All of Christchurch's schools were open today except for two special schools and two private schools whose students had been accommodated elsewhere, Education Minister Anne Tolley told Parliament.
Christchurch business operators are inquiring in droves about commercial tenancies in Queenstown, especially those with accommodation attached, real estate agents say.
The welfare of children is the most important consideration in processing applications to the Family Court to move children who are the subject of custody arrangements out of Christchurch, the principal Family Court judge says. A Christchurch family who fled to Dunedin after the February earthquake has told the Otago Daily Times they are terrified about returning to Christchurch to wait fo
A union pleaded today for the rebuilding of earthquake-shattered Christchurch to include a plan to reconstruct the shattered lives of the city's people.
AMI Insurance yesterday seemed to fulfil a prediction made last week by ratings agency Standard and Poor's that some insurers exposed in Canterbury would face difficulty and require an injection of capital.
Winter is looking tough for Canterbury residents this year, with many people still homeless and others living in homes badly damaged by September and February's earthquakes.
Business leaders and celebrities hope a global telethon for the Christchurch earthquake will revitalise fundraising.
The number of yearly deaths has increased, boosted in the last year by the Pike River Coal mine disaster and the Christchurch earthquake, Statistics New Zealand figures released today show.
Prime Minister John Key has told the Earthquake Commission (EQC) to get its bills sorted after tradespeople said they were owed hundreds of thousands of dollars for post-quake emergency repair work.
A magnitude 6 earthquake that struck Christchurch around 2.20pm was "very, very scary", Mayor Bob Parker said.
The severe aftershocks that rocked Christchurch yesterday have renewed calls to reveal the fate of the badly-hit eastern suburbs.
If Ian and Vickie McDougall were offered $550,000 by the Government, they would be out of their home tomorrow.
Insured Christchurch residents in areas worst affected by earthquakes will be able to sell their properties at 2007 values and sign over their insurance policies to the Government.
Earthquake-hit Christchurch and Waimakariri councils are in danger of having no property insurance when their policies run out on Thursday.
Canterbury has been shaken by a 4.3 magnitude quake.
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.
A flood of inquiries from earthquake-affected Christchurch residents contemplating a move to Dunedin is translating into house purchases and rental agreements.
He deals with bodies up close for a living, but the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake was like nothing he had experienced before, says a Dunedin police forensic photographer, whose pictures are included in a new book of photographs by police photographers in the weeks following the quake.
hristchurch can no longer officially be called New Zealand's second biggest city.
Canterbury District Health Board chief executive David Meates has been awarded the New Zealand Medical Association's highest honour for his work leading the board in the aftermath of February's earthquake.