Daily Archives: March 11, 2011

JAPAN Earthquake #eqjp

UPDATED Saturday, 12 March 2011

### See What if? related post and updating comments via this link

(Sat 9.02pm) @CEQgovtnz If u can’t contact family in North-East Japan contact Ministry of Foreign Affairs 0800 432 111 or from overseas +64 4 439 8000 #eqjp

(Sat 3.29pm) @nzherald Families concerned about NZers in Japan should contact MFAT on 0800 432 111 or 64 4 439 8000 #eqnz #tsunami

@NZcivildefence Only messages issued by MCDEM represent the official warning status for New Zealand. #eqnz #tsunami

Official Civil Defence Website http://bit.ly/d94pAr #chch #eqnz

(Sat 5.54pm) @NZcivildefence #eqjp Cancellation of National Warning – Tsunami: Marine & Minor Land Threat to NZ update 19: 1730, 12 March, 2011… http://dlvr.it/JzgBr

(Sat 4.28pm) @NZcivildefence #eqjp Tsunami marine and minor land threat warning in effect for NZ update 18: 1613, 12 March, 2011 A tsunami marine… http://dlvr.it/JzSbp #eqnz #tsunami

(Fri 10.05pm) @NZcivildefence A tsunami marine warning is in effect for New Zealand. A Marine Threat means strong and unusual currents are possible in the sea, rivers and estuaries. No land threat is expected at this time. #eqnz #tsunami

(Fri 10.40pm) @NZcivildefence We will copy our website updates to Google Docs while problems with www.civildefence.govt.nz continue. #eqnz #tsunami

@CEQgovtnz Please ensure you’re following @NZcivildefence for updates on the NZ situation #eqjp #japan #earthquake

Official Civil Defence Website http://bit.ly/d94pAr #chch #eqnz

(Sat 5.56pm) @CEQgovtnz No further tsunami threat exists for New Zealand coastlines #eqjp #tsunami National warning is now CANCELLED

@CEQgovtnz People in coastal areas should:
1. Stay off beaches #chch #eqnz
2. Stay out of the water (sea, rivers and estuaries, including boating activities) #chch #eqnz
3. Do not go sightseeing #chch #eqnz
4. Share this information with family, neighbours and friends #chch #eqnz
5. Listen to the radio and/or TV for updates #chch #eqnz
6. Follow instructions of your local Civil Defence authorities #chch #eqnz

Fri 11 Mar 2011
@CEQgovtnz An earthquake of magnitude 8.9 has occured in Japan. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has issued a Tsunami Watch #chch #eqnz


(Fri 11 Mar, via @Reuters) FLASH: Tsunami of 10 metres hits port in Sendai, northern Japan; power outage hits 4 million homes in Tokyo, surrounding area – Kyodo

(Fri 10.49pm) @DnCityCouncil Tsunami caused by earthquake in Japan is not expected to cause damage to Dunedin. Be cautious at shorelines.
More at http://bit.ly/dKJD6G #eqnz #tsunami

(Fri 10.16pm) @NZcivildefence The first wave to arrive to New Zealand will be in the areas around North Cape at approximately 0623 12 March 2011. #eqnz #tsunami

(Fri 10.13pm) @NZcivildefence MCDEM and scientific advisors are closely monitoring the situation to determine the severity of the threat to NZ #eqnz #tsunami

(Fri 9.44pm) @Reuters reports the earthquake was the biggest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years. #eqnz #tsunami

(Fri 9.43pm) @CEQgovtnz A Civil Defence advisory panel has been convened to assess the threat of the Japan tsunami to NZ #eqnz #tsunami

### 3news.co.nz Sat, 12 Mar 2011 9:03a.m.
Japan buildings designed to withstand strong quakes
By Tom Parmenter
As everything shook in Japan people said the buildings around them moved like jelly. In many cases that’s exactly what they are supposed to do. Modern structures in Japan are designed to move with the earth rather than against it. In giant warehouses different techniques are tested.
Read more + Video

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Geography, People

Stadium funding

If DVML can’t find sponsors, it is hardly surprising. Who would want to sponsor a rugby stadium… when you can force residents and ratepayers to cough up through the soft-touch vacuous Dunedin City Council.

### ODT Online Fri, 11 Mar 2011
Cull says ‘yes’ to funding
By David Loughrey
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has given his clearest indication yet he would support the council’s helping to finance $4.3 million of additional spending for the Forsyth Barr Stadium. A debate on stadium funding has been included in a non-public section of a council meeting, but Mr Cull has again fended off claims he has gone back on election promises.
Read more


### ODT Online Fri, 11 Mar 2011
More could be approached for funds
By David Loughrey
The pool of charitable trust funding available to the Forsyth Barr Stadium may not have been squeezed dry, but while one Dunedin city councillor would like to see further requests, another would prefer community groups did not find the pool empty.
Read more

Successful stadium funding applications
Community Trust of Otago: $7 million
New Zealand Community Trust: $605,000
The Southern Trust: $50,000
The Alexander McMillan Trust: $250,000

Unsuccessful applications
The Central Lakes Electric Fund
The New Zealand Lotteries Trust
The Perry Foundation
The Trusts Charitable Foundation
The Lion Foundation
Pub Charity
The Caversham Foundation
The Mainland Foundation
The ILT Foundation
The Bendigo Valley Sports and Charity
The St Kilda Community Sports Society
The Southern Victoria Charitable Trust


DCC Finance, Strategy and Development Committee
Monday 14 March, 1.00 PM

Fullwood Room, Level 3, Dunedin Centre

Agenda – FSD – 14/03/2011 (PDF, 47.3 KB, new window)

Report – FSD – 14/03/2011 (PDF, 1.3 MB, new window)
Stadium Precinct Executive Summary 13

Report – FSD – 14/03/2011 (PDF, 54.9 KB, new window)
Funding Applications for the Forsyth Barr Stadium

Other Reports

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under DVML, Economics, Politics, Project management, Site, Sport, Stadiums