You Know You're From CHCH When ...

09:12, Nov 28 2012

YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM CHCH WHEN ...

Bruce Raines

HarperCollins, $16.99

After the February earthquake, Cantabrian Bruce Raines set up the "You know you're from Christchurch when" Facebook page. Postings flooded in, and most of us have probably had the odd email land in our inbox with a selection of the offerings.

You know you're from Christchurch ... when your kids stop asking for a sandpit ... when half the children come from "broken homes" ... when going to Wellington to escape earthquakes makes sense.

All good fun, and the concept typifies New Zealand's habit of making light of even the darkest days. An excellent coffee table or toilet book. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Christchurch Earthquake Mayoral Fund.

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