04 Mar '11, 6am

Rescuers to leave Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH: International rescue crews were pulling out of Christchurch as emergency operations in the stricken city shifted from finding earthquake survivors to recovering bodies, officials said Friday. More than 400 urban search and rescue specialists from around the world rushed to New Zealand's second largest city after last week's 6.3-magnitude quake flattened office buildings, killing scores of people. They combed the city's ruins with sensitive listening devices and sniffer dogs for more than a week but found no signs of life after February 23, a day after the deadly tremor, when a woman was pulled from the rubble. The exhausted crews had now begun returning home, New Zealand Fire Service assistant commissioner Paul Baxter said, thanking them for their efforts. "We do have some physically and emotionally drained people and we need to consider their welfare," he to...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/vi...

Tweets

Christchurch a ghost town after exodus

channelnewsasia.com 06 Mar '11, 3am

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand: After a deadly earthquake left homes creaking and wiped out buildings and jobs, thousands of re...

Exhausted rescuers feel quake's emotional toll

Exhausted rescuers feel quake's emotional toll

channelnewsasia.com 25 Feb '11, 6am

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand: Devastated rescue workers had to be dragged away from the wreckage of Christchurch's CTV buildi...

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...

It will take at least 10 years to rebuild Christchurch, officials said, adding that the CBD would be closed for 'months'

It will take at least 10 years to rebuild Chris...

straitstimes.com 03 Mar '11, 3am

Civil Defence head John Hamilton confirmed that officials now believed there were no survivors trapped beneath the mountai...

S'pore to aid Christchurch: SINGAPORE: Singapore is sending help to Christchurch as rescue efforts continue afte...

S'pore to aid Christchurch: SINGAPORE: Singapor...

channelnewsasia.com 22 Feb '11, 2pm

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

A mum pleas for paternity leave.

straitstimes.com 07 Mar '11, 12pm

SINCE we became first-time parents on Feb 9, it has been a roller-coaster ride for my husband and myself. First the baby h...

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

Christchurch will be 'permanently changed' by t...

straitstimes.com 24 Feb '11, 4am

Part of a road between Lyttelton and Sumner is damaged by Tuesday's earthquake on the outskirts of Christchurch, New Zeala...

Foreign rescuers head for quake-hit Japan

channelnewsasia.com 12 Mar '11, 7am

WELLINGTON: International search and rescue teams rushed to Japan Saturday in the wake of a massive 8.9-magnitude quake an...

SCDF sends rescuers to quake-hit Japan

channelnewsasia.com 12 Mar '11, 5am

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has sent five search specialists and five search dogs to Japan to assi...

No signs of life as NZ quake toll rises to 123:...

straitstimes.com 25 Feb '11, 11pm

Police said 113 bodies had been retrieved from the rubble and were lying in a temporary morgue, without updating the figur...

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

Christchurch mayor Bob Parker has said the deat...

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...

[TOC] Independent candidate Andrew Kuan asked to leave Opposition meeting

[TOC] Independent candidate Andrew Kuan asked t...

theonlinecitizen.com 05 Mar '11, 3pm

Mr Kuan confirmed with The Online Citizen (TOC) that he left the meeting after 45 minutes as some members of the oppositio...

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-...

NZ observed two minutes of silence for victims of the Christchurch earthquake, which left more than 240 dead & missing

NZ observed two minutes of silence for victims ...

straitstimes.com 01 Mar '11, 1am

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key (centre) stands beside his wife Bronagh and other invited guests in front of the 'Art ...

Two Australian rescuers contaminated in Japan

channelnewsasia.com 16 Mar '11, 4am

SYDNEY: Two Australian search and rescue personnel showed low levels of radiation contamination after their helicopter was...