Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee
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Rebuilding New Zealand's second city Christchurch

More than a year on from the devastating earthquake that destroyed much of Christchurch and left 185 people dead, the city is still working hard to repair the damage

It is estimated some 60% of the historic city centre was damaged by the quake on 22 February 2011.

Many buidlings that had to be demolished in the city and are now being rebuilt.

But there has been some criticism about the slow pace of recovery.

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee said the real challenge has been trying to find the right land to rebuild homes on.

  • 04 Sep 2012