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Bring on the bulldozers, say red-zoners

'Bring on the bulldozers', say red-zoners

Tuesday, 2 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A red-zoned Brooklands couple have told the Government: "We're staying - bring on the bulldozers."

Disabled Kiwis left behind by quake plans

Disabled Kiwis left behind by quake plans

Monday, 1 April 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Large parts of the country's building stock will be off-limits for disabled people under a proposal to trim the cost of upgrading thousands of earthquake-prone buildings, advocacy groups have warned.One of the lesser-known changes...

Commissioners red-zone plea ignored

Commissioner's red-zone plea ignored

Monday, 1 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A decision not to extend the deadline for accepting Government red-zone offers is an "opportunity lost", the Human Rights Commissioner says.

Red-zone uproar over late advice

Red-zone uproar over late advice

Sunday, 31 March 2013 10:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch landowners who accept a 50 per cent offer for their vacant, uninsured or commercial red-zone properties can still take legal action against the Government.

Red zone dairy closes after 100 years

Red zone dairy closes after 100 years

Sunday, 31 March 2013 5:41 p.m. by Media3News

After 100 years, the dairy in Horseshoe Lake is closing thanks to the Christchurch earthquake.

Tearing up the town

Tearing up the town

Sunday, 31 March 2013 6:41 a.m. by MediaStuff

The man who revealed embarrassing EQC leaks says he's not a fighter by nature, but, as he tells Martin van Beynen, he's sick of how Christchurch's quake victims have been treated.

Christchurch CBD frozen in time

Christchurch CBD frozen in time

Saturday, 30 March 2013 11:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

A videogame arcade with its roof fractured to the sky, a pub with glasses still hanging neatly above the bar and a sign promoting the Rugby World Cup 2011.

Repair option gives way to grass

Repair option gives way to grass

Saturday, 30 March 2013 8:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $32-million hotel in the heart of the Christchurch CBD will be bought by the Government and demolished to make way for grassland in what operators and owners say is a waste of money and opportunity.

Payout may be Australasias biggest

Payout may be Australasia's biggest

Saturday, 30 March 2013 8:38 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch's stalled insurance claim "is potentially the largest ever in Australasian history", new information reveals.

Green dreams for river red zone

Green dreams for river red zone

Saturday, 30 March 2013 7:55 a.m. by MediaStuff

A network of citizen groups have a thousand dreams for the residential red zone along the Avon River. WILL HARVIE walks the zone to see what it might look like if Cera and the Government permit the dreamers to act.

Advocacy service for quake claims mooted

Advocacy service for quake claims mooted

Saturday, 30 March 2013 6:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

A voluntary register where people can give details of the status of their post-quake insurance claims may be set up by the Christchurch City Council.

Engineers to face tougher regulations

Engineers to face tougher regulations

Saturday, 30 March 2013 6:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

Engineers are going to be more stringently regulated as a result of the CTV building collapse.

Zoning kills price - valuers

Zoning kills price - valuers

Saturday, 30 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Government policy, not the earthquakes, has made land in Christchurch's residential red zone almost worthless, valuers say.

Red-zoner wants to stay put

Red-zoner wants to stay put

Friday, 29 March 2013 11:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

An elderly woman would rather "go to Heaven" than face leaving her home of almost 70 years, which is now in the red-zone.

Red-zoner wants to stay put

Red-zoner wants to stay put

Friday, 29 March 2013 11:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

An elderly woman would rather "go to Heaven" than face leaving her home of almost 70 years, which is now in the red-zone.

Tuesday deadline on offers

Tuesday deadline on offers

Friday, 29 March 2013 11:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

Nearly 300 red-zoners have not accepted a Crown offer of compensation for their land with just three days until the offer expires.

Repair option gives way to grass

Repair option gives way to grass

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

A $32-million hotel in the heart of the Christchurch CBD will be bought by the Government and demolished to make way for grassland in what operators and owners say is a waste of money and opportunity.

Payout may be Australasias biggest

Payout may be Australasia's biggest

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch's stalled insurance claim "is potentially the largest ever in Australasian history", new information reveals.

Red zone shrinks as barriers come down

Red zone shrinks as barriers come down

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's central city red zone is a little smaller after the opening of some of the barricades.

Glass sculpture complex given the all clear

Glass 'sculpture' complex given the all clear

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Plans for a $100 million sculptural glass complex for Christchurch's Triangle Centre site have been given the go-ahead.

Glass sculpture complex given the all clear

Glass 'sculpture' complex given the all clear

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Plans for a $100 million sculptural glass complex for Christchurch's Triangle Centre site have been given the go-ahead.

New CBD building to be demolished

New CBD building to be demolished

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

The first inner-city building to emerge in post-earthquake Christchurch will be demolished despite the Government suggesting it would remain.

New CBD building to be demolished

New CBD building to be demolished

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

The first inner-city building to emerge in post-earthquake Christchurch will be demolished despite the Government suggesting it would remain.

Zoning kills price - valuers

Zoning kills price - valuers

Friday, 29 March 2013 10:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Government policy, not the earthquakes, has made land in Christchurch's residential red zone almost worthless, valuers say.

Red zone cordon relaxed to let students in

Red zone cordon relaxed to let students in

Friday, 29 March 2013 6:01 p.m. by MediaHerald

The cordon around Christchurch's red zone has been relaxed to allow tertiary students into the city centre next week.The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) last night reduced the cordon on Hereford St and upper High...

Freezing of EQCs email unprecedented

Freezing of EQC's email 'unprecedented'

Friday, 29 March 2013 5:23 p.m. by MediaHerald

The government's freezing of EQC's email system is unprecedented for an entire organisation, an IT expert says.Gerry Brownlee has put the Earthquake Commission's computer system in lock down after a second security breach was uncovered...

Part of Christchurch cordon to be lifted

Part of Christchurch cordon to be lifted

Friday, 29 March 2013 6:44 a.m. by Media3News Popular

The cordon in Christchurch's central city rebuild zone will be reduced today.

Council sells building to preschool for $1

Council sells building to preschool for $1

Friday, 29 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors have voted to sell an earthquake-prone building it owns in Farrington Ave to the Bishopdale Community Preschool for $1.

Historic copper dome mystery unsolved

Historic copper dome mystery unsolved

Friday, 29 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Police have had to concede defeat in an investigation into the disappearance of a historic copper dome which toppled off a building in the February 2011 earthquake.

Anchor projects may change - Marryatt

Anchor projects may change - Marryatt

Friday, 29 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Some changes to the scope of the anchor projects outlined in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan could be on the cards.

Red-zoners face uncertain future

Red-zoners face uncertain future

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:41 p.m. by Media3News

A few Christchurch homeowners will spend the Easter break deciding whether to go or stay in the red zone.

EQCs IT systems frozen

EQC's IT systems frozen

Thursday, 28 March 2013 4:50 p.m. by MediaHerald

All emails and information technology systems have been frozen at the Earthquake Commission tonight in a drastic move to stop privacy breaches.Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee put his foot down to stop further...

New EQC privacy breach revealed

New EQC privacy breach revealed

Thursday, 28 March 2013 4:50 p.m. by MediaHerald

Details of a new privacy breach involving the Earthquake Commission has been revealed in Parliament today. Labour's earthquake commission spokeswoman Lianne Dalziel revealed in question time today that EQC sent another email to...

Another EQC privacy breach revealed in Parliament

Another EQC privacy breach revealed in Parliament

Thursday, 28 March 2013 3:20 p.m. by Media3News

Labour Party MP Lianne Dalziel has revealed another EQC privacy breach.

Northlands mall value marked down

Northlands mall value marked down

Thursday, 28 March 2013 1:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

The owners of Northlands Shopping Centre have marked down the mall's value again - this time to $205.5 million because of earthquake repair costs.

Red-zoners out of time

Red-zoners out of time

Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

Nearly 300 red-zoners have not accepted a Crown offer of compensation for their land with just two working days until the offer expires.

Email recipient accuses EQC of fraud

Email recipient accuses EQC of fraud

Thursday, 28 March 2013 7:57 a.m. by Media3News

The man who last week received private details on homeowners' earthquake claims has accused the EQC of fraud.

EQCs police complaint bullying

EQC's police complaint 'bullying'

Thursday, 28 March 2013 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

The man at the centre of the EQC privacy bungle says the email containing details of 98,000 claims is in his email account trash bin and he is seeking the legal green light to retrieve it and use it in a $700,000 claims battle with...

New EQC privacy breach

New EQC privacy breach

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:35 a.m. by Media3News

The Earthquake Commission is under more fire following revelations of another privacy breach.

EQC staff laugh off email sent out in error

EQC staff laugh off email sent out in error

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Canterbury family claim EQC staff treated another privacy breach "like a joke", after they were sent sensitive claim information of another family in Christchurch.

EQC to review confusing text

EQC to review confusing text

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Days after apologising for a massive privacy breach, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has been forced to admit it has been sending out misleading information to homeowners eligible for cash settlements.

Uninsured resident starts from scratch

Uninsured resident starts from scratch

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Tom Bestor counts himself among the luckiest of an unlucky group of Christchurch red-zoners.

EQC staff laugh off email sent out in error

EQC staff laugh off email sent out in error

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Canterbury family claim EQC staff treated another privacy breach "like a joke", after they were sent sensitive claim information of another family in Christchurch.

Date set for Christchurch cordon to go

Date set for Christchurch cordon to go

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The last remaining fences surrounding Christchurch's quake-hit inner city will soon disappear.

EQC to review confusing text

EQC to review confusing text

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Days after apologising for a massive privacy breach, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has been forced to admit it has been sending out misleading information to homeowners eligible for cash settlements.

Uninsured resident starts from scratch

Uninsured resident starts from scratch

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Tom Bestor counts himself among the luckiest of an unlucky group of Christchurch red-zoners.

EQC staff laugh off email sent out in error

EQC staff laugh off email sent out in error

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Canterbury family claim EQC staff treated another privacy breach "like a joke", after they were sent sensitive claim information of another family in Christchurch.

EQC to review confusing text

EQC to review confusing text

Thursday, 28 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Days after apologising for a massive privacy breach, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has been forced to admit it has been sending out misleading information to homeowners eligible for cash settlements.

Lively new plans for The Strip revealed

'Lively' new plans for The Strip revealed

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 9:21 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Bold new plans have been unveiled for a $100 million redevelopment of The Strip in central Christchurch.

Lively new plans for Christchurch Strip

'Lively' new plans for Christchurch 'Strip'

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 9:21 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Bold new plans have been unveiled for a $100 million redevelopment of The Strip in central Christchurch.

Goughs vision for a revived Chch city strip

Gough's vision for a revived Chch city strip

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 7:18 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A city needs a big, noisy heart, and it's coming. In fact, construction will start as soon as June.

EQC goes to police over leak

EQC goes to police over leak

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 5:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission has laid a complaint with the Christchurch police against the recipient of an accidental email release of private information relating to 83,000 damaged homes.

Recipient threatens to recover EQC leak info

Recipient threatens to recover EQC leak info

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 4:02 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The man who accidentally received leaked EQC information is threatening to revive the document.

What information did EQC leak?

What information did EQC leak?

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 11:20 a.m. by Media3News Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has revealed exactly how much information was leaked.

Gourmet breakfast for red zone workers

Gourmet breakfast for red zone workers

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 10:56 a.m. by Media3News

The red zone is still somewhat of a foreign no-go area to most living in Christchurch except for those that work in it.

Date set for CBD cordon to go

Date set for CBD cordon to go

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 10:09 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The fence that surrounds Christchurch's inner city will be removed on June 28, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) says.

EQC data system a minefield

EQC data system a 'minefield'

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 9:48 a.m. by Media3News Popular

An IT consultant says he warned EQC last year its data system was a "minefield", waiting for someone to take a wrong step.

Decision on CTV building investigation imminent

Decision on CTV building investigation imminent

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 8:51 a.m. by MediaHerald

Police will decide soon on whether a formal investigation is warranted into the collapse of the Canterbury Television building, which killed 115 people.Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson said yesterday police...

Giant retail barns monster the landscape

Giant retail barns 'monster the landscape'

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 8:48 a.m. by MediaThePress

Red-zone family faces lose-lose choice

Red-zone family faces lose-lose choice

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Bryan Ellis doesn't know what to do.