The Christchurch City Council's insurance cover for building consents will be cancelled from next month.
All the buildings constructed under suspect consents issued by Christchurch City Council have been checked and are safe.
A few days after a devastating quake hit Christchurch, Andrea Cummings saw an elderly man wash his dishes in the gutter.
First it was February, then Easter, then July, but now it looks like August.
A historic earthquake-damaged building has been airlifted to safety from a steep Canterbury cliff this afternoon.
The Court of Appeal has dismissed a claim by the owner of a earthquake-damaged building in Gloucester St against insurer IAG.
Rebuilds are ramping up on Christchurch's worst-affected green-zoned land, despite the complexities involved.
The Christchurch City Council has voted unanimously for an independent investigation into the actions and knowledge of CEO Tony Marryatt.
Suggested design rules for Christchurch suburban shopping centres have drawn criticism from the Property Council.
Canterbury's economy is surging ahead of other regions but with constraints emerging, a survey by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research shows.
Demolition of the Copthorne Hotel in central Christchurch has started, but the owners say they are still awaiting a decision on whether they can rebuild on the site.
The Government is now examining the Christchurch City Council's resource consenting arm.
A six-storey office and retail block on the former ANZ House site could be the first major rebuild in Cathedral Square.
The proposed new Christchurch stadium is the least popular rebuild project, with nearly a third of people saying it is not needed, a new poll says.
Mayor Bob Parker says the Christchurch City Council is open to partnering with the private sector on some key central-city projects but it wants full control over the restoration of the Town Hall and the construction of the new library.
The proposed Christchurch stadium is the least popular rebuild project, with nearly a third of people saying it is not needed, a new poll says.
Handing over Christchurch council's consenting department to Doug Martin will speed up the Canterbury rebuild, John Key says.
High-rise apartments in central Christchurch may be out of favour with developers, but lower-rise complexes are already on the drawing board.
The Government is threatening to compulsorily acquire central Christchurch land to kickstart a much fought-over retail development.
Waiting to learn the fate of their land is a numbers game for frustrated Port Hills homeowners - and wait they will continue to do.
Christchurch City Council had its credit rating cut one notch and is still on a negative outlook after losing its accreditation to issue building consents.
Student superhero Flatman, a cocker spaniel called Prince and disgraced former MP Aaron Gilmore are being talked about as potential mayoral candidates in post-quake Christchurch.Speculation is swirling around the city in the wake...
If the Alpine Fault were to shake today, these guys are ready for it.
The Government has bought nearly 50 per cent of the land it needs for the new Christchurch stadium.
Christchurch's quake-damaged Arts Centre is officially on the road to restoration.
Compulsory acquisition of central-city sites appears likely with Christchurch landowners standing firm despite a deadline to secure east frame land looming.
A Christchurch earthquake advocacy group has been told it will have to pay $24,000 if it wants information from the Earthquake Commission requested under the Official Information Act.
Homeowner Monique Cupples has a bone to pick with Southern Response and its stated policy of being "firm but fair" with customers over insurance claims.
The Government has no idea how long illegal building consents were being issued by Christchurch City Council or how many have been issued.
The Government can't say for sure that new buildings in Christchurch are safe.
Christchurch people were officially welcomed back into Cathedral Square - the heart of the city - on Saturday with live music and a speech by outgoing Mayor Bob Parker.
Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has had enough.
The central city cordon in Christchurch is disappearing but boom times are far from over for fencing companies.
A plan to determine where future housing, businesses and infrastructure should be in Canterbury over the next 15 years will be sent to Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee on Friday.
Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has pulled out of the upcoming mayoral race.
Maryville Retirement Village has lost a $1.2 million claim against the Earthquake Commission in the High Court, but the case is heading for trial.
The construction industry downed tools yesterday to sign a new safety charter in an effort to curb workplace injuries in the Canterbury rebuild.
The entire City Council voted in favour of the idea today.
John Campbell spoke to Mayor Bob Parker on the show.
The Christchurch City Council has voted unanimously to call on the government to help solve its consents crisis.
Representatives from the construction and insurance industries have signed a safety charter, aimed at keeping workers safe during the rebuild of Christchurch.
The rate of serious injury for Christchurch's construction industry has jumped almost 70 per cent since the earthquakes, to 106 incidents per 10,000 workers.
Christchurch buildings constructed under faulty council consents could be demolished if deemed unsafe after a Government review.
As details about the Christchurch City Council's shonky building consent process emerge, it looks like chief executive Tony Marryatt is set to step down.
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