Volunteers start work on clean-up

2:10 pm on 24 February 2011

A volunteer team is on the ground in Christchurch and has been sent out to dozens of sites to help in the clean-up after the destructive earthquake on Tuesday.

The student group from the University of Canterbury was set up after the 7.1-magnitude earthquake on 4 September last year.

One of the group organisers, Louis Brown, said their main aim on Thursday was to head to about a dozen locations in some of the hardest-hit areas.

He says the volunteers are helping Civil Defence clean up liquefaction and assisting residents clean up their properties.