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Jail for quake scientists disappointing

Jail for quake scientists 'disappointing'

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 3:30 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An Italian court's decision to jail six scientists for failing to warn of a deadly earthquake could force experts to go ''beyond common sense'' when assessing potential quake risks, a Christchurch expert says.

Quakes key driver in stunting population growth

Quakes key driver in stunting population growth

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 12:16 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

New Zealand's population growth is at its lowest in 11 years with the Canterbury earthquakes a major influence in the change.

Quakes key driver in stunting population growth

Quakes key driver in stunting population growth

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 12:16 p.m. by MediaStuff

New Zealand's population growth is at its lowest in 11 years, with the Canterbury earthquakes a major influence in the change.

Women more isolated in post-quake Chch

Women more isolated in post-quake Chch

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 11:21 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Women seeking free counselling sessions are on a long waiting list, with loneliness and social isolation identified as big problems, the Christchurch Women's Centre says.

Women more isolated in post-quake Chch

Women more isolated in post-quake Chch

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 11:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

Women seeking free counselling sessions are on a long waiting list, with loneliness and social isolation identified as big problems, the Christchurch Women's Centre says.

Christchurch exodus boosts Auckland values

Christchurch exodus boosts Auckland values

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Earthquake-weary Cantabrians escaping to Auckland have pushed up house prices in some of the country's most expensive suburbs.

Europe players may lower premiums

Europe players may lower premiums

Monday, 22 October 2012 10:42 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A government-funded city development body has been wooing European insurers to try to smooth the way for better insurance conditions and cheaper premiums for Cantabrians.

Fewer people opting out of EQR scheme

Fewer people opting out of EQR scheme

Monday, 22 October 2012 10:28 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Fewer people opting out of EQR scheme

Fewer people opting out of EQR scheme

Monday, 22 October 2012 10:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Changes to the Earthquake Commission's payment process are behind a drop in claimants opting out of its repair programme, contractors say.

Exodus boosts house values

Exodus boosts house values

Monday, 22 October 2012 10:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake-weary Cantabrians escaping to Auckland have pushed up house prices in some of the country's most expensive suburbs.

Two families, two different decisions

Two families, two different decisions

Monday, 22 October 2012 10:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

Leaving Christchurch for Auckland was not an easy decision for Brett and Sarah Christie.

Two families, two different decisions

Two families, two different decisions

Monday, 22 October 2012 10:19 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Leaving Christchurch for Auckland was not an easy decision for Brett and Sarah Christie.

Interest in convention centre mainly local

Interest in convention centre mainly local

Monday, 22 October 2012 10:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

International investors appear to be cool about putting their money into Christchurch's new convention centre.

Bid to save stone survivor

Bid to save stone survivor

Monday, 22 October 2012 10:01 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Cranmer Courts may be coming down, but the building's neo-Gothic twin just around the corner could still be rescued.

Bid to save stone survivor

Bid to save stone survivor

Monday, 22 October 2012 10:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cranmer Courts may be coming down, but the building's neo-Gothic twin just around the corner could still be rescued.

Stress higher in hard-hit Chch areas

Stress higher in hard-hit Chch areas

Monday, 22 October 2012 9:48 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Depression, anxiety and stress were higher in seriously damaged parts of Christchurch after the February 2011 earthquake, researchers have found.

Stress higher in hard-hit areas

Stress higher in hard-hit areas

Monday, 22 October 2012 9:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

Depression, anxiety and stress were higher in seriously damaged parts of Christchurch after the February 2011 earthquake, researchers have found.

Shirtcliff linked to Aussie projects

Shirtcliff linked to Aussie projects

Monday, 22 October 2012 8:12 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A man who faked his engineering credentials and oversaw construction on the CTV building, which killed 115 people when it collapsed in the Christchurch earthquake, has been linked with dozens of high-profile Australian projects.

Chch named among top cities to visit in 2013

Chch named among top cities to visit in 2013

Monday, 22 October 2012 7:04 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Lonely Planet has put Christchurch at number six on its list of the top 10 cities to visit in 2013.

Quake victim refused rubbish collection

Quake victim refused rubbish collection

Monday, 22 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Fendalton pensioner Malcolm Ott pays more than $4500 in rates but can't get his rubbish collected.

Fears for lives as arsonists target quake-hit  houses

Fears for lives as arsonists target quake-hit houses

Sunday, 21 October 2012 11:38 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

People could die if arsonists continue to target earthquake-hit Canterbury homes, firefighters are warning.

Christchurch CBD lights up again

Christchurch CBD lights up again

Sunday, 21 October 2012 1:19 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch's vacant city centre teemed with life again last night as thousands of residents gathered for a magical light show.

Keen interest in key Christchurch project

Keen interest in key Christchurch project

Sunday, 21 October 2012 11:59 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Interest in one of the anchor projects in Christchurch's central-city blueprint is high, with potential developers coming from overseas.

Christchurch red zone lights up

Christchurch red zone lights up

Sunday, 21 October 2012 11:10 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Cantabrians last night revelled in reclaiming their city centre with the opening of a 10-day light festival.

Three suspicious fires in Christchurch overnight

Three suspicious fires in Christchurch overnight

Sunday, 21 October 2012 8:26 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Emergency services have attended three fires in Christchurch overnight, which are believed to be suspicious.

The survivors club

The survivors' club

Sunday, 21 October 2012 7:10 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

The survivors club

The survivors' club

Sunday, 21 October 2012 7:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

Twenty-three strangers who cheated death in the Christchurch earthquake have been united by their survival.

Suburban attacks jolt for quake city

Suburban attacks jolt for quake city

Sunday, 21 October 2012 7:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

A spate of street robberies is plaguing suburban Christchurch, with one community leader saying an "ugly trend" is emerging.

Suburban attacks jolt for quake city

Suburban attacks jolt for quake city

Sunday, 21 October 2012 7:01 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A spate of street robberies is plaguing suburban Christchurch, with one community leader saying an "ugly trend" is emerging.

Owners committed to New City Hotel repair

Owners committed to New City Hotel repair

Saturday, 20 October 2012 10:08 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

One of inner Christchurch's "traditional" hotels will keep serving pints long into the future if its owners have their way. MATT PHILP reports.

Owners committed to New City Hotel repair

Owners committed to New City Hotel repair

Saturday, 20 October 2012 10:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

One of inner Christchurch's "traditional" hotels will keep serving pints long into the future if its owners have their way. MATT PHILP reports.

Hidden St Albans jewel to be restored

Hidden St Albans jewel to be restored

Saturday, 20 October 2012 8:21 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An 1860s Christchurch heritage building used as a commune since the 1970s will be restored and opened to the public for the first time.

Hidden St Albans jewel to be restored

Hidden St Albans jewel to be restored

Saturday, 20 October 2012 8:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

An 1860s Christchurch heritage building used as a commune since the 1970s will be restored and opened to the public for the first time.

Quakes teach that life is for living

Quakes teach that life is for living

Saturday, 20 October 2012 7:36 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch woman Paula Dockrill changed her life after the Canterbury earthquakes taught her to "live in the moment".

Labour taking the gloves off

Labour 'taking the gloves off'

Saturday, 20 October 2012 7:32 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Life inside the Christchurch red zone

Life inside the Christchurch red zone

Saturday, 20 October 2012 12:07 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch's suburban red zone is slowly emptying of residents, but for many it is still a place to call home.

Council bid to fix beloved town hall

Council bid to fix beloved town hall

Friday, 19 October 2012 11:33 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The city council will have "a damn good go" at ensuring the Christchurch Town Hall is saved, Mayor Bob Parker says.

Fraudster worked on buildings across Aust

Fraudster worked on buildings across Aust

Friday, 19 October 2012 11:22 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Canterbury Television building's construction manager, Gerald Shirtcliff, supervised work on dozens of buildings in Australia after faking a master's degree and stealing the identity of an English engineer.

Images from cathedral in design

Images from cathedral in design

Friday, 19 October 2012 11:19 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Christchurch Anglican diocese has unveiled designs for the cardboard cathedral's stained-glass window.

Smell the money in city rebuild

'Smell the money' in city rebuild

Friday, 19 October 2012 10:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

The rebuild of Christchurch is officially under way and business leader Peter Townsend "can now smell the money".

BNZ appoints national water manager

BNZ appoints national water manager

Friday, 19 October 2012 10:09 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

BNZ has jumped ahead of the curve to support the massive Canterbury irrigation projects by appointing a national water and irrigation manager.

Canterbury growing but the rest lags

Canterbury growing but the rest lags

Friday, 19 October 2012 10:09 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch economist Robin Clements takes the pulse of the South Island economy. The signs of reconstruction in Canterbury are clear and promising and the region's growth is stepping up. However the fortunes of other parts of the Mainland are on shakier ground.

Rebuild set to spawn the Cantabrian

Rebuild set to spawn the 'Cantabrian'

Friday, 19 October 2012 9:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch residents with TC3 land must embrace the earthquake-resilient homes dubbed "Cantabrians" and move away from their favoured heavy, brick houses, an insurance leader says.

Marryatt defends councils role

Marryatt defends council's role

Friday, 19 October 2012 4:28 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Tony Marryatt has defended his and Bob Parker's roles in Christchurch's post-earthquake emergency effort, saying he was ''really proud'' of the city council's response.

Quake survivors offered help in Melbourne

Quake survivors offered help in Melbourne

Friday, 19 October 2012 3:03 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Commerce Commision to meet key players in Christchurch rebuild

Commerce Commision to meet key players in Christchurch rebuild

Friday, 19 October 2012 2:30 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The Commerce Commission will meet key Christchurch rebuild players to ensure competition law is not bent or broken during the multi-billion dollar rebuilding of the quake-hit city.

Watchdog targets rebuild fraud

Watchdog targets rebuild fraud

Friday, 19 October 2012 2:11 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Commerce Commission says it will meet key people involved in the Christchurch rebuild to try to prevent illegal practices like bid rigging, inflated invoicing and price fixing.

Tickled firm donates camera to couple

'Tickled' firm donates camera to couple

Friday, 19 October 2012 12:57 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Martin Burley will soon have a new camera and memory card to make up for the ones he lost in the February 2011 earthquake, complete with a hard drive to back everything up on.

Tickled firm donate camera to couple

'Tickled' firm donate camera to couple

Friday, 19 October 2012 12:57 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Martin Burley will soon have a new camera and memory card to make up for the ones he lost in the February earthquake, complete with a hard drive to back everything up on.

Rebuild fraud targeted in initiative

Rebuild fraud targeted in initiative

Friday, 19 October 2012 12:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Commerce Commission says it will meet key people involved in the Christchurch rebuild to try to prevent illegal practices like bid rigging, inflated invoicing and price fixing.

Review slams Fire Service management

Review slams Fire Service management

Friday, 19 October 2012 11:22 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Canterbury's firefighters have "finally been heard" after a damning report found their senior managers were disorganised, isolated, and failed to support their staff with basics such as food and water as they fought to save lives after the February 2011 earthquake.

Council had business as usual view after quakes

Council had 'business as usual' view after quakes

Friday, 19 October 2012 9:15 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Christchurch City Council would have been better prepared for the earthquakes if Mayor Bob Parker and Tony Marryatt, the chief executive, had better understood the council's role in a major disaster, Lianne Dalziel says.

EQC payment policy complaint rejected

EQC payment policy complaint rejected

Friday, 19 October 2012 8:59 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An earthquake repairs contractor is ''dumbfounded'' the Commerce Commission has rejected his complaint about the Earthquake Commission's payment policies.

Council a step closer to Port Hills rockfall decision

Council a step closer to Port Hills rockfall decision

Friday, 19 October 2012 7:35 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Port Hills property owners battling the red-zoning of their homes will find out next month whether the Christchurch City Council will help reduce their rockfall risk.

Labour pledges: Local workers first

Labour pledges: Local workers first

Friday, 19 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Labour is promising to give unemployed locals "first crack" at jobs by making it harder for businesses to bring in migrant workers.

Wedding photos lost in quake found

Wedding photos lost in quake found

Friday, 19 October 2012 12:13 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Eighteen months after a Christchurch couple's camera with their wedding photos was washed away in silt, they stumbled across it poking out of their driveway.

Criticised fire boss moves to HQ

Criticised fire boss moves to HQ

Friday, 19 October 2012 12:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch Fire Service boss who was criticised for his absence and failure to lead effectively immediately after the February 2011 quake has a new role in Wellington.

Lancaster Park fate up in air

Lancaster Park fate up in air

Friday, 19 October 2012 12:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch City councillors will decide the fate of Lancaster Park should negotiations with insurers stall.

Plans for new Christchurch sports centre unveiled

Plans for new Christchurch sports centre unveiled

Thursday, 18 October 2012 9:06 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Plans for a $3.5 million centre for the country's top athletes have been unveiled in Christchurch.

Chief fire officers inept in quake - fire fighters

Chief fire officers 'inept' in quake - fire fighters

Thursday, 18 October 2012 6:26 p.m. by Media3News Popular