Tales of horror and courage are continuing to emerge from the Christchurch earthquake today as the death toll mounts and hope fades that any more trapped people will be brought out alive from the rubble.
"I've lost everything I had left in life. I feel like a pauper. All I've got is my walking frame and the clothes I was wearing at the time."
Searchers today expect to enter Christchurch's precariously tilted Hotel Grand Chancellor -- one of the tallest buildings in a city left shattered by Tuesday's magnitude 6.3 quake.
Disability support provider NZCare, which has been forced to evacuate people with intellectual and physical disabilities from five of its Christchurch homes following the quake, says its been overwhelmed by offers to find new homes for the 27 people affected.
The relief was palpable for Greg Somerville when Danny Cipriani nailed the Melbourne Rebels' match-winning penalty, yet a highlight of the former All Black prop's rugby career was still tempered by the scenes of devastation back in Christchurch.
Lyttelton Port of Christchurch has served Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd with a force majeure notice after the magnitude 6.3 earthquake last week.
While the loss of life and heritage in Christchurch is nothing short of tragic, New York City Planning Department urban designer Skye Duncan says the loss of so many buildings in the CBD is a rare opportunity for the city to reinvent itself.
More than 900 people from around the world are helping with the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake, Foreign Minister Murray McCully says.
"Excuse me sir, sorry to ask, but we've had a couple of calls about a possible scammer in town," said the policeman. Collecting donations for the Christchurch earthquake appeal has been an interesting experience in Queenstown.
Interest-free student loans are safe but changes may be made to working for families as the Government looks for money after the Christchurch quake, Prime Minister John Key said this morning.
A Christchurch business leader wants to see critical decisions about the future of the city's central business district made within the next few weeks, following the earthquake which devastated the area last week.
A service took place in London's Westminster Cathedral today to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in last week's devastating Christchurch earthquake.
Twenty-two thousand Christchurch properties remain without power following last Tuesday's devastating magnitude 6.3 earthquake.
Otago may get an influx of top athletes after Queen Elizabeth II Park in Christchurch was closed yesterday for an indefinite period.
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has confirmed that Canterbury and Wellington will be allocated three points each from the Plunket Shield abandoned as a result of the Christchurch earthquake on February 22.
More than 1000 pupils fleeing Christchurch have now enrolled in Otago schools, and the number continues to grow.
Plans to consider controversial seabed and foreshore legislation in Parliament this week should be put off while the country is focused on quake-torn Christchurch, Labour says.