The Earthquake Recovery Minister has ruled out placing a temporary memorial on the CTV site.
Hundreds of rebuild workers have been given a grim wake-up call in a bid to avoid a legacy of danger and asbestos-related deaths.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has ruled out placing a temporary memorial on the Canterbury Television (CTV) site, despite the idea having city councillors' support.
When the call came through at 9pm, Anna van Hattum thought it was a joke. Or a scam.
Nearly 240 more Christchurch properties are to be red-zoned as a result of a government review of Port Hills land.
Families of those who died in the CTV building collapse are putting pressure to clean up the site.
The Kiwi love affair with DIY could have serious consequences for the uninitiated.
Christchurch's earthquakes have meant that some children have become unusually afraid of storms and strong wind.
A moderate earthquake has shaken Christchurch's hillside residents.
The Christchurch City Council is backing calls for a temporary memorial on the site of the CTV building, with Mayor Lianne Dalziel signalling she will raise the issue with the Earthquake Recovery Minister.
About six weeks ago when Rosemary Nolan fell sick and thought she was going to die, she started worrying that her family might have to deal with her earthquake wrangles.
The gardens are established, the houses are grand, but a closer look reveals many of the residential properties at Whaka Terrace are unoccupied.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has expressed confidence in Ian Simpson and signalled a report into systems of the Earthquake Commission will not contain bad news for the organisation's chief executive.
A quarter of all New Zealand's construction spending is now in Canterbury, as both home and non-residential building ramps up to record levels.
A man who lost his wife when the Canterbury Television building collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake is adding his voice to calls for the unkempt site to be tidied.
Charlotte Mayne thought she had been patient. As she watched houses being repaired around her, Mayne did not kick up a fuss.
An earthquake widower is calling for the city council to tidy up the abandoned CTV site and install a temporary memorial to allow families to pay tribute to their loved ones with dignity.
Ernest Tsao is hoping Christchurch landowners battling for a full Government buyout offer for their red-zoned properties receive an early Christmas present.
The Christchurch City Council may have to revisit its multibillion-dollar rebuild cost-share deal with the Crown because of overly-optimistic predictions about its earthquake insurance payouts.
The Earthquake Commission has acknowledged that it will fall short of its 2013 completion target for the most damaged Canterbury homes.
The 'red zone' created in the aftermath of Christchurch's earthquakes was legal, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
A High Court ruling which found the 50 per cent buyout offers made to vacant and uninsured red-zone landowners was unlawful has been upheld.
Christchurch is on the brink of a "massive skills crisis", with demand for trade roles in Canterbury expected to skyrocket over the next year, say recruiters and employers.
Bishop Victoria Matthews is relieved the Supreme Court has rejected an appeal to preserve the Christchurch Cathedral.
Demolition of the Christ Church Cathedral has been given the green light, following a judgement from the Supreme Court dismissing an appeal against an earlier decision legally enabling its destruction.
Campaigners wanting to stop the demolition of Christchurch Cathedral have lost the final stage of their court battle.
A number of angry Cantabrians set up camp outside the offices of Southern Response in Christchurch today.
More than 100 people have gathered outside the offices of Southern Response in Christchurch this morning, protesting against its slow handling of earthquake-related insurance claims.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee wants to use the vacant residential red zone to make Christchurch the "sporting capital of New Zealand".
Central Christchurch needs financial incentives to entice back shops, and more action to attract residents, international consultants say.
A spokesperson for some of the families of people who died in the CTV building collapse says he's frustrated with how long it's taking to erect an official earthquake memorial.
Shilton and Brown Demolition did not aim for a haunting sculpture when demolishing the former Telecom building between Hereford and Worcester streets.
Twice as many females than males were injured during and after the Canterbury earthquake, figures show.
The Commerce Commission has trimmed plans by Christchurch lines company Orion to hike prices so it can pay for fixing earthquake damage.
Frustrated Southern Response policy holders will protest outside the company's Addington offices on Monday morning.
The blogger who leaked thousands of insurance claims online has refused to pay the Earthquake Commission's legal costs, saying his assets are protected in his homeland of Switzerland where he is now living.
The Christchurch City Council is still taking too long to process building consents, but the government fix-it man believes the organisation can turn the situation around.
Intensive housing developments will be allowed in suburbs near central Christchurch under new rules aimed at squeezing more homes into the city.
Christchurch is to get seven new fire stations in a $50 million 10-year project aimed at meeting the needs of the post-earthquake city.
CERA has announced a new approach to house demolitions.
The city council has agreed on a new plan to squeeze more homes into Christchurch's existing urban boundaries in a bid to ease the post-quake housing pinch.
A Christchurch nightclub owner is saddened that the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is compulsorily acquiring his land as part of the Bus Interchange Precinct.
Residential red-zone properties that have been a "blight on the landscape" will be demolished in a more coordinated approach to ward off vandals and ensure deadlines for house removals are met.
The rebuild is expected to take five years at a cost of around $50 million.
A plan for the urgent redevelopment of social housing in Christchurch will considered by the city council this morning.
Blogger may have to pay court costs after found he was in breach of confidence.
Plans to restore the Christchurch Town Hall at a cost of $127.5 million.
The new-look Christchurch City Council is set to proceed with plans to restore the Christchurch Town Hall at a cost of $127.5 million.
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