Author Brett Atkinson, a well respected travel writer has visited the city three times since the earthquake in February 2011.
"Amid the occasional uncertainty of aftershocks, Christchurch is re-emerging as one of NZ’s most exciting cities”, writes Atkinson.
"If you're heading to the South Island of New Zealand, definitely spend a few days in the city. There's still plenty to do, and you'll be supporting the new businesses inspiring Christchurch's renaissance.'
He goes on to detail some of the awesome new areas and venues in the emerging Christchurch.