NZ Earthquake

Nokia House: in or out?

Nokia House on Manners St was one of the buildings deemed to need more checks after the Kaikoura earthquake.

Tenants, engineers and landlords have "differences in opinion" over occupancy of high-rise office building post quake.

Borer, leaks plague capital homes

An investigation of Wellington's housing stock has found earthquake concerns in 60 per cent of 100 inspected homes.

Infestations and poor weather proofing raise earthquake concerns in inquiry into city housing stock.

Watertight by winter

Repairs have started on the stopbank behind Snowden Cr, Blenheim, which was at risk of breaching in a storm earlier in April.

Council to complete all high and medium priority repairs after stopbank scare.

Highway closed for three weeks

07122016. News Photo. Jamie Small/Fairfax NZ. State Highway 1 is closed just south of the Kaikoura Airport.

Quake-damaged route connecting Kaikoura with the world proving fragile.

Quake prep bill rumbles city

Hamilton City Council

 Nineteen top-priority buildings in Hamilton are due for an earthquake assessment over the next 14 months.

Break with tradition

Reverend Dawn Daunauda with Marlborough Returned and Services Association president Ross Cook outside the Awatere ...

Ever since the first stones of the Awatere War Memorial were laid in 1926, Seddon residents have gathered there to mark Anzac Day.

A winter more miserable

Indulge owners Mel and Mike Stewart will close their Picton ice cream shop for winter next week, and say the lack of ...

The final ship in the cruise calendar could mark the start of a long, hard winter for Picton.

Silver lining to quake

The 7.8 Earthquake on November 14 caused extensive damage to the area and shunted much of the coastline upwards.

The November 14 earthquake has given Kaikoura a new surf spot and may have saved millions in erosion control.


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.

The sticker system, explained video

A yellow sticker signifies an earthquake-prone building.

What you need to know about those earthquake-prone building stickers.

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