Anyone wanting to check out the state of play in Christchurch should bookmark the excellent Christchurch Recovery Map. This site, run by volunteers around the world, provides information in real time via Email, Twitter and SMS. All the media and official news updates can also be found here.
It's great source of information for local Christchurch people but also provides people elsewhere with an up to date picture of what's happening in the city. Who said Twitter was trivial?