A magnitude-3.8 earthquake struck near Akaroa this afternoon.
Christchurch has been rattled by another aftershock this afternoon - from an unusual location.
New home construction plans dropped in Canterbury in December, with 281 consents issued, down from the highs of previous months.
A popular rebuild blueprint, a marked decrease in seismic activity and an optimistic, forward-looking population means central Christchurch is ripe for investment.
The construction team charged with fixing Christchurch's roads and water pipes is looking to beef up its 1700-plus work force by another 400 people by May/June as it ramps up work on the $2 billion repair of Christchurch's horizontal infrastructure.
Archaeologists working in Christchurch have stumbled across a “massive” collection of artefacts under the quake-damaged Isaac Theatre Royal.
Jimi and Jane Yazdanpanah have been searching for a new home for months, but can’t find anything they can afford.
Tonight, Campbell Live beings a series looking at New Zealand’s employment industry.
Tenants are being moved out of another 31 city council housing units as investigations reveal they fall well below the current building code.
Tenants are being moved out of another 31 Christchurch City Council housing units as investigations reveal they fall well below the building code.
A competition to design and build an urban village in Christchurch has received "strong interest" from international architects and designers.
Members of the public are campaigning to have the twisted Medway footbridge turned into an earthquake memorial.
Aranui and Sumner responded differently after the earthquakes because of differences in income and employment, a new study shows.
Construction companies working on the Christchurch rebuild are welcoming a change to visa rules which will see Kiwis picked first for jobs.
Christchurch's Cindy Gibb made a deal with her husband - one day she'd be able to travel the world to places where nursing skills were in short supply and work.But that day came sooner than either she or Sam Gibb planned.
Horror stories of Christchurch families living in garages and tents continue to surface almost two years on from the February 2011 earthquake.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has rejected suggestions he ignored officials' advice in making reduced offers to uninsured red-zoners.
A man posing as an earthquake contractor will appear in court tomorrow accused of raiding red-zoned houses in the hard-hit eastern suburbs of Christchurch.The 43-year-old wore a high-visibility vest emblazoned with a contracting...
A new visa rule that came into effect on Monday guarantees Kiwis are at the front of the queue for jobs on the Christchurch rebuild.
Labour is complaining about the Government's decision to offer some Christchurch residents half the value of their red zone properties.
Fletcher EQR has topped the $1 billion mark in terms of payouts to contractors as part of its earthquake repair work, a spokesman for the company says.
A plan to put the Christchurch Cathedral in a glass casing would cost only $45 million, Mayor Bob Parker has estimated.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee disregarded advice from officials to give some red-zoned Cantabrians a full payout for their quake-damaged land, instead offering them half.
A demolition company specialising in churches and architectural antiques hopes 14 stained glass windows salvaged from an Edgeware church will again grace a place of worship in Canterbury.
A new apprentice bonus has been welcomed in Christchurch, which is struggling to attract enough tradespeople.
Labour leader David Shearer says a new apprenticeship scheme announced by the Prime Minister today comes four years too late - but industry groups are welcoming the plan.
Demolition specialists, wearing protective clothing due to the asbestos risk, inspected the roof of the BNZ House in Cathedral Square today.
Demolition specialists, wearing protective clothing because of the asbestos risk, inspected the roof of BNZ House in Cathedral Square today.
A student-lead study investigating links between quake trauma and alcohol dependence has found most Cantabrians are not drinking more.
A flat business tax rate of 10 per cent could help Christchurch flourish and quicken the city's recovery, business commentator Sam Stanley says.
Manufacturers appear modestly optimistic that activity will pick up in 2013 after a patchy year but remain extremely cautious about the timing, according to the latest BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index data.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has promised more information on central Christchurch project timelines after businesses and leasing agents expressed frustration at slow progress.
The Government has reached agreements with owners on fewer than 5 per cent of properties needed for the redesign of central Christchurch and bought just 1 per cent, but believes it is making progress.
The debate over the fate of Christchurch's two wounded cathedrals has reached Vatican City.
A 40-tonne boulder has been turned into a political football after it smashed into an unoccupied house in Christchurch's Port Hills.
The Government says it has "sympathy" with frustrated Christchurch businesspeople anxious to return to their earthquake-devastated central business district almost two years after they were forced out.The CBD has been red-zoned...
A flat business tax rate of 10 per cent could help Christchurch flourish and speed up the city's recovery, business commentator Sam Stanley says.
A Christchurch artist has created "a personal goodbye" to a condemned building and a reflection on the changing city.
Three people were arrested for motor vehicle theft overnight and will appear in Christchurch District Court today.
A red zoned property in Christchurch has been cordoned off after a hillside rock the size of a van smashed into a house.
A boulder the size of van has smashed through the deck into the poles supporting a red-stickered hillside Sumner house.
Christchurch police cordoned off a Sumner property last night after a rockfall left a boulder the size of a van unstable on a hillside.
A leading economist has called for a flat tax in the Canterbury area to attract businesses and assist with the rebuild.
Time could be running out to attract businesses back to central Christchurch as frustration builds over a lack of progress.
A $40 million Government deal to supply wallboard for the Christchurch rebuild is being used to inject competition into New Zealand's high-cost home building market.
The Christchurch City Council is closing the community centre building on Harewood Rd because of earthquake risk.
Lifting the earthquake prone building threshold from 33 to 67 per cent of new building standard is of questionable benefit, says a British risk management expert hired by the Government.
Government contracts for the rebuild of Halswell School and the building of Pegasus School, worth about $10m each, are in the pipeline.
Signs that rebuild benefits are flowing beyond the construction sector are emerging, according to an index of activity in Canterbury.
Government contracts worth millions of dollars have been awarded already for earthquake recovery projects, with more up for grabs.
Parking on central Christchurch's mostly empty streets is to get more expensive from Monday, leaving a major retailer and some motorists concerned.
An earthquake-damaged footbridge spanning the Avon River has been dismantled after nearly two years of being off-limits.
Wellington businesses are being urged to look south as the Christchurch rebuild hits top gear.
Show me more jobs like these