Tidbits from the road:
Sand flies don't only exist on the beach.
In Christchurch around 900 businesses will be torn down in the 'red zone' following the earthquakes.
We asked a local lady in the cafe how the drive and weather along the coast was.... She replied, "yum!"
It was so cold one night we couldn't open the door in the morning, it was frozen.
The next night it was also cold and we couldn't open our door, but it wasn't frozen...the child safety lock was on.