Business confidence has rebounded sharply, despite February's devastating earthquake in Christchurch.
Rhys Taylor from Living Streets Aotearoa and Coralie Winn of Gap Filler are helping to redefine the derelict and abandoned spaces produced by the destructive of the Christchurch's earthquakes.
Responsibility for dealing with the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake could pass from Civil Defence to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority within a matter of days.
People are leaving Christchurch for good at double the rate than before February's earthquake.
Is organising anarchists like herding cats? Apparently not. Sage Forest talks to an anarchists' collective with a deep faith in human nature. Beyond Resistance is a nation-wide anarchists' collective based in Christchurch. They hold regular meetings with the primary goal of empowering workers. But their faith in human nature has proven itself in the response to the earthquake crises. This, they say, is true anarchy at work.
More on allegations from the Earthquake Commission that some contractors have been filing false invoices for work done on the Christchurch rebuild.
From the time it opened in the 1920s, the Winter Garden ballroom was the place to go for debutante balls and big-band concerts in Christchurch. Queen Elizabeth II even dined there during her visit in 1954. But this special part of Christchurch's history is over and the Armagh Street building has been placed on the urgent demolition list because of earthquake damage. Tiny Kirk is the chairman of the Trade Union Centre which has owned the building since 1984.
Christchurch police have made their first arrest for false claims over earthquake damage, charging a local woman with obtaining by deception.
One of the Christchurch suburbs worst hit in the Canterbury earthquakes is on the way to recovery.
Caroline Bell, consultant psychiatrist and the clinical head of the Anxiety Disorders Unit at the Canterbury District Health Board talks about the psychological fallout from the Christchurch quakes.
Radio New Zealand archivist reports on the earthquake recovery operation taking place in Christchurch to preserve this country's broadcasting history.
At least five companies are being investigated by the Canterbury Regional Council for dumping or burning earthquake demolition rubble illegally.
A group of business owners in the Christchurch suburb of Sydenham fear the new crematorium there will drive people away from the area, which is trying to revitalise after significant earthquake damage.
Colette Jansen talks to guitar and banjo played Neill Pickard about establishing the Christchurch Jazz School, working in and around Christchurch with his Dixieland Jazz Band, and life after the Christchurch Earthquake. Due to copyright issues all music has been removed.
More information on the earthquake zones in Canterbury has been revealed, and some people will soon be told they won't have to abandon their properties.
Provides health information to Christchurch residents in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes of September 4, 2010 and February 22, 2011.
Blog of Julian, educational outreach facilitator at GNS Science. Includes information on GNS Science field trips; explanations of New Zealand geology; video clips; and sections on the Christchurch earthquakes, and New Zealand fossils.
An initiative developed by the Christchurch City Council in which the community can share their ideas on a new vision for the future development of the central city following the Canterbury earthquakes.
Site of an exhibition and discussion series that explores Canterbury’s built environment and invites public input to identify opportunities to create a better and more liveable environment after the earthquake.
Provides a map, the geological background, describes the effects, both in Christchurch and its surrounding areas, the damage to notable buildings, the financial exposure, the emergency response and relief efforts and the media coverage of the earthquake.
Interactive site in which people are able to relate their experiences of the Canterbury earthquakes of September 4, 2010 and February 22, 2011 as well as the repercussions.
Site provides information for the Christchurch suburb of Redcliffs following the Feb. 22 earthquake. Includes information on basic services, local businesses, schools and community help; online request forms for people offering or needing services.
CERA is the public service department established by the Government to work with the people of Canterbury to rebuild Christchurch.
Site of industry representative organisations provides a one-stop portal where Cantabrians can research and engage local reconstruction professionals from plumbers and electricians to builders and civil contractors. Includes advice and tips.
Website of the EQR (Earthquake Recovery) Project Management Office, established by the EQC and managed by Fletcher Construction, that responds to claims for the repair and rebuilding of houses damaged in the Feb. 2011 Canterbury earthquake.
Information on events, weekly services, music, history and architecture, news and newsletters and current and archived sermons. Includes both pre-earthquake information, and current life of the cathedral.
People share messages of thanks for help received after the Christchurch earthquake on February 22, 2011.
A professional association which represents all practising lawyers in New Zealand. Has a section on Earthquake assistance.
Site of the Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC), part of Christchurch City Council. When viewed May 2011 the focus of the site was to assist businesses affected by the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
A 12-hour 'entertainment spectacular' centered in Christchurch. Features entertainers from around the world raising funds for the New Zealand Government's Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.