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Quake City

Quake City is a exhibition on the Christchurch earthquakes.

The purpose built exhibition opened in February 2013 after the Canterbury Museum hosted a temporary exhibition in 2012. 220 more words


Marking Five Years Since the Earthquakes Began

Today marks five years since the first big earthquake that hit my hometown, Christchurch.

It doesn’t take long for me to evoke the memories of the shaking and noise that we woke to in the wee hours of 4 September 2010.   366 more words

General Muttering

Containers of hope and prosperity.

I think everyone should visit Christchurch to witness the greatness of human resilience, endurance and hope.

One thing you can’t help noticing around Christchurch is all the shipping containers. 359 more words


Rock City

Central Christchurch is getting a decayed-Detroit vibe about it.
Without the gunshots.
(old photo).

Re:Start container mall

The Re:START container mall was formed following the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake to bring business and people back into the city centre.

This outdoor mall consisting of temporary buildings made from colourful shipping containers is located on the Cashell Street part of what was City Mall. 113 more words


Cardboard Cathedral

The ChristChurch Transitional Cathedral, also known as the Cardboard Cathedral, is the temporary cathedral of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch.

The Transitional Cathedral, which is located at 234 Hereford Street, at the southern end of Latimer Square, opened in August 2013 after the original ChristChurch Cathedral was badly damaged in the February 2011 earthquake. 212 more words


Christchurch Rebuild Tour

Christchurch Rebuild Tour, is a guided bus tour of Christchurch city’s progress to rebuild following the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.

At 4:35 am on Saturday 4th September 2010 a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Canterbury region. 419 more words