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Church caught in quake limbo

Church caught in quake limbo

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:52 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A welfare worker is "heartbroken" after a Christchurch community centre and church was placed in the city's residential red zone.

Quake plaque plan in doubt

Quake plaque plan in doubt

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:52 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

High maintenance costs and safety concerns could scupper plans for an earthquake memorial at Shag Rock.

Foodstuffs move away from at-risk space

Foodstuffs move away from at-risk space

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

Foodstuffs has been forced to close parts of one of its Christchurch buildings deemed earthquake-prone.

Community group caught in quake limbo

Community group caught in quake limbo

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:52 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A welfare worker is "heartbroken" after a Christchurch community centre and church was placed in the city's residential red zone.

Playcentre homeless again

Playcentre homeless again

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:52 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Another Christchurch playcentre is homeless after last week's rezoning announcement.

Red-zoners push up city house sales

Red-zoners push up city house sales

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:45 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Demand from red-zoners is still boosting the number of house sales in Christchurch, with cheaper homes proving especially popular.

Same red-zone deadline causes stress

Same red-zone deadline causes stress

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

Newly red-zoned Christchurch homeowners are upset they have the same deadline to quit their earthquake-damaged land as those zoned red eight months ago.

Safety a priority as cathedral prospects take a rocky turn

Safety a priority as cathedral prospects take a rocky turn

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:45 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Christ Church Cathedral is slowing "rocking herself to pieces", according to its project manager.

Not angry or bitter over loss of wife

Not angry or bitter over loss of wife

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

Melanie and Steve Brown thought it would be a novelty to get married in a leap year.

Cera urged to keep nibbling at cordon

Cera urged to 'keep nibbling' at cordon

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:45 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Officials should "pull out all the stops" to open the central-city cordon as soon as possible, a business leader says.

Wall of silence on Merivale Mall

Wall of silence on Merivale Mall

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:45 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Merivale Mall's owners have maintained a wall of silence about the fate of the quake-hit shopping centre, with one business owner criticising the mall's lack of communication.

Cathedral slowly rocking to pieces

Cathedral slowly 'rocking to pieces'

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:45 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Christ Church Cathedral is slowing "rocking herself to pieces", according to its project manager.

Merivale Mall retailers to play waiting game

Merivale Mall retailers to play waiting game

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 6:28 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Shopkeepers are having to find alternative ways to stay in business after being forced out of Christchurch’s Merivale Mall because of the earthquake risk.

Deciding the fate of the Christchurch Cathedral

Deciding the fate of the Christchurch Cathedral

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 5:01 p.m. by Media3News Popular

What remains of New Zealand’s most recognisable church, the Christchurch Cathedral?

Barriers didnt protect from falling facades

Barriers didn't protect from falling facades

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 2:36 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

None of the barriers erected around unreinforced masonry buildings in Christchurch after the September 2010 quakes protected against falling facades, an engineer says.

Family copes with loss in small steps

Family copes with loss in small steps

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 1:27 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Brett Chambers had the perfect life. Overachieving children, dream home, successful career and his childhood sweetheart and "unbelievably awesome" wife, Helen.

CTV hearing set for June

CTV hearing set for June

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 1:08 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission has set a June date for looking at the collapse of the CTV building.

Delays on Christchurch apartment demolition

Delays on Christchurch apartment demolition

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 12:30 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The demolition of two dangerous six-storey Christchurch apartment blocks may have to be delayed until tomorrow.

CTV inquiry to run for five weeks

CTV inquiry to run for five weeks

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 12:09 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The formal inquiry into the collapse of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building in February 2011 will run for about five weeks when it starts in June.

Demolition delays cost pedestrians life

Demolition delays cost pedestrian's life

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 11:52 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Bureaucratic delays held up the demolition of a quake-damaged building that killed a man in last February's earthquake, a royal commission has heard.

Mall owners liasing with closed stores

Mall owners 'liasing' with closed stores

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:45 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The owners of quake-hit Merivale Mall are today "liasing" with affected businesses to discuss the fate of the shopping centre.

Mall owners liaising with closed stores

Mall owners 'liaising' with closed stores

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:45 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The owners of quake-hit Merivale Mall are today "liaising" with affected businesses to discuss the fate of the shopping centre.

Colombo St building collapse under review

Colombo St building collapse under review

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 9:37 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A Colombo St building that collapsed during last February's earthquake, killing 25-year-old Normand Lee, is the focus of the Canterbury earthquakes royal commission today.

Cera may not meet cordon deadline

Cera may not meet cordon deadline

Monday, 13 February 2012 10:34 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Cera may miss its April deadline to have the central city cordon lifted as more terminally damaged buildings are identified and continuing aftershocks impede engineers.

Quake-damaged hotel goods for sale

Quake-damaged hotel goods for sale

Monday, 13 February 2012 10:34 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Goods worth millions of dollars from two Christchurch hotels damaged in last February's earthquake are now being sold in Invercargill.

Demolition job closes city street

Demolition job closes city street

Monday, 13 February 2012 10:34 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Traffic will be blocked near the quake-hit Terrace on the Park apartment complex while the buildings are demolished, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority says.

Does your pet have a disaster plan?

Does your pet have a disaster plan?

Monday, 13 February 2012 7:30 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The World Society for the Protection of Animals is asking Kiwis to make sure they have an emergency kit for their pets.

Merivale Mall status still unknown

Merivale Mall status still unknown

Monday, 13 February 2012 6:58 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Retailers in Christchurch’s upmarket Merivale Mall remain in the dark about how badly damaged their shopping centre may be and when, if ever, they will be allowed back in.

Tenants to meet after shock mall closure

Tenants to meet after shock mall closure

Monday, 13 February 2012 2:02 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Merivale Mall tenants will meet mall management tomorrow to discuss the fate of the quake-hit shopping centre.

Woman crushed, friend watched helplessly

Woman crushed, friend watched 'helplessly'

Monday, 13 February 2012 11:39 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An American tourist watched helplessly as her friend was crushed by falling rubble as they left a central Christchurch tattoo studio, an inquiry has heard.

Colombo St collapses in spotlight

Colombo St collapses in spotlight

Monday, 13 February 2012 10:14 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Councils decision on quake costs: Key

Council's decision on quake costs: Key

Monday, 13 February 2012 9:27 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Jury trials restarting in Christchurch

Jury trials restarting in Christchurch

Monday, 13 February 2012 9:03 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Christchurch apartment demolitions to begin

Christchurch apartment demolitions to begin

Monday, 13 February 2012 7:17 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Jaydens death left his parents feeling robbed

Jayden's death left his parents feeling robbed

Sunday, 12 February 2012 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The parents of Jayden Andrews-Howland have been robbed of so many things: watching their only child grow from a boy into a man, the chance to be grandparents, and growing old as a family together in Christchurch.

Bus survivor praises her heroic rescuers

Bus survivor praises her heroic rescuers

Sunday, 12 February 2012 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Heat pumps free only if Fletchers runs repair

Heat pumps free only if Fletchers runs repair

Sunday, 12 February 2012 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Shocking event documentary tonight

'Shocking' event documentary tonight

Sunday, 12 February 2012 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Acceptance would be foolish - village owner

Acceptance would be foolish - village owner

Sunday, 12 February 2012 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Mall retailers shocked by sudden closure

Mall retailers shocked by sudden closure

Sunday, 12 February 2012 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Robbed of watching him grow

'Robbed of watching him grow'

Sunday, 12 February 2012 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Frustration as Merivale Mall is closed

Frustration as Merivale Mall is closed

Saturday, 11 February 2012 6:04 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Merivale Mall stores close at short notice

Merivale Mall stores close at short notice

Saturday, 11 February 2012 1:39 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Outlying districts get tough on quake rules

Outlying districts get tough on quake rules

Saturday, 11 February 2012 1:35 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Reflections on quake anniversary

Reflections on quake anniversary

Saturday, 11 February 2012 1:01 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Quake support wins award

Quake support wins award

Saturday, 11 February 2012 12:40 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An ex-pat Kiwi's support for Christchurch has been recognised with the UK New Zealander of the Year award.

Stadium cost climbs by $5m

Stadium cost climbs by $5m

Friday, 10 February 2012 10:44 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The new Christchurch Stadium would run over budget by about $5 million, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee said last night.

Shake-up heading in EQCs direction

Shake-up heading in EQC's direction

Friday, 10 February 2012 10:44 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

You have to be a certain age – but not old exactly – to remember it was once the Earthquake and War Damage Commission.

Gear for hard-up students

Gear for hard-up students

Friday, 10 February 2012 10:44 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

More than 100 computers salvaged from an earthquake-damaged building have been donated to Canterbury's student volunteers.

EQC keen to ease pain

EQC keen to ease pain

Friday, 10 February 2012 10:39 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Ian Simpson volunteers up-front that the Earthquake Commission is "painful to deal with" and needs to improve the way it handles its Canterbury customers.

Limbo land shrinks as properties red-zoned

Limbo land shrinks as properties red-zoned

Friday, 10 February 2012 10:39 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch's limbo land has shrunk further, with 213 more properties being transferred to the residential red zone.

City council issued building permit for flawed design

City council issued building permit for flawed design

Friday, 10 February 2012 10:39 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Legal action by the families of Chinese citizens killed in the Canterbury Television building collapse cannot be ruled out, the Chinese embassy says.

Plucky mother intent on recovery

Plucky mother intent on recovery

Friday, 10 February 2012 10:39 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Jane Taylor never imagined the death of her teenage son would one day instil in her a tenacious will to live.

More residents learn fate, but hundreds in limbo

More residents learn fate, but hundreds in limbo

Friday, 10 February 2012 7:07 p.m. by Media3News Popular

More Christchurch residents have learned what is going to happen to their earthquake damaged homes.

More residents learn fate, while hundreds still in limbo

More residents learn fate, while hundreds still in limbo

Friday, 10 February 2012 7:07 p.m. by Media3News Popular

More Christchurch residents have learned what is going to happen to their earthquake damaged homes.

Civic spirit helps Lyttelton rebuild

Civic spirit helps Lyttelton rebuild

Friday, 10 February 2012 6:25 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Lyttelton was likened to a war zone after last February's earthquake but signs of recovery in Canterbury's historic port town are evident. Marc Greenhill reports.

Mixed feelings on Christchurch rezoning

Mixed feelings on Christchurch rezoning

Friday, 10 February 2012 4:59 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Residents of Christchurch's eastern suburbs have mixed feelings about the announcement their orange-zoned homes have finally been re-classified by the government.

Another 213 quake houses in the red zone

Another 213 quake houses in the red zone

Friday, 10 February 2012 12:25 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Of the 255 orange-zone properties whose fates were announced today, fewer than 20 percent have been green-zoned.

Newly red-zoned residents relieved

Newly red-zoned residents relieved

Friday, 10 February 2012 11:54 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Newly red-zoned Christchurch property owners say they are relieved at today's news their homes will be demolished.

Hundreds newly red-zoned but many in limbo

Hundreds newly red-zoned but many in limbo

Friday, 10 February 2012 11:54 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Some newly red-zoned Christchurch property owners say they are relieved at today's news their homes will be demolished.