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Local Knowledge

Local Knowledge is a weekly column which gives one Sumner resident the chance to speak out on their experiences in post-earthquake Christchurch.

Disaster Tourism – is it for us?


Perception is all, and the “danger of falling rocks” signs just before the Shag Rock corner haven’t done the Sumner business community any favours.

Sumner Rocks – Our boulder problem

The Sumner Rocks T-shirts, bumper stickers and street party were great morale boosters, but behind the fun slogan lies the cold reality that the boulder problem is a big one.

Sobering tales about repairs

If you have niggling doubts about the standard of your EQC inspection, don’t ignore them.