Earthquake strengthening "adequately secured" a building that collapsed, resulting in a man's death, but was not designed to survive last February's tremor, an inquiry has heard.
A Canterbury father-of-five spoke to his wife less than a minute before his vehicle was struck by falling masonry in last February's earthquake.
More than 500 quake-hit properties which could have been affordably fixed were instead written off, Cabinet papers say.
A structural engineer has broken down and admitted responsibility for a design flaw that led to a building panel falling and killing a woman in last February's earthquake.
The Christchurch earthquakes have claimed more victims after thousands of birds have died of a disease that has gripped wetlands around the city.
Sometimes it's good to look to the past as a window to the future, writes VICKI ANDERSON.
Researchers at Canterbury University have developed an inexpensive detail to improve the way reinforced concrete buildings perform in earthquakes.
The work of the Student Volunteer Army has been honoured in a life-sized artwork made completely from painter's tape.
Some quake-hit Christchurch companies face more financial hurdles as their business interruption insurance comes to an end.
A young Christchurch couple's wedding a year ago was an event more memorable than most.
An engineering firm that inspected the Forsyth Barr building after the September 2010 quake did not check stairs which subsequently collapsed, an inquiry has heard.
British actress Emily Blunt has agreed to become the patron of a quake damaged theatre in Lyttelton.
It will be months before a decision is made about the future of the Catholic Basilica in Christchurch.
GNS Science has updated its earthquake forecasts for the Canterbury aftershock region for the next year, with the probabilities of quakes over magnitude 5.0 continuing to trend slowly downwards from last month's figures.
A Forsyth Barr building construction manager under appreciated the importance of maintaining a "seismic gap", an inquiry has heard.
A Forsyth Barr building construction manager underappreciated the importance of maintaining a "seismic gap", an inquiry has heard.
Quake-hit Christchurch bars will not be allowed to move their gaming machines to new premises, the Christchurch City Council has ruled.
The insurance bill for replacing Environment Canterbury's (ECan) quake-damaged central Christchurch headquarters could top $20 million.
A historical Arts Centre building nearly collapsed in the December earthquakes and has undergone serious damage.
"There's buildings down everywhere here. We need as many units as possible."
British film star Emily Blunt has lent her support to a fundraising campaign for the rebuild of the Loons theatre in Lyttelton.
A Christchurch schoolgirl was at a music lesson when her uplifting song touched the hearts of thousands at the Christchurch earthquake memorial service.
A central Christchurch hotel is working against the clock to gain special access through the red-zone cordon to house guests for the Ellerslie Flower Show in a fortnight.
The gap allowing the Forsyth Barr building's stairs to resist earthquakes was stuffed with rubbish, pipes and polystyrene, an inquiry has heard.
A hearing will open this morning into the failure of the Forsyth Barr building in the February 22 earthquake last year.
A 4.1-magnitude quake has rattled Christchurch this morning.
The names of the dead took almost exactly 13 minutes to read in the warm, close air of Hagley Park, Christchurch.
Three Christchurch men marked the first anniversary of their mother's death with the roar of a car engine.
On the bench where Shane Tomlin was lain by rescuers a year ago a bright sunflower has been left by an unknown mourner.