A cordon around an earthquake-damaged building was lifted just days before it collapsed in the February 22 quake, killing an Israeli backpacker who was eating lunch inside a parked van.
Bonnie Singh, a survivor of the February 22nd earthquake in Christchurch, explains the continuing impact of the tragedy on her life one year on.
The mother of an American backpacker killed by falling debris in the February 22 Canterbury earthquake has welcomed the royal commission of inquiry, saying it has helped "bring closure" to her family.
The Government's decision to rezone another 255 orange zone homes in quake-ravaged eastern Christchurch has come as a "huge relief'' to many homeowners, a residents' society said.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee said the Department of Building and Housing's report into the collapse of the CTV building would have implications for structures of the same age throughout New Zealand.
A technical report on the deadly collapse of the Canterbury Television building is set to reveal what caused the structure to fail in last February's Christchurch quake.
The lacklustre construction sector is expected to revive and could become the "big swing factor" to boost the country's gross domestic product, BNZ's senior economist Craig Ebert predicts.
Christchurch author Joe Bennett is not - repeat, not - celebrating news the Christchurch City Council will let him stay in his home.
A group of Christchurch residents spent a week at Berwick Forest Camp to escape the stress of earthquakes, but shaky ground never featured as a topic of conversation.
A construction worker has been critically injured in a fall while working on the demolition of Christchurch's quake-damaged Hotel Grand Chancellor today.
Local Government Minister Nick Smith says holding early elections for the troubled Christchurch City Council would be an absolute last resort.
Homes in Christchurch's red-zone get demolished.
The Christchurch City Council has gone behind closed doors for a secret meeting with a new Government minder appointed to try to get it back on track.
Residents forced to sell and leave earthquake-wrecked red zones in Christchurch cannot expect to be told when their former homes will be demolished, the Government says.
The former owners of several quake-ravaged Christchurch houses to be bulldozed today are reportedly only just finding out about the demolition plans.
Outram watchmaker Jim Hay feels for his colleagues in the trade in Christchurch.
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.
The owner of a Christchurch building that collapsed in the February 22 earthquake, killing four people including a mother and her newborn baby, faced criticism at a Royal Commission hearing this morning for taking no action after the September 2010 shake.
The financial shocks of the Canterbury earthquakes are being felt by homeowners throughout New Zealand this month, with the arrival of insurance bills in the post showing average increases of up to 30 percent.
Experts say the risk of more large earthquakes in the Christchurch region has risen with recent seismic activity, but there is optimism the quakes are moving away from the populated areas.