Widespread demolition, beefed up structural requirements and strict planning rules have dictated how new Christchurch buildings look, says a leading local architect.
Sir Ian McKellen visited two old friends in Christchurch during a brief day trip to the city this weekend.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has declared his hand over the fate of the town hall, saying the damaged complex is outdated indicating it should go.
Homes on land zoned TC3 are getting easier to sell and prices have recovered, those working in the market say.
The directors of an innovative shared artistic space planned for central Christchurch are struggling to find a suitable building.
A temporary accommodation village has opened in Christchurch for construction workers and people displaced by the earthquakes.
"Speculative" land prices in central Christchurch had driven Goodman Property Group away from an interest in helping redevelop flattened areas.
Contenders to design and build the Christchurch Convention Centre are "in the dark" about the stalled process, after being shortlisted six months ago.
At least $200 million of insurance funds the city council is relying on to replace and fix its damaged assets is at risk, reports show.
Property developers say "delaying tactics" by the Christchurch City Council's consents department are costing them thousands of dollars a day.
A key South Island infrastructure company has announced its intention to close its Christchurch civil construction business.
Another cordon has been lifted in central Christchurch, with access to streets east of Manchester St opened.
Two-way access across the main link to South Brighton and Southshore should be restored in September.
Christchurch City councillors have voted unanimously to oppose plans to give the directors of their embattled insurance company, Civic Assurance, a pay rise.
Prisoners are being put to work fixing earthquake-damaged houses in Christchurch.Corrections Minister Anne Tolley announced today that Rolleston Prison inmates and offenders on community sentences would refurbish 150 Housing New...
Two years ago today Christchurch was hit by a double-whammy - a magnitude 6.4 earthquake and the collapse of the historic Lyttelton Timeball Station.
Two years ago today, Christchurch was hit by a double whammy - a magnitude-6.4 earthquake and the collapse of the historic Lyttelton Timeball Station.
Prisoners will be put to work refurbishing earthquake-damaged houses in Christchurch.
Road works across Christchurch have been a hot topic in lately.
The Greens fear the Government may be tempted to take over the Christchurch City Council as it did with regional council.
Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker is adamant his council will meet a two-week deadline to speed up its consenting process, as the Government threatens to step in if it does not.
A $36 million industrial park housing up to 30 businesses will be built on the Belfast freezing works site.
Christchurch city councillors will head into a crisis meeting next week after learning the council is on the brink of losing the power to grant consents.
Earthquake recovery boss Roger Sutton has a surprising ambition once his job in Christchurch is done - he's thinking of heading for the Pacific Islands.
A plan to bring 2500 public servants back into central Christchurch has prompted more than 20 responses from property developers and landlords to accommodate them.
Roadworks might already be driving Christchurch motorists to distraction, but it's going to get worse.
Burglars are targeting earthquake damaged homes that are being repaired a week after residents have temporarily moved out.
Tenants are being sought for two neighbouring buildings going up near the busy Papanui Rd-Bealey Ave corner.
Demolition work has begun on the Heritage Hotel's earthquake-damaged tower block in central Christchurch.
Humans come in various configurations - young and old, married and single, the fit and healthy, and those for whom life is a struggle.
Insurers IAG and Southern Response are sticking to targets of completing earthquake claims by December 2015 and December 2016 respectively, despite their slow starts.
A Christchurch golf club trying to redevelop its earthquake-stricken course is being "driven up the wall" by council consenting delays over its buildings.
Four weeks on from Campbell Live's first meeting with the Morris family in Christchurch, we return.
Five red-zoned property owners who have agreed to sell their homes through the Government's buyout offer have become the first to have their settlement dates extended.
Residents in Rangiora have told town planners they don't want their town rebuilt to look bland and characterless.
There is concern in Christchurch that a prevention-first approach to crime by police is leaving red-zone houses vulnerable to burglars.
The deadline for homeowners in Christchurch's Port Hills to accept a Crown offer for their properties has been extended until the end of January 2014.
Optimism is riding high in the building industry though there is still doubt about when the Christchurch earthquake rebuild projects will peak.
Two red-zoned and red-stickered Christchurch couples are spending thousands of dollars on rock-blasting work in an unprecedented bid to stay in their earthquake-damaged homes.
Quiet drinks among friends turned into a social media-fuelled demo party that saw an abandoned red-zone house trashed and a group of youths in trouble with police.
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