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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.

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.

Queenstown fans grasp new techniques at ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

Queenstown fans grasp new techniques at ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

Monday, 15 January 2018 4:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

Queenstown cricket players are learning new tricks from the sport's young elite as they watch the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup game.

Nelson couple rebuild home with materials salvaged from red-zoned cottage

Nelson couple rebuild home with materials salvaged from red-zoned cottage

Sunday, 7 January 2018 8:21 p.m. by MediaStuff

Four years after dismantling their red-zoned cottage in Christchurch, Alison Locke and Mike Moss have rebuilt their home at the base of the Grampians.

Canterbury schools take on nearly 1900 more students in 2017

Canterbury schools take on nearly 1900 more students in 2017

Tuesday, 26 December 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury schools have enrolled nearly 1900 more students this year than in 2016, outstripping growth elsewhere in New Zealand.

CTV families demand law changes to stop people "getting away with murder"

CTV families demand law changes to stop people "getting away with murder"

Sunday, 17 December 2017 8:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

Families fighting for justice for the victims of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse have demanded changes in the law to close up "cracks" they say have allowed people to "get away with murder".

Emotional protest over CTV decision in Christchurch

Emotional protest over CTV decision in Christchurch

Sunday, 10 December 2017 4:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

Family and friends of Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse victims say they owe it to their lost loved ones to keep asking for justice and accountability over the tragedy.

Facades to be checked for earthquake risk

Facades to be checked for earthquake risk

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 10:46 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two prominent buildings in Blenheim are being checked by engineers to see if their masonry facades are an earthquake risk.

Sumner-Lyttelton road rebuild delayed due to complexity of work

Sumner-Lyttelton road rebuild delayed due to 'complexity' of work

Thursday, 19 October 2017 5:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

The reopening of a key Christchurch road has been pushed back by at least a year due to the complexity of the work.

Christchurchs Robert Falcon Scott statue gets base isolation

Christchurch's Robert Falcon Scott statue gets base isolation

Friday, 6 October 2017 5:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

The statue of Captain Robert Falcon Scott probably won't topple in the next earthquake.

Hurt & Hope: Post-quake addiction and domestic abuse bring Cantabrians down

Hurt & Hope: Post-quake addiction and domestic abuse bring Cantabrians down

Saturday, 30 September 2017 8:21 a.m. by MediaStuff



Eve Jones* didn't think she and her three children needed support â€“ her ex-husband was the sick one.

He would hide bottles of vodka, pour water into the ones he'd secretly emptied and drink in his car.

In their 15 years together, he'd always liked a drink. But it became worse a couple of years after the February 2011 earthquake with the stress of living in a broken city. He had also lost a family member in the tremor.

Five years on, architects of Christchurch rebuild blueprint stand by their plan

Five years on, architects of Christchurch rebuild blueprint stand by their plan

Sunday, 13 August 2017 5:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

The authors of the 100-day blueprint for the central Christchurch rebuild say it is still a good plan.

Christchurch woman finds same sense of community while teaching in disaster-stricken Namie, Japan

Christchurch woman finds same sense of community while teaching in disaster-stricken Namie, Japan

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 9:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

Amy Vivian-Neal says some may think she was unfortunate to be assigned a teaching role in a displaced Japanese town of Namie.

Recovery team recognise the good Samaritans of Kaikoura who helped after the earthquake

Recovery team recognise the good Samaritans of Kaikoura who helped after the earthquake

Thursday, 15 June 2017 7:38 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Kaikoura earthquake recovery team are organising a big thank you on Wednesday, as the recovery effort winds down seven months after the 7.9 magnitude earthquake in November .

Police decide against charges over Southern Ink and Riccarton Rd earthquake deaths

Police decide against charges over Southern Ink and Riccarton Rd earthquake deaths

Thursday, 15 June 2017 6:23 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Police will not lay charges in connection with one of four sites under investigation over Christchurch earthquake deaths.

Near-perfect replica of Christchurch heritage house a triumph of perseverance

Near-perfect replica of Christchurch heritage house a triumph of perseverance

Saturday, 10 June 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Martin Holland has just begun a counter-intuitive rebuild of his Christchurch home but then he's a slightly counter-intuitive guy.

Man to create near-perfect replica of Christchurch heritage house

Man to create near-perfect replica of Christchurch heritage house

Saturday, 10 June 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Martin Holland has just begun a counter-intuitive rebuild of his Christchurch home, but then he's a slightly counter-intuitive guy.

Steve Hansen pays tribute to the late Sir Ron Scott

Steve Hansen pays tribute to the late Sir Ron Scott

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 12:25 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The late Sir Ron Scott was honoured by All Black coach Steve Hansen with a moving tribute at the Hutt Valley Sports Awards.

Family support memorial for nurses lost in Christchurch earthquake

Family support memorial for nurses lost in Christchurch earthquake

Saturday, 13 May 2017 1:35 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The husband of a nurse killed in the Christchurch earthquake said an annual memorial for the nurses would ensure they were not forgotten.

Shortland Street quake show should have carried a warning, say traumatised viewers

Shortland Street quake show should have carried a warning, say traumatised viewers

Thursday, 4 May 2017 1:27 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Viewers are saying TVNZ should have screened a warning before Wednesday night's Shortland Street which showed a large scale earthquake.

Christchurch quake rescuer Bill Toomey wins fight for ACC cover for post-traumatic stress

Christchurch quake rescuer Bill Toomey wins fight for ACC cover for post-traumatic stress

Monday, 1 May 2017 11:12 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch builder Bill Toomey has won a landmark case against ACC to cover the post-traumatic stress disorder he suffered after pulling people from a collapsed building after the February 2011 earthquake.

Study into lateral spreading earthquake cracks launched

Study into 'lateral spreading' earthquake cracks launched

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Researchers from the University of Canterbury want to talk to people who remember seeing large, long cracks running parallel to the Avon River or Courtenay Stream following the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes.

Insurance Council asks Kaikoura District Council to pull video from its Facebook page

Insurance Council asks Kaikoura District Council to pull video from its Facebook page

Saturday, 1 April 2017 10:31 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Kaikoura District Council pulled a video from its Facebook page this week after a complaint from the Insurance Council New Zealand (ICNZ).

Tower Insurance chairman Michael Stiassny expresses frustration at claims holdouts

Tower Insurance chairman Michael Stiassny expresses frustration at claims holdouts

Thursday, 30 March 2017 6:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Tower chairman Michael Stiassny has criticised some Canterbury earthquake victims for holding out on settlements to "maximise" their insurance claims.

Quake brain blamed for Cantabrians weak memories and poor direction - study

'Quake brain' blamed for Cantabrians' weak memories and poor direction - study

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:25 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Trauma-induced "quake brain" is affecting Cantabrians' memories and sense of direction, according to a new study.