Essential information following the earthquakes in Christchurch this afternoon.
Christchurch ratepayers struggling to cope in a earthquake-ravaged city have vented their anger over a pay rise of almost $70,000 a year for the city council chief executive.
The global Insurance Australia Group has bought AMI Insurance for $380 million, which excludes $1.8 billion of liabilities from AMI's exposure to earthquake claims from Christchurch.
Troubled AMI Insurance, which holds a $500 million Government guarantee to cover Christchurch earthquake claims, is reported to be edging closer to clinching a major capital injection.
The assessment of nearly 1000 Otago homes damaged in Christchurch's earthquakes should be completed before Christmas.
A special screening of the Christchurch earthquake documentary When a City Falls will be held in Arrowtown tonight and patrons are invited to bring a gift each for the city's children.
The owners of Pen-y-bryn Lodge in Oamaru have unveiled a gingerbread replica of the Christchurch Cathedral intended to raise funds to help rebuild the fallen city.
Dunedin's historic Catholic churches are next in line to face forecast rises in insurance premiums, which has been likened to a "tsunami about to hit".
The Brits are leading the pack to answer the call for skilled workers to help with Christchurch's rebuild.
Cellphone records show about a fifth of all Christchurch residents fled the city after the February 22 earthquake.
Canterbury District Health Board chief executive David Meates has been awarded the New Zealand Medical Association's highest honour for his work leading the board in the aftermath of February's earthquake.
Food manufacturer Sanitarium has sent some 65 staff home after an engineering report raised earthquake-related concerns about buildings on its Christchurch site.
The owner of the Pyne Gould Corporation (PGC) building, which collapsed in the February 22 Canterbury earthquake killing 18 people, says he didn't know it was an earthquake risk when he bought it.
Dunedin may soon have a representative dedicated to attracting some of the approximately $30 billion of work required to rebuild Christchurch.
A Christchurch couple whose home was badly damaged in the February earthquake has won A$1 million (NZ$1.3 million) in an Australian lottery - and plan to relocate to Queensland.
Saturday sport may sound like a pursuit that would fall by the wayside after devastating natural disasters such as the Christchurch earthquakes, but recreation staff at the Christchurch City Council found the opposite.
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) will broadcast a half-hour discussion panel on Maori Television tomorrow to cover "some of the key issues'' around Green Zone changes.
People wanting to book for bus trips through the Christchurch red zone have overloaded the phone booking system - just half an hour after it opened.
Labour's infrastructure spokesman Shane Jones has rejected any suggestions a change of government would slow down the post-earthquake rebuilding of Christchurch.
Insurers are expecting claims worth some $30 billion and counting from the Canterbury earthquakes that levelled parts of Christchurch and killed 182 people, the Reserve Bank says.