New Zealand police have confirmed 39 people have been killed in the Christchurch earthquake but have warned of the "grim reality" that this number is destined to rise.
The New Zealand Herald reports that two email-based scams seeking donations for earthquake relief funds.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has confirmed that an Australian resident was among those killed in yesterday's devastating Christchurch earthquake, and says there are concerns for four more Australians who are missing in the shattered city.
Australian Red Cross has launched the New Zealand Earthquake 2011 Appeal to support the recovery efforts.
Christchurch's violent Monday quake has been upgraded to the same strength as the devastating February quake that killed 181 people and destroyed the CBD.
New Zealanders made homeless by Saturday's devastating earthquake in Christchurch have been told they will get a bed, food and a shoulder to lean on at emergency centres set up by the Red Cross.
Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has declared a state of emergency after the devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the city at 12.51 this afternoon.
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck Christchurch this afternoon.
Another big aftershock has rattled Christchurch this afternoon. Developing story...