Monday, 14 July 2014 6:00 a.m.
Christchurch City Council has completed testing of its newly flood-proofed house, and it has been proven a success.
The process involves applying a water-proof membrane to the exterior panels of the house.
Transport and Green-space manager John Mackie says they used a red-zoned home to test the technique.
"We consider this as probably one of the least expensive alternatives to, for example ...