As a young man living in Christchurch from 1983 to 1989, I experienced the best and worst of what that city had to offer.
Many of those trials and tribulations took place in Cathedral Square: meeting gothic girls to go dancing with and being chased by skinheads.
My own memories are not unique - I had many friends doing the chasing and being chased.
Meet Me in the Square is a new book showcasing the work of photographer David Cook.
Returning to his former hometown, he found the central city irreparably damaged and was inspired to unearth his archive of 6000 photographs of the city he'd shot as a young man in his twenties, rebuilding the city as he remembered it through images.
Cathedral Square, Centennial Pool, Lancaster Park, schoolboys, punks, nuns – this is a moving, nostalgic journey through the city we'll never see again.
You can buy this fantastic book here.