Christchurch earthquake

Christ Church Cathedral can be rebuilt
Christ Church Cathedral can be rebuilt

Cathedral can be safely rebuilt, though it remains unclear if the project will go ahead.

Unshakeable resolve in face of quakes

IAG New Zealand chief executive Jacki Johnson arrived in New Zealand from Australia in 2010 right after the first Christchurch…

Quake-city agent to face charge

A Christchurch property manager is under police investigation and facing a misconduct charge after a man's death in the…

Are you happy with the Christchurch rebuild so far?

A Treasury report has found the Christchurch anchor project programme - which includes a sports facility, convention centre…

Earthquake Commission

Revealed: EQC's $68m travel bill Revealed: EQC's $68m travel bill

The Earthquake Commission has spent $68 million on…

Sub-standard houses signed off Sub-standard houses signed off

What makes Christchurch worse is this is a city and…

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Christchurch rebuild programme 'unachievable'
Christchurch rebuild programme 'unachievable'

The report gave the programme a red rating, and said it was highly likely to need more money.

Quake costs pushes Tower into loss
Quake costs pushes Tower into loss

Tower, the general insurer, posted an annual loss as it prepares for more expensive claims from the Canterbury spate of…

MP issues reminder to insurers
MP issues reminder to insurers

Two years after a shake-up in the way house insurance is calculated, concerns remain over how well the public understand…

Christchurch CBD awakens

There's a renewed sense of optimism in the Christchurch business community.

Christchurch earthquake

Quake-affected family: 'We got lucky'
Quake-affected family: 'We got lucky'

If the Christchurch earthquakes had hit just a few weeks earlier, things could have been so much worse…

'Very complex' CTV building collapse investigation ongoing

The "very complex" criminal investigation into the deadly collapse of the Canterbury Television building in the February…

Fletcher boss sorry for Irish slur

Construction firm chief does damage control after suggesting that builders who carried out shoddy repair work on quake damaged…

Dita De Boni: Cantabrians not amused by rebuild funny business

If you look hard enough, a kind of not strictly illegal, but let's say, fudging, of due process appears, writes Dita De…

Drive helps teens get licence
Drive helps teens get licence

Emma Pewhairangi could have used her $20 "student of the month" prize to top up her cellphone or get…

Stadium issue must be solved for Chch

Missing out on big matches could become the new normal for Christchurch after failing to secure a test in the 2017 Lions…

Chch quake: Post-Cera rebuild plans revealed

New legalisation and a development authority will be introduced this year as the Government changes its oversight of the…

CTV building engineer cleared

The civil engineer behind the CTV building which collapsed in the 2011 earthquake has been cleared of misleading NZ’s professional…

Cops seize papers in CTV building probe

Police investigating the 2011 collapse of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building which killed more than 100 people have…

CTV building: Police seize documents
CTV building: Police seize documents

Documents and items of interest have been seized by police as part of an investigation into the collapse…

Christchurch earthquake Archives


Cattle breach escapes penalty
Why university boss went undercover
Why university boss went undercover

The newly appointed vice-chancellor at Canterbury's…

'The room just got engulfed in smoke'
'The room just got engulfed in smoke'

A fire which ripped through a property in Canterbury…

Children crawl out as dad dies in crash
Children crawl out as dad dies in crash

Two seriously injured young children crawled to safety…

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Avon site for memorial
Avon site for memorial

A $10 million memorial for the victims of Christchurch’s…

Behind the scenes @GeoNet
Behind the scenes @GeoNet

Philip Duncan goes behind the scenes at earthquake…

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How to donate

Donations can be made to the Red Cross online or via the GrabOne website or, as the Red Cross site has been crashing.

Salvation Army call 0800 53 00 00 (specify that your donation is for the 'Canterbury Earthquake Appeal') or at:

  • Any ANZ Bank branch: Account number: 01-1839-0188939-00
  • Any National Bank branch: Account number: 06-0869-0548507-00
  • Any Westpac Bank branch: Account number: 03-0207-0617331-00
  • Any ASB Bank branch: Account number: 12-3205-0146808-00
  • Any BNZ Bank branch: Account number: 02-0500-0982004-000
  • Any Kiwibank branch: Account number: 38-9009-0759479-00
  • Any TSB Bank branch: Account number: 15-3942-0900372-00
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