More reinforcement in the Canterbury Television building's columns would have made no difference to whether it collapsed, a United States engineer has told a royal commission.
Since the quakes, insurance costs for stone churches have skyrocketed, prompting calls for Anglican Church officials to sell off some of its buildings.
There are reports of a “significant” earthquake in Christchurch this afternoon.
Christchurch has been rocked by a sharp jolt this afternoon.
The web presence of Canterbury businesses has inexplicably fallen from its nation-leading position at the start of the year, the MYOB BusinessMonitor survey shows.