Christchurch earthquake rescuers cleared of blame in student deaths

Martin van Beynen Failures by the New Zealand Fire Service and Urban Search and Rescue did not contribute to the deaths of eight people at the CTV site.

Christchurch earthquake among most violent of its type

Steve Colquhoun Without warning, not even a rumble or a shake, the found itself on a geological trampoline.

Christchurch rebuild to cost $34b

In this Jan. 22, 2013 photo, an excavator climbs the rubble of demolished buildings in downtown Christchurch, New Zealand. The city?s population has declined by 13,500, or 3.6 percent, from the 380,000 people it had before the magnitude 6.3 earthquake. Some have left by choice; others because they had nowhere left to live. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)

Jason Scott The rebuilding of Christchurch, New Zealand's third-largest city that suffered a major earthquake in February 2011, will cost a total of $NZ40 billion ($33.

'Damaging' quake rocks Christchurch

A "damaging" aftershock has shaken Christchurch.

Green space the focal point of resurrected Christchurch

Christchurch CBD

Laura McQuillan CHRISTCHURCH: The blueprint for a compact, low-rise CBD in Christchurch has been unveiled, with separate cultural, sporting and retail precincts, all surrounded by open green space.

Christchurch residents still waiting on insurance relief

The earthquake and subsequent aftershocks thrust the insured and insurers into uncharted territory.

Pam Graham Nigel in Brisbane is annoying Christchurch resident Mary Cudworth, who says he is nice but knows nothing.

Christchurch shakes again

Two more earthquakes shake New Zealand's South Island city.

Christchurch earthquake search continues 'brick by brick'


New Zealand's Civil Defence Minister says hopes are fading in the search for survivors from Christchurch's quake, as the death toll edged above 100 overnight.

The Christchurch quake as it happened

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RAW VISION Footage is emerging from Christchurch of the moments when the quake hit the city.

Battered Christchurch faces water, health problems

Lucy Rickard Amid the carnage, the battered city of Christchurch now faces a water-shortage and immense pressure on the health system as hospitals are inundated with hundreds of people injured in yesterday's...

Christchurch's tallest hotel 'on brink of collapse'


There are grave fears that the Hotel Grand Chancellor building in downtown Christchurch may collapse with reports the building is visibly slumping.

Christchurch earthquake prone

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Earthquakes are a situational hazard for New Zealand's second biggest city.

Christchurch quake as reported by social media

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Millions took to cyberspace after the 6.3 earthquake hit Christchurch to read and watch updates posted by those affected in the New Zealand city.

Christchurch tales of survival

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Stories emerge of miraculous survival amid the devastation of Christchurch.

Christchurch wakes to devastation

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Survivors emerge from the rubble as Christchurch faces the devastation wreaked by yesterdays earthquake.

At least 65 killed in Christchurch quake

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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has confirmed at least 65 people are dead after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the city of Christchurch.

With tremors shaking Christchurch, Christmas Mass forced outdoors

231211 News Photo:Dean Kozanic The Press. Two earthquakes measuring 5.8 and 6 shook Christchurch on Friday 23rd December. Sewage runs into the Avon at the Pages Road bridge after a bank collapse.

WELLINGTON: Aftershocks have continued to rock Christchurch through Christmas, with no sign of the tremors easing for the festive season.

Quakes continue to shake Christchurch


Wellington Christmas is off to a shaky start for Christchurch residents, with no sign of aftershocks easing up for the festive season.

Christchurch earthquake via Twitter

Users of social networking site Twitter have been Tweeting pics of the devastating aftermath following the Christchurch earthquake.

Australians in Christchurch: Gillard

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Prime Minister Julia Gillard says there are no reports of Australian deaths but there will inevitably be Australians caught up in the crisis in Christchurch.