Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker and a cast of helpers ventured into the quake-hit eastern suburbs this morning in a major clean up exercise.
A big jump in the number of people gambling in Canterbury is being blamed on people's need to escape the stresses of constant earthquakes and an uncertain future.
A Christchurch law firm has been reunited with its files for the first time in almost a year.
About 100 Japanese mourners will fly to Christchurch to mark the first anniversary of the February earthquake and seek legal action over the failed Canterbury Television building that killed 28 of their country's students.
The Government's red-zone buyout offer is being extended to rest homes and retirement villages, the Government has announced.
Work to determine whether rockfall-threatened areas of the Port Hills can be repaired has begun.
An historic hospital building is to be demolished.
Some locals are unswayed after Christchurch City Council's chief executive Tony Marryatt turned down his big pay rise, and say he needs to go.
Robert McCormack is placing a $5.3-million bet on people returning to central Christchurch, with a new four-storey office block in the city's heart.
Christchurch's earthquake memorial service will be screened live on television.
Modelling completed a week before the February earthquake gave a 25 per cent chance such a tremor would hit the area within a year, new research says.
The Earthquake Commission has received more than 20,000 claims after large quakes rocked Christchurch in December and January.
Local Government Minister Nick Smith is heading to Christchurch today to bang some council heads together.
A building that partially collapsed, killing a barman as he rushed outside, has been the focus of the Canterbury earthquake royal commission today.
A building which housed a popular Christchurch café was the focus of the royal commission into the earthquakes today.
Christchurch's earthquake authorities are worried many departing homeowners could be leaving toxic calling cards in the garden shed.
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