A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has rocked Christchurch, New Zealand, all but destroying the city’s iconic church and causing wide spread damage to the city and surrounds.
Australian TV networks have abandoned regular programming for now to cover this breaking story.
Seven, Nine and Ten all have live news, with reporters on the scene.
Both Sky News and ABC News 24 are using a direct feed of New Zealand’s TV3 for their coverage.
So far, no programming amendments have been issued by any network so it is unclear how long the coverage will continue.
Visit our NZ site to see how New Zealend TV is covering the news. http://www.throng.co.nz/one-news/63-earthquake-christchurch
Click here for more details of the quake.