Hundreds turn out for Red Zone event featuring local musician Tiki Taane

Hundreds of people turned out for a free concert and walk today in Christchurch's Red Zone.

The Meet in the Middle event beside the Avon River took place this afternoon and included a performance from local musician Tiki Taane.

The area stretching alongside the Avon River has been vacant since the 2011 earthquakes made the ground too unstable to rebuild on.

Two groups of people walked from opposite ends of the Red Zone before meeting at the concert venue at Kerrs Reach.

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The event was aimed at encouraging people to reclaim the space, which has been empty now for years. Source: 1 NEWS