Christchurch City Council structural engineers are re-examining buildings around Cathedral Square to see whether traditional New Year's Eve celebrations can still go ahead in the Square.
Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has warned there will be bad news to come out of today's 6.3 earthquake.
Christchurch residents still without electricity after this afternoon's earthquake are being warned not to expect their power to be restored tonight.
Prime Minister John Key says Cabinet will decide at an emergency cabinet at 9.30 today whether to declare yesterday's Christchurch earthquake a national emergency.
More than 200 people are being treated for major traumas at Christchurch Hospital and staff have been performing field amputations to free people trapped in buildings toppled in yesterday's earthquake.
Six people have been arrested for looting in central Christchurch following yesterday's magnitude 6.3 quake.
Christchurch man Ross Humphries was on his yacht in Lyttelton harbour when Tuesday's deadly earthquake struck and was one of scores of people who trekked over the Bridle Path between the devastated city and the crushed port of Lyttelton searching for family and loved ones.
Staff who work for the United States Antarctic Programme (USAP), based in Christchurch, are among those missing following yesterday's devastating earthquake.
A second, more sophisticated email scam has emerged targeting people wanting to help victims of the Christchurch earthquake.
Offers of help for those affected by the Christchurch earthquake poured in from around Otago yesterday.
Police are asking the large number of motorists heading into and out of Christchurch today and over the weekend to drive with care.
The Crusaders will play at least their next two "home" Super rugby games at Nelson's Trafalgar Park and train in North Canterbury in the wake of Christchurch's devastating earthquake.
Scam artists posing as Christchurch earthquake collectors have prompted police to issue warnings for residents to be on the look out for opportunist criminals.
The rain fell, the dust turned to mud, and still they worked on. Yesterday was day four of the recovery effort after Christchurch's devastation in Tuesday's earthquake, and nobody has been...
Half of all Lotto sales for next week will be donated to help with Christchurch earthquake relief efforts, Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy and the Lotteries Commission announced tonight.
More than $2 million has been paid out to earthquake victims in Christchurch and food continues to be the greatest need, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says.
Dunedin will stop tomorrow to honour Christchurch and its fallen.
The township at the epicentre of Tuesday's earthquake could be a shining example of how a modern city can overcome tragedy, a local business owner says.
Dunedin artist Jo Trainor is asking people to sign her painting and raise money for victims of the Christchurch earthquake.
The top of the severely quake damaged Pyne Gould Corporation building in central Christchurch is to be felled today.