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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    This is all so sad and upsetting. What aid has been coming in?
    http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Wo...escue_999.html

    All these recent disasters are becoming a bit worrying though..

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    Whoah that's unreal, I can't imagine how that must have felt when it happened and the aftermath. Best wishes to NZ.

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    yeah I was watching this, terrible. The destruction is absurd, just shocking.

    I hope they work together and fix it up.

    Its really sad seeing all those buildings so destroyed, esp old buildings like the cathedral. A little piece of history, gone.

    (and I hope survivors make it through)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Kross View Post
    Oh man, the Port Hills. I heard they were hit quite badly being so close to the epicentre. I hope their house is OK. Have they been able to get out or are the roads blocked by landslides?
    Their house is still standing (luckily!) though many others in Huntsbury collapsed, especially down the valleys. Both major roads over the hills are very damaged, but I think they can still drive down towards the Avon. I've just been on the phone - we're getting them and hopefully my uncle's family to come stay in Invercargill for a time. Much safer at the moment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Architectonic View Post
    http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Wo...escue_999.html

    All these recent disasters are becoming a bit worrying though..
    Help is pouring in from all over NZ too: for example many people are giving strangers places to stay or donations if they don't have the skills to help on the ground. It's amazing how many skill sets are needed - getting facilities up and running, looking after the homeless, search and rescue etc. Such a massive task!

    A number of businesses plan on getting involved. ~ Sixty CEOs / GMs had a phone conference with key members of Government today to discuss how their companies can help. For example, we have around 800 staff, with the majority being operators or tradespeople. So driving heavy equipment / mechanical and electrical work etc. Once we know more the company will be communicating what's needed and asking for volunteers with the right skill sets. It's great to see how motivated most people are to help; it's also really visible how interlinked NZrs are. Reminded me of that 2 Degrees advert.

    Unfortunately there are some con people going around setting up fake donation sites or pretending to be building inspectors and asking to see people's valuables

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    This is all so sad and upsetting. What aid has been coming in?
    There's hundreds and hundreds of foreign specialist search and rescue personal that have been brought in from around the world. Also there are 1200 police and around 300 army controlling the city (and keep the sick looters out of the CBD ) - as well as several hundred navy who happened to be in the port at the time, who've been feeding the masses at Lyttleton where people haven't been able to get in or out. The money has been pouring in to the Red Cross etc and some people have been doing extra-ordinary things to help. A town near Christchurch has been cooking meals for hundreds of people and flying them in by helicopter! The way ordinary people have been banding together to help one another is remarkably touching.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fife View Post
    Their house is still standing (luckily!) though many others in Huntsbury collapsed, especially down the valleys. Both major roads over the hills are very damaged, but I think they can still drive down towards the Avon. I've just been on the phone - we're getting them and hopefully my uncle's family to come stay in Invercargill for a time. Much safer at the moment!
    Wow. I'm glad to hear they're doing OK
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    I think Phil Keoghan did a pretty good job here. Visit New Zealand. You'll love it.

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