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CTV rescuer wanted site plans

CTV rescuer wanted site plans

Thursday, 1 November 2012 10:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

A rescuer at the Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse urged authorities to source site plans to help locate a trapped woman communicating from under the rubble.

Rescuer wanted CTV site plans

Rescuer wanted CTV site plans

Thursday, 1 November 2012 10:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

A rescuer at the Canterbury Television building collapse urged authorities to source site plans to help locate a trapped woman communicating from under the rubble.

Help to resolve EQC disputes

Help to resolve EQC disputes

Thursday, 1 November 2012 9:22 a.m. by MediaStuff

3.6 quake in Christchurch

3.6 quake in Christchurch

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:33 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch has been struck by a 3.6 magnitude quake.

CTV firefighter: The book goes out the window

CTV firefighter: 'The book goes out the window'

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 8:43 p.m. by MediaHerald

The first senior fire officer on the Canterbury Television building site has defended claims he failed to establish command after the February 2011 earthquake, saying "the book goes out the window".Station officer Alan Butcher today...

Fire fighter told not to rescue people

Fire fighter told not to rescue people

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 5:24 p.m. by Media3News

A fire fighter first on the scene at the CTV building collapse was told not to carry out any rescues.

Evans Pass Rd to reopen

Evans Pass Rd to reopen

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 4:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

Evans Pass Rd is set to reopen on November 3.

Fire officer defends CTV decisions

Fire officer defends CTV decisions

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 3:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

The first senior fire officer on the Canterbury Television building site has defended claims he failed to establish command after the February 2011 earthquake, saying "the book goes out the window".

Inquest hears texts from trapped CTV victims

Inquest hears texts from trapped CTV victims

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 12:54 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Four students trapped in Christchurch's collapsed CTV building after the 2011 February earthquake tried to contact family and friends before they died, an inquest has heard.

Conversation with trapped woman recounted

Conversation with trapped woman recounted

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 12:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

A police officer has told a coroner's inquest how he searched in vain to find a woman trapped in the CTV building after it collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake.

Trapped CTV survivors did all they could

Trapped CTV survivors 'did all they could'

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 11:03 a.m. by MediaStuff

Survivors trapped in the CTV building after its collapse did all they could to tell rescuers where they were in the rubble, an inquest has heard.

Final eight Port Hills properties zoned green

Final eight Port Hills properties zoned green

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 9:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

The final eight properties in the Port Hills have been green-zoned.

Slow response to CTV collapse cost lives

'Slow response to CTV collapse cost lives'

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 5:15 a.m. by Media3News

A senior officer says the fire service response was slow at the CTV building the day of the deadly quake.

Officer blames USAR for CTV delays

Officer blames USAR for CTV delays

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 6:25 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A senior police officer's taken a shot at Urban Search and Rescue's approach at the devastated CTV building in Christchurch.

Christchurchs quake-damaged Pedros House of Lamb open again

Christchurch's quake-damaged Pedro's House of Lamb open again

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 5:12 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A Christchurch man who lost his son and his livelihood in the February quake is finally getting back on his feet.

Christchurchs Pedros House of Lamb open again

Christchurch's Pedro's House of Lamb open again

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 5:12 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A Christchurch man who lost his son and his livelihood in the February quake is finally getting back on his feet.

Disagreement over CTV rescue efforts

'Disagreement' over CTV rescue efforts

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 3:59 p.m. by MediaStuff

A single search and rescue official prevented demolition crews from dismantling the collapsed CTV building to reach survivors because of health and safety concerns, an inquest has heard.

Insurance advocacy service may launch soon

Insurance advocacy service 'may launch soon'

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 2:23 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An advocacy service to help quake-hit Cantabrians deal with their insurers may launch soon, a city councillor says.

Council votes to save town hall

Council votes to save town hall

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 12:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

A key city council committee has voted to save the Christchurch Town Hall.

20 per cent fewer cafes post-quake

20 per cent fewer cafes post-quake

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 12:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

The number of businesses in Christchurch has not fallen as much as expected after the February 2011 earthquake, although there are 20 per cent fewer cafes and restaurants in the city, new Statistics New Zealand figures show.

CTV rescue efforts hampered by USAR

CTV rescue efforts 'hampered' by USAR

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 11:05 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Police faced a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation when trying to save survivors of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse, an inquiry has heard.

Design contest has big potential

Design contest has big potential

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 8:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

CTV inquest expects more harrowing testimony

CTV inquest expects more harrowing testimony

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 8:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

More harrowing testimony is expected as a coroner's inquest into the deaths of eight CTV Building victims continues today.

Evaluations done on only 390 buildings

Evaluations done on only 390 buildings

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 7:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is in the dark over how 95 per cent of the city's commercial buildings stack up against the new building code.

UK may give housing lead

UK may give housing lead

Monday, 29 October 2012 8:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of wheelie bins, "eco-bling" and hectares of car parks.

CTV rescue stats questioned

CTV rescue stats questioned

Monday, 29 October 2012 5:21 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The number of foreigners known to be alive but not rescued in the CTV building has risen from six to eight.

Police not equipped, trained for CTV disaster

Police 'not equipped, trained' for CTV disaster

Monday, 29 October 2012 2:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police who attended the Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse were not trained or equipped to deal with the severity of the disaster, an inquest has heard.

Dramatic footage shown at CTV inquiry

Dramatic footage shown at CTV inquiry

Monday, 29 October 2012 11:46 a.m. by Media3News Popular

An inquest in Christchurch has been shown dramatic footage from last year's February quake showing rescues and some bodies recovered.

Inquest into deaths at CTV building to resume

Inquest into deaths at CTV building to resume

Monday, 29 October 2012 9:51 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An inquest into the deaths in the Canterbury Television (CTV) building's collapse resumes today.

CTV coroners inquest resumes

CTV coroner's inquest resumes

Monday, 29 October 2012 9:34 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A coroner's probe into the deaths of six people who survived but could not be rescued from the CTV Building collapse in last year's killer February earthquake has resumed in Christchurch.

CTV inquest: Quake overwhelmed communication services

CTV inquest: Quake 'overwhelmed' communication services

Monday, 29 October 2012 9:34 a.m. by MediaHerald

Police today admitted the February 22 earthquake disaster in Christchurch "overwhelmed" their communication system.Inspector John Price, who stepped in to take charge of the police communication centre in the chaotic aftermath of...

CTV coronial inquest restarts 13 months on

CTV coronial inquest restarts 13 months on

Monday, 29 October 2012 5:21 a.m. by Media3News Popular

More than a year after it was adjourned, a coroner will resume the hearings into the deaths of people in the CTV building.

Rushed inspections coming back to bite EQC

Rushed inspections 'coming back to bite' EQC

Monday, 29 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Rushed post-earthquake inspections are "coming back to bite" the Earthquake Commission (EQC), with missed damage creating bottlenecks in repair work approvals, contractors say.

More cases of elder abuse reported after earthquakes

More cases of elder abuse reported after earthquakes

Monday, 29 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Elderly people are more vulnerable since the Canterbury earthquakes, with more abuse and neglect incidents reported.

Demolition warning from bishop

Demolition warning from bishop

Sunday, 28 October 2012 11:08 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Anglican Bishop warned her diocese the Government would step in and demolish Christ Church Cathedral if they did not quickly make a decision on its future, previously confidential minutes released as part of a High Court case reveal.

Greatbatch is ready to rumble

Greatbatch is ready to rumble

Sunday, 28 October 2012 9:09 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

McCloud criticises recovery blueprint

McCloud criticises recovery blueprint

Saturday, 27 October 2012 10:08 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

Beck Elevens guide to quake tourists sites

Beck Eleven's guide to quake tourists sites

Saturday, 27 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

In the philosophy of "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade",  we might as well show visitors what we've got and how Christchurch is progressing (or not) since September 2010.

Mark Quigley: Science standing on shaky ground

Mark Quigley: Science standing on shaky ground

Friday, 26 October 2012 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

You'll know by now that six scientists and a government official have been found guilty of manslaughter 

Picking up the pieces for business

Picking up the pieces for business

Friday, 26 October 2012 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

The February 2011 earthquake literally sent Anton Heyrick spinning. The owner of Independent Roof Coatings in Christchurch fell off the roof he was working on, and watched as his van was crushed under rubble. For eight months...

Developers in fight for central city

Developers in fight for central city

Thursday, 25 October 2012 11:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Three groups are fighting for control of a prime riverside block in Christchurch's City Mall, with one releasing plans for an ambitious $200 million precinct.

Too many mistakes with Christchurch schools

Too many mistakes with Christchurch schools

Thursday, 25 October 2012 4:40 p.m. by Media3News Popular

There are so many mistakes in the Christchurch schools announcements.

Battle brewing over Christchurch Town Hall

Battle brewing over Christchurch Town Hall

Thursday, 25 October 2012 3:31 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The main auditorium of Christchurch's Town Hall is the only part of the iconic complex city council staff are recommending for repair.

Waimakariri revaluations deadline extended

Waimakariri revaluations deadline extended

Thursday, 25 October 2012 11:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Government has granted Waimakariri District Council an extra two years to finish property revaluations.

Disabled fear rebuild will neglect their need

Disabled fear rebuild will neglect their need

Thursday, 25 October 2012 8:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

The rebuild of Christchurch may ignore the needs of the city's disabled people, the community fears.

Land owners deserve better buyout offer

Land owners 'deserve better buyout offer'

Thursday, 25 October 2012 8:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Landowners deserve better buyout offer

Landowners 'deserve better buyout offer'

Thursday, 25 October 2012 8:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Owners of vacant land in the residential red zone deserve more government compensation, says Christchurch City councillor Aaron Keown.

No place for ugly glass boxes, says councillor

No place for ugly glass boxes, says councillor

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 11:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Re:Start mall marks birthday

Re:Start mall marks birthday

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 11:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Re:Start container mall is set to celebrate its first anniversary with a weekend of special events to thank residents for their support.

Special events to mark Re:Starts birthday

Special events to mark Re:Start's birthday

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 11:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Drive ugly developers out, says Gough

Drive 'ugly' developers out, says Gough

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 6:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Students volunteering with post-quake law cases

Students volunteering with post-quake law cases

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 5:12 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Law students are volunteering at community law drop-in centres to bridge an access to justice gap in post-earthquake Christchurch.

Fake contractors burgle homes

Fake contractors burgle homes

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 4:56 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Burglars posing as Fletcher contractors are targeting Christchurch's southern suburbs.

Too soon to close the schools?

Too soon to close the schools?

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 4:19 p.m. by Media3News

Why is the Ministry of Education closing schools in Christchurch?

CTV inquest resumes next week

CTV inquest resumes next week

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 2:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

An inquest into the deaths in the Canterbury Television building's collapse will resume next week.

CTV inquest resumes next week

CTV inquest resumes next week

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 2:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

An inquest into the deaths that occurred as a result of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building's collapse will resume next week.

Student Volunteer Army gears up for Christchurch concert

Student Volunteer Army gears up for Christchurch concert

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:47 p.m. by Media3News

The countdown has begun to The Concert at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch next week, and the Student Volunteer Army is urging people to get their tickets before it’s too late.

First grant paid to quake-hit suburb

First grant paid to quake-hit suburb

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:16 p.m. by MediaStuff

Edgeware Village businesses will get a $10,000 boost from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust to help promote the precinct and win back local shoppers.

Canterburys student exodus expected to reverse

Canterbury's student exodus expected to reverse

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 12:06 p.m. by Media3News

There's good news for the University of Canterbury for the first time since the region's earthquakes began.

Quakes drive 9000 under-20s from Christchurch

Quakes drive 9000 under-20s from Christchurch

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 9:32 a.m. by Media3News Popular

The Christchurch earthquakes seem to have driven some young people away from the region.