The scenes of destruction after the February 22 earthquake have stayed fresh in memories while the rebuild takes place. Recent estimates of the rebuild costs sit at $20 billion for a city that took 160 years to build. The damage Christchurch sustained has sparked a nation-wide push for firmer regulations around quake-proofing buildings.
Photo by Reuters Feb 20, 2012
Copyright © 2013 Yahoo! New Zealand
All rights reserved.
Select your region to see news and weather for your area.