Sigh. Christchurch was such a pretty city, I really enjoyed my visits there. I'm sure Christchurch will be a pretty city again in a year or two.
So in a year or two I'm going to find out by going back. That way I'll put money directly into a rebuilding economy. I only hope that Adventure South are still in business - they're good people, 'bent friendly, and based in Christchurch.