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Busytown: The shakes

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  • Russell Brown,

    Oh good. Nothing from Emma tho?

    I'm such a contacts klutz I don't seem to have her correct mobile no at hand. I'll get onto it.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22584 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I've texted Karl (the reason I didn't have Emma's mobile is that she doesn't have one!). Will let you all know.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22584 posts Report Reply

  • Isabel Hitchings,

    Emma's partner tweeted that they are fine - daughter slept through.

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2007 • 719 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Oh good. Nothing from Emma tho?

    Hey Jackie, I suspect if everyone got through the 7 on Saturday, they will be good through the 5 (talking 4 times less remember) albeit a little shaken (doh! obviously). I would also imagine that updates from the PAS crowd could be erratic. Y'know, priorities an' al' ;).
    David's "Southerley" will be a humdinger, it'll be nice to hear his take.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    I found this from Dunne rather rich after reading this about politicians.

    "This is a time of tragedy. It is not a time of entertainment or comedy."

    So true. I'm sure my neighbours here in Avonside would welcome a small grey monument to pomposity. Just the thing to shore up that saggy kitchen, provided he keeps his yap shut.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4585 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah,

    Tweet from @harvestbird:

    "We wake. We shake. We don't want anymore quakes. #eqnz"

    New Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    I'm such a contacts klutz

    Tosh! You are the most connected guy I know ;-)

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2521 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    "Yes, a few more cracks in our house, but we're okay. We now have electricity (yay); alas no water or sewerage yet. Rain today so taking a break from repairs to write a post for PA. Cheers, D."

    I'm not sure I'm impressed or concerned that both PA bloggers based in Christchurch have posted this week. I guess it's the strange nature of the situation - so much stuff to do, but probably lots of things are on hold waiting for building inspectors, school and work to restart, etc.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    "It's a comfort, really. We're going through a bit of a rough time with this earthquake, and it's almost like they care. They're showing an interest in people."

    Love that quote. "it's almost like they care."

    Never can tell with politicians.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    I suspect if everyone got through the 7 on Saturday, they will be good through the 5 (talking 4 times less remember)

    Something not quite right in that arithmetic there Sofie. Southerly might say it per units of atomic bombs, which I'm looking forward to.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4016 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Tosh! You are the most connected guy I know ;-)

    He's "a friend of ours". ;)

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Makes complaining about the continuous rain up north a trivial pursuit?

    Well, with this, my postings click over to the first 1000. Where do I get my Brown(ie) badge? Only another 9000, to catch up with our inspiring leader!

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2521 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    I'm not sure I'm impressed or concerned that both PA bloggers based in Christchurch have posted this week. I guess it's the strange nature of the situation - so much stuff to do, but probably lots of things are on hold waiting for building inspectors, school and work to restart, etc.

    It's a more constructive way to fill in some empty time than curling up under the kitchen table, chanting "fuck fuck fuckity fuck".

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12369 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Mother Nature is a tiresome drama queen. I demand she stops this nonsense immediately.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12369 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Something not quite right in that arithmetic there Sofie.

    Yes my bad, a 5 should be 1000 times less. Thanks Steven.
    Richter scale

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Is it me, or neither of the Christchurch bloggers have in fact posted this week so far?

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Gio, I think you are correct re Up Front and Southerly.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    The Cantabrian diaspora has staked out a couple of threads, till our actual Cantabrians can bring you the front-line reports from the other side of the seismic curtain.
    </hopelesslyscrambledmetaphor>

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    I've texted Karl (the reason I didn't have Emma's mobile is that she doesn't have one!). Will let you all know.

    Oh I do too. I'll get you that. But I wouldn't have answered because I was in bed.

    I was talking to David yesterday about why I haven't done a column, or even blogged, about the earthquake. I think it's because I have, quite simply, been typing flat-out since it happened. I've been dealing with it, constantly, in tiny little pieces. I can't really sit back and look at the whole thing yet because it just won't fucking STOP.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4634 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Well, with this, my postings click over to the first 1000. Where do I get my Brown(ie) badge? Only another 9000, to catch up with our inspiring leader!

    Christ -- I hadn't noticed. Closing in on 5000 tweets too. That's a lot of little pieces.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22584 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Is it me, or neither of the Christchurch bloggers have in fact posted this week so far?

    Umm, OK Emma hasn't. David indicated that he was currently writing one.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Yesterday I went to Palmerston North where they had just felt the edge of the Porangahau earthquake that morning. Then back in Wellington in time for two Cook Strait-based littlies at around 4 pm. Nothing like Christchurch of course but we are all connected and its a bit unsettling in a what's next sense.

    Re the politicians it seems some of the local ones are working quite hard under the media radar in their regions trying to help where they can while dealing with their own damage.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3142 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Looking forward at the reality of Politics. I thought this fairly apt. John Armstrong

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    For the Technophiles out there...
    These are the puppies responsible
    Hanmer strike-slip basin, Hope fault
    implications of late Pleistocene valley fill in the Hope Valley
    And this is how it works...
    Strike-slip tectonics

    This is really old stuff, goes back to Gondwanaland, I'm wondering if the current crop of quakes is the settling of deep alluvial deposits, due to water extraction, or the fault itself.
    If we have a "Resident" Geologist, any clues yet?

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Mother Nature is a tiresome drama queen. I demand she stops this nonsense immediately.

    Where would we be if we couldn't say "How 'bout that weather eh" :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

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