Swimming New Zealand (SNZ) has been forced to move this month's national age group short course championships to Wellington, following the earthquakes in Canterbury.
The Earthquake Commission (EQC) expects its project management office will have to handle the repair of 50,000 properties moderately or seriously damaged in the Canterbury earthquake.
Christchurch event organisers with plans shattered by last month's earthquake are turning to Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium for help, and Rugby World Cup matches could yet follow.
ODT readers have described cowering in doorways and under tables during the magnitude 7.1 earthquake which shook the South Island early this morning.
Despite seeing her house crumble around her in this morning's massive earthquake, Christchurch woman Marsha Witehira is today thanking her lucky stars after being pulled from her bed as a brick wall came crashing down on it.
Bread and milk is still getting through to Dunedin, for now at least, following damage to Progressive Enterprises' South Island distribution centres in Christchurch.
Quake-ravaged Christchurch's immediate economic future looks bleak, but the $2 billion reconstruction bill will provide a boost next year, an economist says.
The Christchurch earthquake will create economic opportunities for Dunedin and the rest of the South Island, says Otago Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Christie.
A state of emergency remains in Canterbury today as aftershocks as large as magnitude 5.4 continued to rumble through the region.
A series of 270 aftershocks have rumbled through Canterbury since the region was shaken by a destructive magitude 7.1 earthquake on Saturday.
When he stood in front of his ruined jewellers on Saturday morning, Roger Kelso did not expect he would be able to retrieve his stock intact.
The notorious Undie 500 student car race has been cancelled and funds will instead be channelled into helping with the clean-up in Christchurch in the wake of the earthquake, organisers say.
Several hundred students and boy racers are among the thousands of people who have pitched in to help Christchurch recover from the massive earthquake that struck the city on Saturday, lifting the spirits of residents struggling to come to terms with the devastation.
Prime Minister John Key says the Government is looking to pass emergency quake legislation next week to help with the rebuilding process in Canterbury following Saturday's earthquake.
Six staff and volunteers from the Waitaki District Council have gone to Christchurch to help with the ongoing relief effort from the earthquake, which hit the Canterbury area over a week ago, and its aftershocks.
Many Christchurch residents are feeling scared and vulnerable in their own homes as aftershocks continue to hit the city almost two weeks after the initial quake, a counsellor says.
A group of Christchurch residents feel the council has abandoned them as they are still without basic services almost three weeks after the magnitude 7.1 earthquake.
A judge has told a man who broke into premises damaged in last month's major Canterbury earthquake he will not get any sympathy when he is sentenced next month.
A man who burgled an earthquake-damaged and abandoned house on the day of the Christchurch earthquake has sent a letter of apology to the owners.
The Commerce Commission says quake-stricken Cantabrians struggling with debt can apply for financial relief because of unforeseen hardship.