The morning of the February earthquake we had my wife sister and husband from South Africa staying with us, we were going to go into town to show them around but I decided to go to Akaroa instead, we left home one hour before the earthquake strike and we drove thru the top road to Lyttelton. When passing Little River and going up the hill my van felt like it had a flat Tyre for a few moments and when we got to Akaroa every shop was closed so was the jetty, we ask about what was the problem and they told us its been another earthquake in Christchurch. If we had gone thru the top of Lyttelton one hour after we left we probably be dead now. Someone was looking after us from above. I lost my business in Christchurch and had to relocate.