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1

General facts

-a resilient developed economy
-made up of 3 islands

2

What happened?

-the Canterbury region of New Zealand was hit with a series of major earthquakes
-one in Sept 2010 and one in Feb 2011

3

Impacts

-some deaths and damage
+business activity rebounded quickly
+disruption to industrial production was short-lived - manufacturing hub escaped significant damage
+agriculture largely unaffected
+rebuild costs of NZ$20 billion were largely insured losses
-tourism industry suffered badly as many of its attractions were demolished - international visitors were down 40% between 2011-12