I spent the vast majority of 2016 on the South Island of New Zealand; an area deeply rooted in nature. The whole place seems to have spilled out from a page of National Geographic. 871 more words
Tags » Christchurch Earthquake
So you may have heard about the 7.5 earthquake that hit the South Island just after midnight (some 20 hours ago).
I am OK, the cats and the house are OK but I had to evacuate due to tsunami warning, and due to massive amounts of disorganisation on behalf of the Powers That Be it meant I had no where to go, so I turned up on the doorstep of a colleague at 2am unexpectedly. 196 more words
Opportunist builders, dodgy steel and shonky standards create new building crisis 'worse than leaky homes' in NZ
Our local District Council Building in the Horowhenua currently has large cracks in the basement which the previous powers that be said were perfectly safe. The new Mayor has requested a third report to cover the possibility it is not safe. 271 more words