Will homes in parts of Christchurch suffer from an earthquake stigma?
Damage to the Port of Lyttelton from Saturday's earthquake and the hundreds of aftershocks has been estimated at $50 million, with months, if not years, of restoration work needed.
Canterbury is "open for business" despite Saturday's 7.1 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks, the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce says.
Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says he feels "repulsed" by members of a family evicted from a welfare centre.
About 100 offenders on community work are helping with the Canterbury earthquake clean-up each day, Corrections Minister Judith Collins says.
Economists say the short-term income-loss cost due to business interruption from Canterbury's earthquake will be about $600 million over the September/October period.
Tonga, which suffered the effects of last year's devastating Pacific tsunami, has donated $630,000 to Canterbury's earthquake victims.
Canterbury residents, shaken by magnitude 5.0 quake this morning, could still be experiencing aftershocks a year from now, a GNS seismologist says.
Earthquake-hit Canterbury will get another helping hand with $96,000 of Enhanced Taskforce Green (ETG) funding to clean-up affected areas.
Out of almost 50,000 Canterbury earthquake claims assessed since September 4 the Earthquake Commission has rejected more than 8000.
Flights in New Zealand are not taking off in the wake of today's 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch.
Canterbury District Health Board is appealing for people to keep emergency departments for serious casualties after a major earthquake hit Christchurch early this afternoon, killing at least 65 people.
Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says emergency cash grants will be made available for victims of yesterday's quake.
Twenty four citizens are missing after a powerful quake struck Christchurch, and many of whom are believed to be trapped under rubble.
Two more welfare centres have opened in quake-hit Christchurch, with a third to open tonight.
Disaster victim identification specialists and search and rescue staff are some of the front-line Southern District police staff deployed to quake-ravaged Christchurch.
Ninety students and staff from King's Education Ltd, housed in Christchurch's earthquake-ravaged Canterbury TV building, are either missing or unaccounted for.
The future of buildings in the Christchurch central business district remains unclear.