Do you know what a longdrop is? No, not a bungee jump, although I suspect it might be another Kiwi-ism.
Along with all the other things people in Christchurch have to deal with, the sewer system was very badly affected. The process of liquefaction has caused silty sand to enter a high proportion of the sewers. Estimates put it at months before they are all pumped clean. As a result, many cannot use their loos. But Good Old Kiwi Ingenuity comes to the rescue!*
Here is a website that features the diverse range of garden, er, solutions to this problem. It made me smile. And probably talks more about the everyday life there at the moment than lots of words here could.
Some images of Christchurch the day after the quake, as we negotiated our way out to the airport:
* And 20,000 port-a-loos from China.*2
*2 I love the last sentence in this news item. Intentional, do you think?