Christchurch earthquake

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Infrastructure report: Recovery on track, says CEO
Infrastructure report: Recovery on track, says CEO

Growing impatience characterised the mood in Christchurch earlier this year, with business leaders and the public growing…

Infrastructure report: Housing realism after the quakes

Christchurch City Council is poised to form a company to enter the affordable housing market and shake up the provision…

Infrastructure report: Planning processes under the spotlight

The rebuild of Christchurch has put public planning and procurement processes under the spotlight.

Infrastructure report: Filling in the doughnut

Following the Christchurch earthquakes, substantial numbers of CBD businesses relocated to the peripheral suburbs while…

Earthquake Commission

Editorial: Quake levy as part of rates a no-brainer Editorial: Quake levy as part of rates a no-brainer

Editorial: It is easy to sympathise with Local Govt…

Labour wants quake levies to go on rates Labour wants quake levies to go on rates

Homeowners and landlords could see hundreds of dollars…

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Infrastructure report: The opportunities of a lifetime
Infrastructure report: The opportunities of a lifetime

For Craig Price it has been all about dealing with the consequences and effects of the earthquakes while striving to draw…

Infrastructure report: Life returns to the Four Avenues
Infrastructure report: Life returns to the Four Avenues

Much of Christchurch's initial remedial works took place on the outskirts of the city as the Scirt rebuild team prioritised…

Infrastructure report: There's no 'raw prawn' here, mate
Infrastructure report: There's no 'raw prawn' here, mate

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey was blunt in his assessment of the opportunities afforded to Australian construction firms…

'I was staying, come hell or high water'
'I was staying, come hell or high water'

Senior firefighter Terry Gyde tunnelled his way into the twisted steel and concrete of two collapsed buildings in the aftermath…

Christchurch earthquake

Payouts for Canterbury quake claims top $12 billion
Payouts for Canterbury quake claims top $12 billion

Insurance payouts for Canterbury earthquake claims have topped $12 billion, the Insurance Council of…

Christchurch council's $900m black hole

Christchurch City Council has revealed it faces a funding black hole of up to $900 million to help rebuild the earthquake-wrecked…

Canterbury's building crisis as widespread as leaky home issue

A building crisis in Canterbury could be as widespread as the leaky home issue, lawyers say.

UK input seen as vital for city's rebuild

The $30 billion rebuild of post-earthquake Christchurch will race ahead if local firms team up with British firms experienced…

Designer's life 'will never be the same'
Designer's life 'will never be the same'

A heartfelt apology has been issued to the families of the CTV Building collapse victims by the structural…

Avon site for memorial

A $10 million memorial for the victims of Christchurch’s February 22 earthquake will be built on the banks of the Avon River…

Labour: Quake rebuild costs could shift on to taxpayer

Labour has raised the possibility of the taxpayer shouldering an even greater proportion of Christchurch rebuild costs…

Labour proposes big shake up for EQC

Labour is proposing a sweeping overhaul of New Zealand's disaster insurance regime including shifting EQC levies from insurance…

Post-disaster building inspection system improved

The way New Zealand's buildings will be assessed for damage after earthquakes or floods has been improved after major issues…

Does this look like a ruin?
Does this look like a ruin?

Jim Anderton asks: 'Take a good look at the Cathedral as it still stands today, (taken from a helicopter…

Christchurch earthquake Archives

How to donate

Donations can be made to the Red Cross online or via the GrabOne website or fundraiseonline.co.nz, 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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