Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says talks are underway to expand a seasonal work scheme so that Samoan workers can help in the rebuild of Christchurch.
Aggrieved red-zone residents in Christchurch are taking their plight to the United Nations.
The effect of the Canterbury earthquakes on residents' health is being studied as part of a project aimed at improving how health services respond to natural disasters.
Canterbury is finally thawing after a snowstorm which boasted the coldest day on record. But the homeless are struggling to cope.
About 1000 job seekers have turned out to a careers fair in Christchurch today as Fletcher Building seeks to recruit staff for the rebuild of the city.
Nelson youth centre The New Hub, the Refinery gallery and Mediterranean Foods are among a cluster of Nelson City Council buildings with poor earthquake-strength ratings that have alarmed city councillors.
A fire chief from England will examine the Christchurch Fire Service's operational response to the February earthquake.
A Christchurch contractor has waited more than a year for a $4000 payment from EQC for emergency work he carried out after the February 2011 earthquake.
The Queen has been told a new Anglican Cathedral for Christchurch would include "bits and important parts'' of the one being slowly demolished, Prime Minister John Key says.
Even though it's been more than a year since the February quake, some residents are now facing a second winter, in the cold.
When Christchurch's CBD became a red zone, small pockets of it remained relatively intact.
A $6.5 million social housing development could be built in Hornby as the city council scrambles to address Christchurch's accommodation crisis.
Grey Power is putting pressure on the Government to make provisions for former residents of four red-zoned rest homes.
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.
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