Government proposals to force owners of earthquake-prone buildings to strengthen them or knock them down are backed by the Christchurch City Council.
New Zealand's biggest insurer says about 52 per cent of its Canterbury earthquake residential claims are settled or in progress, with priority now being given to "vulnerable" customers for repairs and rebuilds.
Christchurch clothing company Earth Sea Sky is the last specialised, high-quality Kiwi outdoor clothing brand to use New Zealand factories, co-owner Jane Ellis says.
Prisoners will soon help to repair Christchurch's earthquake-damaged social houses.
Cordons around central Christchurch are set to shrink dramatically as the rebuild finally gets underway.
Building heights will be restricted to a maximum of four-storeys under a raft of planning rule changes being considered for the residential areas of Christchurch's city centre.
New Zealand's biggest insurer says about 52 per cent of its Christchurch residential claims have been settled or are in progress, with priority now being given to ''vulnerable'' customers.
Christchurch central city red zone is now "the rebuild zone" with new buildings underway and 16,000 new jobs created over the last year.
Christchurch's uninsured red zone property owners will get the other half of a compensation offer if NZ First is part of the next government.
Central city cordons will be reduced by May, says MP Gerry Brownlee.
When a TV network decides to make a reality show called My Job From Hell Tim Hunter will probably feature in the first episode.
About 40 print, radio and broadcast journalists from around New Zealand have gathered in Christchurch ahead of the second anniversary of the devastating February 2011 quake.
Tragedy, heroism and humour were all on display at the opening of a new exhibition on Christchurch's earthquakes.
Hundreds of Canterbury's local leaders attended the launch of an earthquake museum in central Christchurch last night.
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and Microsoft New Zealand today announced a joint project in Christchurch to strengthen the technology capability of 50 not-for-profit organisations - some badly affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.
Road workers are less than a third of the way through repairs to Christchurch roads and transport infrastructure.
A supermarket giant is refusing to replace one of its earthquake-hit Christchurch stores until traffic lights are installed on the site.
Christchurch motorists should not expect any respite soon from seemingly endless roadworks, detours and road closures across the city.
A supermarket giant is refusing to replace one of its earthquake-hit Christchurch stores until traffic lights are installed at the site.
The Earthquake Commission expects to pay up to $160 million this year for reinsurance, four times as much as before the earthquakes.
A new interactive exhibition commemorating the Canterbury earthquakes will open in Christchurch’s former red zone on Friday.
Former Prime Minister Jenny Shipley says she "absolutely rejects" suggestions there is a conflict of interest in her role as a former director with Mainzeal while also sitting on the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority Review panel.
Canterbury children struggling with earthquake-related issues can now access $9.3 million worth of grants.
A national recruitment firm says it could be filling an extra 20 positions a week for the Christchurch rebuild if enough suitable people were available.
Up to $400 million of taxpayer funds will be needed to settle AMI's Canterbury earthquake claims.
New Zealand's building industry will boom in the next five years with work worth about $46 billion and driven by the Christchurch recovery, BIS Shrapnel says.
Some residents think Christchurch's damaged Medway Street Bridge should have been left as an earthquake memorial.
The first cardboard tubes are going up on what will be Christchurch's new cardboard cathedral.
Thousands of Canterbury renters will be asked to share their stories as the Tenants Protection Association (TPA) determines whether there is a "housing crisis" in Christchurch.
Three days after arriving in Christchurch to help with the rebuild, Luke Smith lost almost everything he owned.
Work to remove the Medway St footbridge in Christchurch is set to begin today.
The Serious Fraud Office believes early intervention has averted potentially massive fraud in the Christchurch rebuild.
A key figure in the rebuilding of Christchurch will answer readers' questions live on press.co.nz tomorrow, 10 days before the second anniversary of the February earthquake.
Christchurch's Anglican cardboard cathedral may be months from completion, but it has already been crowned a world attraction by one of Australia's biggest newspapers.
Cantabrians have been shaken by a magnitude 3.8 tremor this morning.
The fabric of Christchurch changed again this morning with the start of one of the city's most recognisable buildings coming down.
For two years Christchurch residents have dreamed they will be getting back a new, green, sustainable city. But will they? JOHN McCRONE investigates.
The Great Hall at the Christchurch Arts Centre teems with activity.
Controversial Minister of Education Hekia Parata visited an empty site in North Canterbury this afternoon.
Campbell Live meets a hardworking Christchurch couple, with a young child, who are currently staying in motor camps.
Scientists are knocking on Christchurch doors to find out how much shaking residents experienced in the February 2011 earthquake.
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has released a time-lapse video of the Christchurch CBD, taken between February 1, 2012 and January 31, 2013.
An Indian fraudster posing as an agent for a New Zealand recruitment company has scammed thousands of dollars from Indian workers hoping to get a job in the Christchurch rebuild.
Canterbury unemployment has hit a new low in the period since the earthquakes began, and is expected to fall further.
An earthquake-damaged Christchurch landmark may have a fairytale ending.
Teams of scientists will scour the quake-shattered eastern suburbs of Christchurch over the next fortnight to gather vital information to improve earthquake hazard and risk assessments in New Zealand.
Mainzeal's key partner in the Christchurch rebuild says home repairs will not be delayed, but cannot give such assurance to commercial customers.
An elderly couple can't believe their luck after a demolition worker returned hundreds of euros lost in the quake.
Gerry Brownlee says the collpase of Mainzeal will not affect the Christchurch rebuild as badly as many fear.
Apprentices are taking on a larger role in the Christchurch rebuild through the building trades and through individual companies, such as the Gough Group.
Rival construction firms are set to scramble for Christchurch rebuild contracts and staff after the collapse of one of New Zealand's largest building groups.
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