Demolition of the earthquake-damaged Vero House, in central Christchurch, began yesterday.
A touring show which conjures up the heartbreak and hopes arising from the Canterbury earthquakes is proving a popular and, for some, a highly emotional experience at the Otago Museum.
A $140 million four-lane motorway officially opened in Christchurch today was a "remarkable achievement" given the city's earthquake damage and disruption, Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee said.
A search and rescue expert today denied a lack of specialist equipment cost lives at the CTV Building collapse, which killed 115 people in last February's earthquake.
Insurance payouts are moving at a sluggish rate in Christchurch, and it will be at least 2015 before major companies have processed all claims.
Fire chiefs failed to cope with the February 22 earthquake response, according to a scathing report out today which criticised them for being disorganised, out of the loop, and failing to support their firefighters who were battling to save lives.
Police today admitted the February 22 earthquake disaster in Christchurch "overwhelmed" their communication system.
Increased alcohol consumption and significantly higher levels of depression, acute stress and anxiety have been linked to residents living in worst affected areas of the quake-hit Christchurch.
Barbie dolls were not in Farrah Sipa's toy box when she was younger; instead it was cars and marbles, and she used to play on an old, run-down bulldozer left in a nearby park.
In the aftermath of the earthquakes, women have been given the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and assist in rebuilding Christchurch piece by piece. And perceptions of a male-dominated trade industry are changing. Samantha McPherson, of The Star, Christchurch, reports.
Homeowners who had no insurance when the February 22 earthquake damaged their Christchurch homes have been given a half-price buyout offer from the Government.
A key witness in the royal commission hearing into the CTV building disaster is a convicted fraudster who is living in Australia under another name.
More than 11,200 aftershocks have been recorded by GNS Science since the first Canterbury earthquake, two years ago today.
Two years on from Christchurch's first major earthquake, Dunedin's economy remains vulnerable to adverse flow-on effects, Otago Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Christie says.
The Canterbury earthquakes disaster has given Christchurch an opportunity to rise as "the best small city in the world", earthquake recovery minister Gerry Brownlee said this morning.
Social media took on a role of that had traditionally been the domain of the church, providing support and guidance, during the Canterbury earthquakes, a researcher said today.
The majority of quake-affected home owners in Christchurch's Port Hills will have to leave their homes after being rezoned red overnight.
Almost $1 billion has been spent during the past nine months on residential and commercial rebuilding in Christchurch, but the "overwhelming majority" of quake-affected property owners are waiting for work to begin.
Prime Minister John Key will not say how much the Government intends to spend on buying up land for the rebuild of Christchurch's quake-damaged city centre.
The much-anticipated blueprint for the Christchurch city centre announced yesterday includes key sites for major facilities.