Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Situation in Christchurch is that Eastern and hill areas damaged some uninhabitable BUT in the Western parts of the city you would not know there had been a series of major earthquakes apart from the roads in some places not being as flat as they once were-best car for travelling around many parts now is our Citroen DS21. Radically lowered boy racer type cars are now conspicuous by their absence as they would be undrivable on a lot of roads.
Accomodation is tight but available still in western areas and things are slowly getting back to some kind of normality as more and more damaged buildings are demolished and the area around them opened up again but lots of businesses from the CBD and damaged eastern areas in temporary accomodation.
There would be fantastic opportunity for a man of your qualifications and the city is quite normal on the western side.
Accomodation is best organised just before you come here as things are changing all the time as teams of insurance asessors, demolition teams, and repair/construction teams come into the city and rent out say a whole (or several nearby) motels or hotels etc. We have lost several big high rise hotels which has a flow on effect with other accomodation as we have a large tourist industry to cater for as well.
Rental vehicles similar to the accomodation situation.
'65 Giulia Ti, '69 GT Junior, 72 Spider, '74 2000 GTV, ,`00 156