The Government is unlikely to hold on to the land it buys in earthquake-hit central Christchurch for long.
The cash-strapped Christchurch City Council should raise bonds against its assets to pay its share of the rebuild costs, says former mayor Garry Moore.
Former refugees living in Christchurch coped well throughout the city's earthquakes despite most of them having no help from authorities and struggling to get information, a study has found.
At least one hidden camera has been used to record tradesmen doing repairs for the Canterbury Home Repair Programme, Fletcher EQR says.
Christchurch landscaping firm Goom sees more opportunities ahead in the implementation of the Christchurch Central Development Unit's new plan for the central city.
The businesses and people integral to the future of Christchurch are confident about the economic recovery of the country's second largest city.
The latest batch of red-zoners have begun househunting and are tipped to start boosting demand and prices for homes in their own neighbourhoods.
Education leaders say a decision to extend work rights to English language students in Canterbury will give Christchurch's once flourishing English language school sector a welcome shot in the arm.
A push to hire 1000 more workers by Christmas for the $2.2 billion repair of Christchurch infrastructure kicks off next month.
Strong growth in spending in the top half of the South Island last month is likely related to a recovery in Christchurch, electronic payments provider Paymark says.
Earthquake-hit Christchurch has become "almost impossible" to market as a holiday destination and its tourism industry faces a grim future, one of the city's major tour operators says.
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