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No accountability for CTV rescue failures

'No accountability' for CTV rescue failures

Thursday, 20 November 2014 12:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

A coroner failed to acknowledge the systemic causes of search and rescue failures at the CTV building following the February 2011 earthquake, a leading lawyer says.

Sutton breached confidentiality - Rennie

Sutton breached confidentiality - Rennie

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 6:54 p.m. by MediaStuff

Roger Sutton has breached the confidentiality clause of his settlement with the State Services Commission, the commissioner says.

Couple to get working toilet after four years

Couple to get working toilet after four years

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

A retired Christchurch couple still using a chemical toilet in their garden shed nearly four years after the quake should have a repaired sewerage line this week.

SCC taking Sutton harrassment claim seriously

SCC taking Sutton harrassment claim 'seriously'

Saturday, 15 November 2014 2:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie is defending his decision not to stand down one of his employees during a sexual harassment investigation.

Roger Sutton sex claim taken seriously

Roger Sutton sex claim 'taken seriously'

Saturday, 15 November 2014 2:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie is defending his decision not to stand down one of his employees during a sexual harassment investigation.

Thousands stuck in post-quake insurance hell

Thousands stuck in post-quake insurance hell

Saturday, 15 November 2014 10:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

At least 3000 home-owners are still stuck in post-quake insurance hell. What is being done to unblock the final logjams? JOHN MCCRONE reports.

Family weary of chemical loo ordeal

Family weary of chemical loo ordeal

Friday, 14 November 2014 10:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

A retired Linwood couple battling health problems are still using a chemical toilet in their garden shed nearly four years after the quake.

Port Hills homeowners to learn insurance fate

Port Hills homeowners to learn insurance fate

Thursday, 13 November 2014 5:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

Three Court of Appeal judges say they will decide as soon as they can on the insurance claim of Christchurch homeowners unable to live in their Sumner house due to the risk of rockfall.

Graeme Robinson negligent and incompetent

Graeme Robinson negligent and incompetent

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 3:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission's top engineer has been found�negligent and incompetent in interim decisions released by�his professional�body.�

CTV engineer punished

CTV engineer punished

Thursday, 6 November 2014 12:25 p.m. by MediaStuff

The engineer who designed the Canterbury Television (CTV) building has been suspended from the industry's professional body and ordered to pay $10,000.

EQC plan unlikely to work

EQC plan 'unlikely to work'

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Commission (EQC) plans to bill homeowners for $30 million of unpaid excesses on home repairs "might as well be put on a Tui billboard", a contractor says.

EQC excess bill for house owners

EQC excess bill for house owners

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Nearly 70,000 Canterbury home-owners will be billed hundreds of dollars for an unpaid excess on their earthquake repairs.

EQC bill shocks house owners

EQC bill shocks house owners

Monday, 3 November 2014 10:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

Nearly 70,000 Canterbury home-owners will be billed hundreds of dollars for an unpaid excess on their earthquake repairs.

Over-cap claims tax insurers capacity

Over-cap claims tax insurer's capacity

Saturday, 1 November 2014 11:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A flurry of new over-cap earthquake insurance cases is expected to cost taxpayers close to $100 million.

People being mucked around by EQC battle

People being 'mucked around' by EQC battle

Saturday, 1 November 2014 10:40 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A legal hearing will determine the fate of thousands of property owners.

Portable house built to withstand quakes

Portable house built to withstand quakes

Saturday, 1 November 2014 8:16 a.m. by MediaStuff

The 2011 Christchurch earthquakes forced one couple to rethink how they were living, writes Sarah Catherall.

Police man insurance meeting after threat made

Police man insurance meeting after threat made

Friday, 31 October 2014 1:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police and security guards are at the annual meeting of an insurance claims company today after a threat was made.

Compensation no fix for flooding woes

Compensation no fix for flooding woes

Friday, 31 October 2014 10:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

Compensating flood-risk homeowners for the loss of value to their properties does not fix Christchurch's post-quake flooding woes, the Christchurch High Court has heard.

Court ruling could delay rebuild

Court ruling could delay rebuild

Friday, 31 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

An insurance company warns that any court ruling passing liability for increased flood risk to insurers would cause major delays in the Christchurch rebuild.

EQC policy could create roadblock effect

EQC policy could create 'roadblock effect'

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 12:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

Giving a green tick to the Earthquake Commission's (EQC) policy for flood-prone land claims could create a "roadblock" for homeowners who feel they have been excluded, two High Court judges say.

13,000 EQC payments in the balance

13,000 EQC payments in the balance

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

A complex court case to determine how the Earthquake Commission settles more than 13,000 land claims across Canterbury is being labelled "difficult" by EQC's lawyer.

Court to rule land claims

Court to rule land claims

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A four-day High Court hearing will determine how the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will settle thousands of land claims across Canterbury.

Homeowner finally seeing progress after confronting prime minister

Homeowner finally seeing progress after confronting prime minister

Friday, 24 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

She may need to endure another winter in her quake-damaged home but Paulette Barr is just happy to see progress.

History revisited at Homebush

History revisited at Homebush

Friday, 24 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Louise Deans has gone to hell and back over the past four years, but as she stands in the sunshine outside the new home she and her late husband poured their hearts and souls into planning, a contented smile crosses her face.

Homeowner sees progress after confronting PM

Homeowner sees progress after confronting PM

Friday, 24 October 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

She may need to endure another winter in her quake-damaged home but Paulette Barr is just happy to see progress.

Court still busy with quake cases

Court still busy with quake cases

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 9:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's High Court has a backlog of more than 230 earthquake-related cases.

RSA demolition a nightmare

RSA demolition 'a nightmare'

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 4:01 p.m. by MediaStuff

The demolition of the Sumner-Redcliffs Returned and Services' Association (RSA) building is ''like a nightmare'' for its president Bev Salter.

Threat postpones Southern Response meeting

Threat postpones Southern Response meeting

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 3:21 p.m. by MediaStuff

An apparent security threat has forced the postponement of a meeting between Southern Response and its customers tonight.

Ministry right to not name CTV-like buildings

Ministry right to not name 'CTV-like' buildings

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

New Zealand's Government watchdog has backed up a Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) decision not to publicly release a list of "CTV-like buildings" around the country.�

WorkSafe: Asbestos management flawed

WorkSafe: Asbestos management flawed

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 1:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

A WorkSafe New Zealand investigation has found deficiencies in the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and Fletcher EQR's management of asbestos but will not lay any charges.