A thank you to emergency services for firefighting efforts in Christchurch

Music 17/02/2017

The fires in the Port Hills near Christchurch have torn apart a once iconic landscape.

In just a matter of days, thousands of hectares have been destroyed taking with it, vegetation, cars, sheds, animals, houses and even a life.

Emergency services have worked day and night to fight these fires. And while there is still plenty of work to do, the community has only one thing to say: Thank you.

Video produced by Sarah Rowan.