In 2008 Dallington was voted the most popular suburb in Christchurch to live due to its affordability and proximity,
half way between the city, half way between the sea.
After the Christchurch 2010 & 2011 earthquakes two thirds of Dallington was declared 'Residential Red Zone' meaning the land was too unsafe to inhabit. All buildings in this area had to be either removed or demolished. Residents were left with no other option but to sell their homes and land to The Crown, gather up their belongings and create new lives elsewhere.
What can be seen here is the space of time between the owners moving out and the bulldozers moving in. A once beloved community removed to make way for an area of continued uncertainty. A modern-day landmark, a legacy of the cities quake experience.