South Island

Evacuations underway in quake-hit New Zealand

New Zealand is on the boundary of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, which form part of the so-called "Ring of Fire", and experiences up to 15,000 tremors a year.

Nov 15, 2016, 09:50 AM IST
7.8 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand, at least two dead

7.8 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand, at least two dead

At least two people were killed after a powerful 7.8 earthquake struck New Zealand just after midnight Monday.

Nov 14, 2016, 00:08 AM IST

Cliff collapses as 5.7-magnitude quake rocks New Zealand

 A cliff near New Zealand city of Christchurch collapsed on Sunday after a 5.7-magnitude quake struck the South Island city.

Feb 14, 2016, 14:31 PM IST

6.0-magnitude quake hits New Zealand

 An earthquake measuring six on the Richter scale hit New Zealand`s South Island on Monday.

May 04, 2015, 08:47 AM IST

Strong 5.6 magnitude quake hits New Zealand`s South Island

 A strong 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand`s South Island early Tuesday morning, US seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Jan 06, 2015, 01:43 AM IST
Brendon McCullum's lavish home sold for more than 3 mln-dollars

Brendon McCullum's lavish home sold for more than 3 mln-dollars

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's splendid home located in Christchurch, the largest city in South Island, has sold for more than three million dollars.

Sep 27, 2014, 13:07 PM IST

Stranded whales to be euthanised in New Zealand

New Zealand conservation officials said Thursday they would have to euthanise eight pilot whales stranded on a remote beach where five others died earlier this week.

Jan 16, 2014, 20:07 PM IST

New Zealand: 33 whales shot after rescues failed

The pilot whales shot were the last of 99 that stranded themselves on Monday on Farewell Spit on the South Island.

Jan 26, 2012, 09:48 AM IST

Nine people killed in New Zealand plane crash

A light aircraft belonging to a skydiving company crashed at a tourist site.

Sep 04, 2010, 10:58 AM IST