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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.