The names of the dead took almost exactly 13 minutes to read in the warm, close air of Hagley Park, Christchurch.
Three Christchurch men marked the first anniversary of their mother's death with the roar of a car engine.
On the bench where Shane Tomlin was lain by rescuers a year ago a bright sunflower has been left by an unknown mourner.
Two minutes of silence became four at 12.51pm yesterday as Lyttelton residents gathered at an empty site to commemorate the first anniversary of the February earthquake last year.
Dads are often their son's hero but, in the case of Dave and Jamie Baker, it's the other way round.
Flowers sprung out of thousands of road cones all over the world yesterday in a spontaneous act of remembrance for Christchurch earthquake victims.
Peter Majendie sits among the 185 white chairs he prepared and unveiled last night to commemorate the victims of the Christchurch earthquake which killed 185 people a year ago yesterday.
Pupils from St Michael's School on Durham St released more than 100 white helium balloons to commemorate the first anniversary of the February quake last year.
Margaret Stocker marked two firsts yesterday; the first anniversary of the death of her husband and her first birthday without him.
After the shock, this is what it means to me to live in Christchurch right now.
Foreign dignitaries and Kiwis gathered in the Botanic Gardens yesterday to mark the first anniversary of the February quake last year.
As a city shook and fell, where you were at that moment was the difference between life or death.
John Key talks to John Campbell on the rooftop of the Millennium hotel on the first anniversary of the earthquake.
The paramedics from St John ambulance train for major casualty events, but nothing could have prepared them for the Christchurch earthquake.
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.
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