The reconstruction of Christchurch will be directed by Gerry Brownlee, the Dim-Post can report.
Mr Brownlee, a National Cabinet Minister and former woodwork teacher will have authority over the rebuilding of the 19th Century cathedral city that suffered severe damage in an earthquake on the 22nd of February.
The first phases of the reconstruction have already begun, with the deliberate demolition of many businesses with their stock and computer equipment still inside them and the unauthorised destruction of several heritage buildings that suffered no serious damage.
‘We have to get Christchurch’s businesses up and running and work closely with the business community,’ said Brownlee as enraged business owners rioted in the streets…
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