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EQC home repair programme hits half way

EQC home repair programme hits half way

Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:31 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Commission's home repair programme has hit the half-way mark, with the completion of repairs to 40,000 damaged houses.

SBS eyes Auckland market

SBS eyes Auckland market

Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:15 a.m. by MediaStuff

SBS Bank bosses are planning to expand into the Auckland housing market.

Community halls may reopen soon

Community halls may reopen soon

Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

Six community facilities closed because they fall significantly below the current building code may soon be re-opened.

Post-quake struggles underlined

Post-quake struggles underlined

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 11:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury is slowly recovering socially and culturally after the earthquakes, but a "clear and significant minority" is still struggling.

Minority still struggling post-quake

Minority still struggling post-quake

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 11:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury is slowly recovering socially and culturally after the earthquakes, but a "clear and significant minority" is still struggling.

Thousands of residents still being treated for post-quake stress

Thousands of residents still being treated for post-quake stress

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 2:18 p.m. by MediaHerald

Young people are easily getting jobs on the Canterbury rebuild, but thousands of residents are still being treated for post-earthquake stress, the latest Canterbury Wellbeing Index data reveals.

Stadium, centre details soon

Stadium, centre details soon

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 2:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

An announcement on the proposed Christchurch sports stadium and convention centre is imminent, an industry leader says.

Chch cordon to go on Sunday

Chch cordon to go on Sunday

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 2:00 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The cordon around Christchurch's central city rebuild zone will be completely lifted on Sunday afternoon.

Build communities, not just subdivisions

Build communities, not just subdivisions

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 9:10 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Unless we do something about urban sprawl right now, through better planning, Christchurch will become an even more congested, chaotic and expensive place to live.

Quake stress hits home in Hurunui

Quake stress hits home in Hurunui

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 8:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hurunui became home to hundreds of displaced Cantabrians after the earthquakes, but a lack of recognition and support from authorities is pushing the district's stress levels over the edge, a new report says.

Flooding forces family out of their home - again

Flooding forces family out of their home - again

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 11:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

Every time it rains heavily it feels like Groundhog Day for the Byrne family - the water rises, their house floods and they have to leave.

Tax relief for quake-affected to be extended

Tax relief for quake-affected to be extended

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 6:51 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Government will roll over tax relief measures to support business and residents after the Christchurch earthquakes.

Canterbury shoppers boost coffers

Canterbury shoppers boost coffers

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 12:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

Strong spending growth in Christchurch's retail and hospitality sectors in the past year and lower national spending growth have pushed Christchurch ahead of national spending figures.

Crime is top woe for red-zone neighbours

Crime is top woe for red-zone neighbours

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Crime and personal wellbeing are significant concerns for Christchurch residents living on the fringe of the residential red zone, new research shows.

Rebuild tours replace gawkers

Rebuild tours replace gawkers

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians are being urged to embrace earthquake tourism, despite many residents becoming fed up with people "rubbernecking" at their damaged houses.

New supermarket will be more high end

New supermarket will be 'more high end'

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Countdown Ferrymead supermarket will reopen next Easter, more than three years after being written off by the earthquakes.

Rebate for homes built in city

Rebate for homes built in city

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Developers will be given a financial incentive to build homes rather than shops or offices within Christchurch's four avenues.

Crime is top woe for red-zone residents

Crime is top woe for red-zone residents

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Crime and personal wellbeing are significant concerns for Christchurch residents living on the fringe of the residential red zone, new research shows.

$50m carpe diem fund for rebuild projects

$50m 'carpe diem' fund for rebuild projects

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council plans to go into more debt to set up a $50 million "carpe diem" fund for community rebuild projects.

Canterbury schools praised for response to earthquakes

Canterbury schools praised for response to earthquakes

Monday, 24 June 2013 4:32 p.m. by MediaHerald

Canterbury schools and early childhood centres have been praised in a report for how they dealt with the Canterbury earthquakes.The Education Review Office (ERO) report called 'Stories of Resilience and Innovation in Schools and...

Council offers CBD building incentive

Council offers CBD building incentive

Monday, 24 June 2013 3:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Developers are to be given a financial incentive to build residential developments within Christchurch's four avenues.

Council offers CBD building incentive

Council offers CBD building incentive

Monday, 24 June 2013 3:52 p.m. by MediaStuff

Developers are to be given a financial incentive to build residential developments within Christchurch's four avenues.

Chch gains 2600 more people

Chch gains 2600 more people

Monday, 24 June 2013 2:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

The number of migrants making Canterbury their home has continued to outstrip those leaving and the gap is growing larger, Statistics New Zealand figures show.

Tours of quake-hit homes not wanted

Tours of quake-hit homes not wanted

Monday, 24 June 2013 11:11 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians are OK with quake tourism in the central city, but don't want visitors looking at their damaged homes.

Edgeware retailers remain resilient

Edgeware retailers remain resilient

Monday, 24 June 2013 8:18 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Eastern suburb residents look for more help - survey

Eastern suburb residents look for more help - survey

Monday, 24 June 2013 6:39 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Research suggested nearly a quarter of people living on the borders of Canterbury's red zones believe they need more help.

Pallet Pavilion ready for summer events

Pallet Pavilion ready for summer events

Monday, 24 June 2013 12:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

Organisers are gearing up for a full summer of events at Christchurch's former Crowne Plaza Hotel site.

Council admits Bromley composting plant uninsured

Council admits Bromley composting plant uninsured

Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:23 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch City Council admits it failed to insure a brand new composting plant before the earthquakes and will now have to borrow extra money to pay for $11 million worth of repairs.

Rebuild a boom time for archeologists

Rebuild a boom time for archeologists

Saturday, 22 June 2013 8:05 a.m. by MediaThePress

Teams of archaeologists are working on the Christchurch rebuild. Why and what treasures from the past are they digging up? PHILIP MATTHEWS reports.

Settlement dates extended for 92 red-zone owners

Settlement dates extended for 92 red-zone owners

Saturday, 22 June 2013 7:11 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Almost 100 Christchurch property owners in the residential red zone who have agreed to sell their property to the Crown have had their settlement dates extended.

Economic effects of quakes likely to last for years

Economic effects of quakes likely to last for years

Saturday, 22 June 2013 7:11 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The financial consequences of Canterbury's catastrophic earthquakes look set to continue for years.

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Saturday, 22 June 2013 1:05 a.m. by MediaStuff

Get ready to pick up the tab for an $11 million insurance mistake by Christchurch City Council.

Media attention quickens action

Media attention quickens action

Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

An elderly woman sits in her quake-damaged home for nearly a year - through two snowstorms - without adequate heating.

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

Get ready to pick up the tab for an $11 million insurance mistake by Christchurch City Council.

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Millions wasted in CCC blunder

Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

Get ready to pick up the tab for an $11 million insurance mistake by Christchurch City Council.

Storms send construction staff indoors

Storms send construction staff indoors

Friday, 21 June 2013 1:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Scores of construction staff working outdoors were diverted to interior work this week as stormy weather made some building sites unsafe.

Red zone settlements extended

Red zone settlements extended

Friday, 21 June 2013 12:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

Almost 100 property owners who have agreed to sell their homes through the Government's buyout offer have had their settlement dates extended.

CTV victims passion for baking kept alive

CTV victim's passion for baking kept alive

Friday, 21 June 2013 8:40 a.m. by MediaHerald

When Lesley Thomson died in the CTV building on February 22, 2011, her daughter Alex, lost one of her best friends.But Alex McBryde, 27, has kept her mother's passion for baking alive and made sure she baked her heart out in memory...

Govt convention centre deal on cards

Govt convention centre deal on cards

Friday, 21 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has struck a deal with the city council that will see a new convention centre built in Christchurch without the need for any ratepayer funding,  understands.

City rebuild offsets drought impact

City rebuild offsets drought impact

Friday, 21 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury rebuild may be keeping the New Zealand economy's head above water.

Council claims building consents progress

Council claims building consents progress

Thursday, 20 June 2013 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council staff say they have reduced their controversial building consents' backlog.

New EQC appointees announced

New EQC appointees announced

Thursday, 20 June 2013 4:39 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Three new people have been appointed to the Earthquake Commission. Sir Maarten Wevers will take up the role of chairman from 1 August.

Deal lays framework for stunning Christchurch

Deal lays framework for 'stunning' Christchurch

Thursday, 20 June 2013 4:20 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch councillors have voted on how the cost of the city's rebuild will be split between the council and the Government, but are keeping the result secret ahead of a joint announcement next week.

Strong quake rattles West Coast

Strong quake rattles West Coast

Thursday, 20 June 2013 4:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake has struck the West Coast this afternoon, as Mother Nature continues her siege on the South Island.

Strong earthquake on West Coast

Strong earthquake on West Coast

Thursday, 20 June 2013 3:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

A 4.2 earthquake has struck the West Coast this afternoon, as Mother Nature continues her siege on the South Island.

Christchurch store benefits from hard slog

Christchurch store benefits from hard slog

Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch fabric and homewares retailer Bolt of Cloth has rebounded from the earthquakes and is now launching a new flagship store in Auckland as part of its expansion.

Homewares retailer spreading its wings

Homewares retailer spreading its wings

Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch fabric and homewares retailer Bolt of Cloth has rebounded from the earthquakes and is now expanding, launching a new flagship store in Auckland and in Christchurch moving to a bigger site at The Tannery in Woolston.

Dalziel plans informed approach to rebuild

Dalziel plans informed approach to rebuild

Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:47 a.m. by Media3News

Lianne Dalziel says as mayor she'll be able to work with both Labour and National governments on the Christchurch rebuild.

Labour expects a tough by-election

Labour expects a tough by-election

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:29 a.m. by Media3News

Neighbours urged to share quake info

Neighbours urged to share quake info

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission is hoping to tap claimants' neighbourly spirit as it tackles some of its most complex cases.

Construction jobs on the decline in city

Construction jobs on the decline in city

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An online jobs report is revealing a puzzling dip in the number of construction jobs in Canterbury from a year ago.

Government may act on city mall impasse

Government may act on city mall impasse

Thursday, 20 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has stepped into the battle to build on a prime Christchurch shopping block and is threatening to use its emergency earthquake powers to break the development deadlock.

No crisis on consents - Parker

No 'crisis' on consents - Parker

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 9:59 a.m. by Media3News

 

We dont want ugly or boring buildings

We don't want ugly or boring buildings

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 8:36 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 Architecture can inspire and bedazzle, delight or infuriate. What do you think of the plans so far for Christchurch?

Rise in drink driving after quakes

Rise in drink driving after quakes

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 7:57 a.m. by MediaHerald

The number of drink drivers getting caught in parts of Christchurch has risen dramatically since the earthquakes."In the 2011-2012 year there was a 69 per cent increase," road policing manager, Inspector Al Stewart told The Star.This...

Dalziel running for Chch Mayor

Dalziel running for Chch Mayor

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 7:50 a.m. by Media3News

Cut levies to boost residential builds - Gough

Cut levies to boost residential builds - Gough

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch City councillor is pushing for developers to be given a financial incentive to build apartments in the central city.

City council in consent crisis talks

City council in consent crisis talks

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:24 a.m. by MediaStuff

An action plan has been agreed that officials believe will defuse the consents crisis hanging over the Christchruch City Council.

City council in consent crisis talks

City council in consent crisis talks

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:24 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An action plan has been agreed that officials believe will defuse the consents crisis hanging over the Christchruch City Council.

Sir Miles Warren defends his town hall

Sir Miles Warren defends his town hall

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of the architects who designed Christchurch's Town Hall is disputing claims the building is damaged beyond repair and not worth saving.