Lianne Dalziel says the new memorial is a place to reflect with sadness and gratitude.
The Breakfast host asks Govt minister Gerry Brownlee why more progress on fixing the quake damaged cathedral has not been made.
"Two drunken men had gotten into our paddocks and decided for fun to (terrorise) and chase our three horses, Gus, Charlie and Steve."
Eight days in and the heat isn't letting up, with firefighters using aerial scouting and thermal imaging to track unseen hot spots.
More than $30,000 has been raised on Givealittle for the family of Steve Askin.