Think the lord of the rings trilogy
The last samurai
And the upcoming The hobbit
All these films have been filmed in the stunning setting of New Zealand, a backdrop to be envied by most countries. And what makes it stunning? The mountains and valleys and plains and glaciers and hidden forests and beaches; all of which are formed due to New Zealands location on the joint of tectonic plates. The downside though is that it makes NZ an earthquake zone and today the dreaded has happened with awful consequences for beautiful Christchurch.
So today we play tribute to new Zealand; the scenery and the people, and pray that recovery physically and emotionally is swift.