NZ Earthquake

Finding firmer ground

Rotary Club of Blenheim South members, from left, Tony Smale, Ian Bond and Laurie Saunders hope to raise $100,000 to ...

Children struggling with emotional trauma after several years on shaky ground are to get a helping hand.

Landmark building gets boost

Building co-owner Ben Van Dyke, left, Lambretta's co-owner Leanne Odey and Nelson MP Nick Smith outside the Hardy St ...

The home of a landmark Nelson cafe is getting Government help to meet new earthquake strengthening requirements.

Earthquake repairs for Hutt building

Tenants of 22 Daly St have been advised to move out of the earthquake prone building.

Lower Hutt building declared earthquake prone.

Rail could open in weeks

A work train travels between Spring Creek and Grassmere, in Marlborough, in January. (File photo)

Freight is close to returning to the South Island railway line, which will take 2000 trucks off the roads.

Office building quake risk 'shocking'

An image from the MBIE report shows damage inside Statistics House.

Less than 34 office buildings in New Zealand meet the seismic restraints standard.

Quake buildings being 'recycled' video

Twenty Thousand tonnes of scrap metal, including some from buildings demolished across the Wellington region after the ...

Wellington buildings demolished after the November quake are getting a second shot at life.

Mayor: Front up to quake mistakes

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says the city's earthquake symposium cannot just focus on the good parts of the recovery.

Christchurch mayor raised concerns city's earthquake conference would only focus on "everything we got right".

Quake insurance under threat

The Kaikoura quake recorded the greatest ground shaking in NZ history and caused huge damage to buildings in ...

Reinsurer warns NZ cover may become more expensive and harder to get - or completely unavailable.


Budget opens taps for capital

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Generic photos of potable drinking water from the tap. This is water from ...

$6m to protect water supply may be first of several post-quake funding packages.

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.

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