Why is visiting the central city and seeing its newly built and refurbished offices, hotels and shopping complexes such a dreary experience?
Ballantynes department store is about to move some of its departments into new premises while part of its main store is rebuilt.
Southshore residents are angry that a lack of flood protection allowed homes in their seaside Christchurch suburb to flood in last week's storm.
The Justice Ministry's new precinct in Christchurch will probably cost about $130 million to $140m more than expected to complete, JB Were analyst Ricky Ward estimates.
Work has started on a multimillion-dollar redevelopment of one of Christchurch's last great industrial buildings.
The Saturday morning netball dads â and mums â have a car parking routine. First you try to grab one of the free parks on the streets adjacent to the Christchurch Netball Centre at South Hagley Park but good luck with that. These days you are also competing with displaced hospital traffic.
Fletcher Building says Christchurch's east frame anchor housing project won't be affected by the company's profit downgrade and the departure of chief executive Mark Adamson.
Christchurch's new Ngaio Marsh Theatre is a step closer as construction starts on a $28 million students' association building.
A visiting expert on landscaping flood-prone city zones recommends Christchurch use natural barriers and water-based construction to deal with rising sea levels.
Christchurch's $30 million east frame public space is to open early next year, but it is unlikely it will be surrounded by houses as per the plan..
The Court Theatre should only get "seed money" for a new $45 million central Christchurch building and fundraise for the rest, the steering group for the project advised.
Encouraged by progress on its "dirty 30" list of derelict commercial buildings, the Christchurch City Council is going after residential landlords it believes are holding up the city's rebuild.
Two fashion boutiques who lost their premises in Christchurch's High St in the earthquakes are reopening in the central city.
A new Court Theatre in central Christchurch would be too expensive and should be dropped from the performing arts precinct, a leaked report says.
Cycleways are good for business, the Christchurch City Council says, despite threats of legal action and widespread discontent among owners trading alongside the city's new routes.
Amy Vivian-Neal says some may think she was unfortunate to be assigned a teaching role in a displaced Japanese town of Namie.
The Government has purchased one of the last two remaining sites required for Christchurch's performing arts precinct after three years of negotiations.
No more whole properties are needed to complete Christchurch's south frame project, but Crown progress buying the land needed is slow.
A new design for a proposed flat water facility in Christchurch's red zone features a narrower lake and a canal.
One of the Christchurch City Council's "dirty 30" earthquake-damaged buildings is set to make way for a six-star, 150-room hotel.
One of Christchurch's most historic buildings could be partially encased in glass to preserve its heritage.
Christchurch's east frame housing project will help pump life back into the CBD, the city's mayor says as a new report highlights the area's slow recovery.
Two of Christchurch's oldest buildings in the process of being restored now need tenants or a new owner.
OPINION: What to do with abandoned red zone land in Christchurch is still unresolved. Conventional housing has been ruled out, while improving the land to reinstate it for housing would be inordinately expensive.
Christchurch's commercial rebuild is set to peak in the next year as delayed public projects finally take off.
When Georgia Scott talks about the terrifying moment her family escaped the fire that destroyed their Christchurch home just hours after they moved in, she smiles politely but her shaking hands tell a different story.
Synod members are being told by Anglican leaders that the rebuild of the Christ Church Cathedral will take twice as long and cost about $20 million more than previously agreed.
The Residential Advisory Service (Ras) is telling earthquake claimants to get in before it is too late.
The Christchurch Art Gallery has launched an ambitious $1 million fundraising campaign to buy a sculpture by a celebrated international artist.
Overpaid Earthquake Commission (EQC) claimants will hold on to their extra money.
Transient children have hit record numbers in low-income schools as the housing crisis forces more renting families to move house repeatedly.Numbers are still low, but the latest Ministry of Education data shows that 2.8 per cent...
OPINION: We're fast approaching the five-year anniversary of the release of the 100 Day Plan.
New Zealand is home to rugby, kiwis (the bird), Kiwis (the people) and pavlova. It's also home to a lot of Toyota Corollas.
Frances Horton is one of nearly 10,000 North Shore drivers who own the region's most popular car - a Toyota Corolla.
Contractors have begun work on the interior of Christchurch's new Justice Building.
The new Christchurch Metro Sports Facility site is likely the biggest land remediation project in New Zealand history.
Canterbury's Residential Advisory Service (RAS) will continue until the end of this year.
New legislation could help reinstate much of the ailing Christ Church Cathedral within seven years, the Government says.
A major earthquake conference is back on the agenda after being cancelled late last year.
The last unaccounted for vacant space in Christchurch's Cathedral Square has been sold and will be developed.
A decision on whether Christchurch City Council funding will be offered to help restore Christ Church Cathedral has not been released, after on Friday.
Statements claiming Christchurch's quake-hit streets have been repaired are "premature", a city business leader says.
Victoria Square's Bowker Fountain has been removed for repairs as restoration work on the quake-damaged Christchurch park ramp up.
A Christchurch family caught in an insurance nightmare are pleading with the Earthquake Commission (EQC) for help after near misses with concrete falling from their roof.
Shand's Emporium â ye olde curiosity shoppe, formerly of 88 Hereford St and the oldest wooden commercial building in Christchurch â is to remain in town. Saved, finally.
An old Masonic lodge and former studio for Canterbury artist could become a micro-brewery, offices or shops after it goes through a massive restoration.
Containers blocking views of Christchurch's historic former Public Trust Office building have been removed as its new owners plan repairs.
Music has filled the Town Hall for the first time since 2011, but it is uncertain when the venue will be ready for Christchurch audiences.
A purple theatre shaped like a bulbous spaceship could be landing in central Christchurch.
Insurers may soon act as agents for all Earthquake Commission (EQC) claims and the body's claim cap may increase to $150,000, but not include household contents.
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