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New Zealanders paused at 12:51 p.m. Tuesday for two minutes of silence, marking the time a week ago when a shallow, 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch, toppling historic buildings and killing more than 150 people.

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CTV reporter 'torn with grief' over lost colleaguesupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 07:27:00

I was just leaving Newstalk ZB's building for the day when all hell broke loose. Fast-footing it in the middle of Worcester Street, I watched in raw terror as the Christchurch Club collapsed in front of me.

Death toll from New Zealand quake climbs to 147updated: Sun Feb 27 2011 03:34:00

The death toll from the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that demolished parts of Christchurch, New Zealand, last week has climbed to 147, authorities said Sunday.

Australians punish poor Kiwis at World Cup; Bangladesh survive scareupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 14:04:00

Australia showed no mercy for earthquake-hit neighbors New Zealand as a fine bowling display earned the defending champions a seven-wicket victory at the 2011 Cricket World Cup in Nagpur on Friday.

Wife's heartache over missing husband in quake-hit cityupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 07:13:00

He had a passion for life that was infectious and a caring nature that made him a natural teacher. But it wasn't until Tetaki Tai Rakena, better known as "Wally," turned 50 that he plucked up the courage to get his teaching certificate.

Earthquake survivor: I'm one of the lucky onesupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 06:52:00

We drove through the streets of the earthquake affected suburb of Brighton, on the outskirts of Christchurch, and came across a collapsed two-story building where Adele Stokes, covered in dust, was picking though the wreckage, looking for anything she could salvage.

Woman trapped in rubble of NZ earthquakeupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 09:39:00

A major earthquake toppled buildings and left several people trapped beneath the rubble in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Earthquake survivor: 'I thought this is it'updated: Thu Feb 24 2011 09:39:00

"I was finding it hard to breathe, and I really thought that was it for me. I thought 'this is it - I'm not coming out of here,'" said earthquake survivor Anne Vos.

'Mixed emotions' being amid quake debrisupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 13:31:00

Christchurch quake witness Cameron Betts tells CNN he hasn't returned to his apartment in the center of town.

Quake hits fragile New Zealand economyupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 13:28:00

As rescue crews continued to search through the rubble for survivors of the deadly Christchurch earthquake, Tuesday's temblor already has shaken confidence in New Zealand's fragile economy.

Rescuers abandon bid to save trapped studentsupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 10:36:00

Rescue workers in the quake stricken city of Christchurch on Wednesday abandoned a bid to recover victims from the Canterbury Television (CTV) building saying the damage to the structure was 'not survivable'.

New Zealand city in ruins after quake kills at least 75updated: Wed Feb 23 2011 03:46:00

Rescue teams in New Zealand continued to search for survivors Wednesday after a powerful earthquake rocked downtown Christchurch, killing scores of people, toppling buildings and leaving others trapped beneath piles of concrete.

Trapped survivor: 'We are just looking into a void'updated: Tue Feb 22 2011 21:01:00

A man trapped on the 12th story of a Christchurch building on Tuesday told how aftershocks rumbled through the damaged building, rattling the nerves of the 19 other co-workers trapped on the same floor.

Boulder crashes to ground after quakeupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 21:01:00

A boulder comes crashing down a hillside after a massive quake hits Christchurch, New Zealand.

Obama sends U.S. disaster response team to New Zealandupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 18:17:00

The United States is sending a disaster assistance group that includes an urban search-and-rescue team to New Zealand to help recovery efforts after the Christchurch earthquake, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday.

World Cup cricketers to honor NZ earthquake victimsupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 15:50:00

Cricket officials plan to commemorate the victims of the New Zealand earthquake when the country's national team plays neighboring Australia at the World Cup in India on Friday.

Aftershocks still rattle New Zealand 3 months after 7.0 quakeupdated: Sun Dec 26 2010 08:02:00

A series of aftershocks hit near Christchurch, New Zealand, on Sunday morning, leaving cracks in buildings and sending stocked items falling off shelves in stores and malls.

With colleagues trapped, details emerge on two coal miners' escapeupdated: Sat Nov 20 2010 23:09:00

While rescuers wait for the go-ahead to try to reach 29 men stuck underground for three days, fresh details have emerged on two of their colleagues who escaped the New Zealand coal mine after an explosion.

Rescue on of U.S. man in Antarcticaupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 00:16:00

New Zealand's air force has gone to the rescue of a sick American -- in Antarctica.

Witness: Quake impact 'terrifying'updated: Thu Sep 09 2010 07:44:00

A New Zealand reporter describes how the earthquake struck as she was in her bed.

No deaths reported after powerful quake strikes New Zealandupdated: Sun Sep 05 2010 00:30:00

Officials declared a state of emergency Saturday after a powerful predawn earthquake struck near Christchurch, New Zealand, sending people into the streets as windows exploded, water mains broke and buildings crumbled.

Last-gasp Springboks win devastates Lionsupdated: Sun Jun 28 2009 15:49:00

South Africa snatched a 2-0 series victory against the British and Irish Lions after winning a thrilling second Test 28-25 in Pretoria on Saturday.

Rugby League sex scandalupdated: Wed May 13 2009 14:07:00

CNN's Terry Baddoo discusses the sex scandal that has rocked the Australian National Rugby League.

Late collapse deprives Bangladesh of winupdated: Wed Dec 31 2008 07:48:00

Bangladesh gave Sri Lanka a scare but a late collapse denied them a shot at the most unlikely of Test victories in Dhaka on Wednesday.

USA, England, North Korea, Germany in final fourupdated: Tue Nov 11 2008 06:25:00

The FIFA Under 17 Women's Football World Cup is down to the semi-final stage and the two matches are shaping as epic inter-continental battles.

Dan Carter: New Zealand's unstoppable rugby machineupdated: Tue Nov 11 2008 00:19:00

When opposition rugby teams line up against the New Zealand All Blacks, there's a common game plan: Get Carter.

Earpiece girl, 8, ejected from tennis tournamentupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 05:10:00

An eight-year-old girl was ejected from a junior tennis tournament in New Zealand when officials discovered she was wearing a hidden radio earpiece to receive instructions from her father.

iPhone hits Japanupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 08:27:00

iPhone welcomed to Tokyo by its top tech fans. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

England rugby players in NZ police probeupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 05:03:00

New Zealand police are investigating a "serious allegation" against four England rugby internationals following an alleged incident at their team hotel in Auckland.

Borthwick to captain England rugby tourupdated: Tue May 13 2008 06:11:00

Steve Borthwick will captain England on their New Zealand tour next month.

Earth Hourupdated: Sat Mar 29 2008 17:07:00

Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge went dark on Saturday night to raise awareness of climate change.

Time.com: Earth Hour '08: Did It Matter?updated: Thu Mar 27 2008 17:00:00

On Saturday, March 29, people all over the world turned off their lights for one hour. Why?

New Zealand complete one-day series winupdated: Sat Feb 23 2008 11:34:00

England failed to complete their comeback to level the series after slumping to a comprehensive four-wicket Duckworth-Lewis defeat in the final one-day cricket international against New Zealand in Christchurch.

Pilots attacked on NZ flightupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 19:50:00

A 33-year-old New Zealand woman was in police custody Friday after she allegedly attacked two pilots of an Air New Zealand charter plane during a flight from Blenheim to Christchurch on the South Island, authorities said.

England cruise to Twenty20 victoryupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 05:58:00

Captain Paul Collingwood led from the front as England beat New Zealand by 50 runs in the second Twenty20 International in Christchurch.

Drunk Santas run amokupdated: Mon Dec 24 2007 12:04:00

A gang of apparently drunken Santas go on rampage in a New Zealand cinema complex.

New Zealand rocked by huge quakeupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 09:54:00

Buildings collapsed, power lines were knocked out and gas pipes ruptured when a powerful earthquake hit the northeastern coast of New Zealand late Thursday.

All Blacks rugby star arrestedupdated: Wed Oct 10 2007 06:45:00

All Blacks star Doug Howlett was arrested by police after two cars were damaged outside the team hotel at London's Heathrow Airport.

Walking -- but not roughing it -- in New Zealandupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 23:35:00

Something keeps drawing me back to New Zealand. I suspect something always will.

Time.com: The Oscars of the Environmentupdated: Sun Jun 24 2007 13:45:00

The World Heritage Committee will soon pick another list of natural and human-made wonders most in need of protection

Kiwis in control after opening dayupdated: Thu Dec 07 2006 05:25:00

New Zealand are in command after the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Christchurch on Thursday.

Williams returns to face Wallabiesupdated: Tue Jul 25 2006 04:40:00

New Zealand coach Graham Henry named a full-strength side for Saturday's Tri-Nations encounter with Australia in Brisbane.

Wallabies ring Tri-Nations changesupdated: Wed Jul 12 2006 04:19:00

Matt Giteau comes in at inside center in place of Mat Rogers in one of four changes in the Australian team to play South Africa in the Tri-Nations at Brisbane on Saturday.

Four-try All Blacks beat Wallabiesupdated: Sat Jul 08 2006 10:41:00

Two tries in the first half by hooker Keven Mealamu paved the way for New Zealand's convincing 32-12 win over Australia in the opening match of the Tri-Nations rugby series in Christchurch on Saturday.

Springbok duo out of nations squadupdated: Wed Jul 05 2006 13:35:00

Lock Bakkies Botha and center Jean de Villiers have been ruled out of South Africa's Tri-nations squad after failing to recover from their injuries.

Ex-New Zealand captain Duff diesupdated: Fri May 12 2006 04:04:00

Former New Zealand rugby captain Bob Duff has died in Christchurch aged 80, the NZRU) announced.

Johnson named in Australian squad updated: Thu Dec 08 2005 09:08:00

Uncapped left arm pace bowler Mitchell Johnson has been called into Australia's one-day squad to replace Brett Lee for the final match of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series against New Zealand.

Lions make seven changes for Testupdated: Wed Jun 29 2005 02:46:00

The British and Irish Lions have made seven changes to their starting line up for Saturday's second Test against New Zealand in Wellington.

Winger Williams grabs five tries updated: Tue Jun 28 2005 05:14:00

Welsh winger Shane Williams scored five tries as the British and Irish Lions thrashed Manawatu 109-6 at Palmerston North, recording their biggest-ever win in New Zealand.

Waratahs fight way to Super finalupdated: Sat May 21 2005 09:05:00

Australia's NSW Waratahs fended off Northern Bulls 23-13 on Saturday to set up a Super 12 rugby final with Canterbury Crusaders in Christchurch.

Cueto is drafted in for Lions tourupdated: Tue May 17 2005 08:55:00

Wing Mark Cueto has been called into the British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand, in place of his fellow England international Iain Balshaw.

Driving Crusaders hit right 'gear'updated: Fri May 13 2005 08:19:00

New Zealand's Canterbury Crusaders beat the Wellington Hurricanes 40-20 at Christchurch on Friday to finish top of the Super 12 standings.

Australia ahead after opening dayupdated: Sat Mar 26 2005 08:19:00

Australia captured three late wickets to restrict New Zealand to 199 for five on a slow opening day in the third and final test in Auckland.

Superb McGrath defeats New Zealandupdated: Sat Feb 19 2005 06:24:00

A superb display of pace bowling by Glenn McGrath lifted Australia to a 10-run win over New Zealand in their opening one-day international.

Web postings give helping handupdated: Thu Dec 30 2004 09:20:00

It was the best birthday present Linda Boffo had ever received, ending days of emotional turmoil.

Skipper Fleming fires New Zealandupdated: Tue Feb 17 2004 05:57:00

Captain Stephen Fleming hit a superb century to guide New Zealand to a five-wicket win over South Africa in a one-day game on Tuesday.

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