NZ Earthquake

Behind the facade

The building at 17 West End used to house homewares shop Detail and Kaikoura Surf.

As the first earthquake-damaged buildings start to come down on Kaikoura's West End, layers of history are being revealed.

Exploratory drilling in Wellington Harbour video

Preparations are made for exploratory drilling of Wellington Harbour to help secure the capital's water supply.

Government money helps fast-track alternative water supply projects.

Street still finding its feet

Trade My Craft owner Sandy James says she is happy to be back in a building after months of post-quake limbo.

Sudden, literal shakeup of Blenheim town centre sees street in recovery.

Decade-long paua ban

Fish, paua, seaweed and crayfish all flounder above the tide line immediately following the November 14 earthquake.

Paua protection on South Island's earthquake-hit coastline could be enforced for 10 years.

Staff quit quake-prone buildings

Staff are being moved out of Napier City Council's civic buildings in Hastings St.

Napier City Council and IRD are moving out of two council-owned buildings.

Quake claims top $1.8b

The high-rise building at 61 Molesworth Street was demolished following the November quake.

Cost of damage to Wellington buildings is greater than around the epicentre of the Kaikoura quake

Meet in the middle

The train that was stuck in the tunnel was brought into Kaikoura by road.

As much is made of milestones on the road, the KiwiRail team has been inching its way along the just as damaged rail network.

On a scale never seen before video

Road crews are working 24 hours a day when they can moving out huge amounts of earth and rocks.

Six months after NCTIR was set up to manage the road and rail rebuild, Steve Mutton takes stock of the "mind-blowing" damage.


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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