Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has played down perceptions of a housing crisis in Christchurch, and says people across New Zealand are living in difficult situations.
Almost 200 more properties in Christchurch have been classified red-zoned, meaning they are not fit for habitation.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has told the Christchurch City Council to "get its own house in order" as it seeks a halt to demolition of Christchurch Cathedral.
The Anglican Church has stopped short of heeding Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee's call to release all advice and documentation regarding its decision to demolish Christchurch Cathedral. His appeal comes after the minister announced the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority will release all documents in regard to the cathedral from 9am today.
Government minister Gerry Brownlee has apologised for disparaging remarks about Finland, when he described Finns as uneducated, unemployed murderers who don't respect women.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee said the Department of Building and Housing's report into the collapse of the CTV building would have implications for structures of the same age throughout New Zealand.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has apologised for an astounding shot at Christchurch mayor Bob Parker, after calling him a "clown".
Residents forced to sell and leave earthquake-wrecked red zones in Christchurch cannot expect to be told when their former homes will be demolished, the Government says.
The record low 2011 road toll of 284 was encouraging but Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee and Police Minister Anne Tolley urged road users to remain vigilant.
Reports that a third of Kaiapoi could be abandoned because of quake damage are being dismissed as "pure speculation" by Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.
Cabinet Minister Gerry Brownlee found himself in a tight spot this morning but it wasn't over his handling of earthquake recovery efforts; he was trapped in a crowded lift for 30 minutes.
All Christchurch houses will be assessed for damage over the next eight weeks in an Earthquake Commission rapid-assessment process, the Government says.
Gerry Brownlee has defended his commitment to heritage buildings in quake-devastated Christchurch, saying he has "no desire to bring out the bulldozers and take Christchurch to the ground".
Help is on its way to quake-stricken eastern suburbs of Christchurch after Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee checked the neglected area, but heavy road traffic is hampering relief efforts.
The Government has backtracked on previous statements that it knew nothing about a decision to replace its three-year-old BMWs with new ones.
Economic Development Minister Gerry Brownlee has denied accusations he misled Parliament when filmmakers were considering moving The Hobbit film production overseas.
As the country remains on edge over the fate of the trapped West Coast miners, Greymouth Mayor Tony Kokshoorn says serious questions will have to be asked about how the explosion at the Pike River Coal mine could have happened.
The former University of Otago School of Mines should be re-established and other steps taken to further improve safety in the mining industry, after miners were trapped underground in the Pike River Coal mine, Dunedin mining consultant Ron King says.
More electricity was generated from geothermal sources in the three months to June than at any other time in New Zealand's history, Economic Development Ministry figures reveal.
Independent experts have been asked to see whether the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority's (EECA) potentially onerous audit system can be streamlined.