Earthquake - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • NZ earthquake hits Empired earnings

    The magnitude-7.8 earthquake that rocked New Zealand on 14 November has hit Empired’s pre-tax earnings to the tune of $400,000 during the first half of the 2017 financial year.

  • Telcos assess earthquake damages

    Telecommunications provider, Telecom NZ, has announced no significant damage “appears to have been sustained” to its networks in the Lower North Island and Upper South Island following this afternoon’s Cook Strait earthquakes.

  • Wellington checks for damage after quakes hit

    Wellington authorities are currently assessing the state of damage after a series of earthquakes, the biggest of which registered 6.5 on the Richter Scale, hit the city on Sunday, July 21.

  • Japan disasters may ripple in NZ channels

    Distributors in New Zealand have not felt the impact of the March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear catastrophes on pricing or availability, despite the large number of ITC components manufactured in Japan.

  • Free IT training for Cantabrian businesses

    New Zealand e-learning company Intuto is giving free online IT training to Christchurch businesses affect by the earthquake. For Richard Warren, CEO of Intuto, in a time when many staff are having to carry out duties they might not normally be familiar with, this learning system can be an invaluable tool.

  • NGOs need IT equipment for Christchurch

    To support the Christchurch City rebuild, donations of computers, printers, mobile phones and networking equipment are needed. Tim Findlay, managing director, at Remarkit Solutions, says New Zealand Trade and Enterprise has already collected 500 personal computers (PCs), printers and networking devices, but many more are required.

  • Trust set up to help businesses after quake

    Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC), the backers of Enable Networks and the organisation set up by the local council to promote, invest in, and support Christchurch businesses is at the forefront the business recovery effort. Computerworld spoke to its chief executive Bill Luff, who describes the progress made since the earthquake struck almost two weeks ago.