Christchurch quake refugee Natalie O'Brien says the painful memories of her partner's death almost one year ago makes a permanent return to the city still too painful.
Government guidelines for fixing quake-damaged homes have been changed, meaning some cracked or tilted foundations will no longer be fixed.
Helen Grice may have lost the use of her legs on February 22, but she did not lose her spirit.
A garden and a replica of Christ Church Cathedral commemorating the February 22 earthquake have been vandalised, leaving volunteers angry and dismayed.
Lyttelton band The Eastern are poised to release a new album recorded in a condemned house in Dallington.
It would take 60 stonemasons three years to rebuild the Catholic cathedral in Christchurch and the wages bill could be up to $40 million.
Quake-displaced Merivale Mall tenants say they have been "left in limbo" by the mall's owners, with uncertainty still surrounding the future of the quake-hit shopping centre.
New CCTV footage from the Hobsonville RSA robbery could help progress investigation.
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Police have withdrawn a charge alleging a red-zone cordon breach by a Merivale company director, 11 months after he was arrested.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.
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