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Justice Minister Andrew Little has high hopes for the new Canterbury earthquake tribunal

Justice Minister Andrew Little has high hopes for the new Canterbury earthquake tribunal

Monday, 17 June 2019 10:09 a.m. by MediaHerald

A new Canterbury earthquake tribunal will be a "circuit-breaker" for those who have struggled with insurance claims since the February 2011 quake. The Budget earmarked $3.4 million for the establishment of a Canterbury Earthquakes...

Christchurch earthquake repairs tipped to cost $1 billion

Christchurch earthquake repairs tipped to cost $1 billion

Saturday, 6 April 2019 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Fixing poorly done earthquake repairs is likely to cost $1 billion, says a structural engineer involved in more than 100 cases. John Scarry said he is yet to see a competent repair in 140 Christchurch jobs he has assessed.Scarry,...

New footage shows catastrophic damage caused by Canterbury earthquakes

New footage shows catastrophic damage caused by Canterbury earthquakes

Friday, 22 February 2019 1:50 p.m. by MediaHerald

WARNING: This article contains graphic content. Eight years after the Christchurch earthquakes, new footage has been released of the catastrophic damage caused.The footage, released by engineering consultants Tonkin & Taylor on...

Petition launched to get compensation for February 22, 2011 Christchurch earthquake victims

Petition launched to get compensation for February 22, 2011 Christchurch earthquake victims

Tuesday, 5 February 2019 3:59 p.m. by MediaHerald

A petition has been launched to try and get extra compensation for families of victims who died in the Christchurch earthquake. Hana Fisherova has written to MPs urging the Government to help "alleviate the serious financial, physical,...

Lets Talk Law: The Future of Wanganui Buildings

Lets Talk Law: The Future of Wanganui Buildings

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

In 2017, the Government addressed future building impacts arising from the Christchurch earthquake.Owners of buildings, particularly those having commercial buildings in the provinces, had been conscious (perhaps even anxious) that...

Lets Talk Law: The Future of Whanganui Buildings

Lets Talk Law: The Future of Whanganui Buildings

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

In 2017, the Government addressed future building impacts arising from the Christchurch earthquake.Owners of buildings, particularly those having commercial buildings in the provinces, had been conscious (perhaps even anxious) that...

Former government minister Gerry Brownlee denies bullying lawyer in phone call

Former government minister Gerry Brownlee denies 'bullying' lawyer in phone call

Thursday, 13 September 2018 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

National Party MP Gerry Brownlee has sternly denied bullying a junior solicitor during a phone call after claims from her firm she felt "intimidated and harassed".Adina Thorn Lawyers alleges Brownlee was forceful with the solicitor...

Half a billion dollars and more to make Wellington resilient

Half a billion dollars and more to make Wellington resilient

Saturday, 4 August 2018 5:55 p.m. by MediaHerald

Half a billion dollars is being spent on things some Wellingtonians may never see so the city can be prepared if disaster strikes. Resilience jumps to the forefront of the public's minds each time a natural event such as the Kaikōura...

Christchurch 4.0 quake was regions biggest in half a year

Christchurch 4.0 quake was region's biggest in half a year

Monday, 16 July 2018 11:49 a.m. by MediaHerald

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake that rattled Christchurch last night was the largest registered around the city in half a year.As at this morning, nearly 8000 people had reported feeling the 9.10pm quake, which struck about 10km east...

Nine years ago today: NZs forgotten monster quake

Nine years ago today: NZ's forgotten monster quake

Sunday, 15 July 2018 1:09 p.m. by MediaHerald

It was the biggest New Zealand quake in nearly a century, beginning with a seismic lurch, then exploding with an energy-packed snap.But the 7.8 magnitude Fiordland Earthquake, which erupted nine years ago today in the remote and...

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