Labour is backing the full restoration of Christchurch Cathedral.
Opposition parties are on the attack over a report into housing affordability in Canterbury.
The future of Christ Church Cathedral will not be decided by a "public vote" but the people's opinion could be "very persuasive" if one of the designs gets overwhelming support, Bishop Victoria Matthews says.
The Government has found significant problems within Christchurch's quake-pressured housing market and says both it and the private sector need to "pick up the pace" to help the city's recovery.
Eating habits among Canterbury women became unhealthier after the earthquakes to cope with stress, a study has revealed.Canterbury University psychology expert Dr Roeline Kuijer said women who suffered post-traumatic stress after...
The public have until May to vote for their favourite of three Christ Church Cathedral redesigns
A vulnerable Christchurch housing market has left thousands of people without adequate living.
The Government will spend $12.5 million building 40 new homes to ease the housing shortage in Christchurch's eastern suburbs.
Opinions are split between old and new after .
Three design options for a new cathedral in Christchurch have been released today for public feedback.The options include rebuilding the original Christ Church Cathedral, a traditional timber construction and a contemporary structure.Repairing...
Rockfall-threatened Port Hills property owners challenging their land zoning must wait at least two months to learn the fate of the houses.
Design options for the new ChristChurch Cathedral are set to be unveiled to the public.
Design options for the new ChristChurch Cathedral have been unveiled to the public.
Which one of these would you like to see in Cathedral Square?
Cera, says it was receiving acceptance letters from red zone property owners right up until last night's deadline.
Nearly 200 red-zoners have rejected a Crown offer to buy their earthquake-damaged land and will stay on in largely abandoned neighbourhoods.
Around a third of the remaining property owners in Christchurch's red-zones accepted a land buyout offer at the last minute.
After the Canterbury earthquakes only 30 per cent of New Zealanders are prepared at home for an emergency and a Civil Defence report says there is little evidence on how prepared businesses are.Prior to the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes...
The Canterbury earthquakes revealed problems with managing large-scale recovery efforts and laws could be reviewed, the Government says.
The Canterbury earthquakes have heightened Civil Defence' focus on preparing for emergencies, a new report says.
The futures of 150 home owners who are refusing to leave their red-zoned properties in Christchurch are still uncertain.
The Christchurch red-zoners who have shunned a Government offer still face uncertainty over the fate of their land.
Detailed engineering assessments of most of the buildings owned by Christchurch City Council should be completed by the end of this month.
Christchurch Symphony Orchestra is scouting for a large building to convert into a performance space for the next three to five years.
Prince Charles and other judges have chosen the winning design for a central Christchurch neighbourhood - but its identity is under wraps for another fortnight.
Prime Minister John Key says privacy breaches like the two revealed in one week at the Earthquake Commission are inevitable, and they are a result of human error, not systemic failure.EQC mistakenly sent an email containing claims...
On the last day for Christchurch land owners to settle with CERA, many people are not happy with what they've been offered.
On the last day for Christchurch landowners to settle with CERA, many people are not happy with what they've been offered.
Customers waiting for payments from the Earthquake Commission will have to wait longer despite a limited resumption of IT services at the beleaguered Government agency today.
The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has resumed limited IT functions this afternoon.
The owners of the red-zoned garage in two minds about whether to abandon their quake-damaged land have made a decision - they're staying.
A dramatic post-quake drop in Christchurch tourism has forced KiwiRail to suspend its Coastal Pacific train service for the winter.
Christchurch's red-zone land owners have just hours before the deadline for the Government's buy-out offer passes.The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) has offered those with undeveloped, commercial or uninsured properties...
It's D-Day in Canterbury today for red-zoners to accept the Government's offer to buy their homes.
A red-zoned Brooklands couple have told the Government: "We're staying - bring on the bulldozers."
Les Mills, Calendar Girls and the former Inland Revenue building are among buildings set to be bought by the Crown as part of the Government's plans for Christchurch's new eastern frame.
Tammy and Mike Bell waited for the release of the central-city blueprint before signing a lease on a new building.
Large parts of the country's building stock will be off-limits for disabled people under a proposal to trim the cost of upgrading thousands of earthquake-prone buildings, advocacy groups have warned.One of the lesser-known changes...
A decision not to extend the deadline for accepting Government red-zone offers is an "opportunity lost", the Human Rights Commissioner says.
Christchurch landowners who accept a 50 per cent offer for their vacant, uninsured or commercial red-zone properties can still take legal action against the Government.
After 100 years, the dairy in Horseshoe Lake is closing thanks to the Christchurch earthquake.
The man who revealed embarrassing EQC leaks says he's not a fighter by nature, but, as he tells Martin van Beynen, he's sick of how Christchurch's quake victims have been treated.
A videogame arcade with its roof fractured to the sky, a pub with glasses still hanging neatly above the bar and a sign promoting the Rugby World Cup 2011.
A $32-million hotel in the heart of the Christchurch CBD will be bought by the Government and demolished to make way for grassland in what operators and owners say is a waste of money and opportunity.
Lyttelton Port of Christchurch's stalled insurance claim "is potentially the largest ever in Australasian history", new information reveals.
A network of citizen groups have a thousand dreams for the residential red zone along the Avon River. WILL HARVIE walks the zone to see what it might look like if Cera and the Government permit the dreamers to act.
A voluntary register where people can give details of the status of their post-quake insurance claims may be set up by the Christchurch City Council.
Engineers are going to be more stringently regulated as a result of the CTV building collapse.
Government policy, not the earthquakes, has made land in Christchurch's residential red zone almost worthless, valuers say.
An elderly woman would rather "go to Heaven" than face leaving her home of almost 70 years, which is now in the red-zone.
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