Christchurch

Neighbours and the ‘farmer army’ and ‘student army’ helped to dig up the sand and silt caused by liquefaction

Cash payouts starting to be made on increased liquefaction vulnerability

Fri 17 Jun

NBR revealed in October it is the first time in the world this type of land damage has been recognised as insured damage.

Christchurch Minister Gerry Brownlee (TV3)

Christchurch's lesson: Government-imposed bureaucrats froze small local businesses out – Part 3

WEEKEND REVIEW Mon 6 Jun 5

OPINION: Small businesses in Christchurch report being "a lot more careful with people now in case we don't get paid."

EQC chief executive Ian Simpson

Why the Christchurch recovery went haywire – just ask the small businesses (Part 2)

WEEKEND REVIEW Sun 5 Jun 6

OPINION: All zero employee business owners I spoke to reported being extremely busy. But then “EQC came and took over” and insisted that all work had to “go through them.”

Debbie Harding

The little businesses that kept Christchurch running after the earthquakes (Part 1)

WEEKEND REVIEW Fri 3 Jun 2

OPINION: The goodwill and generosity of these zero employee business owners was exceptional.

Mercer Group chief executive Richard Rookes

Mercer Group to consolidate operations in Christchurch

Tue 31 May 2

Its plant in New Plymouth is to be restructured.

Mark O’Loughlin of Harcourts

Garden City post-quake apartments come to market

Tue 24 May

The strongest buyer group is in the 50-plus age bracket.

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