Christchurch earthquake

Squatting in Christchurch's quake abandoned buildings

The flame from Luke's cigarette lighter flickers down the maze of dark corridors of an earthquake abandoned inner city Christchurch building.

Squatting in Christchurch's quake abandoned buildings

Two Christchurch youths sleeping in an abandoned inner city building. The multi-storey building is home to about eight people aged between 16-27.

Contractor numbers cut as EQC home repair programme downsizes

Major downsizing of the Fletcher-managed earthquake home repair programme staff will not slow progress in its final phase, the company says.

Contractor numbers cut as EQC home repair programme downsizes

Fletcher Construction will scale back its workforce for home repairs from next month.

Rugby union OK with possible Lancaster return

The Crusaders and Canterbury teams would happily return to the old AMI Stadium if repaired, the region's rugby boss says.

Rugby union OK with possible Lancaster return

Quake-hit Lancaster Park could be fixed for less than $50m, the council's insurer says.

Acting Cera chief to stay in role

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) acting chief executive John Ombler will continue in the role until the end of the year.

Acting Cera chief to stay in role

14022012 News Photo: KIRK HARGREAVES/Fairfax NZ CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKES First work begins on the Terraces on the Park Apartments on Park Terrace alongside Hagley Park.. Note this is Salisbury Street side. cera generic Demolition

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.