A Report by Edmund Rice Justice NZ and Nga Maata Waka
This research was commissioned by Edmund Rice Justice Aotearoa New Zealand 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 neighborhoods, 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.
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