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.


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.

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