Dear Mother Nature,
Last year you threw just about everything you had at us – droughts, floods, snow; earthquakes and disease.
This year was supposed to be different and it is for those of us living in the south of the South Island.
It’s not doing a lot for holiday makers either and a new spate of biggish earthquakes in Christchurch will be the last straw for many.
Many individuals and the country as a whole have had enough.
Please, sit back, take a deep breath and calm down so we can too.
Yours in hope,