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Arson victims insurance battle – AMI respond

Arson victim's insurance battle – AMI respond

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 6:35 p.m. by Media3News

The Hewer family have the misfortune of not only being victims of the earthquakes, but of an arson attack on their earthquake-damaged home.

Christchurch rebuild migrants face debts, cramped accommodation

Christchurch rebuild migrants face debts, cramped accommodation

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 5:29 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch is being rebuilt with Third World labour. But are these hard workers getting a fair go once they get here?

Service awards for Chinese quake workers

Service awards for Chinese quake workers

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 2:55 p.m. by Media3News

Police Minister Anne Tolley has presented service awards to five Chinese police staff who helped identify victims after the Christchurch earthquake.

Apprehension remains over flood-proof homes

Apprehension remains over flood-proof homes

Monday, 14 July 2014 4:49 p.m. by Media3News

The spray-on waterproof membrane trailed on a red-zoned house in Christchurch has successfully passed a floodwater test.

CTV building engineer apologises

CTV building engineer apologises

Monday, 14 July 2014 4:29 p.m. by Media3News

The engineer behind the design of the CTV building has apologised to families who lost loved ones in the building's collapse.

Lawyer tries to block CTV collapse hearing

Lawyer tries to block CTV collapse hearing

Monday, 14 July 2014 10:50 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A lawyer for CTV building designer David Harding has tried to block a disciplinary hearing from examining his actions.

CTV designer to face disciplinary hearings

CTV designer to face disciplinary hearings

Monday, 14 July 2014 6:26 a.m. by Media3News

CTV building designer David Harding will front at two disciplinary hearings in Christchurch today.

Christchurch flood-proof house tests successful

Christchurch flood-proof house tests successful

Monday, 14 July 2014 6:00 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch City Council has completed testing of its newly flood-proofed house, and it has been proven a success.
 

The process involves applying a water-proof membrane to the exterior panels of the house.

Transport and Green-space manager John Mackie says they used a red-zoned home to test the technique.

"We consider this as probably one of the least expensive alternatives to, for example ...

Flood-proofed houses put to test

Flood-proofed houses put to test

Friday, 11 July 2014 4:12 p.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch City Council has begun testing what it hopes will be a solution to the city's post-quake flooding problems.

Labour will appoint locals to CERA

Labour will appoint locals to CERA

Thursday, 10 July 2014 12:21 p.m. by Media3News

Labour will appoint a board of qualified locals to run the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, if it leads the next Government.

Govt says Labour playing catch up in EQC policy

Govt says Labour 'playing catch up' in EQC policy

Thursday, 10 July 2014 5:49 a.m. by Media3News

Labour is "playing catch up" with its proposals to change EQC legislation, the Government says.

Blunder blocks CTV covering own memorial

Blunder blocks CTV covering own memorial

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 7:08 p.m. by Media3News

Canterbury Television has been blocked from covering the Japanese prime minister's visit to its own quake memorial after being left off the invite list.

Bidding opens for new Christchurch homes

Bidding opens for new Christchurch homes

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 12:40 p.m. by Media3News

Housing Minister Nick Smith has announced two developments that will deliver 450 affordable new homes in Christchurch.

Christchurch CBD to remain an empty centre, experts say

Christchurch CBD to remain an empty centre, experts say

Monday, 7 July 2014 4:31 p.m. by Media3News

An urban planning expert says much of Christchurch's downtown area will remain empty for years.

Japanese PM pays tribute to quake victims

Japanese PM pays tribute to quake victims

Monday, 7 July 2014 3:49 p.m. by Media3News

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid a wreath of white flowers at Christchurch's CTV Building site this afternoon.

CTV resignations plain unacceptable – Smith

CTV resignations 'plain unacceptable' – Smith

Thursday, 3 July 2014 4:49 p.m. by Media3News

One hundred and fifteen lives were lost in the collapse and the men responsible have simply walked away.

Teenager missing in Christchurch

Teenager missing in Christchurch

Thursday, 3 July 2014 3:19 p.m. by Media3News

Tarlya Hawkins, 15, has been missing for more than a week.

CTV engineer quits before disciplinary hearing

CTV engineer quits before disciplinary hearing

Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:13 p.m. by Media3News

The engineer who designed Christchurch's CTV building has quit the industry's professional body.

Chchs heritage needs local input – Labour

Chch's heritage needs local input – Labour

Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:03 p.m. by Media3News

A Labour-led Government would ensure the community has a say on Christchurch's heritage buildings.

Quake powers to fast-track hospital revamp

Quake powers to fast-track hospital revamp

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 4:07 p.m. by Media3News

Special quake powers will hurry the construction of a new medical wing at Christchurch hospital.

Red zone greening project takes root in Chch

Red zone greening project takes root in Chch

Saturday, 28 June 2014 4:56 p.m. by Media3News

A project aimed at greening the Christchurch residential red zone has been launched.

Labour plans emergency housing in Christchurch

Labour plans emergency housing in Christchurch

Friday, 27 June 2014 12:27 p.m. by Media3News

A Labour-led Government would build 400 homes in Christchurch within its first six months of office.

Builders warn of looming skills shortage

Builders warn of looming skills shortage

Friday, 27 June 2014 9:42 a.m. by Media3News

Hundreds of builders are in Hamilton for the Certified Builders Conference and Expo.

Christchurch $1 reserve house goes to auction

Christchurch $1 reserve house goes to auction

Thursday, 26 June 2014 6:43 p.m. by Media3News

They let their insurance policy lapse just prior to the earthquakes, so they walked away from their $500,000 property with just $80,000.

Red-zoned house up for $1 auction tonight

Red-zoned house up for $1 auction tonight

Thursday, 26 June 2014 1:30 p.m. by Media3News

A quake-damaged house will go under the hammer with a $1 dollar reserve today as part of a charity auction.

Quake stress affected flying - captain

Quake stress affected flying - captain

Thursday, 26 June 2014 10:19 a.m. by Media3News

An Air NZ captain says stress from the Christchurch quakes is partly to blame for failing to follow procedure.

Southern Response claimants still in limbo

Southern Response claimants still in limbo

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 4:58 p.m. by Media3News

Claimant Ali Jones and her family had hoped their next move would be to their rebuilt home, but instead it is to another rental in another suburb.

Labour pledges red zone buy-out in Canterbury

Labour pledges red zone buy-out in Canterbury

Monday, 23 June 2014 10:29 a.m. by Media3News

Labour is promising the owners of all red-zoned properties in Canterbury a buy-out offer of 100 percent.

Labour promises to buy quake-damaged land

Labour promises to buy quake-damaged land

Monday, 23 June 2014 9:00 a.m. by Media3News

A Labour-led Government will buy Christchurch's uninsured red-zoned land at 100 percent of its value.

Quake heroes honoured in special awards

Quake heroes honoured in special awards

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:23 p.m. by Media3News

The heroes of Christchurch's most devastating quake have finally been recognised for their outstanding bravery.