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More Cantabrians feel good about life

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 20/09/2016

The latest post-earthquake Canterbury wellbeing report shows 82 per cent of greater Christchurch residents feel their quality of life is good or extremely good.

That is up on 77 per cent last year and ministers say it's good progress.

"It's also encouraging to see significant reductions in the number of Cantabrians reporting living in a damaged environment, or that insurance issues are negatively impacting on their daily lives," said Associate Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner.

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the government knows that many Cantabrians still face challenges and need support.

"The survey found an increased proportion of people reported anxiety about aftershocks, which is likely to reflect the impact of February's aftershock."

The 5.7 magnitude February quake brought down cliffs and caused buildings to be evacuated.

Labour's Canterbury spokeswoman, Megan Woods, says it's not all good news and the report shows problems with earthquake repairs are still widespread.

"Six years on, it's clear that there is still a real need for faster progress," she said.

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