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#Christchurch

# christchurch - Thursday 3 March, 2011

'No chance' of finding more survivors in Christchurch

New Zealand officials have declared the search for survivors of the earthquake over, saying efforts have now shifted to the recovery of loved ones and their return to their families.

# christchurch - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

Time capsules discovered under fallen statue of Christchurch's Irish founder

The two time capsules were discovered under the statue of John Robert Godley, the Irishman who founded Christchurch.

# christchurch - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Christchurch braces for high winds as earthquake recovery continues

The death toll has officially reached 159, but police say it could eventually be as high as 240.

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Catch up on this evening’s news stories, including: the discovery of a woman’s body in Tralee; storm to strike Christchurch; and celebrities behaving badly.

# christchurch - Monday 28 February, 2011

Death toll mounts after New Zealand earthquake

The official toll of last week’s 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch has risen to 154 as aftershocks continue to rock the city.

"Bax you are forever in our hearts" - five month old baby first quake victim to be buried

The search for victims is continuing with the aid of sniffer dogs and sensitive listening devices, but rescue teams are now finding only the dead in the rubble.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: 154 down, 12 seats in the 31st Dail to go; the f-word provides the only intake of breath on a dull night at the Oscars, and has Enda popped the question yet?

# christchurch - Sunday 27 February, 2011

New Zealand death toll rises to 147 with one Irish man still missing in Christchurch

The number of dead has risen to 147 in the earthquake-struck city, as rescue crews continue to search for survivors including one Irishman.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Fine Gael celebrate victory; the UN vote unanimously refer Libya to an intentional war tribunal; and the death toll in Christchurch rises to 146.

# christchurch - Saturday 26 February, 2011

Rescue efforts continue in Christchurch as death toll reaches 145

Over 200 people, including one Irish man, are still missing after last week’s 6.3 quake.

# christchurch - Friday 25 February, 2011

Christchurch earthquake victim's home burgled as family await news

Home of presenter Donna Manning, believed to be trapped beneath the rubble of the devastated Canterbury TV building, robbed as her children kept vigil over rescue efforts.

New Zealand woman weds days after being pulled from rubble

Emma Howard was rescued from the wrecked Pyne Gould Corporation building in which an Irishman is believed to be trapped.

Search continues for missing Irishman after Christchurch earthquake

Rescue teams continue to sift through the mountains of rubble for survivors from Tuesday’s 6.3 magnitude earthquake, as concerns grow for missing Kerryman.

Fears over Munster man missing in Christchurch rubble

A 40-year-old father-of-one from Co Kerry is missing, and thought to be trapped under the Pyne Gould Guinness building.

# christchurch - Thursday 24 February, 2011

Concern for Irish man trapped in earthquake hit building in New Zealand

The man is trapped in a collapsed building in Christchurch. The DFA are seriously concerned about his welfare and that of one other person in New Zealand.

Concerns remain over two Irish people missing after New Zealand earthquake

A total of 98 people have now been confirmed dead with hundreds more fatalities expected in Christchurch.

# christchurch - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

Five things you need to know: fears over 100 trapped in a Christchurch TV building, party leaders racking up the miles, and the Ireland team to face Scotland on Sunday.

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"NZ's worst disaster" as massive water outages remain

The New Zealand newspaper are packed with earthquake coverage as new estimates believe 100 died in a TV building.

Death toll in New Zealand earthquake could rise to hundreds

A state of emergency has been declared with stories of survivors being plucked from the rubble after over 24 hours trapped.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Two Irish citizens amongst 75 people who died in New Zealand earthquake; first votes cast and – golly gosh! – new Enid Blyton novel is discovered.

Details emerge of two Irish people confirmed dead in New Zealand earthquake

Details of the two deceased begin to emerge with ‘serious concerns’ over two more Irish people missing and ten more still unaccounted for.

# christchurch - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

“It’s eerie”: Christchurch’s stranded Irish speak of earthquake horror

Irish visitors to New Zealand recount the massive earthquake, while the Irish Consul says Christchurch is “a broken city”.

Take 5: Tuesday

Five things you need to know: Gaddafi tries to cling on in Libya, how New Zealand’s earthquake was ‘waiting to happen’, and the closure of the Sunday Tribune.

New Zealand earthquake was just 'waiting to happen'

Why the Christchurch happened, why it caused so much damage – and why there are still dangers to come.

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No Irish nationals reported injured in New Zealand earthquake

Although details are still emerging about the earthquake, there have been no reports as yet of any Irish people being caught up in the disaster.

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65 killed in New Zealand earthquake

6.3 magnitude earthquake struch Christchurch city centre just before lunchtime local time today, on what the Prime Minister believes could be the country’s “darkest day”.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know, including: New Zealand earthquake kills 65; GE11 campaign focuses on children and jobs; Vancouver ranked best city to live in; and scientists develop cancer-inhibiting enzyme.

# christchurch - Monday 6 September, 2010

New Zealand enforces Christchurch curfew

Troops in New Zealand have shut down some parts Christchurch and imposed a curfew, following reports of looting.