I was sitting at my computer and heard a bang. At first I thought it was an earthquake, but it was definitely an explosion, all the neighbours rushed into the street but we couldn't see anything. We turned ou the radio and found that people from all over Christchurch and Canterbury were phoning in having heard it - current reports are that it was a meteor or space junk coming down just south of Ashburton which is about 100 kilometres (70 miles) south of here - it must have been large.
Strange that it should happen today of all days. I'll be checking the TV news tonight for sure.