The latest in Moata’s series of posts about life in Christchurch after the earthquake. Today, she’s having problems with toilet-flushing etiquette.
The water and sewerage systems in Christchurch are severely damaged and even after all this time, plumbing is a tricky issue.
I see pictures of the devastated central city, and read about the ongoing difficulties Christchurch residents face, but I don’t really understand. It’s impossible to comprehend what it’s like to go on living in a city where all the usual structures and routines of daily life have disappeared.
I’d actually like to visit, as a gesture of solidarity, and as a way to get some understanding of what it’s like to be there. But turning into a disaster tourist is not an option, so I’ll remain safely in Wellington, and wonder.