‘Essays reflect on rebuild,’ Philip Matthews, The Press, 31 Aug 2014

“Those who spend a lot of time in central Christchurch will know about its strangeness but it can be hard to identify just what makes it strange.

Ryan Reynolds puts his finger on it in a new essay. Christchurch, he says, is a post city and a pre city. We look back and we look ahead. The present tense is limited to demolishing and tidying up the old while preparing to build the new.” Read More.