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The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) (Te Kaporeihana Āwhina Hunga Whara) is a New Zealand Crown entity responsible for administering the country's universal no-fault accidental injury scheme.
Addington Raceway or The Met is the home of the Metropolitan Trotting Club in Addington, Christchurch in New Zealand.
An aftershock is a smaller earthquake that occurs after a previous large earthquake, in the same area of the main shock.
An airbridge is the route and means of delivering material from one place to another by an airlift.
The ANZ Championship (also known non-commercially as the Trans-Tasman Netball League) was the premier netball league in Australia and New Zealand.
The Anzac Test is an annual rugby league football test match played annually between Australia and New Zealand for the Bill Kelly Memorial Trophy.
Ao Tawhiti or Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery sometimes abbreviated to "ATUD", is a state area school in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.
Auckland is a city in New Zealand's North Island.
The Australian dollar (sign: $; code: AUD) is the currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including its external territories Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific Island states of Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
Avonside Girls' High School is a large urban high school in Christchurch, New Zealand, with more than 1200 girls from Year 9 to Year 13.
Ban Ki-moon (born 13 June 1944) is a South Korean politician and diplomat who was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 2007 to December 2016.
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.
The Basin Reserve (commonly known as "The Basin") is a cricket ground in Wellington, New Zealand, used for Test, first-class and one-day cricket.
In geology, bedrock is the lithified rock that lies under a loose softer material called regolith at the surface of the Earth or other terrestrial planets.
The Beechcraft Super King Air family is part of a line of twin-turboprop aircraft produced by Beechcraft.
The Beehive is the common name for the Executive Wing of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings, located at the corner of Molesworth Street and Lambton Quay, Wellington.
The Bell UH-1 Iroquois (nicknamed "Huey") is a utility military helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine, with two-blade main and tail rotors.
Sir Simon William English (born 30 December 1961) is a former New Zealand politician of the National Party who served as the 39th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 2016 to 2017.
Sir Robert John Parker (born 13 January 1953) is a former New Zealand broadcaster and politician.
The Boeing 757 is a mid-size, narrow-body twin-engine jet airliner that was designed and built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft.
Burnham, also known as Burnham Camp, is the largest army base in New Zealand's South Island.
Burnside High School (Waimairi-iri) is a state co-educational secondary school located in the suburb of Burnside in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The Cabinet of New Zealand (Te Rūnanga o te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa) is the New Zealand Government's body of senior ministers, responsible to the New Zealand Parliament.
The Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day Act 2011 is an Act of Parliament passed into law in New Zealand in 2011.
The Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings were the buildings of the Canterbury Provincial Council that administered the Canterbury Province from 1853 until the abolition of provincial government in 1876.
Canterbury Rugby League is the regional body that administers rugby league in Canterbury, New Zealand.
Canterbury (Waitaha) is a region of New Zealand, located in the central-eastern South Island.
The Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand, is the transitional pro-cathedral of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch opened in August 2013.
The Carlton Hotel in Christchurch was an historic pub on the corner of Papanui Road and Bealey Avenue.
Cashmere High School (Te iringa o Kahukura) is a state coeducational secondary school, located in southern Christchurch, New Zealand.
The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (popularly known as the Christchurch Basilica) is located in the city centre of Christchurch, New Zealand.
Cathedral Square, locally known simply as the Square, is the geographical centre and heart of Christchurch, New Zealand, where the city's Anglican cathedral, ChristChurch Cathedral is located.
CBC Radio is the English-language radio operations of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
The UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive programme was established in 2011 with the aim of preserving the knowledge, memories and earthquake experiences of people of the Canterbury region.
The Central City Red Zone, also known as the CBD Red Zone, was a public exclusion zone in the Christchurch Central City implemented after the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II.
A chemical toilet collects human excreta in a holding tank and uses chemicals to minimize odors.
Christchurch (Ōtautahi) is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Canterbury Region.
The Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, commonly known as the Christchurch Art Gallery, is the public art gallery of the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.
ChristChurch Cathedral, or (rarely) Cathedral Church of Christ, is a deconsecrated Anglican cathedral in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.
The Christchurch City Council is the local government authority for Christchurch in New Zealand.
Christchurch Hospital is the largest tertiary hospital in the South Island of New Zealand.
The Civic in Manchester Street, Christchurch Central City, was one of the former civic buildings of Christchurch City Council (CCC).
| The Coastal Pacific is a long-distance passenger train between Picton and Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand, operated by The Great Journeys of New Zealand.
The Commonwealth of Nations, often known as simply the Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire.
The Commonwealth Secretary-General is the head of the Commonwealth Secretariat, the central body which has served the Commonwealth of Nations since its establishment in 1965, and responsible for representing the Commonwealth publicly.
Cook Strait (Te Moana-o-Raukawa) lies between the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
The New Zealand Co-ordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) is New Zealand's system for managing the response to an incident involving multiple responding agencies.
Cricket is the national and most popular summer sport in New Zealand, second only in total sporting popularity to rugby.
The Crusaders (formerly the Canterbury Crusaders and officially the BNZ Crusaders due to sponsorship by the Bank of New Zealand) are a New Zealand professional rugby union team based in Christchurch, who compete in the Super Rugby competition.
The CTV Building was the headquarters of Canterbury Television (locally known as CTV) and other companies.
Daniel Luca Vettori, ONZM (born 27 January 1979) is a New Zealand former cricketer who played for the New Zealand cricket team in all formats and a former captain in all formats.
David William Donald Cameron (born 9 October 1966) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2016.
The Department of Building and Housing (Te Tari Kaupapa Whare in Māori) was a government agency within the New Zealand government.
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Digital humanities (DH) is an area of scholarly activity at the intersection of computing or digital technologies and the disciplines of the humanities.
The Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) is an elite team within the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), formed in 1990 to handle complex rescue and fire fighting incidents, such as urban search and rescue; prolonged fire fighting; height and confined space operations; and water rescue.
The Durham Street Methodist Church in Christchurch was the earliest stone church constructed in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand.
An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the shaking of the surface of the Earth, resulting from the sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves.
The Earthquake Commission (EQC), (Kōmihana Rūwhenua), is a New Zealand Crown entity that invests in natural disaster research and education as well as providing natural disaster insurance to residential property owners.
An elevator (US and Canada) or lift (UK, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa, Nigeria) is a type of vertical transportation that moves people or goods between floors (levels, decks) of a building, vessel, or other structure.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.
The Energy Events Centre is a venue for sports, conferences, exhibitions, banquets and concerts in Rotorua, New Zealand.
The epicenter, epicentre or epicentrum in seismology is the point on the Earth's surface directly above a hypocenter or focus, the point where an earthquake or an underground explosion originates.
The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of EUnum member states that are located primarily in Europe.
In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock-mass movement.
Federated Farmers of New Zealand Incorporated is an organisation in New Zealand which lobbies on behalf of its member farmers.
The Fletcher Construction Company Limited is a New Zealand construction company and a subsidiary of Fletcher Building.
Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington in 1994.
The Christchurch Crowne Plaza Hotel, formerly known as the Forsyth Barr Building, is located on the south-east corner of the Armagh and Colombo Streets intersection in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Geoff Bascand is the Deputy Governor and Head of Operations at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
Canterbury in New Zealand is the portion of the South Island to the east of the Southern Alps, from the Waiau River in the north, to the Waitaki River in the south (this is smaller than the area administered by the Canterbury Regional Council).
GeoNet was an early international on-line services network built using microcomputers.
Geoscience Australia is an agency of the Australian Government.
Gerard Anthony Brownlee (born 4 February 1956) is a New Zealand politician of the National Party.
GNS Science (Māori: Te Pū Ao) is a New Zealand Crown Research Institute.
The Gold Coast is a coastal city in the Australian state of Queensland, approximately south-southeast of the state capital Brisbane and immediately north of the border with New South Wales.
The Government of New South Wales, also referred to as the New South Wales Government or NSW Government, is the Australian state democratic administrative authority of New South Wales.
The Government of New Zealand (Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa), or New Zealand Government (ceremonially referred to as Her Majesty's Government in New Zealand on the Seal of New Zealand), is the administrative complex through which authority is exercised in New Zealand.
The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia is the representative of the Australian monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II.
The Governor-General of New Zealand (Te Kāwana Tianara o Aotearoa) is the viceregal representative of the monarch of New Zealand, currently Queen Elizabeth II.
The gravity of Earth, which is denoted by, refers to the acceleration that is imparted to objects due to the distribution of mass within Earth.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.
The Greendale Fault is an active seismic fault in the middle of New Zealand's South Island.
Greymouth (Māori: Māwhera) is the largest town in the West Coast region in the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council.
Hagley Park is the largest urban open space (164.637 hectares), Christchurch City Council; New Zealand.
Heathcote Valley is a suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand.
Patricia Hekia Parata (born 1 November 1958) is a former New Zealand politician and former member of the New Zealand House of Representatives, having been elected to parliament in the 2008 general election as a member of the New Zealand National Party.
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, (previously until 2014 named the New Zealand Historic Places Trust) (Pouhere Taonga), is a Crown entity with a membership of around 20,000 people that advocates for the protection of ancestral sites and heritage buildings in New Zealand.
The High Court of New Zealand is a superior court established in 1841.
HMNZS Canterbury is a multi-role vessel (MRV) of the Royal New Zealand Navy.
Holy Trinity Avonside was a heritage-listed Anglican church located in Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Horncastle Arena is a New Zealand sporting and entertainment arena located in the Christchurch suburb of Addington.
The Hotel Grand Chancellor was a major four star hotel in the centre of Christchurch in New Zealand, one of eleven Hotel Grand Chancellor establishments across Australia and New Zealand.
The Hurricanes (formerly the Wellington Hurricanes) are a New Zealand professional rugby union team based in Wellington that competes in Super Rugby.
Injury, also known as physical trauma, is damage to the body caused by external force.
The Inter Dominion is a harness racing competition that has been contested since 1936 in Australia and New Zealand.
An interest rate is the amount of interest due per period, as a proportion of the amount lent, deposited or borrowed (called the principal sum).
Interislander is a road and rail ferry service across New Zealand's Cook Strait, between Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island.
The International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" is a non-binding charter which provides for the charitable and humanitarian retasked acquisition of and transmission of space satellite data to relief organizations in the event of major disasters.
Invercargill (Waihōpai) is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world.
Jiji Press Ltd. (株式会社 時事通信社 Kabushiki gaisha Jiji Tsūshinsha) is a news agency in Japan.
John McGregor Carter (born 8 May 1950) is a New Zealand politician, and member of the National Party.
Sir John Phillip Key (born 9 August 1961) is a New Zealand politician who served as the 38th Prime Minister of New Zealand and Leader of the New Zealand National Party.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an American multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in New York City.
Julia Eileen Gillard (born 29 September 1961) is a retired Australian politician who served as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Australian Labor Party from 2010 to 2013.
The June 2011 Christchurch earthquake was a shallow magnitude 6.3 ML earthquake that occurred on 13 June 2011 at 14:20 NZST (02:20 UTC).
Kaiapoi is a town in the Waimakariri District of the Canterbury region, in the South Island of New Zealand.
Kaikoura ("Kaikōura", from "Te Ahi Kaikōura a Tama ki te Rangi") is a town on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
Kamalesh Sharma, GCVO (born 30 September 1941) is an Indian diplomat.
Kevin Michael Rudd (born 21 September 1957) is a former Australian politician who was the 26th Prime Minister of Australia, serving from December 2007 to June 2010 and again from June to September 2013.
KiwiRail Holdings Limited is a New Zealand State-owned enterprise responsible for rail operations in New Zealand.
Lancaster Park, previously known as Jade Stadium and AMI Stadium, was a sports stadium in Waltham, a suburb of Christchurch in New Zealand.
Linwood College is a co-educational secondary school in Linwood, a suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand.
Below is a List of Australian Leaders of the Opposition.
This is a list of New Zealand disasters by death toll, listing major disasters (excluding acts of war) which occurred in New Zealand and its territories or involved a significant number of New Zealand citizens, in a specific incident, where the loss of life was 10 or more.
This is a list of earthquakes in 2011.
This is a list of large earthquakes that have occurred in New Zealand.
This is a list of major South Island, New Zealand based companies.
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin).
The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a four-engine turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft developed for the United States Navy and introduced in the 1960s.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County, California, as well as 59 cities, including the city of La Habra which is located in Orange County and is the first city outside of Los Angeles County to contract with LACoFD.
Lower Hutt (Awakairangi) is a city in the Wellington Region of the North Island of New Zealand.
The Lyttelton Timeball Station was a heritage-registered time ball station and prominent local landmark in Lyttelton, New Zealand.
Lyttelton (Māori: Ōhinehou) is a port town on the north shore of Lyttelton Harbour, at the north-western end of Banks Peninsula and close to Christchurch, on the eastern coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
The Mainland Tactix are a New Zealand netball team based in Christchurch, Canterbury who compete in the ANZ Premiership.
The Mayor of Christchurch is the head of the municipal government of Christchurch, New Zealand, and presides over the Christchurch City Council.
The McMurdo Station is a United States Antarctic research center on the south tip of Ross Island, which is in the New Zealand-claimed Ross Dependency on the shore of McMurdo Sound in Antarctica.
Mental health is a level of psychological well-being or an absence of mental illness.
The Mercalli intensity scale is a seismic intensity scale used for measuring the intensity of an earthquake.
Miho Wada is a Japanese-born jazz musician from New Zealand.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs is a senior member of the Government of New Zealand heading the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and responsible for relations with foreign countries.
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM; Māori: Te Rākau Whakamarumaru) is the public service department of New Zealand responsible for providing leadership and support around national, local and regional emergencies.
A mobile home (also trailer, trailer home, house trailer, static caravan, residential caravan) is a prefabricated structure, built in a factory on a permanently attached chassis before being transported to site (either by being towed or on a trailer).
The moment magnitude scale (MMS; denoted as Mw or M) is one of many seismic magnitude scales used to measure the size of earthquakes.
Munich Re Group or Munich Reinsurance Company (Münchener Rück; Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft) is a reinsurance company based in Munich, Germany.
Murray Stuart McCully (born 19 February 1953) is a New Zealand politician.
The National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC), also known as the Beehive Bunker, is the New Zealand government crisis management command centre situated under the "Beehive" building in Wellington.
The National Fire Agency of the Ministry of the Interior (NFA) is a statutory agency under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes.
Nelson (Whakatū) is a city on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay.
Neuroticism is one of the Big Five higher-order personality traits in the study of psychology.
New South Wales (abbreviated as NSW) is a state on the east coast of:Australia.
New Zealand Cricket, formerly the New Zealand Cricket Council, is the governing body for professional cricket in New Zealand.
The New Zealand Defence Force (Maori: Te Ope Kaatua o Aotearoa, "Line of Defence of New Zealand") consists of three services: the Royal New Zealand Navy; New Zealand Army; and the Royal New Zealand Air Force, and is commanded and headed by the Chief of Defence Force (CDF) the Commander-in-Chief of the NZDF is Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor-General of New Zealand, who exercises power on the advice of the Minister of Defence, Ron Mark, under the Defence Act 1990.
The New Zealand dollar (sign: $; code: NZD, also abbreviated NZ$) (Tāra o Aotearoa) is the currency and legal tender of New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Niue, the Ross Dependency, Tokelau, and a British territory, the Pitcairn Islands.
The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS, Whakaratonga Iwi, "Service to the People") was New Zealand's main firefighting body from 1 April 1976 until 1 July 2017 - at which point it was dissolved and incorporated into the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
The New Zealand national rugby union team, called the All Blacks, represents New Zealand in men's rugby union, which is known as the country's national sport.
The New Zealand Police (Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa) is the national police force of New Zealand, responsible for enforcing criminal law, enhancing public safety, maintaining order and keeping the peace throughout New Zealand.
The New Zealand Press Association (NZPA) was a news agency that existed from 1879 to 2011 and provided national and international news to the media of New Zealand.
New Zealand Red Cross or Ripeka Whero Aotearoa is a humanitarian organisation, which has more than 15,000 members and volunteers.
Newshub (stylized as Newshub.) is a New Zealand news service that airs on Three and radio stations run by MediaWorks.
The Northern Mystics are a New Zealand netball team based in Auckland who currently compete in the ANZ Premiership.
Oamaru (Te Oha-a-Maru) is the largest town in North Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand, it is the main town in the Waitaki District.
Optimism is a mental attitude reflecting a belief or hope that the outcome of some specific endeavor, or outcomes in general, will be positive, favorable, and desirable.
The Otago Daily Times (ODT) is a newspaper published by Allied Press Ltd in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Our City, or more formally Our City O-Tautahi, is on the corner of Worcester Street and Oxford Terrace in the Christchurch Central City.
Oxford Terrace Baptist Church was located in the Christchurch Central City on a prominent corner property fronting the Avon River.
Papanui High School, or P.H.S, is a public five-year secondary school located in Papanui, a northwest suburb of Christchurch, Canterbury in New Zealand.The school was founded as Papanui Technical College in 1936 and was officially renamed Papanui High School in 1949.
Peak ground acceleration (PGA) is equal to the maximum ground acceleration that occurred during earthquake shaking at a location.
Phillipstown School was a state coeducational full primary school located in the Christchurch, New Zealand suburb of Phillipstown.
Picton (Waitohi) is a town in the Marlborough Region of New Zealand's South Island.
Pope Benedict XVI (Benedictus XVI; Benedetto XVI; Benedikt XVI; born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger;; 16 April 1927) served as Pope and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 2005 until his resignation in 2013.
Porirua is a city in the Wellington Region of the North Island of New Zealand, and one of the four cities that constitute the Wellington metropolitan area.
The Port Hills are a range of hills in Canterbury, New Zealand, so named because they lie between the city of Christchurch and its port at Lyttelton.
A portable toilet or mobile toilet is a toilet that may easily be moved around.
The New Zealand Post-Primary Teachers' Association Incorporated (PPTA) is a trade union in New Zealand and professional association.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)Acceptable variants of this term exist; see the Terminology section in this article.
Prebbleton is a small town in the Selwyn District in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand.
The Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, sometimes also referred to informally as the "Prime Minister", is the Leader of the State Council of China (constitutionally synonymous with the "Central People's Government" since 1954), who is the head of government and holds the highest rank (Level 1) in the Civil Service.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (William Arthur Philip Louis; born 21 June 1982) is a member of the British royal family.
A psychiatric medication is a licensed psychoactive drug taken to exert an effect on the chemical makeup of the brain and nervous system.
Public holidays in New Zealand (also known as statutory holidays) consist of a variety of cultural, nationalistic, and religious holidays that are legislated in New Zealand.
Queen Elizabeth II Park was a multi-use stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand, located in a large park of the same name.
Dame Quentin Alice Louise Bryce (née Strachan; 23 December 1942) is an Australian academic who served as the 25th Governor-General of Australia from 2008 to 2014.
Radio Live (stylised as RadioLIVE) is a nationwide Auckland-based New Zealand talkback, news and sport radio network owned and operated by MediaWorks New Zealand.
Radio New Zealand (Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa), commonly known as RNZ, is a New Zealand public service radio broadcaster and Crown entity established under the Radio New Zealand Act 1995.
Random House is an American book publisher and the largest general-interest paperback publisher in the world.
Rangiora is the largest town and seat of the Waimakariri District, in Canterbury, New Zealand.
Rapanui, better known as The Shag Rock or simply "Shag Rock" was a notable sea stack which stood at the entrance of the Avon Heathcote Estuary near Christchurch, New Zealand.
Red Bus Ltd is a bus operator in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Redcliffs is an outer coastal suburb of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Reinforced concrete (RC) (also called reinforced cement concrete or RCC) is a composite material in which concrete's relatively low tensile strength and ductility are counteracted by the inclusion of reinforcement having higher tensile strength or ductility.
Reinsurance is insurance that is purchased by an insurance company.
Riccarton Park Racecourse is the main thoroughbred horse racecourse for the Christchurch city area in New Zealand.
The so-called Richter magnitude scale – more accurately, Richter's magnitude scale, or just Richter magnitude – for measuring the strength ("size") of earthquakes refers to the original "magnitude scale" developed by Charles F. Richter and presented in his landmark 1935 paper, and later revised and renamed the Local magnitude scale, denoted as "ML" or "ML".
Robina Stadium, popularly known by its sponsored name Cbus Super Stadium, is a rectangular football stadium in the Gold Coast suburb of Robina, Queensland.
A rose window or Catherine window is often used as a generic term applied to a circular window, but is especially used for those found in churches of the Gothic architectural style and being divided into segments by stone mullions and tracery.
The Ross Ice Shelf is the largest ice shelf of Antarctica (as of 2013 an area of roughly and about across: about the size of France).
Rotorua (Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe "The second great lake of Kahumatamomoe") is a city on the southern shores of Lake Rotorua from which the city takes its name, located in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand's North Island.
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), formed March 1921, is the aerial warfare branch of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) (Maori: Te Tauaarangi o Aotearoa, "New Zealand Warriors of the Sky"; previously Te Hokowhitu o Kahurangi, "War Party of the Blue") is the air force component of the New Zealand Defence Force.
The Royal Society Te Apārangi (in full, Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi) is an independent government body in New Zealand providing funding and policy advice in the fields of sciences and the humanities.
Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.
Scoop.co.nz is a New Zealand internet news site run by Scoop Media Limited, part of the Scoop Media Cartel.
The Scott Base is a New Zealand Antarctic research facility located at Pram Point on Ross Island near Mount Erebus in New Zealand's Ross Dependency territorial claim.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UNSG or just SG) is the head of the United Nations Secretariat, one of the six principal organs of the United Nations.
A seismic hazard is the probability that an earthquake will occur in a given geographic area, within a given window of time, and with ground motion intensity exceeding a given threshold.
Seismic magnitude scales are used to describe the overall strength or "size" of an earthquake.
Self-control, an aspect of inhibitory control, is the ability to regulate one's emotions, thoughts, and behavior in the face of temptations and impulses.
A self-report study is a type of survey, questionnaire, or poll in which respondents read the question and select a response by themselves without researcher interference.
Selwyn District is a predominantly rural area in central Canterbury, on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island.
Shirley Boys' High School (known as SBHS) is a single sex state (public) secondary school in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Silt is granular material of a size between sand and clay, whose mineral origin is quartz and feldspar.
The Singapore Army is the service of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) tasked with land operations.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (abbreviation: SCDF; Pasukan Pertahanan Awam Singapura; Chinese: 新加坡民防部队; Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர் குடிமைத் தற்காப்புப் படை) is the main agency in charge of the provision of emergency services in Singapore during peacetime and emergency.
Sky News is a 24-hour international multimedia news organisation based in the UK that started as a 24-hour television news channel.
Sky Network Television Limited (branded as SKY) is a New Zealand pay television satellite TV provider.
Soil liquefaction describes a phenomenon whereby a saturated or partially saturated soil substantially loses strength and stiffness in response to an applied stress, usually earthquake shaking or other sudden change in stress condition, causing it to behave like a liquid.
Sonny William 'Sonny Bill' Williams (born 3 August 1985) is a New Zealand rugby union and rugby league footballer and a heavyweight boxer.
The South Island (Māori: Te Waipounamu) is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the smaller but more populous North Island.
St Elmo Courts was a residential high rise building constructed in 1930 in the city centre of Christchurch, New Zealand.
St Luke's Church in Christchurch was registered as a Category II historic place with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
St Paul's Church in Cashel Street, Christchurch, was a Category I heritage building registered by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
A state of emergency is a situation in which a government is empowered to perform actions that it would normally not be permitted.
Statistics New Zealand (Tatauranga Aotearoa), branded as Stats NZ, is the public service department of New Zealand charged with the collection of statistics related to the economy, population and society of New Zealand.
Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is a Canadian economist, entrepreneur, and retired politician who served as the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada, from February 6, 2006, to November 4, 2015.
The Student Volunteer Army (SVA) is a New Zealand student movement born from a Facebook page started following the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
Stuff.co.nz is a New Zealand news website published by Fairfax Digital, a division of Fairfax New Zealand Ltd, a subsidiary of Australian company Fairfax Media Ltd.
Sumner is a coastal seaside suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand and was surveyed and named in 1849 in honour of John Bird Sumner, the then newly appointed Archbishop of Canterbury and president of the Canterbury Association.
The Sunday Star-Times is a New Zealand newspaper published each weekend by the Fairfax group in Auckland.
Super Rugby is a professional men's rugby union football competition in the Southern Hemisphere and Japan.
Sydenham Heritage Church, originally known as the Colombo Street Methodist Church or Colombo Street Wesleyan Church or Colombo Road Wesleyan Church was a heritage-listed stone church building located in Sydenham, an inner suburb Christchurch, New Zealand.
Haupapa / Tasman Glacier is the largest glacier in New Zealand, and one of several large glaciers which flow south and east towards the Mackenzie Basin from the Southern Alps in New Zealand's South Island.
Tasman Lake is a proglacial lake formed by the recent retreat of the Tasman Glacier in New Zealand's South Island.
Tauranga is the most populous city in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand.
Te Onepoto / Taylors Mistake is a locality in New Zealand, at the south eastern extremity of Christchurch city.
The Dominion Post is a metropolitan morning newspaper published in Wellington, New Zealand, owned by the Australian Fairfax group, owners of The Age, Melbourne, and The Sydney Morning Herald.
The Hobbit is a film series consisting of three high fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson.
The Japan Times is Japan's largest and oldest English-language daily newspaper.
The New Zealand Herald is a daily newspaper published in Auckland, New Zealand, owned by New Zealand Media and Entertainment.
The Press is a daily newspaper published in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The Salvation Army is a Protestant Christian church and an international charitable organisation structured in a quasi-military fashion.
The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is a daily compact newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney, Australia.
Three (stylized as +HR.
Time in New Zealand, by law, is divided into two standard time zones.
The tonne (Non-SI unit, symbol: t), commonly referred to as the metric ton in the United States, is a non-SI metric unit of mass equal to 1,000 kilograms;.
Anthony John Abbott (born 4 November 1957) is an Australian politician who served as the 28th Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 2013 to 2015.
Trafalgar Park is a large sports ground located within the vicinity of the CBD of Nelson, in New Zealand's South Island.
Transpower New Zealand Limited (TPNZ) is the state-owned enterprise responsible for electric power transmission in New Zealand.
The TranzAlpine is a passenger train operated by The Great Journeys of New Zealand in the South Island of New Zealand over the Midland Line; often regarded to be one of the world's great train journeys for the scenery through which it passes (see famous trains).
Triage is the process of determining the priority of patients' treatments based on the severity of their condition.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS, formerly simply Geological Survey) is a scientific agency of the United States government.
The University of Canterbury (Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha; postnominal abbreviation Cantuar. or Cant. for Cantuariensis, the Latin name for Canterbury) is New Zealand's second oldest university.
An unreinforced masonry building (or UMB, URM building) is a type of building where load bearing walls, non-load bearing walls or other structures, such as chimneys, are made of brick, cinderblock, tiles, adobe or other masonry material that is not braced by reinforcing material, such as rebar in a concrete or cinderblock.
Upper Hutt (Māori: Orongomai) is a city in the Wellington Region of the North Island of New Zealand, and one of the four cities that constitute the Wellington metropolitan area.
Urban Search and Rescue (USAR, also known as Urban SAR - or US&R in the United States) involves the location, extrication, and initial medical stabilization of victims trapped in structural collapse due to natural disasters, mines and collapsed trenches.
Urban Search and Rescue California Task Force 2 or CA-TF2 is a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Force based in Los Angeles County, California.
The volt (symbol: V) is the derived unit for electric potential, electric potential difference (voltage), and electromotive force.
The Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic at Netball New Zealand.
Waimakariri District is a local government district, located in the Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island.
Wanaka (Wānaka) is a popular ski and summer resort town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand.
A water tender, also known as a tanker in some regions, is a specialized firefighting apparatus designed for transporting water from a water source to a fire scene.
Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara) is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand, with residents.
Wellington City Council is a territorial authority in New Zealand, representing the country's third-largest city by population, behind Auckland and Christchurch.
Wellington Regional Stadium (known as Westpac Stadium through naming rights) is a major sporting venue in Wellington, New Zealand.
Wen Jiabao (born 15 September 1942) was the sixth Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, serving as China's head of government for a decade between 2003 and 2013.
World Rugby is the world governing body for the sport of rugby union and rugby sevens.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
111 (usually pronounced one-one-one) is the emergency telephone number in New Zealand.
The 1951 New Zealand waterfront dispute was the largest and most widespread industrial dispute in New Zealand history.
The 1994 Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, at 4:30:55 a.m. PST and had its epicenter in Reseda, a neighborhood in the north-central San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California, USA.
The 2010 Canterbury earthquake (also known as the Darfield earthquake) struck the South Island of New Zealand with a moment magnitude of 7.1 at on, and had a maximum perceived intensity of X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale.
The 2010 Haiti earthquake (Séisme de 2010 à Haïti; Tranblemanntè 12 janvye 2010 nan peyi Ayiti) was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, with an epicenter near the town of Léogâne (Ouest), approximately west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.
The 2011 Rugby World Cup was the seventh Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union competition inaugurated in 1987.
The was a magnitude 9.0–9.1 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on Friday 11 March 2011, with the epicentre approximately east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tōhoku and the hypocenter at an underwater depth of approximately.
An earthquake occurred in Christchurch on 14 February 2016 at 1:13 p.m. local time (00:13 UTC) and initially recorded as 5.9 on the Richter scale, but subsequently reviewed as 5.7.
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