24 Feb '11, 4am

Christchurch will be 'permanently changed' by the earthquake, its mayor said

Christchurch will be 'permanently changed' by the earthquake, its mayor said

Part of a road between Lyttelton and Sumner is damaged by Tuesday's earthquake on the outskirts of Christchurch, New Zealand. -- PHOTO: AP WELLINGTON - CHRISTCHURCH has always concealed a deadly secret under its quaint English-style gardens and historic centre of stone buildings and Tuesday's killer earthquake will leave it permanently altered. Known as the Garden City and popular with local honeymooners and overseas tourists as a gateway to the spectacular South Island, Christchurch was unwittingly located near a bend between continental plates by its early settlers. That bend, and an equally shallow water table just below the surface, delivered not only the second large quake in just six months, but churned the ground into a soup that swallowed roads and cars, and further weakened damaged buildings. Mayor Bob Parker, a popular former television presenter with close-cropp...

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Christchurch mayor Bob Parker has said the death toll from the quake rose from 65 to 75, with another 300 missing

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straitstimes.com 22 Feb '11, 11pm

'There is incredible carnage right throughout the city,' he told Radio New Zealand. 'There are bodies littering the street...

State of emergency declared in Christchurch

State of emergency declared in Christchurch

channelnewsasia.com 22 Feb '11, 4am

WELLINGTON: Christchurch's mayor declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, saying it was a "black day" for the earthquake-...

One-third of quake-hit Christchurch faces demolition

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channelnewsasia.com 26 Feb '11, 3am

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - New Zealand said Saturday one-third of Christchurch's city centre faces demolition after an ea...

Singapore's C-130 aircraft assist in disaster r...

mindef.gov.sg 27 Feb '11, 9am

Over the weekend, two Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) C-130 military transport aircraft, which arrived in Christchu...

Rescuers to leave Christchurch

channelnewsasia.com 04 Mar '11, 6am

CHRISTCHURCH: International rescue crews were pulling out of Christchurch as emergency operations in the stricken city shi...

SCDF sends 55-member team to Christchurch

SCDF sends 55-member team to Christchurch

channelnewsasia.com 23 Feb '11, 5am

SINGAPORE: A 55-member Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) contingent left Singapore for Christchurch, New Zealand on Wed...

SAF assists NZ defence force with rescue operations in Christchurch

SAF assists NZ defence force with rescue operat...

channelnewsasia.com 23 Feb '11, 10am

SINGAPORE : A 116-strong Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) team has begun to assist the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and lo...

SIA flight from Christchurch lands in Singapore

channelnewsasia.com 22 Feb '11, 9am

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines said its flight SQ298 out of Christchurch on Tuesday morning departed at 11.50am local time,...

A call to S'poreans or S'pore residents in Christchurch

A call to S'poreans or S'pore residents in Chri...

straitstimes.com 22 Feb '11, 5am

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channelnewsasia.com 22 Feb '11, 2pm

SINGAPORE: Singapore is sending help to Christchurch as rescue efforts continue after the devastating earthquake. Christch...

6.3 magnitude quake hits New Zealand's Christchurch, fatalities reported

6.3 magnitude quake hits New Zealand's Christch...

channelnewsasia.com 22 Feb '11, 1am

WELLINGTON: Multiple fatalities had been reported in New Zealand's Christchurch following a major 6.3 magnitude earthquake...

Christchurch a ghost town after exodus

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Christchurch hit by massive dust storm

Christchurch hit by massive dust storm

channelnewsasia.com 02 Mar '11, 3am

CHRISTCHURCH: Strong winds whipped up huge dust clouds in earthquake-hit Christchurch Wednesday, as officials defended the...