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Speaker: Heroes of the Recovery

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  • benkepes,

    Nice post, and nice memories that came out of bad times. Kia kaha

    Since Jun 2016 • 2 posts Report

  • BenWilson,

    We find altruism hard to deal with in this country. I believe there is a strong sense that it should not be necessary in a well run state, and yet of course it happens anyway. My own feeling is that in a well run state it certainly should not be necessary, but it would also be a normal thing for people to do anyway, a form of actualization of their beliefs.

    To hear about many NZers doing just this is very heartening, thank you.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10657 posts Report

  • Andy Milne,

    Great post, Greg, thanks for sharing the highlights of what has been a tough few years.

    Christchurch • Since Aug 2007 • 59 posts Report

  • John McFadgen,

    Lovely work, Greg.

    Motueka • Since Aug 2014 • 4 posts Report

  • Joe Wylie,


    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report

  • EliotBlennerhassett,

    Thanks Greg. Even after 7 years it is still the stories and memories of people's generosity that brings tears to my eyes.
    (And sadness for the lost, anger at the villains, but not with such emotion)

    Christhcurch • Since Jan 2010 • 15 posts Report

  • Hebe,


    As a geo-geek touch, here’s rockstar geologist Dr Mark Quigley’s map of the faults – our house is about 750 metres from the two Opawa- StMartins February 22 faults that packed near 2G of force. Dr Quigley’s media work, along with that of a visiting US geologist, through the early years helped me understand what was happening and the road ahead for repairs, rebuilds, and recovery for the city and for us.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report

  • Russell Brown,


    And quite by chance today, this happened …

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report

  • Gregor Ronald,

    We're red zone refugees, now in safe suburbia - but we wre lucky. Our 100 yr old house in River Road was nuked in the September 2010 quake - the "forgotten quake" in many ways. Once the red zone payouts were announced, we purchased a place before the prices went crazy, so we're happy. The people who came behind us have been treated so badly, we feel a bit guilty for getting through without problems,

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 103 posts Report

  • Hebe, in reply to Russell Brown,

    So good. Another circle closes and connections made.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report

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