The lower North Island was hit by a flurry of earthquakes this year, as an unusually intense seismic period continues to affect New Zealand.
Kiwis are accustomed to the occasional earthquake interrupting their day.
A BMX track, dog park and earthquake memorial are among ideas people have put forward for the reinvention of the Waimakariri red zones.
Government bureaucracy scuppered plans for a celebrity restaurant and a farm in the city centre, a regeneration group says.
Dame Jenny Shipley wants a power handover plan for Canterbury drawn up within five months.
New Zealand's largest insurer, IAG, has raised its Canterbury earthquakes bill by up to $1 billion, as it receives more over $100,000 cap claims passed from the Earthquake Commission.
New Zealand's largest insurer has raised its Canterbury earthquakes bill by up to $1 billion, as it receives more $100,000-plus cap claims passed from the Earthquake Commission.
Canterbury officials are confident the country's newest test venue will scrub up impressively when New Zealand meet Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval beginning on Friday.
A Supreme Court ruling has vindicated a Christchurch man's decision to hold out for a better deal from his insurer.
An additional 8000 construction workers will be needed for the Canterbury rebuild in the next three years, a report says.
Local councils cannot force strengthening of earthquake-prone buildings beyond the minimum set by law, the Supreme Court says.
Canterbury will need to find 8000 more construction workers for the peak of the rebuild in December 2016, a government report says.
The University of Canterbury has lost its final bid to increase the strength of its earthquake-prone buildings.
A $10 million incentive fund encouraging developers to build residential units within Christchurch's four avenues is almost all gone.
The six designs being considered to commemorate Christchurch's devastating February 2011 earthquake can be revealed.
Christmas morning in a caravan is nothing new for Phil Thompson and Debra Savage.
The sound of organ music has rung out from the Knox Presbyterian Church for the first time in more than four years.
Thankfully, there was nothing as serious as the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, nor anything to quite match last year's Seddon earthquake.
Christchurch's busy Dyers Pass Rd has reopened after nearly four weeks of infrastructure repair work.
1800 houses still need to be demolished. Houses on flat land due now to complete by mid 2015. Houses on the port hills due to complete no earlier than end 2015.
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Pamela Wilkinson will pen a letter to Prime Minister John Key before admitting "there's no hope left".
Urban Exploring Christchurch.
Resilience is one of those overused buzz words, but what exactly does it mean and why does the Christchurch City Council need a chief resilience officer?
Sitting in Westminster Abbey listening to his own composition being performed by a fellow Cantabrian will be the "most amazing experience" of 19-year-old Matthew Everingham's life.
We can thank a small band of daredevil activists who speak as artists for showing us a sight we have not seen in years, a sight many never expected to see again - Christ Church Cathedral from the inside.
Cantabrians were shaken by a "strong" quake in the early hours of this morning.
Cantabrians were shaken by a "strong" quake in the early hours of this morning.�
Three men caught snapping photographs from the top floor of a central-city building subject to asbestos removal have been let off with a police warning.
A $50m complex of five buildings around courtyards and Melbourne-style laneways will be erected behind the historic McKenzie and Willis facade.
State Services boss Iain Rennie has apologised to public servants for holding a joint press conference with Roger Sutton to announce the disgraced former Canterbury Earthquake Recovery chief executive's resignation.Mr Rennie's presence...
Iain Rennie, the embattled State Services Commissioner has finally apologised for his handling of the Roger Sutton resignation press conference, but insists he has no plans to resign.
The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has been given the green light to settle thousands of land claims by paying out the loss of value to the land.
Thousands of Christchurch residents affected by liquefaction and flooding following Canterbury's earthquakes will find out how they will be compensated today.�
Thousands of Christchurch residents affected by liquefaction and flooding following Canterbury's earthquakes will find out today how they will be compensated.
Timaru man Murray Cleverley says he will step down from his role with the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) at the end of February.
Timaru man Murray Cleverley says he will step down from his role with the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) at the end of February.
The Majestic Church is going back to the drawing board with its plans for the CranmerCourts site.
The Earthquake Commission (EQC) failed to manage asbestos risks in earthquake home repairs, a report says.
The State Services Commission is refusing to say what action if any was taken in response to concerns raised by senior Cera staff about former chief executive Roger Sutton's behaviour more than a week before an official complaint...
Christchurch City councillors want construction of the city's new rugby stadium pushed out to 2025.
A planned apartment complex overlooking Hagley Park will be one of Christchurch's most exclusive residential projects, its developer says.
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