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Road damage outside Kaiapoi Fire Station

Road damage outside Kaiapoi Fire Station

This image gives some sense of the scale of the damage in Kaiapoi following the earthquake on 4 September 2010. There was much damage to buildings and infrastructure, with over half the sewers unable to be used and 22 buildings considered too dangerous to enter.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Kaiapoi district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015