Queenstown companies also operating in Christchurch continue to count the cost of the earthquake and begin the slow process of returning to business as usual.
Television personality Jason Gunn says his phone has been running hot and a website inundated with offers to adopt Christchurch families badly affected by last week's devastating earthquake.
Wealthy parents receiving money from Working for Families look set to lose the funding as the Government looks to find financial relief for the Christchurch earthquake.
Patients around the country are being urged to be patient as resources are shifted to help Christchurch after the February 22 quake.
Prime Minister John Key will tomorrow visit Christchurch's quake-stricken eastern suburbs, where distressed residents have accused authorities of being slow to come to their aid.
About 60,000 tonnes of silt remains to be cleared from quake-stricken Christchurch before the first sweep of the city is complete.
The Government today thanked electricity, gas and fuel companies for their "tireless work" reconnecting the quake-stricken residents of Christchurch.
Residents of quake-devastated parts of Christchurch are being urged to be tolerant and think of others as they face weeks of using portaloos and chemical toilets.
About 200 Christchurch primary and secondary school pupils are now enrolled in Queenstown and Arrowtown schools as families continue to leave Christchurch after last month's earthquake.
Teams of Department of Conservation (DOC) staff are working around the clock to help Civil Defence following Christchurch's devastating earthquake.
One hundred and twenty two people are still listed as missing following last month's earthquake in Christchurch, although many of those would among the dead at a temporary mortuary at Burnham Army Camp who have yet to be identified, say police.
A convicted violent offender who bashed his partner over the way she dressed their baby girl has been warned to put his young family first as domestic violence is expected to rise in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake.
Parliament will today introduce and pass legislation to allow a one-off provincial holiday in Canterbury so people can attend a memorial service for those killed in the Christchurch earthquake.
The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has denied claims by the Master Plumbers Board that its bureaucracy is preventing urgent work in Christchurch being completed.
A third of New Zealand's Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) personnel are about to head to Japan but officials are confident those remaining will be able to deal with any significant emergency at home.
Christchurch may lose 4% of its population over the coming year, according to ANZ Bank economists.
Last month's devastating earthquake was not enough to stop doctors at Christchurch Hospital from continuing with a seven-hour stomach operation.
The possibility of future under-sea earthquakes in the Christchurch region is to be studied in an extensive marine survey beginning tomorrow.
The Department of Building and Housing this week released a tender document for "imminent" temporary accommodation in Christchurch. Business editor Dene Mackenzie looks at what is proposed.
Civil Defence could have communicated better with frustrated business owners in Christchurch, its minister John Carter says.