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14/3/2012 Lesley and I went to dinner to a friend’s house in Kaiapoi, a suburb in Christchurch. Ken, Lesley’s friend, is involved in Traffic Management in Christchurch and had a big part to play in the recovery services after both big earthquakes there in 2010 and 2011. So I had the chance again to hear… Read more »

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26/1/2012 Lesley and I drove out to Dallington Road, in the east of Christchurch, by the Avon river. A lot of houses here had sunk into the ground due to the earthquake in February and were sitting there empty, with their gardens overgrown with weeds. Because most of these houses or land had been compromised… Read more »

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22/1/2012 There’s a friend of mine, called Papa Tipua that I’ve had contact with over the last year or so via email, who lives in Wellington. I mentioned to him that I was aiming to volunteer while I was in Christchurch, in return for a bed there. But even after contacting the Student Volunteer Army… Read more »