Articles tagged Christchurch

The Government will raise EQC coverage by 50 percent, but has yet to top up the National Disaster fund. Taxpayers will be footing the bill if there is another disaster within the next decade. Thomas Coughlan reports.

Earthquake Commission (EQC) chairman Sir Maarten Wevers has resigned, following the decision to appoint an independent adviser to speed up the resolution of thousands of outstanding Canterbury earthquake claims.

New Zealand mayors have talked up the benefits of increased collaboration with their Chinese counterparts, while steering clear of concerns about a soft power push from China.

The contest for Christchurch Central is shaping up as a bellwether of the election at large. National won the seat off Labour in 2011 and increased its majority in 2014. Sam Sachdeva talks to the candidates and finds a fatalistic National incumbent and Labour more confident under Jacinda Ardern.