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On September 4, 2010, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Canterbury and started a chain of events that changed Christchurch forever.
Stuff reporters Philip Matthews and Charlie Gates lived through the quakes and reported on the aftermath. Ten years on, they present their view of the political and social fallout that followed.
Over seven episodes we explore how and why a New Zealand city was munted – first by mother nature and then by politics.
What does a former TV host turned mayor do when his quiet city gets eventful?
The Government takes over Christchurch city centre and then knocks it down.
The people of Christchurch dreamt up a new city, but the Government had other ideas…
An ascendant prime minister and a mayor on the ropes.
What would you do if the Government came for your home?
Christchurch fights back and takes to the streets.
Ten years on, is there any hope?
Writer and Narrator:
Director and Editor:
Carol Hirschfeld, Kamala Hayman
Hamish Coleman-Ross, Kirk Hargreaves, Joseph Johnson, John Kirk-Anderson, Dean Kozanic, Iain McGregor, Chris Skelton, Stacy Squires, Daniel Tobin, David Walker, Alden Williams
Graphics, Animation and Design:
TVNZ, Newshub Archive, Justin Heaney, Nga Taonga Sound and Vision, Belmont Productions, DPMC, Christchurch City Council, Shutterstock, National Party
Special thanks to John Cowie, Lee Kenny and Stuff's visual journalists.
Designer and Developer:
John Harford, Sungmi Kim
made with the support of NZ On Air
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