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Open for Business....

... despite the earthquake. Outside the scope of the picture, bricks from this building lie in heaps before its front door -- hence the direction to use the side door.
Day 42: Laundry Strikes Again

January 10th 2011
I had a busy but not particularly exciting day. In the morning, I went to the supermarket, which, here in Christchurch, meant catching the free shopping shuttle across town. This time I went to the New World Supermarket; I wish in retrospect that I had chosen the Countdown, but I wanted some Dial shampoo and the New Worlds seem to carry it. After lunch I went out again, this time to the ban ... read more
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New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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