One woman’s impulse to run saves her life; roofers, carpenters and office workers are first on the scene to help people trapped inside; a husband stands outside the collapsed building for more than a day waiting for news of his trapped wife; emergency services take charge; victims are recovered and returned to their families.
'Fragments: First-hand accounts of the February 2011 Earthquake' is available from 22 February on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts - all the podcast apps - and of course at RNZ.co.nz
Produced and presented by Katy Gosset. Co-produced by Justin Gregory. Original interviews recorded by Christchurch documentary producers, Sandra Close and Julie Hutton in the months immediately after the 2011 quake, as a means of securing a valuable archival record for the people of Canterbury.