You may have heard already our home town Christchurch was struck by 6.3 earthquake only months after 7.1 earthquake last september. The effects of this earthquake is much more devastating because the source of the earthquake was much shallower (only 5 km deep) and closer to the City.

I was driving with my wife and son for lunch the moment it happened, we were on the road just outside the central city we were lucky that we didn’t go to one of our favorite spots in the city.

We feel sorry for the people that have died, hundreds who are still missing and thousands of people who have lost their homes. We all feel very fortunate to be alive as it could have been any of us that day.

More news about the quake are best found in the NZ news website

Everyone that we know are 100% fine and our homes are also fine, although some areas within walking distance from my house are badly damage, we have power and limited water supply.

I feel guilty to continue working while there is so much damage around us, but we were adviced to just stay home and look after each other and since most of us work from home we are able to carry on as usual.

Christchurch itself is devastated, most of the city have to be rebuilt. If you would like to somehow help you can visit this page below for a numbers of ways that you can help.

    32 replies to "Some brief news"

    • Lars

      hey dugi, so sorry to hear about all the innocent people suffering from this, but glad u and ur family are okay. its in times like theese u have to be grateful for everything u have and just look after each other, it can all go away so quickly. so happy to hear u are all okay.
      may god be with u, greetings from denmark. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • ziggywilldo

      Thoughts and prayers still with you and yours Dave. I trust most are getting to their feet again and unfortunately regardless of what happens the world continues to turn. If only it would stand still so all things could be put in order. Thanks for persevering through difficult times. and Thank God for all those that have friends and family as well as a global community. I’m so glad we live in the free world and our biggest worries are the traumas of nature and not one another. God Bless

    • WyzrdX

      How is the recovery effort going? I hope all is well and look forward to a thumbs up in everything.

      Best Wishes,

      The Arthur Family

      • Dugi

        from what I have heard on the news the recovery effort are going well the rescue team are doing an amazing job, although there is little chance of anymore rescues. About 163 victims were recovered and unfortunately there are still about 200 people reported missing a lot of them are foreign visitors.

    • Dugi

      Thank you for all your messages we really appreciate it. We also have some great news coming soon for Dugi Guides so stay tuned!

    • gary

      glad to hear your okay just wanted to let you know you are in our prayers in west virginia USA

      May God bless you and keep you
      May he make his face to shine upon you
      May he give you peace

    • megan

      I say a prayer for all in christ church I was unaware of how big it was… ๐Ÿ™ D:

    • megan

      Hey Dave, hoe your alright…. I feel sorr about u
      did u hear the news they found a capsule underneath an bronze statue in christchuch its ancient, (the statue fell over)
      But finding a historical peice wasn’t worht the tragedgy ๐Ÿ™

    • Tanya

      Prayers go out to you, your family, and your town… ๐Ÿ™ I understand what you all are going through; I went through a similar situation when Katrina hit… so again… you’re in my prayers… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Vince

      Our prayers are with those hit by the quake. It is great to hear you and your family are safe and well. Keeps safe and know that the world is sending help to Christchurch.

    • Athypoo

      Christchurch will be remembered…. i made a request at church this morning… to pray for u guys, hope u are all okay.
      Love and Prayer from my family and friends…

      Athy from South Africa

    • Colin

      Happy to hear you your team and family of fine
      My heart and prayers go out to the family,s who have lost love ones and to all the people of Christchurch.
      Was there this time last year and hope they can re-build to a lovely city I found it to be.


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