Monday, 28 February 2011

There are some things...

... you just simply can't control.

After last week's earthquake in Christchurch, I believe everyone understands that some things are completely out of our control. Here in New Zealand, we live in 'Little Paradise' - we observe the worlds latest creation of natural beauty and we truly love it!

New Zealand is a beautiful country. Some say, you can literally walk through 1 single National Park, even North and South Island are different and unique in itself - every Island of our unforgettable Aotearoa is worth your time and your holidays.

Just think about this: if those earthquakes would not happen and they never would have happened in the past, we most likely did not have New Zealand as this treasure as it is now. It is true, too, that nature is cruel - very cruel so - at times. I strongly believe that the best way to help Christchurch and New Zealand is to come and visit our country. It is safe for you to travel through New Zealand and your time spend here will stay with you forever - that's a promise!

Today, exactly 1 week after the earthquake at 12.51pm, we stopped our tours into Skippers Canyon for 2 minutes. We joined the national movement to remember those who lost their lives so tragically 7 days ago. All out guests welcomed this gesture very much and we truly believe that this experience will stay with them - not as a negative memory but as a strong sign that this nation stands together in moments where darkness surrounds us.

The observant reader of our blog and our website www.queenstown-heritage.co.nz might know that I am not a born Kiwi, neither is my husband. We are European and chose this country as our new adopted home. We love New Zealand for it's natural beauty, for the people that live here and we love to share this remarkable and truly unforgettable place with all our visitors. We invite you to come and visit us, come and see for yourself how New Zealand is, experience this living creation of our planet and please don't be scared - you are not alone here!

Our hearts and prayers still go out to all those families who lost a loved one...

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