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Church takes time on cathedral fate

Church takes time on cathedral fate

Sunday, 26 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Well close more buildings, say quake engineers

We'll close more buildings, say quake engineers

Sunday, 26 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Quake claims more victims as rare birds die

Quake claims more victims as rare birds die

Saturday, 25 February 2012 6:13 p.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch earthquakes have claimed more victims after thousands of birds have died of a disease that has gripped wetlands around the city.

Canterbury has a shaky history

Canterbury has a shaky history

Saturday, 25 February 2012 9:58 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Sometimes it's good to look to the past as a window to the future, writes VICKI ANDERSON.

Concrete slot reduces shake damage

Concrete slot reduces shake damage

Friday, 24 February 2012 10:46 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Researchers at Canterbury University have developed an inexpensive detail to improve the way reinforced concrete buildings perform in earthquakes.

Story of the student army taped

Story of the student army taped

Friday, 24 February 2012 10:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

The work of the Student Volunteer Army has been honoured in a life-sized artwork made completely from painter's tape.

Business owners likely to run out of cover

Business owners likely to run out of cover

Friday, 24 February 2012 10:46 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Some quake-hit Christchurch companies face more financial hurdles as their business interruption insurance comes to an end.

Famed quake bride wants boring year

Famed quake bride wants 'boring year'

Friday, 24 February 2012 10:42 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A young Christchurch couple's wedding a year ago was an event more memorable than most.

Damaged stairs not inspected

Damaged stairs not inspected

Friday, 24 February 2012 10:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

An engineering firm that inspected the Forsyth Barr building after the September 2010 quake did not check stairs which subsequently collapsed, an inquiry has heard.

Emily Blunt lends support to Lyttelton theatre

Emily Blunt lends support to Lyttelton theatre

Friday, 24 February 2012 5:27 p.m. by Media3News Popular

British actress Emily Blunt has agreed to become the patron of a quake damaged theatre in Lyttelton.

No decision soon on fate of Chch Basilica

No decision soon on fate of Chch Basilica

Friday, 24 February 2012 1:57 p.m. by Media3News Popular

It will be months before a decision is made about the future of the Catholic Basilica in Christchurch.

Probability of quakes over 5.0 decrease

Probability of quakes over 5.0 decrease

Friday, 24 February 2012 12:38 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

GNS Science has updated its earthquake forecasts for the Canterbury aftershock region for the next year, with the probabilities of quakes over magnitude 5.0 continuing to trend slowly downwards from last month's figures.

Seismic gap under appreciated

'Seismic gap' under appreciated

Friday, 24 February 2012 10:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Forsyth Barr building construction manager under appreciated the importance of maintaining a "seismic gap", an inquiry has heard.

Seismic gap underappreciated

'Seismic gap' underappreciated

Friday, 24 February 2012 10:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Forsyth Barr building construction manager underappreciated the importance of maintaining a "seismic gap", an inquiry has heard.

Pokies may remain in the rubble

Pokies may remain in the rubble

Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:26 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Quake-hit Christchurch bars will not be allowed to move their gaming machines to new premises, the Christchurch City Council has ruled.

Multipurpose ECan replacement advised

Multipurpose ECan replacement advised

Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

The insurance bill for replacing Environment Canterbury's (ECan) quake-damaged central Christchurch headquarters could top $20 million.

Quakes nearly fell Arts Centre landmark

Quakes nearly fell Arts Centre landmark

Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

A historical Arts Centre building nearly collapsed in the December earthquakes and has undergone serious damage.

Police tapes convey emotions after quake struck

Police tapes convey emotions after quake struck

Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

"There's buildings down everywhere here. We need as many units as possible."

Movie star behind Loons fundraising

Movie star behind Loons fundraising

Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:26 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

British film star Emily Blunt has lent her support to a fundraising campaign for the rebuild of the Loons theatre in Lyttelton.

Songwriter enjoys We Will Rebuild reaction

Songwriter enjoys 'We Will Rebuild' reaction

Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:19 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A Christchurch schoolgirl was at a music lesson when her uplifting song touched the hearts of thousands at the Christchurch earthquake memorial service.

New route may let hotel open

New route may let hotel open

Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

A central Christchurch hotel is working against the clock to gain special access through the red-zone cordon to house guests for the Ellerslie Flower Show in a fortnight.

Seismic gap on stairs had been filled

'Seismic gap' on stairs had been filled

Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

The gap allowing the Forsyth Barr building's stairs to resist earthquakes was stuffed with rubbish, pipes and polystyrene, an inquiry has heard.

Stairs seismic gap stuffed with rubbish

Stairs' 'seismic gap' stuffed with rubbish

Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

The gap allowing the Forsyth Barr building's stairs to resist earthquakes was stuffed with rubbish, pipes and polystyrene, an inquiry has heard.

New red-zone route may let CBD hotel open

New red-zone route may let CBD hotel open

Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:19 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A central Christchurch hotel is working against the clock to gain special access through the red-zone cordon to house guests for the Ellerslie Flower Show in a fortnight.

Luck prevented Forsyth Barr quake deaths

Luck prevented Forsyth Barr quake deaths

Thursday, 23 February 2012 4:12 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

The bloody stairs have collapsed

'The bloody stairs have collapsed'

Thursday, 23 February 2012 12:13 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

If in doubt, get a second opinion

If in doubt, get a second opinion

Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:29 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Forsyth Barr failure under investigation

Forsyth Barr failure under investigation

Thursday, 23 February 2012 9:45 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A hearing will open this morning into the failure of the Forsyth Barr building in the February 22 earthquake last year.

Earthquake bells proposed as tribute

Earthquake bells proposed as tribute

Thursday, 23 February 2012 9:19 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Chch looks forward after quake anniversary

Chch looks forward after quake anniversary

Thursday, 23 February 2012 6:45 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Quake rattles Christchurch

Quake rattles Christchurch

Thursday, 23 February 2012 6:11 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A 4.1-magnitude quake has rattled Christchurch this morning.

Quake cone tributes go global

Quake cone tributes go global

Thursday, 23 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Rebuild slower than thought - Fletchers

Rebuild slower than thought - Fletchers

Thursday, 23 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

A day for Christchurch to remember

A day for Christchurch to remember

Thursday, 23 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The names of the dead took almost exactly 13 minutes to read in the warm, close air of Hagley Park, Christchurch.

Lyttelton residents stand together for moment

Lyttelton residents stand together for moment

Thursday, 23 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Installation represents victims personalities

Installation represents victims' personalities

Thursday, 23 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

On track with mum, just like she wanted

On track with mum, just like she wanted

Thursday, 23 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Three Christchurch men marked the first anniversary of their mother's death with the roar of a car engine.

City Mall crowd mourns quietly

City Mall crowd mourns quietly

Thursday, 23 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

On the bench where Shane Tomlin was lain by rescuers a year ago a bright sunflower has been left by an unknown mourner.

Lyttelton residents stand together for moment of silence

Lyttelton residents stand together for moment of silence

Thursday, 23 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Two minutes of silence became four at 12.51pm yesterday as Lyttelton residents gathered at an empty site to commemorate the first anniversary of the February earthquake last year.

Christchurch remembers

Christchurch remembers

Thursday, 23 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The names of the dead took almost exactly 13 minutes to read in the warm, close air of Hagley Park, Christchurch.

Proud dad full of praise for sons heroic efforts

Proud dad full of praise for son's heroic efforts

Thursday, 23 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Dads are often their son's hero but, in the case of Dave and Jamie Baker, it's the other way round.

Quake cone tribute goes global

Quake cone tribute goes global

Thursday, 23 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Flowers sprung out of thousands of road cones all over the world yesterday in a spontaneous act of remembrance for Christchurch earthquake victims.

Installation represents unique personalities of victims

Installation represents unique personalities of victims

Thursday, 23 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Peter Majendie sits among the 185 white chairs he prepared and unveiled last night to commemorate the victims of the Christchurch earthquake which killed 185 people a year ago yesterday.

Schools memorial balloons sail to CBD

School's memorial balloons sail to CBD

Thursday, 23 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Pupils from St Michael's School on Durham St released more than 100 white helium balloons to commemorate the first anniversary of the February quake last year.

Birthday forgotten in grief over husband

Birthday forgotten in grief over husband

Thursday, 23 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Margaret Stocker marked two firsts yesterday; the first anniversary of the death of her husband and her first birthday without him.

What it means to live in Christchurch

What it means to live in Christchurch

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 11:04 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

After the shock, this is what it means to me to live in Christchurch right now.

Ceremony aids healing in memorial garden

Ceremony aids healing in memorial garden

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 10:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Foreign dignitaries and Kiwis gathered in the Botanic Gardens yesterday to mark the first anniversary of the February quake last year.

Hamilton new home for Chch family

Hamilton new home for Chch family

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 7:00 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Sport still suffering after quake

Sport still suffering after quake

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 6:51 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Silver lining to earthquake devastation

Silver lining to earthquake devastation

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 6:43 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Parents of foreign quake victims grieve

Parents of foreign quake victims grieve

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 6:25 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Reflection and remembrance in Christchurch

Reflection and remembrance in Christchurch

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 6:05 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Quake heroes remembered

Quake heroes remembered

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 6:01 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Christchurch quake: The lucky escapes

Christchurch quake: The lucky escapes

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 6:00 p.m. by Media3News Popular

As a city shook and fell, where you were at that moment was the difference between life or death.

John Campbell talks to John Key

John Campbell talks to John Key

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 6:00 p.m. by Media3News Popular

John Key talks to John Campbell on the rooftop of the Millennium hotel on the first anniversary of the earthquake.

St John Ambulance remember Chch quake

St John Ambulance remember Chch quake

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 6:00 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The paramedics from St John ambulance train for major casualty events, but nothing could have prepared them for the Christchurch earthquake.

Victims no closer to coming to terms with quake

Victims no closer to coming to terms with quake

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 5:38 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

FULL VIDEO: Christchurch quake memorial service, Part Two

FULL VIDEO: Christchurch quake memorial service, Part Two

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 5:19 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

FULL VIDEO: Christchurch quake memorial service, Part One

FULL VIDEO: Christchurch quake memorial service, Part One

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 5:19 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Morning service attracts international contingent

Morning service attracts international contingent

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 4:43 p.m. by Media3News Popular