Please excuse my intro, but “what comes next” for our little corner of paradice in the Sth seas.
3 months ago I wrote about the Pike river mine disaster & the 29 miners who lost there lives, now “over the hill” (as the local say) in Christchurch we have been hit buy a disasterous earthquake. It was only 6.2 on the scale, but it was only 5 Km deep directly under the city, it has flattened a 5km sqarea of the CBD. I lived in Christchurch for 20 years before shitfing to Auckland, my sister & hubby still live there as well as my niece & hubby & 6 kids (2 yld +).
Managed to talk to my niece tonight (36 hrs on) they are OK spent last night cuddled up in a tent on the front lawn, their house is a bit munted but they will be OK, no power, phones, water , sewage.
This followes a massive Quake in Ch Ch back in Sept last year which loosened things up somewhat & this has really caused mayhem. Butbthis one hasreally done the damage. Our iconic Catherderal in city square will have to be demolished (at this stage there are still 20 people burried in the church presumable all tourist) So far 75 dead + 300 (at least) missing
Help offered from every corner of the world is of great comfort & support to us Kiwis, the USA was one of the first in with “what do you need” isin’t it nice to have such great friends in a world full of ratbag terrorist and religous %$#&^%$^&().
Thanks for reading & please say a little prayer for thoese not so lucky tonight
Pete g NZ
-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got