It is 10 years since we visited New Zealand. You can read my account of the trip at Land of the Long White Cloud.
When the earthquake hit Christchurch we were very upset, especially as one of our neighbours had returned from a three month visit to their daughter in Christchurch only the day before. They were still getting over jetlag when the news broke.
We stayed at the Heritage Hotel in Cathedral Square. The Heritage Hotels website states
Updated 14 April 2011 - Following the February earthquake, Heritage Christchurch is not currently taking bookings and at this time a reopening date is not able to be provided. A cordon remains in place around the CBD area and as such this date is contingent on the lifting of access restrictions. Further information regarding the cordon will continue to be updated on this site as it is advised. All Heritage Christchurch staff and guests evacuated the hotel safely at the time of the earthquake.The resiliance and spirit of people as they rebuild their city is inspiring.
Michelle's blog, Christchurch Daily Photo provides a great continuing insight to life in the city, whilst photographs of the damage to the cathedral and latest information can be found on the Christchurch Cathedral website.
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