To have no lives lost when a 6.5 magnitude quake goes off only a short distance from the country’s capital city, and on the same fault line, is something to celebrate.
Less celebratory however is the news that the government centre of Wellington has only experienced partial damage, and will re-open later today.
So we were that close to getting some real economic stimulus.
Any stories you lot want to tell the world about your quake?
Or do I have to inflict Carole King on you.