February 22: Our new city
The quake appeal has given $1m to restore quake-hit school pools and surf life saving clubs.
OPINION: Jennie Kerkhofs found her minor damage turned into a major headache when it came to repairs.
OPINION: Laura Wheeler says EQC repairs left her home in worse condition than before they started.
After the quakes, Kay Male's first instinct was to flee Christchurch but her family stayed on.
ROBERT MILLERThe Christchurch rebuild requires smart management, smart vision and creative thinking.
Allan Sims wants Ngai Tahu chairman Sir Mark Solomon to stand for Christchurch mayor.
OPINION: After the quakes the council should have had its responsibilities reviewed and ring-fenced.
Christchurch's mayor should be fixing homes, not the centre of the city, writes Raewyn Johnson.
What does Christchurch need from its mayor and leadership as it faces the long road to recovery?
AARON CAMPBELLAaron Campbell compares the Christchurch recovery efforts to the 1995 Kobe, Japan quake.
Christchurch needs to employ compassionate people with a clear vision for the city, writes Ian Forsyth.
'I watched the city that I grew to love fall down around me, the shops and cafes that I had only just been in disappear.'
JAMES BROADBENTChristchurch has all the ingredients to be the cycling capital of NZ, writes James Broadbent.
TINA ELSTONETina Elstone thinks it's about time we heard a good report about repairing houses in Christchurch.
JAYME HARVEYPost-quake Christchurch life is a
Christchurch's central city red zone is a little smaller after some barricades opened.
Plans for a $100 million sculptural glass complex for Christchurch's Triangle Centre site have been given the go-ahead.
The lives of those in Christchurch have changed in so many ways since the earthquakes, tell us how your world has been affected.
CARLA AND STEVE LYNEThe closure of Richmond School provides further disincentive for people to stay in Christchurch.
TRACY HUSSEYNot everyone moved after the February 22 earthquake because they were afraid, Tracy Hussey writes.
BRENDA PRESTONSince February 22, Brenda Preston and her family have faced ongoing battles that make it difficult for them to move forward in their lives.
History buffs want assurances the land on which historic Godley House stood will be kept for the community and not sold off to developers.
The green rectangle of Christchurch's Latimer Square evokes powerful memories of February 22, 2011.
KARRINA PRATLEYKarrina Pratley's husband got his first full night's sleep after the earthquake when they left Christchurch and moved to Australia.
SIMON NICOLAfter walking out of Christchurch's CBD on February 22, 2011 to find his home destroyed, Simon Nicol moved his family to Timaru.
Feb 22: Hundreds gather to remember
Prime Minister John Key says he bets more tears have been shed in this city than in the rest of the country put together as he pays tribute to those lost in the February 22 earthquake, at a service in Latimer Square.
The former railway station in Moorhouse Ave was better known at the time of the quakes for the cinemas and Science Alive! exhibitions.
Today's Civic Service will be held in Latimer Square, which became a makeshift triage centre after the quake.
When Marg Stocker's husband died in the quake she had two choices: "Move forward or go down the tubes big time."
Grandparents whose Bexley home was destroyed say they feel guilt at having a new home in Pegasus. »Time to buy a section?
What ever happened Mt Hutt's boulder?
Four of Christchurch's young leaders talk about their hopes for the city's future and what they miss from its past.
Bealey Ave was never part of the central Christchurch red zone and motorists used the throughfare almost continuously from Feb 23 onward.
Second anniversaries are hard to fathom. Philip Matthews grapples with an uncertain mood.
The quakes created opportunities to fill gaps, green spaces and Re:Start malls.
The former Strange's department store, on the corner of High and Lichfield Sts, was built in 1899.
The much-loved St Elmo Courts were one of the first apartment complexes in the city.
More sections are becoming available and the question now is affordability. »Looking for a section?
Two years ago today, more than 180 people died across Christchurch.
The Press takes a look at the best new places in Christchurch to say have a drink, an over-60s night or a first date.
LENNON CAMERONThere are no opportunities and nothing happening in Christchurch for young people, Lennon Cameron writes.
As a symbol of a city striving for rebirth and renewal, the gardens of the Garden City are as good as they come. If we couldn't repair or rebuild, we could at least garden.
Two years on from Christchurch's disastrous February earthquake and the city is remembering those we lost, those we love, and our slowly emerging new city.
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.
'Space and Place' a beautifully crafted song with a video featuring haunting footage of pre-earthquake Christchurch is released today.
The main differences I've noticed since the big quakes is the frustration with all the road closures/detours/repairs.
After the June 2011 double whammy, that was it, I told my husband, we are out of here!
Christchurch man Andy Poulsen was forced to move to Sydney after the big quake, but there isn't a day that he doesn't think about returning home.
Latimer Square will host the main service marking the second anniversary of the deadly 2011 quake.
Jane Osborn Cathro says the Government's schools plan and the council's city plan have affected her far more than the earthquakes.