Earthquake repairs costing $3.6 million have begun on the 14-storey Novotel Hotel in Christchurch.
Part of the Oxford service centre will close today because of earthquake risk.
A blessing and sod-turning ceremony will take place today at the site of the new Christchurch central police station.
Renters in Kaiapoi's red zone are a "wave waiting to break", with nowhere to go as the deadline to leave nears, agencies say.
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's (Cera) demolition budget has more than doubled since last October, but the authority cannot put a figure on Christchurch's total demolition bill.
Northeast Kaiapoi red-zone residents fear new signs designed to curb crime could advertise empty homes to criminals.
The Christchurch Heritage Trust has bought the earthquake-damaged England Brothers House in central Christchurch and will spend more than $4 million rescuing its historic facade.
Canterbury's health bosses have asked the Government to guarantee its funding because the health system is "running on a knife edge".
Housing Minister Phil Heatley used public interest as justification for "blacking out 95 per cent"of reports released under the Official Information Act on housing issues in Christchurch.
Prominent Cantabrians have made an impassioned plea to stop demolition of the Christ Church Cathedral on the day its tower was reduced to rubble.
Canterbury newlyweds and couples in long-term relationships are buckling under "earthquake-related pressure", support services say.
More than 500 people are waiting for state and social housing in Christchurch, yet welfare agencies say the figure does not reflect the true crisis of homelessness in the city.
Abandoned red-zoned neighbourhoods are serving as empty playgrounds for police dogs in training.
Disgruntled elderly residents vented their frustrations at Cera's boss yesterday.
Orange-zoned Southshore residents are angry and frustrated they will have to wait longer for their land zoning fate, despite being told a decision would be made by the end of April.
Another historic building has been ear-marked for demolition in Christchurch.
City council bureaucracy has become a "barnacle on the ship of progress", says a Christchurch cafe owner unable to reopen his earthquake-affected business.
Christchurch commuters battling bottlenecks and backups have something to look forward to this morning – Madras St is fully open.
Maori, Pacific Islanders and young families have led Christchurch's earthquake exodus, research reveals.
A community board pensioner who has had a "gutsful" of inaction over Christchurch's rental housing crisis, has decided to sleep in her car for a week and is challenging a National MP to join her.
The section of Christchurch's Madras Street between Tuam Street and Latimer Square will reopen fully today.
West Coasters are rallying behind a Chinese restaurateur again struck by tragedy after having already lost two businesses because of the Christchurch quakes.
Businesses forced out of Christchurch's quake-hit central city are becoming less inclined to return as time passes without any significant progress on the rebuild.
South Island towns and cities face losing residents to Christchurch as the city's rebuild gathers pace.
Despite a year of earthquake-disruptions, eight Christchurch pupils have been named in the prime minister's academic excellence awards.
A small, nondescript building near the edge of the cliff at Sumner is an historic building that deserves saving, writes KATHERINE NICHOLSON.
A $2.8 million earthquake grant to St John has ensured Christchurch is ready for a future disaster, the organisation says.
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