The sombre clouds hanging over Dunedin reflected the mood of the 500 people assembled on the Otago Museum Reserve yesterday.
One year after its "darkest day'', the city of Christchurch paused to reflect today and remember the 185 victims of the February 22, 2011 earthquake.
The exodus from Christchurch is continuing although the departure rate is gradually slowing.
Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague has offered his condolences to New Zealand as it marks the first anniversary of the Christchurch quake today, and says Britain stands ready to help as the city rebuilds.
One year on from the devastating February earthquake in Christchurch, the focus for the city is on its recovery.
The world has donated quarter of a billion dollars to help Christchurch recover from its earthquakes - but it is still not enough to make up for an expected insurance shortfall.
Five thousand earthquakes after the devastating February 22, 2011, tremor, Canterbury's aftershock sequence has a recognisable personality.
A special cemetery for victims of the February 22 earthquake was officially opened today, a day before the one-year anniversary of the Christchurch disaster.
Richie McCaw has learned over the years the importance of putting the bad experiences behind him and looking forward.
Prime Minister John Key says Cantabrians should not lose sight of the progress that has been made on the recovery of the city as it marks the anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake tomorrow.
Nearly a year after Christchurch was devastated by the February 22 earthquake, Prime Minister John Key says he is satisfied with the progress in rebuilding the city.
A year on from Christchurch's February 22, 2011 earthquake, Otago Daily Times features writer Mark Price finds the city is still picking up the pieces.
A Christchurch building housing five businesses will be cordoned off this afternoon after concerns were raised about its structural integrity.
Next Wednesday, New Zealand will mark the first anniversary of the catastrophic Canterbury earthquake, but Queenstown Lakes District Council mayor Vanessa van Uden is urging the community to "do more than remember".
Fully furnished apartments worth up to $1000 a week at the Terrace on the Park Apartments complex in Christchurch became worthless yesterday as demolition began on the luxury complex.
Almost one year on from the devastating earthquake in Christchurch, buildings still lie in ruins in the red zone at the city's centre.