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Breach of rights in quake is new worry

Breach of rights in quake is new worry

Sunday, 25 January 2015 10:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

The first earthquake claim alleging an insurance company breached an OECD instrument on human rights has been accepted.

Fresh perspective on Christchurchs AMI stadium

Fresh perspective on Christchurch's AMI stadium

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Drones are the must-have gadget of the day and Stuff Nation readers have been putting them to good use to get a fresh perspective on their home towns.

Aranui homeowners insurance battle nears end

Aranui homeowner's insurance battle nears end

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 9:01 a.m. by MediaStuff

Ken Keir is resigned to a fourth winter in his ruined home but he takes comfort in feeling he has had the last laugh.

Drone cameras capture birds eye views of Christchurch quake damage

Drone cameras capture bird's eye views of Christchurch quake damage

Monday, 12 January 2015 10:44 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cameras soaring through the skies of Christchurch are capturing the city in a new light.

Christchurchs red zones: drones eye view

Christchurch's red zones: drone's eye view

Monday, 12 January 2015 5:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

New aerial footage showing the extent of the damage to��prompted Stuff Nation readers to share their own videos and photographs, captured using drones.�

Video: Quake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

Video: Quake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

Sunday, 11 January 2015 8:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

New aerial footage has revealed just how much damage was sustained by Christchurch's Catholic cathedral in the February 2011 earthquake.

Christchurch rebuild will be legacy to engineer

Christchurch rebuild will be legacy to engineer

Saturday, 10 January 2015 1:47 p.m. by MediaStuff

A rebuilt Christchurch will be Nigel Priestley's memorial.

Quake-stricken Band Rotunda target of thieves

Quake-stricken Band Rotunda target of thieves

Saturday, 10 January 2015 7:43 a.m. by MediaStuff

The partially dismantled Edmonds Band Rotunda in central Christchurch is gradually losing its roof thanks to copper thieves.

Quake zone in transition

Quake zone in transition

Saturday, 3 January 2015 1:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

A few weeks ago, we took the kids and took part in the new old Christchurch. Or is that the old new Christchurch?

Photographic reminder of quake-hit buildings

Photographic reminder of quake-hit buildings

Saturday, 3 January 2015 8:39 a.m. by MediaStuff

More than 30 years ago, photographer Jae Renaut decided to photograph Lyttelton's heritage buildings in case something happened to them.

Scientists explain 2014 earthquake patterns in New Zealand

Scientists explain 2014 earthquake patterns in New Zealand

Sunday, 28 December 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The lower North Island was hit by a flurry of earthquakes this year, as an unusually intense seismic period continues to affect New Zealand.

The year in earthquakes: where it rattled most

The year in earthquakes: where it rattled most

Sunday, 28 December 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Kiwis are accustomed to the occasional earthquake interrupting their day.

Red zone ideas submitted

Red zone ideas submitted

Saturday, 27 December 2014 1:29 p.m. by MediaStuff

A BMX track, dog park and earthquake memorial are among ideas people have put forward for the reinvention of the Waimakariri red zones.

Councils cant force seismic strengthening, court says

Councils can't force seismic strengthening, court says

Monday, 22 December 2014 3:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

Local councils cannot force strengthening of earthquake-prone buildings beyond the minimum set by law, the Supreme Court says.

Canterbury University loses bid to strengthen buildings

Canterbury University loses bid to strengthen buildings

Monday, 22 December 2014 12:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

The University of Canterbury has lost its final bid to increase the strength of its earthquake-prone buildings.

Christchurch quake memorial plans revealed

Christchurch quake memorial plans revealed

Friday, 19 December 2014 11:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

The six designs being considered to commemorate Christchurch's devastating February 2011 earthquake can be revealed.

Limited space for Christmas cheer in caravan

Limited space for Christmas cheer in caravan

Friday, 19 December 2014 9:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christmas morning in a caravan is nothing new for Phil Thompson and Debra Savage.

New Zealands year of earthquakes, animated

New Zealand's year of earthquakes, animated

Friday, 19 December 2014 1:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

Thankfully, there was nothing as serious as the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, nor anything to quite match last year's Seddon earthquake.

Dyers Pass Rd reopens

Dyers Pass Rd reopens

Friday, 19 December 2014 8:27 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's busy Dyers Pass Rd has reopened after nearly four weeks of infrastructure repair work.

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 9:36 p.m. by MediaStuff

Pamela Wilkinson will pen a letter to Prime Minister John Key before admitting "there's no hope left".

Resilience plan may risk too much talking

Resilience plan may risk too much talking

Monday, 15 December 2014 8:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

Resilience is one of those overused buzz words, but what exactly does it mean and why does the Christchurch City Council need a chief resilience officer?

Teens quake piece to have abbey debut

Teen's quake piece to have abbey debut

Sunday, 14 December 2014 11:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

Sitting in Westminster Abbey listening to his own composition being performed by a fellow Cantabrian will be the "most amazing experience" of 19-year-old Matthew Everingham's life.

The art of urban exploration

The art of urban exploration

Saturday, 13 December 2014 9:53 a.m. by MediaStuff

We can thank a small band of daredevil activists who speak as artists for showing us a sight we have not seen in years, a sight many never expected to see again - Christ Church Cathedral from the inside.

Jerky quake rattles Canterbury

'Jerky' quake rattles Canterbury

Saturday, 13 December 2014 7:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians were shaken by a "strong" quake in the early hours of this morning.

Jerky quake wakes Cantabrians

'Jerky' quake wakes Cantabrians

Saturday, 13 December 2014 7:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians were shaken by a "strong" quake in the early hours of this morning.�

Flashes expose quake-building intruders

Flashes expose quake-building intruders

Friday, 12 December 2014 11:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Three men caught snapping photographs from the top floor of a central-city building subject to asbestos removal have been let off with a police warning.

EQC to pay for loss of land value

EQC to pay for loss of land value

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:17 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has been given the green light to settle thousands of land claims by paying out the loss of value to the land.

EQC flood compensation decision due today

EQC flood compensation decision due today

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 8:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

Thousands of Christchurch residents affected by liquefaction and flooding following Canterbury's earthquakes will find out how they will be compensated today.�

EQC flood compensation decision today

EQC flood compensation decision today

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 8:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

Thousands of Christchurch residents affected by liquefaction and flooding following Canterbury's earthquakes will find out today how they will be compensated.

Cleverley to stand down from CERA

Cleverley to stand down from CERA

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 11:44 a.m. by MediaStuff

Timaru man Murray Cleverley says he will step down from his role with the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) at the end of February.