Christchurch Earthquake 2011
An 83-year-old pensioner has taken her fight with Tower Insurance from phone line to front line.
Explosives will be used to bring down the 13-storey former Christchurch police station.
A law expert says no one has been held to account for failures in the rescue efforts at the CTV building.
Cera boss Roger Sutton breached the confidentiality of settlement with State Services Commission, commissioner says.
Retirees still using chemical toilet in their shed should have repaired sewerage this week.
State Services Commissioner is defending his decision not to stand down Roger Sutton during a sexual harassment investigation.
Thousands stuck in insurance hell
JOHN MCCRONE - The PressAt least 3000 home-owners are still stuck in post-quake insurance hell. What is being done to unblock the final logjams? JOHN MCCRONE reports.
Retired couple still using chemical toilet
A retired Linwood couple battling health problems are still using a chemical toilet in their garden shed nearly four years after the quake.
Court of Appeal decision expected soon on insurance claim of couple unable to live in Sumner house due to rockfall risk.
Top EQC engineer Graeme Robinson found negligent in interim decisions by his professional body.
David Harding suspended from industry's professional body and ordered to pay $10,000.
Some homeowners say they will refuse to pay EQC's bill for unpaid excess on home repairs. | Editorial: Another EQC fumble
Nearly 70,000 Canterbury home-owners will be billed hundreds of dollars for quake repairs.
A flurry of new over-cap earthquake insurance cases is expected to cost taxpayers close to $100m.
Court battle over flood and earthquake land damage described as a "war of acronyms".
Portable house built to withstand quakes
The 2011 Christchurch earthquakes forced one couple to rethink how they were living.
Security guards searching bags at Southern Response annual meeting after safety threatened.
"Throwing a few bob" to homeowners does not fix Christchurch's post-quake flooding, court hears.
Judges say EQC policy for flood-prone land claims could create a "roadblock effect " for homeowners.
A complex court case affecting more than 13,000 land claims across Canterbury has begun.
A four-day High Court hearing will determine how EQC will settle thousands of Chch land claims.
An end to a woman's quake-damaged home woes is in sight after she approached the prime minister.
Modern new look for historic Homebush
After devastating loss of the original homestead, Louise Deans says a fresh start was the right decision.
Christchurch's High Court has a backlog of more than 230 earthquake-related cases.
Tears as damaged RSA building comes down
Demolition of the Sumner-Redcliffs RSA building ''like a nightmare'' for its president Bev Salter.
Concerns over security put pin in meeting between Southern Response and frustrated claimants.
Govt watchdog backs ministry decision to not publicly release list of potentially dangerous buildings.
WorkSafe won't lay charges despite finding flaws in EQC and Fletcher EQR's asbestos handling.
Canterbury's quakes highlighted the importance of a person's environment and neighbours.
More than 60 events, from pool parties to carol singing, will help people ''have a bit of fun'' this summer.
$43k grant for church with uncertain future
The city council will provide $43,000 for a damaged Little River church despite its uncertain future.
Dramatic footage of multimillion- dollar Port Hills homes dangling on the edge of cliff faces has been featured on the Discovery Channel.
OLIVIA WANNAN - The PressSomething in the water might one day help scientists to predict big earthquakes.
The PressCanterbury homeowners carrying out their own earthquake repairs could be at risk of asbestos contamination, government and local body agencies warn.
The public should have a say in what happens to Victoria Square, mayor says.
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Bargain hunters queue up for revamped Smiths City store after multimillion dollar redevelopment.
EQC apologises after handing out wall brackets that failed its own safety standards.
Stressed out, violent Cantabrians have contributed to a record number of callouts for St John.
Researcher focused on ''ordinary stories of people coping in extraordinary circumstances''.
Govt spends $525k defending decision to offer uninsured red-zoners 50 per cent buyout offers.
Southern Response may need more than $500m of taxpayer support to complete $2.36b of claims.
Quake-hardened Cantabrians tell Wellington to get prepared after fault zone is found under harbour.
Scott Shadbolt receives rare award for helping save the life of a man trapped under rubble in the Christchurch quake.
Police are investigating after booby-traps were found in Christchurch's red-zoned properties.
Land information hub will help confused Christchurch residents understand what is happening under their homes.
If it took 50 months to construct the Golden Gate bridge, why is it taking 30 months for Bridge St bridge?
Scientists drill 1.3km for clues into Alpine Fault
Scientists drill 1.3km into Alpine Fault in hope of learning more about earthquakes.
Customers who previously kicked up say insurance-claims settler has improved communication.
Foundation repairs suggested by EQC would be like getting a car with a third less power, engineer says.
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