Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Breach of rights in quake is new worry

The first earthquake claim alleging an insurance company breached an OECD instrument on human rights has been accepted.

Fresh perspective on Christchurch's AMI stadium

Drone over AMI stadium

Jimmy Ryan used his drone to get a new perspective on Christchurch's old AMI stadium.

Aranui homeowner's insurance battle nears end

Ken Keir is resigned to a fourth winter in his ruined home but takes comfort in feeling he has had the last laugh.

Drone cameras capture bird's eye views of Christchurch quake damage

Drone has bird's eye view of city's damage

Cameras soaring through the skies of Christchurch are capturing the city in a new light.

Christchurch's red zones: drone's eye view

Haunting footage of Christchurch's red zones that still exist after 2011's devastating earthquake.

Video: Quake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

Footage of quake-damaged Catholic cathedral

New aerial footage has revealed just how much damage was sustained by Christchurch's Catholic Cathedral in the February 2011 earthquake.

Christchurch rebuild will be legacy to engineer

Late Canterbury University engineer developed design processes that allow buildings to withstand violent shaking.

Quake-stricken Band Rotunda target of thieves

Copper stripped off Band Rotunda

The partially dismantled Edmonds Band Rotunda in central Christchurch is gradually losing its roof thanks to copper thieves.

Quake zone in transition

A few weeks ago, we took the kids and took part in the new old Christchurch. Or is that the old new Christchurch?

Photographic reminder of quake-hit buildings

More than 30 years ago, photographer Jae Renaut decided to photograph Lyttelton's heritage buildings in case something happened to them.

New Zealand's year of earthquakes, animated

INTERACTIVE: See how a year of earthquakes unfolded in New Zealand.

Scientists explain 2014 earthquake patterns in New Zealand

Why did some areas have more earthquakes than others this year? Scientists explain.

The year in earthquakes: where it rattled most

There were tens of thousands of earthquakes in New Zealand this year. Where was it shaking hardest and most often?

Red zone ideas submitted

BMX track, dog park and quake memorial are among ideas put forward for the Waimakariri red zones.

Councils can't force seismic strengthening, court says

Councils cannot force strengthening of quake-prone buildings beyond legal minimum, Supreme Court says.

Christchurch quake memorial plans revealed

Mixed response as six designs being considered to commemorate Christchurch's February 2011 quake are revealed.

Limited space for Christmas cheer in caravan

Couple face fourth Christmas in caravan on their front lawn after quake hit uninsured house.

Dyers Pass Rd reopens

The busy Dyers Pass Rd has reopened after four weeks of infrastructure repair work.

Desperate woman in EQC limbo

Pamela Wilkinson will pen a letter to Prime Minister John Key before admitting "there's no hope left".

Resilience plan may risk too much talking

OPINION: Resilience is one of those overused buzz words, but what exactly does it mean and why does the Christchurch City Council need a chief resilience officer?

Teen's quake piece to have abbey debut

A Christchurch teen's composition will be played in Westminster Abbey for the next February quake anniversary.

'Jerky' quake rattles Canterbury

Quake was strong enough to shake people out of their slumber, but they won't be rattled.

The art of urban exploration

Daredevil activists show us a sight we haven't seen in years - Christ Church Cathedral from inside. | Building intruders exposed

Flashes expose quake-building intruders

Trio caught taking photos in building subject to asbestos removal get police warning.

EQC to pay for loss of land value

High Court says EQC does not need to pay for homes damaged by increased flooding risk.

EQC flood compensation decision today

Thousands of Christchurch residents affected by liquefaction and flooding will find out how they will be compensated today.

Cleverley to step down from CERA

Timaru man Murray Cleverley is to step down from his role with the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority at the end of February.

A look inside the Mona Vale Homestead

We get an exclusive look through the damaged building before works start in the new year.

No formal punishment for CTV engineer

David Harding has been found to have "misrepresented his competence" in his work.

Many opposed to asset sales

Many residents want the city council to keep its assets and not build the stadium.

Help for quake-traumatised kids

Two mothers want to reach 8000 families to tackle quake-related anxiety in children.

People treat red zone as dump

Bags of excrement and 20 mummified hedgehogs are among the things dumped in the red zone.

Father turns detective to solve quake death

A father turned detective to get to the bottom of his daughter-in-law's death in Chch quake.

Tower Insurance protest

An 83-year-old pensioner has taken her fight with Tower Insurance from phone line to front line.

Police tower will be imploded

Christchurch central police station building

Explosives will be used to bring down the 13-storey former Christchurch police station.

'No accountability' for CTV rescue failures

A law expert says no one has been held to account for failures in the rescue efforts at the CTV building.

Sutton breached confidentiality - Rennie

Cera boss Roger Sutton breached the confidentiality of settlement with State Services Commission, commissioner says.

Couple to get working toilet after four years

Retirees still using chemical toilet in their shed should have repaired sewerage this week.

Roger Sutton sex claim 'taken seriously'

State Services Commissioner is defending his decision not to stand down Roger Sutton during a sexual harassment investigation.

Thousands stuck in post-quake insurance hell

Thousands stuck in insurance hell



At least 3000 home-owners are still stuck in post-quake insurance hell. What is being done to unblock the final logjams? JOHN MCCRONE reports.

Family weary of chemical loo ordeal

Retired couple still using chemical toilet

A retired Linwood couple battling health problems are still using a chemical toilet in their garden shed nearly four years after the quake.

Port Hills homeowners to learn insurance fate

Court of Appeal decision expected soon on insurance claim of couple unable to live in Sumner house due to rockfall risk.

Graeme Robinson 'negligent and incompetent'

Top EQC engineer Graeme Robinson found negligent in interim decisions by his professional body.

CTV engineer punished

David Harding

David Harding suspended from industry's professional body and ordered to pay $10,000.

EQC plan 'unlikely to work'

EQC, Earthquake Commission

Some homeowners say they will refuse to pay EQC's bill for unpaid excess on home repairs. | Editorial: Another EQC fumble

EQC excess bill for house owners

EQC, Earthquake Commission

Nearly 70,000 Canterbury home-owners will be billed hundreds of dollars for quake repairs.

Over-cap claims tax insurer's capacity

Southern Response meeting

A flurry of new over-cap earthquake insurance cases is expected to cost taxpayers close to $100m.

People being 'mucked around' by EQC battle

EQC, Earthquake Commission

Court battle over flood and earthquake land damage described as a "war of acronyms".

Portable house built to withstand quakes

Portable house built to withstand quakes

black hut

The 2011 Christchurch earthquakes forced one couple to rethink how they were living.

Police man insurance meeting after threat made

Southern Response meeting

Security guards searching bags at Southern Response annual meeting after safety threatened.
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