More details about the future of residential properties in the orange zone of Christchurch are expected on Friday afternoon.
A technical briefing willbe given by Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton.
Officials are not saying what the announcement will be.
The residential orange zone is effectively the hold zone. There has been growing frustration among some homeowners about when a decision will be made.