It seems God has it in for the cathedral city.
I just finished watching scenes of rescues from an office block that has four floors but no supporting walls - layer cake - a woman who stepped out for lunch just before the quake tells the camera that there were about 200 people in there ... I though "meat sandwich" and decided to get the digest version on the main news tonight. I am just in the wrong space for this.
The coverage was interesting on technical merit - mostly because we got to see people fronting the news who would not normally be there. They actually did a good job considering the strain ... you could tell what it was doing to the reporters when the impromptu anchor on TV3 reported "fatalities" as "injuries" three times before it sank in ... and she was replaced right after. The woman on the spot (Rebecca Wright?) was holding up very well though the strain showed in her voice.
This is a real disaster Brucie - none of this Cyclone stuff we get out of Ozzie.
I wonder if Christchurch Cathedral is insured against acts of God?