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EQC engineer breaks down at hearing

EQC engineer breaks down at hearing

Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

A controversial Earthquake Commission (EQC) engineer broke down today in defending his manner and assessments before a disciplinary committee.

Town Hall rebuild bids sought

Town Hall rebuild bids sought

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:37 a.m. by MediaStuff

The city council is pushing ahead with plans to seek expressions of interest from companies keen to be involved in the rebuild of the Town Hall.

Sumner residents plea for $10m hub

Sumner residents plea for $10m hub

Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

Sumner residents are getting impatient for new community facilities to replace the ones lost through the quakes.

Loving the Christchurch life

Loving the Christchurch life

Thursday, 28 August 2014 10:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

In May 2013, my husband and I packed our lives into a 20-foot container and moved 1000km from Auckland to Christchurch.

EQC engineer threatened harsher assessments

EQC engineer threatened harsher assessments

Thursday, 28 August 2014 9:48 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission's top engineer threatened to make a harsher assessment if his repair advice was disputed, a disciplinary committee has been told.

Engineer denies bullying

Engineer denies bullying

Thursday, 28 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) top engineer made assessments without tools and was arrogant and bullying, a disciplinary hearing has heard.

EQC engineer denies bullying

EQC engineer denies bullying

Thursday, 28 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) top engineer made assessments without tools and was arrogant and bullying, a disciplinary hearing has heard.

Four years on: Is a new life emerging?

Four years on: Is a new life emerging?

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 10:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Next Thursday marks four years since a 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Cantabrians out of their beds at 4.35am on September 4.

EQC engineer in disciplinary hearing

EQC engineer in disciplinary hearing

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 8:31 a.m. by MediaStuff

A senior Earthquake Commission (EQC) engineer will go before a disciplinary hearing today to face complaints about his assessments of numerous quake-damaged properties.

Nothing years optimism fades

'Nothing years' optimism fades

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Ephelia Paxie has never known an undamaged home. Her dad Dion is losing hope as the family continues to fight insurers over repairs.  reports. --------------------

Girl has never known an undamaged home

Girl has never known an undamaged home

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

College rejects Reays money

College rejects Reay's money

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury University's engineering college says it has rejected a cash donation from the boss of the company that designed the failed Canterbury Television (CTV) building.

Cathedral wars heat up

Cathedral wars heat up

Friday, 22 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A group opposing the Christ Church Cathedral demolition has launched a public relations offensive to convince Kiwis the landmark is not ruined.

Cathedral wars heating up

Cathedral wars heating up

Friday, 22 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A group opposing the Christ Church Cathedral demolition has launched a public relations offensive to convince Kiwis the landmark is not ruined.

Quake payout doubles Skellerup profits

Quake payout doubles Skellerup profits

Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Canterbury earthquake insurance settlement has more than doubled Skellerup Holdings' net profit for the year to June 30.

Shaking off my fear of quakes

Shaking off my fear of quakes

Thursday, 21 August 2014 9:31 a.m. by MediaStuff

Waiting game for at-risk claimants

Waiting game for at-risk claimants

Thursday, 21 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Nearly 6000 vulnerable Earthquake Commission and insurance customers are still waiting for a resolution to their claims.

QEII site gets nod for $30m sports centre

QEII site gets nod for $30m sports centre

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 3:57 p.m. by MediaStuff

Queen Elizabeth II stadium could become the site for a $30.5 million recreation and sport centre in Christchurch.

Videos aim to cheer up quake-weary Cantabrians

Videos aim to cheer up quake-weary Cantabrians

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Videos to cheer up quake-weary Cantabrians

Videos to cheer up quake-weary Cantabrians

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cathedral advocates appalled at comparisons

Cathedral advocates 'appalled' at comparisons

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 12:58 p.m. by MediaStuff

A call by the world's most senior Anglican bishop for Christchurch to stop clinging to the past has been criticised by those fighting to save the city's earthquake-damaged cathedral.

Patience needed to change an insurers view

Patience needed to change an insurer's view

Monday, 18 August 2014 10:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

City needs visitor strategy

City needs 'visitor strategy'

Saturday, 16 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch lacks a visitor strategy and things for tourists to do, the city's port and airport chiefs say.

Where to next for our sinking city?

Where to next for our sinking city?

Friday, 15 August 2014 9:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Bravery of quake rescuers recognised

Bravery of quake rescuers recognised

Thursday, 14 August 2014 3:47 p.m. by MediaStuff

A New Zealand Bravery Decoration medal pinned to Bryce Curran's chest represented two moving moments for the heroic Christchurch anaesthetist today.

Does Christchurch have a rat problem?

Does Christchurch have a rat problem?

Thursday, 14 August 2014 8:10 a.m. by MediaStuff

Reports of rats marauding the fringes of Christchurch's residential red zone and beyond have some residents crying plague.

Homeowner - at 3degC - is over EQC

Homeowner - at 3degC - is over EQC

Thursday, 14 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Ken Keir was happy when he was paid out $113,000 by the Earthquake Commission after the February 2011 quake.

Approach to Key advances EQC claim

Approach to Key advances EQC claim

Thursday, 14 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Any doubts Paulette Barr had about confronting Prime Minister John Key over her insurance woes have diminished after some welcome news.

Principals past get on with their lives

Principals past get on with their lives

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 9:23 a.m. by MediaStuff

Council holds out on church repair bid

Council holds out on church repair bid

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors are holding off giving the Anglican Church a grant to fix an old school building until they get more information about what its plans are for the other historic buildings it owns, including the Cathedral.