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EQC leak much larger than realised

EQC leak much larger than realised

Monday, 25 March 2013 2:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

An Earthquake Commission security breach may contain details of 67,000 claimants, nearly seven times the number first realised.

EQC leak much larger than realised

EQC leak much larger than realised

Monday, 25 March 2013 2:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

An Earthquake Commission security breach may contain details of 67,000 claimants, nearly seven times the number first realised.

Gondola reopening a victory

Gondola reopening a 'victory'

Monday, 25 March 2013 2:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

When Zane McKinnon bought tickets for the gondola he never expected to be its first passenger after the quakes.

High profile Chch councillor to retire

High profile Chch councillor to retire

Monday, 25 March 2013 2:19 p.m. by Media3News

A high profile Christchurch councillor has called for the local council to stop its bitter infighting.

Gondola reopening a victory

Gondola reopening a 'victory'

Monday, 25 March 2013 1:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

When Zane McKinnon bought tickets for the gondola he never expected to be its first passenger after the quakes.

Christchuch retail rebound continues

Christchuch retail rebound continues

Monday, 25 March 2013 1:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Sales in cafes, restaurants, hotel and motels in Christchurch surged in the three months before Christmas, data from Statistics New Zealand shows.

Christchurchs gondola re-opens

Christchurch's gondola re-opens

Monday, 25 March 2013 11:13 a.m. by Media3News

Residents and tourists alike showed up today to have a ride in Christchurch's sorely missed gondola.

Former Cooperite in building trade

Former Cooperite in building trade

Monday, 25 March 2013 9:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch building company says it closely supervises an employee implicated in Australia for alleged visa infringements relating to Filipino workers.

Immigrants scammed in Christchurch - reports

Immigrants scammed in Christchurch - reports

Monday, 25 March 2013 9:15 a.m. by Media3News

Reports are emerging of an immigration scam involving workers wanting to help with the Christchurch rebuild.

Investigation into migrant workers fees

Investigation into migrant workers' fees

Monday, 25 March 2013 8:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Immigration Advisers Authority has referred revelations about an Auckland immigration agent organising Filipino workers for the Christchurch rebuild to the Labour Department's inspectorate.

Homeowners face insurance price shock

Homeowners face insurance price shock

Monday, 25 March 2013 7:31 a.m. by Media3News

A private insurance brokerage says major changes to the way home insurance policies are calculated are to be announced shortly.

Cera bails as owners face down asbestos

Cera bails as owners face down asbestos

Monday, 25 March 2013 7:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

The tricky removal of asbestos from the BNZ House will be left to the owners after the Government bailed on its demolition halfway through the job.

Cera bails as owners face down asbestos

Cera bails as owners face down asbestos

Monday, 25 March 2013 7:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

The tricky removal of asbestos from the BNZ House will be left to the owners after the Government bailed on its demolition halfway through the job.

Christchurch gondola to reopen after quake

Christchurch gondola to reopen after quake

Monday, 25 March 2013 6:44 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch gondola is set to reopen to the public, more than two years after the February 2011 quake forced its closure.

War memorials repaired

War memorials repaired

Monday, 25 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two of Christchurch's quake-damaged war memorials are expected to be repaired in time for Anzac Day, but the city's most iconic - the Bridge of Remembrance and Triumphal Arch - will remain closed for a further two years.

War memorials repaired for Anzac Day

War memorials repaired for Anzac Day

Monday, 25 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two of Christchurch's quake-damaged war memorials are expected to be repaired in time for Anzac Day, but the city's most iconic - the Bridge of Remembrance and Triumphal Arch - will remain closed for a further two years.

Christchurch rebuild jobs scam exposed

Christchurch rebuild jobs scam exposed

Sunday, 24 March 2013 12:22 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A Christchurch businessman posing as a recruiter of Filipino workers has exposed the fees some pay to work in New Zealand.

Counting the cost

Counting the cost

Sunday, 24 March 2013 8:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealanders with family and friends across in Australia will be familiar with the Kiwi diaspora but the impoverished Philippines takes emigration to a new level.

Rebuild jobs scam exposed

Rebuild jobs scam exposed

Saturday, 23 March 2013 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch businessman posing as a recruiter of Filipino workers has exposed the fees some pay to work in New Zealand.

Rebuild jobs scam exposed

Rebuild jobs scam exposed

Saturday, 23 March 2013 11:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch businessman posing as a recruiter of Filipino workers has exposed the fees some pay to work in New Zealand.

Wood cuts it

Wood cuts it

Saturday, 23 March 2013 10:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Using Canterbury University innovations, Christchurch design and New Zealand timber, a unique building is going up in Victoria St - the first of its kind and a signal of a sustainable, quake-resilient future, writes Rosa Shiels .

Plan to use church debris in new centre

Plan to use church debris in new centre

Saturday, 23 March 2013 3:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

The historic stone Sydenham church will be resurrected as a community centre if the Sydenham Heritage Trust has its way.

A street emerges from the wreckage

A street emerges from the wreckage

Saturday, 23 March 2013 11:37 a.m. by MediaThePress

A street stretching almost 5 kilometres of Christchurch east to west, from the residential red zone to the prestigious Christ's College, offers an insightful cross-section of the Canterbury rebuild. GEORGINA STYLIANOU takes a walk and samples life down Gloucester St.

Work begins on Avon River precinct

Work begins on Avon River precinct

Saturday, 23 March 2013 11:05 a.m. by Media3News

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has turned the first sod as work gets under way on Christchurch's new Avon River precinct.

Sculptural look for site

Sculptural look for site

Saturday, 23 March 2013 9:23 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Construction could begin as soon as June on a $100 million glass- wrapped complex replacing the Triangle Centre in Christchurch's City Mall.

Empire building at City Care

Empire building at City Care

Saturday, 23 March 2013 8:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury earthquakes are a goldmine for the Christchurch City Council's business City Care. But not content with its exploding revenues, it is now pushing into mainstream commercial and residential building. Is this the place for a ratepayer-owned company? The Press business editor, MARTA STEEMAN , reports.

UK pledge may lapse if cathedral not restored

UK pledge may lapse if cathedral not restored

Saturday, 23 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The English millionaire behind a $4 million pledge for the Christ Church Cathedral could reconsider his offer if Anglican leaders do not restore the historic building, his former business partner says.

New ideas mooted for Cathedral repair

New ideas mooted for Cathedral repair

Friday, 22 March 2013 5:26 p.m. by Media3News

A Christchurch trust has revealed new detail of a plan to restore the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral.

New ideas for Cathedral repair

New ideas for Cathedral repair

Friday, 22 March 2013 5:26 p.m. by Media3News

A Christchurch trust has revealed new detail of a plan to restore the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral.

Tour shows off restored Christchurch homes

Tour shows off restored Christchurch homes

Friday, 22 March 2013 4:47 p.m. by Media3News

Quake-damaged houses back to full glory and shock-proofed new structures were open to visitors in Christchurch today.

EQC accidentally releases claimants private info

EQC accidentally releases claimants' private info

Friday, 22 March 2013 3:18 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has reportedly released private information of more than 9700 claimants.The email had the claim numbers and street addresses of the claimants in an attachment, but did not include the names, Fairfax...

EQC releases private info of 9700 claimants

EQC releases private info of 9700 claimants

Friday, 22 March 2013 2:21 p.m. by Media3News

The EQC mistakenly released the private information of 9700 claimants this morning, it has been revealed.

Rebuild attracts 1200 new Cantabs

Rebuild attracts 1200 new Cantabs

Friday, 22 March 2013 1:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

More people came to Canterbury than left last year as the region's rebuild attracts overseas workers, new figures reveal.

Commissioners plea to Brownlee

Commissioner's plea to Brownlee

Friday, 22 March 2013 12:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Human Rights Commissioner has written to Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee asking for some red-zoners to be given more time to consider compensation offers.

New plan for Christ Church Cathedral restoration

New plan for Christ Church Cathedral restoration

Friday, 22 March 2013 8:50 a.m. by MediaHerald

Engineers have unveiled a plan which they say can allow for the restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral.At the city council's earthquake forum yesterday representatives from the Great Christchurch Building Trust said the cathedral...

Quake city looks good for job-starved Brits

Quake city looks good for job-starved Brits

Friday, 22 March 2013 8:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

Migrant labour sourcing firm New Zealand Skills in Demand says demand for skilled workers to take part in Christchurch's quake-related construction boom is strengthening significantly.

Rebuild plays role in GDP surge

Rebuild plays role in GDP surge

Friday, 22 March 2013 7:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealand's economy took a leap forward late last year, posting a 1.5 per cent growth spurt, with Canterbury's rebuild playing its part in the stronger than expected economic activity.

Red-zoners plea goes to Parliament

Red-zoners' plea goes to Parliament

Friday, 22 March 2013 7:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch red-zoners will plead their case for full land compensation at Parliament next month, despite knowing the effort is in vain.

SFO probes two rebuild fraud cases

SFO probes two rebuild fraud cases

Friday, 22 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two Christchurch rebuild fraud cases are being investigated, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed.

Christchurch needs over 35,000 new houses

Christchurch needs over 35,000 new houses

Friday, 22 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The pressure on Christchurch's housing market should ease within the next three years with an expected 30,000 sections coming on the market.

SFO probes two rebuild fraud cases

SFO probes two rebuild fraud cases

Friday, 22 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two Christchurch rebuild fraud cases are being investigated, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed.

Christchurch building consents point to growth

Christchurch building consents point to growth

Thursday, 21 March 2013 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

More than $500 million in new commercial building projects have been consented in Christchurch over the past 12 months - the highest amount in the last six years.

Construction firm unveils giant industrial subdivision

Construction firm unveils giant industrial subdivision

Thursday, 21 March 2013 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

South Island-based construction firm Calder Stewart has unveiled its largest-ever development which could be Christchurch's biggest industrial subdivision.

Quake city looks good for job-starved Brits

Quake city looks good for job-starved Brits

Thursday, 21 March 2013 11:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Migrant labour sourcing firm New Zealand Skills in Demand says demand for skilled workers to take part in Christchurch's quake-related construction boom is strengthening significantly.

SFOs quake rebuild fraud investigations progressing well

SFO's quake rebuild fraud investigations 'progressing well'

Thursday, 21 March 2013 8:07 p.m. by MediaHerald

The Serious Fraud Office today reiterated the measures it is taking to address the risks of fraud and corruption during the Christchurch rebuild.It comes after Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee was questioned in Parliament...

SFO probes two Chch rebuild fraud cases

SFO probes two Chch rebuild fraud cases

Thursday, 21 March 2013 4:01 p.m. by Media3News

The Serious Fraud office is investigating two cases of fraud in relation to the Christchurch rebuild.

Sutton warns of compulsory acquisition

Sutton warns of compulsory acquisition

Thursday, 21 March 2013 11:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch landowners in central-city blueprint zones have been warned to speed up negotiations or face compulsory acquisition.

Brownlee questioned over fraud allegations

Brownlee questioned over fraud allegations

Thursday, 21 March 2013 10:24 a.m. by MediaHerald

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has been questioned in Parliament over allegations of fraud and corruption involving Canterbury earthquake rebuild contracts.The Serious Fraud Office has started a formal investigation...

Brownlee questioned over quake fraud allegations

Brownlee questioned over quake fraud allegations

Thursday, 21 March 2013 10:24 a.m. by MediaHerald

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has been questioned in Parliament over allegations of fraud and corruption involving Canterbury earthquake rebuild contracts.The Serious Fraud Office has started a formal investigation...

Memories of Chch could fade, says historian

Memories of Chch could fade, says historian

Thursday, 21 March 2013 9:12 a.m. by MediaStuff

Memories of Christchurch before the earthquakes could be forgotten without work to preserve them through pictures and oral histories, a local historian says.

Quake tax issues will linger

Quake tax issues will linger

Thursday, 21 March 2013 7:40 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury firms and individuals will face tax complications flowing on from the disruptive 2010 and 2011 earthquakes for years to come, tax experts from accountancy firms say.

Limited cordons likely to remain in Chch

Limited cordons likely to remain in Chch

Thursday, 21 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Building demolitions in central Christchurch could limit access to parts of the inner city when the mid-year deadline to remove the rebuild zone cordon passes.

Cathedral options to be public soon

Cathedral options to be public soon

Thursday, 21 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Designs for the future of the Christ Church Cathedral will be made public for the first time next month, giving Cantabrians their chance to have a say on the future of the building.

Limited cordons likely to remain

Limited cordons likely to remain

Thursday, 21 March 2013 1:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

Building demolitions in central Christchurch could limit access to parts of the inner city when the mid-year deadline to remove the rebuild zone cordon passes.

Insurance Council CEO walks the talk

Insurance Council CEO walks the talk

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 6:23 p.m. by Media3News

Last night we talked insurance. Do insurance companies deliver when the proverbial hits the fan, as it did in Christchurch?

Saving Christchurchs grand old theatre

Saving Christchurch's grand old theatre

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 5:56 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch's quake-damaged Isaac Theatre Royal has been all but demolished.

Precinct plan puts hotel hopes in limbo

Precinct plan puts hotel hopes in limbo

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 8:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels NZ wants to rebuild its Copthorne Hotel Christchurch Central on Victoria Square but is waiting on an official decision to allow that.

Precinct plan puts hotel hopes in limbo

Precinct plan puts hotel hopes in limbo

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 8:25 a.m. by MediaStuff

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels NZ wants to rebuild its Copthorne Hotel Christchurch Central on Victoria Square but is waiting on an official decision to allow that.

Christchurch silt could make residents sick

Christchurch silt could make residents sick

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 7:31 a.m. by Media3News

Many Christchurch homes are sitting on top of a health time bomb that could make occupants seriously sick over winter.

Resigned red zoners take the money and run

Resigned red zoners take the money and run

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A threatened rebellion against residential red zone offers has not transpired, but some Christchurch suburbs appear to be more defiant than others, new government figures show.