The People of Christchurch deserve a post earthquake vision
"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
Every time there is an earthquake, the virtual earthquake shudders out from social media. Twitter and facebook messages alongside emailed news alerts followed by a flurry of text messages are a regular series of events in the wake of each tremor as you rush to check whanau and friends are okay.
The truly awful thing is that as nerve wracking and anxiously stressful feeling the virtual earthquake is, it can't remotely compare to the fear of actually living there.
The poor buggers.
I think we find strength in the hope and vision that the rebuilt city is worthy of our innovation, creativity, green technology and makes the Christchurch rebuild a confident step into the future. On this front all our political leaders have failed to articulate a vision that brings strength and purpose for those living through it. All I hear is what we can't do, let's hear what we can do. We can make sure people in Canterbury are warm enough this winter by getting them the services they need now. We are going into Winter, this is an emergency and we are not reacting nearly fast enough.
Surely we can strive to make Canterbury warm this Winter?