Rescuers tried in vain to save a Christchurch man killed when the wall of an unreinforced building collapsed into a central city shopping centre in last February's earthquake, an inquiry has heard.
"Additional governance arrangements" at the quake-hit Christchurch City Council have been discussed behind closed doors, with a city councillor criticising the council's lack of transparency.
Fendalton's quake-hit library could open by June after Christchurch City councillors approved $190,000 of earthquake strengthening work and repairs.
Police have withdrawn a charge alleging a red-zone cordon breach by a Merivale company director, 11 months after he was arrested.
A Colombo St building that partially collapsed onto a neighbouring building during last February's earthquake had been on a lean due to previous quake damage, a royal commission has heard.
Geoff Brien is neither angry nor bitter. He is just a 57-year-old man who wants to live his life.
The Festival of Flowers will showcase a special commemorative garden for the anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake .
Liquefaction has been turned into art in an exhibition by Christchurch artist Julia Morison.
An Israeli backpacker who saved three friends was unable to escape when their van was crushed by rubble in last February's earthquake.
Foodstuffs has been forced to close parts of one of its Christchurch buildings deemed earthquake-prone.
A welfare worker is "heartbroken" after a Christchurch community centre and church was placed in the city's residential red zone.
High maintenance costs and safety concerns could scupper plans for an earthquake memorial at Shag Rock.
Another Christchurch playcentre is homeless after last week's rezoning announcement.
Demand from red-zoners is still boosting the number of house sales in Christchurch, with cheaper homes proving especially popular.
Newly red-zoned Christchurch homeowners are upset they have the same deadline to quit their earthquake-damaged land as those zoned red eight months ago.
The Christ Church Cathedral is slowing "rocking herself to pieces", according to its project manager.
Melanie and Steve Brown thought it would be a novelty to get married in a leap year.
Officials should "pull out all the stops" to open the central-city cordon as soon as possible, a business leader says.
Merivale Mall's owners have maintained a wall of silence about the fate of the quake-hit shopping centre, with one business owner criticising the mall's lack of communication.
Shopkeepers are having to find alternative ways to stay in business after being forced out of Christchurch’s Merivale Mall because of the earthquake risk.
What remains of New Zealand’s most recognisable church, the Christchurch Cathedral?
None of the barriers erected around unreinforced masonry buildings in Christchurch after the September 2010 quakes protected against falling facades, an engineer says.
Brett Chambers had the perfect life. Overachieving children, dream home, successful career and his childhood sweetheart and "unbelievably awesome" wife, Helen.
The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission has set a June date for looking at the collapse of the CTV building.
The demolition of two dangerous six-storey Christchurch apartment blocks may have to be delayed until tomorrow.
The formal inquiry into the collapse of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building in February 2011 will run for about five weeks when it starts in June.
Bureaucratic delays held up the demolition of a quake-damaged building that killed a man in last February's earthquake, a royal commission has heard.
The owners of quake-hit Merivale Mall are today "liasing" with affected businesses to discuss the fate of the shopping centre.
The owners of quake-hit Merivale Mall are today "liaising" with affected businesses to discuss the fate of the shopping centre.
A Colombo St building that collapsed during last February's earthquake, killing 25-year-old Normand Lee, is the focus of the Canterbury earthquakes royal commission today.
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