Christchurch Central voters become older, richer and better educated, which could affect the seat.
A rebuilt copper-clad central-city church will be reopen in time for Christmas.
Plans unveiled for new cycle lanes and inner city 30kmh limits. | Changes for Woolston Tannery traffic
Central library more than a building for books
Christchurch Central Library, once a cutting-edge information hub and a place where people fell in love, sometimes with books.
Plan to boost number of prisoners in cells in new justice precinct sparks worry for staff safety.
Wilson Parking responds to Gary McCormick's rant over the state of car parks in Christchurch.
Police take away man brandishing metal pole, first mistaken for a sword, in Cathedral Square.
Radio jock Gary McCormick refuses to pay fine for parking in a 'dump' of a car park.
New city playground will be "unlike anything seen in New Zealand before".
$3m project aims to bring families to city
Double flying fox, 10-m high climbing tower and 4m-wide slide to feature in massive Margaret Mahy Family Playground.
The $5.5m repair of Christchurch's Knox Presbyterian Church is a "vision of hope for the city", parishioners say.
World Buskers Festival could be fully reintegrated back into central-city streets by 2017.
Millions in funding for park's new cricket pavilion could be in jeopardy unless council reassign lease.
A new book of essays looks at the city rebuild through contemplative eyes.
Terrace hospitality strip will get two new bars after plans to revive Sol Square were abandoned.
A local architect has created a design for the Christ Church Cathedral that would see the landmark largely retained.
Pepper spray scares knifeman away
A Christchurch dairy owner scared off a knife-welding robber by threatening him with a can of pepper spray.
Who is responsible for an abandoned roof which has cost ratepayers $10,000 to fence?
Campaigners opposing the demolition of Christ Church Cathedral have launched a PR offensive.
Clock tower's $890k restoration complete
The final piece of Christchurch's historic Victoria Clock Tower has been restored three-and-a-half years after it was damaged in the 2011 quake.
Justice Minister Judith Collins defends naming Christchurch lane after friend who has no links to the city. | Collins looking isolated
A lack of consultation and a hefty price tag mean the Avon River precinct could fall flat on its face.
Demolition making way for convention centre
Christchurch's former central library has been closed since the February 2011 earthquake and is expected to be demolished by mid-October.
Christchurch is short of inexpensive office space as the cost of rebuilding on old sites pushes up rents.
A refurbished five-storey building, soon to be home to Thai restaurant Chinwag, is for sale.
Stalls and food trucks wanted to grace quake-battered Cathedral Square again.
The roof of the Odeon Theatre is the roof that time forgot. Or so it appears anyway.
Three new central restaurants open doors today
Stranges Lane and its three eateries opened early this morning without a hitch - despite hail on the tables.
Christchurch's tallest office tower sold after a 'drawn-out process' and will become a major hotel.
The Christchurch City Council considers selling land as it grapples with post-quake financial pressure.
A building in central Christchurch where hundreds of private documents were stored had been broken into on two previous occasions.
Restaurant owner fed up of vandals targeting his business posts video of latest alleged offender on Facebook.
Pre-quake late-night hotspot Sol Square remains untouched as insurance battles delay development.
Christchurch mother, 24, remanded in custody after allegedly stabbing a man in the stomach last night.
The $12.5m central city Ramada will boost post-quake accommodation with 44 extra apartments.
Christchurch could be the best edible city in the world by filling parks with food-growing spaces.
The second building in centre to be fully restored will soon house theatre and circus groups.
Fans crowding into Hagley Oval for Cricket World Cup matches will struggle to find car parks nearby.
New sculpture made from quake-salvaged wood
Artist Regan Gentry today craned in the final pieces for his Wood from the Trees sculpture being installed in central Christchurch.
Photographs of Christchurch from 1914 show how the quakes have knocked the city back in time.
But hospital parking woes to continue 'for years'
CDHB boss says Christchurch Hospital car parking problems will continue for next six to seven years.
The city council will convert the old City Mission building into units for the homeless.
About 500 fans crowd pub for World Cup final
Coffee cups were thrown and fists pumped at a crowded Christchurch pub when Germany scored in the World Cup final this morning.
'A special place for all New Zealanders'
Christchurch's quake memorial will have a river setting, it has been confirmed today.
A quake-prone tea kiosk looks may be strengthened and re-opened in time for summer.
Christchurch's earthquake memorial is tipped to be on the Avon River in the central city.
Building was dedicated to 71 WWI victims
Demolition of an historic building dedicated to 71 students who died in WWI is near completion.
Decision makers need to be "smart, not sentimental" about the Christchurch Town Hall.
The Lichfield St car-park building will be demolished before the pre-Christmas retail rush, the Christchurch City Council says.
Man admits bizarre behaviour, but says he has been judged and treated badly for being English.
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