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Rebuilding New Zealand's economy after the earthquake

A week after the Christchurch earthquake thoughts turn the impact it has had on the New Zealand economy.

The cost of the 6.3-magnitude quake is expected to reach NZ$20bn ($15bn; £9.3bn).

There are worries it may have pushed the country back into recession.

Prime Minister John Key told the BBC: ''The economic implications of this earthquake are going to have a substantial impact on New Zealand''.

Phil Mercer reports.

  • 01 Mar 2011