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Letter from Christchurch – it’s bad

WHAT DO RED STICKERS MEAN NOW?

Just had a long and rather unpleasant shake as I began to write. I am not certain how many demolitions have taken place with independent engineering advice that the buildings are OK. I know of one definite case in Lyttelton and we had a very close call with the Tunnel building. Transit had the diggers in place ready to demolish. A tenant alerted a friend who got on to NZHPT who actually got their engineer onto the case promptly. He said the damage was minor and Transit backed down (probably because they have a memo of understanding with NZHPT).

In the CBD owners have of course been unable to get independent experts in but decisions are being made to demolish simply because buildings have been red-stickered. The red sticker means they are unsafe to enter as it stands – it should not mean automatic demolition. It involves no judgement as to whether the building could be restored if appropriate shoring up took place. At present owners are being given 24 hours notice that a building is going to be demolished with little possibility of influencing the decision and no chance to recover possessions.

I will try to get more details on the process or lack of it at a meeting I am going to tomorrow. We have received calls from a number of distressed owners who have valuable property in buildings which they believe can be restored but who fear that they will lose both building and contents without being able to do anything about it.

The general approach seems to be that any reasonably undamaged buildings in a block are just a nuisance and will slow down the process of clearance – that it is more efficient to clear out everything (this is the view of somebody working hard to prevent listed buildings from being demolished).

Another reason behind the demolition of red-stickered buildings is that the demolition companies apparently get the materials and contents as salvage – so we have been informed by an antique shop owner who defied the red stickers (in a suburban area) in order to recover stock ahead of the demolition crews.

I will try to get more details to you tomorrow, it is clear that there are owners who want to restore their buildings but are simply being told they have to come down and that is that.

{Names removed, letter received by What if? on Tuesday 12.07am. -Eds}

“DEMOLITION CREWS, THEY’RE WORSE THAN THE LOOTERS.”

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Earthquake, Christchurch #eqnz Day 8

The following information is partial and subject to change. Refer previous posts at this site for more information – #eqnz Days 1-7.

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

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EARTHQUAKES AND AFTERSHOCKS TONIGHT
@geonet QUAKE: Mag 4.6, Tuesday, March 1 2011 at 10:42 pm (NZDT), 10 km west of Lyttelton. http://tinyurl.com/48w9aba #eqnz

(10.07pm) Wellington has been rattled by a small earthquake tonight. #eqnz

@geonet Quake: mag 4.5, Tue, Mar 1 2011 10:07 pm (NZDT), http://geonet.org.nz/3472164g 20 km north-west of Wellington

GeoNet reports the quake that struck WGTN was at a depth of 40km #eqnz

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National State of Emergency extended for a further 7 days http://dlvr.it/HvTsz #eqnz

A two-minute silence was held today Tuesday 1 March at 12.51pm, to remember those who lost their lives in the Christchurch earthquake. #eqnz

(11.09am) @nzherald “I have a feeling it will open the taps for a lot of emotion.” – Bob Parker on this afternoon’s two minutes’ silence. #eqnz

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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

OFFICIAL DEATH TOLL AND MISSING PERSONS
(6.00pm) The confirmed death toll from the Christchurch earthquake remains at 155. 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 155 victims, including 2 Britons. An elderly Australian woman has become the second Australian confirmed to have died in the Christchurch earthquake #eqnz

(5.34pm) Police Supt Dave Cliff: More victim names will be released tomorrow morning #eqnz

(10.53am) At least three bodies were recovered from PGC building overnight, say police #EQNZ

(10.47am) Families of the deceased have been notified this morning and Supt Cliff expects to release the names of another three names today #eqnz

(10.46am) Final death toll thought to be around 240, say police #eqnz

(10.44am) Supt Dave Cliff has reiterated once again that the process of identifying bodies is a complex, emotional, involved and lengthy one #eqnz

IMPORTANT NOTICES
(8.25pm) URGENT: stay away from all Christchurch beaches as seawater is currently contaminated with sewage. #eqnz #chch http://bit.ly/eburWD

BANKING
(10.59am) @BNZBank We’ve just updated the list of working BNZ ATMs, Papanui and Riccarton Mall now up again http://bit.ly/i0eDrJ #eqnz

(10.29am) @BNZBank Our Riccarton store at 81 Riccarton Rd is probably the most centrally located BNZ store open right now. Closes at 4:30pm today #eqnz

DISABILITY SERVICES
Help available for disabled in Christchurch http://bit.ly/h4Gihi #TVNZNews #eqnz

EX CHRISTCHURCH ACCOMMODATION
@quakeescape people can register on www.quakeescape.org.nz if they have temp accommodation available. nearly 5,000 so far.

(4.21pm) Red Cross staff waiting at Auckland Airport to support those coming off Chch flights. Saw another DVI team on its way down too. #eqnz

(4.19pm) @aklcouncil Accommodation for groups sought. Hotels, maraes, school camps for our friends from Chch. AKGEOClogistics@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

PHONES /TELCOS
(6.03pm) Telcos to offer credit to all residential customers in Christchurch after quake http://tinyurl.com/69fe3do

(5.03pm) Telecom will credit all Chch customers for national + international landline calls made in the week after the quake #eqnz

(4.47pm) 2degrees network restored in Christchurch http://bit.ly/etQneo

(4.27pm) ACC claims line operating additional hours. 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday. Call 0800 101 996. #chch #eqnz

(11.23am) @TelecomNZ Here’s a map of avail payphones, wifi and Telecom stores in Christchurch. http://cot.ag/ghdpTQ #eqnz ^NR

POWER SUPPLY
(5.48pm) Roger Sutton from Orion says energy conservation is very important #eqnz

(4.23pm) It’s hoped power will be restored to 86% of Christchurch by the end of today – 27,000 people are still without power. #eqnz

(11.41am) @ChristchurchCC Update from Orion on power network status: map http://bit.ly/frFAEV and position statement http://bit.ly/h1Fxlz #eqnz #chch

(10.27am) Power transformer to be installed in eastern Christchurch suburbs http://bit.ly/fIXrxY #TVNZNews

RATES
(4.15pm) Residents not required to pay their rates due 28 Feb. Rates can be paid at a future date. No penalties will apply. #chch #eqnz

ROADS
(4.07pm) Christchurch’s Main North Road is closed to northbound traffic as part of the carriageway has slumped #eqnz

SCHOOLS
All schools and earky childhood education services in Christchurch will remain closed until further notice.

SHOWERS – PUBLIC SHOWERS
(9.19pm)@ChristchurchCC Please note Pioneer Welfare Centre showers close at 8pm and open 9am. http://canterburyearthquake.org.nz/welfare-centres/ #eqnz #chch

URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE (USAR) – CBD
There are now 900 personnel from 12 international contributors working shoulder to shoulder with our New Zealand rescue workers #eqnz

(6.47pm) Contractors have removed the top of the PGC building this afternoon, which will allow USAR teams to continue clearing floor by floor #eqnz

(6.47pm) Three diggers and around a dozen workers are pulling apart the layers of the CTV building in an attempt to recover those underneath #eqnz

(5.58pm) Russell Wood says the steel support structure at the Christchurch Cathedral is expected to be finished to be put in place tomorrow morning #eqnz

(5.40pm) USAR have requested dogs to help with search of Hotel Grand Chancellor #eqnz

(5.38pm) Russell Wood from NZ Fire Service says the stairwell in the Forsyth Barr building is not accessable so they’re using ropes and ladders #eqnz

(5.37pm) Russell Wood from NZ Fire Service says USAR is starting to search the Hotel Grand Chancellor #eqnz

(11.05am) There will be a controlled felling shortly at the top of the PGC building due to safety concerns around the stability of the structure #eqnz

(10.58am) Christchurch earthquake: Cordon around Hotel Grand Chancellor narrows http://dlvr.it/HtJdD

(10.50am) Concrete was being pumped into the bottom of the Hotel Grand Chancellor to stabilise the building. #eqnz

URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE (USAR) – OPERATION SUBURB
(5.44pm) Bob Parker says the aim is to have 95% of the silt off the streets, more than 200,000 tonnes to shift #eqnz

(5.17pm) Fed Farmers has an army of workers avail to help clear up/shift debris in #Chch ph 027 266 7926 if you need help.http://bit.ly/gY4S31 #eqnz

(11.44am) The majority of people evacuated from the hills above Sumner have returned to their homes. #eqnz

(10.50am) Quake: 100,000 homes damaged, 10,000 can’t be saved http://bit.ly/elQX4b

WATER SUPPLY
@CEQgovtnz Water is being chlorinated for public safety. However, the public are advised to continue to boil drinking water #eqnz #chch

@CEQgovtnz Full list of water stations http://tinyurl.com/6xwb4p6 #eqnz 3chch

@CEQgovtnz Water supply maybe intermittent as it is often turned off soon after being restored to repair leaks. #chch #eqnz

(10.39am) 66% of water is back on in Christchurch. 67 tankers in areas which don’t have water. Some weeks before 100% of areas have water #eqnz

OTHER NOTICES
(11.33pm, via NZStuff) Christchurch earthquake: Latest news http://dlvr.it/HwkJW

(9.47pm) University of Canterbury cancels April graduation ceremonies http://bit.ly/ejokrW #TVNZNews

(8.36pm, via NZStuff) $14 million raised for Christchurch earthquake relief http://dlvr.it/HvyLS

(8.pm) @ScoopWellington #Wellington: Christchurch has “changed the game” for Wellington’s quake risk, warns mayor: News release – Wellin… http://bit.ly/hwYeJM

(8.34pm, via NZStuff) Christchurch Embassy has been set up in the Dunedin Railway Station for anyone to come get the support they need http://bitURL.net/a8d3

TV3 is moving out of its building in the CBD.

Notice to families (via @ChchArtGallery): The Air Force Museum is open to the public from today onwards. @AirForce_Museum

(6.26pm) Lions Club volunteers will be bolstering the Red Cross effort in Christchurch tomorrow Thanks Lions Club! http://bit.ly/eBfgEW #eqnz

(5.54pm) Jeremy the #eqnz sign language interpreter now has his own Facebook fan page, says Mayor Bob Parker

(5.43pm) Information pamphlets in a number of languages are being prepared #eqnz

(5.15pm) Prelim hearing of Royal Commission on #pikeriver has been deferred until 5 April because of Chch quake #eqnz

(5.05pm) 788 individual employees have applied for Job Loss Cover. Over 1,500 sole traders have also asked for help.

(5.05pm) 1,718 employers, covering over 8,000 staff, have applied for the Earthquake Support Subsidy. #eqnz

(5.04pm) More than 10,000 people have applied to the Government for its earthquake support package #eqnz

(11.19am) @ChristchurchCC Public information update. http://bit.ly/eR4kEQ #chch #eqnz

(10.45am) @NZRedCross Wow! We’ve just hit $10.3m for the people of Christchurch! Thank you to every person, family and business for your incredible support #eqnz

(10.42am) There was no earthquake-related crime over night, described as “fantastic” result by police #eqnz

(10.15am, via NZStuff) Christchurch earthquake: Exodus gains pace http://dlvr.it/HtB9D

TIME CAPSULES DISCOVERY, THE SQUARE
A third time capsule has been found – this one inside the cross that fell off Christchurch Cathedral http://bit.ly/fLOVEp #eqnz

(10.58am, via NZStuff) Christchurch earthquake: ‘Remarkable’ find in ruins http://dlvr.it/HtJdH

(10.50am) Info on time capsules is online now http://bit.ly/fo3vtk

(10.34am) Time capsules, one with a hand written letter found under John Robert Godley statue in Cathedral Square, says Mayor Bob Parker #eqnz

We’ve opened a “door into our past that may be a portal into our future” – Bob Parker.

JR Godley, founder of the city. The time capsules (2) are thought to contain documents around the intentions and vision of the founding of the city #eqnz

The statue http://bit.ly/ffeuRZ broken in the earthquake: http://bit.ly/gILLV4

@NLNZ Papers Past, the story of Godley statue’s message in a bottle http://is.gd/Y0mxJf

And the full page spread from The Colonist 1918 http://bit.ly/hL61Lh

QUAKE MAP
http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/
http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/week

Follow latest quakes via Twitter @geonet
http://www.geonet.org.nz/

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

Post quake satellite images @DavidClinchNews

New Google Earth/GeoEye Feb26 shows amazing details http://bit.ly/dJVneH

A view of #Christchurch & #Wellington from the International Space Station http://bit.ly/ieBUoy #NZ #NZtravel >> cool

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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

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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

OFFICIAL DEATH TOLL AND MISSING PERSONS
(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

GLOBAL APPEAL
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

IMPORTANT NOTICES
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

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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

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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

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WATER
@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.

UPDATED ROAD CLOSURES
(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.

PHONES
(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.

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

SUPERMARKETS
(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

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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

OTHER NOTICES
(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

PET WELFARE / SPCA / ANIMAL CONTROL
@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

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QUAKE MAP
http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/
http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/week

Follow latest quakes via Twitter @geonet
http://www.geonet.org.nz/

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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Earthquake, Christchurch #eqnz Day 6

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

For how to DONATE to the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal – go to bottom of the page.

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

IMPORTANT
@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

(4.58) Lyttelton tunnel open to residents only, residents can get a permit from Lyttelton Community Centre or Lyttelton Police Station #chch #eqnz

(2.58 pm) @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.
Please stay off the streets #eqnz #chch

The following information is partial and subject to change. Refer previous posts at this site for more information – #eqnz Days 1-5.

Twitter is open domain. You can google all Twitter addresses – for example, @NZcivildefence – to read tweets without being subscribed to Twitter.
(12.27pm) Twitter.com and API access have stabilised. We continue to monitor the situation closely.

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)

A police officer has been assigned to each of the families of those still missing. #eqnz

Faces of the missing: You can leave messages on the profiles of each of the missing. #eqnz http://ow.ly/43Flt

(2.59pm) Police: Many missing may be alive: There is still hope that not all the missing people in Christchurch are victi… http://bit.ly/hWHjZT

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

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Canterbury District Health Board Media Release – 27 February 2011 http://bit.ly/hUWgBy #EQNZ #CHCH #NZquake

(9.50pm) @ChristchurchCC Do not swim, fish, or gather shellfish from sea/beaches, esp Nth Beach to Brighton. Sea water contaminated. #eqnz #chch

(9.45pm) @ChristchurchCC Building owners still not permitted in CDB to check properties. Area and buildings still unsafe #eqnz #chch

(9.00pm) @ChristchurchCC Public information update. Wastewater on beaches, services, welfare, bldg inspections http://bit.ly/hTl4Sk #eqnz #chch

(4.51pm) @ChristchurchCC If you need emergency housing, or can offer housing, call 0800 HELP 00 (0800 435 700) #eqnz #chch

@CEQgovtnz Counselling and support is available to people affected by the quake. For help please call 0800 777 846 between 8am-11pm #eqnz

@minhealthnz Key public health messages for Christchurch residents http://tiny.cc/7larw

@NZcivildefence Quake Update 54: Can I get personal possessions out of a cordoned area?… http://tinyurl.com/4k9axqv
(7.27pm) 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

Welfare centres open as at Sunday 27 February – http://ow.ly/447Vz #eqnz #chch CC

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

WATER @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.

ROAD CLOSURES @ChristchurchCC Road closures as at 1pm Sun 27 Feb. List at http://bit.ly/eycj3i, interactive map at http://bit.ly/gUG2ip #eqnz #chch

OFFICIAL DEATH TOLL AND MISSING PERSONS
(6.00pm) The confirmed death toll from the Christchurch earthquake stands at 147. 200 people are still missing and more than 50 people are unaccounted for. Hopes are fading for live rescues. No survivors were found last night #eqnz
Over 20 nationalities among the victims.
2 Britons among the 147 dead.

URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE (USAR)
Rescue operation continues today Sunday as any normal day.

(yesterday) Foreign search and rescue teams say the NZ rescue effort is the best organised they had ever seen. #eqnz

(5.34pm) Mayor Bob Parker says rescue teams have a high morale and are ‘not giving up hope’. #eqnz

(11.38am today) Police: Quake victims may never be identified http://dlvr.it/HhzKk

(9.11am) Second group of UK disaster specialists flying to ChCh. This from the @Guardian http://bit.ly/hCyvXU

CBD USAR
(10.30pm) @ChristchurchCC 755 buildings given Red placards (immediate evacuation, in danger of imminent collapse), 909 Yellow (limited access), 1276 Green (access cleared) within CBD #eqnz #chch

USAR teams inserting steel tubes into the ruined Cathedral & crawling in. http://bit.ly/gNG1zA via @CEQgovtnz

(6.40pm) Teams a quarter of the way through clearing buildings in CBD.
Safe havens for teams established inside and outside Christchurch Cathedral, in case of further aftershocks.
Fire Service spokesman Paul Baxter says specialists are deliberating over how to enter some buildings which are deemed unsafe.

(5.42pm) Still no access to the Grand Chancellor Hotel. #eqnz

(5.41pm) Paul Baxter (Fire Service) says ‘sites of high-potential survivability’ are being searched first.

(5.39pm) Fire Service says urban search and rescue teams are progressing while CTV and Pyne Gould building de-layering continues.

(1.44pm) Number of staff and students still inside CTV building is unconfirmed, but more than 60 – Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce

(10.55am) USAR have now begun search of buildings near the Grand Chancellor Hotel. Engineers still working on plan for GC hotel #eqnz

OPERATION SUBURB
(4.40pm) @StJohnNZ is seeing more people with stress-related issues at Chch welfare centres. StJ has put measures in place, working with other agencies. #eqnz

(4.34pm) @StJohnNZ has today scaled back evacuation of elderly and vulnerable out of Chch as demand dropped. We are on standby to ramp this up. #eqnz #chch

(2.32pm) Lyttelton rock falls cause concern: Rockfalls in Lyttelton are so dangerous that emergency services won’t try to… http://bit.ly/fvCPNF

(8.56am) Aftershocks trigger more evacuations http://bit.ly/hTrU6N #TVNZNews

6,500 homes checked off by search and rescue teams, out of a total of 50,000. The number of teams will be doubled on Monday.

55,000 homes still without water.
Water restored to 65% of buildings in Christchurch.
Water is being trucked into the areas without supply.

100,000 homes have no sewerage services.

POWER SUPPLY
(4.45pm) Please assist Orion Energy by conserving electricity. Turn off unnecessary appliances and keep lights to a minimum. #chch #eqnz

(2.33pm) Orion Energy aiming to get power on to 95% of households in next 7 days. Excludes households with damage preventing reconnection & off limit parts of CBD. #eqnz

(9.10am, via Orion Energy) Power restored to 82% of Christchurch homes.
37,000 homes without power, and many will remain so for weeks (see badly devastated eastern suburbs and pockets across city where there are significant faults).

(10.59am) Target is to get power to restored to 95 per cent of Chch by end of the week. People reminded to turn mains off first #eqnz

TURNING YOUR POWER ON – FIRE RISK
There have been five fires in past 24 hours, which have injured people. Related to power restoration. Were preventable #eqnz

COOKING GAS
(via Contact Energy) Contact Energy is refilling 9kg LPG bottles for free at these locations http://tinyurl.com/4zw6yep #chch #eqnz

COMMUNITY LAUNDRIES
(1.31pm) @ChristchurchCC Fisher & Paykel community laundries – free washing and drying at Hornby and Kaiapoi. http://www.fisherpaykel.co.nz/communitylaundry/

PHARMACIES
(5.49pm) Most pharmacies in Christchurch are open and able to fulfill emergency prescriptions and first aid equipment.

WELFARE CENTRES
Welfare centres open open as at Sunday 27 February – http://ow.ly/447Vz #eqnz #chch CC

(8.43pm) @StJohnNZ is in welfare centres in Chch: Burnside, 300 people, 20 patients; Windsor, 59 people, 16 treated; Rangiora 100; Pioneer 665, 60 treated. #eqnz

EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION
(4.51pm) @ChristchurchCC If you need emergency housing, or can offer housing, call 0800 HELP 00 (0800 435 700) #eqnz #chch

EX CHRISTCHURCH ACCOMMODATION
(4.48pm) 16,000+ beds available nz-wide for #chch quake victims. http://www.quakeescape.org.nz #eqnz

PHONES AND TELECOS
(11.57am) Chch Telecom customers can divert their landline to another number free. Call 120 or 125 for bus. customers #eqnz.
(10.08am) @TelecomNZ Chch people should keep minimising mobile phone calls. Txt instead if possible to help emergency efforts #eqnz

BANKING SERVICES
(8.10pm) Full info on which BNZ stores will be open in the #Chch area tomorrow (subject to aftershocks) available here: http://bit.ly/i0eDrJ #eqnz

(2.25pm) BNZ ATM update: ATMs at Shell Kaiapoi and Parklands FreshChoice are currently out of action. #eqnz

BNZBank In ChCh – the lastest on our ATM network http://bit.ly/i0eDrJ demand is for cash is heavy but we are keeping up #eqnz

PET WELFARE / SPCA / ANIMAL CONTROL
@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 ♥

OTHER NOTICES
The Government will announce an economic package on Monday nzh.tw/10708856 #eqnz

Student Volunteer Army
@ucvolunteerarmy REQUEST: WE STILL DESPERATELY NEED WHEELBARROWS!!! We are struggling to work to our potential because of a lack of… http://fb.me/V9cPZHCS
University of Canterbury Volunteer Army

@ucvoluntaryarmy WE STILL NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS!!! If you are able to give a day of your time please come to the UCSA car park RIGHT… http://fb.me/U4naaNJn

(12.21pm) @tinopai: Wow, Dunedinites donated 17,000 lunches to the UC Volunteer Army. Choice.

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(8.17pm) @ChristchurchCC Sewage leaks diverted from streets to North/Waimairi/Parklands beaches via stormwater pipes. Avoid these beaches #eqnz

(8.10pm) @ChristchurchCC Stay away from rivers, estuary, and beaches. Sewage is overflowing into Avon & Heathcote and out to sea. #eqnz #chch

(7.14pm) Ministry of Health – do not eat garden produce if the soil has been affected by liquefaction http://bit.ly/hcTkbe #chch #eqnz

(7.06pm) Earthquake levies may triple: It’s likely Earthquake Commission levies for all New Zealanders will rise. http://bit.ly/hVpNSh

(5.38pm) Christchurch schools stay closed as extent of damage revealed http://bit.ly/fZt0uQ #TVNZNews

(5.32pm) Christchurch Cathedral has been blessed to lift any tapu where victims of the quake still lie #eqnz

(5.05pm) Thousands quit Christchurch: Thousands of the 350,000 inhabitants of Christchurch have left in droves http://bit.ly/fFeH53 (NewstalkZB)

(4.34pm) @StJohnNZ has today scaled back evacuation of elderly and vulnerable out of Chch as demand dropped. We are on standby to ramp this up. #eqnz #chch

(4.23pm) PM John Key has announced a global appeal for Christchurch. Donate at http://www.christchurchearthquakeappeal.govt.nz #eqnz

(4.10pm) Housing New Zealand has suspended rent for 3 weeks for 2500 affected tenants http://bit.ly/ePWvHd #chch #eqnz

(3.48pm) Earthquake minister points to massive demolition: Once the search for victims of the Christchurch earthquake i… http://bit.ly/gxg05t (via @NZPlanning)

(2.23pm) Former PM Helen Clark has visited Christchurch CBD and has said it’s as bad as #Haiti. She is travelling as private citizen #eqnz

(1.31pm) Christchurch teachers are being asked to stay away from schools for their own safety: nzh.tw/10709110 #eqnz

(1.29pm) @TelecomNZ Lost a pet during the earthquake, register on: http://www.petsonthenet.co.nz/

(10.51am) Australian police have ‘full power’ of constables, have been sworn in. Aus police have been making arrests #eqnz

(10.48am) Police wearing huia feather today to signify dead colleague in earthquake, says Police commander. #eqnz #chch

(10.32am) @StJohnNZ is rotating ambulance officers from other parts of the country to support and keep appropriate staff levels up in Christchurch

(10.15am) Extra funeral directors flown in to Christchurch as the number of people killed by the earthquake rises. http://bit.ly/i6f9hp #eqnz #chch

Hoax calls wasting valuable time – St John http://bit.ly/gNdl5j #TVNZNews

(9.10am) Salvation Army looking for a safe building or storage unit in Christchurch to stage food distribution. Call Robert Ross 027 449 4540 & he’ll get back to you. #eqnz

(9.00am) Ngai Tahu offer facilities to ALL affected by the quake. Please Re-Tweet, spread the word #EQNZ #christchurch #ngaitahu http://j.mp/dZSvek

@ACC_nz_govt ACC claims line operating additional hours today (Sunday 27 Feb), 9am-1pm. Call 0800 101 996 #chch #eqnz

(2.33pm, via NZHerald) Keep in touch with latest updates from the #chch earthquake disaster relief effort. nzh.tw/10709068 #eqnz

(10.11pm, via NZStuff) Christchurch quake – latest updates http://dlvr.it/HkdNn

Some churches in Christchurch are holding services on Sunday morning despite being damaged in Tuesday’s earthquake. http://bit.ly/f7zTd2

Christchurch Earthquake: Westminster Cathedral vigil for Christchurch quake. http://goo.gl/MYvYi #eqnz #christchurch

Aftershocks continue.

QUAKE MAP
http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/
http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/week

Follow latest quakes via Twitter @geonet
http://www.geonet.org.nz/

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

DONATIONS TO CANTERBURY EARTHQUAKE APPEAL
The best way you can help is by giving donations of money to the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal.

(via @NZcivildefence) The New Zealand Government has launched a global appeal to help the people of Christchurch and Canterbury http://goo.gl/juym3 #eqnz #Christchurch [How to make your donation by Credit Card]

Go to the Trade Me home page for information on how to donate.

Visit your local banks and make donations there.

New World Supermarkets You can make donations to the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal at all New World checkouts.

@BNZBank To donate to BNZ’s @NZRedCross appeal account, use the donate button within BNZ internet banking or this acct: 02-0500-0982004-000 #eqnz

@BNZBank We’ve just updated our instant #eqnz donation button on BNZ internet banking to include credit cards. There’ll be no fees for CC donations.

@NZredcross Pls note: 0800 733 276 is NOT a donation number for #eqnz U can donate here: http://www.redcross.org.nz/donate thnks

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Donations by Text Message:

@CEQgovtnz Telecom, Vodafone and 2 Degrees mobile customers can text ‘chch’ to 933 to make an automatic $3 donation #chch #eqnz

Red Cross donations to Christchurch Earthquake Appeal: text ‘quake’ to 4419 to make a $3 donation #eqnz

Salvation Army donations to Christchurch Earthquake Appeal: text ‘quake’ to 5339 to make a $3 donation #eqnz

VodafoneNZ Red Alert 2011 Earthquake Appeal: text ‘QUAKE’ to 555 to make a $5 donation. 100% of your $5 donation will go to the Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal.

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DONATE OLD PHONES
@TelecomNZ asking for old style telephones (eg wired not cordless) for #EQNZ as they work with no power. Take into local telecom stores. @telecomnz store: http://cot.ag/huChok

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Earthquake, Christchurch #eqnz Day 5

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

(7.47pm) Foreign search and rescue teams say the NZ rescue effort is the best organised they had ever seen. #eqnz

The Government will announce an economic package on Monday nzh.tw/10708856 #eqnz

WATER @ChristchurchCC Updated list of water supply locations http://bit.ly/eraFmi #eqnz #chch

The following information is partial and subject to change. Refer previous posts at this site for more information.

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

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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 the site overloads – try again later)

(5.39pm) A police officer has been assigned to each of the families of those still missing. No live rescues were made today #eqnz

Faces of the missing: You can leave messages on the profiles of each of the missing. More to be updated today. #eqnz http://ow.ly/43Flt

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

@CEQgovtnz @ChristchurchCC @ECan for official information

@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

@ChristchurchCC Today’s #eqnz update http://bit.ly/fz2eym covers the things you need to know: health, police, house inspections & more #chch

@minhealthnz Key public health messages for Christchurch residents http://tiny.cc/7larw

@NZcivildefence Quake Update 54: 1720, 26 February 2011 Can I get personal possessions out of a cordoned area?… http://tinyurl.com/4k9axqv

OFFICIAL DEATH TOLL AND MISSING PERSONS
(6.14pm) The confirmed death toll from the Christchurch earthquake stands at 145, with more than 200 people missing. Hopes are fading for live rescues.
6 names of the deceased have been released, more to be named later today.
Over 20 nationalities among the victims.
2 Britons among the 145 dead.

(9.46pm) Victim ID experts due: UK disaster victim identification personnel expected in Chch Monday – specialist team alre… http://bit.ly/gZgcRr

CBD USAR OPERATIONS
Grid search of Christchurch CBD is completed except for the cordoned off area around the Hotel Grand Chancellor. The building has to be secured for safe search; senior engineers are monitoring the building.

(2.37pm) Unstable building brings new concern: One of the cordon’s on the outskirts of the Christchurch CBD is closed be… http://bit.ly/f6fVmh

Active search continues at the PCG building, CTV building and Christchurch Cathedral.
(2.35pm) Rescue workers have just removed another body from the CTV building #eqnz

All CBD buildings are being re-visited by search teams.

(7.47pm) Foreign search and rescue teams say the NZ rescue effort is the best organised they had ever seen. #eqnz

CBD BUILDING INSPECTIONS
(9.48pm) Bldg assessments by helicopter: Choppers buzzing over central Chch are carrying out building assessments- flight… http://bit.ly/eFxB8j

Nearly 1000 CBD buildings have been accessed for inspection.
60% of buildings green stickered – cleared for access.
17% of buildings yellow stickered – limited access.
20-25% of buildings red stickered – immediate evacuation, in danger of imminent collapse.

The CBD won’t open “for months”.
(6.25pm, via 3news) Over a third of CBD buildings destroyed, maybe up to two thirds of businesses lost.

(6.20pm) Ballantyne’s store in the CBD is likely to open a satellite or pop-up store to keep trading.

Engineers are thinking to brace the Hotel Grand Chancellor. #eqnz
(10.18pm) Grand Chancellor being stabilised: Work is carried out on Hotel Grand Chancellor to stabilise it so operations c… http://bit.ly/gqxjeR

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OPERATION SUBURB
IMPORTANT: All suburban door knocking teams carry official identification #eqnz #chch

(via Mayor Bob Parker)
4000+ individual house and property visits have been carried out. Each house receives a welfare assessment and physical building inspection.
1100+ completed forms from these property visits have been processed and liaison for specialist support followed up.

Suburban housing and small business assessments:
4600 buildings green stickered – cleared for access.
500 buildings yellow stickered – limited access.
341 red stickered – immediate evacuation, in danger of imminent collapse.

Lyttelton and surrounding suburbs hardest hit. These communities are isolated – another 80 teams have been sent in to assist.
(5.46pm) 4 Lyttelton houses have been evacuated amid fears of rock falls in the area #eqnz

NZRedCross response team going door to door after #eqnz http://bit.ly/eJ3FMU

People from 341 houses have been evacuated to safety.
30 people were evacuated from Soleares Ave in Mt Pleasant overnight. #eqnz

Merivale Anglican Church was brought down this morning.
155-year old Hambledon Mansion on Bealey Ave, owned by the Smith family, has been demolished. The three-storeyed house was built in 1855 by George Gould, founder of the Pyne Gould company, when the area was still a farm.

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(via Orion Energy) Power has been restored to 80% of the city.
If your house is severely damaged, turn off mains power.
If your power is off, unplug sensitive appliances at the wall and make sure the stove is turned off http://www.oriongroup.co.nz/ #eqnz #chch

(via Contact Energy) Contact energy is offering free cooking gas to residents. People can fill their 9kg gas bottles at locations listed at www.contactenergy.co.nz

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WATER @ChristchurchCC Updated list of water supply locations http://bit.ly/eraFmi #eqnz #chch

The first priority is for people to stay healthy.
Many homes still without water.
65,000 homes still without power.
100,000 homes are without sewerage services.
963 extra Portaloos are being airlifted in from USA.
17,500 tonnes of silt removed.

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WELFARE CENTRES
(9.48pm) New welfare centre has opened in Chch this evening- it is at Windsor School on Burwood Road http://bit.ly/fFWVO9 #eqnz

Cowles Stadium Welfare Centre closed due to lack of reliable water and sewerage services.
(6.20pm) 500 people are being catered for across all Welfare Centres, with that number dropping as more people stay with friends or leave town #eqnz
For more information on Welfare Centres at this website, see previous post.

(6.20pm)St John has 17 clinical staff across welfare centres at Burnside High, Pioneer Stadium, and Rangiora where there are are 500 people in total #eqnz

HOSPITALS
All hospitals have been cleared for intake of casualities, specialists arriving.
All elective surgery has been cancelled until 7 March.

QUAKE MAP
http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/
http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/week

Follow latest quakes via Twitter @geonet
http://www.geonet.org.nz/

Aftershocks continue. There have been 14 aftershocks since midnight. The largest at magnitude 4.1.

TELEVISION AND MEDIA
TV3 / 3news Continuous updates via http://www.3news.co.nz/
Evening news at 6pm. Midday news on Sunday.

TVNZ Continuous live updates Evening news at 6pm.

CTV still on-air, despite all that has happened.

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

PHONES / TELECOS
Vodafone CHCH customers, you can TXT 3166 to have your Vodafone landline number diverted to your Vodafone mobile. Free for 30 days. #eqnz

TelstraClearNZ From today, for the next 2 weeks all outgoing International & National Calls will be FREE for our #Chch residential customers #eqnz

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

Air NZ extends compassionate airfares: nzh.tw/10708919 #eqnz

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@BNZBank A few more BNZ ATM’s back in business in ChCh – the latest update http://bit.ly/i0eDrJ #eqnz

The cost of the earthquake is likely to be over $30 billion.

(6.26pm, via NZStuff) Half of Lotto sales to go to Christchurch – Minister http://dlvr.it/HdhvR

Access to the Chch Art Gallery where civil defence HQ is has been closed because of concern about an unstable building #eqnz

Christchurch police say “normal’ policing has resumed & warn they’ll crack down on burglaries #eqnz

HMNZS Canterbury will return to Lyttelton from Wellington with water, vehicles, fuel tanker, fire appliances, telecom vans and other materials #eqnz

Air Force has moved 1542 passengers in and out of Christchurch; Air Force facilitated 121,000 tonnes of freight to Chc in the last 24 hours.

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Family Liaision Teams will hold two meetings today, one with local families and one with families from overseas. #eqnz

More than $1 million in emergency grants has been paid out to stricken Cantabrians, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett said #eqnz

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HOUSING
For emergency repairs contact EQC on 0800 DAMAGE (0800 326 243) #eqnz #chch

Official link to Housing NZ emergency housing website for victims & property owners http://ow.ly/435VL #eqnz

Housing NZ are accepting offers of housing from all over NZ http://www.housinghelp.govt.nz/

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Lyttelton tunnel has now re-opened for local residents & emergency vehicles #eqnz

@ChristchurchCC Christchurch rubbish collection is currently 2 days behind schedule #eqnz #chch

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark has been spotted by a 3 News reporter at Auckland Airport on her way to Christchurch. #eqnz

Christchurch mayor Bob Parker on how the city will move forward following the earthquake nzh.tw/g/116999 #eqnz

If affected by the earthquake find out how IRD can help you http://www.ird.govt.nz/earthquake/canterbury-quake-index.html #eqnz #chch

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SUPERMARKETS
List of open supermarkets in Christchurch has been updated http://ow.ly/43N06 #eqnz #eqnz

New World making it easy to donate to Red Cross by adding it to bill at checkout. #eqnz

South Island supermarkets have started rationing milk and bread and supplies of other perishable food are running short due to disruptions caused by the earthquake in Christchurch on Tuesday.
Countdown stores in Dunedin were yesterday limiting milk to four containers per customer and some New World stores to two per customer.
Bread was in limited supply and limited to two loaves per customer at New World yesterday afternoon.

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Earthquake, Christchurch #eqnz Day 4

FARMERS – Your Help Needed With City Clean Up. Bring your gear to the AMP Showgrounds on Saturday from 6.30am.

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

(5.51pm) A curfew will be in place from 6pm until 6am tomorrow Saturday #eqnz

#ff @CEQgovtnz @ChristchurchCC @ECan for official information

@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

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

OFFICIAL DEATH TOLL AND MISSING PERSONS
#eqnz Death toll at 113.
Many of the dead remain unidentified.

(6.45pm) 2 new names released. 2 men from chch. and police say no change on death toll of 113 but more bodies found today. #eqnz (via The Press)

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

Victims of the Quake: Faces of the missing (via NZStuff)

LATEST (11.37am, via NZStuff) You can now add messages to the missing on each of their profiles. Know someone is safe? Let us know #eqnz
http://ow.ly/42YDK

TV3 / 3news Friday: Nightline at 10.30pm. Saturday coverage 7am-10am. Midday news on Saturday and Sunday.

TVNZ continuous live updates

NZStuff Christchurch quake: latest info http://dlvr.it/HYmPZ (11.39pm)

NewstalkZB Listen to Danny Watson read the account of an ambulance officer’s day, the day the earthquake hit Christchurch http://bit.ly/fCuxZ1 #eqnz

QUAKE MAP
http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/
http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/week

Follow latest quakes via Twitter @geonet
http://www.geonet.org.nz/

Aftershocks continue in Christchurch
Quake: mag 4.3, Fri, Feb 25 2011 7:14 pm (NZDT), http://geonet.org.nz/3470254g 10 km south-east of Christchurch
Magnitude 4.4 aftershock hits Christchurch at 5.40pm (depth of 6 km) #eqnz

STUDENT VOLUNTEER ARMY
Via internet call up, 15,000 students are being deployed to low risk suburbs by bus to help with silt removal, provision of water and all other tasks assigned to assist residents. http://www.geoop.com/

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@ChristchurchCC Public information update: http://bit.ly/ft4xkj #eqnz #chch

Christchurch City Council
@ChristchurchCC To avoid confusion with 4 Sept info, check Last Reviewed date at bottom of page on ccc.govt.nz #eqnz #chch

DRINKING WATER
Water deliveries for FRIDAY 25 Feb http://bit.ly/hnDnMa via CCC #eqnz #chch

100L water tank making deliveries in Christchurch 027 226 3975 #eqnz

Several thousand litres of water is available at the corner of Harris Cres & Harewood Rd in Bishopdale #eqnz

Assume tap water is contaminated and unsafe to drink. BOIL all water for drinking, brushing teeth, washing/preparing food.. Commercially sealed bottled water is safe to drink.

@ChristchurchCC If you can’t boil your water, add one tsp of bleach per ten litres and leave for 30 min before using.

@ChristchurchCC If your property’s undamaged and no liquefaction, it’s OK to shower briefly and sparingly. #eqnz #chch

@ChristchurchCC If water is available and there are no sewage flows, you can flush toilets sparingly. Otherwise dig latrines or use buckets. #eqnz #chch

@ChristchurchCC NO human waste to be put in rubbish collection. Please bury in your garden and maintain hygiene precautions. #eqnz #chch

@ChristchurchCC Kerbside collection for red and green bins resumes today Fri 25th. No recycling (yellow bins) this week. #eqnz #chch

POWER OUTAGE MAP
(via Orion Energy) 8,000 additional power connections since yesterday http://bit.ly/g7qoae #eqnz #chch

A map which shows where the latest power outages are in the Canterbury region can be viewed here http://bit.ly/dXHcag #eqnz

(11.13am) Orion Energy’s Roger Sutton hoped 80% of customers should have power by tonight. #eqnz When power comes back on, water pumping stations come back on too #eqnz People should turn off mains power if they’re worried and wait till their house has been checked #eqnz

(11.11am) Sutton: Decided to build new overhead lines, hoping to have up and running in a week, work starting tomorrow #eqnz

(10.49am) Mayor Bob Parker: Underground power lines shattered, legislation in place to help speed that process up #eqnz

EARTHQUAKE COMMISSION (EQC)
For emergency repairs to residential property or to lodge a claim call EQC 0800 326 243 or www.eqc.govt.nz #eqnz #chch

FOOD RETAIL
Supermarkets are open and have been restocked – there is no need to stockpile. ONLY BUY WHAT YOU NEED.

BANKING SERVICES
(5.47pm) @BNZBank In addition to Leeston and Rolleston BNZ stores opening tomorrow, Ashburton will also be open from 10am to 2pm on Saturday #eqnz

EFTPOS and ATM facilities are working.

(11.56am) The Reserve Bank of NZ has posted maps of operational ATMs in Christchurch http://fb.me/AvC6BYcx #eqnz

@BNZBankWe’re continually updating our #eqnz info page at http://bit.ly/i0eDrJ It includes ATMs, which BNZ stores are open, donations & more.

PETROL SUPPLY
Petrol stations are open – there is no need to stockpile. ONLY BUY WHAT YOU NEED.

(11.13am) @ChristchurchCC Open petrol stations: http://bit.ly/eVsg69 #eqnz #chch

(10.48am) Civil Defence Director John Hamilton said there was no need to worry about petrol supplies. Petrol and diesel coming in from Timaru. #eqnz
Think of Your Safety before Transporting and Storing Flammable Liquids.
People are urged to stay off the roads and stay home.

Update information on road and bridge closures in Christchurch http://canterburyearthquake.org.nz/road-closures/ #eqnz

Lyttelton Port will open on Saturday for business nzh.tw/10708508 #eqnz

CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT
Air New Zealand flights being provided at an additional 2000 seats per day (the equivalent of nineteen 737 planes). $50 flights to anywhere in New Zealand available through to Sunday night.

International & Domestic flights are still operating at ChCh Airport. Free parking & WiFi available at airport for travellers. #chch #eqnz

Many people are leaving the city.
People leaving town asked to leave messages with neighbours, friend and family so they don’t worry #eqnz

@TelecomNZ Chch people, change mobile voice mail to say you’re OK, where you are & an alternate number; conserve your battery! #eqnz

(11.48am) @TelecomNZ More than 20,000 calls have been made from 260 free @telecomnz payphones across Christchurch #eqnz ^RI

DONATIONS
The best way you can help is by giving donations of money to the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal via Red Cross and the banks. Go to the Trade Me home page for information on how to donate.

@BNZBank To donate to BNZ’s @NZRedCross appeal account, use the donate button within BNZ internet banking or this acct: 02-0500-0982004-000 #eqnz

@BNZBank We’ve just updated our instant #eqnz donation button on BNZ internet banking to include credit cards. There’ll be no fees for CC donations.

Red Cross donations to Christchurch Earthquake Appeal: text ‘quake’ to 4419 to make a $3 donation #eqnz

Salvation Army donations to Christchurch Earthquake Appeal: text ‘quake’ to 5339 to make a $3 donation #eqnz

Telecom asking for old style telephones (eg wired not cordless) for #EQNZ as they work with no power. Take into local telecom stores.
@telecomnz store: http://cot.ag/huChok via @TelecomNZ

MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE
(11.09am) Plans for health services over the next 6 weeks are being finalised today #eqnz
(11.07am) Thousands of outpatient surgeries cancelled, will get most urgent ones in first #eqnz

(10.46am) Mayor Bob Parker: People should go to GP before going to hospitals #eqnz
(10.46am) Mayor Bob Parker: Field hospital in Cowles Stadium #eqnz

Canterbury residents with urgent medical needs can visit a GP free of charge until Sunday.The DHB is also providing access to pharmaceuticals free of charge.
People are asked to seek medical care when they need it, do not delay.

If you are #EQNZ affected (in #chch OR have left) & need emergency supply of medicines talk to ANY NZ pharmacy they may be able to assist

Healthline 24 hour service staffed by registered nurses can assess health needs + give advice on the best level of care 0800 611 116 #eqnz

Southern Cross Radiology and Cashmere Radiology are operational for URGENT cases and Pregnancy scans check 0800 869729 #eqnz

For urgent assistance or advice from Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind, call helpline 0800 243 333

PET WELFARE / SPCA / ANIMAL CONTROL
(7.24pm) Text “HELP” to 4662 to donate $3 to Paw Justice towards pet food for Chch Animal Quake victims ♥

People with pets: Animates Tower Junction will be open at 10am Saturday. Ring them #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

ACCOMMODATION AND WELFARE CENTRES
Welfare Centres fully stocked. The four centres are Pioneer Sports Centre, Burnside High School and Rangiora Baptist Church.

Cowles Stadium Welfare Centre NOW CLOSED. Due to concerns about the spread of measles and diarrhoea. #PublicHealth Cowles has no running water and thus no sanitation. At its peak 400 people were sheltered at Cowles; only 80 persons chose to be relocated by bus to Rangiora.

New Welfare Centres
Grace Vineyard in Brighton. Address: 111 Seaview Rd, Brighton.
Rolleston Community Centre, taking people from Burnside & Cowles centres.

(10.37am) There’s a crisis centre with all sorts of good facilities in Methven. Toilets, counselling, food and drinks. 03 302 9666 #eqnz

@nzbusiness Google map with accommodations listing available inside Christchurch http://j.mp/eKEQEw #eqnz

Housing NZ is appealing for people who can offer accommodation to call 0800 HELP 00 (0800 435 700) or http://www.housinghelp.govt.nz/ #eqnz

There are nearly 1,000 offers of free accommodation on @trademe #chch support website #eqnz http://bit.ly/giExtk
UPDATE: TradeMe has started free listings for people offering places to stay for earthquake victims. Onyas. #eqnz #chch

The Dunedin City Council website has a newly created section for Christchurch Earthquake Relief info http://bit.ly/eV3o26 #eqnz #chch

@nzbusiness Central Otago Emergency Accommodation Register. Please like page and Retweet http://on.fb.me/centralotagoaccomm #eqnz

People wanting accommodation in Invercargill can call Quest Invercargill on 0800 101 801 #eqnz (NewstalkZB)

BUILDING AND AREA STATUS
(10.58pm) Canterbury Museum has been declared structurally sound! Check out latest update here: http://bit.ly/i6rpOa #eqnz #fb (via MuseumsAotearoa

(10.22pm) Radio NZ house badly damaged and bodies pulled from collapsed Methodist church :( poor Durham St (via @publicaddress)

(7.24pm) Christchurch Girls High School, the old gothic building, featured in Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures, is to be demolished tonight. #eqnz

(5.49pm) Mayor Bob Parker says the level of liquefication is up to is 300-500 percent higher than it was after September’s quake #eqnz

(11.49am) Damaged buildings are being made more unstable by rain falling in the city today, police say. nzh.tw/10708664 #eqnz

(11.02am) Urban Search and Rescue. Fire Service’s Paul Baxter said about 600 USAR personnel were on the ground from NZ, Queenstland, NSW, Japan, UK, Taiwan and Singapore #eqnz

Major efforts still going on 24/7 at the PGC and CTV buildings. Baxter was not aware of any live rescues this morning. #eqnz

(11.02am) Search for cathedral bodies begins http://dlvr.it/HW9k2
(10.35pm) Today a camera was lowered into the collapsed steeple for assessment. The steeple will be stabilised before bodies can be recovered.

(10.47am) Mayor Bob Parker: 80 teams checking of safety of houses, protection of human life very important #eqnz

(10.46am) Mayor Bob Parker: Engineers and assessors will go out to shopping centres, malls, pharmacies, medical facilities #eqnz
(10.30am) A 90m cordon is around the Hotel Grand Chancellor. It’s movements are being monitored by the Department of Building &Housing. #eqnz #chch

OTHER NOTICES
URGENT: Looking for Motel or Hotels in chch with availability for Trauma Specialists flying in from 2mro CONTACT @fleurtee #eqnz

COURIER SERVICES @UrgentCouriers We can still get things to Christchurch to help out with #eqnz over the weekend just give us a call 09 307 3555

LAUNDRY Need to get your washing done? Fisher & Paykel have set up a community laundry: http://ow.ly/436cQ #eqnz

If you live in a Housing New Zealand house in Christchurch with urgent safety issues call 0800 801 601 or go to www.hnzc.co.nz #eqnz #chch

Christchurch City schools and early childhood education centres will remain closed until further notice. #EQNZ
Updated: Some schools in Selwyn, Waimakariri may open next week, but Christchurch city schools and early childhood centres will remain closed. #eqnz (NewstalkZB)

Earthquake forces cancellation of census http://bit.ly/fox46n Stats Minister Maurice Williamson can give no commitments whatsover on whether this Census will ever be held at all.
#eqnz Census cancelled in 1931 (Great Depression) and 1941 (World War II) So far $42 million has been spent preparing for this year’s census. #eqnz

The upcoming Ellerslie Flower Show has been cancelled. Tickets will be refunded by Ticketek. #eqnz (NZStuff)

Inland Revenue has information for its customers affected by the quake http://bit.ly/f0VYf5 #eqnz http://bit.ly/d94pAr

Lots of people out there wanting to help http://www.trademe.co.nz/Chch-earthquake-support/Volunteer-labour/mcat-9530-9532-.htm #eqnz

A website has been set up to coordinate support for IT businesses in Christchurch at http://business.eq.org.nz/ #eqnz

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Earthquake, Christchurch #eqnz Day 3

Four names released as confirmed dead in Christchurch http://ow.ly/42o2q #eqnz
REFER to Police website for list of victims:
http://www.police.govt.nz (warning: site overloaded – try again later)

Try NZ Herald website for victim names.

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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

Christchurch Earthquake: Important Information: An update on important information regarding the Christchurch Earthquake http://bit.ly/fUmR80 (NewstalkZB)

@ChristchurchCC To avoid confusion with 4 Sept info, check Last Reviewed date at bottom of page on ccc.govt.nz #eqnz #chch

Welfare Centres fully stocked. The four centres are Pioneer Sports Centre, Burnside High School, Cowles Stadium, and Rangiora Baptist Church.
(see ACCOMMODATION AND WELFARE CENTRES below)

Mayor Bob Parker: “Too many bloody aftershocks.”

QUAKE MAP
http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/
http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/week

Follow latest quakes via Twitter @geonet
http://www.geonet.org.nz/

New Zealand Government
There will be a negative impact on the New Zealand economy. Prime Minister John Key says “We can afford to take the hit, we can cope with this as a country.” The Prime Minister is seeking help and cooperation from the private sector. He will hold a conference call with 40 CEOs (company chief executives) later today.
(5.33pm) Quake will impact Budget, PM says but austerity will continue http://bit.ly/eiUt3R #TVNZNews

Gerry Brownlee will give up his other ministerial portfolios to focus on Christchurch: nzh.tw/10708400 #eqnz John Key has assigned new earthquake resonsibilities to Ministers – these appointments will stay under review.

(13.13pm) @johnkeypm Just spoke to President Obama. We really appreciate the support offered by the US, Australia and countries all over the world.

Official @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

(8.30pm) ONE News is now off air and will be back at 10.35pm. Coverage continues on TVNZ 7 and tvnz.co.nz #eqnz

TV3 will continue coverage this evening at 10.30pm via Nightline #eqnz

LIVE STREAMING:
National TV networks live streaming from 6pm: http://rww.to/eLtY8t, http://rww.to/e0WVeh #eqnz

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Updates
(8.12pm, via 3news) 80% of homes have no mains water.
20 extra water tankers have been deployed.
75% of the city should have power restored by tonight.
All but 5 of the City’s water pumping stations are out.
Petrol supplies are limited due to the power outage.

[power] Orion Energy says the worst affected areas are Dallington, Sumner, Brighton and the CBD.

A map which shows where the latest power outages are in the Canterbury region can be viewed here http://bit.ly/dXHcag #eqnz

@ChristchurchCC Power supply update as at 4pm: http://www.oriongroup.co.nz/ #eqnz #chch

Gas has been cut to most of the city.

@ChristchurchCC If water is available and there are no sewage flows, you can flush toilets sparingly. Otherwise dig latrines or use buckets. #eqnz #chch

@ChristchurchCC NO human waste to be put in rubbish collection. Please bury in your garden and maintain hygiene precautions. #eqnz #chch

@ChristchurchCC Kerbside collection for red and green bins resumes tomorrow Fri 25th. No recycling (yellow bins) this week. #eqnz #chch

Telstraclear have had 3 generators attached to cell phone towers stolen overnight. #EQNZ

EQC is going door-to-door seeing what they can do for people with damaged houses. #eqnz
For emergency repairs to residential property or to lodge a claim call EQC 0800 326 243 or www.eqc.govt.nz #eqnz #chch

DRINKING WATER
(9.35pm) WATER deliveries for FRIDAY 25 Feb http://bit.ly/hnDnMa via CCC #eqnz #chch

(8.12pm, via 3news) 80% of homes have no mains water. 20 extra water tankers have been deployed. All but 5 of the City’s water pumping stations are out.

Christchurch residents running low on fresh water can top up their supplies at the car park at Cowles Stadium in Wainoni. #eqnz (NewstalkZB)

Army engineers will be setting up two water points including water purification (Lyttelton and New Brighton) later today #eqnz
34 water tankers have been deployed around the city.
@ChristchurchCC Water Tanker Timetable for Deliveries: http://bit.ly/ggi12d #eqnz #chch
@ChristchurchCC Water is provided at the welfare centres. Please bring your own water containers. #eqnz #chch

@ChristchurchCC If water is available and there are no sewage flows, you can flush toilets sparingly. Otherwise dig latrines or use buckets. #eqnz #chch

Fresh water will be available at Christchurch South Intermediate School, Selwyn St from 3pm.
Water also available at Grassmere St, Glenroy St, Montreal St, Aston Dr, Waltham School. Take your own containers #eqnz
A man living opposite Opawa shops has piped water to the road from his artesian spring. Free, byo container #eqnz
Fonterra is installing five large vats of fresh water around Christchurch. New Brighton School, Shirley Prime, Wainoni Prime, Lyttelton School, Burnside High, Hagley Park (Harper Ave) & Latimer Square. #EQNZ

Assume tap water is contaminated and unsafe to drink. BOIL all water for drinking, brushing teeth, washing/preparing food.. Commercially sealed bottled water is safe to drink.

@ChristchurchCC If you can’t boil your water, add one tsp of bleach per ten litres and leave for 30 min before using.

FOOD RETAIL
Supermarkets are open and have been restocked – there is no need to stockpile. ONLY BUY WHAT YOU NEED.

The full list of what’s open from Foodstuffs: http://www.foodstuffs-si.co.nz/ #eqnz #food

The following Countdown stores are open: Avonhead, Kaiapoi, Northwood, Hornby, Rangiora, Ashburton, Church Corner, Northlands #eqnz

The Bush Inn and Moorhouse Countdown stores may open later today, but they will update us when they know. #eqnz

Open supermarkets:
New World in Ashburton, Bishopdale, Fendalton, Halswell, Lincoln, Northwood, Rangiora and Rolleston
Pak’N Save in Hornby and Northlands. All Four Square stores except the Lyttelton store.
Countdown in Avonhead, Hornby, Kaiapoi, Northwood, Rangiora and Ashburton.
SuperValue in Lincoln Rd and Wairakei Rd (Merivale and Sumner are expecting to open some time today)
FreshChoice in Barrington and Fendalton

BANKING SERVICES
EFTPOS and ATM facilities are working.

@BNZBankWe’re continually updating our #eqnz info page at http://bit.ly/i0eDrJ It includes ATMs, which BNZ stores are open, donations & more.

BNZ stores open tomorrow: Upper Riccarton, Rolleston, Rangiora, Papanui, Leeston, Kaiapoi, Akaroa store will also be open tomorrow from 10am to 4pm #eqnz
In the greater Canterbury region, these BNZ stores are already open: Kaikoura, Hamner Springs, Methven, Geraldine, Timaru, Waimate, Oamaru #eqnz

PETROL SUPPLY
Petrol stations are open – there is no need to stockpile. ONLY BUY WHAT YOU NEED.
Think of Your Safety before Transporting Flammable Liquids.

Petrol supplies are being worked on to prevent shortages.
(8.12pm, via 3news) Petrol supplies are limited due to the power outage.
(5.349pm) Caltex says panic buying is draining fuel stocks.
Shell service stations are open in: Belfast, Templeton, Carmen Road, Kaiapoi, Carletts Road, Southbrook, Raceway, Bryndwyr, Yaldhurst, Burnside, Bishopdale, Darfield, Brougham, and Ferry Road #eqnz
(5.40pm) Shell NZ confirm there is a ‘fuel shortage issue’ at Ashburton station. It will be resolved in a matter of hours #eqnz

(11.44pm) Update information on road and bridge closures in Christchurch | NATIONAL News http://goo.gl/4vDa4 #eqnz

Emergency vehicles allowed to pass through Lyttelton Tunnel. Remains closed to public #eqnz

Lyttelton Port will open on Saturday for business nzh.tw/10708508 #eqnz

Air New Zealand flights being provided at an additional 2000 seats per day (the equivalent of nineteen 737 planes). $50 flights to anywhere in New Zealand available through to Sunday night.

International & Domestic flights are still operating at ChCh Airport. Free parking & WiFi available at airport for travellers. #chch #eqnz

Many people are leaving the city.
People leaving town asked to leave messages with neighbours, friend and family so they don’t worry #eqnz

@TelecomNZ Chch people, change mobile voice mail to say you’re OK, where you are & an alternate number; conserve your battery! #eqnz

@TelecomNZ Instructions on changing your voicemail from any phone on this page: http://cot.ag/evo1kk

Christchurch Residents: Stay HOME, Support Neighbours, Leave NOTES, work TOGETHER, share RESOURCES, and talk to each other about the reality #eqnz

@Police_NZ News: Advise friends and the authorities if you are safe – Location:  N… http://ow.ly/1btsNG

SEARCH AND RESCUE EFFORTS
(11.18pm) @CEQgovtnz Search & rescue ops include teams from Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, & Japan. UK and USA teams expected within next 24 hours. #eqnz #chch

Search teams are spreading out to grid search the CBD area within the four avenues. The teams are using sniffer dogs, acoustic testing and cameras for signs of life. This remains a rescue operation. Helicopters and planes asked to stay away from CBD so the teams can have silence when searching #eqnz

The Civil Aviation Authority is extending the restricted air space requirement over central Christchurch. #eqnz

Search and rescue teams being deployed to the wider city and suburbs – to eastern suburbs, to Sumner, Banks Peninsula, Diamond Harbour and so on, for rescue and assessment of the help and resources required. This outward deployment will happen daily.

@NZRedCross Quick summary of response to date following #eqnz http://bit.ly/fvVv5Q

Four names released as confirmed dead in Christchurch http://ow.ly/42o2q #eqnz
REFER to Police website for list of victims:
http://www.police.govt.nz (warning: site overloaded – try again later)

Try NZ Herald website for victim names.

(6.13pm) Update: 98 people officially confirmed dead. Prime Minister: “The death toll may rise more rapidly than any of us feared.”
Police confirm bodies of the victims are being taken to temporary morgue at Christchurch Police Station.
226 missing persons, numbers expected to rise.
431 people admitted to hospital.
164 people seriously injured.

No deaths reported at Lyttelton, Defence Minister says area is heavily devastated.

Police are reviewing the missing persons list.
Victims names will be released – Key: John Key has announced at a press conference this morning that police will… http://bit.ly/ekYg9A (NewstalkZB)

(7.45pm) Details of victim identification http://bit.ly/gmAGr0 #TVNZNews
Superintendent Dave Cliff, Christchurch Police:
The identification process is methodical. Police are using DNA, finger prints, dental records and all other data about missing individuals (for example, scars, bithmarks, tattoos, distinctive jewellery, and so on). Based on overseas experience, Police are avoiding the use of visual identifications which may lead to mistaken identities. Where solid identifications have been made Police will endeavour to release a small list of names at 4pm today.

There were no live rescues overnight.
Rescue efforts within the CBD are focused on four main sites.

Police know a number of people are buried by rubble at Christchurch Cathedral, with no chance of life.

Three men lost their lives attempting to remove the pipe organ from Durham Street Methodist Church.

(5.33pm) LATEST CTV Building. Police say 23 bodies have been pulled from the CTV site today taking the total number from that area to 47 #eqnz
The five levels of the CTV building collapsed causing severe injury and death. The upper limit of people having been in the building estimated at 120.
A Filipina English student txted classmate at 3am from CTV building #eqnz Rescuers went back in under lights – no rescue effected.
Today, a specialist Japanese search team has been assigned to this site – currently proceeding with hands and shovels. Body removal is underway. 4 bodies were removed over night, unable to be identified by visual ID.

Hotel Grand Chancellor has moved but is stable, could fall in aftershock.
There is no life at the Holy Cross Chapel in Chancery Lane.

(12.01pm) Pyne Gould Corporation has been advised by emergency services that the focus at the PGC building is now one of recovery #eqnz (12.52pm) 14 staff are still believed to be in the Pyne Gould building: nzh.tw/10708450 #eqnz

Liquefaction at Bexley and Redcliffs, these suburbs devastated.

LATEST (11.53pm) NZ Police: Redcliffs suburb in Christchurch evacuated
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/27256.html

DONATIONS
The best way you can help is by giving donations of money to the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal via Red Cross and the banks. Go to the Trade Me home page for information on how to donate.

@BNZBank To donate to BNZ’s @NZRedCross appeal account, use the donate button within BNZ internet banking or this acct: 02-0500-0982004-000 #eqnz

@BNZBank We’ve just updated our instant #eqnz donation button on BNZ internet banking to include credit cards. There’ll be no fees for CC donations.

Red Cross donations: text ‘quake’ to 4419 to make a $3 donation #eqnz

Text ‘quake’ to 5339 to donate/give $3 to the Salvation Army’s Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. #eqnz

Welfare Centres fully stocked. The four centres are Pioneer Sports Centre, Burnside High School, Cowles Stadium, and Rangiora Baptist Church. (see ACCOMMODATION AND WELFARE CENTRES below)

Donations of food and clothing – go to earthquakehelp@msd.govt.nz

Telecom asking for old style telephones (eg wired not cordless) for #EQNZ as they work with no power. Take into local telecom stores.
@telecomnz store: http://cot.ag/huChok via @TelecomNZ

MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE
Primary health care via General Practitioners (GPs) – 60% of general practices will be up and running by today. This is acknowledged as a pressure point and the District Health Board (DHB) is working on this to ensure people have access to medical care.

Canterbury residents with urgent medical needs can visit a GP free of charge until Sunday.The DHB is also providing access to pharmaceuticals free of charge.
People are asked to seek medical care when they need it, do not delay.

If you are #EQNZ affected (in #chch OR have left) & need emergency supply of medicines talk to ANY NZ pharmacy they may be able to assist

See bottom of this release for list of Christchurch pharmacies open today: http://bit.ly/hCMx0o #eqnz (NewstalkZB)

Healthline 24 hour service staffed by registered nurses can assess health needs + give advice on the best level of care 0800 611 116 #eqnz

Southern Cross Radiology and Cashmere Radiology are operational for URGENT cases and Pregnancy scans check 0800 869729 #eqnz

For urgent assistance or advice from Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind, call helpline 0800 243 333

The Triage Centre at Latimer Square CLOSED and moved from that site.

A 75 bed Australian Army Field hospital is due to arrive in Christchurch this afternoon and will be utilised over the coming days #eqnz (NewstalkZB)

Two aged care facilities have been evacuated.
A group of rest home residents have been transferred from Christchurch to facilities in Nelson and Marlborough. #eqnz
A further 200 elderly people are likely to be moved to other facilities around the South Island or to the North Island.
Some aged care facilities are without water and power.
The Air Force is moving residents in damaged rest homes to new accommodation around the South Island: nzh.tw/10708400 #eqnz

PET WELFARE / SPCA / ANIMAL CONTROL
@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

ACCOMMODATION AND WELFARE CENTRES
Welfare Centres fully stocked. The four centres are Pioneer Sports Centre, Burnside High School, Cowles Stadium, and Rangiora Baptist Church.

New Welfare Centre at Grace Vineyard in Brighton. Address: 111 Seaview Rd, Brighton.

New Welfare Centre opening 6pm at Rolleston Community Centre, taking people from Burnside & Cowles centres. #eqnz

@nzbusiness Google map with accommodations listing available inside Christchurch http://j.mp/eKEQEw #eqnz

Housing NZ is appealing for people who can offer accommodation to call 0800 HELP 00 (0800 435 700) or http://www.housinghelp.govt.nz/ #eqnz

There are nearly 1,000 offers of free accommodation on @trademe #chch support website #eqnz http://bit.ly/giExtk
UPDATE: TradeMe has started free listings for people offering places to stay for earthquake victims. Onyas. #eqnz #chch

@DnCityCouncil If you have spare accommodation that you can offer people coming from Chch, go to http://bit.ly/gC1lim or email visitor.centre@dcc.govt.nz

@nzbusiness Central Otago Emergency Accommodation Register. Please like page and Retweet http://on.fb.me/centralotagoaccomm #eqnz

People wanting accommodation in Invercargill can call Quest Invercargill on 0800 101 801 #eqnz (NewstalkZB)

Other
If you live in a Housing New Zealand house in Christchurch with urgent safety issues call 0800 801 601 or go to www.hnzc.co.nz #eqnz #chch

For any of our Canadian friends in distress in Christchurch, Canadian High Commission hotline: 04 473 9577 #EQNZ #CHCH

Christchurch City schools and early childhood education centres will remain closed until further notice. #EQNZ

(9.11pm) Updated: Some schools in Selwyn, Waimakariri may open next week, but Christchurch city schools and early childhood centres will remain closed. #eqnz (NewstalkZB)

Statistics New Zealand: The delivery of census forms has been delayed until midday tomorrow throughout the whole country. (NewstalkZB)

The upcoming Ellerslie Flower Show has been cancelled. Tickets will be refunded by Ticketek. #eqnz (NZStuff)

Inland Revenue has information for its customers affected by the quake http://bit.ly/f0VYf5 #eqnz http://bit.ly/d94pAr

Lots of people out there wanting to help http://www.trademe.co.nz/Chch-earthquake-support/Volunteer-labour/mcat-9530-9532-.htm #eqnz

A website has been set up to coordinate support for IT businesses in Christchurch at http://business.eq.org.nz/ #eqnz

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