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Google images reveal quake impact on Chch

Google images reveal quake impact on Chch

Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

Google Maps users will now be able to turn back time to see what landmarks used to look like.

Call for warning stickers on buildings

Call for warning stickers on buildings

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

Visible warning stickers should be placed on all earthquake-prone buildings, the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) says.

Warning stickers for quake-prone buildings

Warning stickers for quake-prone buildings

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:47 a.m. by MediaStuff

Visible warning stickers should be placed on all earthquake-prone buildings, the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) says.

Demolition on Victoria Apartments nears finish

Demolition on Victoria Apartments nears finish

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:13 a.m. by MediaStuff

The 13-storey Victoria Apartments building in central Christchurch will soon be reduced to rubble.

State housing quake repairs below target

State housing quake repairs below target

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

Repairs on Christchurch's crippled state housing stock are failing to keep pace as deadlines loom for the work.

Greens call for blue zone

Greens call for blue zone

Monday, 21 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee dismissed a push for the Crown to buy flood-prone Christchurch houses without any official advice, a Green MP says.

Churches fate still bound by red tape

Churches' fate still bound by red tape

Sunday, 20 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch and century-old stone churches were once synonymous.

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.