An economist and author who specialises in policy effectiveness says strategies encouraging Christchurch residents to get out of cars and onto bikes and buses have not worked.
The package for some Southern Response policyholders could cost $313 million if all those eligible apply.
Several newly mapped or classified fault lines have been found in Dunedin - but authorities say the city remains among the lowest risk places for quakes in NZ.
The University of Otago Council has approved full funding for a $178 million building at its Christchurch campus.
Scientists are closely watching a silent, slow-burning quake off the NZ coast - and sophisticated sensors only recently placed around the site are expected to reveal a wealth of exciting new insights.
Residents may still have time to convince Christchurch City Council to retain a piece of land for a community space in Halswell instead of selling it.
Lots of high ambition but no real plan. That's the initial take on Christchurch City Council's new scheme to address climate change over the next 25 years.
A piece of art made in support of earthquake-hit Christchurch by one of New Zealand's most notable contemporary artists is being auctioned to save the NG building.
Emergency planners expect the Selwyn district to bounce back quicker than other areas if the Alpine Fault ruptures - but Arthur’s Pass is likely to be evacuated in a big quake.
A high performance sport centre in Christchurch could potentially be transformed into a dedicated community recreation facility.
New Zealand is one of two countries trialling a new quake warning system, which turns phones into seismographs and could save lives.
The Crown has acquired the last remaining piece of land needed for Christchurch's new covered stadium.
A large drilling rig is being used to bore holes at the site of Christchurch's planned new central city stadium.
A scathing internal review has revealed how six dead animals ended up in Akaroa’s drinking water reservoir, causing major disruption to the water supply and three cases of water-borne diseases.
Two of Christchurch’s legal heavyweights are in an arm wrestle over the best way to receive earthquake compensation from Southern Response.
Southern Response policyholders in Christchurch are eligible to receive compensation which is expected to cost the government-owned company $300 million.