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Canterbury Earthquake - Judith Hughey

11:44 PM. Judith Hughey is a Christchurch resident.

Canterbury Earthquake - Rachel Graham

11:37 PM. Radio New Zealand Reporter Rachel Graham is at the Christchurch City Council's civil defense headquarters.

Canterbury Earthquake - Jessica Horn

11:33 PM. Reporter Jessica Horn is at Burnside High School, where a welfare centre has been set up.

Earthquake summary

11:30 PM. An update on the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Kelvin Scott

11:22 PM. Kelvin Scott is a blind musician who usually plays in the square. He chose not to go today because it was raining.

Canterbury Earthquake - Kerry Munro

11:15 PM. Kerry Munro was at his glass factory when the earthquake struck.

Canterbury Earthquake - Vicki Treadell

11:11 PM. Vicki Treadell is the British High Commisioner and is in Christchurch now.

Canterbury Earthquake - Jackie Shields

11:05 PM. Jackie Shields is a resident of the Burwood suburb in Christchruch.

11pm Earthquake Bulletin

11:00 PM. An update on the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - David Neal

10:54 PM. David Neal is the Red Cross National Operations Manager and is making his way to Christchurch to coordinate efforts with his staff.

Canterbury Earthquake - David Meates

10:50 PM. David Meates is the Chief Executive of the Canterbury District Health Board.

Earthquake summary

10:45 PM. Catriona Macleod summarises news of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Mary Macharpher

10:41 PM. Mary Macharpher is in Sydenham, and has two bedrooms for anyone who might need them.

Canterbury Earthquake - Monique Devereux

10:38 PM. Monique Devereux is a Christchurch resident and former Radio New Zealand reporter.

Canterbury Earthquake - Don Rood

10:27 PM. Radio New Zealand's Head of News, Don Rood, has just arrived in Christchurch.

Canterbury Earthquake - Dave Cliff

10:20 PM. Canterbury Area Police Commander Superintendent Dave Cliff.

Canterbury Earthquake - Jessica Horn

10:17 PM. Christchurch Reporter Jessica Horn is at the emergency accomodation centre at Bernside High School.

10pm Earthquake Bulletin

10:00 PM. Update of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Phil Goff

9:51 PM. Labour Party leader Phill Goff has been in Christchurch all day.

Earthquake summary

9:48 PM. Hewitt Humphrey summarises news of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Mark Wilson

9:45 PM. Mark Wilson is the Principle of Cashmere High School.

Canterbury Earthquake - Dave Cliff

9:40 PM. Superintendent Dave Cliff is the Canterbury District Police Commander.

Canterbury Earthquake - Mary Gordon

9:36 PM. Mary Gordon is the Executive Director of Nursing for the Canterbury DHB.

Canterbury Earthquake - Roger Sutton

9:29 PM. Roger Sutton is Orion's Chief Executive.

Earthquake summary

9:26 PM. Hewitt Humphrey summarises news of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Bob Parker

9:11 PM. Press conference with the Mayor of Christchurch.

9pm Earthquake summary

9:05 PM. Hewitt Humphrey summarises news of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Jim Palmer

9:03 PM. Jim Palmer says there is significant damage, but it is not as bad as the September 4 earthquake last year.

Canterbury Earthquake - Conor English

8:56 PM. Federated Farmers have offered help for the earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Lydia Ayden

8:51 PM. Lydia Ayden is Christchurch City Council's General Manager of Public Affairs.

Earthquake summary

8:48 PM. Hewitt Humphrey summarises news of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Bill English

8:39 PM. Bill English addresses Press at the Beehive.

Canterbury Earthquake - Peter Cooper

8:32 PM. Peter Cooper is in the suburb of Woolston.

Canterbury Earthquake - Stephen Jacobi

8:26 PM. Today was the second day of a meeting of the US New Zealand Partnership Forum.

Earthquake summary

8:23 PM. Hewitt Humphrey summarises news of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Raul Dykstra

8:11 PM. The fire service in Christhcurch says its resources are stretched.

Canterbury Earthquake - Monique Oomen

8:08 PM. Monique Oomen is the communciations manager at Christchurch Airport.

8pm Earthquake Bulletin

8:00 PM. Update of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Roger Sutton

7:57 PM. Roger Sutton works for Orion Energy.

Canterbury Earthquake - Crusaders caught in quake

7:52 PM. The Crusaders rugby side had just finished training at Rugby Park when the quake struck.

Canterbury Earthquake - Pete Connors

7:50 PM. Pete Connors is the New Zealand Transport Agency Operations Manager.

Evening Market Update for 22 February 2011

7:48 PM. The earthquake has impacted the New Zealand markets.

Earthquake summary

7:45 PM. Hewitt Humphrey summarises news of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Colonel Roger McElwain

7:40 PM. Colonel Roger McElwain has recently been briefed on the military response in Christchurch.

Canterbury Earthquake - Barry Corbett

7:33 PM. Christchurch city councillor Barry Corbett is at Civil Defence headquarters.

Canterbury Earthquake - Elizabeth Brayton

7:25 PM. Elizabeth Brayton was in Charteris Bay when quake hit.

Earthquake summary

7:22 PM. Hewitt Humphrey summarises news of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Andrew Holden

7:15 PM. Andrew Holden is the Editor of The Press. The Christchurch Press building suffered extreme damge.

Canterbury Earthquake - Peter Davy

7:12 PM. Peter Davy is the chief executive of Ports of Lyttleton.

Canterbury Earthquake - Rachel Graham

7:08 PM. Radio New Zealand reporter Rachel Graham is at the triage centre that has been set up in Latimer Square.

7pm Earthquake Bulletin

7:00 PM. Update of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - John Townend

6:58 PM. John Townend is a seismologist for GNS; and an Associate Professor at the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences.

Canterbury Earthquake - James Ball

6:53 PM. Some Christchurch residents were able to get out of the city to stay with relatives.

Canterbury Earthquake - Rachel Graham

6:52 PM. Radio New Zealand reporter Rachel Graham is in Latimer Square.

Canterbury Earthquake - Parliament adjourned after earthquake

6:48 PM. Parliament was adjourned as news of the earthquake came through. Party leaders made statements to the House as the seriousness of the situation became clear.

Canterbury Earthquake - David Meates

6:42 PM. David Meates is Chief Executive of the Canterbury District Health Board.

Canterbury Earthquake - Mark Watts

6:40 PM. Mark Watts works for Telecom.

Canterbury Earthquake - Peter Beck

6:37 PM. The head of the Christchurch cathedral thinks people visiting the church may have been killed there when the quake hit this afternoon. The Dean of Christchurch, Peter Beck, says they rushed to get as many people out of the Cathedral as they could.

Canterbury Earthquake - Rob Clark

6:31 PM. Rob Clark was on the sixth floor of his office building when the quake struck, and got stuck in gridlock leaving the CBD.

Canterbury Earthquake - John Key

6:26 PM. Prime Minister John Key updates the death toll.

Earthquake summary

6:23 PM. Hewitt Humphrey summarises news of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - John Townend

6:18 PM. John Townend is a seismologist for GNS; and an Associate Professor at the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences.

Canterbury Earthquake - David Neal

6:15 PM. David Neal is the national programmes manager for the Red Cross. The Christchurch Red Cross response team is out with the fire service, searching buildings for people who might be trapped.

Canterbury Earthquake - Jessica Maddock

6:10 PM. Radio New Zealand reporter Jessica Maddock reports on a briefing by Mayor Bob Parker.

Canterbury Earthquake - Initial death toll

6:06 PM. Kate Gudsell received an initial death toll in the civil defence bunker in Wellington.

6pm Earthquake Bulletin

6:00 PM. Update of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Checkpoint Top Stories for Tuesday 22 February 2011

6:00 PM. Suzie Ferguson, Mary Wilson and Hewitt Humphrey host rolling news coverage of the Christchurch Earthquake. The audio used comes from the start of the 6pm hour.

Canterbury Earthquake - Wayne Mapp

5:58 PM. Wayne Mapp is the Minister of Defence.

Canterbury Earthquake - Bridget Mills

5:56 PM. Bridget Mills is in the Christchurch central city with one of the rescue teams.

Canterbury Earthquake - John Carter

5:51 PM. John Carter is the Minister of Civil Defence.

Earthquake summary

5:46 PM. Hewitt Humphrey summarises news of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Paul Burns

5:40 PM. Paul Burns is the task force leader of Urban Search and Rescue.

Canterbury Earthquake - Amanda Cropp

5:37 PM. Amanda Cropp is a Sumner resident.

Canterbury Earthquake - Market reaction

5:34 PM. The NZ dollar has tumbled and the stock market has fallen.

Canterbury Earthquake - Michael Brooks

5:27 PM. St John's Ambulance Operations Director Micheal Brooks.

Canterbury Earthquake - Murray Sherwan

5:24 PM. Murray Sherwan is the Chair of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Commission.

Canterbury Earthquake - Jessica Maddock

5:10 PM. Radio New Zealand reporter Jessica Maddock has been to a Civil Defense Briefing.

5pm Earthquake Bulletin

5:00 PM. Update of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - John Townend

4:58 PM. John Townend is a seismologist for GNS; and an Associate Professor at the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences.

Canterbury Earthquake - Denise Torrey

4:55 PM. Denise Torrey is the principal of Summerfield School in the south of Christchurch.

Canterbury Earthquake - Dave Cliff

4:52 PM. Dave Cliff is the Police Superintendent.

Canterbury Earthquake - James Thompson

4:47 PM. James Thompson is the Operations Manager for Civil Defence Christchurch.

Earthquake summary

4:46 PM. Hewitt Humphrey summarises news of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Bridget Mills

4:42 PM. Bridget Mills is in Latimer Square at a triage centre.

Canterbury Earthquake - Pip Ramby

4:37 PM. Pip Ramby was rescued from the top floor of the Canterbury televison building.

Canterbury Earthquake - News Conference

4:26 PM. Finance Minister Bill English, and the Civil Defence Minister John Carter have a news conference at the Beehive theatrette.

Canterbury Earthquake - Phil Goff

4:22 PM. Labour Party leader Phil Goff is outside the Pyne Gould building - where people are trapped inside.

Earthquake summary

4:19 PM. Hewitt Humphrey summarises news of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Barry Saunders

4:14 PM. Barry Saunders is at the epicentre of the earthquake - Lyttleton.

Canterbury Earthquake - Megan Hazeldean

4:11 PM. Megan Hazeldean runs the Akaroa Cottages in Banks Pennisula.

Canterbury Earthquake - State of Emergency

4:08 PM. The mayor of Christchurch has declared a local state of emergency.

4pm Earthquake Bulletin

4:00 PM. Update of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - John Townend

3:57 PM. John Townend is a seismologist for GNS; and an Associate Professor at the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences.

Canterbury Earthquake - Victoria Matthews

3:53 PM. Victoria Matthews is the Bishop of Christchurch.

Canterbury Earthquake - Nigel Stirling

3:50 PM. Radio New Zealand Economics Correspondent reports from outside AMI Stadium.

Canterbury Earthquake - Katy Gossett

3:46 PM. Radio New Zealand reporter Katy Gossett reports from Linwood.

Canterbury Earthquake - Major Angus Mace

3:43 PM. Major Angus Mace is from Burnham Military Camp.

Earthquake summary

3:41 PM. Hewitt Humphrey summarises news of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Chris Brown

3:37 PM. Chris Brown is in Lyttleton - the epicentre of the quake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Bob Batty

3:33 PM. Bob Batty is a town planner in Halswell.

Canterbury Earthquake - Jessica Maddock

3:27 PM. Radio New Zealand reporter Jessica Maddock reports from the Christchurch Central City cordon.

Canterbury Earthquake - David Miller

3:23 PM. David Miller is from Christchurch Civil Defence.

Earthquake summary

3:21 PM. Hewitt Humphrey summarises news of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Peter Townsend

3:18 PM. Peter Townsend is the Chief Executive of the Canterbury Chamber of Commerce. He's at Wellington Airport trying to get back to Christchurch.

Canterbury Earthquake - Bob Parker

3:12 PM. Mayor of Christchurch, Bob Parker tells Cantabrians to take precautions, and declares a State of Emergency.

Canterbury Earthquake - Douglas Marshall

3:10 PM. Douglas Marshall is the Civil Defence controller for the Selwyn District.

John Key gives rundown of widespread damage in Canterbury

3:06 PM. An emergency Cabinet Meeting is being held at Parliament as reports begin to come in of the damage in Canterbury caused by this afternoon's earthquake.

3pm Earthquake Bulletin

3:00 PM. Update of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Mark Littleton

2:58 PM. Mark Littleton is the Chief Fire Officer in Lyttleton.

Canterbury Earthquake - Effect on the sharemarket

2:57 PM. The earthquake has also affected financial markets. The New Zealand dollar has tumbled, and the stockmarket has extended its losses.

Canterbury Earthquake - Monique Oomen

2:55 PM. Monique Oomen is at a closed Christchurch airport.

Earthquake summary

2:52 PM. Hewitt Humphrey summarises news of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Rauol Dykestra

2:49 PM. Rauol Dykestra works for the Fire Service.

Canterbury Earthquake - Jane Patterson

2:48 PM. Jane Patterson has been at the Beehive bunker getting a civil defence update.

Canterbury Earthquake - Jim Palmer

2:45 PM. Jim Palmer is the CEO of the Waimakariri District Council.

Canterbury Earthquake - Jessica Maddock

2:43 PM. Radio New Zealand reporter Jessica Maddock reports from the Christchurch City Art Gallery which has been converted into a Civil Defence centre.

Canterbury Earthquake - Bob Parker

2:37 PM. Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says that this earthquake felt as violent as the one in September.

Canterbury Earthquake - Alistair Hamilton

2:35 PM. Alistair Hamilton is the Canterbury Medical Officer of Health.

Canterbury Earthquake - Paul Norris

2:34 PM. Paul Norris is from The New Zealand Broadcasting School at CPIT.

Canterbury Earthquake - Advice

2:32 PM. Suzie Ferguson gives advice for people in Christchurch.

Canterbury Earthquake - John Key

2:30 PM. Prime Minster John Key gives a statement regarding the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - John Townend

2:27 PM. John Townend is an Associate Professor at the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria University Wellington.

Earthquake summary

2:25 PM. Hewitt Humphrey summarises news of the Canterbury Earthquake.

Canterbury Earthquake - Kimberley Grady

2:24 PM. Kimberley Grady works for KiwiRail.

Canterbury Earthquake - Jessica Horne

2:21 PM. Radio New Zealand reporter Jessica Horne is at her home in Christchurch, which has sunken into the ground.

Canterbury Earthquake - James McMullan

2:17 PM. Christchurch resident James McMullan's house was badly damaged.

Canterbury Earthquake - Roger Sutton

2:14 PM. Orion's chief executive, Roger Sutton outlines the power situation in Christchurch.

Canterbury Earthquake - Daille Rogers

2:11 PM. Daille Rogers is at Hagley Park where people have been evacuated from the central city.

Canterbury Earthquake - John Carter

2:09 PM. John Carter, Minister for Civil Defence gives reporters in Wellington a briefing.

Canterbury Earthquake - John Townend

2:05 PM. John Townend is an Associate Professor at the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria University Wellington.

2pm Earthquake Bulletin

2:00 PM. Update of the Canterbury Earthquake including the Prime Minister's address to Parliament.

Christchurch Earthquake - Jessica Maddock

1:48 PM. Radio New Zealand reporter Jessica Maddock reports from outside the Christchurch City Art Gallery which is being converted into a Civil Defence centre.

Christchurch Earthquake News Special