Aftermath - Doing Business

Duration: 
1 hour
Format: 
HD
Status: 
Screened, available for purchase
type: 
Documentary

Following the February 6.3 earthquake 50,000 people working for 6,008 businesses in the CBD were unable to work as a result of damaged buildings and the 75-square city block cordon in the no-go red zone. As of April this year 30%, or 600, of the commercial buildings in central Christchurch have been demolished – with more to come. Where are these business now? How have they survived? With the success of Christchurch’s city rebuild reliant on economic activity, how many businesses will return to the new CBD?

Speaking to business experts, analysts and business owners this documentary looks at business survival post quake while exploring the economic long-term reality of the city.