Quake garage sale brings in crowds

3:05 pm on 24 July 2011

The organisers of a mass garage sale for quake-hit properties in Christchurch are praising the hundreds of people who turned up to buy unwanted goods from residents whose homes will soon be demolished.

The garage sale was held in the devastated Christchurch suburb of Bexley and involved 74 homes, all inside the Red Zone, where the land has suffered significant damage and repair would be difficult to implement.

One of the organisers, Angela Jackson, says the sale was a huge success and that sellers with 40 plus years of "junk" to get rid of have told her it really helped them out.