As the latest large quake to hit New Zealand was a safe distance from any communities and deep enough to not cause any severe damage it seems okay to treat it with a bit of ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ humour.
So this goes out to the many New Zealanders that are understandably a little quake-wary.
“I am speaking to you from the Cabinet Room at the Beehive on the corner of Molesworth Street and Lambton Quay.
This evening our ambassador handed the Earthquakes a final note stating that unless we heard from them by 11.00 pm. that they were prepared at once to withdraw their fault-lines from New Zealand and cease all shaking of our territories then a state of war would exist between us.
I have to tell you now that no such undertaking has been received, and that consequently this country is at war.
You can imagine what a bitter blow it is to me that all my long struggle to stop the shaking has failed. Yet I cannot believe that there is anything more or anything different that I could have done and that would have been more successful. Continue reading