The trauma, chaos and compassion: Christchurch pharmacists remember the earthquake 10 years on

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The trauma, chaos and compassion: Christchurch pharmacists remember the earthquake 10 years on

Jonathan
Chilton Towle
The third anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake was marked by an installation of white chairs by Peter Majendie. Each chair represents one of the 185 people who lost their lives [photo: Jocelyn Kinghorn]
The third anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake was marked by an installation of white chairs by Peter Majendie. Each chair represents one of the 185 people who lost their lives [photo: Jocelyn Kinghorn/WikiCommons]

A Japanese-speaking pharmacist who rushed to the aid of a Japanese student pulled out of the CTV wreckage, others jumped into their four-wheel-drives to get people out of the CBD. And in the aftermath, pharmacies were run out of utility rooms and portacoms for years. Here are some of the stories that came out of disaster that struck the city 10 years ago

Ten years ago on 22 February, the ground under Christchurch shook, changing the entire city, and its pharmacy sector, forever. Shahrzad Macdonald,