Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from New Zealand’s only specialist human rights radio show Speak up – Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton.
The latest episode deals with issues surrounding land in Canterbury that since the 2010/2011 earthquakes has been zoned red and no longer suitable for residential use.
- Part I: Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford talks us through the impacts of the red zoning on people still residing in these areas, including in terms of mental health. With reference to the Staying in the Red Zones Report.
- Part II: What has happened with the red zoned land since 2011 in Waimakariri District and Christchurch city? What are the differences between the various red zoned areas? What lessons can the Waimakariri experience provide for Christchurch?
- Part III: Public consultation processes – what suggestions have already been proposed? Are people disengaged and how can they be re-engaged? What is the importance of the land for today and future generations? What do you hope to see happen with the land?
This show includes discussion with Simon Markham (Waimakariri District Council), Rob Kerr (Regenerate Christchurch) and Evan Smith (Avon-Ōtākaro Network).
Mentioned in this podcast
- Give feedback on the Draft Outline for the Ōtākaro/Avon River corridor Regeneration Plan
- Children’s Day event in the former residential red zone.
Find out more in our collection
- Find personal stories about the Canterbury earthquakes
- Find titles about the Christchurch earthquakes, 2011
- Find articles about the residential red zones (access with your library card & password / PIN)
More about Speak up – Kōrerotia
- Our page on Speak up – Kōrerotia
- Speak up – Kōrerotia on Facebook
- Contact the host of the show via email@example.com.