When the 7.1-magnitude earthquake ripped through Canterbury on 4 September, 2010 and again, on 22 February 2011, the ripples were felt all the way to Australia. In a tiny New South Wales settlement of Greenwich Park (pop.50), near Goulburn between Canberra and Sydney, Peter Dinsdale (Ngāi Tahu) and his partner, Rachel Oates-King, were devastated to hear of deaths, chaos and widespread damage.

“I may have lived in Australia for 44 years but I’m still a Kiwi and this was my country, my people, who were suffering,” says Peter. [Read more…]