Christchurch was yesterday hit by a series of aftershocks which did more damage to already severely damaged buildings, saw a cordon temporarily thrown up around the central city and got a whole load of people running for cover.
According to some reports the damage in some areas of the central city is actually worse than after the main earthquake in September.
Yet the Christchurch City Council - or rather Deputy Mayor Ngaire Button - says its safe enough for people to carry on shopping.
Button is standing in for Mayor Sideshow Bob who is on his summer holidays and it looks like he's not about to interrupt the hols and return to Christchurch.
Bob's 'relaxed' attitude can be explained by the simple fact that he is not in the middle of a mayoral election campaign and fighting for his political life.
So the orange safety jacket will be staying in the closet..