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Weak wall blamed for hotel collapse

Weak wall blamed for hotel collapse

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:35 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A lack of reinforcement in a concrete wall of the Hotel Grand Chancellor was the "most significant" factor in damage the building suffered during the February 22 earthquake, a royal commission has heard.

Fletcher gives contractors the boot

Fletcher gives contractors the boot

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:35 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Arrests made over Chch suburban prostitutes

Arrests made over Chch suburban prostitutes

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 6:41 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Changes left hotel structurally vulnerable

Changes left hotel structurally 'vulnerable'

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 12:18 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Japanese group donates $17k for Chch

Japanese group donates $17k for Chch

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 12:03 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Grand Chancellor hearing begins today

Grand Chancellor hearing begins today

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 9:21 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Life on the edge of a raw nerve

Life on the edge of a raw nerve

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 12:11 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Shoddy job stressed out family

Shoddy job 'stressed out' family

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 12:11 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Call to save artworks from centre

Call to save artworks from centre

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 12:11 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Snapper in naughty place caught moment

Snapper in 'naughty place' caught moment

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 12:11 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Police still on lookout for site

Police still on lookout for site

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 12:11 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Bid to cheer up quake-weary suburb

Bid to 'cheer up' quake-weary suburb

Monday, 16 January 2012 5:06 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Quake exodus drives Nelson house demand

Quake exodus drives Nelson house demand

Monday, 16 January 2012 12:24 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Fate of well-loved city facilities in limbo

Fate of well-loved city facilities in limbo

Sunday, 15 January 2012 11:45 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Owners of vacant sections frustrated

Owners of vacant sections frustrated

Sunday, 15 January 2012 11:45 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Christchurch pupils achieve best results

Christchurch pupils achieve best results

Sunday, 15 January 2012 11:45 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Ukelele raises smiles amongst the rubble

Ukelele raises smiles amongst the rubble

Sunday, 15 January 2012 3:37 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

One Christchurch man, armed only with a ukulele, has written a song he hopes will make Cantabrians 

Ukelele in the rubble

Ukelele in the rubble

Sunday, 15 January 2012 3:37 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

One Christchurch man, armed only with a ukulele, has written a song he hopes will make Cantabrians smile again.

Quakes push up Estuary bed

Quakes push up Estuary bed

Sunday, 15 January 2012 9:18 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Disrupted sleep anyone?

Disrupted sleep anyone?

Sunday, 15 January 2012 9:08 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Magnitude 5 quake shakes Christchurch

Magnitude 5 quake shakes Christchurch

Sunday, 15 January 2012 8:32 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Aftershocks hit uni rolls

Aftershocks hit uni rolls

Saturday, 14 January 2012 11:51 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Rebuild on track, insurers say

Rebuild on track, insurers say

Saturday, 14 January 2012 2:52 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Crunch time for business interruption insurance

Crunch time for business interruption insurance

Saturday, 14 January 2012 1:56 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Donations get 100 to jamboree

Donations get 100 to jamboree

Friday, 13 January 2012 8:40 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Anger over church move

Anger over church move

Friday, 13 January 2012 8:22 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Quirky Loons theatre struggles to rebuild

Quirky Loons theatre struggles to rebuild

Friday, 13 January 2012 6:18 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The Loons theatre and circus company says it is a struggle to fundraise when so many other groups also need help.

Quirky Loons theatre struggles to rebuild in Christchurch

Quirky Loons theatre struggles to rebuild in Christchurch

Friday, 13 January 2012 6:18 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

New tremors delay rebuilding, repairs

New tremors delay rebuilding, repairs

Friday, 13 January 2012 4:55 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Convention Centre demolition to start

Convention Centre demolition to start

Friday, 13 January 2012 4:30 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Total watering ban unlikely for city

Total watering ban unlikely for city

Friday, 13 January 2012 11:49 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Return of eateries, music lifts Lytteltons spirits

Return of eateries, music lifts Lyttelton's spirits

Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:33 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Water restrictions no threat to flower show

Water restrictions no threat to flower show

Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:33 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Christchurch students achieve NCEA excellenece

Christchurch students achieve NCEA excellenece

Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:28 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Workers in east rely on welfare

Workers in east rely on welfare

Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:28 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Turtle returns after year-long absence

Turtle returns after year-long absence

Thursday, 12 January 2012 7:05 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Early NCEA results show quake students coped well

Early NCEA results show quake students coped well

Thursday, 12 January 2012 6:55 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The nervous wait is for over thousands of students who sat NCEA last year, with the results available on line from today.

Bob Parker confirms council will pay burial costs

Bob Parker confirms council will pay burial costs

Thursday, 12 January 2012 1:49 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch City Council will now pay the full burial costs of quake victims who are to be laid to rest at a memorial cemetery in the city.

Parker extremely sorry for council mistake

Parker 'extremely sorry' for council mistake

Thursday, 12 January 2012 1:05 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Christchurch City Council has apologised for a mixup over who would pay the burial costs of earthquake victims in a memorial cemetery.

New grant for quake-hit small businesses

New grant for quake-hit small businesses

Thursday, 12 January 2012 12:53 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A new grant for small businesses with fewer than 10 employees is on offer to help pay for the professional services they need for their post-quake recovery.

Prince William given Christchurch building fragments after quake

Prince William given Christchurch building fragments after quake

Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:31 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Prince William was given building fragments from the Christchurch earthquake while visiting New Zealand and diamonds while visiting Canada.

Council backtracks on quake burial offer

Council backtracks on quake burial offer

Thursday, 12 January 2012 10:07 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Families of Christchurch earthquake victims are angry the council has reneged on an offer to pay for burial costs in a memorial cemetery.

Congressmen tour red zone

Congressmen tour red zone

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 11:16 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Christ Church Cathedral work in disarray

Christ Church Cathedral work 'in disarray'

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 11:16 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Plans to make Christ Church Cathedral safe are in "disarray" after significant new damage in the December 23 earthquakes, outgoing dean Peter Beck says.

List of buildings for analysis released

List of buildings for analysis released

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 11:16 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Several notable central-city buildings will be put under the microscope as part of the Canterbury earthquakes royal commission.

Govt declines help for Ansvars uninsured

Govt declines help for Ansvar's uninsured

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 11:16 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Flaw in flue sees Fletcher rethink

Flaw in flue sees Fletcher rethink

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 11:16 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Fletcher Construction is urgently reviewing how it repairs earthquake-damaged heating appliances after a Christchurch woman was left with a noncompliant pellet fire by contractors.

Christchurch schools to be reassessed

Christchurch schools to be reassessed

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 11:16 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Some schools have suffered more damage in the earthquakes that have hit Christchurch since December 23, sparking a reassessment of all schools.

Aftershock damage can be overcome

Aftershock damage 'can be overcome'

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 11:16 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Problems on building sites caused by Christchurch's aftershocks can be overcome and reconstruction should occur, a university academic says.

Cave Rock fenced off

Cave Rock fenced off

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 11:16 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Sydenham dump to be moved

Sydenham dump to be moved

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 11:16 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

US congressmen tour red zone

US congressmen tour red zone

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 11:16 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Two high-level delegations of United States lawmakers have slipped quietly in and out of New Zealand for a series of meetings including a first-hand look at Christchurch's earthquake damage.

Leases defy CBD plan, Labour says

Leases defy CBD plan, Labour says

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 11:11 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

$200 million donated for quake relief

$200 million donated for quake relief

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 11:11 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Half of Merivale church structure to go

Half of Merivale church structure to go

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 11:11 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Outskirt leases defy CBD plan - Labour

Outskirt leases defy CBD plan - Labour

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 11:11 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Labour has accused the Government of undermining the central Christchurch recovery plan after 500 public servants were locked into a long-term lease on the city outskirts.

CCC reneges on quake victims burial offer

CCC reneges on quake victims burial offer

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 11:11 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Lonely Planet: Post-quake Christchurch exciting

Lonely Planet: Post-quake Christchurch 'exciting'

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 1:43 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Christchurch has been branded "exciting" in a new Lonely Planet guide, and not because the ground regularly moves beneath your feet.

Enticing business back to the central city

Enticing business back to the central city

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 1:24 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Recovery authorities are asking business, property owners and customers what will entice them back into Christchurch's quake-stricken CBD.

City ballet school moving classes north

City ballet school moving classes north

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 1:11 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Canterbury Ballet School is moving classes to Nelson as the Christchurch earthquakes have left it without premises and struggling to attract new students.