Christchurch

  • New Zealand, Sri Lanka to play Test in Christchurch June 3, 2014

    Wellington: Christchurch will host a Test match for the first time since a devastating 2011 earthquake when New Zealand and Sri Lanka meet at the city's Hagley Oval from December 26 in the first match of a two-Test series. Hagley Oval, which hosts its first Test match, is also the venue...
  • Quake-damaged Christchurch receives World Cup 2015 boost August 14, 2013

    Wellington: Christchurch's chances of hosting World Cup matches moved a step closer when a proposal to upgrade a section of a public park into an international-standard venue were given the all clear by a New Zealand court on Wednesday. New Zealand's second largest city had been provisionally awarded three pool games...
  • Jesse Ryder assault accused appear in court April 4, 2013

    Wellington: Two men charged with assaulting New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder were remanded on bail when they appeared in court on Thursday. A 37-year-old man was charged with assault and a reckless disregard for Ryder's safety, while his nephew aged 20 faced two charges of assault at Christchurch District Court. Both...
  • Jesse Ryder released from hospital after assault April 3, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder has been released from a Christchurch hospital and returned to Wellington less than a week after an assault that initially left him with critical injuries and in an induced coma. Ryder's manager, Aaron Klee, confirmed on Wednesday that Ryder, who suffered a fractured skull in...
  • Recovering Jesse Ryder tells supporters 'I am okay' March 31, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder has told well-wishers "I'm okay" three days after suffering severe head injuries in a fight outside a Christchurch bar. Ryder was moved on Sunday from the intensive care ward of Christchurch Hospital to a regular ward as he recovers from a fractured skull and punctured...
  • Gambhir, Karthik express shock and support for Jesse Ryder March 28, 2013

    Jesse Rayder's Pune Warrior India teammate Murali Karthik and Gautam Gambhir wished for a speedy recovery for the New Zealand batsman who is in coma after being assaulted outside a bar. ...
  • NZ: 5.8 magnitude earthquake rocks Christchurch December 23, 2011

    Wellington: A strong earthquake struck the Christchurch city of New Zealand on Friday, sending goods tumbling from shelves and prompting terrified holiday shoppers to flee as buildings shook. There was no tsunami alert issued and the city appeared to have been spared major damage. One person was injured at a city...
  • New Zealand: Two quakes rock Christchurch June 13, 2011

    Christchurch: A pair of earthquakes struck within 90 minutes of each near Christchurch, New Zealand, on Monday, the US Geological Survey reported, reviving vivid memories of a deadly quake that killed more than 150 people in February. "It was quite an exciting ride," Christchurch Police Acting Inspector Murray Hurst told CNN...
  • New Zealand earthquake to cost $ 11 billion March 6, 2011

    Christchurch: The Christchurch earthquake will cost up to $11 billion and affect GDP growth by 1.5 per cent, the New Zealand government said on Sunday. But the government predicted a silver lining in 2012, as rebuilding gets underway. "We estimate that GDP growth will be around 1.5 per cent points lower in...
  • NZ quake: Christchurch prays for miracles February 27, 2011

    Christchurch: Grieving New Zealanders prayed in the earthquake-ravaged city of Christchurch on Sunday as rescuers pulled apart leveled buildings in their desperate search for survivors six days after the devastating tremor that killed 147 people. Rescue teams from New Zealand and seven countries, including the United States, China, Japan, and Australia,...
  • New Zealand earthquake toll reaches 145 February 26, 2011

    Melbourne: Rescuers in New Zealand's quake-devastated Christchurch city recovered more bodies from the debris of flattened buildings on Saturday, taking the toll to 145 which includes victims of 20 nationalities. There have been no live rescues since Wednesday and given that the number of missing is above 200, the number...
  • New Zealand quake toll climbs to 144 February 26, 2011

    Christchurch: Violent aftershocks hampered desperate efforts to find survivors in the quake-ruined New Zealand city of Christchurch on Saturday as the death toll climbed to 144 and was set to rise further. Rescue teams from New Zealand and six countries including the United States, China, Japan and Australia scoured the rubble...
  • N Zealand: quake toll nears 100, several missing February 24, 2011

    Christchurch: International rescue teams intensified their search for earthquake survivors in New Zealand on Thursday, with the death toll nearing 100 and police said they were gravely concerned about the more than 200 people still missing. Teams from quake-prone countries such as Japan and the United States sent in sniffer dogs...
  • Google tool tracks the missing in NZ quake May 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Google is helping people track the missing after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake levelled large parts of Christchurch, New Zealand's second-biggest city. The online tool 'Person Finder: Christchurch Earthquake, February 2011' helps keep track of missing people hit by the earthquake that killed 75. The tool on Google's Appspot service launched...
  • New Zealand earthquake: Death toll rises to 65 February 22, 2011

    Christchurch: New Zealand's leader says at least 65 people have been killed in the earthquake that hit the city of Christchurch. Prime Minister John Key told reporters in the stricken city that the death toll was expected to rise further. A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch around lunchtime on Tuesday, collapsing buildings...
  • Emergency declared after quake hits New Zealand September 4, 2010

    Wellington: Authorities declared a state of emergency after a major earthquake hit New Zealand's second biggest city, Christchurch, early on Saturday, bringing down power lines, ripping up roads and wrecking building facades, but authorities reported no deaths. A formal civil defence state of emergency was imposed to coordinate recovery operations in...