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Large aftershock hits CHCH #eqnz

UPDATED 16 April 2011

### ODT Online Sat, 16 Apr 2011
Aftershock tilts Chch building
A building in central Christchurch is on a lean after a 5.3 magnitude aftershock. The Strategy building in Victoria Street tilted during the 5.49pm tremor tonight and several nearby roads had been closed to the public, Civil Defence said. The aftershock was centred within 5km of Lyttelton, 12km southeast of central Christchurch, at a depth of 11km, GNS reported. It was felt strongly in Christchurch.
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Sunday, 13 March 2011
The state of national emergency has been extended for a further seven days #eqnz (via @nzherald)

Monday, 7 March 2011
See Earthquake, Christchurch Updates #eqnz for more recent information and important links.

Quake: mag 4.8, 11 km deep, Sat, Mar 5 2011 7:34 pm (NZDT), http://geonet.org.nz/3474093g Within 5 km of Lyttelton

@ Monks Spur Road #eqnz

Another large aftershock has just hit Christchurch #eqnz nzh.tw/10710367

Quake: mag 3.1 6 km deep, Sat, Mar 5 2011 8:16 pm (NZDT), http://geonet.org.nz/3474107g 10 km north-east of Lyttelton

Quake: mag 3.8 12 km deep, Sat, Mar 5 2011 8:54 pm (NZDT), http://geonet.org.nz/3474118g 10 km north-east of Lyttelton

Quake: mag 2.9 4 km deep, Sat, Mar 5 2011 8:59 pm (NZDT), http://geonet.org.nz/3474120g Within 5 km of Lyttelton

Quake: mag 3.6 8 km deep, Sat, Mar 5 2011 10:45 pm (NZDT), http://geonet.org.nz/3474151g Within 5 km of Lyttelton

Quake: mag 3.1 9 km deep, Sat, Mar 5 2011 10:49 pm (NZDT), http://geonet.org.nz/3474152g 10 km north-west of Lyttelton

Quake: mag 3.7 10 km deep, Sat, Mar 5 2011 11:00 pm (NZDT), http://geonet.org.nz/3474155g 10 km north of Lyttelton

@NZcivildefence PLEASE don’t speculate abt damage after an #eqnz aftershock. Confirmed damage reports will be tweeted by @NZcivildefence and @CEQgovtnz

@NZcivildefence Heavy rain in #chch could cause slips or landslides on hillside areas. If any widening of cracks or land movement occurs please inform Civil Defence by calling 03 941 8999. #eqnz


Tweets (identities removed):

huge aftershock has hit Christchurch – biggest since last tuesday big quake according to some locals

[guesses at a High 4 magnitude 7.34pm]

[report via Twitter saying the choppers are up]

#eqnz Oh, that was a big one. A really big one. A growling rumble that built and built until the whole house was shuddering and banging.

So, erm, “fuck that was bad but we’re ok” big or “fuck, it’s another destroyer” big? #eqnz

hmm somewhere between?

Fuck, that bad.

Wonder if the Grand Chancellor is still standing? Hope all the SAR guys are safe & ok. #eqnz

#eqnz Realized after I’d snatched the wee girl from her bed during that big aftershock… I was still holding a glass of vino. Disgraceful.

We felt that in Ashburton! #eqnz

Its absolutely pissing down. Anyone who’s house isn’t weathertight is having a really really crap night. #eqnz

#eqnz family’s nerves are shot , mine are now gone . looks like I will be gone from chch sooner than planned now. and never coming back

#eqnz another little one ? then ?

ChCh: Keep some of your old buildings, I’d be more worried about Gerry Brownlee collapsing on me in an earthquake #eqnz

#eqnz awwwwww a little baby after shock

Jeez more aftershocks! #eqnz

Just back from shooting story on nightlife in Chch. Another aftershock. #eqnz

#eqnz can we sleep yet ?


@NZLotteries Wow. Thanks to the generosity of Lotto players, $8,248,300 has been raised for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal #eqnz

@NZLotteries Powerball was not won tonight, jackpots to $20 mill, 5 winners of Lotto First Div, in Chch (yay), Dunedin, Lower Hutt, Havelock North & Akld

@NewstalkZB Chch ticket wins Lotto prize worth $200,000 bit.ly/grs7cV #eqnz

@NZLotteries tkt sold at bishopdale unichem fyi

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Former Chief Post Office, Dunedin – magazine feature . . .

### ODT Online Sat, 5 Mar 2011
Magazine: Second time around
By Mark Price
For 17 years, developers have talked of turning Dunedin’s once-grand-now-derelict former chief post office in Princes St into a hotel. But, it has never happened. Mark Price tries to find out if the current owner has what it takes to salvage one of the city’s heritage landmarks.
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Graphic: Timeline of transactions
Chief post office – How it was (images)

What if? – It is well known that internal fabric stored in the basement ‘disappeared out the back door’ – by the truckload – when a former owner of the building, who shops at the casino, allowed a gang debt collector to occupy the basement flat.

Related Posts:
14.8.10 No surprises with former CPO redevelopment
27.5.10 Distinction Dunedin: former chief post office
12.5.10 D Scene – Geoff Thomson buys back former CPO
11.5.10 DCC Media Release – Chief Post Office
23.10.09 Weekend ODT looks at The Exchange
3.9.09 Dunedin Public Library feasibility
20.7.09 DCC + former CPO + others(??) = a public library (yeah right)

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Dunedin Fire Brigade Restoration Society

8 March 2011
See advertising feature in today’s ODT (print and digital editions, pages 12-14) which carries more Dunedin Fire Brigade 150th anniversary and related events information.

### ODT Online Sat, 5 Mar 2011
Restoration society rescued
By John Gibb
Cometh the hour, cometh the man.
Dunedin transport firm owner Doug Hall has stepped in, effectively, to save the Dunedin Fire Brigade Restoration Society by providing crucial storage and workshop space at Burnside, shortly before the society had to quit its previous premises.
The society is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and the Dunedin Fire Brigade is celebrating its 150th anniversary this month, from March 11 to 13.
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### ODT Online Sat, 5 Mar 2011
Magazine: All hands to the pump
By Mark Price
Two Dunedin institutions with intertwining histories celebrate their 150th anniversaries this year. One is the Otago Daily Times and the other is the Dunedin Fire Brigade. With the help of brigade historian John Ingram, Mark Price looks back at the danger fire posed in a young, wooden Dunedin and at how the brigade came into existence.

The first fire-engine – donated by the Liverpool and London Fire and Life Insurance Company and relying totally on manpower – was delivered early in 1861 and the first meeting of the Dunedin Volunteer Fire Brigade was held on February 20, 1861.

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