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No end in sight: Hundreds of projects still to go in ridiculous Christchurch roadworks saga

No end in sight: Hundreds of projects still to go in 'ridiculous' Christchurch roadworks saga

Friday, 23 February 2018 7:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council's $1 billion roading repairs budget will include tackling over 400 transport projects over the next decade.

Cafe and coffee distributor raises $250k for Christchurch rebuild

Cafe and coffee distributor raises $250k for Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 22 February 2018 3:32 p.m. by MediaHerald

On the anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake a Kiwi coffee company says it has raised almost $250,000 for the Christchurch rebuild.Hummingbird Coffee which distributes to supermarkets and cafes across New Zealand, has raised...

Message from Chief Executive Sid Miller

Message from Chief Executive Sid Miller

Thursday, 22 February 2018 2:28 p.m. by GovtEQC

Christchurch earthquake seven years on: We will always remember them

Christchurch earthquake seven years on: 'We will always remember them'

Thursday, 22 February 2018 2:19 p.m. by MediaHerald

Three empty car parks with the faded CTV outline are part of a new memorial to remember the 115 people who died there seven years ago. In the middle sits a pile of river stones – each with a name of someone killed.On February 22...

Road Cone Day.. High Street 7 years after the 22nd February 2010 Earthquakes..

Road Cone Day.. High Street 7 years after the 22nd February 2010 Earthquakes..

Thursday, 22 February 2018 6:00 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

It is “Road Cone Day” today.  When Christchurch remembers those that died, in a uniquely Christchurch fashion. That dreaded day has come around again,  when we all pause for reflection.  The 22nd of February 2010, the day that changed the …

Road Cone Day.. High Street 7 years after the 22nd February 2011 Earthquakes..

Road Cone Day.. High Street 7 years after the 22nd February 2011 Earthquakes..

Thursday, 22 February 2018 6:00 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

It is “Road Cone Day” today.  When Christchurch remembers those that died, in a uniquely Christchurch fashion. That dreaded day has come around again,  when we all pause for reflection.  The 22nd of February 2011, the day that changed the …

Seven years on: Seven challenges for post-quake Christchurch

Seven years on: Seven challenges for post-quake Christchurch

Thursday, 22 February 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It will take 20 years to return Christchurch's quake-damaged roads to the standard enjoyed by other New Zealand cities with $1 billion in repairs and improvements planned for the next decade.

Seven great Christchurch places to have emerged post quake

Seven great Christchurch places to have emerged post quake

Thursday, 22 February 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Anniversaries of disasters are understandably focused on loss. We mourn lives lost, homes razed and public landmarks destroyed.

Seven years on: Christchurch on the verge of something spectacular

Seven years on: Christchurch 'on the verge of something spectacular'

Thursday, 22 February 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is "on the verge of something spectacular" but its rebuild is at "an extremely delicate stage" warns one of seven influential city leaders asked by to describe the city's progress on the seventh anniversary of the 2011 deadly earthquake.

Developers are reigniting Christchurchs central city mogo

Developers are reigniting Christchurch's central city mogo

Thursday, 22 February 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

OPINION: Ka mua, ka muri. Walk backwards to the future, the noble Maori proverb says.

Christchurch 2025: What will quake recovery look like?

Christchurch 2025: What will quake recovery look like?

Thursday, 22 February 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Seven years. If the sight of the , the blizzard of planning documents in lieu of something happening , or the is getting you down, think about this: in another seven years it will all be a memory.

Seven great Christchurch places to have emerged post quake

Seven great Christchurch places to have emerged post quake

Thursday, 22 February 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Anniversaries of disasters are understandably focused on loss. We mourn lives lost, homes razed and public landmarks destroyed.

Developers are reigniting Christchurchs central city mojo

Developers are reigniting Christchurch's central city mojo

Thursday, 22 February 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

OPINION: Ka mua, ka muri. Walk backwards to the future, the noble Maori proverb says.

CTV site reopens as peaceful shared space, seven years after 115 died in building collapse

CTV site reopens as peaceful shared space, seven years after 115 died in building collapse

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 8:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

Families who lost loved ones in the CTV building collapse hope everyone will feel they can come and share the newly-reopened memorial space on the site.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to attend memorial service for Christchurch earthquake victims

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to attend memorial service for Christchurch earthquake victims

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 5:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will pay her respects to the 185 people killed in the February 2011 earthquake at a memorial service marking the seventh anniversary of the disaster.

EQC information for residents following ex-Cyclone Gita

EQC information for residents following ex-Cyclone Gita

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 4:20 p.m. by GovtEQC

Kaikoura earthquake update 8

Kaikoura earthquake update 8

Monday, 19 February 2018 1:38 p.m. by GovtEQC

Sue me: Village Roadshow chief slams Google for facilitating crime

'Sue me': Village Roadshow chief slams Google for 'facilitating crime'

Monday, 19 February 2018 1:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Village Roadshow co-chief executive Graham Burke has slammed Google for "facilitating crime" by allowing piracy, saying the multibillion-dollar company is welcome to sue him for his comments.

Megan Woods wants progress on Cathedral Square, will raise hold up with Regenerate Christchurch

Megan Woods wants progress on Cathedral Square, will raise hold up with Regenerate Christchurch

Friday, 16 February 2018 2:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Regenerate Christchurch is yet to brief the city council and Crown on its plan for a revamped Cathedral Square, prompting a hurry up from rebuild minister Megan Woods.

PMs reality check on CTV prosecution: We unfortunately dont have the power to intervene

PM's reality check on CTV prosecution: 'We unfortunately don't have the power to intervene'

Thursday, 15 February 2018 8:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has offered a sympathetic ear to the families of those killed in the Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse, but not the words they wanted to hear.

Protesters confront PM over EQC delays

Protesters confront PM over EQC delays

Thursday, 15 February 2018 5:00 p.m. by EQCFix

Nearly seven years on from the Christchurch earthquake, some residents with quake-damaged homes today protested the thousands of unresolved earthquake insurance claims.

An analysis of tsunami impacts to lifelines

An analysis of tsunami impacts to lifelines

Thursday, 15 February 2018 3:16 p.m. by GovtEQC

Outstanding earthquake insurance claims not good enough - PM

Outstanding earthquake insurance claims 'not good enough' - PM

Thursday, 15 February 2018 1:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has faced a horde of protesters in Christchurch, telling them the quagmire of outstanding earthquake insurance cases is "just not good enough".

Christ Church Cathedral restoration advocates donates $1 million to rebuild

Christ Church Cathedral restoration advocates donates $1 million to rebuild

Thursday, 15 February 2018 10:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

A massive fundraising campaign to rebuild the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral has been launched with a $1 million donation.

Christchurchs long-awaited $140 million Terrace development to be complete next week

Christchurch's long-awaited $140 million Terrace development to be complete next week

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 7:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

The first bar in Christchurch's long-awaited $140 million Terrace hospitality development may open this week.

EQC funds research to track the path of Porirua tsunamis

EQC funds research to track the path of Porirua tsunamis

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 3:17 p.m. by GovtEQC

Christchurchs east frame housing development renamed One Central

Christchurch's east frame housing development renamed One Central

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 11:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central city east frame housing development has a new name: One Central.

Long-vacant central Christchurch quake-site Spagalimis Pizza to be auctioned

Long-vacant central Christchurch quake-site Spagalimis Pizza to be auctioned

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 11:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

The former home of Spagalimis Pizza in central Christchurch's Victoria St is for sale "as is where is" after sitting vacant since the 2011 earthquakes.

Lets push ahead now that Chch arena and multi-sports facility unlikely to be combined

Let's push ahead now that Chch arena and multi-sports facility unlikely to be combined

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

In the rush to plan a new Christchurch after the earthquakes, a Metro Sports Facility was tipped to open in 2016, and a new stadium was envisaged to be available for the 2017 Lions rugby tour.

Combined Christchurch metro sports and stadium not yet ruled out by minister

Combined Christchurch metro sports and stadium not yet ruled out by minister

Monday, 12 February 2018 8:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Megan Woods has not ruled out combining Christchurch's metro sports facility and multi-use stadium, despite a report considering the option recommending it not be pursued.

EQC claim numbers for February storm

EQC claim numbers for February storm

Monday, 12 February 2018 5:11 p.m. by GovtEQC

Engineer Alan Reay wins right to see legal advice on CTV building collapse disciplinary action

Engineer Alan Reay wins right to see legal advice on CTV building collapse disciplinary action

Monday, 12 February 2018 3:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

The engineer whose firm designed the Canterbury Television (CTV) building has won a small victory in a long-running disciplinary case against him over the structure's collapse.

KPMG report says no to combining Christchurch sports facilities

KPMG report says 'no' to combining Christchurch sports facilities

Sunday, 11 February 2018 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

An idea to combine Christchurch's metro sports facility and multi-use stadium into one project has failed its first test.

Canterbury couple lose another earthquake court case after misconceived action

Canterbury couple lose another earthquake court case after 'misconceived' action

Friday, 9 February 2018 7:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Canterbury couple who called their court action with a prominent earthquake litigation firm a "total failure" have lost their latest appeal.

Christchurch stadium business case fast-tracked, sports facility combination result to be known in April

Christchurch stadium business case fast-tracked, sports facility combination result to be known in April

Friday, 9 February 2018 6:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Whether Christchurch will have a multi-purpose stadium and sports facility on one site or two will be known by April.

Hagley Ave owner criticises Williams Corporations planned Christchurch development

Hagley Ave owner criticises Williams Corporation's planned Christchurch development

Thursday, 8 February 2018 7:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

A planned central Christchurch apartment block is being criticised for potentially inflaming on-street parking problems, but its developers say off-street parks would increase prices for buyers.

Hagley Ave resident criticises Williams Corporations planned Christchurch development for lack of car parking

Hagley Ave resident criticises Williams Corporation's planned Christchurch development for lack of car parking

Thursday, 8 February 2018 7:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

A planned central Christchurch apartment block is being criticised for potentially inflaming on-street parking problems, but its developers say off-street parks would increase prices for buyers.

CTV site work on track for completion before February 22 Christchurch earthquake anniversary

CTV site work on track for completion before February 22 Christchurch earthquake anniversary

Thursday, 8 February 2018 4:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work to transform the Christchurch CTV site – where 115 people died in the Christchurch earthquake nearly seven years ago – is on track to be completed in less than a fortnight.

CTV site work on track for completion before February 22 Christchurch earthquake anniversary

CTV site work on track for completion before February 22 Christchurch earthquake anniversary

Thursday, 8 February 2018 4:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Work to transform the Christchurch CTV site – where 115 people died in the Christchurch earthquake nearly seven years ago – is on track to be completed in less than a fortnight.

Neighbours at war over quake-propping encroaching on property

Neighbours at war over quake-propping encroaching on property

Thursday, 8 February 2018 4:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Timber bracing supporting a 129-year-old chapel has escalated a dispute between two Christchurch neighbours.

Sue Sheldon the new Regenerate Christchurch board chair

Sue Sheldon the new Regenerate Christchurch board chair

Wednesday, 7 February 2018 2:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake rebuild organisation Regenerate Christchurch has announced Sue Sheldon as its new board chair, starting next Wednesday.

CTV victims families to meet with prime minister

CTV victims' families to meet with prime minister

Monday, 5 February 2018 5:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will meet with families of victims of Christchurch's Canterbury Television building collapse next week.

The long road towards a new New Brighton

The long road towards a new New Brighton

Saturday, 3 February 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cyclone Fehi advisory

Cyclone Fehi advisory

Thursday, 1 February 2018 5:12 p.m. by GovtEQC

Christchurch container mall tenants scatter as six-year-old temporary community ends

Christchurch container mall tenants scatter as six-year-old 'temporary' community ends

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 7:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Retailers and stallholders are hoping to restart elsewhere after Christchurch's famous container mall closed on Wednesday.

Report on Christchurchs Metro Sports Facility imminent

Report on Christchurch's Metro Sports Facility imminent

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 6:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The report looking at options for Christchurch's beleaguered metro sports facility is due "imminently".

Insurance Assignment Appeal

Insurance Assignment Appeal

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:45 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

On 15 February 2018 the Court of Appeal will hear the appeal from the High Court decision in Xu & anor v IAG & anor [2017] NZHC 1964 about the ability of an assignee of insurance policy rights to enforce a reinstatement entitlement.

Failed EQC repairs

Failed EQC repairs

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:11 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is a link to my interview with John Campbell on Checkpoint about issues with EQC work and claims.

20 staff to lose jobs as Tower Insurance closes its Christchurch office

20 staff to lose jobs as Tower Insurance closes its Christchurch office

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 6:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tower Insurance plans to close its Christchurch office after its outstanding local earthquake claims are settled.