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2015 will be year of momentum for Christchurch

2015 will be 'year of momentum' for Christchurch

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

This year will be a year of momentum for Christchurch's recovery, says Canterbury's earthquake recovery leader.

CTV victims father welcomes litigation

CTV victim's father welcomes litigation

Thursday, 26 March 2015 8:58 a.m. by MediaStuff

One of the men who brought a complaint against Alan Reay over his role in the Canterbury Television (CTV) building design is overjoyed the languishing action may finally be heard.

Alan Reay faces disciplinary hearing over CTV building declaration

Alan Reay faces disciplinary hearing over CTV building declaration

Monday, 23 March 2015 8:58 a.m. by MediaStuff

The man whose company engineered the Canterbury Television (CTV) building will this week be subject to a disciplinary hearing over his membership in the industry's professional body.

Drone footage shows quake-ravaged Christchurch suburb

Drone footage shows quake-ravaged Christchurch suburb

Sunday, 22 March 2015 11:04 a.m. by MediaStuff

New aerial drone video has emerged, showing the remains of one of Christchurch's quake-stricken riverside suburbs.

Reid Stiven to depart Earthquake Commission

Reid Stiven to depart Earthquake Commission

Sunday, 22 March 2015 7:15 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Commission (EQC) manager Reid Stiven will leave the organisation at the end of April.

Rebuilding Christ Church Cathedral is not a compromise says Jim Anderton

Rebuilding Christ Church Cathedral is 'not a compromise' says Jim Anderton

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 1:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

A plan to rebuild the Christ Church Cathedral in wood means demolishing it first, says Jim Anderton.

Sir Miles Warren design may break four-year Christ Church Cathedral deadlock

Sir Miles Warren design may break four-year Christ Church Cathedral deadlock

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 7:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

Anglican leaders are considering restoration options for the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral to break the legal deadlock over the historic building.

What do we want from a memorial?

What do we want from a memorial?

Sunday, 15 March 2015 2:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

It used to be that a memorial was a list of names on a plaque, a statue on a plinth, a place to lay wreaths. New Zealand towns are dotted with them, war memorials to local sons who did not come home.

Christchurch quake: Running through the rubble

Christchurch quake: Running through the rubble

Saturday, 14 March 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Court orders quake compensation land revised

Court orders quake compensation land revised

Friday, 13 March 2015 9:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

Barbara Byers always believed in insurance. Her faith just needed a boost.

Red-zone fairness argument rejected

Red-zone 'fairness' argument rejected

Friday, 13 March 2015 9:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Supreme Court's decision on compensation for the Quake Outcasts and their fellow red-zoners hinges on one point: that their insurance status should not be a "determinative factor" in their compensation offer.

No health risk with asbestos removal: Cera

No health risk with asbestos removal: Cera

Friday, 13 March 2015 5:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

Asbestos being removed from Christchurch's residential red zone does not pose a health hazard, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) says.

Red zoners four-year battle for justice

Red zoners four-year battle for justice

Friday, 13 March 2015 12:10 p.m. by MediaStuff

The group's plight, extended to them, in fact started nearly four years ago, but their case was a slow burner.

Quake Outcasts win in Supreme Court

Quake Outcasts win in Supreme Court

Friday, 13 March 2015 11:42 a.m. by MediaStuff

A group of Christchurch red-zoners have won a court decision to be properly compensated for their quake-damaged properties.

Quakes stripped each resident of 150 days of "healthy life"

Quakes stripped each resident of 150 days of "healthy life"

Thursday, 12 March 2015 9:07 p.m. by MediaStuff

Each person in Canterbury lost 150 days of "healthy life" in the aftermath of the February earthquake, new research claims.

Christchurch earthquake: Were here to stay

Christchurch earthquake: 'We're here to stay'

Thursday, 12 March 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Quake cuts healthy life short by 150 days

Quake cuts healthy life short by 150 days

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 3:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Each person in Canterbury lost 150 days of "healthy life" in the aftermath of the February earthquake, new research claims.

Four years on: The post-quake learning curve

Four years on: The post-quake learning curve

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Four years on from the February 22 earthquake, the change is tangible for people of my specific age group.

Baden Ewart to head Christchurch central city rebuild

Baden Ewart to head Christchurch central city rebuild

Thursday, 5 March 2015 2:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

An interim director for the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) has been announced ahead of the departure of current leader Warwick Isaacs.

Red-zone house shoved beyond property boundary

Red-zone house shoved beyond property boundary

Thursday, 5 March 2015 10:31 a.m. by MediaStuff

Tony Bennett is among the majority of Port Hills red zoners to accept compensation for his earthquake-damaged home.

When will Christchurch police station implode?

When will Christchurch police station implode?

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 5:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

A date for the implosion of Christchurch's former police station has not been confirmed, despite social media reports suggesting otherwise.

Earthquake responses in new book

Earthquake responses in new book

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 10:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Nathan Durkin looked up from unsuccessfully trying to resuscitate a badly injured person during the Christchurch earthquake and saw a group of school pupils looking on.

House of the week: Cashmere

House of the week: Cashmere

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 9:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

An old white weatherboard home on a sheltered eastern slope in Cashmere, Christchurch, had already been extensively renovated when Liam and Judith Walshe bought it 15 years ago.

Future of quake-hit camp in doubt

Future of quake-hit camp in doubt

Monday, 2 March 2015 10:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is considering closing the popular South Brighton Holiday Park because of the high cost of fixing the quake-damaged land and buildings.

$1.72m for as-is-where-is house

$1.72m for as-is-where-is house

Saturday, 28 February 2015 7:36 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch home in as-is-where-is condition has sold for $1.72 million.

Post-earthquake Christchurch occupied territory

Post-earthquake Christchurch 'occupied territory'

Friday, 27 February 2015 2:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

Four years goes very quickly. At first, for many a Cantabrian, we thought it would never end. With multiple quakes each day, news reports and inquiries, salutes to the deserving heroes, and of course the demolition and rehabilitation works, every day was a trial for those who were attempting to move on. The dissipation of the earthquakes was a relief, and still is. The people, however, are left with an aftermath of disenfranchisement.

What can NZ learn from Japan about earthquakes?

What can NZ learn from Japan about earthquakes?

Friday, 27 February 2015 10:20 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch earthquake: A son so sadly missed

Christchurch earthquake: A son so sadly missed

Friday, 27 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch quake survivors bound by collective experiences

Christchurch quake survivors 'bound by collective experiences'

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

It was with a heavy heart that I began to watch last night's quake documentary The Day That Changed My Life.