Where the statue of John Robert Godley, the founder of Christchurch, once stood, two time capsules came to light. A metal cylinder and a bottle containing a rolled parchment were found among the rubble. The city’s mayor hopes that the documents will “provide the inspiration we need in this most difficult time.”
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