More than 100 Christchurch schools have set dates for re-opening following disruptions from last month's earthquake, Education Minister Anne Tolley said today.
Prince William will address the thousands of people expected at next week's national memorial service for the victims of the devastating Christchurch earthquake.
Surplus army houses at Waiouru military camp in the central North Island may be used as emergency accommodation for Christchurch earthquake victims.
All Christchurch houses will be assessed for damage over the next eight weeks in an Earthquake Commission rapid-assessment process, the Government says.
There is no connection between last month's Christchurch earthquake and the massive Japanese quake because they were thousands of kilometres and several weeks apart, scientists say.
About 50 percent of Christchurch's central business district (CBD) has had power restored, but power cuts are expected to continue almost three weeks after Christchurch's devastating 6.3 earthquake.
Lyttelton Port has lifted its emergency status after February's magnitude 6.3 earthquake, resuming normal shipments today and turning to the task of repairing the damage.
Nobody can predict when an earthquake will strike, the Prime Minister's chief science adviser says.
The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) is calling on the Government to extend and strengthen its support for workers and employers in Christchurch.
Hundreds of people turned up for an emotional service at London's Westminster Abbey to honour Christchurch quake victims.
The remains of some victims of the February 22 Christchurch earthquake who are unable to be identified may be buried in a mass grave, the Chief Coroner says.
Dunedin is eyeing a share of the lucrative Queenstown ski trade, following concerns over Christchurch's ability to accommodate the expected winter influx.
The support package offered to AMI Insurance offered certainty to policyholders their claims would be covered, Finance Minister Bill English said yesterday.
Of the many reasons to get undressed, charity is probably the most noble - which is why a group of Queenstown riverboard and canyon guides decided to "get naked for Christchurch".
When a Christchurch man was caught burgling a liquor store on the day of the 6.3 magnitude quake, he suggested the store manager just rely on his insurance to cover the losses.
Christchurch residents and business owners wanting to retrieve property from the city's quake-damaged red zone are being urged to register with the Earthquake Recovery News and Information (Erni) service.
Christchurch businesses did not have enough time to get back on their feet before the Government pulled the plug on its earthquake assistance package, Labour says.