When the word first came about the earthquake in New Zealand, my first thought was to contact Trevor Loudon. Trevor is the man behind those insightful and detailed posts on the NewZeal blog.
I figured there was a decent chance he'd lost power.
That is NOT his house in the picture. But the part about the power loss turned out to be true. Intrepid Trevor is now back at the keyboard, however, and posting pictures from around his hometown. Check them out here.