Five years ago, back when this city was still reeling through aftershocks, the council set up a city-wide brainstorming session for the rebuild called "Share an Idea." This was Young Lady's contribution:
It appears every other child who contributed had a similar suggestion, because nearly five years later, here's the reality:
This is the generation this city is being rebuilt for. This is the where the future vibrancy and creativity that is the outstanding feature of the New Christchurch will come from.
After so many frustrations with the slowness of the recovery, the delays, insurance companies, red tape, it's encouraging to see something wished for, hoped for, dreamed actually come to pass.