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Calling NZ MNetters - Christchurch area! What is the situation at the moment re earthquake damage and red zones etc?

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mrspink27 Sat 16-Jul-11 01:19:07

HELP!!!
We are arriving on a month long visit to NZ, starting in Christchurch on 24th July - have been hearing horror stories of the "red zone" and that large parts of the city are now closed or cordoned off. We are backpacking with the DDs 9 and 7 and would love a clearer idea of the situation without the drama!

Equally if anyone fancies an impromptu meet up that would be fantastic!

Thanks x

ZacharyQuack Sat 16-Jul-11 01:23:32

Try looking here

Most of the damage is central city and eastern suburbs, I think there's a map on the page linked above. Also have a look at the Lonely Planet article.

mrspink27 Sat 16-Jul-11 08:52:18

Thanks Zachary - Will have a read of that - have been looking at the Lonely Planet Site but there is nothing like the words of real life people for the real picture!

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