Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Cera set to hand over safety reins

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Cera is preparing to end its involvement in structural safety assessments of building stock.

A fresh look at Chch

Gerard Smyth Gerard Smyth, the award-winning director of When a City Falls, reveal Christchurch through the lives of everyday people living in extraordinary times.

Most important quake book so far?

City-building after Disaster in Christchurch OPINION: Co-editor of Once in a Lifetime says the book should be at the top of the incoming quake recovery minister's reading list.

Bars bring vibrancy back

Lynn Anderson Orana Park's CEO says post-quake hospitality revival has turned around her "boring, stay-at-home" lifestyle.

A win for quake claimants

Court OPINION: The Supreme Court's first decision arising from the Canterbury quakes will have wide-ranging impact.

Survival against the odds

Olivia Cruickshank and Abigail Walls Two years after the deadly February 22, 2011 quake, a mother reveals the miracle tale of her survival after being buried in the rubble of City Mall with her 6-year-old daughter.

Red-zoners start over in Pegasus

Grandparents whose Bexley home was destroyed say they feel guilt at having a new home in Pegasus. »Time to buy a section?

Quake widow offers international aid

A love letter to Christchurch

Chch has Resilience and buzz

chch The good has far outweighed the bad in Aaron Horan's post-quake life in Christchurch.

Post-quake fear of being alone

The Christchurch earthquakes have brought Tony Becker's neighbourhood together.

Quakes changed my perspective

More petty crime post-quake

Chch life: Tough, but I love it

Lily Marr was new to Christchurch just two weeks before the February quake, but she hasn't left.

Councillor slams blueprint detail delay

Yani Johanson Repeated delays in releasing information behind the blueprint for the rebuild of central Christchurch are "ridiculous", a city councillor says.

Work on new pool to start 2013

Authorities want work to begin on Christchurch's new sports facility next year - but haven't got the land needed yet.

Christmas deadline unlikely to be met

Unwilling landowners to get ultimatum

Square remains the city's heart

Cathedral Square stays as the civic heart of Christchurch under the rebuild plan but will get a make-over.

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