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Low water may have limited liquefaction

Low water may have limited liquefaction

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 11:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Lower groundwater levels in Christchurch may have limited liquefaction after last week's violent earthquakes and spared the city's infrastructure from greater damage, a city council manager says.

Deserted Chch neighbourhood scary

Deserted Chch neighbourhood 'scary'

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 11:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two Christchurch flatmates feel like prisoners in their own home as neglected, empty state houses on their street attract arsonists and burglars.

Quakes add to water worries

Quakes add to water worries

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 11:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch residents face a total watering ban during the hottest part of summer to ease demand on the city's quake-damaged infrastructure.

Deserted Christchurch neighbourhood scary

Deserted Christchurch neighbourhood 'scary'

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 11:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two Christchurch flatmates feel like prisoners in their own home as neglected, empty state houses on their street attract arsonists and burglars.

Friday quakes add to water worries

Friday quakes add to water worries

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 11:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch residents face a total watering ban during the hottest part of summer to ease demand on the city's quake-damaged infrastructure.

Deserted city neighbourhood scary

Deserted city neighbourhood 'scary'

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 11:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two Christchurch flatmates feel like prisoners in their own home as neglected, empty state houses on their street attract arsonists and burglars.

Chch watering ban likely over summer

Chch watering ban likely over summer

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 5:28 p.m. by Media3News

High temperatures teamed with water leaks after a fresh round of quakes in Christchurch mean a total ban on outdoor watering is likely this summer.

Outdoor water ban looms

Outdoor water ban looms

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 4:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

Rising temperatures and new quake damage mean a total outdoor watering ban in Christchurch is "highly likely", the Christchurch City Council says.

New quake claims mount in Christchurch

New quake claims mount in Christchurch

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 3:43 p.m. by Media3News

More than 2000 damage claims have been lodged with the Earthquake Commission since a fresh round of earthquakes rocked Christchurch on Friday.

Chch shopping gets back to normal

Chch shopping gets back to normal

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 1:44 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's main shopping centres have all reopened after some suffered minor damage in Friday's earthquakes.

Thousands make new EQC claims

Thousands make new EQC claims

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 1:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission has received more than 2000 damage claims from Friday's shakes.

Thousands make claims

Thousands make claims

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 12:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission has received 2210 damage claims from Friday's shakes.

Kiwi dollar drops following quake

Kiwi dollar drops following quake

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 11:12 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Love or hate em, insurers are victims, too

Love or hate 'em, insurers are victims, too

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 9:30 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The insurance industry has been dealt a difficult hand by the quakes. MICHAEL WRIGHT reports.

Diagnosis for 2011: one we will never forget

Diagnosis for 2011: one we will never forget

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 9:20 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

ChCh to be safest city - mayor

ChCh to be 'safest city' - mayor

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 8:36 a.m. by Media3News

 

Avon River park call popular

Avon River park call popular

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 1:04 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Cruise ships give Akaroa holiday boost

Cruise ships give Akaroa holiday boost

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 1:04 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Every sponsored metre counts for trainees goal

Every sponsored metre counts for trainees' goal

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 1:04 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Residents in east lose faith in zoning

Residents in east lose faith in zoning

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 1:01 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Second June 13 shake upgraded

Second June 13 shake upgraded

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 1:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Marryatt draws fire for staying away

Marryatt draws fire for staying away

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 1:01 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Latest Christchurch earthquakes costly

Latest Christchurch earthquakes costly

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 1:01 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Friday's earthquakes could take a multimillion-dollar bite out of local and central government coffers, with scant protection from insurers.

Parklands cant take any more shakes & silt

Parklands can't take any more shakes & silt

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 7:37 p.m. by Media3News

Residents in the Christchurch suburb of Parklands are calling on the Government to re-zone their land red.

Cantabrian campers flock to the calm

Cantabrian campers flock to the calm

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 1:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch residents are flocking to South Canterbury camping grounds this week in the hope of getting some uninterrupted sleep.

Beautiful snow adds to citys burden

Beautiful snow adds to city's burden

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 11:56 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

It was Christchurch's snowiest winter for many years but ironically the cold, hard facts fail to show that.

Guest house thrives in rebuild

Guest house thrives in rebuild

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Gunyah Country Estate is reaping the rewards of its determination to repair and rebuild after the historic home near Hororata took a beating in the September 4 quake last year.

Rocks rain down on Redcliffs Cave House

Rocks rain down on Redcliffs Cave House

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 12:45 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A crumbling cliff is claiming one of the most prominent houses in a Christchurch seaside suburb.

Cliffside collapses in dust cloud

Cliffside collapses in dust cloud

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 12:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fay Tunnicliffe was checking the cliff behind her Clifton home when the magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck on Friday.

Zoning disparity a worry for homeowners

Zoning disparity a worry for homeowners

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 12:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

Homeowners in an east Christchurch street are questioning why they are moving tonnes of silt for a third time while some neighbours receive cheques.

Port Hills residents continue to stand firm

Port Hills residents continue to stand firm

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 12:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fresh earthquake damage on the Port Hills has not deterred Christchurch homeowners from defying notices to leave their rockfall-threatened properties.

Volunteers get shovelling again

Volunteers get shovelling again

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 12:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

David Batterbury had no second thoughts about spending Boxing Day on the end of a shovel.

Merry Christmas, heres your baby

'Merry Christmas, here's your baby'

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 12:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Caleb Kelly came into the world early on Christmas Day, 36 hours after Friday's series of earthquakes triggered his birth.

Flooded area cant be fixed - expert

Flooded area can't be fixed - expert

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 12:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Parklands residents are demanding the Government write off hundreds of homes that were previously declared habitable.

Aftershocks dont deter Christchurch retail therapy

Aftershocks don't deter Christchurch retail therapy

Monday, 26 December 2011 7:08 p.m. by Media3News Popular

In Christchurch the sales were on too but nobody was making jokes about retail therapy, especially the retailers.

Aftershocks doesnt deter Christchurch retail therapy

Aftershocks doesn't deter Christchurch retail therapy

Monday, 26 December 2011 7:08 p.m. by Media3News

In Christchurch the sales were on too but nobody was making jokes about retail therapy, especially the retailers.

Noble Student Army pick up their shovels yet again

Noble Student Army pick up their shovels yet again

Monday, 26 December 2011 7:01 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Season awakens memories of lost brother

Season awakens memories of lost brother

Monday, 26 December 2011 3:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

Only a year ago, the Tomlin family were enjoying a sunny Christmas in Kaikoura.

Fix-it minister ready to play less visible role

Fix-it minister ready to play less visible role

Monday, 26 December 2011 3:27 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

He has been called the most powerful man in Canterbury, charged with making decisions that deeply affect tens of thousands of lives. But in his second term, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee plans to spend less time in Christchurch and give recovery bureaucrats more breathing space. BEN HEATHER reports.

Certainty a comfort for Brooklands residents

Certainty a comfort for Brooklands residents

Monday, 26 December 2011 12:57 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Brooklands family celebrating their last Christmas in the quake-ravaged suburb say certainty about their future is one of the best presents they could have received.

A solitary festive season

A solitary festive season

Monday, 26 December 2011 11:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

Avonside couple Christopher Hogers and Penelope Clark made the most of a "normal" Christmas after an abnormal year in their deserted suburb.

Family get mum back before Christmas

Family get mum back before Christmas

Monday, 26 December 2011 11:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Sue Hill got her mother back to Christchurch just in time for Christmas.

Mayor expects more of Chch to be rezoned

Mayor expects more of Chch to be rezoned

Monday, 26 December 2011 11:29 a.m. by Media3News

More parts of Christchurch's eastern suburbs may be deemed beyond salvation after Friday's earthquakes, says mayor Bob Parker.

Aftershocks continue to rock Christchurch

Aftershocks continue to rock Christchurch

Monday, 26 December 2011 9:48 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch residents continued to be rocked by aftershocks overnight.

Christchurch clean-up continues

Christchurch clean-up continues

Monday, 26 December 2011 8:36 a.m. by Media3News

The Student Volunteer Army will again be lending a hand as Christchurch continues the clean-up from two major quakes on Friday.

Family that stays together in adversity

Family that stays together in adversity

Sunday, 25 December 2011 11:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Aberdein-Tapuai family managed to spend Christmas together despite earthquakes, flight cancellations and a cancer diagnosis.

Open-air church services popular

Open-air church services popular

Sunday, 25 December 2011 11:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians made the most of outdoor and relocated Christmas church services after Friday's earthquakes forced many buildings to be closed so they could be re-inspected for damage.

Festive spirit triumphs over shakes

Festive spirit triumphs over shakes

Sunday, 25 December 2011 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch residents shook off aftershocks and counted their blessings on a Christmas Day unlike any other in the quake-hit city's history.

Kneecap break a real nuisance

Kneecap break a real 'nuisance'

Sunday, 25 December 2011 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

A 95-year-old woman spent a night in Christchurch Hospital after smashing her kneecap when Friday's magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit.

Mini-tsunami likely after latest quakes

Mini-tsunami likely after latest quakes

Sunday, 25 December 2011 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Friday afternoon's magnitude-6.0 earthquake may have produced a small tsunami in Lyttelton Harbour.

Kneecap break bit of a nuisance

Kneecap break 'bit of a nuisance'

Sunday, 25 December 2011 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

A 95-year-old woman spent a night in Christchurch Hospital after smashing her kneecap when Friday's magnitude-6.0 earthquake hit.

Christchurch holds outdoor church Christmas services

Christchurch holds outdoor church Christmas services

Sunday, 25 December 2011 8:31 p.m. by Media3News

One place with every reason to spend this Christmas outdoors was Christchurch.

Warning of more quakes for Christchurch

Warning of more quakes for Christchurch

Sunday, 25 December 2011 11:33 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Christhchurch can expect a host of aftershocks after Friday's earthquake cluster says a GNS seismologist.

Christchurch hopes for calm Christmas

Christchurch hopes for calm Christmas

Sunday, 25 December 2011 8:15 a.m. by Media3News

Two earthquakes on Friday and a series of aftershocks jolted the nerves of many in Christchurch but most services will be back for Christmas.

More silt, more woes for residents

More silt, more woes for residents

Sunday, 25 December 2011 12:19 a.m. by MediaStuff

A number of Christchurch residents want their neighbourhood to be condemned, as liquefaction following Friday's earthquake forced another clean-up.

Quakes wont impact rebuild budget: Key

Quakes won't impact rebuild budget: Key

Saturday, 24 December 2011 9:05 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Quakes wont impact rebuild budget - Key

Quakes won't impact rebuild budget - Key

Saturday, 24 December 2011 9:05 p.m. by Media3News

The rebuild budget for Christchurch shouldn't go up much from Friday's quakes, Prime Minister John Key says.

Sales figures down after quake

Sales figures down after quake

Saturday, 24 December 2011 7:49 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Malls open for business despite damage

Malls open for business despite damage

Saturday, 24 December 2011 7:02 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Renewed warnings for residents about rock falls

Renewed warnings for residents about rock falls

Saturday, 24 December 2011 6:47 p.m. by Media3News Popular