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CTV building engineers refute report

CTV building engineers refute report

Friday, 10 February 2012 7:27 a.m. by Media3News Popular

The engineers involved in the construction of the CTV building are refuting a technical report which says it was not built to proper standards.

Quake revelation devastating - Labour

Quake revelation devastating - Labour

Friday, 10 February 2012 6:24 a.m. by Media3News Popular

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.

Prostitute problems spark council action

Prostitute problems spark council action

Thursday, 9 February 2012 11:01 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A city council working party will aim to deal "quickly and effectively" with prostitution problems in residential areas, a city councillor says.

Wetland bird toll hits 800

Wetland bird toll hits 800

Thursday, 9 February 2012 10:57 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Up to 800 birds have been found dead at wetlands in Christchurch's eastern suburbs and the oxidation ponds.

10,000 aftershocks and still no end in sight

10,000 aftershocks and still no end in sight

Thursday, 9 February 2012 10:56 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Cantabrians have endured almost 10,000 earthquakes since September 4, 2010.

Brownlee turns up heat on council over rebuild

Brownlee turns up heat on council over rebuild

Thursday, 9 February 2012 10:56 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has apologised for calling Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker a clown – but not for anything else.

CTV building failed to meet standards

CTV building 'failed to meet standards'

Thursday, 9 February 2012 10:56 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

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.

Cherished art saved from red zone

Cherished art saved from red zone

Thursday, 9 February 2012 10:56 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A red-zone rescue mission has recovered five valuable artworks from the earthquake-damaged Christchurch Convention Centre.

Re-zoning announcement tomorrow

Re-zoning announcement tomorrow

Thursday, 9 February 2012 7:30 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is set to announce further re-zoning of several parts of the city tomorrow.

Police: Charges over CTV collapse not certain

Police: Charges over CTV collapse not certain

Thursday, 9 February 2012 6:52 p.m. by Media3News

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.

Charges over CTV collapse not assured - police

Charges over CTV collapse not assured - police

Thursday, 9 February 2012 6:52 p.m. by Media3News

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.

CTV designer says report inadequate

CTV designer says 'report inadequate'

Thursday, 9 February 2012 5:25 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The head of the engineering company that designed the Canterbury Television (CTV) building says a report on the building's collapse is ''technically inadequate''.

CTV did not meet standards

CTV did not meet standards

Thursday, 9 February 2012 4:42 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

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 to assess CTV collapse

Police to assess CTV collapse

Thursday, 9 February 2012 4:13 p.m. by Media3News

Police are to assess whether there is potential for criminal culpability over the CTV collapse, and if so an official investigation will take place.

CTV did not meet building standards - report

CTV did not meet building standards - report

Thursday, 9 February 2012 4:13 p.m. by Media3News

The layout and internal structure of the CTV building both contributed to its collapse in the Christchurch quake on February 22 last year.

Parker accepts apology for clown comment

Parker accepts apology for 'clown' comment

Thursday, 9 February 2012 3:15 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Mayor Bob Parker has accepted Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee's apology for calling him a "clown".

CTV building collapse briefing for family

CTV building collapse briefing for family

Thursday, 9 February 2012 2:21 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

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.

Report into CTV collapse due today

Report into CTV collapse due today

Thursday, 9 February 2012 1:16 p.m. by Media3News

A report on the CTV building, which collapsed in the February 22 earthquake, will be released today.

Gerry and Bob like a bickering couple

Gerry and Bob 'like a bickering couple'

Thursday, 9 February 2012 12:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

A spat between Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker is being likened to a tiff between a bickering couple.

Brownlee and Parker like a bickering couple

Brownlee and Parker 'like a bickering couple'

Thursday, 9 February 2012 12:04 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A spat between Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker is being likened to a tiff between a bickering couple.

Heart Strings guitars commemorate loss

Heart Strings guitars commemorate loss

Thursday, 9 February 2012 10:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

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.

Brownlee backtracks over clown comment

Brownlee backtracks over 'clown' comment

Thursday, 9 February 2012 10:30 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says his comment that Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker is a "clown" was over the top,.

Brownlees clown comment sign of frustration

Brownlee's 'clown' comment sign of frustration

Thursday, 9 February 2012 9:19 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he has apologised after calling Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker a “clown”.

Shaky night for Christchurch

Shaky night for Christchurch

Thursday, 9 February 2012 8:05 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Five shallow earthquakes shook Christchurch overnight and early this morning.

CTV building report due today

CTV building report due today

Thursday, 9 February 2012 7:23 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A report on the CTV building, which collapsed in the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in Chch last February, is being released today.

A shaky night for Diamond Harbour

A shaky night for Diamond Harbour

Thursday, 9 February 2012 7:03 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Three quakes over magnitude-4 have shaken Christchurch since Wednesday evening.

Five aftershocks jolt Christchurch

Five aftershocks jolt Christchurch

Thursday, 9 February 2012 6:57 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch residents were shaken throughout the night by several aftershocks measuring between magnitude 3.2 and 4.2.

Survivors hail book on ordeal

Survivors hail book on ordeal

Wednesday, 8 February 2012 11:13 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Several earthquake survivors were in the audience for the launch of a book that tells their stories.

Council notes interest in Selwyn St plan

Council notes interest in Selwyn St plan

Wednesday, 8 February 2012 11:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

A "steady flow" of residents attended a meeting to discuss the rebuilding of the earthquake-hit Selwyn St shops, the Christchurch City Council says.

New generation takes over Alices DVDs

New generation takes over Alices DVDs

Wednesday, 8 February 2012 11:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

Alice in Videoland has a new owner.

Clown comment reflects frustration

'Clown' comment reflects frustration

Wednesday, 8 February 2012 11:09 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

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.

Vexed red-zoners looking for answers

Vexed red-zoners looking for answers

Wednesday, 8 February 2012 11:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

Waimakariri red-zoners are the unhappiest of Canterbury's earthquake-hit property owners being offered a Government buyout, official figures show.

MP claims Christchurch rebuild cover-up

MP claims Christchurch rebuild cover-up

Wednesday, 8 February 2012 5:42 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A Labour MP says a report raising serious concerns about the integrity of the Christchurch rebuild is being sidelined.

Minister rejects MPs Christchurch cover-up claims

Minister rejects MP's Christchurch cover-up claims

Wednesday, 8 February 2012 5:42 p.m. by Media3News Popular

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.

US photographer to tell citys stories

US photographer to tell city's stories

Wednesday, 8 February 2012 3:32 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

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.

Rebuild at risk in new city plan

Rebuild 'at risk' in new city plan

Tuesday, 7 February 2012 10:32 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch's redrafted central-city plan would put the city's rebuild and economy at risk, the Property Council says.

White zone homeowners grow impatient

White zone homeowners grow impatient

Tuesday, 7 February 2012 10:32 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Avoca Valley Rd is a street divided.

Opportune thieves target Christchurchs red zone

Opportune thieves target Christchurch's red zone

Tuesday, 7 February 2012 6:38 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch residents living in the red zone are worried for their safety but it is not because of the earthquake damage.

Canterbury quakes, Pike River reports delayed

Canterbury quakes, Pike River reports delayed

Tuesday, 7 February 2012 5:15 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

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.

Battle to save Loons home

Battle to save Loons' home

Monday, 6 February 2012 11:13 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Saving a popular Lyttelton theatre company's earthquake-damaged home is critical to the town's recovery, the project leader says.

Vulnerable residents want rezoning to red

'Vulnerable' residents want rezoning to red

Monday, 6 February 2012 11:13 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Baffled Burwood homeowners are calling for a review of a decision that zoned 14 homes green in their predominantly red-zoned Christchurch street.

Debate over $100m quake-repair bills

Debate over $100m quake-repair bills

Monday, 6 February 2012 11:03 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

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.

New system designed to rate quake-safe buildings

New system designed to rate quake-safe buildings

Monday, 6 February 2012 11:10 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A new ratings system has been designed to give a better idea of how safe buildings would be in an earthquake.

Couple on lonely street after others quit homes

Couple on lonely street after others quit homes

Monday, 6 February 2012 11:01 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

There are only the cats left to talk to, says a Christchurch couple in the residential red zone.

Couple on lonely street after others quit

Couple on lonely street after others quit

Monday, 6 February 2012 11:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

There are only the cats left to talk to, says a Christchurch couple in the residential red zone.

Residents want their lives back

Residents want their lives back

Monday, 6 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

In Cowlishaw St, the waiting is the hardest part.

Fear of building makes quake widow quit job

Fear of building makes quake widow quit job

Monday, 6 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

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.

Couple sabotaged by council reaction

Couple 'sabotaged' by council reaction

Monday, 6 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

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.

Star system to rate quake safety of buildings

Star system to rate quake safety of buildings

Monday, 6 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A five-star rating system designed to give a better idea of how safe buildings would be in an earthquake is being set up.

Fundraiser to be held in London

Fundraiser to be held in London

Monday, 6 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A former Cantabrian is holding a February 22 quake memorial fundraiser in London.

Room for doubt over councils response to quake risk

'Room for doubt' over council's response to quake risk

Monday, 6 February 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

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.

New grants for Christchurch quake affected

New grants for Christchurch quake affected

Sunday, 5 February 2012 5:20 p.m. by Media3News Popular

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.

Adrift in limbo land

Adrift in limbo land

Saturday, 4 February 2012 1:53 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Foundation checks in blue-green zone

Foundation checks in blue-green zone

Saturday, 4 February 2012 1:25 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

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.

CBD may not reopen by April

CBD may not reopen by April

Saturday, 4 February 2012 12:38 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The red zone will shrink in the coming weeks but it may not disappear by April as hoped.

Bexley properties looted

Bexley properties looted

Saturday, 4 February 2012 12:02 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Police investigating Bexley burglaries

Police investigating Bexley burglaries

Saturday, 4 February 2012 11:55 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Police are investigating a spate of burglaries from red-zoned homes in Bexley.

Seabreeze Close going back to nature

Seabreeze Close going back to nature

Saturday, 4 February 2012 11:39 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

No-one seems to be cleaning up the silt in Seabreeze Close any more.

Christchurch quake toll rises to 184

Christchurch quake toll rises to 184

Saturday, 4 February 2012 9:53 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Earthquake shunts upper South Island

Earthquake shunts upper South Island

Saturday, 4 February 2012 7:38 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular