Now that I'm in Christchurch I've been able to see first-hand the damage caused by the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Christchurch_earthquake) and the enormous rebuilding process they have begun. Asbestos is proving to be a massive problem in the demolition and rebuilding phases and it has caused a real jolt in the local asbestos industry.
Here are some of the photos I've taken today in central Christchurch:
|in central Christchurch at one of the building sites|
|the enormous damage to Christchurch Cathedral|
|an info board explaining which buildings collapsed and which survived|
|asbestos is proving to be a real problem in the rebuild phase|
|Christchurch's new cardboard Cathedral!|