Living on the Fringes report released by Edmund Rice Justice and Nga Maata Waka

NMW FlagThis research was commissioned by Edmund Rice Justice and Nga Maata Waka in order to explore the  issues  faced  by  those  living  on  the  borders  of  Christchurch’s  post earthquake  Red  Zones. Residents in these areas are in a unique position: although their own homes survived the earthquake 
large  sections  of  their  local  communities  have  been  rendered  uninhabitable, including residential neighbourhoods, local community shops and services. The needs of those living in these areas are greatly varied based on local geography and as such cannot be presumed to follow any established pattern. This study aims to make the concerns of those living near the Red Zones clear by allowing the people to highlight their own personal issues in a manner that is both unscripted and geographically specific.

Read the full report here