Christchurch City Council's insurance shortfall at first blush looks like it matches that of some of the earthquake-ravaged city's residents.
We moved into our home in Christchurch, complete with our skeletons in the closet, nearly 10 years ago.
The group made headlines for helping clean up Canterbury after the earthquake and has come together again.
Around him, children are excitedly settling into their temporary home; rushing to check out their new bedrooms, swinging on monkey bars in the playground, and forging crucial friendships.
What is happening with Antony Gough's Terrace project, the supposed flagship of the central city rebuild? In an exclusive interview he tells JOHN McCRONE the stalled project - and the painfully slow inner city rebuild - is poised for liftoff.
Cantabrian Hugh McCutcheon the USA head volleyball coach chats with Lesley Murdoch ahead of his coaching presentation to the volleyball coaches from around the country at a seminar in Christchurch.
Christchurch construction projects have been described as world-class after winning national building awards.
The city's car park buildings need to be urgently fixed to avoid killing the central city, says the Central City Business Association.
Christchurch homeowners still fighting the EQC three years after the earthquakes got little relief in the way of the Budget.
The number of flood-prone homes in Christchurch has doubled since Monday.
A surprise $300 million boost to the Government's trumpeted Budget surplus relies mainly on a cut to the Earthquake Commission's insurance bill, Treasury forecasts show.
Removing taxes on imported building materials may help stem the rising cost of building a home in Christchurch, home builder David Reid says.
Insurance companies have finalised 756 Canterbury earthquake claims in the past three months - 75 per cent of which were cash settlements.
Athletics Canterbury says "demoralising delays" in getting a replacement all-weather athletics track in Christchurch are leading to an exodus of senior athletes.
Insurers have paid out $1.3 billion over the Christchurch quakes already this year.
The Christchurch City Council plans to ask the Government for financial help as it deals with flooding.
The earthquake recovery effort in Christchurch will receive a $50 million funding boost.
When the stadium in Addington was built in 2012 the trust opted to lease the seating because it was only supposed to be in place for three years, but with it now looking likely the stadium will in use for at least three or four more years, it wants to buy the seats.
EQC chief executive Ian Simpson discusses the situation with Christchurch homes, and the settlements that are very much wanted.
The Arts Centre has put a private bill to Parliament that would change the way board members are appointed and remove the right of public bodies to directly appoint members.
The completion dates of major Christchurch recovery projects, including the central library, new stadium and metro sports facility, have been delayed.
Prior, representatives from Athletics Canterbury and Canterbury Hockey and Sport Canterbury and Sport New Zealand officials will make submissions to city councillors at an annual plan meeting this morning.
Post-quake Christchurch has a shortage of good public art, says the team behind a planned sculpture in the city.
Christchurch needs buildings that are tough, flexible, resilient, practical, ergonomic, efficient and affordable.
An international departure tax should be introduced at Christchurch Airport to generate more money for the cash-strapped city council, the Riccarton-Wigram Community Board says.
Groundworks have begun on Christchurch's Nazareth House site, where a new retirement village is to be built.
A blowout in the budget for fixing Waltham Lido Pool has prompted a warning the Christchurch City Council cannot afford to keep throwing money at repair projects.
The first new social housing units to be rebuilt by the Christchurch City Council since the earthquakes have been officially opened today.
Primie Minister John Key challenges Labour to explain how it would pay for its election promises and run a surplus.
Hopes that the Christchurch City Council would offer to buy out flood-affected properties have been dashed.
In the midst of the rebuild, Christchurch City Council is rushing to fix flooding issues in part linked to the earthquakes.
The idea would be to have a lake, or maybe a series of interconnected lakes due to the higgledy-piggledy availability of land, very close to the Avon River. We could use the red-zoned land around the Avon Loop/Fitzgerald Ave/River Road area.
Labour has questioned whether the Government is keeping money from Canterbury's earthquake recovery to improve this week's budget.
Most of the semi-rural suburb on Christchurch's northern outskirts was red-zoned after the quakes, but pockets of green-zoned properties remain and about 20 to 25 families have turned down the Government's buyout offer.
Pip Coory has shed more tears than she'd care to admit in the pursuit of vindication.
Christchurch rebuild companies will come under increasing scrutiny after a surge in complaints about migrant exploitation.
The Government has been accused of trading off the Christchurch rebuild for the surplus it will announce in next week's budget.
Divisions are emerging between senior Christchurch city councillors on what do about its financial predicament.
A red-zoned Christchurch mansion will be put on show when it is moved to a prime new spot halfway across the city.
Christchurch residents what they thought about the $500 million budget blowout, and what the future should look like for Christchurch.
It's taken a lot of money, time, and courage to commit to the CBD post-quake, so how are other central city developers faring?
What has the Earthquake Recovery Minister achieved as both a Christchurch resident and the man in charge of its recovery?
John is in Christchurch to find out what is going on with the rebuild in the CBD, and to look into the council's staggering budget mistake.
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