Report from Christchurch

Bridget Williams Books
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The grief sits like hot magma, held down by a crust of action…

Rebecca Macfie’s first-hand accounts of the Christchurch earthquakes in the New Zealand Listener provided an often searing account of the disaster. They were powerful and immediate because Macfie herself lived there, personally affected by the devastation.

As Macfie explains in ‘Hope and despair’, the first chapter of this BWB Text, her own house was badly damaged and she and her family were forced to move out. But other families faced injury and even death. Written over a period of two years, Macfie’s Report from Christchurch traces the city’s struggle to recover from the disaster and plan for the future.
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About the author

Rebecca Macfie is an experienced journalist who joined the New Zealand Listener in 2007 as the magazine’s South Island writer. Since starting out in journalism in 1988 she has written for the Christchurch Star, The Press, National Business Review, Independent Business Weekly, North & South, Unlimited magazine and the New Zealand Herald. She is a recent winner of the Bruce Jesson Journalism Prize in support of a book she is writing on the Pike River mining disaster. She lives in Christchurch, where she says the strange and broken has become normal. She and her husband have a 21-year-old son and a 19-year-old daughter.

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Publisher
Bridget Williams Books
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Published on
Apr 1, 2013
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Pages
80
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ISBN
9781927131862
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Language
English
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Genres
Nature / Natural Disasters
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