In 2010 we immigrated to New Zealand . It was a pivotal decision for Jacki to take on a new role and for Michael to broaden his studies in Indigenous Health. Of course when we made the decision to move we had no idea the devastation that was to come for so many with the Christchurch Earthquakes . Over the last 5 years and 12000 shakes the country and city have navigated through with great spirit despite such hardship. The phase of recovery is now transitioning to one of renewal.
We have enjoyed hosting many of our friends and family as they visited us in NZ. It provided us with the opportunity for us to explore and show off our new home. We have been made feel very welcome and although was always very busy with work we have made so many friends through our time in New Zealand and come to appreciate the unique landscape and culture. As we plan our move back to Australia in February we know NZ will always hold a very special place in our heart.