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.

Youngest Quake Victim Just 5 Months

TWO babies and dozens of foreign students are among at least 226 people listed as dead or missing in the Christchurch earthquake disaster. Police said there were nearly 100 confirmed victims last night, but warned the toll could rise way

Christchurch Quake Toll Hits 98

The death toll from the Christchurch earthquake has risen to 98 and there are grave fears for a further 226 still missing. Police have begun releasing the names of victims, while prime minister John Key says there are fears the

Hopes Fade In Christchurch

Emergency operations in earthquake-hit Christchurch are now more focused on body recovery than rescuing survivors, New Zealand’s prime minister John Key said this morning. “I think the large reason why (emergency services) are describing this as more likely to be

Insurers Face $8 Billion Quake Hit

The insurance industry faces damage claims of between $3.5 billion (2.15 billion pounds) and $8 billion from Tuesday’s devastating earthquake around Christchurch, New Zealand, catastrophe modelling firm Air Worldwide said. Those estimates are preliminary, and the quake could still end

No Water For 80% Of Christchurch

Around 80 per cent of Christchurch remains without water tonight following yesterday’s devastating earthquake. Christchurch Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) has urged people to stay at home and travel only if absolutely essential.

Christchurch Quake Horror Video

Video Report: Up to 400 people are either dead or missing in the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that hit Christchurch. This video captured the horror as it happened.