Cordon access into central Christchurch

10:16 am on 10 March 2011

Business owners in Christchurch wanting access to the badly-damaged red zone must register on a website first.

Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The website is:

From 14 March, the zone will be opened grid by grid for those businesses and property owners who have not been granted access.

Commercial building owners can email for information on the placard status of their building.

No access is permitted to buildings with a red placard.

A plan for retrieving cars from the CBD will be released soon.