Building Christchurch

Returning to Christchurch

I wasn’t looking forward to returning to Christchurch. This was the city that I knew best in New Zealand. It’s...

Tsunami sign

Panic in Phuket: My Tsunami Experience

In a few seconds everything changed. An abrupt announcement over the loudspeakers. The strangely peaceful sound of many hundreds of...

Christchurch earthquake Feb 2011

The destruction of my home town

Whenever a stranger has asked where I’m from, the answer has usually been ‘Christchurch, New Zealand’.  That’s as good an...