Inspection of homes in worst hit areas of Christchurch complete

Police now believe 182 people died in Christchurch's devastating earthquake but say it could take months for the last bodies to be identified. * John Kristoffer Villegas Chua, 24, of the Philippines * Chang Lai, 27, of China This brings the total number of names released to 142. We will add … [Read more...]

Christchurch Earthquake 2011 - March 3 update

Activities and information on March 3, 2011  after the damaging 6.3 earthquake in Christchurch, Lyttelton and Brighton. UPDATE 05:15 UTC : Orion has now restored power to 95% of the city. The number of customers without power has dropped from 16,000 to 8,000 in the last 24 hours in the Eastern … [Read more...]

University of Adelaide (AU) welcomes 500 students from the University of Canterbury (NZ)

In recognition of the challenges now faced by the University of Canterbury, the University of Adelaide have sought to extend what practical support can be offered throughout this difficult time. The University of Adelaide is offering first-year commencing students from the University of … [Read more...]

Day 6 - Hopes continue to fade for families of the missing in Christchurch

This is the 8th part of our extensive reporting which started only a couple of minutes after the earth below Christchurch started to shake. Click here for the overview of the many articles (pictures, videos, stories on this earthquake) Summary 11:00 UTC: The death toll has risen to 147. … [Read more...]

Day 5 “ A lot of foreigners among the victims and the injured of the Christchurch 2011 earthquake

Update 8:23 UTC: The process of identifying the 145 bodies in the temporary morgue in Christchurch has begun and this will hopefully reduce the value of 200+ missing. (From the Police Superintendent this morning) The Christchurch Council says 55,000 properties are currently without water (out … [Read more...]