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Chch leaders at loggerheads over citys state

Chch leaders at loggerheads over city's state

Saturday, 14 April 2012 5:05 p.m. by Media3News

Two of the leaders set with rebuilding Christchurch are at loggerheads over just how bad the state of the city really is.

African quake hero awards

African quake hero awards

Friday, 13 April 2012 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Fourteen heroes from Christchurch's African community will be honoured for their help after the earthquakes.

Quake recovery boss urges engineers to lead building safety debate

Quake recovery boss urges engineers to lead building safety debate

Friday, 13 April 2012 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Engineers need to be less conservative as they help Christchurch's earthquake recovery, Cera chief executive Roger Sutton says.

Buildings at 67% of code are pretty jolly good

Buildings at 67% of code are 'pretty jolly good'

Friday, 13 April 2012 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Engineers need to be less conservative as they help Christchurch's earthquake recovery, Cera chief executive Roger Sutton says.

EQC staff lose some benefits

EQC staff lose some benefits

Friday, 13 April 2012 11:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Commission (EQC) field staff working in Christchurch have lost some of their perks.

Pontius Brownlee sees no rental housing crisis

'Pontius' Brownlee sees no rental housing crisis

Friday, 13 April 2012 11:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

People may be sleeping in cars, sheds and garages, but there is no rental housing crisis in Christchurch, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Christchurch waves goodbye to formerly grand hotels

Christchurch waves goodbye to formerly grand hotels

Friday, 13 April 2012 7:03 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Two of Christchurch's biggest hotels have reached the final stages of demolition.

Resident pleas for rates relief

Resident pleas for rates relief

Friday, 13 April 2012 3:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch resident has launched a petition pleading for full rates relief for those with uninhabitable homes.

Residents plea for rates relief

Resident's plea for rates relief

Friday, 13 April 2012 3:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch resident has launched a petition pleading for full rates relief for those with uninhabitable homes.

Grand Chancellor now a skeleton

Grand Chancellor now a skeleton

Friday, 13 April 2012 2:24 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

New Zealand's most complex demolition job is almost finished, with the Grand Chancellor Hotel reduced to a concrete skeleton.

Over-optimistic to a fault

Over-optimistic to a fault

Friday, 13 April 2012 11:53 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Avon petition heads to Parliament

Avon petition heads to Parliament

Friday, 13 April 2012 10:24 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Engineers looking at Christchurch quakes lessons

Engineers looking at Christchurch quake's lessons

Friday, 13 April 2012 8:31 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Fictional repairs cut insurance payout

'Fictional' repairs cut insurance payout

Thursday, 12 April 2012 11:02 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

State must step in to stop Rental and Housing crisis says economist

State must step in to stop Rental and Housing crisis says economist

Thursday, 12 April 2012 10:36 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Alpine quake optimism faulted by geologists

Alpine quake optimism faulted by geologists

Thursday, 12 April 2012 10:36 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Christchurchs frack-free status hailed

Christchurch's frack-free status hailed

Thursday, 12 April 2012 10:36 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Time capsule recovered from Press site

Time capsule recovered from Press site

Thursday, 12 April 2012 10:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

A time capsule filled with newspapers and coins has been recovered from the demolished foundations of a Christchurch heritage building.

Earthquakes shake Westport, Christchurch

Earthquakes shake Westport, Christchurch

Thursday, 12 April 2012 8:04 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A magnitude 4.0 quake has struck Westport, after a 4.6 quake rocked Christchurch earlier today.

Chch residents to lose more than 100k in insurance "u-turn"

Chch residents to lose more than 100k in insurance "u-turn"

Thursday, 12 April 2012 4:51 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Brooklands residents are fighting their insurance companies after their homes have been switched from "write-offs" to "repair jobs".

Warm welcome for returning firms

Warm welcome for returning firms

Thursday, 12 April 2012 4:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

The edge of the central Christchurch red zone is a difficult place to run a business. In the third of a four-part series, Charlie Gates tours the northwest corner of the red zone to find out what it is like working on the edge.

Chch Council bans fracking

Chch Council bans fracking

Thursday, 12 April 2012 4:03 p.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has declared their city a ‘fracking-free zone’ in a unanimous vote this afternoon.

Grass will be all that remains

Grass will be all that remains

Thursday, 12 April 2012 1:25 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Mag-4.6 tremor shakes Christchurch

Mag-4.6 tremor shakes Christchurch

Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:19 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Tremor shakes Christchurch

Tremor shakes Christchurch

Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:06 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch has been shaken by a earthquake, 10 kilometres north-east of the city.

Christchurch red zone homeowners may not get insurance pay out

Christchurch red zone homeowners may not get insurance pay out

Thursday, 12 April 2012 11:06 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch's red zone home owners face a battle with insurance companies backing out of rebuilding homes.

Rates rise legacy of insurance shortfall

Rates rise 'legacy' of insurance shortfall

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 10:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's public infrastructure was "grossly underinsured" at the time of the city's devastating earthquakes, a Christchurch City councillor has alleged.

Canterbury health funding takes hit

Canterbury health funding takes hit

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 10:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury will miss out on $16 million of health funding because of a post-earthquake population lull.

Citys education blueprint on way

City's education blueprint on way

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 10:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Plans for Christchurch's education sector will be known in "coming weeks".

No plea to false EQC invoice charges

No plea to false EQC invoice charges

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 10:41 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Homes evaluated as writeoffs become repair jobs

Homes evaluated as writeoffs become repair jobs

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 10:41 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Mixed reaction to cathedral idea

Mixed reaction to cathedral idea

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 10:41 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Four steps good, three steps bad, plasterer told

Four steps good, three steps bad, plasterer told

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 10:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch plasterer says a demand he use ladders in the workplace with one extra rung is "fascism gone crazy" and will make earthquake repair work slower and costlier.

Rental crisis at breaking point

Rental crisis 'at breaking point'

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 10:41 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Taggers take over Christchurchs eastern suburbs

Taggers take over Christchurch's eastern suburbs

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 5:08 p.m. by Media3News

Tagging in Christchurch's quake-damaged eastern suburbs is on the increase.

City businesses battle on against the odds

City businesses battle on against the odds

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 4:02 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

City residents rebuild levy shot down

City residents' rebuild levy shot down

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 11:52 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

No rates for homeless red-zoners - councillor

No rates for 'homeless' red-zoners - councillor

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 10:27 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

City rental demand soars, supply plummets

City rental demand soars, supply plummets

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 8:44 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch tenants are feeling the squeeze as rental demand has soared and rents have increased, but supply has dropped by 40 per cent.

Council says no to plea for rates relief

Council says 'no' to plea for rates relief

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 10:43 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch residents forced out of their quake-hit homes have pleaded for full rates relief, describing themselves as the city's "new homeless community".

Big-fart book translates into city kids fun

Big-fart book translates into city kids' fun

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 10:43 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A fable written for the children of L'Aquila, the Italian city devastated by an earthquake in 2009, has been translated into English for Christchurch children.

Cinema seats with a special feeling

Cinema seats with a special feeling

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 10:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

Red movie seats stripped out of an earthquake-hit Christchurch cinema have been adopted by couples who once cosied up on them during their first date.

Architect reveals plan to save cathedral

Architect reveals plan to save cathedral

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 10:36 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A prominent Canterbury architect has weighed into the Christ Church Cathedral rebuild debate by revealing his plan to save the building.

East-side sport hub possible

East-side sport hub possible

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 10:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

A major new Christchurch sports hub could still be built in the quake-hit eastern suburbs, while the city's next rugby stadium may not be located at Lancaster Park.

Mission calls for no pokie machines in rebuild

Mission calls for no pokie machines in rebuild

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 10:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

A complete pokie ban should be introduced in rebuilt central Christchurch, including the removal of 500 gaming machines from the casino, the Methodist Mission says.

Panel member on HGC winning bidders list

Panel member on HGC winning bidder's list

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 10:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

An engineer involved in awarding the multimillion-dollar Hotel Grand Chancellor demolition contract was also named as a consultant working for the winning bidder.

No pokie machines in rebuild - Mission

No pokie machines in rebuild - Mission

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 10:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

A complete pokie ban should be introduced in rebuilt central Christchurch, including the removal of 500 gaming machines from the casino, the Methodist Mission says.

East-side sport hub possible for city

East-side sport hub possible for city

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 10:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

A major new Christchurch sports hub could still be built in the quake-hit eastern suburbs, while the city's next rugby stadium may not be located at Lancaster Park.

No pokie machines in rebuild, Mission says

No pokie machines in rebuild, Mission says

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 10:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

A complete pokie ban should be introduced in rebuilt central Christchurch, including the removal of 500 gaming machines from the casino, the Methodist Mission says.

Eastside sports hub possible for city

Eastside sports hub possible for city

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 10:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

A major Christchurch sports hub could still be built in the earthquake-hit eastern suburbs, while the city's next rugby stadium may not be located at Lancaster Park.

Firms rally on red-zone limit

Firms rally on red-zone limit

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The fringe of the central Christchurch red zone is a difficult place to run a business. In the first of a four-part series, tours the southeast corner of the red zone to find out what it is like working on the edge.

Weeds sprout in rubble of church as issues decided

Weeds sprout in rubble of church as issues decided

Monday, 9 April 2012 9:53 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Crafty women open new Purple Patch store

Crafty women open new Purple Patch store

Monday, 9 April 2012 9:53 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Brewery rebuild canned as zoning affects viability

Brewery rebuild canned as zoning affects viability

Monday, 9 April 2012 9:53 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Canterbury Brewery rebuild canned

Canterbury Brewery rebuild canned

Monday, 9 April 2012 9:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Brewery site will be sold after its owner decided not to rebuild in central Christchurch.

Elderly in quake plight

Elderly in quake plight

Monday, 9 April 2012 9:46 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Decision time for stadium, pools

Decision time for stadium, pools

Monday, 9 April 2012 9:46 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Low-cost land plan pushing ahead

Low-cost land plan pushing ahead

Monday, 9 April 2012 9:46 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Quake lessons shared in LAquila

Quake lessons shared in L'Aquila

Monday, 9 April 2012 3:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Womens hospital on mend

Women's hospital on mend

Monday, 9 April 2012 1:09 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular