Day 1. Christchurch
Trip Start Jan 29, 2014
27Trip End Feb 02, 2014
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Even Christchurch Cathedral; looking at it from some angles looked relatively unscathed but is the saddest sight from other views and we were told a recent high court ruling has agreed total demolition and rebuild is the only feasible way to go .
A critical shortage of building materials was not enough to daunt the spirit if the locals
when it came to revitalising the destroyed city centre following the deadly
Re:START, The pop-up mall was created It began with 27
retailers and now features 41, including four banks. Encouraging retailers and visitors back into the inner city, it is made up of shipping containers, all vibrantly and uniquely configured to give an amazing fresh outlook to an otherwise very sad metal fenced landscape.
While at the Re-START village we met The Wizard of New Zealand. It's no use me trying to describe the aforementioned man. Best you read about this remarkable character on wikipedia!
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