At least no-one was killed, huh?
Apparently one person died of a heart attack, and a couple are critically injured, but that's it. Also, a Lemur at one of the local zoos died.
Otherwise it's just massive amounts of property damage (NZ$2+ billion worth estimated), a lot of which was caused by liquifaction of the very sandy soil large amounts of the city was built on. They're also still getting 4+ magnitude aftershocks 48 hours later, so it looks like this may be far from over.
Will be interesting to see what state the city is in when Metallica play there at the end of October...