The Auckland company behind a derelict Christchurch hotel frequented by transients and prostitutes is known in Rotorua for abandoning another hotel property.
Christchurch has almost as many homes as before the earthquakes but many residents are still struggling to afford housing.
Ten of thousands of red-zone trees have been tagged and logged in a Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) database as it nears the end of its land-clearance project.
Consenting delays in Christchurch are being made worse by a nearly 50 per cent fail rate on building inspections, the city council says.
An earthquake-hit Chinese region wants to host Christchurch rebuild leaders and show them how it recovered from the disaster.
The town of Yingxiu in southwest China has a 10-metre high "cube of love". Inside is a sculpture of a tree with giant breasts protruding from its trunk and babies crawling up to suckle on them.
Students are being asked what they want to replace the earthquake-damaged University of Canterbury Students' Association (UCSA) building.
A plan to rebuild the Christ Church Cathedral in wood means demolishing it first, says Jim Anderton.
Dust swirls in the nor'wester. Weeds flourish. They are all that does.
Christchurch's construction costs, already the highest in the country, are expected to climb 6 per cent annually until at least the end of 2016.
Anglican leaders are considering restoration options for the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral to break the legal deadlock over the historic building.
Social Recovery can take 5 - 10 years. How is your emotional wellbeing post earthquake.
The Government has approved $138 million funding for the next round of repairs of Christchurch schools.
It used to be that a memorial was a list of names on a plaque, a statue on a plinth, a place to lay wreaths. New Zealand towns are dotted with them, war memorials to local sons who did not come home.
Christchurch slum landlord Craig Skilling intends to go straight with a new accommodation business catering for mental health patients.
Barbara Byers always believed in insurance. Her faith just needed a boost.
The Supreme Court's decision on compensation for the Quake Outcasts and their fellow red-zoners hinges on one point: that their insurance status should not be a "determinative factor" in their compensation offer.
Asbestos being removed from Christchurch's residential red zone does not pose a health hazard, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) says.
The group's plight, extended to them, in fact started nearly four years ago, but their case was a slow burner.
A group of Christchurch red-zoners have won a court decision to be properly compensated for their quake-damaged properties.
Each person in Canterbury lost 150 days of "healthy life" in the aftermath of the February earthquake, new research claims.
Family support has saved Antony Gough's The Terrace development in central Christchurch.
Described as new heart for central Christchurch, a glossy $140 million precinct called The Crossing is the latest big development announced for the city.
Christchurch is one step closer to getting an all-ages playground in the city centre.
Four years on from the February 22 earthquake, the change is tangible for people of my specific age group.
After more than three years without a cinema, North Canterbury residents will finally be able to take a trip to the pictures again.
Dux Central is weeks away from opening as Christchurch's innovation precinct takes shape.
Public submissions on the future of Victoria Square are open.
A historical church in Sydenham was controversially demolished more than four years ago. PHILIP MATTHEWS asks, when will someone tidy it up?
An interim director for the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) has been announced ahead of the departure of current leader Warwick Isaacs.
Tony Bennett is among the majority of Port Hills red zoners to accept compensation for his earthquake-damaged home.
A third new pool complex is being proposed for Christchurch's eastern suburbs.
Construction in Canterbury is at record levels with the peak yet to come.
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