Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Christchurch Clippings

It's honestly very easy to forget about Christchurch. I listen to national news literally as a full time job, and the mentions of Christchurch are becoming fewer, and rarely are any stories emotionally affecting. Today was slightly different in that I heard Media 7's Russell Norman talking about his recent trip to the city. I've just read his blog post too, which I recommend you find here.

"Back along the fenceline, a middle-aged workman takes pride in showing his younger colleague the smooth repair job he has done on a half-metre section of the gutter in front of the casino. It seems a preposterously small victory – but what do you do?"

A Telethon was held over the weekend, and raised a lot of money for the earthquake recovery fund. I watched about ten minutes of it- other things to think about. I kind of think it's both sad and comforting to know how quickly people move on with their lives.

On a light note, how pretty does our nation's pride and joy Anna Paquin look in the below photos taken in Los Angeles during the Telethon screening? Said with only a hint of facetiousness. You should've heard the media's excitement surrounding Rachel Hunter's involvement.

Read my earlier posts on the Canterbury earthquake here and here.
Christchurch image source.
Anna Paquin image source one.
Anna Paquin image source two.


Elly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm glad the telethon raised money + a little bit of awareness. It's easy to forget that something this devastating has happened (out of sight out of mind, right?). And as pretty as AP looked, I'm glad she was there. Her presence raises a little bit more awareness that Chch is still hurting, and still isn't quite back on its feet yet. Good post, hey :)

Kirstin Marie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That church is beautiful. I love the architecture of it.


Pearl Westwood said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Glad to hear things are slowly being rebuilt, you're right things are easily pushed to the back of peoples minds.