Nu Zild has been hit again by tragedy (the September Christchurch earthquake and the cave disaster are still fresh) with a devastating earthquake destroying a lot of Christchurch and, this time, there have been many casualties.
As a kiwi abroad it is a shock to watch news reports that make Christchurch look like Haiti. It certainly puts life in perspective and makes us all think of home.
Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with fellow Nu Zilders on the other side of the world.
It's a beautiful country but is right smack dab on a major fault line (which, ironically, is what has contributed to the grandeur over millions of years).
Right now: I'm reminded of these pictures of Pat and Randy's new site for a home in Taranaki; achingly beautiful and a worthwhile place to settle down in.
Love and peace - Wozza