Prime Minister John Key has been quick to talk down allegations of Israeli spies operating in Christchurch at the time of the February quake.
Prime Minister John Key has confirmed one of three Israelis killed in the Christchurch earthquake was carrying multiple passports but is refusing to go into further detail because it is not in the national interest.
There are claims this morning that one of the Israeli's who died in the February earthquake in Christchurch was part of a team of spies in the city.
There are claims this morning that one of the Israelis who died in the February earthquake in Christchurch was part of a team of spies in the city.
The newspaper says four Israeli spies were in van crushed by falling debris on an inner city Christchurch street - and one of them was killed instantly.
Israeli Ambassador Shemi Tzur has dismissed as "science fiction" suspicions that agents of Israel's secret service, Mossad, had been caught up in the Christchurch earthquake in February.
The Government has been accused of double standards by refusing to fund legal representation for earthquake victims' families while increasing pay rates for quake recovery appointees to $1000 a day.
The chairman of Lloyd's, the world's biggest insurance market, says the destruction of Christchurch's central city is "staggering".
Some Christchurch secondary schools are considering changing their timetables after site-sharing has uncovered a new way of operating.
Going green is no relief for residents in an east Christchurch street who say they are worse off than their red-zoned neighbours.
A Christchurch heritage landmark has been lost, taking with it the irreplaceable memories of almost 50 New Zealand families.
The Government will not allow a monopoly to develop on the processing of millions of tonnes of demolition waste, promising to fast-track any applications from waste contractors competing with Transpacific Industries Group (NZ).
The Christchurch Festival of the Arts has managed a 102nd year of competition, despite earthquakes claiming several of its venues.
Kairaki residents will soon have the geotechnical information they hope will save their town.
The February earthquake is not an excuse for substandard housing in Christchurch, a tenants advocacy group says.
Christchurch homeowners are in "utter disbelief" that the council is charging them for the space used to prop up quake-damaged fences.
Former Prime Minister Jenny Shipley is among several Government appointees being paid $1000 a day to monitor the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera).
A Waikato man who stole charity boxes for Canterbury earthquake relief before leading police on a car chase has been handed a jail sentence.
The school holidays got off to a good start for a busload of Christchurch families, who spent the day in Hanmer Springs, thanks to donations made to the City Mission.
Christchurch shopper Brian Milne has one message for consumers facing rising prices - "shop smarter".
The power of the February 22 earthquake has been shown in closed circuit television footage of the New Brighton pier.
The families of Chch quake victims say the Govt's decision not to fund legal representation at the Inquiry feels like a rejection.
Labour's demanding answers from Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee, about how he appointed a panel to review decisions made by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.
Labour's demanding answers from Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee about how he appointed a panel.
Food markets, street sculptures and residential developments could be part of a Sydenham "village", a rebuilding plan for the earthquake-hit area shows.
A massive Burwood operation dealing with millions of tonnes of demolition waste is nothing to do with the Christchurch City Council, council management says.
Christchurch children on a free week-long break in Auckland have commemorated the people who died in the February earthquake.
Some of the prison system's toughest inmates have been given a chance to showcase their creative side at an Auckland art exhibition.
Quake rubbish and debris from the Lyttelton Port land reclamation is washing up on the other side of the harbour.
The Tzu Chi Buddhist community gave more than $100,000 worth of food, blankets and torches to Linwood College's school community on Saturday.
Earthquake debris from the Lyttelton Harbour reclamation has been washing up on nearby beaches, leading residents to question its environmental impact.
A bus load of Christchurch children and their parents are spending the day in Hanmer, thanks to donations made to the City Mission.
More than 270 Canterbury children have arrived in Auckland today to take a "break from the quake".
An organised cycling tour around the inner-city cordon was the first opportunity some people had to see the extent of earthquake damage, an organiser says.
Canterbury University is giving a five-bedroomed apartment to five Christchurch students rent free for a year.
Two aftershocks - one a 4.2 in magnitude - rattled Christchurch overnight.
Fifty grieving families of Christchurch earthquake victims have been denied government funding for legal representation at royal commission hearings.
The Isaac Theatre Royal will not reopen until January 2013.
Fiona Platt had given up on being able to see an All Blacks game this season – but that was before she won tickets to a fundraiser test match.
Almost $2 million worth of earthquake payouts may be lost or sitting in mailboxes, the Earthquake Commission (EQC) says.
A site left empty by the Canterbury earthquakes has been brought back to life with books.
Christ Church Cathedral is insured for only 70 per cent of the rebuild cost.
Evicted Arts Centre tenants in Christchurch are calling for the release of engineering reports on their former buildings.
A break in the week’s freezing temperatures has seen Christchurch residents take to touring the central city cordons.
The EQC says as of July 1, more than 630 EQC cheques amounting to $1.9 million had not been presented to banks.
A void stands to one side of the sanctuary in Christchurch's St Michael and All Angels; a vacant space and a poignant reminder of one of one of the city's cultural casualties in the February 22 earthquake.
A small Cook Islands community raised $25,000 for the Christchurch earthquake appeal in just four hours.
A police visit and five months living with the threat of rockfalls could not keep a Christchurch resident out of his red-stickered home.
When the spire of the Christ Church Cathedral came tumbling down on February 22, so did Tadaaki Kusaka's business.