22 Feb 2021

Brother of quake victim says 10th anniversary is an emotional, but important day

From Midday Report, 12:10 pm on 22 February 2021

At 12.51pm it will be 10 years since a devastating 6.2 earthquake struck Ōtautahi Christchurch, bringing down buildings and killing 185 people.

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A National service will get underway at 12.30pm at the city's Canterbury Earthquake Memorial site, to mark the anniversary.

Maurice Gardiner's sister, Donna Manning, died in the CTV building collapse.

Mr Gardiner told Māni Dunlop that at the Avonhead Cemetery this morning, he and his family joined others who have whānau buried there for a private service, where they remembered those they lost 10 years ago.