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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...

Angry Aucklander triggers Chch debate

Angry Aucklander triggers Chch debate

Friday, 14 December 2012 8:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

No Port Hills decision this year

No Port Hills decision this year

Friday, 14 December 2012 8:20 a.m. by MediaStuff

Work on land zoning boundaries on the Port Hills will not be completed by Christmas as promised.

Lucks building sold to Cera

Luck's building sold to Cera

Friday, 14 December 2012 8:05 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The 190-square-metre site of a heritage building known as Luck's building is the first to be settled as part of the Crown's purchase plan under Christchurch's central city blueprint.

Cafe opens on Godley House site

Cafe opens on Godley House site

Thursday, 13 December 2012 3:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

More than two years after the historic Godley House was irreparably damaged a new cafe has opened on the grounds.

Cafe opens on Godley House site

Cafe opens on Godley House site

Thursday, 13 December 2012 3:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than two years after the historic Godley House was irreparably damaged a new cafe has opened on the grounds.

Design of new arena made by CTV firm

Design of new arena made by CTV firm

Thursday, 13 December 2012 10:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

The manager of Stadium Southland says there are no concerns with the construction of the new $35 million arena, which is designed by Alan Reay whose firm designed Christchurch's CTV building.Stadium Southland general manager Nigel...

Appeal to change placard colours

Appeal to change placard colours

Thursday, 13 December 2012 12:07 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has backed calls to change "misleading" green post-earthquake inspection placards.

Daughter of anti-CTV building engineer wants apology from mayor

Daughter of anti-CTV building engineer wants apology from mayor

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 4:51 p.m. by Media3News

The daughter of the council engineer who tried to stop construction of the CTV building is demanding a personal apology from Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker.

My father is carrying the can

'My father is carrying the can'

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 4:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

The daughter of the Christchurch City Council engineer who signed off the Canterbury Television building says her late father was failed by his bosses and left carrying the can for its construction.

CBD building owner: Alan Reay criticism ‘unfair’

CBD building owner: Alan Reay criticism ‘unfair’

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:40 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The owner of a Christchurch office block, designed by the same man behind the ill-fated CTV building, says the engineer has been unfairly targeted.

Rebuilds will soon ramp up

Rebuilds will soon ramp up

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response is not happy with the low number of earthquake rebuilds it has completed or under way.

Council rues its role in CTV tragedy

Council rues its role in CTV tragedy

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is ready to face the consequences and Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has apologised for its role in signing off the Canterbury Television (CTV) building.

Action over collapse crucial - families

Action over collapse crucial - families

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Family members of CTV victims and survivors are outraged at suggestions prosecution against those linked to the faulty building may be too hard to pursue.

CTV prosecutions difficult

CTV prosecutions 'difficult'

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 10:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Securing a conviction against those involved in building and designing the CTV building is unlikely, legal experts say.

Council may be unaware of buildings similar to CTV

Council may be unaware of buildings similar to CTV

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 8:16 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The Christchurch firm that designed the ill-fated CTV office block which collapsed in the February 22 earthquake, killing 115 people, may have built similar buildings that the council does not know about and have since gone unchecked 

Council will cooperate with any police investigation over CTV

Council will cooperate with any police investigation over CTV

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 5:31 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The Christchurch City Council has apologised to those affected by the CTV building collapse and promised to cooperate with any police investigation.

Council sorry for CTV permit - Parker

Council sorry for CTV permit - Parker

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 4:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has apologised for the city council's role in signing off the faulty Canterbury Television building.

Cantabrians turn to religion after quakes - study

Cantabrians turn to religion after quakes - study

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 3:31 p.m. by Media3News

Researchers have found evidence to support the theory that non-religious people will turn to religion during a crisis.

Man who saved sister to be honoured

Man who saved sister to be honoured

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 2:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

An earthquake award ceremony will be ''bittersweet'' for the family of a man who died saving his sister from falling masonry.

Legal remedy sought for CTV failure

Legal remedy sought for CTV failure

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 8:25 a.m. by MediaStuff

New Zealand won't be able to move on from the Canterbury Television (CTV) building tragedy till individuals are held to account for its collapse, says Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson.

List of CTV-style buildings withheld

List of CTV-style buildings withheld

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 8:08 a.m. by Media3News

Some 379 buildings have been identified as being built in a similar engineering "genre" to the CTV building.

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.