Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae has delivered a speech at the Christchurch Quake memorial.
A total of 140 groups and individuals have been given Christchurch Earthquake Awards for their efforts in the wake of the February 22 quake in 2011.
The names of all those who died in the February 22 Christchurch quake were read out in a special service today.
One by one the names of the 185 people killed in the Christchurch quake have slowly been read out, as the city recalls the tragic cost of February 22, 2011.
The Hagley Park memorial service for the Christchurch earthquake has started.
Hui Zhang, 34, was a source of pride for her husband, Chen Wu.
Didi Zhang, 23, had planned to bring her three Chinese siblings to New Zealand after she completed her English course and was registered as a nurse.
A sombre mood over Christchurch marks the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake which claimed 185 lives.
Live video of the Christchurch earthquake memorial service in Hagley Park.
A special Christchurch quake anniversary service was held in Latimer Square this morning to remember those who died.
A sombre and reflective memorial service at Latimer Square has been told by Prime Minister John Key the Government is committed to rebuilding Christchurch.
There has been a spike in the number of people seeking help following the devastating earthquakes that rocked the city in 2010 and 2011.
Welcome to our live coverage of the events in Christchurch and around the country as we mark the first anniversary of the deadly February 22 quake.
Before 12.51pm on February 22, 2011, Christchurch was gardens, tree-lined streets, an elegant Cathedral and historic facades.
As the earthquake hit on February 22, 2011, Karl Knight thought he was going to lose his newborn daughter and his partner.
More than 300 family and friends of those who died in last February's earthquake gathered last night for the official unveiling of the interment site and memorial for the victims.
I was holding a meeting with a group of people from Business New Zealand in my office on the ninth floor of the Beehive in Wellington. We were going through a number of issues when there was a reasonably violent shake and everyone stopped talking. It carried on for a few moments.
People are invited to drop flowers in the Avon River and write messages of hope on trees today to mark the earthquake anniversary.
Mayor Bob Parker's orange jacket will sit alongside Christchurch landmarks in a new earthquake exhibition at Canterbury Museum.
Tears, prayers and beers feature in the plans of Kiwis around the world marking the Christchurch earthquake anniversary.
One family will scatter ashes, one will celebrate "Daddy's day" and another will be sitting on a beach in Kaikoura at 12.51pm today.
Staff and pupils at another three Christchurch Catholic primary schools have moved into marquees, after their buildings were deemed earthquake-prone.
Large aftershocks, insurance and recovery problems have resulted in a big increase in people seeking counselling at a Christchurch practice.
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