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Christchurch Earthquake

Fighting Fracking: Where Moral Outrage Fails, Earthquakes Prevail

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Unlike protests or even poisoned water and soil, earthquakes are shutting down fracking drills all over the world. And that's more "earth-shattering" than anything Harvard divestment or economic arguments can do.

Inspiration and Joy Amidst Suffering and Loss

James Baraz | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
James Baraz

This teaching describes how suffering can lead to faith, which in turn can lead to gladness, joy, peace, all the way to the highest levels of happiness including full awakening.

Christchurch's Cardboard Cathedral

Mark Sissons | Posted 10.26.2013 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Before the massive earthquake that hit on Feb. 22, 2011, killing 182 and destroying much of the downtown, New Zealand's second-largest city was an architectural byword for traditional, not trendy. Not anymore.

Sharing Oxygen

Ree Varcoe | Posted 06.07.2013 | Impact
Ree Varcoe

In New Zealand, one seemingly small cause which gives desperately needed oxygen back to Christchurch's earthquake victims is vital to us.

Why Kiwis Love This Gay University Student

James Peron | Posted 08.07.2012 | Gay Voices
James Peron

When the first openly gay prime minister of New Zealand is elected, there are decent odds his name will be Sam.

GOP Politician's Sperm Obsession Takes Him Across The World, Wife Claims

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

Back in 2010, conservative politician Bill Johnson (R-Ala.) was focused on running for the governor. Two years later, his wife claims he is moving to ...

Cardboard Cathedral Planned In New Zealand

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 04.16.2012 | Weird News

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A cathedral made from cardboard. The idea may sound flimsy, particularly given that cathedrals tend to be known for their ...

Marmite Maker To New Zealand: 'Don't Freak' Over Shortage

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- It's a sticky black sandwich spread that much of New Zealand adores, though detractors liken it to axle grease. And when it...

New Zealanders Remember Earthquake Victims

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — More than 10,000 New Zealanders stood in silence, some in tears, at a Christchurch park Wednesday while police officer...

Honorary New Zealand Order of Merit

Connie Lawn | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
Connie Lawn

Once again I am pleased to thank New Zealand. No country, outside of my native United States, has treated me better than New Zealand.

Dashing Thru the Sky, on an @FlyAirNZ Sledge... Yay!

Jo Brothers | Posted 02.27.2012 | Impact
Jo Brothers

As we count down to the last days of 2011, residents of Christchurch in New Zealand's South Island are looking forward to a more settled 2012.

Strong Earthquake Rattles New Zealand City

AP | RAY LILLEY | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A series of strong earthquakes struck the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday, rattling buildings, sending good...

Quake-Damaged ChristChurch Cathedral May Get Cardboard Replacement

Posted 10.31.2011 | World

When New Zealand was struck by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in February 2011, the crumbled cathedral of ChristChurch quickly became a symbol of the city...

WATCH: What It's Like To Be In An Earthquake

Posted 08.14.2011 | World

Videos that inadvertently caught one of the two powerful aftershocks that struck Christchurch, New Zealand on Monday are surfacing on YouTube, giving ...

Will Christchurch Have to Move Somewhere Else?

Peter Isaac | Posted 08.13.2011 | Green
Peter Isaac

The bottom floors of buildings have sunk beneath ground level. Only slowly is the notion surfacing that Christchurch faces having to move somewhere else.

Christchurch Rattled By Earthquake

AP | Posted 08.12.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A series of earthquakes shook the quake-weary New Zealand city of Christchurch on Monday, collapsing at least one buil...

Tornado In New Zealand's Largest City Kills At Least 1

AP | Posted 07.02.2011 | World

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- A tornado ripped across part of New Zealand's largest city on Tuesday, upturning cars and sending debris slicing through the ...

Christchurch New Zealand Is Still Shaking, But Is Open for Business

Connie Lawn | Posted 06.19.2011 | Denver
Connie Lawn

The resilience and the determination of the New Zealand people cannot be underestimated. They are rebuilding their beautiful city of Christchurch, even as new earthquakes continue.

More Earthquakes Rock Japan

AP/The Huffington Post | By JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SENDAI, Japan -- Huge earthquakes rocked northeastern Japan on Saturday, a day after a giant temblor set off a powerful tsunami that killed hundreds o...

Rock On: Man Auctions Boulder For New Zealand Earthquake Fund

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As the people of Christchurch continue to rebuild their city and communities, some are using a bit of humor to garner donations for the cause. The W...

150-Year-Old Time Capsules Found In Quake Rubble

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The discovery of two objects believed to be 150-year-old time capsules among the rubble of Christchurch Cathedral after New Zealand's devastating 6.3-...

New Zealand Couple Weds After Quake Rescue

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) -- Clutching her groom, she looked like any beaming bride. But Emma Howard's trip down the aisle Friday almost didn't h...

Preparing To Protect Children During Natural Disasters

Mark Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Shriver

As much as we are focused on the relief and recovery efforts, this event is also a reminder of the need for better protections from catastrophes like the one that struck Christchurch.

Haunting Texts From Buried Daughter To Mom Beg For Help

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The first text message said: "Mommy, I got buried." About 40 minutes later: "Mommy, I can't move my right hand." Then, a brief call from New Zealand's...

Social Media in a Time of Crisis (As Illuminated by the Earthquake in Christchurch)

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marie Elena Martinez

Platforms like Facebook and Twitter can radically alter lives, bring people who would otherwise remain strangers together, and help make the world a more peaceful and cooperative place.