Aftershocks hit NZ capital after quake

2013-08-16 12:58

A series of strong earthquakes have hit central New Zealand, sending office workers in the capital city Wellington hurrying for home and causing traffic chaos.

NZ quake city opens cardboard cathedral

2013-08-15 08:48

Christchurch's cardboard cathedral will officially open, replacing the neo-Gothic structure destroyed in a 2011 earthquake that killed 185 people in New Zealand's second largest city.

NZ fatal quake building design deficient

2012-12-10 09:00

A six-storey building that collapsed, killing 115 people, when an earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2011 should never have been built, says an official inquiry report.

New Zealand remembers earthquake dead

2012-02-22 13:01

More than 10 000 New Zealanders have taken part in a ceremony to mark the day a year ago when a devastating earthquake struck Christchurch, killing 185 people.

New Zealand PM: Quakes frightening

2011-12-23 07:29

The latest powerful earthquakes to hit the devastated New Zealand city of Christchurch are "frightening and disheartening" for its beleaguered residents, Prime Minister John Key says.

Quakes shake Christchurch 1yr later

2011-09-04 12:56

Three moderate earthquakes shook Christchurch, exactly one year after a devastating magnitude-7.1 shake began a series of tremors that wrecked the city centre and thousands of homes.

New Zealand: Israeli quake victim no spy

2011-07-20 12:00

New Zealand police have investigated whether an Israeli who died in the Christchurch earthquake was a spy and have found no evidence linking him to Mossad, says the prime minister.

New Zealand quake costs climb

2011-06-20 13:01

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says the bill from the devastating Christchurch earthquakes has soared to NZ$25bn (US$20.2bn), far more than previously thought.

New Zealand quake 'a terrible reminder'

2011-06-13 09:27

A series of powerful earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand have caused further damage and have served as a painful reminder to the families of those killed by a February quake.

Another quake rattles Christchurch

2011-06-06 10:07

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake has rattled New Zealand's Christchurch but with only minor damage reported, say reports.


Major quake felt across New Zealand

2013-08-16 07:12

A powerful earthquake has rattled major cities across New Zealand, causing the capital Wellington to shake "like jelly", but authorities reported no major damage.

New Zealand lighthouse airlifted to saftey

2013-07-11 12:02

A historic lighthouse in southern New Zealand has been airlifted to safety after it was left teetering on a cliff edge by the 2011 earthquakes in Christchurch.

NZ quake collapse designer apologises

2012-08-07 12:01

The designer of a building which collapsed in 2011's Christchurch earthquake, killing 115 people, has apologised at a probe into the disaster, saying it did not meet his standards.

New Zealand quake building 'sub-standard'

2012-02-09 14:00

An office block that collapsed, killing 115 people, including 65 foreign students, in last year's Christchurch earthquake did not meet building standards, an official report has found.

New Zealanders cast votes after tough year

2011-11-26 07:48

Voting was under way in New Zealand to decide who will lead the country following a tumultuous year marked by the tragedy of a devastating earthquake and glory in the Rugby World Cup.

Goldfish survive 134 days without food

2011-07-27 12:34

New Zealand goldfish have survived for 134 days without food before being rescued after the Christchurch quake.

Aftershock rattles Christchurch

2011-06-21 14:06

A 5.1-magnitude aftershock has rattled New Zealand's Christchurch, geologists say, reportedly cutting power in some areas of the already earthquake-devastated city.

Christchurch residents ponder leaving

2011-06-15 13:01

Many of the residents of quake-scarred Christchurch are serious about wanting to leave the city following another powerful tremor and a series of smaller ones.

Strong quakes rock New Zealand

2011-06-13 07:16

A series of powerful tremors have rattled the quake-prone New Zealand city of Christchurch, destroying buildings and sending boulders tumbling down hillsides.

New Zealand quake victims' texts detailed

2011-05-16 11:01

Nine final victims of New Zealand's devastating earthquake have been declared dead by an inquest that also heard evidence of the victims' last communications.

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