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Quake-hit Bicycle Thief to be demolished

Quake-hit Bicycle Thief to be demolished

Monday, 12 November 2012 10:45 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Bicycle Thief, on the western side of Latimer Square, has been given its marching orders by the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU).

Royal visit to cap off Cup Week

Royal visit to cap off Cup Week

Monday, 12 November 2012 8:07 a.m. by Media3News Popular

New Zealand Cup and Show Week is underway in Canterbury, seven days which promise to bring more than just racing to the region.

Europeans queue for Christchurch jobs

Europeans queue for Christchurch jobs

Sunday, 11 November 2012 4:59 p.m. by Media3News Popular

In London, crowds have been queuing out the door at an expo to recruit people to help rebuild Christchurch.

Coldplay dedicate song to tragedies

Coldplay dedicate song to tragedies

Sunday, 11 November 2012 9:53 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Coldplay performed for 47,000 fans last night in Auckland, dedicating a song to the Pike River miners and victims of the Canterbury earthquakes. 

Tourists take in grim, sad Christchurch sights

Tourists take in 'grim, sad' Christchurch sights

Saturday, 10 November 2012 11:28 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Tourists are curious to explore Christchurch's unique earthquake-ravaged cityscape, although they compare what they see to the Blitz and "a war zone".

Basilica walls may be saved

Basilica walls may be saved

Saturday, 10 November 2012 12:55 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Remnants of Christchurch's earthquake-ravaged Catholic cathedral may be preserved as a memorial with a new cathedral built next door.

Fresh start for dairy owners

Fresh start for dairy owners

Saturday, 10 November 2012 11:11 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Another new business has opened in Nelson as more Christchurch earthquake refugees try to start again.

A design for future generations

A design for future generations

Saturday, 10 November 2012 8:44 a.m. by MediaStuff Featured Popular

Christchurch will be one of the biggest jobs on the planet for architects - a vast canvas of possibilities. But dominating early on will be the bread-and-butter work of just getting buildings up quickly, writes CHRISTOPHER MOORE .

Parker humiliated by Brownlees clown comment

Parker humiliated by Brownlee's 'clown' comment

Saturday, 10 November 2012 7:50 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker was on the verge of quitting after Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee publicly labelled him a clown.

Bob Parker: My earthquake story

Bob Parker: My earthquake story

Saturday, 10 November 2012 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Christchurch mayor Bob Parker doesn't pull any punches in a personal account of the earthquakes that rocked his city - and the often bitter in-fighting that followed. Catherine Masters reports With a moody sky behind him, Bob Parker...

CTV inquest: Chaotic scenes at Air force base caused delays

CTV inquest: Chaotic scenes at Air force base caused delays

Friday, 9 November 2012 6:10 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Chaotic scenes on the tarmac of a Royal New Zealand Air Force base meant critical search and rescue experts and specialist equipment were delayed arriving in Christchurch after the February 22 earthquake, an inquest heard today.

Through the ass of the elephant

Through the ass of the elephant

Friday, 9 November 2012 5:19 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

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Usar angry at Defence Force delays

Usar angry at Defence Force delays

Friday, 9 November 2012 4:25 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An Urban Search and Rescue national manager says he made it "very clear" to the Defence Force how much critical rescue equipment needed to be flown from Auckland to Christchurch after the February 2011 earthquake, and was assured it was possible.

Shock closure upsets South Brighton residents

Shock closure upsets South Brighton residents

Friday, 9 November 2012 4:02 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Residents and shop owners are upset at the sudden closure of a block of shops in South Brighton.

Rescuers flight to Chch delayed

Rescuers' flight to Chch delayed

Friday, 9 November 2012 12:57 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A flight carrying Urban Search and Rescue (Usar) workers, police and St John rescue personnel was delayed from leaving Auckland four and a half hours while checks on passengers and equipment were carried out.

No-one took over when team left CTV

'No-one took over' when team left CTV

Friday, 9 November 2012 11:48 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A volunteer firefighter who helped with rescue efforts at the Canterbury Television (CTV) building site after the February 2011 earthquake says he was frustrated to hear there had been contact with people in the rubble just as he was called off.

CTV inquest: Bomb rescue techniques used

CTV inquest: Bomb rescue techniques used

Friday, 9 November 2012 11:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A search and rescue expert used Oklahoma City bombing terrorist attack rescue techniques to take control of the CTV Building collapse site, an inquest heard today.

Homeless man kicked out of shed

Homeless man kicked out of shed

Friday, 9 November 2012 8:29 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Sickness beneficiary Brian Tyler, 38, has lived on the streets on an off since he was 14.

Extra holidays for stressed Christchurch council workers

Extra holidays for stressed Christchurch council workers

Friday, 9 November 2012 8:20 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Stressed Christchurch council office workers will get an extra day's paid holiday each month,.

Memorial chairs to be flood-lit

Memorial chairs to be flood-lit

Thursday, 8 November 2012 2:54 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Flood lights are being installed to try and stop vandalism of the 185 Chairs earthquake memorial.

CTV building utterly devastated - officer

CTV building 'utterly devastated' - officer

Thursday, 8 November 2012 12:18 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A senior fire officer has told the CTV inquest the east side of the building was simply too crushed to attempt rescues.

CTV rescuers refused to take a break

CTV rescuers refused to take a break

Thursday, 8 November 2012 11:51 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch rescue crews urged to take a break from the earthquake response told bosses: "Get stuffed, this is our city".

Sign of the Takahe, Kiwi severely damaged

Sign of the Takahe, Kiwi severely damaged

Thursday, 8 November 2012 11:26 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Sign of the Takahe and Sign of the Kiwi will both require strengthening and repair work before they can reopen to the public.

Land-damage claims wont hold up rebuild

Land-damage claims won't hold up rebuild

Thursday, 8 November 2012 7:56 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Land-damage claims should not delay the rebuild process, the Earthquake Commission and insurers say.

Red-zone clearance to accelerate next year

Red-zone clearance to accelerate next year

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 11:52 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The clearance of Christchurch's red-zoned suburbs is expected to accelerate next year as thousands of houses are approved for demolition.

CTV inquest: Rescue gear did not arrive until day after collapse

CTV inquest: Rescue gear did not arrive until day after collapse

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 3:16 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Specialist search and rescue gear did not arrive at the CTV Building collapse site until the day after it came down, killing 115 people, an inquest was told today.

Repair grant for 80 homes

Repair grant for 80 homes

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 2:47 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Using diggers at CTV unacceptable

Using diggers at CTV 'unacceptable'

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 11:43 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

A third of quake claims paid out

A third of quake claims paid out

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 9:52 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Insurance claims for Canterbury earthquakes are about a third of the way through with $10.8 billion paid out.

Pay rates rise as rebuild takes off

Pay rates rise as rebuild takes off

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 6:37 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Claims on land settled by 2014 - EQC

Claims on land 'settled by 2014' - EQC

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

All Christchurch land damage claims will be settled by the end of 2014, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) says.

CTV inquest: Smoke was pouring out of gaps

CTV inquest: 'Smoke was pouring out of gaps'

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 3:22 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Firefighter Manu Clarkson told the CTV inquest today he was inside a narrow void in the collapsed building when aftershocks struck and he was yelled at to get out.

Engineer came close to victim

Engineer came close to victim

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 3:15 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An engineer believes he came within five metres of a survivor trapped in the Canterbury Television (CTV)  building who was not rescued.

Fire Service not prepared for quakes - officer

Fire Service not prepared for quakes - officer

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 11:15 a.m. by Media3News Popular

An inquest into the CTV building collapse following the February quake has heard the Fire Service wasn't prepared for the building collapse

Fire Service not prepared for CTV disaster

Fire Service not prepared for CTV disaster

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 9:57 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Fire Service was not prepared to deal with an emergency like the Canterbury Television (CTV) collapse and little has changed since, an inquest has heard.

Portable toilets disappearing from Christchurch

Portable toilets disappearing from Christchurch

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 7:19 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch is farewelling the roadside portable toilet as the city's sewage systems return to normal following last year's earthquake.

IAG gives rebuild, repair deadline

IAG gives rebuild, repair deadline

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Insurer IAG will complete its rebuild or repair programme by December 2015, the company told about 120 customers at the first of three meetings for policyholders in Christchurch last night.

Artist distraught at crass attacks on quake memorial

Artist distraught at crass attacks on quake memorial

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An earthquake memorial has been repeatedly trashed, its creator says.

Portable loos flush into history

Portable loos flush into history

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Once a common sight on Christchurch roadsides, the portable toilet is almost extinct.

Call to dump kerb tanks

Call to dump kerb tanks

Monday, 5 November 2012 10:07 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

East Christchurch community leaders are calling for the city's kerbside sewage dump stations to be dumped.

New Brighton residents want regeneration

New Brighton residents want regeneration

Monday, 5 November 2012 9:56 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A master plan to regenerate the New Brighton Mall should include saltwater pools, more shelter from the chilly easterly wind and better pedestrian links to walkways, residents say.

After Christchurch quake, tough calls for USAR at CTV site

After Christchurch quake, tough calls for USAR at CTV site

Monday, 5 November 2012 7:00 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The head of USAR denies he faced political pressure to resume searching the CTV building a day after the quake.

Goliath finishes off Westpac building

Goliath finishes off Westpac building

Monday, 5 November 2012 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The demolition of the 14-storey Westpac building is nearly complete.

Officer defends moving USAR teams off CTV site

Officer defends moving USAR teams off CTV site

Monday, 5 November 2012 1:11 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A USAR officer at the CTV collapse has defended his decision to send search and rescue teams elsewhere.

$70m precinct up for consideration

$70m precinct up for consideration

Monday, 5 November 2012 11:18 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Plans for a $70 million-plus precinct on a one-hectare site in Christchurch's City Mall go up for consideration this afternoon.

Rebuild training for redundant miners

Rebuild training for redundant miners

Monday, 5 November 2012 11:05 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Up to 50 workers made redundant from a West Coast coalmine have started retraining to become involved in the Christchurch rebuild.

Calming coats for distressed dogs

Calming coats for distressed dogs

Monday, 5 November 2012 8:11 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Two Christchurch women have developed a coat to help calm Canterbury's distressed dogs.

Support grows for centre of diversity

Support grows for centre of diversity

Monday, 5 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A proposed international hub aggregating ethnic businesses in one area in Christchurch's new central business district could well be the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

Support grows for ethnic hub

Support grows for ethnic hub

Monday, 5 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A proposed international hub aggregating ethnic businesses in one area in Christchurch's new central business district could well be the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

Red zone like Beirut – Archbishop

Red zone like Beirut – Archbishop

Sunday, 4 November 2012 4:30 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The head of the Anglican church has seen firsthand the state of Christchurch’s quake-damaged Anglican cathedral.

Archbishop of Canterbury stunned by Christchurch damage

Archbishop of Canterbury stunned by Christchurch damage

Sunday, 4 November 2012 3:15 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The Archbishop of Canterbury says he is stunned by the scale of damage from the Christchurch earthquakes.Dr Rowan Williams is in the city as part of his New Zealand tour which finishes in Auckland tomorrow.Speaking after a bus...

Archbishop tours Red Zone

Archbishop tours Red Zone

Sunday, 4 November 2012 1:55 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The leader of the Anglican Church has distanced himself from the debate over the future of the Christ Church Cathedral.

Archbishop tours red zone

Archbishop tours red zone

Sunday, 4 November 2012 12:25 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The head of the Anglican church is taking a tour of Christchurch's devastated red zone today during a two-day visit to the city.

Urban rescue changes after CTV operation

Urban rescue changes after CTV operation

Saturday, 3 November 2012 7:29 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Changes have been made to the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) chain of command since the Canterbury Television rescue operation.

Shock as council closes up centre

Shock as council closes up centre

Friday, 2 November 2012 8:56 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Hei Hei Community Centre will close after the building was found to meet only 18 per cent of the new building standard.

CTV building collapse scene chaotic - USAR officer

CTV building collapse scene 'chaotic' - USAR officer

Friday, 2 November 2012 6:42 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The first Urban Search and Rescue officer on the scene at the CTV building collapse says it was chaotic.

Lyttelton Tunnel building to be bowled

Lyttelton Tunnel building to be bowled

Friday, 2 November 2012 5:04 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

CTV: Emotional u-turn failed to pay off

CTV: Emotional u-turn failed to pay off

Friday, 2 November 2012 4:08 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Search and rescue bosses ordered crack rescue units to stop scouring the collapsed CTV Building's rubble for survivors within 24 hours of it coming down in the February 22 earthquake.But after making the "emotionally fraught" decision...

CTV disaster: No country could have coped - expert

CTV disaster: No country could have coped - expert

Friday, 2 November 2012 4:08 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

No country in the world would have had the rescue resources to immediately cope with the CTV Building disaster, an expert told an inquest today.The total collapse of the six-storey Christchurch office block in last year's killer...

CTV incredibly complex

CTV 'incredibly complex'

Friday, 2 November 2012 2:45 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

New Zealand's entire urban search and rescue taskforce may not have been big enough to deal with the devastation at the collapsed Canterbury Television building, an inquest has heard.