Cera has been thanked in the credits of a polarising TV series based on the Canterbury quakes.
The demolition of the former Ernst & Young building on Cambridge Tce should be complete within about six weeks.
Nearly 200 people have given feedback on the $35k consultation scheme for east Christchurch.
Decision makers need to be "smart, not sentimental" about the Christchurch Town Hall.
Jobless in Wellington and with a $3000 carrot dangling, it was too tempting for Sam O'Carroll.
The Lichfield St car-park building will be demolished before the pre-Christmas retail rush, the Christchurch City Council says.
Insurance industry opposes Labour plan for an independent insurance commissioner, but welcomes review.
A heartfelt protest is unlikely to save an historic building dedicated to 71 students who died in WWI.
Multi-million dollar restoration of the Town Hall put on hold as the council assesses its finances.
Shonky floor level measurements made by EQC contractors led to poor assessments - institute.
Michio Humphreys stood at the Madras St railing as the motorcade rolled by. She waved a small Japanese flag.
Shinzo Abe, who knows something about earthquake tragedy, lays a wreath at the CTV site. | Whaling looms large
Red-zone 'camp mum' inspires TV drama
Raewyn Iketau is a survivor.
PR manager leaves Southern Response
OPINION: People need more info to understand time frames and complexity of rebuild, says Sam Fisher.
OPINION: Once the insurer decided whether to repair or pay out, it cannot change its mind because of difficulties with the repair.
Grating. Shameful. Moving. Public reaction to Hope & Wire was nothing if not varied. l Series like a punch to stomach
Series left me jumping at loud noises again
OPINION: However having seen the whole series, and with the benefit of a few weeks to mull it over, I'm glad Hope and Wire exists.
In its attempts not to offend, a series about the Canterbury earthquakes seems to let the truth get in the way of a good story.
"Another avenue to accountability" for CTV collapse gone after its designer escaped disciplinary hearing, victim's father says.
But shame so few Canterbury actors used
OPINION: Swearing and skinheads aside, quake series Hope and Wire is a really good drama.
'A blow for the families of the 115 victims'
Construction minister 'disappointed and concerned' that CTV engineer quits industry body a week before disciplinary hearings.
Cera 'hassle' after hard move exceeds deadline
Elderly couple feel pressured by Cera's approach, having failed to meet the deadline to vacate their Burwood home.
Concerns EQC repairs left asbestos in heatpump
A Christchurch family are distressed after their earthquake repairs may have exposed them to asbestos.
OPINION: Gaylene Preston, maker of quake series Hope and Wire, looks back at her own earthquake experiences.
Police investigate after Christchurch firm went bust, leaving homeowners and creditors out of pocket.
Film-maker defends quake drama
Will a television drama set amid the Christchurch earthquakes re-open the wounds left by 2011?
TV3 is fielding complaints before a new series set during the 2011 Christchurch quake even goes to air.
"Does it need all the quakes?" asked budget assessor of taxpayer-funded TV quake drama.
Mayor Lianne Dalziel to speak at London forum about learning from crisis next week.
Earthquake victims will have died in vain if building safety laws aren't fast-tracked, mayor says.
Chch landlord signed invoice in her cat's name
A Christchurch landlord has been convicted of submitting false quake repair claims worth more than $27k.
A new report confirms rockfall risk on the Port Hills can be mitigated but is not financially viable.
Pilot stressed by quakes made an unsafe landing in fog and only saw the runway while 30m above it.
Port Hills couple plagued with Contact Energy payments after calling to disconnect months before.
Earthquake minister questions wisdom of Labour's commitment to buy red zone properties.
Dean Palmer remembers the building shaking. The noise of breaking glass was deafening.
The actions of those people who risked their own lives to help the injured and trapped after the February 22, 2011, earthquake have been recognised with New Zealand bravery awards. Today, The Press joins in honouring their heroism.
Rescuers saved Brian's life by cutting off his legs with a hacksaw and a Leatherman knife.
Plenty of family fun - if you know where to look
Finding the positive in a post-quake city can be a tough ask, but Catherine Woods says there's plenty for families to do in the CBD.
Agency gets cover worth $4.5 billion, up from $3.25 billion last year, chief executive Ian Simpson says.
Man who designed deadly building 'largely unsupervised' is summoned to disciplinary hearings.
Some insurers are backtracking on earlier offers to transfer cover when quake-hit homes were sold.
Two-thirds of quake-hit residents tired and grieving, with those still battling insurers the worst off.
Former boss of Christchurch drainage firm denies deceiving quake-hit residents of up to $20k each.
Landlord accused of filing false invoices for $27k of quake repairs says she paid for work in cash.
On June 13, 2011, Chch was rattled again
Three years ago today, Christchurch was once again brought to its knees.
Couple who missed insurance payment put their red-zoned house up for sale with a $1 reserve.
Police computer expert shows how a Christchurch landlord may have made false invoices for quake-repair work.
Move on, rebuild the CBD, and our grandchildren will be grateful, Nigel Cooper writes.
Christchurch landlord disputes allegations she faked documents to claim $28k of emergency repair work.
The Christchurch City Council's social housing repair and rebuild programme has received a $15 million cash injection from the Earthquake Commission (EQC).
Out of hospital with a clean bill of health, Peggy Holdthuson should be relaxing at home.
New Zealand's most famous suffragette has been "liberated" again after the Canterbury earthquakes.
Contractor fears 'thousands' of quake-hit homes were fixed without asbestos testing.
Christchurch City Council joins court action seeking clarification over land damage claims.
Supreme Court to decide fate of Quake Outcasts after revised red zone offers ruled out.
A 24-year-old Christchurch woman has been arrested over the alleged misuse of EQC vehicles.
Quake hassles inspire charitable song
A song inspired by Cantabrians' frustrations with the Earthquake Commission has turned into a fundraising venture for people in need.
Rocketing costs have forced a rethink on plans for fixing Bishopdale's library.
The Canterbury Provincial Council buildings are insured for $30m but will cost up to $70m to repair.
Christchurch communities may need to chip in if they want their quake-damaged facilities repaired.
Cantabs share tips for coping in a quake
Tips from people who lived through the Canterbury earthquakes will be used to help others prepare. | Fault at risk of rupture
City homeowners who fell foul of Alligator Drainage Ltd may have some relief in sight.
Report says there is a 65 per cent chance the Alpine Fault will rupture in the next 50 years.
Canterbury company penalised for illegally disposing of items such as books and carpet on farm.
A couple who failed to convince a judge their Sumner home was a writeoff are going back to court.
Engineering body rejects claims it knows building thresholds for quake-prone structures are ''unacceptably low''.
Families of CTV victims say dropping inquiry again man whose firm designed the building has "got the feel of Pike River".
No action over CTV collapse
Engineer whose firm designed the CTV building says dropped inquiry was unreasonable.
Law students are volunteering their time to help residents take court action against EQC.
3000 animals killed in disaster
In times of disaster, saving pets equals saving people, a University of Canterbury expert says.
I had decided my neighbour was a complete tosser and we'd never be friends. How wrong I was.
Curing quake-weary kids
ASHLEIGH STEWART - The PressAshleigh Stewart unearths a heart-warming story of a Christchurch castle in the clouds, floored by the quakes, but now helping heal the psychological wounds of vulnerable children.
A surprise $300 million Budget surplus relies mainly on a cut to EQC's insurance bill.
Business tenants believe landlords should pay for earthquake strengthening to buildings.
A blowout in the budget for fixing Waltham Lido Pool prompts warning from city councillor.
Key challenges Labour to explain how it would pay for its election promises and run a surplus.
Labour asks if Canterbury's earthquake recovery money is being held back to enable budget surplus.
Contractors 'wreak havoc' in Brooklands
Contractors demolishing houses in Brooklands do more damage than the earthquakes, residents say.
A red-zoned Christchurch mansion will be put on show when it is moved to a prime new spot halfway across the city.
Most of us can cope with a multitude of issues if 'home' is okay, Gabrielle Frayling writes.
The use of red-zoned homes on the Port Hills may be key to dealing with the rockfall risk.
Silt and mud shovelled from quake-hit properties are being used for repairs and construction.
Two vacant red-zoned Christchurch homes have gone up in flames this morning.
The Quake Outcasts will have their case heard in New Zealand's highest court.
Buyers may soon be able to buy salvaged and relocated red-zoned homes for $300,000.
OPINION: Lawyer Mark Christensen explains the rules associated with demolishing heritage buildings.
Port Hills residents battling to stay in their red-zoned homes are unlikely to get further council help.
Clifton Hill red zone demolitions begin
A team consisting of Southern Response, Cera and Arrow International has begun demolishing red-zoned homes on the Port Hills.
Council extends objection period after concerns revaluations caused added stress to red-zoners.
Rebuilding New Zealand's second-biggest city was always going to be challenging.
Repairs and strengthening work on the earthquake-damaged bridge, which began last February .
We can't afford to just focus on one problem in Christchurch, Neil Spray writes.
The council has ruled out taking legal action to try and stop the demolition of the Majestic Theatre.
A Matamata woman's trip to Christchurch shocked her so much she started a drive to refill the blanket bank.
Landlords increasing rental prices to cream insurance payouts need to be capped immediately.
Libraries, orchestras and sports groups among the causes to benefit from $99m donated to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust.
Two high-profile EQC officials will fill the void left by the outgoing customer services general manager.
Before the February 2011 earthquakes, Christchurch's motels were not doing so well.
After more than 1800 volunteer projects, Volunteer Army Foundation co-founder Jason Pemberton is looking forward to a holiday.
Weathering freezing rains and floods
Huddled together in a freezing tent as rain batters their makeshift home is how one Christchurch family has spent two months.
Google Maps users will now be able to turn back time to see what Christchurch landmarks used to look like.
Earthquake-prone buildings should carry visible warning stickers, says Canterbury's health board.
Demolition of Victoria Apartments nears finish
Demolition has started on the 13-storey Victoria Apartments building in central Christchurch, damaged in the February 2011 quake.
Repairs on Christchurch's crippled state housing stock are failing to keep pace as deadlines loom for the work.
Gerry Brownlee dismissed a push to buy flood-prone houses without official advice, an MP says.
OPINION: With cash settlements for repair or rebuild, if there is any doubt about the sum offered, take advice from a building professional.
More than 100 churches still out of action
Many celebrated a fourth Easter in makeshift facilities with more than 100 quake-hit Canterbury churches still out of action.
The public will play a part in deciding what the residential red zones will look like in the future, Prime Minister John Key says.
Insurers need to better recognise the stress many of their customers are under, psychologist says.
Demolition site inspections ramping up due to safety concerns, particuarly over treatment of asbestos.
Baby only known life in temporary village
A small kitset house in a temporary village set up after Canterbury's earthquakes is the only home 8-month-old Jack Gould has known.
Pioneer and Jellie Park pools need extensive repairs, with early council estimates at $6m.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will today meet families of the 185 people killed in the quake as well as survivors.
Demolition of the Majestic theatre has consigned another Christchurch heritage building to the history books, but what fate awaits city landmarks still standing?
Lessons from Christchurch's 2011 earthquake are not reflected in new legislation, the city council says.
Government officials are seeking information on Christ Church Cathedral's restoration costs.
Council seeks 'urgent' legal advice over Majestic Theatre demolition despite $18m cost of any rebuild.
About 500 Cantabrians are now waiting, in urgent need of state housing.
Contractors repairing some Christchurch streets are not doing promised upgrades at the same time.
The quote to repair our TC3 home is higher than our GV, or to buy a new home. What are our options?
The former Christchurch police station, abandoned after quake concerns, will be demolished.
Christchurch is learning the hard way that disaster recovery is as much about politics as rebuilding.
Customer services boss Bruce Emson leaves EQC to allow room for two new roles.
Quake-induced building collapses and a mining disaster have had "minimal" impact on public perception of engineers.
It appears the sky is the limit for settling Port Hills insurance claims.
The number of properties with increased liquefaction risk will not be known before May.
The PM says emergency services "did everything they possibly could" in responding to the CTV building collapse.
There are deep comparisons between Cantabrian and Japanese communities fighting to recover after a natural disaster.
Ninety-year-old Peggy Holdthuson may now get to see her childhood home repaired before she dies.
Campaigner Jim Anderton says Archbishop of York's call for cathedral demolition is "unqualified".
Paul Tobin's sewer has been out of action for more than three years so he uses the toilet at work.
The Archbishop of York said demolition of Christ Church Cathedral was the only option when he visited the ruins today.
More than 800 vulnerable earthquake claimants are still to be fully settled by insurers.
Peggy Holdthuson, 90, has discovered her insurer had 'no idea' of her home repair claim.
Mike Coleman is promising to tone it down in his new role heading the Canterbury Insurance Assistance Service.
Alf Johnson is perplexed that he is still waiting to move out of his unsafe house. "Why am I still waiting for a new house?"
OPINION: Retaining walls, or bridges, which cross council land rather than residential may not be covered by EQC.
EQR's paint began peeling off within a week, yet Dawn Spencer was told if she did not sign off the job her file would be closed.
One of Christchurch's most prominent buildings has received $2.5 million for repairs.
OPINION: The lives lost in the quake were a major tragedy but the chances of being killed on NZ roads is 100 times greater than being killed in an earthquake.
Buses negotiating post-quake roadworks will land ratepayers with an unexpected $300,000 cost.
The Alpine Fault may have generated more large quakes than previously thought, research says.
Cantabrians in their 30s and 40s, living previously comfortable lives are a new at-risk group for post-quake stress.
Demolition of red zone homes needs to accelerate to clear all homes on the flat by the end of this year.
Everyone agrees the vulnerable deserve special treatment after the Canterbury quakes. How then did an 85-year-old living in a badly damaged home fall through the cracks?
'Vulnerable' elderly women wait for EQC action
The boxes are still stacked up in Marlene Naish's home.
Gerry Brownlee doesn't know if he is regarded as a VIP by EQC because he hasn't asked.
The $5m Lotto winner will donate to those who helped him when he lost his home and job in the quakes.
Top concerns facing a quake insurance advice service are scope of works, repair strategies and cash settlements.
The Christchurch City Council says it is making progress in its bid to reach a global settlement with EQC.
Money from a woman's four false EQC claims, totalling $37k, has passed out of reach to her family in India.
Ipenz now can't impose disciplinary penalties against the boss of the company that designed the failed CTV building.
After three years of waiting, EQC eventually give Dot Boyd $200k for her Aranui home.
Cera was absent from a community forum about its recovery role and how it will transition.
A lack of engineers is blamed for the 'glacial pace' of resolving insurance claims for Poplar Lane.
More than 120 fed-up homeowners will take EQC to court over its handling of Canterbury's rebuild.
EQC chiefs were called to Parliament for a 'please explain' over vulnerable elderly waiting repairs.
A humiliated Gerry Brownlee has apologised to Labour MPs he sledged over their workrate.
Earthquake Commission says it will do better but has been faced with a disaster of inconceivable magnitude.
Christchurch Art Gallery is getting "keyhole surgery" to raise the 30,000-tonne building.
Quake victim Rika Hyuga's father welcomed Aranui High School student Joni Palmer, 17, into his home and heart while presenting her with a new scholarship to visit Japan.
'Someone is finally listening to me'
Dot Boyd is 85, stoic and staunch.
Grasping the enormity of what happened
OPINION: Volunteer firefighter ROY MONTGOMERY found himself helping at the PGC Building on February 22, 2011. On anniversaries since, he has been drawn back to the site.
Anna and Jamie were working in the same building in Christchurch, but didn't meet until the Feb 22 quake.
Cera uses unmanned aircraft to film quake-hit homes as demolition progresses on the Port Hills.
The Earthquake Commission still has an "eye-wateringly huge" backlog of official information requests but insists they will be cleared by April.
Anne McDonald is tired of dancing with insurers over the rebuild of her flat in Waltham, Christchurch.
OPINION: My column last week on the lack of action in tidying up the CTV site triggered a strong response from readers.
A property where a woman was killed by rockfall in the quake was deemed unsuitable for building on.
More than 4000 Cantabrians are still waiting for insurer-led quake rebuilds with just 15 per cent of rebuilds done.
When Justine Cooke began setting up a room for her new baby it did not feel permanent.
Victoria Matthews has rejected an offer of peace talks over the Christ Church Cathedral rebuild.
A broker who falsely told a couple they were insured before 2010 quake has appeal thrown out.
The families of the CTV building victims welcome police hiring engineers to ascertain criminality.
Three years after the quake, the gap between the "haves and the have-nots" is growing.
OPINION: Saturday marked three years since what my children call Mr Shakey paid our city a visit.
Police have engaged an engineering firm to review the collapse of the CTV Building in the 2011 earthquake.
We want to see photos of your home and neighbourhood after the February quake and today.
The third anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake was marked by thousands of people across the globe.
Digital map pinpoints spots around the world that marked yesterday's quake anniversary.
Hands shake. Shoulders heave. Deep breaths. For some, Christchurch's devastating quake was three years ago. For others, it feels like yesterday.
Ken Ring has used his claimed quake predictions to defeat a complaint over his website.
Over a thousand people turned out for the civic memorial for the third anniversary of the February 22 2011 earthquake.
What if The Press visited Christchurch on February 22, 2031, and reported back what we found?
EXCLUSIVE: "Catherine and I send you our warm wishes, and we hope that you find comfort as you gather ... to remember what was lost."
Kia Ora St residents say goodbye
The PressThe final residents of red-zoned Kia Ora St farewelled their home last week.
Three years on, there is a missing piece of the CTV building story, says Dr Maan Alkaisi.
Today's earthquake memorial service means a little more to one particular widower.
Best buds born in shock and shake
It was pure luck that brought them into the world during the region's two big earthquakes. But their mothers believe it was a stroke of fate that brought them together.
Amid the dust and the rock and the grit, all John Abraham could see was a single, gloved hand.
Government calls on developers to express interest in building on Christchurch's eastern frame.
Construction is set to outstrip demolition in central Christchurch for the first time in three years.
OPINION: The commercial sector has so far led the charge. Now the Government must get a spade in the ground in the inner city.
Nicolette Allen will be running to remember tomorrow so others do not forget the lives lost on February 22, 2011.
On the eve of the third anniversary of the 2011 quake, we give you 10 reasons to smile about living here.
Share your memories and messages of hope to commemorate the third anniversary of the February 22 earthquake.
Neighbouring towns that suffered serious quake damage but fewer headlines have rebounded big time.
Community leaders reveal their hopes for the future of Christchurch's residential red zone.
Next year is set to be the biggest yet for the $650m-plus redevelopment of Christchurch's quake-hit hospitals.
Roadworkers have laid more than 1 million square metres of roading, but two year's worth of roadworks remain.
Insurers and EQC predict significant progress on repairs and rebuilds for quake-hit homes in 2014.
While the earthquakes wiped out huge parts of Christchurch's CBD, the city's fringes began stirring.
Insurance companies in Christchurch are among the world's slowest to respond to disaster.
The reopening of the restored Isaac Theatre Royal has been pushed back about three months to October.
OPINION: The lack of action to properly clean up the CTV site and create a memorial has been disgraceful.
The number working in central Christchurch halved between 2006 and 2013, according to Census data.
OPINION: Cera's most conspicuous failure has been its well-intended ambition to kick-start and accelerate the revival of the CBD.
OPINION: Recent public comments about the ISO Scheme's low percentage of upheld complaints are inaccurate and misinformed.
A Christchurch counsellor walking 288km to raise money for quake victims is more than half-way through her journey.
Signatures pledged by more than 25,000 Cantabrians after the February 2011 earthquake have been preserved in a digital archive as a reminder of the city's early reactions to the devastation.
Did the Christchurch earthquakes crack open the city's conservative shell and unleash a great wealth of creativity?
Quake-damaged Chch hotel closed indefinitely
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand says its Millennium Hotel Christchurch in Cathedral Sq remains closed for the "foreseeable future".
Mary's once meticulously designed garden has become an overgrown tangle since she left her red-zoned Avonside home.
OPINION: The city is full of small reminders that it's OK to feel positive about our post-quake future.
Changes to the EQC opt-out scheme mean homeowners could be left out of pocket.
Toxic waste from Christchurch demolition sites could soon be transported to Southland.
City councillors to consider relaxing rules on occupancy of buildings that fall below 34 per cent of standards.
A concerted effort needs to be made before the winter to identify every vulnerable household in Christchurch, the Human Rights Commission says.
Chch households struggling post-quake need help before winter, says Human Rights Commission.
Christchurch homeowners say they have no confidence in insurers settling their claims.
Belfast homeowners say EQC and Southern Response have been fighting for three years.
A late-night phone call rocked Heather Larson's world more than Christchurch's earthquakes.
Hundreds join Southern No Response meeting
More than 300 Cantabrians will meet tonight to air their grievances over the way insurer Southern Response has handled their quake claims.
An EQC hold-up on replacing Rebecca Hamilton Barclay's carpet is a threat to her life.
There are very few policies out there which cover retaining walls whatever the cost.
A memorial to the people who died in the February 2011 quake has been given a spruce up.
GLENN CONWAY - The PressCabinet will soon consider backing a new plan to help Cantabrians deal with post- earthquake mental health and relationship issues, which experts say emerge three years on from a disaster.
The central city's Charles Luney House is being demolished to make way for the Eastern Frame.
A Christchurch company has been fined $10,000 after burying earthquake demolition waste.
Cabinet is to consider a plan to help Cantabrians deal with an expected 5 to 10 years of post-quake stress.
Service to mark anniversary of the February 2011 quake to be held in Botanic Gardens.
About half of 25,000 over-cap residential claims in Canterbury are likely to be settled with cash.
Grass has been laid at the Canterbury Television site in preparation for the anniversary of the February 22 quake.
A small magnitude 3.5 quake this morning reminds residents the ground remains unsteady.
OPINION: Lobby group Southern No Response say number of claimants turning to them is still growing.
One in five kids shows signs of stress disorder
Research is showing that the Canterbury earthquakes have caused more trauma in young children than expected. So how bad is it and what can be done? JOHN McCRONE reports.
Red-zone stayers may be forced out once the future of the land is decided, earthquake boss says.
OPINION: Demolition dust could be harming our health, toxicology professor Ian Shaw writes.
There are numerous instances where insurers make demands which they are not entitled to under policy terms.
Australian court rejects bid to return children unlawfully taken to Sydney after the Chch quake.
Bold leadership has revived CTV three years since it lost most of its staff in the Christchurch quake.
LOIS CAIRNS - The PressThe Christchurch City Council says it has no fixed date when it will stop providing essential services to occupied homes in the residential red zone.
City Care and Lyttelton Port shares are among council assets needing "serious reconsideration", Gerry Brownlee says.
Options considered for Port Hills red-zone
Remote-controlled machinery, water-blasters, drones and controlled explosives are being considered for the demolition of red-zoned Port Hills properties.
At 80 years old, Janet Cramer is forced spend $200 a week on a one-bed unit in Kaiapoi.
Southern No Response says claimants paid premiums in preparation for the very situation the quakes created.
A Burwood couple have received a four-month extension to stay in their home due to their daughter's ill health.