Post date: Sep 04, 2012 10:34:32 AM

Two years ago today was the first of the earthquakes that have rocked Chch ever since. The city we knew and loved will never be the same as it was. Parts of it may be better but some will just be lost. The stoicism that marked the initial earthquake response is well and truly passed. Today Gary Moore was criticizing Gerry Brownlee and EQC. It certainly does feel that for the past 6 months there has been a lot of demolition of unsafe buildings but not a lot of signs of rebuild. People do need to see progress. Our sense in recent visits is much more despondency. Hope is much needed right now