It's NZ's most modern city, but Christchurch "urgently" needs more popular shops and a marketing push to succeed.
Blueprint for the river red zone confirmed, but hurdles still to cross for would-be projects.
A blueprint for the river red zone is confirmed, putting in place restrictions on what type of developments can go into the huge space.
It is the first agreement reached using the Government's $300 million ex gratia payment policy.
Christchurch man is so fed up with the half demolished building, he offered to fix it himself, but was refused.
A quake-damaged, half demolished and graffitied "eyesore" sits untouched after seven years.
$300m to sort "on sold" earthquake home repair issues hasn't swayed a group from taking EQC to court.
Residents are upset plans to address earthquake damage in two Christchurch coastal suburbs have once again fallen short of expectations.
The former Canterbury earthquake recovery minister says he was not aware Southern Response was holding back some rebuild cost information from its customers.
Canterbury home buyers can search a property online to see if it has had a claim for earthquake damage and whether it has been fixed.
There have been 21 applications to the new quake insurance claim resolution service since it started up two months ago.
Christchurch's first purpose-built station uniting rural and urban fire brigades will be operating in a year's time.
Four Christchurch heritage treasures are still affected by an old emergency power that demolished 718 buildings.
A Canterbury quake insurance claims court ruling could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.
An $80 million development in Christchurch's central city will open next month.
Cantabrians "trapped in limbo" with badly repaired quake-damaged homes saved by $300m package.
Businesses are worried losing car parks will sink their businesses, while community groups want cars barred from the central Christchurch street.
One rooftop bar in Christchurch is not enough for these developers.
Work is well under way on central Christchurch's new 50-metre pool complex.
The quake claims agency has cost taxpayers $1.5b while settling 8000-plus claims.
A light show during August is aimed at reminding people it might not look like it, but there is a project on the go.
It's mostly just a sodden red zoned mess of overgrown grass and broken footpaths. But there is a plan to spruce it up.
It didn’t happen in 2017. Or 2018. But finally in 2019, Christchurch gets the detail on a global earthquake settlement.
Couple left with no insurance cover over issues they say they couldn't have known about.
Plans for land where nearly 7000 homes once stood could to take 50 years to develop.
A high-profile developer can't prevent the sale of his central Christchurch property for $2m.
Eight years on from the earthquakes, Christchurch is about to find out how much it has to pay to get back on its feet.
Weekly events, reduced rates and government help all needed to boost a flagging central city, say Christchurch business leaders.
The proposal for a 2.2km watersports lake on Christchurch's Avon River has been rejected.
One of Christchurch's most well-known fountains remains out of action despite undergoing a $70,000 repair.
Quake donations could be funnelled into moving Christchurch's historic war memorial cenotaph.
The copper dome of the Edmonds Band Rotunda will soon grace the banks of the Avon River once again.
A simpler crossing than the defunct "art bridge" concept will be built near the Margaret Mahy playground.
Homeowners fighting to be paid replacement value for a house bought in earthquake-damaged condition lose appeal.
The new board is loaded with members of other council controlled organisations in a signal of the organisation's future direction.
High-profile developer can't prevent the sale of his central Christchurch property for $2m.
Martin Holland fought his insurer for six years to get the near-perfect replica of his quake-smashed heritage mansion he wanted.
The deal lays out the remaining Christchurch earthquake costs and responsibilities between the Crown and the city council.
It started with anger over the phone, but spiralled into abusive personal texts referencing her children.
A "forensic analysis" – and a lot of cash – is needed to repair New Zealand's largest wooden home.
Quakes have shaken our confidence in modern construction. Are we building the wrong buildings?
Linwood Village is bustling, with pavements lined with shoppers and a modern tram network. Well, that was the plan.
A plan has Linwood Village bustling, pavements lined with shoppers and a modern tram connection to the rest of Christchurch - but the reality is different.
Plans are under way to turn a former eastern Christchurch school into housing.
Taxpayers have given another $45m to the Earthquake Commission, as the cost of re-repairs on botched insurance work tops $405m.
The rebuild agency has been told to start handing work over to the city council so it can wind up early.
Alleged defects in a seven-level CBD building spotted by a recent graduate on a night out.
Quake repairs were about to start on Christchurch's Risingholme homestead when an arsonist struck, almost ending hopes of saving it.
EQC's multibillion-dollar backstop is one of the "largest catastrophe programmes" in the world.
The asbestos roof was leaky and last year contaminated the Christchurch theatre's workshop.
John Taylor was the last to leave Christchurch's Avonside Drive after the earthquakes. It's hoped his memory will live on in a proposed memorial.
The dog chased rabbits and – to our amazement – caught one.
Their restored bungalow is earthquake repaired, rewired, renovated and repainted. So why won't insurers touch it?
The familiar plush green seats look the same, but behind the scenes things at the James Hay Theatre are new and improved.
It may cost $1.5m a month to operate, but council expects revenue to "largely offset" those costs.
Popular Christchurch bar Smash Palace may close if the Government succeeds in its push to put a laneway through the site.
Changes to six-storey building could be enforced if engineering design does not meet code.
The $475 million Christchurch building's first convention in October 2010 will be about wetlands.
What if your home insurance premium jumped from $2000 to $17,000? No joke, it’s happening in some places.
The street will lose 26 car parks in three blocks and a 10kmh speed limit will be put in place if the proposal is accepted.
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