VIDEO: Shelley Robinson and Geoff Sloan
Christchurch’s Inner City East was known as the area from where the city’s homeless and transient population lived. In the February 22, 2011 earthquake it lost more than 300 bedsits sending more to live out on the street. Its shopping centre was decimated. Residents felt forgotten. But now residents say the area has finally got its ‘heart back’. This is how they did it.