5 Days in the Red Zone
This one-hour programme follows the Police Rural Drink Drive Team from Alexandra, called into Christchurch City after the earthquake on the Feb 22 where they find themselves guardians of a desolate world of destruction and tragedy. Camerawoman Pip Walls captured a unique view of the ‘broken world’ the quake left behind.
Sergeant Bruce Martin and two of his Constables; Patrick Greaney and Mark Wellstead are at the centre of this story of the team’s five-day deployment in Christchurch’s red zone. What emerges is a unique view into the disaster – of the new population of the of Christchurch’s central city; rescue crews, emergency services and military.