Checkpoint National Radio: June 16, 2011
Bottle Lake Forest suggested
A former president of the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects has suggested the damaged eastern suburbs be relocated to Bottle Lake Forest, 10km north-east of Christchurch.
Di Lucas says the 800 hectares of pine forest has not been affected by liquefaction and it is on robust dune country.
Bottle Lake would also offer residents the chance to stay in the east, which is what many have indicated they would like to happen, she says.