ASSIGNMENT:

Chch quake: then and now

Last updated 09:00 24/02/2014
Churchills Colombo St

BEFORE-AND-AFTER: Churchills on Colombo St, Sydenham, was severely damaged by the September quake and later demolished. The land remains vacant.

Related Links

Then and now 10 best places in 2013 12:51

Relevant offers

Christchurch Earthquake 2011

Photos: Christchurch residential red zone Christchurch east frame renaming 'a waste of resources' Government misses red zone clearance target Christ Church Cathedral a 'symbol of negativity' New Christchurch rebuild bosses to be revealed Rollerblader captures Christchurch on film prior to ruinous earthquakes Red zoners set for more compo Gerry Brownlee: Southern Response lawsuit 'opportunistic' Alan Reay cleared of CTV building deception claims Canterbury earthquake repair survey a 'whitewash'

It has been three years since since a massive earthquake hit Christchurch on February 22, 2011.

For tens of thousands of us the damage was to our homes, our workplaces and our favourite haunts including restaurants, shops and bars, outdoor tracks and waterways. Many have changed beyond recognition.

We are looking for before and after pictures which show how much has changed - or not.

Can you dig out your photos from February 2011 of your property, neighbourhood or a Christchurch site at its worst, and then take a photo to show how that place looks now?

Has it been repaired? Or demolished? Perhaps it remains untouched, waiting for an insurance decision or a builder to arrive.

Explain your before and after pictures. What has happened in the last three years? Is life back to normal, or stuck in a timewarp? Tell us in 200 or more words.

Make sure you tell us when and where the photos were taken.

Share your story and pictures by clicking the green 'contribute' button.

Ad Feedback
Special offers
Opinion poll

Which memorial design do you like most?

Memorial Wall with a reflective pond

Table and Chairs

A Green and Peaceful Landscape

Call and Response

Riverside Promenade

A Curved and Inclusive Memorial Wall

Vote Result

Related story: Christchurch earthquake memorial designs unveiled

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content