The engineers involved in the construction of the CTV building are refuting a technical report which says it was not built to proper standards.
Families who lost loved ones when the CTV building collapsed will be devastated by the revelation that it wasn't built to standard, a Christchurch MP says.
A city council working party will aim to deal "quickly and effectively" with prostitution problems in residential areas, a city councillor says.
Up to 800 birds have been found dead at wetlands in Christchurch's eastern suburbs and the oxidation ponds.
Cantabrians have endured almost 10,000 earthquakes since September 4, 2010.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has apologised for calling Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker a clown – but not for anything else.
A known weakness in the Canterbury Television (CTV) building was not checked after the September 2010 earthquake, a specialist earthquake engineer and government adviser says.
A red-zone rescue mission has recovered five valuable artworks from the earthquake-damaged Christchurch Convention Centre.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is set to announce further re-zoning of several parts of the city tomorrow.
An investigation into its collapse during last February’s quake has found it did not meet the building standards in force at the time it was constructed - in 1986.
The head of the engineering company that designed the Canterbury Television (CTV) building says a report on the building's collapse is ''technically inadequate''.
Police are seeking legal advice on a report which found the design and construction of the Canterbury Television building failed to meet building standards of the time when it was constructed in 1986.
Police are to assess whether there is potential for criminal culpability over the CTV collapse, and if so an official investigation will take place.
The layout and internal structure of the CTV building both contributed to its collapse in the Christchurch quake on February 22 last year.
Mayor Bob Parker has accepted Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee's apology for calling him a "clown".
The CTV building was in bad shape before it was destroyed in last February's earthquake, killing 115 people, a report into the collapse is understood to say.
A report on the CTV building, which collapsed in the February 22 earthquake, will be released today.
A spat between Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker is being likened to a tiff between a bickering couple.
Seven handcrafted guitars commemorating the loss of life and buildings in the Canterbury earthquakes will go on display at Wellington's Te Papa Museum on Sunday.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says his comment that Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker is a "clown" was over the top,.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he has apologised after calling Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker a “clown”.
Five shallow earthquakes shook Christchurch overnight and early this morning.
A report on the CTV building, which collapsed in the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in Chch last February, is being released today.
Three quakes over magnitude-4 have shaken Christchurch since Wednesday evening.
Christchurch residents were shaken throughout the night by several aftershocks measuring between magnitude 3.2 and 4.2.
Several earthquake survivors were in the audience for the launch of a book that tells their stories.
A "steady flow" of residents attended a meeting to discuss the rebuilding of the earthquake-hit Selwyn St shops, the Christchurch City Council says.
Alice in Videoland has a new owner.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says calling Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker a clown was "over the top" but reflects his frustration with the city council's problems.
Waimakariri red-zoners are the unhappiest of Canterbury's earthquake-hit property owners being offered a Government buyout, official figures show.
A Labour MP says a report raising serious concerns about the integrity of the Christchurch rebuild is being sidelined.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has rejected a Labour MP's claim that he is passing the buck on a report critical of the Christchurch rebuild.
A United States freelance photographer is seeking Christchurch stories to help the rest of the world understand what the earthquake-stricken city is still dealing with.
Christchurch's redrafted central-city plan would put the city's rebuild and economy at risk, the Property Council says.
Avoca Valley Rd is a street divided.
Christchurch residents living in the red zone are worried for their safety but it is not because of the earthquake damage.
The Government has extended the reporting date for the royal commission inquiries into the Pike River mine tragedy, and the building failure caused by Canterbury earthquakes.
Saving a popular Lyttelton theatre company's earthquake-damaged home is critical to the town's recovery, the project leader says.
Baffled Burwood homeowners are calling for a review of a decision that zoned 14 homes green in their predominantly red-zoned Christchurch street.
Government officials face months of haggling with the Christchurch City Council over more than $100 million in emergency repair bills racked up in haste after last February's earthquake.
A new ratings system has been designed to give a better idea of how safe buildings would be in an earthquake.
There are only the cats left to talk to, says a Christchurch couple in the residential red zone.
In Cowlishaw St, the waiting is the hardest part.
The stress of working beside a quake-damaged building has been too much for earthquake widow Marg Stocker, who has had to leave her job.
The owners of an earthquake-hit Sumner wine shop say they felt "sabotaged" by the Christchurch City Council while trying to open a temporary bar in the area.
A five-star rating system designed to give a better idea of how safe buildings would be in an earthquake is being set up.
A former Cantabrian is holding a February 22 quake memorial fundraiser in London.
The Christchurch City Council and Environment Canterbury (ECan) have generally recognised the region's seismic risk in their planning documents, a special review for the Canterbury earthquakes royal commission says.
Canterbury residents facing storage bills and those struggling to pay winter power costs following the earthquakes will be able to apply for grants from the Red Cross.
Technical assessments on foundation damage will begin for the more than 8000 homes in Christchurch's residential blue-green zone in the next six to eight weeks, the Earthquake Commission [EQC] says.
The red zone will shrink in the coming weeks but it may not disappear by April as hoped.
Police are investigating a spate of burglaries from red-zoned homes in Bexley.
No-one seems to be cleaning up the silt in Seabreeze Close any more.
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