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Hard News: Again: Is everyone okay?

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  • Che Tibby, in reply to Danyl Mclauchlan,

    probably up to his buttcheeks in leather-clad gents, the whole time fretting about being ‘a sinner’.

    hmmm.... aren't they *always* the biggest haters?

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Wellingtonians, new instructions: stop donating previously asked for stuff to the Women's Refuge, they have been flooded with donations (yay!). Now they need petrol vouchers, phone recharge cards, cash. Can never go wrong by giving money.

    (This information applies only to Wellington.)

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    Matthew 7:26

    "And every one who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand; and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it."

    Spooky.

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    Can never go wrong by giving money.

    Indeed. And if it's given to the Sallies or Red Cross it'll end up in the right hands at the right time. NZRC is promising 100% pass-through of donations, so none of the money will be spent on ordinary operating costs or the operating costs of the appeal. It all goes to their relief aid costs.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 4097 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Yes. For a number of reasons it's still worth supporting Women's Refuge specifically however. Without prejudice to those worthy others.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Was trying to avoid anger as an emotion right now, but that link pretty much did it. I should have heeded the advice above and ignored it. Ugly, ugly, hatefulness.

    Go away.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Shayne Stuchbery,

    NZRC is promising 100% pass-through of donations

    brilliant! Is this common for disaster relief? I wonder if Red Cross can do the same thing internationally....

    BC, Canada • Since Nov 2006 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole, in reply to Shayne Stuchbery,

    It's not common, and NZRC is lucky that it's got sufficient regular annual funding and operating income to be able to achieve 100% pass-through for special appeals. Not many other national Red Cross societies can do it, and I don't think too many other NZ charities can do it either.
    If NZRC has an appeal that states to the effect that all proceeds will go to xyz cause (in the case of CHC it says they'll go to the costs of providing relief, including transport and delivery costs), that's the sign that it's 100% pass-through.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 4097 posts Report Reply

  • Shayne Stuchbery, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    Right then. We will likely send Koha to family in NZ in that case - they can donate it there.

    BC, Canada • Since Nov 2006 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole, in reply to Shayne Stuchbery,

    You can donate through the NZRC website. http://www.redcross.org.nz

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 4097 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Ward, in reply to Robert Urquhart,

    I am rationing things like showers because of not wanting to put water into the waste system,

    Can I just point out how wise this is - wastewater staff from around the country have been in ChCh since yesterday and have portable emergency treatment plants, but those are not built for significant capacity so keeping any water you are able to use out of the pipes would be very handy...

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1727 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby, in reply to Gareth Ward,

    wastewater staff from around the country have been in ChCh since yesterday and have portable emergency treatment plants

    never been a better time for a brother to wee on the lemon tree.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Ward, in reply to Che Tibby,

    never been a better time for a brother to wee on the lemon tree.

    For sure, and of course the pipes themselves are probably so beaten up (heard from an infrastructure guy yesterday who was saying the nature of the movement this time did really big damage to all the underground services - can't recall if it was horizontal or vertical movement or what) that whatever is going down there may not even be reaching those plants and could come out somewhere you don't want it to...

    And hey, one day you'll (hopefully) be able to use dem lemons for a damn fine G&T.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1727 posts Report Reply

  • Dismal Soyanz, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    I went down and had a chat to the receptionist before buying stuff to doublecheck what was needed or not needed and they said cash is the best. Saved me a trip through the checkout.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2010 • 310 posts Report Reply

  • Dismal Soyanz, in reply to Gareth Ward,

    IIRC Bob Parker said yesterday that only 5 of the sewage pumping stations were working. Normally they have 91.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2010 • 310 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Greg Dawson,

    raging like a Ranapia

    Teeworthy

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19686 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Mr Vaughn Davis of the parish of Auckland for some kind of humanitarian award, for his beautiful upbeat tweets.

    ...

    I love the man, and I've never even met him.

    He's a top bloke - here's Vaughn's new venture.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19686 posts Report Reply

  • Greg Dawson,

    Oof. This is doing me in atm: http://www.kingseducation.co.nz/announce3_.php

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 294 posts Report Reply

  • Mikaere Curtis,

    If you like RPGs, you can donate to the Red Cross and download a bunch of RPGs (plus a couple of larps) in one go. My understanding is that the game publishers have provided free games and that the money (USD20.00) goes straight to the NZRC.

    Tamaki Makaurau • Since Nov 2006 • 528 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole, in reply to Mikaere Curtis,

    RPGs

    My first thought was "The city doesn't need our help with stuff being blown up", then realised you meant Role-Playing Games.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 4097 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Greg Dawson,

    Oof. This is doing me in atm: http://www.kingseducation.co.nz/announce3_.php</q>

    Quite.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Sacha,

    I was thinking of verbing it to "Ranapiating" - yeah?

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2930 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Greg Dawson,

    Oof. This is doing me in atm: http://www.kingseducation.co.nz/announce3_.php

    That is unbelievably distressing. Lost for words.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    Oh dear http://www.christchurchquake.net/index.html .... apparently it's the lesbian's fault ...

    Reminds me of what Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson spouted out after 9/11 happened.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5418 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    Reminds me of what Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson spouted out after 9/11 happened.

    you know, this yet again reinforces my opinion that some people just need that haters lens to help them understand traumatic events?

    the chicken/egg question is whether adopting the lens makes them arseholes, or vice versa?

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

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