Idea earns UC student excavator time

16 September 2011

UC geography student Chris McGahan spent about 20 very happy minutes on an excavator yesterday courtesy of Ward Demolition and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA).

Idea earns UC student excavator time

Chris McGahan.

UC geography student Chris McGahan spent about 20 very happy minutes on an excavator yesterday courtesy of Ward Demolition and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). 

The opportunity came about after Roger Sutton, CERA's Chief Executive, spoke to UC students in July about making a submission to assist in the development of the region's draft Recovery Strategy. Chris' submission was drawn from 37 written and online student contributions. It focused on making Christchurch a more cycle friendly city.

The draft Recovery Strategy, which will provide a road map for recovery from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, has now been drafted and you are invited to comment on it at http://cera.govt.nz/. A summary of the strategy and comment form is also being delivered to every household in the greater Christchurch area from Saturday 17 September.

For further information please contact:
communications@canterbury.ac.nz

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