Hundreds of rebuild workers might be missing out on ACC cover, holiday pay, sick leave and KiwiSaver because they are hired as contractors when they should be employees.
The rebuild of Christchurch's CBD is finally starting to happen, city leaders and investors say.
Retailers at Christchurch's Re:START container mall have spent the day packing up their shops so that relocating the containers can begin tomorrow.
An experimental theatre company is moving into the former Academy Cinema building in the Christchurch Arts Centre.
In 2013 the Government put aside $2.3 billion in its budget for rebuilding Christchurch's quake-damaged horizontal infrastructure.
A group of Anglicans in a small Canterbury community are vowing to take the battle for Christ Church Cathedral to the court of public opinion after a judge lifted a stay on a planned demolition of the 110-year-old building.
Will the new Christchurch be a mini-Melbourne or a maxi-Ashburton? Architect Peter Marshall of Warren and Mahoney tells PHILIP MATTHEWS about his vision for the city.
A song inspired by Cantabrians' frustrations with the Earthquake Commission has turned into a fundraising venture for charity for people in need.
Rocketing costs have forced the Christchurch City Council to rethink its plans for fixing the quake-damaged Bishopdale Community Centre and Library.
Christchurch leaders say it is a nonsense that Canterbury is guzzling funds from the Government and taxpayer for the rebuild.
An order preventing deconstruction of ChristChurch Cathedral has just been lifted by the High Court.
A High Court ruling has cleared the way for demolition of the Christchurch Cathedral.
More new homes are being approved for Christchurch than at any time on record, as the rebuild gathers pace.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Canterbury Home Repair Programme (CHRP) is "one of the best examples of asbestos investigation and management in New Zealand".
Authorities dealing with Christchurch's rebuild were still discussing the best way to handle asbestos in quake-damaged homes in late 2012, documents show.
Restoring one of Christchurch's most prominent historic landmarks will cost at least $50 million.
Christchurch communities may need to chip in with funding or hold working bees if they want their quake-damaged community facilities repaired.
The Commerce Commission is so concerned about construction industry cartels, price-fixing and bid-rigging that it has launched a website calling for whistleblowers.
Civil defence officials hope advice from people who lived through the Canterbury earthquakes will help prepare others to cope with an emergency.
Re:Start Mall businesses are preparing to shift to another site to make way for a $100 million retail precinct development.
General Manager of Cholmondeley talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about needing to raise money to have a fututre for the children of Canterbury. Text 8595 to donate and you will get a response on how to donate
A civil defence report says there is a 65 per cent chance of the Alpine Fault rupturing in the next 50 years.
Frustrating delays mean a Government target of replenishing Christchurch city's housing stock by 2016 is optimistic, builders say.
Telecommunications giant Vodafone is likely to become the anchor tenant of Christchurch's innovation precinct.
The Labour Party has accused the Earthquake Commission of keeping poor records about asbestos found in quake-damaged homes.
Christchurch homeowners who fell foul of Alligator Drainage Ltd may have some relief in sight.
The Government knew a year ago that there were problems with asbestos exposure in Christchurch's quake-damaged houses, Labour says.
A major new subdivision has officially opened in Kaiapoi, one of several developments planned for the growing district.
The Government expects housing stock in Christchurch to reach pre-quake levels by 2016.
Housing stock in Christchurch will return to pre-earthquake levels by 2016, the Government says.
A Canterbury company has been fined nearly $30,000 for illegally dumping earthquake waste.
Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Alistair Humphrey talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about workers possibly being exposed to asbestos.
Flashing past the train in Germany the advertising sign caught my eye. "Mach was gegen Hsslich!" "Do something about ugliness." It showed brightly painted steps surrounded by grey concrete.
Workers in the Christchurch rebuild are breathing in quantities of toxic concrete dust which could be a "bigger issue than asbestos," experts say.
A big risk to Canterbury's economic growth is any crisis of confidence in the central Christchurch rebuild, Canterbury Development Corporation chief executive Tom Hooper says.
Christchurch City Mayor Lianne Dalziel talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the weeks issues.
Quake-damaged Christchurch is still a city of spaces, and its inhabitants are trying to find new ways to fill the gaps.
Prime Minister John Key talks to Newstalks ZB's Chris Lynch about issues affecting Cantabrians
Fletcher Construction is being investigated for its handling of asbestos during Christchurch's earthquake rebuild.
The heart of Christchurch is alive with bars, clubs and cafes, according to new research.
In his 2013 Budget speech, Finance Minister Bill English said the Government's contribution to the Christchurch rebuild would be $15.2 billion.
Christchurch's homes need to be rebuilt ''smarter'' with insulation and clean-heating devices, the Green Party says.
The Greens will invest more than $300 million in warming up New Zealand homes, with a focus on Christchurch.
Infrastructure repair work has hit its peak in central Christchurch.
Earthquake Commission critic Bryan Staples is entering the residential construction game after securing a $45 million joint venture with a Chinese firm.
Workers complaining of asbestos exposure in Canterbury have increased by 350 per cent following the Christchurch earthquakes.
A Christchurch couple who failed to convince a judge their rockfall-threatened home was an insurance writeoff are heading back to court in a bid to help save others from the same fate.
Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) Ryan Cooney said a push for infrastructure repairs in the CBD was nearing its end.
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