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Apple



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:19 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I have just heard about the latest earthquake in NZ - going by what was said its Christchurch which is the worst affected again, is Caro still in the UK? I hope all her family in New Zealand are ok and my best wishes and thoughts are with Caro and Castorboy.  I have friends who live in New Zealand and thankfully they were not affected last time and I am hoping they are unaffected again this time!


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Castorboy



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Location: Castor Bay Auckland NZ

PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Tuesday at 12.50 pm local time there is to be a two minutes silence throughout NZ in memory of those who died exactly one week ago. The 'quake has been declared a national emergency and the PM has appealed for funds from other countries. Mere numbers of dead I feel do not convey the impact on a country of 4.5 million. I am sure the dean of Christchurch cathedral Peter Beck will be prominent in the church services and it is ironical that the week before this tragedy he was conducting a service for some of the relatives of the 257 people who died in the Antarctic plane disaster of 1979. This is the second time relatives of those who died have been flown to the site where their loved ones died.
Unfortunately it is likely that the death toll will be higher than the Mt. Erebus one and therefore the remembrance will be as long, longer than the years it will take to replace a third of the buildings in the city centre and that is not counting the houses destroyed in Lyttelton and the outlying suburbs of Christchurch.
On the CHC cathedral website is A prayer in time of need which I would like to think is an expression of how we are responding to the 'quake www.christchurchcathedral.co.nz



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