Please Help New Zealand
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Life Beyond Horses > General Off Topic Discussion

Please Help New Zealand

This is a discussion on Please Help New Zealand within the General Off Topic Discussion forums, part of the Life Beyond Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        02-24-2011, 08:26 PM
      #1
    Trained
    Please Help New Zealand

    As you may know, Christchurch was hit with a 6.3 earthquake recently which is following the 7.1 we had in September
    The people of Christchurch are very short on supplies including drinking water and food. We have been instructed to collect rain water for drinking and temporary refugee shelters have been set up.

    If you have anything spare at all to give please do. If not, please just send good thoughts and prayers.


    welcome

    Christchurch earthquake: How you can help - National - NZ Herald News



    Thanks so much.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        02-25-2011, 12:38 AM
      #2
    Super Moderator
    We on this side of the world, well, we can donate to the International Red Cross or Doctors without Borders. Sending "things" is not practical.
    I would assume that my government has offered assistance to NZ. They had better!
    I saw the photos. It is absolutely shocking. Were those buildings that pancaked designed for earthquake safety? Or did they predate that sort of thing? Around here, ALL buildings built since about 1995 must be earthquake safe (of course, nothing is totally safe, but design makes a huge differenc.)
    Hope that you are ok, and all your loved ones. So sorry for those not so lucky.
         
        02-25-2011, 02:57 AM
      #3
    Trained
    No, things arent really practical. Donations to the red cross if you have extra are greatly appreciated though or just keeping those that are still there in your thoughts.

    The US has forces there and they and the NZ government are doing a great job.

    I don't know for sure about the buildings. A lot like the cathedral are very old or were weakened by the September 4th magnitude 7.1 earthquake. However that quake was a bit further away and deeper. This was centered quite close and at a depth of only 5km.

    I believe the CTV building and the others they are showing here were quite old buildings. I think the press building was from the 1970s or something (not sure?).

    The hall of residence I am in is 'earthquake proof' and held up quite well.


    Thank you :)
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Hi from New Zealand! kiwigirl Meet the Community 4 10-01-2009 05:03 AM
    Hello! From New Zealand! tosscar Meet the Community 3 09-05-2009 10:52 AM
    Hi from New Zealand, Dina Meet the Community 2 06-27-2009 05:01 AM
    Hey hey from New Zealand slightly crazy Meet the Community 8 09-04-2008 06:48 PM
    from New Zealand tumai Meet the Community 4 03-18-2007 06:04 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:19 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0