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Helping tradesmen tackle growth

Helping tradesmen tackle growth

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:12 a.m. by MediaStuff

When it became obvious that earthquake rebuild work would extend for years and years, a Christchurch accountancy firm decided to set up a new division dedicated to tradesmen coping with extra work and upscaling their businesses.

Underinsurance common

Underinsurance 'common'

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch commercial buildings are probably up to 30 per cent underinsured.

Helping tradesmen tackle growth

Helping tradesmen tackle growth

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:12 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Rise in imports of drugs not linked to quakes

Rise in imports of drugs 'not linked to quakes'

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 11:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury's earthquakes did not cause more drugs to be brought into the region, Christchurch police say.

Aussies urged to revisit Christchurch

Aussies urged to revisit Christchurch

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 8:16 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch earthquakes have wiped out one in five Australian arrivals to the South Island city's airport, says Canterbury tourism boss Tim Hunter.

Deep drilling begins in Port Hills

Deep drilling begins in Port Hills

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 2:06 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Work on drilling deep bore holes in the Port Hills will begin later this week.The bore holes are part of the Christchurch City Council's geotechnical investigations and will initially involve work on five sites - Clifton Terrace/Kinsey Tce, Lucas Ln, Deans Head, Richmond Hill and the Moa Bone Cave area.Christchurch City Council environment general manager Jane Parfitt said work on the bore holes was expected to take three months to complete.Some of the bore holes would be drilled as deep as 90 ...

Optimism for Christchurchs future

Optimism for Christchurch's future

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 1:07 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The securing of continuing insurance cover is one of the reasons Roger Sutton is optimistic about Christchurch following its devastating earthquakes.

The three Rs: reopen, rebuild, relocate

The three Rs: reopen, rebuild, relocate

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 12:02 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Recovery boss berates engineers

Recovery boss berates engineers

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 11:28 a.m. by Media3News Popular

The man leading the rebuild of Christchurch is accusing the engineering profession of a lack of leadership.

Social media excel after quakes

Social media excel after quakes

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 11:17 a.m. by MediaStuff

The social media replaced the church as the place many Christchurch people went to for support after the region's earthquakes, a University of Canterbury lecturer says.

Social media excels after quakes

Social media excels after quakes

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 11:17 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

High Street may be under threat in rebuild

High Street may be under threat in rebuild

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:49 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Quake review goes to Cabinet

Quake review goes to Cabinet

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 9:52 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Residents link health problems to silt

Residents link health problems to silt

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 7:57 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Christchurch better placed for quakes

Christchurch 'better placed for quakes'

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Bexley red-zoner finally accepts buyout offer

Bexley red-zoner finally accepts buyout offer

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

82yo stonemason repairs Christchurch heritage building

82yo stonemason repairs Christchurch heritage building

Monday, 20 August 2012 5:03 p.m. by Media3News

An 82-year-old stonemason has come out of retirement to repair Christchurch’s quake-damaged Old Government Building.

Chch quakes best-case scenario

Chch quakes 'best-case scenario'

Monday, 20 August 2012 12:05 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Land woes harming mental health

Land woes harming mental health

Monday, 20 August 2012 12:05 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Chch must be energy smart

Chch 'must be energy smart'

Monday, 20 August 2012 9:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

An energy efficiency group is calling on Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) chief executive Roger Sutton to ensure the rebuilt Christchurch becomes an energy smart city.

Chch must be energy smart

Chch 'must be energy smart'

Monday, 20 August 2012 9:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

An energy efficiency group is calling on Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) chief executive Roger Sutton to ensure the rebuilt Christchurch becomes an energy smart city.

Deadline expires for red zone

Deadline expires for red zone

Monday, 20 August 2012 8:34 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Failure to raise $6m spells end for facade

Failure to raise $6m spells end for facade

Monday, 20 August 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Family struggles for answers after land zoning

Family struggles for answers after land zoning

Monday, 20 August 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Concerns as boy racers descend upon Christchurch

Concerns as 'boy racers' descend upon Christchurch

Sunday, 19 August 2012 5:48 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Quake law experts to convene

Quake law experts to convene

Sunday, 19 August 2012 2:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Experts will explain important legal issues relating to earthquakes at a conference on the University of Canterbury this month. 

Red zone offer deadline arrives

Red zone offer deadline arrives

Sunday, 19 August 2012 10:16 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

CTV building should never have gone up, says husband

CTV building should never have gone up, says husband

Sunday, 19 August 2012 7:31 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Gibbs Christchurch charity cost his health

Gibb's Christchurch charity 'cost his health'

Sunday, 19 August 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Strengthening saves Malthouse

Strengthening saves Malthouse

Sunday, 19 August 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Life about to change for quake uninsured

Life about to change for quake uninsured

Sunday, 19 August 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

People first, say critics of memorial

People first, say critics of memorial

Sunday, 19 August 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Slip risk may mean homes abandoned

Slip risk may mean homes abandoned

Saturday, 18 August 2012 8:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Rebuild echoes original plans

Rebuild echoes original plans

Saturday, 18 August 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Workplace stress levels on the rise

Workplace stress levels on the rise

Friday, 17 August 2012 11:23 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Last-ditch effort to save historic buildings facade

Last-ditch effort to save historic building's facade

Friday, 17 August 2012 11:23 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Many twists to CTV tragedy

Many twists to CTV tragedy

Friday, 17 August 2012 11:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Television building would not be built today because the construction methods would be unacceptable.

New technique for quake-zone building

New technique for quake-zone building

Friday, 17 August 2012 10:30 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

New technique for quake-zone building

New technique for quake-zone building

Friday, 17 August 2012 10:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

Architect William Trengrove is pioneering the use of new residential foundation and building techniques for Christchurch earthquake zones on a central-city block.

Final Christchurch land zoning announcement leaves questions

Final Christchurch land zoning announcement leaves questions

Friday, 17 August 2012 6:09 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

How should Lyttelton be rebuilt?

How should Lyttelton be rebuilt?

Friday, 17 August 2012 4:36 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Avon River punting relaunches in Christchurch red zone

Avon River punting relaunches in Christchurch red zone

Friday, 17 August 2012 1:13 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The re-launch of Christchurch’s iconic punting boats today will give passengers a new view of the city’s red zone.

CTV report did not raise red flags - engineer

CTV report did not raise 'red flags' - engineer

Friday, 17 August 2012 10:43 a.m. by MediaStuff

A report outlining concerns over construction standards for the Canterbury Television building did not raise any "red flags" about its overall design, an engineer for the building designer says.

121 Port Hills houses red-zoned

121 Port Hills houses red-zoned

Friday, 17 August 2012 6:59 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Worry over workers being lured away

Worry over workers being lured away

Friday, 17 August 2012 12:06 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Worry over workers being lured away

Worry over workers being lured away

Friday, 17 August 2012 12:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury manufacturers are concerned about the potential for the construction sector to lure their workers with higher wages.

House caught between zones

House caught between zones

Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:37 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Rates wont pay for Port Hills land

Rates 'won't pay for Port Hills land'

Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:37 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Silt could affect health, reports warn

Silt could affect health, reports warn

Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:37 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Police say no cause for alarm on red-zone crime

Police say no cause for alarm on red-zone crime

Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

EQC to help pressure on insurance companies

EQC to help 'pressure' on insurance companies

Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:37 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Silt could affect health, reports warn

Silt could affect health, reports warn

Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Disease-causing germs could remain in liquefaction silt for more than five months, a report has found.

Faults in CTV building known

Faults in CTV building known

Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:35 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Bar brings new life to Christchurch CBD

Bar brings new life to Christchurch CBD

Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:35 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Hills red zone grows with fears of rockfalls

Hills red zone grows with fears of rockfalls

Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:35 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

More pressure on EQC over insurance delays

More pressure on EQC over insurance delays

Thursday, 16 August 2012 5:30 p.m. by Media3News

A Christchurch home owner whose property was severely damaged in the quakes says the Earthquake Commission has delayed his insurance settlement.

The demolition of the QEII stadium

The demolition of the QEII stadium

Thursday, 16 August 2012 5:13 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Engineer would not have approved remedial work

Engineer would not have approved remedial work

Thursday, 16 August 2012 2:31 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The engineer who first identified the Canterbury Television building did not meet building standards says he would never have approved the strengthening work eventually done to fix it.

Quake claims need to be prioritised better - Sutton

Quake claims need to be prioritised better - Sutton

Thursday, 16 August 2012 1:34 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Quake claims need to be prioritised better - Sutton

Quake claims need to be prioritised better - Sutton

Thursday, 16 August 2012 1:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake recovery boss Roger Sutton is calling for better ''triaging'' of insurance and Earthquake Commission (EQC) claims so those most in need get their homes fixed first.