On 22 February, 2011 a quake jolted Christchurch and the wider region, levelling buildings, destroying infrastructure and resulting in the deaths of 185 people. 

 

After a period of mourning and uncertainy, a sense of hope and excitement arose at the chance to reshape the ruins into a vibrant, 21st century city.

 

However, four years on and with progress inching along at a snails pace, frustration is mounting over just how long the city will have to remain in a state of transition and impermenance.