I plan to travel NZ and read a review of a hotel in Christchurch -BEST WESTERN Camelot Motor Lodge which stated that"The city itself was barren. The middle of the city is blocked off and a lot of the buildings in the surrounding area are abandoned due to infrastructure problems. A lot of the housing was also severely affected in the earthquakes. Not much to do, it is rather sad to see the devestation. " How real is it?