NZ Earthquake

Quake stories put into book

Author of Kaikōura 7.8 Personal Accounts of Those Who Were There, Stephen Rush.

Stephen Rush's personal experience during Kaikoura's 7.8-magnitude earthquake has inspired him to write a book sparked the book, Kaikōura 7.8 Personal Accounts of Those Who Were There.

Earthquake jolts central NZ

The quake struck at 5.17pm at a depth of 18km, according to Geonet.

Short and sharp 3.8 magnitude earthquake near Lower Hutt rattled Wellington.

7.8 - the aftermath on canvas

Kaikōura artists Susie Baker, left, and Jane Riley at the opening of Shaken Earth at Blenheim's Detour Gallery.

A new art show in Blenheim marks the anniversary of the Kaikoura earthquakes.

Weather slams quake rail route

A wet start to October has caused slips to come down on the Main North Line, which is expected to remain closed until ...

The newly rebuilt rail line from Picton to Christchurch could be closed for the rest of the month.

Trail shifts from idea to project

The proposed Coastal Pacific Trail has been given a boost with a $600,000 grant from the Rātā Foundation.

Funding has started to roll in for a proposed cycle trail from Picton to Kaikōura.

Queensgate retail revamp video

H&M opens its store, which is spread over two floors, on October 26.

Make-up giant, fashion retailer and outdoor store to set up shop as mall gets up to speed after quake.

Mexico's warning to Wellington

Kit Miyamoto at work in Mexico City. He says New Zealand has vulnerable buildings similar to many of the 40 that ...

Buildings that fell in last month's quake were similar to some in capital, says expert.

Lower Hutt's $100m road to nowhere

A new Cross Valley Link would reduce the number of trucks from the Seaview/Gracefield industrial hub using Petone ...

The November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake may give fresh impetus to building Cross Valley link.


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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