Chatham Islands

Tsunami warning issued for East Cape, Chatham Islands, Coromandel, and Banks Peninsula.

MCDEM-Tsunami

From the The Ministry of Civil Defence Emergency Management:

The Ministry of Civil Defence Emergency Management (MCDEM) has issued a tsunami warning (marine and beach threat) for East Cape, Chatham Islands, Coromandel, and Banks Peninsula.

People in the above coastal areas should: 1. Stay out of the water (sea, rivers and estuaries, including boating activities) 2. Stay off beaches and shore areas 3. Do not go sightseeing 4. Share this information with family, neighbours and friends 5. Listen to the radio and/or TV for updates 6. Follow instructions of local civil defence authorities The tsunami warning will remain in effect until a cancellation message is issued by MCDEM. Updates will be issued hourly. Only messages issued by MCDEM represent the official warning status for New Zealand, not those issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC). This warning has been issued to all local civil defence authorities, emergency services, other agencies and media. Local civil defence authorities will interpret this information for their areas and advise public action via local radio stations.

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Waste of taxpayers’ money as Kaye goes for a little jaunt

Nikki Kaye will meet with locals in the Chatham Islands today to see what damage has been left behind by ex-tropical cyclone Pam.

The storm lashed the Chathams early last week – the ferocious winds cutting power and bringing down trees.

Civil Defence Minister, Nikki Kaye, says she’s going for a first hand look what other damage was done.

“There has been some damage to several of the wharves. Read more »

Random Impertinent Question – South Canterbury Finance

Here are some random impertinent questions to be asked about South Canterbury Finance.

Does SCF own Show Girls?
Does SCF own a café in Tehran?
Does SCF own a site in the Chatham Islands that is marked down for a high rise development?

The answer, unbelievably, to all of those questions is Yes.

No doubt the Hubbard cult members will all point to the huge amount of benefit to Timaru that CF brought in by owning that cafe in Tehran.

Remind me again why these pricks got bailed out by the government? Any decent securities lawyer could have held up the guarantee for months while all this nonsense was revealed, but not our treasury officials who just couldn’t wait to write the big fat bail-out cheque.