Like many, I was literally shaken by the recent news of the earthquake that hit New Zealand which affected Wellington and the surrounding area's. 

Luckily for myself I was in Sydney at the time and not directly affected, but my concern quickly focused on family and friends. Growing up in the UK I'm not familiar with such forces of nature, and find the resilient attitude of the Kiwi's when facing such problems highly admirable.

Now a week has passed the CBD is moving back towards normality apart from a few buildings that are still of structural concern.  There are still predictions of more aftershocks as we move forward, however the statistics show the worst seems to be over.  

Photo: Foreign warships yesterday entering Wellington Harbour with Royal New Zealand Navy Frigate HMNZS Te Kaha, on their way back from supplying aid to those worst hit.