Sweeping changes to the way New Zealanders buy their insurance have seen some homeowners' premiums more than double.
The Old Waimakariri Bridge is open again from 6am on Saturday after earthquake repair works were completed earlier than expected.
The Government is being warned against "confiscating" land as it tries to break a development deadlock in Christchurch's City Mall.
A key post-quake Government policy will be tested in court today.
The transitional cardboard cathedral in Christchurch has been damaged by recent rain.
Fletchers EQR is overseeing the repairs of about 80,000 homes damaged by Canterbury's earthquakes.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is off to San Francisco on Sunday for a series of meetings relating to both his earthquake and transport portfolios.Mr Brownlee will call on the mayors of San Francisco and Los Angeles...
Earthquake-damaged houses in Christchurch at risk of severe flooding are having hazard notices placed on their land. The Star has learned five properties have hazard notices placed on their titles which alert potential buyers that...
Heavy rain shouldn't be a concern to Christchurch's Cardboard Cathedral now the roof has been completed.Chunks of the cardboard pipes have had to be cut away and replaced after becoming sodden with recent bad weather.Anglican...
The pace of home repairs being completed by Fletcher EQR has slowed as the firm begins to tackle the most complex cases.
The first shipping container village for rebuild workers - complete with PlayStation 3s and cleaners - will open in Addington later this year.
The head of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) says there is still time to save McLean's Mansion, a historic Christchurch homestead slated for demolition.
The Christchurch woman who had 400 litres of water flood through her earthquake damaged house is still waiting for answers, but is now waiting in a water-tight home.
After months of struggling to provide a home for her two disabled sons, Alison Adams says she can now move on with her life.
Earthquake recovery boss Roger Sutton says the rebuild is "getting up to speed" with more than $150 million now being spent every month on putting Christchurch back together.
Families of those killed in the CTV building collapse are optimistic another building won't be erected on the site.
The cordons may be lifted, the CBD red zone history, but Christchurch tour bus operators are still hoping to cash in on the quake buck.
No safety problems have been found with a sample of building consents issued by the Christchurch City Council this year.
The government has bought the site of the former Canterbury Television building in Christchurch and is promising victims families they will still be able to visit it in the near future.
Christchurch’s lucrative post-quake construction industry has attracted a huge international player.
The current debate about the historic McLeans Mansion is not the first, nor will it be the last, when it comes to the challenge of preserving our city's history. But the question of who pays to save historic buildings is not one for Cera.
South Island construction firm Arrow International has landed a prestigious partner, China's largest construction company to bid for Christchurch anchor projects.
The fate of Christchurch's historic earthquake-damaged Mona Vale homestead will not be decided until next year, upsetting residents and a business owner.Mona Vale was badly damaged in the February 22, 2011, earthquake and no repair...
Builders are laying off staff and say they face economic ruin in Christchurch because insurance companies and Fletcher EQR are taking too long to approve earthquake work.Small building companies that have hired staff and bought...
The Government has bought the empty site where 115 people died when the Canterbury Television building collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake.
Thieves have caused thousands of dollars damage to an entire block of under-construction Mike Greer Homes at Pegasus Town for the sake of about $50 of scrap.
South Island construction firm Arrow International has landed a prestigious partner, China's largest construction company, to bid for Christchurch anchor projects.
No safety problems have been found in buildings constructed under consents issued by Christchurch City Council.
Campaigners are horrified at plans to demolish another one of the city's few remaining Category 1 historic buildings.
A UK scholar and expert on Gothic Imperial architecture has slated the Anglican Church decision to demolish quake-crippled ChristChurch Cathedral.Academic Alex Bremner wrote extensively about the cathedral, built by famed English...
Work on building Christchurch's new bus interchange is expected to start in the middle of next year.
A Waikato wellness retreat that has nurtured hundreds of earthquake-frazzled Christchurch residents back to health for free may have to close its doors to others from the city because of a funding shortfall.
One man in Christchurch, desperate to push his insurance company into action, has taken drastic action.
Unscreened demolition waste from demolished quake-hit Christchurch buildings, which included asbestos, plastics, and computer bits, were used to build a farm track outside the city, a court has heard.
A record-breaking fine has been imposed on companies for dumping contaminated earthquake demolition waste in Christchurch.
The frontman for Christchurch's ambitious cardboard cathedral has lost his job because of budget cuts, but is so passionate about the project he will carry on as a volunteer labourer.
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