Saturday 4 September 2010, with Mary Wilson
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
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.
17:20 Nine people have been killed in a plane crash at Fox Glacier airport.
17:22 Our reporter Jessica Maddock has been driving around the city with civil defence authorities and joins us now.
17:26 Canterbury Police will be supported by 80 Auckland Officers flying in this.
17:28 About 80 percent of Christchurch city now has power back on.
17:31 Kaiapoi, 17 kilometres north of Christchurch, has been severely damaged.
17:39 Our reporter Eric Frykberg is at National Civil Defence headquarters in Wellington.
17:40 Chris Haines is the regional operations manager for St John.
17:43 Civil Defence authorities are gave a briefing to the media and we bring you that audio - courtesy of One News.
17:49 We return now to our reporter Jessica Maddock.
17:51 Collen McDonald says water pipes have burst in the main part of Kaiapo and there are cracks in the roads.
17:55 The Red Cross has emergency teams working in Christchurch City and across Canterbury.