At first glance, the news of the budget for the new central Christchurch library ballooning by more than half seems alarming.
The cost of the new Christchurch central library has risen to $95 million from an original budget of $60 million.
Tough times are forcing some central Christchurch hospitality operators from the industry, with some giving away businesses just to get out.
"It's not like it used to be â you'd just open the doors and have a big party. Those days are well gone.
It has taken a few years but many Canterbury non-profit groups have at last replaced their quake-hit buildings, often with surprising style.
Central Christchurch is about to get another boost with the biggest shift yet of public servants back to the central city.
Southern Response may owe homeowners thousands in wrongly withheld refunds.
Rivalry is set to heat up between the booming satellite towns of Rolleston and Rangiora as new shops, schools and subdivisions open.
The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial is on-schedule to open on the sixth anniversary of the February 22, 2011 earthquake.
Market stalls in central Christchurch are packing up again and their owners say they desperately need a good home.
Sporadic blasts in the Port Hills herald progress on Sumner Rd, but a drone flyover shows the extent of the work still to be done.
New eateries are preparing to open their doors in central Christchurch's newly completed developments.
Many of Christchurch's most treasured heritage buildings will reopen in 2017 after being off limits since the 2011 earthquakes.
Christchurch businessman Roger Bridge has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to business and philanthropy. Bridge's background rests in property investment and management. He has been involved...
Wrecked company cars and threats against staff members continue to plague the Earthquake Commission (EQC) as it tries to settle thousands of unresolved insurance claims in Canterbury.
2017 is looming as the year Christchurch may finally break out of earthquake-recovery mode as major roadworks near completion and key rebuild projects get under way.
The owners of Antigua Boat Sheds cafe and boat hire business have notched up 30 years, but it has not all been easy paddling
Christchurch retailers expect this week's Boxing Day sales will cap off a bumper 2016.
Fletcher Living is spending $1 million on public "temporary use" projects so its central Christchurch East Frame housing development does not sit an idle wasteland for years.
The city council will push ahead with a plan to build houses on rural-zoned land near Northlands mall after getting the green light from the Government.
2016 is almost over and while many will say "good riddance" to a year that dished up its fair share of surprises, it has been a year of progress in Christchurch city.
OPINION: 2016 is almost over and while many will say "good riddance" to a year that dished up its fair share of surprises, it has been a year of progress in Christchurch City.
One year ago, a multi-million dollar playground opened in Christchurch's CBD, bringing hundreds of thousands more through the recovering city centre.
In a for , Mike Yardley took aim at the crumbling eyesores that dot Christchurch's CBD.
Insurance companies could be holding on to Earthquake Commission (EQC) settlements they are not entitled to, a claimant warns.
"It is kind of reassuring to have him back in a way. It is where he is meant to be."
The ground engineering firm responsible for re-levelling the Christchurch Art Gallery says it could do the same at Lancaster Park for less than $30 million.
Construction of homes in Christchurch's east frame will start before Easter.
OPINION: There is an undeniable spring in the step of central city shoppers.
The High Court has taken a swipe at Christchurch's most in demand earthquake litigation firm, saying it may have to bear responsibility for its clients' "misconceived" court action.
The start of earthworks at Christchurch's new metro sports facility is imminent, Crown rebuild agency Otakaro Ltd says.
Roadworks delays in Aranui have left many residents fed up with the ongoing road repairs.
It's two days before Aranui's biggest event of the year and Rachael Fonotia's office on Hampshire Street is bustling with activity.
More than six years after earthquakes began wrecking Christchurch's eastern Avon riverside suburbs, a plan for the red-zoned land has been released.
A class action against Southern Response has been given the green light to continue proceedings against the Canterbury earthquake insurer.
Police have completed a report into the collapse of Christchurch's CTV building, which killed 115 people, but are yet to decide whether to prosecute.
The thought of Aranui High School being wiped "off the face of the planet" hurts for Bert Knops.
Christchurch resident Lindsay Carswell wants the council to hold off pulling out the trees on High St in the central city.
Christchurch City Council will prepare options for demolishing Lancaster Park, dismissing claims it could be repaired.
Tower Insurance withheld information from a Christchurch client who has successfully sued the firm after it proposed winching his home back into place to repair it.
Several red-zoned blocks of central Kaiapoi are set to be sold or leased for business and residential use under a new Government plan.
Private insurers will take over Kaikoura earthquake claims from the Earthquake Commission (EQC).
Earthquake-damaged Lancaster Park could become a rest home for aged sports fans, a report prepared for Christchurch City Council says.
Contractors have removed the last of the shipping containers that lined Christchurch's quake-hit seaside suburbs.
The country's largest nurses' union has sought assurances Christchurch Hospital will not be "short-changed" as it looks set to trade away a car park used by nearly 300 staff.
A new Christchurch central city is emerging in a rash of pre-Christmas openings and informal unveilings.
Public support and a Christchurch City Council grant have saved McLean's Mansion, says the man behind plans to open it as an art gallery.
Vehicles will soon begin to pass between the ornamental ironwork railings of the Gloucester St Bridge.
The Carlton Courts building on one of Christchurch's busiest corners has been repaired and will become a food and drink hub again.
OPINION: The architecture of the rebuild shouldn't be dismissed as merely a passing style. Instead its materials and spaces speak of a particular politics. I think most people intuitively understand this and I suspect it's why the city's new glass boxes receive ongoing criticism.
If you had to paint a picture of the archetypical scientist, you'd come up with an image of Dr Ken Gledhill: deeply woolly, untamed grizzly white beard, spectacles, fleecy jerkin.
Kim Dotcom's lawyer has bought a heritage building in central Christchurch from the Gough family at a discounted price.
The North Canterbury earthquake has triggered renewed calls for faster action on earthquake-prone buildings, despite new laws designed to speed up the process.
An "emotional" road works meeting of 100 Christchurch business owners grew fiery this week, amid claims constant alterations are driving away customers and hurting turnover.
Freedom Furniture is to reopen in Moorhouse Avenue, the street where it was based before the Christchurch earthquakes.
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