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Chch City Council stripped of consent powers

Chch City Council stripped of consent powers

Thursday, 4 July 2013 6:02 p.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has voted unanimously to call on the government to help solve its consents crisis.

Chch earthquake video goes viral

Chch earthquake video goes viral

Thursday, 4 July 2013 5:00 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Rebuild safety charter signed

Rebuild safety charter signed

Thursday, 4 July 2013 11:30 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Representatives from the construction and insurance industries have signed a safety charter, aimed at keeping workers safe during the rebuild of Christchurch.

Chch mayor accused of arse-protecting

Chch mayor accused of 'arse-protecting'

Thursday, 4 July 2013 9:38 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Sub-standard Chch buildings `a huge worry

Sub-standard Chch buildings `a huge worry'

Thursday, 4 July 2013 6:07 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Chch council set to agree to Govt takeover

Chch council set to agree to Govt takeover

Thursday, 4 July 2013 5:38 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Construction injuries jump almost 70pc

Construction injuries jump almost 70pc

Thursday, 4 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The rate of serious injury for Christchurch's construction industry has jumped almost 70 per cent since the earthquakes, to 106 incidents per 10,000 workers.

Ianz finds 18 of 20 consents fail code

Ianz finds 18 of 20 consents fail code

Thursday, 4 July 2013 12:47 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch buildings constructed under faulty council consents could be demolished if deemed unsafe after a Government review.

Buildings may have to be razed

Buildings may have to be razed

Thursday, 4 July 2013 12:47 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch buildings constructed under faulty council consents could be demolished if deemed unsafe after a Government review.

Where is Tony Marryatt?

Where is Tony Marryatt?

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 8:08 p.m. by Media3News Popular

As details about the Christchurch City Council's shonky building consent process emerge, it looks like chief executive Tony Marryatt is set to step down.

Demolitions likely after Christchurch consent debacle

Demolitions likely after Christchurch consent debacle

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 5:04 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Council should have focused on recovery

Council 'should have focused on recovery'

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 3:44 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Council CEO takes leave over consents

Council CEO takes leave over consents

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 1:09 p.m. by Media3News Popular



Victoria Apartments to be bowled

Victoria Apartments to be bowled

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 11:47 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

One of Christchurch's few remaining high-rise apartment blocks will be demolished this year, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has confirmed.

Chch consents not meeting requirements

Chch consents not meeting requirements

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 8:54 a.m. by Media3News Popular

The Christchurch City Council has been granting building consents that could put people and property at risk, says IANZ.

Christchurch needs better roads

Christchurch needs better roads

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 8:51 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 Thwack, thump, kerplunk: That's what it is like driving over Christchurch's rollercoaster roads.

Family happy with red-zoned home to call their own

Family happy with red-zoned home to call their own

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

After two years in a rental, Virginia Tatton and her partner are moving into their new home - but they have not had to call a builder or a real estate agent.

Family happy with red-zoned relocation

Family happy with red-zoned relocation

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

After two years in a rental, Virginia Tatton and her partner are moving into their new home - but they have not had to call a builder or a real estate agent.

What IANZ told the Christchurch council

What IANZ told the Christchurch council

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 7:38 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Tonight, exclusively, what IANZ really said to the Christchurch City Council.

Christchurch councillors brace for dressing down over consents

Christchurch councillors brace for dressing down over consents

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:40 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Councillors are bracing themselves for a dressing down by government ministers tomorrow over Christchurch City Council's failure to retain accreditation for building consents.

Confusion over Chch building consents

Confusion over Chch building consents

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:04 p.m. by Media3News

Building and construction industry players in Christchurch are anxiously awaiting the outcome of Gerry Brownlee's meeting with the city council.

Brownlee: Chchs problems go way back

Brownlee: Chch's problems go way back

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 3:34 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Minister Gerry Brownlee says Christchurch City Council's problems with building consents are now unacceptable.

Chch suburbs to get faster internet

Chch suburbs to get faster internet

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 3:04 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch ultrafast broadband (UFB) provider Enable has finalised which suburbs will be hooked up over the next year.

Christchurch builders welcome consents shake-up

Christchurch builders welcome consents shake-up

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 9:10 a.m. by Media3News Popular

The Christchurch City Council has lost its ability to approve building consents after International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) revoked the council's accreditation yesterday morning.

The decision follows a one month period in which the council were told by the IANZ to improve their consenting process.

Speaking on Firstline this morning, Brent Metrick of building company Stonewood ...

Editorial: Christchurch penalty a lesson for all councils

Editorial: Christchurch penalty a lesson for all councils

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The rest of the country long ago grew wary of complaints from the Christchurch City Council that it was excluded from decisions on the city's reconstruction. A Government-appointed authority may have been given the leading role in the revival but the council kept responsibility for building consents. Now it has lost even that role.

Consents: Marryatt needs to front up

Consents: Marryatt needs to front up

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch City Council chief executive Tony Marryatt needs to front up on the council's consenting issues after the Government announced it was stepping in, a city business leader says.

Consents: Marryatt must front

Consents: Marryatt must front

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch City Council chief executive Tony Marryatt needs to front up on the council's consenting issues after the Government announced it was stepping in, a city business leader says.

EQC negotiates $3.25b in reinsurance cover

EQC negotiates $3.25b in reinsurance cover

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Earthquake Commission will pay an unprecedented $160 million for increased reinsurance cover for the 2013-14 year.

Govt to move on consent debacle

Govt to move on consent debacle

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Government is stepping in to solve the Christchurch City Council consenting debacle, with a crisis meeting being held today to discuss intervention options.

Govt mum on frame money

Govt mum on frame money

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Government will spend over 80 per cent of the money allocated to the new "frame" around the central city on land purchases.

Passing on free red-zone houses in Christchurch

Passing on free red-zone houses in Christchurch

Monday, 1 July 2013 8:11 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Family homes in Christchurch are being given away for free. Why? While the red zone is uninhabitable, some of the homes in it aren't.

Christchurch residents now free to roam red zone

Christchurch residents now free to roam red zone

Monday, 1 July 2013 12:18 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch residents are now free to roam the CBD following the lifting of the red zone cordon yesterday.

Chch council will continue to grant consents

Chch council will continue to grant consents

Monday, 1 July 2013 10:17 a.m. by Media3News Popular

The Christchurch City Council is promising to continue to provide all building consent services, despite having its accreditation revoked.

Christchurch Council reeling over consent decision

Christchurch Council reeling over consent decision

Monday, 1 July 2013 10:17 a.m. by Media3News Popular

The Christchurch City Council is promising to continue to provide all building consent services, despite having its accreditation revoked.

Christchurch city council loses accreditation

Christchurch city council loses accreditation

Monday, 1 July 2013 10:17 a.m. by Media3News Popular

The Christchurch City Council has confirmed it has lost the right to grant building consents.

Christchurch school launches legal battle

Christchurch school launches legal battle

Monday, 1 July 2013 10:16 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A Christchurch school has today launched a last-ditch legal battle in a desperate bid to stay open.

Council consents: Critically important that process is sped up

Council consents: 'Critically important' that process is sped up

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:58 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Cabinet ministers Gerry Brownlee and Chris Tremain will travel to Christchurch on Wednesday to try and broker a deal with Christchurch City Council over the building consent problems that are slowing the earthquake rebuild.International...

Christchurch council loses consent accreditation

Christchurch council loses consent accreditation

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:58 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The Christchurch City Council has lost its ability to approve building consents.International Accreditation New Zealand this morning issued a decision revoking the council's accreditation as a building consents authority.The drastic...

Red zone cordons lifted - Defence Force stood down

Red zone cordons lifted - Defence Force stood down

Monday, 1 July 2013 9:49 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The final red zone fences have been removed from the centre of Christchurch, and the Defence Force has been officially dismissed from its deployment in the city.

Kaiapoi has high housing hopes

Kaiapoi has high housing hopes

Monday, 1 July 2013 8:44 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

After the earthquakes left 1000 Kaiapoi homes red-zoned, business owners could be forgiven for feeling uncertain about their future.

Why subdivision could save river town

Why subdivision could save river town

Monday, 1 July 2013 8:44 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

US investors look at stadium

US investors look at stadium

Monday, 1 July 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

United States investors could help cover the multi-million dollar shortfall for a covered stadium in Christchurch.

US investors look at stadium

US investors look at stadium

Monday, 1 July 2013 12:07 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

United States investors could help cover the multi-million dollar shortfall for a covered stadium in Christchurch.

Brownlee opposes bait to quit city

Brownlee opposes bait to quit city

Monday, 1 July 2013 12:05 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Gerry Brownlee says he does not want people being encouraged to leave Christchurch, admitting his "surprise" that a Government entity was doing exactly that.

Christchurch red zone cordon finally lifted

Christchurch red zone cordon finally lifted

Sunday, 30 June 2013 6:23 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The final cordon around Christchurch's quake-damaged city centre was lifted today, bringing to an end the Defence Force's longest-ever domestic deployment.Hundreds gathered as the last barrier to the CBD red zone was officially...

Soldiers farewelled from central city

Soldiers farewelled from central city

Sunday, 30 June 2013 2:19 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The last remaining members of the New Zealand Defence Force were farewelled in Christchurch today.

Defence staff farewelled from central city

Defence staff farewelled from central city

Sunday, 30 June 2013 2:19 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The last remaining members of the New Zealand Defence Force were farewelled in Christchurch today.

Christchurch residents urged to say thanks

Christchurch residents urged to say thanks

Sunday, 30 June 2013 11:41 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

People in Christchurch are being urged to turn out to thank the Defence Force for its service in the city.The Army will end its 857 days of running the cordons, as they finally come down today.This afternoon around 120 members...

Soldiers thanked as Chch cordon lifted

Soldiers thanked as Chch cordon lifted

Sunday, 30 June 2013 7:44 a.m. by Media3News Popular

More than 100 Defence Force personnel who aided the rebuild following the Christchurch earthquakes will be congratulated during a public ceremony today.

Sumner surf club demolished

Sumner surf club demolished

Saturday, 29 June 2013 4:45 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club's building was taken down today, and locals can look forward to a stylish replacement.

Contingency plan for consents process

Contingency plan for consents process

Saturday, 29 June 2013 7:37 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Government officials are preparing a contingency plan in case the Christchurch City Council is stripped of its consenting powers.

Poster child for quake recovery

Poster child for quake recovery

Saturday, 29 June 2013 7:30 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch gift and homewares store Whare could be the poster-child of small-business post-quake recovery.

EQCs home repair milestone reached

EQC's home repair milestone reached

Saturday, 29 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Authorities are halfway through fixing 80,000 Canterbury homes damaged by earthquakes, the Government says.

Roofed stadium to cost $506m

Roofed stadium to cost $506m

Friday, 28 June 2013 10:50 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The total cost of Christchurch's proposed stadium - $506 million - has been revealed in documents leaked to The Press.

Soldiers leave Christchurch red zone

Soldiers leave Christchurch red zone

Friday, 28 June 2013 10:19 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The role of the New Zealand Defence Force in the aftermath of the devastating Christchurch earthquakes has ended.

Giving away a historic building

Giving away a historic building

Friday, 28 June 2013 7:58 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch property developer Antony Gough has a problem he hopes you might be able to solve.

Lifting of the cordon - a symbolic event

Lifting of the cordon - a symbolic event

Friday, 28 June 2013 6:03 p.m. by Media3News Popular

As the cordon around Christchurch CBD comes down, the army is leaving and residents are reacting.

Cordon lifts on Christchurch CBD

Cordon lifts on Christchurch CBD

Friday, 28 June 2013 4:49 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The soldiers who have watched over Christchurch's inner city red zone for the last two and a half years clocked off for the last time today.

Red zone fences come down

Red zone fences come down

Friday, 28 June 2013 2:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

The end is nigh.

Investors line up for Chch rebuild

Investors line up for Chch rebuild

Friday, 28 June 2013 12:34 p.m. by Media3News

Investors will be champing at the bit to get a piece of Christchurch's rebuild after a $4.8 billion announcement yesterday.