An 82-year-old stonemason has come out of retirement to repair Christchurch’s quake-damaged Old Government Building.
An energy efficiency group is calling on Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) chief executive Roger Sutton to ensure the rebuilt Christchurch becomes an energy smart city.
Experts will explain important legal issues relating to earthquakes at a conference on the University of Canterbury this month.
The Canterbury Television building would not be built today because the construction methods would be unacceptable.
Architect William Trengrove is pioneering the use of new residential foundation and building techniques for Christchurch earthquake zones on a central-city block.
The re-launch of Christchurch’s iconic punting boats today will give passengers a new view of the city’s red zone.
A report outlining concerns over construction standards for the Canterbury Television building did not raise any "red flags" about its overall design, an engineer for the building designer says.
Canterbury manufacturers are concerned about the potential for the construction sector to lure their workers with higher wages.
Disease-causing germs could remain in liquefaction silt for more than five months, a report has found.
A Christchurch home owner whose property was severely damaged in the quakes says the Earthquake Commission has delayed his insurance settlement.
The engineer who first identified the Canterbury Television building did not meet building standards says he would never have approved the strengthening work eventually done to fix it.
Earthquake recovery boss Roger Sutton is calling for better ''triaging'' of insurance and Earthquake Commission (EQC) claims so those most in need get their homes fixed first.
The repair and rebuild of Canterbury homes will probably take seven years rather than five, Westpac Bank says.
Witness reports that the Canterbury Television building was "livelier" after the Boxing Day 2010 earthquake "fell on deaf ears", an engineer says.
After an eight week hearing into the catastrophic collapse of Christchurch's CTV building, the engineer whose firm designed it has now apologised to families of the 115 people who died.
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