Christchurch's homes need to be rebuilt ''smarter'' with insulation and clean-heating devices, the Green Party says.
The Greens will invest more than $300 million in warming up New Zealand homes, with a focus on Christchurch.
Infrastructure repair work has hit its peak in central Christchurch.
Earthquake Commission critic Bryan Staples is entering the residential construction game after securing a $45 million joint venture with a Chinese firm.
Workers complaining of asbestos exposure in Canterbury have increased by 350 per cent following the Christchurch earthquakes.
A Christchurch couple who failed to convince a judge their rockfall-threatened home was an insurance writeoff are heading back to court in a bid to help save others from the same fate.
Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) Ryan Cooney said a push for infrastructure repairs in the CBD was nearing its end.
Two central city buildings might be spared from the wrecker's ball and converted into apartments or retail space.
Fast-growing North Canterbury is to get another major population boost with the launch of the 1500-section Ravenswood Village near Woodend.
Steve Wakefield, of the accountancy and financial services firm Deloitte, surveys the progress of the Christchurch rebuild.
It's against this backdrop that last week's Budget was announced, providing an additional $50 million of operating funding over the next two years for the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority and bringing the Government's spending and commitments to rebuilding greater Christchurch to $15.4 billion.
The Christchurch City Council has set a precedent with car parking in the CBD but there's another major stalemate that needs solving, a retail precinct landowner says.
The Government wants $10 million of new public art on the banks of the Avon River to help regenerate the city centre, but doesn't want to pay for it.
Christchurch's flood victims are thanking the local council for a 100 percent rates cut.
Christchurch City Council has unanimously approved a 100 percent rates relief for flood-affected residents.
New Zealand's professional engineering industry body is defending itself from claims that it knows building thresholds for earthquake prone structures are ''unacceptably low''.
A $100 million retail development in Christchurch's central city can go ahead after the sale of a damaged council-owned car parking building.
The Government remains committed to a new convention centre for the quake-torn Christchurch centre and hotels are likely to be part of the project, Prime Minister John Key said today.
CTV survivor Mary-Ann Jackson talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the investigation into Alan Reay being dropped
CTV survivor Mary-Anne Jackson talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the investigation into Alan Reay being dropped
Christchurch's health precinct has secured its first private sector development, but details about the overall project remain scant.
The Christchurch City Council is moving to improve its relationship with developers by setting up a new forum.
The engineer whose firm designed the CTV building says "not a day goes by" when he does not think about the people killed in the February 2011 earthquake - prompting an angry response from victims' families.
The investigation into one engineer's part in designing Christchurch's CTV building has been dropped.
A Christchurch couple have become so fed up with the state of the residential red zone they've taken matters into their own hands.
An investigation into the engineer whose company designed the CTV building has been dropped.
A professional engineering body has dropped its investigation into Dr Alan Reay.
Life in Vacant Spaces (LIVS) projects manager Brie Sherow makes things happen.
The Christchurch City Council may soon be issuing building consents again, after being stripped of its accreditation last year.
Demolition of the Majestic Theatre is well under way.
The men who brought the laneways lifestyle to Christchurch are being forced to abandon their rebuild dream.
University of Canterbury law students are volunteering their time to help Christchurch residents take court action against the Earthquake Commission (EQC).
In times of disaster, savings pets equals saving people, a University of Canterbury expert says.
Christchurch City Council's insurance shortfall at first blush looks like it matches that of some of the earthquake-ravaged city's residents.
We moved into our home in Christchurch, complete with our skeletons in the closet, nearly 10 years ago.
The group made headlines for helping clean up Canterbury after the earthquake and has come together again.
Around him, children are excitedly settling into their temporary home; rushing to check out their new bedrooms, swinging on monkey bars in the playground, and forging crucial friendships.
What is happening with Antony Gough's Terrace project, the supposed flagship of the central city rebuild? In an exclusive interview he tells JOHN McCRONE the stalled project - and the painfully slow inner city rebuild - is poised for liftoff.
Cantabrian Hugh McCutcheon the USA head volleyball coach chats with Lesley Murdoch ahead of his coaching presentation to the volleyball coaches from around the country at a seminar in Christchurch.
Christchurch construction projects have been described as world-class after winning national building awards.
The city's car park buildings need to be urgently fixed to avoid killing the central city, says the Central City Business Association.
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