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  • Hard News: Little pieces of a big picture,

    Guess I was just wanting to make the point that it's easy to be cynical, but that our views aren't necessarily that of the majority...

    Dunedin, NZ • Since Feb 2007 • 53 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Little pieces of a big picture,

    Interesting chat to my folks this evening. Quite happy with Mayor Bob and his handling of the situation thus far, they are...

    Dunedin, NZ • Since Feb 2007 • 53 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Little pieces of a big picture,

    nice to know we won't even have to waste any of our own rope on them Emma...

    Dunedin, NZ • Since Feb 2007 • 53 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Little pieces of a big picture,

    Bugger. The winds have arrived in Chch just as they drop in Dunedin :(

    Dunedin, NZ • Since Feb 2007 • 53 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Little pieces of a big picture,

    @giovanni - no doubt you've seen this already?

    Dunedin, NZ • Since Feb 2007 • 53 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Little pieces of a big picture,

    @Izogi reports back from family and friends, plus lots of photos on FB has it that there are definitely areas of the city that have been badly hit eg a new subdivision in Bexley, but even in the badly hit areas, there can be houses that are virtually destroyed whilst their neighbours are totally ok. There are a lot of brick buildings/homes that have fared badly. City wide, it's not known what damage has been done to water mains/sewage pipes, so everyone is being asked to boil water and conserve it where possible, even if they are otherwise ok. My dad said tonight that more and more sad stories just keep rolling in. (on a good note, he works at Bunnings, and can report that Bob the Baby et al are all well :) ). I don't think the disaster will reach the levels of what happened in Chile, but it will undoubtedly have a huge impact economically on NZ. Maybe they'll cancel those tax cuts now...?

    Dunedin, NZ • Since Feb 2007 • 53 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Little pieces of a big picture,

    ps posted that before both your and Ross's latest comments came up...

    Dunedin, NZ • Since Feb 2007 • 53 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Little pieces of a big picture,

    @Sofie bit confused by your comments, guess I'm just disappointed by the tendency of the papers to go for the screaming headlines (though as Ross pointed out, SST did otherwise go pretty much down the line) and of all the photos they could have chosen to run with, it was kinda bizarre, and not particularly inspired to see a photo that so obviously referenced the type of pics that tipify disasterpron...

    Dunedin, NZ • Since Feb 2007 • 53 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Little pieces of a big picture,

    @izogi plenty of places not damaged. my folks home is unscathed. Friends that lived out at Darfield - no structural damage at all , one glass in the cupboard broken that's all - 2 houses across, their neighbour's home been written off from structural damage (both houses built within last 5 years)....

    Dunedin, NZ • Since Feb 2007 • 53 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Little pieces of a big picture,

    Russell, not so much that that she wasn't white, just the combo of her skin colour, squatting pose, lei around her neck - it just reminded me immediately of photos i've seen before in coverage of international disasters...so perhaps we could accuse the SST of resorting to disastercliche?

    Dunedin, NZ • Since Feb 2007 • 53 posts Report Reply

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