Fires, cyclones, floods, and earthquakes. Mother Nature is seriously pissed at the southern hemisphere at present.
Photos here give a taste of the utter devastation in Christchurch.
And then there was a good news story today from the floods. Danette the Wonder Cow was washed downstream from her home near Lowood, to end up at the mouth of the Brisbane River, 95km away! That's some pretty awesome cow right there.