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$276m for Canterbury schools rebuild
$276m for Canterbury schools rebuild

The rebuild of Canterbury's schools has been allocated more than $276 million over four years as part of Budget 2016.

Hugh Norriss: Cantabrians 'feeling emotionally exhausted'

COMMENT: Understandably, some Cantabrians are feeling emotionally exhausted and worn out and are finding it hard to cope…

'Something no one wanted to know about'

A Herald investigation into the hidden toll of the Christchurch earthquakes has sparked calls for research into the correlation…

Hidden toll of the Christchurch quakes

The 2011 Christchurch earthquake killed 185 people, and NZers vowed never to forget them. But what of those who took their…

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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Rachel Smalley: Too soon for Christchurch regeneration
Rachel Smalley: Too soon for Christchurch regeneration

COMMENT: While the Government has signalled it's time for Christchurch to enter its regeneration phase, I'm not sure Cantabrians…

Insurers pushing gag orders on payouts
Insurers pushing gag orders on payouts

Customers complain insurers have refused to settle unless they stop posting negative comments on social media.

Christchurch: Five buildings cordoned off as dangerous
Christchurch: Five buildings cordoned off as dangerous

Five unoccupied buildings on Christchurch's New Regent Street have been cordoned off, after an engineering report identified…

The Big Read: Last on the land
The Big Read: Last on the land

One of the last residents of a Red Zone area in Christchurch is moving on, breaking a 132-year family connection to the…

Christchurch earthquake

Chris Lynch: Enormity of disaster evident at earthquake memorial
Chris Lynch: Enormity of disaster evident at earthquake memorial

Chris Lynch is a journalist and host of Newstalk ZB's Christchurch morning programme, which you can…

Mike Hosking: Christchurch has come a long way in five years

Numbers are funny things aren't they. Personally, today's fifth anniversary of the Christchurch quake is no more or less…

Barry Soper: Quake shows how vulnerable we all are

The incredible thing about significant events is that most of us remember what we were doing and where we were when they…

Deadly 2011 quake: Before and after pics
Deadly 2011 quake: Before and after pics

Five years after a shallow, savage earthquake flattened Christchurch, the story of its central business…

CTV building: Families await justice

The 2011 collapse of Christchurch's CTV building was one of the worst engineering failures in NZ history. Five years on…

Hundreds protest over quake insurance delays

Organisers of a protest in Christchurch's cathedral square this afternoon are calling for an external review of the way…

Herald on Sunday editorial: Children speak for a city with a new spirit

Five years is not a long time. It's long enough to put something in the past but not long enough for memories to dim.

Watch: Children of quake: 'Mum's in heaven'

WATCH: On February 22, 2011, 178 children lost a parent. To mark five years since NZ's darkest day, the Herald is honouring…

Chris Lynch: Fighting spirit can ensure Christchurch keeps happening
Chris Lynch: Fighting spirit can ensure Christchurch keeps happening

It's easy to dismiss just how far Christchurch has come in five years, particularly given the ongoing…

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Canterbury

McCaw gets dirty, buys into quarry
McCaw gets dirty, buys into quarry

In his latest venture, the down-to-earth Kiwi is taking…

Arrest of Kiwi helps catch US sex offender
Arrest of Kiwi helps catch US sex offender

The arrest of a Kiwi online predator helped authorities…

Watch: The robots helping Air NZ
Watch: The robots helping Air NZ

Air New Zealand has partnered with Christchurch-based…

Dog rescued after days on cliff face
Dog rescued after days on cliff face

Beau the dog was heard barking by neighbours for days…

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Christchurch earthquake videos

The 15yo who gave birth during quake
The 15yo who gave birth during quake

As she lay in the hospital bed, bracing for emergency…

NZ Herald

All the news from the city of Christchurch in Canterbury…

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 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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