The Government under-estimated the cost of building Christchurch's new central city sports centre and the extent of the "liquefiable" ground at its chosen site, official documents have revealed.
Delays for multimillion-dollar anchor projects and insurance stalemates mean a dozen quake-damaged buildings are still standing near Christchurch's Cathedral Square. CECILE MEIER investigates what's happening behind the derelict facades.
The power structure for running Christchurch's earthquake rebuild when Cera winds up is about to be revealed.
A Christchurch couple is considering suing their insurer after it back-tracked on an agreement to rebuild their earthquake-damaged home.
The councillor who has been the primary liaison with the Chinese company looking to invest up to $3 billion into Christchurch says there is no guarantee they will do anything.
Students and artists should use a new building set to be demolished to make way for a stadium that "may never happen", a developer says.
A giant Chinese company has today revealed plans to raise a US$2 billion fund to help with post-earthquake Christchurch's rebuild.Mayor Lianne Dalziel has signed a non-binding "letter of cooperation and friendship" on behalf of...
Homeowners' reports from the Government's first inspection of Canterbury's earthquake repairs reveals the extent of "poorly executed" and shoddy work.
East Christchurch is the subject of seven-part, half-hour documentary series that will debut on CTV on Thursday night.
The firm behind a Christchurch "leaky home" says the case highlights how important it is for the building industry not to be able to certify their own work.
A Christchurch couple and their two children were left living in a freezing home throughout winter, plugging gaps in the walls with newspaper.
Helen and Brian Coker were always keen gardeners.
A series of new artworks will line the Avon River â if philanthropists to fund them can be found.
A Christchurch homeowner is fighting an Earthquake Commission (EQC) assessment suggesting it would cost only $60 to fix his rental property's quake-damaged foundation.
A $3.5 million project to rebuild the historic St Peter's Church in upper Riccarton is awaiting resource consent.
Where did the Earthquake Commission (EQC) go wrong?
Workers may have been exposed to asbestos during the restoration of a major Arts Centre site.
Limestone lions again perch on the side arches of the Bridge of Remembrance, to signify the $6.7 million project to restore the earthquake-damaged war memorial is complete.
The "very complex" criminal investigation into the deadly collapse of the Canterbury Television building in the February 2011 earthquake is still ongoing, with no decision yet on whether anyone will be charged.Investigators have...
Southern Response says it is "at the mercy" of the Earthquake Commission's (EQC) claims assessment process.
Stylish new timber buildings in Christchurch have been recognised in national design awards.
Insurers appear to be more cautious than the Earthquake Commission (EQC) in their approach to quake repairs.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he is not buying into the "excitement that some want to generate" about defective earthquake repairs.
The deadline for signing a petition demanding an inquiry into substandard earthquake repairs will likely be extended after receiving overwhelming support.
Murals on the Manchester St car park are being crunched into dust after a call to save the artworks failed.
The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is putting together a team of 35 staff to deal with defective repairs, and expects "there'll be an ongoing need to support customers for some time".
Only 1 per cent of the 66,769 quake repairs the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has completed were done under a building consent or exemption.
A petition asking Parliament for a royal commission of inquiry into shoddy quake repairs has been launched.
Relief is in sight for hungry and thirsty passengers at Christchurch's new bus interchange.
IAG is "bullying" customers to accept unsuitable repair or rebuild plans, an insurance lawyer says.
Southern Response has taken aim at a class action lawsuit, saying customers who signed up for it were likely to have their payouts delayed and could end up worse off.
A group of homeowners is taking legal action against the Earthquake Commission (EQC) over its repair and cash settlement policies.
is enjoying operating a cherry picker in the fresh air, fixing a light fitting in a Christchurch carpark.
A campaign to give young Cantabrians a say in shaping the future of their city has been launched.
It's not only earthquake repairs that are defective. The Earthquake Commission system is broken too.
Three pianos played their last tune as they were smashed by Greendale residents during an earthquake memorial.
Two "inquisitive" intruders caught inside Christ Church Cathedral have been arrested by police.
The crown jewel of the Canterbury Provincial Chambers looks like a store room that hasn't finished being built yet. It's dark, with a weather proof ceiling so low you feel like you're about to hit your hard hat on it. There are timber and steel supports everywhere â you have to clamber over them to get through the doorway.
Her house is on a lean, the future is uncertain and she has no neighbours but Jackie Hall, 84, is quite happy in Kaiapoi where she has lived most of her life.
Five years ago we suffered the rudest awakening.
Five years, with no real sign of progress, Hororata Motors owner Margaret Ellis is calling it quits.
Five years ago today, 436,000 lives in Canterbury changed.
Canterbury shops sold out of gumboots and piles of broken wheelbarrows lay victim to tonnes of liquefaction littering the streets.
To gentrify a neighbourhood with new bars, theatres and restaurants.
A Christchurch family says insurance hassles have stolen the last five years of their lives and their kids' childhoods.
When was the last time you felt an earthquake? A sizeable enough shake that made your heart race, your head buzz and reawakened all those bad memories?
Five years after the earthquake that marked their entrance into the world, Lola Romero and
Barnard are starting school.
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