Duo nabbed inside cathedral

Police believe two men who broke into the cathedral "probably had a night out on the town and got inquisitive".

12:19 PM  Two "inquisitive" intruders have been arrested after exploring inside quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral.

'Literally shaken from our sleep' gallery

Dawn breaks over New Brighton pier where a dawn service marked the fifth anniversary of the Canterbury 2010 earthquake.

About 200 gathered on New Brighton beach at dawn, to mark five years since the first quake struck.

Suburbs: Then and now

Porritt Park was ripped apart by the 2010 earthquake.

See how some of our suburbs have changed in the last five years.

City centre: Then and Now gallery

The central city, changed by September, was utterly devastated by February's quake. Building has begun but many sites remain empty and road cones dominate.

Our photographers have returned to the sites of some of the worst damage wreaked by the magnitude 7.1 earthquake five years ago.

Museum reopening signals better times video

Waimakariri District  Mayor David Ayers says it is still not business as usual for for the area five years after the quakes.

The reopening of Kaiapoi's museum is a bright spot for residents of the town.

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Duo nabbed inside cathedral

Police believe two men who broke into the cathedral "probably had a night out on the town and got inquisitive".

Two "inquisitive" intruders have been arrested after exploring inside quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral.

Provincial Chambers a long-term fix gallery

The timber section of the Canterbury Provincial Chambers withstood the earthquakes better than the stone buildings.

The Canterbury Provincial Chambers are among the most badly quake-damaged buildings in Christchurch being restored.

Living on the edge

Not exactly park land. The red zone that was  Courtenay Downs is uneven and the grass patchy.

Hardy Kaiapoi residents have stayed on despite damage from the September quakes.

Hororata businesses find life tough after earthquake video

Hororata Motors owner Margaret Ellis has put her shop on the market due to a lack of business post-quake.

The aftermath of the September 4, 2010, earthquake has been tough for Hororata, say residents.

Boom picked for central city in 2016

The ''Deloitte'' building in the central city is a sign of progress in the rebuild.

A new survey looks at how much rebuild progress has been made since September 2010.

North Canterbury

Museum reopening signals better times video

Waimakariri District  Mayor David Ayers says it is still not business as usual for for the area five years after the quakes.

The reopening of Kaiapoi's museum is a bright spot for residents of the town.

Living on the edge

Not exactly park land. The red zone that was  Courtenay Downs is uneven and the grass patchy.

Hardy Kaiapoi residents have stayed on despite damage from the September quakes.

Teens stranded after joyride crash

Four teens were arrested after a 13-year-old crashed a vehicle while joyriding in North Canterbury.

Joyriding teenagers arrested after crashing car more than 100km away from home.

Recovery plan announced for Waimakariri red zone

A red zoned house in Kaiapoi in 2013.

A plan for red-zoned land in Waimakariri will likely favour wide, green spaces for community use.

Rugby club to rebuild after fire gallery video

The Glenmark Rugby Club plans to rebuild its clubrooms after a devastating fire, president Andrew Evans says.

A historic rugby club that lost decades of All Blacks memorabilia in a fire will be rebuilt.

Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Hororata businesses find life tough after earthquake video

Hororata Motors owner Margaret Ellis has put her shop on the market due to a lack of business post-quake.

The aftermath of the September 4, 2010, earthquake has been tough for Hororata, say residents.

Countdown doubles up in Ashburton

General Distributors Ltd has confirmed a second store is to be built in mid Canterbury.

Countdown is to open second supermarket in mid Canterbury.

Ashburton marks tragic anniversary video

Ministry of Social Development chief executive Brendan Boyle, Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew and Ashburton mayor Angus McKay at the wreath laying to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the fatal shootings at Work and Income.

Ashburton marks a year to the day since two women were killed in the Work and Income shootings.

Teen avoids $50K bill for crash

Two petrol pumps were wiped out by boy racers in Kirwee on June 6.

Teenage drink-driver crashes into petrol station pumps, drives off, abandons car, hides in bushes - and avoids the $50K bill.

'Foolish' dad let 10-year-old son drive - twice

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A boy, 10, asked his father if he could drive. His "extremely foolish" dad said yes.

West Coast

Police investigate Westport fuel thefts

Police and the New Zealand Army Bomb Disposal Unit have been called to an Inglewood address where a bomb was found.

Police are after a fuel thief in Westport who has been cutting vehicles' fuel linesĀ 

Alpine Fault spreads across South

Victoria University researchers studying the Alpine Fault have said it is not the vertical crack it was presumed to be, but becomes flatter at depth instead.

A different picture has emerged of the areas at risk when the fault ruptures.

Mainly fine for Canterbury

It will be a mainly fine day in for much of Canterbury on Wednesday, but wet on the west.

Wednesday is the day to get the outside jobs done this week in Canterbury as a grey few days await.

Coast school opens after fire

Four classrooms at South Westland Area School were damaged in a fire on Thursday night, thought to have started at a clothes dryer.

A remote West Coast school damaged by a fire last week has reopened.

Gale winds hit Coast, little damage

West Coast beach north of Greymouth.

Gales hit the West Coast but the region escaped with little damage.

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