Amid the dust and the rock and the grit, all John Abraham could see was a single, gloved hand.
A look to the future for all in Christchurch with some bright messages of support from fellow New Zealanders.
Campbell Live reporter Jendy Harper was there for their forth annual earthquake commemoration camp.
The Government has called for expressions of interest from developers to build townhouses and apartments in Christchurch's eastern frame.
Three years after Christchurch was rocked by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, we take the time to look at progress in the city.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee will today announce "significant CBD development opportunities".
Nicolette Allen will be running to remember tomorrow so others do not forget the lives lost on February 22, 2011.
Mayor Lianne Dalziel says a private service will be held for the families of those who died ahead of a civic memorial service.
Road Cones, oh Road Cones - A Christchurch epidemic. Watch this funny take on Road Cones!
Canterbury has faced unprecedented challenges since the devastating earthquakes three years ago tomorrow. Here are 10 reasons why many are still proud to call the region home.
Messages of hope pinned to trees and flowers floating along the city's waterways will help Christchurch residents commemorate the third anniversary of the February 22 earthquake.
Two men who survived the February 2011 quake look back on the day they almost lost their lives.
Residents are fed up with the rubble of an earthquake-damaged church on the corner of a busy Christchurch intersection.
On February 22, 2011, the city of Christchurch fell as a shallow 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck, killing 185 people but from the tragedy came enormous resilience and determination which continues.
Re:Start looks safe for another year, with plans afoot to shift the colourful container mall just down the road.
It has been three years since since a massive earthquake hit Christchurch on February 22, 2011.
Next year is set to be the biggest yet for the $650 million-plus redevelopment of Christchurch's earthquake-hit hospitals.
Insurance companies in the Christchurch market have been rated among the world's slowest to respond to disaster.
Chris Lynch’s debut television show ‘Lynched’ will kick off CTV’s autumn schedule. Throughout autumn, new locally-made programmes, new talent and new graphics will update the look of Canterbury’s regional broadcaster.
The reopening of the restored Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch city centre has been pushed back about three months to October.
Sydenham Heritage Trust Chairperson, Dorothy Haywood talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the site of the rubble on the corner of Brougham and Colombo Streets.
The majority of people who left Christchurch following the city's earthquakes stayed in the Christchurch area.
Organisor of the Older Generations Forum, John Patterson talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how the Insurance companies are taking care of the Elderly.
Christchurch City Mayor Lianne Dalziel talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about her State of the City speech she has given.
The earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 have changed the face and shape of Greater Christchurch – the area that covers the city, and Waimakariri and Selwyn districts.
A blogger for website EQC Truths has been fined $5000 for deliberately disobeying a court order.
A Christchurch drug and alcohol counsellor walking 288 kilometres from Seddon to Christchurch to help raise money for earthquake victims is more than half-way through her journey.
Some of New Zealand's churches will be the focus of an international study intended to help earthquake-proof buildings.
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel is pushing for urgent action to address the parking problems in the central city.
Producer for Aftermath: The Triumph of the City, Virginia Wright talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how the city has progressed.
On the third anniversary of the February 22 earthquake, Cantabrians will once again have the opportunity to share their experiences and hopes for the future as part of the River of Flowers commemoration.
Signatures pledged by more than 25,000 Cantabrians after the February 2011 earthquake have been preserved in a digital archive as a reminder of the city's early reactions to the devastation.
There is a crack in everything, it's how the light gets in. Did the Christchurch earthquakes crack open the city's conservative shell and unleash a great wealth of creativity?
Listed hotels company Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand says its Millennium Hotel Christchurch in Cathedral Square remains closed for the "foreseeable future".
The month of February will never be the same again. It was always this gangly, short month at the start of a year when life gets back to normal after the rush and excess of Christmas and New Year.
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