There are a lot of New Zealanders who play the game and contribute to the forum. I’m one of them, although I have lived in London for about 15 years.
I cannot communicate how devastating the events in Christchurch have been. NZ is a small country: everyone I know has been affected in some way. My whanau is still there, some in Christchurch. None of them were hurt but they’re all struggling. I’m struggling, and I’m 12,000 miles away.
This link sets out ways people can donate to the victims of Christchurch. Perhaps it’s inappropriate and qualifies as spam - I understand if it gets deleted. I understand if this post in its entirety is deemed inappropriate for the forum and is removed. No hard feelings.
I’m taking a little break from the forum for a bit. This is not me quitting, it’s me recognising that my immediate reactions to what I am reading here are not entirely balanced or rational, just at the moment. I’m going to get a bit of air for a few days.
Kia kaha Aotearoa. Aroha.