Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has lost his appeal against a High Court ruling in July that he acted unlawfully when he used his wide-ranging powers under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act in a land zoning decision...
A contractor involved in the Christchurch rebuild is being investigated following allegations of fraud.
Christchurch’s river precinct and the city’s green 'frames' will be the first projects to kick off the rebuild of the central business district.
Construction of a "gutsy'' new river park in Christchurch will start in the middle of next year, the government announced today.
Canterbury's residential and non-residential building construction activity helped New Zealand's economy grow 0.2 per cent in the three months to September 30.
The Court of Appeal says Gerry Brownlee was wrong to use his wide-ranging powers to rezone land around Christchurch.
Christchurch will have a waterfront park development stretching for 3km along the Avon River as one the first key projects in the central city rebuild, announced today.A multi-company consortium led by Opus was named today as the...
Lower traffic volumes over the festive season will give the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (Scirt) the chance to work on significant infrastructure projects.
Two alleged cases of corrupt practices by contractors and officials involved in the Christchurch rebuild are under investigation.
Rating agency Standard & Poor's has downgraded Christchurch City Council's credit rating, citing the prolonged earthquake recovery period.
International reinsurers will fork out $17.6 billion for Canterbury earthquake claims, a drop from $17.9b estimated earlier.
Levi and India-Rose Gilbert will never get to know their dad, but they will always know he was "somebody special".
Survivors and families of those who died in the February 2011 earthquake are calling for someone to apologise and be held accountable for deaths and injuries caused by collapsed buildings.
Historic pieces of Christchurch's damaged infrastructure have begun arriving for a new exhibition at Canterbury Museum.
Inspections that led to a Christchurch building reopening before its facade collapsed, killing a man, were insufficient and "made a nonsense" of post-earthquake placarding procedures.
Levi Gilbert knows his dad was a hero.
A decision not to shut down Colombo St before the February 2011 earthquake cost 16 lives, the sole survivor of a bus crushed by a collapsed building says.
Commissioners have "difficulty accepting" the explanation for why earthquake repairs were never done at 382 Colombo St.
When rescuers found Amy Cooney she was buried in rubble, alive, and still holding onto her brother Jamie.
The Government's anticipated final bill for the Canterbury Earthquakes has risen again, topping the $13 billion mark in today's Half Year Economic and F
Christchurch rebuild authorities have shortlisted five proposals for building a new convention centre block.
Construction activity has climbed in Canterbury during the run-up to Christmas, according to a new index, another sign the post-earthquakes rebuild is ratcheting up.
An insurance advocacy service for quake-hit Cantabrians will be smaller than originally planned, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.
Insurers slashing payouts to worn-down property owners are costing Christchurch millions or even billions of overseas dollars, a property lawyer says.
Some of the last panoramic views of Christchurch’s central city red zone have been preserved by the University of Canterbury.
A small group of red zone home owners in Christchurch have been given a three-month extension.
Incredible acts of bravery, generosity and community spirit will be recognised at the second, and final, Christchurch Earthquake Awards in the city tomorrow night.
The Government has extended the final settlement date for residential red zone property owners by three months.
Two big earthquakes have rattled Christchurch and Wellington in the early hours.\
Port Hills homeowners are "extremely disappointed" with the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's (Cera) announcement their zoning review will not be completed until February.
Christchurch cafe and restaurant owners desperate for staff want hospitality workers added to a list of skills urgently needed to get the city back on its feet.
The Christchurch earthquake has triggered a return to religious faith.
Government-owned Southern Response must pay to rebuild a Christchurch claimant's century- old Edwardian villa with materials of the same quality, the High Court has ruled, as long as the parts and techniques are still commonly used.
When the 2011 Census was cancelled just three days after Christchurch was hit by its most devastating earthquake, there was little demur. People accepted it would be insensitive to go door to door asking Cantabrians for information....
The Pyne Gould Corporation building was doomed to fail.
A few months ago Campbell Live took you on a tour of a Christchurch home.
Lumley Insurance says it expects to finish all earthquake repair and rebuilds of customers' homes by October 2015.
A $140 million four-lane motorway officially opened in Christchurch today was a "remarkable achievement" given the city's earthquake damage and disruption, Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee said.Stage one of the Christchurch Southern...
Work on land zoning boundaries on the Port Hills will not be completed by Christmas as promised.
The 190-square-metre site of a heritage building known as Luck's building is the first to be settled as part of the Crown's purchase plan under Christchurch's central city blueprint.
More than two years after the historic Godley House was irreparably damaged a new cafe has opened on the grounds.
The manager of Stadium Southland says there are no concerns with the construction of the new $35 million arena, which is designed by Alan Reay whose firm designed Christchurch's CTV building.Stadium Southland general manager Nigel...
Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has backed calls to change "misleading" green post-earthquake inspection placards.
The daughter of the council engineer who tried to stop construction of the CTV building is demanding a personal apology from Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker.
The daughter of the Christchurch City Council engineer who signed off the Canterbury Television building says her late father was failed by his bosses and left carrying the can for its construction.
The owner of a Christchurch office block, designed by the same man behind the ill-fated CTV building, says the engineer has been unfairly targeted.
Southern Response is not happy with the low number of earthquake rebuilds it has completed or under way.
The Christchurch City Council is ready to face the consequences and Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has apologised for its role in signing off the Canterbury Television (CTV) building.
Family members of CTV victims and survivors are outraged at suggestions prosecution against those linked to the faulty building may be too hard to pursue.
Securing a conviction against those involved in building and designing the CTV building is unlikely, legal experts say.
The Christchurch firm that designed the ill-fated CTV office block which collapsed in the February 22 earthquake, killing 115 people, may have built similar buildings that the council does not know about and have since gone unchecked
The Christchurch City Council has apologised to those affected by the CTV building collapse and promised to cooperate with any police investigation.
Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has apologised for the city council's role in signing off the faulty Canterbury Television building.
Researchers have found evidence to support the theory that non-religious people will turn to religion during a crisis.
An earthquake award ceremony will be ''bittersweet'' for the family of a man who died saving his sister from falling masonry.
New Zealand won't be able to move on from the Canterbury Television (CTV) building tragedy till individuals are held to account for its collapse, says Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson.
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