Christchurch

  • Quake-damaged Christchurch receives World Cup 2015 boost 14-08-2013 02:07 PM

    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...
  • Jesse Ryder assault accused appear in court 04-04-2013 09:08 AM

    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....
  • Recovering Jesse Ryder tells supporters 'I am okay' 31-03-2013 10:43 AM

    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...
  • Gambhir, Karthik express shock and support for Jesse Ryder 28-03-2013 08:43 PM

    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 23-12-2011 07:37 AM

    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...
  • New Zealand: Two quakes rock Christchurch 13-06-2011 09:16 AM

    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...
  • New Zealand earthquake to cost $ 11 billion 06-03-2011 06:25 PM

    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...
  • NZ quake: Christchurch prays for miracles 27-02-2011 02:48 PM

    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...
  • New Zealand earthquake toll reaches 145 26-02-2011 08:40 PM

    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 26-02-2011 11:40 AM

    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...
  • N Zealand: quake toll nears 100, several missing 24-02-2011 11:47 AM

    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...
  • Google tool tracks the missing in NZ quake 23-02-2011 05:48 PM

    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...
  • New Zealand earthquake: Death toll rises to 65 22-02-2011 07:56 AM

    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,...
  • Emergency declared after quake hits New Zealand 04-09-2010 09:50 AM

    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...