Billions of construction dollars have been pumped into Christchurch since the devastating 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
Nine years on, the rebuilt central city has emerged as the most modern in New Zealand. But there are still major gaps, most noticeably unfinished Crown anchor projects such as the metro sports facility, convention centre and a new stadium.
In a contentious opinion piece, travel writer Brook Sabin said instead of finding a world-class central city taking shape, the prevailing feeling was one of sadness.
What do you think? Is Christchurch sad and soulless or progressive and beautiful?
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Having garden revamp, plenty of Liriope plants to give away if wanted
147 Queenspark Drive
New Brighton - moving forward to a better community spirit with exciting new attractions for everyone.
Ourselves and our neighbours are getting sick and tired of the little twerps down the street doing their durg dealings outside our house. Little do they know they are on video camera and I also have camers photos.