Earthquake experts insist they are not hiding sensitive information that might cause panic as anxious Christchurch residents worry about what may lie ahead.
There are fears Dunedin businesses could miss out on a slice of the estimated $30 billion Christchurch rebuilding effort, amid an outcry over a controversial call to rebuild some of the shattered city's infrastructure in Dunedin.
Christchurch continues to be rocked by aftershocks this afternoon, with a staggering 41 earthquakes recorded in the Canterbury region over the past 24 hours.
One of Christchurch's tallest buildings, the Hotel Grand Chancellor partially collapsed on February 22 because a "vulnerable'' shear wall supporting a considerable load failed, the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Canterbury earthquakes heard today.
Residents in Christchurch were shaken awake by a magnitude five earthquake early this morning.
Backpackers are still flocking to Christchurch as a must-stop destination, despite the earthquake-ravaged city's ongoing shaking.
I have just read the "opinion" piece by Cr Lee Vandervis and I urge him to visit the GNS website map of active faults and see what's on Dunedin's doorstep.
Rebuilding Christchurch's CBD in the same area already devastated by earthquakes makes no sense, says Dunedin writer Ian Smith, given recent predictions of further aftershocks for years to come.
Christchurch is re-emerging as one of New Zealand's "most exciting cities'', according to travel guide Lonely Planet.
A call by a Dunedin city councillor for some Christchurch rebuilding to be shifted to Dunedin has drawn the ire of Christchurch residents and scorn from Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.
Attracting business back to Christchurch's central city area will be hugely difficult, Dunedin business owner Richard Thomson says.
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.
The Government is not considering a public holiday for Cantabrians to mark the anniversary of last year's earthquake.
A memorial service to mark the first anniversary of the February 22 Christchurch earthquake will be held at North Hagley Park, the city council has announced.
Dunedin businessman Richard Thomson, who features in today's Summer Times discussing the impact of the Christchurch earthquakes on his Acquisitions stores, had more praise for his staff after the shops took another pounding on December 23.
Further earthquakes in Christchurch this week, following the pre-Christmas shakes, will not have given residents confidence their new year will be much improved on the previous 16 months.
Two magnitude 4 earthquakes have struck Christchurch - one last night and another this morning - following a relatively quake-free day for the Garden City.
Christchurch residents are reeling in shock yet again after a series of sharp earthquakes and aftershocks struck the city yesterday.
Although the Christchurch earthquakes seem to be going on forever, they are likely to reduce in size and frequency over the next two years, University of Otago seismologist Dr Andrew Gorman says.