1200 cars recovered from Christchurch CBD

5:07 pm on 20 March 2011

Police on Sunday continued recovering cars from Christchurch's Central Business District with more than 1200 cars recovered since Wednesday.

It is estimated there were 4500 vehicles in the city centre at the time of last month's quake.

National Controller of Civil Defence, John Hamilton, says cars will be recovered from the Pavilion Carpark on Monday.

He says owners who may have cars there should gather on the corner of Barbadoes Street and Moorhouse Avenue at 5pm on Monday.

Mr Hamilton says owners will have to bring a set of keys to the police and then wait while the vehicle is retrieved by the police team and delivered back to the owners.

He says on Tuesday they will try to remove remaining vehicles from the Manchester Street carpark.

Mr Hamilton says the carparks at Smiths City, Farmers and the Lichfield Street carpark are too dangerous to attempt removal of vehicles.