The energy released from thousands of aftershocks will not prevent another big quake, Victoria University professor Martha Savage says.
The Oamaru community, led by Oamaru Intermediate School, is hosting pupils from four earthquake-affected Christchurch intermediate schools over the coming weeks. Ben Guild meets pupils from Manning Intermediate.
He deals with bodies up close for a living, but the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake was like nothing he had experienced before, says a Dunedin police forensic photographer, whose pictures are included in a new book of photographs by police photographers in the weeks following the quake.
The rugby community has raised half a million dollars for earthquake-crippled Christchurch.
Labour would actively "intervene'' to kickstart the Christchurch recovery, including entering the land development and insurance markets if necessary, leader Phil Goff says.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has been unable to convince international reinsurance companies to cover new policies in Christchurch - increasing the possibility the Government will step in as a back-up insurer.
A huge taxpayer-backed financial guarantee is among the options being considered to break the insurance industry deadlock which is delaying the rebuilding of Christchurch, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.
Death rates among elderly Cantabrians have spiked since the February 22 earthquake, especially for senior citizens forced to evacuate their homes.
The Earthquake Commission's wage bill since the first Canterbury earthquake a year ago is $138 million, chief executive Ian Simpson said this morning as he defended pay levels for his staff.
As the finishing touches were being put on events planned to mark the passing of a year since the earthquake that began Christchurch's annus horribilis, last Friday morning the earth moved once more. It was merely - merely - a tremor measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale.
Politicians have paid tribute to the innovation, patience, courage and ruggedness of Cantabrians on the one-year anniversary of the first major quake in Canterbury.
As Canterbury marks one year tomorrow since earthquakes became a part of daily life, one family will be celebrating a special birthday for their little earthquake "miracle".
Cantabrians were going about their business as usual today despite a shallow magnitude 4.9 earthquake shaking them awake in the early hours of the morning.
A charity which raises funds for Christchurch citizens affected by earthquakes while attempting to break world records hosts a rock concert in the Queenstown Events Centre on September 23.
A young mother and her five-week old baby girl were crushed to death by a falling building as they shopped in Christchurch city centre, a coroner's inquest has been told.
The Earthquake Commission's Natural Disaster $6 billion fund has been cleaned out, and the Government's finances have taken an additional $1.3 billion hit as its bill for repairing Canterbury earthquake damage more than doubled this morning.
A woman who died when Christchurch's CTV building collapsed in February's devastating earthquake had expressed concerns about the safety of her workplace before the quake, an inquest has heard.
A flood of inquiries from earthquake-affected Christchurch residents contemplating a move to Dunedin is translating into house purchases and rental agreements.
More than 900 quake-hit properties in Kaiapoi will need to be abandoned, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.