It's a big job, whichever way you cut it.
Farmers whose homes were damaged in the Kaikoura earthquake will be able to apply to buy temporary housing units at a discounted rate.
The Government will spend about $2 billion rebuilding road and railway links to the tourist resort of Kaikoura, after last month's 7.8 magnitude earthquake.
A new satellite-based tool published by Landcare Research has provided one of the clearest views yet of what changes last month's 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake wrought on the landscape.
The demolition of a quake-damaged Wellington office tower has revealed the extent of alleged illegal tenancies in the building.
The New Zealand Transport Agency is taking over control of what's become the Kaikoura Emergency Access Road along the old State Highway 70.
KiwiRail has announced a workaround for rail lines severed by the Kaikoura earthquake - a coastal shipping service from Auckland to Christchurch.
Thousands of tonnes of rock and rubble displaced in the Kaikoura Earthquake can be pushed into the sea without consent from local authorities under emergency law changes to be introduced on Tuesday.
Insured losses from the Kaikoura earthquake could run to $US3.5 billion ($NZ4.95 billion), with at least half of that incurred in Wellington.
More than 30 homes have been evacuated from a settlement south of Kaikoura.
The Government has met with opposition parties to discuss what emergency legislation could be introduced to skirt usual consenting processes and aid the earthquake recovery.
Railway bosses are warning people to keep off the quake-damaged southern main trunk line as goods pilfered from a deserted freight train lies strewn along tracks.
The ruined State Highway 1 along Kaikoura’s pulverised coast will be rebuilt.
Road freight charges between Picton and Christchurch are averaging about 20% higher since last week's earthquake closed State Highway 1 past Kaikoura, forcing traffic to use the longer inland route.
Last Monday's earthquake should be a wake-up call about the risks commercial building owners have overlooked, Quake Protected says.
The earthquake-shattered main road linking Picton and Christchurch will ``definitely'' be closed for at least the next six months, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.
Scientists have revealed how the 7.8-magnitude quake affected the seabed, finding found an underwater offshoot of the Kekerengu Fault ruptured over 34km
A staggering 26 buildings in the tiny North Canterbury town of Waiau, which has a population of about 300, have been red-stickered following safety checks.
North Canterbury locals frustrated by the cordon which limits access to properties on the battered access road to Kaikoura have been asked by authorities to remain patient.
Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has been accused of vilifying a Geonet scientist who spoke out about the need for a better tsunami warning system in New Zealand.