Wildfires Threaten Christchurch

Fires near the center of Christchurch, New Zealand, have burned through homes and spurred the evacuation of more than 1,000 people, according to news reports. The seriousness of the Port Hills fires led officials to declare a state of emergency…

Storm lashes New Zealand quake zone, more buildings evacuated

By Lincoln Feast CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (Reuters) – Rain and strong winds battered central New Zealand on Thursday, threatening further damage just days after a powerful earthquake killed two people and devastated parts of the country’s South Island with huge…

‘Utter devastation’ after major quake, aftershocks hit New Zealand

By Charlotte Greenfield and Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake pummelled central New Zealand early on Monday, killing at least two people, damaging roads and buildings and setting off hundreds of strong aftershocks. Emergency response teams…

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