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Taxpayers fund ex-recovery boss Warwick Isaacs $55k management course in France

Taxpayers fund ex-recovery boss Warwick Isaacs' $55k management course in France

Tuesday, 6 September 2016 8:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's former central city rebuild boss has attended a taxpayer-funded management course in France, more than a year after leaving the Government's recovery organisation.

Top Christchurch architect suing Tower for millions over unusual repair method

Top Christchurch architect suing Tower for millions over 'unusual' repair method

Monday, 5 September 2016 9:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

An award-winning Christchurch architect is dumbfounded by Tower Insurance's "highly unusual" earthquake repair plan to winch his home back into place.

Christchurchs oldest timber bridge reopens after $1 million restoration

Christchurch's oldest timber bridge reopens after $1 million restoration

Monday, 5 September 2016 7:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

"An eccentric old bugger" built this, city councillor Jamie Gough said as he and some sheep reopened Christchurch's oldest timber bridge.

Christchurch developers drop court action over McKenzie and Willis development

Christchurch developers drop court action over McKenzie and Willis development

Monday, 5 September 2016 6:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

A group of Christchurch developers have backed out of court action against the $50 million McKenzie and Willis development.

EQC sued 263 times by Canterbury homeowners since 2010 earthquake

EQC sued 263 times by Canterbury homeowners since 2010 earthquake

Sunday, 4 September 2016 8:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has incurred $31 million in legal costs over the last six years, with the natural disaster insurer forced to fight 263 High Court proceedings since Canterbury's earthquakes.

New Brighton: Power to the People

New Brighton: Power to the People

Saturday, 3 September 2016 6:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: 

Opinion: Spirited and rambunctious New Brightonites key to its recovery

Opinion: 'Spirited and rambunctious' New Brightonites key to its recovery

Saturday, 3 September 2016 6:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

It was 2011 and the first day of my new job in New Brighton. Having spent most of my 20s overseas I had just arrived back to my hometown of Christchurch, inspired to be a part of the recovery. I found a park for my car near New Brighton Mall but it was a tight one. As I attempted to back in, two different people stopped and directed my course – smiling and waving me in. It was a wonderful welcome and a sign of how I would come to know the area.

EQC overlooks 2200 extra repairs

EQC overlooks 2200 extra repairs

Saturday, 3 September 2016 4:32 p.m. by EQCFix

The Earthquake Commission failed to pick up 2200 extra requests to re-repair damaged Christchurch properties.

EQC overlooks 2200 extra repairs in error

EQC overlooks 2200 extra repairs in error

Saturday, 3 September 2016 4:32 p.m. by EQCFix

The Earthquake Commission failed to pick up 2200 extra requests to re-repair damaged Christchurch properties.

New Brighton Pier work to begin soon

New Brighton Pier work to begin soon

Friday, 2 September 2016 5:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Time is running out for construction companies eager to repair Christchurch's New Brighton Pier.

Minister Gerry Brownlee concerned and annoyed by EQC blunder

Minister Gerry Brownlee concerned and annoyed by EQC blunder

Friday, 2 September 2016 5:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Gerry Brownlee has been left "annoyed" after the Earthquake Commission (EQC) failed to pick up 2200 extra requests to re-repair damaged Christchurch properties.

EQC discover extra 2200 remedial requests following internal review

EQC discover extra 2200 remedial requests following internal review

Friday, 2 September 2016 1:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission has 2200 more botched repairs to sort out than it thought, after its reporting failed to pick up the extra work.

Central Christchurch — August 2016

Central Christchurch — August 2016

Friday, 2 September 2016 1:19 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

MEDIA STATEMENT: Substandard Steel Mesh - ICNZ reassures homeowners

MEDIA STATEMENT: Substandard Steel Mesh - ICNZ reassures homeowners

Thursday, 1 September 2016 6:20 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Featured

The following can be attributed to Tim Grafton, Insurance Council Chief Executive:

Controversial Manchester St bus super stop to go ahead

Controversial Manchester St bus super stop to go ahead

Thursday, 1 September 2016 3:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

A controversial bus super stop on Christchurch's Manchester St is likely to go ahead after being moved and downsized.

Mayor buys first undies in four years as Rangiora Farmers reopens

Mayor buys first undies in four years as Rangiora Farmers reopens

Thursday, 1 September 2016 10:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's been four years since David Ayers bought a pair of new undies.

Otakaro boss Albert Brantley could earn $100,000 in addition to base salary

Otakaro boss Albert Brantley could earn $100,000 in addition to base salary

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 8:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

The man in charge of delivering Christchurch's anchor projects stands to make an extra $100,000 on top of his base salary, which could see his pay packet top $550,000 annually.

Developer Antony Gough hoping for settlement to High St stoush within a week

Developer Antony Gough hoping for settlement to High St stoush within a week

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 5:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch property developer involved in a High Court stoush over a $50 million development is hopeful a settlement can be reached within the next week.

Potential Class Action litigation against manufacturers of 500E Steel Mesh

Potential Class Action litigation against manufacturers of 500E Steel Mesh

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 5:37 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Adina Thorn Lawyers, with the assistance of , is proposing to launch Class Action litigation against the manufacturers of 500E Steel Mesh on behalf of owners who register to participate.  Please find attached a Media Release for immediate release.  We expect there will be significant public interest in the Action as the owners of (since 2012) are invited to register. 

600 more Christchurch homes a step closer

600 more Christchurch homes a step closer

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 4:52 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Minister for Building and Housing

New social housing units open in Waltham

New social housing units open in Waltham

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 4:46 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has celebrated the opening of eight new social housing units in Waltham.

Christchurch merger school off to flying start

Christchurch merger school off to flying start

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 4:44 p.m. by GovtMOE

STAKEHOLDER UPDATE: IAG SETTLEMENT PROGRAMME 95% COMPLETE PROGRESS UPDATE

STAKEHOLDER UPDATE: IAG SETTLEMENT PROGRAMME 95% COMPLETE PROGRESS UPDATE

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 3:34 p.m. by IAGinsurance Featured Popular

We continue to focus on the settlement of outstanding earthquake claims. As at today:

Containers going at Moa Bone Point and Clifton

Containers going at Moa Bone Point and Clifton

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 3:06 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

Edmonds band rotunda rebuild to cost $1.2m

Edmonds band rotunda rebuild to cost $1.2m

Monday, 29 August 2016 3:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $1.2 million restoration of Christchurch's Edmonds band rotunda could see it returned to its former glory.

Canterbury tops housing consents per capita

Canterbury tops housing consents per capita

Monday, 29 August 2016 12:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's housing market is still in a post-earthquake boom, with consents outstripping the rest of the country.

Canterburys bloody problem: Hundreds of building-related firms failing

Canterbury's 'bloody problem': Hundreds of building-related firms failing

Sunday, 28 August 2016 6:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 60 construction-related Christchurch companies have been liquidated this year, owing creditors an estimated $40 million.

Former IRD building to be repaired for office or educational use

Former IRD building to be repaired for office or educational use

Sunday, 28 August 2016 12:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

The former Inland Revenue building in central Christchurch will likely be repaired and used as office space or "education use".

Calder Stewart to develop major HOYTS cinema complex in Christchurch CBD

Calder Stewart to develop major HOYTS cinema complex in Christchurch CBD

Friday, 26 August 2016 4:31 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

August 26 2016 - Calder Stewart

Leighs Cockram Joint Venture Ltd. to proceed with Metro Sports Facility

Leighs Cockram Joint Venture Ltd. to proceed with Metro Sports Facility

Friday, 26 August 2016 4:04 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

Ōtākaro Limited has selected Leighs Cockram Joint Venture Ltd. to proceed as the single ECI (Early Contractor Involvement) contractor for the next design stage of the Metro Sports Facility, an aquatic and indoor sports and leisure venue that will grow participation in sport and recreation in Canterbury and provide facilities to support athlete high-performance. Construction of the facility will be managed by Ōtākaro Limited, and construction will be jointly funded by the Crown and the Christchur ...

Johnny Moore: Christchurch risks becoming a beige dystopia

Johnny Moore: Christchurch risks becoming a 'beige dystopia'

Thursday, 25 August 2016 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

Are we rebuilding the city centre we dreamed of?

Documents reveal EQ repairs and methodology dont meet building code

Documents reveal EQ repairs and methodology don't meet building code

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 6:03 p.m. by EQCFix

With the sixth anniversary of the September earthquake in Canterbury only days away, documents obtained by EQC Fix, under the Official Information Act, show hundreds of repairs referred to the MBIE’s Technical Engineering Panel, did not comply with the Building Code.

Quake damage repairs leaving homes in worse state

Quake damage 'repairs' leaving homes in worse state

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 8:48 p.m. by EQCFix

Documents released under the Official Information Act reveal more than half of EQC repairs over the last 200 referrals have left houses in a worse state than before the quakes.

Govt buckled over quake cash settlements, say Canterbury group

Govt buckled over quake cash settlements, say Canterbury group

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 8:52 a.m. by EQCFix

A group which supports Cantabrians through their experiences with EQC says the government has buckled to insurance companies which don't want to help homeowners.

High Court denies uninsured Quake Outcasts appeal

High Court denies uninsured Quake Outcasts' appeal

Monday, 22 August 2016 8:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

A group of uninsured Christchurch homeowners has lost an appeal for more compensation after claiming a Government offer was unlawful.

Cash Settlement Booklet

Cash Settlement Booklet

Monday, 22 August 2016 4:53 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

The press today reported for Canterbury homeowners. This is totally unacceptable. As a trustee of the Canterbury Insurance Assistance Service we could see two years ago that cash settlement and more importantly what homeowners needed to know after they got the cash was going to be vitally important. 

Private insurers urged Government not to publish booklet for Canterbury homeowners

Private insurers urged Government not to publish booklet for Canterbury homeowners

Sunday, 21 August 2016 7:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

Private insurers pressured the Government not to publish a booklet guiding Canterbury homeowners through the cash settlement process.

Government close to securing land needed for Christchurchs Performing Arts Precinct

Government close to securing land needed for Christchurch's Performing Arts Precinct

Sunday, 21 August 2016 4:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is close to purchasing all the land required for a proposed Performing Arts Precinct in central Christchurch.

Government close to buying last two sites for Christchurchs Performing Arts Precinct

Government close to buying last two sites for Christchurch's Performing Arts Precinct

Sunday, 21 August 2016 4:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is close to purchasing all the land required for a proposed Performing Arts Precinct in central Christchurch.

Christchurch building firm H&R Garlick folds after 20 years in business

Christchurch building firm H&R Garlick folds after 20 years in business

Friday, 19 August 2016 7:12 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The family-owned Christchurch building company behind the Re:Start Mall fit-out has collapsed, with creditors left $1.5 million out of pocket.

Cave Rock apartment owners will not accept full and final settlement offer from IAG

Cave Rock apartment owners will not accept 'full and final' settlement offer from IAG

Thursday, 18 August 2016 6:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

The owners of Christchurch's Cave Rock Apartments have rejected a multimillion-dollar settlement offer from their insurer.

First choral performance in new venue, The Piano

First choral performance in new venue, The Piano

Thursday, 18 August 2016 9:22 a.m. by PRNews Popular

First choral performance in new venue, The Piano

Parting the Avon River for the citys waste

Parting the Avon River for the city's waste

Thursday, 18 August 2016 6:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

Repairs to one of Christchurch's largest sewer lines involves a complex, almost biblical task: parting the Avon River.

Old and new in Rutherfords Den restoration

Old and new in Rutherford's Den restoration

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Rutherford's Den is making a 21st century comeback.

Crown company Otakaro Ltd not a public office

Crown company Otakaro Ltd not a 'public office'

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 2:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new Crown company doesn't have to abide by public record-keeping standards, despite being in charge of millions of dollars of taxpayers' money.

Canterbury IAG employee calls quake claimants stingy, insurer says comment was inappropriate

Canterbury IAG employee calls quake claimants 'stingy', insurer says comment was inappropriate

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 1:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

An IAG staffer made inappropriate public comments and should have been more transparent when taking aim at a claimant, her employer says.

Big retaining wall job starts above Christchurch suburb of Sumner

Big retaining wall job starts above Christchurch suburb of Sumner

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:01 a.m. by MediaThePress

Preliminary work is under way for the rebuild of a 62-metre long earthquake-damaged retaining wall at the top of Christchurch's Evans Pass.

Canterbury IAG employee needed to be more transparent, made inappropriate comment

Canterbury IAG employee needed to be more transparent, made inappropriate comment

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 8:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An IAG staffer made inappropriate public comments and should have been more transparent when taking aim at a claimant, her employer says.

Christchurch City Council looks at more cost effective ways to repair Old Municipal Chambers

Christchurch City Council looks at more 'cost effective' ways to repair Old Municipal Chambers

Sunday, 14 August 2016 6:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

Options to repair Christchurch's Old Municipal Chambers have proven too costly, prompting the city council to explore new strategies.

Elderly Christchurch woman faces mammoth wait for second time repairs, despite being a priority

Elderly Christchurch woman faces mammoth wait for second time repairs, despite being a 'priority'

Sunday, 14 August 2016 4:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

An elderly Earthquake Commission (EQC) customer has waited months for the insurer to fix botched repairs to her house, even after being classified a "highest priority" customer in March.

Red zone conversations on the horizon for Christchurch

Red zone 'conversations' on the horizon for Christchurch

Sunday, 14 August 2016 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new recovery agency wants to start putting plans in place for the city's residential red zone by the end of the year.

Seven elderly residents at Sumner apartments died waiting for settlement

Seven elderly residents at Sumner apartments died waiting for settlement

Friday, 12 August 2016 6:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than half the elderly residents forced from Christchurch's Cave Rock Apartments will never return home.

EQC prepares for an exit from Christchurch

EQC prepares for an exit from Christchurch

Friday, 12 August 2016 6:08 p.m. by EQCFix

David Slack talks with Peter Woods from Anthony Harper Law Firm to discuss the on-going issues facing people 5 years after the big earthquakes as EQC prepares to finish its work in the city.