Our hearts, thoughts, prayers and support go out to people of Canterbury. It has been and continues to be quite a surreal experience watching the coverage of the quake on T.V. The size of the country means there is most likely no Kiwi that has not been touched by this devastating event.
In the days before technology many tasks following such an event would have been harder, longer and ultimately possibly more tragic. Even the simple ability to txt and call makes the rescue and reconnection process easier. There have been many stories of technology assisting the situation post quake. I have just read this story blogged by Dr Brian Edwards (who by the way is an interesting blog to follow). He and his wife Judy tell the story about the power of Twitter in locating their family in the suburb of Sumner. Read it, it does the heart good.
Kia Kaha Canterbury