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17/04/2015

Shiny new city

A thriving Christchurch has arisen from the rubble of February 2011’s earthquake, with unprecedented building activity, strong economic growth, low unemployment and an influx of people from abroad – but how much scope is there to modernise rather than revert? Herpreet Kaur Grewal reports

The Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand cost Amanda Fuller three fingers on her right hand. Fuller worked in probate for Perpetual Trust on the first floor of the Pyne Gould Corporation building and was there on February 22 in 2011, the day the magnitude 6.3 quake struck.

“It was four minutes to lunch and I was updating my will,” she told New Zealand newspaper The Oamaru Mail

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