Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Christchurch- A Month On

It has been one month since the massive earthquake which bought Christchurch to it's knees. The media has moved on to other places and other disasters. But, to be honest, little has changed in Christchurch a month on. The CBD is still closed off, many businesses in the eastern suburbs remain closed. The houses are still damaged, as is the psyche of the people whom live there. Most homes now have power and water back on. But, the water is not safe to drink and the sewers remain critically damaged with sewage being expelled into the city's rivers and oceans. Aftershocks still rattle the city on a daily basis. Many, including myself, whom fled the city in the days following the quake are slowly returning. The future, very much unknown now, plans and priorities have changed, people are living week by week. Looking any further ahead is just too hard.


  1. We Must Must Must keep Christchurch alive and in everyones attention and I for one will not forget about Christchurch . . . .
    I LOVE YOU CHRISTCHURCH - I am planning on coming down as soon as I have the next shipment of quilts - I need to see my heritage my roots for myself and hug a whole heap of friends xxx
    Kia Kaha darling Lou and give those gorgeous girls a cuddle from Auckland xxx

  2. Lou, I can't even begin to fathom what you and your family have been through. Please know that I have been thinking of you! I hope that your life can get back to some kind of normality in the near future.

    Sending giant, squishy hugs to you and your beautiful girls...


  3. My thoughts are with you and your family. I wish you strength for everything you have to cope with these days. All my love for Isla, Holly and you, Lou.
    Be brave.

  4. I think about Christchurch all the time. We plan to move there next year. So I feel connected even though I don't know the place very well yet. We were there in October after the earthquake and now to think of all the city has been through is unbelievable! Many thoughts your way...

  5. Best wishes to you all - we love visiting your beautiful island and will be back next year, we found the people of New Zealand the most kind and helpful people of anywhere we have visited :)

  6. praying for you and your family
    your brave to stay
    thinking about you all
    how are your girls getting on with the return home

  7. Oh Lou this all must be so hard for you hon. I hope things improve in the City very soon. It's a big old job alright! xx

  8. My thoughts are with you and your family and all that you have to face to get over this catastrophe. That movie is haunting and so so sad. I Live in Christchurch's sister city Adelaide, some time ago we had a very minor earthquake but it still terrified me. I so feel for you, as mothers we just want to protect our children, we are so vulnerable yet have to be so strong for our little ones. I'm thinking of you.


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