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Recovery team recognise the good Samaritans of Kaikoura who helped after the earthquake

Recovery team recognise the good Samaritans of Kaikoura who helped after the earthquake

Thursday, 15 June 2017 7:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Kaikoura earthquake recovery team are organising a big thank you on Wednesday, as the recovery effort winds down seven months after the 7.9 magnitude earthquake in November .

Police decide against charges over Southern Ink and Riccarton Rd earthquake deaths

Police decide against charges over Southern Ink and Riccarton Rd earthquake deaths

Thursday, 15 June 2017 6:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

Police will not lay charges in connection with one of four sites under investigation over Christchurch earthquake deaths.

Near-perfect replica of Christchurch heritage house a triumph of perseverance

Near-perfect replica of Christchurch heritage house a triumph of perseverance

Saturday, 10 June 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Martin Holland has just begun a counter-intuitive rebuild of his Christchurch home but then he's a slightly counter-intuitive guy.

Man to create near-perfect replica of Christchurch heritage house

Man to create near-perfect replica of Christchurch heritage house

Saturday, 10 June 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Martin Holland has just begun a counter-intuitive rebuild of his Christchurch home, but then he's a slightly counter-intuitive guy.

Steve Hansen pays tribute to the late Sir Ron Scott

Steve Hansen pays tribute to the late Sir Ron Scott

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 12:25 p.m. by MediaStuff

The late Sir Ron Scott was honoured by All Black coach Steve Hansen with a moving tribute at the Hutt Valley Sports Awards.

Family support memorial for nurses lost in Christchurch earthquake

Family support memorial for nurses lost in Christchurch earthquake

Saturday, 13 May 2017 1:35 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The husband of a nurse killed in the Christchurch earthquake said an annual memorial for the nurses would ensure they were not forgotten.

Shortland Street quake show should have carried a warning, say traumatised viewers

Shortland Street quake show should have carried a warning, say traumatised viewers

Thursday, 4 May 2017 1:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

Viewers are saying TVNZ should have screened a warning before Wednesday night's Shortland Street which showed a large scale earthquake.

Christchurch quake rescuer Bill Toomey wins fight for ACC cover for post-traumatic stress

Christchurch quake rescuer Bill Toomey wins fight for ACC cover for post-traumatic stress

Monday, 1 May 2017 11:12 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch builder Bill Toomey has won a landmark case against ACC to cover the post-traumatic stress disorder he suffered after pulling people from a collapsed building after the February 2011 earthquake.

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.