Christchurch earthquake

GeoNet turns 15 - what have we learned about earthquakes in that time?

On February 22, 2011, the earth broke, ripping apart lives and wreaking havoc on Christchurch.

GeoNet turns 15 - what have we learned about earthquakes in that time?

GeoNet has thrived in the first fifteen years of existence, with the Canterbury quakes being an unexpected test bed.

Evan Smith can't find the words to thank son for life-saving liver gift

Over the five years since the Christchurch earthquakes, Evan Smith has fought two very different battles.

Rapaki residents hope concrete wall will protect against falling rocks

On a ridge above Henry Couch's home sits a row of 17 square concrete blocks, each weighing 2.25 tonnes.<br> <br> They look heavy,&nbsp;like nothing would move them.<br> <br> "They've got to be," Couch said.<br> <br> His property is one of 11 in the marae-based community of Rapaki, in Lyttelton Harbour, red-zoned because of the risk of rock fall. In the February 2011 earthquake, boulders rained down from the hill above the settlement. One, the size of a car, left a gaping hole in his nephew's house.

Rapaki residents hope concrete wall will protect against falling rocks

Henry Couch with the concrete blocks he hopes will make his family's homes safe to live in again.

Expert stonemason works on historic Peel Forest church

A third-generation stonemason, originally from Northern Ireland, is visiting South Canterbury to help keep tradition alive here.

Expert stonemason works on historic Peel Forest church

The Church of the Holy Innocents at Peel Forest was damaged in the September 2010 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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