John Key meets the Queen

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Prime Minister John Key’s audience with the Queen turned into a family affair – he took wife Bronagh and daughter Stephie along for the big occasion. Key, who has been in Britain for the Queen’s diamond jubilee, got a private audience with her at Buckingham Palace overnight New Ze …

Connection to the cathedral

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Sam Mahon looks back on the moments of his life when he felt connected to Christ Church Cathedral. We were pausing for coffee recently in a rural cafe when a woman blew in through the door as if she had been expelled from a vacuum cleaner. She headed for a nearby table and threw herself …

Lessons from the Canterbury quakes

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The eyes of the engineering world are on Christchurch as lessons from the dramatic earthquakes are learned and used in the creation of new, more resilient and safer buildings. PHILIP MATTHEWS reports. Bad news refuses to stand still and in the past 15 months, Christchurch’s earthquakes have b …

Lessons from the Canterbury quakes

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Our engineering legacy. The eyes of the engineering world are on Christchurch as lessons from the dramatic earthquakes are learned and used in the creation of new, more resilient and safer buildings. PHILIP MATTHEWS reports. Bad news refuses to stand still and in the past 15 months, Christchurch …

Three precincts for Chch, Aust planner says

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Three central-city precincts should form the foundation of the new Christchurch, a renowned Australian planning expert says. University of Melbourne emeritus professor David Yencken yesterday gave a public lecture on lessons for Christchurch from the transformation of Melbourne’s inner city i …

Thousands rally to save cathedral

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Questions are being raised over whether yesterday’s 5.2 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch might affect the confidence of insurance companies, and the city’s rebuild. The issue arose in an interview with Finance Minister Bill English. As more than 2000 people rallied to save Christchu …

Thousands rally to save Cathedral

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Protests over the demolition of ChristChurch Cathedral are heating up with a big rally today. Marcus Brandt was in ChCh from The States to address the rally on the restoration of the cathedral. Watch the OneNews video article on the rally to save the Cathedral march