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It is now been two months since Christchurch was shaken by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. The city is steadily returning to normality although many of the streets look like a mouth with teeth missing as the buildings that are beyond repair have been demolished and left as vacant lots for now. There are still many damaged buildings to be restored or removed but life goes on and it is not unusual to see visitors to Christchurch conducting their own little ‘tours of the rubble’.
Summer is coming and the days grow longer and warmer! The streets of Christchurch and our beloved Cathedral Square are beginning to throng with visitors again. Buskers are also returning to the Square to entertain the crowds leading up to the World Buskers Festival in January. The ancient (some say eternal) and wise Wizard of New Zealand (nee Christchurch) has come out of hibernation and has been seen in Cathedral Square dispelling darkness from atop his sturdy step ladder. Ah, summer…! Warm weeks ahead and Christchurch is on the mend…
Thanks again to all the people who contacted us with concern and support during the past two months. I think we can safely offer gratitude on behalf of the entire community as the support this city has received from within New Zealand and from abroad has been extraordinary The warmth and oneness of our family, humanity, has a far greater value than anything that was lost during the earthquake.
Here’s what is happening, new and upcoming at Gandharva Loka in Christchurch…