The University of Otago's aquarium has been closed after an engineering report discovered the building meets less than 15% of the new building standard for earthquake strength.
Christchurch has been shaken by a magnitude 4.3 aftershock this morning.
Parts of the quake-damaged Avon River should be straightened to reinvigorate the river for rowing and other sporting events, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.
Predictions of a Christchurch earthquake exodus have not convinced city powerbrokers.
Earthquake-hit residents in Christchurch's residential red zones should not be forced out of their homes until the city's housing crisis is resolved, participants in a housing summit say.
A Ballantynes umbrella cost almost as much as a camera in early-1900s Christchurch, a time capsule has revealed.
Residential zoning will be encouraged within Christchurch's earthquake-hit four avenues to boost redevelopment, central city rebuild chief Warwick Isaacs says.
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) has just completed a trip to Australia to get ideas for the Christchurch rebuild.
The night time temperature in Christchurch this weekend is going to be around three degrees, so imagine having to go outside at night to visit the toilet.
Government incentives to help attract offshore investment into the Christchurch rebuild is just one idea put forward by business leaders who say outside interest in capital projects for the city is growing.
Roger Sutton, one of the best-known faces amongst Christchurch's post-earthquake leaders, will soon mark his first year as chief executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera).
Christchurch's burnt-out welfare agencies will be breathing easier after the Government pledged another $13 million in funding for the social services sector.
Key decisions on Christchurch's annual plan could become irrelevant once the Government's central-city blueprint is finished, councillors fear.
A group headed by Bishop Victoria Matthews and including architects from Warren and Mahoney is to embark on a world tour for inspiration for a new Cathedral in the Square.
If the results of The Press survey of community attitudes is any indication, the Christchurch Art Gallery (CAG) appears to be lodged in the public's affections.
A rebuilt rugby stadium is way down the list of priorities for Christchurch residents, who say they want their swimming pools and sports fields fixed first.
Christchurch's pure underground water reservoirs may have increased liquefaction during the largest earthquakes in the past 20 months.
A once-thriving central Christchurch entertainment and retail precinct has been reduced to an empty lot.
Now you see it, now you don't.
An "unfortunate" minority of land damage claimants will not get enough compensation to fix their properties, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) says.
Three central-city precincts should form the foundation of the new Christchurch, a renowned Australian planning expert says.
Government agencies, and not the Christchurch City Council, should manage the central-city rebuild, The Press' local issues survey shows.
Aerial photos of the Christchurch CBD taken by KIRK HARGREAVES, comparing July 2011 with May 2012. Slideshow application by JOHN HARFORD.
Floodlights helped contractors work through the weekend to ensure a $38 million apartment building in Ferrymead would not collapse if another large earthquake struck.
Families who lost loved ones in the Christchurch earthquake are set to get a second $10,000 grant from the Red Cross.
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