Christchurch airport is handling fewer passengers and faces higher costs since the earthquakes but it is still a big contributor to the region's economy.
Christchurch is 108 buildings away from the end of the demolition phase in the city.
The tills are ringing at Christchurch pubs thanks to unattached, cashed-up tradies blowing big bucks on booze.
The Temple for Christchurch is now open to the public.
A small piece of roof tile tucked away in a drawer at Simon Robinson's home is a souvenir of his horror earthquake experience.
Commercial property returns are rising strongly on the back of capital gains to a level unseen in five years, after a gradual improvement in the past two years.
Three years on from the September 2010 earthquake, we are a city divided.
Large, metal boxes have blighted two of Christchurch's most picturesque suburbs.
A proposed "green frame" around central Christchurch will become a haven for prostitution and drug use, says the owner of a strip club being bowled to make way for the project.
Christchurch's last suburban cinema has been deemed unsafe and will close for strenthening work, forcing the postponement of the 2013 Italian Film Festival.
Sumner's Hollywood Cinema has been ordered to close, forcing the postponement of the 2013 Italian Film Festival.
A unit of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has released final details of properties it will have to acquire to complete the north and east frames for the new central city.
A Christchurch strip club will be bowled to make way for central city parks and walkways but a neighbouring gym is allowed to stay.
Work to repair Christchurch's earthquake-damaged streets will ramp up to an "unprecedented" level by the year's end.
Heritage advocates have lost a battle to save a historic building that looked set to be restored.
Calendar Girls looks set to be demolished to make way for the city's green frame, but the Les Mills building will be left.
Les Mills gym and the Christchurch Club will not be bought by the Crown but Calendar Girls and the former IRD building look set to be demolished.
Inside Christchurch's CBD signs of the rebuild are springing up everywhere.
Christchurch ratepayers could soon be making money out of thin air.
About 5000 Canterbury earthquake claims remain incomplete, unresolved or not scheduled for completion, according to figures from the Insurance Council of New Zealand.Today marks the third anniversary of the 7.1-magnitude Canterbury...
The fate of one of Christchurch's last remaining high-rises is still to be determined, but the owners are close to settling their insurance claim
A drop in building activity in Canterbury is no cause for concern, Statistics NZ says.
Insurance and the Earthquake Commission (EQC) continue to stress and frustrate Cantabrians on the third anniversary of the September 4 earthquake, but it is surprising how many issues pre-dating the first earthquake still trouble the city.
Tony believes that not only should he be able to stay, but he and his immediate neighbours could save the taxpayer millions of dollars by doing so.
Three years to the day since the first big earthquake struck Canterbury, how do you rate progress? How confident are you in plans for the future?
Do I need to even say it?
I am cold. I am tired. I am frustrated. My government has forgotten me and my insurance company is slower than snails racing through peanut butter.
The Press asked its readers this week to tell us about their lives three years on from the September, 4, 2010, earthquake. This is an abridged version of what they told us.
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