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Homeowners with botched repairs left out of pocket for reports

Homeowners with botched repairs left out of pocket for reports

Friday, 23 March 2018 1:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Homeowners with botched earthquake repairs are upset at being left with thousands of dollars in bills by the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

No steer on how planned EQC changes will impact insurance premiums

No steer on how planned EQC changes will impact insurance premiums

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 8:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance companies remain unclear on whether planned changes to the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will affect how much people pay for insurance.

Council must find another $1.6 million to finish Christchurchs delayed Ngā Puna Wai sports hub

Council must find another $1.6 million to finish Christchurch's delayed Ngā Puna Wai sports hub

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 6:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council needs to find another $1.6 million to complete the delayed first stage of the multimillion-dollar Ngā Puna Wai sports hub.

Family with multiple car dealerships selling out of Christchurchs south frame

Family with multiple car dealerships selling out of Christchurch's south frame

Monday, 19 March 2018 9:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

One of Christchurch's big car dealerships is moving its businesses out of the city's south frame and selling the land.

Council to make purchase offers to several red-zoned Christchurch property owners

Council to make purchase offers to several red-zoned Christchurch property owners

Sunday, 18 March 2018 1:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The owners of five red-zoned Christchurch homes will receive new buyout offers from the Christchurch City Council.

Southern Response approached disgruntled claimant Cam Prestons employer with unproven allegations

Southern Response approached disgruntled claimant Cam Preston's employer with unproven allegations

Friday, 16 March 2018 8:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch accountant says he lost work after the chief executive of Southern Response approached his employer alleging he misused confidential Crown information.

Doug Martin to lead investigation into Southern Responses use of private investigator

Doug Martin to lead investigation into Southern Response's use of private investigator

Friday, 16 March 2018 3:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

The State Services Commission (SSC) has announced one of New Zealand's "most experienced and respected advisers" will lead an investigation into Crown-owned insurer Southern Response and its private investigators.

New laws, culture possible for Earthquake Commission: Minister

New laws, culture possible for Earthquake Commission: Minister

Thursday, 15 March 2018 8:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Changes including new laws may be needed for the public to have confidence in the Earthquake Commission (EQC) in future, says its minister, Megan Woods.

Cost saving measures considered for Christchurchs Metro Sports Facility

Cost saving measures considered for Christchurch's Metro Sports Facility

Thursday, 15 March 2018 8:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's stalled metro sports facility could require a "substantial" redesign if cost-saving options being considered by authorities are brought in.

EQCs annual legal costs still increasing, seven years on from Canterbury quakes

EQC's annual legal costs still increasing, seven years on from Canterbury quakes

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 2:26 p.m. by EQCFix

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) yearly legal spend continues to grow as Canterbury earthquake court cases keep rolling in.

Mike Yardley: Momentum in Christchurch rebuild needs to be kept up

Mike Yardley: Momentum in Christchurch rebuild needs to be kept up

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's a job well done. Ōtākaro has notched up its first significant milestone of 2018, with the official .

EQCs annual legal costs still increasing, seven years on from Canterbury quakes

EQC's annual legal costs still increasing, seven years on from Canterbury quakes

Monday, 12 March 2018 8:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) yearly legal spend continues to grow as Canterbury earthquake court cases keep rolling in.

After seven years, who is scratching the itch in Christchurchs east?

After seven years, who is scratching the itch in Christchurch's east?

Monday, 12 March 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Seven years out and Christchurch remains a city of two halves with no sign of that changing for at least a generation.

Parish thrilled rebuild of damaged New Brighton Catholic church complete

Parish 'thrilled' rebuild of damaged New Brighton Catholic church complete

Sunday, 11 March 2018 7:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

The rebuild of a Christchurch Catholic church is complete, just in time for upcoming Easter celebrations.

Spy allegations are a dark chapter in post-quake Christchurch

Spy allegations are a dark chapter in post-quake Christchurch

Saturday, 10 March 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

EDITORIAL: The thought that Government-owned insurance company Southern Response  to keep an eye on disgruntled Christchurch earthquake claimants will have left a sour taste in many mouths.

When Philip Marlowe met Southern Response: a hard-boiled tale of shaky city intrigue

When Philip Marlowe met Southern Response: a hard-boiled tale of shaky city intrigue

Saturday, 10 March 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It was another rainy night in the shaky city. I was sitting in my two-bit office overlooking the Square, nursing a slug of cheap scotch and counting the rats running along the roof-line of the old ruined cathedral.

Government may hasten legal precedents over EQC claims

Government may hasten legal precedents over EQC claims

Friday, 9 March 2018 7:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government may bring forward funding to hasten legal clarification on "grey areas" holding up Canterbury homeowners' earthquake claims.

Victoria Square reopens in Christchurch, acknowledging the sites varied past

Victoria Square reopens in Christchurch, acknowledging the site's varied past

Friday, 9 March 2018 6:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

A significant piece of Christchurch's history has reopened to the public with the completion of earthquake repairs in Victoria Square.

EQC boss says Fletcher Building is liable for bad repairs

EQC boss says Fletcher Building is liable for bad repairs

Thursday, 8 March 2018 8:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) could delay claim settlements further if it pursues repair partner Fletcher Building for botched repair costs, a campaigner fears.

Ratepayers bear cost of Governments red zone confusion

Ratepayers' bear cost of Government's red zone confusion

Thursday, 8 March 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Once again the ratepayers of Christchurch have been left to clean up a mess the Government has left behind.

Crown insurer Southern Response met with private investigator, police over claimant

Crown insurer Southern Response met with private investigator, police over claimant

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response hired a private investigator and contacted police over concerns about a disgruntled earthquake insurance claimant they feared could trigger another "Ashburton Winz incident", documents obtained by show.

New report blames Cathedral Square and red zone delays on planning set up

New report blames Cathedral Square and red zone delays on planning set up

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 6:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sorting out Christchurch's Cathedral Square and red zone is taking too long because of the planning and consultation process, a new report suggests.

City council considering buying several red-zoned Christchurch properties

City council considering buying several red-zoned Christchurch properties

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 9:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council is considering buying several Christchurch properties because it may be uneconomical to keep servicing them.

Former Fletcher boss says running quake rebuild without indemnity would have been absolutely stupid

Former Fletcher boss says running quake rebuild without indemnity would have been 'absolutely stupid'

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 8:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The former boss of Fletcher Building says it would have been "an absolutely stupid decision" to accept liability for earthquake repair work the company managed on behalf of the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Victoria Square to reopen this week after $7.6 million revamp

Victoria Square to reopen this week after $7.6 million revamp

Monday, 5 March 2018 6:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Victoria Square will reopen on Friday after over a year of earthquake repairs.

EQC culture change is long overdue

EQC culture change is long overdue

Saturday, 3 March 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It will be a glorious day in Christchurch when the final Earthquake Commission (EQC) repair is done to the satisfaction of everyone involved but that day is still some time off.

Minister Megan Woods not finished yet with Earthquake Commission shake-up

Minister Megan Woods not finished yet with Earthquake Commission shake-up

Thursday, 1 March 2018 6:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Commission (EQC) Minister Megan Woods wants new board members with "coalface experience" who can speak for the public.

The troubles of Science Alive! show the fine line between ambition and folly

The troubles of Science Alive! show the fine line between ambition and folly

Thursday, 1 March 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

EDITORIAL: It is hard to escape the conclusion that Science Alive! greatly over-reached before it tipped over into layoffs and delays on its new National Science Centre in the old Durham St law courts buildings.

Dame Annette King appointed interim Earthquake Commission chair

Dame Annette King appointed interim Earthquake Commission chair

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 4:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

Former Labour stalwart Dame Annette King has been been given the top Earthquake Commission (EQC) job in a bid to speed up unresolved Canterbury earthquake claims.

Over 40,000 vehicles used Lichfield St car park building in first three months

Over 40,000 vehicles used Lichfield St car park building in first three months

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 3:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 40,000 cars have used Christchurch's new central city parking building since it opened in November, averaging 653 vehicles a day.

Are the Christchurch rebuild agencies pulling their weight?

Are the Christchurch rebuild agencies pulling their weight?

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's been nearly two years since a sweep of new public agencies were established, beyond the CERA-era, to drive Christchurch's post-quake narrative forward from basic recovery to fully-fledged regeneration.

Future Outlook: Neat Places expands across New Zealand to showcase the nations best

Future Outlook: Neat Places expands across New Zealand to showcase the nation's best

Monday, 26 February 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

For five months, Marcia Butterfield woke up hours before her 1-year-old daughter, determined to make it easier for Christchurch locals to find the best spots around town.

New Christchurch church complex startingly beautiful

New Christchurch church complex 'startingly beautiful'

Sunday, 25 February 2018 9:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction is set to begin on the central Christchurch site where three people were killed in the February earthquake.

EQC introduces special unit for settling remaining Canterbury claims

EQC introduces special unit for settling remaining Canterbury claims

Sunday, 25 February 2018 4:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new 200-strong Earthquake Commission (EQC) unit will manage the remaining 2650 Canterbury earthquake claims.

No end in sight: Hundreds of projects still to go in ridiculous Christchurch roadworks saga

No end in sight: Hundreds of projects still to go in 'ridiculous' Christchurch roadworks saga

Friday, 23 February 2018 7:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council's $1 billion roading repairs budget will include tackling over 400 transport projects over the next decade.

Cafe and coffee distributor raises $250k for Christchurch rebuild

Cafe and coffee distributor raises $250k for Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 22 February 2018 3:32 p.m. by MediaHerald

On the anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake a Kiwi coffee company says it has raised almost $250,000 for the Christchurch rebuild.Hummingbird Coffee which distributes to supermarkets and cafes across New Zealand, has raised...

Seven years on: Seven challenges for post-quake Christchurch

Seven years on: Seven challenges for post-quake Christchurch

Thursday, 22 February 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It will take 20 years to return Christchurch's quake-damaged roads to the standard enjoyed by other New Zealand cities with $1 billion in repairs and improvements planned for the next decade.

Seven great Christchurch places to have emerged post quake

Seven great Christchurch places to have emerged post quake

Thursday, 22 February 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Anniversaries of disasters are understandably focused on loss. We mourn lives lost, homes razed and public landmarks destroyed.

Seven years on: Christchurch on the verge of something spectacular

Seven years on: Christchurch 'on the verge of something spectacular'

Thursday, 22 February 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is "on the verge of something spectacular" but its rebuild is at "an extremely delicate stage" warns one of seven influential city leaders asked by to describe the city's progress on the seventh anniversary of the 2011 deadly earthquake.

CTV site reopens as peaceful shared space, seven years after 115 died in building collapse

CTV site reopens as peaceful shared space, seven years after 115 died in building collapse

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 8:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Families who lost loved ones in the CTV building collapse hope everyone will feel they can come and share the newly-reopened memorial space on the site.

Sue me: Village Roadshow chief slams Google for facilitating crime

'Sue me': Village Roadshow chief slams Google for 'facilitating crime'

Monday, 19 February 2018 1:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Village Roadshow co-chief executive Graham Burke has slammed Google for "facilitating crime" by allowing piracy, saying the multibillion-dollar company is welcome to sue him for his comments.

Megan Woods wants progress on Cathedral Square, will raise hold up with Regenerate Christchurch

Megan Woods wants progress on Cathedral Square, will raise hold up with Regenerate Christchurch

Friday, 16 February 2018 2:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Regenerate Christchurch is yet to brief the city council and Crown on its plan for a revamped Cathedral Square, prompting a hurry up from rebuild minister Megan Woods.

PMs reality check on CTV prosecution: We unfortunately dont have the power to intervene

PM's reality check on CTV prosecution: 'We unfortunately don't have the power to intervene'

Thursday, 15 February 2018 8:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has offered a sympathetic ear to the families of those killed in the Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse, but not the words they wanted to hear.

Protesters confront PM over EQC delays

Protesters confront PM over EQC delays

Thursday, 15 February 2018 5:00 p.m. by EQCFix

Nearly seven years on from the Christchurch earthquake, some residents with quake-damaged homes today protested the thousands of unresolved earthquake insurance claims.

Outstanding earthquake insurance claims not good enough - PM

Outstanding earthquake insurance claims 'not good enough' - PM

Thursday, 15 February 2018 1:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has faced a horde of protesters in Christchurch, telling them the quagmire of outstanding earthquake insurance cases is "just not good enough".

Christ Church Cathedral restoration advocates donates $1 million to rebuild

Christ Church Cathedral restoration advocates donates $1 million to rebuild

Thursday, 15 February 2018 10:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

A massive fundraising campaign to rebuild the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral has been launched with a $1 million donation.

Christchurchs long-awaited $140 million Terrace development to be complete next week

Christchurch's long-awaited $140 million Terrace development to be complete next week

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 7:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The first bar in Christchurch's long-awaited $140 million Terrace hospitality development may open this week.

Christchurchs east frame housing development renamed One Central

Christchurch's east frame housing development renamed One Central

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 11:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central city east frame housing development has a new name: One Central.

Long-vacant central Christchurch quake-site Spagalimis Pizza to be auctioned

Long-vacant central Christchurch quake-site Spagalimis Pizza to be auctioned

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 11:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

The former home of Spagalimis Pizza in central Christchurch's Victoria St is for sale "as is where is" after sitting vacant since the 2011 earthquakes.

Lets push ahead now that Chch arena and multi-sports facility unlikely to be combined

Let's push ahead now that Chch arena and multi-sports facility unlikely to be combined

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

In the rush to plan a new Christchurch after the earthquakes, a Metro Sports Facility was tipped to open in 2016, and a new stadium was envisaged to be available for the 2017 Lions rugby tour.

Combined Christchurch metro sports and stadium not yet ruled out by minister

Combined Christchurch metro sports and stadium not yet ruled out by minister

Monday, 12 February 2018 8:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Megan Woods has not ruled out combining Christchurch's metro sports facility and multi-use stadium, despite a report considering the option recommending it not be pursued.

Engineer Alan Reay wins right to see legal advice on CTV building collapse disciplinary action

Engineer Alan Reay wins right to see legal advice on CTV building collapse disciplinary action

Monday, 12 February 2018 3:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

The engineer whose firm designed the Canterbury Television (CTV) building has won a small victory in a long-running disciplinary case against him over the structure's collapse.

KPMG report says no to combining Christchurch sports facilities

KPMG report says 'no' to combining Christchurch sports facilities

Sunday, 11 February 2018 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

An idea to combine Christchurch's metro sports facility and multi-use stadium into one project has failed its first test.

Canterbury couple lose another earthquake court case after misconceived action

Canterbury couple lose another earthquake court case after 'misconceived' action

Friday, 9 February 2018 7:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Canterbury couple who called their court action with a prominent earthquake litigation firm a "total failure" have lost their latest appeal.

Christchurch stadium business case fast-tracked, sports facility combination result to be known in April

Christchurch stadium business case fast-tracked, sports facility combination result to be known in April

Friday, 9 February 2018 6:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Whether Christchurch will have a multi-purpose stadium and sports facility on one site or two will be known by April.

Hagley Ave owner criticises Williams Corporations planned Christchurch development

Hagley Ave owner criticises Williams Corporation's planned Christchurch development

Thursday, 8 February 2018 7:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

A planned central Christchurch apartment block is being criticised for potentially inflaming on-street parking problems, but its developers say off-street parks would increase prices for buyers.