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.
A proposed 6.5-kilometre coastal pathway between Ferrymead and Scarborough that could attract more than a million users is likely to cost about $26 million.
The landmark Cranmer Court site in central Christchurch has been put up for sale by the building's 31 owners.
A proposal to ban red-zone workers from wearing t-shirts and shorts has been abandoned.
Up to 200 rebuild workers will be housed in a temporary village on the old Orion site in St Albans.
Uncertainties around Christchurch's rebuild makes it difficult to forecast its impact on New Zealand's economy, says the Reserve Bank (RBNZ) governor.
Allied Concrete is investing $15 million in 30 new concrete trucks as it ramps up for the Canterbury rebuild.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has attacked the Christchurch City Council for its failure to fix quake-damaged social housing units in the city despite a multimillion-dollar payout from the Earthquake Commission (EQC).
Christchurch city councillors have been warned in a secret meeting that the cost of fixing quake damaged underground infrastructure could be much more than originally thought.
Small to medium enterprises have been hard hit by the Canterbury earthquakes, with more than 20 per cent still in survival mode.
A senior geotechnical engineer says rock falls in Christchurch’s Port Hills will happen again and could kill more people.
Resource consent has been granted for a temporary camp that will house up to 200 rebuild workers in St Albans, Christchurch.Christchurch company JGM Group Ltd has been granted consent to build a complex of relocatable single-bedroom...
A 40-tonne rock that crashed into an empty Port Hills home needed just millimetres of movement to shake loose, geotechnical engineers say.
A 30,000kg truck named T-Rex is bound for Christchurch to pound the city's shaky ground.
Christchurch's EnaSolar is ramping up the manufacture of inverters for the solar panel industry to fit in with the building of new homes in the quake-hit city.
In Christchurch a major, post-earthquake precedent may be being set.
A magnitude-3.8 earthquake struck near Akaroa this afternoon.
Christchurch has been rattled by another aftershock this afternoon - from an unusual location.
New home construction plans dropped in Canterbury in December, with 281 consents issued, down from the highs of previous months.
A popular rebuild blueprint, a marked decrease in seismic activity and an optimistic, forward-looking population means central Christchurch is ripe for investment.
The construction team charged with fixing Christchurch's roads and water pipes is looking to beef up its 1700-plus work force by another 400 people by May/June as it ramps up work on the $2 billion repair of Christchurch's horizontal infrastructure.
Archaeologists working in Christchurch have stumbled across a “massive” collection of artefacts under the quake-damaged Isaac Theatre Royal.
Jimi and Jane Yazdanpanah have been searching for a new home for months, but can’t find anything they can afford.
Tonight, Campbell Live beings a series looking at New Zealand’s employment industry.
Tenants are being moved out of another 31 city council housing units as investigations reveal they fall well below the current building code.
Tenants are being moved out of another 31 Christchurch City Council housing units as investigations reveal they fall well below the building code.
A competition to design and build an urban village in Christchurch has received "strong interest" from international architects and designers.
Members of the public are campaigning to have the twisted Medway footbridge turned into an earthquake memorial.
Aranui and Sumner responded differently after the earthquakes because of differences in income and employment, a new study shows.
Construction companies working on the Christchurch rebuild are welcoming a change to visa rules which will see Kiwis picked first for jobs.
Christchurch's Cindy Gibb made a deal with her husband - one day she'd be able to travel the world to places where nursing skills were in short supply and work.But that day came sooner than either she or Sam Gibb planned.
Horror stories of Christchurch families living in garages and tents continue to surface almost two years on from the February 2011 earthquake.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has rejected suggestions he ignored officials' advice in making reduced offers to uninsured red-zoners.
A man posing as an earthquake contractor will appear in court tomorrow accused of raiding red-zoned houses in the hard-hit eastern suburbs of Christchurch.The 43-year-old wore a high-visibility vest emblazoned with a contracting...
A new visa rule that came into effect on Monday guarantees Kiwis are at the front of the queue for jobs on the Christchurch rebuild.
Labour is complaining about the Government's decision to offer some Christchurch residents half the value of their red zone properties.
Fletcher EQR has topped the $1 billion mark in terms of payouts to contractors as part of its earthquake repair work, a spokesman for the company says.
A plan to put the Christchurch Cathedral in a glass casing would cost only $45 million, Mayor Bob Parker has estimated.
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