From 4th September
Police reduce the cordon area in central Christchurch. The restricted access area is now bounded by Colombo, Worcester, Madras and St Asaph Streets. Cordons in Cathedral Square and Colombo Street relaxed. Some of the CBD will remain shut due to the strength of the aftershocks and fears for public safety. The area that remains cordoned off is bounded by Worcester St, St Asaph St, Colombo St (with the side streets to its east remaining out of bounds) and Madras St
Five months on
The city still has a number of cordons. The boxing day earthquake hit many of the central city businesses hard forcing another 100 to have a yellow card and approx to be yellow stickered. Many of the buildings including the heritage Manchester courts have finally been Demoed. City life is hard for the retail sector especially down parts of Manchester, colombo, high, madras and Cashel Streets.
After February 22nd
The city is in ruins. Hundreds of buildings have collapsed. The CBD will be in lock down for many months as all the dangerous buildings are taken down which is going to ruin the heritage in the city. There is cordons around most part of the city. This part of Christchurch will never look the same again.
Please add to this in the comment section so we can build up a substantial picture of damages suburb by suburb