Canterbury manufacturers are concerned about the potential for the construction sector to lure their workers with higher wages.
Disease-causing germs could remain in liquefaction silt for more than five months, a report has found.
A Christchurch home owner whose property was severely damaged in the quakes says the Earthquake Commission has delayed his insurance settlement.
The engineer who first identified the Canterbury Television building did not meet building standards says he would never have approved the strengthening work eventually done to fix it.
Earthquake recovery boss Roger Sutton is calling for better ''triaging'' of insurance and Earthquake Commission (EQC) claims so those most in need get their homes fixed first.
The repair and rebuild of Canterbury homes will probably take seven years rather than five, Westpac Bank says.
Witness reports that the Canterbury Television building was "livelier" after the Boxing Day 2010 earthquake "fell on deaf ears", an engineer says.
After an eight week hearing into the catastrophic collapse of Christchurch's CTV building, the engineer whose firm designed it has now apologised to families of the 115 people who died.
The Christchurch City Council will meet behind closed doors this afternoon to discuss the future of quake-damaged houses in the Port Hills.
The engineer who designed the Canterbury Television building has called its collapse a "worst-nightmare scenario" and apologised for any mistakes he made.
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.
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