NZ Earthquake

Concerns as rebuild workers arrive

This slip at Kahutara Bridge, photographed on March 9, is one of several causing issues on State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura.

Officials fear alcohol-fuelled violence and sexual disease consultations will surge in Kaikoura.

Food at the end of the line

Genevieve King, Jordy Judge and their dog Tah, 8, are ready and waiting to serve on the side of State Highway 1, in Clarence.

The Kaikoura earthquake has raised seabeds, hills and now a foodtruck.

Kaikoura tradies overwhelmed

Harthews Electrical owner Kim Matthews is one of many tradespeople finding it difficult to keep up with work post-earthquake.

Kaikoura tradespeople are being overwhelmed as they come under increasing pressure to complete work after the November earthquake. 

New pool first on list

The Lions Pool in Kaikoura was badly damaged in the earthquake and is likely to be written off.

A feasibility study for a new Kaikoura pool complex will help get sports in the town back on their feet.

New mum had 'nowhere to go'

Leanne Taylor stayed at Ronald McDonald for 68 days after Indiana was born two months early at Christchurch Hospital.

Injured in the quake, her home destroyed and her baby born 12 weeks early. This mum is grateful for the help of Ronald McDonald House.

Workers head back to school

Former principal Julia King at the Clarence School site which is set to accommodate highway workers.

Road contractors return to school in their efforts to repair State Highway 1, literally.

Tenants living in offices

A cordon closed the street after 61 Molesworth St was damaged after the November 14 earthquake.

MBIE wants building owner punished, Tenancy Tribunal is told.

Our ferries could bite us in quake

Damage at the Interislander ferry terminal meant rail wagons could not be loaded onto the ferries for two weeks after ...

OPINION: The Cook Strait could be the only way to bring in vital supplies, but the docks will likely be broken for weeks.


Nine steps to a safer city

Images showing the scale of the damage to Statistics House in Wellington following the magnitude 7.8 earthquake in ...

Report into Wellington's quake-test buildings makes nine key recommendations.

Quake testing probe video

Owners of 80 Wellington buildings, with characteristics similar to the quake-damaged Statistics House on Wellington's ...

Wellington mayor urges building owners to do the right thing and be up front with tenants.

IRD leaves building

The Kids' Reserve childcare centre on the ground floor of the building is staying put, as tests showed its floor was safe.

Workers have left central Wellington building after earthquake tests.

Capital almost ran out of water video

Contractor Justin Glover inspects the damage.

Wellington came dangerously close to running dry after the city's main water supply pipe sprang a leak.

NZ's natural disaster risk

People walk past the rubble following a 7.3 magnitude earthquake on May 13, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

We know New Zealand is precariously situated, and a deadly natural disaster is possible. So what's the real risk to your life?

Faultlines: We've been here before

We've been here before - a brick house damaged by the 1942 earthquake in Wellington.

Those who felt the 1855 quake knew more recent settlers had no idea, and history would repeat.

Heard the one about the 'resilient city'?

Mayor Justin Lester declared Wellington "the most resilient city in the country". That claim could define his career ...

OPINION: I don't want our city to be the subject of global ridicule when the power goes out for weeks.

Where Wellington is vulnerable

The Brooklyn Substation is one of the city's key pieces of infrastructure to maintain power. If it goes, power to much ...

A single substation failing in Brooklyn could cut the capital's power for a month.

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