From cassette tapes and snail mail to capturing Canterbury at high resolution, GeoNet has come a long way.
Avon-Otakaro Network co-chair says his private cancer battle is "symbolic of change".
Concrete blocks to stop the rocks? Henry Couch hopes this will make his home safe again.
A third generation stonemason from Northern Ireland visits Mount Peel to strengthen the Church of the Holy Innocents.
Birdman flight attempts, "skinning" and underwear racing highlights at the Queenstown Winter Festival.
Jacqueline Duncan knew exactly what to do when the earth started moving under her feet.
The Crown-owned company no longer has to "deliver" Christchurch's anchor projects, only "add value" to them.
Flooding at the site of Christchurch's earthquake memorial over the weekend will not be an isolated incident, the Crown says.
34 tonnes of liquefaction and water was removed from a Christchurch man's rotting, quake-damaged home.
Owners of luxury Christchurch property claim it will cost nearly the same as fixing the New Brighton Pier to rebuild.
Questions have been raised about whether a Government-owned insurer both tested and removed asbestos before a demolition.
The site of a Christchurch family's dream home is now just a pile of contaminated dirt.
EQC is making an effort to "turn off the tap" on homeowners seeking second time repairs, a presentation shows.
Paul Gilbertson's home is in "serious trouble" after sitting untouched since the 2011 earthquakes.
Homeowners expect a fight to have earthquake repairs reviewed and fixed to "when new" standard. Mandy Fraser is one of them.
OPINION: The biggest issue facing EQC is the general feeling of mistrust over anything it says.
Receivers for one of fraudster Ken Anderson's companies sue insurers of the LWR owner's former premises.
The Crown is still waiting for an estimated $330 million offer from EQC for thousands of red-zoned properties.
Helen and Josh MacDonald purchased their home in 2012. They thought it was repaired. It wasn't.
No correlation between Christchurch red-zoning decisions and land damage settlement offers, EQC says.
Their land is so badly damaged the Government has ruled they can't live there. But they were only offered $1115 by EQC.
A tattooist died fleeing a building that a real estate agent failed to reveal was unsafe.
Kiwi engineers' research on liquefaction damage during Canterbury's earthquakes internationally recognised.
Government announces $20m boost for mental health services in quake-hit Canterbury.
Increase in lockdown drills for schools raises concerns for quake-affected kids.
A five-year-old pile of rubble from the demolished Sydenham Heritage Church will be cleared in months.
ANALYSIS: Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has ceded some rebuild power in new law, but he's still in charge.
Despite the earthquakes, Christchurch is in the midst of an exciting resurgence.
About 120 homeowners a month are starting earthquake repairs from scratch as their claims are finally referred to insurance companies.
Two rescuers and a rescued woman are united forever by the Christchurch earthquake. This is their story.
Her husband died after trying to sort their home and now Ina Drury is losing hope repairs will ever happen.
Devastated families want someone held accountable for Christchurch quake deaths, but some doubt it'll happen.
Helen Thacker owns millions of dollars of property around the city, but some are concerned her empty units on New Regent St are harming the rebirth of central Christchurch.
We must cast aside our "origin mythologies", says historian Katie Pickles.
For several years, the abandoned roads around Frances Rawling's house have doubled as a giant lovers' lane.
Magnitude-3.4 quake centred at Southshore rattled city on Thursday evening.
Shutters closed and bulbs flashed at 12:51pm on Monday February 22.
Gerry Brownlee is unquestionably the face of Christchurch's earthquake recovery. How did he get there? And how has he fared?
SATIRE: The art of getting a straight answer from the PM.
Needy families missed out on Red Cross quake grants thanks to the 'cynical, manipulative' fraudster.
The failure of building company Stonewood Homes this week followed a depressingly familiar pattern.
Man who threw brown mess over Gerry Brownlee U-turns on meeting minister at restorative justice.
A Christchurch family who moved to Blenheim following the Canterbury earthquakes, says the move has allowed them to heal and get on with their lives.
Man due in court for tipping container full of a "lumpy" brown substance over Gerry Brownlee at the Christchurch quake memorial.
Footage captured in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake remains visceral five years on.
On February 22, 2011, a mother and her young daughter lay buried alive in the rubble. Their story of survival defies belief.
Christchurch remembers its dead five years after the devastating February 22 earthquake.
Hagley Oval test crowd stand as one and it's just not cricket
Since her daughter died beside her, a mother's brush with her own death renewed her.
"We haven't moved anywhere, we just stay here in the same place."
"Bro we just had a massive earthquake, buildings fell, I'm scared. Please pray for us".
Kody Owen knows his birthday is special, but not exactly why.
We take you on a tour of the central city - this is how Christchurch looks now.
The tradition of placing fresh blooms in the top of road cones still continues.
Grief is hard anytime of the year but for Marg Stocker, her birthdays over the last five years have been shadowed by her husband Neil's death.
Photographer Iain McGregor says he would always save a life before taking a photograph.
Thousands of flowers are being sent out to sites around Christchurch for Monday's River of Flowers.
Prince Harry discussion prompts Student Army to launch national volunteer service days.
About 1000 homeowners protest outstanding quake claims five years after Christchurch earthquake.
OPINION: It's time to apply lessons learnt from Canterbury's earthquakes.
Almost five years on from the February 2011 earthquake, 1700 people ran to remember.
Quake repairs to 147-year-old Canterbury church to finally get under way.
Quake babies who were dubbed "little symbols of hope" celebrate birthdays and starting school.
Raewyn Iketau and Charlie Duthie lived without power for more than 90 days inside the central Christchurch cordon after the 2011 earthquake.
Gerry Brownlee has one word for the central city recovery: "positive". But have the anchor projects really anchored Christchurch?
Canterbury doesn't need your pity. Just stand with us today, because wherever you are in NZ, it could happen to you.
The homemade billboard outside Dominic Preece's home clearly shows his earthquake recovery battle is far from over.
A photo essay show what a difference five years can make, or not, in one Christchurch street.
Christchurch’s red zone is now green. The houses have gone and the vegetation has taken over.
When Sunday's earthquake struck, staff and patrons at Northlands mall did what most other people did - took cover and rode it out.
Life does move on and time does heal wounds but families who lost loved ones mourn, remember and recover at their own pace and in their own way.
OPINION: The earthquake gave us a chance to transform a dying inner city, to build a more resilient city and to make the city an enjoyable place to live.
What will Christchurch be like in 2021, 10 years after the massive February 2011 earthquake?
There were more than 600 quakes on February 22, each jolt knocking an unprepared region further and further from its axis.
Maan Alkaisi reflects on the past five years since his wife died in the CTV building collapse.
We took to the skies over Christchurch to capture how the city looks five years after the 2011 earthquakes.
Children share their earthquake experiences five years after earthquakes toyed with their homes, schooling and wellbeing.
Earthquake survivor Jane Taylor says you "see the goodness in people when bad things happen".
Looking at the city five years after the earthquake still hurts for Paul Burns, who co-ordinated the urban search and rescue effort.
Few who were in Christchurch will ever forget that day five years ago when a magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck the city, killing 185 people, injuring thousands more.
Constable Mike Kneebone felt like he was in a movie, as terrified civilians ran towards him.
Five years on and there is more to Christchurch than its rebuild opportunities for migrants.
It's been almost five years since the Christchurch earthquake stole Stacey Herbert's legs, but she thinks about it every second.
Most of the 300 elderly rest home residents evacuated out of the city have not survived or not returned to the city.
A Run to Remember, The River of Flowers and a Civic Memorial Service will mark the 2011 earthquake anniversary.
SATIRE: When regular filthy language is not strong enough for the job.
OPINION: There's nothing I'd like more than to "get over it". Easier said than done.
Fun ways to pass the time while you wait for your insurance company to approve repairs to your munted house.
David Sandeman’s face appeared to say: thank God I’m alive. But there was another pressing issue.
Peter Cammock remembers the day he left his home in River Rd. It was March 2011 and the house his family had owned since the late 1930s was buggered.
Despite dealing with thousands of earthquakes in the past five years Cantabrians have never lost their sense of humour. We look back over five years of quirky quake moments.
The Valentines Day earthquake wore at Christchurch's nerves but not its spirit.
The pattern of Canterbury quakes is tending east with future quakes likely to be offshore, says an earthquake engineer.
They sat in the middle of the rolling ocean watching part of the cliff rain down.
OPINION: 'The smiles were wiped off our anxious faces.'
Kaiapoi residents got a taste of the future last week when the Waimakariri District Council released its draft plan for the town's red zone.
Some former red-zoned homeowners may be able to buy back or lease their old sections but not build on them.
Barman Jaime Gilbert died shielding his sister as Iconic bar fell apart in the big quake. She has returned to work for the same bar.
How does the garden city intend to protect its important trees under its replacement district plan?
Meet the man who proposed building a gothic church of rugby as a stadium in Christchurch.
University of Auckland student Jayden Hickman has been studying the impacts of the Christchurch quake on children who lived through it.
A helicopter demolishes earthquake-damaged homes teetering from a Scarborough cliff.
One of Christchurch's oldest homes, 50 Heberden Ave, Sumner, has been demolished.
Christchurch's repaired Bridge of Remembrance, which can sway with seismic activity, will be ready for Anzac Day.
Hearing panel decision on cliff collapse properties overturned by court.
Christchurch Hospital and Central Library projects had serious flaws in their leadership, report says.
The nation's leading heritage agency under-insured Lyttelton's 1876 Timeball Station by almost $3.6m.
Christchurch seems split on the idea of a new stadium in the city.
Auditor-General's report shows organisation is doing well, but it knows more work is needed.
EQC still needs to improve how it deals with customers and their complaints, a report has found.
A wife's gesture of love for her husband injured in Christchurch earthquake wins hearts... and a national title.
Woman who stole nearly $500,000 from her employer has had an appeal dismissed.
The bankrupt developer's attempt to revive a quake-damaged central Christchurch building has helped scupper its insurance payout.
A full investigation into one of the CTV building's engineers would not be in the public interest, a judge has heard.
Filling empty spaces in Christchurch following the earthquake became an art with Gap Filler.
Government-owned insurer sets aside $4m for legal costs over earthquake repairs.
The stories of homes rebuilt from rubble have been sometimes dramatic, often inspiring, always emotional.
Part of Lyttelton’s Holy Trinity church will soon look out over its port town parish once more.
Architect calls working on the blueprint as the "best moment of my career".
A 4-year-old boy who lost his father in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake is battling leukaemia.
The unusual case of a woman separated from her fingers more than 80 years ago.
More than 77,000 Cantabrians have have taken part in a nationwide earthquake drill.
Pomeroy's cafe off-shoot, Little Pom's, has opened next door.
Double-amputee Stacey Herbert heads to a special United States prosthetic clinic in a fortnight.
A Christchurch businessman has failed to prove his quake-damaged artworks . . . were not art.
Eyes East TV series looks at issues facing East Christchurch
Wife creates dream garden for her husband, who had both legs amputated after being trapped in 2011 quake.
A $3.5 million project to rebuild the historic St Peter's Church in upper Riccarton is awaiting resource consent.
Her life's work was helping others in trouble, so what happened to Inspector Brigitte Nimmo?
Investigation over an alleged threat to put a claim into a "blackhole".
Homeowners take action against Earthquake Commission over its repair and cash settlement policies.
A campaign giving young Cantabrians a say in shaping the future of their city has been launched.
OPINION: It's not only earthquake repairs that are defective. The Earthquake Commission system is broken too, writes Duncan Webb.
Two "inquisitive" intruders have been arrested after exploring inside quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral.
Three pianos played their last tune, as they were smashed by Greendale residents during their earthquake memorial activities.
The Canterbury Provincial Chambers are among the most badly quake-damaged buildings in Christchurch being restored.
Hardy Kaiapoi residents have stayed on despite damage from the September quakes.
The aftermath of the September 4, 2010, earthquake has been tough for Hororata, say residents.
Scientists are cautiously optimistic the worst of Canterbury's recent earthquake sequence may now be over.
A new survey looks at how much rebuild progress has been made since September 2010.
Student volunteers learned about comraderie and the importance of community.
Charlie Gates draws on familiar place names to imagine a new lexicon for post-quake Canterbury.
Family says post-quake insurance delays and hassles have stolen their children's childhoods.
Complacency after 2010's mag-7.1 earthquake proved fatal. Lessons were not learned. When February's quake hit, buildings not inspected rigorously enough killed and maimed.
Five years after the earthquake that marked their birth Canterbury's ''quake babies'' are starting school.
The quakes killed my business and put huge pressure on my marriage forcing me to focus on 'the little things'.
Earthquake repairs to the Christchurch Arts Centre, once feared as a decades-long, budget-breaking project, are nearly half complete.
Lyttelton Port is promising a developed waterfront including cafes and a purpose-built walkway, partly funded by quake insurance.
MICHELE MCCORMACK - StuffMichele McCormack says she has watched her community disintegrate and longs to get out.
Is your life better or worse than it was five years ago? What has been the most significant change?
A new walking trail through Christchurch's red zone aims to inspire.
Firms doing $10m-plus projects have rated Canterbury's biggest government agencies poorly on their ability to run bidding processes.
Christchurch photographer Sabin Holloway unveils a new exhibition of previously unseen photos from inside the red zone.
OPINION: Non-structural unreinforced masonry should be given priority in moves to make old buildings safer.
Dow International have offered monetary and practical help to a Christchurch housing scheme.
A professional engineering body will not appeal a decision clearing the actions of top Earthquake Commission staffer Graeme Robinson.
A small group of Brooklands residents are determined to keep the community alive.
Judge rejects suggestion that CERA’s slowness in carrying out red zone demolitions contributed to spate of arsons.
REVIEW: Fiona Farrell has written a scorching polemic on the Christchurch earthquake.
Alec and Helen Durie live on a street with no name, and they are the last remaining residents.
Owners of vacant, commercial and uninsured red zone properties will get more money under a new deal.
The revamp of earthquake insurance could see EQC allowed to pay claims to banks rather than homeowners.
Gerry Brownlee has cancelled his own party because of claims of favouritism in the rebuild.
The Christchurch City Council clawed back some power from the Government days before a new quake rebuild plan was released.
You've seen the city's crumbled cathedral and empty lots. But have you seen the suburbs?
A plan to rename Christchurch's east frame development is "a waste of resources".
Cera has pushed the deadline to demolish or remove residential red zone buildings to the end of July.
Church leaders should decide what to do with cathedral and "get on with it", city councillor says.
The new leaders of Christchurch's earthquake rebuild will be announced this week.
A rollerblader who shot footage of pre-quake Christchurch has posted a video of the city in its unbroken state.
Some Christchurch red-zoners might be properly compensated for their earthquake-damaged properties and land, but the uninsured are feeling left out.
Gerry Brownlee says lawsuit over insurance settlement delays is part "ambulance chaser".
Alan Reay didn't mislead industry body over links to building, which collapsed in quake, killing 115 people.
Canterbury quake claimants group urges Government to carry out an independent review into repairs.
Another icon from Christchurch city's past is almost gone, with the demolition of the Camelot Hotel in Cathedral Square due to finish this week.
Photos show how far the quake rebuild has come, and how far it has to go.
City Council decides whether to restore the quake-damaged Christchurch Town Hall.
Government says it needs to buy 440 properties to ease Christchurch social housing woes.
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is losing dozens of staff members
Chantelle Erickson, her partner and their three young children have lived in a garage for a year - and she's exhausted.
A Christchurch quake survivor and film fan reviews San Andreas.
Twelve houses at Rolleston Prison's construction yard are heading to new Christchurch sites for families in need.
Matua Papuni has spent a year living in a van in a Christchurch car port after moving down for the rebuild.
Four months living in a Christchurch shed exacerbated Natasha Fa'aaliga's mental illness.
Sonya Tranter sleeps in armchair so three families can squeeze into a two-bedroom house.
A Christchurch church group's offer to redevelop earthquake-damaged Porritt Park has been rejected.
Help has flooded in for a Canterbury mum stuck living in a caravan post-earthquake.
Trina Nesbitt and her children live in a caravan because because she cannot find an affordable house in Christchurch.
In a matter of seconds, up to 55kg of explosives took down this quake-damaged building.
Christchurch's quake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament will be revamped to the tune of $45 million over four years.
Southern Response withheld costs information from earthquake claimants to avoid "confusion".
Christchurch red zone dwellers and low income families have received care packages to help them through the cold snap.
Residents in Christchurch's eastern suburbs say it's time for "positive change", but where to start?
Christchurch developer places memorial to those killed in the CTV building at the centre of his rebuilt business.
The funding crisis facing Relationships Aotearoa could be the start of a "challenging time".
Health professionals are at a loss to explain the findings of a post-quake Canterbury health study.
Vivienne ran her own business for 20 years until the quakes. Struck by a triple whammy of life events, she is in mental health care.
Are Christchurch cinemagoers ready to see a blockbuster movie about a devastating earthquake?
The implosion of Christchurch's old police station will not clash with the city's marathon.
A former Fletcher EQR worker has lost an ERA case after he was dismissed for taking cash to help write a contractor's quotes.
The High Court has allowed the Crown to take over a block of central Christchurch land before compensation has been paid.
The artist behind the 185 chair quake memorial sculpture wants it permanently placed on the former CTV site.
Winning design for quake memorial says nothing about Christchurch, landscape architect says.
The artist behind the the city's unofficial earthquake memorial is "mulling over" its future.
An insurance company is going to the Supreme Court to dispute a judgment that could cost it millions of dollars in payouts to Christchurch red-zoners.
A proposed youth housing project will not turn into a "ghetto of naughty kids'.
A year on from floods that hit Christchurch neighbourhoods Michael Wright talks to residents about whether they are happy about efforts to prevent trouble in future downpours.
Spectators keen to watch Christchurch's old central city police station blow up are being asked to watch online.
Molly and Matilda's mum Kelly was killed in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
EQC is trying to shut down adverse findings about its top engineer Graeme Robinson.
Vicki Buck wants the CCC to underwrite rents on 40 private houses to help the homeless.
Forgotten Sherpas of Nepal Trust members say they don't know the fate of the areas they service in Nepal.
After recovering, there is the recovering from the recovering. And it may take 10 years.
Dulkara Martig had flashbacks of the Christchurch quakes as she ran for safety in Nepal.
The flame from Luke's cigarette lighter flickers down the dark corridors of an abandoned Christchurch building.
Major downsizing of the Fletcher-managed earthquake home repair programme will not slow progress in its final phase, the company says.
The Crusaders and Canterbury teams would return to the old AMI Stadium if it was repaired, region's rugby boss says.
Cera's acting chief executive John Ombler will continue in the role until the end of the year.
The Government will consult the public on possible revised compensation offers for some Christchurch red-zoners.
Cash settlements and flooding expected to be talking points at new quake help desk for Christchurch residents.
More than 40 South Canterbury properties with building claims arising from the Canterbury earthquakes are yet to be settled.
The owner of the ruined BNZ building in Cathedral Square says it cannot afford to rebuild.
Silt and sewage damaged 100km of Christchurch waterways, which may take decades to recover.
An earthquake-affected Christchurch couple have successfully opposed an insurer-imposed cash settlement.
New videos created by an IT man in Christchurch give a bird's-eye view of two quake-stricken suburbs.
Quake-hit homeowners are taking IAG and Fletcher EQR to an international human rights body.
EQC claims manager forms own assessment company but has a process to avoid conflicts.
'It's getting much easier to live here'
The Christchurch suburb of Bexley is almost off the map.
Canterbury is one-quarter of the way to recovery, with 2015 "a year of momentum" say city leaders.
One of the complainants against CTV designer Alan Reay is overjoyed legal action may be heard.
Engineering expert may have backed Alan Reay even if he knew of his involvement in failed CTV building.
Video shows quake-ravaged Avonside
New video shows the remains of one of Christchurch's quake-stricken riverside suburbs.
EQC manager Reid Stiven will leave the organisation at the end of April.
Thousands of red-zone trees have been logged in a Cera database as it nears the end of its land-clearance project.
A plan to rebuild the Christ Church Cathedral in wood means demolishing it first, says Jim Anderton.
Anglican leaders consider restoration options for Christ Church Cathedral.
What do we want from a quake memorial - a list of names on a plaque or an experience?
Four years after the Christchurch earthquake, a survivor recounts her experiences of the aftermath.
Quake Outcasts pleased with Supreme Court ruling but fear more battles to come.
Analysis: The Supreme Court's decision on compensation for the Quake Outcasts and their fellow red-zoners hinges on one point.
Asbestos being removed from Christchurch’s residential red zone does not pose a health hazard, Cera says.
Human Rights Commission 'delighted' by Quake Outcasts' Supreme Court win.
It has been a long battle for uninsured red-zoners, but NZ's highest court has finally ordered the Government to reconsider its offer.
Cantabrians each lost 150 days of "healthy life" in the aftermath of the February earthquake, new research claims.
At 12.51pm on that fateful day I was about to head out of our office building in Latimer Square.
Each Cantabrian lost 150 days of "healthy life" in February earthquake aftermath, study claims.
Christchurch is tough game, yet here we are, still learning, and still working towards change.
An interim director for the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) has been announced ahead of the departure of current leader Warwick Isaacs.
House moves over boundary
Tony Bennett's Sumner home is full of cracks, has moved over his boundary, and is red-zoned - but his insurer insists it can be repaired.
Cop station demo team: Reported date wrong
Demolition team says the former police station's implosion will not happen on April 18 as reported on social media.