Christchurch has been warned it must speed up its central city population growth if new businesses are to survive.
Work to resume soon on the upgrades of Christchurch's Manchester and Durham streets after two months of little action.
Insurer Southern Response originally thought it would have to deal with 7000 earthquake claims, but now expects 8562.
Shiny new shops are drawing both locals and visitors into central Christchurch, but does the city have the right plans in place to support the new businesses?
The 4.5 metre-high cans are part of a new space coming to central Christchurch.