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... edge. So we hotfooted in back to Christchurch with only one small "Anne detour" to see the estuarine marsh lands near Christchurch. Arriving in Christchurch! we dropped our bags at the B & B in the centre and headed back to the airport to drop off the van. No problem with the van, thank the Lord, and so the $7500 deposit will ...
... the hikes they did with their family and spoke of how they did the Tongariro Crossing (an extremely challenging 20 km day hike over mountains and around volcanoes) with their 6 year old. And we loved seeing so many seniors hiking the trails-inspiring us for our retirement years. We will return to do more of NZ's famous hikes. The landscape was the most dramatic and varied I have seen in one country: turquoise oceans, stunning coastal trails, lush tropical forests, rugged ...
... br> That night the movie "Edge of Tomorrow" with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt was playing at the Summer Times "Good Night Festival" in the Botanic Gardens, so we walked over with a bag of popcorn to watch the movie. The weather was perfect for the evening and the movie was pretty decent. I wouldn't go out of your way to see it though. The movie ended around 9pm so we began our walk home. After an exciting day spent outside in the hot sun, we were exhausted and went straight to ...
... t necessarily fall down in the quakes but were structurally damaged to the point where it was easier to tear them down than to repair them.
What's really interesting is that the two quakes (fall 2010, February 2011) happened on two different fault lines, neither of which anyone knew about. New Zealand has an interesting thing where as part of their taxes everyone pays in to a sort of earthquake insurance fund and if something ...
... lost in the city and over 4000 in the whole district. It is hard for any of us to imagine what it must have been like living there on the day.
That's before you even add in the loss of life incurred. Over 100 in one building alone.
Walking around we were silent. All the buildings still standing were boarded up and each doorway had a spray-painted message on it "cleared" followed by the date. 23rd, 24th February all the way up ...