Four years on: Is a new life emerging?
It's really hard to get excited about a new Christchurch when all I feel is loss still.
The constant battle with the EQC has taken its toll on our family like many others.
The earthquakes have not affected us emotionally, but financially, we have hit the wall.
I was lucky in the quakes, but now constant and unpredictable road works are horrendous.
The city that I grew up in feels barren and looks like a skeleton of its former self, Matthew Ohs writes.
We moved to Christchurch in 2013 to find a thriving city. Now I can't imagine living anywhere else.