Story: Canterbury places

Eastern suburbs red zone

This map shows the area declared unsuitable for building after the 2011 earthquakes. All buildings in the area had to be either removed or demolished. The red zone followed the course of the Avon River because the land along its banks was unstable. The suburbs of Dallington, Burwood, Avondale and Bexley were especially severely affected and lost much of their population.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - East Christchurch', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/46379/eastern-suburbs-red-zone (accessed 27 October 2021)

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