Earthquake-Report.com has a bunch of facts and figures, and a side by side comparison of the impact of the Christchurch and Tohoku, Japan, earthquakes of 2011.
The Japanese Yomiuri Shimbun travels with families of the 12 Japanese students who died in the collapsed CTV building which housed their foreign language school: “Quake victims’ relatives arrive in NZ”.
Miller-McCune: “Christchurch still shaken by quake, one year later”.
AP’s Nick Perry: “Christchurch still quake survivors’ haven”.
The Bloomberg agency year-on piece looks at predictions that the accelerating rebuild could “spur inflation and end record-low interest rates”.
Guardian, UK: “Darkness at the heart of Christchurch, one year after the quake” (in the print edition, the piece carried the headline “Hope and faith return to Christchurch”).
From January, online at the Economist: “Not quite risen”.
“It feels like starting over” – a substantial feature in the Australian newspaper.
In “Christchurch finding its way back from devastation”, the San Francisco Chronicle’s travel editor visits Canterbury.
An upbeat piece in the Sydney Morning Herald travel section is welcome, but I rather doubt whether many Cantabrians will delight at the word “plucky” in the headline: “Plucky Christchurch is open for business”.
A British expat based in Christchurch recounts a year of shaky living in an interview with BBC News Online.
An interesting piece at the Arup “Thoughts” blog by Andrew Wisdom: “Christchurch should become a living lab”.
“Christchurch rebuilds a year after quake”, Reuters (video).
“Quake survivors rebuild lives in Christchurch”, AP (video)
“Frustration in New Zealand a year after deadly quake”, ABC Australia (audio)
And Dominique Schwartz’s report for ABC TV is here.