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Moorhouse congestion continues

Moorhouse congestion continues

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 3:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

Traffic frustrations at a Moorhouse Ave intersection could last a few more days, authorities warn.

Theatre Royal opening delayed

Theatre Royal opening delayed

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 2:15 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A repair bill approaching $30 million has forced the Isaac Theatre Royal to delay its opening until mid-2014.

Packing begins at Airedale Courts

Packing begins at Airedale Courts

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 11:54 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The packing boxes are out at Airedale Courts, where 24 units are being closed by the Christchurch City Council because they are earthquake-prone.

Thousands of city workers will not return

Thousands of city workers will not return

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 11:13 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Spring Creek miners: It was decided before we walked in

Spring Creek miners: 'It was decided before we walked in'

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 10:06 a.m. by MediaHerald

Miners were emotional after a meeting with Minister of State Owned Enterprises Tony Ryall today saying the minister had made up his mind over their proposal before the meeting began.Mr Ryall said the Government would not offer a...

Hell no, say Spring Creek wives

'Hell no', say Spring Creek wives

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 10:06 a.m. by MediaHerald

Greymouth woman Linda Neilson, partner, daughter and sister of miners, is going to fight hell for leather in an attempt to get Solid Energy's decision to mothball Spring Creek overturned.The suggestion she is fighting a losing battle...

New Orleans provides charter school warning

New Orleans provides charter school warning

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 9:21 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Nation prepares for big quake test

Nation prepares for big quake test

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

More than 1.2 million people have signed up to take part in New Zealand's first earthquake "shakeout" to test disaster readiness.

ECan advises masks to avoid demolition dust

ECan advises masks to avoid demolition dust

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

People should consider wearing masks because of the increased amount of dust from demolition in Christchurch, Environment Canterbury (ECan) says.

Region wont go all out in drill

Region won't go all out in drill

Monday, 24 September 2012 11:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Fears farm workers may quit to join rebuild

Fears farm workers may quit to join rebuild

Monday, 24 September 2012 10:59 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Hopes festival will help heal fractured communities

Hopes festival will help heal fractured communities

Monday, 24 September 2012 9:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Airedale Courts to close in seven days

Airedale Courts to close in seven days

Monday, 24 September 2012 6:18 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Airedale Courts housing complex has been closed, after engineers found the units were earthquake-prone.

Canterbury confidence surges ahead

Canterbury confidence surges ahead

Monday, 24 September 2012 12:46 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Patronage slumps on quake-damage trips

Patronage slumps on quake-damage trips

Monday, 24 September 2012 7:56 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Man jailed after breaching red zone cordon

Man jailed after breaching red zone cordon

Monday, 24 September 2012 7:38 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A man who breached Christchurch's red zone has been sent to prison.Toko Winter, 22, was sentenced in Wanganui District Court last week to 10 months in prison for a burglary and for going into the red zone.The court was told that...

Concrete laid for cardboard cathedral

Concrete laid for cardboard cathedral

Monday, 24 September 2012 5:38 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Rhys Darby: Willing & Able on flight of folly

Rhys Darby: Willing & Able on flight of folly

Monday, 24 September 2012 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Building owners not claiming fully

Building owners 'not claiming fully'

Monday, 24 September 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Councils lack of action irks homeowners

Council's lack of action irks homeowners

Sunday, 23 September 2012 11:14 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Families displaced by quakes get new homes

Families displaced by quakes get new homes

Sunday, 23 September 2012 11:14 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Brownlee investigated homeless

Brownlee 'investigated' homeless

Sunday, 23 September 2012 6:40 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A week after Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee apologised for saying he was "sick and tired" of complaints from quake-hit Cantabrians, it has emerged he has investigated people who complained about being homeless to make sure they got the help they needed.

Family battles EQC over leaking home

Family battles EQC over leaking home

Saturday, 22 September 2012 8:23 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An EQC hired expert's 22-minute inspection of a Phillipstown home has left a Christchurch family with a battle that could go on for years.

New Regent St shops preserve streetscape

New Regent St shops preserve streetscape

Saturday, 22 September 2012 6:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An entire historically important street is looking forward to being part of the new Christchurch. MATT PHILP reports.

Quake victims urged to report fraud

Quake victims urged to report fraud

Saturday, 22 September 2012 1:12 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Adam Feeley is urging people to report fraud in Christchurch.

How the west will win

How the west will win

Saturday, 22 September 2012 8:18 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch is bulging out to the west and a wave of new settlers is heading towards the picturesque rural communities. But are they ready for it? PHILIP MATTHEWS reports.

Couple plan to fight red-zone land offer

Couple plan to fight red-zone land offer

Saturday, 22 September 2012 7:22 a.m. by MediaStuff

Allan Pritchard and Margie Sharkey could be forgiven for thinking that having two homes red-zoned was as bad as it gets.

Sequel to December quakes

Sequel to December quakes

Saturday, 22 September 2012 7:15 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Two shallow quakes that shook Christchurch yesterday were aftershocks of the December 23 quakes.

Dump plan angers

Dump plan angers

Friday, 21 September 2012 11:41 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A Waitikiri Dr resident says her home is a "sacrificial lamb" to give reprieve to Tumara Park residents from disturbance from the Burwood Resource Recovery Park.

Burwood dump plan angers

Burwood dump plan angers

Friday, 21 September 2012 11:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Waitikiri Dr resident says her home is a "sacrificial lamb" to give reprieve to Tumara Park residents from disturbance from the Burwood Resource Recovery Park.

Reviews by EQC spark complaints

Reviews by EQC spark complaints

Friday, 21 September 2012 10:53 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Earthquake Commission-hired experts looking at disputed claims in Christchurch have generated a swath of complaints, including to the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (Ipenz).

City Care pipes in extra $5m of profit

City Care pipes in extra $5m of profit

Friday, 21 September 2012 10:09 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

City Care is growing revenues and profits consistently as it digs in to replace water and stormwater pipes, sewerage and roads damaged by the Canterbury earthquakes.

Grant to aid small Canterbury businesses

Grant to aid small Canterbury businesses

Friday, 21 September 2012 10:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

A $140,000 grant from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust will help bolster suburban business precincts in Canterbury.

Certainty sought on Canterbury risk

Certainty sought on Canterbury risk

Friday, 21 September 2012 10:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurers and investors want more certainty on the extent of the financial risk they may face in Canterbury before they can move forward, seismic engineering experts say.

Farmers demo will part-close Gloucester

Farmers demo will part-close Gloucester

Friday, 21 September 2012 4:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

A section of Gloucester St will close to traffic for up to four weeks from Monday while buildings on both sides are demolished.

Stroke-hit granddad slams EQC

Stroke-hit granddad slams EQC

Friday, 21 September 2012 3:58 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Quake-hit elderly residents have hit out at the Earthquake Commission (EQC) for its "appalling" communications and voiced their anger at the time it is taking to get claims settled.

Shallow magnitude-4.3 quake shakes city

Shallow magnitude-4.3 quake shakes city

Friday, 21 September 2012 3:06 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Two shallow quakes that shook Christchurch this afternoon were aftershocks of the December 23 quakes.

158 buildings may share CTV flaw

158 buildings may share CTV flaw

Friday, 21 September 2012 2:45 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Shallow 4.3-magnitude quake shakes city

Shallow 4.3-magnitude quake shakes city

Friday, 21 September 2012 1:43 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch has been shaken by a shallow magnitude-4.3 earthquake this afternoon.

BNZ offers insurance to home buyers

BNZ offers insurance to home buyers

Friday, 21 September 2012 1:09 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Quake rebuild drives up GDP

Quake rebuild drives up GDP

Friday, 21 September 2012 8:34 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Chris Barton: Grand plan, or land grab?

Chris Barton: Grand plan, or land grab?

Friday, 21 September 2012 8:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Property developer Lisle Hood labelled it a "land grab", telling  it was "public terrorism on the population of Christchurch, particularly business owners". Long-term property investor Denis Harwood told  the acquisition process was "". And the government body doing the grabbing - the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) - was called a "".

IAG eases cover for new homes

IAG eases cover for new homes

Friday, 21 September 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Insurance cover will become easier to obtain for new home build customers and wider areas of Canterbury following a period of less seismic activity, the country's largest insurer IAG NZ says.

Mayor challenges Port Hills zoning process

Mayor challenges Port Hills zoning process

Friday, 21 September 2012 12:08 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has challenged the process used to condemn homes on the Port Hills at risk of rockfall, amid claims some of the homes could be spared and millions in ratepayers' money saved.

Rebuild gives NZ a boost

Rebuild gives NZ a boost

Thursday, 20 September 2012 11:18 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Canterbury's earthquake rebuild programme is ramping up to noticeably strengthen the country's economic growth, economists say.

Christchurch residents fed up with dusty tip

Christchurch residents fed up with dusty tip

Thursday, 20 September 2012 6:28 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Bravery medal should go to museum

Bravery medal should go to museum

Thursday, 20 September 2012 4:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's bravery medal should be housed at the Canterbury Musuem, not the city council offices, an online readers poll suggests.

Christchurch residents tired of  insurance woes

Christchurch residents tired of insurance woes

Thursday, 20 September 2012 4:33 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Dumping quake debris to continue to 2017

Dumping quake debris to continue to 2017

Thursday, 20 September 2012 3:57 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Earthquake rubble will continue to be dumped at the Burwood Resource Recovery Park.

Rubble from quake will be dumped until 2017

Rubble from quake will be dumped until 2017

Thursday, 20 September 2012 3:39 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Rubble from earthquake-damaged buildings will continue to be dumped at a Christchurch landfill until 2017, the city council confirmed today.

Another forum for elderly and EQC

Another forum for elderly and EQC

Thursday, 20 September 2012 2:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

The elderly will have an opportunity to meet with Earthquake Commission bosses tomorrow morning when the third in a series of forums for the older generation is held at Parklands Baptish Church.

Call for interest in Avon River precinct

Call for interest in Avon River precinct

Thursday, 20 September 2012 1:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

The search is on for landscape designers to lead the first of the anchor projects in the central Christchurch rebuild.

QEII farewell event needed

QEII 'farewell event needed'

Thursday, 20 September 2012 11:11 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A former city councillor has made an emotional plea for the council to fund a community event at Queen Elizabeth II Park so people can grieve and farewell the soon-to-be demolished complex.

System errors cause rogue quake reports

System errors cause rogue quake reports

Thursday, 20 September 2012 11:08 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Sneak peek at Chch mayors quake book

Sneak peek at Chch mayor's quake book

Thursday, 20 September 2012 10:55 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Save our homes plead hill residents

'Save our homes' plead hill residents

Thursday, 20 September 2012 10:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

Newly red-zoned Port Hills residents believe some of their homes could be saved if the city council took steps to mitigate the rockfall risk.

Insurers, EQC urged to settle drilling impasse

Insurers, EQC urged to settle drilling impasse

Thursday, 20 September 2012 10:26 a.m. by MediaStuff

Insurance companies and the Earthquake Commission have been urged to "stop mucking around" after talks on collaborative drilling broke down.

Travellers will bypass city due to flight cuts

Travellers will bypass city due to flight cuts

Thursday, 20 September 2012 8:42 a.m. by MediaStuff

Budget airline Jetstar has cut the link between Christchurch and Queenstown due to low demand, meaning some international travellers will bypass the city still in recovery mode after the 2011 earthquakes.

Parker book airs post-quake power struggles

Parker book airs post-quake 'power struggles'

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

A book by Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker that promises to reveal the "power struggles" in the city has received a mixed response before it is published, with some councillors questioning his priorities.

Christchurch quake insurance fraud could be $1 billion

Christchurch quake insurance fraud could be $1 billion

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 7:08 p.m. by Media3News Popular