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Community groups worried about pace, quality of repairs

Community groups worried about pace, quality of repairs

Thursday, 22 August 2013 7:48 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Port Hills housing announcement very close

Port Hills housing announcement very close

Thursday, 22 August 2013 1:10 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

A third of owners query quake repairs

A third of owners query quake repairs

Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than a third of Christchurch homeowners are unhappy with their earthquake repairs, a survey has found.

A third of owners query quake repairs

A third of owners query quake repairs

Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:49 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

More than a third of Christchurch homeowners are unhappy with their earthquake repairs, a survey has found.

Chch ready for future disaster

Chch ready for future disaster

Thursday, 22 August 2013 1:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

After almost three years of routinely leaping to doorframes and cowering under desks, it is no surprise Canterbury residents are significantly more prepared for an emergency than the rest of the country.

Port Hills announcement very close

Port Hills announcement 'very close'

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 10:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

A long-awaited Port Hills land-zoning review is "very close" to being announced, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) says.

Chch pipers claim world title

Chch pipers claim world title

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 6:22 p.m. by Media3News

A Christchurch secondary school has beaten the Scottish at their own game.

Suncorp more than triples NZ profit

Suncorp more than triples NZ profit

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 1:49 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Builders struggle in wait for rebuild

Builders struggle in wait for rebuild

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's rebuild has not proved the goldmine some construction firms thought it would be.

Builders struggle to wait for the rebuild

Builders struggle to wait for the rebuild

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's rebuild has not proved the goldmine some construction firms thought it would be.

Arts groups turn back on James Hay Theatre

Arts groups turn back on James Hay Theatre

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

Members of Christchurch's performing arts community have lent their support to saving only part of the Town Hall.

Quake repairs timeline brought forward

Quake repairs timeline brought forward

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fletcher Building has brought forward the deadline for repairing 90,000 quake-damaged Canterbury properties by a year.

Student Volunteer Army widens range of targets

Student Volunteer Army widens range of targets

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:43 a.m. by MediaHerald

The Student Volunteer Army which sprang up from the devastation of the Canterbury earthquakes has successfully switched from helping homeowners shovel liquefaction to sustainably serving the community, its president says.

Fletcher advances rebuild deadline

Fletcher advances rebuild deadline

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 10:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fletcher Building has moved its deadline for repairing 90,000 quake-damaged Canterbury properties forward by a year.

Canterbury Brewery demolition in final stages

Canterbury Brewery demolition in final stages

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 4:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition of the Canterbury Brewery buildings in Christchurch has almost been completed.

Canterbury Brewery demolition in final stages

Canterbury Brewery demolition in final stages

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

Demolition of the Canterbury Brewery buildings in Christchurch has almost been completed.

Councillors inspect Town Hall

Councillors inspect Town Hall

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 9:51 p.m. by MediaRNZ

How should Christchurch expand?

How should Christchurch expand?

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 8:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

 What are the borders of Christchurch? Where does the city start and finish?

A warning from a Chch couple dealing with EQC

A warning from a Chch couple dealing with EQC

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 7:57 p.m. by Media3News Popular

South of Seddon in Christchurch, people have been struggling to repair their houses for over two years.

But a phrase heard over and over is that "there are others in a worse situation than me".

That's part of the reason Pamela Walker didn't push her dealings with EQC.

When the line was busy or she was put on hold, she just assumed there were more pressing claims than hers. ...

Christchurch councillors consider town hall rebuild

Christchurch councillors consider town hall rebuild

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 7:08 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Quake pensioner welcomes watchdog findings

Quake pensioner welcomes watchdog findings

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 4:06 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A Christchurch pensioner arrested and "roughed up'' by armed police while protecting his quake-hit property has welcomed police watchdog findings which slams the officers' actions.

Doubts over Town Hall fix-up

Doubts over Town Hall fix-up

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 12:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

The future of the Christchurch Town Hall hangs in the balance as some city councillors start to doubt the point of a full repair.

City projects worth $43m seek consents

City projects worth $43m seek consents

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 4:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

Building activity in the city centre is picking up with 54 building consent applications for CBD projects worth $43m lodged in the past 6 weeks.

Town Hall tour by city councillors

Town Hall tour by city councillors

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 2:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

Councillors have been given a tour of the earthquake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall this morning.

Town Hall tour by city councillors

Town Hall tour by city councillors

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 2:40 a.m. by MediaStuff

Councillors have been given a tour of the earthquake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall this morning.

Central Christchurch projects pick up

Central Christchurch projects pick up

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 12:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Building activity in central Christchurch is starting to pick up, with 54 building consent applications for CBD projects worth $43 million lodged in the past 6 weeks, according to Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.

Critical shortage of backpacker beds

Critical shortage of backpacker beds

Monday, 19 August 2013 8:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The reopening of several inner-city hotels will provide "hundreds of in-demand beds" for tourists and businesses struggling to find accommodation in central Christchurch.

Insurers may squirm out of as-new repairs

Insurers may 'squirm out' of as-new repairs

Sunday, 18 August 2013 8:40 p.m. by MediaStuff



To Christchurch - love, the world

To Christchurch - love, 'the world'

Sunday, 18 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Why do you love Christchurch?

Works put Victoria St businesses in crisis

Works put Victoria St businesses 'in crisis'

Sunday, 18 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Retailers and small business owners in Christchurch's busy Victoria St are "in crisis" with a second major infrastructure project in their street this year about to begin.

Works put Victoria St businesses in crisis

Works put Victoria St businesses 'in crisis'

Sunday, 18 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Retailers and small business owners in Christchurch's busy Victoria St are "in crisis" with a second major infrastructure project in their street this year about to begin.

Christchurch construction outpaces Auckland

Christchurch construction outpaces Auckland

Sunday, 18 August 2013 2:26 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Non-residential building activity in Christchurch has already overtaken Auckland, even though most of the city's major rebuilding projects are yet to get under way.

Lone Star mother ship celebrates opening

Lone Star 'mother ship' celebrates opening

Saturday, 17 August 2013 10:38 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A party was held to mark the reopening of the Christchurch icon, the Lone Star.

Police closing in on CTV taggers

Police closing in on CTV taggers

Saturday, 17 August 2013 12:39 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch police are closing in on those they believe are responsible for spraying graffiti at the site of the CTV building, where 115 people died in the February 2011 earthquake.

Action plan for Christchurch building consents

Action plan for Christchurch building consents

Saturday, 17 August 2013 7:51 a.m. by Media3News Popular

The Government has tackled the Christchurch building consent debacle with the release of an action plan.

EQC bullying over cash settlements

EQC 'bullying' over cash settlements

Saturday, 17 August 2013 12:05 a.m. by MediaStuff

Residents accusing the Earthquake Commission (EQC) of bullying their way out of repairs are considering a collective lawsuit to get their homes fixed.

Action plan to exempt low-risk consents

Action plan to exempt low-risk consents

Friday, 16 August 2013 11:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

The urgent action plan from the man tasked with sorting out the Christchurch City Council's troubled consents department has been released.

Old soldiers get new digs

Old soldiers get new digs

Friday, 16 August 2013 11:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's RSA has released images of what its new home in Christchurch will look like.

Surveyor calls for EQC audit

Surveyor calls for EQC audit

Friday, 16 August 2013 10:08 p.m. by MediaStuff



Citys recovery under microscope

City's recovery under microscope

Friday, 16 August 2013 8:06 p.m. by MediaStuff



Central quake similar to Chch

Central quake similar to Chch

Friday, 16 August 2013 7:10 p.m. by Media3News

Reports suggest today's quake was more upsetting for many of the people who felt it than the 6.5 quake last month.

Consents strategy seeks new culture

Consents strategy seeks new culture

Friday, 16 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The urgent action plan from the man tasked with sorting out the Christchurch City Council's troubled consents department has been released.

Restoration of grand old lady labour of love

Restoration of 'grand old lady' labour of love

Friday, 16 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The historic dome that hung above the Isaac Theatre Royal auditorium is being painstakingly restored by a team of Italian conservation specialists.

New floor level limits under fire for being used too rigidly

New floor level limits under fire for being used too rigidly

Friday, 16 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Floor level tolerances set by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are flawed and used too rigidly, a Christchurch registered surveyor says.

Uneven floor limit of 50mm arbitrary

Uneven floor limit of 50mm 'arbitrary'

Friday, 16 August 2013 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Floor level tolerances set by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are flawed and used too rigidly, a Christchurch registered surveyor says.

List of buildings still wont be released

List of buildings still won't be released

Friday, 16 August 2013 12:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government will still not release a list of buildings subject to the same potentially dangerous design flaw as the Canterbury Television building that collapsed, killing 115 people, in the February 2011 earthquake.

Hundreds attend dedication for cardboard cathedral

Hundreds attend dedication for cardboard cathedral

Friday, 16 August 2013 6:16 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Rebuild speed will surprise

Rebuild speed 'will surprise'

Thursday, 15 August 2013 8:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch residents worried about potential delays in the rebuild of the central city and anchor projects should take heart that technology can aid quick big-build results.

Surveyors not needed for floor tilt checks - EQC

Surveyors not needed for floor tilt checks - EQC

Thursday, 15 August 2013 10:58 a.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

Construction industry 12 per cent female

Construction industry 12 per cent female

Thursday, 15 August 2013 1:51 a.m. by MediaThePress



Transport plan hits speed bump

Transport plan hits speed bump

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 9:14 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

It seems Christchurch's central-city transport plan has hit a speed bump.

Chch restaurateurs special opening

Chch restaurateur's special opening

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 7:52 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Campbell Live reporter Jendy Harper is in Christchurch at an extra special Jonny Schwass opening.

Christchurch quake used as case study for global military

Christchurch quake used as case study for global military

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 4:50 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The deadly 2011 Christchurch earthquake is being used as a case study for China, the United States and Australia, who are all taking part in a unique military training exercise outside Christchurch this week.

Institute calls for surveyors to assess quake-damaged homes

Institute calls for surveyors to assess quake-damaged homes

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:31 p.m. by MediaRNZ Popular

The Institute of Surveyors is calling on the Earthquake Commission to use registered professional surveyors when assessing some earthquake damaged houses in Christchurch.

Building cheaply a false economy

Building cheaply a false economy

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 8:38 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Companies, especially multinationals, tend to be fixated with the bottom line: Profit, cutting costs and maximising returns for the shareholder. While those things are important, more enlightened companies are focusing on the need for a bottom line that also measures social and environmental responsibility.

Pneumonia risk from liquefaction

Pneumonia risk from liquefaction

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 8:17 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The liquefaction that caused added hardship to parts of earthquake-hit Christchurch may also have increased the risk of residents getting pneumonia.

Council debates saving Chch Town Hall

Council debates saving Chch Town Hall

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 5:06 p.m. by Media3News Popular

From red zone to all-go zone

From red zone to all-go zone

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

There was a "hell of a lot of red tape" to cut through but finally red-zoned homes are being put to good use.

History of Avonside subject of exhibition

History of Avonside subject of exhibition

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

An exhibition documenting the history of a red-zoned Christchurch suburb will open next week.

Housing NZ uses red zone homes

Housing NZ uses red zone homes

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

There was a "hell of a lot of red tape" to cut through but finally red-zoned homes are being put to good use.