Nearly 3000 Christchurch red zone residents have taken the first step towards taking up the Government's offer to buy them out.
An inquest into the deaths of those killed in Christchurch's February earthquake is set to resume today, after it was abandoned in June when the city was shaken by another violent aftershock.
Christchurch wig providers have seen a massive increase in business following the Canterbury earthquakes as girls as young as eight are losing their hair from stress.
More than 10,000 parents have sought help for their traumatised children following Christchurch's earthquakes.
A 4.2 magnitude aftershock has struck near Christchurch this morning, six months on from the devastating February 22 earthquake.
Despite the "stoic Cantabrians" image portrayed in the media, children and families living in post-quake Christchurch were struggling to adjust, the annual New Zealand Psychological Society conference in Queenstown heard yesterday.
Insurance costs faced by the Waitaki District Council have taken a huge leap, but the rise will not affect ratepayers this financial year.
Tall buildings will be done away with and risky riverside areas kept free of development in an ambitious new $2 billion vision for the new Christchurch city centre.
South Island companies appear to be recovering after the Canterbury earthquakes, the latest Deloitte South Island Index shows.
The Crusaders Super Rugby team will have a new home for the 2012 season after engineers recommended to Christchurch City Council that the Hadlee stand at AMI Stadium be demolished.
As with many Christchurch business owners, Sarah Aspinwall has had days when she thought it would be easier just to walk away.
A 4.2 magnitude earthquake shook Christchurch early this morning.
Rapidly escalating costs may hit if Christchurch does not speed up demolition in the central city, a visiting international expert in disaster recovery says.
Reports that a third of Kaiapoi could be abandoned because of quake damage are being dismissed as "pure speculation" by Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.
Repairing Christchurch's earthquake-damaged roads and boosting public transport in Auckland and Wellington are among the priority projects that will benefit from $36 billion in the Government's transport plan.
A 4.3-magnitude earthquake has struck Canterbury this morning, 20km south of Darfield at a depth of 11km.
The Christchurch red zone has reopened after a 5.1 aftershock in Canterbury this morning.
Rural Canterbury residents have today learned the fate of their quake-hit land, with all of Selwyn and large parts of Waimakariri reclassified in the green zone.