"I'm Owen," he said, turning around in his seat and offering an impromptu introduction.
The weeds grow tall between 37 government-owned transportable housing units in Christchurch as a second winter of sitting idle at a city site approaches.
TC3 residents are battling on in the cold despite rising health problems from colds to rashes to panic attacks.
The blogger who released details of thousands of EQC claimants has announced he will stop posting on his site.
A former Christchurch couple "felt like frauds" when they were paid nearly $100,000 by the Earthquake Commission for building damage they didn't have.
Photographs and footage of rockfalls and houses teetering on clifftops did little to help business in the seaside town of Sumner after the February earthquake.
A Government service to help Cantabrians with their earthquake insurance battles has been slammed as a "total letdown" and not enough for weary residents in deadlocks with their insurers.
A detailed timeline on the recovery of Christchurch will provide the certainty needed for "big investment" in the city, a Christchurch business leader says.
Filming for a mini-series on Christchurch's quakes has finally come to an end.
Do you need a 'Quakeover'?
Nearly 1000 people have signed an online petition calling for an overhaul of the Earthquake Commission's claims management system.
Kendra Street was the face of Christchurch's insurance deadlock this week.
A contractor being investigated for allegedly burying building material instead of dumping it has surfaced again, this time triggering an insurance dispute after a demolition job.
The Anglican diocese will tomorrow release detailed information on how it arrived at cost estimates for three design options for the Christ Church Cathedral.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has warned the Christchurch City Council it will be on its own if its new insurance advocacy service incurs major legal costs.
Exterminators are seeing a huge increase in rodent activityin Canterbury - as high as 50 percent.
The amount of Government funding for a new Christchurch convention centre remains the subject of negotiation with Christchurch City Council and other parties, Prime Minister John Key said today.
Plans to transform part of Christchurch's Bottle Lake Forest into a temporary work site have been dumped.
When Liz Phelan needed cash to start up her New Regent St cafe, she didn't go to a bank.
Canterbury businesses are bucking a nationwide drop in business numbers, with an average of 300 more opening their doors than shutting up each month.
A large jump in building consent applications lodged with the Christchurch City Council is being taken as a sure sign the rebuild is ramping up.
The Canterbury recovery will cost almost $1 billion more than the value of Cyprus' gross domestic product, almost twice Iceland's and more than double New Zealand's annual health spend.
Anyone who remembers Christchurch's quake will remember the man who had to have both legs chopped off – Brian Coker.
Motorists can expect mayhem during rush hour in Moorhouse Ave.
About 1600 more people have come to Canterbury than departed in the past 12 months as the rebuild shifts up a gear.
Even secured creditors look set to lose out after a Christchurch scaffolding company, set up by former bankrupt Richard Lascelles, collapsed into receivership.
A plan to save Christchurch from a "boom and bust" post-rebuild economy has been unveiled by the city council's economic development arm.
Christchurch’s CBD cordon is being reduced once again.
Is a booming Christchurch swelling in the right places? Or is a property bust in the offing? JOHN McCRONE reports.
The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has overpaid earthquake claims by up to $100 million, a leaked email with details of about 3300 Canterbury properties indicates.
Red-zoned homeowners Matt and Valerie O'Loughlin have settled with Tower Insurance, after a High Court legal tussle and two years of negotiations.
Victoria Police officers who helped after Christchurch's February 2011 earthquake are being recognised for their role.
Earthquake recovery officials are looking at how homes that have been written off by their insurers but are still being lived in can be identified in the future.
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