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Chibiabos83
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:30 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

It sounds horrific, Castorboy. I'm sure all our thoughts are with you.


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KlaraZ



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What terrible news. Since my trip to New Zealand last year, I've felt a real connection with the country, and I'm thinking of all those affected by this latest disaster. Do keep in touch, Castorboy---and, like you, I'm hoping Caro wasn't affected.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I logged on this morning to check you were alright, castorboy. There are lots of pictures on our television today and I'm thinking of the poor people in Christchurch. It sounds horrific.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am thinking of the people out there, and hoping that all Caro's family and friends are OK. We insignificant humans are just helpless in the face of events like this. However good the rescue work, thousands of lives will have been turned completely upside down.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just heard the news, and logged on to here right away. There seems little that can be said on such occasions, but I'm sure the thoughts of everyone here are with you and with your fellow citizens.



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Castorboy



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Location: Castor Bay Auckland NZ

PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you to you all on behalf of those literally traumatised - a word which is used so flippantly. One good news story is that those still trapped under the debris are able to talk to the rescue workers by mobile phone. It could be some hours before those people are rescued because of the weight of material to shift in order to reach them. It has been heartening to hear that those who have been rescued are grateful to be alive rather than worrying about possessions. Offers of search and rescue teams have been received from around the world and gratefully accepted. Our TV is broadcasting live till 11 pm and then resuming at 6 am.

Mobile phones are a godsend in such situations - as long as they are kept fully charged. One of our daughter is a bit lax about that - maybe she will listen now!


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Marita



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know about this new earthquake until I read this post. My thoughts are with you all.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your posts, Castorboy, glad to hear you are ok.  Terrible news.



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any news from Caro?  I know that she is currently in this country but are her relatives and friends OK?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sandraseahorse wrote:
Any news from Caro?  I know that she is currently in this country but are her relatives and friends OK?


I'm hoping the same.
My husband is anxious that a former fellow allotment holder from Lyttleton NZ is safe. We know she had already put her property up for sale.



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