Mainzeal's key partner in the Christchurch rebuild says home repairs will not be delayed, but cannot give such assurance to commercial customers.
An elderly couple can't believe their luck after a demolition worker returned hundreds of euros lost in the quake.
Gerry Brownlee says the collpase of Mainzeal will not affect the Christchurch rebuild as badly as many fear.
Apprentices are taking on a larger role in the Christchurch rebuild through the building trades and through individual companies, such as the Gough Group.
Rival construction firms are set to scramble for Christchurch rebuild contracts and staff after the collapse of one of New Zealand's largest building groups.
Thieves are stooping to a new low by stealing plants from abandoned quake-damaged properties in Christchurch.
The Christchurch rebuild is going to need two million square metres of floor covering and farmers are asking for wool to be given a fair go.
Owners of earthquake-damaged buildings won't have to strengthen their buildings beyond the legal requirement.
Government concerns over the financial challenges facing the Christchurch City Council could see the planned release of the council's 10-year work programme and financial strategy dropped.
The Christchurch City Council is being urged to "make more noise" about the loss of heritage buildings amid concerns that more could be lost as the city rebuild progresses.
The hands on the historic Victoria Clock Tower have been fixed at 12.51pm for nearly two years, but Christchurch City Council staff say time should now move on.
Canterbury's filled job numbers have returned to pre-earthquake levels.
Jacking earthquake-damaged Canterbury homes up to 3 metres off the ground could save hundreds from the scrapheap.
Christchurch is boasting the lowest beneficiary unemployment rate in the country as the city's rebuild continues to soak up the unemployed.
A new world opened up before Lesina Figota when she was offered a job in the Christchurch rebuild.
People will be able to enjoy a drink and a meal in the Christchurch Arts Centre by Christmas.
The days of crawling under your house to check quake-damaged foundations could be over.
Public consultation meetings will be held across New Zealand this month as the Government looks to make changes to its system for dealing with earthquake-prone buildings.
A shallow aftershock hit Christchurch this afternoon and was felt strongly around the city.
A magnitude-3.8 earthquake has rocked Canterbury this afternoon.
The $36 million restoration of the Great Hall and Clock Tower in the Christchurch Arts Centre has taken a step forward with the arrival of steel braces.
The $36 million restoration of the Great Hall and the Clock Tower at the Christchurch Arts Centre has taken a step forward with the arrival of steel braces.
Hundreds of condemned earthquake-damaged houses could be saved if new house-lifting technology proves a success.
Rubbish day for Brian Taylor is a stark reminder of the disintegration of his red-zoned community.
Christchurch residents will gather in silence at 12:51pm on February 22 - the second anniversary of the deadly quake that rocked their city.
Officials deciding on proposed earthquake-proofing building codes have been told ensuring New Zealand leads the way in access for the disabled will be a financial boom - including the chance to tap into a tourism sector that pumps almost $5 billion into the Australian economy.
Christchurch's famous twisted bridge, one of the symbols of the big February earthquake, will be moved because it's said to be a safety risk.
The insurance industry is backing calls for a public record to be kept of earthquake-damaged homes that have been written off by insurers.
Uncertainty over the cost of the proposed central Christchurch transport network could stall progress on the rebuild, Wigram Labour MP Megan Woods says.
Two New Regent St shops have been refurbished and handed back to their owners, and the precinct's opening date is pencilled in for March 22.
Restoration of the Isaac Theatre Royal in central Christchurch could mean Gloucester St will soon be reopened to two-way traffic.
A proposed 6.5-kilometre coastal pathway between Ferrymead and Scarborough that could attract more than a million users is likely to cost about $26 million.
The landmark Cranmer Court site in central Christchurch has been put up for sale by the building's 31 owners.
A proposal to ban red-zone workers from wearing t-shirts and shorts has been abandoned.
Up to 200 rebuild workers will be housed in a temporary village on the old Orion site in St Albans.
Uncertainties around Christchurch's rebuild makes it difficult to forecast its impact on New Zealand's economy, says the Reserve Bank (RBNZ) governor.
Allied Concrete is investing $15 million in 30 new concrete trucks as it ramps up for the Canterbury rebuild.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has attacked the Christchurch City Council for its failure to fix quake-damaged social housing units in the city despite a multimillion-dollar payout from the Earthquake Commission (EQC).
Christchurch city councillors have been warned in a secret meeting that the cost of fixing quake damaged underground infrastructure could be much more than originally thought.
Small to medium enterprises have been hard hit by the Canterbury earthquakes, with more than 20 per cent still in survival mode.
A senior geotechnical engineer says rock falls in Christchurch’s Port Hills will happen again and could kill more people.
Resource consent has been granted for a temporary camp that will house up to 200 rebuild workers in St Albans, Christchurch.Christchurch company JGM Group Ltd has been granted consent to build a complex of relocatable single-bedroom...
A 40-tonne rock that crashed into an empty Port Hills home needed just millimetres of movement to shake loose, geotechnical engineers say.
A 30,000kg truck named T-Rex is bound for Christchurch to pound the city's shaky ground.
Christchurch's EnaSolar is ramping up the manufacture of inverters for the solar panel industry to fit in with the building of new homes in the quake-hit city.
In Christchurch a major, post-earthquake precedent may be being set.
A magnitude-3.8 earthquake struck near Akaroa this afternoon.
Christchurch has been rattled by another aftershock this afternoon - from an unusual location.
New home construction plans dropped in Canterbury in December, with 281 consents issued, down from the highs of previous months.
A popular rebuild blueprint, a marked decrease in seismic activity and an optimistic, forward-looking population means central Christchurch is ripe for investment.
The construction team charged with fixing Christchurch's roads and water pipes is looking to beef up its 1700-plus work force by another 400 people by May/June as it ramps up work on the $2 billion repair of Christchurch's horizontal infrastructure.
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