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The earthquake shattered buildings and communities, with many residents left feeling even more powerless by the government’s approach to recovery. Reuters/Simon Baker

Christchurch five years on: have politicians helped or hindered the earthquake recovery?

By removing elected officials and installing a powerful command-and-control agency, the government's approach to recovery has left many of the city's people feeling disenfranchised and excluded.
The iconic church at the centre of Christchurch still hasn’t fully recovered from the 2011 quake. AAP Image/Cleo Fraser

The earthquakes keep on coming for Christchurch

Christchurch is still reeling from the 2011 earthquake, but there may be more on their way.
A ballerina is painted on the back of the Theatre Royal in Christchurch by Tauranga artist Owen Dippie and his team. Jocelyn Kinghorn

Putting culture at the core of the Christchurch rebuild

Three recent events in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, almost four years on from the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in February 2011, suggest that arts and culture are playing a central role in the recovery…
Transitional architecture such as The Arcades Project is just one of many adaptive creative projects in Christchurch. Barnaby Bennett

Three years on: getting creative in post-quake Christchurch

February 22 is the third anniversary of the powerful earthquake that killed 185 people and radically altered the New Zealand city of Christchurch. The city centre is flattened and empty, with thousands…

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