Christchurch's pure underground water reservoirs may have increased liquefaction during the largest earthquakes in the past 20 months.
A rebuilt rugby stadium is way down the list of priorities for Christchurch residents, who say they want their swimming pools and sports fields fixed first.
A once-thriving central Christchurch entertainment and retail precinct has been reduced to an empty lot.
Now you see it, now you don't.
An "unfortunate" minority of land damage claimants will not get enough compensation to fix their properties, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) says.
Three central-city precincts should form the foundation of the new Christchurch, a renowned Australian planning expert says.
Government agencies, and not the Christchurch City Council, should manage the central-city rebuild, The Press' local issues survey shows.
Aerial photos of the Christchurch CBD taken by KIRK HARGREAVES, comparing July 2011 with May 2012. Slideshow application by JOHN HARFORD.
Floodlights helped contractors work through the weekend to ensure a $38 million apartment building in Ferrymead would not collapse if another large earthquake struck.
Families who lost loved ones in the Christchurch earthquake are set to get a second $10,000 grant from the Red Cross.
Families of those killed in the February 2011 earthquake will receive another payment of $10,000 from the Red Cross.
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Hundreds of residents living in areas recently red-zoned are angry they only have until April next year to vacate their properties.
A several thousand-strong crowd has gathered in Christchurch this afternoon to protest the demolition of the city's Anglican cathedral.
The historic St Saviours chapel at Cathedral grammar school will be relocated to Lyttelton.
Finance Minister Bill English says yesterday's 5.2 earthquake in Christchurch could further complicate matters with insurance companies and delay the city's rebuild.
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Deconstruction of the Christ Church Cathedral will take more than a year, the project team has confirmed.
A Christchurch woman who blew nearly five times the breath-alcohol limit twice in a week is part of a worrying increase in drink-driving since the earthquakes, police say.
Waimakariri District Council has approved two key earthquake recovery projects, despite inflation adding millions of dollars to their cost.
Legal action against one of New Zealand's biggest insurers may be taken by a Christchurch group frustrated by inaction on earthquake claims.