Wasley became the face of Christchurch's Eastern Suburbs after the September 2010 quake. The straight-talking Avonside resident's action for Christchurch east group was the forerunner for major quake advocacy groups in the city today.
The former Canterbury University law student led an army of student volunteers into quake-hit areas, helping to clean up. Many are predicting a great future for the 23-year-old, who was named the 2011 Young New Zealander of the Year.
Sutton is now a household name in Canterbury, but the former Orion chief executive toiled in relative obscurity before the region's quakes. His hard work restoring power to the city and explaining the issues to residents won widespread praise and eventually led to his appointment as Cera chief executive.
The Canterbury University geologist's passion for quake science made him a perfect interviewee for the world's media. The Canadian-born geologist attracted thousands to a series of public lectures about the quakes at the end of 2010.
It is hard to remember now, but the debate over the future of Peebles' historic Manchester Courts building was one of the biggest issues in the city after the September 2010 quake. Peebles pushed ahead with the demolition of the damaged building despite an outcry from heritage advocates. The building's loss was overshadowed by the events of February 22 last year.
The "Moon Man" rattled many with "predictions" of significant aftershocks. Ring, who sells books of weather predictions that he makes based on the position of the Moon, retains a faithful following but lost credibility with many after predictions failed to eventuate.
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