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What Is It Like to Live in Christchurch, New Zealand?

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Jesse Bythell: I'm a New Zealander, born in Christchurch, where I have lived for much of my life. Christchurch, as you may know, has experienced thousands of earthquakes since September 2011, and much of the city has been devastated, causing people to move away. Show More Summary

Seismic Suburb

[Image: Screengrab from Stuff showing the test-suburb, a kind of seismic Operation Doorstep]. An empty suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand, abandoned after the 2011 earthquake, was bombed from below last autumn, as a series of carefully timed underground explosions set off an artificial earthquake. Show More Summary

8 Top Projects by 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban

Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand Shigeru Ban designed, pro-bono, this stunning temporary Cardboard Cathedral for Christchurch following a devastating earthquake in 2011. Built with his signature paper-tubes, the transitional church can hold

Need This New Innovation? A Cardboard Cathedral

Three years ago, on February 22, 2011, a devastating earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand, causing massive damage to the city center. The iconic Anglican church was designed to look like the Christ Church in Oxford, England and had survived 130 years and several other earthquakes. Show More Summary

Angelic Rendition of 'Amazing Grace' Lifts Spirits After Earthquake Devastates New Zealand (VIDEO)

After an earthquake killed nearly 200 in her hometown of Christchurch, international superstar Hayley Westenra sang this timeless hymn in their honor.

KiwiRail to begin seismic improvement work at Wellington station

New Zealand state-owned enterprise KiwiRail Holdings is planning to begin seismic strengthening work at Wellington Railway Station, as part of its plan to make the station more earthquake resistant.

Artist Ian Strange Gives Homes Affected by the Christchurch Earthquake One Last Breath of Life

Australian artist Ian Strange’s latest project has given the homes that were left condemned by the 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, one last breath of life before slated for destruction. For Final Act, Strange transformed dozens of the affected

New Zealand Earthquake Followed By Numerous Aftershocks

A New Zealand earthquakes is to be followed by numerous aftershocks, according to geological experts. In a related report from The Inquisitr, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand in 2011, killing 182 people and costing the island $10 billion. Show More Summary

Shocking Pinks – “St Louis” (Feat Gemma Syme)

8 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

It’s been six years since we last heard from Nick Harte’s idiosyncratic New Zealand indie-pop project Shocking Pinks. But after a devastating earthquake hit his hometown of Christchurch in 2011, Harte went into seclusion and recorded a ton of new material. From those sessions, he eventually put together the massive forthcoming triple album Guilt Mirrors, [...]

The Crumbling Shire: 7 Abandoned Wonders of New Zealand

Sheep have taken over the Shire, lost industry created ghost towns and the major earthquake of 2011 has left much of Christchurch cordoned-off and left to...

A City Full of Hope: The Bighorn Engagement Session

If you’ve been following my blog posts, hive, you know that Christchurch, New Zealand has been through a lot in the past three years. In September 2010, an earthquake struck Canterbury (the region where Christchurch sits) measuring a magnitude of…

Cardboard Cathedral: Temporary Structure Acts as Placeholder

In 2011, Christchurch, New Zealand was hit with a massive 6.3 magnitude earthquake. Among the city’s most heartbreaking losses was the destruction of the...

This Camouflage Bridge Disappears Into Blue Skies

This week marks the third anniversary of the Canterbury earthquake that shook the southern coast of New Zealand. The 7.1–magnitude quake also sparked an extended series of aftershocks that bombarded the country's second largest city, Christchurch, into 2012. Show More Summary

Christchurch: Tired of Europe's Grand Churches? Visit the Cardboard Cathedral

last yearLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

It?s only been a couple of years since the Christchurch earthquake down in New Zealand, but the city and its residents have been working hard to bring things back to normal. Now one piece of the city?s new landscape is complete, as a...Show More Summary

Cardboard Cathedral

The 6.3-magnitude earthquake which hit New Zealand in 2011 devastated Christchurch, toppled its neo-Gothic cathedral and killed 185 people. On Thursday evening the new Anglican Cathedral of New Zealand, designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, received its official dedication service. Show More Summary

New Zealand 6.5 Earthquake Hits Near Wellington, Several Aftershocks

A strong earthquake has hit the the South Island near New Zealand’s capital of Wellington, followed by several aftershocks. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) the quake measured 6.5 on the Richter Scale and was followed by similarly strong aftershocks ranging from 5.9 to 4.5 in intensity. Show More Summary

Top Stories: Egypt's 'Day Of Rage'; NSA And Privacy

last yearNews : The Two-Way

Also: earthquakes shock New Zealand; Idaho's wildfires continue to rage; a dispute over where to bury Richard III's bones goes to court; baseball will expand its use of instant replay, and, at last: the CIA reveals the location of the mysterious 'Area 51'.

Video: Strong Earthquake Rocks New Zealand

AP: Strong earthquakes shook central New Zealand on Friday, damaging homes, destroying a bridge and sending office workers scrambling for cover in the capital. No serious injuries have been reported.

Quakes shake central New Zealand, damaging homes

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Strong earthquakes shook central New Zealand on Friday, damaging homes and roads and sending office workers scrambling for cover in the capital. No serious injuries were reported.

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