Cass Avery, Pip Walls
On the evening after the 22 February Christchurch earthquake, Alexandra's three person rural drink-drive squad was sent to the city to assist rescue efforts. They were accompanied by Pip Wallis who had been filming them for TV2's Highway Cops. Hers was the only media camera allowed behind the cordon in the devastated central city Red Zone, during those first few days. This documentary intersperses news coverage with her footage as the Central Otago police confront unimagined destruction, ongoing aftershocks and the human face of the tragedy.