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Fears for green frame losses

Fears for 'green frame' losses

Sunday, 14 October 2012 9:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

Central Christchurch landlords with sites earmarked for Government rebuild projects fear they will miss out on millions of dollars in insurance and be left unable to replace lost buildings.

Block of flats a mix of repairs, demolition

Block of flats a mix of repairs, demolition

Friday, 12 October 2012 10:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Cycling with a message

Cycling with a message

Friday, 12 October 2012 10:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch barista is escaping the daily grind to raise awareness of Canterbury school closures.

Concern over lack of insurance for council heritage buildings

Concern over lack of insurance for council heritage buildings

Friday, 12 October 2012 10:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

Heritage campaigners are alarmed the Christchurch City Council has no insurance cover on more than 50 heritage buildings that it owns and only minimal cover on others.

Te Kanawa backs Town Hall

Te Kanawa backs Town Hall

Friday, 12 October 2012 10:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Opera diva Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has backed a campaign to save the Christchurch Town Hall.

Developer admits fake quake claims

Developer admits fake quake claims

Friday, 12 October 2012 3:56 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A property developer who owns 10 Christchurch houses has admitted 17 charges relating to false insurance claims for earthquake damage.

Ballantyne and Boyd win director accolades

Ballantyne and Boyd win director accolades

Friday, 12 October 2012 2:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch retailer Richard Ballantyne has received the Institute of Directors' top honour for his contribution to business and industry in the city.

600 aged care beds lost after quakes

600 aged care beds lost after quakes

Friday, 12 October 2012 2:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury's earthquakes showed how resilient the region's elderly are, but communication issues and record-keeping at aged care facilities need to be improved in case of a future disaster, a conference has heard.

Cowles Stadium reopens after repairs

Cowles Stadium reopens after repairs

Friday, 12 October 2012 12:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

The newly repaired and earthquake-strengthened Cowles Stadium has been officially reopened today.

Kiwibank extends Christchurch mortgage help

Kiwibank extends Christchurch mortgage help

Friday, 12 October 2012 8:33 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Kiwibank is extending its Christchurch earthquake home loan package through to the end of next year.

Police called to Cranmer Courts protest

Police called to Cranmer Courts protest

Thursday, 11 October 2012 2:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

Protesters have again gathered outside Cranmer Courts.

Call to halt Cranmer Courts demolition

Call to halt Cranmer Courts demolition

Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:47 p.m. by MediaStuff

Anger turned to jubilation as heritage campaigners evicted from a Christhurch City Council meeting learned that councillors had voted 5-4 to call for one-month moratorium on the demolition of Cranmer Courts.

Law change affects quake-hit retirement villages

Law change affects quake-hit retirement villages

Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:16 p.m. by Media3News

Future owners of retirement village units hit by events similar to the Canterbury earthquakes will come out better off.

Fee for Southland firms joining Chch rebuild

Fee for Southland firms joining Chch rebuild

Thursday, 11 October 2012 7:51 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Fee for Southland firms joining Chch rebuild

Fee for Southland firms joining Chch rebuild

Thursday, 11 October 2012 7:51 a.m. by MediaStuff

Southland businesses signing up to help with the Christchurch rebuild will be asked to pay membership fees to partially fund the project.

Watch the Farmers car park demolition

Watch the Farmers car park demolition

Thursday, 11 October 2012 7:21 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Rebuild drives employment in Canterbury

Rebuild drives employment in Canterbury

Thursday, 11 October 2012 6:56 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Honoured policeman recalls race to save lives

Honoured policeman recalls race to save lives

Thursday, 11 October 2012 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 

Tourists find much to like in Christchurch

Tourists find 'much to like' in Christchurch

Thursday, 11 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

International tourists continue to bypass quake-hit Christchurch - but those who make it to the city say it has a surprising amount to offer.

Insurers link to resolve claims

Insurers link to resolve claims

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 11:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two insurance companies say they will work together to determine the fate of a St Albans property they both cover.

Global interest in Avon River precinct

Global interest in Avon River precinct

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 11:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

A central Christchurch park has drawn global interest from companies looking to be part of the city's first major recovery project.

Flood rule changes set to add grief

Flood rule changes set to add grief

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 11:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

New flood rules could mean further frustration and upheaval for Christchurch's quake-ravaged suburbs.

Tourists find much to like in city

Tourists find 'much to like' in city

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 11:40 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Red zone turns fake war zone

Red zone turns fake war zone

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 6:57 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Aussie gets in on tourism campaign

Aussie gets in on tourism campaign

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 5:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

An Australian businesswoman is offering to organise delivery of a ''big thing'' in response to Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker's tongue-in-cheek campaign to lure Australians to the earthquake-hit city.

New flood rules for properties released

New flood rules for properties released

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 3:34 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Police work during quake recognised

Police work during quake recognised

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 1:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

Magnitude 4.3 quake hits Christchurch

Magnitude 4.3 quake hits Christchurch

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 1:11 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Bids sought for iconic centre

Bids sought for 'iconic' centre

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 1:08 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Bids sought for iconic centre

Bids sought for 'iconic' centre

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 1:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's next convention centre must be an ''iconic'' facility that can be opened by early 2017, potential developers have been told.

Post-quake exodus from Christchurch bottoms out

Post-quake exodus from Christchurch bottoms out

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 1:07 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The post-earthquake exodus from Christchurch has bottomed out, according to latest figures which show just 2800 people leaving the wider city area in the last year. Councils in the Greater Christchurch areas say that the quarterly...

Second quake report handed to Govt

Second quake report handed to Govt

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:38 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The second part of a royal commission's report on the Canterbury Earthquakes is being considered by the Government.

Quake report handed to government

Quake report handed to government

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 11:15 a.m. by MediaStuff

A report recommending law changes to protect people from earthquake-prone buildings has been handed over to the Government.

Demolition farce for St Albans homes

Demolition farce for St Albans homes

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 9:55 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Efforts of quake response teams recognised today

Efforts of quake response teams recognised today

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 8:10 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A special ceremony will be held in Christchurch today to recognise the efforts of police and other emergency services after the fatal February 22, 2011 earthquake.

Landlords cash in on Chch quakes

Landlords cash in on Chch quakes

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 8:02 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Christchurch landlords are cashing in on the earthquakes by putting up rents by as much as $250 a week - even for rundown bungalows.

Chch pipe maker spends $3m to grow

Chch pipe maker spends $3m to grow

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 7:57 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch manufacturer of large plastic pipes has more than doubled its capacity by buying a $3 million production line which will allow it to build pipes up to four metres in diameter.

Port Hills red-zoners have a chance to go green

Port Hills red-zoners have a chance to go green

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:16 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Rockfall-threatened Port Hills red-zoners can "make themselves green" by convincing the Christchurch City Council to lift notices barring access to their homes, the Earthquake Recovery Minister says.

Minimum floor levels tipped to rise

Minimum floor levels tipped to rise

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:13 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

New plan for old railway station site

New plan for old railway station site

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

Grand $52 million redevelopment plans for the old railway station site in Moorhouse Ave in Christchurch have been unveiled.

Christchurch quake funds still available

Christchurch quake funds still available

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 7:26 p.m. by Media3News Popular

There is still money left in Christchurch quake funds to give to Cantabrians struggling to pay to heat their homes.

Employment hub ‘too little, too late

Employment hub ‘too little, too late

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 4:31 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Joined Christchurch flats face different fates

Joined Christchurch flats face different fates

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 4:29 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Two of the damaged flats are rebuilds, two repairs

Do something about crisis - Shearer

'Do something about crisis' - Shearer

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 3:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Marmageddon: Marmites return further delayed

Marmageddon: Marmite's return further delayed

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 3:27 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Demolition starts on Shadbolt House

Demolition starts on Shadbolt House

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 11:47 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Hill residents given three weeks

Hill residents given three weeks

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 11:04 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Architects shortlisted for Strip rebuild

Architects shortlisted for Strip rebuild

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 7:53 a.m. by MediaStuff

The developers behind a planned $40 million restaurant and bar precinct in central Christchurch have short-listed four architects to draw up plans for the riverfront development.

Community shocked at centre closure

Community shocked at centre closure

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 7:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Quake exiles look north

Quake exiles look north

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Hamilton housing market holds appeal for shaken Cantabrians looking for fresh start.

Quake barely touches likely 2031 head tally

Quake barely touches likely 2031 head tally

Monday, 8 October 2012 11:55 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch's population will rise by 50,000 in the next two decades with growth expected at pre-earthquake levels, figures show.

Electrical store plugs into recovery

Electrical store plugs into recovery

Monday, 8 October 2012 11:55 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The reopening of a quake-hit electrical retail store in central Christchurch is "the last piece of the jigsaw" for the business, its owners say.

$5m bill just to make Cranmer Courts safe

$5m bill just to make Cranmer Courts safe

Monday, 8 October 2012 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Potential buyers are still interested in saving Cranmer Courts, despite a possible $5 million price tag just to make the building safe.

Cathedral shortfall $50m

Cathedral shortfall $50m

Monday, 8 October 2012 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

About half of Christ Church Cathedral's $40 million insurance payout will be spent before the rebuild begins, court documents show.

Airport profit holds despite fewer passengers

Airport profit holds despite fewer passengers

Monday, 8 October 2012 11:21 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch International Airport made $19.6 million profit in the year to June, despite almost 450,000 fewer passengers visiting the airport compared with before the earthquakes.

Daily late shopping in central city promoted

Daily late shopping in central city promoted

Monday, 8 October 2012 9:56 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Central Christchurch could follow an international trend for daily late shopping to compete with suburban malls.

Small Business: Earthquakes show use of cloud

Small Business: Earthquakes show use of cloud

Monday, 8 October 2012 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Moaners box on and enjoy a fun night out

'Moaners' box on and enjoy a fun night out

Sunday, 7 October 2012 11:31 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Postnatal depression increases after quakes

Postnatal depression increases after quakes

Sunday, 7 October 2012 11:21 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Canterbury mothers are suffering from "more complex" postnatal depressions since the earthquakes and the worst is yet to come.