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5:56 PM. Selwyn District Civil Defence Controller Ben Dingle
5:55 PM. The Red Cross has emergency teams working in Christchurch City and across Canterbury.
5:51 PM. Collen McDonald says water pipes have burst in the main part of Kaiapo and there are cracks in the roads.
5:49 PM. We return now to our reporter Jessica Maddock.
5:43 PM. Civil Defence authorities are gave a briefing to the media and we bring you that audio - courtesy of One News.
5:40 PM. Chris Haines is the regional operations manager for St John.
5:39 PM. Our reporter Eric Frykberg is at National Civil Defence headquarters in Wellington.
5:31 PM. Kaiapoi, 17 kilometres north of Christchurch, has been severely damaged.
5:28 PM. About 80 percent of Christchurch city now has power back on.
5:26 PM. Canterbury Police will be supported by 80 Auckland Officers flying in this.
5:22 PM. Our reporter Jessica Maddock has been driving around the city with civil defence authorities and joins us now.
5:20 PM. Nine people have been killed in a plane crash at Fox Glacier airport.