Former refugees living in Christchurch coped well throughout the city's earthquakes despite most of them having no help from authorities and struggling to get information, a study has found.
At least one hidden camera has been used to record tradesmen doing repairs for the Canterbury Home Repair Programme, Fletcher EQR says.
Christchurch landscaping firm Goom sees more opportunities ahead in the implementation of the Christchurch Central Development Unit's new plan for the central city.
The businesses and people integral to the future of Christchurch are confident about the economic recovery of the country's second largest city.
The latest batch of red-zoners have begun househunting and are tipped to start boosting demand and prices for homes in their own neighbourhoods.
Education leaders say a decision to extend work rights to English language students in Canterbury will give Christchurch's once flourishing English language school sector a welcome shot in the arm.
A push to hire 1000 more workers by Christmas for the $2.2 billion repair of Christchurch infrastructure kicks off next month.
Strong growth in spending in the top half of the South Island last month is likely related to a recovery in Christchurch, electronic payments provider Paymark says.
Earthquake-hit Christchurch has become "almost impossible" to market as a holiday destination and its tourism industry faces a grim future, one of the city's major tour operators says.
The construction manager for the Canterbury Television building says he had "limited involvement" in its construction and has distanced himself from responsibility in the project.
Wages for Canterbury construction workers are rising faster than in the rest of the country.
Aggrieved landowners looking to challenge the central city blueprint in court will find it difficult to make a case, a property expert says.
Fletcher Building is seconding a Work and Income staff manager to help it recruit more beneficiaries for jobs in the Canterbury rebuild.
A man who died in the Pyne Gould Corporation (PGC) building on February 22, 2011, was remembered yesterday at the official reopening of a former central Christchurch accounting firm.
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