Story: Canterbury region

Roadside Stories: Christchurch under siege

New Zealand’s most English city, Christchurch was hit by devastating earthquakes in September 2010 and February and June 2011. In the February quake 185 people died (initially the death toll was thought to be 181). Over a quarter of the city centre’s buildings – many of them historic – were condemned, and the statue of city founder John Robert Godley was toppled.

Listen to a Roadside Story about the Canterbury quakes. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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John Wilson. 'Canterbury region - Christchurch', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 14-Dec-12
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/35347/roadside-stories-christchurch-under-siege