We posted this video at the time. But given that it's the anniversary of the 7.1 earthquake near Darfield, starting a sequence that now numbers over 11,000 and is ongoing, the video is worth revisiting today.
Amy Adams became the MP for Selwyn at the 2008 General Election. Her home is not too far distant from the epicentre of the 4.35am jolt. And in the General Debate on Wednesday 8th September, moments before a major aftershock hit Christchurch she told the House what those few days had been like for Cantabrians:
This was an excellent speech from Amy Adams. She struggled to keep her emotions in check at times, but her powerful message resonated right across the House; even Trevor Mallard commented favourably! At the time of course no-one had any way of knowing that Mother Nature had an even bigger shock in store for Christchurch; one that would have tragic consequences.