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Millions of insurance dollars in jeopardy

Millions of insurance dollars in jeopardy

Saturday, 15 June 2013 12:08 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

At least $200 million of insurance funds the city council is relying on to replace and fix its damaged assets is at risk, reports show.

Stalled consents vex developers

Stalled consents vex developers

Saturday, 15 June 2013 12:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

Property developers say "delaying tactics" by the Christchurch City Council's consents department are costing them thousands of dollars a day.

Naming and shaming insurance companies

Naming and shaming insurance companies

Friday, 14 June 2013 6:11 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Museum plans extreme quake-proofing

Museum plans extreme quake-proofing

Friday, 14 June 2013 5:44 p.m. by Media3News

 

Temp housing finalised for rebuild workers

Temp housing finalised for rebuild workers

Friday, 14 June 2013 4:13 p.m. by Media3News

 

40 Chch rebuild jobs to go

40 Chch rebuild jobs to go

Friday, 14 June 2013 3:22 p.m. by Media3News

A key South Island infrastructure company has announced its intention to close its Christchurch civil construction business.

Another central-city cordon lifted

Another central-city cordon lifted

Friday, 14 June 2013 2:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Another cordon has been lifted in central Christchurch, with access to streets east of Manchester St opened.

Chch rebuilder suddenly granted consent

Chch rebuilder suddenly granted consent

Friday, 14 June 2013 1:35 p.m. by Media3News

 

Key bridge reopening September

Key bridge reopening September

Friday, 14 June 2013 11:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two-way access across the main link to South Brighton and Southshore should be restored in September.

Brighton bridge reopening September

Brighton bridge reopening September

Friday, 14 June 2013 11:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two-way access across the main link to South Brighton and Southshore should be restored in September.

Councillors say no to Civic pay rise

Councillors say no to Civic pay rise

Thursday, 13 June 2013 4:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch City councillors have voted unanimously to oppose plans to give the directors of their embattled insurance company, Civic Assurance, a pay rise.

Prisoners to fix quake-damaged houses in Christchurch

Prisoners to fix quake-damaged houses in Christchurch

Thursday, 13 June 2013 2:53 p.m. by MediaHerald

Prisoners are being put to work fixing earthquake-damaged houses in Christchurch.Corrections Minister Anne Tolley announced today that Rolleston Prison inmates and offenders on community sentences would refurbish 150 Housing New...

Double whammy two years on

Double whammy two years on

Thursday, 13 June 2013 2:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two years ago today Christchurch was hit by a double-whammy - a magnitude 6.4 earthquake and the collapse of the historic Lyttelton Timeball Station.

Two years today, city hit by two major quakes

Two years today, city hit by two major quakes

Thursday, 13 June 2013 2:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Two years ago today, Christchurch was hit by a double whammy - a magnitude-6.4 earthquake and the collapse of the historic Lyttelton Timeball Station.

Inmates to repair damaged state houses

Inmates to repair damaged state houses

Thursday, 13 June 2013 1:20 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Prisoners will be put to work refurbishing earthquake-damaged houses in Christchurch.

Councillors in the dark over consents

Councillors in the dark over consents

Thursday, 13 June 2013 1:19 p.m. by Media3News

 

Live chat: Scirt talks roadworks

Live chat: Scirt talks roadworks

Thursday, 13 June 2013 1:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Road works across Christchurch have been a hot topic in  lately.

Prisoners to repair quake damaged homes

Prisoners to repair quake damaged homes

Thursday, 13 June 2013 12:41 p.m. by Media3News

 

Mystery surrounds who saw the letter

Mystery surrounds who saw the letter

Thursday, 13 June 2013 10:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Greens fear the Government may be tempted to take over the Christchurch City Council as it did with regional council.

Chch mayor: Council will meet consenting deadline

Chch mayor: Council will meet consenting deadline

Thursday, 13 June 2013 8:53 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker is adamant his council will meet a two-week deadline to speed up its consenting process, as the Government threatens to step in if it does not.

Brownlee, Parker at odds over consents

Brownlee, Parker at odds over consents

Thursday, 13 June 2013 8:28 a.m. by Media3News

 

Fantastic hub to be built on Belfast site

'Fantastic hub' to be built on Belfast site

Thursday, 13 June 2013 7:44 a.m. by MediaStuff

A $36 million industrial park housing up to 30 businesses will be built on the Belfast freezing works site.

Parker says Christchurch Council can cope

Parker says Christchurch Council can cope

Thursday, 13 June 2013 5:21 a.m. by Media3News


 

Crisis meeting set for city council

Crisis meeting set for city council

Thursday, 13 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch city councillors will head into a crisis meeting next week after learning the council is on the brink of losing the power to grant consents.

Roger Sutton staying at Cera until the end

Roger Sutton staying at Cera until the end

Thursday, 13 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake recovery boss Roger Sutton has a surprising ambition once his job in Christchurch is done - he's thinking of heading for the Pacific Islands.

Public servant city offices plan on track

Public servant city offices plan on track

Thursday, 13 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A plan to bring 2500 public servants back into central Christchurch has prompted more than 20 responses from property developers and landlords to accommodate them.

Crisis meeting set for Christchurch council

Crisis meeting set for Christchurch council

Thursday, 13 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch city councillors will head into a crisis meeting next week after learning the council is on the brink of losing the power to grant consents.

Roger Sutton staying at Cera until the end

Roger Sutton staying at Cera until the end

Thursday, 13 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake recovery boss Roger Sutton has a surprising ambition once his job in Christchurch is done - he's thinking of heading for the Pacific Islands.

Drivers can expect roadworks for years yet

Drivers can expect roadworks for years yet

Thursday, 13 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Roadworks might already be driving Christchurch motorists to distraction, but it's going to get worse.

Burglars target vacant quake damaged homes

Burglars target vacant quake damaged homes

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 6:41 p.m. by MediaHerald

Burglars are targeting earthquake damaged homes that are being repaired a week after residents have temporarily moved out.

Level of risk key to contract price

Level of risk key to contract price

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 1:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

New Carlton Hotel by September

New Carlton Hotel by September

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 1:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tenants are being sought for two neighbouring buildings going up near the busy Papanui Rd-Bealey Ave corner.

Heritage tower demolition under way

Heritage tower demolition under way

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition work has begun on the Heritage Hotel's earthquake-damaged tower block in central Christchurch.

We must build for elderly, disabled

We must build for elderly, disabled

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 9:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

 Humans come in various configurations - young and old, married and single, the fit and healthy, and those for whom life is a struggle.

Insurers confident of quake claim targets

Insurers confident of quake claim targets

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 8:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

Insurers IAG and Southern Response are sticking to targets of completing earthquake claims by December 2015 and December 2016 respectively, despite their slow starts.

Waimairi Beach golf club in the rough

Waimairi Beach golf club in the rough

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch golf club trying to redevelop its earthquake-stricken course is being "driven up the wall" by council consenting delays over its buildings.

Consent delay has club in the rough

Consent delay has club in the rough

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch golf club trying to redevelop its earthquake-stricken course is being "driven up the wall" by council consenting delays over its buildings.

Chchs Morris family, four weeks on

Chch's Morris family, four weeks on

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 7:37 p.m. by Media3News

Four weeks on from Campbell Live's first meeting with the Morris family in Christchurch, we return.

Sutton calls with good news

Sutton calls with good news

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 6:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

Five red-zoned property owners who have agreed to sell their homes through the Government's buyout offer have become the first to have their settlement dates extended.

Bland look not wanted in new Rangiora

Bland look not wanted in new Rangiora

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 2:56 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Residents in Rangiora have told town planners they don't want their town rebuilt to look bland and characterless.

Concern about police approach to crime

Concern about police approach to crime

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 9:40 a.m. by MediaRNZ

There is concern in Christchurch that a prevention-first approach to crime by police is leaving red-zone houses vulnerable to burglars.

Crown offer deadline extended for Port Hills residents

Crown offer deadline extended for Port Hills residents

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 9:16 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The deadline for homeowners in Christchurch's Port Hills to accept a Crown offer for their properties has been extended until the end of January 2014.

Leap in rebuild optimism

Leap in rebuild optimism

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 8:05 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Optimism is riding high in the building industry though there is still doubt about when the Christchurch earthquake rebuild projects will peak.

Christchurch superhero raises funds online

Christchurch superhero raises funds online

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 7:19 a.m. by Media3News

Desperate red-zoners pay for rock blasting

Desperate red-zoners pay for rock blasting

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two red-zoned and red-stickered Christchurch couples are spending thousands of dollars on rock-blasting work in an unprecedented bid to stay in their earthquake-damaged homes.

Desperate red-zoners pay for rock blasting

Desperate red-zoners pay for rock blasting

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two red-zoned and red-stickered Christchurch couples are spending thousands of dollars on rock-blasting work in an unprecedented bid to stay in their earthquake-damaged homes.

Red-zoned house trashed in wild party

Red-zoned house trashed in wild party

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Quiet drinks among friends turned into a social media-fuelled demo party that saw an abandoned red-zone house trashed and a group of youths in trouble with police.

Between rock and a red place

Between rock and a red place

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two red-zoned and red-stickered Christchurch couples are spending thousands of dollars on rock-blasting work in an unprecedented bid to stay in their earthquake-damaged homes.

Wastewater plans raise residents ire

Wastewater plans raise residents' ire

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is being taken to court over plans to install underground wastewater tanks on thousands of quake-prone properties.

Rebuild optimism grows

Rebuild optimism grows

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Optimism is riding high in the building industry though there is still doubt about when the Christchurch earthquake rebuild projects will peak.

Between rock and a red place

Between rock and a red place

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two red-zoned and red-stickered Christchurch couples are spending thousands of dollars on rock-blasting work in an unprecedented bid to stay in their earthquake-damaged homes.

Hagley Park school sport may get bowled

Hagley Park school sport may get bowled

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

High school sports in Hagley Park could be affected if an international cricket venue is built in Christchurch's "largest educational classroom", says an opponent of the development.

CBDs eastern green frame model on show

CBD's eastern green frame model on show

Tuesday, 11 June 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch residents now have a chance to see what the CBD's green frame and Avon Precinct will look like.

Christchurch super school set to be privately funded

Christchurch super school set to be privately funded

Monday, 10 June 2013 6:34 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The Education Ministry's $41 million proposed year 1-13 super school for Christchurch is set to be funded by the private sector, a document reveals.

More time for Port Hills red-zoners

More time for Port Hills red-zoners

Monday, 10 June 2013 3:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

Red-zoned Port Hills residents have been given five more months to accept the Government's buy-out offer on their damaged properties. 

Govt agencies on track to return to central Christchurch

Govt agencies on track to return to central Christchurch

Monday, 10 June 2013 1:48 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Government says it is on track to return public sector offices back into central Christchurch, after they were abandoned because of the earthquakes.

Author wins grant to write about quakes

Author wins grant to write about quakes

Monday, 10 June 2013 12:27 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Author Fiona Farrell has been awarded a grant of $100,000 to write two books, one fiction and the other non-fiction, about the Christchurch earthquakes.

Fiona Farrell to pen earthquake books

Fiona Farrell to pen earthquake books

Monday, 10 June 2013 12:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

A New Zealand author has been awarded a fellowship of $100,000 to write about her experiences of the Christchurch earthquakes.

Fiona Farrell to pen quake books

Fiona Farrell to pen quake books

Monday, 10 June 2013 12:11 p.m. by MediaStuff

A New Zealand author has been awarded a fellowship of $100,000 to write about her experiences of the Christchurch earthquakes.

Earthquake brain phenomenon observed

Earthquake brain phenomenon observed

Monday, 10 June 2013 9:11 a.m. by MediaRNZ

A psychiatrist says a phenomenon called earthquake brain is affecting the ability of some people in the Christchurch to think clearly. It comes from a build-up of the stress hormone cortisol.