Like a lot of Kiwis last night, I woke up at 12.02am. The house was groaning, creaking and rattling, but quietly. I could hear the water in Sheldon’s tank sloshing around and his ornaments hitting the glass almost rhythmically. 567 more words
Tags » Christchurch Earthquake
So you may have heard about the 7.5 earthquake that hit the South Island just after midnight (some 20 hours ago).
I am OK, the cats and the house are OK but I had to evacuate due to tsunami warning, and due to massive amounts of disorganisation on behalf of the Powers That Be it meant I had no where to go, so I turned up on the doorstep of a colleague at 2am unexpectedly. 196 more words
Opportunist builders, dodgy steel and shonky standards create new building crisis 'worse than leaky homes' in NZ
Our local District Council Building in the Horowhenua currently has large cracks in the basement which the previous powers that be said were perfectly safe. The new Mayor has requested a third report to cover the possibility it is not safe. 271 more words