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St Asaph St building spared

St Asaph St building spared

Monday, 13 May 2013 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Online house designs could slash costs

Online house designs could slash costs

Monday, 13 May 2013 8:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Site-by-site solutions for Chch residential rebuild

Site-by-site solutions for Chch residential rebuild

Monday, 13 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

As insurance companies start to ramp up residential rebuilds, building firms and engineers are pushing forward foundation solutions for the earthquake-prone land of Canterbury.

Christchurch businesses warned of challenging times

Christchurch businesses warned of challenging times

Monday, 13 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch businesses are being warned that doing business will be "much more challenging" in six months' time while another prediction tips the construction industry to hit saturation point about then too.

Quake claims by the trunkload

Quake claims by the trunkload

Sunday, 12 May 2013 5:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 

Delays in complex quake claims

Delays in complex quake claims

Saturday, 11 May 2013 4:18 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Earthquake Commission says 14,000 complex flat land claims in Canterbury will take longer than normal to settle.

New service for quake residents

New service for quake residents

Saturday, 11 May 2013 10:02 a.m. by MediaRNZ

A new advocacy group for quake affected residents is to begin work in about a month.

Players at the helm of a boom

Players at the helm of a boom

Saturday, 11 May 2013 9:36 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Adaptation the key to survival

Adaptation the key to survival

Saturday, 11 May 2013 8:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Tait Communications' news this week that it is reviewing 70 jobs reminds locals that highly successful exporters have to constantly adapt their game when the currency is overvalued and as their worldwide customers and technologies change.

EQC delays leave preschool in the cold

EQC delays leave preschool in the cold

Saturday, 11 May 2013 8:09 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

 

Trainees taught rebuild skills

Trainees taught rebuild skills

Saturday, 11 May 2013 7:43 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Post-quake flood-risk causes stress

Post-quake flood-risk causes stress

Saturday, 11 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The earthquakes were just the start of our trouble.

EQC puts off tricky land settlements

EQC puts off tricky land settlements

Saturday, 11 May 2013 12:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission is delaying payment on 14,000 problem cases in its land settlement process and has no timeframe for when it will pay out on the damage.

EQC puts off tricky land settlements

EQC puts off tricky land settlements

Friday, 10 May 2013 11:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

East is least, west is best, survey shows

East is least, west is best, survey shows

Friday, 10 May 2013 11:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Stolen digger mystery baffles police

Stolen digger mystery baffles police

Friday, 10 May 2013 5:10 p.m. by Media3News

 

Cathedral statements by trust challenged

Cathedral statements by trust challenged

Friday, 10 May 2013 2:11 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Anglican Church is challenging statements made by the Great Christchurch Buildings Trust, over cost estimates for restoration work to the cathedral in Christchurch.

Advocacy service a month away

Advocacy service a month away

Friday, 10 May 2013 12:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

An insurance advocacy service for earthquake-hit Cantabrians is expected to be up and running in a month.

Christchurch rebuild a major boost for jobs

Christchurch rebuild a major boost for jobs

Friday, 10 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury unemployment has hit a new low in the period since the earthquakes, to be 4.3 per cent.

Govt faces $1 billion red-zone shortfall

Govt faces $1 billion red-zone shortfall

Thursday, 9 May 2013 11:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government is staring at a more than $1 billion shortfall from buying up residential red zone land in Christchurch and potentially faces a "big bucket of mess" in trying to recover the loss.

Govt faces $1b red-zone shortfall

Govt faces $1b red-zone shortfall

Thursday, 9 May 2013 11:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Paying out for stress

Paying out for stress

Thursday, 9 May 2013 7:12 p.m. by Media3News

Many policy holders are not aware that their insurance policy may pay out for stress.

Permitted log burner not available until 2014

Permitted log burner not available until 2014

Wednesday, 8 May 2013 10:31 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Christchurch residents wanting to install a log burner in their new homes will have to wait at least a year because the model which is permitted isn't on the market.

Three winters and still waiting

Three winters and still waiting

Wednesday, 8 May 2013 6:35 p.m. by Media3News

This is the third winter since the Christchurch quakes hit and you're about to meet people still waiting to be assessed.

15,000 new jobs in Christchurch

15,000 new jobs in Christchurch

Wednesday, 8 May 2013 1:21 p.m. by Media3News Popular

As many as 15,000 jobs have been filled in Christchurch over the last year.

Brownlee shares fame with Obama

Brownlee shares fame with Obama

Wednesday, 8 May 2013 9:57 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Taxi crisis plagues quake-damaged Christchurch

Taxi crisis plagues quake-damaged Christchurch

Wednesday, 8 May 2013 8:32 a.m. by MediaHerald

 

Builders and DIYers spending soars

Builders and DIYers spending soars

Wednesday, 8 May 2013 7:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

Local hardware stores are reaping the benefits of Cantabrians' greater confidence to spend.

Recovery brings 15,000 new jobs to Canterbury

Recovery brings 15,000 new jobs to Canterbury

Wednesday, 8 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Fifteen thousand jobs have been created and filled in Canterbury in the past year, new figures reveal.

Council battles insurer to get replacement value

Council battles insurer to get replacement value

Wednesday, 8 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is battling with its insurers over whether it should get full replacement value for the 113 social housing units it has in the residential red zone.

Recovery brings 15,000 new jobs to Canterbury

Recovery brings 15,000 new jobs to Canterbury

Wednesday, 8 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Fifteen thousand jobs have been created and filled in Canterbury in the past year, new figures reveal.

Rebuild drives spending rise

Rebuild drives spending rise

Tuesday, 7 May 2013 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

Kiwis have been spending confidently over the first four months of the year, with spending up 3.9 per cent on the same period a year ago, driven partly by the Canterbury recovery.

Rich List families form construction firm

Rich List families form construction firm

Tuesday, 7 May 2013 8:09 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Two of Christchurch's wealthiest families have combined to form a soon-to-be launched local construction company.

Owners resisting Govt buy-up

Owners resisting Govt buy-up

Tuesday, 7 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has already bought $12.5 million worth of land for a proposed performing arts precinct in Christchurch's city centre.

Specialist says earthquake litigation likely to grow

Specialist says earthquake litigation likely to grow

Sunday, 5 May 2013 10:38 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Jeff Spurlock, an insurance specialist at South Island law firm Lane Neave, sees many parallels between the earthquake claims he is trying to settle now and those he helped settle in the wake of the strong Californian Northridge quake in January 1994.

No-show quake volunteers to be named

No-show quake volunteers to be named

Sunday, 5 May 2013 4:33 p.m. by Media3News

The Volunteer Army Foundation says people who got a free concert ticket, but didn't fulfil a pledge to do volunteer work, could be named online.

Call to fix quake shaken state homes

Call to fix quake shaken state homes

Sunday, 5 May 2013 8:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

Housing NEW Zealand (HNZ) is calling for proposals from companies able to manage the repair of 4500 of its earthquake- damaged homes in Canterbury.

A city built to help fight crime

A city built to help fight crime

Saturday, 4 May 2013 12:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Cameras installed in increasingly deserted red zone

Cameras installed in increasingly deserted red zone

Saturday, 4 May 2013 8:05 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has placed cameras in the Christchurch's residential red zone with the aim of keeping remaining residents safe.

Consultation on cathedral design ends

Consultation on cathedral design ends

Saturday, 4 May 2013 8:05 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The opportunity for people to vote on which design they prefer for the Anglican cathedral in Christchurch has ended on Friday.

Thieves and vandals mar bid to reuse zone homes

Thieves and vandals mar bid to reuse zone homes

Saturday, 4 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Vandals and thieves are jeopardising plans to recycle red-zoned homes in Christchurch.

Older people not getting enough quake info

Older people 'not getting enough' quake info

Friday, 3 May 2013 6:16 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Some older residents in parts of Christchurch say they feel they are having to deal with false information and broken promises when it comes to their earthquake repairs and payouts.

Red-zone thieves caught on camera

Red-zone thieves caught on camera

Friday, 3 May 2013 3:09 p.m. by Media3News

Officials are praising the work of camera operators monitoring red zones across Christchurch, after three thieves were caught in the act.

Red zone property deadline extended

Red zone property deadline extended

Friday, 3 May 2013 12:57 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Some red zone residents in Christchurch have been granted an extension of two months to settle their property with the Crown.

Cost of materials bites rebuild hard

Cost of materials bites rebuild hard

Thursday, 2 May 2013 11:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Cantabrians asked to consider cost of power network

Cantabrians asked to consider cost of power network

Thursday, 2 May 2013 8:33 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Commerce Commission is encouraging Cantabrians to think about how much they are willing to pay to get the region's electricity network back to pre-earthquake standards.

Heritage tower demolition applied for

Heritage tower demolition applied for

Thursday, 2 May 2013 2:49 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The body corporate representing the owners of the Heritage tower in central Christchurch has applied to the High Court to have the building demolished.

Family wants action on sodden home

Family wants action on 'sodden' home

Thursday, 2 May 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Torrential rain has exacerbated a Christchurch family's two-year battle to weather-proof their earthquake-damaged home.

Family want action on sodden home

Family want action on 'sodden' home

Thursday, 2 May 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Heavy rain has exacerbated a Christchurch family's two-year battle to weatherproof their earthquake-damaged home.

Costs threaten Chch redevelopment

Costs threaten Chch redevelopment

Thursday, 2 May 2013 12:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

Spiralling construction costs are threatening redevelopment in central Christchurch, prompting calls for action to get prices down.

SFO still warns of earthquake repair fraud

SFO still warns of earthquake repair fraud

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 10:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has closed an investigation relating to the Christchurch rebuild.

Low interest rates and rebuild to fuel growth

Low interest rates and rebuild to fuel growth

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 10:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

The economy will lift growth to 3.6 per cent next year on the back of the Canterbury rebuild, rising house prices and a recovery from this year's drought, Westpac Bank forecasts.

No evidence of fraud in city rebuild - SFO

No evidence of fraud in city rebuild - SFO

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 9:26 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Serious Fraud Office says an investigation into the potential of fraud during the Christchurch rebuild has uncovered no evidence.

Red-zoners take fight against Brownlee to court

Red-zoners take fight against Brownlee to court

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 8:11 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Some residents of Christchurch's red zone say the situation Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has placed them in is unlawful and have taken their case to the High Court.

No fraud in quake rebuild contracts - SFO

No fraud in quake rebuild contracts - SFO

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 6:34 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 

No fraud found in one quake rebuild case

No fraud found in one quake rebuild case

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 4:46 p.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Red zone property owners have no choice

Red zone property owners have 'no choice'

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 3:41 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 

Red-zoners taking Govt to court

Red-zoners taking Govt to court

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 3:15 p.m. by Media3News

roup of self-proclaimed 'Quake Outcasts' are taking two high profile Government officials to court.

Incompetent engineers could be struck off

Incompetent engineers could be 'struck off'

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 1:25 p.m. by MediaStuff

Engineers found to have breached professional standards could be barred from practising the same way doctors or teachers are.