We are video production company aiming to make the world a better place…

Therefore, we wanted to share a positive story of the Christchurch City rebuild. We would like to show there is light at the end of the tunnel for those affected by the recent quakes that hit the Kaikoura region on Monday 14th November 2016.

Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand has been through some tough times of late. But now is on the up with a fresh new start. The Christchurch City rebuild means buildings are going up, businesses are opening their doors and tourists are visiting en masse.

While the tough times are now for many, there are better times ahead as Christchurch can testify.

Kia Kaha New Zealand!

Watch our story below, which explores the Christchurch City rebuild. Feel free to share it with those affected by the recent earthquakes.

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We filmed motion time-laspes at the Bridge of Remembrance, a significant part of the Christchurch City rebuild, along with drone footage in the Port Hills above Lyttelton Harbour and Hagley Park.

Here are some stills below.

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Bridge of Remembrance, Christchurch City Rebuild
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Hagley Park, Christchurch Aerial Photograph
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The Port Hills above Christchurch, Canterbury have some epic bike trails.

The Port Hills providing stunning aerial filming locations with fantastic mountain biking tracks.

With beautiful panoramic views over Christchurch City and New Brighton, over to Sumner and down to Lyttleton, the Port Hills need to be on any mountain bikers hit list.

The “Flying Nun” and “Greenwood Park” are two trails definitely worth checking out. With the Summit Road still not fully open to cars, it makes an excellent route for traversing the Port Hills and getting to the trails.

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Biking the Port Hills above Sumner.

We also filmed sunrise at New Brighton Pier for the opener to the video.

While getting up at 04:00 is never on the top of our to-do list, we remembered the motto that has got us through some challenging shooting conditions… “pain is temporary, but film is forever”.

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New Brighton Pier Aerial Film Christchurch

A still from a motion-controlled time-lapse on the Avon, next to Bridge of Remembrance, showing the Christchurch City rebuild in force.

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The Christchurch City rebuild means things are very much looking up for the Garden City, with buildings going up, business opening their doors and a real buzz around the city.

Entrepreneurs have plenty of opportunity to create business in the growing economy.

Below happy tourists crossing the bridge.

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Kia Kaha New Zealand (Kia Kaha means Stay Strong in Maori)

Thanks to André Glynn for taking the time to share his experiences with us, enabling us to put together this story for Christchurch. You can check out his work here: https://www.facebook.com/andreglynnphotography

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The City of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand made headlines around the world when on 4th September 2010 it was hit by a 7.1 earthquake.

Significant liquefaction affected the eastern suburbs, producing around 400,000 tonnes of silt. The earthquake was felt across the South Island and parts of the lower and central North Island.

It was hit again on 22 February 2011 at 12:51 p.m. with an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter Scale.