After surviving 26 hours trapped following the February 22 Canterbury earthquake, former Southlander Ann Bodkin credits being prepared for her survival.
A Christchurch businessman has failed in his insurance claim to prove that his artworks, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars . . . are not artworks.
Thousands of Canterbury homeowners will soon find out how the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will settle claims for properties with increased liquefaction risk.
The market for large, expensive central city buildings is almost saturated and some multi-million-dollar developments may struggle to attract tenants, commercial leasing agents say.
If Margaret McGovern had the strength or the energy to fight the Earthquake Commission (EQC), she says she would. If she had the money, she would leave Christchurch.
If the Christchurch earthquakes had hit just a few weeks earlier, things could have been so much worse for one local family that is using its close call with nature to warn others to always be prepared.
The organisation leading the rebuild of Christchurch's roads and underground infrastructure is being investigated by WorkSafe New Zealand after a worker was injured.
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Hundreds of central city apartments and townhouses are continuing to hit the market as thousands of residents are expected to flock back into Christchurch's rebuilding CBD.
The sixth year of sees it return to the central city on Saturday with a day-long conference aimed at "inspiring, provoking and uplifting".
Christchurch's first post-quake international conference has been lost to Auckland because of delays and uncertainty around the city's new convention centre.
A 250 tonne crane has freed a digger that sank in mud in a TC3 Christchurch property.
Dot Boyd didn't think she would see her earthquake-damaged home of 65 years repaired before she died.
The national value of building consents has hit an all-time high as Christchurch gets set for a string of rich projects.
A group of Christchurch residents plan to mount a legal challenge to have details of flood and erosion risk removed from their property titles.
The Earthquake Commission (EQC) refused to revisit a homeowner's jack and pack repair, despite promises to address shoddy foundation work, but then appeared to change its stance when challenged.
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Christchurch's Catholic leaders have flown in an American architecture specialist to help restore their earthquake-damaged city cathedral.
Mayor Lianne Dalziel says the new collaborative working environment the city council and the Government have created though Regenerate Christchurch is a game-changer.
Alf Johnson moved into his newly-rebuilt home three days before his 94th birthday.
A major power failure or an earthquake on the Alpine fault or in Wellington are two of the biggest risks New Zealand risk managers worry about, according to a Risk NZ survey.
Christchurch's new earthquake recovery authority will be substantially smaller than its predecessor.
Frustrated landowners say Cathedral Square is a wreck and needs action, as plans are unveiled for a new agency to manage the Christchurch rebuild.
A boutique hotel will be built to replicate the lost Mayfair building in Cathedral Junction in central Christchurch.
The Government under-estimated the cost of building Christchurch's new central city sports centre and the extent of the "liquefiable" ground at its chosen site, official documents have revealed.
Delays for multimillion-dollar anchor projects and insurance stalemates mean a dozen quake-damaged buildings are still standing near Christchurch's Cathedral Square. CECILE MEIER investigates what's happening behind the derelict facades.
The power structure for running Christchurch's earthquake rebuild when Cera winds up is about to be revealed.
A Christchurch couple is considering suing their insurer after it back-tracked on an agreement to rebuild their earthquake-damaged home.
The councillor who has been the primary liaison with the Chinese company looking to invest up to $3 billion into Christchurch says there is no guarantee they will do anything.
Students and artists should use a new building set to be demolished to make way for a stadium that "may never happen", a developer says.
A giant Chinese company has today revealed plans to raise a US$2 billion fund to help with post-earthquake Christchurch's rebuild.Mayor Lianne Dalziel has signed a non-binding "letter of cooperation and friendship" on behalf of...
Homeowners' reports from the Government's first inspection of Canterbury's earthquake repairs reveals the extent of "poorly executed" and shoddy work.
East Christchurch is the subject of seven-part, half-hour documentary series that will debut on CTV on Thursday night.
The firm behind a Christchurch "leaky home" says the case highlights how important it is for the building industry not to be able to certify their own work.
A Christchurch couple and their two children were left living in a freezing home throughout winter, plugging gaps in the walls with newspaper.
Helen and Brian Coker were always keen gardeners.
A series of new artworks will line the Avon River â if philanthropists to fund them can be found.
A Christchurch homeowner is fighting an Earthquake Commission (EQC) assessment suggesting it would cost only $60 to fix his rental property's quake-damaged foundation.
A $3.5 million project to rebuild the historic St Peter's Church in upper Riccarton is awaiting resource consent.
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Workers may have been exposed to asbestos during the restoration of a major Arts Centre site.
Limestone lions again perch on the side arches of the Bridge of Remembrance, to signify the $6.7 million project to restore the earthquake-damaged war memorial is complete.
The "very complex" criminal investigation into the deadly collapse of the Canterbury Television building in the February 2011 earthquake is still ongoing, with no decision yet on whether anyone will be charged.Investigators have...
Southern Response says it is "at the mercy" of the Earthquake Commission's (EQC) claims assessment process.
Stylish new timber buildings in Christchurch have been recognised in national design awards.
Insurers appear to be more cautious than the Earthquake Commission (EQC) in their approach to quake repairs.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he is not buying into the "excitement that some want to generate" about defective earthquake repairs.
The deadline for signing a petition demanding an inquiry into substandard earthquake repairs will likely be extended after receiving overwhelming support.
Murals on the Manchester St car park are being crunched into dust after a call to save the artworks failed.
The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is putting together a team of 35 staff to deal with defective repairs, and expects "there'll be an ongoing need to support customers for some time".
Only 1 per cent of the 66,769 quake repairs the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has completed were done under a building consent or exemption.
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