Final summer gala for red-zone residents

2:12 pm on 21 January 2012

Thousands of people have turned up to the final summer gala in the red-zoned of Brooklands in Christchurch.

About 500 properties in the suburb have to be abandoned because of earthquake damage.

A spokesperson for the Brooklands Residents Association said the free event had been running for 20 years and residents were on Saturday making the most of their last gala together.