Christchurch residents have until 5pm today to make submissions on the quake city's plan for the year.
Almost 200 more properties in Christchurch have been classified red-zoned, meaning they are not fit for habitation.
Earthquake-battered Christchurch residents are upset that a police officer is suspected of stealing from a quake-affected business, saying it tarnishes the disaster response by other officers.
From sitting in his office on February 22, to the devastation he views as an opportunity, Christchurch dean turned city councillor Peter Beck shared his views on the past 18 months with a group in Dunedin yesterday.
Passenger numbers on the Tranz Alpine tourist train are not expected to fully recover until more hotel rooms become available in post-quake Christchurch.
The rebuilding of Christchurch is bringing migrants and students back to the city, but the slow pace of new-home construction in Canterbury is holding back numbers.
Good building regulations helped save thousands of lives in last year's Christchurch earthquake, Dunedin North Labour MP Dr David Clark said at the weekend.
It is, perhaps, too soon to be predicting a definitive turning of the tide on Christchurch's post-earthquake fortunes, but not withstanding the apparent intermittent setbacks there are signs of a gently arcing upswing.
A new government unit has been set up to oversee the rebuild of central Christchurch after the city council was initially leading the way with a vision put together with public input.
Police are calling on Christchurch residents who have had property stolen to contact them after a "sizeable haul" was recovered over the weekend.
A $5 million cardboard cathedral will be built as a temporary replacement for the quake-demolished Christ Church Cathedral. The Anglican Church today revealed plans for the "transitional'' cathedral designed by a top Japanese "paper architect''.
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has this morning released documents relating to Christ Church Cathedral.
The Government is releasing its documents relating to Christ Church Cathedral's demolition, and has called on the church to do the same.
City leaders can see confidence returning to earthquake-battered Christchurch as the number of residents moving overseas has almost halved from a year ago.
The New Zealand Historic Places Trust has called for an "immediate pause'' to the deconstruction of Christ Church Cathedral, saying more of the building can be preserved than the Anglican Church claim.
Desperate Cantabrians are turning to arson to claim insurance on their homes, the head of the Insurance Council of New Zealand says.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has bristled at claims the Christchurch rebuild is stalled as he defends the new unit set up to steer development.
The people of Christchurch are not to be envied. But neither are they to be pitied nor patronised.
Christchurch residents will find out today what their new city centre is going to look like.
Tenants of quake-damaged Christchurch City Council housing are likely to be spared a rent increase over the next year.