Christchurch earthquake

Councils can't force seismic strengthening, court says

Local councils cannot force strengthening of earthquake-prone buildings beyond the minimum set by law, the Supreme Court says.

Councils can't force seismic strengthening, court says

APPEAL DENIED: The University of Canterbury has a number of quake-damaged buildings on campus.

Christchurch quake memorial plans revealed

The six designs being considered to commemorate Christchurch's devastating February 2011 earthquake can be revealed.

Christchurch quake memorial plans revealed

A meadow with a rounded entranceway and a single tree in the centre in a bowl-like sculpture displaying victims' names.

Limited space for Christmas cheer in caravan

Christmas morning in a caravan is nothing new for Phil Thompson and Debra Savage.

Limited space for Christmas cheer in caravan

Tight conditions: Phil Thompson is about to spend his fourth Christmas in a caravan.

Dyers Pass Rd reopens

Christchurch's busy Dyers Pass Rd has reopened after nearly four weeks of infrastructure repair work.

Dyers Pass Rd reopens

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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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