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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...

Engineer got fed up of waiting to help at CTV

Engineer 'got fed up' of waiting to help at CTV

Thursday, 1 November 2012 2:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

Red tape meant an engineer with vital rescue equipment had to wait two hours before being deployed to the Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse, an inquest has heard.

Engineer held up from CTV rescue

Engineer held up from CTV rescue

Thursday, 1 November 2012 2:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

Red tape meant an engineer with vital rescue equipment had to wait two hours before being deployed to the Canterbury Television building collapse, an inquest has heard.

Council waiting on insurance money

Council waiting on insurance money

Thursday, 1 November 2012 1:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council has claimed more than $557 million for earthquake damage from its insurers but has received only about three-quarters of the money, previously confidential figures show.

Training for 900 rebuild workers

Training for 900 rebuild workers

Thursday, 1 November 2012 12:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new training scheme will prepare 900 new workers for the Christchurch rebuild, says Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.

CTV collapse: Demolition expert dug woman to safety

CTV collapse: Demolition expert dug woman to safety

Thursday, 1 November 2012 11:59 a.m. by Media3News

A demolition expert has spoken of his experience as he pulled a woman to safety.

CTV rescuer wanted site plans

CTV rescuer wanted site plans

Thursday, 1 November 2012 10:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

A rescuer at the Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse urged authorities to source site plans to help locate a trapped woman communicating from under the rubble.

Rescuer wanted CTV site plans

Rescuer wanted CTV site plans

Thursday, 1 November 2012 10:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

A rescuer at the Canterbury Television building collapse urged authorities to source site plans to help locate a trapped woman communicating from under the rubble.

3.6 quake in Christchurch

3.6 quake in Christchurch

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:33 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch has been struck by a 3.6 magnitude quake.

CTV firefighter: The book goes out the window

CTV firefighter: 'The book goes out the window'

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 8:43 p.m. by MediaHerald

The first senior fire officer on the Canterbury Television building site has defended claims he failed to establish command after the February 2011 earthquake, saying "the book goes out the window".Station officer Alan Butcher today...

Fire fighter told not to rescue people

Fire fighter told not to rescue people

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 5:24 p.m. by Media3News

A fire fighter first on the scene at the CTV building collapse was told not to carry out any rescues.

Evans Pass Rd to reopen

Evans Pass Rd to reopen

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 4:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

Evans Pass Rd is set to reopen on November 3.

Fire officer defends CTV decisions

Fire officer defends CTV decisions

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 3:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

The first senior fire officer on the Canterbury Television building site has defended claims he failed to establish command after the February 2011 earthquake, saying "the book goes out the window".

Inquest hears texts from trapped CTV victims

Inquest hears texts from trapped CTV victims

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 12:54 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Four students trapped in Christchurch's collapsed CTV building after the 2011 February earthquake tried to contact family and friends before they died, an inquest has heard.

Conversation with trapped woman recounted

Conversation with trapped woman recounted

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 12:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

A police officer has told a coroner's inquest how he searched in vain to find a woman trapped in the CTV building after it collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake.

Trapped CTV survivors did all they could

Trapped CTV survivors 'did all they could'

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 11:03 a.m. by MediaStuff

Survivors trapped in the CTV building after its collapse did all they could to tell rescuers where they were in the rubble, an inquest has heard.

Final eight Port Hills properties zoned green

Final eight Port Hills properties zoned green

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 9:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

The final eight properties in the Port Hills have been green-zoned.

Slow response to CTV collapse cost lives

'Slow response to CTV collapse cost lives'

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 5:15 a.m. by Media3News

A senior officer says the fire service response was slow at the CTV building the day of the deadly quake.

Officer blames USAR for CTV delays

Officer blames USAR for CTV delays

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 6:25 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A senior police officer's taken a shot at Urban Search and Rescue's approach at the devastated CTV building in Christchurch.

Christchurchs quake-damaged Pedros House of Lamb open again

Christchurch's quake-damaged Pedro's House of Lamb open again

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 5:12 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A Christchurch man who lost his son and his livelihood in the February quake is finally getting back on his feet.

Christchurchs Pedros House of Lamb open again

Christchurch's Pedro's House of Lamb open again

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 5:12 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A Christchurch man who lost his son and his livelihood in the February quake is finally getting back on his feet.

Disagreement over CTV rescue efforts

'Disagreement' over CTV rescue efforts

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 3:59 p.m. by MediaStuff

A single search and rescue official prevented demolition crews from dismantling the collapsed CTV building to reach survivors because of health and safety concerns, an inquest has heard.

Insurance advocacy service may launch soon

Insurance advocacy service 'may launch soon'

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 2:23 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An advocacy service to help quake-hit Cantabrians deal with their insurers may launch soon, a city councillor says.

Council votes to save town hall

Council votes to save town hall

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 12:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

A key city council committee has voted to save the Christchurch Town Hall.

20 per cent fewer cafes post-quake

20 per cent fewer cafes post-quake

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 12:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

The number of businesses in Christchurch has not fallen as much as expected after the February 2011 earthquake, although there are 20 per cent fewer cafes and restaurants in the city, new Statistics New Zealand figures show.

CTV rescue efforts hampered by USAR

CTV rescue efforts 'hampered' by USAR

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 11:05 a.m. by MediaStuff

Police faced a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation when trying to save survivors of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse, an inquiry has heard.

Design contest has big potential

Design contest has big potential

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 8:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

CTV inquest expects more harrowing testimony

CTV inquest expects more harrowing testimony

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 8:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

More harrowing testimony is expected as a coroner's inquest into the deaths of eight CTV Building victims continues today.

Evaluations done on only 390 buildings

Evaluations done on only 390 buildings

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 7:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is in the dark over how 95 per cent of the city's commercial buildings stack up against the new building code.

UK may give housing lead

UK may give housing lead

Monday, 29 October 2012 8:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of wheelie bins, "eco-bling" and hectares of car parks.

CTV rescue stats questioned

CTV rescue stats questioned

Monday, 29 October 2012 5:21 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The number of foreigners known to be alive but not rescued in the CTV building has risen from six to eight.

Police not equipped, trained for CTV disaster

Police 'not equipped, trained' for CTV disaster

Monday, 29 October 2012 2:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police who attended the Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse were not trained or equipped to deal with the severity of the disaster, an inquest has heard.

Dramatic footage shown at CTV inquiry

Dramatic footage shown at CTV inquiry

Monday, 29 October 2012 11:46 a.m. by Media3News Popular

An inquest in Christchurch has been shown dramatic footage from last year's February quake showing rescues and some bodies recovered.

Inquest into deaths at CTV building to resume

Inquest into deaths at CTV building to resume

Monday, 29 October 2012 9:51 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An inquest into the deaths in the Canterbury Television (CTV) building's collapse resumes today.

CTV coroners inquest resumes

CTV coroner's inquest resumes

Monday, 29 October 2012 9:34 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A coroner's probe into the deaths of six people who survived but could not be rescued from the CTV Building collapse in last year's killer February earthquake has resumed in Christchurch.

CTV inquest: Quake overwhelmed communication services

CTV inquest: Quake 'overwhelmed' communication services

Monday, 29 October 2012 9:34 a.m. by MediaHerald

Police today admitted the February 22 earthquake disaster in Christchurch "overwhelmed" their communication system.Inspector John Price, who stepped in to take charge of the police communication centre in the chaotic aftermath of...

CTV coronial inquest restarts 13 months on

CTV coronial inquest restarts 13 months on

Monday, 29 October 2012 5:21 a.m. by Media3News Popular

More than a year after it was adjourned, a coroner will resume the hearings into the deaths of people in the CTV building.

Rushed inspections coming back to bite EQC

Rushed inspections 'coming back to bite' EQC

Monday, 29 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Rushed post-earthquake inspections are "coming back to bite" the Earthquake Commission (EQC), with missed damage creating bottlenecks in repair work approvals, contractors say.

More cases of elder abuse reported after earthquakes

More cases of elder abuse reported after earthquakes

Monday, 29 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Elderly people are more vulnerable since the Canterbury earthquakes, with more abuse and neglect incidents reported.

Demolition warning from bishop

Demolition warning from bishop

Sunday, 28 October 2012 11:08 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Anglican Bishop warned her diocese the Government would step in and demolish Christ Church Cathedral if they did not quickly make a decision on its future, previously confidential minutes released as part of a High Court case reveal.

Greatbatch is ready to rumble

Greatbatch is ready to rumble

Sunday, 28 October 2012 9:09 a.m. by MediaStuff