Christchurch's water is officially clean again.
Councils should do a stocktake of all buildings with "critical structural weakness", the Canterbury earthquakes royal commission chairman says.
The weekend's quake has advanced moves for dangerous buildings in Wellington to be restrengthened or demolished.
The public has had a "mismatched" view of the role of engineers after the September 4 earthquake, an expert says.
Work starts this week on a new Aranui library, twice delayed by major earthquakes.
There were Christmas songs, sunshine, and lots of smiles at Christchurch's 65th annual Santa parade.
A new trust set up to develop low-cost sections for red-zone evacuees believes it could sell them for up to $80,000 below market value.
Hundreds of government buildings are at risk of being shut down and vacated as emergency seismic assessments reveal their earthquake risk.
Bus tours of Christchurch's earthquake-damaged central business district are booked out.
Christchurch has been listed as one of the top global cities that will shape the next century by United States magazine .
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