The Christchurch earthquake was certainly no fun and although it is nearly forgotten due to worse events in Japan it still affects the life here in NZ. Not so much in Auckland of course, but you can see the signs everywhere, that this country got struck severely. It feels strange to read it everyday: “Shop closed due to earthquake”.
However, live goes on and the kiwis have to make the most out of their situation. The younger generation of Christchurch has already found a way to cope with this disaster: Skate the planet, skate the earthquake.
The skating is fair, not the best ever, but certainly special, since it gives you a very good impression about the current status of Christchurch without all the sentimental whining. When have you kickflipped a 5 foot gap in the road for the last time? See “Quaked – Skating Christchurch after the earthquake”. (via)