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This is the official website of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.

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The photos predominantly used on the CERA website were taken by New Zealand documentary photographer Ross Becker as part of a documentary project to capture in photographs, both the impact of the earthquakes of 4 September 2010 and 22 February 2011, and the restoration activities.

Find out more about Ross Becker's photo documentary as well as licensing information ยป