Christchurch earthquake

Manslaughter charges the only option in CTV building earthquake case

Police will only consider manslaughter charges in their investigation of the CTV building collapse.

Manslaughter charges the only option in CTV building earthquake case

Search and recovery at the CTV building after the February 22, 2011, earthquake struck Christchurch.

Canterbury earthquake memorial 'a place to grieve and hope' - English

Christchurch's earthquake memorial is "a place to grieve, but also a place to hope", says Prime Minister Bill English.

Canterbury earthquake memorial 'a place to grieve and hope' - English

A note for Matty Beaumont, who died in the CTV building, above his name on the memorial. It reads: "We think of you every day and miss you".

Before, during and after: See how Christchurch has changed

Drag the sliders below to see how the city has - or in some cases, has not - changed since before the major earthquakes (2008), to the chaotic days in the aftermath of the February 22, 2011 tremor and to this year.

Before, during and after: See how Christchurch has changed

Remember this? Christchurch's City Mall through to Bridge of Remembrance in 2008, top, and this month.

'It brought tears to my eyes': Quake memorial opened to emotional families

Amid the noise of a city rebuilding, along the gentle curve of a river, hundreds of people search for a name.

'It brought tears to my eyes': Quake memorial opened to emotional families

Oi Manawa, the official memorial for the 185 people who died in the 2011 earthquake.

United we stand

United we stand

The moment that changed our nation forever, we remember those who died in last February's earthquake.

Civic Memorial Service in Hagley Park

Civic Memorial Service in Hagley Park

We remember those who died in last February's earthquake.

John Key on February 22nd 12:51 2011

John Key on February 22nd 12:51 2011

Prime Minister John Key gives his recollection of the events and days following the February 2011 earthquake.

Christchurch quake at Westfield Mall

Christchurch quake at Westfield Mall

Rattled shoppers Kathy Williams, Nelene Barron and Jaime Thomson talk about the December 23, 2011, Christchurch quake.

Chch has Resilience and buzz

chch The good has far outweighed the bad in Aaron Horan's post-quake life in Christchurch.

Post-quake fear of being alone

The Christchurch earthquakes have brought Tony Becker's neighbourhood together.

Quakes changed my perspective

More petty crime post-quake

Chch life: Tough, but I love it

Lily Marr was new to Christchurch just two weeks before the February quake, but she hasn't left.

Ask your quake questions

Berryman On the eve of the Christchurch earthquake anniversary, GNS Science earthquake expert Kelvin Berryman joins us at midday to answer your questions.

Canterbury Plains faults 'quite strong'

Ask an Expert: Canterbury Faults 'quite strong"

Kiwis say quake trial 'ridiculous'

Scientists' trial over quake deaths

Ask An Expert: Understanding magnitude

Earthquake magnitude is not a linear scale. For every step up in magnitude there is about a 30 times increase in energy released.

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