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Definitely no longer a safe retreat

Retreat Road in Avonside following Feb 2011 earthquake - definitely not living up to its name anymore.... However, nice creative use of broken fence-pavers to create a bridge across pavement mudhole!

Date 2011-02-23
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Anna Stevens collection

Slip-sliding away

The riverbanks on Avonside Drive subsided dramatically towards water's edge following 22 Feb 2011 earthquake, although tall poplar trees rooted there somehow seemed to survive.... and the ubiquitous...

Date 2011-02-23
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Anna Stevens collection

August 2011 snowstorm

Heavy snowfall in mid-August 2011 made amazing patterns covering native shrubs in Avonside. Also made a nice change from months of looking at liquefaction silt & broken pavements....

Date 2011-08-16
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Anna Stevens collection

Spring still comes, even in the Residential Red Zone!

Even after the earthquakes, spring still came to Christchurch - along with the usual population explosion amongst the Paradise duck population! It was sort of reassuring, seeing normal seasonal...

Date 2011-10-12
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Anna Stevens collection

August 2011 snowstorm in post-quake Residential Red Zone

In mid-August 2011, the combination of heavy snowfalls and existing severe earthquake damage to roads meant that in the Residential Red Zone, even heavy-duty 4WD vehicles were out of action until the...

Date 2011-08-16
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Anna Stevens collection

Heavy snowfall Aug 2011, Avonside Residential Red Zone

Following the major quakes in Feb and Jun 2011, we then experienced heavy snowfalls in August 2011. In the Residential Red Zone, the snow neatly disguised most of our extreme earthquake damage.

Date 2011-08-16
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Anna Stevens collection

Not just portaloos!

In the months following the 2011 earthquakes, sewage & drainage were entirely non-functional in most of the Residental Red Zone, so residents were provided with a number of.... alternative options!

Date 2011-10-17
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Anna Stevens collection

Coloured stones on Avonside Drive

View of Avonside Drive, with a line of coloured stones in the foreground and a portaloo outside the house at number 480.

Date 2011 (year approximate)
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Avonside, Brooklands, and the hills, 2011