Christchurch

Being a kiwi, it was particularly disturbing to hear and see the devastation that has once again impacted New Zealand’s South Island.  Since the quake late last year there have been 4000 odd aftershocks, but this one, although not as large as the first one, was within 10km of the Christchurch city centre, and only 5km below the surface.

With all the recent events (floodings, fires, cyclones and earthquakes), the Australasian region has yet another disaster to deal with, and Christchurch hadn’t recovered from the last one before the latest “kick-in-the-guts”

Hopefully the registered “living work of art”, internationally famous and local celebrity the “Wizard of Christchurch” who traded spells with Gandalf not long ago is ok, (although has been spending time more recently in Oamaru).

So once again, almost without a chance to pause to take a breath, we stop to consider those unwillingly caught up in the latest disaster.

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