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Re­gional growth is cru­cial for com­mu­ni­ties – Dean

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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.

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