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.
Christchurch's earthquakes changed life irrevocably for thousands. Elspeth McLean talks to Dunedin businessman Richard Thomson about the impact on his retail chain and the staff who helped put it back together.
Employees of a bakery in Christchurch's popular Cashel Mall shopping area were concerned that the building next to them, which later collapsed killing one of their co-workers and three other people, was unsafe and on a lean after the 2010 earthquakes.
Fully furnished apartments worth up to $1000 a week at the Terrace on the Park Apartments complex in Christchurch became worthless yesterday as demolition began on the luxury complex.
Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague has offered his condolences to New Zealand as it marks the first anniversary of the Christchurch quake today, and says Britain stands ready to help as the city rebuilds.
The Royal Commission yesterday reached a decision over Srecko "Alec" Cvetanov's submission and will not be holding a public inquiry into his wife's death.
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has this morning released documents relating to Christ Church Cathedral.
The eight-week royal commission hearing into the fatal collapse of the Canterbury Television building in the February 22 earthquake will not attribute blame for its failure, its lawyer said today.
The majority of quake-affected home owners in Christchurch's Port Hills will have to leave their homes after being rezoned red overnight.
A touring show at the Otago Museum, which conjures up the heartbreak and hopes arising from the Canterbury earthquakes, has attracted more than 25,000 visitors, many finding it a highly emotional experience.