Earthquake Anniversary 22 February

Professor De la Rey visits Roimata on 22 February.

Our community remembers the 22 February 2011 earthquake in a number of ways: by visiting a particular place or by having a moment of silence and remembrance. We share that reflection together, wherever we are.

Today, staff may want to visit the Roimata statue, at the Clyde Road end of the Unicycle pathway to reflect on the events of 22 February 2011. Roimata was designed by Māori artist Riki Manuel and unveiled by Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel on the seventh anniversary last year. The sculpture depicts a koru facing down, representing a life taken before fully grown, while the rippled surface represents the river Ōtākaro |Avon.

UC Events has placed road cones and flowers along the cycleway to acknowledge the anniversary. This was one of the special traditions that evolved across Christchurch as a way for the community to remember the Christchurch earthquakes. UC dedicated the Unicycle pathway along University Drive as a commemorative pathway to acknowledge the courage and contribution of the University community following the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes.