Browsed by
Tag: Christchurch

Now snow causes problems for Cantabrians

Now snow causes problems for Cantabrians

Weather causing more problems for Cantabrians – Story – National – 3 News







Cantabrians with homes damaged in the earthquakes are being warned they may have to move out due to problems cause by a recent cold snap and large dumping of snow on the South Island.

The snow, which has fallen over the last few days, has cancelled flights and closed roads across the South Island.

Christchurch Civil Defence manager Murray Sinclair says residents need to check their homes to ensure they are sturdy and will withstand the weather. Meanwhile, engineers are seizing the opportunity to find out why so many buildings crumbled in February’s earthquake.

The engineers are among 62 individuals and groups who have put their names forward to attend the Royal Commission of Inquiry into building failures caused by the Christchurch quakes.

One hundred and eighty-two people died in the earthquakes, and more than 430 buildings have to be demolished. The Commission is expected to have an interim report completed by October.


read more…

Another Earthquake Rocks Christchurch overnight

Another Earthquake Rocks Christchurch overnight

5.1 quake shakes Canterbury – Story – National – 3 News staff

Canterbury has been rocked by another large earthquake.

The tremor, a magnitude 5.1, struck at 5:39am. It was 12 kilometres deep and centred 40 kilometres west of Christchurch.

It occurred on the Greendale fault-line, which is the same fault as September’s magnitude 7.1 quake. The Greendale fault has caused more than 380 temblors since the September…

Stars unite for earthquake appeal video

Stars unite for earthquake appeal video

Celebrities from the world of sport and music have got together to support to Christchurch after February’s devastating earthquake.

Cyclist Lance Armstrong, tennis player Serena Williams, Pete Townshend of The Who, Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics, and Kiwi Phil Keoghan, host of The Amazing Race, and others have teamed up to create a video encouraging people to help by contributing to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.