Gulf Times - Christchurch
Strong earthquakes rattle New Zealand

Strong earthquakes rattle New Zealand

New Zealand was struck by several large earthquakes on Tuesday, with a 5.7 magnitude quake jolting residents near Christchurch just hours after a 5.4 magnitude quake hit the east coast of the North Island.

New Zealand evacuates quake-hit town

New Zealand evacuates quake-hit town

New Zealand emergency services and defence personnel evacuated hundreds of tourists and residents from a small South Island town amid more strong aftershocks on Tuesday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two people.

New Zealand kebab shop owner blanks armed robber

New Zealand kebab shop owner blanks armed robber

A New Zealand kebab shop owner who ignored a pistol-wielding, would-be robber and continued to serve his customers has insisted "I'm not a hero" after footage of his actions went viral.

Burns, Smith hit tons to put Australia on top

Burns, Smith hit tons to put Australia on top

Century-makers Joe Burns and Steve Smith shredded the New Zealand attack to have Australia in charge of the second Test, before both fell in the dying stages of day two in Christchurch today.