We remember the people who lost their lives in the Christchurch earthquake. Learn more and share your memories and thoughts.
Japanese student Miki Hayasaka, 37, was studying at King's Education in the CTV building to broaden her job prospects as a nurse.
She died when the building collapsed during the earthquake.
Miki's friend, Isaac Savage, said she was an outgoing woman who was a teenager at heart and had many friends.
"She hung out with young people, she was the life of the party."
AdvertisementAdvertise with NZME.
He said she loved New Zealand's environment and laid-back lifestyle.