair work by 2015.

Quake-affected couple suffer second devastating loss

Quake-affected couple suffer second devastating loss

Sunday, 23 December 2012 5:16 p.m. by Media3News

A couple who left Christchurch after losing everything in the February quake have now had their business destroyed again in a devastating fire.

Year passes since last damaging quake

Year passes since last damaging quake

Sunday, 23 December 2012 4:47 p.m. by MediaStuff

Twelve months have passed since the last damaging earthquakes hit Canterbury. 

Sacred relic found in convent wreckage after Christchurch quake

Sacred relic found in convent wreckage after Christchurch quake

Sunday, 23 December 2012 4:17 p.m. by Media3News

The nuns at Nazareth House convent in Christchurch have received an early Christmas present - the discovery of a sacred ceremonial vessel.

EQC frustrations inspire song

EQC frustrations inspire song

Sunday, 23 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A Christchurch band has written a song that parodies the many frustrations experienced by homeowners who are unhappy with the Earthquake Commission (EQC). 

Priceless relic found in convent rubble

Priceless relic found in convent rubble

Sunday, 23 December 2012 12:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

Catholic nuns from the under-deconstruction Nazareth House convent in Christchurch have been given a surprise early Christmas present.

Engineer complaints force full inquiry

Engineer complaints force full inquiry

Saturday, 22 December 2012 7:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

An Institute of Professional Engineers (IPENZ) investigation into Christchurch complaints against Earthquake Commission (EQC) engineer Graeme Robinson has been escalated into a full inquiry.

Feb 22 service venue chosen

Feb 22 service venue chosen

Saturday, 22 December 2012 7:25 a.m. by MediaStuff

Latimer Square will be Christchurch's main public venue for next year's second earthquake anniversary commemorations.

What weve learned from the quakes

What we've learned from the quakes

Saturday, 22 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Life lessons from the heart

Life lessons from the heart

Friday, 21 December 2012 11:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

What have the past two years taught us? What lessons have people learnt from the turmoil which began with that first earthquake on September 4, 2010, and in the time since?

Demo company to restore Christchurch heritage site

Demo company to restore Christchurch heritage site

Friday, 21 December 2012 5:30 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A demolition company's stepped in to save of one of Christchurch’s prized heritage buildings.

Cathedral Square to open over Christmas-New Year

Cathedral Square to open over Christmas-New Year

Friday, 21 December 2012 3:45 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Cathedral Square in Christchurch will partially reopen over the Christmas-New Year period, allowing the public to see first-hand the dramatic change that has taken place in the heart of the city.The red zone cordon in place at the...

Peterborough Apartments saved

Peterborough Apartments saved

Friday, 21 December 2012 1:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

The historic Peterborough Apartments will be saved after construction company Ceres bought the earthquake-damaged building and pledged to spend at least $25 million on its restoration.

Cathedral Square to partially reopen

Cathedral Square to partially reopen

Friday, 21 December 2012 1:29 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's Cathedral Square will partially reopen over the holiday break.

Two-year wait for some Chch homeowners

Two-year wait for some Chch homeowners

Friday, 21 December 2012 10:27 a.m. by Media3News

Quake-affected Christchurch homeowners insured by IAG could face a two-year wait to have their home repaired or rebuilt.

Chopping down a legacy

'Chopping down' a legacy

Friday, 21 December 2012 8:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

A structural engineer believed to have designed the most buildings in central Christchurch has returned to the city where much of his life's work is in ruins.

Stress levels still high in Chch

Stress levels still high in Chch

Thursday, 20 December 2012 11:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch is home to the most stressed people in the country, a survey has found.

Stress levels still high in Christchurch

Stress levels still high in Christchurch

Thursday, 20 December 2012 11:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch is home to the most stressed people in the country, a survey has found.

Another year of quake coverage

Another year of quake coverage

Thursday, 20 December 2012 2:51 p.m. by Media3News

Campbell Live reflects on another year of quake coverage in Christchurch.

Brownlee loses zoning decision appeal

Brownlee loses zoning decision appeal

Thursday, 20 December 2012 2:27 p.m. by MediaHerald

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has lost his appeal against a High Court ruling in July that he acted unlawfully when he used his wide-ranging powers under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act in a land zoning decision...

Contractor investigated over fraud claims

Contractor investigated over fraud claims

Thursday, 20 December 2012 1:35 p.m. by Media3News

A contractor involved in the Christchurch rebuild is being investigated following allegations of fraud.

River precinct first on rebuild list

River precinct first on rebuild list

Thursday, 20 December 2012 12:47 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch’s river precinct and the city’s green 'frames' will be the first projects to kick off the rebuild of the central business district.

Work on river park to start mid-2013

Work on river park to start mid-2013

Thursday, 20 December 2012 12:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction of a "gutsy'' new river park in Christchurch will start in the middle of next year, the government announced today.

Canterbury rebuild boosts economy

Canterbury rebuild boosts economy

Thursday, 20 December 2012 11:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury's residential and non-residential building construction activity helped New Zealand's economy grow 0.2 per cent in the three months to September 30.

Brownlee loses airport land appeal

Brownlee loses airport land appeal

Thursday, 20 December 2012 11:39 a.m. by Media3News

The Court of Appeal says Gerry Brownlee was wrong to use his wide-ranging powers to rezone land around Christchurch.

Cera unveils plan for Christchurch waterfront development

Cera unveils plan for Christchurch waterfront development

Thursday, 20 December 2012 10:28 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Christchurch will have a waterfront park development stretching for 3km along the Avon River as one the first key projects in the central city rebuild, announced today.A multi-company consortium led by Opus was named today as the...

Roadworks continue over festive season

Roadworks continue over festive season

Thursday, 20 December 2012 9:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

Lower traffic volumes over the festive season will give the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (Scirt) the chance to work on significant infrastructure projects.

Two alleged cases of rebuild corruption

Two alleged cases of rebuild corruption

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 11:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two alleged cases of corrupt practices by contractors and officials involved in the Christchurch rebuild are under investigation.

Council credit rating downgraded

Council credit rating downgraded

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 5:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

Rating agency Standard & Poor's has downgraded Christchurch City Council's credit rating, citing the prolonged earthquake recovery period.

International reinsurers to pay $17.6b

International reinsurers to pay $17.6b

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 12:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

International reinsurers will fork out $17.6 billion for Canterbury earthquake claims, a drop from $17.9b estimated earlier.

Kids accept award for quake hero dad

Kids accept award for quake hero dad

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 8:13 a.m. by MediaHerald

Levi and India-Rose Gilbert will never get to know their dad, but they will always know he was "somebody special".

Families call for apologies over quake errors

Families call for apologies over quake errors

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Survivors and families of those who died in the February 2011 earthquake are calling for someone to apologise and be held accountable for deaths and injuries caused by collapsed buildings.

Quake attraction starts to take shape

Quake attraction starts to take shape

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Historic pieces of Christchurch's damaged infrastructure have begun arriving for a new exhibition at Canterbury Museum.

Inspections of Riccarton Rd building inadequate

Inspections of Riccarton Rd building 'inadequate'

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Inspections that led to a Christchurch building reopening before its facade collapsed, killing a man, were insufficient and "made a nonsense" of post-earthquake placarding procedures.

Earthquake Awards: Medal for barmans brave act

Earthquake Awards: Medal for barman's brave act

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Levi Gilbert knows his dad was a hero.

Earthquake attraction starts to take shape

Earthquake attraction starts to take shape

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Historic pieces of Christchurch's damaged infrastructure have begun arriving for a new exhibition at Canterbury Museum.

Families calls for apologies over quake errors

Families' calls for apologies over quake errors

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Survivors and families of those who died in the February 2011 earthquake are calling for someone to apologise and be held accountable for deaths and injuries caused by collapsed buildings.

Decision not to close Colombo St cost 16 lives

Decision not to close Colombo St 'cost 16 lives'

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A decision not to shut down Colombo St before the February 2011 earthquake cost 16 lives, the sole survivor of a bus crushed by a collapsed building says.

Building repair letter misplaced

Building repair letter 'misplaced'

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 8:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

Commissioners have "difficulty accepting" the explanation for why earthquake repairs were never done at 382 Colombo St.

Hero brother honoured at Christchurch Earthquake Awards

Hero brother honoured at Christchurch Earthquake Awards

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 2:17 p.m. by Media3News

When rescuers found Amy Cooney she was buried in rubble, alive, and still holding onto her brother Jamie.

Christchurch rebuild bill rises again

Christchurch rebuild bill rises again

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 1:43 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Government's anticipated final bill for the Canterbury Earthquakes has risen again, topping the $13 billion mark in today's Half Year Economic and F

Five vying for Chch convention centre

Five vying for Chch convention centre

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:34 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch rebuild authorities have shortlisted five proposals for building a new convention centre block.

Canty building activity up 34pc

Canty building activity up 34pc

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 7:42 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Construction activity has climbed in Canterbury during the run-up to Christmas, according to a new index, another sign the post-earthquakes rebuild is ratcheting up.

Insurance advocacy service pruned

Insurance advocacy service pruned

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An insurance advocacy service for quake-hit Cantabrians will be smaller than originally planned, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Slashed insurance payouts costing city millions

Slashed insurance payouts 'costing city millions'

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Insurers slashing payouts to worn-down property owners are costing Christchurch millions or even billions of overseas dollars, a property lawyer says.

Take a tour of Chchs changing centre

Take a tour of Chch's changing centre

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Some of the last panoramic views of Christchurch’s central city red zone have been preserved by the University of Canterbury.

Deadline extension for red zone homeowners

Deadline extension for red zone homeowners

Monday, 17 December 2012 8:43 p.m. by Media3News

A small group of red zone home owners in Christchurch have been given a three-month extension.

Flat Man, Quake Kid to receive awards

Flat Man, Quake Kid to receive awards

Monday, 17 December 2012 8:26 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Incredible acts of bravery, generosity and community spirit will be recognised at the second, and final, Christchurch Earthquake Awards in the city tomorrow night.

Residential red zone deadline extended

Residential red zone deadline extended

Monday, 17 December 2012 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has extended the final settlement date for residential red zone property owners by three months.

Small quakes shake Christchurch, Wellington

Small quakes shake Christchurch, Wellington

Monday, 17 December 2012 5:39 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Two big earthquakes have rattled Christchurch and Wellington in the early hours.\

Dismay as review date shifts

Dismay as review date shifts

Sunday, 16 December 2012 11:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

Port Hills homeowners are "extremely disappointed" with the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's (Cera) announcement their zoning review will not be completed until February.

Wanted: Bright things with a love for coffee and food

Wanted: Bright things with a love for coffee and food

Sunday, 16 December 2012 11:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch cafe and restaurant owners desperate for staff want hospitality workers added to a list of skills urgently needed to get the city back on its feet.

Christchurch earthquake sparks return to faith

Christchurch earthquake sparks return to faith

Sunday, 16 December 2012 4:48 p.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch earthquake has triggered a return to religious faith.

Judge orders insurer to replicate villa features

Judge orders insurer to replicate villa features

Sunday, 16 December 2012 9:58 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Government-owned Southern Response must pay to rebuild a Christchurch claimant's century- old Edwardian villa with materials of the same quality, the High Court has ruled, as long as the parts and techniques are still commonly used.

Editorial: Vital information needed gathering earlier

Editorial: Vital information needed gathering earlier

Sunday, 16 December 2012 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

When the 2011 Census was cancelled just three days after Christchurch was hit by its most devastating earthquake, there was little demur. People accepted it would be insensitive to go door to door asking Cantabrians for information....

Structure exposed PGC building to failure

Structure exposed PGC building to failure

Saturday, 15 December 2012 3:52 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Pyne Gould Corporation building was doomed to fail.

An insurance victory

An insurance victory

Friday, 14 December 2012 4:01 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A few months ago Campbell Live took you on a tour of a Christchurch home.

Repairs done by 2015 - Lumley

Repairs done by 2015 - Lumley

Friday, 14 December 2012 1:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Lumley Insurance says it expects to finish all earthquake repair and rebuilds of customers' homes by October 2015.

$140m Chch motorway a remarkable achievement

$140m Chch motorway a 'remarkable achievement'

Friday, 14 December 2012 12:06 p.m. by MediaHerald

A $140 million four-lane motorway officially opened in Christchurch today was a "remarkable achievement" given the city's earthquake damage and disruption, Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee said.Stage one of the Christchurch Southern...