Christchurch is celebrating the Riverside Markets proof that the city's producers are back in business, writes Alexia Santamaria

Everyone loves a good weekend market. What could be nicer than buying fresh produce direct from the growers while enjoying a hot coffee, buttery pastry or enormous bacon sandwich?

Chat to the farmers, growers and makers, take home some freshly smoked salmon and artisan cheese to go with afternoon drinks and you've got a pretty amazing way to start your day.

But markets are a bit more than that to the people of Christchurch. When supermarkets closed in the wake of the

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