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Quake City reflects loss and recovery

Quake City reflects loss and recovery

Friday, 15 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Tragedy, heroism and humour were all on display at the opening of a new exhibition on Christchurch's earthquakes.

PHOTOS: Quake City exhibition opens in Christchurch

PHOTOS: Quake City exhibition opens in Christchurch

Thursday, 14 February 2013 5:02 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Hundreds of Canterbury's local leaders attended the launch of an earthquake museum in central Christchurch last night.

Microsoft helps non-profit organisations in Chch

Microsoft helps non-profit organisations in Chch

Thursday, 14 February 2013 12:46 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and Microsoft New Zealand today announced a joint project in Christchurch to strengthen the technology capability of 50 not-for-profit organisations - some badly affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.

Billions still to be spent on Christchurch roads

Billions still to be spent on Christchurch roads

Thursday, 14 February 2013 11:59 a.m. by Media3News

Road workers are less than a third of the way through repairs to Christchurch roads and transport infrastructure.

Chch roadworks to ramp up

Chch roadworks to ramp up

Thursday, 14 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch motorists should not expect any respite soon from seemingly endless roadworks, detours and road closures across the city.

Plea for traffic lights at supermarket

Plea for traffic lights at supermarket

Thursday, 14 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A supermarket giant is refusing to replace one of its earthquake-hit Christchurch stores until traffic lights are installed at the site.

Plea for traffic light at supermarket

Plea for traffic light at supermarket

Thursday, 14 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A supermarket giant is refusing to replace one of its earthquake-hit Christchurch stores until traffic lights are installed on the site.

Reinsurance fee rises likely past peak

Reinsurance fee rises 'likely past peak'

Thursday, 14 February 2013 12:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission expects to pay up to $160 million this year for reinsurance, four times as much as before the earthquakes.

“Quake City” exhibition to open in Christchurch

“Quake City” exhibition to open in Christchurch

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 3:19 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A new interactive exhibition commemorating the Canterbury earthquakes will open in Christchurch’s former red zone on Friday.

No conflict of interest - Shipley

No conflict of interest - Shipley

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 11:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

Former Prime Minister Jenny Shipley says she "absolutely rejects" suggestions there is a conflict of interest in her role as a former director with Mainzeal while also sitting on the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority Review panel.

Grants offered to quake-affected children

Grants offered to quake-affected children

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 10:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury children struggling with earthquake-related issues can now access $9.3 million worth of grants.

Backpackers recruited for rebuild

Backpackers recruited for rebuild

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 8:11 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A national recruitment firm says it could be filling an extra 20 positions a week for the Christchurch rebuild if enough suitable people were available.

Brutal reality check for AMI customers

'Brutal reality check' for AMI customers

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 8:03 a.m. by MediaStuff

Up to $400 million of taxpayer funds will be needed to settle AMI's Canterbury earthquake claims.

Canterbury drives $46b building boom

Canterbury drives $46b building boom

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 7:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealand's building industry will boom in the next five years with work worth about $46 billion and driven by the Christchurch recovery, BIS Shrapnel says.

Some locals unhappy at removal of quake-damaged Christchurch bridge

Some locals unhappy at removal of quake-damaged Christchurch bridge

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 5:10 p.m. by Media3News

Some residents think Christchurch's damaged Medway Street Bridge should have been left as an earthquake memorial.

First cardboard tubes of cathedral in place

First cardboard tubes of cathedral in place

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 1:20 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The first cardboard tubes are going up on what will be Christchurch's new cardboard cathedral.

Christchurch rental woes to be surveyed

Christchurch rental woes to be surveyed

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Thousands of Canterbury renters will be asked to share their stories as the Tenants Protection Association (TPA) determines whether there is a "housing crisis" in Christchurch.

Tiler loses all his gear to thoughtless thief

Tiler loses all his gear to thoughtless thief

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Three days after arriving in Christchurch to help with the rebuild, Luke Smith lost almost everything he owned.

Symbolic bridge to be put in storage

Symbolic bridge to be put in storage

Monday, 11 February 2013 8:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Work to remove the Medway St footbridge in Christchurch is set to begin today.

SFO: intervention averted fraud in Christchurch rebuild

SFO: intervention averted fraud in Christchurch rebuild

Monday, 11 February 2013 6:37 p.m. by Media3News

The Serious Fraud Office believes early intervention has averted potentially massive fraud in the Christchurch rebuild.

Roger Sutton to field readers questions

Roger Sutton to field readers' questions

Monday, 11 February 2013 3:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

A key figure in the rebuilding of Christchurch will answer readers' questions live on press.co.nz tomorrow, 10 days before the second anniversary of the February earthquake.

Work begins on $5.3m Cardboard Cathedral

Work begins on $5.3m Cardboard Cathedral

Monday, 11 February 2013 10:57 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 

Rocky time exposes the importance of a continuity plan

Rocky time exposes the importance of a continuity plan

Monday, 11 February 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Small business: Winds of opportunity drive Zeffer

Small business: Winds of opportunity drive Zeffer

Monday, 11 February 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Cardboard cathedral on must see list

Cardboard cathedral on 'must see' list

Monday, 11 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch's Anglican cardboard cathedral may be months from completion, but it has already been crowned a world attraction by one of Australia's biggest newspapers.

Christchurch art project taking off

Christchurch art project taking off

Sunday, 10 February 2013 8:52 p.m. by MediaHerald

 

Long rumble felt in Canterbury

'Long rumble' felt in Canterbury

Sunday, 10 February 2013 10:26 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Cantabrians have been shaken by a magnitude 3.8 tremor this morning. 

Canterbury Brewery sign comes down in central Christchurch

Canterbury Brewery sign comes down in central Christchurch

Saturday, 9 February 2013 4:44 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The fabric of Christchurch changed again this morning with the start of one of the city's most recognisable buildings coming down.

Is the Christchurch recovery plan green enough?

Is the Christchurch recovery plan green enough?

Saturday, 9 February 2013 10:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

For two years Christchurch residents have dreamed they will be getting back a new, green, sustainable city. But will they? JOHN McCRONE investigates.

Step-by-step revival of Arts Centres heritage

Step-by-step revival of Arts Centre's heritage

Friday, 8 February 2013 11:16 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Great Hall at the Christchurch Arts Centre teems with activity.

Parata accused of PR trip ahead of closures

Parata accused of PR trip ahead of closures

Friday, 8 February 2013 5:12 p.m. by Media3News

Controversial Minister of Education Hekia Parata visited an empty site in North Canterbury this afternoon.

Desperate time for Christchurch renters

Desperate time for Christchurch renters

Friday, 8 February 2013 5:01 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Campbell Live meets a hardworking Christchurch couple, with a young child, who are currently staying in motor camps.

How much shaking did you feel?

How much shaking did you feel?

Friday, 8 February 2013 11:04 a.m. by MediaStuff

Scientists are knocking on Christchurch doors to find out how much shaking residents experienced in the February 2011 earthquake.

Time-lapse reveals Clarendons fate

Time-lapse reveals Clarendon's fate

Friday, 8 February 2013 10:04 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has released a time-lapse video of the Christchurch CBD, taken between February 1, 2012 and January 31, 2013.

Scam uses Christchurch rebuild jobs as bait

Scam uses Christchurch rebuild jobs as bait

Friday, 8 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An Indian fraudster posing as an agent for a New Zealand recruitment company has scammed thousands of dollars from Indian workers hoping to get a job in the Christchurch rebuild.

Rebuild boosts jobs growth

Rebuild boosts jobs growth

Thursday, 7 February 2013 11:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury unemployment has hit a new low in the period since the earthquakes began, and is expected to fall further.

Indian scammer offers $1.50 an hour

Indian scammer offers $1.50 an hour

Thursday, 7 February 2013 11:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

An Indian fraudster posing as an agent for a New Zealand recruitment company has scammed thousands of dollars from Indian workers hoping to get a job in the Christchurch rebuild.

Scam uses rebuild jobs as bait

Scam uses rebuild jobs as bait

Thursday, 7 February 2013 11:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

An Indian fraudster posing as an agent for a New Zealand recruitment company has scammed thousands of dollars from Indian workers hoping to get a job in the Christchurch rebuild.

Gingerbread quake model sweet as

Gingerbread quake model 'sweet as'

Thursday, 7 February 2013 11:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

An earthquake-damaged Christchurch landmark may have a fairytale ending.

Scientists to scour quake-hit suburbs for data

Scientists to scour quake-hit suburbs for data

Thursday, 7 February 2013 5:21 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Teams of scientists will scour the quake-shattered eastern suburbs of Christchurch over the next fortnight to gather vital information to improve earthquake hazard and risk assessments in New Zealand.

Hornby mall upgrade halted

Hornby mall upgrade halted

Thursday, 7 February 2013 4:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Mainzeal's key partner in the Christchurch rebuild says home repairs will not be delayed, but cannot give such assurance to commercial customers.

Workers return hundreds to elderly Christchurch couple

Workers return hundreds to elderly Christchurch couple

Thursday, 7 February 2013 4:04 p.m. by Media3News

An elderly couple can't believe their luck after a demolition worker returned hundreds of euros lost in the quake.

Brownlee calls for calm after Mainzeal collapse

Brownlee calls for calm after Mainzeal collapse

Thursday, 7 February 2013 10:31 a.m. by Media3News Recommended Popular

Gerry Brownlee says the collpase of Mainzeal will not affect the Christchurch rebuild as badly as many fear.

Apprentices take on rebuild roles

Apprentices take on rebuild roles

Thursday, 7 February 2013 7:57 a.m. by MediaThePress

Apprentices are taking on a larger role in the Christchurch rebuild through the building trades and through individual companies, such as the Gough Group.

Rebuild scramble as Mainzeal topples

Rebuild scramble as Mainzeal topples

Thursday, 7 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Rival construction firms are set to scramble for Christchurch rebuild contracts and staff after the collapse of one of New Zealand's largest building groups.

Rebuild scramble as firm topples

Rebuild scramble as firm topples

Thursday, 7 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Rival construction firms are set to scramble for Christchurch rebuild contracts and staff after the collapse of one of New Zealand's largest building groups.

Rebuild scramble as firm topples

Rebuild scramble as firm topples

Thursday, 7 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Rival construction firms are set to scramble for Christchurch rebuild contracts and staff after the collapse of one of New Zealand's largest building groups.

Christchurch red zone now like a ghetto – resident

Christchurch red zone now 'like a ghetto' – resident

Wednesday, 6 February 2013 5:43 p.m. by Media3News

Thieves are stooping to a new low by stealing plants from abandoned quake-damaged properties in Christchurch.

Farmers want wool under Cantabrian feet

Farmers want wool under Cantabrian feet

Wednesday, 6 February 2013 7:54 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch rebuild is going to need two million square metres of floor covering and farmers are asking for wool to be given a fair go.

Christchurch earthquake-proofing standard lowered

Christchurch earthquake-proofing standard lowered

Wednesday, 6 February 2013 6:03 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Owners of earthquake-damaged buildings won't have to strengthen their buildings beyond the legal requirement.

Rebuild needs certainty, clarity - Parker

Rebuild needs 'certainty, clarity' - Parker

Wednesday, 6 February 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Government concerns over the financial challenges facing the Christchurch City Council could see the planned release of the council's 10-year work programme and financial strategy dropped.

Make more noise for city heritage

'Make more noise' for city heritage

Wednesday, 6 February 2013 12:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is being urged to "make more noise" about the loss of heritage buildings amid concerns that more could be lost as the city rebuild progresses.

Time should march on, council told

Time should march on, council told

Wednesday, 6 February 2013 12:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

The hands on the historic Victoria Clock Tower have been fixed at 12.51pm for nearly two years, but Christchurch City Council staff say time should now move on.

Filled job numbers back to pre-quake levels

Filled job numbers back to pre-quake levels

Tuesday, 5 February 2013 3:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury's filled job numbers have returned to pre-earthquake levels.

Jackup cheaper than a rebuild

Jackup cheaper than a rebuild

Monday, 4 February 2013 11:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

Jacking earthquake-damaged Canterbury homes up to 3 metres off the ground could save hundreds from the scrapheap.

Christchurch rebuild taking workers off dole

Christchurch rebuild taking workers off dole

Monday, 4 February 2013 10:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch is boasting the lowest beneficiary unemployment rate in the country as the city's rebuild continues to soak up the unemployed.

Rebuild taking workers off dole

Rebuild taking workers off dole

Monday, 4 February 2013 10:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch is boasting the lowest beneficiary unemployment rate in the country as the city's rebuild continues to soak up the unemployed.

Rebuild taking workers off dole

Rebuild taking workers off dole

Monday, 4 February 2013 10:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is boasting the lowest beneficiary unemployment rate in the country as the city's rebuild continues to soak up the unemployed.

Weeks wages thrill after benefit

Week's wages thrill after benefit

Monday, 4 February 2013 10:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new world opened up before Lesina Figota when she was offered a job in the Christchurch rebuild.

Bar to open in former cinema

Bar to open in former cinema

Monday, 4 February 2013 10:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

People will be able to enjoy a drink and a meal in the Christchurch Arts Centre by Christmas.