PHOTO: More than 7000 homes in the red zone were demolished after the 2011 earthquakes.

The vast residential red zone where 7000 homes once stood has an uncertain future. Liz McDonald asks who will ultimately own and care for it? Should it be carved up, sold for development, or kept in public hands?

Most of the official talk so far about Christchurch’s 600-hectare red zone, now officially known as the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor, has been about land use.


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