Monday, February 28, 2011


Together Everyone Achieves More

This is a favourite saying of a friend of ours, Greg Va'afusuaga, and the recent events in Christchurch have exemplified it.  It has become a repeated refrain from city leaders, that people need to rely on their friends and neighbours as frontline resources are stretched thin. Tonight on TV3 we watched a whole street pulling together to cook and share resources and courage in this unbelievably distressing time. TEAM work in action.

The 'ordinary' Cantabrians have been an example to us all as we can only watch and pray from afar.

I have been touched by the response from children around New Zealand as they use social media to try to make sense of what they are seeing on their screens.  Posts like this and this are among dozens that have been coming through my RSS feed in the last week.

Kia kaha Christchurch.

1 comment:

  1. I am a student at the University of South Alabama in Dr. Strange's EDM 310 class. The recent disaster in New Zealand is devastating. At times like this is when team work is effective. Like you said, "Together everyone achieves more." I have never been in an earthquake, but I have experienced a hurricane being on the coast. When Hurricane Katrina came through my hometown in Mississippi, it was destroyed by the storm. Everyone in our community came together and supported each other and helped with the clean up efforts. This is just an example of how teams are great. In natural disasters it is best when everyone in the community works together to rebuild. I send all my prayers to New Zealand because they have lost so much and are in need of help. My personal blog is if you would like to check it out.