Peter McInnes, Kaikoura (after the 2016 Kaikoura Earthquakes)

Thank Christ for solid timber! The place really moved… like crazy. I thought I was dead, said my goodbyes, I thought I was looking at the inside of my own coffin but the place has no cracks, no problems at all. 47 houses red stickered so far, but we’re fine. Builder Richard Grady said it’s the strongest house he’d ever built.