Postcard from… Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand (date unknown)

Prime Minister John Key has requested a two-minute silence around New Zealand to show respect for those fallen and affected by the Christchurch earthquake.

This may be New Zealand’s single most tragic event.

I am calling on New Zealanders to stop and remember those who have lost their lives, those who are missing and the hundreds of people who are mourning family and friends.

At 12.51pm this Tuesday, the 1st of March, I am asking that New Zealand stops for two minutes as a sign of unity for the people of Canterbury who are enduring a tragedy beyond what most of us can imagine.

For those overseas wanting to participate in sync with New Zealand, find out your time so you can be in silence with us.

Before and after the Christchurch earthquake – images of some of the city’s iconic buildings.

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3 Responses to Postcard from… Christchurch, New Zealand

  1. Please help me support those who are suffering in Christchurch. I am donating $1 for every ten dollars spent on restoration or manipulation at . In aid of the New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal

  2. Hi,
    The photo of the Cathedral looks to me like it was taken late 1950s. Judging by the clothes on people and the bus. I was born in Christchurch and have fond memories of visiting the Cathedral, putting a present under the very large Christmas tree in the Cathedral. My father was a choir boy there, around 1920.
    Margaret.

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