Christchurch statue back on display after earthquake repair

A statue of Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott, broken in the Christchurch earthquake, is back on display.

The marble statue was unveiled in front of Mr Scott's family and a crowd of dignitaries in the Garden City on Friday.

It fell from its plinth in the February 22 earthquake. 

The repair job, which included building and testing a replica statue, had never been attempted before.

The statue honours the life of the polar explorer and those who lost their lives on a return journey from the South Pole in 1912.