Daily Archives: February 28, 2011

Earthquake, Christchurch #eqnz Day 7

The following information is partial and subject to change. Refer previous posts at this site for more information – #eqnz Days 1-6.

Twitter is open domain. You can google all Twitter addresses – for example, @NZcivildefence – to read tweets without being subscribed to Twitter.

ONE News (TVNZ) and 3News (TV3) will be on-air this afternoon from 4pm #eqnz

TVNZ to launch service for vision impaired and blind audiences (link) #eqnz


If there is a life-threatening risk call 111. The 111 system is operating and ready to respond. #eqnz #chch via @ChristchurchCC

Emergency Helpline 0800 77 9997 – only call this number if you need help.

For missing people call Red Cross
0800 RED CROSS or 0800 733 276 #eqnz #christchurch

@CEQgovtnz If you’ve been reported missing in #chch but you are safe, please report to officials: 0800 733 276 Int: +64 785 02199 #eqnz

REFER to Police website for list of victims:
http://www.police.govt.nz (warning: if site overloads – try again later)

@Police_NZ We ask international visitors to NZ to call friends and family at home. Let them know you are safe and well #eqnz #chch

Prime Minister John Key has asked for 2 minute silence to be held on Tuesday 1 March at 12.51pm to remember those who lost their lives in the Christchurch earthquake. #eqnz

(6.00pm) The confirmed death toll from the Christchurch earthquake remains at 148. 200 people are still missing and more than 50 people are unaccounted for. Hopes are fading for live rescues. #eqnz
Over 20 nationalities among the victims. 2 Britons among the 148 dead.

(6.10pm) US Embassy says all but 36 of around 2,000 US citizens believed to be in Christchurch at the time of the quake have been accounted for #eqnz

(1.19pm, via The Press) Sad farewells for earthquake victims begin: The grim task of burying the earthquake’s dead has begun today with … http://bit.ly/f1MJgC

(12.42am, via NZHerald) The Chief Coroner on the care being taken in identifying quake victims nzh.tw/10709284 #eqnz

(11.37am, via NewstalkZB) Identification continues – Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean says in almost all cases, visual identification is not possible. #eqnz

(10.30am) Latest two victims to be named: Natasha Hadfield, 38, of Kaiapoi, and Owen Wright, 40, of Lyttelton. #eqnz

NZ Govt Christchurch Earthquake Appeal http://bit.ly/gZCbZT Credit Card & your good will is all that is required #EQNZ

The Australian, British and Irish Red Cross organisations have each launched national appeals for the people of Christchurch #eqnz

(5.17pm) The PM says the bill for #Chch quake is 7-8% of GDP. In contrast, Hurricane Katrina’s had 1% impact on the US economy #eqnz

(5.13pm) @johnkeypm will spend three hours tomorrow talking to international media to drum up interest in world wide earthquake appeal #eqnz

(12.50pm) @NZRedCross Thank you everybody! We’ve so far raised $6.6m for the people of Christchurch. www.redcross.org.nz/donate http://fb.me/IiyKb74w

FIRST priority is that people stay healthy.

(8.04pm) St John Caring Caller telephone friendship service is on standby. For support contact 0800 ST JOHN 0800 785 646 #eqnz #chch

(7.19pm) @msdgovtnz #eqnz #chch Earthquake support package available immediately http://ow.ly/1bxphV

(6.52pm) Via website: PM releases initial earthquake assistance package http://bit.ly/enSMeE

(6.00pm) Those who left Christchurch city will be eligible for assistance package. #eqnz

(6.00pm, via ODT) Support package for quake-hit businesses, workers The Government has announced a six-week assistance package for Christchurch businesses and workers hard hit by last week’s earthquake. http://bit.ly/dOV5XC

(3.09pm) Gale force winds that were forecast for Christchurch from tomorrow are now unlikely to affect the city #eqnz


Everything you need to know for Christchurch is at: http://canterburyearthquake.org.nz/#eqnz #chch #nz

Sources of Official Information:
@CEQgovtnz @ChristchurchCC @ECan

@CEQgovtnz Wellington New Zealand. This Twitter account links to central and local government agencies and others supporting the response to the Canterbury earthquake. The account is active with tweeting tips & latest news supporting @NZcivildefence #eqnz http://canterburyearthquake.govt.nz

@NZcivildefence Quake Update 54: Can I get personal possessions out of a cordoned area?… http://tinyurl.com/4k9axqv Process to retrieve personal belongings from cordoned area will be put in place in due course. Public will be advisd when this will occur. #eqnz


Map @ChristchurchCC We now have a map online detailing service locations & availability: http://bit.ly/eOzMBM #eqnz #chch

Map @ChristchurchCC Essential #eqnz #chch – This very useful map includes PORTALOOS, water distrib centres, supermarkets, road closures http://eqviewer.co.nz/

@ChristchurchCC We have a Facebook page – spread the word to friends and whanau http://on.fb.me/dSJDQq Another way to spread #eqnz #chch info

@ChristchurchCC Our FAQ page is regularly updated with #eqnz #chch questions & answers http://ow.ly/445c0 includes an A to Z to other subjects


@ChristchurchCC Updated list of water supply locations http://bit.ly/eraFmi #eqnz #chch Drinking Water must be boiled first or add 5 drops of bleach (per 5 litres) and leave for 30 minutes.

(1.13pm) @ChristchurchCC The road closures page, updated now http://ow.ly/44pzV #eqnz #chch

(9.54pm) @ChristchurchCC Sumner roads open – All road blocks in the Sumner area have been removed except the main road, which will be open shortly http://ow.ly/44yWl

(5.44pm) Dave Cliff says no roads have been opened since the 1pm media briefing. Lyttelton tunnel still only open to emergency services and Lyttelton residents (who will need to provide ID) #eqnz

(2.07pm) Ferrymead bridge’s open 4 small vehicles < 1000kg. Main Rd's closed from Moa Cave onwards. Use Beachville Rd 4 access 2 Redcliffs & Sumner.

@Police_NZ Please ask drivers in #chch to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary. Congestion on streets is slowing emergency response time and supplies.

(6.24pm) 500 telephones for Christchurch residents who have no power and need a home phone are available from @TelecomNZ at 70 Moorehouse Ave #eqnz

(11.06am) @TelecomNZ Customers calling Faults / 120 – call volumes are currently high, related to Chch earthquake, and we beg your patience

(10.49am) @TelstraClearNZ Christchurch residential customers FREE national & international calling from landline, so you can keep in touch with friends & family.

(10.50pm) Most petrol stations are operational, except for the following:
BP stations closed: Redcliff and New Brighton.
Mobil staions closed: Woolston and Lyttelton.

(10.50pm) Most supermarkets are operational, except for the following:
Closed: Pak’N Save in Wainoni.
Closed: Countdowns in Colombo St, Eastgate, Ferrymead, New Brighton and The Palms.
Closed: Four Square in Lyttelton.
Closed: Supervalue in Woolston and Stanmore Rd.

If you are short on food, ask your neighbours for help or phone the GOVERNMENT HELPLINE 0800 77 9997

@CEQgovtnz Find out what supermarkets are open in christchurch today http://dlvr.it/HnMQd


Showers now available for the public at Pioneer Stadium.
http://goo.gl/fb/E8RQE #eqnz

@ChristchurchCC Christchurch City Council is reminding residents a total fire ban is in place across the city, including Banks Peninsula #eqnz

@CEQgovtnz All CCC Service Centres are currently closed. Residents are not required to pay their rates as usual … http://ow.ly/44oWg #eqnz #chch

@CEQgovtnz After hours line available from 5pm to 8am for urgent servicing of portable toilets. Call SUPERLOO 0800 500 205 #eqnz #chch

All suburban door knocking teams carry official identification. Ask to see it. #eqnz #chch

@CEQgovtnz Make sure smoke alarms work. If not working or u don’t have 1, contact ur local fire station #eqnz #chch http://bit.ly/hPSCVE

@CEQgovtnz If your power is off, unplug sensitive appliances at the wall & make sure the stove is off http://bit.ly/g7qoae #eqnz

(7.34pm) @ChristchurchCC To clear up confusion about rubbish bins: only put out red and green bins on normal days. No yellow bins. #eqnz #chch

(1.13am Tues) @StJohnNZ doorknocking is on in Chch to check on needs of elderly & vulnerable … if urgent medical care is needed, ambulance called via 111. #eqnz

(9.01pm) More than 230 Christchurch supermarket workers lose jobs http://bit.ly/egvDVC #TVNZNews

(8.52pm, via NZStuff) Christchurch earthquake – latest news http://dlvr.it/Hpqnw

(6.46pm) Ministry Of Justice Media Update: Court buildings in Christchurch remain closed until … http://nzne.ws/7MmD #eqnz

(6.10pm) Around 1,000 media accredited in Christchurch for quake coverage #eqnz

(6.02pm) The Navy’s multi-role vessel, HMNZS Canterbury, is arriving in Lyttelton Harbour about now fully laden with vehicles and supplies #eqnz

(6.01pm) St John is worried about dust and the dire conditions of the roads are affecting their ambulances #eqnz

(6.00pm) Education Minister Anne Tolley confirmed quake damaged Christchurch schools will keep their funding #eqnz

(5.49pm) CTV building rescue operation will now only operate during daylight hours #eqnz

(5.48pm) 80% of buildings within the four avenues have been searched. 30% require heavy machinery to enter #eqnz

(5.22pm) 200 LandSAR volunteers have officially joined the relief operation #eqnz

(5.13pm)Christchurch’s Westfield Riccarton has been cleared by earthquake engineers #eqnz

(5.13pm) More than 12,700 houses have so far been assessed following the earthquake. #eqnz

(3.13pm) Approximately 200 households have now been evacuated in the Redcliffs – Clifton area near Sumner, say police #eqnz

(2.01pm) Demolition experts from Germany are set to assist in Christchurch. #eqnz

(1.26pm) Dave MacGregor from the New Brighton Welfare Centre says there are literally thousands of people who need water, bread and milk #eqnz

(12.25pm, via NZHerald) Up to 15,000 students could be affected by damage to Christchurch schools. Latest updates: nzh.tw/10709236 #eqnz

(12.17PM, via The Press) Sumner residents evacuated Residents of Clifton Hill, overlooking the beachside suburb of Sumner, have been ord… http://bit.ly/eWrR07

(11.46am) Quake residents face dust storm threat: Christchurch residents have been warned to take care today with strong w… http://bit.ly/fDTpaG

(11.44am, via NewstalkZB) The Army is set to use night-vision goggles while patrolling the streets to reduce the incidence of looting #eqnz

(11.18am) @TheNBR NZ dollar touches decade-low against Aussie http://tinyurl.com/46upay8

(11.16am) @CEQgovtnz Planning underway for the resumption of public transport services in Chch. No date is set yet. #eqnz #chch http://bit.ly/eg26TH

(10.52am) Fire Service’s Russell Wood “Work goes on unabated still with the hopes of finding signs of life in some of those collapsed buildings.” #eqnz

(10.51am) If you can help or need help, register your information for the Student Volunteer Army at sva.org.nz or phone (03) 974 8414

(10.49am) Mayor Bob Parker said 55,000 properties don’t have water, but 85% of city now has power #eqnz

(10.44am) PGC building still moving in aftershocks. Teams trying to remove the tower to help stabilise it #eqnz

(10.42am) Russell Wood from the NZ Fire Service says a process is underway to stabilise the Hotel Grand Chancellor #eqnz

@CEQgovtnz Information about animal welfare and lost/found pets is available on the SPCA NZ website http://bit.ly/he8SKU #eqnz #chch

@RNZSPCA Canterbury SPCA animal emergencies 9am-4pm call 03 349 7057 ext 201 or 205; after hours call 03 366 3886 #eqnz

For lost or found dogs please contact Animal Control on 021 240 8310 or visit 10 Metro Place – Open 8:00am to 6:00pm #eqnz

40 vets clinics now operating #chch (only about 5-6 clinics are down). The clinic in Hornby is operating an After Hours service.

Go to the Trade Me home page for information on missing and found pets.

Pets on the Net http://www.petsonthenet.co.nz/ Pets on the Net is working with the SPCA to save lives, this is a free community service. Earthquake: Petsonthenet is the nationwide database for lost and found pets, as phone service resumes please report and search for lost, found or deceased pets here. Phone reports will be accepted for those without internet access on 07 868 5581

There is now a good microchip register in New Zealand.

Text “HELP” to 4662 to donate $3 to Paw Justice towards pet food for Chch Animal Quake victims ♥

(12.33pm) @TVNZNews SPCA tries to match pets with owners after quake http://bit.ly/fRHS9g #TVNZNews

Aftershocks continue.
Quake: mag 4.3, Mon, Feb 28 2011 10:35 am (NZDT), http://geonet.org.nz/3471449g 10 km east of Lyttelton



Follow latest quakes via Twitter @geonet

Satellite images of Christchurch after the quake http://bit.ly/fO3XaJ

@tetoroa NZDF GIO Geospatial Intelligence Organisation: Christchurch Earthquake – Imagery and Geospatial Info nzdf.mil.nz/downloads/gio/default.html #eqnz

Before/After Google maps satellite images of the destruction in the Christchurch CBD http://bit.ly/hHf13O #eqnz

@dannews has compiled a montage of radio and television audio/footage as news of the quake became known http://bit.ly/hDEDv3 #eqnz

@NZStuff Photos: Before and after the Christchurch earthquake http://dlvr.it/HnMQH

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