September 22, 2010

Who can I vote for in the Local Elections?

Local elections

 In this website you can search who is standing for the October 9 local body elections in New Zealand in your locality.


Local elections

September 04, 2010

Christchurch Earthquake

 Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand this morning. (7.4). Ongoing Aftershocks.

More details, since revised to (7.1):

30 most recent NZ quakes:recent quakes
Seismic Drums:

We Had An Earthquake!




Since the devastating February 22 2011 earthquake in Christchurch which claimed lives, huge media focus has been on Christchurch. A national state of emergency was declared and remains in force. It reminds us of our vulnerability to the forces of nature and we take the steps we can to protect our families and strengthen our personal and business preparations for disaster. It is uplifting to see the great community support for the citizens of Christchurch and our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with those who tragically lost lives.

There is a hugely expensive rebuilt ahead for Christchurch ahead and we grieve the loss of iconic buildings and critical infrastructure. I look forward to visiting Christchurch and seeing the changes for myself at a future time. Kia Kaha Christchurch.

These additional resources are posted elsewhere on this blog but are as relevant as ever.






copy and paste above URL into address bar to view or highlight link, right click and select open link. (October 2011).

A place to remember and memorialise the quakes, their victims and the city's lost heritage and landmarks, one form of 'living memorial' (, which is designed to collect and preserve people's memories and other digital material relating to the earthquakes.

Christchurch Earthquakes/Canterbury Quakes


Digitised reports from selected volumes of the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. A to Js online

Digitised reports from selected volumes of the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 
I came, I saw, I commented!

Veni, vidi, vici.

I came, I saw, I conquered.

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