Christchurch Earthquake 2011

'Special symbols of hope'

Earthquake babies

Best buds born in shock and shake

It was pure luck that brought them into the world during the region's two big earthquakes. But their mothers believe it was a stroke of fate that brought them together.

Hands grasped on holy ground

John Abraham and Josh Anderson Amid the dust and the rock and the grit, all John Abraham could see was a single, gloved hand.

Christchurch: A tale of two cities

Red zone house demolition The 2011 earthquake left a city divided, but who sits at either end of the spectrum? | Boom streets | Red zone hopes | Boost for outer areas

Legal advice may not cover size of settlement

Generic money OPINION: With cash settlements for repair or rebuild, if there is any doubt about the sum offered, take advice from a building professional.

Fate bound by red tape

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Many celebrated a fourth Easter in makeshift facilities with more than 100 quake-hit Canterbury churches still out of action.

Survival against the odds

Olivia Cruickshank and Abigail Walls Two years after the deadly February 22, 2011 quake, a mother reveals the miracle tale of her survival after being buried in the rubble of City Mall with her 6-year-old daughter.

Red-zoners start over in Pegasus

Grandparents whose Bexley home was destroyed say they feel guilt at having a new home in Pegasus. »Time to buy a section?

Quake widow offers international aid

A love letter to Christchurch

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.

Councillor slams blueprint detail delay

Yani Johanson Repeated delays in releasing information behind the blueprint for the rebuild of central Christchurch are "ridiculous", a city councillor says.

Work on new pool to start 2013

Authorities want work to begin on Christchurch's new sports facility next year - but haven't got the land needed yet.

Christmas deadline unlikely to be met

Unwilling landowners to get ultimatum

Square remains the city's heart

Cathedral Square stays as the civic heart of Christchurch under the rebuild plan but will get a make-over.

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