Three years ago today, at 12.51 pm, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the city of Christchurch in our South Island.
185 people were killed.
Three years on many people are stuck in an insurance limbo land, houses may have been repaired, but with a low quality of work, people have mental health issues, schools are being merged or closed and taken away the one safe consistent part of life that children may have had. Our government, EQC and others have let this poor city and its lovely people down
I have been scrap booking my Christchurch photos today, from my visit of September 2013 - it is hard. How do you scrap book photos of damaged buildings and bare land?
Kia Kaha Christchurch! You were so beautiful, but we will watch you rise again, stronger than ever.