Three days after arriving in Christchurch to help with the rebuild, Luke Smith lost almost everything he owned.
Work to remove the Medway St footbridge in Christchurch is set to begin today.
The Serious Fraud Office believes early intervention has averted potentially massive fraud in the Christchurch rebuild.
A key figure in the rebuilding of Christchurch will answer readers' questions live on press.co.nz tomorrow, 10 days before the second anniversary of the February earthquake.
Christchurch's Anglican cardboard cathedral may be months from completion, but it has already been crowned a world attraction by one of Australia's biggest newspapers.
Cantabrians have been shaken by a magnitude 3.8 tremor this morning.
The fabric of Christchurch changed again this morning with the start of one of the city's most recognisable buildings coming down.
For two years Christchurch residents have dreamed they will be getting back a new, green, sustainable city. But will they? JOHN McCRONE investigates.
The Great Hall at the Christchurch Arts Centre teems with activity.
Controversial Minister of Education Hekia Parata visited an empty site in North Canterbury this afternoon.
Campbell Live meets a hardworking Christchurch couple, with a young child, who are currently staying in motor camps.
Scientists are knocking on Christchurch doors to find out how much shaking residents experienced in the February 2011 earthquake.
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has released a time-lapse video of the Christchurch CBD, taken between February 1, 2012 and January 31, 2013.
An Indian fraudster posing as an agent for a New Zealand recruitment company has scammed thousands of dollars from Indian workers hoping to get a job in the Christchurch rebuild.
Canterbury unemployment has hit a new low in the period since the earthquakes began, and is expected to fall further.
An earthquake-damaged Christchurch landmark may have a fairytale ending.
Teams of scientists will scour the quake-shattered eastern suburbs of Christchurch over the next fortnight to gather vital information to improve earthquake hazard and risk assessments in New Zealand.
Mainzeal's key partner in the Christchurch rebuild says home repairs will not be delayed, but cannot give such assurance to commercial customers.
An elderly couple can't believe their luck after a demolition worker returned hundreds of euros lost in the quake.
Gerry Brownlee says the collpase of Mainzeal will not affect the Christchurch rebuild as badly as many fear.
Apprentices are taking on a larger role in the Christchurch rebuild through the building trades and through individual companies, such as the Gough Group.
Rival construction firms are set to scramble for Christchurch rebuild contracts and staff after the collapse of one of New Zealand's largest building groups.
Thieves are stooping to a new low by stealing plants from abandoned quake-damaged properties in Christchurch.
The Christchurch rebuild is going to need two million square metres of floor covering and farmers are asking for wool to be given a fair go.
Owners of earthquake-damaged buildings won't have to strengthen their buildings beyond the legal requirement.
Government concerns over the financial challenges facing the Christchurch City Council could see the planned release of the council's 10-year work programme and financial strategy dropped.
The Christchurch City Council is being urged to "make more noise" about the loss of heritage buildings amid concerns that more could be lost as the city rebuild progresses.
The hands on the historic Victoria Clock Tower have been fixed at 12.51pm for nearly two years, but Christchurch City Council staff say time should now move on.
Canterbury's filled job numbers have returned to pre-earthquake levels.
Jacking earthquake-damaged Canterbury homes up to 3 metres off the ground could save hundreds from the scrapheap.
Christchurch is boasting the lowest beneficiary unemployment rate in the country as the city's rebuild continues to soak up the unemployed.
A new world opened up before Lesina Figota when she was offered a job in the Christchurch rebuild.
People will be able to enjoy a drink and a meal in the Christchurch Arts Centre by Christmas.
The days of crawling under your house to check quake-damaged foundations could be over.
Public consultation meetings will be held across New Zealand this month as the Government looks to make changes to its system for dealing with earthquake-prone buildings.
A shallow aftershock hit Christchurch this afternoon and was felt strongly around the city.
A magnitude-3.8 earthquake has rocked Canterbury this afternoon.
The $36 million restoration of the Great Hall and Clock Tower in the Christchurch Arts Centre has taken a step forward with the arrival of steel braces.
The $36 million restoration of the Great Hall and the Clock Tower at the Christchurch Arts Centre has taken a step forward with the arrival of steel braces.
Hundreds of condemned earthquake-damaged houses could be saved if new house-lifting technology proves a success.
Rubbish day for Brian Taylor is a stark reminder of the disintegration of his red-zoned community.
Christchurch residents will gather in silence at 12:51pm on February 22 - the second anniversary of the deadly quake that rocked their city.
Officials deciding on proposed earthquake-proofing building codes have been told ensuring New Zealand leads the way in access for the disabled will be a financial boom - including the chance to tap into a tourism sector that pumps almost $5 billion into the Australian economy.
Christchurch's famous twisted bridge, one of the symbols of the big February earthquake, will be moved because it's said to be a safety risk.
The insurance industry is backing calls for a public record to be kept of earthquake-damaged homes that have been written off by insurers.
Uncertainty over the cost of the proposed central Christchurch transport network could stall progress on the rebuild, Wigram Labour MP Megan Woods says.
Two New Regent St shops have been refurbished and handed back to their owners, and the precinct's opening date is pencilled in for March 22.
Restoration of the Isaac Theatre Royal in central Christchurch could mean Gloucester St will soon be reopened to two-way traffic.
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