Finally got around to booking some flights and accommodation to the South Island today. We did however first check the situation in Christchurch - there is a handy website called "Earthquakes Today" which we were amazed by but it would seem that there is an earthquake somewhere in New Zealand every day. We then visited the museum at Hamilton which has some rugby exhibits which was very good. Nick did however manage to break the electronic scrummage machine they had so we left quite soon after that! And of course whilst we were there we checked out some of the pubs close to the stadium in preparation for the rugby!