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Christmas in Christchurch

I’m down here in Dunedin enjoying the warmth and wrapping presents but things are more fraught in Christchurch. There was a cluster of earthquakes yesterday afternoon – a 5.8, a 6.0 and a couple of others that were just over … Continue reading

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To flush or not to flush?

To flush or not to flush? | Stuff.co.nz. The latest in Moata’s series of posts about life in Christchurch after the earthquake.  Today, she’s having problems with toilet-flushing etiquette. The water and sewerage systems in Christchurch are severely damaged and … Continue reading

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Christchurch Earthquake Video

Extraordinary Chch quake video shows 24 seconds of horror | NATIONAL News. A couple who were recently let back into their business in central Christchurch found some security camera footage of the earthquake.  The footage is amazing and scary.  The … Continue reading

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Earthquake from Space

The BBC published a fascinating article on the science of the Christchurch earthquake with an image of the earth movement caused by the quake as seen from space. The colour bands show movement toward and away from the satellite – … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Connected or Not

A few things from the past couple of days: 1) New Zealand paused yesterday at 12:51pm for a two minute silence for the victims of the Christchurch earthquake. Thousands of people gathered in the centres of their towns, or just … Continue reading

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Christchurch Writer Blogging About Aftermath of the Earthquake

Blog Idle – Stuff.co.nz. Moata blogs for stuff.co.nz. Usually her blog is a chatty look at her daily life. The last post she wrote before the earthquake is about a huge zit. But, everything changed for her last Tuesday. She … Continue reading

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Rips in the Space Time Continuum

There’s an article in the New Zealand Herald about the exodus from Christchurch after the earthquake that explains the sense of exposure and dislocation I was trying to describe a couple of days ago in one apposite phrase – ‘reality … Continue reading

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