At 12:51pm 10 years ago on Monday, Christchurch was changed forever.
"You displayed great fortitude in the face of sudden, overwhelming loss."
"It is a chance for us all to remember those people, and stand with the families, loved ones and friends who grieve them."
Ten years on and these recordings are a raw reminder of that fateful day.
"Just seeing a row of bodies is something that's burnt in my mind."
As New Zealand remembers the disaster a decade on, here is a look back at the devastation.
"You could see the carnage that was taking place there."
Parts of the CBD are fantastic and unique - yet empty vacant lots make it still look like a warzone, says Duncan Garner.
It was filmed by television news crews on the ground in the city at the time.