Three pianos played their last tune, as they were smashed by Greendale residents during their earthquake memorial activities.
The Canterbury Provincial Chambers are among the most badly quake-damaged buildings in Christchurch being restored.
Hardy Kaiapoi residents have stayed on despite damage from the September quakes.
The aftermath of the September 4, 2010, earthquake has been tough for Hororata, say residents.
Scientists are cautiously optimistic the worst of Canterbury's recent earthquake sequence may now be over.