Well, that was a fun trip. We were staying with family in Christchurch for the 7.1 magnitude earthquake, but our house was undamaged. (Incredibly, one of my brothers slept right through it!)
Here are a couple of scenic photos from our visit to Marlborough Sounds:
I've also been tweaking the website for Mum's new campervan business, CampaSouth Rentals. So let me recommend it here for anyone visiting New Zealand and looking for a Christchurch-based motorhome / campervan hire!