Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Grenade shell found in red-zone property


Bomb disposal experts say a device found at red zone property was only the 'shell of a grenade'.

CTV engineer fails to stop release of disciplinary findings

David Harding

The High Court has rejected an attempt to stop disciplinary hearing findings from being released.

Cera set to hand over safety reins


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

TV series shows Christchurch as it is

TV presenter shocked at homelessness

Gerard Smyth

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

Most important earthquake 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 to city

Lynn Anderson

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

Supreme Court decision a win for quake claimants


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

Interest sought for Town Hall rebuild

Christchurch Town Hall

Council asking potential contractors to look for innovative ways to reduce cost of restoration.

Quake fund to help community hall reopen

Banks Peninsula War Memorial

New Brighton hall and Akaroa war memorial to be repaired after receiving $200k from mayoral fund.

Brownlee backtracks after calling claimants 'grumpy'

Gerry Brownlee

Gerry Brownlee sorry for describing quake claimants on Campbell Live show as 'grumpy'.

Daggy sheep plan for red zone roasted

Red zone grass

Grazing flocks in the abandoned red zone like sending lambs to the slaughter, advocates say.

Sewerage a pipe dream for man still using a bucket

Paul Tobin

The son of a man still using a bucket as a toilet since the 2011 quake is fundraising to fix his dad's 'degrading' broken sewer.

Clothes maketh the property man

Shaun Stockman

Property investor who lost his mum just before the quakes and his father during them says you "just have to get on with life".

EQC complaint numbers a disgrace - Cosgrove

jocelyn  yates

Almost 20,000 complaints lodged with EQC in past four years as residents vow to 'keep fighting'.

Cantabrians 'need to invest in themselves'


Research for a wellness campaign shows Cantabrians are not looking after themselves.

Support for burned-out leaders

mental health

Community leaders burned out by quake recovery being sought to take part in wellness project.

Earthquake data privacy breach 'avoidable'

Bryan Staples

Breach that revealed details of 83,000 Canterbury EQC claims 'could have been avoided'.

Library coming down but memories stick

Central library more than a building for books

Gloucester St library

Christchurch Central Library, once a cutting-edge information hub and a place where people fell in love, sometimes with books.

Christchurch earthquakes' first victim

David Lei

David Lei spent Thursday remembering the quake's seemingly forgotten casualty, his partner who died of a heart attack during the 7.1 quake.

Quake leaders shun show over 'safety concerns'

Tim Grafton

Quake recovery leaders decline Campbell Live after concerns following Ashburton shooting.

Cantabrians 'feel like a nuisance'

Linda Harris

It's really hard to get excited about a new Christchurch when all I feel is loss still.

Aftershock: Fatigue tests pair's marriage

Cate and Riwai Grace

Cate and Riwai Grace's marriage has survived an emotional struggle that began on September 4, 2010.

Four years on and many still rattled

Christchurch aerial post-earthquake, generic, housing, suburbs, suburbia, houses

A live TV broadcast gives residents a chance to vent their post-quake frustrations.

First home and a broken dream

Bought 'dream home' on September 3, 2010

Yuri Bacas Hosaka

Four years on from the first earthquake, Yuri Bacas Hosaka is still waiting for answers. | 'Many still rattled'

No official recognition for quake volunteers

Earthquake generic

More than 1800 civil defence volunteers are refused official recognition for quake efforts.

Council approves $45m for communities

Sumner librarys

Council approves $10m Sumner facility, new Bishopdale library and $5m for Brighton legacy project.

Four years and no repairs

Quake repairs

The constant battle with the EQC has taken its toll on our family like many others.

Canterbury quake babies thriving

Lola Romero

What is life like for the families who had babies during the 2010 7.1 magnitude quake?

Are you stuck in Sept 4, 2010?

wedding mags

Does it feel like the beginning of a fresh start for Christchurch and Canterbury where you are?

Christchurch rebuild just 10pc complete

Construction worker/ Hard hat

The perception that Canterbury is well advanced on quake recovery is misleading, business leader says. l EQC running out of cash

EQC battle felt like the 'twilight zone'

jocelyn  yates

The EQC sent Jocelyn Yates a land claim payment of $5.51.

Kaiapoi to make the best of red zone

Brent and Shirley Cairns

Kaiapoi was one of the worst hit areas in the September 2010 quake, but residents say it has a bright future.

Homebush emerges from ruins

Homebush, Sept 5, 2010

The reincarnation of the historic Deans family homestead Homebush is nearly complete.

Police escalate probe into CTV collapse

CTV building

Professionals connected to CTV building collapse have moved closer to possible manslaughter charges.

Life downhill since September quake

quake damage

The earthquakes have not affected us emotionally, but financially, we have hit the wall.

Scientists defend earthquake forecasting

Earthquake generic

Scientists defend criticisms that Canterbury earthquake forecasting is ineffective or distracting.

New life in Chch held up by road works

Moorhouse Ave

I was lucky in the quakes, but now constant and unpredictable road works are horrendous.

Quakes left me feeling 'empty'


The city that I grew up in feels barren and looks like a skeleton of its former self, Matthew Ohs writes.

Cliff-top properties judged risk to life

Port Hills home

The fate of Port Hills properties in limbo since the 2011 earthquake has finally been revealed.

EQC 'failed' to give top engineer support

Reid Stiven

Complainants against an EQC engineer overstated his role and misunderstood EQC's, says his lawyer.

$855,000 to repair classroom

Yani Johanson

Anglican Church will get council grant to help repair block at St Michael's School.

EQC engineer breaks down at hearing

Graeme Robinson

The EQC's top engineer turned up to do a repair strategy for a garage which had been condemned.

Town Hall rebuild bids sought

Christchurch Town Hall

The council wants to hear from firms keen to rebuild the Town Hall although the project may not go ahead.

Sumner residents plea for $10m hub

Sumner librarys

Sumner residents are impatient for a new $10m hub to 'help the village prosper'.

Loving the Christchurch life

Christchurch life

We moved to Christchurch in 2013 to find a thriving city. Now I can't imagine living anywhere else.

EQC engineer denies bullying

Graeme Robinson

The EQC top engineer made assessments without tools and was arrogant and bullying.

EQC engineer in disciplinary hearing

Graeme Robinson

Public needs to be protected from actions of EQC's top engineer, homeowner tells disciplinary committee.

Girl has never known an undamaged home

Dion Paxie

Ephelia Paxie has never known an undamaged home and her dad is losing hope over quake repairs.

College rejects Reay's money

Alan Reay

Canterbury University's engineering college rejects cash donation from boss of the company that designed failed CTV building.

Cathedral wars heating up

Christ Church Catherdral

Campaigners opposing the demolition of Christ Church Cathedral have launched a PR offensive.
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