A white plastic burial shroud encases the demolition-ready Majestic theatre.
Lessons learnt from Christchurch's deadly 2011 earthquake are not reflected in new legislation aimed at reducing the number of quake-prone buildings, the city council says.
One thousand state houses have been repaired in Christchurch since the earthquake, and there are 4000 to go.
The South Island's largest iwi will not rush a proposed cultural precinct in central Christchurch, a Maori culture expert says.
Government officials are seeking information on Christ Church Cathedral's restoration costs.
The Ministry of Education says it'll avoid anything irreversible, pending a possible lawsuit.
The man who ordered the demolition of the historic Majestic Theatre has defended his decision, saying restoration could have cost in excess of $18 million.
Education Minister Hekia Parata talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about her final decision on Phillipstown School
Ferrymead Countdown has opened amidst a row over its carpark, ripped up by a contractor in protest for not being paid.
Principle of Phillipstown School Tony Simpson talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about his feelings on the closure of his school.
Central Christchurch could soon be lit up like New York City's Times Square.
Hundreds of Cantabrians in urgent need of state housing are still no closer to securing a home before winter hits as Housing New Zealand's (HNZ) waiting list continues to climb.
Contractors repairing some Christchurch streets have been asked why they are not doing promised upgrades at the same time.
Do you like conferences? If they are done right, they can be stimulating, productive and rewarding. Otherwise they can be just talk. Mostly they are a lot of hard work.
The developer behind the $100 million Cashel Square office and retail precinct under way in Christchurch's City Mall has released new images of how it will look.
Difficulties in putting a price on how much it will cost to rebuild Christchurch's quake-damaged roads and pipes are holding up an independent audit into the city council's finances.
Ferrymead residents face a shorter grocery run with a shiny new supermarket opening its doors.
Penny Ashto talks to Newstalk ZB's Richard Green about her new show that will hit the stage Promise and Promiscuity. For more details go to www.hotpink.co.nz
Transportation Planning Manager for SCIRT Angus Bargh talks to Newstalk ZB's Richard Green about the traffic clogging up the cities roads.
Engineers are using a helicopter to lift in ground-testing equipment to properties on Christchurch's Port Hills.
The former Christchurch police station building will be demolished.
Leanne Curtis from CanCERN talks to Newstalk ZB's Richard Green about their Find It and Fix it campaign
A Christchurch investor struggling to get his City Mall plans under way is calling for the strict development process for the retail precinct to be dropped.
A temporary performance space built from pallets by volunteers after the Christchurch earthquakes is being taken apart.
Christchurch is learning the hard way that disaster recovery is as much about politics as rebuilding. So what does it take for a city to "bounce forward"? JOHN McCRONE reports from a resilient city workshop.
Prefabricated buildings have been largely shunned by Kiwi homeowners, but innovators in the construction industry believe their time has come. ALAN WOOD reports.
Birthday celebrations are expected to be low key as Crown-owned Southern Response Earthquake Services turns 2 years old. CHARLES ANDERSON reports.
His company is in liquidation with debts of $2 million. And he says he is struggling to feed his children.
Contractor Pera te Amo talks to Newstalk ZB's Richard Green about why he ripped up the Ferrymead Countdown carpark.
A $75 million development near Cranmer Square could become central Christchurch's biggest apartment complex since the earthquakes.
A new community-led campaign will make repairs to what could be hundreds of damaged homes.
Rev Mike Coleman talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how he is seeing the community still wanting answers after the quakes.
One of the Earthquake Commission's (EQC) top officials is leaving the organisation after his position was "disestablished".
Earthquake-induced building collapses and a mining disaster have had a "minimal" impact on the public perception of engineers, according to survey results.
It appears the sky is the limit for settling Port Hills insurance claims.
So what is wrong with suburbia? Is it faceless, sterile, bland and boring; vibrant and appealing; or relaxing and peaceful? How can we make it better?
Canterbury earthquake victims have now collected more than $11 billion in insurance claims.
The number of Canterbury properties with increased liquefaction risk will not be known before May, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) says.
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