A coronial inquiry into the emergency response at the collapsed Canterbury Television building does not meet the gravity of the disaster, lawyers say.
White-zone limbo will continue for more than 160 Christchurch homeowners, while a further 1392 residents have received zoning relief.
The future has become a lot clearer for more than 1,100 property owners on the Port Hills of Christchurch.
A magnitude-4.0 earthquake has rattled Christchurch.
Three-quarters of Port Hills properties in limbo since the quake have been zoned green this afternoon.
The fate of more than 1600 Port Hills properties will be known today.
A previously uncooperative witness in the Canterbury Television (CTV) building hearings has agreed to give evidence via video link today.
It took 22 days after the initial September 2010 quake before a qualified engineer inspected the CTV building, it emerged at the Royal Commission today.
Previously scientists had only been able to identify the past four ruptures, but thanks to three years of painstaking research by our own GNS scientists, they've gone much deeper to unlock the secrets of the Alpine Fault.
A trust set up by the Government following the Canterbury earthquakes will contribute $1.1 million to repair the damaged Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre.
A Christchurch City Council building inspector who gave the Canterbury Television building a green placard after the September 2010 earthquake said his team did only a quick walk around the building and did not notice any obvious damage or hazards.
Top floors in the Canterbury Television building could not be inspected after the September 2010 earthquake because they were locked, a royal commission has heard.
Christchurch firm Connexionz has won an $800,000 contract to supply visual display systems for buses in Santa Clarita, California, beating off seven other competitors.
The inquiry into the failure of Christchurch's CTV building has shifted its focus to the search that followed the disaster.
A key witness for the commission into the collapse of the CTV building in the February earthquake is continuing to refuse to give evidence.
A witness has likened the collapse of Christchurch’s CTV building to the way New York’s Twin Towers came down in the terrorist attack.
A witness has likened the collapse of Christchurch’s CTV building to the way New York’s twin towers came down in the terrorist attack.
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