Experiencing Mother Nature first-hand

Nearly six weeks on since the 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked Christchurch in our home market of New Zealand, some businesses have managed to start operating again, though it’ll be some time before the CBD is rebuilt. Aftershocks continue to rock the city.

The earthquake which struck in the early afternoon on Tuesday 22 February has claimed the lives of 181 people and many others have lost their homes and workplaces.

We caught up with Xero accounting partner David Jessep, who runs a mid-sized practice in the centre of town. As you’ll see from the video, David’s one of the lucky ones who has managed to get back to servicing clients despite the devastation around him. On the day of the earthquake he was in a meeting with some business associates who were visiting Christchurch and they were about to begin a working lunch.

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