Checkpoint

Saturday 4 September 2010, with Mary Wilson

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

The latest on the 7.1 earthquake in Canterbury

17:10 Thousands of people are being evacuated from the Christchurch city centre with Civil Defence officials saying its simply too dangerous for residents to stay there.

Nine dead after a plane crash at Fox Glacier

17:20 Nine people have been killed in a plane crash at Fox Glacier airport.

We hear from Civil Defence

17:22 Our reporter Jessica Maddock has been driving around the city with civil defence authorities and joins us now.

What the police have to say

17:26 Canterbury Police will be supported by 80 Auckland Officers flying in this.

Canterbury's power situation

17:28 About 80 percent of Christchurch city now has power back on.

How Kaiapoi and the central CBD are coping

17:31 Kaiapoi, 17 kilometres north of Christchurch, has been severely damaged.

What's happening at the National Civil Defence headquarters

17:39 Our reporter Eric Frykberg is at National Civil Defence headquarters in Wellington.

How the welfare centres are coping

17:40 Chris Haines is the regional operations manager for St John.

The latest from Civil Defence: live from a media briefing

17:43 Civil Defence authorities are gave a briefing to the media and we bring you that audio - courtesy of One News.

Jessica Maddock in Central Christchurch

17:49 We return now to our reporter Jessica Maddock.

Kaiapoi Resident Collen McDonald

17:51 Collen McDonald says water pipes have burst in the main part of Kaiapo and there are cracks in the roads.

The Red Cross send teams to Canterbury

17:55 The Red Cross has emergency teams working in Christchurch City and across Canterbury.

The latest from the Selwyn District

17:56 Selwyn District Civil Defence Controller Ben Dingle