Restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral could be a condition of any post-election coalition deal, Winston Peters says.
Police now believe two assaults on central city sex workers are linked but have no new leads.
Repairs expected to take between six and nine months began yesterday on the Armagh St bridge.
Designs for Fitzgerald Ave quake-damage repairs possibly increased the flood risk, council confirms.
A search is on for four people believed to have been involved in a violent assault involving a spade.
Police have released security camera images of a man being sought in relation to two assaults on sex workers on Friday.
Science Alive! will move to the inner city and try to be an "innovative tourism attraction".
The race to install candidates in time for the election is heating up with Tony Milne selected for Christchurch Central.
Tensions are mounting between bars and police over the enforcement of new alcohol laws.
Demolishing accommodation buildings in the East Frame only to replace them with new apartment buildings is madness, a city activist says.
National's Nicky Wagner will "definitely" contest Christchurch Central seat against Labour's Tony Milne.
An experienced prostitute will not be on the street tonight because she fears for her safety after "disgusting and appalling" attacks on two sex workers.
Police investigating the mysterious disappearance of a Christchurch man more than two decades ago still have no idea what happened to him.
City container mall retained for at least another year thanks to a $1.27m government grant.
Gerry Brownlee is expected to confirm the next stage of Christchurch's container mall today.
Gap Filler is temporarily using a vacant shop in Cathedral Junction to demonstrate the appeal of inconvenience
One of the more significant pieces of artwork in the RISE exhibition has been damaged by flood waters.
A central Christchurch block of land with an estimated value of about $35 million is being sold in pieces.
One of Britain's richest men wants restoration of the cathedral handed to the people of Canterbury.
Christchurch Art Gallery is getting "keyhole surgery" to raise the 30,000-tonne building.
Pseudo-beggars are targeting Christchurch shoppers with sob stories and some are spending their takings on booze.
Police are looking for a man who said he had a gun and threatened to kill a stranger in the city centre.
Brownlee opens new private hospital
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee smiled for the camera at the opening of a new private hospital in Christchurch.
A man on the run from police allegedly handed himself in after being hit by a car and suffering two broken ankles.
Two neighbours of Harlequin Public House 'love the place' and cannot understand the noise complaints.
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A popular Victoria St restaurant prepares for battle after neighbours object to its liquor licence.
The Public Trust Office in will not be demolished under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act.
Locals fight Victoria St eatery over licence
Popular Victoria St restaurant The Harlequin Public House is preparing for battle after nearby neighbours objected to their liquor licence.
Irish bar returns with 'steampunk' fitout
A special effects company has completed a radical installation for the new Bog bar in Chch.
OPINION: Can we afford to demolish another heritage building with potential to play a valuable role in Christchurch's future?
It's promoted as the happiest run on earth, but it took effort for Christchurch Colour Runners to make this a reality.
Plans are afoot to shift the colourful container mall just down the road when leases expire.
More businesses moving into heritage project
New Regent St has experienced a major overhaul since it reopened 10 months ago with several businesses closing their doors and new tenants about to move in.
Theatre Royal restoration reached major milestone today with the new roof almost complete.
Office worker Lisa Funnell misses sitting next to the river in the city centre during her break.
Mayor Lianne Dalziel calls to boost parking in the CBD amid concerns the issue is holding up the rebuild.
Owners of the Public Trust Building criticised for silence, amid fears 'deals are being done'.
Christchurch Netball hopes to erect 3m fence to stop vandalism of new Hagley Park courts.
Top law firms relocating to the city centre have chosen sites outside the planned justice precinct.
Christchurch developer Antony Gough's $140m Oxford Tce project is underway, adding new elements to the CBD's much-reduced city skyline.
Police appeal for information after a man was attacked by up to four people in central Christchurch.
Council cost-cutting could force Christchurch libraries and facilities to cut opening hours.
Two mysterious piles of rubble are all that remain on the controversial Addington Saleyards site.
A bid for Christ Church Cathedral peace talks has taken a step forward.
The central city's Charles Luney House is being demolished to make way for the Eastern Frame.
Helpers wanted for tomorrow's working bee to repair and revitalise the 185 memorial chairs.
Major banks are returning to the central city with one recent opening and two committed to rebuilding on new sites.
Cafe Shop Eight is offering the chance to dine on entre-sized dishes almost exclusively from local foods.
Police are still searching for a man and woman involved in a violent altercation on Bealey Ave.
Engineers say the heritage-listed building can be repaired despite bid to demolish it.
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