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Earthquakes Since 1898
Both David Cunliffe and Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei appear to be united in favour of extra new taxes on us all to pay when natural disasters strike.
The ABC hot line strikes again.¬† Read more »
For two years industry people and consultants and all manner of hopefuls have insisted the Christchurch rebuild is ‘about to start’.
There is a misguided perception that Christchurch will enter a phase of massive rebuilding conglomerate.
It won’t and because of many different reasons. For instance:
- nobody wants to be the first cab off the rank;
- how much to invest;
- chosen to take money elsewhere;
- move money to be made from other transaction types like trading property as everyone jostles for land positions;
- insurance claims still mostly outstanding as people wrestle in court for better payouts;
- consents will take years;¬† Read more »
The Wellington region has experienced a large earthquake this afternoon.
A severe earthquake has rocked the Wellington region and the top of the South Island.
There were early reports of a house collapsing in Seddon, Marlborough. Geonet said the quake measured 6.2, 10km south east of Seddon at a depth of 8km. Initial reports said the quake was 6.9.
A magnitude 5.7 aftershock centred 5km southeast of Seddon and 8km deep hit about six minutes later.¬† Read more »
I am on The Huddle again today. Larry Williams will be joined my me and Jock Anderson. Apparently Josie Pagani is having a holiday. Damn socialists…always off enjoying themselves.
Our topics will be:
It had to be the Green taliban that would jump onboard first at politicising the earthquake¬†in¬†Wellington. Of course it would be Gareth Hughes too.
No evidence is produced that earthquakes have resulted in oil spills anywhere in the world…yet they just launch forth with this disaster porn masquerading as concern.
Whilst I appreciate that an earthquake wrecked the whole city and the¬†upheaval¬†that has¬†occurred¬†since, I must say I am getting really very tired of people from Christchurch refusing to do anything other than hold their hand out for everyone else to pay for the rebuild.
I am not talking about the vast majority of hard-working and struggling Cantabrians either, and I have a few mates down there. But it is really getting beyond the pale when billions have been poured into Christchurch, with billions more planned and the locals are refusing to contribute while the rest of New Zealand funds their re-build.
I doubt Cantabrians would have the same patience if it was a re-build in Auckland we were talking about. Refusing to even contemplate partial asset sales of council owned assets just signals to the rest of New Zealand that they want to bludge off us to fill their $600 million budget hole in council finances.¬† Read more »
A tsunami alert was issued Wednesday for several South Pacific island nations after a strong earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said sea level readings indicated a tsunami was generated that may be destructive near the epicenter.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the 8.0-magnitude quake struck Wednesday 50 miles west of Lata, in the Solomon Islands, at a depth of 3.6 miles.
There were no immediate reports of damage. Josephine Mae, a police official in the Solomon’s capital city of Honiara, said she had not felt any shaking and said police had received no reports of a tsunami being witnessed there.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the tsunami warning is in effect for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Kosrae, Fiji, Kiribati, Wallis and Futuna. A tsunami watch is in effect for American Samoa, Australia, New Zealand and eastern Indonesia.
This post will be updated as more information comes to hand. ¬†¬† Read more »
I suffer from depression, I am open about it, I have blogged about it, I help people understand how depression affects them…but one thing is consistent in everything I¬†have¬†written about it and everything I have explained to people and that is that depression is not an excuse..it simply is what is happening to you.
I¬†have¬†never used it for an excuse. Look at this scumbag and pathetic excuse:
Depression triggered by his teenage son’s death in the Christchurch earthquake was behind a man’s descent into the world of child pornography, a court has heard.
John Andrew Howland, 38, moved to the West Coast soon after the earthquake and now lives in Greymouth, where a police raid on September 25 revealed he had thousands of images of children, some just toddlers, engaged in sexual acts with adults, stored on his computer.¬† Read more »