Tag Archives: New Zealand Earthquake 2011

Parts Of Christchurch Abandoned

New Zealand’s prime minister says parts of Christchurch were so badly damaged in last month’s deadly earthquake that areas of the city will have to be abandoned. John Key says 10,000 homes face demolition after the 6.3-magnitude tremor which is

Christchurch A New Living Hell

Tears flowing down his cheeks, burly Canterbury mechanic Keith Mackie was trying to explain that life’s basic necessities have been forgotten. He was among 300 people at a community meeting in eastern Christchurch yesterday.

10 Years To Rebuild Christchurch

There are predictions that the devastated CBD of Christchurch will not be able to open until the end of the year and that it could take at least 10 years to rebuild the city. The warnings, outlining the scale of

4.5 Quake Tremor Hits Wellington

A fresh tremor has rocked Wellington, New Zealand’s capital, just hours after the country observed two minutes of silence to mark a week after the deadly earthquake in Christchurch. The 4.5 magnitude quake hit Wellington, just hours after a traditional

Quake Amputee ‘Wanted To Die’

Pinned under a concrete wall and in agonising pain, a Christchurch quake survivor wanted to die before penknife-wielding surgeons hacked his legs off in a remarkable rescue. “I just wanted there to be a decent aftershock to finish it,” Brian

New Zealand Mourns Quake Dead

Communities in Christchurch have rallied together in prayer hoping that survivors will be found six days after the devastating tremor hit New Zealand’s second largest city. Church services in the city have been taking place in makeshift churches and Anglican

NZ Quake Toll Likely To Top 200

The death toll from the massive Christchurch earthquake will be more than 200, police said tonight. Superintendent Dave Cliff confirmed the death toll in Christchurch had increased to 147.

John Key Launches Quake Appeal

New Zealand’s prime minister John Key has announced the establishment of an international fund to help the victims of the Christchurch earthquake and help rebuild the city. The official death toll stands at 147 and grave fears are held for

NZ Families See Homes Demolished

More homes in Christchurch are being demolished or have been evacuated, as the death toll rises to 147 following Tuesday’s powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake. Police say there are grave fears for another 200 people who are unaccounted for and warn that

Panic Buying In Christchurch

There are reports of panic buying in Christchurch supermarkets as people come to terms with the city’s latest earthquake. Some stores are limiting the amount of customers allowed inside at any one time due to panic buying.