In 2012 the development of this new subdivision at Rolleston began with the expectation that eventually 1,000 sections would be created. Rolleston was initially planned by Norman Kirk’s Labour government in 1973, but it was not until the 1990s that development began. In 2001 the population of Rolleston was still under 2,000; by 2018 it had risen to around 17,000 The growth was particularly rapid after the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake as people moved west away from the damaged city. Rolleston was actually quite close to the epicentre of the 2010 Darfield quake, but suffered minimal damage and no liquefaction.
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