Christchurch Press building was damaged beyond repair in Tuesday’s earthquake.
In the wake the quake Press reporter Vicki Anderson, who was at work at the time of the quake, wrote these words:
(Although the message is addressed to New Zealanders, it applies to everyone)
“New Zealand, we need you. Aside from your practical support, which we thank you for, we need you to understand how draining and anxiety-causing these aftershocks are. We need you to give us your strength, kindness and support to help is get through this disaster.
Wherever you live, whatever you do, hold your loved ones close, tell the people you care about what they mean to you, and please, no matter where you are in New Zealand, pack your survival kit – I used to watch those ads and think they didn’t apply to me.
Life is fragile. I stood on the edge of the abyss and peered into the darkness today. People of New Zealand, let your love be our light.”