MisterR based in Christchurch. Winter 2012 Collection "Not so Grimm"
Trevor went down to Christchurch last week to visit our customers there. He wanted to express some of his thoughts…..
“ It is quite amazing to see the difference from my last visit. Many more buildings are gone. Empty and flat building sites punctuate the remaining buildings. I counted 8 cranes at least, but these unfortunately are being used in the demolition phase not the rebuilding. For some reason I can never get my bearings in Christchurch. I took the ‘Tom tom’ this time but they have not programmed in the Red Zone yet! A few dead ends, but these bought you close to the central area which highlights the extent of the damage. One view of High Street shows buildings literally cut in half. The traffic around town flows easily but once onto Riccarton or Blenheim Roads, it is stop start. The resilience of the people there is amazing. Everyone I spoke to had a story to tell of damage. The impact for many has been enormous and I realised that the rest of New Zealand have lost touch with what the people of Christchurch are having to endure. They certainly have my admiration”.
H & F.