22 Aug 2014

Hundreds of ideas for quake memorial

2:23 pm on 22 August 2014

The submission period for ideas for a memorial to the 185 people killed in the Christchurch earthquake has now closed, with hundreds of proposals put forward by the public.

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Building repairs continue in post-quake Christchurch. Photo: RNZ / Karen Brown

Submissions had to be in by noon today, after a two-week consultation period.

As of last week, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority had received 530 ideas from 53 countries.

The families of the people who died helped develop the guiding principles for the design, and an evaluation panel will now create a shortlist of six ideas.

The public will be able to provide feedback on the six shortlisted ideas, before a final decision is made by Minister for Earthquake Recovery Gerry Brownlee.

Risk report due for Port Hills

Meanwhile, the Christchurch City Council is due to release its latest assessment on the level of risk posed by slopes and cliffs in the Port Hills following the earthquakes. The landslide risk affects 700 properties.

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