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Study into lateral spreading earthquake cracks launched

Study into 'lateral spreading' earthquake cracks launched

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Researchers from the University of Canterbury want to talk to people who remember seeing large, long cracks running parallel to the Avon River or Courtenay Stream following the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes.

Insurance Council asks Kaikoura District Council to pull video from its Facebook page

Insurance Council asks Kaikoura District Council to pull video from its Facebook page

Saturday, 1 April 2017 10:31 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Kaikoura District Council pulled a video from its Facebook page this week after a complaint from the Insurance Council New Zealand (ICNZ).

Tower Insurance chairman Michael Stiassny expresses frustration at claims holdouts

Tower Insurance chairman Michael Stiassny expresses frustration at claims holdouts

Thursday, 30 March 2017 6:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Tower chairman Michael Stiassny has criticised some Canterbury earthquake victims for holding out on settlements to "maximise" their insurance claims.

Quake brain blamed for Cantabrians weak memories and poor direction - study

'Quake brain' blamed for Cantabrians' weak memories and poor direction - study

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:25 p.m. by MediaStuff

Trauma-induced "quake brain" is affecting Cantabrians' memories and sense of direction, according to a new study.

Cantabrians frustrated with weak memories and poor direction blamed on quake brain

Cantabrians frustrated with weak memories and poor direction blamed on 'quake brain'

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

Trauma-induced "quake brain" is affecting Cantabrians' memory and sense of direction, according to a new study.

Red Cross pays out $98 million in cash grants since Canterbury earthquakes

Red Cross pays out $98 million in cash grants since Canterbury earthquakes

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Red Cross has distributed $98 million in cash grants for earthquake recovery in Canterbury.

Major artwork gifted as a legacy for Christchurch quake victim

Major artwork gifted as a legacy for Christchurch quake victim

Thursday, 23 March 2017 10:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Six years after Lisa Willems died in the February 2011 earthquake, her husband has helped gift a major public artwork to Christchurch as part of an $85 million city development.

Clip art: A visual Christchurch earthquake story

Clip art: A visual Christchurch earthquake story

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 6:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Responding to the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, Bronwyn Walker grabbed her scissors and chopped stories from editions of  into thousands of 1.5cm squares.

New plans submitted for red-zone water facility

New plans submitted for red-zone water facility

Monday, 27 February 2017 8:32 p.m. by MediaStuff

The group behind a proposal to build a new lake in Christchurch's residential red zone has released an indicative design of the flat water facility aimed to transform the city's east.

Manslaughter charges the only option in CTV building earthquake case

Manslaughter charges the only option in CTV building earthquake case

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 8:20 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police will only consider manslaughter charges in their investigation of the CTV building collapse.

Canterbury earthquake memorial a place to grieve and hope - English

Canterbury earthquake memorial 'a place to grieve and hope' - English

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 1:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's earthquake memorial is "a place to grieve, but also a place to hope", says Prime Minister Bill English.

Canterbury earthquake memorial unveiled, six years on

Canterbury earthquake memorial unveiled, six years on

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 9:40 a.m. by MediaStuff

Heartfelt words to earthquake victims dangle in sunshine beaming through trees as Christchurch gears up for the unveiling of perhaps its most important public space.

Canterbury earthquake memorial unveiling, six years on

Canterbury earthquake memorial unveiling, six years on

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 8:22 a.m. by MediaStuff

Heartfelt words to earthquake victims dangle in sunshine beaming through trees as Christchurch gears up for the unveiling of perhaps its most important public space.

Before, during and after: See how Christchurch has changed

Before, during and after: See how Christchurch has changed

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 7:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

Drag the sliders below to see how the city has - or in some cases, has not - changed since before the major earthquakes (2008), to the chaotic days in the aftermath of the February 22, 2011 tremor and to this year.

Christchurch Earthquake Memorial draws on rich tradition of memorials around the world

Christchurch Earthquake Memorial draws on rich tradition of memorials around the world

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

In January an unusual internet controversy began to rage over Berlin's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

It brought tears to my eyes: Quake memorial opened to emotional families

'It brought tears to my eyes': Quake memorial opened to emotional families

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 10:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

Amid the noise of a city rebuilding, along the gentle curve of a river, hundreds of people search for a name.

Bruce Springsteen has Christchurch earthquake hero Michael Harford on his side

Bruce Springsteen has Christchurch earthquake hero Michael Harford on his side

Monday, 20 February 2017 6:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

Michael Harford stands on the grass at AMI Stadium and looks up at the stage he's helping build for Bruce Springsteen's Christchurch concert. The moment is bittersweet.

Christchurch earthquake memorial designer Grega Vezjak wins another memorial competition, in Kentucky

Christchurch earthquake memorial designer Grega Vezjak wins another memorial competition, in Kentucky

Monday, 20 February 2017 5:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

The designer of Christchurch's earthquake memorial has a gift for designing memorials half a world away from his home in Slovenia.

Class action against Southern Response returns to court after company appeals

Class action against Southern Response returns to court after company appeals

Monday, 30 January 2017 9:57 p.m. by MediaStuff

The class action against Southern Response faces another hurdle as the company is appealing the court decision that allows the case to proceed.

Some Christchurch quake victims families say chair memorial should be scrapped

Some Christchurch quake victims' families say chair memorial should be scrapped

Monday, 30 January 2017 7:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

Self-indulgent, inappropriate and strange – that's what some relatives of 2011 earthquake victims think of the white chair memorial.

Earthquake survivor and pin-up star Monique Mclennan returns to Christchurch

Earthquake survivor and pin-up star Monique Mclennan returns to Christchurch

Saturday, 28 January 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Monique Mclennan once waited for death. Now she lives with no regrets and is poised to realise her dream.

When it comes to disaster preparedness for people with disabilities, can we do better?

When it comes to disaster preparedness for people with disabilities, can we do better?

Friday, 20 January 2017 7:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Several bewildered cows captured hearts around the world, after they were photographed standing atop an isolated grass island in their mangled North Canterbury paddock.

Drone flyover shows big job ahead for repairers of Christchurchs Sumner Rd

Drone flyover shows big job ahead for repairers of Christchurch's Sumner Rd

Thursday, 5 January 2017 8:19 p.m. by MediaStuff

Sporadic blasts in the Port Hills herald progress on Sumner Rd, but a drone flyover shows the extent of the work still to be done.

Welcome to A-town: A connected community in Christchurchs second poorest suburb

Welcome to A-town: A connected community in Christchurch's second poorest suburb

Saturday, 17 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

It's two days before Aranui's biggest event of the year and Rachael Fonotia's office on Hampshire Street is bustling with activity.

Police complete report into CTV collapse, no decision on prosecutions

Police complete report into CTV collapse, no decision on prosecutions

Friday, 16 December 2016 4:16 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police have completed a report into the collapse of Christchurch's CTV building, which killed 115 people, but are yet to decide whether to prosecute.

National Portrait - Earths rumblings a fascination for scientist Dr Ken Gledhill

National Portrait - Earth's rumblings a fascination for scientist Dr Ken Gledhill

Saturday, 3 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

If you had to paint a picture of the archetypical scientist, you'd come up with an image of Dr Ken Gledhill: deeply woolly, untamed grizzly white beard, spectacles, fleecy jerkin.

Jane Bowron: Civil Defence is helping ourselves

Jane Bowron: Civil Defence is helping ourselves

Friday, 18 November 2016 3:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

It's a fine line between hysteria and calm common sense living under the aftermath and threat of quakes. There's plenty of blame to be apportioned – how successive governments and local bodies have consistently sided with business, rather than go for the building of a strong intergenerational infrastructure.

Quake flattens farmer houses and leaves family under canvas

Quake flattens farmer houses and leaves family under canvas

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 12:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

Rob Armstrong's immediate thought was getting his family out safely when the 7.5 earthquake struck on Monday morning.

Governments third power move on Christchurch red-zoning impinged human rights, report says

Government's 'third power' move on Christchurch red-zoning impinged human rights, report says

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 9:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Government's use of a "third source of power" in the earthquake red-zoning process eroded property rights and affected the mental wellbeing of those who chose to stay, a report says.