Three more aftershocks hit Christchurch within 35 minutes early this morning.
A call for every town in New Zealand to raise money to give low-income families in Christchurch a break from the shaking was made by Dame Margaret Bazley in Dunedin yesterday.
Christchurch wig providers have seen a massive increase in business following the Canterbury earthquakes as girls as young as eight are losing their hair from stress.
The rugby community has raised half a million dollars for earthquake-crippled Christchurch.
The bill for the Canterbury earthquakes blew out by 25 per cent to $20 billion yesterday - and it may push to $30b or more, the Treasury says.
Food manufacturer Sanitarium has sent some 65 staff home after an engineering report raised earthquake-related concerns about buildings on its Christchurch site.
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.