Resource consent has been granted for a major commercial and residential development in Lyttelton.
Christchurch Hospital put its strong case for urgent upgrade work forward to the Minister of Health - now other hospitals are stepping up their bids for better facilities too.
Businesses and residents putting up with the ongoing roadworks along Riccarton Rd were relieved to hear the work should finish eight months ahead of schedule.
It will be more than six months before the public can view the designs of a long-awaited, controversial mega-facility set to be built in Christchurch.
Christchurch red zone contractors have been told to be on the lookout for groups stripping fruit trees to sell for commercial purposes.
Footbridges, a riverside landing and a band rotunda are set to appear in Christchurch after millions of dollars in funding was approved for the projects.
New shake testing of house foundations is being undertaken to ensure homes built on sloped areas such as Christchurch's Port Hills are better able to withstand future quakes.