Big brands are leading the charge back into the central city however smaller businesses are slower to follow. Some, like Beggs Music have opted to stay in the suburbs. Central City Business Association manager Paul Lonsdale thinks he has the solution.
The Gathering Space is Phillipstown's new communal meeting area, based in the former Phillipstown School site.
The iconic Wunderbar in Lyttelton was badly damaged in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Owner Andrew Bishop tells of the struggle to get it back up and running.
Drone footage of the Christchurch Convention Centre being constructed. which is expected to be completed by 2020.
One of the city's busiest thoroughfares is about to have 18 months worth of roadworks - but it is work that cannot be put off.
Construction is underway to create a tiny shop village within the Linwood Village on Stanmore Rd. The area has been slowly transformed from a once derelict area, to a more eclectic urban village.
Behind the scenes look at Victoria Square and its cultural remake.
Just three months until the new QEII Recreation and Sport Centre opens its doors, more then seven years after it was closed due to the February 22, 2011 earthquake.
Episode two continues on the journey around the CBD and includes a throw back to the great entertainment hub of Sol Square and the notorious Occidental Hotel.
The complex restoration and some of the history of the Robert Falcon Scott statue has been captured in a newly-released video.