A former tenant of a red-zoned Christchurch City Council housing complex is questioning why habitable units are sitting empty when there is a shortage of accommodation in the city.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has brushed off a report criticising the Earthquake Commission's (EQC) poor communication and inconsistent dealings with quake-affected Cantabrians.
The risks of building on the Port Hills will be revealed when a critical report on land stability, which the Christchurch City Council has sat on for months, is finally made public.
The Auditor-General has recommended that the Earthquake Commission prioritise actions to give homeowners more certainty after a "scathing" report into its performance criticised its dealings with residents after the Canterbury earthquakes.
The Christchurch City Council will need to find at least $680,000 if it wants to replace the Scarborough paddling pool, latest cost estimates suggest.
Months after the Earthquake Commission (EQC) obtained a court order preventing further publication of leaked client information, it has finally paid the legal costs of one of the key figures behind the saga.
Kelvin and Olivia Stevens' EQC claim was dealt with by the October 31st deadline for small claims - just not in the way they were expecting.
Westpac will move 450 staff into new offices in the centre of Christchurch in the middle of 2016.
High construction and land costs are killing property development profits in central Christchurch, scaring off out-of-town developers.
A drainage company run by a former criminal and a former bankrupt has obtained numerous Christchurch jobs by telling customers the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will reimburse costs without prior authorisation.
The rebuild of Christchurch's core retail precinct has taken a leap forward, with banking giant Westpac signing up as the first new office tenant.
Ian and Amanda Thompson took their family on a holiday to Geraldine when Earthquake Commission assessors came to their Lyttelton home.
Canterbury University will receive $260 million from the Government to support its rebuild programme.The funding boost was announced this afternoon by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce."The Government's...
The Government's transport plan for Christchurch is being hailed as another big boost for cycling in the city.
A vital slice of Christchurch's recovery - parking - is missing from the central city's transport plan, a prominent developer says.
The Earthquake Commission says it will have settled all of its standard under-$15,000 claims by this morning, with a few exceptions.
When an earthquake hits, most of us know to run for a doorframe or duck next to a desk.
In Canterbury a record 599 new dwellings, including 101 apartments, were consented in September.
Canterbury building consents have hit an all-time record with 599 new homes given approval in September.
Christchurch's new transport has met with approval from politicians and advocates, winning praise for having taken on board pleas from residents.
New transport plans for Christchurch reveal the inner city will have a reduced speed limit and a "people-focused environment'' once rebuilt.
A "strong" magnitude 4.2 quake shake struck Christchurch in the early hours this morning.
Cyclists and pedestrians will get right of way under a new transport plan for Christchurch.
The Earthquake Commission says it's confident it will meet its deadline for settle most, if not all, of the Canterbury earthquake claims it had promised to resolve by the end of October.
Pedestrians and cyclists will be made welcome in central Christchurch while vehicles will be restricted to 30kmh and a public transport will be streamlined, the Government's transport plan reveals.
As most Christchurch residents know from the many more vans, trucks and utes on the streets, the city has a few more construction industry workers than a year ago.
Colombo St is widely viewed as Christchurch's main street, like Queen St in Auckland or Lambton Quay in Wellington.
Canterbury economic activity is at a high level but the pace of growth in the earthquake-related rebuild has eased, a bank survey shows.
Some are standing on an empty piece of land, others are lying on a pile of rubble.
FESTA attracted thousands into the central city over Labour Weekend, showing how empty sites can be used to boost the city's recovery.
Almost $2 million will be funneled into earthquake research over three years across two New Zealand universities.
Fixing the Gloucester St bridge may not take as much time nor cost as much as originally thought.
A historic Christchurch mansion earmarked for demolition despite a near two-year fight to save it was doomed by a report saying it was a significant collapse risk.
Do you have a legal question arising from how the earthquakes have affected you? Lane Neave partner Dr DUNCAN WEBB has agreed to be an "agony uncle" on how the law applies to certain situations.
The Earthquake Commission says some unscrupulous tradesmen are persuading homeowners to get drain and sewer repairs done without prior authorisation, putting householders at risk of losing money.
A new shopping arcade has opened in Christchurch, filled with boutique shops, bars and high-end fashion.
John Bryant tells Philip Matthews why he is helping Christchurch prisoners build houses.
More people are installing solar power, but it is still expensive and might not be worth it for everyone, writes HAMISH MCNICOL .
A city left in ruins is now being recycled out Burwood way. JOHN McCRONE reports on the mammoth job ahead.
New Zealand has seen major changes in how insurance works as a result of the Christchurch earthquakes.
The deadline for Crown offers for earthquake-condemned land in Christchurch's Port Hills has been extended by two months.
German company Knauf is opening distribution and retail outlets in Christchurch and Auckland to help enable it tackle the dominance of plasterboard manufactured by rival Fletcher Building.
Plans to install a low-pressure wastewater system have been revoked in some areas of Christchurch.
The deadline for red-zoned Port Hills homeowners to accept the Government's buyout offer has been extended.
Three multimillion-dollar social housing developments will be built in Christchurch by the end of next year, the Government says.
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