Keeping the garden looking lush and green this summer could prove difficult for Christchurch residents with the city council signalling water restrictions will be in place from October.
When liquefaction came pouring into the living room of my sister's St Albans flat after February's quake she had little choice but to move out until the silt-sodden carpet had been ripped up and replaced.
Canterbury's $30 million cruise-ship industry has been thrown a lifeline.
The central Christchurch red zone will be reduced for the first time since June, with a small section between Tuam and Lichfield re-opened.
Temporary liquor bans will cover two Christchurch suburbs that have drawn growing numbers of drinkers since the February earthquake.
Engineers have recovered the "virtually undamaged" internal dome of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament by lifting it out in one piece.
Christchurch's earthquake-hit civic offices have no major structural damage.
The Christchurch City Council's civic offices joint venture have not been structurally damaged after the Canterbury earthquakes, engineers say.
A number of Christchurch residents are tearing their hair out – literally – from the stress of the Canterbury earthquakes.
Canterbury builders say reconstruction work is being slowed down because of problems with insurance and earthquake assessments.
Christchurch's first temporary housing village will finally open this week, more than six months after the deadly February quake.
Billboards with messages of anguish and hope from Canterbury's earthquakes will spring up in Hagley Park next week.
Girls as young as eight are losing their hair to stress after the Canterbury earthquakes.
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