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Rodents and rot: Canterbury Provincial Chambers a long-term fix

Rodents and rot: Canterbury Provincial Chambers a long-term fix

Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

The crown jewel of the Canterbury Provincial Chambers looks like a store room that hasn't finished being built yet. It's dark, with a weather proof ceiling so low you feel like you're about to hit your hard hat on it. There are timber and steel supports everywhere – you have to clamber over them to get through the doorway.

Kaiapoi five years on: Living on the edge

Kaiapoi five years on: Living on the edge

Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Her house is on a lean, the future is uncertain and she has no neighbours but Jackie Hall, 84, is quite happy in Kaiapoi where she has lived most of her life.

Kaiapoi five years on: Living on the edge

Kaiapoi five years on: Living on the edge

Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

Her house is on a lean, the future is uncertain and she has no neighbours but Jackie Hall, 84, is quite happy in Kaiapoi where she has lived most of her life.

Editorial: Five years, 436,053 stories

Editorial: Five years, 436,053 stories

Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

Five years ago we suffered the rudest awakening.

Hororata businesses find life tough after earthquake

Hororata businesses find life tough after earthquake

Thursday, 3 September 2015 5:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

Five years, with no real sign of progress, Hororata Motors owner Margaret Ellis is calling it quits.

Student volunteers will never forget feeling of helping others

Student volunteers will never forget feeling of helping others

Thursday, 3 September 2015 2:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury shops sold out of gumboots and piles of broken wheelbarrows lay victim to tonnes of liquefaction littering the streets.

The munted earthquake dictionary

The munted earthquake dictionary

Thursday, 3 September 2015 2:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

To gentrify a neighbourhood with new bars, theatres and restaurants.

Christchurch family in insurance limbo five years on

Christchurch family in insurance limbo five years on

Thursday, 3 September 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch family says insurance hassles have stolen the last five years of their lives and their kids' childhoods.

Christchurch family in insurance limbo five years on

Christchurch family in insurance limbo five years on

Thursday, 3 September 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch family says insurance hassles have stolen the last five years of their lives and their kids' childhoods.

The big question: is the shaking over for Canterbury?

The big question: is the shaking over for Canterbury?

Thursday, 3 September 2015 2:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

When was the last time you felt an earthquake? A sizeable enough shake that made your heart race, your head buzz and reawakened all those bad memories?

Canterburys months of earthquake innocence

Canterbury's months of earthquake innocence

Thursday, 3 September 2015 1:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake babies Lola Romero and Dianthe Barnard start school

Earthquake babies Lola Romero and Dianthe Barnard start school

Thursday, 3 September 2015 12:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Five years after the earthquake that marked their entrance into the world, Lola Romero and  Barnard are starting school.

Boom picked for central city in 2016

Boom picked for central city in 2016

Thursday, 3 September 2015 12:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Five years ago today, 436,000 lives in Canterbury changed.

Boom picked for central city in 2016

Boom picked for central city in 2016

Thursday, 3 September 2015 12:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

Five years ago today, 436,000 lives in Canterbury changed.

Five years on: Getting by one day at a time

Five years on: Getting by 'one day at a time'

Thursday, 3 September 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Government halves timeframe to fix most dangerous buildings

Government halves timeframe to fix most dangerous buildings

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 3:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has halved the timeframe to make the country's most earthquake-prone buildings safer after pressure from a Christchurch earthquake survivor.

Manchester St car park demolition continues

Manchester St car park demolition continues

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 3:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Manchester St car parking building will be dust by the start of November.

Arts Centre earthquake rebuild forges ahead

Arts Centre earthquake rebuild forges ahead

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 2:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

Andre Lovatt strides through the Arts Centre like a tour guide. A man on a mission to impart knowledge and a sense of progress. There are 23 earthquake-damaged buildings to get through and we have about an hour. Time is short.

Lyttelton Port vows to make most of quake opportunity

Lyttelton Port vows to make most of quake 'opportunity'

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Imagine strolling on Lyttelton's waterfront, along a wide, purpose-built walkway and stopping for a coffee at one of several cafes, all of which afford sumptuous views of the town's striking harbour.

Lyttelton Port vows to make most of quake opportunity

Lyttelton Port vows to make most of quake 'opportunity'

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 2:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

Imagine strolling on Lyttelton's waterfront, along a wide, purpose-built walkway and stopping for a coffee at one of several cafes, all of which afford sumptuous views of the town's striking harbour.

Five years on, it all feels incredibly sad

Five years on, 'it all feels incredibly sad'

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 11:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch house prices up 30 per cent since quakes

Christchurch house prices up 30 per cent since quakes

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 6:36 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's housing market is being described as steady and settled, five years after the start of the earthquakes which threw it into upheaval.

Catholic cathedral restoration going ahead

Catholic cathedral restoration going ahead

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 1:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

A $45-million revamp of Christchurch's quake-damage Catholic cathedral has been given the green light to start before the end of the year.

Earthquake Commission has spent $68m on travel

Earthquake Commission has spent $68m on travel

Monday, 31 August 2015 11:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has spent $68 million on travel-related costs since the September 2010 earthquake in Canterbury.

Canterbury construction still going strong

Canterbury construction still going strong

Monday, 31 August 2015 9:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Construction activity remains high in Canterbury, despite new home building having passed its peak.

Migrant workers may save South Island towns in decline

Migrant workers may save South Island towns in decline

Friday, 28 August 2015 7:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

New migrants may help rejuvenate South Island towns facing aging populations and economic decline.

Christchurch homeowner fights IAG quake repair strategy

Christchurch homeowner fights IAG quake repair strategy

Friday, 28 August 2015 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch family is fighting insurer IAG over an imposed repair strategy that was questioned in a government investigation.

Five questions to mark five years since September 2010

Five questions to mark five years since September 2010

Friday, 28 August 2015 9:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

As Canterbury approaches the fifth anniversary of the September earthquake, we put five questions to our readers:

Bid to attract migrant workers to Canterbury

Bid to attract migrant workers to Canterbury

Thursday, 27 August 2015 9:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

New migrants may help rejuvenate Canterbury under a plan by the region's mayors to strengthen its economy after the quake rebuild.

Canterbury looks to attract migrants

Canterbury looks to attract migrants

Thursday, 27 August 2015 8:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

New migrants may help rejuvinate Canterbury under a plan by the region's mayors to strengthen its economy after the quake rebuild.

Christchurchs rocky foundations and cheap fixes

Christchurch's rocky foundations and cheap fixes

Thursday, 27 August 2015 5:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch has such crap house foundations, says Aucklander Bevan Craig of Underfoot Services. No, really.

60 jobs to go in major Christchurch City Council restructure

60 jobs to go in major Christchurch City Council restructure

Thursday, 27 August 2015 1:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sixty jobs will go under a major Christchurch City Council restructure – starting with those at "the top".

Jobs to go in major Christchurch City Council restructure

Jobs to go in major Christchurch City Council restructure

Thursday, 27 August 2015 1:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sixty jobs will go under a major Christchurch City Council restructure.

New walking trail through Christchurchs red-zone

New walking trail through Christchurch's red-zone

Thursday, 27 August 2015 9:55 a.m. by MediaStuff

Many children in Christchurch East don't remember a time before the earthquakes. They've grown up in quake-ravaged communities and don't know anything else.

Southern Response class action launched

Southern Response class action launched

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 4:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

Disgruntled customers of a major earthquake claims-holder have launched a class action.

Southern Response group action launched

Southern Response group action launched

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 3:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Disgruntled customers of a major earthquake claims-holder have launched a class action.

Christchurch city centre is reviving - at last

Christchurch city centre is reviving - at last

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:49 a.m. by MediaThePress

How many times have you visited the centre of Christchurch and had a really good look around? A few times, sometimes, maybe not for a long time? You can live easily in Christchurch and not journey to the city centre at all.

Work starts on McKenzie and Willis site - bars and restaurants to move in

Work starts on McKenzie and Willis site - bars and restaurants to move in

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 10:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work has started on the $50 million McKenzie and Willis development in Christchurch's Innovation Precinct, as more businesses sign up to move in next year.

IAG repairs found deficient

IAG repairs found deficient

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 7:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Six out of seven quake repairs by insurer IAG were found deficient in a Government investigation.

Six out of seven IAG repairs found to be deficient in Govt investigation

Six out of seven IAG repairs found to be deficient in Govt investigation

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 7:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Six out of seven quake repairs by insurer IAG were found to be deficient in a Government investigation.

Hawkins wins Ngai Tahu contract

Hawkins wins Ngai Tahu contract

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 2:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hawkins Construction will put up the first two buildings in Ngai Tahu Property's big central Christchurch property development.

Hawkins wins $150m Ngai Tahu Property contract in Christchurch

Hawkins wins $150m Ngai Tahu Property contract in Christchurch

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 2:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hawkins Construction will put up the first two buildings in Ngai Tahu Property's big central Christchurch property development.

EQC hiring engineers for court cases

EQC hiring engineers for court cases

Sunday, 23 August 2015 10:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) appears to be gearing up for litigation by hiring engineers to help with court cases involving quake repairs.

Christchurch City Council considers cutbacks to red zone services

Christchurch City Council considers cutbacks to red zone services

Sunday, 23 August 2015 8:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

Red zone stayers say they have no intention of moving despite city council plans that may cut back key services such as roading, water and wastewater.

Building industry hits back at claims it is solely to blame for shoddy quake repairs

Building industry hits back at claims it is solely to blame for shoddy quake repairs

Friday, 21 August 2015 8:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The building industry is hitting back at claims it is solely to blame for shoddy earthquake repairs,

Calls for a wider review of quake repairs

Calls for a wider review of quake repairs

Friday, 21 August 2015 8:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says calls for a wider review of earthquake repairs could have implications for the city council's consenting process.

Is Christchurch in danger of becoming a bland city?

Is Christchurch in danger of becoming a 'bland' city?

Friday, 21 August 2015 12:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has rejected claims Christchurch is in danger of becoming a "bland" city.

Brownlee rejects claim Christchurch is a bland city

Brownlee rejects claim Christchurch is a 'bland' city

Thursday, 20 August 2015 8:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has rejected claims Christchurch is in danger of becoming a "bland" city.

Fletcher Construction boss Graham Darlow sorry for comment about Irish workers

Fletcher Construction boss Graham Darlow sorry for comment about Irish workers

Thursday, 20 August 2015 5:16 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Human Rights Commission has received 10 formal complaints about Fletcher Construction boss Graham Darlow's comment suggesting Irish builders did shoddy quake repair work.

Phase two of Christchurch Bus Interchange complete

Phase two of Christchurch Bus Interchange complete

Thursday, 20 August 2015 2:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

The second phase of Christchurch new $53 million bus interchange has been completed, with all 16 bays soon to be operational.

Lytteltons colourful British Hotel to be restored

Lyttelton's 'colourful' British Hotel to be restored

Thursday, 20 August 2015 2:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Lyttelton couple have taken over the ownership and restoration of the port town's infamous British Hotel.

Beck Eleven: Furious about shoddy repairs

Beck Eleven: Furious about shoddy repairs

Thursday, 20 August 2015 12:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Over the past few weeks I've driven more than 1000kms in my trusty Nissan Wingroad. It's been nice getting out of the city and meeting new people but it has reminded me just how easily Christchurch's problems are forgotten by people beyond our borders.

Fletcher Construction Graham Darlow sorry for comment about Irish workers

Fletcher Construction Graham Darlow sorry for comment about Irish workers

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:43 a.m. by MediaThePress

Fletcher Construction has gone into damage control mode after chief executive Graham Darlow made a comment suggesting Irish builders did shoddy quake repair work. 

Fletcher boss apologises to Irish community

Fletcher boss apologises to Irish community

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

Fletcher Construction chief executive Graham Darlow has apologised to the Irish community after suggesting that some builders who carried out shoddy repair work on Christchurch earthquake damaged homes had "gone back to Ireland".Darlow...

Fletcher boss apologises to Irish community

Fletcher boss apologises to Irish community

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

Fletcher Construction chief executive Graham Darlow has apologised to the Irish community after suggesting that some builders who carried out shoddy repair work on Christchurch earthquake damaged homes had "gone back to Ireland".Darlow...

Fletcher boss Graham Darlow sorry for Irish slur

Fletcher boss Graham Darlow sorry for Irish slur

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

Fletcher Construction chief executive Graham Darlow has apologised to the Irish community after suggesting that some builders who carried out shoddy repair work on Christchurch earthquake damaged homes had "gone back to Ireland".Darlow...

Fletcher boss Graham Darlow sorry for Irish slur

Fletcher boss Graham Darlow sorry for Irish slur

Thursday, 20 August 2015 10:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

Fletcher Construction chief executive Graham Darlow has apologised to the Irish community after suggesting that some builders who carried out shoddy repair work on Christchurch earthquake damaged homes had "gone back to Ireland".Darlow...