I was in Christchurch the other day and, nearly three years after the devastating earthquake, you can still see obvious signs of damage. But a lot of buildings and rubble have been cleared away; new construction has popped up on the landscape; and you can sense renewed energy and excitement.

We were visiting the Epic Innovation centre, which aims to create an environment for innovation-based companies in the Canterbury area. It’s a wonderful open plan building with central break-out areas. Dotted around Christchurch now are some fabulous cafes too, so it’s just a matter of time before the new Christchurch reveals itself. Can’t wait!

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