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A peaceful city

I walked through some of Christchurch’s devastated centre today,¬†around the edge of the Red Zone. The sun was shining; a beautiful ‘traditional’ Canterbury winter’s day. Barely a puff of wind. Barely anyone around. Lots of silence. Some buildings appeared untouched. … Continue reading

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Earthquakes: should I hit the road again?

This afternoon Christchurch was rocked by 5.5 and 6.0 magnitude earthquakes. The biggest quake I felt on Te Araroa was when I was cooking dinner, sheltered under the entrance-way of the public toilet at Lake Coleridge, out of the rain. … Continue reading

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Walking on shaky ground

Bussed to Auckland from Wanganui? Check. Spent an enjoyable evening catching up with friends and their new kittens? Check. Tried to find a replacement pair of shoes for my trek in downtown Auckland, yet felt overwhelmed by the noise and … Continue reading

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