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Margarets Article on the Energy Bulliten

The Lyttelton community in New Zealand was at the epicentre of the recent earthquake that has devastated much of Christchurch.

At this time, we have been blessed that just two in our community have died as a result of the earthquake. Rocks have been falling from the hills. Our people are OK, but the adrenalin is pumping – it feels like what it must be like to be in a war zone. The port is badly damaged. All our treasured old buildings have collapsed – we built in brick and stone after the 1875 fire as our great-grandparents didn’t want timber burning again. Now we know we have to build a new heritage – and that will be around sustainable buildings and sustainable ways of being.

We are starting to gather ideas/information for a way forward.

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