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Public to have a say on red zones future

Public to have a say on red zones' future

Friday, 18 April 2014 1:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

The public will play a part in deciding what the residential red zones will look like in the future, Prime Minister John Key says.

Earthquake stress plea to insurers

Earthquake stress plea to insurers

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Insurers need to better recognise and respond to the stress many of their Canterbury customers are under, a disaster recovery psychologist says.

Inspections rise after demolitions spark safety fears

Inspections rise after demolitions spark safety fears

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:21 p.m. by MediaStuff

The number of Government inspections will be ramping up between now and the end of the year due to safety concerns in the Christchurch demolition industry. 

Life in the rebuild’s waiting room

Life in the rebuild’s waiting room

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A small kitset house in a temporary village set up after Canterbury's earthquakes is the only home 8-month-old Jack Gould has known.

Life in the rebuilds waiting room

Life in the rebuild's waiting room

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

A small kitset house in a temporary village set up after Canterbury's earthquakes is the only home 8-month-old Jack Gould has known.

Pool repairs could cost city $6m

Pool repairs could cost city $6m

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Pioneer and Jellie Park pools need extensive repairs, with early estimates putting the cost of fixing them at $6 million.

Royals to meet quake victims families and survivors

Royals to meet quake victims' families and survivors

Monday, 14 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A woman who fled the collapsing Canterbury Television building during the February 2011 earthquake has been touched by an invitation to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Royals to meet quake victims families

Royals to meet quake victims' families

Monday, 14 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A woman who fled the collapsing Canterbury Television building during the February 2011 earthquake has been touched by an invitation to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Saving a sense of history

Saving a sense of history

Saturday, 12 April 2014 1:45 a.m. by MediaStuff

A white plastic burial shroud encases the demolition-ready Majestic theatre.

Quakes lessons not in new law

Quake's lessons 'not in new law'

Saturday, 12 April 2014 1:44 a.m. by MediaStuff

Lessons learnt from Christchurch's deadly 2011 earthquake are not reflected in new legislation aimed at reducing the number of quake-prone buildings, the city council says.

Quake legislation not enough, says Council

Quake legislation not enough, says Council

Saturday, 12 April 2014 1:44 a.m. by MediaStuff

Lessons learnt from Christchurch's deadly 2011 earthquake are not reflected in new legislation aimed at reducing the number of quake-prone buildings, the city council says.

Cera requests Cathedral rebuild cost

Cera requests Cathedral rebuild cost

Friday, 11 April 2014 5:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

Government officials are seeking information on Christ Church Cathedral's restoration costs.

Cera requests Cathedral costings

Cera requests Cathedral costings

Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

Government officials are seeking information on Christ Church Cathedral's restoration costs.

Decision to demolish Majestic Theatre not made lightly

Decision to demolish Majestic Theatre 'not made lightly'

Thursday, 10 April 2014 1:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

The man who ordered the demolition of the historic Majestic Theatre has defended his decision, saying restoration could have cost in excess of $18 million.

Majestic Theatre demo decision not made lightly

Majestic Theatre demo decision 'not made lightly'

Thursday, 10 April 2014 1:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

The man who ordered the demolition of the historic Majestic Theatre has defended his decision, saying restoration could have cost in excess of $18 million.

Majestic Theatre decision not made lightly

Majestic Theatre decision 'not made lightly'

Thursday, 10 April 2014 1:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

The man who ordered the demolition of the historic Majestic Theatre has defended his decision, saying restoration could have cost in excess of $18 million.

Urgent waiting list for state housing grows

Urgent waiting list for state housing grows

Thursday, 10 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hundreds of Cantabrians in urgent need of state housing are still no closer to securing a home before winter hits as Housing New Zealand's (HNZ) waiting list continues to climb.

Street repairs ignoring upgrade plans

Street repairs ignoring upgrade plans

Thursday, 10 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Contractors repairing some Christchurch streets have been asked why they are not doing promised upgrades at the same time.

Urgent wait list for housing rises by 100

Urgent wait list for housing rises by 100

Thursday, 10 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Hundreds of Cantabrians in urgent need of state housing are still no closer to securing a home before winter hits as Housing New Zealand's (HNZ) waiting list continues to climb.

Insurance not always common sense

Insurance not always common sense

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 10:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

Abandoned police station to be demolished

Abandoned police station to be demolished

Monday, 7 April 2014 11:43 a.m. by MediaStuff

The former Christchurch police station building will be demolished. 

How does a city bounce back?

How does a city bounce back?

Saturday, 5 April 2014 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch is learning the hard way that disaster recovery is as much about politics as rebuilding. So what does it take for a city to "bounce forward"? JOHN McCRONE reports from a resilient city workshop.

Key EQC role gone, two more created

Key EQC role gone, two more created

Thursday, 3 April 2014 8:57 a.m. by MediaStuff

One of the Earthquake Commission's (EQC) top officials is leaving the organisation after his position was "disestablished".

Engineers remain well regarded

Engineers remain well regarded

Thursday, 3 April 2014 8:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake-induced building collapses and a mining disaster have had a "minimal" impact on the public perception of engineers, according to survey results.

Helicopter used for Port Hills home repair

Helicopter used for Port Hills home repair

Thursday, 3 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

It appears the sky is the limit for settling Port Hills insurance claims.

30 homes in anti-liquefaction pilot

30 homes in anti-liquefaction pilot

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The number of Canterbury properties with increased liquefaction risk will not be known before May, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) says.

Key defends quake emergency response to CTV

Key defends quake emergency response to CTV

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 12:55 a.m. by MediaStuff

Prime Minister John Key has backed the emergency service response to the CTV building collapse, saying they "did everything they possibly could" to save lives.

Natural disaster recovery - parallels with Japan

Natural disaster recovery - parallels with Japan

Sunday, 30 March 2014 11:40 a.m. by MediaStuff

Three years after his wife was swept away by the huge tsunami that washed across the Tohoku region of eastern Japan, Hiroyuki Tomono still feels responsible for her death.

Finally, some action for elderly homeowners

Finally, some action for elderly homeowners

Saturday, 29 March 2014 11:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Ninety-year-old Peggy Holdthuson may now get to see her childhood home repaired before she dies.

Anderton slams UK clerics call for cathedral demo

Anderton slams UK cleric's call for cathedral demo

Friday, 28 March 2014 12:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christ Church Cathedral restoration campaigner Jim Anderton has dismissed the Archbishop of York's calls for a demolition and rebuild as unqualified and disappointing.