Back to the year in photos series:
June was the middle of winter, and I didn't take many photos as the light was mostly gone when I finished work for the day.
Demolition started on our local supermarket which made rather a nonsense of the "welcome" sign.
Demolition of other buildings in the city was revealing interesting graffiti previously hidden.
More large earthquakes struck on June 13th causing liquefaction to appear in the streets again.
But many rallied to help, including this "earthquake dog" spotted in a nearby street.
The scaffolding round the historic Provincial Council Chambers, erected after the February 22 quake, was a tumbled mess of pick up sticks after June 13th.