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The Christchurch City Council paid $28m towards a $50m carpark building after Carter Group threatened it would drop plans to build a glossy new CBD shopping precinct. Audio
The Christchurch City Council has contributed $28 million towards a carpark owned by a major property developer.
Work has started today in Christchurch on building a new swimming pool to replace the old QEII complex.
Residents of a Christchurch suburb are threatening court action over the local tennis club's decision to install floodlights.
Today's convoy from Mount Lyford to Kaikōura has been cancelled after the road was closed this morning due to rain and low cloud.
The tourist town escaped relatively unscathed from the 14 November quake but holidaymakers have still been staying away.
The first convoy of civilian vehicles has re-entered Kaikōura via the quake-damaged inland route, but the return trip had to be cancelled. Video
The head of Civil Defence has rebuked West Coast Regional Council over a media release that warned of an imminent earthquake threat along the Alpine Fault. Video
The government is set to sell thousands of state homes in Christchurch, and John Key's childhood home could be among them. Video
His house is smashed, there is no electricity and his dog has run away - but Kaikoura man Gary Melville would not be anywhere else. Video
Dairy farmers in the Kaikoura district are faced with having to dump milk until road access is reopened. Video
Residents in the badly quake-damaged North Canterbury town of Waiau are sleeping at the local school and cooking meals for each other. Audio
The country comes to town over the next three days for the Canterbury A&P Show in Christchurch.
A Christchurch group wanting to make growing your own food fashionable has revealed plans for an edible garden and cafe in the middle of the city.
The Christchurch City Council has voted in favour of making a submission opposing the opening up of large parts of the ocean off the Canterbury coast to deep sea oil drilling.
The battle lines are drawn around the table at the newly elected Canterbury Regional Council (ECan).
One of re-elected Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel's first pledges is to increase efforts to get 20,000 people to live in the CBD.
Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel has been returned for a second term in a landslide victory.
Analysis - A lack of high-profile challengers for the Christchurch mayoralty and four councillors standing uncontested has made for a lacklustre election campaign.
Council housing tenants in Christchurch are unhappy their new landlord has not arranged face-to-face meetings with them to answer their questions.
A new policy designed to get more skilled migrants to settle outside Auckland has made hardly any difference, official figures suggest.
A Dunedin councillor and mayoral candidate has told another candidate he's not up to the job because he has cerebral palsy. Video
A protest has been held outside the offices of the Canterbury Regional Council (Ecan) against what the organisers say is a lack of democracy. Video
Christchurch mayoral candidate Lianne Dalziel has watered down her pledge on asset sales, with her rival saying she is keeping her options open. Audio
Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel used a candidates' debate against anti-asset sale challenger John Minto to take the issue firmly off the table.