Latest articles on Christchurch Earthquake

Cardboard: The new bricks and mortar

The 19th-century cathedral that was destroyed during the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand had been rebuilt temporarily using cardboard.

Kiwis panic at the thought of ‘Marmageddon’

The company that makes New Zealand's favourite spread, Marmite, says it has run out of the product after being forced to close its factory months ago.

Christchurch rocked by further quakes

New Zealand's Christchurch has been rocked by a fresh series of powerful earthquakes, sending terrified people fleeing into the streets.

Crusaders to remain homeless for another Super season

The Crusaders will play another Super Rugby season away from home as the Lancaster Park stadium needed to be demolished because of earthquake damage.

Crusaders inspired by quake for final

The Crusaders aim for an eighth Super Rugby crown and hope it serves as a morale boost for those who survived the 6.3-magnitude quake in Christchurch.

Christchurch quake condemns thousands of homes

New Zealand on Tuesday said the latest Christchurch earthquake had confirmed fears that thousands of homes in the city would have to be abandoned.

Rugby World Cup on track despite quake, says NZ

The Christchurch earthquake dented Rugby World Cup ticket sales but plans for the biggest event ever staged in New Zealand remain on track.

London trip fails to fill Crusaders’ coffers

While the Crusaders' match at Twickenham on Sunday was an on-field success, the New Zealand club says it was not the financial lifeline it hoped for.

Venues confirmed for Rugby World Cup matches

The International Rugby Board on Wednesday said five pool matches have been moved from Christchurch because of damage caused by the earthquake.

Christchurch loses World Cup games

Earthquake-devastated Christchurch will not host any matches at this year's Rugby World Cup, New Zealand's World Cup minister said on Wednesday.

London set to host Crusaders-Sharks Super Rugby clash

The Canterbury Crusaders are hoping to host the Sharks in London in what would be Super Rugby's first match outside the southern hemisphere.

Fiji offers free holidays to quake-hit New Zealand

Fiji resort operators say they will offer residents of earthquake-devastated Christchurch free beach holidays to help them recover from the disaster.

Bleak future for Christchurch as population flees

After a deadly earthquake left homes creaking and wiped out buildings and jobs, thousands of residents have turned their back on Christchurch.

‘Ten years to rebuild’ quake-hit New Zealand city

It will take 10 years to rebuild Christchurch, officials said on Thursday, warning it would be months before they can reopen the quake-hit city.

Businesses face uncertain future after NZ quake

Last week's earthquake, which caused an estimated $15-billion in damage to Christchurch, has become New Zealand's most expensive natural disaster.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.

Latest

Hope grows on Durban beachfront

Ten homeless men who turned a vacant lot into an organic vegetable garden are now reaping the rewards of their toil

Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!