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Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch rebuild’

Toi Iho
Bringing soul to the rebuild

In the wake of the 2011 earthquake, mana whenua Ngāi Tūāhuriri realised that one way to bring meaning to the destruction in central Christchurch was to get involved in the recovery process, and ensure that Ngāi Tūāhuriri/Ngāi Tahu identity is visible in the city.

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Future Vision

Out of the wreck of what was Christchurch, a new city is being planned. It may be a world first situation. In the wake of a devastating natural disaster, the local indigenous people are involved in the redesign and reconstruction of a city from the highest governance level right through to the actual physical reconstruction.

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Te Ao o te Māori
Sinead Foster

“Before we can rebuild Christchurch, we have to pull a lot of it down,” says Sinead Foster. The 21-year-old from Hokitika understands this better than most because she spends her days in the city’s CBD red zone working for a local demolition company.

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