CERA plans information hub in red zone

8:45 am on 6 August 2011

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority says it plans to build an information hub in the middle of the residential red zone following a successful expo last weekend.

Fifteen thousand people displaced by Canterbury's earthquakes visited the expo on housing options, and were able to talk face to face with bank, building and insurance representatives.

The authority's chief executive, Roger Sutton, says the hub idea is a direct result of last week's efforts. It will be like a mini-version of the expo, he says.

He says the authority will build a one-stop shop for people to get information directly and talk to others in similar situations.

Mr Sutton says more expos are planned, with seminars tailored to specific sectors in the community, like the elderly.

He says more information will be released next week.