Dr Russell - Christchurch, New Zealand - 5 Mar 2011
Today was spent on a trip out of the city, up in Hanmer. Strange to see ordinary people and a lack of helmets, respirators and protective suits! We were taken by coach and various team members took part in bungee-jumping, jet boating and visiting a vineyard. A lot of letting off steam which concluded in a bar on the outskirts of town, with some of the contractors we'd been working with and locals. Incredibly warmly welcomed. Gratitude expressed collectively and individually by people of Christchurch in the pub. We also raised around NZ$1000 for the disaster fund.