Regional growth is crucial for communities – Dean
and it started rocking around. From then on he didn’t want his feet to touch the ground. Even still now if a lightshade swings he thinks it is an earthquake and if he is tired he can go into hysterics,’’ Megan said. The couple chose to make a new life in Cromwell and moved to the region in March last year. ‘‘It has definitely made our life brighter, I think especially for me and the kids. It is a more relaxed lifestyle and there is a real community feel about the place. It was hard leaving Christchurch – I have got my family there, but Brandon’s family are in Cromwell and we used to holiday here so the kids knew the area.’’
Quake escape: Megan Fiebig with her children Zach, 4, and Stella, 2, who moved to Cromwell with husband Brandon after the Christchurch earthquakes.