Digital Photograph: Queenstown Kia Kaha Christchurch
01 Mar 2011
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 1 March 2011 showing the road between Franklin and Queenstown with an electronic road work sign depicting the words 'Kia Kaha Christchurch'.
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People all around New Zealand marked the one week anniversary of the 22 February 2011 earthquake with a two minute silence at the time of day that the earthquake occurred. In Queenstown, an electronic road work sign was programmed to alternately show the words “Kia Kaha Christchurch” and "12.51pm, 2 minutes silence" on 1 March 2011. In the aftermath of the earthquake, “Kia Kaha” became a much used message of support for Christchurch. This Maori phrase translates to "be" or "stay strong".
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