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CTV rescue efforts hampered by USAR

CTV rescue efforts 'hampered' by USAR

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 11:05 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Police faced a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation when trying to save survivors of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse, an inquiry has heard.

Design contest has big potential

Design contest has big potential

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 8:42 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

CTV inquest expects more harrowing testimony

CTV inquest expects more harrowing testimony

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 8:15 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

More harrowing testimony is expected as a coroner's inquest into the deaths of eight CTV Building victims continues today.

Evaluations done on only 390 buildings

Evaluations done on only 390 buildings

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 7:30 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Christchurch City Council is in the dark over how 95 per cent of the city's commercial buildings stack up against the new building code.

UK may give housing lead

UK may give housing lead

Monday, 29 October 2012 8:35 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Hundreds of wheelie bins, "eco-bling" and hectares of car parks.

CTV rescue stats questioned

CTV rescue stats questioned

Monday, 29 October 2012 5:21 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The number of foreigners known to be alive but not rescued in the CTV building has risen from six to eight.

Police not equipped, trained for CTV disaster

Police 'not equipped, trained' for CTV disaster

Monday, 29 October 2012 2:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police who attended the Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse were not trained or equipped to deal with the severity of the disaster, an inquest has heard.

Dramatic footage shown at CTV inquiry

Dramatic footage shown at CTV inquiry

Monday, 29 October 2012 11:46 a.m. by Media3News Popular

An inquest in Christchurch has been shown dramatic footage from last year's February quake showing rescues and some bodies recovered.

Inquest into deaths at CTV building to resume

Inquest into deaths at CTV building to resume

Monday, 29 October 2012 9:51 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An inquest into the deaths in the Canterbury Television (CTV) building's collapse resumes today.

CTV coroners inquest resumes

CTV coroner's inquest resumes

Monday, 29 October 2012 9:34 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A coroner's probe into the deaths of six people who survived but could not be rescued from the CTV Building collapse in last year's killer February earthquake has resumed in Christchurch.

CTV inquest: Quake overwhelmed communication services

CTV inquest: Quake 'overwhelmed' communication services

Monday, 29 October 2012 9:34 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Police today admitted the February 22 earthquake disaster in Christchurch "overwhelmed" their communication system.Inspector John Price, who stepped in to take charge of the police communication centre in the chaotic aftermath of...

CTV coronial inquest restarts 13 months on

CTV coronial inquest restarts 13 months on

Monday, 29 October 2012 5:21 a.m. by Media3News Popular

More than a year after it was adjourned, a coroner will resume the hearings into the deaths of people in the CTV building.

Rushed inspections coming back to bite EQC

Rushed inspections 'coming back to bite' EQC

Monday, 29 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Rushed post-earthquake inspections are "coming back to bite" the Earthquake Commission (EQC), with missed damage creating bottlenecks in repair work approvals, contractors say.

More cases of elder abuse reported after earthquakes

More cases of elder abuse reported after earthquakes

Monday, 29 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Elderly people are more vulnerable since the Canterbury earthquakes, with more abuse and neglect incidents reported.

Demolition warning from bishop

Demolition warning from bishop

Sunday, 28 October 2012 11:08 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Anglican Bishop warned her diocese the Government would step in and demolish Christ Church Cathedral if they did not quickly make a decision on its future, previously confidential minutes released as part of a High Court case reveal.

Greatbatch is ready to rumble

Greatbatch is ready to rumble

Sunday, 28 October 2012 9:09 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

McCloud criticises recovery blueprint

McCloud criticises recovery blueprint

Saturday, 27 October 2012 10:08 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Beck Elevens guide to quake tourists sites

Beck Eleven's guide to quake tourists sites

Saturday, 27 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

In the philosophy of "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade",  we might as well show visitors what we've got and how Christchurch is progressing (or not) since September 2010.

Mark Quigley: Science standing on shaky ground

Mark Quigley: Science standing on shaky ground

Friday, 26 October 2012 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

You'll know by now that six scientists and a government official have been found guilty of manslaughter 

Picking up the pieces for business

Picking up the pieces for business

Friday, 26 October 2012 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

The February 2011 earthquake literally sent Anton Heyrick spinning. The owner of Independent Roof Coatings in Christchurch fell off the roof he was working on, and watched as his van was crushed under rubble. For eight months...

Developers in fight for central city

Developers in fight for central city

Thursday, 25 October 2012 11:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Three groups are fighting for control of a prime riverside block in Christchurch's City Mall, with one releasing plans for an ambitious $200 million precinct.

Too many mistakes with Christchurch schools

Too many mistakes with Christchurch schools

Thursday, 25 October 2012 4:40 p.m. by Media3News Popular

There are so many mistakes in the Christchurch schools announcements.

Battle brewing over Christchurch Town Hall

Battle brewing over Christchurch Town Hall

Thursday, 25 October 2012 3:31 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The main auditorium of Christchurch's Town Hall is the only part of the iconic complex city council staff are recommending for repair.

Waimakariri revaluations deadline extended

Waimakariri revaluations deadline extended

Thursday, 25 October 2012 11:35 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Government has granted Waimakariri District Council an extra two years to finish property revaluations.

Disabled fear rebuild will neglect their need

Disabled fear rebuild will neglect their need

Thursday, 25 October 2012 8:06 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The rebuild of Christchurch may ignore the needs of the city's disabled people, the community fears.

Land owners deserve better buyout offer

Land owners 'deserve better buyout offer'

Thursday, 25 October 2012 8:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Landowners deserve better buyout offer

Landowners 'deserve better buyout offer'

Thursday, 25 October 2012 8:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Owners of vacant land in the residential red zone deserve more government compensation, says Christchurch City councillor Aaron Keown.

No place for ugly glass boxes, says councillor

No place for ugly glass boxes, says councillor

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 11:31 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Re:Start mall marks birthday

Re:Start mall marks birthday

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 11:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Re:Start container mall is set to celebrate its first anniversary with a weekend of special events to thank residents for their support.

Special events to mark Re:Starts birthday

Special events to mark Re:Start's birthday

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 11:29 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Drive ugly developers out, says Gough

Drive 'ugly' developers out, says Gough

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 6:49 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Students volunteering with post-quake law cases

Students volunteering with post-quake law cases

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 5:12 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Law students are volunteering at community law drop-in centres to bridge an access to justice gap in post-earthquake Christchurch.

Fake contractors burgle homes

Fake contractors burgle homes

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 4:56 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Burglars posing as Fletcher contractors are targeting Christchurch's southern suburbs.

Too soon to close the schools?

Too soon to close the schools?

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 4:19 p.m. by Media3News

Why is the Ministry of Education closing schools in Christchurch?

CTV inquest resumes next week

CTV inquest resumes next week

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 2:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

An inquest into the deaths in the Canterbury Television building's collapse will resume next week.

CTV inquest resumes next week

CTV inquest resumes next week

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 2:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

An inquest into the deaths that occurred as a result of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building's collapse will resume next week.

Student Volunteer Army gears up for Christchurch concert

Student Volunteer Army gears up for Christchurch concert

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:47 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The countdown has begun to The Concert at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch next week, and the Student Volunteer Army is urging people to get their tickets before it’s too late.

First grant paid to quake-hit suburb

First grant paid to quake-hit suburb

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:16 p.m. by MediaStuff

Edgeware Village businesses will get a $10,000 boost from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust to help promote the precinct and win back local shoppers.

Canterburys student exodus expected to reverse

Canterbury's student exodus expected to reverse

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:06 p.m. by Media3News

There's good news for the University of Canterbury for the first time since the region's earthquakes began.

Quakes drive 9000 under-20s from Christchurch

Quakes drive 9000 under-20s from Christchurch

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 9:32 a.m. by Media3News Popular

The Christchurch earthquakes seem to have driven some young people away from the region.

Early morning quakes shake Christchurch

Early morning quakes shake Christchurch

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 8:13 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Christchurch was shaken by two early morning earthquakes today.The first measured 4.1 on the Richter scale at about 3.20am. It was 8km deep and centred 20km west of Christchurch.The second came about 20 minutes later and measured...

Family who fled quakes hope to return

Family who fled quakes hope to return

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 7:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrian Kiri Reynolds decided to leave Christchurch after seeing her 6-year-old son vomit and cower under a table during a series of aftershocks.

Quakes shake up the night

Quakes shake up the night

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 6:10 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Canterbury residents have had a shaky night with three small tremors striking the region.

Government agencies commit to CBD

Government agencies commit to CBD

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

New stadium not set in stone

New stadium 'not set in stone'

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

GNS scientists wary after Italian ruling

GNS scientists wary after Italian ruling

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 4:35 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A NZ earthquake scientist is defending a decision to jail six Italians who did not predict a quake that killed 309 people.

Tracing the $230 million in Christchurch earthquake donations

Tracing the $230 million in Christchurch earthquake donations

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 4:33 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Donations to the earthquake appeal, Red Cross and Christchurch City Council gathered more than $230 million. So where has it gone?

Jail for quake scientists disappointing

Jail for quake scientists 'disappointing'

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 3:30 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An Italian court's decision to jail six scientists for failing to warn of a deadly earthquake could force experts to go ''beyond common sense'' when assessing potential quake risks, a Christchurch expert says.

Quakes key driver in stunting population growth

Quakes key driver in stunting population growth

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 12:16 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

New Zealand's population growth is at its lowest in 11 years with the Canterbury earthquakes a major influence in the change.

Quakes key driver in stunting population growth

Quakes key driver in stunting population growth

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 12:16 p.m. by MediaStuff

New Zealand's population growth is at its lowest in 11 years, with the Canterbury earthquakes a major influence in the change.

Women more isolated in post-quake Chch

Women more isolated in post-quake Chch

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 11:21 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Women seeking free counselling sessions are on a long waiting list, with loneliness and social isolation identified as big problems, the Christchurch Women's Centre says.

Women more isolated in post-quake Chch

Women more isolated in post-quake Chch

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 11:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

Women seeking free counselling sessions are on a long waiting list, with loneliness and social isolation identified as big problems, the Christchurch Women's Centre says.

Christchurch exodus boosts Auckland values

Christchurch exodus boosts Auckland values

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Earthquake-weary Cantabrians escaping to Auckland have pushed up house prices in some of the country's most expensive suburbs.

Europe players may lower premiums

Europe players may lower premiums

Monday, 22 October 2012 10:42 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A government-funded city development body has been wooing European insurers to try to smooth the way for better insurance conditions and cheaper premiums for Cantabrians.

Fewer people opting out of EQR scheme

Fewer people opting out of EQR scheme

Monday, 22 October 2012 10:28 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Fewer people opting out of EQR scheme

Fewer people opting out of EQR scheme

Monday, 22 October 2012 10:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Changes to the Earthquake Commission's payment process are behind a drop in claimants opting out of its repair programme, contractors say.

Exodus boosts house values

Exodus boosts house values

Monday, 22 October 2012 10:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake-weary Cantabrians escaping to Auckland have pushed up house prices in some of the country's most expensive suburbs.

Two families, two different decisions

Two families, two different decisions

Monday, 22 October 2012 10:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

Leaving Christchurch for Auckland was not an easy decision for Brett and Sarah Christie.

Two families, two different decisions

Two families, two different decisions

Monday, 22 October 2012 10:19 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Leaving Christchurch for Auckland was not an easy decision for Brett and Sarah Christie.

Interest in convention centre mainly local

Interest in convention centre mainly local

Monday, 22 October 2012 10:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

International investors appear to be cool about putting their money into Christchurch's new convention centre.