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Homeowner queries $1150 for brief check

Homeowner queries $1150 for brief check

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Government-owned insurance company Southern Response is backing a $1150 bill that one of its contractors charged for a property salvage report.

Cliffside houses checked for fall risk

Cliffside houses checked for fall risk

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A group of unstable cliffside houses in the Port Hills red zone will be checked for the risk of collapse after the urgent demolition of a quake-damaged home.

Historic building insurer paid out $511m

Historic building insurer paid out $511m

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Claim city needs more malls ridiculous

Claim city needs more malls 'ridiculous'

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Sell off non-core assets, Carter says

Sell off non-core assets, Carter says

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch city councillor says the city could offload non-core assets, including its own offices, to help pay its share of big-ticket rebuild projects.

Insurer pays out $511m

Insurer pays out $511m

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurer of churches, schools and historic buildings Ansvar paid out $511 million of claims last year, settling more than three-quarters of the earthquake claims lodged with the company.

Lengthy council consent process proving costly

Lengthy council consent process proving costly

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

Belgian Beer Cafe Torenhof owner Mark McGuinness says businesses will fail in the rebuild of Christchurch because of the red tape surrounding council consent requirements.

Christchurch youth hostel desperately needed

Christchurch youth hostel 'desperately needed'

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 8:01 p.m. by MediaRNZ

A Christchurch community group wants a hostel to be built to accommodate the increasing number of young people who are struggling to find housing.

Chch caravan addresses private insurers

Chch caravan addresses private insurers

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 7:55 p.m. by Media3News

Once again Campbell Live has a very powerful caravan of opinion about the private insurers. Responding is Tim Grafton.

Some Chch homeowners remain positive

Some Chch homeowners remain positive

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 6:27 p.m. by Media3News

The vast majority of Christchurch residents who spoke yesterday did so because of their EQC and insurance frustrations, but then there are some positive stories.

USAR teams imitating Christchurch quake in training

USAR teams imitating Christchurch quake in training

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:24 p.m. by MediaHerald

Urban Search and Rescue teams spent a month crawling through suffocating spaces, often cold and wet in the pitch black, breaking through concrete walls in pancaked buildings in a desperate effort to find survivors and bodies after...

CERA staff grapple with home debris

CERA staff grapple with home debris

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:18 p.m. by Media3News

After a cliff-top home in Christchurch was demolished, the CERA staff and demolition crew struggled with how to get rid of the debris.

Isaac Theatre Royal fundraiser kickstarted

Isaac Theatre Royal fundraiser kickstarted

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 4:14 p.m. by Media3News

Prominent filmmakers are joining a campaign to equip Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Issac Theatre Royal with a cinema.

Ansvar working through quake claims

Ansvar working through quake claims

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 4:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurer of churches, schools and historic buildings Ansvar has paid out $511 million of claims in 2012 and is more than three-quarters of the way through settling claims.

Helicopter called in for cliff-top demolition

Helicopter called in for cliff-top demolition

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 2:49 p.m. by Media3News

A helicopter with a monsoon bucket has been deployed to remove debris from the site of a once-dangerously perched Christchurch house.

Thieves target Christchurch construction sites

Thieves target Christchurch construction sites

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:55 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Police are urging builders and contractors in Christchurch to secure construction sites following an increase in thefts in recent months.

Work continues on dangerous Chch house

Work continues on dangerous Chch house

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:41 a.m. by Media3News

 

Asset sales could help pay for rebuild - Key

Asset sales could help pay for rebuild - Key

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Partial asset sales could be a way for Christchurch to get its 'nice-to-haves' in the rebuild, says Prime Minister John Key.

Asset sales could help pay for rebuild - Key

Asset sales could help pay for rebuild - Key

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Partial asset sales could be a way for Christchurch to get its 'nice-to-haves' in the rebuild, says Prime Minister John Key.

Asset sales could help pay for rebuild - Key

Asset sales could help pay for rebuild - Key

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:30 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

PM urges council to sell assets

PM urges council to sell assets

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

Partial asset sales could be a way for Christchurch to get its 'nice-to-haves' in the rebuild, Prime Minister John Key says.

PM urges council to sell assets

PM urges council to sell assets

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 9:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Partial asset sales could be a way for Christchurch to get its 'nice-to-haves' in the rebuild, Prime Minister John Key says.

Students still fleeing quake campus

Students still fleeing quake campus

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 8:33 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Red-zone deadline extension offer

Red-zone deadline extension offer

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 7:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hundreds of people are expected to attend four workshops to help residential red-zoners.

No charges in Australia for CTV construction manager

No charges in Australia for CTV construction manager

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 6:33 a.m. by MediaRNZ

A convicted fraudster who supervised the construction of the CTV building that collapsed in Christchurch will not face charges in Australia over allegations of identify theft.

Time to move on Convention Centre

'Time to move' on Convention Centre

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

City planners are being urged to commit to a Christchurch convention centre now or risk losing vital tourist dollars.

Aftershocks nothing alarming

Aftershocks 'nothing alarming'

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Aftershock activity has sparked up in the past week on each of the main faults responsible for Christchurch's recent major earthquakes.

Chch must retain its heritage buildings

Chch must retain its heritage buildings

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Critics question Chch convention centre

Critics question Chch convention centre

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Risk of magnitude-5 remains high

Risk of magnitude-5 remains high

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Aftershock activity has sparked up in the past week on each of the main faults responsible for Christchurch's recent major earthquakes.

Brownlee: EQC assessments not an easy challenge

Brownlee: EQC assessments 'not an easy challenge'

Monday, 20 May 2013 8:00 p.m. by Media3News

People in Christchurch are reaching the end of their patience – 32 months since the September earthquake.

Steve and Leons home

Steve and Leon's home

Monday, 20 May 2013 7:48 p.m. by Media3News

Steve and Leon's home in St Albans, Christchurch was badly damaged in the September 2010 earthquake.

Chch residents share ERC frustrations

Chch residents share ERC frustrations

Monday, 20 May 2013 6:34 p.m. by Media3News

32 months after the first earthquake, dozens of Christchurch residents are frustrated with the Earthquake Recovery Commission.

Chch residents share EQC frustrations

Chch residents share EQC frustrations

Monday, 20 May 2013 6:34 p.m. by Media3News

32 months after the first earthquake, dozens of Christchurch residents are frustrated with the Earthquake Commission.

Govt extends eviction date for red zoners

Govt extends eviction date for red zoners

Monday, 20 May 2013 5:40 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Chch house teeters on edge of cliff

Chch house teeters on edge of cliff

Monday, 20 May 2013 3:24 p.m. by Media3News

Officials have blocked off a Christchurch road amid fears a quake-damaged house will fall over a cliff onto motorists.

US cash sought for Christchurch rebuild

US cash sought for Christchurch rebuild

Monday, 20 May 2013 1:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Canterbury business leader is hoping the experience of several United States congressman of the February 2011 earthquake might help bring investment for the $40 billion city rebuild.

BNZ destruction resumes

BNZ destruction resumes

Monday, 20 May 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

Green parkland is now visible through the skeleton of the earthquake-damaged BNZ building in Armagh St.

BNZ destruction resumes

BNZ destruction resumes

Monday, 20 May 2013 11:28 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

No charges for CTV engineer

No charges for CTV engineer

Monday, 20 May 2013 10:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

A fake engineer who supervised the building of the CTV building will not face criminal charges in Australia.

No Australian charges for Shirtcliff

No Australian charges for Shirtcliff

Monday, 20 May 2013 10:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

A fake engineer who supervised the building of the CTV building will not face criminal charges in Australia.

Christchurch seeks to avoid asset sales

Christchurch seeks to avoid asset sales

Monday, 20 May 2013 8:02 a.m. by Media3News

Bob Parker says there's a $600 million gap between what his city is prepared to spend on new projects and what the Govt wants.

Furniture-maker carves out niche with used wood

Furniture-maker carves out niche with used wood

Monday, 20 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

It's surprisingly hard for furniture-maker Rekindle to get wood from buildings that are being demolished, founder Juliet Arnott says.

Furniture-maker reuses quake wood

Furniture-maker reuses quake wood

Monday, 20 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

It's surprisingly hard for furniture-maker Rekindle to get wood from buildings that are being demolished, founder Juliet Arnott says.

Disputed antiques returned to owner

Disputed antiques returned to owner

Monday, 20 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than two years after Deric Blackler's Christchurch antiques shop was devastated in the February 2011 quake, he has received some of his knick-knacks back.

The $100 million question

The $100 million question

Saturday, 18 May 2013 4:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Govt legislates to speed up council housing consents

Govt legislates to speed up council housing consents

Saturday, 18 May 2013 3:25 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Quakes take toll on young

Quakes take toll on young

Saturday, 18 May 2013 11:41 a.m. by MediaStuff

The number of young people referred to specialist mental health services in Canterbury has soared as parents and teachers struggle to cope with the effects of the region's earthquakes, the Canterbury District Health Board says.

Auditor-General to investigate Crown purchase offers

Auditor-General to investigate Crown purchase offers

Saturday, 18 May 2013 6:55 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Audit Office is to investigate a complaint by Labour MP Lianne Dalziel, about how much money the Government gets back from insurance companies for properties in Christchurch's red zone.

Amid pleas, public urge big project restraint

Amid pleas, public urge big project restraint

Saturday, 18 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Business owner waits for building consent

Business owner waits for building consent

Saturday, 18 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Council committed to anchor CBD projects

Council committed to anchor CBD projects

Saturday, 18 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Cantabs get their city back next month

Cantabs get their city back next month

Friday, 17 May 2013 6:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Mark the date: Friday, June 28, at 3pm.

4.2 quake jolts Christchurch

4.2 quake jolts Christchurch

Friday, 17 May 2013 5:47 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch was jolted by a magnitute 4.2 earthquake on Friday afternoon.

Christchurchs ever-changing cityscape

Christchurch's ever-changing cityscape

Friday, 17 May 2013 5:03 p.m. by Media3News

 

Christchurch rattled by 4.2 aftershock

Christchurch rattled by 4.2 aftershock

Friday, 17 May 2013 4:16 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch has been rattled by a minor aftershock this afternoon.

The Tannery to open in June

The Tannery to open in June

Friday, 17 May 2013 3:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Blenheim earthquake grant angers

Blenheim earthquake grant angers

Friday, 17 May 2013 2:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

Questions are being asked after a $500,000 Canterbury earthquake grant went to Blenheim.